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The "Rappin' Duke" was an alias for Shawn Brown who back in the mid 80s released 3 records under the moniker. His "Rappin' Duke" single was a 1984 hip-hop novelty song and is considered to be a Hip-Hop classic. The concept of the song is that actor John Wayne (a.k.a. "The Duke") is performing the rap (Wayne had died in 1979). "Rappin' Duke"'s lyrics parody the hip-hop 'bragging' style popular at the time, wherein the rapper boasts of his/her seniority and superior rhymes and flow in their performance: "So ya think you're bad with your rap? / Well I'll tell ya, pilgrim, I started the crap. / When you were in diapers and wetting the sheets, / I was at the Po... read more