I hate to rip posts from other sites, but this RAMMELZEE video turned my head and made my ears prick up. I spotted it whilst lurking on the Diggers With Gratitude forum, so a big thanks to RUSS ROCKWELL and SOUL SAFARI for bringing up the subject and sharing the video in the first place.
You all remember RAMMELZEE from the 1983 classic "BEAT BOP" on TARTOWN RECORDS (later picked up by PROFILE)? Despite none of his later releases achieving the same success as "Beat Bop", he is still involved with hip hop culture to this day. He can be somewhat "out there" though these days. Although, as SOUL SAFARI highlighted on DWG, he was a train writer in the 70s, an emcee in the 80s, and he worked with Jean Michel Basquiat as well as appearing in the film Wild Style. Plus he never fails to rock the MIC. That's a pedigree upbringing in hip hop terms. And he rocks the mic right in this clip here - RAMMELZEE live at THE RYTHYM LOUNGE in 1983.