The BLAXPOITATION ERA
The Roots, 1995
1982 Stevie Wonder
“Do I Do" is a song written and performed by Stevie Wonder, first released in 1982 on the album Stevie Wonder’s Original Musiquarium I. The single peaked at #2 on the soul chart and peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US.On the US dance chart, “Do I Do” went to number one for two weeks. Overseas, it reached #10 in the UK. The song is ten and a half minutes long. It features a rare example of Stevie Wonder rapping near the end of the track. Dizzy Gillespie is also featured on the track with a trumpet solo. Both of these are removed from the single edit of the song.” www.wikipedia.org
NYC in the 1980s.
”After picking up a camera at the age of 15, Jamel Shabazz has been unknowingly become the first “visual documentarian” of hip hop. For over 30 years he’s captured the world around him. Every frame of that world is a time portal that sparks emotion stemming from the scenes they represent. And if there is ever a glimpse into the foundations of street wear and its surrounding culture, it can be found in the pages of his first book.
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