HomeRap/Hip-HopHouse of Pain: Jump Around Carl March 17, 2012 Rap/Hip-Hop Happy St. Patrick’s Day. I don’t agree with many of the sentiments expressed in this video, but it’s a great piece of film making. Unlike many other types of artists, rappers conflate their artistic and real lives. That’s a fancy way of saying that rappers try to look the part. Clint Eastwood and John Wayne didn’t ride horses to the Oscars. If Al Pacino was nominated for Scarface, I hope he didn’t show up in character. But rappers do it, and for the most part it’s okay. Of course, no sensible person approves of the most violent and misogynist of the lyrics. However, there is a gray area into which a lot of rap–including Jump Around–falls. Like it or not, many of these folks are very talented. Here is Rappers Delight by the Sugarhill Gang, which many folks say is the first recorded rap. Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.