This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

April 1st – D.C.’s DJ Kool also releases the classic live hit single “Let Me Clear My Throat”, on American Records, on this day in 1996.

The track was recorded live at the go-go/hip-hop veteran’s performance at The Bahama Bay Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“Let Me Clear My Throat”, which utilized “Hollywood Swinging” by Kool & The Gang and “The 900 Number” by Mark The 45 King, was a throwback to the 1970’s style of hip-hop parties in which DJ Kool harked back to the Chief Rocker Busy Bee style of emceeing.

Funkmaster Flex and Mark The 45 King would also produce remixes of “Let Me Clear My Throat”.

The legendary Doug E. Fresh would appear on the “Old School Reunion Remix”.

The hit song would also appear on DJ Kool’s album of the same name released the same year.