The Karate Rap

I took Taekwondo from around age seven to age 10. Back then I would have LOVED this video. That really isn't saying much though. Back in the 80's I had a toy that came with little buttons you put on different parts of your body and when pressed, each button would result in a cheesy "hip-hop sound". You know, like 'yo!', 'boom!' and 'wickity-wickity-wack!'.

Can't remember what it was called but it was like a body beat box kind of thing. And if I remember right, the box had a picture of a kid with these buttons on his wrists, ankles and upper torso. Of course he was wearing an early-80's, sudo-Michael Jackson netted shirt, baggy slacks, and brightly colors sneakers and trimmings, along with the 80's head band. The photo caught him in mid-stride right after hitting a button on his chest, going for one on his ankle.

According to the box, with this device I could make my own rap songs and beats while doing a dope dance at the same time! Played with it maybe twice before selling it in my mom's next -what had to be- bi-monthly yard sale.

Where was I going with this? Oh yeah. I'm now a grown man and can fully appreciate how 90% of everything that came out of the 80's was stupid and how stupid we all were back then.