Saturday, 29 January 2011
THREE TIMES DOPE: FUNKY DIVIDENDS (1989)
The story of gold-digging females is an oft-told one in the world of hip-hop, and few have done it better than the much forgotten Three Times Dope. This Philadelphia crew would have slotted nicely into the Native Tongues community that was flavour of the month at the time (De La Soul, Tribe, Monie Love, etc.) They largely slipped into obscurity as the 90s dawned, but this mellow head-nodder from 1989 is nothing short of classic. A great storytelling video, too, that was way ahead of its time, complete with Byron Stingily-esque hairstyles.