Get It Girl * 1989

|October 20, 2009 | Found Sounds, New Orleans Music

Here’s some early New Orleans hip hop – although this one gets lumped in with the classic bounce tracks ( such as on the Real New Orleans Bounce Compilation ), it is not itself bounce. As with most of the MCs from these early, underground recordings, very little is known about Warren Mayes. He left behind a bunch of stuff, much of it on cassette, but he never again achieved the profile he did with this song, and he was murdered in 2000. The strange thing about this record is that there are two versions of ” Get It Girl ” – the first is the familiar one, the one that I still sometimes hear booming out of cars, and then there’s the second version, which is the same backing track with a completely different, unknown rapper. Same lyrics and everything, same flow, and nothing on the record label about who or why.

Warren Mayes : ” Get It Girl ” Version one

Warren Mayes : ” Get It Girl ” Version one

Warren Mayes : ” Get It Girl ” Version two

Warren Mayes : ” Get It Girl ” Version two