The response to last weeks post on Southern Rap History Month was overwhelming. I see you guys donâ€™t hate EVERYTHING I do.
My selection for todayâ€™s Southern Rapper(s) who helped to put Atlanta on the map is Tag Team. For those who donâ€™t know, or who might not be aware, Steven RollN and DC The Brain Surpreme scored a massive hit with their 1993 single "Whoomp! There It Is," which sold over four million copies, making it one of the best-selling singles of all time.
Arguably one of the most popular party rap/bass music duos of the early '90s, made the song's booming bass and endless chant of "Whoomp! There It Is" an instantly memorable and instantly popular dance/club track. The group also turned out slight variations on the song, "Addams Family (Whoomp)" and "Bulls There It Is," that year, along with a full-length album named after their first success.
Singles were Tag Team's specialty, and over the next two years the duo released plenty of them, including "Here It Is, Bam!" "Whoomp! There It Went," "U Go Girl," "Pig Power," and "Funkey Situation," which was the title cut from their 1995 album.
None of their efforts matched the success of "Whoomp! There It Is," however, their massive single was immortalized on countless party rap and jock jams compilations; after ultimately releasing a best-of album in early 2000.
While the location of the two founding members of Tag Team is unknown, they most certainly contributed to paving the way for Atlanta and the South to become the most popular city currently in music.
Yo I looked for a video EVERYWHERE and couldnâ€™t find one on this group, what up with that?
Talk to y'all lata,