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BeatTips MusicStudy: Baby Huey & The Babysitters – “Listen to Me”

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Early Funk Jewel Showcases the Pulsating Rhythm and Groove Sound of Its Era

By AMIR SAID (SA’ID)

Among the earliest hip hop pioneers, Baby Huey & The Babysitters’ “Listen to Me” is one of the most celebrated early funk jams. With no less than five tempo and mood changes, “Listen to Me” is the personification of its era: hard-hitting funk with rolling bass lines, side-winding rhythm guitar, and of course, steady and ready drumwork.

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Baby Huey & The Babysitters – “Listen to Me”


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Amir Said (aka Sa’id) is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BeatTips. A writer, publisher, and beatmaker/rapper from New York, Said is the author of a number of books, including ‘The BeatTips Manual,’ ‘The Art of Sampling,’ ‘Ghetto Brother,’ and ‘The Truth About New York.’ He is also a recording artist with a number of music projects, including his latest album 'The Best of Times.' Follow him on Twitter at: @amirsaid and @BeatTipsManual