Archive for 12/04/2012
Name That Tune
This coming week, as I’m sure you all know, is the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Still an epic and engaging tale, it continues to fascinate us even to this day. There are many myths and legends surrounding the doomed vessel, with one of the more prominent ones being the tale of the band.
If you don’t know, the story goes that Wallace Hartley and his band of musicians valiantly and poignantly played a rendition of ‘Nearer My God To Thee’ as the ship went down that night.
But ElevenFiftySix have actually unearthed some previously unknown information that WILL shock you. Not only did Wallace and his pals not play ‘Nearer My God To Thee’, they were not even a classical string quintet.
They were in fact one of the foremost Rap and MC collectives of their day. What’s that you say? Hip Hop was not born until the 1970′s. Well, you are wrong. Wallace himself was the main MC, frequently spitting rhymes about ‘chicks in their big ass frumpy frocks’ and more. In fact, I have evidence that the final tune that the band played whilst the ship was sinking was in fact an early rendition of ‘Fuck Wit Dre’, which household name Dr. Dre then went on to steal and claim as his own.