THROWBACK THURSDAY: 3rd Bass On The Arsenio Hall Show (1992)

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Remember 3rd Bass? Well, they were on The Arsenio Hall Show a couple of decades ago. Here’s their full interview for Throwback Thursday.

Back in the late 80s/early 90s, 3rd Bass were huge thanks to their hit “The Gas Face”, their partly Prince Paul-produced and often seen as counterparts to Beastie Boys when it came to respectable white rap groups. So much so that they wrote a diss track, “Pop Goes the Weasel”, on their third and final album, Derelicts of Dialect. A year after its release, 3rd Bass jumped on The Arsenio Hall Show where they talked about why they wrote Pop Goes the Weasel before later performing it. It was good to hear them defend the culture’s history and taking a stab at commercialism.

Stream it below.

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