Backspin: Whodini — Escape (1984)

Whodini wrote the songs that made the “new school” sing. (81.5/100)

Image from Jive Records

The class of 1983–84 represents the coronation of hip-hop’s first “new school”. While Run-DMC and LL Cool J scored their well earned spots on the honor roll for stripping away the theatrical varnish of the first generation with their sonic reductionism and blunt force deliveries, the evolution…

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