This raw percussion + vocals format is far from unique to rap music, as Nina powerfully evidences here.
Nina Simone – Be My Husband
When my day job starts wearing down on me, I have to remember all the good things that it provides. I had money to buy some killer Christmas presents for my people this year, I eat really good pretty much every day, I got to meet Tupac’s mom one time, and today I heard this Nina Simone song I’d never heard before.
Nina Simone – See-Line Woman
If you pay attention to newer, indier music than I do, you might know this version better.
Feist – Sea Lion Woman
If you don’t pay attention to any music after 1939, then this might be most familiar to you.
Christine & Katherine Shipp – Sea Lion Woman
And to bring this all full circle, 2 of my 3 bosses at my corporate day job that somehow introduced me to a cool Nina Simone song are named… Christine and Katherine.