August 18, 2009
Last week, the cd we’ve, er, uh, the children had been looking forward to checking out arrived in the mail..Baby Loves Hip Hop: The Dino 5, featuring the voices of Ladybug Mecca (Digable Planets), Scratch (The Roots), Wordsworth (eMC), Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), and produced by none other than the legendary Prince Paul. Narrated by Illadelph’s spoken word artist extraordinairess, Ursula Rucker, with a special guest appearance by Pos and Dave (De La Soul), you can’t hold out on the kiddies with this one. Packed with beats, rhymes, and lessons, this cd, as quoted by creator, writer, and Ropeadope label/brand founder, Andy Blackman Hurwitz, “..is dedicated to the next generation of hip hop heads and the mommies and daddies raising their kids right.”
The remaining Baby Loves Music titles are packaged as a read along book and cd. Other genres they’ve tapped into are: Jazz, Reggae, Salsa, Blues, and Disco, where they actually have a deejay that spins in some of the hottest clubs around the country and the world, strictly for the youth, coming soon to a town near you.
So, go on ahead and pick these up for your favorite little people who love music and books..they will repay you in endless dances, songs, and laughter.
Also, be sure to check out the Ella Elephant title starring Sharon Jones as Ella of the Baby Loves Jazz series. Highly requested and recommended by my baby daughter 🙂