Marcus J: I kind of unintentionally stole this idea from the group Ugly Duckling. I guess I must have been listening to a lot of UD, and always loved their song “Opening Act”. At the time The Impossebulls were living that song and everything about that song is dead on the truth. I thought the song was funny, but I also thought you would have to actually be an opening act to truly appreciate it.
So one day C-Doc sends me a beat… he does this a lot, and if I feel something, I’ll write a verse to it… most don’t become entire songs, or don’t become songs until years later. This was one of those beats. The beat had a predominate hand clap, so that lead to my first line, “Can I get a hand clap? This is for the people in the back”, and I just rolled with it from there. It wasn’t until I recorded a scratch vocal and sent it back to C-Doc, that I realized how close it was to UD’s song. I liked what I did, but never really thought it would become an actual song.
I did foresee us performing it live however, and it’s kind of ironic we never did. I had crazy elaborate performance ideas too. Like planting people in the crowd to heckle and boo us, and then we would break into this song as a response.
Shout out to Ugly Duckling.
C-Doc: I reclaimed this beat in the name of the Bulls and I will not apologize. Big ups to the legendary Jonny Specials for the intro.
C-Doc: Good evening everybody It's a pleasure to be here
We'd like to give you just a little Something for your ears
I know you've never heard of us Allow me to be clear- that we're
Gonna make you shout like Tears for Fears- among our
Peers we're that little group they Think is odd
But we here to keep working till we Hear you applaud
And it probably won't be pretty As we RUNNIN roughshod
We be known as the world's first Virtual rapp squad
Blackalicious, Dilated Peoples, PE
Fatlip from the Pharcyde Guru rest in peace
One Be Lo, X Clan, Dres From Black Sheep- and Black
Moon were the names that were Up on the marquee
I made this beat for Blackwell But had to take it back
It's ok if you don't know him cause The dude is kinda wack
But now officially it's an Impossebulls track
And your official introduction to this Opening act...
Marcus J: Can I get a hand clap this is for the people in the back
The ones who came late missed the opening act
Missed the opening act? But wait that’s us
First, I apologize I very rarely cuss
But damn it do you know what I did to get up here
Mic check is this mic on do you care
Yes you I’m talking to you at the bar
Those that have heard not a word so far
I mean please I know you’ve never heard of us
But we The Bulls and yes there is a herd of us
And that’s a joke admittedly a weak rhyme
But I try hard and therefore I beg your time
You came to see PE, Chuck D and Flav
They’re the ones who taught us how to educate slaves
So if you got a problem with the opening act
I’m sorry it’s Impossebull to get your money back
from Everything Has Changed; Nothing is Different (Digital Deluxe Version),
released October 14, 2014
The Anthem of the Opening Act (2:15)
(DC Snyder, M. Ankeney)
Concept: Marcus J
Vocals: C-Doc, Marcus J
Show Host: Jonny Specials
RIP: Professor X
Recorded by C-Doc at HWIC East- Lower Burrell, PA and Rusty Skelding at Gristle Audio- Dayton, OH
DefBeat Posse Productions, ID!Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Collective of emcees founded by Public Enemy's Chuck D. Spearheaded by producer / emcee C-Doc, The Impossebulls were
nicknamed "the world's first virtual rap squad" as they would collaborate virtually with anyone at anytime. They recorded their self titled debut in 2001 and are set to celebrate their 20th year in 2021....more