Genre Hip Hop
|Format CD single|
|"1, 2, 3, ... Rhymes Galore" (1999) "Ich Lebe Für Hip Hop" (2000)|
"1, 2, 3, ... Rhymes Galore" is a single by DJ Tomekk and Grandmaster Flash, released in 1999. It was Tomekk's debut single. It features raps by Flavor Flav, MC Rene and Afrob. Flavor Flav raps in English and Afrob and MC Rene both rap in German. The song peaked at No. 6 in Germany and No. 9 in Switzerland.
The music video begins with Afrob being detained by airport security in Berlin for unknown reasons. When he is left alone in an interview room, he makes a phone call. A pay phone in New York begins ringing, and DJ Tomekk answers it. Afrob complains that he is stuck at the airport and asks if they can film later. Tomekk insists they start filming immediately instead. The music begins with Tomekk walking to a building, and Afrob can be seen dialing another number. Flavor Flav is seen holding a payphone receiver as he raps the song's first lyrics. Afrob listens to Flav's lyrics before hanging up the phone and rapping his own lyrics in the room he is being held in. Tomekk can be seen performing on turntables on a roof building. Grandmaster Flash is seen also using turntables in the street, as break dancers perform. MC Rene is seen rapping the last verses of the song as he walks through the street.