ANTHRAX: I'm The Man [among the first rap metal songs] + Caught in a mosh (live) 7" Check videos
ANTHRAX: I'm The Man [among the first rap metal songs] + Caught in a mosh (live) 7" Check videos
ANTHRAX: I'm The Man [among the first rap metal songs] + Caught in a mosh (live) 7" Check videos

ANTHRAX: I’m The Man [among the first rap metal songs] + Caught in a mosh (live) 7″ Check videos

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Genius. Pure genius. Way before Rage Against the Machine, before Run-D.M.C.s collaboration with Aerosmith, and before their infamous collaboration with Public Enemy, Anthrax take the credit — or blame — for being the pioneers of merging rap and metal. Released in 1987, their now-classic I’m the Man is a funny tribute/parody/attempt at hip-hop that is not only pulled off successfully, but its also the first release that showcases Anthraxs sense of humor — the latter of which was also a first for the genre of speed metal. Has it been mentioned that this 7″ is genius?

Released: 1987
Recorded: 1987
Genre: Rap metal, thrash metal
Label: Island
Producer: Anthrax, Eddie Kramer, Paul Hammingson

The chorus of “I’m the Man” is from the Rodney Dangerfield movie “Easy Money”, but rather than using a sample, the lines are performed by Frankie Bello. Anthrax even used one of Sam Kinisons famous primal screams for the song.
In “I’m the Man”, at about 1:55 – 1:56 (depending on the version) a sample of the Metallica song “Master of Puppets” from their 1986 album Master of Puppets can be heard.
A few times after “I’m The Man” is said, you can hear “Shut Up” from RunD.M.C.s “You Talk Too Much” off their 1985 album King of Rock.
Quite a few times through the song the “Yeah” that begins the song “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)” by the Beastie Boys on their 1986 debut, Licensed to Ill is sampled.

A:
“I’m the Man (Def Uncensored version)” (Belladonna, Spitz, Ian, Bello, Benante, Rooney) 3:04

B:
“Caught in a Mosh (Live)” (Anthrax) 5:34

Joey Belladonna Vocals
Dan Spitz Lead guitar
Scott Ian Guitar
Frank Bello Bass
Charlie Benante Drums

FORMAT: 7″ CONDITION: USED YEAR OF RELEASE: 1987

CAT. NO.: IS 338 LABEL: ISLAND COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.K.

Rare original 7″ vinyl single pressing, comes packed in a great picture-sleeve…

I’m the Man is considered among the first rap metal songs.
It is a comedy/novelty song which parodies the style of the Beastie Boys, as well as the main guitar riff being based on the melody of the Jewish folk song “Hava Nagila” (guitarists Scott Ian and Dan Spitzas well as all the members of the Beastie Boysare Jewish). On live performances, Joey Belladonna and Charlie Benante would switch places, Benante performing some of the raps and Belladonna drumming.

I’m the Man samples:
The beginning of “I’m the Man” features an electric guitar sample of Jewish folk song “Hava Nagila”, which can also be heard in the chorus. The chorus’ lyrics are borrowed from one of Taylor Negrons lines in the Rodney Dangerfield movie “Easy Money.” Rather than using a sample, the lines are performed by Frankie Bello. Anthrax even used one of Sam Kinisons famous primal screams for the song.
In “I’m the Man”, at about 1:55 – 1:56 (depending on the version) a sample of the Metallica song “Master of Puppets” from their 1986 album Master of Puppets can be heard. A few times after “I’m The Man” is said, you can hear “Shut Up” from RunD.M.C.s “You Talk Too Much” off their 1985 album King of Rock. Quite a few times throughout “I’m the Man” the “Yeah” that begins the song “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)” by the Beastie Boys on their 1986 debut, Licensed to Ill is sampled.

Joey Belladonna Drums
Dan Spitz Lead guitar
Scott Ian Lead Vocals
Frank Bello Lead Vocals
Charlie Benante Lead Vocals

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