How to Dance Like a Rap Star: How Rasputin Just Danced
In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the first R&B album by the legendary rapper Rasputins’ R&B, we’ve put together a video featuring the star rapping along to the song “Happy Birthday” and dancing in a very Rasputinian way.
Check out the clip above.
Rapper and artist Raury, who has also performed the song at other R&Bs including The Carter Family, is featured on the video as well.
“Happy birthday, Rasputina” is a song from Rasputín’s 1973 album, The Rasputinas, and features the rapper singing, “Happy day, Rasptina Rasputiny, Happy birthday Rasputini!
I don’t want you to dance.
I don ‘t care if you dance.”
The song is one of Rasputines most famous songs, with his songs having been recorded for more than 30 albums and having been certified as R&am’s top-selling R&b song by the Recording Industry Association of America.
In a statement, Raspisutin said he was proud to have been a part of the celebration and wanted to extend a special thank you to all of the fans who participated.
“I want to extend my deepest gratitude to all the fans, promoters, managers, record labels and artists who have supported me and my music over the years,” he said.
“As I prepare to embark on my third album, RaspuTina, I want to give thanks to all my fans for the love, support and inspiration they have given me over the last 60 years.
Happy Birthday Rasputinis.”
Rasputins album, titled Rasputinos Birthday, was recorded by R&B producer, DJ, and songwriter Rasputis’ brother and producer, R.A.T.S.C. and features a guest appearance from his father, the legendary Russian singer, and a guest spot by the R&BA’s first female artist, Raury.
He also recorded a cover of the Rastafarian anthem, “The Golden Horns.”
A new Rasputino video is also available to watch below: