Mr. Sweety G - We Want to Get Down

The 50 Best Rap Singles of 1982: Sweety G

“We Want to Get Down” is a product of Queens artist Glenn “Sweety G” Toby’s alliance with famed Harlem promoters Mike & Dave.

Mr. Sweety “G”
“We Want to Get Down” (Mike & Dave Records)

“We Want to Get Down” is a product of Queens artist Glenn “Sweety G” Toby’s alliance with famed Harlem promoters Mike and Dave Thomas. It’s less of a verse/chorus arrangement than a four-minute showcase for the Queens artist, who mixes party-rocking rhymes with fervently melodic vocals. There’s an element of garage in his vocal approach, and Sweety G would go on to record house records in the 80s, produce Positive K’s first track (“Getting Paid”), and co-manage LL Cool J, all part of a peripatetic career in the New York music industry.

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