Trickeration – Rap, Bounce, Rockskate

Sound Of New York (US) [S.N.Y. 4001] 1980 Classic disco rap track sampling Vaughan Mason’s “Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll” from 1979. Trickeration were Basic and Disco Rock and were originally members of the Outlaw Four and this was their only release as a group. There are a couple of label variations for this release, both distinguishable by the slightly different catalogue […]

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Love Bug Star-Ski & The Harlem World Crew – Positive Life

Tay-Ster Records (US) [TS 5700] 1981 Following the two releases as Little Starsky, this was the debut release as Love Bug Star-Ski before he changed the spelling slightly to Lovebug Starsky. It was a classic disco rap utilising replayed elements of Teena Marie’s “I Need Your Lovin’” for the main part and the riff from “Voices Inside My Head” by […]

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The Younger Generation – We Rap More Mellow

Brass Records (US) [BRDS 2504] 1979 The Younger Generation consisted of Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, The Kidd Creole, Rahiem, Mr. Ness aka Scorpio & Keef Cowboy otherwise collectively known as Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. Based around the disco jam “Every Way But Loose” by Oneness Of Juju, the track was produced by Terry Lewis who released it without […]

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Tanya “Sweet Tee” Winley – Vicious Rap

Paul Winley Records (US) [12X45-6 / 12X45-1] 1980 This was the debut and only release by Tanya Winley as a solo artist and is an example of one of the first conscious raps. Music is provided by in-house group of the time, the Harlem Underground Band and it was written by Tanya and Afrika Bambaataa. The track was recorded in 1978 but […]

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Outlaw Four – Million Dollar Legs

Dynamite Pep Records (US) [PEP 1001] 1980 Great disco rap track arranged by the legendary Pumpkin (R.I.P.) and the first release on Dynamite Pep. The four man group consisted of Basic, Disco Rick (Not to be confused with the one from the Gucci Crew II), Jazzy Jay and Junie Jay and this was their only release as a group although […]

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T.J. Swann & Peewee Mel and Swann Controllers – Maximus Party

Express Records (US) [5255] 1980 This is the second release from T.J. Swann and he’s joined this time by Peewee Mel (Pee Wee Mel). It’s another classic disco rap track using a replayed version of Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust”. There are a few label variations for this release but they have no release dates on them so based […]

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K-9 Corp – Dog Talk

Capitol Records (US) [8562] 1983 Classic slice of electro rap as featured on Street Sounds Electro 1 and featuring Pretty C aka George Clinton. The track samples Clinton’s “Atomic Dog” and is backed with his instrumental track “Man’s Best friend”. The only label variation that I know of is the promo release which includes “Dog Talk” on each side with censored […]

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