Afrika & The Zulu Kings – The Beach

Posse Records (US) [POS-1222] 1986 This was the more uptempo follow-up to “Cars”, an idea put together by Vansilk using replayed elements from Eric Clapton’s “Layla”. The track was once again produced by the artists and was mixed by Afrika Islam and Grandmaster Caz. There are a couple of Japanese reissues of this track complete with additional dance remixes plus […]

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Afrika & The Zulu Kings – Cars

Posse Records (US) [POS-1221] 1986 Afrika Islam learnt the art of mixing and producing under the guidance of Afrika Bambaataa. He was a DJ and MC for the legendary Rock Steady Crew and was also a brief member of the World Famous Supreme Team before moving to Los Angeles where he became good friends with Ice T. They teamed up […]

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Grandmaster Richie Rich – Don’t Be Flash

Spin Offs (UK) [12 OFF 2] 1985 This was the follow-up to ‘Check It Out’ once again produced by label owner Greg James, David J. Lilly and Richie Rich and was the final release for Spin Offs. Side A Don’t Be Flash (Vocal) [4:50] Flash Bonus Beats (Instrumental) [1:14] Side B Flash Scratch (Instrumental) [4:50] Don’t Be Flash (Radio) [3:31]

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Grandmaster Richie Rich – Check It Out

Spin Offs (UK) [12 OFF 1] 1984 This is the debut release by one of the UK’s finest DJ’s off the time, Richard Morgan aka Grandmaster Richie Rich and one of only two on the short-lived Spin Offs label which was the natural addition to the hugely successful retailer, ‘Spin Offs – The one stop DJ shop’, in Hammersmith started […]

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Nuri – Let’s Vote

Tryon Park Records (US) [TPR 1002] 1980 Disco rap track by Erik Nuri trying to promote voting. The track was originally released in 1980 but was reissued on Ballot Box Records in 1982 as an official voter registration song. Erik Nuri went on to write and produced tracks for artists such as Krystol, New Kids On The Block, Surface, Stanley […]

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Fearless Four – It’s Magic

Enjoy Records (US) [ER-6024] 1982 The Fearless Four originally started life as the duo of Devastating Tito and Master O.C. and were called The Houserockers Crew. They were later joined by Great Peso, D.L.B., Mighty Mike C and Krazy Eddie and appeared as the Fearless Four. Mike Ski & Troy B of The Disco Four were also brief members. The […]

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Rock Squad – Facts Of Life

Tommy Boy (US) [TB-855] 1985 Rock Squad are Groovy Groove (Eugene Allen), Jerry Jay (Jeremiah Jones Jr.), Smitty D (James Smith) and DJ Eazzy P (Parrish Smith) aka PMD from EPMD. The track is produced by The Latin Rascals and is engineered by, amongst others, Jay Burnett. It also includes backing vocals from The TKA Disciples aka TKA. Side A […]

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4 Killer MC’s – Killer Rap

Bee Pee Records (US) [BP 251] 1984 This is the only release by 4 Killer MC’s and features Lil Monsky. It is produced by Bernard Thomas and Lewis West. There are a couple of label variations for this release which are both pictured. One version just has the telephone number but no address on the label and has the featured […]

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