Cazal Boys – Snatchin’ Cazals

Tempre Records (US) [T1837] 1985 This is the one and only release by the Cazal Boys and features an uncredited DJ Jazzy Jeff in his vinyl debut. Jeff actually used some of the lyrics for ‘The Magnificent Jazzy Jeff’ – ‘So check out Jazzy Jeff on the cold cut scratch’. The track was reissued in 2016 on Dusty Donuts as […]

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Rockin’ Rob & The Fabulous 4 MC Connection – The Original Mean Machine

Fraternity Music Group (US) [F-5406] 2016 Originally recorded in 1981 at J&J Studios but never released. The track was produced for release by Jimi Hazel, Rockin Rob & Victor Piagneri aka The Undercover Brother. The Fabulous 4 MC Connection were Lil Bit, Crazy Eddie, Barry B & Lil’ Rich. Side A The Original Mean Machine (Extended Mix) [8:40] Side B The […]

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Fabulous 3 MC’s – Rub A Dub Dub

Numero (US) [NUM+004] 2007 Disco rap track originally recorded in 1981 and intended for release on producer Jeremiah Yisrael’s TAP Records but due to a track by Missy Dee & The melody Crew being more well received in the studio, this remained on the shelf until it was discovered by the Numero Group in 2007 and released as part of […]

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Mr. Magic & Pookie Blow – Earth Break

Stones Throw Records (US) [STH2056] 2003 Fresh out of Connecticut is this old school rap track by Mr. Magic (Tony Pearson) and his nephew Pookie Blow. It was originally recorded in 1983 at Presence Studios, West Haven and released on the Tri-State Records release ‘Mr. Magic’s Be-Bop Convention’ EP. It was released as a single by Stones Throw in 2003 […]

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Spin Masters – Brothers

Electrobeat Records (US) [EB 004] 1985 The Spin Masters were brothers Henry Garcia aka Hen-Gee and Eric Garcia aka Evil-E. This was their debut release and was written by the duo with Ice-T and features music by David Storrs. They became members of Ice-T’s Rhyme Syndicate and Evil-E became Ice’s DJ, featuring on many of his classic tracks. They appeared […]

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Funky Constellation – Street Talk (Madam Rapper)

Funky Constellation (US) [369] 1979 Funky Constellation was a group put together by producer Ted Osaze aka Teddy Hayes. It was engineered by Claude Watts who also mixed ‘The Micstro’ by Radiance and featured on the Ultimate Breaks & Beats series, Volume 7. There are a couple of label variations for this release which are pictured below. The original release was on […]

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Death City Boyz – Bopsey Twins

Snowflake (US) [SNO 600] 1985 The Death City Boyz from Hell’s Kitchen, NY, were Andrew Welsh, Fareed Abdallah and John Lindsay with their DJ, Professor Paul. This was their only release and was edited by legendary producer, remixer and “edit king” Omar Santana. It also appears to be the first track to feature input from legendary techno and house DJ, Frankie Bones. […]

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