U.T.F.O. – Hanging Out / Roxanne, Roxanne

Select Records (US) [FMS 62254] 1984 This is the second release from UTFO and is in a similar style to Beats and Rhymes with fast raps and a singing chorus but was very much overshadowed by the B side. ‘Roxanne Roxanne’ was based on a recreation of Billy Squier’s ‘The Big Beat’ and was about dissing a fictitious girl called […]

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Lady Crush & DJ Jazz – MC Perpetrators

Executive KAM Records (US) [KAM-4] 1986 Following her success featuring on Tim Greene’s ‘Facts Of Life’, Lady Crush was encouraged to record again. This was her follow-up recording, produced by and featuring Tim Greene, who also has a guest verse. It also features Philadelphia native DJ Jazz (Robbie B & DJ Jazz). There was a bit of a debate as […]

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Portable Patrol – Cop Bop

Aerial Records (US) [1983-1984] 1982 Disco rap track produced by Terry Gholson and Craig Boyd featuring The Disco Cop and one of only two releases on the short-lived Aerial records label. There are a couple of label variations as pictured, both with the same track listing. The Disco Cop aka Craig Boyd was a traffic cop stationed at a busy […]

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Les Love & The Love Kids – Let’s Get It On

Express Records (US) [FR 2228-CS] 1982 Following his release with Solo Sound, this is the second release by Les Love and is produced by C. Smith and M. Dodd. It also features a dub mix by Jim Cline together with the debut appearances of Marley Marl (Marlon Williams) and M² aka Mr. Magic (John Rivas). Side A Let’s Get It […]

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U.T.F.O. – Beats And Rhymes

Select Records (US) [FMS 62241/FMS 62253] 1984 U.T.F.O. (UnTouchable Force Organisation) consisted of Kangol Kid (Shiller Shaun Fequiere), Doctor Ice (Fred Reeves), Educated Rapper aka E.M.D. (Jeffrey Campbell – R.I.P.) and Mixmaster Ice aka DJ Ice (Maurice Bailey). Kangol Kid and Doctor Ice were originally a dance duet called The Keystone Dancers and DJ Ice and the Educated Rapper began […]

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Cybotron – Cosmic Cars

Deep Space Records (US) [203053X] 1982 Follow-up to the Detroit hit, Alleys Of The Mind, this track was heading in a more hip hop/electro direction and was released on their own label also as a 7″. As a result of this track, later the same year the group signed to Fantasy and issued a slightly longer 12″ version. It was then […]

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Alfonso – Time Bomb

Prism (US) [PS 2006] 1986 Alfonso Ribeiro first gained recognition when he played the lead roll in the Broadway musical The Tap Dance Kid. He also appeared as a dancer in Pepsi’s 1984 commercial featuring Michael Jackson and then landed a role in the TV series Silver Spoons. In 1985 he wrote a dance instruction book called Breakin’ And Poppin’ […]

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Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – Freedom

Sugar Hill Records (US) [SH-549] 1980 Although originally intended for the Crash Crew, this was the Sugarhill debut for Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. The Crash Crew had already recorded “High Power Rap” on Mike & Dave Records which used the original beat from Freedom’s “Get Up And Dance”. Sugarhill wanted to do their own version over a replayed […]

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