Disco Daddy & Capt. Rapp – The Gigolo Rapp

Rappers Rapp Disco Co. (US) [RR-1989] 1981 Labelled as the ‘first authentic west coast hip hop track’, this was the very first release for Rappers Rapp Disco Co. out of Hollywood, California. It also served as the debut release for both Disco Daddy (Michael Khalfani) and Captain Rapp (Larry Glenn) and used the music from ‘Give It To Me Baby’ […]

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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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Bon Rock & The Rythem Rebellion – Searching Rap

Reelin & Rockin Records (US) [1001/1002] 1981 This is the debut release for Bon Rock (Keith Rodgers) and was the first for Reelin & Rockin Records based in Staten Island. He was a DJ at the time and had his own show called Bon Rock Live on W.H.B.I. 105.9FM. The track used the classic disco track “Searching To Find The […]

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Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde – Jeckyll And Hyde Dance

Rojac Records (US) [RJ 6200] 1981 After appearing as part of the Harlem World Crew in 1980 this was Andre Harrell and Alonzo Brown’s debut release as a group. “Jeckyll And Hyde Dance” is a fairly forgettable rap track with a 60’s soul sounding backing but the main reason to purchase this is the old school disco rap track “Doing […]

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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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Little Starsky – Dancin’ Party People

Golden Flamingo Records (US) [GF 1900] 1981   This was the second and final release by Little Starsky before he changed his name to Lovebug Starski. Once again another classic Peter Brown production. Side A Dancin’ Party People (Vocal) [10:00] Side B Dancin’ Party People (Instrumental) [10:00]

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Busy Bee – School Days

Master Five (US) [01000] 1981   By the time David Parker aka Busy Bee released his debut solo release he was already a veteran of the hip hop scene having worked with many of hip hop’s founding fathers such as Afrika Bambaataa, Disco King Mario, Kool Herc, DJ Breakout, the L Brothers, Casanova Gang, etc. He began as Star Ski […]

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