Kool Moe Dee vs Busy Bee Starski – Recorded Live At Harlem World’s Xmas Rappers Convention 1981

Rock The Discotek Records (UK) [RTDT002] 2016 This is the live recording of the legendary battle between Busy Bee and Kool Moe Dee at the 1981 Harlem World’s Xmas Rappers Convention. It was edited, revitalised and remastered by Jorun Bombay for Rock The Discotek Productions and released on vinyl as a 7″ in 2016. It was issued complete with stamps […]

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Sha Rock & Lisa Lee w/DJ Jazzy Jay – Recorded Live At Stevenson High School, Bronx, NY, 1981

Rock The Discotek Records (UK) [RTDT001] 2018 Second in the ‘My Heroes On Stamps’ series sees the live recording of legendary female emcee’s Sha-Rock and Lisa Lee at Stevenson High School 1981 with DJ Jazzy Jay. It was edited and remastered by Jorun Bombay for Rock The Discotek Productions and released on vinyl as a 7″ in 2018. Just like […]

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Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Birthday Party

Sugar Hill Records (US) [SH-555] 1981 This was the groups second release for Sugar Hill and included elements which would be used on the future Grandmaster Flash hit ‘Adventures On The Wheels Of Steel’. There are a couple of slight label variations pictured but there is also one not pictured which has the additional text Sugarhill Music Publ. Ltd. (BMI) […]

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Afrika Bambaataa & The Jazzy 5 / Kryptic Krew – Jazzy Sensation

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 812] 1981 MC Sundance, Master Bee and Charlie Choo began as MC’s for the legendary Disco King Mario before leaving with Mario’s DJ, DJ Jazzy Jay, to join Afrika Bambaataa and the Zulu Nation. They were later joined by Master Ice and formed part of the Soul Sonic Force, however, due to the large size of […]

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Boogie Boys – Rappin’ Aint No Thing

Mike & Dave Records (US) [MD 2000] 1981 This was the debut release by the original Boogie Boys, a duo consisting of William Stroman (RIP) aka Kid Delight aka Boogie Knight and Keith Short aka Kool Ski. The record was mixed live by DJ Darryl C of the Crash Crew using breakbeats from “Those shoes” by The Eagles, “Johnny The […]

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Golden Voice, C.J. & Kid Bee Rock – Mix Master

Shevone’s (US) [404] 1981 This was the groups debut, now highy sought after release before naming themselves Chapter III/Chapter Three and was backed with the disco funk track ‘Squivatch’ by Magnum. It was produced by Bullwackie aka Lloyd Barnes and released on Shevone’s, a label named after one if his daughters. Lloyd Barnes is a reggae dub producer and was […]

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Afrika Bambaataa & The Cosmic Force – Cosmic Punk Jam

Tommy Boy (Unofficial) (Japan) [TB001] 1981 As explained in the Zulu Nation Throwdown post, The Cosmic Force weren’t exactly a set group. For this track they were Sabu, Baby Biggs (RIP) & Lisa Lee. The track was recorded in 1981 and was a hybrid of disco rap and early electro, pre-dating the more polished sound of Planet Rock. Coming out […]

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Cybotron – Alleys Of Your Mind

Deep Space Records (US) [107043X] 1981 Cybotron were formed in 1980 and were an early and influential electronic group consisting of Juan Atkins, Richard Davis aka 3070 and John Housley aka Jon 5. Influenced by the likes of Kraftwerk and the Yellow Magic Orchestra, they released their debut single, Alleys Of The Mind, on their own Deep Space Records label […]

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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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