Imperial Brothers – Live It Up

Cutting Records (US) [CR-204] 1985 This was the follow-up to the hugely successful ‘We Come To Rock’ and was the final release on Cutting for the group. It was produced by Hashim with percussion from Soul Supreme Mean Gene and chorus vocals courtesy of Joyce Simpson. Joyce also lent her vocal and writing skills to two further Hashim produced tracks […]

» Read more

Mantronix – Fresh Is The Word

Sleeping Bag Records (US) [SLX-00014] 1985 Jamaican born Kurtis Khaleel (Kurtis Mantronik) began as an in-store DJ for Downtown Records in Manhattan. It was there that he met Haitian born Toure Embden (MC Tee). The two became good friends and decided to produce a demo which led to them signing with Sleeping Bag Records and releasing this, their debut release, […]

» Read more

Tanganyika – I’m Little Roxanne

A-Side Records (US) [ASMK3003] 1985 This was the debut release by 7 year old Tanganyika and was just one of the many answer versions in the ‘Roxanne Saga’. It was written, produced and arranged by Mitch Braithwaite and Karen Luciano Side A I’m Little Roxanne [3:25] Little Rox’s Beat Box [3:45] (featuring Rahjeeb) Side B Little Rox’s Theme (Instrumental) [3:55]

» Read more

Davy DMX – The DMX Will Rock

Tuff City (US) [TUF 120003] 1985 This was the highly successful follow-up to ‘One For The Treble’ and included an electro instrumental plus alternative rap version which featured Queens natives, Leonie J and Sweet Tee. Leonie was the female counterpart to Jerome Prister in Output before appearing on this track rapping in a British accent and Sweet Tee went on […]

» Read more

DJ Cut Fast & The Devastating MC’s – Lone Rapper

Sensation Records (US) [S-3251] 1985 This was the only release as DJ Cut Fast and The Devastating MC’s. It was written by Wade Hudson and produced by Jerry Bloodrock aka Jerry Evans and Kelly Willoughby. Although it was well received and gained a lot of airplay the group were sidelined by Jerry Evans in favour of Rockmaster Scott & The […]

» Read more

Double Dee & Steinski – Lessons

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 867] 1985 In 1983 Tommy Boy launched a competition officially titled ‘Hey Mr. DJ Play That Beat Down By Law Switch The Licks Mastermix Contest’ to find new remixes of G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid’s “Play That Beat” which would hopefully boost sales. The prize was the complete Tommy Boy catalogue of releases to date, a t-shirt, $100 and […]

» Read more

Sparky D – Sparky’s Turn (Roxanne You’re Through)

NIA Records (US) [NI 1245] 1985 Following her release as a member of The Playgirls the previous year, Doreen Broadnax aka Sparky D joined the Roxanne Saga by recording this diss aimed at Roxanne Shante as her first solo release. The track was written by Sparky D and Spyder D and produced by The Aleems. There are a couple of […]

» Read more

Z-3 MC’s – Triple Threat

Beauty And The Beat Records (US) [BAB 103] 1985 Hailing from Baltimore the Z-3 MC’s, originally named Triple Threat, were put together by the We Rock Crew and consisted of Marvin C, Romey Z and Sean Nice who was sadly shot and killed in 1993. The track was produced by Duke Bootee with scratches by DJ Cheese, edited by Latin […]

» Read more

The Honeyrappers – Honeybear Rap

Rainbow Bridge Records (US) [RB1985] 1985 The Honeyrappers were Cheryl Burton, Kim Armstrong and Trina Green. They were cheerleaders for the Chicago Bears called the Chicago Honey Bear Cheerleaders and recorded this record for fun as a demo to share with their friends. It was a rallying cry for the Bears and was based around the bassline of Harold Faltermeyer’s […]

» Read more
1 2 3 6