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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Family – Family Rap

Sound Of New York (US) [702] 1979 This is the one and only release by Family aka (Mighty) Mike C & Toney Tone and like other tracks by the likes of Scoopy and Spoonie Gee, utilizes Cloud One’s “Patty Duke”. The track features production from Peter Brown. The track lengths are incorrectly printed as 10:00 minutes but they are actually […]

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Fatback – King Tim III (Personality Jock)

Spring Records (US) [SP-D-402] 1979 Widely regarded as the first rap record on vinyl, soul funk group Fatback Band released “King Tim III” a few weeks prior to the Sugarhill Gang’s debut as a B side track although according to some people “Rapper’s Delight” was first. Who knows exactly? Either way it contributed to the birth of hip hop on […]

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Funky Four Plus One More – Rappin And Rocking The House

Enjoy Records (US) [6000] 1979 Consisting of K.K. Rockwell, Keith Keith, Li’l Rodney C, (MC) Jazzy Jeff & Sha Rock, this is the debut release from the Funky Four Plus One More. Although the label had been releasing tracks since 1962 this was the first rap record they released and their first record on a 12″ single. There are a […]

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