Joe Bataan – Rap-O Clap-O

Salsoul Records (US) [SG 315] 1979 Bataan Nitollano aka Joe Bataan grew up in East Harlem where he became the leader of a local street gang. After serving time for theft he focused his attention on music. He signed to the legendary Latin music label Fania Records where he went on to release several albums. After disagreements over money he […]

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Jazzy 4 MC’s – MC Rock

Razzberri Rainbow Records (US) [RRR 1] 1979 MC’s Mercury (R.I.P.), Shambu, Sha Rock (Not to be confused with the Funky 4+1) and Frankie J trade verses on this Jazzy 4 MC’s debut track and their only release to date. It was released around the same time as “Rapper’s Delight” and featured the debut production talents of Mark James aka DJ […]

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