Kool DJ A.J. – Ah, That’s The Joint

White Diamond Records (US) [102729] 1980 Although Kool DJ A.J. aka A.J. Scratch (R.I.P.) appeared as part of the Marvelous Three alongside Chief Rocker Busy Bee & DJ Small on the track “Rappin’ All Over” with the Younger Generation in the same year, this is his debut solo release and was produced by Terry Lewis. There is no date on […]

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Kurtis Blow – The Breaks

Mercury (US) [MDS-4010] 1980 According to Rolling Stone Magazine, “The Breaks” was the first rap hit on a major label, reaching number 87. It was a simple beat and funky bassline with crowd noise and participation in the chorus. There are many label variations of which a selection can be seen below. Some have the artist name at the top, […]

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Kurtis Blow – Throughout Your Years

Mercury (US) [MK 153] 1980 Another track taken from Kurtis’ debut album. The promo version just has the same vocal version on each side whereas the normal release includes the instrumental. Promotional Release Side A Throughout Your Years [6:25] Side B Throughout Your Years [6:25] Normal Release Side A Throughout Your Years [6:25] Side B Throughout Your Years (Instrumental) [3:25]

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