Sugar Hill All-Stars – Malcolm X No Sell Out

Sugar Hill Records (US) [SH-469] 1983 After Sugar Hill’s acquisition of the Chess Records label, in-house drummer Keith LeBlanc approached Marshall Chess regarding funding an idea he had for a record. Marshall agreed and so with help from Reggie Griffin and a little input from Grandmaster Flash, Keith went on to produce “Malcolm X No Sell Out” which is credited […]

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Shango – Shango Message

Celluloid (US) [CEL 164] 1983 This is the follow-up to “Zulu Groove”. There are a couple of label variations for this release, one of which was released in a picture sleeve with upper case plain text and the other which was released in a company sleeve and had graffiti style text with a Zulu Nation symbol at the bottom of side […]

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Shango – Zulu Groove

Celluloid (US) [CEL 163] 1983 Shango was a group formed by Afrika Bambaataa and included Bambaataa, Bill Laswell, Amad Henderson, Bernard Fowler and Wilfred Fowler. It was one of a number of groups that Bambaataa was invloved in which also included Time Zone. They released 3 singles and an album for Celluloid and this was their debut single. Side A […]

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Star Studded Strutters – Neckwork

Eron Records (US) [RON-12A974] 1983 Early piece of Southern electro funk from legendary club and radio DJ Ushy Eron (R.I.P.) out of Dallas and the very first rap record from Fort Worth. It was a huge local hit released on Ushy’s own label. The first rap record I produced. I just found out that an old friend Ushy Eron had […]

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