The Source – The Ghetto

Enjoy Records (US) [6034] 1984 Following a dispute with Sugar Hill Records the Funky Four split up in 1983 and went their seperate ways. Jazzy Jeff (Jeff Miree) returned to Bobby Robinson’s Enjoy Records and released this debut solo track as The Source. Side A The Ghetto [5:30] Side B The Ghetto (Instrumental) [5:30]

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Schoolly D – Gangster Boogie b/w Maniac

Cut Masters Records (US) [DM 84008] 1984 Debut release from one of the original gangster rappers, Jesse B. Weaver Jr. aka Pimp Pretty aka Schoolly D from Philadelphia with some DJ skills from Q.S.T. “The first 12” I ever did was in 1984. It was called ‘Gangster Boogie.’ It got played here in Philly, Jersey en New York. Eddie B […]

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Spectrum City – Lies

Vanguard (US) [SPV 76] 1984 Before the formation of Public Enemy, Chuck D (Chuckie D), Hank Shocklee & Keith Shocklee were formerly a sound system and radio station DJ’s. They were lucky enough to get their own radio show in 1982 on a local station WBAU before releasing their debut record in 1984 entitled “Lies”. This was their only official […]

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