Sparky D – Sparky’s Turn (Roxanne You’re Through)

NIA Records (US) [NI 1245] 1985 Following her release as a member of The Playgirls the previous year, Doreen Broadnax aka Sparky D joined the Roxanne Saga by recording this diss aimed at Roxanne Shante as her first solo release. The track was written by Sparky D and Spyder D and produced by The Aleems. There are a couple of […]

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Sly & Robbie – Bass & Trouble

4th & Broadway (US) [BWAY-416] 1985 Known more for their reggae and dub releases, this track by Jamaican production duo of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare was written and produced with the help of Bill Laswell and Manu Dibango. It was made famous by Capital Radio’s Mike Allen (R.I.P.) on the Capital Rap Show as a talk-over. The promo release […]

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Spin Masters – Brothers

Electrobeat Records (US) [EB 004] 1985 The Spin Masters were brothers Henry Garcia aka Hen-Gee and Eric Garcia aka Evil-E. This was their debut release and was written by the duo with Ice-T and features music by David Storrs. They became members of Ice-T’s Rhyme Syndicate and Evil-E became Ice’s DJ, featuring on many of his classic tracks. They appeared […]

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Sha-Quan – Don’t Fess

Midnight Sun Records (US) [MSR 1001] 1985 Prior to 19th Fleet’s “Star Raid”, the duo of Matt Noble and Kevin Calhoun produced this, the debut solo track from Dave Perkins aka Sha-Quan. It featured DJ Louie Lou, who later appeared with T La Rock, and DJ Charlie C. Side A Don’t Fess (Vocal) [5:06] Side B Don’t Fess (Dub Version) […]

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Schoolly D – C.I.A…. (Crime In Action)

Schoolly-D Records (US) [SD 666222] 1985 Second release from Schoolly D and what seems to be the first on his own label. The track features scratching from DJ D.L.B. and was supposed to appear on a forthcoming album entitled “C.I.A.” but this was never released. The record had a limited reissue in 2013 on Canadian label Roots Forward Records with […]

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