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Eddie Cheba

Eddie Cheba Harlem Native, Eddie Cheba (Edward Sturgis), was one of rap’s founding fathers and was a pioneering DJ in the 1970’s. He perfected his

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Divine Sounds

Divine Sounds Member of: Disco Ritchie, DJ Mike Music, Shelton-D Divine Sounds were a rap group from Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed-Sty), Brooklyn, New York. The group originally

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Pieces Of A Dream

Pieces Of A Dream Members: James Lloyd, Cedric Napoleon, Curtis Harmon Pieces Of A Dream are a jazz fusion group originating from Philadelphia. The trio

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Stetsasonic Members: Daddy-O, MC Delite, Crown Supreme, DBC, Wise, Prince Paul, Fruitkwan, Bobby Simmons, DJ Bushon Alias: Stetson Brothers, Stetsasonic 3 MC’s Stetsasonic was formed

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In Store


The aim of the website is to document hip hop vinyl releases from 1979-1986 and, when available, show the label variations which were released. The focus is on US and UK 12″ singles but other formats and origins will be thrown into the mix.

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The Perfect Rap Song


JayQuan examines in detail why Play That Beat Mr. D.J. is a perfect rap song in the genre
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All the latest offerings from new UK rap duo, 05:21

Five Twenty One

Check out the group's website and the video for the new single, 'Without Warning', released on Hip Hop Be Bop Records.

Hip Hop Needs Your Help

Kurtis Blow...

...is a music and film producer, actor, recording artist, b-boy and now a Minister. Please click the link and sign the petition to reward his contribution to hip hop by nominating him for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2020.

AllCity TaxiTalk Show

Interviews with artists across all genres of music and graffiti


...talks music and fashion with UK jazz funk legend, Barrie K. Sharpe.
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