2 Live Crew – The Revelation

Fresh Beat Records (US) [FBR-001] 1984 Treach DJ Mr. Mixx and Fresh Kid Ice originally rapped together as the Rock On Crew before joining forces with Amazing Vee and renaming the group the 2 Live Crew. This is their debut release and features much more socially conscious lyrics than their later sexually explicit releases which they are famous for. There […]

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2 Live Crew – What I Like

Fresh Beat Records (US) [FBR-002] 1985 This is the second release from original 2 Live Crew members and the final release for short-lived Fresh Beat Records. The scratch version featuring the beatbox solo by MC Jammin C was made famous here in the UK by the likes of Mike Allen. Amazing Vee left the group following this release. There is […]

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Afrika Bambaataa & Family – Bambaataa’s Theme (Assault On Precinct 13)

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 879] 1986 Second release from “Beware (The Funk Is Everywhere)” and another musical masterpiece from Bambaataa with a little help from legendary house music producer “Little Louie” Vega from Masters At Work, Gail “Sky” King, Joey Gardner, Craig Bevan from Kartoon Krew, etc. The B side is a more downtempo electro soul track and features backing […]

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Afrika Bambaataa & Family – Kick Out The Jams (Promo)

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 880] 1986 Third and final single from Bambaataa’s second album but this was a promotional only issue and was never officially released. The title track is a cover version of infamous 1969 track by MC5 (Motor City Five) with Bam on vocals and goes to showcase his very diverse taste in music. “Funk Jam Party” is […]

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Afrika Bambaataa & Family – Funk You!

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 870] 1985 First release taken from Bambaataa’s second album “Beware (The Funk Is Everywhere)” with production from Fats Comet and featuring vocals from Double Cross MC’s, Dynamic Force, Shango, Soul Sonic Force and more. There is a standard release with 5 tracks which includes a hidden track on side A and also a hard to find […]

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Afrika Bambaataa & Family – Who Do You Think You’re Funking With? (Test Pressing)

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 865] 1985 Unreleased track from the “Planet Rock” album produced by Fats Comet and featuring Melle Mel with the addition of Busy Bee & Ikey C on the B side. This only ever made it to the test pressing stage and was never released. Side A Who Do You Think You’re Funking With? (featuring Melle Mel) […]

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Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force – Frantic Situation

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 849] 1984   Another banging release this time featuring Shango, another group formed by Bam. This is the fourth release from Bambaataa’s “Planet Rock” album and was also featured in the movie Beat Street. It was released in a full picture cover showing a scene from the movie. A later reissue was released in the new […]

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Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force – Looking For The Perfect Beat

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 831] 1983 Follow up to the classic “Planet Rock” and another classic that hit even harder produced once again by Arthur Baker & John Robie with an instantly recognizable intro. Parts of the track have been sampled artists such as DJ Khaled “Holla at me”, Black Eyed Peas “Weekends”, Bomb The Bass “Beat Dis”, LL Cool […]

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Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force – Renegades Of Funk

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 839] 1983 Third single from Bambaataa and just as hard hitting as the last. This was the first release to come with full picture cover. Artwork was by a cartoonist named Bob Camp who also done the artwork for Newcleus and worked on The Ren & Stimpy Show. The track takes elements of the soul track […]

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