Cold Crush Brothers – Weekend

Elite Records (US) [EL 100] 1982   One word….”Legends”. Founded by the Original DJ Tony Tone and honing their skills alongside Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force, Funky Four, etc, Cold Crush grew to be a force on the rap scene and were well known for their synchronized routines. DJ Tony Tone was originally a member of The Brothers Disco alongside […]

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Fever II – Funky Pledge

Moonglow Records (US) [MG 101 Sun 221] 1982 Disco rap release by Lovebug Starsky and Ronnie DJ aka the Fever II. There is no date printed on the label so I’ve guessed it based on the Moonglow catalogue numbers. Please feel free to correct me if I’m wrong. Side A Funky Pledge [3:40] Side B Funky Pledge [3:32]

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K-9 Corp – Dog Talk

Capitol Records (US) [8562] 1983 Classic slice of electro rap as featured on Street Sounds Electro 1 and featuring Pretty C. The track samples was produced by George Clinton & Archie Ivy and was actually recorded in the same studio and on the same day as Clinton’s ‘Nubian Nut’. It also sampled ‘Atomic Dog’ and is backed with his George’s […]

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Little Starsky – Dancin’ Party People

Golden Flamingo Records (US) [GF 1900] 1981   This was the second and final release by Little Starsky before he changed his name to Lovebug Starski. Once again another classic Peter Brown production. Side A Dancin’ Party People (Vocal) [10:00] Side B Dancin’ Party People (Instrumental) [10:00]

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Little Starsky – Gangster Rock

Golden Flamingo Records (US) [10000 / 11000] 1979   Little Starsky aka Lovebug Starski, real name Kevin Smith, grew up in the Bronx and became the in-house DJ at the Disco Fever and also deejayed at the Harlem World. This classic Peter Brown production with the instrumental by the Land Of Hits Orchestra on the flip was his debut release […]

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Love Bug Star-Ski & The Harlem World Crew – Positive Life

Tay-Ster Records (US) [TS 5700] 1981 Following the two releases as Little Starsky, this was the debut release as Love Bug Star-Ski before he changed the spelling slightly to Lovebug Starsky. It was a classic disco rap utilising replayed elements of Teena Marie’s “I Need Your Lovin’” for the main part and the riff from “Voices Inside My Head” by […]

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Outlaw Four – Million Dollar Legs

Dynamite Pep Records (US) [PEP 1001] 1980 Great disco rap track arranged by the legendary Pumpkin (R.I.P.) and the first release on Dynamite Pep. The four man group consisted of Basic, Disco Rick (Not to be confused with the one from the Gucci Crew II), Jazzy Jay and Junie Jay and this was their only release as a group although […]

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Paulette & Tanya Winley – Rhymin’ And Rappin’

Paul Winley Records (US) [12×45-5] 1979   This was the debut release by Paulette and Tanya Winley, daughters of label and shop owner Paul and his wife Ann. Following a recording session with the Harlem Underground Band, label owner, Paul Winley requested that the band play while his daughters rhymed. As a result of this session, “Rhymin’ And Rappin’” was […]

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