Disco 3 – Fat Boys

Sutra Records (US) [SUD 024] 1984 Second and final release from the Disco 3 and this was the track that really got them noticed. The track poked fun at themselves and was a massive hit at the time, prompting them to rename themselves the Fat Boys and continue in a similar style for their future releases. It was also the […]

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Disco 3 – Reality

Sutra Records (US) [SUD 018] 1983 Prince Markie Dee, Kool Rock-Ski and Buff Love aka The Human Beat Box (R.I.P.), collectively known as the Disco 3 were discovered after entering a talent show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in 1983. After gaining the attention of Charles Stettler, who became the group’s manager, they released their debut […]

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Divine – Divine Madness

Memo Records (US) [MEMO 8] 1984   Great release by drag queen Divine (R.I.P.) produced by Danny Weiss of disco group, The Players Association, and Bobby Orlando. The track was aimed at the hip hop/electro market and used vocal samples from his previous releases instead of being a stand alone song. There are no label variations that I know of. Side […]

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DJ Afrika Bambaataa – Death Mix – Live!!

Paul Winley Records (US) [12X33-10] 1983 Kevin Donovan aka Afrika Bambaataa was a former member of the Bronx street gang, The Black Spades. He earned a trip to Africa as a result of winning an essay competition and was extremely impressed with the sense of community in the towns he visited. He was also a huge fan of the film Zulu […]

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Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde – Jeckyll And Hyde Dance

Rojac Records (US) [RJ 6200] 1981 After appearing as part of the Harlem World Crew in 1980 this was Andre Harrell and Alonzo Brown’s debut release as a group. “Jeckyll And Hyde Dance” is a fairly forgettable rap track with a 60’s soul sounding backing but the main reason to purchase this is the old school disco rap track “Doing […]

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Dynamic Duo – Knights Of The Turntables

25 West Records (US) [TFW 1016] 1985 This was the debut release from Tommy Musto & Tommy Sozzi aka The Dynamic Duo and featured Sha-Quan (Shaquan) on vocals with legendary NYC techno/house DJ, Lenny Dee on the turntables. The concept of hip hop/electro meets the days of old was an idea from Matt Noble of 19th Fleet who went on […]

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Eddie Cheba – Lookin’ Good (Shake Your Body)

Tree Line (US) [3711] 1979 This is the only release by Eddie Cheba and is a great disco rap track out of NYC. It was originally pressed on Tree Line Records with the original green label design but due to heavy demand it was pressed again and manufactured and distributed by Pete Brown’s Queen Constance label. The second pressing featured […]

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Facade – The Groove

Techno Hop Records (US) [THR-4] 1985 Following the death of Louis King, Andre ‘Unknown DJ’ Manuel and Darryll ‘Lyrrad’ Davis formed the group Facade and released this electro funk instrumental. There are a few label variations which are pictured below. Side A The Groove [4:52] Bonus Groove – Drumapella [4:52] Side B The Groove (Drive To Hollywood Version) [7:02]

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Family – Family Rap

Sound Of New York (US) [702] 1979 This is the one and only release by Family aka (Mighty) Mike C & Toney Tone and like other tracks by the likes of Scoopy and Spoonie Gee, utilizes Cloud One’s “Patty Duke”. The track features production from Peter Brown. The track lengths are incorrectly printed as 10:00 minutes but they are actually […]

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Family Four – Rap Attack

Tyson Records (US) [No cat #] 1980 Following the release of “Family Rap”, Mike C and Toney Tone are joined by Kid K.C. and Kid Vicious B.J. to form the Family Four. There are a few variations for this release which are pictured below, all of which play the same on both sides. The original release is the one pictured […]

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