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Afrika Bambaataa & The Jazzy 5 / Kryptic Krew – Jazzy Sensation

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 812] 1981 MC Sundance, Master Bee and Charlie Choo began as MC’s for the legendary Disco King Mario before leaving with Mario’s DJ, DJ Jazzy Jay, to join Afrika Bambaataa and the Zulu Nation. They were later joined by Master Ice and formed part of the Soul Sonic Force, however, due …

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Afrika Bambaataa, Zulu Nation, Cosmic Force – Zulu Nation Throw Down #1

Paul Winley Records (US) [12×33-8] 1980 The original Zulu Nation Throwdown over a laidback disco beat performed by the Harlem Underground Band. This version features The Cosmic Force. The group didn’t really have set members, it was whoever Bambaataa wanted to rap at the time. This Cosmic Force featured Chubby Chubb, Ice Ice, Ikey C …

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The B Boys – Rock The House

Label: Vintertainment RecordsReleased: 1983Format: 12″Country of Origin: US This was the follow-up to “Two, Three, Break” and was the second release for Vintertainment. While “Cuttin’ Herbie” followed the same style as their previous release and focused on Chuck’s DJ skills, “Rock The House” featured Donald D who’s lyrics were later sampled by the likes of the Beastie …

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Bambaataa, Zulu Nation, Soul Sonic Force – Zulu Nation Throw Down #2

Label: Paul Winley RecordsReleased: 1980Format: 12″Country of Origin: USStyle: Disco Rap Classic laidback disco rap track arranged by Afrika Bambaataa and the Harlem Underground Band with raps by Mr. Biggs, Pow Wow & G.L.O.B.E. aka Soul Sonic Force. There are a few of label variations for this release. Originally issued in 1980 as Zulu Nation Throwdown, it was …

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Boogie Boys – Zodiac

Capitol Records (US) [V-8578] 1984 Following the success of ‘Rappin’ Aint No Thing’, the Boogie Boys became hot property on the Manhattan club scene and they eventually landed a deal with Capitol Records. The group’s first release on a major label was Zodiac/Breakdancer produced by Ted Currier and led to an album deal. Unfortunately, following …

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Cold Crush Brothers – Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold

Label: Profile RecordsReleased: PAL-7056Format: 12″Country of Origin: USYear: 1984 Artist Bio click here   This was the third single from the Cold Crush Brothers and featured Caz and the crew bragging about their rhyme skills. It was mixed and engineered by Charlie Chase and the legendary Elai Tubo. There are a variety of labels for this release which …

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Cold Crush Brothers – Punk Rock Rap

Label: Tuff City / CBS RecordsReleased: 1983Format: 12″Country of Origin: US Artist Bio click here Following their single ‘Weekend’ for Elite, the Cold Crush Brothers signed to Tuff City and released this far more commercial single which featured the lyrics “Oh My God” as used by Doug E. Fresh on his single ‘The Show’. There are a …

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Cold Crush Brothers – Weekend

Label: Elite RecordsReleased: 1982Format: 12″Country of Origin: USStyle: Disco Rap Artist Bio click here This is the debut vinyl release for the Cold Crush Brothers and here are a couple of notable label variations. I’m not sure which release came first but there is a blue label version with white text and also a blue label with silver text …

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