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 to the large size of […]

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Mantronix – Fresh Is The Word

Sleeping Bag Records (US) [SLX-00014] 1985 Jamaican born Kurtis Khaleel (Kurtis Mantronik) began as an in-store DJ for Downtown Records in Manhattan. It was there that he met Haitian born Toure Embden (MC Tee). The two became good friends and decided to produce a demo which led to them signing with Sleeping Bag Records and releasing this, their debut release, […]

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Rickey G & The Everloving Five – To The Max

Capo Records (US) [763] 1983 Produced by Cliff Branch and label owner Glen ‘Capo’ Adams, this was the only release by Rickey G & The Everloving Five. I can’t find out much information on Rickey G but the Everloving Five were Shorty G, Easy Rock, Cool AC, Chiefrocker Jay and Rozell Brown aka Rahzel, formerly of The Roots. Side A […]

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