Afrika Bambaataa & The Cosmic Force – Cosmic Punk Jam

Label: Tommy Boy Records (Unofficial Promo)Released: 1981Format: 12″Country of Origin: Japan As explained in the Zulu Nation Throwdown post, The Cosmic Force weren’t exactly a set group. For this track they were Sabu, Baby Biggs (RIP) & Lisa Lee. The track was recorded in 1981 and was a hybrid of disco rap and early electro, pre-dating the more polished sound of Planet Rock. Coming […]

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Arthur Baker – Breaker’s Revenge

Label: Atlantic RecordsReleased: 1984Format: 12″Country of Origin: US The ultimate b-boy anthem from one of the most iconic moment in hip hop movie history when New York City Breakers battled Rock Steady Crew at the Roxy in the cult movie Beat Street. Produced by the legendary Arthur Baker and edited by fellow legends, The Latin Rascals with vocals courtesy of Gavin Christopher (R.I.P.), […]

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The B Boys – Stick Up Kid

Label: Vintertainment RecordsReleased: 1985Format: 12″Country of Origin: US Following Chuck Chillout’s departure to pursue a solo career, Donald D recruited Brother B to join him on vocal duties and Master T as a replacement DJ who himself was later replaced by Jazzy G. ‘Stick Up Kid’ was the third release by the B Boys on Vintertainment and appeared first as a 3 […]

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Divine Sounds – What People Do For Money

Label: Specific RecordsReleased: 1984Format: 12″Country of Origin: US Divine Sounds were a rap group from Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed-Sty), Brooklyn, New York. The group originally consisted of brothers Disco Ritchie (Richard Dowling) and DJ Mike Music (Michael Dowling – RIP). After writing this track the brothers decided that it would be a good idea for Disco Ritchie to have a rhyming partner. It was […]

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Super Nature – The Show Stoppa (Is Stupid Fresh)

Label: Quazar / Pop Art RecordsReleased: 1985Format: 12″Country of Origin: US This is the one and only release as Super Nature. The group, consisting of Cheryl James and Sandra Denton met while studying nursing at Queensborough Community College. One of their co-workers at the time, Hurby Azor, was studying record production at the Center of Media Arts and asked if they would […]

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