Hashim – Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)

Cutting Records (US) [CR-200] 1983 Jerry Calliste Jr. aka Hashim began his career promoting events while at school. His first successful event was a DJ battle between DJ Grand Wizard Theodore and DJ Whiz Kid (R.I.P.). He began his actual music career as a janitor for Tom Silverman at Tommy Boy Records and was refered to Tom by Whiz Kid […]

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Hashim – We’re Rocking The Planet

Cutting Records (US) [CR-203] 1984 Follow up to his classic “Al-Naafiysh”, Hashim returns with another great track, the third for Cutting featuring some engineering by amongst others, Jay Burnett aka Burzootie. The record came in a Cutting Records company sleeve, as pictured, and there are a few label variations for this track. The first press has a light blue label […]

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High Fidelity Three – B Boys Breakdance

Cutting Records (US) [CR-202] 1984 Essential electro/rap release on Cutting Records produced by Aldo Marin & Hashim about the premier breakdance crew of the time, The Dynamic Breakers, who also went on to release their own records. The longer instrumental edit produced by The Latin Rascals tended to be the most desired version to play and appeared on Street Sounds […]

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High Fidelity Three – Satisfaction

Cutting Records (US) [CR205] 1985 Great follow up featuring 70’s/80’s soul, funk singer Sarah Dash. A lot slower than their previous release but still just as heavy. The chorus is based around the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction”. There is the usual black and white label promo and the red label standard release, however, there are two different red label issues. They […]

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Imperial Brothers – Live It Up

Cutting Records (US) [CR-204] 1985 This was the follow-up to the hugely successful ‘We Come To Rock’ and was the final release on Cutting for the group. It was produced by Hashim with percussion from Soul Supreme Mean Gene and chorus vocals courtesy of Joyce Simpson. Joyce also lent her vocal and writing skills to two further Hashim produced tracks […]

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Imperial Brothers – We Come To Rock

Cutting Records (US) [CR-201] 1984 South Bronx natives, The Imperial Brothers, began in the early 80’s performing at shows and park parties with the likes of Afrika Bambaataa, Doug E. Fresh, Whiz Kid, Kool Herc, etc. Originally known as the Imperial 5, the members were Mark Ski and Mr. Ice, who were friends from their early teens, Soul Supreme Mean […]

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