Awesome Foursome – Funky Breakdown

Partytime Records (US) [PT 107] 1984 The Awesome Foursome are DJ Gizmo, Mike Master, Milk Dee and Sugar K. After appearing on the Streetwise release, Funky Soul Makossa, in 1982 with Nairobi, this is the groups second release and was again produced by Arthur Baker and engineered by Chris Lord-Alge. It also appeared, although misspelt, in 1993 as a Canadian double […]

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Dimples D – Sucker DJ’s (I Will Survive)

Partytime (US) [PT-101] 1983 Debut and only solo release from Queensbridge native Dimples D aka Crystal Smith. It was also the debut production from her boyfriend of the time, Marley Marl and was a response to Run DMC’s “Sucker MC’s”. Many of the vocals were then sampled & scratched on future Marley releases. She went on to form the all-female hip […]

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T La Rock & Jazzy Jay – It’s Yours

Partytime Records / Def Jam Recordings (US) [PT 104] 1984 Clarence “Terry” Keaton aka T La Rock is the brother of Special K from The Treacherous Three and Tony Tone aka T.O.N.E.-z from Style [“Assassinator (1990)”]. Rick Rubin, founder of Def Jam Recordings, already had a couple of punk releases to his name by Hose for which he played guitar but […]

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