Kool Kyle & Billy Bill – Trouble / The Old School

Label: Profile RecordsReleased: 1985Format: 12″Country of Origin: US With a few releases to his name already, Kool Kyle needs no introduction, however, who is Billy Bill? Well Billy Bill aka William Waring is one of the unsung heroes of hip hop. Bill began as a b-boy with long time friends, Kurtis Blow and Danny Harris (RIP), in the Amsterdam Ave/Convent […]

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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 are pictured below. Following a […]

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Fresh 3 MC’s – Fresh

Profile Records (US) [PRO-7037] 1983   This was the debut release by Fresh 3 MC’s. The group consisted of Mr. Bee, Supreme GQ, Jay Cool and DJ Devine. They only released one other record, “Have Your Heart”, and were also part of the Profile All-Stars on Pumpkin’s “Here Comes That Beat!”. The track was produced by Bill Moore from the group […]

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Fresh 3 MC’s – Have Your Heart

Profile Records (US) [PRO-7055] 1984   This is the second release from the Fresh 3 MC’s but was nowhere near as successful as their debut. “A Few Minutes More” was actually a freestyle track added as an afterthought. Once again, another Bill Moore and Dave Ogrin production. Side A Have Your Heart [6:35] A Few Minutes More [3:28] Side B […]

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Pumpkin – King Of The Beat

Profile Records (US) [PRO-7038] 1983 Born Errol Eduardo Bedward, Bronx native Pumpkin was a multi-instrumentalist best known for his drumming skills and was known as the original King of the Beats. He began his career producing records for Bobby Robinson’s Enjoy label before signing with Profile where he continued producing for other labels under aliases such as B. Eats, Bedward and Jack-O-Lantern. […]

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Pumpkin & The Profile All-Stars – Here Comes That Beat!

Profile Records (US) [PRO-7047] 1984 Second and final release with Pumpkin as the artist. This track is an early posse cut featuring label mates Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, Fresh 3 MC’s, Greg G & Mr. Troy of the Disco Four, George “Galaxy” Llado and Fly Ty-rone. It was engineered by Dave Ogrin who provided some additional information about Pumpkin. One […]

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Rammellzee vs K. Rob – Beat Bop

Tartown Record Co. (US) [TT001] 1983 Born in 1960 in Queens, New York, Rammellzee (R.I.P.) was an artist who began bombing the subway trains with the likes of legendary graffiti artist, Dondi (R.I.P.). He was well known for his artwork and futuristic masks and costumes which he would regularly wear. Imagine the hip hop equivalent of Sun-Ra and you have […]

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Rockmaster Scott & The Dynamic 3 – It’s Life (You Gotta Think Twice)

Reality Records (US) [IR1374] 1983 Hailing from the Bronx, NY, The Dynamic Three began life as Charlie D & The Crew. The trio of Charlie Prince (Charles Pettiford), Slick Rick (Richard Fowler – Not to be confused with Slick Rick of Def Jam fame) and Buster were originally put together by Master Blaster Greg aka MBG (Greg Wigfall) for a […]

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Run DMC – Hard Times

Profile Records (US) [PRO-7036] 1983 This was Run DMC’s second single and was a cover version of the 1980 recording by Kurtis Blow but with a more up-to-date, harder edge. It also featured the bonus track “Jam Master Jay” mixed by DJ A.J. (R.I.P.) which was an ode to their DJ, a format copied many times since. Both tracks featured featured music […]

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