Captain Rapp – Bad Times (I Can’t Stand It)

Saturn Records (US) [SAT-2003] 1983 Two years after “The Gigolo Rap” Captain Rapp returns with a West Coast politically conscious response to Grandmaster Flash’s “The Message” arranged by the legendary production duo of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Rich Cason and featuring the vocal talents of Kimberly Ball. Part 2 on the B side is actually just Kimberly without […]

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Daniel Sofer – One Hundred Speakers

Saturn Records (US) [SAT-2008] 1984 Daniel Sofer was a producer and keyboard player from the West Coast. He worked for Oberheim Electronics where he wrote the manual and recorded the drum samples for the DMX drum machine and in 1982 also released an experimental 7″. Around the same time he had a meeting with Cletus Anderson from Saturn Records resulting […]

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Ice T – Cold Wind Madness b/w The Coldest Rap

Saturn Records (US) [SAT-1002] 1983   East Coast born and West Coast raised, Tracy Marrow aka Ice T is one of the West Coast hip hop legends. After school he served in the US military and had plans on pursuing a career as a DJ and club promoter but despite his attempts to stay on the straight and narrow he found […]

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Triple Threat Three – M.P.G. Rap

Saturn Records (US) [SAT-2010] 1985 This is the second and final release from the Triple Threat Three and was a tribute to the late soul legend, Marvin Gaye, who was shot dead by his father the previous year. The track featured Daniel Sofer on keyboards, a guest appearance from Andre Manuel aka the Unknown DJ and additional production from Lonzo (Alonzo) Williams […]

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Triple Threat Three – Scratch Motion

Saturn Records (US) [SAT-2007] 1984 This is the first of only 2 releases from Captain K (Bruce Knight), Mike C (Mike Carraway) and DC Ray (Ray Haskins) collectively known as the Triple Threat Three from Sacramento and features scratching from DJ Darryl Dee (Darryl Dennis). There are a couple of label variations of note. First pressings were independent and have Saturn […]

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