Ikim & Bacardi – Funk Rap

Land Of Hits (US) [802] 1980 This is the only release from Ikim & Bacardi and is produced by Bernard Thomas and Peter Brown. It is a classic disco rap track of the time but more importantly it is also the debut vinyl release by Cutmaster DC. The track features male rapper Ikim aka Cutmaster DC, trading verses with female […]

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Jazzy Three – The Rappin Spree

New City Records (US) [N-7281] 1980 Classic disco rap track from the trio of Busy Bee, Easy Al & Sunny B. This is their only release and was originally issued in 1980. It was officially repressed in 1983 although is indistinguishable from the original 1980 release. Both versions have a single large deep press ring. It was reissued once again […]

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Jimmy Spicer – Adventures Of Super Rhyme (Rap)

Dazz Records (US) [DA 1001] 1980   This is the debut release from one of the original story tellers, Jimmy Spicer, and there are a few label variations which are pictured below all with the same catalogue number. It was reissued by Tuff City in 1988 with a track by Maximus Three on the B side and had a couple […]

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Kool DJ A.J. – Ah, That’s The Joint

White Diamond Records (US) [102729] 1980 Although Kool DJ A.J. aka A.J. Scratch (R.I.P.) appeared as part of the Marvelous Three alongside Chief Rocker Busy Bee & DJ Small on the track “Rappin’ All Over” with the Younger Generation in the same year, this is his debut solo release and was produced by Terry Lewis. There is no date on […]

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Kool Kyle The Starchild – Do You Like That Funky Beat (Ah Beat, Beat)

Label: Enjoy RecordsReleased: 1980Format: 12″Country of Origin: USStyle: Disco Rap Kyle Brinson aka Kool Kyle began as a b-boy with the likes of Kurtis Blow. He was introduced by a friend to DJ Hollywood and went on to rock the mic for him on occasion. His talent led him to sign with Bobby Robinson’s Enjoy Records and he became the first solo MC […]

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Kurtis Blow – The Breaks

Mercury (US) [MDS-4010] 1980 According to Rolling Stone Magazine, “The Breaks” was the first rap hit on a major label, reaching number 87. It was a simple beat and funky bassline with crowd noise and participation in the chorus. There are many label variations of which a selection can be seen below. Some have the artist name at the top, […]

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Kurtis Blow – Throughout Your Years

Mercury (US) [MK 153] 1980 Another track taken from Kurtis’ debut album. The promo version just has the same vocal version on each side whereas the normal release includes the instrumental. Promotional Release Side A Throughout Your Years [6:25] Side B Throughout Your Years [6:25] Normal Release Side A Throughout Your Years [6:25] Side B Throughout Your Years (Instrumental) [3:25]

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Margo’s Kool Out Crew – Death Rap

Heavenly Star Records (US) [721] 1980 This is the only release from Margo’s Kool Out Crew and is produced by Bernard “Rapper Dapper B” Thomas & Peter Brown. Not exactly sure who Margo is but after listening to the record the five MC’s are Mister Ace, Tricky Tee (Troy Rainey), Darryl O, Mister C & Skee G also known collectively […]

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Marvelous Three & The Younger Generation – Rappin All Over

Brass Records (US) [BRDS 2508] 1980 Debut release from the Marvelous Three aka Chief Rock Busy Bee, DJ Small and Kool DJ A.J. It seems that the Younger Generation was actually just an alias for Terry Lewis or possibly the group that played the music. The record was bootlegged/unofficially reissued in the 2000s but is easily recognisable as pictured below. […]

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