Mr. Magic – Potential 1980

Magic Records (US) [KF 3102] 1980 Following the success of ‘Rappin’ With Mr. Magic’ Tony Pearson released his second single. ‘Potential 1980’ was written by Ellwood Henderson, a songwriter and drummer with The Jimmy Castor Bunch. Once again it was released as a 7″ followed by a 12″ with the additional track ‘Magic Life Coast To Coast’ on the B […]

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Mr. Magic – Rappin’ With Mr. Magic

Magic Records (US) [CX347ABS] 1980 Mr. Magic aka Tony Pearson from Connecticut (Not to be confused with Mr. Magic aka John Rivas of WBLS Rap Attack fame) was a record store owner and promoter in the 1970’s. It was after hearing Kurtis Blow’s ‘Christmas Rap’ that he decided to record his own track and came up with ‘Rappin With Mr. […]

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Nice & Nasty 3 – The Ultimate Rap

Holiday (US) [2001] 1980 Disco, party rap with Pumpkin on the production once again with some help from Poochie Costelo on congos, this time with an interpretation of Taste Of Honey’s “Rescue Me”. Originally released in 1980 it was later repressed by Traffic Entertainment in 2004 and can easily be identified as the original mentions Pumpkin and Friends on the […]

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Nuri – Let’s Vote

Tryon Park Records (US) [TPR 1002] 1980 Disco rap track by Erik Nuri trying to promote voting. The track was originally released in 1980 but was reissued on Ballot Box Records in 1982 as an official voter registration song. Erik Nuri went on to write and produced tracks for artists such as Krystol, New Kids On The Block, Surface, Stanley […]

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Outlaw Four – Million Dollar Legs

Dynamite Pep Records (US) [PEP 1001] 1980 Great disco rap track arranged by the legendary Pumpkin (R.I.P.) and the first release on Dynamite Pep. The four man group consisted of Basic, Disco Rick (Not to be confused with the one from the Gucci Crew II), Jazzy Jay and Junie Jay and this was their only release as a group although […]

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Radiance – This Is A Party b/w The Micstro

Ware Records (US) [WOO 1] 1980 Solid disco funk track complete with open drum break at the start and a nice old school rap on the flip courtesy of DJ RC aka R.C. LaRock. This seems to have been RC’s only release. The track was mixed by Claude Watts who also engineered Funky Constellations “Street Talk (Madam Rapper)” from 1979. […]

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Rappermatical 5 – Party People

Dynamite Pep Records (US) [PEP 1002] 1980 This rare release was the second and final release for Dynamite Pep. It was released twice but with the same catalogue number for each, first with the original version and second with a remix on the B side and the label stamped “Remixed This Side”. First Pressing [PEP 1002] Side A Party People […]

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Ronnie Gee – Raptivity

Bachak (US) [SF2001] / Reflection Records (US) [PT-7002] 1980 Debut release from Ronald Gordon aka Ronnie Gee. Although he’s probably more well known as one of the rappers featured on G-Force’s “Feel The Force” from 1983. There are a couple of different pressing of this great disco rap track. The original and harder to find release was on Bachak but […]

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Spoonie Gee & The Treacherous Three – The New Rap Language b/w Love Rap

Enjoy Records (US) [ER-6002] 1980 Originally school friends, The Treacherous Three consisted of Spoonie Gee, LA Sunshine and Kool Moe Dee with their DJ, Easy Lee. Although he remained affiliated with the group, Spoonie left to pursue his solo career and was replaced with Special K. This was the debut appearance on wax from the group and featured two future […]

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