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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Sugarhill Gang – Hot Hot Summer Day

Sugar Hill Records (US) [SH-547] 1980 Nice slice of soulful disco rap from Hank and the boys and the third 12″ to be lifted from their debut album. There are a couple of label variations, as pictured below, with one having a far bolder font. Side A Hot Hot Summer Day (Vocal) [6:58] Side B Hot Hot Summer Day (Instrumental) […]

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Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Reprise (Jam-Jam)

Sugar Hill Records (US) [SH-545] 1980   Commercially unreleased second offering from Master Gee, Wonder Mike & Big Bank Hank (R.I.P.) in the US. “Rapper’s Reprise” is a nice disco boogie rap follow up to “Rapper’s Delight” and The Sequence while the flip has a slightly harder sound and also contains a nice drum break which has been sampled by […]

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Super-Wolf – Super-Wolf Can Do It

Big Bad Wolf Records (US) [C 1950] 1980 This was the debut release by James Wolf aka Super-Wolf and was produced by blues and soul artist Denise LaSalle. The track was originally released on Big Bad Wolf Records but was licensed and reissued later the same year by Sugar Hill Records with the inclusion of a short version. The track […]

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T.J. Swann & Peewee Mel and Swann Controllers – Maximus Party

Express Records (US) [5255] 1980 This is the second release from T.J. Swann and he’s joined this time by Peewee Mel (Pee Wee Mel). It’s another classic disco rap track using a replayed version of Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust”. There are a few label variations for this release but they have no release dates on them so based […]

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Trickeration – Rap, Bounce, Rockskate

Sound Of New York (US) [S.N.Y. 4001] 1980 Classic disco rap track sampling Vaughan Mason’s “Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll” from 1979. Trickeration were Basic and Disco Rock and were originally members of the Outlaw Four and this was their only release as a group. There are a couple of label variations for this release, both distinguishable by the slightly different catalogue […]

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