Dynamite Two – Can’t Stop (Till I Reach The Top)

Silver Screen Records (US) [SSR112] 1983 Debut release from Henry G & Ernie D aka the Dynamite Two featuring Jazzy Jay on the cut. There are no label variations that I know of but there is a rare 12″ single sided acetate of the title track. Normal Release Side A Can’t Stop (Till I Reach The Top) [5:28] Party Rap […]

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Fantasy Three – Biters In The City

C.C.L. Records Inc. (US) [C.C.L. 001] 1983 Master O.C. once again helps produce Fantasy Three’s follow up to “It’s Your Rock” with a little help from the legendary Pumpkin (R.I.P.) which was the first release on the short lived C.C.L. Records label. This was the label started by the group and stood for Chico, Charlie Rock & Larry D. Chico […]

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Fantasy Three – It’s Your Rock

Specific Records (US) [SR-143 / CJP-1001] 1983 Classic debut release from Silver Fox, Charlie Rock & Larry D aka Fantasy Three produced by Master O.C. and as sampled by the likes of Pete Rock, Wu-Tang, De La Soul, 2 Live Crew, etc. There are a few label variations of this. It is believed that there was only one test pressing […]

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Funky Four – Feel It

Sugar Hill Records (US) [SH-463 / SH-32008] 1983 Based around the replayed music of Babe Ruth’s “The Mexican”, this is the groups fourth single. The intro was used on the debut release by Bomb The Bass in 1987 entitled “Beat Dis”. People won’t you come along, get down to the funky song, everybody in the street, get down to the funky […]

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G-Force – Feel The Force

SMI (US) [SM-12-4061] 1983 Great release from G-Force and one that helped kick start the whole Street Sounds Electro series of albums. The track was produced by and featured Ronnie Gee of Raptivity fame and 70’s disco producer Will Crittendon aka Captain Cee who had his own Willpower Records as a subsiduary of S.M.I. There are a two variations for […]

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G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid – Play That Beat

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 836] 1983 One of the all-time classic hip hop/electro jams featuring MC G.L.O.B.E. from Soul Sonic Force on vocals and Whiz Kid (R.I.P.) on the cut. The track was also the focus of a competition run by Tommy Boy at the time where people had to remix the track and it lead to another all-time classic cut-n-paste […]

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Gary Byrd & The G.B. Experience – The Crown

WonDirection Records (US) [4507WG] 1983 Gary Byrd was born in 1954 in Buffalo NY and began his DJ career there at the age of 15 at WUFO. From there he was hired on soul station WWRL-AM and launched his show, The GBE: The Gary Byrd Experience, which went on to become the longest running black radio show in NYC. He […]

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Hashim – Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)

Cutting Records (US) [CR-200] 1983 Jerry Calliste Jr. aka Hashim began his career promoting events while at school. His first successful event was a DJ battle between DJ Grand Wizard Theodore and DJ Whiz Kid (R.I.P.). He began his actual music career as a janitor for Tom Silverman at Tommy Boy Records and was refered to Tom by Whiz Kid […]

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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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