DJ Cut Fast & The Devastating MC’s – Lone Rapper

Sensation Records (US) [S-3251] 1985 This was the only release as DJ Cut Fast and The Devastating MC’s. It was written by Wade Hudson and produced by Jerry Bloodrock aka Jerry Evans and Kelly Willoughby. Although it was well received and gained a lot of airplay the group were sidelined by Jerry Evans in favour of Rockmaster Scott & The […]

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Double Dee & Steinski – Lessons

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 867] 1985 In 1983 Tommy Boy launched a competition officially titled ‘Hey Mr. DJ Play That Beat Down By Law Switch The Licks Mastermix Contest’ to find new remixes of G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid’s “Play That Beat” which would hopefully boost sales. The prize was the complete Tommy Boy catalogue of releases to date, a t-shirt, $100 and […]

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Sparky D – Sparky’s Turn (Roxanne You’re Through)

NIA Records (US) [NI 1245] 1985 Following her release as a member of The Playgirls the previous year, Doreen Broadnax aka Sparky D joined the Roxanne Saga by recording this diss aimed at Roxanne Shante as her first solo release. The track was written by Sparky D and Spyder D and produced by The Aleems. There are a couple of […]

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Z-3 MC’s – Triple Threat

Beauty And The Beat Records (US) [BAB 103] 1985 Hailing from Baltimore the Z-3 MC’s, originally named Triple Threat, were put together by the We Rock Crew and consisted of Marvin C, Romey Z and Sean Nice who was sadly shot and killed in 1993. The track was produced by Duke Bootee with scratches by DJ Cheese, edited by Latin […]

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The Honeyrappers – Honeybear Rap

Rainbow Bridge Records (US) [RB1985] 1985 The Honeyrappers were Cheryl Burton, Kim Armstrong and Trina Green. They were cheerleaders for the Chicago Bears called the Chicago Honey Bear Cheerleaders and recorded this record for fun as a demo to share with their friends. It was a rallying cry for the Bears and was based around the bassline of Harold Faltermeyer’s […]

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Sly & Robbie – Bass & Trouble

4th & Broadway (US) [BWAY-416] 1985 Known more for their reggae and dub releases, this track by Jamaican production duo of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare was written and produced with the help of Bill Laswell and Manu Dibango. It was made famous by Capital Radio’s Mike Allen (R.I.P.) on the Capital Rap Show as a talk-over. The promo release […]

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Death Comet Crew – At The Marble Bar

Beggars Banquet (UK) [BEG 130T] 1985 Death Comet Crew are Michael Diekmann aka B Lan 3, Shinichi Shimokawa & Stuart Argabright. This was their debut single release and featured two tracks with Rammellzee, who was an occasional member of the group. The EP was remixed in 2005 and released on a CD in Japan entitled “This Is (Re)Phop”. It then […]

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Cazal Boys – Snatchin’ Cazals

Tempre Records (US) [T1837] 1985 This is the one and only release by the Cazal Boys and features an uncredited DJ Jazzy Jeff in his vinyl debut. Jeff actually used some of the lyrics for ‘The Magnificent Jazzy Jeff’ – ‘So check out Jazzy Jeff on the cold cut scratch’. The track was reissued in 2016 on Dusty Donuts as […]

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