Tim Greene – The Facts Of Life

Sugarscoop Records (US) [SS-431] 1985 Second track by Tim Greene, produced by Raul Rodriguez (R.I.P.) and featuring Baby T and the debut appearance of Lady Crush. The track was recorded in 1984 but wasn’t released until 1985 after “The Dub Of Life” was added. Side A The Facts Of Life [5:00] Side B The Dub Of Life [6:50]

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Toddy Tee – Batterram

Evejim Records (US) [EJ 1979] 1985 Debut release by pioneering West Coast hip hop artist Todd Howard aka Toddy Tee and credited as one of the first West Coast gangster rap releases. The track itself tells of how the LAPD used to raid crack houses by driving a batterram into them. This release is produced by and features on the […]

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Triple Threat Three – M.P.G. Rap

Saturn Records (US) [SAT-2010] 1985 This is the second and final release from the Triple Threat Three and was a tribute to the late soul legend, Marvin Gaye, who was shot dead by his father the previous year. The track featured Daniel Sofer on keyboards, a guest appearance from Andre Manuel aka the Unknown DJ and additional production from Lonzo (Alonzo) Williams […]

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Unknown DJ – Let’s Jam

Techno Hop Records (US) [THR-3] 1985 Excellent follow-up to 808 Beats and with an awesome cover courtesy of Darryll Davis once again featuring a Police DMX Anti Graffiti Missile crashing into a brick wall with an interpretation of the Los Angeles skyline in the background. The track features a guest appearance from DJ 3D Master Of The Beat aka Louis King […]

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Word Of Mouth featuring DJ Cheese – King Kut

Beauty And The Beat Records (US) [BAB 100] 1985 New Jersey rappers Ali-G aka Original G and KMC debuted as Word Of Mouth in 1985 and released the first single on Duke Bootee’s Beauty And The Beat Records with and ode to their DJ, King Kut aka DJ Cheese. The track was produced by Duke Bootee and DJ Cheese, although […]

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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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