Awesome Foursome – Awesome Foursome EP

Roots Forward (Canada) [RF12-02] 2018 As is often the case when groups make music, there are often a lot of tracks which never see the light of day. Many are unreleased because the label doesn’t see any commercial viability. Other times the record labels close leaving behind unreleased material and demos which are very often lost forever. Fast forward to […]

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Chain 3 – Graffiti (New York City Style)

Label: Bivak RecordsReleased: 2009Format: 12″Country of Origin: Holland Bronx Native Chain 3 was a graffiti artist through the mid 1970’s to early 1980’s. He wrote under various aliases including Tee Bag 170, Dr. Phibes, Ash, Word, etc. and was a co-founder of one of the most influential graffiti crews, T.D.S. (The Death Squad). The crew featured fellow writers Dondi, Skeme, Case2, Zephyr, Mr. […]

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Fabulous 3 MC’s – Rub A Dub Dub

Numero (US) [NUM+004] 2007 Disco rap track originally recorded in 1981 and intended for release on producer Jeremiah Yisrael’s TAP Records but due to a track by Missy Dee & The melody Crew being more well received in the studio, this remained on the shelf until it was discovered by the Numero Group in 2007 and released as part of […]

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Kool Moe Dee vs Busy Bee Starski – Recorded Live At Harlem World’s Xmas Rappers Convention 1981

Rock The Discotek Records (UK) [RTDT002] 2016 This is the live recording of the legendary battle between Busy Bee and Kool Moe Dee at the 1981 Harlem World’s Xmas Rappers Convention. It was edited, revitalised and remastered by Jorun Bombay for Rock The Discotek Productions and released on vinyl as a 7″ in 2016. It was issued complete with stamps […]

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Mr. Magic & Pookie Blow – Earth Break

Stones Throw Records (US) [STH2056] 2003 Fresh out of Connecticut is this old school rap track by Mr. Magic (Tony Pearson) and his nephew Pookie Blow. It was originally recorded in 1983 at Presence Studios, West Haven and released on the Tri-State Records release ‘Mr. Magic’s Be-Bop Convention’ EP. It was released as a single by Stones Throw in 2003 […]

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Mr. Magic with Cuzz Band – Magic Life Coast To Coast (Edit)

Stones Throw Records (US) [STH4009] 2003 Originally the B side Mr. Magic’s ‘Potential 1980’ this track was edited by Edan and released as Stones Throw Fan Club 45 #9 and given away free with some copies of their Connecticut hip hop compilation The Third Unheard. The Cuzz Band are percussionist Augustine Cerrino, bassist Eddie Cloud, guitarist Perry Mobley, horns players […]

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Rockin’ Rob & The Fabulous 4 MC Connection – The Original Mean Machine

Fraternity Music Group (US) [F-5406] 2016 Originally recorded in 1981 at J&J Studios but never released. The track was produced for release by Jimi Hazel, Rockin Rob & Victor Piagneri aka The Undercover Brother. The Fabulous 4 MC Connection were Lil Bit, Crazy Eddie, Barry B & Lil’ Rich. Side A The Original Mean Machine (Extended Mix) [8:40] Side B The […]

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Sha Rock & Lisa Lee w/DJ Jazzy Jay – Recorded Live At Stevenson High School, Bronx, NY, 1981

Rock The Discotek Records (UK) [RTDT001] 2018 Second in the ‘My Heroes On Stamps’ series sees the live recording of legendary female emcee’s Sha-Rock and Lisa Lee at Stevenson High School 1981 with DJ Jazzy Jay. It was edited and remastered by Jorun Bombay for Rock The Discotek Productions and released on vinyl as a 7″ in 2018. Just like […]

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