Hip Hop Be Bop

Dimples D

Member of:

The Main Attraction

Queensbridge native, Dimples D (Crystal Smith), debuted in 1983 with Sucker DJ’s, produced and mixed by her then boyfriend, Marley Marl (Marlon Williams). The track was a response to Run DMC’s Sucker MC’s¬†and although the track received little response upon release and Dimples D recorded no other solo singles, it marked the beginning of a hugely successful career for Marley. Many of the vocals would be used as sample fodder for future productions.

Dimples D went on to form the all-female hip hop group, The Main Attraction, alongside China Doll and Paradise. They first appeared on the Master O.C. & Krazy Eddie tracks Masters Of The Scratch in 1984 and Private Lessons in 1985 before being signed to Easy Street and recording Don’t Be Lost For Words.

In 1990, Sucker DJ’s was remixed by both Sanny X (Resucker DJ) and Ben Liebrand but it was Liebrand’s radical new remix using the theme from I Dream Of Jeannie, as originally used by Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince for Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble, that stood out the most. The track received huge European success and led to a brief resurgence of her career with a follow-up album in 1991 together with Lady Spice.

There are a few label variations of this release including a black and white label, colour label and purple vinyl pressing.

There are also various reissues of the remix which also include the original version.

Sucker DJ';s

Label: Partytime Records
Year: 1983
Format: 12″
Origin: US

Side A

  1. Sucker DJ’s (I Will Survive) [5:01]

Side B

  1. Sucker DJ’s (I Will Survive) (Marley Marl’s Sucker Dub) [5:55]
  2. Sucker DJ’s (I Will Survive) (Suckapella) [3:40]

Notes: On the 2004 reissue, note the spacing on the B side between SUCKAPELLA and the credits compared to the original black and white label release. Another thing to note, but not pictured, is that the reissue was released in a Streetwise company sleeve and not a Partytime sleeve.