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 MCs and although it 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.
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.
Read JayQuan’s interview with Dimples D on the Rock The Bells website.
Label: Partytime Records
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.