Hip Hop Be Bop

Disco Daddy & Capt. Rapp – The Gigolo Rapp

Rappers Rapp Disco Co. (US) [RR-1989] 1981

Labelled as the ‘first authentic west coast hip hop track’, this was the very first release for Rappers Rapp Disco Co. out of Hollywood, California. It also served as the debut release for both Disco Daddy (Michael Khalfani) and Captain Rapp (Larry Glenn) and used the music from ‘Give It To Me Baby’ by Rick James.

Disco Daddy went on to release ‘Zodiac Rhymes’ and form the LA Breakers crew, who performed at the 1984 Summer Olympics closing ceremony and featured future actors Cuba Gooding Jr. and Raymond Cruz while Captain Rapp gained a national hit with ‘Bad Times (I Can’t Stand It)’.

Side A

The Gigolo Rapp (Club Version) [9:14]

Side B

The Gigolo Rapp (Party / Radio Version) [5:19]

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