Hip Hop Be Bop

Pumpkin – King Of The Beat

Profile Records (US) [PRO-7038] 1983


Born Errol Eduardo Bedward, Bronx native Pumpkin was a multi-instrumentalist best known for his drumming skills and was known as the original King of the Beats. He began his career producing records for Bobby Robinson’s Enjoy label before signing with Profile where he continued producing for other labels under aliases such as B. Eats, Bedward and Jack-O-Lantern.

He is responsible for many classic hip hop tracks by artists such as Spoonie Gee, Disco Four, Funky 4+1, Masterdon Committee, Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, Outlaw Four, Fantasy Three, Great Peso, etc.

This was his debut release as an artist and featured scratching by Galaxy aka Scratch On Galaxy.

Pumpkin died in 1992 from pneumonia.

Side A

King Of The Beat [6:10]

Side B

King Of The Beat (Instrumental) [6:10]

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