Cold Crush Brothers – Punk Rock Rap

Tuff City / CBS (US) [4Z9 03898] 1983 Following their single ‘Weekend’ for Elite, the Cold Crush Brothers signed to Tuff City and released this far more commercial single which featured the lyrics “Oh My God” as used by Doug E. Fresh on his single ‘The Show’. There are a couple of label variations for this, one of which features […]

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Captain Rock – The Return Of Capt. Rock

NIA Records (US) [NI 1236] 1983 Following his debut release the previous year, Captain Rock returned in 1983 with a whole new sound that would cement his place in hip hop history. Lyrics were once again written by Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde but The Aleems opted for a more electronic sound this time. There are a few label variations […]

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Cybotron – Clear

Fantasy (US) [D-216] 1983 This was the groups second release for Fantasy and really propelled them into the hip hop/electro limelight courtesy of the Jose “Animal” Diaz remix which featured on many compilations, most notably on the UK’s own Street Sounds Electro series. Industrial Lies on the B side was a more Kraftwerk style track similar to their previous releases […]

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C.O.D. – In The Bottle

Emergency Records (US) [EMDS 6535] 1983 Although pictured as a trio on some European sleeves, C.O.D. was actually the production duo of Man Parrish and Raul Rodriguez (R.I.P.)…again! (Two Sisters, Rama, etc). Tired of being ripped off by record labels they created C.O.D. (Cash On Delivery) with the idea to be paid once a track was finished instead of waiting for […]

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CD III – Get Tough

Prelude Records (US) [PRL D672] 1983 Debut release for CD III on classic disco label Prelude. The group, consisting of Carlos Savory, George “Dash” Watford & Howard Thompson only released 3 tracks as CD III, two of them on Prelude. I can’t seem to find anything else that George Watford was involved in but Carlos Savory went on to produce […]

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Captain Rapp – Bad Times (I Can’t Stand It)

Saturn Records (US) [SAT-2003] 1983 Two years after “The Gigolo Rap” Captain Rapp returns with a West Coast politically conscious response to Grandmaster Flash’s “The Message” arranged by the legendary production duo of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Rich Cason and featuring the vocal talents of Kimberly Ball. Part 2 on the B side is actually just Kimberly without […]

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Cosmic Touch – Nothing Ever Changes

Serious Gold (US) [SG 1009] 1983 Classic piece of vocoder electro rap and the sole release by Cosmic Touch, written by Ronnie Gee, reggae artist Johnny Clark and jazz trombonist Craig Harris and released on Serious Gold which was a sub label of S.M.I. The track was mixed and arranged by Ronnie Gee, engineered by Steve Breck and produced by reggae […]

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