Hip Hop Be Bop

Hip Hop Be Bop logo
No products in the basket.

colour vinyl

Afrika Bambaataa & Family – Kick Out The Jams (Promo)

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 880] 1986 Third and final single from Bambaataa’s second album but this was a promotional only issue and was never officially released. The title track is a cover version of infamous 1969 track by MC5 (Motor City Five) with Bam on vocals and goes to showcase his very diverse taste in …

Afrika Bambaataa & Family – Kick Out The Jams (Promo) Read More »

Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 823] 1982 Although electronic music was nothing new, this is the track that really kick-started the whole electro sound. The music is by labelmates Planet Patrol who re-used it for their own release “Play At Your Own Risk” and uses elements of Kraftwerk’s “Numbers” and “Trans Europe Express”. It features Bambaataa …

Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock Read More »

Choice MC’s / Fresh Gordon – Beat Of The Street b/w Gordy’s Groove

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 871] 1985 Second release by Choice MC’s and the first to feature Gordon Pickett aka Fresh Gordon as a solo artist. Gordon went on to release a couple more records for Tommy Boy before choosing to remain on the production side where he felt his talent really was. “Gordy’s Groove” was …

Choice MC’s / Fresh Gordon – Beat Of The Street b/w Gordy’s Groove Read More »

Rammellzee vs K. Rob – Beat Bop

Tartown Record Co. (US) [TT001] 1983 Born in 1960 in Queens, New York, Rammellzee (R.I.P.) was an artist who began bombing the subway trains with the likes of legendary graffiti artist, Dondi (R.I.P.). He was well known for his artwork and futuristic masks and costumes which he would regularly wear. Imagine the hip hop equivalent …

Rammellzee vs K. Rob – Beat Bop Read More »

Roxanne with U.T.F.O. – The Real Roxanne

Select Records (US) [FMS 62256] 1984 Following Roxanne Shante’s scathing reply to ‘Roxanne, Roxanne’, U.T.F.O. sensed an opportunity and released this response to ‘Roxanne’s Revenge’. They hired a female rapper named Elease Jacks and crafted the persona of The Real Roxanne. As a bit of a twist they wrote the lyrics for Elease but actually …

Roxanne with U.T.F.O. – The Real Roxanne Read More »

Schoolly D – C.I.A…. (Crime In Action)

Schoolly-D Records (US) [SD 666222] 1985 Second release from Schoolly D and what seems to be the first on his own label. The track features scratching from DJ D.L.B. and was supposed to appear on a forthcoming album entitled “C.I.A.” but this was never released. The record had a limited reissue in 2013 on Canadian …

Schoolly D – C.I.A…. (Crime In Action) Read More »