Afrika Bambaataa & The Cosmic Force – Cosmic Punk Jam

Tommy Boy (Unofficial) (Japan) [TB001] 1981 As explained in the Zulu Nation Throwdown post, The Cosmic Force weren’t exactly a set group. For this track they were Sabu, Baby Biggs (RIP) & Lisa Lee. The track was recorded in 1981 and was a hybrid of disco rap and early electro, pre-dating the more polished sound of Planet Rock. Coming out […]

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Afrika Bambaataa & The Jazzy 5 / Kryptic Krew – Jazzy Sensation

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 812] 1981 MC Sundance, Master Bee and Charlie Choo began as MC’s for the legendary Disco King Mario before leaving with Mario’s DJ, DJ Jazzy Jay, to join Afrika Bambaataa and the Zulu Nation. They were later joined by Master Ice and formed part of the Soul Sonic Force, however, due to the large size of […]

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Bobby & Demo – Do It Right (Rap)

Scorpio (Canada) [DK 46] 1980 Debut release by the Canadian duo of Bob Boyer and Demo Cates aka Demetrius Cates. Demo Cates was originally in the soul funk group The Fabulous Counts aka The Counts and released the classic funk, soul album Jan Jan in 1969 and also released a few rap singles previously as Barry & Demo. This was […]

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Bobby Deemo – Party Rap

Amherst Records (US) [AMHD-7] 1981 Disco rap 2 tracker from Canadian duo Bobby Deemo aka Bob Boyer & Demo Cates, taken from their only album, “Rap The Night Away With The Bobby Deemo Band”. This single seems to have been their last release and unlike their previous singles, was only a US release. Side A Party Rap [4:40] Side B Bugs-B-Skate Rap […]

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Bon Rock & The Rythem Rebellion – Searching Rap

Reelin & Rockin Records (US) [1001/1002] 1981 This is the debut release for Bon Rock (Keith Rodgers) and was the first for Reelin & Rockin Records based in Staten Island. He was a DJ at the time and had his own show called Bon Rock Live on W.H.B.I. 105.9FM. The track used the classic disco track “Searching To Find The […]

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Brother D with Collective Effort – Dib-Be-Dib-Be-Dize / How We Gonna Make The Black Nation Rise?

Clappers (US) [CL-0001] 1980 This was one of the earliest socially conscious rap tracks and was the first single for reggae label Clappers. It was also the debut release for math teacher Daryl Aamaa Nubyahn aka Brother D. The disco rap track was based around a replayed version of Cheryl Lynn’s ‘Got To Be Real’ but with vocals singing ‘Let’s […]

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Carver Area High School Seniors – Get Live ’83

Challenger Records (US) [CH-1000] 1982 Carver Area High School was a US public high school in Chicago, Illinois, full name George Washington Carver Area High School. As a way of fundraising, the school issued several releases organised by Earl ‘Teddy ‘ Thomas on their own Challenger Records label, including this disco rap track. The school is now a military academy. […]

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Cold Crush Brothers – Weekend

Label: Elite RecordsReleased: 1982Format: 12″Country of Origin: USStyle: Disco Rap Artist Bio click here This is the debut vinyl release for the Cold Crush Brothers and here are a couple of notable label variations. I’m not sure which release came first but there is a blue label version with white text and also a blue label with silver text which also includes the additional text […]

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Dizzy Heights – Christmas Rapping

Polydor (UK) [WRAPX 1] 1982 Former member of DJ Newtrament’s band The Krew, this is Dizzy’s debut release and is one of the earliest UK hip hop releases. It was very similar to the disco rap style of Kurtis Blow’s “Christmas Rapping” and was issued in a couple of different sleeves. One was plain with details printed on the top right […]

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Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde – Jeckyll And Hyde Dance

Rojac Records (US) [RJ 6200] 1981 After appearing as part of the Harlem World Crew in 1980 this was Andre Harrell and Alonzo Brown’s debut release as a group. “Jeckyll And Hyde Dance” is a fairly forgettable rap track with a 60’s soul sounding backing but the main reason to purchase this is the old school disco rap track “Doing […]

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