Funky Constellation – Street Talk (Madam Rapper)

Funky Constellation (US) [369] 1979 Funky Constellation was a group put together by producer Ted Osaze aka Teddy Hayes. It was engineered by Claude Watts who also mixed ‘The Micstro’ by Radiance and featured on the Ultimate Breaks & Beats series, Volume 7. There are a couple of label variations for this release which are pictured below. The original release was on […]

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Kurtis Blow – It’s Gettin’ Hot b/w Do The Do

Mercury (US) [MK-177] 1981 This is by far the most in demand Kurtis Blow record. “It’s Gettin’ Hot” is a standard disco rap in the same style as his previous work but flip it over and you get the classic, “Do The Do”, a nice open drum break made famous by Double Dee & Steinski on the cut-n-paste classic “Lesson […]

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Radiance – This Is A Party b/w The Micstro

Ware Records (US) [WOO 1] 1980 Solid disco funk track complete with open drum break at the start and a nice old school rap on the flip courtesy of DJ RC aka R.C. LaRock. This seems to have been RC’s only release. The track was mixed by Claude Watts who also engineered Funky Constellations “Street Talk (Madam Rapper)” from 1979. […]

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