Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message

Sugar Hill Records (US) [SH-584] 1982 This is probably the most well known track by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five and was a break from the usual party anthems. It was slower than other records of the time and had a synthesized hook with lyrics that told of the hardships of urban life. The main track only featured Melle […]

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Word Of Mouth featuring DJ Cheese – King Kut

Beauty And The Beat Records (US) [BAB 100] 1985 New Jersey rappers Ali-G aka Original G and KMC debuted as Word Of Mouth in 1985 and released the first single on Duke Bootee’s Beauty And The Beat Records with and ode to their DJ, King Kut aka DJ Cheese. The track was produced by Duke Bootee and DJ Cheese, although […]

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Z-3 MC’s – Triple Threat

Beauty And The Beat Records (US) [BAB 103] 1985 Hailing from Baltimore the Z-3 MC’s, originally named Triple Threat, were put together by the We Rock Crew and consisted of Marvin C, Romey Z and Sean Nice who was sadly shot and killed in 1993. The track was produced by Duke Bootee with scratches by DJ Cheese, edited by Latin […]

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