Busy Bee – School Days

Master Five (US) [01000] 1981   By the time David Parker aka Busy Bee released his debut solo release he was already a veteran of the hip hop scene having worked with many of hip hop’s founding fathers such as Afrika Bambaataa, Disco King Mario, Kool Herc, DJ Breakout, the L Brothers, Casanova Gang, etc. He began as Star Ski […]

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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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Miraj – In The Pocket

Broccoli Rabe Records (US) [BR-14-1-2051] 1984 This track was written and produced by Charles (Chuck) McPherson Jr. aka Miraj with some help from Brian Drago, Jimmy Bralower and Lee Shapiro (The Four Seasons) aka The Broc Team. Charles is the son of alto jazz saxophonist Charles McPherson who recorded many albums for Prestige, Mainstream Records, etc and has been a […]

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Pumpkin – King Of The Beat

Profile Records (US) [PRO-7038] 1983 Born Errol Eduardo Bedward, Bronx native Pumpkin was a multi-instrumentalist best known for his drumming skills and was known as the original King of the Beats. He began his career producing records for Bobby Robinson’s Enjoy label before signing with Profile where he continued producing for other labels under aliases such as B. Eats, Bedward and Jack-O-Lantern. […]

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The Source – The Ghetto

Enjoy Records (US) [6034] 1984 Following a dispute with Sugar Hill Records the Funky Four split up in 1983 and went their seperate ways. Jazzy Jeff (Jeff Miree) returned to Bobby Robinson’s Enjoy Records and released this debut solo track as The Source. Side A The Ghetto [5:30] Side B The Ghetto (Instrumental) [5:30]

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