Afrika & The Zulu Kings – Cars

Posse Records (US) [POS-1221] 1986 Afrika Islam learnt the art of mixing and producing under the guidance of Afrika Bambaataa. He was a DJ and MC for the legendary Rock Steady Crew and was also a brief member of the World Famous Supreme Team before moving to Los Angeles where he became good friends with Ice T. They teamed up […]

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Afrika & The Zulu Kings – The Beach

Posse Records (US) [POS-1222] 1986 This was the more uptempo follow-up to “Cars”, an idea put together by Vansilk using replayed elements from Eric Clapton’s “Layla”. The track was once again produced by the artists and was mixed by Afrika Islam and Grandmaster Caz. There are a couple of Japanese reissues of this track complete with additional dance remixes plus […]

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Cold Crush Brothers – Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold

Label: Profile RecordsReleased: PAL-7056Format: 12″Country of Origin: USYear: 1984 Artist Bio click here   This was the third single from the Cold Crush Brothers and featured Caz and the crew bragging about their rhyme skills. It was mixed and engineered by Charlie Chase and the legendary Elai Tubo. There are a variety of labels for this release which are pictured below. Following a […]

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Cold Crush Brothers – Punk Rock Rap

Label: Tuff City / CBS RecordsReleased: 1983Format: 12″Country of Origin: US Artist Bio click here Following their single ‘Weekend’ for Elite, the Cold Crush Brothers signed to Tuff City and released this far more commercial single which featured the lyrics “Oh My God” as used by Doug E. Fresh on his single ‘The Show’. There are a couple of label variations for […]

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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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Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight

Sugar Hill Records (US) [SH-542] 1979 Debut release by Master Gee, Wonder Mike and Big Bank Hank (R.I.P.), a group manufactured by label owner Sylvia Robinson. Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” is widely known as the first rap record record released on vinyl and was based around an interpretation of Chic’s “Good Times” bassline replayed by Chip Searin. It contained those infamous […]

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