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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DJ Afrika Bambaataa – Death Mix – Live!!

Paul Winley Records (US) [12X33-10] 1983 Kevin Donovan aka Afrika Bambaataa was a former member of the Bronx street gang, The Black Spades. He earned a trip to Africa as a result of winning an essay competition and was extremely impressed with the sense of community in the towns he visited. He was also a huge fan of the film Zulu […]

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Imperial Brothers – We Come To Rock

Cutting Records (US) [CR-201] 1984 South Bronx natives, The Imperial Brothers, began in the early 80’s performing at shows and park parties with the likes of Afrika Bambaataa, Doug E. Fresh, Whiz Kid, Kool Herc, etc. Originally known as the Imperial 5, the members were Mark Ski and Mr. Ice, who were friends from their early teens, Soul Supreme Mean […]

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Jazzy 4 MC’s – MC Rock

Razzberri Rainbow Records (US) [RRR 1] 1979 MC’s Mercury (R.I.P.), Shambu, Sha Rock (Not to be confused with the Funky 4+1) and Frankie J trade verses on this Jazzy 4 MC’s debut track and their only release to date. It was released around the same time as “Rapper’s Delight” and featured the debut production talents of Mark James aka DJ […]

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