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Davy DMX

Davy DMX Member of: Orange Krush Real name: David Reeves Jr. After moving to Hollis, Queens at a young age, David Reeves aka Davy DMX taught himself to play the guitar, bass, drums and keyboards before perfecting his turntable skills and replacing DJ Run as Kurtis Blow‘s DJ. He took his name from the Oberheim …

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Kool Kyle The Starchild – Do You Like That Funky Beat (Ah Beat, Beat)

Label: Enjoy RecordsReleased: 1980Format: 12″Country of Origin: USStyle: Disco Rap Kyle Brinson aka Kool Kyle began as a b-boy with the likes of Kurtis Blow. He was introduced by a friend to DJ Hollywood and went on to rock the mic for him on occasion. His talent led him to sign with Bobby Robinson’s Enjoy Records and he …

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Lovebug Starski – You’ve Gotta Believe

Fever Records (US) [TFR-003] 1983 This was Lovebug Starski aka Kevin Smith’s first release for Sal Abbatiello’s Fever Records which was an extension of his nightclub called The Fever in NYC. The track was written by William ‘Billy Bill’ Waring with adlibs by Starski and produced by Kurtis Blow, Larry Smith and Russell Simmons with …

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Mr. Magic – Rappin’ With Mr. Magic

Magic Records (US) [CX347ABS] 1980 Mr. Magic aka Tony Pearson from Connecticut (Not to be confused with Mr. Magic aka John Rivas of WBLS Rap Attack fame) was a record store owner and promoter in the 1970’s. It was after hearing Kurtis Blow’s ‘Christmas Rap’ that he decided to record his own track and came …

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Run DMC – It’s Like That b/w Sucker MC’s

Profile Records (US) [PRO-7019] 1983 Hailing from Hollis, Queens, Run DMC are legends of hip hop and are well known for combining rock and rap. They all started out as DJ’s. Joseph Simmons aka Run was introduced to hip hop by his older brother, Russell, who was an up and coming promoter and would eventually go …

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