Arthur Baker – Breaker’s Revenge

Atlantic (US) [0-86931] 1984 The ultimate b-boy anthem from one of the most iconic moment in hip hop movie history when New York City Breakers battled Rock Steady Crew at the Roxy in the cult movie Beat Street. Produced by the legendary Arthur Baker and edited by fellow legends, The Latin Rascals with vocals courtesy of Gavin Christopher (R.I.P.), brother […]

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High Fidelity Three – B Boys Breakdance

Cutting Records (US) [CR-202] 1984 Essential electro/rap release on Cutting Records produced by Aldo Marin & Hashim about the premier breakdance crew of the time, The Dynamic Breakers, who also went on to release their own records. The longer instrumental edit produced by The Latin Rascals tended to be the most desired version to play and appeared on Street Sounds […]

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Information Society – Running

Wide Angle Records (US) [WAR 317] 1984 After releasing 8 albums, this still has to be the most well known track from electronic synth pop band Information Society, mainly thanks to Tommy Boy and an essential instrumental mix produced by one half of Masters At Work, “Little Louie” Vega and some editing by veterans of the game, The Latin Rascals. […]

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Rock Squad – Facts Of Life

Tommy Boy (US) [TB-855] 1985 Rock Squad are Groovy Groove (Eugene Allen), Jerry Jay (Jeremiah Jones Jr.), Smitty D (James Smith) and DJ Eazzy P (Parrish Smith) aka PMD from EPMD. The track is produced by The Latin Rascals and is engineered by, amongst others, Jay Burnett. It also includes backing vocals from The TKA Disciples aka TKA. Side A […]

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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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