Captain Rock – Capt. Rock To The Future Shock

NIA Records (US) [NI 1240] 1984 This was the follow-up to the classic ‘Return Of Capt. Rock’ and featured production from the Aleems once again. The lyrics were written by Alonzo Brown aka Mr. Hyde and the track was mixed by Marley Marl and Mr. Magic aka John Rivas. The track was featured on the Street Sounds Electro 5 compilation. […]

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CD III – Get Tough

Prelude Records (US) [PRL D672] 1983 Debut release for CD III on classic disco label Prelude. The group, consisting of Carlos Savory, George “Dash” Watford & Howard Thompson only released 3 tracks as CD III, two of them on Prelude. I can’t seem to find anything else that George Watford was involved in but Carlos Savory went on to produce […]

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Dimples D – Sucker DJ’s (I Will Survive)

Partytime (US) [PT-101] 1983 Debut and only solo release from Queensbridge native Dimples D aka Crystal Smith. It was also the debut production from her boyfriend of the time, Marley Marl and was a response to Run DMC’s “Sucker MC’s”. Many of the vocals were then sampled & scratched on future Marley releases. She went on to form the all-female hip […]

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Les Love & The Love Kids – Let’s Get It On

Express Records (US) [FR 2228-CS] 1982 Following his release with Solo Sound, this is the second release by Les Love and is produced by C. Smith and M. Dodd. It also features a dub mix by Jim Cline together with the debut appearances of Marley Marl (Marlon Williams) and M² aka Mr. Magic (John Rivas). Side A Let’s Get It […]

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Roxanne Shante – Roxanne’s Revenge

Pop Art Records (US) [PA-1406] 1984 Roxanne Shante aka Lolita Shante Gooden was only 14 years old when she first appeared on wax. Hailing from Queens, New York, she became a member of the legendary Juice Crew and went on to release a couple of albums for Cold Chillin’ Records. Her career began with this diss at UT.F.O. in response […]

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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 on to form Def Jam […]

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Super Nature – The Show Stoppa (Is Stupid Fresh)

Label: Quazar / Pop Art RecordsReleased: 1985Format: 12″Country of Origin: US This is the one and only release as Super Nature. The group, consisting of Cheryl James and Sandra Denton met while studying nursing at Queensborough Community College. One of their co-workers at the time, Hurby Azor, was studying record production at the Center of Media Arts and asked if they would […]

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