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Afrika Bambaataa & Family – Who Do You Think You’re Funking With? (Test Pressing)

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 865] 1985 Unreleased track from the “Planet Rock” album produced by Fats Comet and featuring Melle Mel with the addition of Busy Bee & Ikey C on the B side. This only ever made it to the test pressing stage and was never released. Side A Who Do You Think You’re …

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Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – Superappin’

Enjoy Records (US) [6001] 1979 Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five were formed in the Bronx. Flash honed his skills alongside the L Brothers before recruiting Cowboy, Melle Mel & Kidd Creole as emcee’s. They were originally known as the Three MC’s but were joined shortly after by Rahiem, formerly of the Funky Four, and …

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Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – Super Rappin’ No.2

Enjoy Records (US) [ER-6011] 1980 This is the second release from Flash and the group and is just a shorter re-vocalled version of Superappin’ with slightly cleaner and more polished music. The original pressing had a red label but there are also 3 silver label reissues with the same catalogue number but different text layouts, …

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Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message

Sugar Hill Records (US) [SH-584] 1982 This is probably the most well known track by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five and was a break from the usual party anthems. It was slower than other records of the time and had a synthesized hook with lyrics that told of the hardships of urban life. The …

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The Younger Generation – We Rap More Mellow

Brass Records (US) [BRDS 2504] 1979 The Younger Generation consisted of Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, The Kidd Creole, Rahiem, Mr. Ness aka Scorpio & Keef Cowboy otherwise collectively known as Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. Based around the disco jam “Every Way But Loose” by Oneness Of Juju, the track was produced by Terry …

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