The B Boys – Two, Three, Break

Label: Vintertainment Records Released: 1983 Format: 12″ Country of Origin: US This is the debut release from Bronx natives Donald D & DJ Chuck Chillout aka The B-Boys, and the first release for Vincent Davis’ Vintertainment label. The vinyl has the same track on both sides and there are a few label variations for this release as pictured below. The first pressing […]

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The B Boys – Rock The House

Label: Vintertainment RecordsReleased: 1983Format: 12″Country of Origin: US This was the follow-up to “Two, Three, Break” and was the second release for Vintertainment. While “Cuttin’ Herbie” followed the same style as their previous release and focused on Chuck’s DJ skills, “Rock The House” featured Donald D who’s lyrics were later sampled by the likes of the Beastie Boys, DJ Spinna and more […]

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The B Boys – Stick Up Kid

Label: Vintertainment RecordsReleased: 1985Format: 12″Country of Origin: US Following Chuck Chillout’s departure to pursue a solo career, Donald D recruited Brother B to join him on vocal duties and Master T as a replacement DJ who himself was later replaced by Jazzy G. ‘Stick Up Kid’ was the third release by the B Boys on Vintertainment and appeared first as a 3 […]

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Doug E. Fresh – Just Having Fun

Label: Enjoy RecordsReleased: 1984Format: 12″Country of Origin: USStyle: Electro Following his release as part of the Boo-Dah Bliss Crew and a movie appearance with the Treacherous Three performing “Santa’s Rap” in the movie Beat Street, this is the debut release by Doug E. Fresh (Dougé Fresh) as a solo artist and features DJ’s Chill Will and Barry Bee prior to them being called the Get Fresh Crew. There […]

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Family Quest – Sleepwalking

Streetwave (UK) [MKHAN 74] 1986 Established in 1983, Family Quest were one of the earliest UK rap groups but had only ever featured on 1984’s “Outer Space ’84 Rap” by Automation. The group Dirty Harry, E=Mix, Cheeko MC aka Daddy Hip Hop & Mystery were regular hosts alongside Tim Westwood & DJ Fingers at Spats club in London’s Oxford Street […]

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Forevereaction – B.E.D. ’34

Streetwave (UK) [MKHAN 19] 1984 Third track from Broken Glass, this time under the alias Forevereaction and the third release taken from the Street Sounds UK Electro album. Side A B.E.D. ’34 (Original Mix) U People (Original Mix) Side B B.E.D. ’34 (Dance Mix) U People (Dance Mix)

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Imperial Brothers – Live It Up

Cutting Records (US) [CR-204] 1985 This was the follow-up to the hugely successful ‘We Come To Rock’ and was the final release on Cutting for the group. It was produced by Hashim with percussion from Soul Supreme Mean Gene and chorus vocals courtesy of Joyce Simpson. Joyce also lent her vocal and writing skills to two further Hashim produced tracks […]

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Project Future – Ray-gun-omics

Capitol Records (US) [8555] 1983 Classic vocoder electro about hard times in the 1980’s with high taxation and high inflation released at the early part of Ronald Raegan’s presidential career (Raeganomics). The track was written and produced by Rahni Harris & keyboardist David Spradley with help from David Sandridge from the soul group Dayton and Ted Currier. This appeared on […]

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