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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Captain Rock – The Return Of Capt. Rock

NIA Records (US) [NI 1236] 1983 Following his debut release the previous year, Captain Rock returned in 1983 with a whole new sound that would cement his place in hip hop history. Lyrics were once again written by Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde but The Aleems opted for a more electronic sound this time. There are a few label variations […]

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Captain Rock – Cosmic Glide

NIA Records (US) [NI 1234] 1982 Captain Rock aka Ronald Greene originally began his career in hip hop as DJ Ronnie Green and was the live DJ for Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde. Although not a member of the Harlem World Crew he lived across the street from the club and was familiar with everyone involved. The Aleems (Taharqa and […]

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Pumpkin & The Profile All-Stars – Here Comes That Beat!

Profile Records (US) [PRO-7047] 1984 Second and final release with Pumpkin as the artist. This track is an early posse cut featuring label mates Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, Fresh 3 MC’s, Greg G & Mr. Troy of the Disco Four, George “Galaxy” Llado and Fly Ty-rone. It was engineered by Dave Ogrin who provided some additional information about Pumpkin. One […]

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Pumpkin – King Of The Beat

Profile Records (US) [PRO-7038] 1983 Born Errol Eduardo Bedward, Bronx native Pumpkin was a multi-instrumentalist best known for his drumming skills and was known as the original King of the Beats. He began his career producing records for Bobby Robinson’s Enjoy label before signing with Profile where he continued producing for other labels under aliases such as B. Eats, Bedward and Jack-O-Lantern. […]

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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 Lewis who released it without […]

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Harlem World Crew – Rappers Convention

Tayster Records (US) [TS 5400] 1980 Debut release by Harlem World Crew members Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, Charlie Rock and Son Of Sam based around the music of The Fantastic Aleems “Hooked On Your Love”. There are some copies that have Side A labels on both sides but the record itself is exactly the same. They all have a […]

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