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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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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Whodini – Magic’s Wand

Jive (US) [VJ 12008] 1982   After releasing the solo track “Smirfathon U.S.A.” earlier in the year, Jalil Hutchins teamed up with John “Ecstacy” Fletcher to form the group Whodini. This track was originally conceived as just an idea for a radio promo for the legendary Mr. Magic on WBLS but lead to it being their debut single. Written by Jalil […]

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World’s Famous Supreme Team – Hey DJ

Island Records (US) [0-96956] 1984 See Devine The Mastermind aka Se’Devine Price and Just Allah The Superstar aka Jazzy Just formed The World’s Famous Supreme Team in 1979 when they began hosting and deejaying parties. Their name quickly spread and they landed a radio show on WHBI alongside the legendary Mr. Magic (R.I.P.) before he moved to WBLS. The show […]

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