Boo-Dah Bliss Crew – Pass The Boo-Dah

Top Flight Records (US) [TOP-003] 1983 The Boo-Dah Bliss Crew were DJ Spivey, Doug E. Fresh and Spoonie Gee and this was their only release as a group. In fact this was the first appearance on wax by Doug E. Fresh. It is an electro, hip hop, reggae track based around Musical Youth’s “Pass The Dutchie” and was produced and […]

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Brother D with Collective Effort – Dib-Be-Dib-Be-Dize / How We Gonna Make The Black Nation Rise?

Clappers (US) [CL-0001] 1980 This was one of the earliest socially conscious rap tracks and was the first single for reggae label Clappers. It was also the debut release for math teacher Daryl Aamaa Nubyahn aka Brother D. The disco rap track was based around a replayed version of Cheryl Lynn’s ‘Got To Be Real’ but with vocals singing ‘Let’s […]

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Sly & Robbie – Bass & Trouble

4th & Broadway (US) [BWAY-416] 1985 Known more for their reggae and dub releases, this track by Jamaican production duo of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare was written and produced with the help of Bill Laswell and Manu Dibango. It was made famous by Capital Radio’s Mike Allen (R.I.P.) on the Capital Rap Show as a talk-over. The promo release […]

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Solid C, Bobby D & Kool Drop – Wack Rap

Wackie’s (US) [SENTA 766-226] 1979 Typical early disco rap track with music by Wackie’s Disco Rock Band which appears to be the only release by Solid C (Charles Burrell), Bobby D (Bobby Daley) and Kool Drop (James Redden). The track was produced by label owner Lloyd Barnes aka Bullwackie. The ‘Version’ was reissued in 2003 on Dis-Joint Records as a […]

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