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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Cold Crush Brothers – Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold

Label: Profile RecordsReleased: PAL-7056Format: 12″Country of Origin: USYear: 1984 Artist Bio click here   This was the third single from the Cold Crush Brothers and featured Caz and the crew bragging about their rhyme skills. It was mixed and engineered by Charlie Chase and the legendary Elai Tubo. There are a variety of labels for this release which are pictured below. Following a […]

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Cybotron – Cosmic Cars

Deep Space Records (US) [203053X] 1982 Follow-up to the Detroit hit, Alleys Of The Mind, this track was heading in a more hip hop/electro direction and was released on their own label also as a 7″. As a result of this track, later the same year the group signed to Fantasy and issued a slightly longer 12″ version. It was then […]

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Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight

Sugar Hill Records (US) [SH-542] 1979 Debut release by Master Gee, Wonder Mike and Big Bank Hank (R.I.P.), a group manufactured by label owner Sylvia Robinson. Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” is widely known as the first rap record record released on vinyl and was based around an interpretation of Chic’s “Good Times” bassline replayed by Chip Searin. It contained those infamous […]

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