Cazal Boys – Snatchin’ Cazals

Tempre Records (US) [T1837] 1985 This is the one and only release by the Cazal Boys and features an uncredited DJ Jazzy Jeff in his vinyl debut. Jeff actually used some of the lyrics for ‘The Magnificent Jazzy Jeff’ – ‘So check out Jazzy Jeff on the cold cut scratch’. The track was reissued in 2016 on Dusty Donuts as […]

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Davy DMX – One For The Treble (Fresh)

Tuff City / CBS (US) [4Z9 04955] 1984 After moving to Hollis, Queens at a young age, David Reeves aka Davy DMX taught himself to play the guitar, bass, drums and keyboards before perfecting his turntable skills and replacing DJ Run as Kurtis Blow‘s DJ. He formed the group Orange Krush with bassist Larry Smith (R.I.P.) and drummer Trevor Gale. […]

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Kurtis Blow – 8 Million Stories

Mercury (US) [880 170-1] 1984 This is the first track released from his Ego Trip album and features an uncredited Run DMC. (Run was originally known as the son of Kurtis Blow). It is a story about each and everyone living in NYC at the time having a different story to tell and highlights a few. The flip side features […]

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Kurtis Blow – Christmas Rappin’

Mercury (US) [MDS-4009] 1979 Kurtis Walker began his hip hop career in the late 70’s when he used to DJ under the name Kool DJ Kurt. He eventually began rapping with the Son Of Kurtis Blow aka Run of Run DMC on the turntables and under the management of Russell Simmons landed a deal with Mercury Records where he released […]

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Word Of Mouth featuring DJ Cheese – King Kut

Beauty And The Beat Records (US) [BAB 100] 1985 New Jersey rappers Ali-G aka Original G and KMC debuted as Word Of Mouth in 1985 and released the first single on Duke Bootee’s Beauty And The Beat Records with and ode to their DJ, King Kut aka DJ Cheese. The track was produced by Duke Bootee and DJ Cheese, although […]

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