Captain Rapp – Bad Times (I Can’t Stand It)

Saturn Records (US) [SAT-2003] 1983 Two years after “The Gigolo Rap” Captain Rapp returns with a West Coast politically conscious response to Grandmaster Flash’s “The Message” arranged by the legendary production duo of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Rich Cason and featuring the vocal talents of Kimberly Ball. Part 2 on the B side is actually just Kimberly without […]

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Ice T – Cold Wind Madness b/w The Coldest Rap

Saturn Records (US) [SAT-1002] 1983   East Coast born and West Coast raised, Tracy Marrow aka Ice T is one of the West Coast hip hop legends. After school he served in the US military and had plans on pursuing a career as a DJ and club promoter but despite his attempts to stay on the straight and narrow he found […]

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Kool DJ A.J. – Ah, That’s The Joint

White Diamond Records (US) [102729] 1980 Although Kool DJ A.J. aka A.J. Scratch (R.I.P.) appeared as part of the Marvelous Three alongside Chief Rocker Busy Bee & DJ Small on the track “Rappin’ All Over” with the Younger Generation in the same year, this is his debut solo release and was produced by Terry Lewis. There is no date on […]

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Marvelous Three & The Younger Generation – Rappin All Over

Brass Records (US) [BRDS 2508] 1980 Debut release from the Marvelous Three aka Chief Rock Busy Bee, DJ Small and Kool DJ A.J. It seems that the Younger Generation was actually just an alias for Terry Lewis or possibly the group that played the music. The record was bootlegged/unofficially reissued in the 2000s but is easily recognisable as pictured below. […]

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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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