Grand Wizard Theodore & The Fantastic Romantic Five – Can I Get A Soul Clapp

Soul Wax Inc. (US) [2002/860-0097] 1982 Theodore (Teddy) Livingston is widely accepted to have been the inventor of the scratch and the needle drop. He began his career as part of the L Brothers (Livingston Brothers), with his brothers Mean Gene & Cordie-O and went on to appear in the cult movie “Wildstyle” with the Fantastic Freaks aka Fantastic Five […]

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Jimmy Spicer – Adventures Of Super Rhyme (Rap)

Dazz Records (US) [DA 1001] 1980   This is the debut release from one of the original story tellers, Jimmy Spicer, and there are a few label variations which are pictured below all with the same catalogue number. It was reissued by Tuff City in 1988 with a track by Maximus Three on the B side and had a couple […]

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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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Pumpkin – King Of The Beat

Profile Records (US) [PRO-7038] 1983 Born Errol Eduardo Bedward, Bronx native Pumpkin was a multi-instrumentalist best known for his drumming skills and was known as the original King of the Beats. He began his career producing records for Bobby Robinson’s Enjoy label before signing with Profile where he continued producing for other labels under aliases such as B. Eats, Bedward and Jack-O-Lantern. […]

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Spoonie Gee & The Treacherous Three – The New Rap Language b/w Love Rap

Enjoy Records (US) [ER-6002] 1980 Originally school friends, The Treacherous Three consisted of Spoonie Gee, LA Sunshine and Kool Moe Dee with their DJ, Easy Lee. Although he remained affiliated with the group, Spoonie left to pursue his solo career and was replaced with Special K. This was the debut appearance on wax from the group and featured two future […]

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T-Ski Valley – Catch The Beat

Grand Groove Records (US) [GG 7701] 1981 Bronx native, T-Ski Valley began his music career as a DJ with his MC partner Disco Prince under the group name, The Erotic Disco Brothers before joining with DJ Kool Herc & The Herculords as an MC in Fly Force with Shambu & Mercury (R.I.P.) of the Jazzy 4 MC’s plus Mr. Bee. […]

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