Mantronix – Fresh Is The Word

Sleeping Bag Records (US) [SLX-00014] 1985 Jamaican born Kurtis Khaleel (Kurtis Mantronik) began as an in-store DJ for Downtown Records in Manhattan. It was there that he met Haitian born Toure Embden (MC Tee). The two became good friends and decided to produce a demo which led to them signing with Sleeping Bag Records and releasing this, their debut release, […]

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T La Rock & Jazzy Jay – It’s Yours

Partytime Records / Def Jam Recordings (US) [PT 104] 1984 Clarence “Terry” Keaton aka T La Rock is the brother of Special K from The Treacherous Three and Tony Tone aka T.O.N.E.-z from Style [“Assassinator (1990)”]. Rick Rubin, founder of Def Jam Recordings, already had a couple of punk releases to his name by Hose for which he played guitar but […]

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