Double Dee & Steinski – Lessons

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 867] 1985 In 1983 Tommy Boy launched a competition officially titled ‘Hey Mr. DJ Play That Beat Down By Law Switch The Licks Mastermix Contest’ to find new remixes of G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid’s “Play That Beat” which would hopefully boost sales. The prize was the complete Tommy Boy catalogue of releases to date, a t-shirt, $100 and […]

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E.D. Math – Behind The Bars

Cheryl Records (US) [C-4001] 1985 This is the only release by E.D. Math aka Everett D. Martin and was mixed and arranged by the legendary Harold McGuire aka Whiz Kid (R.I.P.) with scratches by DJ Pete Rock (Not to be confused with Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth). Sadly no video as yet. Side A Behind The Bars (Radio Mix) [4:49] […]

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Hashim – Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)

Cutting Records (US) [CR-200] 1983 Jerry Calliste Jr. aka Hashim began his career promoting events while at school. His first successful event was a DJ battle between DJ Grand Wizard Theodore and DJ Whiz Kid (R.I.P.). He began his actual music career as a janitor for Tom Silverman at Tommy Boy Records and was refered to Tom by Whiz Kid […]

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Heartbeat Bro’s – Growing Up

Elite Records (US) [RO-101] 1985 The Heartbeat Brothers were MC (Lord) Kool Gee aka Gregory Whitley, MC Ronnie Ron aka Ronnie Fladger and DJ Al Ski the Great aka Samad Ali. They grew up together in Mott Haven projects in the South Bronx and began the group while attending Elijah D. Clark Jr. High School. They would borrow equipment from […]

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Imperial Brothers – We Come To Rock

Cutting Records (US) [CR-201] 1984 South Bronx natives, The Imperial Brothers, began in the early 80’s performing at shows and park parties with the likes of Afrika Bambaataa, Doug E. Fresh, Whiz Kid, Kool Herc, etc. Originally known as the Imperial 5, the members were Mark Ski and Mr. Ice, who were friends from their early teens, Soul Supreme Mean […]

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Rockmaster Scott & The Dynamic 3 – It’s Life (You Gotta Think Twice)

Reality Records (US) [IR1374] 1983 Hailing from the Bronx, NY, The Dynamic Three began life as Charlie D & The Crew. The trio of Charlie Prince (Charles Pettiford), Slick Rick (Richard Fowler – Not to be confused with Slick Rick of Def Jam fame) and Buster were originally put together by Master Blaster Greg aka MBG (Greg Wigfall) for a […]

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