Hip Hop Be Bop

Unknown DJ – 808 Beats

Techno Hop Records (US) [THR-2] 1984


Second release for Unknown’s Techno Hop label and this is the track that really blew up worldwide and stamped Unknown’s arrival on the electro scene. It was produced by Unknown and another West Coast legend, Darryll ‘Lyrrad’ Davis aka DJ Illrad who, following on from drawing up flyers and t-shirts for the likes of Uncle Jamm’s Army, also added his unique artwork to the release. The rap is written and performed by Unknown and there are additional female vocals from Velvet Smooth.

Side A

808 Beats (Eight Hundred And Eight Beats) (Radio Mix) [5:10]

Side B

808 Beats (Eight Hundred And Eight Beats) (Club Mix) [6:23]

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