ROCK IT, DON'T STOP IT - COMPILED BY SEAN P
a selection of forgotten or relatively obscure disco-influenced rap singles from the ’79-‘83 period, universally known as ‘old school’.
the largely independent rap releases which had been slowly but steadily trickling out of the us would occasionally, like sugarhill’s appropriation of chic’s ‘good times’, take their musical cues from popular club tracks of the day – & disco-derived rap records were plenty. inspiration for these vignettes from hip-hop’s evolution range from classic party rockers by cheryl lynn, through to yazoo (&, no doubt, ‘rapper’s delight’) & the featured mcs give it their best shot with humour, earnestness & everything in-between. although most of these hail from new york state, the under-represented massachusetts shines alongside a prominent player which at the time had yet to find its own distinctive voice – los angeles.
- Hardkore - Boom
- Cat Claw And The Better Love Crew - The Golden Rule
- Jazzy 4 Mcs - MC Rock
- Terry Lewis And Wild Flower - The People's Message, Take Two
- Mr. Sweety "G" - At The Place To Be
- Rappers Rapp Group - Rappin' Partee Groove
- Rickey G. & The Everloving Five - To The Max
- Sinister Two - Rock It, Don't Stop It
- The Jackson Two - Oh, Yeah
- Kevin Fleetwood and The Cadillacs Of Sound - Sweat (The B Side)