Various Artists / Soul Jazz Records Presents
BOOMBOX 3: Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro And Disco Rap 1979-83
Soul Jazz Records
Soul Jazz Records’ impeccable series delves even deeper into the overlooked cuts that formed the dawn of hip-hop; coops cites this as “the best volume yet!”, which is high praise indeed.
After the explosion of hip hop in the parks and clubs of The Bronx in the mid-1970s, it was in Harlem where the first rap records emerged at the end of 1979 - an avalanche of superb rap tracks released on small independent labels all trying to capitalise on the success of ‘Rapper’s Delight’. The extensive sleevenotes discuss hip hop’s trajectory from the first wave of Bronx creativity - the legendary DJs Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa - through to its arrival in Harlem via the entrepreneurism of old-school African-American rhythm and blues producers and émigré Jamaican producers all living in New York.
- Majestics - Class A
- Brother's Disco - Thumpi
- Mifflin Ensemble - On The Move
- Sherod - Schooling (Put Your Mind To The Message)
- Sugar Daddy - Another One Bites The Dust
- Family Four - Rap Attack
- She - Ms D.J. Rap It Up!
- The Caution Crew - Rhythm Rock (Part 1)
- Poor Boy Rappers - The D.J. Rap
- Family - Family Rap
- Bobby Deemo - Bugs-B-Skate Rap
- Teen-Machine - Teen-Machine Rap
- T.J. Swann & Company - Get Fly
- Poor Boy Rappers - Low Rider Rap
- Sicle Cell & Rhapazooty - Rhapazooty In Blue
- Mr. Fox - Smooth Talk
- Solid C, Bobby D & Kool Drop - Wack Ra
- Disco Daddy & Capt. Rapp - The Gigolo Rapp