Various Artists: BOOMBOX 3: Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro And Disco Rap 1979-83

BOOMBOX 3: Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro And Disco Rap 1979-83

Various Artists

  • US $33.99  

  • Release Date 01 June 2018
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Triple Vinyl LP
Soul Jazz

‘Boombox 3’ features a line-up of stunning, near unknown New York rap artists, classic disco breaks (including Chic’s omnipotent ‘Good Times’, MFSB’s ‘Love Is The Message’, Queen’s ‘Another One Bites The Dust’), proto-electro and more. And by the early 1980s the first rap records outside New York began to emerge - Los Angeles, Houston, Milwaukee, Phoenix - and the first of these are also featured here in this new collection.

Heavyweight triple vinyl (plus download code) with full notes. Digital download album. 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. Along the way the notes discuss everything from the New York power blackout of 1977, the Italian mafia involvement in the music industry, the links between rap and Jamaican dancehall and more besides.

1 Majestics - Class A  
2 Brother's Disco - Thumpi  
3 Mifflin Ensemble - On The  
4 Move  
5 Sherod - Schooling (Put Your  
6 Mind To The Message)  
7 Sugar Daddy - Another One  
8 Bites The Dust  
9 Family Four - Rap Attack  
10 She - Ms D.J. Rap It Up!  
11 The Caution Crew - Rhythm  
12 Rock (Part 1)  
13 Poor Boy Rappers - The D.J.  
14 Rap  
15 Family - Family Rap  
16 Bobby Deemo - Bugs-B-Skate  
17 Rap  
18 Teen-Machine - Teen-  
19 Machine Rap  
20 T.J. Swann & Company - Get  
21 Fly  
22 Poor Boy Rappers - Low  
23 Rider Rap  
24 Sicle Cell & Rhapazooty -  
25 Rhapazooty In Blue  
26 Mr. Fox - Smooth Talk  
27 Solid C, Bobby D & Kool Drop  
28 - Wack Ra  
29 Disco Daddy & Capt. Rapp -  
30 The Gigolo Rapp