Tuesday, October 17, 2006




Big Apple Rappin' - The Early Days of Hip-Hop Culture in New York City 1979-1982 (2 Volumes)



My hip-hop roots go all the way back to 1980 and knew even then for certain (all the certainty any 9 year-old boy can muster up) that THIS was for me and my friends - it was our thing. My parents had rock and roll in their youth and in the early 1980's rock on the radio was in some baaaad shape, my friends. This music was what spoke to us and left us wanting more. Many of these tracks are the most hard-to-find and therefore very valuable to any b-boy who wants to also consider themselves a historian as well as fan. I highly recommend the purchase of this bad boy and you can revel in the sheer joy of it all - vinyl and phots, flyer art and much more. A true b-boy dream .

Tracklisting
Part 1-

1. Spoonie Gee - Spoonin' Rap
2. Xanadu - Sure Shot
3. Brother D & The Collective Effort - How We Gonna Make The Black Nation Rise ?
4. General Echo - Rapping Dub Style
5. T Ski Valley - Catch The Beat
6. Universal 2 - Dancing Heart
7. Masterdon Committee - Funkbox Party
8. Cold Crush Brothers - Weekend

Part 2-

9. Spyder D - Big Apple Rappin'
10. Mr Q - Dj Style
11. The Fly Guys - Fly Guys Rap
12. Solo Sound - Get The Party Jumpin'
13. The Jamaica Girls - Rock The Beat
14. Super 3 - Standing On The Top
15. Tj Swann, Peewee Mel & Barry B - Are You Ready
16. Nice And Nasty 3 - The Ultimate Rap

link in comments and put your party clothes on y'all... time to get funkay.

6 comments:

DaddyRich said...

Part 1-

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Part 2-

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Anonymous said...

Classic compilation. Everyone who loves hip-hop or rap needs to download this.

Anonymous said...

it is an excellent compilation indeed! thanks for posting it!

Anonymous said...

Really enjoying listening to this. I was SOOOOO not ready for rap during the late 70s/early 80s. That's what I get for being a shlub of a white boy who thought Casey Kasem's American Top 40 was the epitome of musical achievement.

Many thanks for posting this and giving me a second chance to appreciate this music.

Funky Chow said...

Please go out and buy it if you love it...the packaging is worth the price of admission. We worked for a long time to put this together.

DaddyRich said...

I couldn't agree more and I believe I mentioned in the original post how incredible the packaging is. Great work.
Rich