Jump to content


Best early rap and electro?

  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 sean 91

sean 91
  • Members
  • 409 posts
  • LocationUnited Kingdom

Posted 07 May 2017 - 04:45 AM

whats up guys? I am building a playlist of mainly electro with some early rap... im after recommendations for which tunes am i missing that should belong on any electro playlist? :breakdance:      ....anything i can get hold of on cd or download would be a bonus

My playlist;

Sucker mcs- run dmc
Just give the dj a break- dynamix II
Rock the bells- llcoolj
Beat box- art of noise
Play at your own risk- planet patrol
Pack jam- jonzun crew
Boogie down bronx- man parrish
Request line- rock master scott and the dynamic3
Walking on sunshine- rockers revenge
Dont make me wait- peech boys
White lines- melle mell
Hip hop be bop- man parrish
Rockit- herbie hancock
The smurf- tyrone brunson
In the bottle- cod
London bridge is falling down- newtrament
Al naafish the soul- hashim
Magics wand- whodini
The wildstyle- timezone
Adventures of grandmaster flash on the wheels of steel
More bounce to the ounce- zapp and roger
One for the trble- davy dmx
Bassline- mantronix
The message- grandmaster flash
The breaks- kurtis blow


  • Members
  • 1,432 posts
  • LocationUK

Posted 07 May 2017 - 10:29 AM

Well i'll throw my 2 cents in:


Tyrone Brunson - The Smurf
Disco Twins & Starchild - Do The Whop

Afrika Bambaataa & The jazzy 5 - Jazzy Sensation (bronx version)

Newcleus - Jam on It

Amazing Bongo Band - Apache

Spoonie G - The Godfather

Grandmixer DST - Crazy Cuts

The Fearless Four - Rockin' It

Babe Ruth - The Mexican (not strictly hiphop but uh, those breaks tho)

World Class Wrecking Crew - Mission Possible

Eric B and Rakim - Paid in Full (sorry you cannot have an old school mix without this, i believe its illegal)

Stetesasonic - Just say Stet

#3 MyOhMy

  • Members
  • 1,883 posts
  • LocationSleaford, Lincolnshire, UK.

Posted 07 May 2017 - 03:44 PM


#4 Guest_Rewind86_*

  • Guests

Posted 07 May 2017 - 06:25 PM

Boogie Boys ( survival of the freshest)

Timex social Club

Noel ( noel )

Tangerine Dream

#5 Fatdog

  • Administrators
  • 9,808 posts
  • LocationMiddle Tennessee, U.S.A.

Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:19 AM

This is, by no means, a complete list, but you must have the following somewhere in your list.   If you need any of them, get a list together and PM me.


2 Live Crew - Ghetto Bass
3-D - Tommy Boy Megamix (Club Mix)
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock (Vocal)
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Looking For The Perfect Beat (Vocal)
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Frantic Situation (Vocal)
Awesome Foursome - Funky Breakdown
B Boys, The - Two, Three, Break
Boogie Boys - You Ain't Fresh
Boogie Boys - Party Asteroid
Captain Rock - Return of Captain Rock, The
Captain Rock - Cosmic Blast
Chris 'The Glove' Taylor & David Storrs - Reckless
Chris 'The Glove' Taylor & David Storrs - Tibetan Jam
Cold Crush Brothers - Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold
Connie - Funky Little Beat
Divine Sounds - What People Do For Money
Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde - Freshest Rhymes In The World
Dynamic Breakers - Dynamic
Egyptian Lover, The - Egypt, Egypt
Egyptian Lover, The - And My Beat Goes Boom
Egyptian Lover, The - What Is A D.J. If He Can't Scratch
Fantasy Three - It's Your Rock
Fantasy Three - Summer
Freestyle - Don't Stop The Rock
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five - Message, The
Herbie Hancock - Mega-Mix
Imperial Brothers - We Come To Rock
Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin - Mean Machine
Jaybok The City Ace - My Masurati
Jaybok The City Ace - Hip Hop Phenomenal
Jimmy Spicer - This Is It Yall
Joeski Love - Pee-Wee's Dance
Jonzun Crew - Pak Man
Kaptain Jam & The Mighty Finesse - I Can't Stand You
Knights Of The Turntables, The - Techno Scratch
Knights Of The Turntables, The - Fresh Mess
Knights Of The Turntables, The - We Are The Knights
Kraftwerk - Tour De France (French Version)
LL Cool J - I Need a Beat
M.C. Flex & The FBI Crew - Rockin' It
Masterdon Committee, The - Get Off My Tip
Nairobi & The Awesome Foursome - Funky Soul Makossa
Newcleus - Automan (Dub Version)
Newcleus - Jam On It
Newcleus - I Wanna Be A B-Boy
Newcleus - Jam On It (Instrumental)
Pretty Tony - Fix It In The Mix
Pumpkin - King Of The Beat
Showboys, The - Drag Rap
T La Rock - He's Incredible
T La Rock - Back To Burn
T La Rock - Breakdown
T La Rock - Breaking Bells
T La Rock - Bass Machine
T La Rock & Jazzy Jay - It's Yours
Twilight 22 - Siberian Nights
Twilight 22 - Electric Kingdom
Ultimate 3 Mc's - What Are We Gonna Do
Ultimate Force, The - Cuts Like These
Whodini - Friends
Whodini - Five Minutes Of Funk
Word Of Mouth ft. D.J. Cheese - Coast To Coast
Word Of Mouth ft. D.J. Cheese - King Kut
World's Famous Supreme Team, The - Hey DJ

2 Live Crew - Beat Box (Remix)
2 Live Crew - Mr. Mixx On The Mix
Cybotron - Clear
Cybotron - R-9
D. ST. - Megamix II (So Why Is It Fresh)
Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde - Genius Rap
Fat Boys - Fat Boys
Fat Boys - Fat Boys Scratch
Fat Boys - Fly Car
Fat Boys - Jail House Rap
Freestyle - It's Automatic
Freestyle - Party Has Just Begun, The
Freeze & Disco John Rocca - IOU
Fresh 3 MCs - Fresh
G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid - Play That Beat
Gucci Crew II - Gucci Bass
Jazzy Jay - Def Jam
Jazzy Jeff - Rock It (Rock It)
Kurtis Blow - 8 Million Stories
Kurtis Blow - AJ Scratch
Kurtis Blow - Basketball
LL Cool J - Dangerous
LL Cool J - Rock the Bells (12" version)
LL Cool J - You'll Rock
Mantronix - Fresh Is The Word
Mantronix - Get Stupid 'Fresh' Part I
Mantronix - Hardcore Hip-Hop
Nolan Thomas - Yo' Little Brother
Pretty Tony - Jam The Box
Run-D.M.C. - Hard Times
Run-D.M.C. - It's Like That
Run-D.M.C. - Jam-Master Jay
Run-D.M.C. - Rock Box
Sir Mix-A-Lot - My Hooptie
Sir Mix-A-Lot - Posse On Broadway
Stetsasonic - On Fire
T La Rock - Lyrical King
T La Rock - This Beat Kicks
U.T.F.O. - Bite It
U.T.F.O. - Leader Of The Pack
U.T.F.O. - Ride, The
U.T.F.O. - Roxanne, Roxanne
U.T.F.O. - Split Personality
Whistle - (Nothing Serious) Just Buggin'
Whistle - Rest In Peace
Whodini - Big Mouth
Whodini - Echo Scratch
Whodini - Haunted House Of Rock (Vocoder Version), The
Whodini - I'm A Ho
Whodini - It's All In Mr. Magic's Wand
World Class Wrecking Cru - Juice
Worse 'Em - Triple M Bass

#6 docs

  • Members
  • 1,451 posts
  • LocationUnited Kingdom

Posted 08 May 2017 - 10:13 AM

Just to add to those already mentioned:

Disco Four - We're at the Party

Key-Matic - Breakin' in Space

Grandmaster Flash Melle Mel - Beat Street

Sugar Hill Gang - Rappers Delight

Quadrant Six - Body Mechanic

Malcolm McLaren - Buffalo Gals

Captain Rock - Cosmic Glide

The Packman - I'm the Packman

Busy Bee - Making Cash Money

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - Scorpio

Tyrone Brunson - Sticky Situation

T-Ski Valley - Cut it up

Malcolm McLaren - Do ya like scratchin'

K9 Corp - Dog Talk

G-Force - Feel the force

C-Bank - Get Wet

Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde - Gettin Money

Shannon - Let the music play

Project Future - Ray-gun-omics

The B Boys - Rock the House

Break Machine - Street Dance

The B Boys - Two, Three, break


takes you to about 1984

#7 Fatdog

  • Administrators
  • 9,808 posts
  • LocationMiddle Tennessee, U.S.A.

Posted 08 May 2017 - 12:07 PM

How could I forget "Beat Street"?  :dunce:

#8 docs

  • Members
  • 1,451 posts
  • LocationUnited Kingdom

Posted 08 May 2017 - 12:09 PM

You have a good list for sure, there are one or two others but I think we got it covered pretty well πŸ˜€

#9 sean 91

sean 91
  • Members
  • 409 posts
  • LocationUnited Kingdom

Posted 08 May 2017 - 02:50 PM

Just started making my way through these, might be here a while lol

@fatdog: do you have any of the streetsounds electro albums or similar?


#10 docs

  • Members
  • 1,451 posts
  • LocationUnited Kingdom

Posted 09 May 2017 - 10:07 AM

@fatdog: do you have any of the streetsounds electro albums or similar?


I have them all on vinyl, including the latterly released Crucial 4. :clap:

I think I have them all mp3'd too.

#11 Danswizzle

  • Members
  • 12 posts
  • LocationDigging up the yard and spying on the devil

Posted 01 November 2017 - 12:58 PM

whats up guys? I am building a playlist of mainly electro with some early rap... im after recommendations 

^^^Yeah, the Street Sounds Electro series of records originally released in  the early 80's.are a must have .Those records are indispensable IMHO. There's volumes 1-15 so you cant go wrong really   :-)


My own personal favourite for Electro comps is this one here...absolutely dope stuff and well worth tracking down.





The Street Sounds series was also released on tape .The covers look like this.



#12 c bank

c bank
  • Members
  • 50 posts
  • LocationManchester UK

Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:24 AM

Ooo!! Now this is my thang 8-)

Few to add ..

C bank - One More Shot dub & vocal mixes
C bank - Get Wet dub

Jenny Burton - I remember what you like all versions
Jenny Burton - In black and white (album)

Pretty much anything producer , John Robie was involved with

Strafe - Set it off

Klein and MBO - dirty talk (lots of mixes of this out there , some MUCH better than others.

X ray connection - Replay

Two sisters - b boys beware
Two sisters - two sisters (album) lot of the original electro heads involved in this album

#13 Ghettoboom767

  • Members
  • 3,920 posts
  • LocationN.W. Tn.

Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:47 PM

Curtis Blow & Sugar Hill Gang,going way back!!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŽπŸŽΆπŸŽΌπŸ“»