Monday 9 April 2018

Generic list post: 80's Rap 101

Forget stereophonic sound, this is a journey into constantly-evolving sound. The best Rap songs of the 80s as according to ya host Love Bug Tarkovski. A funky 100 + 1 of songs that shine like dookie ropes not songs that stink like dookie logs.

Spoonie Gee - Love Rap (1980)
Treacherous Three & Spoonie Gee - New Rap Language (1980)
Kurtis Blow - Hard Times (1980)
Blondie - Rapture (1980)
Grand Wizard Theodore & The Fantastic 5 - Can I Get A Soul Clapp (1981)
Grandmaster Flash - The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash.. (1981)
Super 3 - When You're Standing On The Top (1982)
The Fearless Four - Rockin' It (1982)
Duke Bootee & Melle Mel - The Message (1982)
Afrika Noncebaataa & The Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock (1982)
Planet Patrol - Play At Your Own Risk (1982)
Trouble Funk - Pump Me Up (1982)
Busy Bee - Making Cash Money (1982)
Hashim - Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) (1983)
Jimmy Spicer - Money (Dollar Bill Y'all) (1983)
Chris Stein ft. Grand Wizard Theodore - Gangbusters (1983)
Davy DMX - One For The Treble (1983)
West Street Mob - Break Dance -- Electric Boogie (1983)
Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde - Gettin' Money (1983)
Jonzun Crew - Space Is The Place (1983)
Disco Four - Throwdown (1983)
Rammellzee vs. K-Rob - Beat Bop (1983)
Love Bug Starski - You've Gotta Believe (1983)
Run-D.M.C - Sucker MC's (1983)
Cybotron - Clear (1983)
Fat Boys - Jail House Rap (1984)
Newcleus - Jam On It (1984)
The Furious Five - Step Off (1984)
Herbie Hancock ft. Grand Mixer D.ST - Rockit (1984)
Whodini - Featuring Grandmaster Dee (1984)
World's Famous Supreme Team - Hey D.J (1984)
Crash Crew - We Are Known As Emcees (1984)
Cold Crush Brothers - Fresh, Fly, Wild, And Bold (1984)
Egyptian Lover - I Cry (Night After Night) (1984)
T La Rock & Jazzy Jay - It's Yours (1984)
DJ Red Alert - Hip Hop On Wax Volume 2 (1984)
Marley Marl ft. MC Shan - Marley Marl Scatch (1985)
Doug E. Fresh & MC Ricky D - La Di Da Di (1985)
Stetsasonic - Just Say Stet (1985)
Z-3 MC's - Triple Threat (1985)
Steady B - Just Call Us Def (1985)
Whistle - (Nothing Serious) Just Buggin' (1985)
Schoolly D - Saturday Night (1986)
Just Ice - Cold Gettin' Dumb (1986)
Beastie Boys - Rhymin' & Stealin' (1986)
Super Kids - The Tragedy (Don't Do It) (1986)
Roxanne Shanté ft. Biz Markie - The Def Fresh Crew (1986)
Word Of Mouth ft. DJ Cheese - Coast To Coast (1986)
2 Live Crew - We Want Some Pussy (1986)
Skinny Boys - Rip The Cut (1986)
B Fats - Woppit (1986)
The Showboys - Drag Rap (1986)
Audio Two - Top Billin' (1987)
Cool C - Juice Crew Dis (1987)
Boogie Down Productions - Poetry (1987)
Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud - Do The James (1987)
Heavy D & The Boyz - The Overweight Lover's In The House (1987)
The Classical Two - New Generation (1987)
Eric B. & Rakim - Lyrics Of Fury (1988)
Slick Rick - The Moment I Feared (1988)
Ultramagnetic MC's - Kool Keith Housing Things (1988)
Ice-T - Drama (1988)
M.C La Kim aka Lakim Shabazz - We Got The Funk (1988)
EPMD - You Gots To Chill (1988)
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Brand New Funk (1988)
N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
Eazy-E - Eazy-er Said Than Dunn (1988)
LL Cool J - Jack The Ripper (1988)
Public Enemy - Night Of The Living Baseheads (1988)
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Poison (1988)
The Juice Crew - The Symphony (1988)
Big Daddy Kane - Set It Off (1988)
Biz Markie - Vapors (LP version) (1988)
MC Shan - So Def (1988)
Too $hort - City Of Dope (1988)
Jungle Brothers - Because I Got It Like That (1988)
Mantronix - King Of The Beats (1988)
J.V.C Force - Strong Island (1988)
MC Lyte - Paper Thin (1988)
Positive K ft. King Of Chill - Step Up Front (3 Heineken Technique) (1988)
Three Times Dope - Funky Dividends (1988)
Sir Mix-A-Lot - Posse On Broadway (1988)
MC EZ & Troup - Just Rhymin' (1988)
Nice & Smooth - Early To Rise (1989)
Grandmaster Melle Mel - Free Style (1989)
The 45 King - The 900 Number (1989)
Stezo - Girl Trouble (1989)
Special Ed - I Got It Made (1989)
Uptown - Dope On Plastic (1989)
Freddie Foxxx - The Master (1989)
De La Soul ft. Native Tongues - Buddy (1989)
Tuff Crew - Behold The Detonator (1989)
Ultimate Force - I'm Not Playing (1989)
Mac Dre - Young Black Brotha (1989)
3rd Bass - Monte Hall (1989)
Brand Nubian - Brand Nubian (1989)
YZ - In Control Of Things (1989)
Geto Boys - Gangster Of Love (1989)
The New Style - Scuffin' Those Knees (1989)
Gang Starr - Words I Manifest (Remix) (1989)
The D.O.C - Portrait Of A Masterpiece (1989)


Smell Rell said...

Need a playlist of this one

L.A said...

Classic Cazbee piece!

You are doing Whodini wrong

d said...

This is class. Never heard of the Classical Two one of the members is KBornGodAllahNegativeXtheHoe lol. discogs should just link to werners blog whenever possible.

Once again youre sorting a problem w the Ego Trip list here - that 79 to 83 deserved as many songs as the late 80s on + multiple songs by the same artist. Was Knowledge Me a conscious omission or am I finally getting to flex my deep expert 80s rap mental library

d said...

tbf like 900 Number, Posses On Broadway & Knowledge Me, 5 Minutes Of Funk no longer belongs to its original owner. besides everyone knows their best rapping was done alongside the rap machine.

Youre in a losing battle youre like cattle/ the sound of KRS One makes your tail waggle

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Who's gonna give ya host a Twitter/Facebook link on this one?

I wanna see Dart Adams in my comments fuming there's no Boston rap in here.

Mrs Mangle said...

The great thing about this list is I could choose an alternative song for every artist listed here and it would still bump. Viva la eighties.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Paul Robinson >>>>> Sylvia Robinson

hotbox said...

who has the zip file?

Nals Gorman said...

How come no 1 ever fucks w/ lord shafiyq- my mic is on fire

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Ego Trip did.

Fred said...

Nice and rather impressive list, quite a few stuff I don't know on it, specially if we talk pre-86 stuff, gonna be diving in there.

I probably would have added a King Tee though, that Act A Fool album still slaps hard:

Bass (Remix):

Act A Fool:

Also I had a hunch I would find it on there list but still props for including The Showboys - Drag Rap on there.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Standard pick innit.

Fred said...

If you’re talking about the Showboys, to a certain extent. I’m still surprised about how many people haven’t heard about that song and what it gave birth to.

hotbox said...

there's a bunch of songs mostly on the first 1/2 of this that I'm not too familiar with so thanks for this. . .also still holding out for that zip

D said...

lol just noticed bams new name

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Afrika Boybumaa

Anonymous said...

I can turn these into zippyshare files when I’m back in my own timezone.
Not sure (from the top of my head) about Super Kids and Chris Stein but the rest is no problem

Johnny Rap

Anonymouse On Tha Track said...

Still fiendin for that zip file, hopin Mr Johnny Rap can deliver!

Johnny Rap said...

I will. Give me (a few weeks) time.

quote "cause when I do it, I do it BIG"

You'll have this before the summer.
Johnny Rap

Ginger Spice-1 said...

No worries, will be waitin like Fiend on God:

Johnny Rap said...


Johnny Rap presents The Martorialists 80's Rap Part 1

Johnny Rap presents The Martorialists 80's Rap Part 2

Johnny Rap presents The Martorialists 80's Rap Part 3

Kelvin Mack10zie said...