Various ‎– Boombox 1 (Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro And Disco Rap 1979-82)

Triple-vinyl heavyweight vinyl includes full artwork, text and notes as well as free download code.

Soul Jazz Records’ new Boombox features some of the many innovative underground first-wave of rap records made in New York in the period 1979-82, all released on small, independent, often family-concern record companies, at a time when hip-hop music still remained under the radar.
This first exuberant wave of innocent, upbeat, party on the block rap records were the first to try and create the sounds heard in community centres, block parties and street jams that first took place in the Bronx in the mid-1970s. But where Flash, Kool Herc and Bambaataa were back-spinning, mixing and scratching together now classic breakbeat records like The Incredible Bongo Band’s Apache or Babe Ruth’s The Mexican, these first rap records were all made using live bands, often replaying then current disco tunes, whilst MCs rapped over the top, creating a unique sound that later became known derisively as old school.
And while hip-hop started in the Bronx, rap on vinyl began in Harlem where long-time established rhythm and blues producer-owned record companies such as Joe Robinson’s Enjoy Records, Paul Winley’s Winley Records, Delmar Donnel’s Delmar International and Jack Fatman Taylor’s Rojac and Tayster were the first off the mark to realise the commercial potential of rap music - releasing early ground-breaking records that all quickly followed in the wake of the first rap record, The Sugarhill Gang’s Rappers Delight, a million-selling worldwide hit.
This collection celebrates these first old-school rap records, bringing together rare, classic and obscure tracks released in the early days of rap.


Soul Jazz has a reputation for top-notch compilations that offer crash courses in a variety of styles and genres both beloved and obscure; they are, in essence, the K-Tel of the millennial generation.

This is one of the best Soul Jazz sets in ages, a legitimate party in a box, overflowing with underground deep cuts that have seldom — if ever — been spotted on other collections - FACT

ROLLING STONE Best Rap Albums of 2016



A Mr. Sweety G At The Place To Be  
A2 Love Bug Star-Ski* & The Harlem World Crew Positive Life  
A3 Neil B Body Rock  
B1 Super 3 Philosophy Rappin' Spree  
B2 Bramsam Move Your Body  
C1 Black Bird (10) & Kevski On The Go  
C2 Harlem World Crew Rappers Convention  
C3 Willie Wood & Willie Wood Crew Willie Rap  
D1 Bon Rock & The Rhythm Rebellion Searching Rap  
D2 Sugar Daddy (2) One More Time  
D3 Spoonie Gee & The Treacherous Three The New Rap Language  
E1 TJ Swan* And You Know That  
E2 Portable Patrol Cop Bop  
E3 Master Jay We Are People Too  
F1 Sweet G Boogie Feelin' Rap  
F2 Mistafide Equidity Funk


SKU 5026328003344
Barcode # 5026328003344
Brand Hip-Hop/Rap

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