As the “queen” of Sugar Hill Records, Sylvia’s sense of musicality makes this disco-fried parody of Mel Brooks superior to the original.
“We Want to Get Down” is a product of Queens artist Glenn “Sweety G” Toby’s alliance with famed Harlem promoters Mike & Dave.
Before he earned fame for coining the phrase “New Jack Swing,” Barry Michael Cooper made this entry in the Smurf hip-hop canon.
This classic single by Malcolm McLaren and the World Famous Supreme Team blends British pop and B-boy style.
This post-disco curio from Gary Davis has appeared on numerous DJ mixes as well as Traffic Entertainment and Stones Throw compilations.
On this rare, highly collectible 12-inch, New York DJ/producer AJ Scratch flows over an interpolation of Ohio Players’ “Skin Tight.”
On this somewhat anonymous single, three MCs flow hard over a ruddy but firm interpolation of Shalamar’s “Night to Remember.”
Before Jalil Hutchins’ earned a major-label deal for his group Whodini, he linked with producer Kenton Nix for this solo single.
Graffiti legend Futura’s single is a historic union with The Clash’s Mick Jones, Dondi, and Fab Five Freddy.
This spin on youth fads like electro and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial inspired Busta Rhymes’s 1998 hit “Dangerous.”
Cold Crush Brothers’ debut single may have plenty of charm, but it can’t compare to their reputation as kings of the Bronx.
With help from DJ T-Ski’s Erotic Disco Brothers, Bronx teens Chapter III recorded two fun singles inspired by Cheryl Lynn and the Smurfs.