Extra T's - E.T. Boogie

The 50 Best Rap Singles of 1982: Extra T’s

This spin on youth fads like electro and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial inspired Busta Rhymes's 1998 hit "Dangerous."

Extra T’s
“E. T. Boogie” (Sunnyview)

After disco’s boom and bust resulted in bankruptcy for TK Records, Miami entrepreneur Henry Stone enlisted notorious industry figure Morris Levy to fund Sunnyview Records. Stone then turned to musician Freddy Stonewall — who also worked on Blowfly’s “rapp” novelty records — for this spin on two youth fads: electro and E.T the Extra-Terrestrial. Despite its kitschy origins, “E.T. Boogie” has a frizzy robotic groove that’s tailor-made for b-boys commanding the dance floor, helping it land on Billboard’s Disco Singles chart. Years later, its rhythmic pulse was sampled on Busta Rhymes’ 1998 hit “Dangerous.”

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