Clip – Newcleus – Computer Age 1984

Newcleus is an American electro and old school hip hop group that gained popularity in the early 1980s. The group is primarily known for its 12-inch single “Jam-On’s Revenge” (re-released as “Jam on Revenge (The Wikki-Wikki Song)” (1983)) and “Jam on It” (1984).

Man Parrish – Hip Hop Be Bop – Dont Stop 1982
Manuel Joseph “Man” Parrish (born May 6, 1958) is an American composer, songwriter, vocalist and producer. He, along with artists such as Yellow Magic Orchestra, Kraftwerk, Art of Noise, Arthur Baker, Afrika Bambaataa, John Robie, Jellybean Benitez, Lotti Golden, Richard Scher and Aldo Marin, helped create and define electro in the early 1980s.

Clip – Rufus and Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody 1983
“Ain’t Nobody” is a song recorded by the American band Rufus and Chaka Khan. It was released on November 4, 1983, as a bonus track for their live album Stompin’ at the Savoy. “Ain’t Nobody” quickly gathered popularity, and reached number one on the U.S. R&B chart, and number twenty-two on the US Billboard Hot 100. It has become one of Khan’s signature songs.
Rufus keyboardist David “Hawk” Wolinski wrote the song around a repeating synthesizer loop backed by a Linn LM-1 drum computer. However, drummer John J. R. Robinson played real drums for the recording session. The band did a democratic vote and they decided to include the song in their album repertoire. Once the song was recorded, Warner executives wanted to issue another song as the album’s first single.Wolinski threatened to give the song to Michael Jackson and producer Quincy Jones for Thriller if the song was not the lead-off single. The label relented and “Ain’t Nobody” was issued and hit number one on the R&B chart for the week ending 15 October 1983.
The song was also included in the soundtrack of the movie Breakin’

Clip – Richie Havens – Freedom 1969
Richard Pierce Havens, known professionally as Richie Havens, (January 21, 1941 – April 22, 2013) was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music encompassed elements of folk, soul, and rhythm and blues. He is best known for his intense and rhythmic guitar style (often in open tunings), soulful covers of pop and folk songs, and his opening performance at the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

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Clip – Pointer Sisters – Automatic 1984
“Automatic” is a song by the American vocal group Pointer Sisters, released on the Planet label in 1984 as the second single from their multi-platinum landmark album Break Out. “Automatic” reached the Top 5 of Billboard’s pop chart and became one of the Pointers’ signature tunes. Eventually, three other singles from Break Out reached the Top 10 consecutively.

Clip – Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock 1982
Produced by Arthur Baker, “Planet Rock” blends synthesizer and vocoder sounds with breakbeats. It was influenced by electropop pioneers Kraftwerk and Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO), funk pioneer George Clinton, and artists such as Gary Numan.The melody features parts of Kraftwerk’s “Trans Europe Express” (1977). The use of the TR-808, however, gives the beats in “Planet Rock” a distinctive sound.The Japanese counting part “Ichi, ni, san, shi” was used in “Numbers” as well as YMO’s “Rap Phenomena” (1981). “Planet Rock” also features a brief synthesizer arrangement of the whistling melody from Ennio Morricone’s “For a Few Dollars More” soundtrack.

Johnny Nash – Hold Me Tight 1968

John Lester “Johnny” Nash, Jr. (born August 19, 1940) is an American reggae singer-songwriter, best known in the US for his 1972 comeback hit, “I Can See Clearly Now”. He was also one of the first non-Jamaican singers to record reggae music in Kingston, Jamaica.

Matthew Wilder – Break My Stride 1983

“Break My Stride” is song by American artist Matthew Wilder. It was released in 1983 as the lead single from his debut album, I Don’t Speak the Language, and became a major hit single for him in 1983 and 1984.

Toots And The Maytals – Just Tell Him 1974

Toots and the Maytals, originally called The Maytals, are a Jamaican musical group and one of the best known ska and rock steady vocal groups. According to Allmusic, “The Maytals were key figures in reggae music. Formed in the early 1960s when ska was hot, the Maytals had a reputation for having strong, well-blended voices. Frontman Hibbert’s soulful style led him to be compared to Otis Redding.

CLIP – King Sun – Undercover Lover 1990

King Sun
Righteous but Ruthless 1990

Clip – The West Coast Rap All-Stars – We’re All In The Same Gang 1990

“We’re All in the Same Gang” is a 1990 single by the West Coast Rap All-Stars, a collaboration of West Coast hip-hop artists who assembled for this song, which promoted an anti-violence message.

“Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)” is a funk song by Parliament. It was released as a single under the name “Tear the Roof off the Sucker (Give Up the Funk)”.

Clip – Smokey Robinson – Being With You 1981

Being with You is a 1981 album by Smokey Robinson. It’s one of the few Smokey Robinson solo albums that have been released in the CD format.

A rap troupe culled from the bowels of the US criminal underworld, namely Rahway State Penitentiary in East Jersey. Put together by the thinking of inmate 660604 (Maxwell Melvins), this was an intriguing project that gathered together the incarcerated ‘lifers’ to discourage those who still had their freedom from living the gangsta rap lifestyle to the full. The nightmare vision of prison life was revealed in intimate, gory detail on tracks like ‘The Real Deal’, while the cover rammed home the message with pictures of the criminals and the cells they were forced to occupy. The set was recorded in three months after the Disney-funded Hollywood Basic Records, ever sensitive to a good cause, had heard of the scheme.

3rd Bass – Pop Goes The Weasel – 1991
“Pop Goes the Weasel” is the best-selling single from hip hop trio 3rd Bass; it appears on their third album, Derelicts of Dialect (1991).
The song features funk samples from the J.B.’s and Stevie Wonder as well as rock samples of The Who’s “Eminence Front”, and the foundation sample was from Peter Gabriel’s #1 hit, “Sledgehammer”. Production came from John Gamble, Geeby Dajani, and Dante Ross (noted for their groundbreaking work on Brand Nubian and Grand Puba’s debut albums).
The music video featured Henry Rollins as Vanilla Ice.
The song was listed as #70 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.

Gap band – Oops upside your head 1979

1979 funk anthem recorded by the R&B group The Gap Band and released off their fourth album, The Gap Band II.
The single was released in several countries in different formats. In America, it was a 12″ with the B-side being “Party Lights”. In the Netherlands, the 12 B-side was “The Boys Are Back in Town”. In France, the single was a 7″ with no B-side.


“And the Beat Goes On” is a 1980 single by the American music group The Whispers. The song was their first of two number-one singles on the R&B chart, and their first Top 20 pop hit in the United States, peaking at number 19.

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