Ego Trip's Rap Singles 1982

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Poll Results

1. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious 5: "The Message" (Sugarhill) 12
2. Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force: "Planet Rock" (Tommy Boy) 6
7. Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force: "Looking for the Perfect Beat" (Tommy Boy) 2
26. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious 5: "Scorpio" (Sugarhill) 2
20. Jonzun Crew: "Space Cowboy" (Tommy Boy) 1
10. Malcolm McLaren & the World Famous Supreme Team: "Buffalo Gals" (Island) 1
14. Masterdon Committee: "Funk Box Party" (Enjoy) 1
27. Disco Four: "We're at the Party" (Profile) 0
25. Whodini: "Magic's Wand" (Jive) 0
28. Kurtis Blow: "Daydreamin'" (Mercury) 0
29. South Bronx: "The Bottom Line" (Rissa Chrissa) 0
30. Kool Kyle the Starchild: "Getting Over" (Frills) 0
31. Mr. Sweety "G": "We Want to Get Down" (Mike & Dave) 0
32. Paulette & Tanya Winley: "I Believe in the Wheel of Fortune" (Winley) 0
33. Star Quality & Class: "Betcha Got a Dude on the Side" (R&R) 0
34. Missy Dee & the Melody Crew: "Missy Missy Dee" (Universal Record Co.) 0
35. Sweet G: "Boogie Feelin' Rap" (Queens Constance) 0
36. Radiance featuring Prize: "The Micstro" (Ware) 0
37. Count Coolout: "Touch the Rock (Rhythm Rap Rock Revival)" (Boss) 0
38. Wayne & Charlie the Rappin' Dummy: "Check It Out" (Sugarhill) 0
39. T Ski Valley: "Sexual Rapping" (TSMP) 0
24. Grandmixer D.ST & the Infinity Rappers: "The Grandmixer Cuts It Up" (Celluloid) 0
23. Crash Crew: "Breaking Bells (Take Me to the Mardi Gras)" (Sugarhill) 0
22. Nairobi featuring Awesome Foursome: "Funky Soul Makossa" (Streetwise) 0
3. Fearless Four: "Rockin' It" (Enjoy) 0
4. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious 5: "Flash to the Beat (Live)" (Bozo Meko) 0
5. Cold Crush Brothers: "Weekend" (Elite) 0
6. Busy Bee: "Making Cash Money" (Sugarhill) 0
8. Fearless Four: "It's Magic" (Enjoy) 0
9. Fab 5 Freddy: "Change the Beat" (Celluloid) 0
11. Jimmy Spicer: "The Bubble Bunch" (Mercury) 0
12. Fearless Four: "Yes We Can Can" (Sugarhill) 0
13. Funky 4 + 1: "Do You Want to Rock (Before I Let Go)" (Sugarhill) 0
15. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious 5: "Flash to the Beat" (Sugarhill) 0
16. Super 3: "Standing on the Top" (Delmar International) 0
17. Pieces of a Dream: "Mt. Airy Groove (Rap Version)" (Elektra) 0
18. Just Four: "Jam to Remember" (Grand Groove) 0
19. Disco Four: "Country Rock & Rap" (Enjoy) 0
21. Grandmaster Melle Mel & Duke Bootee: "Message II (Survival)" (Sugarhill) 0
40. Bon Rock & Cotton Candy: "Junior Wants to Play" (Tommy Boy) 0

corrs unplugged, Tuesday, 9 August 2022 09:11 (one year ago) link

Funny, didn't much like "Scorpio" when it came out.. Heard it last year on a compilation I bought, and realised it was great!

Nearly voted "Buffalo Gals" but.

Mark G, Tuesday, 9 August 2022 12:02 (one year ago) link

Seriously. Some great stuff here, especially from Bambaataa, but it's tough to beat the most obvious choice.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 9 August 2022 12:04 (one year ago) link

won't argue much with the ranking here, The Message is perfect, also won't argue with anyone who prefers Planet Rock

"Making Cash Money" tons of fun, love the title and concept of "Looking for the Perfect Beat", "Change the Beat" is plain great (Bill Laswell on bass), "Buffalo Gals" probably the first (only?) British entry in the series and a classic, interesting to see attempts at country-crossover (?) with "Country Rock & Rap" and (thematically) "Space Cowboy".

Whodini weirdly low, "Magic's Wand" is incredible. Would like to read the original write-up.

Nice to see "Daydreamin'" included, even if it's hardly a rap tune.

"Sexual Rapping" is one of those songs where just from the title you know it's going to be packed with memorable banalities

corrs unplugged, Tuesday, 9 August 2022 12:07 (one year ago) link

shame so many classic jams had to go up against "the message"

ミ💙🅟 🅛 🅤 🅡 🅜 🅑💙彡 (Austin), Tuesday, 9 August 2022 13:09 (one year ago) link

"Space Cowboy" is such a cool track, I think I might vote for that just because

frogbs, Tuesday, 9 August 2022 13:19 (one year ago) link

shame so many classic jams had to go up against "the message"
haha otm

corrs unplugged, Tuesday, 9 August 2022 13:39 (one year ago) link

I'm on team "Planet Rock," my favorite single of 1982 regardless of genre

Josefa, Tuesday, 9 August 2022 13:52 (one year ago) link

Dammit, I really wish I had the time to listen to all these tracks. Like, WTF are “Flash to the Beat” and “Message II (Survival)”? Wayne and Charlie the Rapping Dummy? “Sexual Rapping”?

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 9 August 2022 14:21 (one year ago) link

looking for the perfect beat!

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 9 August 2022 14:24 (one year ago) link

The Message v Planet Rock is like the two sides of a personality. Two perfect songs whose cultural impact is possibly unmatched.

Think I have to vote Planet Rock.

a hoy hoy, Tuesday, 9 August 2022 18:23 (one year ago) link

lol "Sexual Rapping" is an interpolation of "Sexual Healing"

F'kin Magnetometers, how do they work? (President Keyes), Tuesday, 9 August 2022 18:30 (one year ago) link

as good as Planet Rock is I think Looking for the Perfect Beat is almost better, blows my mind that was 1982. it sounds so advanced.

frogbs, Tuesday, 9 August 2022 18:44 (one year ago) link

Another vote for Planet Rock over here

paolo, Wednesday, 10 August 2022 07:52 (one year ago) link

We are the future, you are the past (BEAT THIS)

they were right, weren't they

meisenfek, Wednesday, 10 August 2022 15:20 (one year ago) link

How widely known is it at this point that Bambaata is an accused child molester.

Chris L, Wednesday, 10 August 2022 16:01 (one year ago) link

not as widely known as the synth line from "Planet Rock", but no secret either - it's in the top of his wiki entry

corrs unplugged, Friday, 12 August 2022 06:50 (one year ago) link

oof! scorpio, magic's wand, rockin it.
can't make my mind up!

massaman gai (front tea for two), Friday, 12 August 2022 07:29 (one year ago) link

voted for "Funk Box Party" cause I gonna make em say UHHHHHH NANANANA

Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix), Friday, 12 August 2022 22:53 (one year ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 15 August 2022 00:01 (one year ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 16 August 2022 00:01 (one year ago) link

can't argue with that

whodini were robbed though, never saw this video until today

corrs unplugged, Tuesday, 16 August 2022 10:18 (one year ago) link

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