RAPPERS RAPP RECORDS WAS FOUNDED IN 1980 BY DUFFY AND JERRY HOOKS. BY 1981 THEY RELEASD THE FIRST WESTCOAST RAPP RECORD ENTITLED (GIGOLO GROOVE) BY CAPTAIN RAPP & DISCO DADDY.
DISCO DADDY WENT ON TO RECORD (ZODIAK RHYMES) & CAPTAIN RAPP WENT ON TO RECORD THE INTERNATIONAL HIT ( BADTIMES) THAT IS KNOWN ALL OVER THE WORLD AND CONTINUES TO TOUCH GENERATIONS TODAY. CAPTAIN RAPP WENT ON TO RECORD WHEN DOVES CRY RAPP, BITE-EM, FEATURING KING MC.& WHEN DOVES CRY RAPP FEATURING MC FOSTY,& LOVIN C.
DJ FLASH ALSO PRODUCED THE HISTORY OF WESTCOAST RAPP COLLECTION
WHICH FEATURED A REMAKE OF BADTIMES.
IN 1981 RAPPERS RAPP RECORDS RELEASED (RAPPIN PARTY GROOVE) BY THE (RAPPERS RAPP GROUP) THIS RECORD WAS A LOCAL SMASH RECEIVING LOTS OF AIR PLAY.DUFFY FELT THAT THE RAPPERS RAPP GROUP WAS READY FOR MAJOR LABLE DEAL. AND SO THE RAPPERS RAPP GROUP MOVED TO A.V.I RECORDS UNDER THE NAME (DARK STAR) AND JOINED FORCES WITH (E.J. JACKSON )OF JACKSON LIMO SERVICE IN 1983 THE FIRST WESTCOAST RAPP ALBUM WAS RELEASD ENTITLED (SEXY BABY)
SHORTLY AFTER THE GROUP DISMEMBERD (LOVINC AND MC FROSTY) RELEASED THEIR BIGGEST HIT TO DATE (RADIO ACTIVITY RAPP)PRODUCED BY WESTCOAST LEDGEND (RICH CASON)
KING MC AN DJ FLASH BECAME (THE FUTURE M.C'S) RELAESING THE (EROTIC CITY RAPP & STATE OF SHOCK RAPP)BOTH ARE WESTCOAST CLASSICS TODAY.
KING MC EVENTUALY LANDED IN EUROPE WHERE HE HAD IS BIGGEST HIT TO DATE (WHAT HAVE I DONE FOR YOU LATLEY) THIS WAS A CHART TOPPING WORLD WIDE HIT, THAT CONTINUES TO APPEAR ON VARIOUS COMPILATIONS WORD WIDE.
DJ FLASH RELEASED HIS FIRST SOLO SINGLE ENTITLED (I HAVE A DREAM)
In 1992. Flash Was Asked by AVI & Rhino Records To Compile & Document The History Of West Coast Rap... What Followed Was .. The First Difinative History of the Birth & Rise of West Coast Rap (Excello / Rhino / Capital ) West Coast Rap "The First Dynasty" vol 1-4... My Fifth & Final Record For Rhino was-- ICE T "THE CLASSIC COLLECTION" (AVI/Excello/Rhino /Warner Bros.) Which Became Rhino's Biggest Selling International Record Of All Time.
THE CLASSIC COLLECTION" WAS A COMPILATION OF ALL ICE T' EARLY 12" RECORDINGS. ICE T WAS A BIG NAME AT THAT TIME. HE HAD SIGNED WITH SIRE RECORDS & DJ EVIL E & HIS BROTHER HEN GEE HAD ALSO SINGED WITH THE SYNDIACATE ON WARNER BROS. AS THE SPIN MASTERS. TO THEIR CREDIT, THE TRIO DID NOT WANT ANY ROYALTIES FROM THE ALBUMS SALES.
IN 1995...FLASH STARTED HIS OWN LABEL..."HITMAN MUSIC" ...A JOINT VENTURE WITH "TRIPLE XXX RECORDS" AND SONY MUSIC.
DJ FLASH, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER,...Dr DRE..."CONCRETE ROOTS". (Hitman Music)
This Is only PART OF THE RAPPERS RAPP STORY . There are a Lot Of Others Out There , The Egyptian Lover, The L.A. Dream Team, Ice T, Dave Storres, Kid Frost, Bobby Jimmy, Toddy T, King T, Uncle Jamms Army , The Wreckin' Crew, Dre, Mix A Lot, M C Hammer, Too Short, Digital Underground .. THEY ALL HAVE A STORY TO TELL also...Most Came Thru Macola Records ... But That to is another story,. for another day...bottom line...they all helped create the sound track of a Generation ( OUR GENERATION ) ..And Trust me when I say that every one of them paid their dues ...success did not Came Easy..NOT IF YOU WERE FROM THE WEST SIDE !!!.
In retrospect, its ' obvious what a long up hill battle its been for West Coast Rap from that first Disco Daddy & Capt Rapp single in 1981 to the present a time in which West Coast Rap has proven the "just a fad" name slingers and the rap elite that doubted it's authenticity to be wrong.
To The Memory Of (Duffy Hooks III) R.I.P. The Father of West Coast Rap. Founder Rappers Rapp Disco Co. aka Rappers Rapp Records. (c.1981) Los Angeles . Also to The Familys and Friends of Eric "Easy E." Wright, Rudy "The L.A. Dream Team" Pardee, 2pac Shakur, Rich Cason and to all the Pioneers, DJ's , Breakers, Rappers , Graffiti Artists, B Boys, B Girls , Mom & Pop Record Stores, Labels, Musicians, Promoters, Producers... And Most Important Of All....Those who bought our records back then. Thanks for helpin us thru the hard times......... RAPPERS RAPP RECORDS .
RONNIE HUDSON Milford Sound in New Zealand" />An entertainer to have as a guest to perform on the Oprah Winfrey Show: Ronnie Hudson, maker of the West Coast Poplock. In 1982 Ronnie Hudson and The Street People released a song called, West Coast Poplock" on a record label called, The Street People Record Co, and it was later picked up by the Birdie Record Label in 1985. Ronnie Hudson was fortunate to have the late Tupac Shakur to remix his song and re-release it as, California Love, which earned Ronnie Hudson a Platinum Plaque in recognition of over 7,000,000 copies sold. West Coast Poplock has been later released as a soundtrack in Grand Theft Auto video game, and remixed by many artists including the great american icon Snoop Dogg. The original Ronnie Hudson has surfaced and has been performing the West Coast Poplock to this day as well as other hits with his original 9 piece band. Ronnie Hudson has never made an appearance on Oprah Winfrey Show to tell the world of his experiences making music history. Ronnie Hudson would like it very much to be interviewed on Oprah. Ronnie hudson would really like to be interviewed on Oprah, so if anyone could make this happen that would mean the world to the maker of the West Coast Poplock. My name is Chad Richards and my wife Tammara LaShea would be very happy to introduce you to Ronnie Hudson. MySpace.com/RonnieHudsonandTheStreetPeople 770-906-7696 Chad Richards West Coast Poplock From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The vocal "In the City of Compton" and "California knows how to party" is adapted from Ronnie Hudson and the Street People's "West Coast Poplock".The remix features sample from the song "Intimate Connection" by Kleeer written by Norman Durham and Woody Cunningham. "California Love" was Shakur's only entry on Rolling Stone's 2004 list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, ranked 346. West Coast Poplock is a single by Ronnie Hudson and the Street People. The song was then redone by Zapp, in which the vocals mix with another of their singles, "So Rough, So Tough (Out Here)", and later sampled in California Love by Tupac Shakur. This music-related article is a stub. In the forming of the Street People Band (9 piece), Ronnie Hudson assembled the finest professionals in the industry. Consisting of a three man horn section, upright piano, guitar, percussions and drums, with Ronnie Hudson holding down the bass guitar, the band is paired with powerful and moving vocals. What audiences will most appreciate is the rich tapestry of rhythm and melody that is woven throughout every piece of music. Whether playing familiar favorites or original compositions, Ronnie Hudson and his accomplished professional musicians bring their own innovative perspective and charismatic stage presence that sets their performances apart. Well versed in many musical genres from both smooth jazz and R & B, Ronnie Hudson and The Street People Band enchant audiences of every generation and palette. Audiences around the globe have been moved by “California Love” by Tupac Shakur for years. The originating song “West Coast Pop Lock” by Ronnie Hudson and his Street People Band could be a great focus cover story (Rolling Stone) for a song that has inspired a legend in his own time.
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He was a successful scholar from each of his Alma Maters with several club hits on the west coast. He started a record label, Write On Records with his best friend, and blues legend Jimmy Lewis. The label released a huge hit in 1983 when Rich wrote and produced "Killer Groove" and “Street Freaks” for Leon Kittrell & Formula V. The product was barely pressed when MCA and Malaco Records commissioned these dance grooves. This was the decade of the 12-inch single and vinyl was everywhere. Many of Rich’s club hits were produced as Rich Cason and the Galactic Orchestra, and released on Rappers Rapp Records. The songs on the west coast label included Space Connection 2012, Radio Activity, When Doves Cry Rap, Magic Mike Theme and a track still playing on the airwaves, “Bad Times”. co-produced with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.The hook-up with MCA landed Rich the gig where he produced Mr.T’s rap record, “Be Somebody”, under Jheryl Busby, former president of Motown. RAPPERS RAPP SALUTES ALL WESTCOAST ARTIST BOTH PAST AND PRESENT. WESTCOAST HIP HOP IS A PUZZLE AND ALL RAPPERS OUT HER HAVE BENN FILLING IN THE PIECES.
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