Spring Records and the First Decade of Hip Hop 2xlp

Spring Records and the First Decade of Hip Hop 2xlp

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1979, Spring Records released the first hip-hop style rap record King Tim III (Personality Jock) by The Fatback Band. The label, initially relegated it to the B-Side, allowed the Sugarhill Gang the breakthrough rap hit with Rapper’s Delight. Over the next decade, Spring kept dipping their toes in the water, but without any great conviction or mainstream success but were always there to chart hip-hop’s development. Dollar Bill Y’All focuses on all the key moments and includes personality jocks like Mr. Magic, street tough rapping, live funk bands and the birth of sampling.

This compilation is a detailed compilation looking at Spring Records’ – and sub-label Posse - long and sometimes troubled relationship with hip- hop’s first decade. Dollar Bill Y’All shows that, despite their reservations, Spring recorded landmark records by not just King Tim III, but Jimmy Spicer, DJ Hollywood and Ice T (as part of Afrika & The Zulu Kings).


1. Money (Dollar Bill Y'All) (Long Version) - Jimmy Spicer
2. King Tim III (Personality Jock) - Fatback
3. Charley Says! (Roller Boogie Baby) - King Tim III
4. Magic's Message (There Has To Be A Better Way) - Mr Magic
5. To Whoever It May Concern - DJ Hollywood
6. Go For What You Know - Bally Boys
7. I'm Hot - The Rangers
8. Cars (Zulu Club Mix) - Afrika & The Zulu Kings
9. Rockin' It - MC Flex & The FBI Crew
10. Tearin' It Up - D4
11. The Beach (Long Vocal Version) - Afrika & The Zulu Kings