Busy Bee

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Chief Rocker Busy Bee (David Parker) first entered the hip hop in 1977.  He earned his reputation and amassed a large following in early battles around New York, including winning the New Music Seminar’s MC World Supremacy Belt in 1986.

He made a record in1980 called “Rappin’ All Over” as a member of the Marvelous Three (which included DJ Smalls and AJ (later AJ Scratch- Kurtis Blow’s DJ).

He’s a member of Afrika Bambaataa’s Zulu Nation.

One of his most famous and high profile roles was in Wild Style.  As one of the main characters, he is featured in a battle against Lil’ Rodney C of the Funky 4 + 1 and Double Trouble, as well as at the show in the film’s finale with DJ AJ.  Be sure to check out the funky fresh suit he’s wearing on stage at the amphitheatre.

He was also involved in one of the most infamous battles in history against Kool Moe Dee.  Copies of this battle have been traded around for last twenty years (including on this site).

He had an early 12″ pre-Sugarhill Records was “School days” in 1980.  On Sugar hill he made “Making Cash Money” in 1981 and “Busy Bee’s Groove” in 1984.

His biggest record to date is “Suicide” in 1987 which was produced by Jazzy Jay and appeared on Strong City.

He did release two albums (“Running Thangs” in 1988 and “Thank God for Busy Bee”), but his work on the Wild Style soundtrack is widely considered his most memorable recordings as well as some featured tracks on the Sugar Hill box set.

He appeared on Funkmaster Flex’s Mixtape Vol. 3 in 1998.

Check Out Busy Do His Thang

Additional information by Ed Roberts and musicmanxl

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Author: JohnG

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