1. Superappin- Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
2. Love Rap- Spoonie Gee & The Treacherous Three
3. Body Rock- The Treacherous Three
4. At the Party- The Treacherous Three
5. It’s Magic- Fearless Four
6. Move with the Groove- The Disco Four
7. Funk Box Party- The Masterdon Committee
8. Feel the Heart Beat-The Treacherous Three
9. Just Having Fun- Doug E. Fresh
10. The New Rap Language- The Treacherous Three & Spoonie Gee
11. Rockin’ It- Fearless Four
This compilation is quite effective particularly if you are looking for early recordings of Flash, Spoonie, and the Treacherous Three, all of whom recorded later for Sugar Hill Records.
“Superappin” is one of the first Furious Five recordings. Spoonie’s “Love Rap” earned him the image as the love rapper as its subject matter differed from most of the other songs of the time. Doug E. Fresh displays his early beat box skills nicely on “Just Having Fun.” It is also one of the few discs that has any track by the Fearless Four other than “Rockin’ It.”
But the real find from this disc is “The New Rap Language.” You can’t listen to it and not realize the impact that this group had on future rappers.
This is one of the discs that helped me rediscover the Old School. – JohnG