Posts Tagged ‘Jimmy Spicer’
A figure in the early days of recorded hip hop, Jimmy Spicer released “Adventures of Super Rhymes” in 1979 on Dazz Records.
It is a thirteen minutes song that features extremely visual and imaginative storytelling. Thus, he was a precursor to more well known storytellers coming later like Slick Rick and Dana Dane.
He also recorded a song called “Money (Dollar Bill Ya’ll)” which is also a funky track and worth a listen. It was released in 1983 on Spring Records.
He also recorded a song called “The Bubble Bunch” for Mercury released in 1982.
He was briefly signed to Def Jam recording a single entitled “Beat the Clock” b/w “This Is It”. It was produced by Def Jam co-founder Rick Rubin.
He appeared on the television show “20/20″ around 1985 rapping about Keith Haring the artist.
His last known record was a dance hall record with Beenie Man around 97 or 98.
He has three daughters, Angelina, Leticia, and Janel Spicer.
Related Links – AngelinaSpicer.Com (site of Jimmy’s daughter)
Check out “Super Rhymes”
Info submitted by Chris, MarkSkillz, Ed Roberts, and his daughters!
Count Coolout came out of New York. His real name is James Minor
His style was heavily influenced by Jimmy Spicer and began his career as a background singer for him.
His first record came out in 1980 on Boss Records and was produced by Billy Nichols & the Count.
He recorded on WMOT records. “Rhythm Rap Rock” and “Here To Stay” were his two big records
“Touch The Rock” was released in 1980.
As of Summer 2003 he is running his old label, Jathom Records, and working on new material.
Check Out “Rhythm Rap Rock”
Info provided by MarkSkills, Greg Washington, Count Coolout