Round One: Roxanne Shante vs Sparky Dee
Jan07

Round One: Roxanne Shante vs Sparky Dee

Label: Spin Records Year: 1985 Not Available from Amazon.Com Song Listing 1. Roxanne Shante’ – Roxanne’s Revenge 2. Sparky Dee – Sparky’s Turn 3. Roxanne Shante’ vs. Sparky Dee – Round 1 (Censored) 4. Sparky Dee – Sparky’s Profile 5. Roxanne Shante’ – Roxanne’s Profile 6. Roxanne Shante’ vs. Sparky Dee – Round 1 (Uncensored)...

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Marley Marl – Marley Marl’s House of Hits
Jan07

Marley Marl – Marley Marl’s House of Hits

Label: Cold Chillin Year: 1995 Click to Buy it From Amazon.Com Amazon.com Widgets Song Listing 1. Symphony Vol. 1 – Marley Marl/Masta Ace/Craig G./Kool G. Rap/Big Daddy Kane 2. Roxanne’s Revenge – Roxanne Shante 3. Eric B. For President – Eric B. & Rakim 4. Bridge, The – MC Shan (original version) 5. Make The Music With Your Mouth Biz – Biz Markie 6. Just Rhymin’ With Biz – Biz...

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UTFO

Members Kangol Kid Doctor Ice Educated Rapper Mixmaster Ice This Brooklyn based group (Untouchable Force Organization) released one of hip hop’s most important and successful records, “Roxanne, Roxanne” in 1984.  Before that record they were official dancers for Whodini. It spawned over 100 answer records, the most famous of which was from Roxanne Shante. After their first album, the Educated Rapper left the group. ...

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Sparky D
Jan07

Sparky D

Sparky, born Doreen Broadnax, grew up in the Bronx, NYC. Sparky first recorded with Brooklyn crew The Playgirls who were on Sutra records. In 1984, Sparky appeared in a cameo on her boyfriend Spyder D’s “Placin the Beat” on Profile. Her first solo effort was “Sparky’s Turn (Roxanne You’re Through)” on NIA records produced Spyder D. This was one of the first answer records in the infamous...

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The Real Roxanne

Like so many other female rappers in 1984-85, Adelaida/Joanne? Martinez adopted the name Roxanne and set about to answer UTFO’s smash single “Roxanne, Roxanne.” The Real Roxanne as she was known is usually considered near the top of that very crowded group of women.  Her main competition came, of course, from Roxanne Shante. She made a record called “Romeo” on Select in 85 which was an inversion of...

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