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what was the first ever rap album?

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what was the first ever rap album?
May 12, 2008 01:55AM


i've got one in mind but im just wondering if you guys know an older one..
its definately debatable.. but anyways let me know what year etc
Re: what was the first ever rap album?
May 12, 2008 02:31AM


i think its "kurtis blow" by Kurtis Blow on Mercury, 1980







Re: what was the first ever rap album?
May 12, 2008 02:33AM

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i was thinking this is like majorly debatable too. like we are thought in skool that hip-hop began with tha DJ. but i think they was random funk records with spoken word elements before ala gil scot heron type ish. could that be considered hip-hop?

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May 12, 2008 02:34AM



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> i think its "kurtis blow" by Kurtis Blow on
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Miles off!!!


Re: what was the first ever rap album?
May 12, 2008 02:34AM


imo the first hip hop record can only to be classed by an artist who considers themselfs hip hop, just my two cents.







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May 12, 2008 02:38AM


Nerb Wrote:
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how? to my knowledge this is the first hip hop album release under a major label nationwide. obviously there are other vinyl released before this which are "hip hop" but not to scale of Kurtis Blows record.







Re: what was the first ever rap album?
May 12, 2008 02:39AM

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i think the answer might be in ego trips book of rap lists. ima read it tonight and try to find the answer.

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May 12, 2008 02:44AM



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Last Poets in 1970!


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May 12, 2008 02:45AM


last poets arent hip hop







Re: what was the first ever rap album?
May 12, 2008 02:47AM


lol you mean like recorded or released or what? this is one of those things that can never be answered properly.
it'll be some gay outfit wearing 70's funky disco shit though, at the same time you can argue james brown and a whole load of other stuff is rap.

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May 12, 2008 02:47AM

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is that like poetry tho or some hip-hop shit. if some dude was all like ANTICON IS HIP-HOP. id tell them to die but if they said "i like the record label anticon, they make good music. whut genre would you place them in?" then id say hip-hop maybe.

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May 12, 2008 03:24AM

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Re: what was the first ever rap album?
May 12, 2008 11:18AM


do you know anything about rap the slim shady lp was waaaaaaay before that
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May 12, 2008 11:32AM

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ok read ego trip last night and the first thing they have is important hip-hop "firsts". they do first DJ, first record, first rapper, first CD BUT NO FIRST ALBUM.

THIS IS INDEED CONFUSING. IF THE HIP-HOP HEAVY WEIGHTS AT EGO TRIP DARE NOT GUESS AN ANSWER I ADVICE THE REST OF YOU TO NOT EVEN BOTHER TRYING. I DON'T CARE IF YOU ARE SUPER GOOD AT GOOGLING THINGS EITHER.

Re: what was the first ever rap album?
May 12, 2008 12:19PM


The earliest rap records were usually released as 12" singles, LPs came a little later with labels like Def Jam or B Boy records, so the first rap 12" would have been released around '79 or so?
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May 12, 2008 12:27PM

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May 12, 2008 12:36PM


the sugarhill gang album was released in 1979. i cant think of an earlier rap album.
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May 12, 2008 12:54PM



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Sugarhill Gang first singles were '79 but their first album wasn't until 1980. Kurtis Blow was the first rapper to sign a record contract and his album came out in 1980 as well, but I'm fairly certain Sugarhill Gang's album was out first.


Re: what was the first ever rap album?
May 12, 2008 01:02PM


Have no clue about the first rap album. But the first rap single wasnt sugarhill. The fatback bands "King Tim III (Personality Jock)" came out a few weeks beforehand.

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May 12, 2008 01:03PM


google is not always your friend.
the S.H. album got released in 79 in the u.s. and '80 in europe/u.k.
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May 12, 2008 01:04PM


I didnt google by the way i have the single. Its shite.

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May 12, 2008 01:06PM


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so if you dont have the album and didnt google it, how can you say when it was released ?Shocked
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May 12, 2008 01:07PM


oh wait - i confused your answer with nerbs.Embarrassed
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May 12, 2008 01:10PM


I read it in the a to z of hiphop about 3 years ago. Then i happened to see the single in all city and bought it out of curiousity.

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May 12, 2008 01:16PM



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> google is not always your friend.
> the S.H. album got released in 79 in the u.s. and
> '80 in europe/u.k.


I was going by what I read in Vibe: History of Hip Hop. But I'd imagine you'd know a hell of a lot more than me so I'll take your word for it!


Re: what was the first ever rap album?
May 12, 2008 01:20PM


at the end of the day, none of these old school discussions matter anymore.
there are more important things to deal with.
like, who has Mo Love's (the assassin) track about getting mugged ?
Re: what was the first ever rap album?
May 12, 2008 01:30PM


Or any of his others for that matter?
Dude stopped making rekids in 83 after a helicopter accidenet crushed his larynx i hear.

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May 12, 2008 02:07PM


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> helicopter accidenet crushed his larynx i hear.


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May 12, 2008 02:25PM


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May 12, 2008 03:37PM


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Useless Trivia.
D.O.C is with Erykah Badu these days. Wonder will she turn him into a daishiki wearing, bell bottom flares having, looking like one of Fat Alberts sidekicks like she did with Andre 3000 and Common?

Ps Erykah Badu's new album is > than most hip-hop releases this year
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