(SOLD): Rammellzee and K-Rob. Beat Bop.

(New York, NY): Tartown Record Co., 1983. 12-inch single 45rpm record. A highly influential early hip-hop track with raps by Rammellzee and K-Rob under the direction of Fab Five Freddy. Basquiat, is credited as producer ((despite Rammellzee insisting that Basquiat did nothing but foot the bill), he additionally designed the album cover and labels. This is the original true first pressing with the correct issue point, (runout groove etchings, TT-001-A-E-1 on side A and TT-001-B-E-1 on side B).  Initially distributed merely as a test pressing,the recording is notable for being featured in the hip-hop documentary film Style Wars and as having an influence on artists such as Beastie Boys and many experimental hip hop artists due to its chaotic, abstract sound.  With a run of just 500 copies original first pressings are a true rarity has been cited as the Holy Grail of rap records.  This is a fine recording, in a very good sleeve, sleeve with some light creasing and bumping to corners.  Curiously, the cover spells Rammellzee’s name incorrectly, using only one L instead of two.


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