1979 - Notable Releases

The most notable rap single releases of 1979 (alphabetical by artist name):Bramsam - Move Your Body
David Lampell - I Ran Iran
Dr. Superman & Lady Sweet - Can You Do It (Superman)
Eddie Cheba - Lookin’ Good (Shake Your Body)
Family - Family Rap
Fatback - King Tim III (Personality Jock)
First Class - Rappin’ It Up
Funky Constellation - Street Talk (Madame Rapper)
Funky Four Plus One More - Rappin’ And Rocking The House
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - Superappin’
Jazzy 4 MC’s - MC Rock
Jocko - Rhythm Talk
Joe Bataan - Rap-O Clap-O
Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin’
Lady B - To The Beat Y’All
Lady D / MC Tee - Lady D / Nu Sounds
Mr. Q - D.J. Style
Mr. Q - Ladies Delight
Mr. Q - Love & Time
Neil B / Brooklyn Express - Body Rock / Body Rock
P.J. LaBoy - Baya Latinos
Paulette Winley & Tanya Winley - Rhymin’ & Rappin’
Ron Hunt / Ronnie G & The SM Crew - Spiderap / A Corona Jam
Scoopy - Scoopy Rap
Sicle Cell & Rhapazooty - Rhapazooty In Blue
Solid C, Bobby D & Kool Drop - Wack Rap
Spoonin Gee - Spoonin Rap
Steve Gordon & The Kosher Five - Take My Rap…Please
Sugarhill Gang - Rapper’s Delight
The Sequence - Funk You Up
Troy Rainey - Tricky Tee Rap
Uno - Boogie Beat
Willie Wood & Willie Wood Crew - Willie Rap
Xanadu & Sweet Lady - Rapper’s Delight / Rocker’s Choice
Younger Generation - We Rap More Mellow

(links are to official videos or live performances of the named tracks)

List produced with the assistance of Ego Trip’s Book of Rap Lists and Spitfire’s Hip Hop On Wax database.

For a comprehensive list of Rap and related releases from the year with label and release info, Rap History has a very comprehensive 1979 database.

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