1982 - Notable Releases

The most notable rap single releases of 1982 (alphabetical by name of artist):

Afrika Bambaataa & The Jazzy 5 - Jazzy Sensation (Remix)
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
Ah-Boo - Jungle Pack Man
Aural Exciters - Chinese Rap
Azymuth - May I Have This Dance
Began Began - Computer Wars
Began Began - Stay In Touch
Blaze - We Come To Jam
Blowfly - Business Deal
Bon Rock & Cotton Candy - Junior Wants To Play
Bunny Wailer - Back To School
Busy Bee - Making Cash Money
Captain Rock - Cosmic Glide
Carver Area High School Seniors - Get Live ‘83
Cat Claw - Out In The Streets
Chris Thomas - Celebrity Funk
Cold Crush Brothers - Weekend
Connie Case - Get Down
Count Coolout - Touch The Rock (Rhythm Rap Rock Revival)
Cybotron - Cosmic Cars
D.J. Magic Ray And The Undefeated Three - Unity Rap
Disco Four - Country Rock And Rap
Disco Four - We’re At The Party
Disco Four - Whip Rap
Dizzy Heights - Christmas Rapping
Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde - Jeckyll And Hyde Dance
Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde - The Challenge
Drum Machine - Drum Machine
Dwayne Omarr - This Party’s Jam Packed
Edwin Birdsong - She’s Wrapped Too Tight (She’s A Button Buster)
Electrik Funk - On A Journey
Extra T’s - E.T. Boogie
Extrol (E.S.P.) - E.S.P.
Eye Beta Rock - Super Rock Body Shock
Fab 5 Freddy - Change The Beat
Falco - Der Kommissar (Rap’ That)
Felix & Jarvis - Flamethrower Rap
Funkmaster General - L.A L.A
Funky Four - Do You Want To Rock
Futura 2000 - The Escapades Of Futura 2000
G. & G. Rhytmn Section - Funkadelic Funk
G. & G. Rhytmn Section - Hankie Pankie Funk
Galaxxy - We Like To Party
Grand Master Flash - Flash To The Beat
Grand Wizard Theodore & The Fantastic Romatic Five - Can I Get A Soul Clapp
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message
Hurt ‘em Bad - N.B.A. Rap
Hurt ‘em Bad And The SC Band - Monday Night Football
Infinity And Grandmixer D.ST. - Grandmixer Cuts It Up!
Interboro Rhythm Team - Watch The Closing Doors
J. Griffin - Rock Attack
Jahneen - Gigolette
Jalil - Smirfathon U.S.A.
Jimmy Spicer - The Bubble Bunch
Just Four - Games Of Life
Just Four - Girls Of The World
Just Four - Jam To Remember
Kasso - Key West
Ken Lewis - Cosmic Cars
King Josey - Keep On Dancin’ (Rap All Night)
Kool D.J. A.J. - Ah, That’s The Joint
Kool Kyle - Getting Over
Kurtis Blow - Tough
Lavaba & E. Mallison - A Game Of Life
Lazerock - The Ballad Of Mr. T.
Les Love & The Love Kids - Let’s Get It On
Malcolm McLaren - Double Dutch
Malcolm McLaren And The World’s Famous Supreme Team - Buffalo Gals
Man Parrish - Hip Hop Be Bop (Remix)
Man Parrish - Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don’t Stop)
Man Parrish - Man Made
Masterdon Committee - Gonna’ Get You Hot
Maximus III - Rock It Out
MC Chocolate Star / The Professor - The Pop / Space Walking & Slow Walking
MC Romeo - Give A Little Bit To Ethiopia
MC Sweet - Jesus Christ
Melle Mel & Duke Bootee - Message II (Survival)
Mr. JC - School Days
Mr. Magic - 2001 Kazoo’s
Mr. Sweety G - We Want To Get Down
Nairobi - Funky Soul Makossa
Orbit - The Beat Goes On
P.L. - I Don’t Know What It Is
Phase 2 - The Roxy
Phoenix - Be Happy (Live, Love, Laugh)
Pieces Of A Dream - Mt. Airy Groove
Planet Patrol - Play At Your Own Risk
P-Man - Rock It Baby
Portable Patrol - Cop Bop
Pressure Drop - Rock The House (You’ll Never Be)
Q - The Voice Of “Q”
Quadrant Six - Body Mechanic
Radiänce - This Is A Party
Ramsey 2C-3D - Fly Guy And The Unemployed
Rappers Rapp Group - Rappers Rapp Theme
Reggie Griffin & Technofunk - Mirda Rock
Rich Little - President’s Rap
Ricky Clark - Flam
Ron Hunt – Spider
Ronnie Hudson & The Street People - West Coast Poplock
Ronnie Jones - Don’t Turn Around (The Kommissar)
Sandy Kerr - Thug Rock
Shock - Electrophonic Phunk
Silver Star - Eei Eei O
Soul-Sonic Force - Planet Rock (Adams Family Mix)
South Bronx - The Bottom Line
Spyder-D - Smerphies Dance
Sugarhill Gang - The Lover In You
Sunburst Band - Easton Assassin
Super 3 - When You’re Standing On The Top
The Computer People Communicators - Hey Party People
The Crash Crew - Breaking Bells (Take Me To The Mardi Gras)
The Evasions - Jocks Rap (The Passage)
The Fearless Four - It’s Magic
The Fearless Four - Rockin’ It
The Jonzun Crew - Pak Man (Look Out For The OVC)
The Masterdon Committee - Funkbox Party
The Murphys - Murphy’s Jive Law
The Packman - I’m The Packman (Eat Everything I Can)
The Sequence - Simon Says
The Smurfs - Smurf For What It’s Worth
The World Of Mazehe - Everybody What’s The Word
Tony Cook & The Party People - Do What You Wanna Do
Treacherous Three - Whip It
Tribe 2 - What I Like
Trigger Finger And The Space Cadets - Video Freak (Defent It)
T-Ski Valley - Big Stuff
T-Ski Valley - Catch The Beat
T-Ski Valley - Sexual Rapping
T-Ski Valley - The Jam Is On
Tyrone (Tystick) Brunson - Sticky Situation
Tyrone Brunson - The Smurf
Verticle Lines - Beach Boys
Warp 9 – Nunk
West Street Mob - Ooh Baby
Wham! - Wham Rap (Enjoy What You Do)
Whodini - Magic’s Wand
Wuf Ticket - Ya Mama
X-25 Band - Black Hole Bop

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 database.

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