1983 - Notable Releases

The most notable rap single releases of 1983 (alphabetical by name of artist):

10-Speed - Tour De France
4 Killer M.C.‘s - Killer Rap
Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force - Looking For The Perfect Beat
Airplay - Troy The Wonder Boy And Duck
All Ages - Ages Rap
B Beat Girls - Jungle Swing
B.E.B. - Hotdog
B+ - B-Beat Classic
B-Boys, The – Two, Three, Break
Bobby Stringer - The Sarge
Boo-Dah Bliss Crew - Pass The Boo-Dah
Break Machine - Street Dance
C.O.D. - In The Bottle
Canute - Amazing Mind
Captain Jones - Space Dawg
Captain Rapp - Bad Times (I Can’t Stand It)
Captain Rock - The Return Of Capt. Rock
CD III - Get Tough
Chapter Three - Smurf Trek
Chilltown - Rock The Beat
City Rappers Band - Sundden Move Syndrome
Clair - Ya Dog
Cosmic Touch - Nothing Ever Changes
Crash Crew - On The Radio
Crash Crew - We Are Known As Emcees (We Turn Party’s Out)
Cutmaster D.C. - That’s Life
Cybotron - Clear
Dark Star - Sexy Baby
Debbie Deb - When I Hear Music
Dimples D. - Sucker DJ’s (I Will Survive)
Disco 3 - Reality
Disco Daddy - Zodiac Rhymes
Disco Four - Throwdown
DJ Divine - Get Into The Mix
Donald Banks - Status Quo
Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde - Gettin’ Money
Dynamite Two - Can’t Stop (Till I Reach The Top)
Fantasy Three - Biters In The City
Fantasy Three - It’s Your Rock
Farrari - Simon Says Dance
Felix & Jarvis - Jam The House
Freestyle - Summer Delight
Freestyle Express - Freestyle
Fresh 3 MC’s - Fresh
Funky Four - Feel It (The Mexican)
G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid - Play That Beat Mr. D.J.
Garrett’s Crew - Nasty Rock
Gary Byrd & The G.B. Experience - The Crown
George Clinton - Nubian Nut
George Nooks & The Electrons - Computer Reggae
G-Five - Keep It On
G-Force Featuring Ronnie Gee & Captain Cee - Feel The Force
Glen Adams and D.J. Freeze - Chicken ScratchGrandmaster Caz & Chris Stein - Wild Style Theme
Grandmixer D. ST. - Crazy Cuts
Hashim - Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
Herbie Hancock - Rockit
Home Boy And The C.O.L. - Money’s Funny Change Is Strange
Hurt ‘Em Bad And The SC Band - The Boxing Game
Ice “T” - The Coldest Rap
Interface - Robot Love
Jazzy Dee - Put It To The Test
Jenny Burton - Remember What You Like
Jimmy Spicer - Money (Dollar Bill Y’all)
Jonny Bankcheck - The Runaway
Ken ‘C’ - Get Outta My Face
Kevie Kev (Waterbed Kev) - All Night Long (Waterbed)
Kevin Fleetwood And The Cadillacs Of Sound - Sweat It Off
Kilowatt - Kil-O-Watt
Kinetic Force - Wait Take A Minute
Krome - Get On Up
Lambchops - Bus Stop
Lemon Lime - The Hollyweird Game
Leon Kittrell And Formula V - Killer Groove
Little Toni Marsh - Video Burnout
Magic Mike Crew - Magic Mike Theme
Maniacs - Sweet Ladies
Maurice Starr - Electric Funky Drummer
Maxine Dee & Dr. Jyve - Don’t Do That Rap
MC Connection - Burnin’ For Another Shot
Men At Play - Dr. Jam (In The Slam)
Monzie-D & Too Quick - Intelligence
Newcleus - Jam On Revenge
NJ 4 - How Many Girls You Got
Osé - Computer Funk
Otis Clay - Love Bandit
P.C. Crew - Get Fresh - Get Fresh (Break Dance)
Project Future - Ray-Gun-Omics
Rammellzee vs. K-Rob - Beat Bop
Rhythm Makers Ltd. - Party Rap
Rich Cason And The Galatic Orchestra - Year 2001 Boogie
Rickey G & The Everloving Five - To The Max
Robert Schröder - Space Detective
Rock Master Scott & The Dynamic 3 - It’s Life
Royal Cash - Radio Activity
Run-D.M.C. - Hard Time
Run-D.M.C. - It’s Like That / Sucker M.C.‘s
Shango - Shango Message
Sine - Rotation
Slingshot - You Shook Me All Night Long
Solo Sound - Chilly
South Bronx Movement - You’ve Got The Power To Get High On Yourself
Spoonie Gee - The Big Beat
Spyder C - Unity (In The Place To Be)
Starr’s Computer Band - Computer Rock Control
Steve Green - Video Reaction
Stockingcap - Wave Craze
Sugarhill Gang - The Word Is Out
Supa-Rap - Bills
Sweet G - Games People Play
Synergy - Project 5
Terry Lewis And Wildflower - The Peoples Message Take Two
The “P” Crew - Busy Body
The Art Of Noise - Into Battle
The B-Boys - Rock The House
The Beat Boys - Be Bop Rock
The Caution Crew - Rhythm Rock
The Caution Crew - Westside Storie
The Cold Crush Brothers - Punk Rock Rap
The Computer People Communicator - Talking And Scratching (For The People)
The Extra T’s - I Like It (Corn Flakes)
The Increadible T. H. Scratchers - Hip-Hop-Bommi-Bop
The Jazzie Ladies - Blowin’ Your Mind
The Jonzun Crew - Pack Jam (Look Out For The OVC)
The Micronawts - (I Can Do It…You Can Do It) Letzmurph Acrossdasurf
The Motor City Crew - Let’s Break
The Plainwrap Band - The Ghetto Bird
The Public - Win Jesse Win
The Radio Crew - Breakig And Entering
The Rake - Street Justice
The Rock Steady Crew - (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew
The Russell Brothers - The Party Scene
Tilt - Arkade Funk
Tim Greene & The Philly Four MC’s - Let’s Get Exotic
Time Zone - The Wildstyle
Tony Davis - Bootie Whip
Tranquilizing Preview / Tranquilizing 3 - Vote Like You Party / A Fact Of Life
Trans-Lux - Big Apple Noise
T-Ski Valley - Cut It Up
T-Ski Valley - The U.S.A. Is The Best
T-Ski Valley & Grand Groove Bunch - Never Let Go
Twilight 22 - Electric Kingdom
Twilight 22 - In The Spirit
Valerie Oliver - (GTM) Get The Money
Vericheri - Ultra-Sonic Breakdance
Verycheri - 69 Cancer Sign
Warp 9 - Beat Wave
West Street Mob - Break Dancin’ - Electric Boogie
Whodini - Rap Machine
Whodini - The Haunted House Of Rock
Wuf Ticket - The Key
Xena - On The Upside
X-Visitors - Hokey Pokey
X-Visitors - The Planet Doesn’t Mind

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 helpful database.

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