Since the Egyptian protests are all over the news lately, I’ve figured why not post some of Egytpian Lover’s oldschool electro hip-hop tracks. The very first time I’ve heard an Egyptian Lover’s track was back in 1984. A track titled Egypt Egypt on a DJ-mixed electro/hip-hop compilation record, released by StreetSounds, called Electro-5 on side-A — which is also available on this site. The second track I’ve heard by Egyptian Lover was My House On The Nile on StreetSounds Electro-6, side-B, which is also available on this site. And the third track I’ve heard by Egyptian Lover was Girls on StreetSounds Electro-7, side-A — again, also available on this site. After being exposed to those three tracks between 1984 and 1985, that was when I’ve decided to hunt and collect as many Egyptian Lover 12″ singles as I could find on the market. I’ve bought several of his 12″ singles on vinyl back then from Toronto, London and New York.
The Egyptian Lover is Greg Broussard — born on August 31, 1963. He’s an American musician, rapper, vocalist, producer and DJ from Los Angeles. Greg Broussard was one of the first men to pioneer the hip-hop/electro sound from LA. One of his main influences was Man Parrish’s track track Hip-Hop Be Bop (Don’t Stop) — whom I’ve also blogged about on this site — so click here to read that article.
With just a Roland TR-808 drum machine among other flagship analog synthesizers and digital samplers, Greg Broussard rocked (and still can rock) the house.
Egyptian Lover – “Egypt, Egypt” (12″ Vinyl)..
Artist: The Egyptian Lover
Title: Egypt, Egypt (12″ Vinyl)
Label: Egyptian Empire Records