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)
Year: 1984
Label: Egyptian Empire Records

Egyptian Lover – “Egypt, Egypt” (12″ Vinyl) (mp3)

 

The first time I heard LL Cool J was when I was at the movies.  There he was …right before my eyes …making his first film debut in Krush Groove and literally performing to the audience for the first time his debut track I Can’t Live Without My Radio.  It blew me away!  By the time the release of his first album Radio made it to Starsounds record store in Toronto, Canada, I was one of the first to get a copy.  The LP version of You’ll Rock is not as wicked as this remix posted here, but nonetheless it’s still good.  I considered LL Cool J to be one of my first serious, solid and harder/core rappers in the music scene of 1985, as he was the first rapper/artist to be signed with Def Jam Recordings (hence, the story of Krush Groove movie was somewhat like the real story of how Def Jam got started).

LL Cool J – “You’ll Rock” (Remix)…

Artist: LL Cool J
Title: You’ll Rock (Remix)
Year: 1985
Label: Def Jam Recordings

LL Cool J – “You’ll Rock” (Remix) (mp3)

 

Early LL Cool J’s film & music debut in Krush Groove (1985)…

Break Machine – “Street Dance” (Extended/Vocal)…

Artist: Break Machine
Title: Street Dance (Extended/Vocal)
Year: 1983
Label: Sire Records Company

Break Machine – “Street Dance” (Extended/Vocal) (mp3)

 

Music Video: Break Machine – “Street Dance”…

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StreetSounds Electro-9  (Side A) & (Side B)…

Title: Electro-9  (Side A) & (Side B)
Mixed by: Herbie ‘Mastermind’ Laidley
Year: 1985
Label: StreetSounds
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

StreetSounds Electro-9  (Side A) & (SideB) (mp3)

 

Tracklisting

  • A1: Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew – “The Show”
    Produced by Dennis Bell & Ollie Cotton
  • A2: Bad Boys – “Bad Boys”
    Produced by David Eng & Anthony Dick
  • A3: D.ST – “The Home Of Hip Hop”
    Produced by D.ST
  • A4: Kid Frost – “Terminator”
    Produced by Dave Storrs
  • B1: The World Class Wreckin’ Cru - “World Class”
    Produced by Lonzo & The Wreckin’ Cru
  • B2: Mantornix – “Needle To The Groove”
    Produced by Aaron Mantronix
  • B3: Fat Boys – “The Fat Boys Are Back”
    Produced by Kurtis Blow
  • B4: Rock Master Scott & The Dynamic Three - “The Roof Is On Fire”
    Produced by Jerry Bloodrock

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StreetSounds Electro-8  (Side A)…

Title: Electro-8  (Side A)
Mixed by: Herbie ‘Mastermind’ Laidley
Year: 1985
Label: StreetSounds
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

StreetSounds Electro-8  (Side A) (mp3)

 

Tracklisting

  • A1: Sparky Dee vs. Playgirls – “The Battle”
    Produced by Spyder “D”
  • A2: Davy DMX – “The DMX Will Rock” (Rap Mix)
    Produced by David Reeves Jr.
  • A3: Aleem- “Confusion”
    Produced by Tunde-Ra Aleem & Taharqa Aleem
  • A4: D E F – “D E F Momentum”
    Featuring DJ Three D
    Produced by Three “Three D” King & John J. R. Jackson

StreetSounds Electro-8  (Side B)…

Title: Electro-8  (Side B)
Mixed by: Herbie ‘Mastermind’ Laidley
Year: 1985
Label: StreetSounds
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

StreetSounds Electro-8  (SideB) (mp3)

 

Tracklisting

  • B1: Marley Marl - “Marley Marl Scratch”
    Featuring MC Shan
    Produced by Marley Marl
  • B2: The B-Boys – “Girls”
    Produced by Vincent Davis
  • B3: The Papa Austen With Great Peso – “Wrong Girls To Play With” (Dub)
    Produced by Master OC with Chain 3
  • B4: NYC Cutter - “DJ Cuttin”
    Produced by MMI

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StreetSounds Electro-7  (Side A) & (Side B)…

Title: Electro-7  (Side A) & (Side B)
Mixed by: Herbie ‘Mastermind’ Laidley
Year: 1985
Label: StreetSounds
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

StreetSounds Electro-7  (Side A) & (SideB) (mp3)

 

Tracklisting

  • A1: Egyptian Lover – “Girls” (Remix Long Version)
    Produced by Hank Donig
  • A2: The Unknown DJ – “808 Beats” (Club Mix)
    Produced by Andre Manuel
  • A3: Knights Of The Turntables – “Fresh Mess (Jam …Your Radio)”
    Produced by Curtis Harvey Jr.
  • B1: Roxanne Shante - “Queen Of Rox” (Street Version)
    Produced by Marley Marl
  • B2: The Fearless Four – “Dedication”
    Produced by Aaron Blood Fuchs
  • B3: Chris ‘The Glove’ Taylor – “Itchiban Scratch”
    Produced by Chris ‘The Glove’ Taylor
  • B4: The B-Boys - “Stick Up Kid”
    Produced by Vincent Davis

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StreetSounds Electro-6  (Side A) & (Side B)…

Title: Electro-6  (Side A) & (Side B)
Mixed by: DJ Maurice Assisted by DJ Noel
Year: 1985
Label: StreetSounds
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

StreetSounds Electro-6  (Side A) & (SideB) (mp3)

 

Tracklisting

  • A1: UTFO – “Roxanne Roxanne”
    Produced by Full Force
  • A2: The Real Roxanne – “The Real Roxanne”
    Produced by Full Force
  • A3: Captain Rock – “Cosmic Blast”
    Produced by Tunde-Ra Aleem & Taharqa Aleem
  • A4: Roxanne Shante - “Roxanne’s Revenge”
    Produced by M2
  • A5: Whodini - “Freaks Come Out At Night”
    Produced by Larry Smith
  • B1: Egyptian Lover – “My House On The Nile”
    Produced by The Egyptian Lover
  • B2: Bobby Broom – “Beat Freak”
    Produced by Ted Currier & David Spradley
  • B3: Doug E. Fresh - “Just Having Fun (Do The Beat Box)”
    Produced by Bobby Robinson
  • B4: Doug E. Fresh - “The Original Human Beat Box”
    Produced by Vincent Davis
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