Monday, December 18, 2006

Blondie: Rapture (extended mix) [1980]
available on the CD reissue of Autoamerican

bonus tracks:
Fab Five Freddy: Down By Law [1982]
available on Dread Meets B-Boys Downtown

The Chief Rocker Busy Bee vs. Lil Rodney Cee with D.J. Grand Wizard Theodore: M.C. Battle [1982]
from the soundtrack to the film Wild Style

Since Debbie name-checks Fab Five Freddy in her rap, I thought it would be fun to include a cut from Freddy himself. "Down By Law" features Blondie's Chris Stein on guitar, and is a good example of a slightly loose rhythmic feel that only a live drummer can create. The "M.C. Battle" features some swinging freestyles over Freddy's beat.

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