The 7A3* ‎– Party Time! / Why?

Geffen Records ‎– 0-20898, Geffen Records ‎– 9 20898-0
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Maxi-Single

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Party Side
A1 Party Time! (City Mix)
Remix – Joe "The Butcher"*
A2 Party Time! (Beach Mix) 4:12
A3 Party Time! (Instrumental)
Remix – Joe "The Butcher"*
Reality Side
B1 Why? 3:12
B2 Why? (Instrumental Mix) 3:12



Specially-Priced Double A-Side Maxi-Single

There are 2 different pressings. This one has "E A S T" in the inner circle of Side B and "SRC" stamped in the runout of both sides. The other pressing has only "A" in the inner circle of both sides and no "SRC" stamped in the runout.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-20898-0 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992089807
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): 0-20898-A-SRI Precision SRC
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): 0-20898-B-SRI Precision SRC
  • Other (inner circle side B): E A S T

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0-20898, 9 20898-0 The 7A3* Party Time! / Why?(12", Maxi) Geffen Records, Geffen Records 0-20898, 9 20898-0 US 1988 Sell This Version
0-20898 7A3 Party Time! / Why?(12", W/Lbl) Geffen Records 0-20898 US 1988 Sell This Version
0-20898 The 7A3* Party Time! / Why?(12", TP) Geffen Records 0-20898 US 1988 Sell This Version



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November 10, 2008

This double A-side 12" shows the range & depth of the 7A3`s music & lyrics.The Party side features "Party Time", which is guaranteed to shake all your speakers & move the crowd. The city mix was performed at Philadelphia's studio 4 by the now legendary Joe The butcher,who has produced & engineered for Philly`s best,including Schooly-D,Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince,and Steady B,among others.
"Party Time" shows that the 7A3 know how to rock and have a good time with the best of them.

The Reality Side features "WHY?",which is a serious to gang violence.As in all inner cities,the reality of gang violence is something that kids live with from day to day.The song asks "Why does a brother kill another for the colour of a rag?".These rappers have meaningful thoughts to express,but they stress that their music will always stand on its own & the beats will always be hard.Disliking the term 'Message Song' because that usually means that the music has been watered down.Their music & rhymes are always strong.