Afrika Bambaataa & James Brown ‎– Unity

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Tommy Boy ‎– TB 847
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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Tracklist

A1 Unity (Pt. 1 - The Third Coming) 3:20
A2 Unity (Pt. 2 - Because It's Coming) 3:30
A3 Unity (Pt. 3 - Nuclear Wild Style) 3:29
B1 Unity (Pt. 4 - Can You See It) 6:47
B2 Unity (Pt. 5 - The Light) 4:15
B3 Unity (Pt. 6 - World War III) 2:44

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℗ © 1984 Tommy Boy Music, Inc.
Recorded at Unique and Tommy Boy Recording, NYC.
Mastered at Frankford-Wayne, NYC.

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  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Label): TB 847 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Label): TB 847 B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching): MASTERING BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE NEW YORK Herbie Jr :v) Angie. "IT'S BAAd" TB-847-A ✩PRESSED AT SOUND MAKERS,✩N.J.
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching): TB-847-B MASTERING BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE NEW YORK Herbie Jr :v) ✩PRESSED AT SOUND MAKERS,✩N.J.

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hekkrob

hekkrob

January 20, 2012
That's not a beatbox, that Keith Leblanc drumming!
kuma.chan

kuma.chan

March 22, 2010

Absolutely awesome tune by two unquestionable funk legends. If you want breaks check the Nuclear Wildstyle mix! James Brown's post Seventies output seems to largely suffer from the Living in America mediocrity and that wack Full Force produced album, but Bam brought out the old Godfather on this 12" that we know and love - it could be something off In A Jungle Groove but with a funky beatbox replacing the funky drummer!
kuma.chan

kuma.chan

March 22, 2010

Absolutely awesome tune by two unquestionable funk legends. If you want breaks check the Nuclear Wildstyle mix! James Brown's post Seventies output seems to largely suffer from the Living in America mediocrity and that wack Full Force produced album, but Bam brought out the old Godfather on this 12" that we know and love - it could be something off In A Jungle Groove but with a funky beatbox replacing the funky drummer!
DJMoses

DJMoses

February 6, 2007
edited over 10 years ago

In my opinion a classic example of what Hip Hop was and has gone so far away from. When Hip Hop was about showing moves on the dance floor. Unity was glorified and peace the ultimate purpose. No modern Rapper could understand the genius of Bambaataa and Mr. Brown with releases such as these because their direction in there ignorance, is here on earth, or a lateral direction, while this song "Unity" is an unmistakable direction upward. Bless these guys I miss these days very much.
DJ343

DJ343

March 21, 2003

The Godfather of Hip Hop meets the Godfather of Soul. This is very much a funk record, with Bambaataa and James Brown equally providing lyrics. The last track is entirely acapella, and is popular for sampling, most notably Bambaataa's line "Shake your rump-ah" used by the Beastie Boys.