Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five ‎– World War III / The Truth

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Sugar Hill Records ‎– SHL 143
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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A World War III
Written-By – Melvin Glover
B The Truth

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℗ 1984 Sugar Hill Records Ltd.

Taken from the album 'Work Party'

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text, rear of sleeve): 5 012807 014369
  • Matrix / Runout (Centre label side A): SHL 143-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Centre label side B): SHL 143-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): SHL-143-A1. 1 MT. DAMONT A NOEL
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B): SHL-143-B1 1 MT E

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jaysio

jaysio

February 17, 2015
Same drums and pattern as Boogie Boys - Breakdancer from the same year. What came 1st? Tough lyrics on this from all the MCs.
hamesville

hamesville

May 26, 2012
"World War III" is a catchy but heavy political rap - a shame (to my knowledge) no instrumental exists as could be a sweet slice of electro-funk. It's available on many 12"s including the "Melle Mel Megamix" & "Vice" single. The rarity here is the only 12" fat loud pressing of "The Truth", one my favourite Furious 5 jams - I always assumed it was called "Born to Rock (The Mic)" due to the chorus - but it's The Truth! Tough raw Marley Marl style beats, heavy scratches and awesome rhymes as each rapper takes turns to blast. Melle Mel's line "i always wear black and I always will as I'm dressing for your funeral" and "I am you but you ain't me because you didn't start rockin' til '83' - gold!