KRS ONE* ‎– Step Into A World (Rapture's Delight)

Jive ‎– 7243 8 94221 2 2
CD, Maxi-Single

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1 Step Into A World (Rapture's Delight) (Radio Edit)
Lead Vocals – Keva*
2 Step Into A World (Rapture's Delight) (Instrumental) 4:32
3 Step Into A World (Rapture's Delight) (LP Version)
Lead Vocals – Keva*



Engineered at the Hit Factory, NYC.
Mastered at Masterdisk, NYC.
Overseen by Scott LaRock.

Features looped samples from b-boy funk classic <i>The Champ</i> by The Mohawks and new vocals sung to the tune of <i>Rapture</i> by Blondie - hence the writer credits for Stein and Harry (of <a href="">Blondie</a>) and Palmer (of <a href="">The Mohawks</a>).

<i>Rapture</i> was a very significant track in the history of hiphop. Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of major band Blondie had bought graffiti art by Fab Five Freddy and visited the early Bronx hiphop club scene with him where they saw Grandmaster Flash DJing. They later made <i>Rapture</i> featuring a section of spoken vocals which became the first track including rapping to reach number 1 in the US chart and therefore took rap music to a much wider audience. Chris Stein and Fab Five Freddy would go on to collaborate on the soundtrack of the classic hiphop movie 'Wild Style' (which also included <i>Rapture</i>) and Grandmaster Flash used a segment of <i>Rapture</i> (with a namecheck to him) on his seminal turntable mix <i>The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel</i>.

The title of this single is the first line of vocals from the track. The subtitle is a combination of the titles of <i>Rapture</i> and the early hiphop hit <i>Rapper's Delight</i>.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 24389 42212 2
  • Label Code: LC3098
  • Rights Society: Bel/Biem/SIAE

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