Man Parrish ‎– Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop)

Importe/12 ‎– MP-321
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Maxi-Single


A1 Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop) 4:00
A2 Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop) (Part 2) 3:11
AA Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop) 5:36

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From the album "Man Parrish" MP-320
℗ 1982 Importe/12 Records
Published by Sugarscoop, Inc. (ASCAP) / Sugarbee Music (BMI)
Mastered at Frankford/Wayne, New York

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side run-out, hand etched): MP- 321 - A | HERbiE JR :v) | M2- 25890 | MISFISMI.
  • Matrix / Runout (AA-Side run-out, hand etched): MP - 321 - AA | HERbiE JR :v) | " HIP HOP IT's HOT " | M2- △- 25890-X | MISFISMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out machine stamped, both sides): MASTERING BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE NEW YORK | EDP
  • Other: EDP is circled

Other Versions (5 of 21) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Man Parrish Hip Hop Rebop (Remixes)(CDr, W/Lbl, Promo, Single) Dozer Records none UK 2007 Sell This Version
BRK34 Man Parrish Hip Hop Re Bop(12") Breakin' Records BRK34 UK 2002 Sell This Version
762.642 Man Parrish Hip Hop, Be Bop (Special Mix 12")(12", Maxi) Rkm, WEA Filipacchi Music 762.642 France 1982 Sell This Version
SPBO-7411 Man Parrish Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop)(7", Single, Promo) RCA Victor SPBO-7411 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
dozer003 Man Parrish Hip Hop Re Bop(12") Dozer dozer003 UK 2007 Sell This Version


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May 27, 2017
edited 7 months ago
A monumental classic of epic proportions. Precision programming and arrangement. There wasn't anything else like this at the time or since. Futuristic, tough, uncompromising and still truly rocks.

Unfortunately, the version remixed/edited exclusively for the first Street Sounds Crucial Electro album was never independently released as it would have made a fantastic addition to these original mixes and a serious contender for one of the best remixes of any release ever.


March 27, 2016
edited about 1 year ago

All-time classic electro boogie/funk Hip-Hop masterpiece that is part of the club/radio/street scene DNA of NY City and rose to have international appeal. If you do not connect musically with the vibe, rhythm and infectious beat of this record, then you are not, and never will be, Hip-Hop!

This is one of those classics that even people who were not directly involved with, or loosely connected to NY City's vibrant Hip-Hop/street scene appreciated at major clubs in Manhattan like Gotham West, Broadway 96, Paradise Garage and the Fun House, in addition to many small- to medium-size venues sprinkled throughout the boroughs.

Along with classics like Planet Rock, Play At Your Own Risk, various Grandmaster Flash classics like Freedom, The Message, Scorpio etc., E.T. Boogie, The WildStyle, One More Shot and more, this is what club-quality Hip-Hop/urban club music used to be like before the genre was hijacked by Gangsta elements and took a sharp turn in a very different direction.


September 17, 2015
Absolut classic electro. Still love this one as much as i did in '82. A desert island disc for sure...


August 8, 2015

Excerpts from my interview with Man Parrish for Electronic Standards:

"Hip Hop Bee Bop (Don’t Stop) was recorded all analogue-synthesized. I used only three pieces: Roland 808 drum machine, my PRO One, a small version of Prophet 5 for Polyphonic and special effects, and PROPHET 1 monophonic for the bass sound and some of the sequencers.

The metallic drums were created on the Prophet 5, it was a cross-modulation system – it takes one sound and modifies another sound. You have a basic simple drum and a special effect together, which made the sound metallic, of another type. You have to combine it, change them, it’s like on a two color combination: red and blue combined can give several types of purple, you have to blend it."

Quite different from today, right? Those were the times of the real 'do it yourself'. "When you open a synthesizer and get all those pre-sets, it means somebody had to program that before you. There was no pre–set, no memories. You had to do all by yourself. Sometimes, you had to work on timbers for hours. The metallic drums took me a couple of weeks to do it. Yesterday it sounded good, today not so good. So, I had to try harder."


September 11, 2012

No it's not. is MP-321 as stated above.


May 30, 2012
The catalogue number is MP-320 not MP-321...just thought I'd let you know..