South Bronx ‎– The Bottom Line

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Rissa Chrissa ‎– RCS-6000
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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© ℗ 1982

Track durations printed on labels: 6:45 / 6:00. Actual play times are 6:20 / 6:04.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): RCS-6000-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): RCS-6000-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area side A [hand-etched]): RCS-6000·A MCR Joe
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out area side B [hand-etched]): RCS-6000·B MCR Joe
  • Rights Society: BMI

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WorldwideGrooves

WorldwideGrooves

July 20, 2010
edited over 7 years ago

"The Bottom Line" (by South Bronx) was the follow-up tune to the ground-breaking jam, "The Big Throwdown". In "The Bottom Line", Mike Serrette performs a sizzling-hot rap (with lyrics written by Bill Moore) that touches on all kinds of social and political issues... even more than the first record.
For those that may not have known... "The Big Throwdown" (by South Bronx) made history in the music world. It was one of the very first rap records with lyrics about political issues... along with a few fun party lyrics as well. Mike Serrette delivers a powerful rap performance, which mentions social problems such as dependence on foreign oil, as well as a lack of jobs because of so many imported products. These types of topics were unheard of in early rap and hip-hop records!! The Big Throwdown was WAY ahead of its time!!!
"The Big Throwdown" was first released by Rissa-Chrissa Records in 1980, then picked up and re-released by the legendary label, Brunswick Records, in 1981. "The Bottom Line" followed in 1982 on Rissa-Chrissa.