Godfather Don

Real Name:
Rodney Chapman
Profile:
A New York City based hip hop producer and rapper. Ever since his 1991 debut album, "Hazardous", he has been a creative force within New York City's underground hip-hop scene.
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Albums

2-61195 Godfather Don - Hazardous album art Godfather Don Hazardous (Album) Select Records 2-61195 US 1991 Sell This Version
HYD-703 Godfather Don - Hydra Beats Vol. 3 album art Godfather Don Hydra Beats Vol. 3 Hydra Entertainment HYD-703 US 1997 Sell This Version
HYD-707 Godfather Don - Hydra Beats Volume 7 album art Godfather Don Hydra Beats Volume 7 Hydra Entertainment HYD-707 US 1997 Sell This Version
HYD-711 Godfather Don - Hydra Beats Volume 11 Part 3 album art Godfather Don Hydra Beats Volume 11 Part 3(LP) Hydra Entertainment HYD-711 US 1997 Sell This Version
HYD-714 Godfather Don - Hydra Beats Volume 14 Part 4 album art Godfather Don Hydra Beats Volume 14 Part 4(LP) Hydra Entertainment HYD-714 US 1997 Sell This Version
HYDCD-801 Godfather Don - Diabolique album art Godfather Don Diabolique (Album) Hydra Entertainment HYDCD-801 US 1998 Sell This Version
HYD-730 Godfather Don - Hydra Beats The Next Level Vol. 1 album art Godfather Don Hydra Beats The Next Level Vol. 1(LP) Hydra Entertainment HYD-730 US 2004 Sell This Version
HYD 830 Godfather Don - Donnie Brasco album art Godfather Don Donnie Brasco(CD, Album) Hydra Entertainment HYD 830 US 2010 Sell This Version
FPI015 Godfather Don - Jazz Spastiks Remixes album art Godfather Don Jazz Spastiks Remixes Fresh Pressings International FPI015 UK 2018 Sell This Version
90STAPES15.3 Godfather Don - Beats, Bangers & Biscuits At 535 E 55th St album art Godfather Don Beats, Bangers & Biscuits At 535 E 55th St (Album) 90's Tapes 90STAPES15.3 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
HHV833 Godfather Don - Osmosis album art Godfather Don / Parental Godfather Don / Parental - Osmosis (Album) Akromégalie Records, HHV HHV833 Europe 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FE 001 Godfather Don - The Cenubites album art The Cenubites*, Godfather Don Feat. Kool Keith The Cenubites*, Godfather Don Feat. Kool Keith - The Cenubites (EP, Album) Fondle 'Em FE 001 US 1995 Sell This Version
HYD-414 Godfather Don - Styles By The Gram / World Premiere / Properties Of Steel album art Godfather Don Styles By The Gram / World Premiere / Properties Of Steel Hydra Entertainment HYD-414 US 1996 Sell This Version
HYD-415 Godfather Don - Piece Of The Action / Seeds Of Hate album art Godfather Don Piece Of The Action / Seeds Of Hate Hydra Entertainment HYD-415 US 1997 Sell This Version
HYD-419 Godfather Don - Life Ain't The Same / On The Other Side album art Godfather Don Life Ain't The Same / On The Other Side Hydra Entertainment HYD-419 US 1998 Sell This Version
HYD-420 Godfather Don - Fame / Da Bomb Baby album art Godfather Don Fame / Da Bomb Baby(12") Hydra Entertainment HYD-420 US 1998 Sell This Version
HYD-428 Godfather Don - Do You Know? / Big Katz / Who Is He? album art Godfather Don Do You Know? / Big Katz / Who Is He?(12") Hydra Entertainment HYD-428 US 1999 Sell This Version
HYD-430 Godfather Don - Live From New York / 3 The Hard Way album art Hostyle (3) / Godfather Don Hostyle (3) / Godfather Don - Live From New York / 3 The Hard Way(12") Hydra Entertainment HYD-430 US 2000 Sell This Version
HYD-444 Godfather Don Untitled(12", EP, MP, TP) Hydra Entertainment HYD-444 US 2005 Sell This Version
DWG002 Godfather Don - The Slave Of New York E.P. album art Godfather Don The Slave Of New York E.P. (EP) Diggers With Gratitude DWG002 UK 2007 Sell This Version
DWG005 Godfather Don - Billy Bathgate album art Godfather Don Billy Bathgate Diggers With Gratitude DWG005 UK 2009 Sell This Version
OLU-LTD1 Godfather Don - The Ill Funk Freaker EP album art Godfather Don The Ill Funk Freaker EP(12", EP, Ltd) One Leg Up Records OLU-LTD1 US 2009 Sell This Version
NSREP-001 Godfather Don - Selections EP album art Godfather Don Selections EP(12", EP, Ltd) No Sleep Recordings NSREP-001 US 2010 Sell This Version
CHGODDON01 Godfather Don - The Final Unreleased Project [1989-1998] album art Godfather Don The Final Unreleased Project [1989-1998] (EP) Chopped Herring Records CHGODDON01 UK 2015 Sell This Version
KDP-7-SL-GFD-009 Godfather Don - Bottom Line album art Soulicit (2) presents Godfather Don Soulicit (2) presents Godfather Don - Bottom Line (EP, Single) KicDrum Products KDP-7-SL-GFD-009 US 2015 Sell This Version

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turntable_terrorist

turntable_terrorist

January 17, 2020
More people need to hear this guy when listening to underground hip-hop. Godfather Don is one of the best combinations of producers/emcees but is rarely mentioned when people mention their all-time greats. His production for starters is something else. deep, jazzy always impressive and his raps are always laced with cadence and colourful wordplay. It just seemed a shame he stopped rapping to pursue a more live jazz orientated career, as there's a market for him as his debut has somewhat of a cult following (check the prices!) and there is many many 12"s of his time freestyling on radio/cenobites and demos that never seen the day. If you are a first-time listener, I recommend his work with Kool Keith as The Cenobites, as the two complements each other well. for the more seasoned Don listener you may be interested to know he nowadays plays the saxophone in an improvisation Jazz collective called the Open Mind, which is worth your time if interested in his work outside of Hip hop. (https://soundcloud.com/the-open-mind)
Mr_Geese

Mr_Geese

June 23, 2017
A true legend and musical genius, god bless
A real inspiration

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