Spoonie Gee

Spoonie Gee

Real Name:
Gabriel Jackson
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Spoonie Gee was the nephew of veteran R&B producer Bobby Robinson and one of the earliest rap artists. He was known as the "love rapper," an image that was established by his first record, "Love Rap", released on his uncle's Enjoy label as the flip side of the Treacherous Three's "The New Rap Language". The bulk of early rap records reproduced an MC's party routine with a loose sequence of narrative, boasting, and call and response. Spoonie's initial outing, however, organized a hip-hop styled record around a romantic theme, coming closer to the lyrical norms of pop music. The intimate "Love Rap" was accompanied only by drum set and congas, and Spoonie's next record continued in a similarly minimalist vein. The voice-over on 1979's "Spoonin' Rap" stuck to more conventional old-school boasting but looks forward to the gangsta attitude in its jailhouse references. "Spoonin' Rap" was also prophetic in its use of flexatone and heavily echoed voice, suggesting the Jamaican connection that was denied in early interviews by some of the rap originators. In 1980, Spoonie collaborated with Sequence on a classic single, "Monster Jam", probably the last word on the series of "Good Times" / "Another One Bites the Dust" variations, and a classic in the Sugar Hill vein, complete with a bone-crushing bass line and ecstatic crowd noises.
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Spoonie Gee Discography

Albums

Spoonie Gee The Godfather Of Rap (Album) Tuff City Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Spoonin Gee* Spoonin Rap Sound Of New York, USA US 1979 Sell This Version
Spoonie Gee Meets The Sequence Spoonie Gee Meets The Sequence - Monster Jam Sugar Hill Records US 1980 Sell This Version
Spoonie Gee And The Treacherous Three* Spoonie Gee And The Treacherous Three* - The New Rap Language / Love Rap (Maxi) Enjoy Records US 1980 Sell This Version
Spoonie Gee Spoonie Is Back Sugar Hill Records US 1981 Sell This Version
Spoonie Gee Re-mix Of Spoonie Rap Heavenly Star Records US 1982 Sell This Version
Spoonie Gee The Big Beat (Single, Maxi) Tuff City, CBS Associated Records US 1983 Sell This Version
Spoonie Gee Street Girl Tuff City US 1985 Sell This Version
Spoonie Gee New Love Rap Enjoy Records US 1985 Sell This Version
Spoonie Gee Get Off My Tip Tuff City US 1985 Sell This Version
Spoonie Gee That's My Style Tuff City US 1986 Sell This Version
TUF 458015 Spoonie Gee Take It Off(7") Tuff City TUF 458015 US 1986 Sell This Version
Spoonie Gee I'm All Shook Up (Single) Tuff City US 1987 Sell This Version
Spoonie Gee The Godfather (Single) Tuff City Italy 1987 Sell This Version
Spoonie Gee Hit Man BITE Records Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
Spoonie Gee (You Ain't Just A Fool) You's An Old Fool Tuff City US 1988 Sell This Version
TUF 128037 Spoonie Gee Mighty Mike Tyson / Did You Come To Party(12") Tuff City TUF 128037 US 1989 Sell This Version
The Honeydrippers* / Spoonie Gee The Honeydrippers* / Spoonie Gee - Impeach The President / (You Ain't Just A Fool) You's An Old Fool Funky Delicacies US 1994 Sell This Version
OSF 121004 Spoonie Gee / MC Rock Lovely Spoonie Gee / MC Rock Lovely - The Big Beat / One Time Two Time Blow Your Mind(12") Ol' Skool Flava OSF 121004 US 1995 Sell This Version
OSF 12 1016 Spoonie Gee / Lakim Shabazz Spoonie Gee / Lakim Shabazz - Take It Off / Black Is Back / Pure Righteousness(12", EP) Ol' Skool Flava OSF 12 1016 US 1998 Sell This Version
OSF 121017 Spoonie Gee Spoonin' Rap(12") Ol' Skool Flava OSF 121017 US 1999 Sell This Version
CMNT 976 Spoonie Gee / Spoonie Gee Meets The Sequence Spoonie Gee / Spoonie Gee Meets The Sequence - Spoonie Is Back / Monster Jam(12") Sugar Hill Records CMNT 976 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
NSH 106 Spoonie Gee The Boss Is Back(CD, EP) New Sound Of Harlem NSH 106 US 2008 Sell This Version
PBB 7003 The Fearless Four / Spoonie Gee & The Treacherous Three* The Fearless Four / Spoonie Gee & The Treacherous Three* - Rockin' It / Love Rap(7") Five Day Weekend PBB 7003 US 2010 Sell This Version
OSF 121003 Spoonie Gee / The Jazzy Three Spoonie Gee / The Jazzy Three - The Godfather / The Rappin Spree(12") Ol' Skool Flava OSF 121003 US Unknown Sell This Version