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

BITE LP 3301 Spoonie Gee The Godfather Of Rap (Album) Tuff City BITE LP 3301 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

QC 708 Spoonin Gee* Spoonin Rap Sound Of New York, USA QC 708 US 1979 Sell This Version
SH-550 Spoonie Gee Meets The Sequence Spoonie Gee Meets The Sequence - Monster Jam Sugar Hill Records SH-550 US 1980 Sell This Version
ER-6002 Spoonie Gee And The Treacherous Three* Spoonie Gee And The Treacherous Three* - The New Rap Language / Love Rap (Maxi) Enjoy Records ER-6002 US 1980 Sell This Version
SH-562 Spoonie Gee Spoonie Is Back Sugar Hill Records SH-562 US 1981 Sell This Version
HS 0000 Spoonie Gee Re-mix Of Spoonie Rap Heavenly Star Records HS 0000 US 1982 Sell This Version
ZS4 04190 Spoonie Gee The Big Beat (Single, Maxi) Tuff City, CBS Associated Records ZS4 04190 US 1983 Sell This Version
TUF 120002 Spoonie Gee Street Girl Tuff City TUF 120002 US 1985 Sell This Version
EN-6036 Spoonie Gee New Love Rap Enjoy Records EN-6036 US 1985 Sell This Version
Tuf 120005 Spoonie Gee Get Off My Tip Tuff City Tuf 120005 US 1985 Sell This Version
TUF 128015 Spoonie Gee That's My Style Tuff City TUF 128015 US 1986 Sell This Version
TUF 458015 Spoonie Gee Take It Off(7") Tuff City TUF 458015 US 1986 Sell This Version
BITE 707 Spoonie Gee I'm All Shook Up (Single) Tuff City BITE 707 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
INT 10776 Spoonie Gee The Godfather (Single) Tuff City INT 10776 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
TUF128038 Spoonie Gee Spoonin' Rap(12") Tuff City TUF128038 US 1988 Sell This Version
TUF 128034 Spoonie Gee (You Ain't Just A Fool) You's An Old Fool Tuff City TUF 128034 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
DEL EP 4001 The Honeydrippers* / Spoonie Gee The Honeydrippers* / Spoonie Gee - Impeach The President / (You Ain't Just A Fool) You's An Old Fool Funky Delicacies DEL EP 4001 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

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iehrenwald

May 23, 2013
I'm pretty sure I met Spoonie Gee today in Miami near Flagler and 1st. He looked like he was in rough shape. Spoke with him for a while, gave him a few dollars, he did a short improv thing for me. Said he just got out of jail last week and had killed two guys in jail because they tried to rape him? I asked why he was in and he said he killed a guy who had killed his mother? Can't vouch for the accuracy of any of this, but the dude looked like him and sounded like him and had the background details right. It's weird seeing an oldschool godfather and originator in the place he's at. If any of you run into him, toss the guy a few dollars or some clothes or something. As he said to me, " help a brother out".

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