Rammellzee, K-RobBeat Bop

Label:Tartown Record Co. – TT001
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Genre:Hip Hop, Funk / Soul
Style:Electro, Hip Hop, Funk


ABeat Bop (Vocal)
BBeat Bop ((Instrmntl (Version) One.)



500 copies of this first edition were reportedly pressed.

"Test Pressing" is printed on "Side 2" label.

Neither the artists' names nor the track title appear on the labels.

On some copies, the labels were erroneously affixed to the opposite side of the audio.

This version can be differentiated from the two standard vinyl subsequent 45 RPM editions by the runout groove etchings and by the a 2.8" pressing ring that encircles the labels.

There is also another reissue version with similar runout groove etchings that plays at 33 ⅓ RPM.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout etching): TT-001-B-E-1
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout etching): TT-001-A-E-1

Other Versions (5 of 18)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Beat Bop (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Stereo)Profile RecordsPRO-7030US1983
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Beat Bop (12", Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM)Profile RecordsPRO-7030US1983
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Beat Bop (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single, Promo, Stereo)Profile RecordsPRO-7030-DJUS1983
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Beat Bop (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Reissue)Tartown Record Co.TT001US2001
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Beat Bop (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Reissue, Test Pressing)Tartown Record Co.TT001US2001
  • kuma.chan's avatar
    I have been after this for at least 30 years, one came up for sale recently, unfortunately it sold for $126,000 at Sotherby's so I don't think I will ever have one :D
    • Toadspotter's avatar
      People, the Tartown label was a brilliant one off idea for a label name by J. Basquiat who funded the record and pressing. The label did not exist after the first pressing of this record. Later Tartown pressing are unquestionably unofficial fakes. That's why they attempt to look identical. Go for the Get on down pressing which is official, has good retro cover art, and will have the best sound since originals are $$$. RIP Rammellzee and Jean-Michael Basquiat.
      • snitzer's avatar
        The cover art is done by Basquiat / SAMO 👑
        • psktimes's avatar
          Eight grand +,is this some sort of bad joke?,do you get a fee kidney with it.
          • superred's avatar
            does anyone really know about the rotation speed it should have ? Thanx
            • bald_head_slick's avatar
              I used to hate this track back in the day because it was so slow compared to the electro of the time. Time has made me see the error of my ways though and I've grown to love it.

              • propergent's avatar
                What's the custom artwork all about? Did he draw on them?
                • freddyfresh's avatar

                  Original has RAMMELLZEE VS. K-ROB "BEAT BOP" 12" (TARTOWN RECORD CO. TT-001-A-E-1 etched in matrix for side 1 and TT-001-B-E-1 etched in matrix of side 2).
                  • freddyfresh's avatar
                    pretty sure originals play at 45 RPM
                    • rebeccacooper1978's avatar
                      Does anyone know what the Matrix code should be on an original press please? Help much appreciated!



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