The Moody Boys ‎– First National Rapper

Label:
City Beat ‎– CBE 1239
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
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Tracklist

A First National Rapper 6:14
B1 First National Rapper (Funky Shuffle Mix) 6:09
B2 Funky Zulu You're So Fresh (Refreshing Mix) 5:35

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Notes

℗ 1989 City Beat/Beggars Banquet
© 1989 City Beat/Beggars Banquet

Plated at Musitech.

First National Rapper samples the voice of Muhammad Ali (I am the greatest)

Funky Zulu You're So Fresh samples :
Vocals from Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force - Renegades Of Funk
Vocals from The Jonzun Crew - Pack Jam

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 012093 012933
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side 1): CBE - 12-239-A-1 MT. JA THANK YOU CASSIUS FOR YOU ENTERTAINMENT STILL THE GREATEST
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side 2): CBE - 12 239-B-1 IT WAS A PAIN DOIN THIS MOODY T! MT. DAMONT

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
STUDR908 The Moody Boys First National Rapper(3xFile, AIFF, RE) Studio Rockers STUDR908 UK Unknown
CBE 1239 The Moody Boys First National Rapper(12", Promo, W/Lbl) City Beat CBE 1239 UK 1989 Sell This Version

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teecee

teecee

November 2, 2017
edited over 3 years ago

Just cataloguing the racks and also amazed that I'm only the second to comment on this. Funky Zulu was (and still is) hammered on the pirates. Breakbeat, electro, acid, rap - all covered in one track. Genre defying, but an unmistakably UK sound. All time fave.
8892sales

8892sales

September 30, 2017

I might be guilty in assuming, one should never assume, that Tony Thorpe was a fan of 1980s electro rap. I've always thought that the bassline on Funky Zulu You're So Fresh was inspired by the main riff off of Fresh 3MCs - Fresh

Anyway, I'm flabbergasted how no one has left a comment on this beauty until now. Surely this was a game changer in the scene. This is a prime example when the secondary side beats the main side by miles and miles. The main side is not worth even thinking about.

Will come back to this later as the Funky Zulus track needs more appreciation.