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Vicious BassShake That Thang

Joey Boy Records – JB 5018
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


AShake That Thang (Vocal)4:28
BShake That Thang (Inst.)5:57

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Special Thanks To: Power 96 & Joey Boy Records For Making This All Possible

℗ Rice & Beans Pub. ASCAP
© 1988

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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A Etched): JOEY BOY - 5018-A "THIS ONE'S A HIT" TO THE slims of tHE WORLd gET Ready for MADNESS & DJ LACE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B Etched): JOEY BOY -5018-B NITRO "D" DON't tHINK ABOUt tAKINg tHIS RECORDoff till its finished you can't fuck witH MADNESS & DJ LACe


sacsayhuaman's profile picture
"Madness continued as DJ Magic Mike's partner until they split in the mid-90's, leaving Madness to make a couple of obscure solo albums before fading out of site."

MC Madness actually sued DJ Magic Mike for unpaid royalties from "Back to Haunt You" in 1992 and had to abandon a forthcoming LP as well as distancing himself from Cheeta Records in Orlando, FL.

Madness like many musicians, Prince, John Fogerty, Toni Braxton and Bruce Springsteen, could not record or release any music due to a year long legal battle that resulted in an out of court settlement with his former record label and partner.

MC Madness released the LP "Come get this Money Honey" in 1993 on Ocean Records. Madness kept writing in a more socially conscious direction. There are many unreleased songs like "Madness" that capture the essence of South Florida's highs and lows with a poetic angle that would have defied his skills had they been released.

MCMadness passed away in 2009. RIP D.T
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Edited 15 years ago
Pappa Wheelie is on point. his research on the whole Miami Bass scene is outstanding. Shake That Thang was one of the first Miami/Booty Bass Songs to cross over to the Freestyle listeners. Also, Me (DJ Lace) and Madness wrote the second verse in Vision Studios' Kitchen area in only a few minutes. That's some bit of trivia for you bassheadz.
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Keith Rosenberg dubbed himslef Beatmaster Wizzy when he formed his group, "Vicious Beat". After teaming up with MC Madness & DJ Lace, they recorded in DXJ's home studio, auditioned for Suntown Records, and eventually won a Power 96 rap contest. The prize: a recording contract with Joey Boy records, and a song to be produced by Beatmaster Clay D. The group name was changed to "Vicious Bass", and Joey Boy Records issued contracts to the 3 members. Upon receiving the contracts, Wizzy had his lawyer look it over, and was advised against signing it...but Madness & Lace signed; thus, "Shake That Thang" became a Miami Bass Classic by the two members, and the copyrights lie in the heads of Joey Boy Records. Wizzy rejoined the crew soon after (along with new member Mike Jewish) for a brief period when they signed to be on Magic Mike's debut album (DJ Magic Mike and The Royal Posse), but after a falling out between Wizzy and label owner Tom Reich, Wizzy departed the group, and his input that could be removed from the album was. This spawned the widely known remix of "Come On (Rock/Freak)", making the original (read: far superior) version obscure. You'll know if you bought the original version of the album if the white area of the cover art does not have a brick wall grafted onto it. You'll also find Wizzy's track "It's House Ya'll" with that version, amking the debut Magic Mike album better than the veriosn most people have heard. Later, Wizzy teams up with DJ Lace and Mike Jewish to form "2 BMF" (1st Mike Jewish, then Lace leaves Vicious Bass to replace Jewish), and they cover "Shake That Thang" on their debut album in 1994, "Caucasion Bass Invasion".

On another tangent, DJ Magic Mike -- who was a partner of Beatmaster Clay D's at the time of this release -- claims that the foundation of the beat was one he programmed, and left in Clay's 808...and the cuts are also done by Mike, not DJ Lace on this track per Mike.

Wizzy now is known as "DJ Trip", and has partnered with another veteran old school bass pioneer (Lil Danny B) to form the Electro Breaks group "Trip Theory". Mike Jewish now is part of the staff for "Stacks" reocrd store in California. DJ Lace is part of the Disco house group "Who Da Funk", and Madness continued as DJ Magic Mike's partner until they split in the mid-90's, leaving Madness to make a couple of obscure solo albums before fading out of site.

To see this record described as "Breakbeat" makes my stomach ill. Miami Bass's respect for what *it is* is long overdue!