HashimAl-Naafiysh (The Soul)

Label:Cutting Records – CR-200
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Genre:Electronic, Hip Hop


A1Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)6:06
B1Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)5:26

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Recorded at: Secret Sound Studios, NY, NY
Sure Force Productions
Sure Shot Edit by Aldo
©℗ 1983 Cutting Records
111 Dyckman Street
NY NY 10040 (212) 569-4589

[Additional information]
Cat.#: CR-200 , on both center labels.
Runouts are hand-etched except: 'MASTERING BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE NEW YORK' and '⟷' are machine-stamped.

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  • Rights Society (Both center labels): ASCAP
  • Pressing Plant ID (Runout both sides):
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): MASTERING BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE NEW YORK HERbiE JR :v) ANgiE ✬ "DEdiCATED To DORIAN MARTiNEZ" "P.S." "HEY BRO." A-1 ⟷ CR - 200 - A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): MASTERING BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE NEW YORK HERbiE JR :v) Hi KEllY!! "CONgRAdulATioNs PAPA Whiz KID" A-1 ⟷ CR- 200 -B

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Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) (12", 45 RPM, Stereo)Streetwave, Arista, West End RecordsMKHAN 4UK1983
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Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) (12")ZYX RecordsZYX 5134Germany1983
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Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) (12", 45 RPM, Stereo)Streetwave, Arista, West End RecordsMKHAN 4UK1983
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Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Dark blue)Cutting RecordsCR-200US1983
Al-Naafiysh (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Test Pressing)Cutting RecordsCR-200US1983
  • 808-MAN's avatar
    The genre track of Electro hip hop 1983. Still played in 85,86 for breaking competitions lol. The lights went off then strobes came on and Al Naafish started. Everyone crowded around and had duels lol. God Bless Sergio Tacchini,Fila and Kappa circa 1985.
    • BumpnGrind's avatar
      All the comments, memories equate an important piece of art. Big up to all involved.
      • KINGTRAGIC's avatar
        Did Hashim do the Scratchin in this song? If not who did? Even more important what is the Original source of the Scratch sound being cut up?
        • defendergroove's avatar
          i remember how at the end of 1984 a buddy had a 30 second snippet on tape of this song.the rest had been overdubbed.we really wanted to know the name of the song to have it complete.only when i bought the streetsounds crucial with the flat knob in 1985 the mystery was solved
          • REENO's avatar
            Easily in the top 10 all time electro records. Doesn't get better than this.
            • freddyfresh's avatar
              Hanging out at Cutting Records in New York in 1987 Aldo showed me the keyboard that Hashim used to make this masterpiece and also the many Imperial Brothers killers like Dub to Scratch which is a killer record and one of y all time faves.. great memories
              • Mellowiz's avatar
                Maybe number one breakdance record. The tuff attitude in this record made it a favorit for a lot of breakdancers.
                • Obsidian's avatar
                  A clever interpolation of one of the synth lines from Duran Duran's "New Religion", released just one year before.
                  • ConsciousRythmZ's avatar
                    Record was a breakthrough in the days, was a favorite for breakdancing in Washington Square Park New York, You would most definitely find me any day in the week battling! What great memories!
                    • bobrkg's avatar
                      Love the comments, label.aside. im still wondering what was the inspiration behind the track. Why would you make this vocal? What does it mean ?



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