Ultra Magnetic M.C.'s*Ego Tripping / Funky Potion

Label:Next Plateau Records Inc. – NP 50051
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Genre:Hip Hop


A1Ego Tripping5:28
A2Ego Bits2:07
B1Funky Potion5:31
B2Funky Extension4:30

Companies, etc.



Track durations stated on labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Etched): NP 50051 A SS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Etched): NP 50051 B SS
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 7)

View All
Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Ego Tripping / Funky Potion (12", Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM)Next Plateau Records Inc.NP 50051US1986
New Submission
Ego Tripping / Funky Potion (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Test Pressing)Next Plateau Records Inc.NP 50051US1986
Recently Edited
Ego Trippin' / Funky Potion (12", Reissue)Next Plateau EntertainmentRRJY-8001Japan1997
Recently Edited
Ego Tripping / Funky Potion (12", Reissue)Next Plateau Records Inc.NP 50051US2005
New Submission
Ego Tripping / Funky Potion (7", 45 RPM)Mr Bongo, Next Plateau Records Inc.MRB7165, NP50051UK2020



  • jaysio's avatar

    Top record which did stand out not only for the heavy drum break but for the rhymes which were unusual and stood out back then. Any fans needed this record on 12" back then as when the album dropped , it cut the record in 2 and you lost Keith's weird non-rhyming verse.
    This wasnt actually the 1st rap record to loop a break beat as Kurtis Blow's If I ruled the world already had a trouble funk break used in it the year before.
    • MentallyMad's avatar
      Edited 3 years ago
      Boy do I remember when this record dropped! And what a great time for hip hop this was. Also brand new at this time was Eric B. & Rakim's "Eric B. For President" and Boogie Down Production's "South Bronx", and Biz Markie's "Make The Music With Your Mouth, Biz" was just a week or two away. The Radio was never the same. "Ego Tripping" in particular stands out the most to me. At this time, it was the first rap record to actually sample the breakbeat in it's entirety. Marley would use the SP12 on "The Bridge" and "Eric B' For President" before this record, but he didn't loop the breakbeat, but rather reconstruct them, which was also mind blowing. Ced-Gee used the SP12 in a different way. He also chopped up the "Substitution" break, but inserted bits and pieces mainly throughout the hook. When Keith and Ced were rhyming, it was a straight up loop, and this was the first time on wax for that. Marley Marl and Ced-Gee were the only ones in 1986 who used the SP12 drum machine, and they definately started the next phase of hip hop. Now rappers would not rely solely on drum machine beats for their records, like a linn drum, or a roland 808. Rappers were now turning into crate diggers, looking for a new loop or sample for their records. With every Marley Marl produced record, or Ultramagnetic record, producers had to step up their game. This IS my favorite rap record from 1986, and absolutely should be in every old school rap fan's collection!
      • diseone's avatar
        This record has been reissued in 2005, the way to tell the difference between the original and the reissue is by looking at the inner circle on the label, this version's inner circle only touches the A at the top of the circle and only just touches the top of the IPPI at the bottom the reissue's Inner circle touches the bottom of the MA at the top and covers the whole of the IPPI at the bottom.


        For sale on Discogs

        Sell a copy


        • Have:444
        • Want:527
        • Avg Rating:4.65 / 5
        • Ratings:83


        Videos (2)