Hijack (2)Hold No Hostage / Doomsday Of Rap

Label:Music Of Life – NOTE 21
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Genre:Hip Hop


A1Hold No Hostage6:05
A2Doomsday Of Rap3:42
B1Hold No Hostage (Instrumental)4:35
B2Doomsday Of Rap (Instrumental)3:35
B3The Sound Of The Knell
B4The Drummer Of Doom

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The rear sleeve & A side labels of this version have the A side printed / titled as: 'AAAA'.
The rear sleeve has the tracklist as:

Hold No Hostage
Doomsday Of Rap
The Drummer Of Doom
The Sound Of The Knell

Hold No Hostage (Instrumental)
Doomsday Of Rap (Instrumental)

Track durations stated on centre labels.

(P) & (C) Music Of Life 1988

Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016751 002168
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, etched): NOTE-21-A1 * MAX. A TRIBUTE TO HOW RAP MUSIC USE TO BE
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, etched): NOTE-21-B1 * MAX. STOP THE "CLOWNING" IN HIP HOP.

Other Versions (3)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Hold No Hostage / Doomsday Of Rap (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo)Music Of LifeNOTE 21 DJUK1988
Hold No Hostage / Doomsday Of Rap (12", Reissue, Unofficial Release)Music Of Life (3)NOTE 21Japan2009
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Hold No Hostage / Doomsday Of Rap (12", 33 ⅓ RPM)Music Of LifeNOTE 21UKUnknown


  • MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73's avatar
    DJ Undercover scratches up the vocal of the vocoder voice which says 'Funky'.
    And I believe (from my hearing) that DJ Undercover scratches the vocodered vocal sample from The Def Jam by Jazzy Jay ... so that's two ruff tunes to listen too.... or just simply put Supreme..... DJ q berts hero. . Freestyle scratching!
    • MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73's avatar
      Edited one year ago
      DJ Undercover (2) is number one! ;) Where is He at these daze?
      • LKB1975's avatar
        my alltime favourite uk hip hop track for many reasons. completely blew my 13 year old mind when this dropped & more or less gave birth to that militant britcore sound us heads all love & miss. this & the style wars 12'' started that movement in my opinion. incredible track....
        • MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73's avatar
          K-Sly is invincible!! DJ Undercover cold crush! DJ Supreme style! Nuff said! But it's such a shame they ran out of steam due to the album coming out too late (plus where were the bangers like this???) ... Gunshot definitely outshone these guys for lyrical delivery and longevity!
          • North_London_Fiya's avatar
            Pure Murdah On Wax!
            • kaom's avatar
              totally agree with Faktor14 beautifully summed up. (s)he hit the nail bang on.
              • Faktor14's avatar
                Hard, hard UK rap 12.

                At a time (when is this not the case) when British rap was not hitting the same level as their US counterparts. These guys came along and hit so hard. Sitting on album covers with gas masks on and ninja swords way before Wu Tang clan, delivering hard, fast, funky rap, Komanchi Sly cutting through the beats with impecable delivery. Undercover, transforming and cutting up noise over the sledgehammer breaks

                And it was from the UK, made you feel proud that we could do this rap thing as good the US.



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