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This is Schoolly D's first record.
|Maniac / Gangster Boogie (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Reissue)||World Famous Records||2323||US||1984|
|Maniac (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo, Stereo)||World Famous Records||#2323||US||1984|
|Gangster Boogie / Maniac (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Test Pressing)||Cut Masters Records||DM 84008||US||1984|
|Gangster Boogie (M.C., M.C's) (12", 33 ⅓ RPM)||Place To Be Records||P# 1414||US||1986|
|Gangster Boogie (M.C., M.C's) / Maniac (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo)||Place To Be Records||P#-1414||US||1986|
- OK, so there's this, 1984, the holy grail of Philly rap 12's, on Cut Masters. Then there's the Place To Be '86 reissue, & it's here the confusion (read: my confusion) starts. The latter labels both tracks as remixes (by Dominic 'Skeet' Mathis, with 'Crack cuts' on 'Maniac' credited to Q.S.T., who has his own Discogs entry & appears not to be Code Money). So, what's the difference (if any) between the '84 Cut Masters originals & this Place To Be 12", & which versions (original or remix) turned up on the Flame Records 'Dedication To All B-Boys' E.P.? Can anyone shed any light?
- Edited 9 years agoThis record remains elusive. I think its rarity is due to its use as a DJ tool. It was certainly not a radio hit. I can imagine Code Money cutting up cases of this record. If you hear the original you know. Remember before digital scratching the DJ had to actually have vinyl to scratch the MC's vocals... sch schoo school schoolly school! It would be nice to know how many of these were pressed.