VariousKick It! The Def Jam Sampler Volume One

Label:Def Jam Recordings – KIKIT1
Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country:UK & Europe
Genre:Hip Hop, Funk / Soul
Style:Go-Go, Soul, Hip Hop


A1Beastie BoysRock Hard
ProducerBeasties*, Rick Rubin
A2Jazzy JayDef Jam
ProducerRick Rubin
A3The Junkyard BandThe Word / Sardines (Segue)
ProducerRick Rubin
A4Original ConceptPump That Bass / Live (Get A Little Stupid... HO!)
ProducerAndre A. Brown
A5Chuck StanleyThe Finer Things In Life3:46
B1L.L. Cool J*I'm Bad
Producer [Assistant]Steve Ett
B2TashanRead My Mind
ProducerTashan Rashad*
B3Original ConceptCan You Feel It
ProducerConcept*, Rick Rubin
B4Public EnemyYou're Gonna Get Yours
Co-producerCarl Ryder, Hank Shocklee
Executive-ProducerRick Rubin
ProducerBill Stephney
B5Oran 'Juice' JonesHere I Go Again4:48

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Includes insert sheet: 'Def Jam - A Success Story' detailing the label history & album track liner notes written by Bill Adler.

This compilation ℗ 1987 CBS Records.
Original sound recording made by CBS Inc.

Distribution CBS Records/CBS Disques S.A.
Made in England
© 1987 CBS Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 099746 008017
  • Barcode (String): 5099746008017
  • Rights Society: MCPS/BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 8427
  • Price Code: CB 291
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A, variant 1): KIKIT 1 A*
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B, variant 1): KIKIT 1 B*
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched [c: D stamped], variant 2): KIKIT 1 A1 c: D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched [⋀ stamped], variant 2): KIKIT 1 B1 ⋀
  • Barcode (Label side A, stamped, [etched],variant 3): [KIKIT 1 A1] 10 B
  • Barcode (Label side B, stamped, [etched], variant 3): [KIKIT 1 B1] C 3

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  • JustinCee's avatar
    For a time capsule of fantastic music that spans from the very early Purple Def Jam releases (Jazzy Jay and Beasties) to where Def Jam were heading on the Hip Hop front with classics from L.L Cool Jay,Public Enemy and Original Concept.
    There are some classic R&B tracks from Tashan and Chuck Williams,I think that years before Puffy,Def Jam were closing the bridge between Hip Hop and R&B with tracks like these with really tuff beats which were harder than a lot of Hip Hop beats at the time, Obviously the likes of S.O.S Band,The Controllers,Midnight Star ,Change and many more used big 808 type beats to appeal to the dance floor but the Def Jam tracks (and later with Alyson Williams) really bumped .Add the dope Go Go tracks from The Junkyard Band (look into their History ,members of that crew were WAY MORE gangster than any crew from N.Y, L.A or Miami at that time ,although Boston had some real Gs in the shape of Almighty R.S.O crew).It's a real inexpensive piece of fantasticly dope music from the 80s premier Hip Hop/Black music label.The Go Go tracks on 12" are not cheap these days and for the scratch DJs buy 2 copies of this ,there are some great tracks (L.Ls I'm Bad,both the O.C and Junkyard tracks ) to do great tricks on if you double up.Its just a classic piece of wax on which almost every track is a classic for about £3 ,that's a bargain.
    • yeahyeahnoh's avatar
      Initial copies with sticker Includes Free DEF JAM patch limited edition KIKIT 1
      In my collection
      • andysword's avatar
        A great record. I know others out there agree, 'cos I can never find Kick It! in second-hand record racks! I love the Beasties, but could never get my mind around heavy rock-rap tracks like Rock Hard and She's On It. Skip a couple of nondescript songs to Original Concept's Pump That Bass. This track wasn't out 5 minutes before it was spotted and sampled by labelmates Public Enemy ( Prophets of Rage ) and by Eric B and Rakim ( Paid in Full ) Chuck Stanley's The Finer Things in Life is one of those songs I loved first time I heard it, and I still do. LL Cool J's I'm Bad pretty much sums up LL's opinion of himself, but it's hardly his best song, even at the time. Up next, the record highlight, Public Enemy's You're Gonna Get Yours; an aggressive ode to Chuck D's Oldsmobile 98, and a putdown of P.E. critics. All in all, a great value record.



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