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Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious FiveWorld War III / The Truth

Label:Sugar Hill Records – SHL 143
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Country:UK
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Genre:Hip Hop
Style:Electro

Tracklist

AWorld War III
Written-ByMelvin Glover
BThe Truth
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℗ 1984 Sugar Hill Records Ltd.

Taken from the album 'Work Party'

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text, rear of sleeve): 5 012807 014369
  • Matrix / Runout (Centre label side A): SHL 143-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Centre label side B): SHL 143-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side A): SHL-143-A1. 1 MT. DAMONT A NOEL
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings side B): SHL-143-B1 1 MT E

Other Versions (3)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
World War III / The Truth (12", 45 RPM, White Label)Sugar Hill RecordsSHL 143UK1984
New Submission
World War III (7", 45 RPM, Single)Sugar Hill RecordsSH 143UK1985
New Submission
World War III / Pump Me Up (2×12", 45 RPM, Limited Edition)Sugar Hill RecordsSHLS 143UK1985

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  • washycadiz's avatar
    washycadiz
    Rare mixing without the word "1984", in the beginning of the song and in one of the verses, maybe because it was edited in 1985... The Truth is the same LP version, there's another version in the US edition...
    • jaysio's avatar
      jaysio
      Same drums and pattern as Boogie Boys - Breakdancer from the same year. What came 1st? Tough lyrics on this from all the MCs.
      • hamesville's avatar
        hamesville
        "World War III" is a catchy but heavy political rap - a shame (to my knowledge) no instrumental exists as could be a sweet slice of electro-funk. It's available on many 12"s including the "Melle Mel Megamix" & "Vice" single. The rarity here is the only 12" fat loud pressing of "The Truth", one my favourite Furious 5 jams - I always assumed it was called "Born to Rock (The Mic)" due to the chorus - but it's The Truth! Tough raw Marley Marl style beats, heavy scratches and awesome rhymes as each rapper takes turns to blast. Melle Mel's line "i always wear black and I always will as I'm dressing for your funeral" and "I am you but you ain't me because you didn't start rockin' til '83' - gold!

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