Raw Corp, I'm Real Def, Boogie Down Records 1988

Real Def indeed! Raw Corp released this hype 12" on the B-Boy Records off shoot, Boogie Down Records in 88. Produced by Spyder-D this record contains two winners from this New York crew, I'm Real Def and Troopers on the Mike. Both tunes have surfaced on a couple of compilations from the same year, one of which is the B-Boy Boogie Down Sampler. Troopers on the Mike has Raw Corp getting down over the beloved Assembly Line break and firing fresh b-boy lines.

I'm Real Def is mid-tempo head nodder choked full of reverb and lyrical bravado. The tune also features Red Alert's echoing "Wooord Up" giving the cut a sort of urban psychedelic feel while Joe Tex shouts "I Gotcha". They definitely got me... This one's a tough one to dig up but look for the B-Boy Boogie Down Sampler comp as that one seems to turn up from time to time.

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Note: Track 01 is the intro.