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Ruthless Rap Assassins


Manchester, England-based, and self-styled ‘North Hulme’ audio sculptors comprising Dangerous ‘C’ Carsonova (vocals, turntables), MC Kermit Le Freak (vocals) and Paul Roberts (electric guitar). Ruthless Rap Assassins produced in that region in the middle-80s, gaining their popularity via regional gigs. These were agreed upon by EMI Information in 1987 once they acquired noticed their debut one, ‘We Don’t Treatment’. Positioned on the Syncopate subsidiary, the very first result was the Killer Record, whose ‘Move Wild’ successfully sampled Steppenwolf’s ‘Blessed To Be Crazy’. Better still was ‘The Wish’, which utilised the funked up groove of Cynade’s ‘The Message’ to underpin this story of Western world Indians shifting to England within the 50s, and the next dashing of the expectations and spirits. The militant looks of Killer Record emerged as something of the shock to those that still regarded such challenging music the protect of inner-city Us citizens. The follow-up selection, nevertheless, cut more deeply. Monitors like ‘Down And Dirty’ demonstrated a highly effective parody of rap’s pre-occupation with issues intimate, while ‘No Story, No Twist’ noticed some smart jazz details. The group continued to be inventive and militant, the one ‘Justice (Simply Us)’, proving an especially defiant swipe at almost all white populace. Though they break up afterwards due to record label and general public indifference, the Ruthless Rap Assassins’ legacy because the first useful UK hip-hop music group remains.

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Music Songs And It Wasn't A Dream, Just Mellow, Jealous MC, To the Other MC's, Go Wild!, Crew From the North, Law of the Jungle, That's My Nigger, Posse Strong, Less Mellow, Here Today...Here Tomorrow, B Line, No Tale, No Twist, Pick Up the Pace, Th!nk, Style of the street, Three the Hard Way, Listen to the Hit, Hard and Direct, Why Me?, Flow It Out, Yakaty Yak, I Got No Time, What Did You Say Your Name Was?, Justice, Down and Dirty, Radio
Albums Killer Album, Th!nk, It Ain’t Illegal Yet

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