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The Egyptian Lover

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Perhaps one of the most innovative companies from the old-school/electro period, Egyptian Lover’s Greg Broussard recorded a parade of singles through the mid-’80s that proved influential for many years. Inspired himself by Kraftwerk/hip-hop soundclashes like Afrika Bambaataa’s “Globe Rock and roll” and Guy Parrish’s “Hip-Hop End up being Bop (Don’t End),” along with the extroverted black-lover spirit of Prince and Zapp, Broussard started documenting from his LA bottom in 1983. Twelve months later, he surfaced using the breakdancing anthem “Egypt, Egypt,” released over the Freak Defeat label. Much like excellent tracks getting produced around America — from Detroit (Cybotron) to NY (Mantronix) — “Egypt, Egypt” and successors “Exactly what is a DJ If He Can’t Nothing,” “And My Defeat Goes Increase,” and “Pc Love (Special Dreams)” spent enough time in DJ crates through the ’80s and ’90s. Broussard also released many LPs in the mid-’80s with the ’90s, highlighted by 1984’s Over the Nile (virtually a greatest-hits compilation), 1986’s One Monitor Brain, and 1994’s Back again through the Tomb. He came back in 2006 with Platinum Pyramids, continuing to execute live — including times with M.We.A. — created a monitor for Rye Rye, and, in 2015, released the long-in-the-works 1984. The next year, Stones Toss compiled 1983-1988, an effective anthology of Broussard’s early shows. It included a few re-edits from label manager Peanut Butter Wolf, who sampled “Exactly what is a DJ If He Can’t Scrape” during his early-’90s collaboration with MC Charizma.

Quick Facts


Full Name Egyptian Lover
Date Of Birth August 31, 1963
Profession Disc jockey, Rapper, Music Producer
Music Songs Egypt Egypt, And My Beat Goes Boom, Freak-A-Holic, I Need a Freak, The Alezby Inn, What Is a D.J. If He Can't Scratch, I Cry, Electro Pharaoh, You're So Fine, Kinky Nation, The Lover, Freaky Deaky Machine, Girls, Sexy Style, Popper's Anthem, Freaky D.J., Dial A Freak, Computer Power, Computer Love, Keep It Hot, Egyptian Lover Theme, The 808, The Dark Side of Egypt, Killin' It, Livin' on the Nile, Bounce That Bootie, Unreal, Spray It Super AJ, I'm So Freaky, My House, Egypt's Revenge, This That Old School
Albums On the Nile, One Track Mind, King of Ecstasy, Pyramix, Back from the Tomb, Get Into It, Platinum Pyramids, 1983–1988, Filthy, Electro Pharaoh, California Colors EP


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TitleYearStatusCharacter
So You Think You Can Dance 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 2006 Video Game performer: "Egypt, Egypt" / writer: "Egypt, Egypt"

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What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music 2014 Documentary Himself
Tracks 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
DarkBeat 2006 Documentary Himself

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