All the Raps

Low-Profile Edition

120 minsFirst aired 17 May 2019
Courtesy of Andrew "Noz" Nosnitsky

All the Raps is back with a set of obscurities from Profile Records, the label that launched Run DMC.

Though it’s best known as the label that put out Run DMC, Profile Records produced a deep and surprisingly eclectic hip-hop catalog during the genre’s first two decades on wax. This week, All the Raps digs into a big stack of those ubiquitous red-sleeved, dollar-bin, 12-inch singles to find some forgotten gems — many of them otherwise un-Googleable. Tune in for late-career tracks from old-school Harlem pioneers like the Masterdon Committee and Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, early efforts from Onyx and Baby Bash, trunk-rattling local cuts from then-slept-on cities like New Orleans and Dallas, tongue-twisting late ’80s fast rap and Native Tongues-type consciousness.


Produced by Emilie Friedlander
Engineered by Joe Hazan

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