Old Skool Feature of The day for Monday , December 25, Christmas is a Dizzy Heights’s track ‘Christmas Rappin‘ .
Christmas Rapping‘ was the obvious choice for today, but it’s significant in more ways than one, released on Polydor in 1982, Dizzy Heights Festive anthem was the first ever British hip hop tune released on record*.
Entering the charts in the week commencing December 18, 1982, at 49, Dizzy Heights ‘Christmas rapping’ is also the first Brithop record to hit the official UK Charts, making it historical on two fronts.
*Wikipedia via Hesmondhalgh, DJ and Melville, C (2002) Urban Breakbeat Culture – Repercussions of Hip-Hop in the United Kingdom. In: Global Noise: Rap and Hip Hop Outside the USA. Wesleyan University Press.
Dizzy Heights We salute you!