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Real name: Arthur Baker / Born: April 22 1955, Boston, MA USA

Arthur Baker was among the most visible and widely-imitated of the early hip-hop producers, masterminding breakthrough experiments with tape edits and synthetic beats before crossing over to introduce the art of remixing into the pop mainstream. He began his career as a club DJ in Boston, and landed his first production work at Emergency Records, debuting with Northend’s Happy Days. ” After relocating to New York in 1979, Baker quickly immersed himself in the nascent hip-hop scene; there he was recruited by the Salsoul label to helm a session for Joe Bataan which yielded the rap novelty “Rap-O-Clap-O.” His stay in the Big Apple largely unsuccessful, he then returned to Boston, producing a handful of singles which went nowhere, among them Glory’s “Can You Guess What Groove This Is?” A move back to New York followed, at which time Baker joined the staff of Tommy Boy Records, where he teamed with co-producer Shep Pettibone to record Afrika Bambaataa’s groundbreaking 1982 single “Jazzy Sensation,” a remake of Gwen McCrae’s “Funky Sensation.”

Assuming sole production control, Baker next reunited with Bambaataa for the classic “Planet Rock,” a watershed in hip-hop’s early evolution — a wholly-synthesized record inspired by Kraftwerk’s Trans-Europe Express, its programmed beats left an indelible imprint on the music released in its wake.


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  • silverlage

    hidden giant

    14 Jun 2012 Reply
  • DJSMusicfactory

    Arthur Baker ROOOOCKX!!!! YEAAAH!!:-)

    29 May 2011 Reply
  • jaro42

    Calla ya coño.

    2 Oct 2009 Reply
  • chulona

    aqui ya nadie dice nada?? paso d vosotros chavales.....m voy a dar la brasa a otros a ver si m hacen mas caso

    28 Aug 2008 Reply
  • chulona

    cruzadossss, a ver q pasa!! arthur diles algo a esta gente!!

    21 Aug 2008 Reply
  • chulona

    yo pa mi q esta semana o la proxima ha de salir ya el disco de esta gente con los limon&nada!!!crucemos deoss

    20 Aug 2008 Reply
  • chulona

    te salesss!!! arthur

    14 Aug 2008 Reply
  • chulona

    Arthur mil gracias por colaborar con un grupo españoll!! con lo q molas y encima dandonos prestigio con grupos españoles!!

    11 Aug 2008 Reply
  • chulona

    yo tambien creo q la colabo es solo para ese tema.....lo hace mas unico ya de lo q es....y se lo han quedado los de limon&nadaaaaaaaaaa!! q tios!!

    24 Jul 2008 Reply
  • querisamelopaso

    espero que no!! snif, snif

    21 Jul 2008 Reply
  • querisamelopaso

    ¿Entonces la calaboracion de arthur con We are standard es solo para este video?

    18 Jul 2008 Reply
  • chulona

    la verdad es q no creo q lo vendan por lo q he oido!! pero no tengo ni idea realmente...en cuanto sepa algo os lo comunico. Creo q saldra en chiringos playeros para hacer promo, pero como son temas inedios....pues me apunto a esas fiestas de cabezaaa

    17 Jul 2008 Reply
  • chulona

    querisamelopaso!!! encantada de decirte queeeeeeee........aun no lo se!!! solo se q a la venta no lo van a sacar...pero no se si se podra escuchar en fiestas de estas de verano de chiringos playeros en las q LIMON Y NADA hara promocion o algo asi........en cuanto me entere te digo!! xq m fliparia conseguir ese disco y x ahora m conformo con escucharlo toooodos los dias en el youtube!!

    16 Jul 2008 Reply
  • querisamelopaso

    Gracias chulona, habia escuchado algo de este disco de Limón & Nada pero no habia visto el video... muy,muy guapo!! y ya que te veo tan puesta... ¿sabes donde lo puedo conseguir?

    16 Jul 2008 Reply
  • chulona

    OJO al remix que se pega este grande con el tema del grupo We Are Standard: Es un alucine, ademas la bebida esta de limon y nada esta sacando mas cositas con otros grupos españoles!! LAMALA: RIGHT ONS: MORENTE:

    15 Jul 2008 Reply
  • lulupitiusa

    Arthur Baker's new song!!!! Great!!!

    15 Jul 2008 Reply
  • vveerrgg

    He's awesome! AND.... so under rated but important as part of the history of music as we know it. Mad props to Arthur Baker. Just don't call him AB.

    13 Sep 2007 Reply

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