Phase II – The Roxy (Celluloid) 1982. Phase II was another graffiti artist from NYC who took a stab at recording with “The Roxy”. Not as mind-alteringly cool as “Beat Bop” but still pretty wild. Note the great vocodoer vocals. Makes me wanna do the robot.
About Phase II – The Roxy in Phase II’s own words:
“The Roxy was a collaboration between me and Material. The recording session wasn’t such a great experience, though, because the song was never really finished. A certain school-taught bourgoise musician cat who thought himself to be above us bum-rushed the demo and pressed it up. Everyone seemed to like the song but me, because I know it wasn’t done properly. The vocals weren’t in sync, and so forth.
The coolest thing that came out of The Roxy was the New York City Rap Tour, with the Rock Steady Crew, the Dark and Lovely Double Dutch Girls, Grandmixer DXT, Afrika Bambaataa, Fab Five Freddy, the Infinity Rappers, Futura, Dondi, Rammellzee, Take 1, Frosty Freeze, Ken Swift, Crazy Legs, Little Norman. We went to France and London. That influenced people in a major way, because it was the first time that all the so-called elements of hip hop were seen under one umbrella.”