A.T.C. – This Beat Is Def

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1 This Beat Is Def (Extended Mix) 07:05
2 This Beat Is Def (Radio Mix) 03:50
3 Down By The Bay 05:17


This Beat Is Def is the debut release of San Francisco-based rap group A.T.C. The album was released in 1987 on vinyl by Scarface Records / Macola Record Co. The group consists of D.J.T., J.M.C., and M.C.G. and was produced by Paris. The record features three tracks, including the title track in both extended and radio versions, as well as “Down By The Bay.”

The album is an early example of West Coast electro rap and was well-received by underground hip-hop fans upon its release. The production by Paris and the smooth rhymes of the A.T.C. members created a unique sound that was different from other rap groups of the time. This Beat Is Def is now considered a rare and highly sought-after record by hip-hop collectors.

The vinyl release contains credits for Scarface Records, indicating the involvement of famed West Coast rapper Paris. The album was distributed by Macola Record Co. and pressed by Rainbo Records. Executive production was handled by Oscar J. Jackson Jr., while R. Simpson handled lacquer cutting. This Beat Is Def is a must-listen for fans of old-school West Coast hip-hop and electro rap.

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