A few might remember Daddy Freddy, the ragga & ragga house originator and UK ragga toaster/rapper on Simon Harris’s Music of Life label (which I think Derek B was A&R for). Here is a rather strange appearance on Record Breakers where he breaks the record for most syllables in 1 minute. Check out Roy Castle trying to get down to this hip new sound – and Daddy Freddy being so laid back he’s almost horizontal 😉 Also a random guest spot from the Wee Papa Girl Rappers.
Here’s a song/video I’d not seen before – his 1987 Ragga House track which is surprisingly commercial compared to ‘Go Freddy Go’, ‘Still Kickin’ and ‘Freddy’s Back’. I was wanting to post ‘Go Freddy Go’ but it’s only on Spotify (UK/Europe only).
This video is one of those Rebel MC/Eddy Grant/Prodigy-style dance around the scrapyard/market/underpass Chart Show specials 😀 Pretty good for the time though.
More recently you heard him and frequent collaborator Asher D sampled on Prodigy’s ‘Take Me To The Hospital’.
Talking of the Prodigy – you might recognise the intro to labelmate MC Duke’s ‘I’m Riffin’