We were spinning a lot of disco. In fact, it was in '77 that hip-hop - of course, nobody was callin' it hip-hop yet - started hitting Brooklyn, like with people rapping on the mic. Before that, what we were playing was mostly disco and funk. You know, Brooklyn funk. But the stuff started coming down from the Bronx
Newcleus is an American electro and old school hip hop group that gained it’s popularity in the early 1980s. A precursor to the group, known as Jam-On Productions, was formed in 1977 in Brooklyn, New York. They changed their name to Newcleus in 1979 due to their rising popularity and the addition of new members.
Newcleus recorded ‘Jam On Revenge (The Wikki-Wikki song)’, a block party favorite featuring vocals that were sped up to resemble Alvin and the Chipmunks. This became the group’s first single in 1983 on Mayhew Records. The track reached the Top 40 on the U.S R&B chart.