Dimples D. was selected as the vocalist for a track by hip hop producer Marley Marl entitled “Sucker DJ’s (I Will Survive)“, released on Party Time Records in 1983.
“Sucker DJ’s” was written by Crystal Smith / Williams / Kaye / Montenegro.
The song – an answer song to Run-D.M.C.’s “Sucker M.C.s (Krush-Groove 1)” – did not sell in quantity upon its first release, but Ben Liebrand reworked the song in 1990, including a sample of the theme song from the American sitcom, I Dream of Jeannie.
Upon re-release, the song went to #1 in Australia, #17 in the UK Singles Chart,and charted in many countries in Europe.
The real importance of the track, other than its obvious dance qualities, is that is not only a dis on sucker deejays, but Dimples also talks up her producer Marley Marl.
This is one of the tracks that help Marley put his name on the map.
The song was heavily sampled on Marley’s later cuts “The Marley Marl Scratch”, “He Cuts So Fresh” and “The Man Marley Marl”.
“Sucker DJ’s” was remixed and re-released as a pop record in 1990 across Europe using the “I Dream Of Genie” theme tune that is also sampled on “Girls Ain’t Nothing But Trouble” by DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Price.
Posted on April 28, 2013, in Bios and tagged 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 90s, classic, crystal smith, dimples d, golden, golden age, hip hop, marley marl, old school, rapper, rare, sucker dj`s. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.