Duke Bootee

dukemain Duke Bootee was an early hip hop and rap producer, who produced some of the most early and important rap records.

His perhaps most well-known single was “The Message“.

Produced for Sugar Hill Records, this record featured legendary rapper Melle Mel and Duke Bootee.

The label on the record marketed the song as Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, although the actual performers were Melle Mel and Duke Bootee.

Later, he collaborated again with Melle Mel on the singles “Message II (Survival)“, and “New York New York“, in which the latter was credited to Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.duke botee2

Duke Bootee was a highly prolific producer on the scene from this time up until around 1986 as well as an artist in his own right.

He made a solo album in 1985 on Mercury called “Bust Me Out” which featured the excellent “Live Wire (I Wanna Girl That Sweats)”.

His biggest solo success was “Broadway” on his Beauty & The Beat label in 1986.

He also produced:

  • Z 3 MCs – “Triple Threat” in 1985
  • DJ Cheese & Word of Mouth- “King Kut” & “Coast to Coast1986
  • Masterdon Committee – “Get Off My Tip1986
  • K-Rob & DJ Cheese – “I’m A Homeboy1987
  • Point Blank MCs “We Rock Hard To The Body” in 1987.
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