Throwback: The Egyptian Lover-And My Beat Goes Boom

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Gregg Broussard is from Los Angeles and he started DJing in the late ’70’s and became the main DJ for Uncle Jamm’s Army in 1982. His first recording was the “Breaking N Enterin” soundtrack in 1983 as a member of the Radio Crew that also included Ice-T. “Yes,Yes, Yes” and “Dial-a-Freak” with Uncle Jamm’s Army would emerge in 1984. His first and most important recording as The Egyptian Lover, “Egypt Egypt” was also released that year. “Egypt Egypt” made him a pioneer of West Coast hip-hop and dance music scenes. “Computer Love” followed with the rousing b-side “And My Beat Goes Boom” creating enough success for the artist to release the full-length album On The Nile. The collection included another influential song in the electro-rap classic “What Is A DJ If He Can’t Scratch.” “Freak-A-Holic” from his second album One Track Mind was another song that situated him in a unique but legendary space that bridged hip-hop and electronic dance music. He has recorded 8 albums with the most recent being the 2006 project Platinum Pyramids. In 2008 he was one of the supporting acts for M.I.A.’s People vs. Money tour.