Pioneers of Hip-Hop
This group hailed from 147th street in Harlem, New York in the mid 70s. They made a single on Enjoy records called Funkbox Party in 1983. That single was a hit in New York all winter. Other records on Enjoy in 1983-4 were “We’re gonna get you hot” and “Music Gram”. It was later re-made by Master P where the hook was “Make them say ughh”. Master P has not given Masterdon and crew any credit for the hit. Masterdon followed up the single in 1984 with Funkbox Party II (on Profile).
The female member of the crew, Pebblee Poo, also had a solo hit on profile in 1985 called Fly Guy. This was an answer record to the Boogie Boys Fly Girl.
“Get Off My Tip” was released in 1985 on Profile records without Gangster B and produced by Duke Bootee.
Masterdon recorded a solo joint in 1985 on Enjoy Records called “Pay The Cost To Be The Boss”. He was the rapper and musician on the track.
All of their other records were produced by Pumpkin and Bobby Robinson.
The Masterdon Committee was one of the first truly diverse groups incorporating the Latin and female rappers.