|Birth name||Larry Earl Glenn|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California|
West Coast hip hop
|Associated acts||Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Glenn's musical career started in 1981 when he was signed to a small indie label called Rappers Rapp Disco Record Company. His first record, party-oriented, "Gigolo Rapp" was a minor hit on the East Coast yet the record failed in his home state.
In 1983, his most successful single "Bad Times" came out on Saturn Records and reached number 23 on Billboard Dance Charts. The single was arranged and performed by emerging Contemporary R&B moguls Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. with Rich Cason.
In 1992, Glenn recorded a sequel to his previous hit single, titled "Bad Times, Part 2: The Continuance".
"Bad Times" lyrically touches sensitive topics, including unemployment, child sexual abuse, AIDS, Salvadoran Civil War and even nuclear war, in contrast to uptempo synth-funk melody and soulful vocals.
|1981||"The Gigolo Rapp" (with Disco Daddy)||Rappers Rapp||–||–|
|1984||"When Doves Cry Rapp"||Rappers Rapp||–||–|
- "Bad Times"
|12" / SAT-2003||
- "(( Captain Rapp ))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-08-05.
- Cross, Brian (1994). It's not about a salary--: rap, race, and resistance in Los Angeles. Verso, 1994, (originally) the University of Michigan. p. 24. ISBN 0-86091-445-3.
Captain Rapp had recorded 'Bad Times (I Can't Stand It)', a sort of West Coast bite of 'The Message' with its reversing of the title of the famous Chic track that was a staple of the commercial old school.
- Larkin, Colin (1994). It's not about a salary--: rap, race, and resistance in Los Angeles. Guinness Publishing, 1994 & the University of California (originally). p. 22. ISBN 0-85112-788-6.
Captain Rapp Rapp is an old school rapper, famed for 'Badd Times (I Can't Stand It)', a Los Angeles answer to 'The Message.
- "Captain Rapp on Billboard charts". Allmusic, Billboard. Retrieved 2011-08-05.
- Rescher, Nicholas (1998). Getting Present as an Art: Predicting the future: an introduction to the theory of forecasting. SUNY Press. p. 49. ISBN 0-7914-3554-7.
- "Captain Rapp discography". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-08-05.