Rappin' Rodney (album)

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Rappin' Rodney
Rodney Dangerfield - covering rodney.jpg
Studio album by
Released1983
RecordedThe Record Plant, New York
GenreBlue comedy, Comedy hip hop, stand-up comedy
LabelRCA Victor (AFL1-4869)
ProducerEstelle Endler, Rodney Dangerfield, J.B. Moore, Robert Ford Jr

Rappin' Rodney is a comedy album by American comedian Rodney Dangerfield issued by RCA Records in 1983.[1] The title track is a rap-influenced novelty song co-written by J.B. Moore and Robert Ford Jr.; the same songwriters who worked with Kurtis Blow on "The Breaks". Dennis Blair co-wrote the song. The accompanying music video, which includes cameos from Pat Benatar and Don Novello (as Father Guido Sarducci),[2] was played heavily on MTV at the time of release.

The rest of the album consists of live stand-up comedy under the titles "Rodney Rappin'" and "Rodney Continues Rappin'", recorded live at Catch a Rising Star, in New York City.

The album peaked at number 83 on Billboard's Hot 100 Billboard 200 chart[3] and earned Dangerfield a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side A[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Rodney Rappin'"Rodney Dangerfield18:18

Side B[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Rappin' Rodney"Rodney Dangerfield, J.B. Moore, Robert Ford Jr., Dennis Blair, Douglas Hoyt, Scott Henry5:04
2."Rodney Continues Rappin'"Rodney Dangerfield16:36

Personnel[edit]

  • Creative consultant: Dennis Blair
  • Production assistant: Kathy Lymberopoulos
  • Photography: Bernard Vidal
  • Engineer: Bob Merritt
  • Edited and mixed at the Record Plant, Los Angeles.
  • Mastered at A&M studios, Los Angeles by Bernie Grundman

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/rappin-rodney-mw0000320823
  2. ^ "Rappin' Rodney by Rodney Dangerfield". SongFacts.com. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/367179/rodney-dangerfield/chart
  4. ^ "Rodney Dangerfield". Grammy.com. The Recording Academy. Retrieved 15 January 2018.