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The Shadow Knows

Celluloid Records — The French Label Who Released The Freshest Rap Records of 1982

Back in 1979 in Paris, Jean “Karakos” Georgekarakos started Celluloid Records with Jean-François Bizot and Gilbert Castro. The label initially released reggae, new wave, and world music, before they discovered hip hop.

Karakos was living in New York, trying to get record stores to stock Celluloid’s releases, and was spending time with his friend Bernard Zekri who had also moved to new York from Paris.



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James Gaunt

An Australian writer with a passion for research. James edits music fanzine The Shadow Knows and writes regularly about Mo’ Wax Records.