Michael Khalfani aka DISCO DADDY was the west coasts’ first rap recording artist and dj/mc. In 1981 he recorded the first west coast rap record, ‘Gigolo Rap’, with his partner Captain Rapp. They were the west coasts’ first ‘official’ rap group. In1983 he was the first to organize west coast break-dancers into what became known as the “World Famous L.A. Breakers Break dance Company, the official break dance company for McDonald’s on the west coast, Adidas on the west coast, and am radio1580kday.
Often referred to as the ‘father of west coast hip-hop’, he is recognized as being one of the most influential figures in west coast hip-hop history!
In October 2014 he entered the ‘Guinness Book of World Records’ and in August 2015 ‘ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE’ listed his song, Gigolo Rap’ as one of the’20 greatest west coast rap songs before NWA.’
In 2016 he was appointed to the West Coast Advisory Board of the Universal Hip-Hop Museum.
In September 2016 he was inducted along with ‘Soul Train Dancers’ of all eras into the New African American Museum of Art and Culture in Washington DC.
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