|Birth name Larry Earl Glenn|
Record label JDC Records
|Name Captain Rapp|
Years active 1981-1985
Associated acts DJ Flash
|Origin Los Angeles, California|
Labels Saturn RecordsJDC Records
Genres Political hip hop, Post-disco, West Coast hip hop
Similar People Marina Van‑Rody, DJ Flash, David Joseph, Uncle Jamm's Army, Raw Silk
Captain rapp bad times i can t stand it rap version
- Captain rapp bad times i can t stand it rap version
- Captain Rapp Bad Times I Cant Stand It 1983
He is best known for his politically conscious song "Bad Times (I Can't Stand It)", which was a West Coast response to Grandmaster Flash's "the Message".
Captain Rapp - Bad Times (I Can't Stand It) 1983
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.