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Birth name  Larry Earl Glenn
Record label  JDC Records
Role  Musician

Name  Captain Rapp
Years active  1981-1985
Associated acts  DJ Flash
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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

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Captain Rapp is the stage name of Larry Earl Glenn, an American hip hop/post-disco musician, producer and West Coast Rap pioneer.


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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".

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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.

The song is a West Coast variant of "The Message" whereas the title is lampooning a name of the most sampled song in hip-hop history, "Good Times" by Chic.


"Bad Times"


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