Peak UK Chart Position: #23 in January 1989.

Hailing from Clapham, South London, the Cookie Crew were two female rappers – MC Remedee, aka Debbie Pryce, and Susie Q, aka Susan Banfield – who celebrates her 50th birthday today. They came into the spotlight with a little help from production trio The Beatmasters, with “Rok Da House”, which was a UK top five hit at the second attempt early in 1988 as well as number seven in New Zealand. They had two further hits in 1989, the second being number 17 hit “Got To Keep On”, which utilised a sample from Edwin Starr’s track “25 Miles” and also saw him in the video and performing the track with the duo on Top of the Pops.

This is an excellent, and perhaps forgotten, performance of “Born This Way”, taken again from Top of the Pops on January 12th 1989 – with the duo rapping live.

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