Millie Jackson - Caught Up lp
A soul/funk concept lp of sorts revolving around poor Minnie's complex relationship with someone else's husband. It's quite upbeat considering the subject matter and a good listen throughout; highights including 'The Rap' which some have said is a proto hip hop track but she seems to be talking rather than rapping. Still hip hop is defined by my mum as speaking over music so maybe it is proto rap. Pfft who knows? I do know Terry Durham sounds more like proto hip hop.
Millie Jackosn went a bit mental subsequently releasing some crazy assed records in the 80's which I've seen around in charity shops but haven't been able to get past the garish nasty covers to actually buy. Frightening stuff.