Earliest Rap Recording Is A Free Download by Matthew King Kaufman | Apr 9, 2013 | Free Music, General, Music | Mr. banjo extraordinaire, Gus Cannon is responsible for a lot. This song, “Madison Street Rag” is one of the earliest rap recordings. You can find a free download or just listen: click here. Matthew King KaufmanHusband, Father, I founded and was the chief record producer of Beserkley Records. We had international hits and established the careers of Jonathan Richman, Greg Kihn, The Rubinoos, and Earth Quake. "In the 80's I witnessed the new digital technologies that would change music forever, and then I hoped to enable music lovers worldwide to enjoy more music with these new technologies. I founded Fun Fun Fun Recordings to make more “out of the box” recordings I’ve come to enjoy.