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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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This set is partly from a 27th generation copy of an Underground Flavas tape out of West London and partly from a rip which had been shared on the web a few years back [and subsequently been deaded in terms of linkage]. We’ve bumped the EQ in Izotope, compressed it a touch and tweaked it for your listening pleasure. This show is a great example of why Stretch is held is such high esteem by his peers within the industry as well as the listeners, he may have been a DJ and a host, but the actual...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, stretch armstrong, bobbito garcia
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In late November 1995, New York witnessed DJ Premier broadcasting live as part of an all-star line-up on a classic HOT97 Mixmasters Weekend. Fatman Scoop was in charge of the presentation, all 326 ‘soaking wet’ pounds of him. Primo got busy on the decks with some truly epic productions of his own as well as some monster indie tunes from the period. Track List Special Ed – Freaky Flow [DJ Premier Remix Radio Edit / Street Version] Onyx – Last Days AZ – Ho Happy Jackie LL Cool J –...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, dj premier, hot 97
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by WBLS
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Eric B. and Rakim get a lot of shine on this episode of Rap Attack , presumably with their album newly released or on the way.
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, wbls, mr. magic, marley marl
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito
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What do we have here then? Oh just some insanely early WKCR action from back when the show was in it's infant stages and Stretch was still going by the name of DJ Skinny Bones... (quality isn't great for the first few minutes but settles down by the time the music starts) Although tons of tapes from the duo's 8 year run have been posted online these sessions from 1990 have proved hard to come by. Even Stretch and Bob themselves have been asking for them, so this was quite a find.  Shout out to...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, stretch armstrong, bobbito
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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Stretch's Comments: "... here's a nice one from '94 with regulars P and Hav, the one and only Funky Jilz from the Jungle Nillz and the grand incredible Roc Raida." Props to Dj Jaz for the help on the Tracklist. Track List Intro The Beatnuts - Yeah You Get Props Tha Alkaholiks - Mary Jane Remix Legion - Legion Groove Scientifik - Lawtown Instrumental Stretch & Bobbito Scientifik - Lawtown Artifacts - Dynamite Soul A Tribe Called Quest - Mr. Incognito (Previously Unreleased)...
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Topics: hip-hop, radio, stretch armstrong, bobbito garcia, new york
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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The 'Wild Pitch extravaganza' show, with MC Serch & DJ Eclipse in the studio showcasing Wild Pitch's new roster. Foul Play, Total Pack and Jesse West are all in the building to play their forthcoming releases and kick a freestyle. OC also puts in an appearance and as you would expect he stands out from his label mates by some distance. Unfortunately 3 months later - the 8th May to be precise - Serch would be on Wildman Steve's WBAU show announcing that Wild Pitch was no more and that the...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, wkcr, stretch armstrong, bobbito garcia
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by Slavin Balen
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Another rare Slavin Balen 'Electro-Funk Premijera' radio show digitized from my old tapes. This one is from December 19, 1986 i was only 11 years old but was glued to his show every week. Balen drops his favorite Kurtis Mantronik, T La Rock & Omar Santana's amazing 'Breaking Bells', goes into the label-mate Tricky Tee 'I've Got It Good' produced by young Sam Sever, who later became a producer for 3rd Bass and member of Def Jam's Downtown Science. He finishes off the show with UTFO's 'Split...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, zagreb, yugoslavia, croatia
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by Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia
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Group Home, Omniscence, and Fanatic join Stretch and Bob on KCR. Track List Kool G Rap – Fast Life (Norfside Mix) ft. NaS Mobb Deep – Still Shinin' Real Life – Crime is Money A Tribe Called Quest – Glamour and Glitz Group Home – Suspended in Time Elemental – Drama (Instrumental) DJ Krush – Only the Strong Survive ft. C.L. Smooth Group Home – Supa Dupa Star Instrumental Group Home – '95 Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle over Kool G Rap’s For Da Brothaz LL Cool J – I Shot Ya...
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DJ Clue on Hot 97 in August 1998. Track List Fabolous - If They Want It Canibus - Nigganometry Jermaine Dupri ft Nas - Turn It Out Clipse - Got Caught Dealing Noreaga - Superthug Cocoa Brovaz - Do That Cocoa Brovaz ft MOP - Bucktown (remix) Fabolous - If They Want It talk break / commercial break Ghostface Killah - Cobra Clutch Mase ft Puff Daddy - I'm No Killa Fat Joe ft Puff Daddy - Don Cartagena Cormega & Foxy Brown - Slow Down '98 X1 - Freestyle Cormega & Mobb Deep - KIllaz Theme...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, dj clue
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by Stretch & Bobbito
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Thanks to Diggo Blick for sending me this cassette, which is 90 minutes of Stretch and Bob on Hot 97 with Royal Flush and Da Bush Babees in the studio. And it's Stretch's birthday. Track List Royal Flush – Rotten Apple MF Grimm – Get Down Akinyele – Love Me For Free Dutchmin – Surrounded Shabaam Sediq – It Could Happen Royal Flush – '96 Hot 97 Interview & Freestyle Royal Flush – Iced Down Medallions M.O.P. – Brownsville Thrust – Lights, Camera, Action Da Bush Babees –...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, hot 97, stretch armstrong, bobbito
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by Max LX & Dave VJ
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Just over an hour of the Kiss FM rap show from May 1992. Music by Lil Shawn, ADOR, Top Quality,  and Naughty By Nature and a healthy dose of UK business like Katch 22, Cookie Crew and Caveman. Had to do a bit of an edit on this one as 3 tracks off Black Sunday appeared half way through side 2. Left the adverts in for additional flavour - Chaka Demus & Pliers at Washington Heights in Reading anyone? - DJ Step One
Topics: hip-hop, radio, kiss fm, london
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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Nuff guests on this one: Smooth Da Hustler, Das EFX and Tragedy with Capone-N-Noreaga are all in the house and all kick a freestyle, plus there's the unreleased "Half-A-Mil" by CNN which is very dope indeed.The recording is a bit paused buttoned in places but that just means that more of the good stuff has been captured. - DJ Step One
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, stretch armstrong, bobbito garcia
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by Tim Westwood
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Westwood, December '99. Track List The Lox – Wild Out DMX – What’s My Name JAY-Z f/Beanie Sigel & Amil – Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up) Notorious BIG f/Craig Mack, G. Dep & Missy Elliott – Let Me Get Down JAY-Z f/Missy Elliott & Twista – Is That Yo B!tch (Rare) Q-Tip – Go Hard Rakim – How I Get Down JAY-Z f/Amil, Beanie Sigel & Memphis Bleek – Pop 4 Roc Black Rob – Whoa Capone-N-Noreaga – Reunion Mrs. Wallace – Interview Notorious BIG f/Eminem – Dead...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, london, westwood
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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Stretch's Comments (on January 18th, 2007): "I've never listened to this show, with the exception of snippets that KBL had on a tape. On it, you'll find my main stain Crazy Legs of Rock Steady, an unsigned group named Ruffneck Bastards, The Coup, Casual from Hiero and a funny as ever Rhythm X a.k.a. Kool Keith, who rhymes, takes over the hosting duties and then takes phone calls with us for the last hour or so. Maybe tomorrow night / Friday morning at one a.m., you could press play and...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, stretch & bobbito
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by Mr. Magic & Marley Marl
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This tape may well have the world premiere of MC Shan's "Jane Stop This Crazy Thing," as well as Cutmaster DC's "Brooklyn's In The House" but the highlight is Mr. Magic going full Partridge at 30:50 after running Oran "Juice" Jones "The Rain" back to back with Tommy Boy's answer version "Thunder And Lightning" by Miss Thang... "...went by the Kurtis Blow party at the Quarter last night and saw Juice and he only had one thing to say about...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, wbls, marley marl, mr. magic
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by Marley Marl & Pete Rock
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Eastern Conference/Rawkus Records artist and all round indy legend DJ Mighty Mi is the source for this guest spot recording (and two others). Milo has graciously offered up this 45 minute recording from his archives, and we bring it to you bumped em up in Izotope, adding mo’ bass, mo’ treble and generally, more dynamic frequencies than you can throw a stick at. Sadly, there aren't any mic breaks long enough to catch info with regards to when the shows are from, so no dates on these, other...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, marley marl, pete rock
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by Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia
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Non-Phixion, Necro, Ghetto Inmates, Johnny Blanco, and Capital D roll through. Stretch shares his wisdom: "Every white guy thinks they're the only white guy in [hip-hop], so they always hate the other white guy." Side A [previous show lead-in] Mood – Secrets of the Sand Xzibit – Handle Your Business ft. Defari Brand Nubian – The Return Black Star – Re:Definition Fat Joe – The Crack Attack Big L – Ebonics Pacewon – Step Up A Tribe Called Quest – Star It Up Slum Village...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, wkcr, stretch armstrong, bobbito garcia
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by Frankie Crocker
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This classic is a 34 year old recording of the Frankie Crocker breakfast show on WBLS!  Just like Grace Jones' The Apple Stretching, this is a beautiful snapshot of early morning early 80s New York, this time, from 1983. There may only be one Rap tune on this tape, but the recording is about much more than just one track, it's an illustration to younger generations, of how things used to be, as well as bein' a throwback to simpler times for the older listeners. In 2017, so many people are all...
Topics: radio, new york, frankie crocker
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by DJ Dee Nasty
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For the record, French Hip-Hop culture goes back, there is a history that goes back way way further than MC Solaar. This is bloody obvious to French heads but not somethin fans outside of the country might be aware of. When I associate anything French and Hip-Hop I think of Z-3 MC’s, and the French National Anthem. I think of Melle Mels’ oh si raffine rhymes on It’s Nasty; ‘I tour around the world to make the people dance, and here’s a little message for the ladies in France. Je...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, france, radio nova
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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This tape features incredible substitute mixes courtesy of DJ Mighty Mi,  HUMUNGANOID propers to Milo for sending them over. It's been extended via other recordings from the same evening, and I tried to remaster them a bit… It's chock full full of Golden Era classics and ‘buttery’ demo goodness, promo biz from Cage, OC & MC Serch, High & Mighty and the legendary Feels My Balls promo from Stretch & Bobbito themselves. Stretch was outta town, therefore the turntable action was...
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Super dope, hyped up set from Power 99. Fresh tablework on "Top Billin'." Likely from February 1993, based on other shows on the tape. Thro Ya Hands Up... The Incredible M.D. and The Phunky People Can't Get Any Harder (feat. Leaders of the New School)... James Brown Throw Ya Gunz (Radio)... Onyx Jump Spread Out... Jamal-Ski Wede Man... Selectah (aka Frankie Cutlass) Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)... Digable Planets Who Got The Props ... Black Moon 6 Minutes of Pleasure... L.L. Cool...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, philadelphia
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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Side A ? M.O.P. – Down For Whateva (featuring O.C.) The Lox – Can I Live? Heltah Skeltah – Worldwide (Rock The World) Def Squad – Check N’ Me Out Pharoahe Monch – Queens Kid Capri – Block Party (feat. Noreaga & Big Pun) Kid Capri – Hot This Year (feat. Brand Nubian & Diamond D) Black Star – Respiration (feat. Common) A Tribe Called Quest – Give Me (feat. Noreaga) Sauce Money – Pre-Game (feat. Jay-Z) Fat Joe – John Blaze (feat. Big Pun, Raekwon, Nas...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york
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by Funkmaster Flex
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Roc Raida guests on Funk Flex's show, likely from 1994.
Topics: hip-hop, radio, funkmaster flex, hot 97, roc raida
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by DJ Red Alert
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This is a full 3 Hour DJ Red Alert Goes Berserk show from one of the legendary Saturday night mastermixes on 98.7 Kiss FM. It’s one of the most iconic DJs and shows in the ancestry of Hip-Hop and Rap on the airwaves, Kool DJ Red Alert. When the pioneers talk about the golden area of Rap on the radio, Mr Magic and Kool DJ Red Alert are arguably the first names on peoples lips. Along with co-presenters Diane King and Jeff Foxx, take yourself back to April 1989. On a nostalgic aural trip back to...
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Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, red alert
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by DJ Red Alert
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Uncle Red on Kiss FM, this time from 1990 and the selection is ridiculously classic. If you don't enjoy hearing Spread Love with a "45 King exclusive" drop on it then you might be dead inside. Total Control promo Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Streets Of New York Take 6 - Spread Love (45 King remix) A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum (remix) X Clan - Verbal Milk DJ Premier - Red Alert Chant Eazy E - Eazy Street (dub) Just Ice - Goin Way Back...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, Kool DJ Red Alert
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Freestyles were a regular part of rap radio by 1997 but this is like a Mr Bongo regular's wet dream. It's a 37-minute freestyle session on Sway & Tech's Wake Up Show from late 1997 and the line up is immense. Kool G Rap, Craig G, Juice, Shorty Wreck, Eminem, Kwest Tha Madd Lad, Thirstin Howl, Wordsworth & Mos Def and Talib Kweli all step up and do their thing. A lot of those names were new on the scene at the time so there's definitely an element of hungry MCs with something to prove...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, san francisco, california, sway & tech
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by Tim Westwood
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This is another FULL show, a 2 hour Capital Rap Show from July 1989! Mister Cee and Big Daddy Kanes’ Smooth Operator opens the show as a World Premiere. Dub Plate specials come in the form of Warm it up Kane, Independent Woman, Big Payback and ‘brand new pressure’ from Ultra Magnetic MCs, stay gold ponyboy stuff. The DJ Mark the 45 King production of Double Jay and the She Rockers never sounded so dope, and there’s an interestin convo with Redhead Kingpin [after their support slot the...
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Topics: hip-hop, radio, london, westwood
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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Moondswingaz and Saafir are in the studio. On side C, Bob talks about seeing a UFO when he was 9 years old. Saafir is doubtful, but has his own ghost story. Saafir: "I got goose pimples!" Stretch: "Did you see a dermatologist?" He also discusses his work with Fat Joe in an indie movie called Thicker than Water   (which he seems to refer to as "Fish Out of Water"). He drops some bars and discusses a Hobo Junction album which also seems to not have materialized...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, stretch armstrong, bobbito garcia, wkcr
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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Track List The Firm – Phone Tap (Remix) Black Moon – War Zone Defari – Never Lose Touch Paula Perry – Extra Extra Cam'Ron – Glory Camp Lo – Sunkiss A Tribe Called Quest – Steppin' It Up ft. Busta Rhymes & Redman Heltah Skeltah – Caca Gosa Vixen O.C. – Down 4 Whateva ft. M.O.P. Pharoahe Monch – Queens Kool G Rap – Foul Cats Wu-Tang Clan – Reunited Tommy Tee – Blood Rush ft. FT & P-Dap Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz – Streets to da Stage Big Twan – My Mic...
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by Kool DJ Red Alert
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Kool DJ Red Alert in the mix on Kiss 98.7 FM back in '94. Like the other Red tapes I've heard, there's no talking (and even some of the drops are pretty quiet) but the selection is on point. I've taken a guess at the date, based partly on the 30 minutes of a Flex Street Jams show on the same tape. Liking that Markey Fresh track produced by 45 King. Not heard it before but going to seek that out. Track List Kenny Dope - Get On Down Masta Ace - Born To Roll Kurious - I'm Kurious Da King & I -...
Topics: kiss fm, red alert
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by Tim Westwood
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Ed O.G. from Boston and legends of Rap radio, the Awesome 2 from NY join Westwood in the studio. As well as Ed O.G. in interview with Tim, Special K [& Teddy Tedd] of the Awesome 2 discuss their history, club-hopping and playing Latin Quarters & Danceteria. They talk about producing EPMD's "It’s My Thing" along with them , while Tim for some reason mentions Sleeping Dog Records before dropping 2 Pacs’ name like a hot potato. The Awesome 2 have some brought some special...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, london, westwood
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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Track List Black Star – Respiration ft. Common MC Shan – The Bridge 2000 ft. Imam Thug & Tragedy Khadafi Cam'Ron & Stan Spit – '98 Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle A Tribe Called Quest – Rock Rock Y'all Talk with Q-Tip Fat Joe – John Blaze Remix Lord Digga – High Like a Bird Cam'Ron – Death The Council – '98 Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle Big Jaz – '98 Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle Paula Perry – Extra Extra Da F.E.N.C.E. Men – Action Barron Ricks – Harlem River...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, stretch armstrong, bobbito garcia
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by Kool DJ Red Alert
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The legendary Red Alert getting busy on New York's Kiss FM back in 1994. Includes music by Bush Babees, ADOR, Mad Lion, Biggie, Da Youngstas and Troubleneck Brothers.  - DJ Step One
Topics: hip-hop, radio, nyc, kiss fm, kool dj red alert
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by Marley Marl & Pete Rock
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This is the legendary DJ Pete Rock and Marley Marl with Heavy D and Grap Luva in the studio [with T Money and Doctor Dré joining late]. Heavy talks about touring, acting, working with Levert [and broadening audience to include adults], his Jamaican heritage and his lil cousin G, ‘Nobody know who Grap is’…. The Big Tyme LP was released June 1989, The Hevster mentions that the next releases were due in September 1990, yet probably due to the sad passing of Trouble T Roy who died July 1990,...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, wbls
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by Bobbito Garcia
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Stretch is out DJing a party for Gee Street, so Bob, Eclipse, and Lord Sear hold it down. Bob notes that tomorrow night they "enter cyberspace" from 9-11pm, presumably for the first time. (A very partial track list is available.)
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by 2NSB
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Black Current Jam  from March 1996. Track List It's A Party by Busta Rhymes Featuring Zhane I-Ight (Allstar Remix) by Doug E. Fresh Do My Thing by Busta Rhymes Come Widdit by Ahmad, Ras Kass & Saafir I Ain't Mad At Cha by 2Pac ‎Featuring Danny Boy Young Niggaz by 2Pac ‎ She's Strange by Cameo Fantasy (Bad Boy With O.D.B.) by Mariah Carey ‎Featuring O.D.B. - Robert Sacchinelli
Topics: hip-hop, radio, sydney, australia, 2nsb
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by Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia
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The crew practices their ASMR on the Side A airbreak. "Illuminati's watching... they're right around the corner." This appears to be a later part of this episode from August 15, 1996 .
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, stretch armstrong, bobbito garica, wkcr
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by Funkmaster Flex
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Funk Flex rocks the best of 1995 near the end of December. Track List Ill Al Skratch - Don't Shut Down On A Player King Just - No Flow On The Rodeo Redman - How High ( Remix) Rude Rydims Experiment - Everybody Bounce Naughty By Nature - Clap Yo Hands Notorious BIG - Who Shot Ya AZ - Sugar Hill Channel Live Ft. KRS-One - Mad Izm Raekwon - Criminology Keith Murray - I Get Lifted Grand Puba - I Like It Ten Thievez - It Don't Matter Wop & Fat Joe & Ray Boogie - Boriquas On the Set Da Bush...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, funkmaster flex
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by Mr Magic
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Rap Attack on WBLS recorded in early 1984
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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This is the first Boogie & The Barber show on Hot 97. No guests (on the 57 mins here anyway) but pretty much every track on here is great. Track List Tragedy & CNN - 'LA LA' remix Jay Z - 'Dead Presidents' Keith Murray - 'The Rhyme' (white label version) Saukrates - 'Father Time' Group Home - 'The Realness' La The Darkman - 'I Want It All' Redman - 'Funkorama' remix Special Ed - 'Freaky Flow' DJ Premier remix Large Professor - 'Mad Scientist' Company Flow - '8 Steps To...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, hot 97, stretch armstrong, bobbito garcia
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This recording is the 1st Birthday/ Anniversary celebration of Nite FM on BBC Radio Londons’ Fresh Start to the Week Hip-Hop show, presented by the legendary Dave Pearce. UK Rap star Derek B features in interview, and im unaware of any other radio interview recordings with the RUSH recording artist, so this is a bit of an exclusive [Sidenote: Apparently Derek AKA EZQ co-wrote the Anfield Rap] . Sadly, Mr Boland, who by all accounts was a thoroughly decent chap, is no longer with us. He passed...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, london
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by Sway & Tech
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I've only ever had a couple of Wake Up Show tapes in my possession so was happy to see this one in the last batch of cassettes that Tobes hooked me up with. I was particularly pleased to find this treat on there though: Guru stops by the show to do a quick interview (just before Moment Of Truth came out) and then drops a few verses alongside a relatively unknown Eminem, before Defari steps up to the mic and then the Beatnuts get involved. Good times. Do things like this still happen anywhere...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, sway, king tech
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Afrika Islam Zulu Beats August 3rd 1983 
Topics: afrikaislam, zulubeats
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by Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia
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featuring Tha Alkaholiks
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by 2NSB
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An early episode of Black Current Jam  on 2NSB. Doin It by LL Cool J ‎Featuring LeShaun Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz by Lost Boyz Hey Lover by LL Cool J ‎Featuring Boyz II Men Good Times by Twinz ‎Featuring Nancy Fletcher West Up! by WC And The Maad Circle Featuring Ice Cube & Mack 10 Doug E. Got It Goin' On by Doug E. Fresh ‎Featuring Miss Jones The One by WC And The Maad Circle ‎ Curb Servin' by WC And The Maad Circle ‎ Taking Ova by WC And The Maad Circle ‎ - Robert...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, sydney, suzie que
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by Tim Westwood
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Tim Westwood on Capital Rap in 1988. Track list: Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince – New Kids on the Block Boogie Down Productions – My Philosophy Mic Break Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince – New Kids on the Block Mic Break [First mention of the Cold Chillin Tour] Mantronix – Join Me Please…[Home Boys – Make Some Noise] Mic Break [Night Network] PE ID Demon Boyz Session [Untitled/ Lyrical Culture/ Untitled] Biz Markie – Vapors Biz is Goin Off Professor Griff ID Heavy D & The Boys ID...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, capital radio
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by 103.3 WPRB Princeton
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Remember back when everyone complained about MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice? Ah, those were the days. This early 1991 episode features discussion of the recent  American Music Awards  with Vanilla Ice winning and PE and Digital Underground's non-winning nominations. Peep the surprising custom theme for PRB by Courageous Chief on side B. I don't remember it at all. We also hear the origin of G's "Mr. Softee" nickname in an uncomfortably awkward airbreak and a rare unreleased BeFyne...
Topics: wprb, princeton, hip-hop, radio, club krush, raw deal
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by Hot 97
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A radio spot with bonus Mad Skillz freestyle from the week before "The Nod Factor" was released, the show is sponsored by Big Beat Recording artist Junior Mafia. Guru & Chaka Khan - Watch What You Say D&D All-Stars - 1, 2 Pass It Lost Boyz - Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz Method Man & Redman – How High Cella Dwellas - Good Dwellas Lin Que - Let it Fall DJ Krush & CL Smooth - Only the Strong Survive AZ - Rather Unique Mary J Blige - Im Goin Down [Remix Accapella]...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, evil dee
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by Kool DJ Red Alert
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Jeff Fox joins Red on this December 1988 edition. Track List Spoonie Gee - Yum Yum KRS We Rule ID Kool DJ Red Alert Straight for 88 ID JC Lodge - Telephone Love Shelly Thunder - Kuff Slick Rick - Teenage Love Jungle Brothers - I'm Gonna Do Ya Queen Latifah - Wrath Of My Madness 45 King Special ID Fred Munao ID De La Soul - Potholes In My Lawn 2 Much / MC Almond Joy ID 2 Much - Wild Thing BDP - I'm Still #1 [Extended Remix] Eric B & Rakim - Microphone Fiend [Extended Remix] Cash Money &...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, kiss fm, kool dj red alert
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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No Stretch on this one so E Kim fills in on the decks. Apparently the numerous mentions of Stretch being in Brazil weren't actually true. Shorty Long and Cella Dwellas are in the studio and... Track List Nas - Ain't Hard To Tell (original & remix) Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear Shyheim - Lick A Shot Jeru The Damaja - Da Bitchez Kurious ft Mike G & Sadat X - Mansion And A Yacht Mic Geronimo - Shit's Real Notorious BIG - Unbelievable Mobb Deep - Shook Ones pt 1 Organized Konfusion - Stress...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, wkcr
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by WBLS
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This episode of Mr. Magic's Rap Attack  also features Chilly Q. There are golden era classics from Latee, a Derek B Remix of Rakim, DJ Cash Money, Schoolly D, True Mathematics, and many, many more. Track List Cash Money & Marvelous - Ugly People Be Quiet Latee - This Cut's Got Flavor Busy Bee - Suicide Mic Break Ads: WBLS & Budweiser Concert Burger King US Army Pontiac Coupe JCPenney Sale WBLS Concert EU/Chuck Brown/Rare Essence/Biz Markie Schoolly D - Housing the Joint Divine Force -...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, wbls, mr magic, chilly q
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by Mike Allen
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Date Broadcast: Friday 16th January 1987 Time: 11.30 - 12.30 Show Playlist: Groove Hip Hop Sales Chart Get Ridiculous - MC Globe Bust That Groove - Stetsasonic It's a Demo - Kool G Rap & Polo I'm Kool Moe Dee - Kool Moe Dee Jane Stop This Crazy Thing - MC Shan Rock The House - Double Agent Rock Get Physical - Steady B Listen to the Bass (Get Stupid Part 2) - Mantronix Chick on the Side - Salt n Pepa Mr Mixx on the Mix - 2 Live Crew We Dont Play - MC Shy D The Bronx (Snippet) - Kurtis Blow...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, london, mike allen
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by Funkmaster Flex
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Track List Public Enemy - Give It Up Nice & Smooth  - Old To The New Gravediggaz - Diary Of A Madman Boodah & Da Bandit - Brain On Drugs Wu Tang Clan - Can It Be All So Simple Jeru The Damaja - You Can't Stop The Prophet House Of Pain - On Point Rayvon - No Guns No Murder Brand Nubian - To The Right - DJ Step One
Topics: hip-hop, radio, funkmaster flex, hot 97
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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This tape features incredible substitute mixes courtesy of DJ Mighty Mi,  HUMUNGANOID propers to Milo for sending them over. It's been extended via other recordings from the same evening, and I tried to remaster them a bit… It's chock full of Golden Era classics and ‘buttery’ demo goodness, promo biz from Cage, OC & MC Serch, High & Mighty and the legendary Feels My Balls promo from Stretch & Bobbito themselves. Stretch was outta town, therefore the turntable action was left...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, wkcr, stretch armstrong.bobitto garcia
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by 2RSR
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This episode of 2RSR's Mafioso Radio  aired in February 1997. Track List Crazy Cuts by Grandmixer D.ST. King Of Rock by Run-DMC I Messaggeri Pt.2 by Neffa & I Messaggeri Della Dopa Featuring DJ Gruff, F.C.E, Fede, Leftside, P.P.T, Cenzou, Storyteller & TopCat Champagne On The Block by Big Scoob R.A.I.D by Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E The First Black President by Blowfly The Points by Notorious B.I.G, Coolio, Redman, Big Mike, Busta Rhymes, Buckshot & Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Yeah by Redman...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, sydney, australia, 2rsr
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by DJ Red Alert
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Red Alert on the KISS FM Mastermix in the summer 1985 with all the freshness you'd expect.
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by DJ Red Alert
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Red Alert rocks KISS FM in the Spring of 1991 with Yvonne Mobley and Prince Messiah in studio.
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, Kool DJ Red Alert
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by WBAU
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The outrageously funny Doctor Dré was a co-presenter on YO! MTV Raps alongside his comedic cohort Ed Lover, he did a similar co-hosting role on the HOT97 Morning Show during the 90’s on WQHT. He was also the ‘Fearless Leader’ of Def Jam Recording artists Original Concept, but this recording is him in his earliest radio persona, back in 1985. He gleefully presents this snapshot of 1985 Long Island sound, with a soundtrack made up of Pop Soul and more concrete vibrating Hip-Hop. There are...
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If you are from outside of the UK, this may be the first time youve heard of the UK Fresh 86 shows. These were at Wembley Arena [NB: ARENA Rap in the UK in 1986] and were billed as 'The event of the decade'. Following the Fresh Fest template on offer in the US from the previous year, and with only 16000 people witnessing what became a pivotal performance of iconic 80s artists, this has arguably become the largest and most important LIVE event in old school UK Hip Hop history, and was part of...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, live, uk, uk fresh, capital rap
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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RRR are extremely pleased to offer another previously unheard* Stretch & Bobbito Show from 1991. This is a full 90 minute tape, tweaked and remastered to make that compressed FM vibe, sound as bumpin as poss. Filled with treats from the time, all expertly mixed, blended and cut the f**k up by one of the finest DJs on the planet. DJ Stretch Armstrong takes doubles of virtually every tune, perfectly and succinctly tearin em all up, while Kurious and Bobbito go ‘live to five’ with studio...
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by The Boodah Brothers
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The Boodah Brothers on 103 JAMZ, Norfolk, VA.
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by Dave Pearce
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I’m not sure if this is a Fresh Start to the Week because it’s on GLR, was there a difference between the Nite FM show and the GLR show? They were both local London BBC shows right? There are a few pause button edits on this but the chats are interesting and the mixes from Swifty is tight, he’s fresh from his DMC win. There’s also a mix from DJ Tibbs. The Rapline competition features the RD Crew from Welwyn Garden & Freak One from Kilburn [The topic is the Frank Bruno Mike Tyson...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, london
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by Mr. Magic & Marley Marl
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This episode of Mr. Magic's Rap Attack was recorded and shipped over to London for broadcast there a few days later (as the introduction notes) on Dave Pearce's BBC Radio London show.  At the end, Mr. Magic notes that he'll be hosting a New Edition concert on Sunday at Madison Square Garden, which ended up being the second in a series of "rampages" after R&B and hip-hop shows that year. By the end of the month, "[t]hirteen boys and young men were indicted ... on riot,...
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Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, mr. magic, sir juice, marley marl
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by Pete Rock & Marley Marl
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Pete Rock and Marley Marl, Pirate Radio .
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by DJ Frx, Phat Phillie
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An early edition of the long-running Blackout Rap Show  from Zagreb, Croatia with DJ Frx and Phat Phillie, airing in May 1994.
Topics: hip-hop, radio, croatia, radio 1
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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INI is in the studio... Track List Cold Crush Brothers – Harlem World 1981 & Various Live Sets Mic Break Mobb Deep Feat ACD – Street Life Kool G Rap – Check the Bitch Redman – Funkorama La The Darkman – I Want It All Mic Break La the Darkman – Interview & Freestyle Large Professor & Pete Rock – The Rap World Busta Rhymes Feat Q-Tip – The Ill Vibe Natural Elements – Shine Paula Perry – Paula’s Jam Mic Break Paula Perry & Q – Interview & Freestyle Mic...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, wkcr, stretch armstrong, bobbito garcia
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by Mr. Magic & Marley Marl
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Rap Attack Show- WBLS 107.5 FM- Marley Marl- December 1987 (79:48) The Original Lee Love- Get on the Troop Tip Who the Cap Fit- Shinehead Licking Lyrics- Just-Ice Bring the Noise- Public Enemy I Know You Got Soul- Eric B & Rakim How Ya Like Me Now- Kool Moe Dee Picking Boogers- Biz Markie Let The Jingle Bells Rock- Sweet Tee Get Down Grandmaster- Grandmaster Caz (partial) This Cut's Got Flavor- Latee Christmas in Hollis- Run DMC Just Rhymin With Biz- Big Daddy Kane feat. Biz Markie This be...
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Funkmaster Flex on Hot 97.
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by Jeff Young
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I got into Hip Hop and music in general back in 1988 (I was 10 years old) and before I discovered Kiss FM or Westwood's Capital Rap Show , Jeff Young was the man. In '88 he had a fairly late slot so I had to leave my parents in charge of the record button and 120 minute TDK tape. It was on this show that I first heard Public Enemy, Ice T, Chill Rob G and loads of other future classics, so salute to Jeff for playing this stuff when it was otherwise ignored on the BBC. Shout out to DiseOne from...
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This is not just another old school radio show. The operating room shows from Dr. Dre are very hard to find. And this one is imo very special. It contains an interview with KRS and Scott La Rock (6 months before his death) about the bridge wars, one of the important chapters of hip hop history. Scott is dissing Mr Magic, Shan and the Juice Crew and KRS is talking about The bridge and the reason to write 'the bridge is over'. This is like a time capsule back to 1987. - Dutch
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Topics: hip-hop, radio, WBAU, new york, operating room, dr. dre, t-money
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by Slavin Balen
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Slavin Balen's  Electro-Funk Premijera had become Rap Attack  at this point in 1987 and features fire from the era from Public Enemy, Dana Dane, and Ice-T.
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by Slavin Balen
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Early Hip-Hop show from Zagreb, Croatia (then Yugoslavia) station Radio 101. Hosted by Slavin Balen, the man responsible for introducing Hip-Hop to Zagreb. In this show Slavin plays 'Style' from Grand Master Flash & The Furious 5, MC Boob (Steady B) 'Do The Fila', 3 joints from his favorite Egyptian Lover, Ice T 'Ya Don't Quit' and at the end of the show announces a huge UK Fresh '86 Festival @ Wembley Arena in London. - DJ Phat Phillie
Topics: hip-hop, radio, croatia, yugoslavia, radio 101
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by DJ E-Man & Big Boy
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Another E-Man mix on LA's Power 106, this time with Big Boy hosting the 'Micky Ficky Mix' of some new joints and classics. I need more tapes of LA radio. - DJ Step One
Topics: hip-hop, radio, los angeles, california, e-man, big boy
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by Jazzy Jay & Afrika Bambaataa
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"New York's premiere scratch mixers" on KISS FM in New York in 1983.
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by Tim Westwood
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On this one, ‘directly’ Tim draws ‘the drama’ on this super energized pre-carnival [slightly paused] gem from 19 August 1994, it’s just good Hip-Hop, sadly no freestyles or interviews. Listening to the Capital Rap Show allowed alotta listeners to catch segments of mixtapes that would’ve gone unheard if it hadn’t been for Westwood. It’s On #2 is one of the many tapes that took peoples hair-lines back an inch or 3 when hearin em for the first time. Ron G feat Raekwon/ KRS/ OC...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, london, westwood