Saturday, 24 March 2018
I never really delved too deep into the whole Stones Throw thing so I'm not massively familiar with Peanut Butter Wolf, but here he is in the mix on Gilles Peterson's Worldwide show on Radio 1 mixing up some hip hop, soul, breaks and quirky shit, which was very much the style at the time.
I never checked Gilles Peterson's show much at the time either, as it was hella Jazz Club for the most part, but every now and again he'd get some rap people on there. I believe one of my fellow tape rip blogger dudes might be dropping some of those shows in the future, once he's filtered out all the tabla, bongo and sitar business.
Thursday, 22 March 2018
I haven't had time to do anything blog related recently so here's some things that have appeared online elsewhere that may be relevant to your interests...
Friday, 16 March 2018
Big Ted and Shortee Blitz drop tracks by Erick Sermon, Cam'ron, Jadakiss and Young Gunz, plus the excellent Bangers by Alchemist and Lloyd Banks. SAS and Mr Complex are the studio guests.
Saturday, 10 March 2018
The tracklist for this isn't entirely dissimilar to this one that I posted last month so it's fair to say it's from the week before or after. Decided to post it up anyway because Tim goes into the Capital Rap Show archives not once but twice and pulls out an old Cash Money & Marvellous session and a freestyle by Chill Rob G, Queen Latifah and the Jungle Brothers, both of which I assume are from the late 80s or possibly 1990 in the case of the latter (which I posted on it's own years ago). There's also a few exclusives like the Rakim track and Mobb Deep's 'We About To Get Hectic' which didn't see the light of day until 2014. Another gem that never made it to the shelves is the track by Passion, which apparently was intended for a Def Squad project that got shelved, which is pretty nice if you like that mid 90s G-Funk vibe. Oh, and you get the lesser spotted friday night intro (before the ODB 'Its friday...yes its friday' became the standard).
Raekwon - Ice Cream
Rakim - I Get Visual
Mobb Deep - We About To Get Hectic
'Is New York In The House' party break
A Tribe Called Quest - Glamour & Glitz
Kool G Rap - Check Da Bitch
LL Cool J - Papa Luv It
Rap Sheet Report with Daryl James
Chill Rob G, Queen Latifah & Jungle Brothers freestyle (Capital Rap Show)
Raekwon - Striving For Perfection
Raekwon - Knuckleheadz
Redman & Method Man - How High
Doug E Fresh - Where's The Party At
Hodge - Head Nod
Luniz - I Got 5 On It
South Central Cartel ft Jayo Felony, MC Eiht, Spice 1 & Treach - So What Cha Sayin
Jamal - Fades Em All
Cash Money & Marvellous in session (Capital Rap Show)
>>Battle Of The Beats:
Nightbreed - For Real
Poets Corner - Hang Em High
Sunday, 4 March 2018
And so we have the first appearance on OB4ZL for Dave Pearce's rap show on Greater London Radio. Most people in the UK are familiar with Dave as he spent the latter part of the 90s and early 00s doing big things on the dance music side of things having moved to Radio 1 from Kiss FM. Prior to that his voice was immortalized on Public Enemy's 'It Takes A Nation Of Millions...' - that's him on the album's intro introducing them at the Hammersmith Odeon - which is quite impressive in itself, but he was also involved with the premium rate phoneline that eventually gave birth to HHC magazine.
The selection on this tape is a mix of UK and US, with the hardcore/underground stuff like Schooly D, ATCQ and Gang Starr getting play alongside the likes of Wrecks N Effect and Redhead Kingpin. There's even a bit of Hip House by way of Tyree's Turn Up The Bass (Kool Rock Steady RIP). DJ Chin and DJ KCJ are on the mix and there's lots of shout outs on the phones and his regular MC competition where listeners could call in and show off their skills, or lack of, by doing a rap on a specific subject (this week: the environment). Bask in the innocence of a simpler time and speculate on what became of Rebel from Farnborough and his crew.
I left the news report in and tried to get a better idea of the date by googling the stories but no joy.
Saturday, 3 March 2018
The world premier of Still DRE kicks things off here, and if you heard it at the time you'll probably remember it well as it's played 3 times back to back in it's entirety (and again in the last hour).
Phife Dawg and Lootpack are in the studio for part 2. Westwood posted up the freestyle from this already if you want it straight from the DAT.
and for the last part of the show there's a 2Pac tribute set for the 3rd anniversary of his death
Monday, 26 February 2018
UK dons Skitz and Rodney P had a great show on BBC 1Xtra from the station's inception in 2002 up until 2007. Like a lot of shows in the post-tape/pre-mixcloud era not many seem to have been preserved so it's nice to get this one out there. There's a good mix of styles and sub genres on here too which is something that's missing from a lot of radio and podcasts today. Particularly liked the Lord Tariq track at the start which I hadn't heard before
If you're in the mood for some slightly older UK rap radio then you could do worse than check this new mixcloud page chronicling Max & Dave's Kiss FM Rap Show