Sunday, 21 January 2018

Radio 1 Rap Show 22.01.00 with Common, Marley Marl & Cipha Sounds (2000)

New York Live with Tim and Marley. Common is in the house doing some promo for Like Water For Chocolate and he drops a freestyle over Jay's 'So Ghetto'. Cipha Sounds puts in some sterling work on the tables and lets his crew get on the mic.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

DJ 279 on Choice FM with Black Moon (1994)

279's Friday Nite Flavas on Choice FM from October 1994, with Black Moon and the Bootcamp Click in the studio for an interview followed by a freestyle. There's also a couple of tracks off Rampage's shelved debut album as well as stuff by Method Man, OC, Keith Murray, Bas Blasta and Lords Of The Underground ('Tic Toc' is really quite rubbish although the acapella did end up being sampled on 3 or 4 decent jungle tunes so it wasn't a complete waste of vinyl). I've left a few adverts in and cut out the ones for local businesses and warnings of the dangers of ecstasy and, erm, measles. After some deliberation I left in the 2 tracks by winners of a spoken word/poetry/rap competition. The first one at 1:13:00 is hilariously bad so it seemed a shame for it to be consigned to the recycle bin. There is a danger it might get stuck in your head though. The second track is 100 times better by default but god knows what the rest of the entries were like.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Radio 1 Rap Show 05.01.96

No guests on this 90 minute tape from a Friday night 22 years ago, but the playlist makes up for that

Mobb Deep - Still Shinin
Big Noyd ft Prodigy - Recognize And Realize
Blazhay Blazhay ft Smooth da Hustler, Trigga & La The Darkman - Danger pt II
Bounty Killer ft Jeru The Damaja - Suicide Murder (remix)
Redman - Freestyle (over How Many Mics)
2Pac ft Dr Dre - California Love
Goodie Mob - Cell Therapy
Luniz ft Shock G, Dru Down, E40, Spice 1 & Richie Rich - I Got 5 On It (remix)
Lord Finesse - Flip Da Style
Smooth Da Hustler ft Trigga - Fuck Whatcha Heard
Wu Tang - Winter Warz
Chill Rob G - Let Me Know Something
Greg Nice - Set It Off
Nas - '94 Freestyle (Capital Rap Show)
Special Ed - Freaky Flow (DJ Premier remix)
Mic Geronimo - The Natural (Clark Kent's Ghetto Mix)
OC - What I Represent
Lord Finesse - Game Plan
Bobby J on the phone

Saturday, 13 January 2018

DJ Filthy Rich - 90's Reggae-Hip Hop Vol.2 (2018)

Filthy Rich is back with Volume 2 of his Reggae Hip Hop mixtape...

"For those of you who aren't familiar with the 1st volume, I had an idea to create a series of mixes containing 90’s dancehall reggae artists over 90’s hip hop beats. Everything from popular hits to obscure white label-only remixes, including my own custom blends of 90’s reggae acapellas over hiphop instrumentals from that time period. What began as a casual one-off “best of” type mix, evolved into a multi-volume obsession. I even learned to produce my own party breaks just for this project.
The first 40 mins of this mix starts with an uptempo, early 90's boom-bap feel.  The next 50 mins segues into mid-tempo, mid-90's vibes. I've decided to keep the track list under wraps for now. Reason being, I always found it more fun to not know what's next. There was a certain thrill when I heard a dope track, but couldn't identify it.  In this age of digital playlists where everything is meticulously labeled, I felt I'd try to bring back some of the mystique of the mixTAPE era.  Some of my favourite mixtapes that I bought back in the 90's had no track list at all...I had to figure it out for myself.  I appreciate those tapes that much more because of it.  
For those of you who absolutely MUST have a track list, I'll eventually type one up and put it out.....but I'll let this mix marinate with you for a bit. 

Feel free to contact me with your feedback....I'd love to know what people think, and I'm open to suggestions for the next volume. I gotta large up my old friend Masia One for blessin' me with the cover art.The old 90's Reggae party poster style fits the vibe of this mix perfectly"

You can find Volume 1 here and make sure you c
heck his Audiomack page for some dope blends

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Biz Markie on Dutchmastaz Radio (1998)

Biz is in the house for this edition of the long running Dutch radio show. While I was searching for a bit more info I came across this mixcloud page with a bunch of other shows, including this one which is where I took the date from. Original tape courtesy of OG Tobes .

Download link will be available on Hip Hop Radio Archive shortly

Sunday, 7 January 2018

DJ Grazhoppa - Old School Is New School

Actual old school too, not Juicy and Shook Ones. Not even South Bronx and The Bridge. Belgian DJ Grazzhoppa cuts up 90 minutes of what's mainly the Ultimate Breaks & Beats series with some electro and other bits thrown in. Guessing this is from between 96-99ish.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Radio 1 Rap Show 25.02.00 with Cipha Sounds & Noreaga

Good show this one. Cipha Sounds co-hosting with Tim for 3 hours, with a mix of golden era stuff and new joints. Lots of good tunes plus there's a phone interview with Noreaga (I still call him that because NORE looks weird when it's typed out) in the second half.