Sunday, 17 June 2018

Mr Magic & Marley Marl - Rap Attack on WBLS (1986)

This tape may well have the world premiere of MC Shan's Jane Stop This Crazy Thing, aswell 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 this young lady. He don't know who she is and don't know what she want. Juice was stylin a brand new suit from AJ Lester from the $600 rack so I don't know what her problem is but obviously she better not mess with The Juice..."

and that's why tapes of NYC radio in the 80s are more entertaining than 2018 Nas albums.

NB: Tape once again courtesy of DJ Diablo (as will most pf what I post over the next few months) the last part of the tape actually switches to Red Alert on Kiss FM but as he drops Ego Trippin I thought I'd leave it in.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Capital Rap Show 09.07.93

One more out of Diablo's box before I head off for a week in the sun (hopefully). Could just be nostalgia as I don't remember noticing it at the time but Capital Rap Shows from 93 and 94 seem to have a different vibe to the Radio 1 shows of 94 and 95. The tracklists seems a bit edgier, although that could be a reflection of the music as a whole. In this instance the likes of Poor Righteous Teachers and Akinyele sit comfortably next to the Dogg Pound and Big Mike's dope solo cut off the Geto Boys album, with a Chris Goldfinger reggae mix closing the last 15 minutes of the tape...

Cypress Hill - I Ain't Goin Out Like That
Akinyele - The Bomb
Poor Righteous Teachers - Nobody Move
Geto Boys - No Nuts No Glory
Dogg Pound - Niggaz Don't Give A Fuck
Masta Ace Inc - Saturday Night Live
Cypress Hill - Hits From The Bong
Cypress Hill - Cock The Hammer
Poor Righteous Teachers - Black Business
Sham & The Professor - Who's At The Door?
Nice & Smooth - Cash In My Hands
Akinyele - Outta State
Funkdoobiest - Freak Mode
The Principle ft Silent Eclipse - Your Rap Machine Is Broken
Ice Cube - 24 With An L
KRS One - Higher Level
Da Hoodzmen - Rhyme Ripper             
>>Chris Goldfinger mix:
Shabba Ranks - Shine And Criss
Buju Banton - ??
Sanchez - If I Ever Fall In Love
Mega Banton - Soundboy Killing
Buju Banton - Good Looking Gal
?? - ??
Merciless - ??
Heavy D & Buju Banton - Hotness

That Premier beat on 'Higher Level' is a bit good innit? Wouldn't have sounded out of place on the Group Home album. Lovely stuff.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Masta Ace live in London (1995)

First up out of the incredible selection DJ Diablo sorted me out with at the weekend is this recording of Masta Ace at Flavour Of The Month from December '95. All the info you need is on the flyer above...

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Ol Dirty Bastard on the Radio 1 Rap Show (1995)

Yes it's another R1RS post. Big woop, wanna fightaboudit? Not got time for much else at the moment and despite the plethora of fantastic topics and ideas for posts that come to me during the day, I never actually get round to writing them up. I did manage to post up a list of my favourite dis tracks on Twitter (spoiler: Ether and Takeover aren't included) that sparked a healthy reaction, but also replies like: "no 2nd Round KO?".  It was very much off the top of the head but apart from missing out Real Muthafuckin Gz' it's mostly accurate. Anyway, on a related note I have recently noticed that my blog posts have been getting less hits (too much Westwood perhaps ?), and the engagement seems to centre more around the Mixcloud pages and Twitter. I'll continue to use this as the hub for now, but once I get to the 1000 post/10 year mark in March next year I may well call it a day on this here blogspot. I'm about to go and pick up a bunch of tapes that look severely classic, plus I still have the collection of Westwood tapes from 99-02 to work through (happy to a break from those to be honest - despite the gems I've come across, the shows overall weren't quite as exciting by the turn of the century) so material isn't an issue, but the aforementioned Mixcloud pages alongside the Hip Hop Radio Archive might be the way to go. If they ever get shutdown I'm throwing everything out of the window. Feedback and financial incentives to keep going on here are always welcome.

Big-ish Statement over with, the show above is from Spring '95 (I'm guessing June - anyone got a date?) with ODB counting down the Top 10 at 10 with Buddha Monk alongside him. Entertaining stuff plus they start freestyling over the ends of tracks on a few occasions.

Junior Mafia - Player's Anthem
Kaotic Stylin - Get In Where You Fit In
Crooklyn Dodgers - The Return Of The Crooklyn Dodgers
Keith Murray - This That Hit
AZ - Sugarhill
KRS One - MCs Act like They Don't Know
ODB & Buddha Monk - freestyle
Doug E Fresh - Where's The Party At
Raekwon & Ghostface - Criminology
ODB - freestyle
Method Man & Redman - How High
ODB & Buddha Monk freestyle
GZA - Labels
ODB - freestyle

That Doug E Fresh track seems to be on every Top 10 throughout mid 1995. God knows what that chart was based on.

oh, I also up'd this Marley Marl show from '98 which I posted way way back in the early days but it's now in one big stream-friendly file.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Bloggy Blog World

The Grime & Lime forum is proving very handy for rare and unreleased late 90s - early 00s mixtape only tracks

Hip Hop Radio Archive is still popping off with new additions like this Radio 1 Rap Show 14.08.99 with Pharoahe Monch & Blak Twang

These episodes of the Reflections Of A DJ podcast are well worth a listen:

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Radio 1 Rap Show 08.02.03
with Rah Digga & Phi Life Cipher

This one starts off with In Da Club and the first of many remixes that would follow. I still love the Budden/Paul Cain/Fab version that's played here (and would appreciate a CDQ if anyone can hook that up) but Bubba Sparxxx 'In The Mud' wasn't bad either I guess. This show must also be one of the first times Dipset Anthem gets a spin so that's a Big Moment for The Culture right here.
Rah Digga is the studio followed by Phi Life Cipher right at the end and Tim goes in the archives and airs the legendary Wu Tang appearance from '97 where Meth, ODB and RZA take over the phones, which you've probably heard before but is some straight radio gold every time.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Mothership Connection on 2SER, Sydney (1998)

Straight late 90s jiggy free underground flavours on this show, broadcast on community station 2SER in Sydney, Australia. If  anyone has any more info on these hit us up.

Tobes in Argentina provided the tapes, I ripped them in the UK and then passed them over to The Hip Hop Radio Archive in the US where you can stream or download them. F an international friendly, we're fully World Cup knockout stages over here.