Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Shortee Blitz & Big Ted - Kiss FM (2000)
As the new millenium approached, Tim Westwood's shows were getting pretty tiresome. This was partly because he'd inked a compilation deal with Def Jam and was giving more airtime to their artists than anyone else. Also, he was trying way too hard to imitate Funkmaster Flex, and his playlist was reflecting a club set rather than playing new releases. I dont need to hear 'Hypnotize' and 'California Love' while I'm at home.
Anyway, those of us living close enough to London to pick up Kiss FM had an alternative. Shortee Blitz & Big Ted (aka The Chubby Kids) had a decent 2 hour show midweek that covered all bases, so you'd hear the latest from Jay Z or Nas alongside indie releases and new UK stuff. It was also refreshing to hear the presenters on a Hip Hop show cracking jokes and chatting rather than giving it loads of attitude.
Here's 60 minutes of a show from December 2000...
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Shabazz The Disciple 'Brooklyn Bullshit'
MOP 'Cold As Ice'
Reveal 'Now You See Me'
Skitz ft Estelle, Tempa & Wildflower 'Domestic Science'
Pharoahe Monch 'Livin It Up'
Talib Kweli 'Move Somethin'
Masta Ace 'Ghetto Like'
Talib Kweli ft Blak Twang & TY 'Down For The Count' remix
Big L ft C Town 'Still Here'
Out Da Ville 'unknown'
Skeme & Rodney P 'UK Bubblers'
Grand Agent 'Every 5 Minutes'
Shortee Blitz website