Tuesday, 29 June 2010

"Dont call it a comeback..."

I know that recently I said that the posts would be more regular now I had the new laptop hooked up but the weather has been way too good to be inside ripping tapes and blogging!
My apartment gets insanely hot in the summer so the less I'm there the better. Other excuses on my list involve work, women, beer, barbeques and the World Cup. This heat never lasts long in the UK though so normal service will be resumed soon!

Saturday, 19 June 2010

DJ Red Alert - Kiss FM NYC (1994)












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.

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Big up to DJ MK for the original tape.

Mark B presents Blackmarket Breaks



"With the help & interviews from the legendary DJ Marley Marl, VIC, Dilated Peoples, Bubba Sparxxx, DJ Greenpeace, David Holmes, Tommy Koi of Mr Bongo Records, Andrew Mason of Wax Poetics & Jared from The Sound Library record store this is one documentary you don’t want to miss."


Spotted at UK All Day

Biggie, Craig Mack, Biz Markie, Rampage & Mic Geronimo - Live Freestyle (1995)


















Some rare audio footage here: Biggie, Craig Mack, Biz Markie, Mic Geronimo and Rampage freestylying live at an NYC nightclub.
Taken from an old DJ Clue tape, this isn't something out of my stash but I found it whilst googling for something else and as I hadn't heard it before thought I'd share it here.

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Sunday, 13 June 2010

Funkmaster Flex on Hot 97 (1997)


















This was on the flipside of the Evil Dee tape I posted below. Flex in the mix in (I assume) September 1997. Not too much talking on this, just music by LL, Smif N Wessun, EPMD, Rakim, AZ and more.



Wednesday, 9 June 2010

DJ Step One '97:99' mix


















Here's a mix I knocked up the other day after I went through the 97-99 era selection and pulled out a few old favourites. There's some big tracks here alongside some lesser known ones and a few blends chucked in for good measure. Enjoy!

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Tracklist
Show & AG ft Krs One & Big Pun 'Drop It Heavy'
The Firm 'Phone Tap'
Sauce Money ft Jay Z 'Pre Game'
Mic Geronimo ft DMX, The LOX, Ja Rule & Tragedy 'The Usual Suspects'
CNN, Nas & Tragedy 'Calm Down'
Pete Rock & Inspectah Deck 'Tru Master'(blend)
Nas 'Nas Is Like'(blend)
Pharoahe Monch 'Queens'
L Swift & A Butta 'Ride This'
Tommy Tee ft Pete Rock, AG, Mike Zoot & Large Pro 'World Reknown'
Beatnuts ft Method Man 'Se Acabo' (remix)
Black Moon ft Q Tip 'Showdown'
Screwball 'H.O.S.T.Y.L.E'
Jay Z 'So Ghetto'
LL Cool J ft Redman, Method Man, DMX & Master P '4,3,2,1' (blend)

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Evil Dee's last show on Hot 97 (1997)





Evil Dee's final show on Hot 97, back in September 1997. The Alkaholiks are in the studio and drop a freestyle and even Monie Love gets on the mic. Original tape courtesy of Mr Lawson.


Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Redman & Method Man - Hot 97 freestyle (1995)




















More Hot 97 freestyle business here. Red & Meth on Funkmaster Flex's show during the 'Month Of The Man' when Def Jam dropped 'Dare Iz A Darkside' and 'Tical' back to back.

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Original tape courtesy of DJ MK