Sunday, 27 January 2013

Black Rob live at The Tunnel (2000)

BR doing his 'Can I Live' verse over the Deep Cover and Simon Says beats live at The Tunnel before launching into 'I Love You Baby'.
If there's anything in that sentence that doesn't scream "awesome" at you then you aren't wanted around these parts.

I want one of those Bad Boy jackets.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Gravediggaz - Kiss FM freestyle (1994)

Bit of a strange one this. If I remember right, its taken from an edition of Kiss FM's breakfast show (then presented by Dave Pearce) that was broadcast live from New York.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

The Pharcyde - Kiss FM freestyle (1993)

Another one from the Kiss FM Rap Show, this time its The Pharcyde going off the dome for 8 minutes. The sound quality isn't outstanding but I've done the best I could with it...


Previously : The Pharcyde - Capital Rap Show freestyle (1993)

Latest Re-Ups:
Jazzy Jeff live at The Do Over in LA (2011)  + DJ MK 'Volume 12' mixtape (1997)

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Mr 45 & Kittison freestyle on Kiss FM (1993)

Some UK heat here, with Nottingham's Mr 45 and Kittison rhyming live on Max & Dave's Kiss FM show...


There wasn't a lot of quality Rap music coming out of the UK in the early 90s. As I think I've mentioned before, the scene's golden era of the late 80s had given way to the dance music explosion at the turn of the decade. However, these two (alongside producer Joe Budha) dropped a solid EP that I still play to this day. The Radford EP is well worth a purchase if you come across it and in the dope 'Radford' contains what might be one of the earliest examples of what would eventually become known as 'Road Rap'. London Posse and one or two others aside, it was pretty rare for UK artists to come with anything that thugged out back then.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Chubby Kids on Kiss FM (2000)

Big Ted and Shortee Blitz holding it down on Kiss FM London in February 2000...


Big Pun had just died so there's a few of his joints on here, aswell as new stuff by Common, Outsidaz, LL, Ghostface and more.
If you're in need of a night out in London you can catch Ted doing his thing at Supa Dupa Fly

Friday, 18 January 2013

Red Alert on Kiss FM (1988)

30 minutes of Red Alert on Kiss FM from 1988, throwing down some Kid N Play, Jungle Brothers and Public Enemy...


(theres a possibility it might actually be Sammy B from Jungle Brothers on the tables but as I don't know for certain and its got Red's promos at the start I'm going with the Propmaster)

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

DJ Riz - In The Mix (1997)

Yet another one donated by Tobes. DJ Riz with some no-nonsense East Coast underground business right here...

(click on the image to enlarge)

In other news, the re-ups continue. If you missed 'em first time round I've hooked up fresh links for...

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Sparkle Motion 'Miracle Blends' (2013)

Time to lace up those Timbs, throw on a Champion hoodie and get ya Eastcoast Stomp on... Sparkle Motion are back with "MIRACLE BLENDS". TOBES and DJ Yoda cut, mix and scratch their way through an hour of "Yo! MTV Raps" staples, blending Hip-Hop and R&B acapellas with instrumentals, originals and remixes - with a few surprises thrown in along the way. "Miracle Blends" was inspired by the legendary New York City tape-masters of the early 90s like Ron G, Kid Capri and Doo Wop...


Mary J. Blige & Big Daddy Kane - Prince of Real Love (Blend)
Prince Markie Dee - Typical Reasons (Swing My Way)
Chi Ali & The Notorious B.I.G. - Roadrunner Bullshit (Blend)
Little Shawn - I Made Love (4 Da Very 1st Time)
Naughty By Nature & Jade - I Wanna Love You, Bastard (Blend)
Positive K - I Got A Man
Queen Latifah - Latifah's Had It Up 2 Here
Eric B. & Rakim - What's On Your Mind
Roz featuring D-Nice - A-Yo, Crumbs! (Blend)
2Pac - If My Homie Calls
K-Solo - I Can't Hold It Back
Portrait - Honey Dip
Fam-Lee - Runs In The Fam-Lee
Monie Love - Work It Out
Intelligent Hoodlum & Tha Alkaholiks - Likwit Groove (Blend)
Naughty By Nature - Written On Ya Kitten
Intro - Let Me Be The One
Kool G. Rap & Snoop Doggy Dogg - Ill Street Nuts (Blend)
Heavy D. & The Boyz, Naughty By Nature & C.E.B. - On A Peaceful Point (Blend)
C.E.B. - Get The Point
Heavy D. & The Boyz - Truthful
Jade - Don't Walk Away (Sparkle Motion RMX)
Portrait - Here We Go
AMG & Tammy Lucas - Is It Good, Bitch? (Blend)
Antexx and The Click - Understand Me Vanessa (Vanessa Yo) (RMX)
YGz & A Tribe Called Quest - Street Jazz (Blend)
Apache & The Pharcyde - Ya Mama's a Gangsta Bitch (Blend)
Real Uptown Love (Interlude)
LL Cool J & Nice & Smooth - Around The Way Junkies (Blend)

Monday, 14 January 2013

DJ Step One - The Infinite Hip Hop Show 13.01.13

Last night's show on Kane FM. The first hour includes that new Noreaga (I couldn't get used to calling him NORE, let alone 'Papi') and Large Pro joint 'Built Pyramids' which I'm loving right now. The last 45 minutes or so is strictly 1990-91 selection. I'm up there again next Sunday night so tune in if you can.


Sunday, 13 January 2013

Das EFX - WKCR freestyle

Das EFX on Stretch & Bobbito's show...


Not sure if this one has been put out there before. If anyone can put a year/date to it then speak up.

Also, I'm on Kane FM tonight from 9-11pm (UK time). First hour will be new stuff and then I've got some classics from 1990-1991 for the second hour. Join me if you can.

Friday, 11 January 2013

DJ Kam - Indie Hip Hop mix (2008)

You might recognise the name DJ Kam from his work on a variety of releases, his DJ crew Beyond There or maybe you just copped some vinyl from him when was behind the counter at the legendary Mr Bongo in London's West End. Whilst browsing through his sadly defunct blog yesterday, I came across this mix of  90s indie joints and as the download link was still live (5 years after he posted it - DivShare stand up!) I thought I'd share it. This was the sound and era most people will associate Mr Bongo with so there's few more qualified to put something like this together...


alternative download link

Jigmastas - Beyond Real
Jigmastas - Beyond real (Remix)
Black Reign - Dirty
Kukoo - Real Kukoo
Choclair - What it Takes (Remix)
Choclair - Just a Second
Ill Advised - Against The Grain
Rawcotiks - Hardcore Hip Hop
Mister Voodoo - Hemlock
Network Reps - Simplistic
MF Grimm - Get Down
Siah & Yeshua dapo ED - Gravity
Negro League - They Lied
High & Mighty - It's All For You
Citizen Kane - Structure / Foundation (What's The Plan)
Rascalz - Fitnredi (rap essentials version)
Sic Sense - Position Bypass
Jam Dot - Soul Searchin'n'
Saukrates - Father Time
Pitch Black - Hold Me Down
Constant Deviants - Catch the Speed Knots
Masterminds - I'm Talented
AK Skills - One Life to Live
Shadez of Brooklyn - When it rains it Pours (Survival warz!)
Lace da Booms - Cut That Weak Sh*t
Da Grass Roots - Drama
N.O.T.S Click - Larger Than Life
Aboriginals - Keep it Hot
Frankenstein - The Rain is Gone
Mountian Brothers - Paper Chase
Mike Zoot - High Drama

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

DJ Step One - Thoughtful Thugz (2013)

There's definitely a theme running through this mix but I'm not exactly sure how to best define it. Its a bit touchy-feely in places but its not Emo. It's what I'd call "concious rap" if that term hadn't already been vilified beyond belief. Anyway, take a listen and hopefully you'll see what I was aiming for. 


Pete Rock & Ed OG ft Masta Ace 'Wishing'
LL Cool J 'The Truth' (original version)
Cormega 'A Beautiful Mind'
Snoop Dogg ft Dr Dre & D’Angelo 'Imagine'
AZ ft Big Pooh & Phonte 'Rise And Fall'
Black Rob 'Permanent Scars'
Jay Z 'Allure' (remix)
Scarface ft Jay Z & Beanie Sigel 'Guess Who’s Back'
Scarface presents The Product 'Gotta Get Out'
Run DMC ft Nas & Prodigy 'Queens Day'
Jadakiss 'Still Feel Me'
Cam’ron ft Jim Jones & Juelz Santana 'Come Home With Me'
Juelz Santana 'Who Am I'
Clipse 'Virginia'
Kanye West ft Beanie Sigel, Freeway & Young Jeezy 'Cant Tell Me Nothin' (remix)
Game ft Nas 'Why You Hate The Game'
Nas ft Quan 'Just A Moment'

This is pretty much my favourite type of Rap. Give me a soul sample and some introspective/throwback type lyrics and I'm good.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Red Alert on Kiss FM (1992)

So far, this is probably my favourite tape out of the bunch Tobes gave me last month. Red Alert gets busy live on NYC radio in November 1992. Lots of treats on this plus a couple of songs I didn't recognise - can anyone ID the 'Give Me The Night' sampling track on side A?


I knew this was gonna be a good when the adverts at the start included a St Ides commercial by Willie D. That was (suprisingly) followed by Red dropping 'Secrets (Of Success)' by the UK's own Cookie Crew and then into some Ice Cube, Nice & Smooth and Brand Nubian. On side B you'll find Scarface, Gang Starr, D Nice and Slick Rick amongst others. Vintage stuff and highly recommended.

Because I know certain completist rap nerd types out there will want it, I seperated that Willie D/St Ides joint. You can download that here

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Chad Jackson - Best Of Hip Hop '87

Former DMC champion (and now one of my fellow Kane FM DJs) Chad Jackson recently delved into his archives and posted this 25 year old, 20 min megamix on his Soundcloud page.

Best Of Hip Hop 87

Completed using 1 x Revox B99 reel to reel recorder, 2 x Technics SL1200's, standard DJ Mixer, and lots and lots of vinyl in December 1987 at DMC HQ in Slough! Also much 1/2inch tape, reams of editing tape and loads of razor blades.
These were very basic times, indeed.

Most of you will remember him for this. I bought it on 7" when it came out and it still rocks the party 24 years later. I think Im on my 3rd 12" copy now.

Also available is Chad's Best Of 88 Rap mix

Thursday, 3 January 2013

AZ 'Genesis' (2013)

The best news I've had so far in 2013 came on New Year's Day when AZ's twitter feed hinted that new music was about to drop. I dont usually post new releases but he's is one of my favourite rappers and for some reason my favourite rappers rarely release (good) new music. Hopefully the forthcoming 'Doe Or Die 2' is up to par and not far away, and if there's a Primo beat on there that would be a bonus.

You can get the download here .


I'm still going through all the old posts and re-upping dead links so bear with me if you've emailed any requests. Most recently I've just added fresh links for:

2 Raekwon freestyles from 1995

Freestyles by OC, Das EFX and Lord Finesse & Triple Seis

DJ MK 'Volume 8' from 1995

DJ Harry Love on Westwood from 1998

DJ Mastermind mixtapes #36, 37 & 42

Chuck Chillout on WBLS from 1989

Roc Raida on Hot 97 from 1994

Evil Dee on Hot 97 from 1994

For those of you down since day one, there will be some new stuff coming in the next few days.
If anyone has the Shortee Blitz & TY 'Full Frontal guest mix' I posted ages ago can you get in touch - my copy is corrupted.