Saturday 7 October 2017

Funkmaster Flex on Hot 97 (1996)

Thanks to Tobes for this one.There's a frankly ridiculous amount of future classics on here. To think they all dropped around the same time is crazy, particularly when 2017 is looking like it could be the first year in the last 30 (I was introduced to all this on Christmas Day 1987) when I haven't heard a rap song I'd be bothered about hearing more than once. Anyway, self pity aside, late 95 was when I first started making the monthly trip to London to cop the latest import 12"s, so the track list on this isn't wildly different to the first ever mixtape I gave out to people, of which there's about 15 copies in existence. I don't have a copy anymore but if you ever see a C90 labelled 'NO GIMMICKS' selling on ebay for 4 figures then that's the one.

EDIT: Turns out I've previously posted this tape back in 2011 when MK hooked me up a copy but I'd ripped it in 128 kbps and the DL link is long dead anyway.


  1. The days when Agallah got play on Hot 97.

  2. AZ – Your World Don’t Stop
    Smif-N-Wessun – Wreckonize (Remix)
    Busta Rhymes – Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check
    LL Cool J – Doin’ It
    Rawcotiks – Hardcore Hip Hop
    Soul 4 Real – If You Want It
    8-Off feat. Mr. Cheeks – Alize For Dolo
    LL Cool J feat. Foxy Brown, Keith Murray, Prodigy & Fat Joe – I Shot Ya (Remix)
    GZA feat. Method Man – Shadowboxin’
    Total feat. Da Brat – No One Else
    Suga-T – What’s Up Star?
    Yvette Michele – Everyday & Everynight
    Broadway – Must Stay Paid
    The Fugees – Fu-Gee-La
    The Fugees – How Many Mics
    Beenie Man feat. Doug E. Fresh – Hands In the Air
    Mobb Deep – Still Shinin’
    Cypress Hill – Illusions
    Smif-N-Wessun – Sound Bwoy Bureill
    Ghostface Killah feat. Raekwon – Motherless Child
    Fab 5 – Leflah
    Raekwon feat. Ghostface Killah – Rainy Dayz (Remix)
    DJ Kool – 20 Minute Workout
    Sadat X feat. Akinyele – Loud Hangover
    Sadat X feat. Akinyele & Yvette Michele ‎– Loud Hangover (Allstar Remix)
    Junior MAFIA – Get Money