Sunday 28 January 2018

the one where Tim gets shot

As you may remember, Big Tim got shot back in '99*. The full story behind it was never made public but general consensus seems to be that some gangster types wanted to do some business with him (promoting a show, running security or whatever) and didn't react well when he refused. As a result he couldn't present his show the following weekend so Funkmaster Flex steps up and covers for 3 hours, albeit with no talking just music. The voice you hear before the show starts is Pete Tong, who presumably had just explained what had happened in his very best Simon Bates voice. This is still the BBC after all and their DJs don't get shot every day.

Flex gets busy dropping Nas, Ruff Ryders, Mobb Deep, Redman, Missy, Biggie, Jay Z as well as throwing on 50's 'How To Rob' (which is still great) and some GZA, Beatnuts, High & Mighty, Flipmode Squad and Sir Menelik's dope '7XL' featuring Pubes and Derek. Oh, and Mobb Deep and Kool G Rap 'The Realest' which I've been bumping a lot recently.

*The Guardian article says Tim was 30 at the time of the shooting. Suffice to say, that's not entirely correct. He must've been at least 40 in '99.

1 comment:

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    Missy Elliott – She’s a B!tch
    Notorious BIG – Nasty Boy (Acap) b/w Missy Elliott – She’s a B!tch (Inst.)
    Notorious BIG – Nasty Boy
    Crooklyn Clan – Say Wut
    JAY-Z – Jigga My N!gga
    Eve feat. DMX, The Lox & Drag-On – Scenario 2000
    Ruff Ryders feat. Drag-On & Juvenile – Down Bottom
    Trick Daddy feat. Trina – Nann
    Total feat. Mase – If You Want Me
    Total feat. Shyne – Sitting Home (Remix)
    R. Kelly feat. Nas – Did You Ever Think (Remix)
    702 – Where My Girls At?
    702 feat. Fabolous – Where My Girls At? (Remix)
    Ruff Ryders feat. Eve – What Y’all Want
    The Beatnuts – Watch Out Now
    Busta Rhymes – Party Goin’ on Over Here
    Busta Rhymes – Do the Bus a Bus (Remix)
    Mobb Deep – Quiet Storm
    Noreaga – Oh No
    DMX feat. The Lox – Get At Me Dog (Freestyle)
    Lil Cease feat. Mr. Bristal, Joe Hooker & Lil Kim – Play Around
    P. Diddy feat. Hurricane G – PE 2000
    Redman feat. Busta Rhymes – Da Goodness
    Snoop Dogg feat. Xzibit & Nate Dogg – B Please
    Cam’ron – Let Me Know
    Ja Rule – Holla Holla
    The Murderers feat. JAY Z, Memphis Bleek & Busta Rhymes – Holla Holla (Remix)
    50 Cent feat. The Madd Rapper – How to Rob
    Rass Kass feat. Doo Wop – Dreams 2… (Where My B!tches At?)
    Ali Vegas – The Specialist
    Half-A-Mill feat. Noreaga & Kool G Rap ‎– Thug Ones
    EPMD feat. Redman, Method Man & Lady Luck – Symphony 2000
    Slick Rick feat. Nas – Bring It to Your Hardest
    Flipmode Squad – Whatcha Come Around Here For
    Prince Po feat. Cairo & Wax Dawg- Love Tha Love
    Shabaam Sahdeeq feat. Xzibit – Concrete
    Too Short feat. JAY Z – Here We Go (Jermaine Dupri Remix)
    The High & Mighty feat. Mad Skillz & Mos Def ‎– B-Boy Document 99
    DITC – Way of Life
    Sir Menelik feat. Grand Puba & Sadat X – 7XL
    Spliff Star – Say What
    Lil Cease feat. Mr. Bristal & JAY Z – Do My Thing
    Busta Rhymes – Do the Bus a Bus (Remix)
    GZA – Breaker Breaker
    Mobb Deep – Adrenaline
    Tash – Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy
    Nas – We Will Survive
    Lil Cease feat. Redman, Mr. Bristal & Joe Hooker – Future Sport
    Missy Elliott feat. Redman – Dangerous Mouths
    Gang Starr – All 4 Tha Cash
    Mobb Deep feat. Kool G Rap – The Realest
    Dr. Dre feat. Eminem – Life As An Outlaw
    Cam’ron feat. Noreaga – F!ck You At
    QSR feat. Mr. Cheeks – Money