Monday, 4 March 2019

Radio 1 Rap Show with LL, Gang Starr, Nas & Noreaga (1997)



Hadn't heard this October '97 edition of the Rap Exchange before I found it on a Google deep dive over the weekend. In terms of guests this is up there with the best of them and whoever ripped it - shouts to you - was good enough to leave the interviews in there (most of us seem to have hit the pause button back in the day in order to fit a 2 hour show on a C90 and get maximum tunes). The playlist is decent too: alongside the big tracks of the time by DMX and Busta, there's a Pretty Boy & Foxy Brown track with Nas on the hook that I hadn't heard before and EZD's Premo produced GunzIs4, plus Calm Down, Firm Biz remix, and the original version of Desperados. And that Nas and Noreaga freestyle I posted a few years ago. Even the songs off LL's Phenomenon LP are decent enough - is that slept on?

Tracklist is below, and it'll be on the Hip Hop Radio Archive in due course if you want the download



Intro
LL Cool J ft Busta Rhymes - Starsky & Hutch
LL Cool J ft Redman, Method Man, Canibus & DMX - 4,3,2,1
LL Cool J - interview
LL Cool J ft Lost Boyz - Wanna Get Paid
LL Cool J - interview
EPMD - Richter Scale
Notorious BIG - Real N!ggaz Do Real Things
DMX - Get At Me Dog
Wu Tang Clan - Triumph
Pretty Boy ft Foxy Brown & Nas - The Firm All Stars
Busta Rhymes - Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See
Spragga Benz - No Way (remix)
Mase - Feel So Good
Yvette Michelle - DJ Keep Playin
EPMD ft Redman & Keith Murray - K.I.M
Janet Jackson ft Q Tip - Got Til Its Gone
DJ S&S ft BBO - So Hot
Dru Hill ft Jermaine Dupri & Da Brat - In My Bed (So So Def mix)
Redman - Pick It Up (Warren G remix)
Noreaga & Nas - interview
Capone N Noreaga - Capone Bone
Noreaga & Nas - interview
Capone N Noreaga - Calm Down
The Firm - Desperados
Noreaga & Nas - Freestyle
The Firm - Hardcore
The Firm - Firm Biz
Nature - on the phone
Capone N Noreaga - Closer
Busta Rhymes - Dangerous
Jagged Edge ft Lost Boyz & ROC - The Way That You Talk (So So Def remix)
Crooklyn Clan - The Franklinz
24/7  - 24/7
Busta Rhymes - When Disaster Strikes
Big Pun - I'm Not A Player
Gang Starr - interview
Gang Starr ft Nice & Smooth - DWYCK
Gang Starr - interview
EZD ft Teflon & Billy Danze - GunzIs4
Gang Starr - interview
Gang Starr - You Know My Steez
Gang Starr - interview
Puff Daddy ft The LOX, Lil Kim & Notorious BIG - All About The Benjamins
The Firm - Firm Biz (World Famous remix)

Outro

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