Saturday 30 March 2013

Funkmaster Flex & Pete Rock on Hot 97 (1994)

This was on the flipside of the Pete Rock tape I posted the other day (which fully warrants your attention btw). This time we find PR on the 1's & 2's on Flex's 'Street Jams' show in early 1994.


Some great tunes on this as you'd expect but the highlight might be Flavor Flav calling the studio around the 32 minute mark.

DJ M Rock - The Biggie Remixes (2013)

Following on from DJ Rhude's 'Notorious 9' a few weeks ago, DJ M Rock drops this set of 6 B.I.G remixes using his own beats.

GO HERE to check his reworkings of Skys The Limit, Kick In The Door, Come On, Dead Wrong, Crush On You and One More Chance.

Friday 29 March 2013

"fresh, dressed like a million bucks..."

Berkshire's own Dapper Dan, Junior Pepaseed has just come through with some limited edition Tees. If you're interested contact him at or on the twitter link above. 
There's 4 designs (Rakim, Tyson, Hicks, Heinsenberg) with a front & back print and they're £15 each. Click on the images to biggify 'em

Wednesday 27 March 2013

Marley Marl & Pete Rock on WBLS (29.07.89)

Soul Brother #1 in the mix uninterrupted for 40 mins on Marley's 'In Control' show on WBLS back in 1989. Master Ace, Kool G Rap, Chubb Rock, Queen Latifah and YZ all feature...

Monday 25 March 2013

The Infinite Hip Hop Show (24.03.13)

I covered last night's slot on Kane FM and this is what went down. My next show is 14th April and then every 2 weeks after. If you're a DJ and are interested in submitting a 30 minute guest mix contact me for details.

Reasons to live in NYC # 3,764

If you're lucky enough to be in the area you can get more info here

"Still a Dapper Dan design, still immaculate..."

My favourite song of 2013 so far. Large Pro still got it. Nice that it got a video too.

Saturday 23 March 2013

Marley Marl 'In Control' on WBLS (1990)

40 minutes of Marley's legendary show. Not sure who's on the tables for this one - could be Pete Rock or Clark Kent.The tape I got it from has about 3 different shows on it so its hard to tell. Anyway, expect some Stezo, EPMD, Chubb Rock and Big Daddy Kane aswell as the dope 'Start It Up Y'all' by MC Lyte, Positive K & Milk Dee...


Monday 18 March 2013

The Infinite Hip Hop Show (17.03.13)

Last night's show on Kane FM. First hour is new stuff, then back to the 90s for the second part of the show. I'm back up there again next Sunday night 9-11pm UK time.

Sunday 17 March 2013

DJ Kofi - Universal Records Mixtape Vol 2 (1997)

Showcase of Universal/Uptown Records' 1997 roster mixed up by DJ Kofi (one of the UK's finest if you didnt know). Some nice R&B joints on this tape alongside Lost Boyz, Heavy D, Canibus and Sauce Money...


Saturday 16 March 2013

Red Alert on Kiss FM (1990)

90 minutes of Red Alert getting busy on NYC radio back in 1990, dropping Poor Righteous Teachers, LL, JVC Force, Brand Nubian, KRS and more. Classic material.


Shout out to Tobes for this original tape of this one.

Sunday 10 March 2013

DJ Rhude 'The Notorious 9' (2013)

Following on from the post below, the homie DJ Rhude dropped this yesterday...

I’ve always wondered what Big would sound like rocking with some of today’s producers, which was the catalyst behind this project. I’ve taken 9 of his songs and matched them up with some of the dopest producers out now. Some noteworthy beats featured on The Notorious 9 are from Harry Fraud, No I.D., Large Professor, The Alchemist, Jahlil Beats and a few others. Along for the ride are some respected heavyweights from the industry in Datwon Thomas (Exec. Ed. Vibe Mag) Shaheem Reid (The Round Up, XXL, Shade 45), Jayson Rodriguez (The Content King, host of The BQE), Rob Markman (MTV News) and DJ Goldfinger. They all took some out time to share their thoughts on Big. Hope everyone enjoys this tribute to one of the greatest rappers to grace the mic. RIP to the late, great Frank White. Peace. – DJ Rhude


Saturday 9 March 2013

Notorious BIG live in London (1995)

I picked this up last week and as today is the anniversary of Biggie's death its only appropriate I upload it.


This show was also the launch party for Tim Westwood's Radio 1 Rap Show (he'd moved from Capital FM at the end of 1994)  and he's recently posted some video footage

Big up Junior Pepaseed for the heads up on that.
In other anniversary related news, this blog was 4 years old yesterday so shout out to myself and everyone thats contributed over the last few years.

Busta, Maino, MOP, Sheek, Styles P, Lil Cease, Red Cafe & Uncle Murda 'March 9th'

Biggie & Craig Mack freestyle on Westwood (1995)

Thursday 7 March 2013

Evil Dee on Hot 97

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Tuesday 5 March 2013

Funkmaster Flex on Radio 1 (1996)

The April 1996 edition of Westwood's Rap Exchange. It was around this time that there was a beginning to be a shift from the traditional rougher East Coast sound to the more club friendly joints that started to dominate Hot 97's playlist through 97-98. 'Aint No Nigga' was the biggest record in NYC at the time and Foxy Brown's buzz was building (she drops a freestyle on this tape) but Flex's selection should still appeal to the purists: Sadat X, Redman, INI, Group Home and Paula Perry all feature...

The photo above was taken by David Corio at infamous London venue Subterrania in September '94. He's got some nice pics over there so go take a look.

Monday 4 March 2013

Another mix...

I've got the mixing bug at the moment, which is strange given that I'm using CDJs at the moment while one of my 1210s is being repaired. Anyway, here's something I knocked up friday night. No particular theme, just an hour of tracks from 2000 - 2004.


50 Cent – Fuck You
DJ Quik ft Pharoahe Monch – Murda 1 Case
Missin Linx ft Prodigy – Family Ties
Kool G Rap – First Nigga (DJ Premier remix)
Grand Agent – Every 5 Minutes
Mobb Deep – Burn
Sticky Fingaz ft Xzibit, Method Man & Redman – Get It Up (remix)
Tony Touch ft Gang Starr – The Piece Maker
Pete Rock ft Nature – To My Advantage
Marley Marl ft LL Cool J – Haters
Slick Rick – Trouble On The Westside Highway
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Back On The Block
Dilated Peoples – Love And War
Masta Ace – Good Old Love
De La Soul – Speed Limit
Edan – Emcees Smoke Crack
Big Scoob – Brooklyn Flava
Da Ranjahz ft Ras Kass & Bilal – Da Dopest
Alchemist ft Lloyd Banks – Bangers
Large Professor ft Nas – Stay Chisel