Thursday 26 January 2017
Tim Westwood - Radio 1 Rap Show (12.10.96)
Some Westwood from October 96. Nothing too remarkable on here although he does play the full length version of Nature Of The Threat (all 7+ minutes of it) which is wildly unusual and something that almost definitely wouldn't happen - or be allowed - on BBC radio now. The person that recorded it was going in with the pause button so most of the chat has been cut out but there's music by OGC, Keith Murray, Meaner, Jay Z, Jeru and D'Angelo. There's also 'Pay The Price' by Mr Pink which is actually Kamanchi Sly from Hijack doing his best Brad Jordan impression. It was a short lived alias which was documented by an article in HHC where they followed him round Soho chatting to hookers (or something like that). He then ditched that persona to become the Unknown MC. I'll leave it to you to decide whether that was a good thing or not*
I've recently been hooked up with an insanely large amount of tapes (300+), most of which are Westwood from 97-2003, plus some other bits and pieces. Massive big up to Grime & Lime for that. It's going to take a while to work through them all but judging by what's written on some of the inlay cards it will be worthwhile.
*It was not. There's a lot of UK Garage I like but that song is terrible.