Saturday, 16 December 2017

Radio 1 Rap Show with Funkmaster Flex, Lil Kim and Busta Rhymes (2000)

The first thing to say about this show is that it starts with Christina Aguilera dissing Eminem over The Real Slim Shady instrumental (a song which was possibly the start of Em making really bad records). If she could rap on beat it might've been bearable but she can't so it just sounds terrible, however I think we can all agree that in 2017 a new Christina song is likely to bang harder than anything Eminem can create at this point. Seeing all these high profile rap DJs, journalists and "influencers" feel the need to have an opinion on the Eminem album and acting like it's a surprise that it's really fucking awful is just baffling to me. 
Anyway, once that's done Westwood hands over to Flex who has Lil Kim in the studio. That's followed by Busta Rhymes in part 2, who's heavily plugging the release of Anarchy. They're really pushing the singles Get Out and Fire to the extent that if you ever needed evidence of payola this wouldn't be the worst place to start, although if I recall these songs never really blew up on the same scale as Busta's other lead singles. His run of club bangers from '96 to 2006 was equalled only by Jay Z, but there was a bit of a dip on this project. Fire ain't bad but didn't really catch on and Get Out sounds a bit too Hard Knock Life-ish. The real gem on the album is 'The Heist' with Ghostface, Raekwon and Roc Marciano over a Large Pro beat. One that the backpackers probably missed when it dropped and are now being charged big bucks for the German promo 12" , probably due to the J Dilla produced A-side.
Weirdly, this show also contains Flex cutting up a bunch of 80s classics, which is the same mix that was previously broadcast a few years prior (like, '96 or something). I know this because I posted it before.

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  1. >Part One - Lil Kim
    Christina Aguilera – The Real Slim Shady (Freestyle)
    Da Brat – That’s What I’m Looking For
    Lil Wayne – Tha Block Is Hot
    Big L – Flamboyant
    Donell Jones feat. Left Eye – You Know What’s Up
    LL Cool J – LL Cool J
    LL Cool J – Ill Bomb
    LL Cool J – Imagine That
    Mobb Deep – Quiet Storm
    Cuban Link feat. Fat Joe ‎– Why Me?
    Big Pun feat. Donell Jones – It’s So Hard
    Lil Kim – Interview
    Lil Kim – Custom Made (Give It to You)
    Lil Kim – Interview
    Lil Kim – Notorious KIM
    Lil Kim – Interview
    >Part Two - Busta Rhymes
    Busta Rhymes – Dangerous
    LOTNS – Teachers Teach Us Nonsense
    LOTNS – Case of the PTA
    ATCQ feat. LOTNS – Scenario (Remix)
    Busta Rhymes – Rhymes Galore
    Flipmode Squad feat. Buckshot – We Got Cha Opin Pt. 2
    Flipmode Squad – Cha Cha Cha
    Rah Digga – Breakfool
    Busta Rhymes - Interview
    Busta Rhymes feat. Zhane – It’s a Party
    Rampage - Wild for da Night
    Busta Rhymes – Put Your Hands Where…
    Busta Rhymes - Interview
    Busta Rhymes feat. Q-Tip – Ill Vibe
    Busta Rhymes – C’mon All My N!ggaz, C’mon All My B!tches
    Bysta Rhymes - Get Out
    Busta Rhymes - Interview
    Busta Rhymes – Fire
    Busta Rhymes - Interview
    Busta Rhymes f/Lenny Kravitz – Make Noise
    Busta Rhymes – Enjoy Da Ride
    Busta Rhymes – Fire
    Busta Rhymes feat. Ghostface Killah, Raekwon & Roc Marciano – The Heist
    Busta Rhymes feat. M.O.P. – Ready For War
    Busta Rhymes - Interview
    Run DMC – Peter Piper
    The Classical Two – New Generation
    Stetsasonic ‎– Go Stetsa I
    Beastie Boys – Hold It Now, Hit It
    Biz Markie – Makes the Music Your Mouth
    Biz Markie – Pickin’ Boogers
    Biz Markie – Nobody Beats the Biz
    Eric B. & Rakim – Eric B. Is President
    Run DMC – Sucker MC’s
    2Pac feat. Shock G & Money B – I Get Around
    2Pac – Keep Ya Head Up
    Master P feat. C-Murder & Silkk Tha Shocker – Ghetto D
    Eric B. & Rakim – Eric B. Is President
    LL Cool J – Rock the Bells
    Biz Markie – Nobody Beats the Biz
    EPMD – So Watcha Sayin’
    ATCQ feat. LOTNS – Scenario
    Cypress Hill – How I Could Just Kill a Man
    Redman – Time 4 S… Aksion
    Black Moon – How Many MC’s
    Lords Of The Underground – Funky Child
    Naughty By Nature – Uptown Anthem