Sunday, 4 March 2018

Dave Pearce's Friday Rap Show on GLR 94.9 FM (1989)

And so we have the first appearance on OB4ZL for Dave Pearce's rap show on Greater London Radio. Most people in the UK are familiar with Dave as he spent the latter part of the 90s and early 00s doing big things on the dance music side of things having moved to Radio 1 from Kiss FM. Prior to that his voice was immortalized on Public Enemy's 'It Takes A Nation Of Millions...' - that's him on the album's intro introducing them at the Hammersmith Odeon - which is quite impressive in itself, but he was also involved with the premium rate phoneline that eventually gave birth to HHC magazine.
The selection on this tape is a mix of UK and US, with the hardcore/underground stuff like Schooly D, ATCQ and Gang Starr getting play alongside the likes of Wrecks N Effect and Redhead Kingpin. There's even a bit of Hip House by way of Tyree's Turn Up The Bass (Kool Rock Steady RIP). DJ Chin and DJ KCJ are on the mix and there's lots of shout outs on the phones and his regular MC competition where listeners could call in and show off their skills, or lack of, by doing a rap on a specific subject (this week: the environment). Bask in the innocence of a simpler time and speculate on what became of Rebel from Farnborough and his crew.
I left the news report in and tried to get a better idea of the date by googling the stories but no joy. If anyone can pin point it (consensus seems to be around July - September '89) or help me out the track list let me know.Shout to the DWG boys that helped fill in the blanks on the tracklist and to Robin in the mixcloud comment section who's putting the date at 11th August 1989.


EMF - Rough Potential
Schooly D - Livin In The Jungle
De La Soul - Say No Go (remix)
Redhead Kingpin - Do That Dance
- DJ Chin in the mix:
Tyree ft Kool Rock Steady - Turn Up The Bass
Gang Starr - Gotch U
Lakim Shabazz - Sample The Dope Noise
Queen Latifah - Dance For Me (inst)
- KRS One drop
Mellow Man Ace - Rhyme Fighter
MC Mensa in session
A Tribe Called Quest - Description Of A Fool
B.R.O.T.H.E.R - Beyond The 16th Parallel
- DJ KCJ in the mix:
EMF - Rough Potential
Smith & Mighty - Walk On By
Heavy D & The Boyz - You Ain't Heard Nuttin Yet
Einstein - Rhymes Are Smokin
Einstein - The Freeze
Run DMC - Pause (inst)
Wrecks N Effect - New Jack Swing
MC Duke - Throw Ya Hands In The Air
Stereo MCs - Neighbourhood
Kash Da Masta - Quit Holdin Back
Big Daddy Kane - Smooth Operator
BDP - Jah Rulez
phone in rap competition
Marley Marl & Craig G - Droppin Science

I was given this tape by someone ages ago but never got round to ripping it. I forget who donated it but thanks whoever you are.

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