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 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

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)


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