Friday 31 May 2019

Stretch & Bobbito on WKCR 03.08.95

Nuff guests on this one: Smooth Da Hustler, Das EFX and Tragedy with Capone N Noreaga are all in the house and all kick a freestyle, plus there's the unreleased Half A Mil by CNN which is very dope indeed.The recording is a bit paused buttoned in places but that just means that more of the good stuff has been captured.

Monday 27 May 2019

Melle Mell & Afrika Islam on the Capital Rap Show (1993)

Mell & Iz pass through the Capital Rap Show whilst in the UK for some shows and have a chat with Timothy before Melle drops a 10 minute freestyle. The OG version of It Aint Hard To Tell is on here at the top of the show too, alongside tracks from Doggystyle, which was about to drop the following week.


Nas - It Ain't Hard To Tell (original version)
Wu Tang Clan - CREAM
Shyheim - On & On (DJ Premier remix)
Snoop Dogg - Murder Was The Case
Snoop Dogg - Serial Killa
Snoop Dogg - Pump Pump
KRS One - Hip Hop vs Rap
Leaders Of The New School - Classic Material
Melle Mell & Afrika Islam - interview
Cold Crush Brothers - Fresh Wild Fly & Bold
Melle Mell & Afrika Islam - interview & freestyle
Buju Banton - Deportees

Saturday 25 May 2019

Evil Dee - Monday Night Flava Mix on Hot 97 (1994)

Another Evil Dee tape, this time live on Hot 97 at the tail end of 94, mixing up old and new rap with some blends...

Usher - Think Of You
Group Home - Supastar
Super Kids - The Tragedy (Don't Do It)
Jeru The Damaja - Can't Stop The Prophet (Pete Rock remix)
Stephanie Mills - (You're Puttin) A Rush On Me (blend)
Dr Dre & Ice Cube - Natural Born Killaz
unknown - Ghetto Love? (blend)
Nas - One Love
unknown - unknown
Crooklyn Dodgers - Crooklyn
Heather B - I Get Wreck
Ice Cube - What Can I Do (Eastside remix)
Gang Starr ft Nice & Smooth - DWYCK
Public Enemy - Don't Believe The Hype
Public Enemy - Rebel Without A Pause
Run DMC - Peter Piper
Mobb Deep - Hit It From The Back
King Sun - Humm Deez Nuts
Brand Nubian ft Busta Rhymes - Alladat
Capleton - Tour (remix)
Rude Rydims - Everybody Bounce
Scarface - I Never Seen A Man Cry
The Roots - Silent Treatment

Tuesday 21 May 2019

DJ Pogo - Beat Mania Vol 2 (1999)

60 mins of breaks being cut up by one of the OGs of the UK scene, DJ Pogo.

Sunday 19 May 2019

Evil Dee - Old School R&B

On some sunday cool out steez. Evil Dee goes in some 80s vibes - Taana Gardner, Keni Burke, Tom Tom Club, Mary Jane Girls, Maze etc. All kind of obvious stuff now but I don't think there was too may tapes with this kind of thing back then (guessing this is from 95-97ish

I ripped the tape Diablo gave me but turns out Grime & Lime posted it up years back if you need the download.

Thursday 16 May 2019

Bobbito & E Kim on WKCR 28.07.94

No Stretch on this one so E Kim fills in on the decks. Apparently the numerous mentions of Stretch being in Brazil weren't actually true. Shorty Long and Cella Dwellas are in the studio and...

Nas - Ain't Hard To Tell (original & remix)
Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear
Shyheim - Lick A Shot
Jeru The Damaja - Da Bitchez
Kurious ft Mike G & Sadat X - Mansion And A Yacht
Mic Geronimo - Shit's Real
Notorious BIG - Unbelievable
Mobb Deep - Shook Ones pt 1
Organized Konfusion - Stress (Large Professor remix)
Crooklyn Dodgers - Crooklyn (blend)
Shorty Long - interview & freestyle
A Tribe Called Quest - Oh My God (remix)
Nas - The World Is Yours (Q Tip remix)
Red Hot Lover Tone ft Notorious BIG, MOP & Prince Po - 4 My Niggaz
Jeru The Damaja - My Mind Spray
House Of Pain ft Diamond D - Word Is Bond
OC - Times Up
Cella Dwellas - interview & freestyle
Jeru The Damaja - Speak Ya Clout (verse)
MOP - Rugged Neva Smoove
PMD - I Saw It Cummin
A Tribe Called Quest ft Extra P - Keep It Rollin

Download at the Hip Hop Radio Archive

Thanks to Diablo for this one (and pretty much everything else I'll be posting over the next few weeks)

Tuesday 14 May 2019

DJ Spinbad - 1 900 Spinbad (1996)

Tracklist here

(there's no cover on Diablo's copy unfortunately so I've had to make to do with badly scanned one I found online)

Sunday 12 May 2019

DJ Ev - Hotter This Year part 2 (1997)

Man like Diablo came through with another box of tapes out of his insane collection so guess I've got enough reasons to keep this blog active for the foreseeable future*. DJ Ev mixes are always good so this was one of the first tapes I went for...

As with every mixtape from 1997 it includes You Know My Steez which is no bad thing. I heard that LL and Busta collab on a Westwood tape recently and it's not half bad all things considered which makes me wonder if the Phenomenon LP is actually a bit slept on. I mean, it has Father on it which prevents it from any kind of classic status even if the rest is 5 mic stuff but I might give it a listen at some point.

Speaking of Westwood, the mixcloud archive is still very much on and popping (and not every tape will get posted here) so keep an eye on that and get in touch if you have any shows to share

*The 1000th post where I said I'd probably stop was the most hits and comments in ages, the posts since then were back to normal. I don't do it for the comments but that's still weird to me. You lot are weird.

Saturday 11 May 2019

Max & Dave - Kiss FM Rap Show 28.09.94

Max & Dave's Wednesday night show from September 1994. On this tape you get part of the chart (and what a selection that is) and then the second half of the show (from 8pm onwards) is a UK special with tracks selected by the listeners. Full playlist is on Mixcloud, or on the Hip Hop Radio Archive where you can also download it.

Monday 6 May 2019

Red Alert on Kiss FM (28.12.90)

Kool DJ Red Alert on WKRS in December 1990. Another one where I'm not entirely sure of the original source as I just found it on a CDR with some other bits from 2007.

Saturday 4 May 2019

DJ Riz on WKCR (10.08.00)

Not sure where or when I originally downloaded this but I discovered it on a hard drive recently and it's great. Riz appears on Bobbito's CM Famalam show back in 2000 and goes in with an hour of unreleased/bootleg/promo only joints. All that under the counter, in the know, holy grail shit that alot of us hadn't even seen until the internet arrived.