Monday 24 June 2019

Radio 1 Rap Show 27.01.95 w/ Coolio & Tom Silverman

Lots going on in this show, with Coolio, his DJ Wino and the 40 Thevz in the house, alongside Tommy Boy boss Tom Silverman, doing some promo for the New Jersey Drive soundtrack.
This tape is one of Diablo's but I definitely had the big ass 20 minute freestyle back in the day, where Coolio and the Thevz go off for bloody ages over Craig Mack's Get Down and the Fuschnickens Breakdown instrumentals (side note: long freestyle sessions benefit hugely from multiple beat changes. Tell Black Thought next time he's up at Flex). Anyway, I stuck this freestyle on the end of my dub of Coolio's It Takes A Thief to fill up the space on the TDK, which was the style at the time.
I've not heard that album in forever but suspect it might still be quite good, if you can get past the whole Gangstas Paradise/Celebrity Big Brother nonsense. Seems strange to think that Coolio was not only once one of the biggest rap artists on the planet, but that he also appears on Death Certificate.
If you like freestyles you also get the Wu live in concert when they were still young, fresh and BFFs and a Masta Ace Inc freestyle. In amongst all that was 2 tracks I didn't recognise. One was Yes N Deed by Society which I was surprised to discover is on Luke Records (thanks to Stilts at DWG for the ID), and the other one in between Wu and Double XX Posse which remains a mystery. Anyone know it? 


Masta Ace Inc - People In My Hood
Keith Murray - Get Lifted (remix)
Coolio - interview
Coolio - Thru The Window
Coolio & 40 Thevz - 20 minute freestyle
Organized Konfusion & OC - You Won't Go Far
Flip Squad - Flip Squad's In Da House
Nine - Whutcha Want
Nine - Whutcha Want (remix)
Tom Silverman - interview
Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
G.L.O.B.E & Whiz Kid - Play That Beat
Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force - Renegades Of Funk
Shaquille O'Neal ft RZA & Method Man - No Hook
Smif N Wessun - Sound Bwoy Bureill
Rottin Razkalz - Oh Yeah
Wu Tang Clan - live freestyle
Troubleneck Brothers - Release Me (The Gunslingers)
Double XX Posse - Make Some Noise
Society - Yes Indeed
Channel Live - Mad Izm (remix)
E Bros - Funky Piano
Masta Ace Inc - Mister Cee freestyle


  1. the missing track is Troubleneck Brothers - Release Me (The Gunslingers)

  2. Good skills mate, no one else came through when I asked on twitter - even Stretch Armstrong didnt know it!