Monday 29 July 2019

Lord Finesse - Hardpack freestyle (1992)

This is raw. The Funky Man drops a lengthy freestyle filled with his trademark slick talk and punchlines while Buckwild holds down the 1200s. No idea if this has been online before but I heard it today, realised I hadn't ripped it and as I haven't dropped many freestyles recently, here it is.

Saturday 20 July 2019

"I heard it on Kiss with Red Alert..."

Another one from the Yoda collection. Uncle Red on Kiss FM, this time from 1990 and the selection is ridiculously classic. If you don't enjoy hearing Spread Love with a "45 King exclusive" drop on it then you might be dead inside.

Total Control promo
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Streets Of New York
Take 6 - Spread Love (45 King remix)
A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum
A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum (remix)
X Clan - Verbal Milk
DJ Premier - Red Alert Chant
Eazy E - Eazy Street (dub)
Just Ice - Goin Way Back (dub)
Nice & Smooth - No Bones In Ice Cream
Eric B & Rakim - In The Ghetto (extended mix)
Jungle Brothers ft Caron Wheeler - Black Woman
BDP - Loves Gonna Getcha
T Wiz - Good Thing Goin
The Funke Natives - Urban Contemporary Jeep Music
JVC Force  - Intro 2 Dance
Poor Righteous Teachers - Rock Dis Funky Joint
En Vogue - Hold On
LL Cool J - The Boomin System
BDP - House Niggas
Nice & Smooth - Funky For You
K Solo - Ya Moms In My Business
YZ - Thinking Of A Masterplan

Thanks to Random Rap Radio for helping with the tracklist.

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Doo Wop on the Radio 1 Rap Show (1996)

An hour long Doo Wop mix recorded especially for the Radio 1 Rap Show. Things start off with a Keith Murray and Redman freestyle (over Teddy Pendergrass' Believe In Love, no less) and its all good from then on in.

Keith Murray & Redman - Freestyle
Busta Rhymes & Rampage - Abandon Ship
OGC & Heltah Skeltah - LeFlah part 2
Smooth Da Hustler - Hustlers Theme
Tragedy ft Prodigy & CNN - LA LA
Doo Wop - Freestyle
Fugees - Killing Me Softly
Uneek - Diamonds
Bahamadia - Wordplay
Paula Perry - Paula's Jam
Brandy - Best Friend (blend w/ Real Live Shit)
Yvette Michelle ft Doo Wop - Everynight And Everyday (remix)
Busta Rhymes ft Zhane - Its A Party
Lost Boyz - Renee (remix)
Lost Boyz - Freestyle
Mad Lion & KRS One - Double Trouble
Large Professor - Mad Scientist
Jay Z - 22 Two's
Rakim - New York To Cali

Shout to the legendary DJ Yoda for providing the tape of this one. He was good enough to hook me up with this and a few others out of his collection recently so there's more treats on the way over the next few weeks. Coincidentally, I recently posted the first part of this show a few weeks ago and was a bit disappointed to find the recording cut off before the mix started, so this was a nice surprise.

Sunday 14 July 2019

Biz Markie - Theory Of Old School

More classic funk and soul from The Diabolical one. Perfect Sunday cool out music.

Friday 12 July 2019

Filthy Rich - 90s Canadian Hip Hop Vol 3

Another dope mix from the prolific Filthy Rich....

I'm getting a bit envious of his ability to keep putting out quality mixes on such a regular basis tbh.

Wednesday 10 July 2019

Don't Sleep #17
Alley High - Voo Doo / World Wide (1996)

Voo Doo is something that I've heard on a couple of different tapes over the years and it caught my attention both times, only for me to find what it was and then promptly forget about it. Thanks to Tobes for IDing it again this time around when it turned up on this Friday Nite Flavas show, after which I swiftly made a purchase before I forgot it again (it's hella rare that any records I want are not only reasonably priced but also available from a UK seller). Both sides of the 12" are nice, with a kind of Camp Lo vibe to them. It's a bit of an obscure one but well worth your attention.

All Discogs tells us about Alley High is that this was their only release, which is a shame as it sounds like they had some potential. What is surprising is that Voo Doo is produced by DJ Milo, who was a founder member of Bristol's legendary Wild Bunch crew. While some of the other members went off and became stoner/broadsheet favourites Massive Attack (and - if you believe the rumours - Banksy), Milo bounced to NYC, hooked up with Salaam Remi and had a hand in a track on Zhigge's album. Zhigge featured on a track on Harlem High Records's only release which is also a Milo production, and is likely the same imprint as Alley High's Harlem High Entertainment so they could well have been rolling with that whole crew.

Saturday 6 July 2019

DJ E-Man on Power 106 (30.12.96)

Another E-Man mix on LA's Power 106, this time with Big Boy hosting the 'Micky Ficky Mix' of some new joints and classics. I need more tapes of LA radio.

Friday 5 July 2019

Q Unique - Beats For The Breakers

Q Unique from The Arsonists in DJ mode with a mix of Ultimate Breaks & Beats type staples

Tuesday 2 July 2019

Kid Capri - 4 / 2 / 91

Kid Capri killing it back in '91. The title on the cover is a bit misleading as at the time the tracks were all new, but judging by the artwork (similar to tapes from 95-98) this is a re-issue from a a years later.

I don't think this one has been online before so thanks to Diablo for hooking this up.