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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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This set is partly from a 27th generation copy of an Underground Flavas tape out of West London and partly from a rip which had been shared on the web a few years back [and subsequently been deaded in terms of linkage]. We’ve bumped the EQ in Izotope, compressed it a touch and tweaked it for your listening pleasure. This show is a great example of why Stretch is held is such high esteem by his peers within the industry as well as the listeners, he may have been a DJ and a host, but the actual...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, stretch armstrong, bobbito garcia
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by DJ Dee Nasty
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For the record, French Hip-Hop culture goes back, there is a history that goes back way way further than MC Solaar. This is bloody obvious to French heads but not somethin fans outside of the country might be aware of. When I associate anything French and Hip-Hop I think of Z-3 MC’s, and the French National Anthem. I think of Melle Mels’ oh si raffine rhymes on It’s Nasty; ‘I tour around the world to make the people dance, and here’s a little message for the ladies in France. Je...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, france, radio nova
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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INI is in the studio... Track List Cold Crush Brothers – Harlem World 1981 & Various Live Sets Mic Break Mobb Deep Feat ACD – Street Life Kool G Rap – Check the Bitch Redman – Funkorama La The Darkman – I Want It All Mic Break La the Darkman – Interview & Freestyle Large Professor & Pete Rock – The Rap World Busta Rhymes Feat Q-Tip – The Ill Vibe Natural Elements – Shine Paula Perry – Paula’s Jam Mic Break Paula Perry & Q – Interview & Freestyle Mic...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, wkcr, stretch armstrong, bobbito garcia
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If you are from outside of the UK, this may be the first time youve heard of the UK Fresh 86 shows. These were at Wembley Arena [NB: ARENA Rap in the UK in 1986] and were billed as 'The event of the decade'. Following the Fresh Fest template on offer in the US from the previous year, and with only 16000 people witnessing what became a pivotal performance of iconic 80s artists, this has arguably become the largest and most important LIVE event in old school UK Hip Hop history, and was part of...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, live, uk, uk fresh, capital rap
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by Frankie Crocker
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This classic is a 34 year old recording of the Frankie Crocker breakfast show on WBLS!  Just like Grace Jones' The Apple Stretching, this is a beautiful snapshot of early morning early 80s New York, this time, from 1983. There may only be one Rap tune on this tape, but the recording is about much more than just one track, it's an illustration to younger generations, of how things used to be, as well as bein' a throwback to simpler times for the older listeners. In 2017, so many people are all...
Topics: radio, new york, frankie crocker
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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Stretch's Comments: "... here's a nice one from '94 with regulars P and Hav, the one and only Funky Jilz from the Jungle Nillz and the grand incredible Roc Raida." Props to Dj Jaz for the help on the Tracklist. Track List Intro The Beatnuts - Yeah You Get Props Tha Alkaholiks - Mary Jane Remix Legion - Legion Groove Scientifik - Lawtown Instrumental Stretch & Bobbito Scientifik - Lawtown Artifacts - Dynamite Soul A Tribe Called Quest - Mr. Incognito (Previously Unreleased)...
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Topics: hip-hop, radio, stretch armstrong, bobbito garcia, new york
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In late November 1995, New York witnessed DJ Premier broadcasting live as part of an all-star line-up on a classic HOT97 Mixmasters Weekend. Fatman Scoop was in charge of the presentation, all 326 ‘soaking wet’ pounds of him. Primo got busy on the decks with some truly epic productions of his own as well as some monster indie tunes from the period. Track List Special Ed – Freaky Flow [DJ Premier Remix Radio Edit / Street Version] Onyx – Last Days AZ – Ho Happy Jackie LL Cool J –...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, dj premier, hot 97
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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Stretch's Comments (on January 18th, 2007): "I've never listened to this show, with the exception of snippets that KBL had on a tape. On it, you'll find my main stain Crazy Legs of Rock Steady, an unsigned group named Ruffneck Bastards, The Coup, Casual from Hiero and a funny as ever Rhythm X a.k.a. Kool Keith, who rhymes, takes over the hosting duties and then takes phone calls with us for the last hour or so. Maybe tomorrow night / Friday morning at one a.m., you could press play and...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, stretch & bobbito
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by WBLS
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Eric B. and Rakim get a lot of shine on this episode of Rap Attack , presumably with their album newly released or on the way.
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, wbls, mr. magic, marley marl
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by Tim Westwood
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Westwood from November 1999 with Marley Marl, Craig G, and Click tha Supah Latin.
Topics: hip-hop, radio, london, westwood
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by 103.3 WPRB PRinceton
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On March 12, 1992–a week after doing an extended six-hour episode of Raw Deal that featured The Genius–G did a full 11 hour show (and then some since DJ X didn’t show up, either) starting at 1pm and going until midnight. Eazy’s car broke down in Philly, so G was running the show for the entire set. A Tribe Called Quest is supposed to roll into the studio, but it doesn’t seem to happen. Features lots of bugging out, particularly as the night nears an end and the studio is full.  Big...
Topics: wprb, princeton, hip-hop, radio, club krush, raw deal
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by Leaky Fresh and DJ Owen D
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Here  is a show from the North of England, specifically Manchester. The same city electronic music artists 808 State were from, they also hosted a show on Sunset in the 80s, under the Spinmasters moniker, before becoming 808. Liam Howlett from the Prodigy also presented a dance show on Sunset. Along with local legend Stu Allan and his hip-hop themed Bus Diss show on KEY103FM, Leaky Fresh and Owen D were Manchester DJs that started as The Master Jam MD’s in the early 80s. They'd played clubs...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, manchester
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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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... Track List 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...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, wkcr
Hip-Hop Radio Archive
by Stretch Armsrong & Bobbito Garcia
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Dynasty, 730 Click, and DJ Homicide join the crew in studio. Side A Airbreak Fat Joe – The Crack Attack Willie Stubz – Pimpin' ft. Cuban Linx La the Darkman – Figaro Chain ft. Havoc Jaz-O, Sauce Money, Wais – Time to Kill American Cream Team – Giant Size ft. Raekwon Tash – Bermuda Triangle Coremga – Killaz Theme ft. Mobb Deep Sauce Money – Pre-Game ft. Jay-Z R.A. the Rugged Man – Stanley Kubrick Eminem – My Name Is Mr. Live & Tony Bones – Splashin' Ova Monica Airbreak...
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This recording is the 1st Birthday/ Anniversary celebration of Nite FM on BBC Radio Londons’ Fresh Start to the Week Hip-Hop show, presented by the legendary Dave Pearce. UK Rap star Derek B features in interview, and im unaware of any other radio interview recordings with the RUSH recording artist, so this is a bit of an exclusive [Sidenote: Apparently Derek AKA EZQ co-wrote the Anfield Rap] . Sadly, Mr Boland, who by all accounts was a thoroughly decent chap, is no longer with us. He passed...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, london
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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This tape features incredible substitute mixes courtesy of DJ Mighty Mi,  HUMUNGANOID propers to Milo for sending them over. It's been extended via other recordings from the same evening, and I tried to remaster them a bit… It's chock full full of Golden Era classics and ‘buttery’ demo goodness, promo biz from Cage, OC & MC Serch, High & Mighty and the legendary Feels My Balls promo from Stretch & Bobbito themselves. Stretch was outta town, therefore the turntable action was...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, stretch armstrong, bobbito garcia
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by WBLS
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This episode of Mr. Magic's Rap Attack  also features Chilly Q. There are golden era classics from Latee, a Derek B Remix of Rakim, DJ Cash Money, Schoolly D, True Mathematics, and many, many more. Track List Cash Money & Marvelous - Ugly People Be Quiet Latee - This Cut's Got Flavor Busy Bee - Suicide Mic Break Ads: WBLS & Budweiser Concert Burger King US Army Pontiac Coupe JCPenney Sale WBLS Concert EU/Chuck Brown/Rare Essence/Biz Markie Schoolly D - Housing the Joint Divine Force -...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, wbls, mr magic, chilly q
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by Mr. Magic & Marley Marl
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This tape may well have the world premiere of MC Shan's "Jane Stop This Crazy Thing," as well as Cutmaster DC's "Brooklyn's In The House" but the highlight is Mr. Magic going full Partridge at 30:50 after running Oran "Juice" Jones "The Rain" back to back with Tommy Boy's answer version "Thunder And Lightning" by Miss Thang... "...went by the Kurtis Blow party at the Quarter last night and saw Juice and he only had one thing to say about...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, wbls, marley marl, mr. magic
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by Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia
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The Artifacts, Crash Crew, and Supafriendz appear in studio.
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, stretch armstrong, bobbito garcia
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by Tim Westwood
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"we just found out about somethin we don't like out here, knowumsayin, called the BNP or summ'n like that, and we ain't havin it..." Onyx pass through Westwood's show on a Friday night in 1993 having just performed on The Word ( here on youtube at 3:30 ). They mention they had a 2nd album with a planned release date for early 94 and it wasn't called All We Got Iz Us so who knows what became of that and whether it was scrapped, pushed back or they just changed the title. Track List...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, london, westwood
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by Tim Westwood
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Westwood – "Trust me, people be cryin if they didn’t have a blank cassette…" Cheo Cokers’ Enta da Stage review in The Source opened with "Hip-Hop’s most electrifying moments often occur off wax". This tape is evidence of that, and the importance of Rap radio. I wasn’t hitting the pause button alot in 1994, instead as you’ll hear, I used to fade out Westwood in favour of the music. Apologies if the blends sound abrupt, regrettably there are more quick fades on...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, london, evil dee
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by DJ Red Alert
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Red Alert rocks KISS FM in the Spring of 1991 with Yvonne Mobley and Prince Messiah in studio.
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, Kool DJ Red Alert
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by Sway & Tech
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I've only ever had a couple of Wake Up Show tapes in my possession so was happy to see this one in the last batch of cassettes that Tobes hooked me up with. I was particularly pleased to find this treat on there though: Guru stops by the show to do a quick interview (just before Moment Of Truth came out) and then drops a few verses alongside a relatively unknown Eminem, before Defari steps up to the mic and then the Beatnuts get involved. Good times. Do things like this still happen anywhere...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, sway, king tech
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by Tim Westwood
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Cipha Sounds on Westwood in October 1999. Track List Wu-Tang Clan – Protect Ya Neck Wu-Tang Clan – Shame On a Nuh Cypress Hill – How I Just to Kill a Man Cypress Hill – Hand on the Pump House Of Pain - Jump Around House Of Pain – Jump Around (Pete Rock Remix) Main Source – Looking at the Front Door Diamond D – Yo That’s That Sh!t Naughty By Nature – Uptown Anthem Black Moon – Who Got Da Props? Das EFX – They Want EFX Public Enemy – Rebel Without a Pause Jungle Brothers...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, london, westwood
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by Hot 97
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This is my ‘Wu on Flex’ tape from 1995, and one of my favourite radio shows ever, due to its spontaneous and unscripted nature. It’s a famous tape and it’s been dubbed a lot over the past 24 years, mainly cos it’s RZA and Ol' Dirty Bastard, DJ’ing on HOT 97. RZA, known for producing, rhyming and acting, hits it out the park from behind the two turntables, and drops a savage breaks set that kicks off with the compelling Star Wars Imperial March. Big Baby Jesus does an impromptu...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, funkmaster flex, wu-tang clan
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by Tim Westwood
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Ed O.G. from Boston and legends of Rap radio, the Awesome 2 from NY join Westwood in the studio. As well as Ed O.G. in interview with Tim, Special K [& Teddy Tedd] of the Awesome 2 discuss their history, club-hopping and playing Latin Quarters & Danceteria. They talk about producing EPMD's "It’s My Thing" along with them , while Tim for some reason mentions Sleeping Dog Records before dropping 2 Pacs’ name like a hot potato. The Awesome 2 have some brought some special...
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by Tim Westwood
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Opening with a couple of KRS World Premieres [off cassette] and ending with a conversation featuring Flavor Unit alumni Apache and Naughty by Nature, this is a dope set of Rap & Ragga from 1993. And Cool C wasn't the only rapper with a Juice Crew Dis, keep an ear out for the original unreleased version of "Outta Here," and the lines about Mr Magic being a "motherfuckin' coke addict!" Track List KRS-One – KRS-One Attacks KRS-One – Outta Here [Unreleased version]...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, london, westwood
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by Tim Westwood
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On this one, ‘directly’ Tim draws ‘the drama’ on this super energized pre-carnival [slightly paused] gem from 19 August 1994, it’s just good Hip-Hop, sadly no freestyles or interviews. Listening to the Capital Rap Show allowed alotta listeners to catch segments of mixtapes that would’ve gone unheard if it hadn’t been for Westwood. It’s On #2 is one of the many tapes that took peoples hair-lines back an inch or 3 when hearin em for the first time. Ron G feat Raekwon/ KRS/ OC...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, london, westwood
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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This tape features incredible substitute mixes courtesy of DJ Mighty Mi,  HUMUNGANOID propers to Milo for sending them over. It's been extended via other recordings from the same evening, and I tried to remaster them a bit… It's chock full of Golden Era classics and ‘buttery’ demo goodness, promo biz from Cage, OC & MC Serch, High & Mighty and the legendary Feels My Balls promo from Stretch & Bobbito themselves. Stretch was outta town, therefore the turntable action was left...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, wkcr, stretch armstrong.bobitto garcia
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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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. - DJ Step One
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, stretch armstrong, bobbito garcia
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by Marley Marl & Pete Rock
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Eastern Conference/Rawkus Records artist and all round indy legend DJ Mighty Mi is the source for this guest spot recording (and two others). Milo has graciously offered up this 45 minute recording from his archives, and we bring it to you bumped em up in Izotope, adding mo’ bass, mo’ treble and generally, more dynamic frequencies than you can throw a stick at. Sadly, there aren't any mic breaks long enough to catch info with regards to when the shows are from, so no dates on these, other...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, marley marl, pete rock
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by Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia
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Non-Phixion, Necro, Ghetto Inmates, Johnny Blanco, and Capital D roll through. Stretch shares his wisdom: "Every white guy thinks they're the only white guy in [hip-hop], so they always hate the other white guy." Side A [previous show lead-in] Mood – Secrets of the Sand Xzibit – Handle Your Business ft. Defari Brand Nubian – The Return Black Star – Re:Definition Fat Joe – The Crack Attack Big L – Ebonics Pacewon – Step Up A Tribe Called Quest – Star It Up Slum Village...
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by 103.3 FM WPRB
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This was an 8-hour show with guest spots from DJ Kam and DJ Jay-Ski. Features an extended Ultramagnetic MC's set, who are coming to Mahorn's for a live show a few days later. (8:10pm) Introduction to the Funk... Ultramagnetic MC's Funky Potion... Ultramagnetic MC's Ego Trippin'... Ultramagnetic MC's Mentally Mad... Ultramagnetic MC's Funky (Extended)... Ultramagnetic MC's Watch Me Now... Ultramagnetic MC's Ease Back... Ultramagnetic MC's Feelin' It... Ultramagnetic MC's Moe Luv's Theme......
Topics: hip-hop, radio, princeton, wprb
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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The 'Wild Pitch extravaganza' show, with MC Serch & DJ Eclipse in the studio showcasing Wild Pitch's new roster. Foul Play, Total Pack and Jesse West are all in the building to play their forthcoming releases and kick a freestyle. OC also puts in an appearance and as you would expect he stands out from his label mates by some distance. Unfortunately 3 months later - the 8th May to be precise - Serch would be on Wildman Steve's WBAU show announcing that Wild Pitch was no more and that the...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, wkcr, stretch armstrong, bobbito garcia
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito
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What do we have here then? Oh just some insanely early WKCR action from back when the show was in it's infant stages and Stretch was still going by the name of DJ Skinny Bones... (quality isn't great for the first few minutes but settles down by the time the music starts) Although tons of tapes from the duo's 8 year run have been posted online these sessions from 1990 have proved hard to come by. Even Stretch and Bob themselves have been asking for them, so this was quite a find.  Shout out to...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, stretch armstrong, bobbito
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by Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia
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Group Home, Omniscence, and Fanatic join Stretch and Bob on KCR. Track List Kool G Rap – Fast Life (Norfside Mix) ft. NaS Mobb Deep – Still Shinin' Real Life – Crime is Money A Tribe Called Quest – Glamour and Glitz Group Home – Suspended in Time Elemental – Drama (Instrumental) DJ Krush – Only the Strong Survive ft. C.L. Smooth Group Home – Supa Dupa Star Instrumental Group Home – '95 Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle over Kool G Rap’s For Da Brothaz LL Cool J – I Shot Ya...
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(from https://www.normalbias.org/2008/07/14/dj-ran-friday-night-street-jams-july-1-1993/ ) Back in 1993, DJ Ran was known throughout Philly, but hadn't yet reached the nationwide recognition he'd see a few years later when he began appearing on WCW television broadcasts, of all places. This mix is from the July 1, 1993 show Ran did with Don "Mystic" Mack on Power 99.  It kicks off with "Don't Ride Me Now" by Aisha (I think), which is a surprisingly driving track that I...
Topics: normal bias, power 99, wusl, philadelphia, dj ran, don mack, hip-hop, reggae, radio
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by Q102 WIOQ
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This stage of the Q102 Hip-Hop Review featured Cool B, Big Al, and Jay-Ski. Brief interview with Positive K and, as usual, great selection from Jay (Crusaders, Bahamadia, Funk Family) and a dope demo battle in the Street Sounds Showdown. Few tracks I couldn’t figure out. Drops from Positive K, Art of Origin (Chino XL), and Da Youngsta’s and a great Mahorn’s ad by Zulu the One Man Gang. (Dated by references to Mother’s Day, reference to the new Masta Ace track from Slaughtahouse , and a...
Topics: q102, wioq, philadelphia, philly, radio, jay-ski, hip-hop
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by Tim Westwood
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Westwood, December '99. Track List The Lox – Wild Out DMX – What’s My Name JAY-Z f/Beanie Sigel & Amil – Do It Again (Put Ya Hands Up) Notorious BIG f/Craig Mack, G. Dep & Missy Elliott – Let Me Get Down JAY-Z f/Missy Elliott & Twista – Is That Yo B!tch (Rare) Q-Tip – Go Hard Rakim – How I Get Down JAY-Z f/Amil, Beanie Sigel & Memphis Bleek – Pop 4 Roc Black Rob – Whoa Capone-N-Noreaga – Reunion Mrs. Wallace – Interview Notorious BIG f/Eminem – Dead...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, london, westwood
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by Kool DJ Red Alert
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This decent quality chrome TDK SF from 1987 is packed with tracks from Black Rock n Ron, Nice and Smooth, Kings of Pressure and the Jungle Brothers, and the only comedian I ain't never heard tell no joke, MC Mitchski! The Sunkist ad is brain-worm, but so is "Do The James Brown," so it all balances out. As well as more classics from Cool C and Big Daddy Kane just rhymin alongside Biz, there's a Pepsi Black Cowboys ad with David Bowie & Tina Turner, and a Fat Boys voiced...
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by Stretch & Bobbito
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Thanks to Diggo Blick for sending me this cassette, which is 90 minutes of Stretch and Bob on Hot 97 with Royal Flush and Da Bush Babees in the studio. And it's Stretch's birthday. Track List Royal Flush – Rotten Apple MF Grimm – Get Down Akinyele – Love Me For Free Dutchmin – Surrounded Shabaam Sediq – It Could Happen Royal Flush – '96 Hot 97 Interview & Freestyle Royal Flush – Iced Down Medallions M.O.P. – Brownsville Thrust – Lights, Camera, Action Da Bush Babees –...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, hot 97, stretch armstrong, bobbito
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by DJ Red Alert
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This is a full 3 Hour DJ Red Alert Goes Berserk show from one of the legendary Saturday night mastermixes on 98.7 Kiss FM. It’s one of the most iconic DJs and shows in the ancestry of Hip-Hop and Rap on the airwaves, Kool DJ Red Alert. When the pioneers talk about the golden area of Rap on the radio, Mr Magic and Kool DJ Red Alert are arguably the first names on peoples lips. Along with co-presenters Diane King and Jeff Foxx, take yourself back to April 1989. On a nostalgic aural trip back to...
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by Tim Westwood
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Here’s a weekenders worth of Tim Westwood, from the first February weekend of 1991, yep, that’s 28 years ago! Lowlights: The first few tunes get rinsed on both nights! Both the tapes are heavily paused and needed some digital tlc to sound good. The DJ Biznizz mix got paused too. Westwood attempts to mix 2 records together [Stet/Guy] and it sounds like the horse-racing at Doncaster! Highlights: Run DMC are in interview [pre-rec, not live in the studio]: They talk about the professional...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, london, westwood
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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Moondswingaz and Saafir are in the studio. On side C, Bob talks about seeing a UFO when he was 9 years old. Saafir is doubtful, but has his own ghost story. Saafir: "I got goose pimples!" Stretch: "Did you see a dermatologist?" He also discusses his work with Fat Joe in an indie movie called Thicker than Water   (which he seems to refer to as "Fish Out of Water"). He drops some bars and discusses a Hobo Junction album which also seems to not have materialized...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, stretch armstrong, bobbito garcia, wkcr
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by Tim Westwood
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This share is dedicated to those of you know who remember this show, ‘You know what the deal is, you know what the real is’, and also for anyone that didn’t listen to Doggystyle when it was new on the racks. When old folks talk about how it was in the old days, like when they’d listen to mixtapes for a whole Summer, or how they’d play a cassette of a radio show in their car for months on end, THIS is the kinda tape they are talking about. Sorry, WE, this is the kinda tape WE are...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, london, tim westwood
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by 103.3 WPRB Princeton
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One of the rare episodes where G ("Mr. Softee!!!") isn't in the studio until the very end of the show. During the first two airbreaks, Tone discusses getting the gas face after dissing Serch on stage. Tone shows a good sense of humor about it all by playing "Gas Face" after one of his own tracks (a love song I completely forgot about). At the end of side B into side C, Eazy pairs an EPMD instrumental with a Chill Rob G vocal, then a Chill Rob G instrumental with a De La Soul...
Topics: wprb, hip-hop, radio, club krush, raw deal
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by Tim Westwood
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In the UK for promo on his Shoot the Pump mix LP, the DJ that used to get shout-outs from Mr Magic and Kool DJ Red Alert, The White Whiz DJ Riz is the highlight of this show IMO. The Flip Squads’ finest justs destroys all manner of styles in this set that crosses all the era and genres of ill Hip-Hop and Rap. Crooklyn Clan member Riz is one of the tightest DJs ever and this set attests to that. A 17-year-old Aaliyah also appears on this rare full 3 hour show, available here remastered and...
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by Tim Westwood
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Mos Def joins Westwood in December 1999.
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This is not just another old school radio show. The operating room shows from Dr. Dre are very hard to find. And this one is imo very special. It contains an interview with KRS and Scott La Rock (6 months before his death) about the bridge wars, one of the important chapters of hip hop history. Scott is dissing Mr Magic, Shan and the Juice Crew and KRS is talking about The bridge and the reason to write 'the bridge is over'. This is like a time capsule back to 1987. - Dutch
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by Chris Nathan & Rodney Marsh
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This is another one of DJ Chris Nathan's (active on Eclipse from 1990-present) early shows. At the time the show had a bit of a "quiet storm" format, on top of that in this region in 1990 people were still very opposed to hip-hop so it had to be kept under the radar. You'll hear Chris start to play some rap after about 30 minutes. It's a great time capsule into what was going on at the time and it marks the change of the guard with DJ Chris Nathan being introduced who would eventually...
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DJ Clue on Hot 97 in August 1998. Track List Fabolous - If They Want It Canibus - Nigganometry Jermaine Dupri ft Nas - Turn It Out Clipse - Got Caught Dealing Noreaga - Superthug Cocoa Brovaz - Do That Cocoa Brovaz ft MOP - Bucktown (remix) Fabolous - If They Want It talk break / commercial break Ghostface Killah - Cobra Clutch Mase ft Puff Daddy - I'm No Killa Fat Joe ft Puff Daddy - Don Cartagena Cormega & Foxy Brown - Slow Down '98 X1 - Freestyle Cormega & Mobb Deep - KIllaz Theme...
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E.C. LaRock (Erich S. Coston) was a DJ on Philly's WDAS (105.3 FM) for nearly two decades and hosted the Live Saturday Night with E.C. LaRock dance party. He was originally a member of the 80s Philly hip-hop crew Galaxy Five before joining WDAS in 1986. E.C. LaRock passed away at age 47 in October 2005. This episode is co-hosted with The Brewser and features some solid mid-90s tunes, including some rare gems and forgotten tracks (that Shante one is dope). Adverts on this one include a great...
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by Tim Westwood
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Freestyle legend Supernat joins Westwood in July '99. Track List Puff Daddy - PE 2000 (Original & Spanish version) Noreaga - Oh No 50 Cent - How To Rob Ruff Ryders - Scenario 2000 Ja Rule ft Jay Z, Memphis Bleek, Vita, Tah, Blackchild & Busta Rhymes - Holla Holla (remix) Strings ft Swizz Beatz - Um Method Man & Redman - Tear Da Roof Off LL Cool J - Say What Madd Rapper - DOT vs TMR Tracey Lee ft Buckshot, Black Rob, Feva & Kurupt - Evo 3000 Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Back On...
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by Hot 97
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Flex getting busy back in the nine-tray. Remember when years got given names? Track List Nice N Smooth - Cash In My Hands Timezone - Zulu War Chant Wu Tang Clan - Protect Ya Neck Ice Cube ft Das EFX - Check Yo Self (remix) EPMD - You're A Customer Joeski Love - Pee Wee's Dance Slick Rick - The Ruler's Back Eric B & Rakim - My Melody Beastie Boys - Hold It Now, Hit It Doug E Fresh & Slick Rick - La Di Da Di Biz Markie - Nobody Beats The Biz Eric B & Rakim - Eric B Is President MC...
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by Marley Marl & Clark Kent
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Eastern Conference/Rawkus Records artist and all round indy legend DJ Mighty Mi is the source for this guest spot recording (and two others). Milo has graciously offered up this 45 minute recording from his archives, and we bring it to you bumped em up in Izotope, adding mo’ bass, mo’ treble and generally, more dynamic frequencies than you can throw a stick at. Sadly, there aren't any mic breaks long enough to catch info with regards to when the shows are from, so no dates on these, other...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, marley marl, clark kent, wbls
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by Tim Westwood
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Tracklisting Gang Starr - Mass Appeal Gang Starr - Speak Ya Clout Nas - It Ain't Hard To Tell (demo version) Pharcyde - 4 Better Or 4 Worse Snoop Dogg - For All My Niggaz & Bitchez Domino - A.F.D Wu Tang Clan - Method Man (remix) Gang Starr - Alongwaytogo Gang Starr - Blowin Up The Spot De La Soul - Ego Trippin Part 3 MCM - I Got Soul unknown - unknown Ford & The Coalition - Get On The Mic YGz - Itchy Trigger Finger Wayne Smith - Under Mi Sleng Teng (Soul Assassins remix) Shyheim - On...
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by The Awesome Two
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The Awesome Two conduct an interview with a young Eric B. & Rakim on WHBI. Interesting references to this being the "real" Rakim and an apparent conflict with someone else going by that name. Track List Bring the Beat Back... Steady B Bang Zoom (Let's Go-Go)... The Real Roxanne Howie's Teed Off... The Real Roxanne Just For Fun... Whistle Airbreak - interview with Eric B. & Rakim (over My Melody (Dub)... Eric B. & Rakim) Eric B. Is President... Eric B. & Rakim Share My...
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by Tim Westwood
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Here's the recording of the 1996 Carnival broadcast, which I think takes in Sunday and Monday's performances. If I recall correctly, it was broadcast on Monday evening, and the swears are edited so it's not live and direct from the Westway. Westwood and Goldfinger hold down the selection with live performances by Heltah Skeltah, Lost Boyz, Blak Twang, Foxy Brown (who had no solo records at this point but was killing every feature) and Montell Jordan. Highlights include Foxy having to back track...
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by Tim Westwood
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D'Angelo, Red & Meth join Westwood in October 1999. Track List Intro Drag On - Spit These Bars Ja Rule - How Many Wanna Die Amil, Eve, DaBrat & Jay Z - Road Dawgs Memphis Bleek - What You Think Of That Pharoahe Monch ft Busta Rhymes - The Next Shit Pharoahe Monch - Simon Says Snoop Dogg ft Xzibit & Nate Dogg - B Please Method Man & Redman - Blackout Method Man & Redman - Cereal Killer Method Man & Redman - The ? Method Man & Redman ft LL Cool J & Ja Rule - 4...
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by Tim Westwood
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Westwood on Radio 1 in April 1999. Track List Intro Nas - Hate Me Now Mobb Deep - Quiet Storm Missy Elliot - She's A Bitch Beanie Sigel - What A Thug About Ja Rule - We Here Now Jay Z ft Memphis Bleek - Can I Live pt II Jay Z - Jigga My N!gga JT Money - Who Dat Three 6 Mafia - Tear Da Club Up TRU - No Limit Soldiers Eminem - My Fault Royce 5'9 - I'm The King Run DMC - Crown Royal Biggie & 2Pac - Live at the Garden freestyle Break to the Beat: The Supremes - It's Time To Break Down Gang...
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by 103.3 WPRB Princeton
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This one comes a week after Thanksgiving 1990 and kicks off with an incredible set.  Marquis from the Too Kool Posse joins G, Tone, Dre, and Eazy M in the studio.  Tone declares “Gasface Refill” “booty.”  Gee, I can’t imagine why (he and Serch had some serious beef back then).  There’s also a great PRT drop I don’t remember hearing too often where they say, “When we’re not tied up in Tony D’s basement with strands of spaghetti, we’re listening to WPRB, Princeton.”...
Topics: club crush, raw deal, wprb, princeton, radio, hip-hop
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by Chuck Chillout and Funkmaster Flex
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Eastern Conference/Rawkus Records artist and all round indy legend DJ Mighty Mi is the source for this guest spot recording (and two others). Milo has graciously offered up this 45 minute recording from his archives, and we bring it to you bumped em up in Izotope, adding mo’ bass, mo’ treble and generally, more dynamic frequencies than you can throw a stick at. Sadly, there aren't any mic breaks long enough to catch info with regards to when the shows are from, so no dates on these, other...
Topics: hip-hop, radio, new york, chuck chillout, funkmaster flex, wbls
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by Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia
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Track List The Firm – Phone Tap (Remix) Black Moon – War Zone Defari – Never Lose Touch Paula Perry – Extra Extra Cam'Ron – Glory Camp Lo – Sunkiss A Tribe Called Quest – Steppin' It Up ft. Busta Rhymes & Redman Heltah Skeltah – Caca Gosa Vixen O.C. – Down 4 Whateva ft. M.O.P. Pharoahe Monch – Queens Kool G Rap – Foul Cats Wu-Tang Clan – Reunited Tommy Tee – Blood Rush ft. FT & P-Dap Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz – Streets to da Stage Big Twan – My Mic...
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by Bobbito Garcia
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Stretch is out DJing a party for Gee Street, so Bob, Eclipse, and Lord Sear hold it down. Bob notes that tomorrow night they "enter cyberspace" from 9-11pm, presumably for the first time. (A very partial track list is available.)
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by DJ Dee Nasty
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Legendary French DJ Dee Nasty in 1989 on Radio Nova. Track List Brand Nubian - Brand Nubian L'Trimm - Why Would I ? Cash Crew ‎- U Can't Stop This The Wild Boyz ‎– I Thought U Knew Gucci Crew 2 - 5$ High ?? Tuff Crew - What You Don't House ?? Seville ‎– Keep Ya Movin' Rockwell Noel & The Poet ‎– Massacre DOC - Lend Me An Ear Ministers Of Black Information - One Of A Kind DOC - Portrait Of A Masterpiece Big Daddy Kane - It's a Big Daddy Thing - Irish Craig - RandomRapRadio
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by Tim Westwood
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There are a few pauses on this but it’s a gem. Especially when Tim stops De La Soul's Buddy [A World Premiere] halfway through, thinkin' he’s cueing up the next track LOLOL Track List Eazy E – We Want Eazy Too Short – Life is Too Short Ads Spin Offs Daily Mail Delicious Vinyl Feast at the Fridge De La Soul – Me Myself and I De La Soul – Buddy [World Premiere] Kool G Rap – Men at Work Ads Sunshine Holidays Exchange Rate Kwikfit Tyres Hitman Records Kid Flash – Aint Nothin But a...
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by Tim Westwood
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Here's Cipha Sounds in the mix on Tim Westwood's One FM Rap Show back in August 1999. The set includes tracks by The Beatnuts, Jay Z, Noreaga, Slick Rick & Nas, Jadakiss and more. Track List Ruff Ryders f/Jadakiss – Kiss Of Death Casual – I Gotta Get Down The Beatnuts f/Magic Juan – Se Acabo Fatman Scoop – Hands Up Lil Cease f/Redman & Mr. Bristal – Future Sport Blahzay Blahzay – Federal Reserve Notes Slick Rick f/Nas – Bring It to You Hardest Noreaga f/Nas – Body In The...
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by 103.3 WPRB Princeton
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Solid mid-92 episode with rare tracks by the LB's (Little Bastards), The Wicked Ones from New Brunswick, NJ, and Trenton's FOA produced by Divine as well as a bunch of dope remixes. Hillbillies and Blvd. Mosse in the studio and Eazy shows up about an hour into the show (at the end of side A). This one takes place shortly after the  six days of riots in LA  finished and G talks a bit about that situation on side B. A brief Thursday Night Live with the Hillbillies jumps off at the end of...
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by 103.3 WPRB Princeton
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This classic Raw Deal episode comes shortly after the name transition from Club Krush. The Tommy Boy crew rolls massive into the studio including Naughty By Nature before their first album (as NBN) hit the shelves. Along with them is Prince Rakeem who, of course, later became Wu-Tang Clan's Rza. Interestingly, while he mentions his "Wu-Tang Slang style," the Wu-Tang crew had not yet been formed by that name. Instead, he was down with the DMD ("Dick 'Em Down") Posse. He...
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by 103.3 WPRB Princeton
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Freshly bestowed with their new high-wattage tower (for some reason, I still got heavy static!), G and Eazy are amped to debut the new Fu-Schnickens single “Ring the Alarm” a full month before it hit the stores. The tower was originally announced for September 1st, but this episode is from October 17th (based on the concert calendar reading on side B), so I guess they had to wait a while for it. Side A BDP drop Airbreak intro Trenton Where We Live (Project Mix) (feat. Tony D)… Almighty...
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by Tim Westwood
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Capital Rap Show  from early 1994. Snoop Doggy Dogg  - Gin & Juice (remix) Nas - It Ain't Hard To Tell (demo version) Wu Tang Clan - Method Man (remix) UMCs - Hit The Track Gang Starr - Speak Ya Clout Gang Starr - Tonz O' Gunz Casual - That's How It Is Part 2 (feat. A-Plus) Souls Of Mischief - Good Feeling Run DMC - Can I Get It Yo Terminator X ft Whodini - All Comes Down To Money The Original Squad - Westwood dubplate MOP - How About Some Hardcore Private Investigators - Mash Up The Mic...
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by Bobbito & Lord Sear
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Here's Bobbito (aka Cucumber Slice) and Lord Sear on WKCR back in February 1998. Supernatural and Megahertz are in the studio freestyling, and theres as some dope late 90s indie joints by the likes of Polyrhythm Addicts, High & Mighty and Capital D. There's a Black Eyed Peas tune on there as well which just seems weird now... Big up MK for the original tape. The heads over at the T.R.O.Y forum are working on collating all the Stretch & Bobbito shows in chronological order. If anyone out...
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by Tim Westwood
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Pharaohe Monch and Blak Twang on Westwood. Track List Wu-Tang Clan – Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthin’ Ta F’ Wit Wu-Tang Clan – Protect Ya Neck Wu-Tang Clan – Shame on a Nuh ODB – Shimmy Shimmy Ya Wu-Tang Clan – Method Man Method Man – Bring the Pain Black Moon – Who Got Da Props? Brand Nubian – All For One Gang Starr ft Nice & Smooth – DWYCK Nice & Smooth – Hip Hop Junkies A Tribe Called Quest ft Leaders Of The New School – Scenario A Tribe Called Quest ft Leaders...
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by Tim Westwood
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Cipha Sounds on Radio 1. Track List Pharohe Monch ft Busta Rhymes – Next Ish Noreaga – Oh No Noreaga ft Capone, Big Pun, Angie Martinez, Jadakiss, Musaliny & Maze – Oh No (Remix) DMX ft The Lox – Get At Me Dog (Remix) Half-A-Mil ft Nature – What U Ridin’ DMX – Some X Ish Memphis Bleek – Stay Alive In NYC QSR – Yeah Yeah Cam’ron – What Do I Had Gotta Live For The Beatnuts ft Don Juan – Se Acabo Ja Rule ft JAY-Z, Vita, Cadillac Tah, Memphis Bleek, Black Child &...
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This episode of Funkin' Lessons  comes from February 1995. It's Up To You (The Television Mix) by Steinski And Mass Media Words Preferred by Pal Joey Inner Spaces (Caffeine Crystal Mix) by DIG! Alliance You're Not Coming Home (Atushi Final Mix Weird Vocal) by Groove Garden Come Widdit by Ahmad, Ras Kass, Saafir One, Two by Ground Floor Tears (Ignorant Tears Mix) by Da King & I Makin' Nat Green by E.S.P. Later On (Casual's Low Down Remix) by Casual The Promo by Jungle Brothers Featuring...
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