29
Sep
11

The Next Level: Thursdays, Punk Barbarians, and 7 Special Hours

Show – 1993.
So many things and not enough title space. This was the first Thursday show following the abrupt torch passing from The Raw Deal. The Punk Barbarians came thru (like whoo) and killed it live. I remember lots of phone calls and having to explain “No, G won’t be here”, over and over. But I think we stepped up pretty well on short notice. To top it off, since this is one of Ronnie’s tapes, there’s a little bonus at the end. Let me explain…Once our show was over at 1am we used to like to “throw” to the Stretch Armstrong Show on WKCR (Columbia U). Sad thing is that the throw was only meaningful for a special patch of real estate somewhere roughly around Middlesex County, Edison, and Staten Island where the broadcast ranges overlapped and you could pick up both stations. So if you were lucky to live in that area, on Thursday nights, you were treated to what I dare call…THE BEST 7 HOUR BLOCK OF HIP HOP RADIO OF ALL TIME. There…I said it. Not that Vibes and Vapors necessarily originated it or elevated it, but it was an honor to have contributed to it. Not bad for 2 Ivy League radio stations, huh? Since this was the first show, post-Raw Deal, huge props and shouts always to G. Thanks for the foundation. And as a disclaimer, I never like to post up someone else’s show without permission, but also understand that this site is a hip hop time capsule, a historical marker of sorts, (and a whole lot of fun) so to Stretch and Bobbito (aka Kool Bob Love, aka….oh nevermind) if you object to the last 15 mins, just hit me on the side (Sel or Ron can find me) and it’s as good as gone. It’s all peace and love.

Part 1 – PBs perform “The Boom” live. Never made the album so this is a rare gem.

Part 2 – Show closes out with the original PB’s “Rest in Peace”, then flips over to Stretch and Bob.


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