Show – 1993-ish
Up in the spot…a whole lot of people (J…, KJ, Ace, Bize (on the phone), D, Care Bear, Corey Blunt, Seyfu) . Ace “kicks the floor from up under the building” on a freestyle with Seyfu…and pretty much just Seyfu as usual. Why do writers think they can MC?
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Show – 1993-ish
I’m late to the memorial party but in case you missed it…”Mr. Spaces and Places/Rock Creek Park” himself moved on about 3 weeks ago to that eternal jazz combo on the other side. In 1996/97 the Poisoned Ivy crew had the pleasure to get down with him on a jazz hip hop project. How crazy is it that while rummaging through my drawers (desk drawer you wierdos!), I stumble upon the original demo tape…unplayed, for a good 16 or 17 years. Better than saying something drippy and cliche I figured I’d treat you to a real honest to goodness Lost Tape, a gem, a piece of history… The Donald Byrd Hip Hop Reflections Project. The beginning is seriously moving to say the least. I left it uncut but it’s really 3 or 4 distinct pieces but it flows nicely as a whole.
It was an honor to have pressed record for that brother a time or two.
Donald Byrd Hip Hop Reflections Project (feat. Rush N Rule it)
Show – October 29, 1992
J…, ESV, and even G was in the spot. I’m soooo glad Ronnie taped this one because this is nothing but end-to-end classics. I always say that this site/blog is a historical record and this show truly lives up to that claim. Technical issues and all…they just don’t do radio like this anymore…RIP 98.7 KISS NYC.
Part 1 – Classics, classics everywhere
Part 2 – G swings by with The Raw Deal flavs and more classics…Courageous Chief even! it flips to the next night’s Raw Deal (with G and DJ Kam) show at the 25 min mark. Gotta love radio tapes.
I could write all day but it’s best to just listen…2 hours of classics:
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Show – some Wednesday night in 1992
Going way back to the early dual-personality hiphop/house format, here’s a little house-infused show. J and ESV carry the hosting duties. D and Sel on the turntables. Good stuff…refreshing even. Ahhhh.
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.