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24
Oct
16

Trenton Do Be Wreckin’ Shop

Sometime in 1993, soon after the Raw Deal exodus. Cats were clearly having shout-out shock moving from late Wednesday to Thursday night. As they¬†say, “Trenton Do Be Wrecking Shop” in this installment.

09
Mar
16

You’re not “on the air on the air”, but you’re on the air…

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? ūüôā

25
Feb
13

Donald Byrd 1932-2013…the lost demo.

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.

R.I.P.

Donald Byrd Hip Hop Reflections Project (feat. Rush N Rule it)

09
May
12

Speaking of boxes…

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.

01
Nov
11

2011 Reunion Show – in case you missed it

Vibes and Vapors 2011

Vibes and Vapors 2011

Even the pre-Halloween snow couldn’t keep us down! Waaaay too much fun to say the least. Good to put the crew back together for a couple more hours. Thanks to WPRB and the Side B Radio crew for having us over for a playdate. Gotta do this again sometime.
I could write all day but it’s best to just listen…2 hours of classics:

Also check out the Side B Radio Blog at http://sidebradio.blogspot.com

28
Oct
11

Reunion Show 2011

The whole crew returns to WPRB 103.3 FM Princeton this Sunday October 30th for more classic hop hip radio!

Listen live on http://www.wprb.com/listen.php

Don’t miss it.
10/30 5p-7p LIVE!

01
Jun
11

Yo! Just wiggle the cord a little bit…

Show – July 6, 1995

This was literally my last tape from the dusty box. It also became a labor of love and determination and halted my posts for a minute. Old heads can attest as to how tapes will eventually die and get eaten or the tape deck just goes rogue on you. One way of the other, TAPES ARE TEMPORARY. This particular tape at least would jam before it got eaten but would never play…for months. It was a really really cheap memorex that was literally pink, yellow and blue and just screams “not hip hop”. Had to open the cassette itself and do some surgery. The end result is D. Groovy, Seyfu, Corey Blunt, and Berry B holding it down one more time in the summer of 95. Good sets. Now onto Ronnie’s box of tapes….

Part 1 – Seyfu’s set – (always loved my fake Dr. Trevis ID…shouts to Reggie Nobles for the inspiration.)

Part 2 – Cor shows up with the crates.

22
Feb
11

The hiatus is back off, again…

I know I’ve been slipping. Been cleaning out and renovating the basement (Bob Vila got nothin on me!) and unfortunately I think I reached the last Dusty Box of Tapes…however Ronnie from Staten Island came to the rescue over the summer. Ron blessed me with the junk from his cellar. So as I said the hiatus is back off, again (shouts to the Beastie Boys). The way I figure there are a good 200 shows out there (50/year for 4+ years) and every tape is a step closer to a full set. Looks like the cassette deck and computer will be busy for a bit longer. Thanks Ron! Stay tuned…

27
Sep
10

no cursing redux

This is pretty much the next installment in the freestyles from the previous week.¬† I love how right after I explain the whole cursing thing someone drops “sh–” on about their 7th word.¬† Gotta love those cats, man.¬† Extra shouts to Shakir for being a good sport when we put him on Mic Lockdown.

On the roster this time we had:

  • Master Lyrical Arts¬†(Jay from Trenton)
  • DL from Queens (who breaks out without rhyming)
  • Ness (AGP)
  • Bizear Intellectual (AGP)
  • Shakir (AGP)
  • That¬†cat¬†from the Unfound (can’t decipher the name, which is sad cause he rocked it)

Part 1 

Part 2 

23
Jul
10

The sign says “no cursing”, man!

Show – August 19, 1993

This is a second half tape, meaning “after midnight”, and also meaning lots of freestyles. Freestyles were always a whole lot of fun but were also REALLY hard to police and censor so needless to say we would have these waves of lots of guests and freestyles, which would result in curse or two slipping by, a complaint letter, then of course a period of no guests and no freestyles. It was like a Thursday night tradition. We were definitely keepin’ it real and/or sometimes “getting suspended”.

On the freestyle lineup we have: Jigs from Franklin, Logic (aka Mr. Bust a Funky Rhyme), Mark, Off-Daddy-On from Jersey City, Ace Slaughter, and a few other MCs I can’t identify anymore…oh and Jay from Trenton…the J the A the A the Y the Y the Y…. (anyone got a tape of the Killer K show?)

Part 1 – Freestyles in heaps and piles

Part 2 – The B.U.M.S. debut their single. More freestyles.