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I can’t be on the mic, the wheels, and the phone all at the same time…

Show – June 30, 1993

I had to kick this one off all alone. Now trying to set up equipment, get the intro, station IDs, playlist and all that ready in time to hit the air right at 10pm makes for some interesting radio. Often busted mixes, long pauses…but not this time. Reason was the victim. Listening to this you’ll hear the classic all-star message “Close the Crack House” which I promptly followed up with Kool G Rap’s “On the Run” which is all about what?…the mob, drugs, and money. Both are classics, but so are oil and water.

Also people wonder why I leave the commercials in. Partly because I don’t feel like editing but these tapes are also little history lessons and time capsules so sometimes you catch a reality check. This is a perfect reason why. Peep the Ford “In-Armrest” Cellular Phone commercial. Nothing funnier than old cellphones.

Anyone remember my phone?

...and my car?

Part 1 – D spins it for Dolo…

Part 2 – Seyfu and Reg show up (D still spins dolo-style). Seyfu gives shouts to the girl who’s name he can’t remember.


Shields Up

Show – May 13th, 1993

Mr Scott…we need more power circa 1993! Lots of classic tunes on this one. Joints you probably just won’t hear anymore. If I had more time I’d write playlists, but feel free to use the comments area to contribute…c’mon help a brotha out! This contains another one of Seyfu’s poetry moments…the original “Shields Up”.

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Part 2 – Seyfu puts the Shields Up


Sounds of the Underground

Show – March 18, 1994

You just never know what the dusty box of tapes will give you. A curveball. A gem even! Shouts to the phenomenal DJ Marc Coleman…ahh yeah.

Here’s a little sorbet, a palate cleanser, or that glass of milk between heaping plates of hip-hop hot wings…a little something for my house/club people…enjoy.

Part 1

Part 2


Live for the Day

Show – October 20, 1994

This is one of the very few complete 3-hour shows I found in the box of dusty tapes. It’s got a bit of everything. D, Seyfu, Big-O and Symphony are on hand to hold down the mic and the turntables. The Street Vibes compliation album of songs produced by our listeners (and us) got some shine…and still does (check out the You Tube love 16 years later!). Seyfu gets his spoken word on. Shout outs all over the place and classic hip-hop from 1994 (the golden age). Too much fun, man….too much fun.

Part 1 – Show Open

Part 2 – Street Vibes debuts

Part 3 – Seyfu “lives for the day”

Part 4

PS – I found a case of Street Vibes albums in the basement so hit me up if you want one. Gotta have a turntable though…real wax, people. – D


Feedback?!…nah, that’s the “hypeness”.

Show – December 2, 1993
Sounds like this is right about when we started firmly sitting in the old Raw Deal chair and began to really “produce” the show. J holds the down the hosting duties this evening. The first Ace Slaughter intro debuts. The Muck Men visit the show to premiere “Run Amuck” and fall victim to the very wack guest booth mic. Sorry ’bout that fellas. I wonder what they’re up to? Shouts to Mt. Holly!
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Part 2


Soma swings by

Show – 1995
D kicks off the show in hectic fashion with Soulfingas on the other side of the glass. Artist Soma (“Causin’ Mass Hysteria”) pays a visit to PRB and hips us to all of his projects. Seyfu arrives to give a RIP to his grandmother and takes set#2.

Apologizes for fuzziness…we recorded all shows off the air instead of a clean board output (don’t even ask). Being too close to the local transmitter (the big one was down) and in a basement isn’t always a recipe for butter sounds.

Part 1 – D goes dolo…

Part 2 – …and that ni–a Seyfuuuuuu!


Brought to you by Global…

Show – sometime in 1993 (so says the West Coast Jawn…much thanks for the critical ears!)

Hmmm… there’s a line between sponsorship and being “bought”. Not sure what side of the line we were on on this particular week. I hope Global (‘sup Darren!) was happy with the show because they apparently paid for it. Hey at a college station, you’ll take all the revenue you can get, nahmeen? This might also be one of the longest shout-out lists ever…it just keeps going. In the spot: J, D.Groovy, Seyfu, Corey Blunt. This was also on an old Maxell UR 120 minute tapes. The actual tape is really really thin and you could get them for about $1. I’m shocked it still plays.

Corey Blunt comes thru with the uptown flavors…


Shouts to Sunburn

This is just a break at the end of a show. We must have had to break down turntables or something at the end because the music was strictly non-mixed radio fades so I didn’t include it. Seemed too copyright infringe-y not to mention boring.

But what IS included is an example of what happens when you don’t answer the phones and/or write down the shout outs yourself but you try to read them anyway…disaster. So enjoy as Seyfu tries to recover from mistakenly calling a listener named Sun Born…Sun BURN. Belly laughs, jokes, (and poetry) follow as the show descends into pure chaos. Classic V&V.


Ryan’s Lost Tapes

Show – Summer 1996
Ryan sent this one in via the blog piece. Since I usually name the shows by the content in the breaks, this is a tough one. Regardless…here’s your commercial (and break) free 1996-type flavas. I’m guessing this is a DJ Yaseen set. I’ma need some help on this one…Ryan?

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Part 2


Return of the Groovy Man

Show – November 9, 1995
Hagos and D hold it down for the evening…despite the cold medicine and sniffles. D.Groovy gets to spin a couple of sets…not sure if that was good thing. Enjoy 😉

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