Sunday, November 12, 2017

Archiving my radio tapes on

I started this blog 8 years ago (december 2009) and shared hundres of tapes. But other priorities and the take down procedures on several file sharing sites resulted in many broken links.
The hip hop radio archive is aiming to build a more sustainable environment for early hip hop radio tapes and i'm sharing my radio tapes with this great initiative. 
Hope other collectors are doing the same.
So feel free to browse on my blog for tapes (there is still for GB's findable) but definitly also go to


Sunday, October 23, 2016

The request line: Funky 4+1 live, Afrika Bambaataa on BFBS Night Flight and some Tony Humphries hip hop mixes

Got some requests for re-upping tapes, so here they come:

Some Funky 4+1 tapes:

Some Tony Humphries hip hop mixes:

Afrika Bambaataa live on BFBS Night Flight:

Thursday, July 14, 2016

My favorite 80's hip hop radio tapes for the summer vacation

I selected some tapes of classic radio shows and mixes for my summer vacation, but why not share them :-)

Jazzy Jay and Bam, Kid Capri, Marley Marl and Chuck Chillout, The Latin Rascals, Afrika Islam and Donald D, Mr Magic and more. Enjoy the summer!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

The DNA of hip hop: 20 classic live tapes from 1977 - 1980

Don't know where to start with collecting or listening to old school hip hop tapes? How about these 20 tapes from the early days: 1977 till 1980.
Funky 4, Crash Crew, Whiz Kid, Mean Gene, Grandmaster Flash, Bam, Donald D, Master Flowers, Caz and more.
This is the DNA of hip hop

and added some Mercedes Ladies

Thursday, May 5, 2016

off topic post (allthough Hamilton is old school and a hip hop musical)....

My blog is about old school hip hop, not about me myself and i. But here is a post where i shamelessly plug a clip from my daughter who performes 'non stop' from the musical Hamilton.
She did all the voices, beats and video editting.
I tell myself that it is ok to post it on my blog because it is a hip hop musical and Alexander Hamilton is old school. And if you don't buy that, then please consider the post as a sign of a proud dad :-).
Within a few weeks i will be posting 'regular' old school hip hop tapes.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

18 Roadium mixtapes including HI-C and Tony A

I uploaded a lot of Roadium mixtapes in the last years on this blog. Last week i received another great Roadium tape from Willey G: HI-C and Tony A @ the Roadium Swapmeet and he asked me to share it. So here it goes:
Check for my collection of Roadium tapes: 85 live, 86 in the mix, 88 boom n bass, cuts like these, Mega Mix, Jack Move, Raw, Goin Off, In Effect, Panic Zone, BET, FTP, Swap meet mix, Criminal, Dope Beat, U Got Gnked

Do you have some more Roadium tapes? Why not help building the biggest online Roadium mixtape collection and share the tape (mail me or by posting a link in the comment field).

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Classic UK hip hop radio: 2GB of Tim Westwood tapes, mostly pre 1990

I posted several Tim Westwood mixes in the post '130 UK old school hip hop radio mixes', but for those who cann't get enough of his Capital Radio Shows: here is more then 2GB of tapes, mostly pre 1990

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The request line: Donald D, Brucie B and CCB versus FF, Harlem World 1981, Bond - Green - Starchild and more

Update 12/25/15

Harlem World 1981 Christmas Rappers Convention (90 minutes)

Update 11/29/15:
Notorious 2  D.J. Dr. Pepper and m.c. D.J. Whitehead Outside jam 1979, requested by YB:

Original post 11/19/15:
Received some requests. Sorry brwn_eyes_brwngirl: no Hi-C and Tony A Roadium mixtape. Someone else who can share this?

@Adward: Donald D rapping live about Bruce Lee e.o.:

 @Louie: Brucie B:
COLD CRUSH BROTHERS & FANTASTIC FIVE LIVE @ ECSTACY GARAGE, 1980's_with_a_touch_of_class_mc's_-_live_%40_the_ecstacy_garage_1980-

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Dr Dre tapes download mania: Rodium Mix Tapes, live at Skateland, KDAY mixes, The Operating Room and more

The early Dr Dre mixes are timeless gems. Here is my collection including lots of Rodium Mix tapes, KDAY mixes and more. DOWNLOAD If you have some other early Dre tapes you like share: let me know at

Monday, April 27, 2015

4 GB of hip hop radio history: Mr Magic and Marley Marl

I got some requests to re-up the Mr Magic tapes. So here they are to download
It contains many great shows with Marley Marl. It's a lot: 4 GB, dozens of shows, so take your time :-)
And if this is to much old school for you, then at least listen to this gem: a mister Magic Disco Showcase from 1981 listen.
Magic is talking about the making of the movie Wild Style. This is hip hop history!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Live at Harlem World, the Ecstacy, Paterson, T-Connection, 123 Park and Disco Fever: 12 classic Hip Hop tapes

Ecstacy Garage Allstars (Ecstacy Garage 1980) download
DJ Jazzy Jay & The Jazzy Five MCs - Paterson NJ 1981 (Live) download
Dota Rock's Birthday party - The Fantastic 5 , Jazzy 5 download
Fantastic Five, Grandmaster Caz, Busy Bee, Whiz Kid, Treacherous Three, & Spoonie Gee live at t-connection 1981 download
Force MCs Cold Crush Bros Busy Bee Kool Moe Dee Doug E Fresh Treach 3_1982 download
Grandmaster Caz, Funkmachine & Zulu Nation @ 123 park download
Grandmixer D.S.T and the Cold Crush Brothers ( Unknown date and location) download
Jazzy Jay, Smitty Dee, Kid Vicious, Tricky Tee, Malibu, Pow Wow, & Nae Nae live at t-connection 1980 for troy troy's birthday download
Kevie Kev and Rubie Dee's Birthday Party - Busy Bee and the Cold Crush Brothers(Ecstacy Garage 1980) download
Lovebug Starski, Treacherous Three, & Spoonie Gee live at disco fever 1980 for treacherous three first anniversary download
phase 3, cool aj, rapper wise, ultimate 3 mcs, dj disco quick, & sweet slick and sly live at harlem world 1982 for mc battle download
Stardust Ballroom 1982 download

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Some classic Latin Rascal mixes on KISS FM (re-ups)

DJ please, pick up your phone, i'm on the request line.... Here are some classic Latin Rascal KISS FM tapes. Download

A bunch of Kid Capri tapes 1988 - 1990 (re-up)

It's the Kid Capri... More tapes then you can handle :-) Download

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Live in Philly tapes

Some Philly tapes: West Philly feat Jazzy Jeff, Cash Money, Grandmaster Nell + Spinbad with Force Five Productions 1985 (78 minutes) Masterdon and the Def Committee- Live in Philly 1985 (15 minutes) LL Cool J at LL Cool J's B'day Lan, Philly 1987 (5 minutes) COSMIC KEV featuring PARRY P - MLK High School, Philadelphia 1983 (12 minutes) Onedrive: download

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

More Zulu Beat shows: The DJ Grazzhoppa collection (re-up)

I recently re-upped some Africa Islam Zulu Beat Shows. Jamie made a comment regarding the DJ Grazzhopa collection, so i added those on onedrive. Can't have enough of these classic radio shows :-)

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Some KDAY hip hop tapes

Back by popular demand: some KDAY Hip hop tapes. Dr Dre, Traffic Jam and more. On onedrive

Zulu Beat Shows: re-ups

Back by popular demand: some Zulu Beat Show tapes on onedrive

Friday, November 21, 2014

130 UK old school hip hop radio mixes: Mike Allen, Westwood, Richie Rich and more

Re-up to enjoy the weekend! Uploaded a lot (1.7 GB) of UK pirate radio mixes, several Radio London tapes and shows from Tim Westwood, Richie Rich and Mike Allen. Including the Paul Hardcastle 19 vs Whiz kid play that beat scratch mix. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Pete Rock on WBLS

UPDATED LINK! 5 shows from 1989, more then 5 hours of old school hip hop radio with Pete Rock on WBLS! Download Got a request for a re-up? Check the 13/12/15 post. Enjoy! Dutch

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

WORLD FAMOUS SUPREME TEAM - 6 shows from 1982 and 1983 (re-ups)

Old school hip hop radio at its finest: the World Famous Supreme Team. Re-up of 6 (parts of) radioshows from 1982 and 1983. Total time: 220 minutes. Download Got a request for a re-up? Check the 13/12/15 post.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Dr Dre tapes download mania: Bet, FTP, Swap Meet, Criminal, Dope Beat, U got Ganked, Jam, Going off, Panic Zone, In the Mix, In Effect, Live, Boom n Bass

More Dr Dre tapes then you handle on one day :-) Bet, FTP, Swap Meet, Criminal, Dope Beat, U got Ganked, Jam, Going off, Panic Zone, In the Mix, In Effect, Live, Boom n Bass Copy/paste this short skydrive url to download:

Monday, March 11, 2013

Some classic Afrika Bambaataa live tapes

Uploaded some classic Bambaataa tapes on Skydrive. 6th Zulu Nation, Bronx River Centre, 1981 Afrika bambaataa and the Zulu Nation live @ Harlem Word, 1982 Afrika bambaataa @ James Monroe HS, NY Afrika bambaataa and the Crash Crew, T-Connection 1980 Afrika bambaataa death mix (long version) Copy/paste this short skydrive url:

Friday, January 11, 2013

16 Afrika Islam Zulu Beat Show tapes from the early days of hip hop radio

The Zulu beat show had it all: the best early hip hop and elektro tracks, top dj's, great guests and lots of humor. Here are 16 tapes from the early days of hip hop radio. Most of them have been shared before, including the 9 tapes from the Dj Grazzhoppa collection. Copy/past this skydrive url

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Old School Xmas Radio Shows from Mr Magic, Red Alert, Chuck Chillout and more

Seasons greetings everybody! I started to repost tapes some months ago and because 'it's that time of year', here are some great xmas and 'end of the year' radio and live shows including: = Seasons greatings from Mr Magic (several shows) = Chuck Chillout - KISS Mastermix, december 1985 = Harlem World - December 1981 Christmas Rappers Convention - Amateur and Semi-Professional Performances = RUN DMC - Christmas In Hollis @ the Marley Marl Show, 1987 = Biz Markie and BDK, live: X-rated rap, including X-mas freestyle = Several Mike Allen Xmas shows = DJ Red Alert @ Kiss FM, x-mas eve, 1993 = Grandmaster Flash & Kurtis Blow, live in NY, 1995 = Chuck Chillout - KISS Mastermix, december 1985 And more! UPDATE 12/12/19: ADDED 01 Funkmaster Flex and Mr. Magic Live on HOT97 - The Greatest Records of All Times Part 1 Check skydrive, copy/paste this link in your browser:

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

12 live hip hop tapes from 1983 - 1988: Wyandanch High School Jam 1985, Beastie Boys, Stetsasonic, Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, 4 New Music Seminar tapes, UK Fresh and more

More live tapes, this time from 1983 till 1988. * Wyandanch High School Jam 1985. Featuring Biz Markie, Kid Wizard Rakim, MC Chilly Dawg + Grandwizard BMC * 4 New Music seminar tapes (1985 - 1988) * Grandmaster Flash in Helsinki (1987) * Mikey D & The LA Posse_J.H.S. 231 Playground--Queens, NY (July 1986) * DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince-LIVE @ Union Square, NYC (1987) * West Philly feat Jazzy Jeff, Cash Money, Grandmaster Nell + Spinbad with Force Five Productions (1985) * Beastie Boys Cleveland Public Hall, 1987 * Stetsasonic, 1987 * UK Fresh 1986 Copy/paste the url in your browser and download the tapes from Skydrive:

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

12 live hip hop tapes from 1978 - 1982: Grandmaster Flash, Kurtis Blow, L Brothers, Master Flowers, Eddie Cheba, DJ Hollywood Melle Mel, Spoonie G, Treacherous 3, Jazzy J and more

After uploading a lot of radio tapes in the past weeks it's time to share and re-up some great live tapes from the early days of hip hop. • 1978: Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 4 MC's - Live At The Jackson Project • 1978: L Brothers vs Herculoids at Bronx River Centre • 1979: Zulu Nation: Cosmic Force, Soulsonic and Donald D • 1979: Master Flowers at Brooklyn Park Jam • 1979: The Armory: Eddie Cheba, Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow, DJ Hollywood, Starski • 1980: Treacherous 3, Infinity Machine, Spoonie Gee & Dj Lady Love - Live At Connecticut • 1980: Ecstacy Garage Allstars at th Ecstacy Garage • 1980: Rayvon, Shante & DJ Spivey at the Celebrity Club • 1981: DJ Jazzy J and The Jazzy 5 MC's live at Printing high school • 1981: Grandmaster Flash and Kurtis Blow live in Queens • 1982: Harlem World M.C. throw down • 1982: Dr. Shock & The Force MC's - Unknown Venue -----------------Download on Skydrive, copy/past the url in your browser:

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A ton of UK hip hop radio tapes: Mike Allen, Westwood, Richie Rich and more

Uploaded a lot (1.7 GB) of UK pirate radio mixes, several Radio London tapes and shows from Tim Westwood, Richie Rich and Mike Allen. Enjoy! ----------------------------> Download on Skydrive, copy/past the url in your browser:

Sunday, November 18, 2012

More then 30 Mr Magic Rap Attack tapes for your listening pleasure

Uploaded more then 30 Mr Magic tapes. Mostly complete Rap Attack shows but also some great snippets like the 1981 disco showcase and the interview with Mikey D + LA Posse with Paul C. The tapes have been shared before but i think most of those links are dead. So for all of you who where not able to get them earlier on my blog or elswhere: Enjoy! ----------------------> Download on Skydrive, copy/past the url in your browser:

Friday, November 16, 2012

20 of my favorite old school hip hop radio mixes

Here are 20 of my favorite US and UK old school hip hop radio mixes. Including the Play That Beat 19 mix, Jazzy Jay's AM/FM mix and 'It's Yours' by the Latin Rascals. ----------------------> Skydrive:

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Some great hip hop radio shows - Rappers Delight Show, Operating Room, Traffic jam and more

Uploaded a variety of radio shows including: Rappers Delight Show on WZAK 93 fm, with MC Chill (shout out to MC Chill) Lady B & Charley Chase on WBLS Dr Dre and the Traffic Jam Awesome 2 on WHBI and more --------------> Download on Skydrive, copy/past the url in your browser:

Saturday, November 3, 2012

A bunch of Marley Marl radio tapes (1984 - 1989)

Uploaded a bunch of Marley Marl radio tapes from 1984 - 1989. Enjoy! ----------------> Download on Skydrive, copy/past the url in your browser:://

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Latin Rascal mixes, radioshows and interviews

Uploaded 23 Latin Rascal tracks: mixes, interviews, radioshows and more. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

20 DJ Red Alert radio tapes: 1984 - 1987

Uploading +/- 20 Red Alert tapes from '84, '85 '86 and '87 to skydrive. Let me know if skydrives works for you or that it causes problems. If it works ok, then i will upload more tapes on it in the future. -------------------> Download on Skydrive, copy/past the url in your browser:

Saturday, October 20, 2012

My Whiz Kid Tapes

I'm trying to find an easy way to share some of my old school hip hop tapes in order to 'restart' this blog. In the Whiz Kid directory from my skydrive account you find all my Whiz Kid tapes. Let me know if this is also an easy way to download files. --------------------->

Friday, April 13, 2012

Some of my favorite hip hop tapes (5): WHIZ KID

The 5th blog post to compensate all the lost multiupload, megaupload and zshare shares is dedicated to Whiz Kid. Like Grandmaster Flash, to me he represents the essents of hip hop music: the cutting and scratching and mixing of the breaks.

Whiz kid @ the New Music Seminar 1982

Whiz Kid House Tape Part 1 and 2 (classic!)

Fab 5 Freddy freestyling with Whiz on the wheels of steel

Battle of the DJ's: whiz kid mix

Tony Humphries mixing GLOBE and Whiz Kid's Play that beat with Heavy Vibes (1983)

Funkbox versus Whiz Kid (Imperial Mixer, Tim Westwood)

Paul Hardcastle 19 WHIZ KID CUT-UP

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Some of my favorite hip hop tapes (4): Wyandanch High School Jam '85 Featuring: Biz Markie, Kid Wizard Rakim, Chilly Dawg, Grandw. BMC & DJ Fanatasy

Oxygen dropped this piece of history in my mailbox in december 2009. It's the full recording of the Wyandance High School Jam from 1985, including the pre-party featuring another local crew and became one of my most viewed, discussed en cited blog posts.

Wyandanch High School Jam (1985)
Featuring: Biz Markie, Kid Wizard Rakim, MC Chilly Dawg, Grandwizard BMC & DJ Fantasy, Inc.

(1 of 2): The pre-party festivities jumped off by DJ Fantasy, Inc. rocking over the vintage 'beatbox' drum machine.

(2 of 2): The main event featuring Biz Markie with DJ Grandwizard BMC (from the group Groove B. Chill) joined by MC Chilly Dawg(aka Daryl "Chill" Mitchell, also from Groove B. Chill). Later on, a VERY SPECIAL impromptu guest appearance from none other than the Kid Wizard Rakim Allah!!! He drops a couple of verses including the epic '7 mc's'(track #10 in the folder)
I take 7 MC's put 'em in a line
Add 7 more brothas who think they can rhyme
Well, it'll take 7 more before I go for mine
Now that's 21 MC's ate up at the same time

Check also

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Some of my favorite hip hop tapes (3): Grandmaster Flash

My personal all time hip hop hero is Grandmaster Flash. So, again, one tape isn't enough :-)

The first tape is Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel @ Christ the King High School - 1979.
Flash is mixing and scratching like his live is depending on it. The tape starts with Melle Mel trying to controll the crowd to prevent a panic, adding an intense atmosphere to the whole tape.

The next 3 tapes are related to my all time favorite record 'The adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the wheels of steel' from 1981.

Grandmaster Flash and Kurtis Blow Live in Queens NY:
Two legends teaming up in 1981. What makes this tape extra special is that it contains the famous The Hellers' Life Story sample that Flash used in the adventures of grandmaster flash on the wheels of steel. Flash is mixing it up with Good Times. Not sure if this tape (16.50 minutes) is dated before or after the release of that single.

And on Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five @ The Peppermint Lounge, New York, 1983-03-25 Flash plays 'the adventures' live! Only without The Life Story sample. It's the only tape i have that contains a live version of the track.

Last tape is a snippet from the famous Dutch 'Ferry Maat's Soul Show' dated 18th of June 1981.
Ferry Maat opens his show with The adventures of grandmaster flash on the wheels of steel. After 4.10 the 12inch stops but the last part is played at the end of the show.
This could very well be the first time that Dutch radio listeners where introduced to scratching!!!
I have combined both snippets to 1 mp3.

For the non-dutch visitors of this blog i will translate some lines.
3:30: don't think that there is something wrong with the turntable, this is the way it suppose to sound. At the end of the show i will play some more.
4.30: there he goes again. That strange track from Grandmaster Flash.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Some of my favorite hip hop tapes (2): Mr Magic

This second 'favorite hip hop tapes' post is all about radio and one of it's pioneers: Mr Magic. And because it wouldn't do 'Sir Juice' justice to re-up just 1 tape, here are 2 great tapes and some classic snippets.

Mr. Magic Disco showcase 1981 (snippet): Magic is talking about the making of the movie Wild Style. This is hip hop history!

Mr. Magic Rap Attack @ WBLS, 1984. Marley Marl has his mixing gloves on and is spinning some great hip hop tracks.

Mr. Magic Rap Attack, 1986 with Mikey D & The LA Posse. Includes speak from the legendary Paul "C" McKasty
Snippet 1 Mikey D + LA Posse with Paul C interview,
Snippet 2 Mikey D freestyle

Mr. Magic dissing Public Enemy (snippet). 'No more music by the suckers'. Also an interview with Busy Bee and comments from Magic regarding his rivalry with Red Alert: 'it's part of the show'.

Mr. Magic Rap Attack, August 1988 with Chilly Q who showing some awesome dj skills.
Part 1:
Part 2:

Friday, March 16, 2012

Some of my favorite hip hop tapes (1): MR. BOND, MR. HYDE, STARCHILD & RONNIE GREEN - Foster Center '79

Because most of the file sharing sites i used are down, i can't claim anymore that this blog contains the biggest collection of old school live and radio hip hop tapes on the web. And it would take to much time to rebuild it.
However, to share some hip hop history to new visitors and keep the old school vibe alive i will upload 10 of my favorite tapes in the next weeks.

The first one is pre 1980 and contains several classic old school elements like the nursery rhymes, the funk breaks and the usage of the echo chaimber. But what makes the tape extra special to me is the energy of the rappers and the creativity of the dj.
Mr. Bond, Mr. Hyde, Starchild and Ronnie Green (a.k.a. Captain Rock) are performing at their best. And how about using Country & Western: Black Grass - Bad Bascomb (Everybody got to get some)? For those who think that Run DMC was innovative using aerosmith's 'walk this way': check the tape after 14.30 minutes (part 1) and 6 minutes (part 2).
This is raw New York hip hop, right at your face.
Yes Yes Ya'll, To The Beat Ya'll and You Don't Stop.

The sound quality isn't to good but it brings some extra authenticity to it :-)

Part 1:

Part 2:

would love to hear some opinions about this tape!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

File sharing sites down and files not found

To all blog visitors: most of my tapes where shared through multiupload and megaupload. Both file sharing sites are down because of legal issues. The links to zshare are also not working anymore (file not found).
If you are desperately looking for a tape: drop me an email. I will re-upping some classic tapes but it would take to much time to rebuild the whole site.
I hope that most of you discovered my blog early enough to download some of the shared gems.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Grand Wizard Theodore and Mean Gene live on 3rd avenue Ballroom , re-up

The Grand Wizard Theodore and Mean Gene live on 3rd avenue Ballroom tape is a 'must have'. I shared 2 snippets of the tape earlier, this is a re-up for those who missed them. It doesn't get more authentic then this :-)

Part 1:

Part 2:

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

More UK hip hop radio: Mike Allen, Westwood, Dave Pearce and more

Ruse One transferred more megaupload tapes to mediafire!

Mike Allen

Capital Radio - Mike Allen - 15th February 1986

Mike Allen, side 1: April 11th '86, side two: April 12th '86

Capital Radio - Mike Allen - 14 February 1987


Capital Radio - Westwood - 5th February 1988

Capital Radio - Westwood - 5th March 1988

Capital Radio - Westwood - 19th March 1988

London Radio

London Radio some time in 1987

London - Dave Pearce - 27th July 1987

London Radio - Dave Pearce - 28th December 1987 - Public Enemy Live

Feb 1990 - a mix of stations

Saturday, January 21, 2012

More old school hip hop radio tapes from the UK: Kiss FM, Capital and London Radio

RUSE ONE shared some great UK tapes in the past. Because megaupload is down, he re-upped them on Mediafire.

Capital Radio - Westwood - 5th February 1988

Capital Radio - Westwood - 5th March 1988

London Radio 21 11 1986

Side 1
Jealous Girls - Fric and Frac
Im a Homeboy - K Rob
Saturday Night - Schoolly D
She's my Baby Rock G
Demon Boys (They won the phone in rap line)
Scream - Mantronix
Beauty and the Beat - Salt n Pepa
I Gotta Be Tough - MC Shy D

Side 2

Miller Lights - Fission
Go See The Doctor - Kool Moe Dee
The Way We Rock - ?
Thats My Style - Spoonie Gee
Uptowns Rocking It - Uptown Crew
Kingdom Blow - Kurtis Blow
Demon Boys (Same as side A)
South Bronx - BDP

Kiss FM 13-17th July 1991

Side 1
Just another dream - Cathy Dennis
Summertime - Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince
Always there - Incognito
Secrets of Success - Cookie Crew
Young Soul Rebels - Mica Paris
Hustle to the Music - Funky Worm
Right into your arms - Mellow Man Ace
Summertime - Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince
Let the beat hit em - Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
Things that make you go mmmm - C+C Music Factory
For the funk of it - Above The Law

Side 2
Growing up in the hood - CMW
Hang on kid - Nikki D
Confused - Larry Lah
Go with the flow - Pete Rock + CL Smooth
Word to the third - Third Bass
Set adrift on memory bliss - PM Dawn
Come in - Third Bass
Fly Girl - Queen Latifah
Aint nobody better - Yo Yo
Work this - Technotronic
Brand New Heavies - Brand New Heavies with Def Jef
Droppin Some - Heavy D

Friday, January 13, 2012

Some fresh UK hip hop radio tapes: Mike Allen and Dave Pearce

Got some tapes from Ruse One to share. No complete shows and some static but Mike Allen and Dave Pearce still sounds fresh :-) Props to Ruse!


Tape 1: Mike Allen, Capital radio 14-02-87
Part 1, including Allen's Army. Part 2, including Chuck Chill Juice Report

Tape 2
With Mike Allen, Capital Radio 15-02-1986 and Dave Pearce, Capital Radio 1987

For those who, like Ruse, got some old school tapes to share: please drop me an email!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry christmas! Some old school radio shows and live tapes to get in the mood

Get in the old school christmas mood with some classic tapes.
My favorite is still Chuck Chillout's - KISS Mastermix from 1985:

Don't forget to check other x-mas tapes:

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mercedes Ladies (first all femail rap group) live @ Inner City Disco, 1980

A Christmas gift to all old school hip hop fans. Here is a live tape from the Mercedes Ladies, the first all femail rap group. They are performing in the Inner City Disco (1980). Total time: 29 minutes.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Re-ups from Tim Westwood and Mr Magic

It's not possible to maintain all the links, but here are two other re-ups

Mr. Magic's Rap Attack, 12-23-88:

Westwood, 12-10-94
part 1:
part 2:

Friday, November 25, 2011

Some classic DJ Whiz Kid tapes with Kool DJ Herc, Fab 5 Freddy and Afrika Islam

Always been a big fan of DJ Whiz Kid. Uploaded a great live tape with Kool DJ Herc and 2 short but classic snippets with Fab 5 Freddy and Afrika Islam.

Kool DJ Herc and Whiz Kid with The Herculoids live at T-Connection
part 1
part 2

Fab 5 Freddy and Whiz kid

Afrika Islam and Whiz Kid at The Underground

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cookie Crew on UK and US old school hip hop radio

Because of Jamze's comment regarding the Cookie Crew, here is the re-up plus some bonus material :-)

Live from the 2nd UK rap convention in 1985 (Tim Westwood LWR)

Tim Westwood, Capital Rap Session, part 1:
Tim Westwood, Capital Rap Session, part 2:

Marley Marl (after 17 minutes)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mike Allen interviewing RUN DMC and Groove Hip Hop Sales Chart, 22 may 1987

A great Mike Allen show, earlier shared by Irish at the OSHH. Mike is interviewing RUN DMC (with Beastie Boys on tour in Europe), also about the fact that 'there is a lot of hip hop going on in Holland' :-)

First part (47 minutes)
Second part (46 minutes, starts with interview Run DMC)

For all Mike Allen fans: check Simmo's 'Mike Allen Capital Radio' website

Check also Irish' site:

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dotta Rock's Birthday party - The Fantastic 5 and Jazzy 5 with DJ Patty Duke,1980

Nice old school tape with The Fantastic 5 and Jazzy 5 (with DJ Patty Duke) at the T-Connection.
Of course lot's of classic funk tracks but also great to hear: Theodore cutting up Kurtis Blow 'the breaks' (track 6).

Total time: 38 minutes

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A list of my live and radio tapes

I generated a txt list of my mp3 old school radio and live tapes. More then 100 GB of goodies and plenty of them can be found and downloaded @ this blog.
Some file names are unknown (then check the folder name for some info) or could be mislabled and some files will appear more then once but if you want to know more about some tape(s) and/or want to swap: let me know. update: 11-07-11)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Doug E. Fresh live @ Lincoln Projects, The Red Parrot and unknown location (3 tapes)

Had 3 requests in one week in my mailbox regarding Doug E. Fresh tapes. Don't have much time to maintain my blog, but for all the Doug E. Fresh fans, here are 3 tapes:
Check for more, my earlier posts

* Doug E. Fresh, Barry Bee, Chuck A Luck, Sweet Slick And Sly, & Tranquilizing 3, unknown location (43 minutes, .rar file)

* Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick, 1985, Live At The Lincoln Projects, NY (8.50 minutes)

* Doug E. Fresh Live At The Red Parrot 1985 (19.38 minutes)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

UK Fresh 1986: 3 hours of UK hip hop history

UK Fresh 86, broadcasted on the Mike Allen Capital Rap Show. 3 hours, including: Just Ice, Grandmaster Flash & Furious 5, Real Roxanne, Busy B, Sir Mixalot, DJ Cheese and Word of Mouth, Mantronix, Captain Rock, World Class Wreckin Crew and many more.

Check my re-up:

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

T-Ski Valley live @ Harlem World M.C. throw down, 1982

Happy birthday to T-Ski Valley! I don't have much live performances from the man but at the end of this post you will find a 6 minute snippet.

For the younger hip hop fans who never heard of him, here is some more info (source: discogs): "Born March 9th, Boogie Down Bronx New, York (pisces) Tski began his musical career at the age of fourteen. It spans from rap, reggae, gospel, to urban jazz. Tski was born in the northeast Bronx, in an area called the Valley. He attended Micheal Angelo J.H.S., I.S.144 in the Bronx, where he played guitar. He graduated and went on to Evander Childs H.S. in the Bronx, where he and a buddy (Disco Prince) formed a group called the Erotic Disco Brothers. In 1978 Tski had joined Kool Herc as an M.C.(Fly Force). Later that year Tski had joined up with A.J & Busy Bee as a D.J. Upon the completion of high school, he went to work with reggae produces Brad Osborne (Clocktower Records) and Sir Coxson Dodd (Studio One Records) in putting together Grand Groove Records. His first recorded release was “Catch The Beat” Tski went on to produce groups such The Just 4 ”Girls Of The World”, Chapter Three M.C.s The. “Real Rockin Groove“.
For those who like to know more: check this interview that Troy did:

Here's a 6 minute snippet from the tape 'Harlem World M.C. throw down 1982'. Too bad it ends rather suddenly.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Early 80's article about breakdance: "DANCE: 'BREAKING' INDOORS", NY Times, 10-06-'81

This is the first article about breakdancing that i came across. It's from The New York Times, October 6, 1981.



GOOD dance can come from anywhere, even from the streets themselves. As proof, there was Saturday night's ''Graffiti Rock'' concert at the Kitchen, a program devoted to breaking, a dance form that has flourished in recent years quite literally on the sidewalks of New York.
Both on the streets and inside theaters, breaking involves two teams, known as crews, who try to outdance each other. A member of one crew gets up and dances, after which someone from the rival crew attempts one-upmanship. And as the event proceeds, choreographic in vention is combined with athletic prowess and a cheeky sense of competition.

The program pitted the Rock Steady Crew against the Swift Kids Crew, each crew consisting of five young men who had adopted what seasoned troupers might call ''stage names'' -such names, for instance, as Crazy Legs, Take One, Frosty Freeze and Ken Ski. Typically, a dancer might begin by standing tall and letting his feet dart back and forth. Suddenly, without preparation, he would fall to the floor, sometimes deftly, sometimes with a thud. Then he would try to hoist himself up again or whirl and swivel about.
There were many variations on flip-flops, shoulder stands and headstands and several dancers could even spin while standing on their heads. If breakers actually do such stuff on pavement, then breaking must require extraordinary stamina. Equally remarkable was the way breaking's structured competitiveness served to channel aggression.
D.J. Spy was disk jockey and Fab 5 Freddy provided ''rapping'' commentary above the records. There were also slide projections of subway graffiti and murals by graffiti artists. Most New Yorkers know lots about graffiti, but many probably don't know much about breaking. Therefore, even though this was not a scholarly presentation, it was a pity that the program notes said nothing about breaking's origins and very little about the dancers themselves.
However, the fact that breaking has moved from the streets into such a center as the Kitchen suggests that it has caught the eye of theatrical choreographers, and just as the waltzes and mazurkas of years past and the disco fads of only yesterday have found their way into ballet and modern dance works, so, perhaps, will breaking, too. In any case, breaking was fun to look at for its own sake.


For those who, like me are a big fan of the RSC check this vid and tape that i posted before on my blog:

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Some fresh Mr. Magic tapes

The crew from BTF shared some great Mr. Magic tapes from 1986 - 1988

I think that the 87 tape is from january 1988. Chilly Q is on the one's and two's.


and while you there, also check Stetsasonic Live (1987)!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Another early 80's article about rap music: "Music Makers: Not What You Say, But How You Say It"

Another early article about rap music, this time from The Associated Press. It's dated August 28, 1981.

Music Makers: Not What You Say, But How You Say It

Hey, baby, have you heard? The word is the rap and the rap is the word. It's a party kind of music, a tres hip thing, Any number can play, and you don't have to sing.
All right, it's admittedly a crude effort. But in rap music it's not so much what you say as how you say it, and with the right rapper and a good get-down disco rhythm track, there's a fair chance even Mother Goose could make it to the Top 40 these days.

There are rap records on almost every subject and, apparently, a market for almost every rap. Although rap music -- basically rhymes that are spoken, not sung, over a bare-bones dance beat -- typically is played anywhere people gather to dance, at least one radio station, Cleveland's WDMT-FM, features rap to rev up by every morning in a "Toothbrush Beat" spot.
All 120,000 copies in the first pressing of Kurtis Blow's "Christmas Rap" sold out within a week last December. New York comedian Russ Mason's strings-backed "Prep Rap" ("We don't wear designer jeans. While they fit rather well, they look like hell. We get khakis from L.L. Bean.") earned him a spot on Tom Snyder's "Tomorrow" show.
For the occasion, Mason says he wore an alligator shirt, khaki pants and Topsiders, "but I committed a grave faux pas by wearing socks."
A soap-opera inspired rap, "General Hospi-Tale" by Afternoon Delight, is a popular new entry, Teena Marie's "Square Biz" is a certified hit, and Record World magazine's resident rap authority, Nelson George, says that somewhere in his collection is a "Jewish Rap" by Steve Goodman and the Kosher Five.
And then there are the big commercial successes. "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugar Hill Gang, which was credited with launching the rap rage when it came out two years ago, has sold 2.5 million copies domestically, and untold millions more overseas.
Kurtis Blow's "The Breaks," became the second 12-inch single to be certified gold, after the Donna Summer-Barbara Streisand smash "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)." And rap went white and mainstream in a big way with the 1.4 million-selling, No. 1 Blondie tune, "Rapture," Deborah Harry and Chris Stein's tribute to the form and the black New York-area disc jockeys who developed it by delivering their rhymed patter over instrumental tracks from disco hits.

One of the interesting things about rap music is that it's become a musical meeting ground for two traditional enemies: disco and new wave rock.
Miss Harry, for example, recently released a rap-laced solo album, "KooKoo," produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of Chic fame. And Britain's The Clash rapped out socio-political commentary in "The Magnificent Seven" from the "Sandinista" LP.
"This is like street music to them," says Record World's George of the attraction of new-wavers to rap. "If they feel it's genuine black street stuff, they're willing to accept it."
Although accomplished rappers -- mostly DJs who go by such flashy sounding stage names as Kurtis Blow (blow being a slang term for cocaine), Grandmaster Flash and Deejay Hollywood -- make their rapid-fire delivery sound spontaneous, raps require as much if not more work than regular songs.

"You have to get a concept," says the Sugar Hill Gang's Master Gee, an 18-year-old whose given name is Guy O'Brien.
"Then after you get the best possible concept you start forming it into the lyrics which are the rhymes. Then when you have the most possible material and cleverness you apply it to a musical track. You edit, polish up different things with production staff and when push comes to shove you have a record."
O'Brien, who developed his craft working as a mobile disc jockey, was brought together with fellow Gang members Mike Wright (Wonder Mike) and Hank Jackson (Big Bank Hank) by Sylvia and Joe Robinson of Sugar Hill Records, an Englewood-based independent that has become the big name in rap records.
The Robinsons came up with the idea of using not one but all three talented rappers over the instrumental track from the Chic disco hit, "Good Times" for "Rapper's Delight."
"We didn't know each other until the night we made the record," O'Brien says. "We just applied what we learned on the streets."

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

UK pirate radio: old school hip hop mix, 1984

I posted a lot of early 80's UK radio mixes from the collection of DJ Diablo a few months ago. But the next one seems to have escaped my attention while it's a very nice one. So here it goes: lot's of classic hip hop, funk and electro tracks for your listening pleasure.
Click on the 'dj diablo collection' tag for more.


More old school hip hop vids: Electro Rock, Stations of the Elevated and Rock Steady Crew doc

Electro Rock (55:16)
Mike Allen presents the cream of UK Hip Hop from way back in 1985 at the London Hippodrome. The movie features London All Stars, Rock City Crew, Wolverhampton B-Boys (incl. Goldie), Broken Glass, Mastermind Roadshow, Richie Rich, Family Quest, Afrika Bambaata, Dizzy Heights and a whole bunch more.

Rock Steady Crew Documentary: classic footage from the famous breaking crew, made in the early 80's (28 minutes)

Stations of the Elevated (1981): must see for all graffiti fans

Thanx FSMS74 for pointing me to these great vids!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

NY Times, 1981: 'Rapping is probably familiar to most New Yorkers as an intrusive noise on the subway or in the park'

Another early article about rap music, this time from the New York Times. It's dated March 13, 1981. A lot has changed in 30 years.


By Robert Palmer

RAPPING, a kind of rhythmic versifying with skeletal instrumental or unrecorded accompaniment, began in Harlem, the South Bronx and other black communities in the New York area. A white rock group, Blondie, has carried the rapping style into the national Top 10 with the hit single, ''Rapture,'' but the champion rappers are the Sugar Hill Gang, Grand Master Flash and the Fabulous Five, and other groups that have sold large quantities of records but seldom perform for white audiences.
Rapping moved downtown for a night on Wednesday when the Ritz presented a cavalcade of rappers. The Sugar Hill Gang, whose ''Rapper's Delight'' was one of the first rap hits, headlined the show. The three men who do most of the group's rapping took turns declaiming rhymed couplets and chimed in as a unison chorus on key phrases while a tight band laid down funk rhythms that were heavily accented on the first beat of each measure. The band also accompanied Sequence, three women in glittering costumes whose raps were as fast and funny as those of the men.

Grand Master Flash and an assistant accompanied the Fabulous Five with a virtuoso performance on two turntables; Flash constructed bass and drum parts by repeatedly playing the first few bars of records by Queen & Chic; he created extravagent special effects by stopping records with his hand while they were playing, while they were spinning, a technique that resulted in a regular, percussive skidding sound. ''What you've just beared witness to is seven men and two turntables,'' one of the group's rappers told the predominantly white, enthusiastic crowd. ''Think about it.''

The Funky 4 Plus 1 provided even more food for thought. The group's five rappers chanted in crisp unison and traded phrases in a kind of whiplash call and response. They were able to inject some personality, and some new rhymes and couplets, into what has already become a fairly standardized idiom, and they were as disciplined as a crack drill team. Their lone disk jockey provided minimal accompanyment by repeating bass figures and drum parts from various funk and disco records. Basically, the Funky 4 Plus 1 provide a kind of rhythmic noise. Melody and harmony have no place in their music, which rides on an irrestible dance beat and various cross rhythms.
The evening featured several surprise guests, including Andy Hernandez from Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band, who rapped over the instrumental track of his latest recording, the delightful ''Me No Pop I.'' The Coconuts, who are Mr. Hernandez's associates in the group Kid Creole and the Coconuts, also performed a short set of their own and demonstrated conclusively that they are not spectacular dancers.

Rapping is probably familiar to most New Yorkers as an intrusive noise on the subway or in the park - the noise that comes out of blaring cassette players and portable radios. But as the Ritz show demonstrated, rapping has a much broader appeal than one might have anticipated. It's an intriguing test of the performer's verbal ingenuity and rhythmic exactitude, and its fine.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hot 97 Danceparty, live at Temptations, New Jersey on the 4th of July 1991

Hot 97 danceparty hosted by Fast Freddie Colon. Mostly dance tracks but with plenty of hip house. Y'all get up and dance :-)



Sunday, February 13, 2011

Earliest article about rap music? 'Recording the Rap: Jive Talk at the Top of the Charts', The Washington Post, 08-31-80

This blog is all about preservation of old school hip hop culture. Besides radio and live tapes, you find some movies and also a bunch of flyers. I think it's nice to post 1 or more newspaper articles from back in the days too. So in stead of mp3, lot's of text. Please let me know if you find this interesting enough.

The next article is from the Washington Post and it's the oldest one that's about rap music i came across. If someone has an earlier article (not a hit chart or a general piece that only briefly mentions a rap artist), please let me know!

Recording the Rap: Jive Talk at the Top of the Charts
By Leah Y. Latimer

"The rap is hot. It is the newest craze among the 14-to-21-year-olds, the record-buying majority who are putting rap records on the national charts and making money for the nightclub disc-jockeys capitalizing on a bit of New York City party culture. Rap records are big among young adults too, those in the 21-35 age range who bop into the disco on Friday night ready for good music and fast talk.
Rapping started in New York clubs about five years ago when deejays began trying to outdo each other -- while spinning the most popular instrumental tracks -- by talking over them, always in outlandish rhymes that slid off the lips in syllabic precision, always in perfect time to the beat. Now the competition is in the recording studios, where deejays are putting their raps on tape for play on radios and in discos across the country.
Kurtis Blow, a 20-year-old New York nightclub deejay who floats from club to club, is the best rapper around, according to recent sales. "The Breaks," his seven-minute humorous lament about life's ups and downs, is the second 12-inch extended-play disc to be certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. (The first was the Donna Summer/Barbra Streisand teamup on "Enough Is Enough.")
"The Breaks" rose fast through the black-oriented single charts, hitting No. 1 in Billboard two weeks ago and currently at the top spot in Record World. And more: "The Breaks," on Polygram's Mercury label, is also No. 4 on Billboard's Disco Top 60. It's even bubbling under the Hot 100 at 101. "It's premature to say it's a crossover," Polygram/Mercury Records president Bob Sherwood says, "although it has in Miami and, of all places, San Diego."
Locally, Waxie Maxie reports that in a single week one of its outlets moved about 35 copies of "The Breaks" after its April release. That's the kind of popularity that got Blow booked into the Capital Centre last night, along with another rap group, the Sugarhill Gang.
Not bad -- considering that, according to his publicist at Mercury Reocrds, Blow "is not doing much that any other deejay in the clubs isn't doing." "He's just got that flair," the publicist says of the Harlem native who is also majoring in communications and speech at Brooklyn college.

Guy O'Brien of the Sugarhill Gang outlines the essential elements of a good rap: In addition to a distinct speaking voice, a good beat and some slick verbal gymnastics, O'Brien says, you need: one or more characters; a good, short story line; and lyrics that make the listener sing along and follow the rapper's instructions. "Rapper's Delight," the initial rap single by the three-man Sugarhill Gang, has it all.
Each rapper introduces himself, not forgetting the qualifications that makes him the "baddest brother." Then, once the listener feels like he and the rapper are old friends, the rapper can make the listener do anything:
Now you're feelin' the highs and you're feelin' the lows
The beat starts getting into your toes.
You start popping your fingers and stamping your feet
And moving your body while you're sitting in your seat
And then JAM -- You start doing the freak
I said JAM/Right outa your seat
And then you throw your hands high in the air
You're rocking to the rhythm
Shake your derriere
You're rocking to the beat without a care
With the sure-shot MCs for the affair.
From "Rapper's Delight" -- lyric copyright 1980, Sugarhill Records Ltd.

The first rap record sneaked into stores in September of 1979. Sylvia Robinson, president of Platinum Records, says she realized the commercial profitability of the rap after first hearing a typical New York nightclub "rap session." She recruited three deejays in their teens and early 20s -- Henry Jackson, O'Brien and Michael Wright -- and formed the Sugarhill Gang.
The group took the musical track from a top-10 hit by Chic called "Good Times" and "We threw down most violently on it," Jackson says, meaning that they rapped over the music. But the recording was not ad-libbed: It was carefully scripted, while maintaining the spontaneity of a line at a singles bar. "Rapper's Delight" went triple platinum in less than a year.
Meanwhile, Blow had been trying to convince Mercury Records' Sherwood to record a rap with a theme for the 1979 Christmas season.
"Sugarhill was almost a deterrent," Sherwood said. "I was a doubter, worried about a copycat situation." Bill Haywood, Mercury's vice president for special markets, convinced Sherwood to let Blow record "Christmas Rapping." The 12-inch disc sold 100,000 copies during December -- but sales continued well past the holiday season. It peaked in June with sales of 350,000. Sherwood became a believer.
And the rap is still adding new names to the pop charts. Besides Blow and the Sugarhill Gang, Sequence, Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five are less successful but popular rap groups with their first releases on Platinum Record's Sugarhill Label. Blow Fly, Crash Crew, Zooloo Nation, the Treacherous Three, Fat Back Band and King Tim, III, and Star Child have recorded less well-known rap records on small, independent labels such as Enjoy and Weird World.

"There's a difference between the Sugarhill Gang and other rappers," says "Big Hank" Jackson, 23, of his group. "They are stuck in a trend where they can only be an opening act. But now we have a band and we can sing."
Jackson may have been referring to Blow. At the Capital Centre and at a concert set for Madison Square Garden on Sept. 19, Blow's act involves setting up a disc jockey on stage who plays records on a portable stereo connected to the house sound system. Blow then raps over the pre-recorded instrumental music, looking like the winner in a high school talent show. Studio musicians were used to record "The Breaks."
"It costs as much to break [introduce] a gimmick artist as it does to break a legitimate act," says Sherwood, who points out that Mercury Records is concerned with developing Blow as a "total artist." In the meantime Sherwood is worried that signing other rap artists to record on Mercury might "dilute" Blow's style. He compares it to having two Donna Summers on the same label.
Blow, whose voice is the rich and animated deejay type you hear on the radio (and can never quite imagine belongs to a real person), is widening his repertoire. His next album, to be released at the end of September, will contain a love ballad, a rock rap, a western rap, a typical funk rap and even an inspirational rap.
Sherwood thinks Blow can make it as a singer. "We're very leery of gimmicks," Sherwood says. "Who can tell? Rapping could last for 10 years. On the other hand, we're thinking about a total career situation."
Both Blow and the Sugarhill Gang acknowledge that the rap may be just another passing fad. But for now, there are the money and connections that can help them down other paths. Jackson wants to get advanced degrees in oceanography. O'Brien is interested in producing records. Blow wants to make movies.
"Rapping got us to where we are now, but that doesn't mean we're gonna stay here," Jackson says. The Sugarhill Gang is already trying an artistic detour with its recent release, the 12-inch "Hot, Hot Summer Days." "We sing and then rap for about 16 bars," Jackson says, "and then sing, and then rap some more."
Blow, who studied voice and dance at New York's High School for the Performing Arts, is reluctant to talk about his plans and fears that his ideas may be stolen. "Sugarhill was first and they capitalized on what we originated," Blow says, referring to "Rapper's Delight," which hit the stores three months ahead of his "Christmas Rapping." But, he adds charitably, "at least they opened up the door for me."
They certainly did. Blow's publicist, Ken Reynolds, says, "Do you know all the people out there who are great singers and never get to cut a single? Here Blow is, talking on a groove, and now he's making an album."

3rd hour of the Dutch home mix championships 1983 (finals) on Veronica radio, including a very rare Ben Liebrand Mix

I postend the first 2 hours of this Dutch mixing contest 2 weeks ago. Ton send me the 3rd and last hour today, mad props to him. This last hour contains the voting, so be prepaired for a lot of dutch talking :-) But, at the end (46-55 min) you will hear a live mix by Ben Liebrand. This early work from the Dutch mix master is very rare.


1st and 2nd hour, check:

Chief Rocker Busy Bee and Kool DJ AJ, New York At Night @ Harlem World 1981

Classic tape with hip hop legends Busy Bee and DJ AJ. I just love that old school atmosphere. Now wave your hands in the air :-)


Saturday, February 12, 2011

The King Tech Wake Up Show: freestyles, 5 hours special and more

Wake Up Show Freestyles:

part 1 of a 1993 show
part 2 of a 1993 show

For those who want more: I stumbled upon a great Wake Up Show post, including a 5 hours special with co-host Kool DJ Red Alert:

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Hank Love & DNA radio show on WNWK, New York 1987

3 great snippets:

22 minutes from a 1987 show (source:


Shout-outs (source: History of Hip Hop Radio Vol. 1 [NYC 1986-1991])



'Fight the power' (History of Hip Hop Radio Vol. 1 [NYC 1986-1991])


If someone has some more Hank Love & DNA shows to share: let me know!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Kurtis Blow, Kool DJ AJ, Grandmaster Flash and Davy DMX live at the Apollo, 1985

Broadcasted on WBLS. Kurtis Blow knows how to rock the crowd and is sharing some knowledge about the old school. AJ, Davy DMX and Grandmaster 'no one cuts faster' Flash are mixing lot's of classic tracks.



Sunday, January 23, 2011

Some more old school hip hop documentaries

Big Fun in the Big Town (dutch documentary, 1986, with grand master flash and LL Cool J)

HipHop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes

Fat Boys episode of Unsung

Friday, January 21, 2011

Watch the roots of hip hop: 80 Blocks From Tiffany's, A Street History and Scratch

This blog is about old school tapes, but i you want to know more about the history of hip hop, you have to watch these great documentaires.

80 Blocks From Tiffany's (66 minutes)
This 1979 documentary film focuses on gangs of the South Bronx.

A street History - Hip hop Documentary (54 minutes)

Scratch (87 minutes)

A feature-length documentary film about hip-hop DJing.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Dutch home mix championships 1983 (finals) on Veronica radio

Not a post within the scope of this blog. But it's part of dutch mixing history: the 1983 home mix championships (thuismix kampioenschappen). Broadcasted on Veronica radio on 03-06-1983.

First hour:

Second hour:

Brings back great memories. Hope you all enjoy it.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Afrika Islam - Zulu Beat Show, 105.9 WHBI - Including a great interview with Crazy Legs, 04-21-83

Part 1 includes an interview with Crazy Legs. CL talks about how he became president of the Rock Steady Crew, the movie Flashdance and Cool Lady Blue. This tape is a re-up. And this time also the 2nd part of the tape where Afrika Islam is cutting up The Jimmy Castor Bunch - It's Just Begun. Lot's of shout outs. Classic!

Part 1

Part 2

Friday, January 7, 2011

Red Alert Show- 98.7 WRKS KISS FM 1992 (re-up)

Red Alert Show- 98.7 WRKS (KISS) FM- 1992 (90:04). originally posted on the essential elements blog (re-up)

Tape A

The 808 Is Coming- D-Nice with KRS-ONE
My Melody- Eric B & Rakim
It's My Beat- Sweet Tee
Top Billin'- Audio Two
You Know What Time It Is- Kool Moe Dee
Def Fresh Crew- Roxanne Shante with Biz Markie
AJ Is Cool- Kurtis Blow
???-Lovebug Starski
Shout Outs
St. Ides commercial with Willie D of Geto Boys
Gordy's Groove- Fresh Gordon
Pee Wee's Dance- Joeski Love
Live Hardcore Worldwide set- BDP
???-Nice & Smooth
Ain't No Half Steppin-Heatwave (partial)

Tape B

St Ides commercial featuring Geto Boys
The Show- Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh
King of Rock edit- Run DMC
Roxanne, Roxanne- U.T.F.O.
Roxanne's Revenge- Roxanne Shante
Bite This- Roxanne Shante
Fresh, Wild, Fly & Bold- Cold Crush Brothers
The Bridge- MC Shan
South Bronx- BDP

Tape C

Ego Trippin- Ultramagnetic MCs
Rockin' It- Fearless Four
Do The James- Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud
Eric B Is President- Eric B & Rakim

The Latin Rascals on Japanese radio: 'Mirage Super Top Wave'

UPDATE: i also added prt 6

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Holidays: Merry Xmas from Mr. Magic and a Dana Dane Santa Rap on KISS FM, 1989



Happy Holidays: Chuck Chillout Xmas mix on KISS FM, 1985

Happy Holidays everybody! The last posts of 2010 will contain some classic Christmas and new year (eve) tapes. Most of them are published earlier on this blog.

The first one is one of my favorite xmas mixes, from Chuck Chillout.

Chuck Chillout - Xmas mix on KISS FM, 98.7 WRKS-FM, 1985


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

WNYU archives with Kool Moe Dee, Afrika Bambaata, and The White Boys

WNYU is sharing some of their classic radio shows, including old school hip hop with Kool Moe Dee, Afrika Bambaata, and The White Boys.