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.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Grand Wizard Theodore and Mean Gene live on 3rd avenue Ballroom, part two

Another part of this classic tape. Lot's of funky beats.



If you want to hear more: you can always contact Troy to obtain the full 90 minutes. Check for contact info and an overview of his collection.

In the last weeks of this year, i want to share some more tapes from DJ Diablo and some x-mass live/radio tracks (like last year), but that's it for 2010. For those who would like to share some of their own goodies on my blog: drop me an email and make me and other blog visitors happy :-)
email adress:

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Paul Hardcastle 19 WHIZ KID CUT-UP mix

A few weeks ago i uploaded a 2 1/2 minute mix i got from DJ Diablo named 'play that beat 19 mix'. Earlier this week there was a topic started by Ackniculous on the OSHH forum about an ultra rare mix called 'Paul Hardcastle 19 WHIZ KID CUT-UP' and he verified that it is the same track. So for all the UK mix fans who overlooked the earlier upload but always wanted to hear the 19 whiz kid cut-up mix: here it is again:

Friday, December 3, 2010

UK pirate radio: a bunch of old school hip hop mixes (1984 - 1986), part 5

More treasures from the vault of DJ Diablo's!

Big Mouth: It's yours, 1985 (the first 3.30 minutes are just ordinary but the last 4.30 minutes are exceptional! Don't overlook this one!)

Buffalo Girls Mix 1984

Body Work Mix 1986

Catch The Beat Here Comes That Beat Mix 1984

Cutmaster DC Mix 1986

Derek B - If I Ruled The World Mix 1986

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Grand Wizard Theodore and Mean Gene live on 3rd avenue Ballroom in 1977, part one

The name and date of this tape says it all: this is hip hop history. Grand Wizard Theodore and his brother Mean Gene are playing some classic breaks like Apache and the Star Wars theme. Also many nursery rhymes. Dated 1977, this tape shows you the DNA of hip hop!

Listen / download:


If you want more: please drop a comment :-)

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Great documentary with Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash and lot's of other legends talking about the birth of hip hop. Many great tracks. Presented by Jeff Young.
Total time: 60 minutes.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Richie Rich Special Mixes on KISS FM (94.4 FM), 1985-1986 part 3

A third set of Richie Rich mixes from the DJ Diablo collection.
Personal favs: 'give me my money' and 'twilight'. Great stuff!

Get Into The Mix

Give Me My Money Mix

King John (Robin Hood) Mix

One For The Treble Mix

Twilight Mix

Saturday, November 20, 2010

UK pirate radio dj's: 7 fresh mixes from the collection of DJ Diablo, part 3

More mixes from DJ Diablo's collection.
updated links

DJ Elite - Egyptian Lover Megamix

DJ Jeeves - Pumpkin Mix 1985

DJ Jeeves - Tilt Me Mix 1985

DJ Undercover - Cut It Out Now Nick Mix 1985

DJ Undercover - One Time Mix 1985

DJ Undercover - Shes Looking Like A Hobo Mix

DJ Cuttin Mix 1985

Additional info from DJ Diablo:
DJ Undercover was a DJ that used to send Tim Westwood his mix tapes. Tim Westwood used to play his mixes on LWR.

DJ Jeeves did the drum program on the Pumpkin Mix and it was played by Tim Westwood on LWR (listen at 6mins).

The DJ Elite mix is a mix I downloaded and not from my tapes. There was no/very little swearing on the radio stations in the early-to-mid 1980s.

DJ Roger Johnson was a DJ for Dave Pearce on Radio London.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Les 'mix doctor' Adams hip hop mixes on Solar Radio,1985

Two great hip hop mixes from Les Adams

Rock It mix (10 minutes) Update: this is a mix from Alan 'The Judge' Coulthard

Shaft mix (10 minutes)

Props to DJ Diablo for sharing.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Richie Rich Special Mixes on KISS FM (94.4 FM), 1985-1986 part 2

For those who can't get enough of Richie Rich, here is a second set of mixes from the DJ Diablo collection

1985, 30 minutes:
1985, 13 minutes:
1985, 34 minutes:
1986, 42 minutes:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Richie Rich Special Mixes on KISS FM (94.4 FM), part 1

A first set of Richie Rich mixes from the DJ Diablo collection:

Al-Naafiysh Mix

Clear Mix

Confusion Mix

For more info regarding the DJ Diablo collection: check the previous blog post!

DJ Diablo is sharing his collection of NY and UK old school hip hop radio tapes

Once in a while, you feel like hitting a goldmine. Maybe you got that feeling when you first visited my blog :-)
I feld it this weekend when i recieved an email from DJ Diablo: he wants to share his tape collection from 1983 - 1989 on my blog. More then 100 UK and NY radio tapes, from LWR and Solar mixes to Zulu Beat Show material i never heard before.
I'm going to make several posts in the next weeks, so stay tuned!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Grandmaster Flash, The Furious 5, Jimmy D, Kool Kyle & DJ Sinbad @ T-Connection, NY '79 (part 2)

Earlier this week i uploaded a part of the tape 'Grandmaster Flash, The Furious 5, Jimmy D, Kool Kyle & DJ Sinbad @ T-Connection, NY '79'. That part only contained Flash and the Furious 5. In this second snippet (14 minutes) Jimmy D, Kool Kyle and DJ Sinbad also perform.



Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Grandmaster Flash and The Furious 5 @ T-Connection, New York '79 (part 1)

1979, New York: Flash is cutting Good Times, The Furious 5 are on the mic. Talking about hip hop history. This is part one of a great tape that also contains performances of Jimmy D, Kool Kyle and DJ Sinbad. If you want more, let me know!



Sunday, October 24, 2010

DJ Red Alert on HOT97 - March 10, 1995


All I Need- Method Man w/ Mary J. Blige
Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless- Lost Boyz
The Most Beautifulest Thing in the World- Keith Murray
All Men are Dogs- Bandit ?
Mad Props- Da Youngstaz

Born To Live- O.C.
Daaam!- Tha Alkaholiks
Oh My God- ATCQ
Lyrics To Go- ATCQ
???- Fu-Schnickens ?
Total Wreck- Bahamadia
Do Whatcha Gotta- Nice & Smooth

This is kind of a re-up. Earlier i linked to a post on the essential elements containing this tape but sadly that blog isn't live anymore.

So here is a direct link to the files.
Part one:
Part two:

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Thinking about changing the focus of this blog

Till now my focus regarding this blog was on building the biggest collection of old school live and radio tapes on the web. Not sure it can live up to that, but I have the feeling that it’s time to focus on preservation of the current online collection instead of adding new ones.

I think I have uploaded about half of my collection and this blog became a nice time capsule of hip hop history. At this moment the most requests I get regarding uploading tapes are about re-ups or additional shows from Mike Allen, Mr. Magic, etc.. Because my time is limited I think it’s better to preserve the current online collection then to add a 24th Mike Allen tape or 33th Mr Magic tape. Of course there will be reasons to add new tapes, f.e. when someone thinks an essential tape is missing or another collector want to add tapes to this blog. But I will focus my time and energy on ‘maintenance’. By doing that, this blog will not become a ‘file not found’ graveyard and current and new visitors will find more then enough tapes to start a personal collection and, by doing that, preserve a piece of history themselves. Hopefully that also will motivate some to digitize and share personal tape collections. And if that will be the start of a complete ‘mike allen’ or ‘mr magic’ collection, then that would be great! But it’s not a goal that I pursue.

To all regular visitors, especially the ones who have contributed to this blog in any way: if you have an opinion regarding this: feel free to share it in the comment section.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Tim Westwood - capital rap show from 1987

A fresh '87 Westwood tape including the world premiere of Just Ice album Kool & Deadly and a human beat box snippet from a rap convention in Amsterdam.
Props to DJ Ginja for sharing!

1 Just Ice - Freedom Of Speech
2 Antoinette - I Got An Attitude
3 Mikey D & The LA Posse - I Get Rough
4 Stetsasonic - A.F.R.I.C.A.
5 Faze One - Here To Win
6 Just Ice - Booga Bandit Bitch
7 Human Beat Box - Live @ Amsterdam Rap Convention

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

One year later, remembering Mr. Magic: Mr Magic and Marley Marl - WBLS 5-31-86, part 6

Last part of this 5-31-86 tape

Check for other Mr. Magic tapes:

One year later, remembering Mr. Magic: Mr Magic and Marley Marl - WBLS 5-31-86, part 5

It's sir juice!

Check for other Mr. Magic tapes:

One year later, remembering Mr. Magic: Mr Magic and Marley Marl - WBLS 5-31-86, part 4

Check for other Mr. Magic tapes:

One year later, remembering Mr. Magic: Mr Magic and Marley Marl - WBLS 5-31-86, part 3

OMG i think i'm having a rap attack


Check for other Mr. Magic tapes:

One year later, remembering Mr. Magic: Mr Magic and Marley Marl - WBLS, 5-31-86 part 2


Check for other Mr. Magic tapes:

One year later, remembering Mr. Magic: Mr Magic and Marley Marl - WBLS 5-31-86, part 1


Check for other Mr. Magic tapes:

One year later, remembering Mr. Magic: Mr Magic and Marley Marl - WBLS 3-28-86,part 3

One year later, remembering Mr. Magic: Mr Magic and Marley Marl - WBLS 3-28-86,part 2


One year later, remembering Mr. Magic: Mr Magic and Marley Marl - WBLS 3-28-86,part 1


One year later, remembering Mr. Magic: Mr Magic and Marley Marl - WBLS 11-29-85 pt.2


One year later, remembering Mr. Magic: Mr Magic and Marley Marl - WBLS 11-29-85 pt.1


One year later, remembering Mr. Magic: Mr Magic and Marley Marl - WBLS 5-29-85 Pt.2


One year later, remembering Mr. Magic: Mr Magic and Marley Marl - WBLS 5-29-85 Pt.1

Part one:


Mr. Magic died one year ago: don't forget your hip hop history

Mr. Magic died one year ago. A good reason to listen to some of his radio shows. I think i uploaded most of my tapes, but will check if i can find something fresh. Check the Mr. Magic label for the online tapes.


Friday, October 1, 2010

Eric B & Rakim, LL Cool J and Public Enemy Live in Amsterdam, 1987

DJ Kid sent me some photos he shot during The Def Jam concert in Glasgow. I don't have a tape from that concert, but the show in Amsterdam was also great. It was broadcasted by VPRO, a Dutch radio station and you can find it on several blogs. But for those who don't have it already:

Thursday, September 30, 2010

New Music Seminar MC & DJ Battle 1988

Hosted by Mike Allen and Lady B. Too bad that there are so many technical problems during this show. Battle starts with D-Nasty versus All-Star Fresh, a dutch DJ.

All-Star Fresh Vs. D-Nasty
Kane Vs. Bango
Battlecat Vs. Cutmaster Swift/
Eazy T Vs. Paul Ever Fresh
Jonny Vee Vs. Johnny Juice
Malik O Love Vs. King Sun
M Rock Vs. Miz
Mr. X Vs. Mikey D
Pogo Vs. Richie Rich
Devastator Vs. Raven T
Melle Mel Performs
Ronan Vs. Serch

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mike Allen - National Fresh, September 1986

Here is a 46 minute tape of a Nation Fresh show from september 1986. Shared by richiek some years ago on the OSHH.
It's editted (no chuck chill) but the boss still sounds freshhh.

Friday, September 24, 2010

New Music Seminar MC & DJ Battle, 1987

Now and then, i get emails from tape collectors who came across memory man's house of tape post, but where too late: all they found where dead links. JB send me an email: he was in time to download the stack but his harddisk crashed recently.
Luckily i have copies on 3 hard disks :-)
So, here is the famous battle tape. It contains:

Mr. Mixx Vs. Vandy C.
Melle Mel Vs. MC Breeze
Cutmaster D.C. Vs. Joe Cooley
Grandmaster Caz Vs. Bango
Mixmaster Ice Vs. Easy G.
King Sun Vs. Disco C.
Cash Money Vs. Jazzy Joyce
Grandmaster Caz Vs. Melle Mel
Mr. Mixx Vs. Joe Cooley
Cash Money Vs. Easy G
Melle Mel Vs. King Sun Vs. Caz
Cash Money Vs. Joe Cooley

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Afrika Bambaataa live at Penrods Fort lauderdale, 10-2-82

Classic live elektro by Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force. Including 'planet rock'!


Monday, September 6, 2010

Kool DJ Red Alert, KISS FM, 1984

A second show from Red Alert this week. This tape is also from 1984. Lot's of classic hip hop tracks. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

DJ Red Alert On 98.7 KISS FM, show dated 12-29-1984

Another classic radio show from DJ Red Alert on KISS FM, dated 12-29-1984. Found this one on a house(!) website. Here is the original link:
And a link to zshare:

Props to Peter Colon for uploading this tape on

01] Jonzun Crew f\ Michael Jonzun - Lovin' – Tommyboy (USA) [1984]
02] New Edition – Mr. Telephone Man – MCA (USA) [1984]
03] Fresh 3 M.C.'s - Have Your Heart – Profile (USA) [1984]
04] Fat Boys – Can You Feel It – Sutra (USA) [1984]
05] L.L. Cool J – I Need A Beat (Vocal Mix) - Def Jam Recordings (USA) [1984]
06] Cold Crush Brothers - Fresh, Wild, Fly And Bold - Tuff City (USA) [1984]
07] The Furious Five - Step Off – Sugarhill (USA) [1984]
08] Fat Boys – The Place to Be – Sutra (USA) [1984]
09] Kurtis Blow – AJ Scratch – Mercury (USA) [1984]
09A] Whodini – Friends (Instrumental) – Jive (USA) [1984]
09B] Kurtis Blow – 8 Million Stories – Mercury (USA) [1984]
09C] Fat Boys – The Fat Boys – Sutra (USA) [1984]
10] Donald D - Don's Groove – Elektra (USA) [1984]
11] Crash Crew - 2-4-6-8 / Here We Are – Sugarhill (USA) [1985]
12] Lovebug Starski – Starski Live At The Fever (Part 2) – Fever (USA) [1984]
13] Captain Rock – Cosmic Blast – NIA (USA) [1984]
14] Divine Sounds - Do Or Die Bed Sty – Specific (USA) [1984]

Friday, September 3, 2010

Rappers Delight Show on WZAK 93 FM with MC Chill

Not sure if this is from one show or a compilation, but it sounds freshhhh..
Anybody out there who has more of this radioshow and want to share some?

Monday, August 30, 2010

The L Brothers live at 123 Park, 1979

This is old school for real! So don't mind the static and enjoy this great tape that was shared by Memoryman.
The L Brothers (also known as the 'Love Brothers'), where formed by 3 brothers Livingston: DJ Mean Gene, DJ Cordio and DJ Grand Wizard Theodore Livingston, together with MC Smiley, Master Rob, the Original Kevie Kev and Busy Bee Starski. In 1979 they changed their name in The Fantastic Five.

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Latin Rascals - Big Apple Production Vol. 2, 1984

Classic mix from The Latin Rascals (re-up). Released in 1984. Tracklist includes:

Davy DMX - One For The Treble (Fresh)
Kurtis Blow - The Breaks
Cheryl Lynn - Encore
Art Of Noise, The - Beatbox Diversion 10
Malcolm McLaren - Hobo (Scratch)
CD III - Get Tough
Herbie Hancock - Rock-It
Malcolm McLaren - Buffalo Gals
Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force - Looking For The Perfect Beat
G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid - Play That Beat Mr. DJ
Man Parrish - Hip Hop Bebop
Sharon Redd - Beat The Street
Bell & James - Livin' It Up (Friday Night)
Trammps, The - Disco
Julius Brown - Party
Shannon - Let The Music Play
Break Machine - Street Dance
Culture Club - Miss Me Blind
C-Bank - One More Shot
John Rocca - I Want It To Be Real
Hashim - Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)
Addams Family Theme
Loleatta Holloway - Crash Goes Love
Eddie B. & Oscar T. - Where's The Beef?

Mike Allen on Capital Radio with Army Frontline Chart and Chuck Chill Juice Report, Saturday 26th July 1986

A great Mike Allen show, broadcasted between 8 and 10 pm on 26th July 1986. This tape was shared by Simmo on the OSHH forum and contains the Army Frontline Chart and a Chuck Chill Juice Report.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

THE KINGS OF THE TAPE EDIT - 3 hour special with The Latin Rascals, Chep Nunez and Aldo Marin

This show from Buschfunk (German radio) was broadcasted on the 25th of december 2002 and is dedicated to the 'kings of tape edit' of the (earlie) 80's. Check the playlist below.

1) latin rascals mixes [tape recordings out of the early 80's]

2) rochelle - my magic man (machine gun dub by charlie d. & jose *chep* nunez) [warner, 1985]
3) goon squad - eight arms to hold you (dub) (arthur baker) [epic, 1985]
4) nocera - let's go (let's dub by the latin rascals) [sleeping bag, 1987]
5) mantronix megamix by omar santana [musical madness, ten records, 1986]
6) robbie nevil - just like you (rascal beats) [emi, 1991]
7) utfo - wanna rock (omar's dub) [select records, 1989]
8) stetsasonic - talkin all that jazz (omar santana's dub) [tommy boy records, 1998]
9) arthur baker - breaker's revenge (dub mix by the latin rascals) [atlantic, 1984]
10) goon squad - powerdrill (dub) (arthur baker) [epic, 1985]
11) johnny o. - highways of your love (tony garcia's + omar santana's masterpiece) [micmag]
12) sa-fire - let me the dub (aldo marin, the latin rascals) [cutting records cr-212, 1987]
13) todd terry - just wanna dance (edited by chep nunez) [sleeping bag, 1988]
14) edmond - taught me (hard dub edited by chep nunez) [sleeping bag, 1989]
15) nitro deluxe - transform to cybotron (aldo marin) [cutting records cr-208, 1987]
16) skywalker's bass waves mega mixes - mega mix 1 (chep nunez) [luke skywalker records]
17) t. la rock - back to burn (instrumental) (chep nunez edit) [fresh, 1986]
18) t. la rock - breaking bells (omar santana edit) [fresh, 1986]
19) mantronix - bassline (chep nunez edits) [sleeping bag, 1986]
20) mantronix - hard core hip hop (chep nunez edits) [fresh, 1986]
21) mantronix - king of the beats (chep nunez edits) [capitol, 1988]
22) 3-D - tommy boy megamix (brooklyn mix) [tommy boy, 1985]
23) pet shop boys - opportunities (latin rascals edits) [disco, 1986]

Listen / download:


THE KINGS OF THE TAPE EDIT - The Latin Rascals Special (85 minutes)

The German Radioshow Buschfunk made some great NY radio specials. The next tape is all about the Latin Rascals. It was broadcasted on the 5th of december 2007. Most material will sound familiar if you listened to other Rascal tapes on this blog.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Rock Steady Crew at Danceteria, 1982

It's a bit strange to listen to a tape where the Rock Steady performs. But still, you can hear (and feel) hip hop history on this snippet when Frosty Freeze, Crazy Legs, Take One and Ken Swift are asked to come to the stage. It's part of a tape where they perform with Kevie Kev, Whipper Whip and D.J. Theodore in Danceteria, 1982.

For Rock Steady fans who want to obtain the whole tape, contact Troy:

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tim Westwood on LWR radio, 1984

An early Westwood tape. Shared some years ago on def-momentum but too bad, that website is no longer online. Nice show with lots of old school classics (don't let the hick up in the first few seconds scare you off)

BTW, I'm experimenting with new tools to share files. Zshare was my favorite because with 1 click you could listen to the mp3 file, but the type of ads become more and more annyoing. Multiupload makes it possible to share files by more then 1 website but it takes a long time to upload.
This time i use fairtilizer. Let me know what you think about it.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

NYC Spinmasters and Afrika Islam KDAY 1580 mix

Another hard to find KDAY mix. This time from the NYC Spinmasters and Afrika Islam. It was shared by Blinddog. He has more tapes, waiting to be digitalized, so maybe one day more will follow.
There is some background noice from another radio station, but still: a great catch!

Any blog visitor who has KDAY hip hop mix from the 80's to share: please drop me an email!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Cold Crush vs Fantastic 5 at the Harlem World 1981 (remastered)

Because tonight is the Cold Crush Brothers 32nd Anniversary Concert, here is another CCB tape: the legendary battle agains the Fantastic 5. It is remastered and starts with an introduction by Charlie Chase:

Check for other Cold Crush tapes on this blog:

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Afrika Islam Zulu Beat Show on WHBI, 1983

This show starts with a shout out to Red Alert. Lot's of electro classics on this 36 minutes tape.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 4 MC’s – Live At Audubon Ballroom 1978 (Full tape)

The first part of this classic tape can be found on several websites, including my blog. 'A north country bhoy' posted the full tape on his blog today. Don't miss it!

Check for all my uploaded grandmaster flash tapes:

Sunday, July 18, 2010

DJ Red Alert on KISS FM, January 1985

Great show including tracks from LL Cool J, Roxanne Shante and Mantronix.

Thanks to Johnnie Freeze for sharing this tape on DJH.

Check for an overview of all the Red Alert tapes on my blog:

Friday, July 16, 2010

Mr Magic Rap Attack on WBLS, 1986

It has been a while since i uploaded a Mr Magic tape. The next one contains some nice jingles and shout outs. It seems that this show was also broadcasted by the BBC.
Marley Marl has the mixing gloves on. Including tracks from Eric B & Rakim and LL Cool J. Total time: 28 minutes

This tape has a great vibe. The magic is here!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Red Alert Show with DJ Sammy B (Jungle Brothers) on KISS FM, 1988

DJ Ginja asked me if i had some tapes from Sammy B on KISS FM. The only ones i have are from the famous New York Radio Show Collection that the Supreme Unknown shared. I had some links to his blog, but the blog seems to be gone. So here are some fresh uploads:

Red Alert Show- 98.7 WRKS (KISS) FM- Sammy B - June 1988

Red Alert Show- 98.7 WRKS (KISS) FM- DJ Sammy B - August 1988

And another show from August 1988

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Capital Rap Session: The Cookie Crew (1989)

DJ Ginja is sharing two snippets from a 1989 Capital Rap Session with the Cookie Crew

Part 1:

Part 2:

Thanx for sharing Ginja!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

92 KTU Battle of the Disco DJs (1982)

Not 100% on topic, but part of NY radio history: the '92 KTU Battle of the Disco DJs' from 1982

DJs: Tony Sanchez, Aldo Marin & José ''The Animal'' Diaz
John ''Jellybean'' Benitez & David Colonna Spanisi
source: MFS

And an earlier contest mix from Hippy Torales
source: vjs

If anybody has more 92 KTU Battle of the Disco DJs mixes, please let me know. I know at least one man, no, i'm not talking about me :-), that would be very happy if Jim Chopper Cohn's mix would pop up.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Afrika Bambaataa and The Soul Sonic Force Live at the Funhouse

Afrika Bambaataa and The Soul Sonic Force performing in the famous Funhouse.
Introduced by WKTU's Carlos De Jesus.
Classic stuff!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Grandmaster Flash and Kurtis Blow Live in Queens NY 1981: Flash uses the Life Story sample

Two legends teaming up in 1981: Grandmaster Flash and Kurtis Blow.
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.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Live tape: Zulu Nation, Herculoids @ T-Connection Disco, 1980

Alee is sharing an awesome party tape.
It contains performances from
Side A
DJ Jazzy Jay
Pow Wow
Li'l Ikey C
MC Globe
Master Ice
DJ Whiz kid
Ultimate Three

Side B
Imperial 3
Afrika Bambaataa
Cold Crush 4
DJ Whiz Kid

Many props to Alee for sharing this gem!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Funky 4+1, Rahiem, Cowboy, Ruby Dee, Bambaataa, Ikey cee and Lil Dave @ T-Connection, 1980

Lot's of old school heroes on this tape!
After about 100 minutes there is some rumor about a shoot out (or was it only a firecracker...)
Thanx to KEIMO481ZONE for sharing!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Stetsasonic 3 MCs with Wise, the Human Mix Machine and DJ Prince Paul

This next tape is from the Stetsasonic 3 MCs (later known as Stetsasonic) with Wise, the Human Mix Machine and on the turntables Prince Paul. No jazzy influences yet, but classic stuff! Not sure about the date but i think it's from 1984.

17.52 minutes

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tim Westwood: Mc Mello, J Boys, Sir Drew and Shortski

Ginja shares two nice Tim Westwood snippets:

MC Mello / J boys live from Dingwalls London as part of a Westwood live from London - capital radio broadcast 1989

Sir Drew & Shortski - Westwood capital rap session 1987

Friday, April 9, 2010

Tribute to Malcolm Mclaren (RIP)

Malcolm Mclaren died yesterday at the age of 64. I uploaded some material as a tribute to the man who had a major role in the globalization of hip hop.

Buffalo Gals was one of a kind and when i bought Duck Rock and Would Ya Like More Scratchin in the early 80's i couldn't stop playing them. And IMO that last album still has a unique sound after more then 25 years (of course also thanx to the World Famous Supreme Team and Trevor Horn)

And you know i love that artwork from Keith Haring: check my avatar :-)

Mclaren talking about his introduction to hip hop (from baffalo gals, back to school)
It Was a New York Phenomenon
Zulu Nation
42nd Street

4 clips
* Malcolm Mc Laren - Buffalo Gals
* Malcolm Mc Laren Feat. Eric B - Buffalo
* Malcolm McLaren - D' Ya Like Scratchin'
* Malcolm McLaren - Double Dutch (1983)

A great article by Greg Wilson (march 2004): Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Bronx: On The Unlikely Origins of the UK Hip Hop Movement

Can't talk about Mclaren and not mentioning the the World's Famous Supreme Team: World's Famous Supreme Team @ WHBI april 13, 1983

World Famous Supreme Team Show @ WHBI, unknown date,
World Famous Supreme Team 1982 Anniversary Show

Two nice mixes:
Hobo Scratch, mix by DJ Wildthing

Buffalo Gals by DJ Dirk

Monday, April 5, 2010

Mike Allen @ Capital Radio: Easter Weekend 1986

I'm not sure if most western countries also have a second 'easter day' (or easter monday), but i'm enjoying it :-)
I thought it would be nice to share this Mike Allen Easter Weekend tape from 1986. It's short but with jingles (i love that Margret Thatcher one) and commercials.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Sparky Dee and LL Cool J live at the Roxy, 1985

First part of a live tape. Starts with Sparky Dee dissing Roxanne, then LL Cool J takes over with the Cut Creator.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Afrika Bambaataa – Live on Ferry Maat Soulshow, 1983

RETALI8 ONE pointed me to his great website and in particular to a recording from Afrika BAmbaataa, live on Dutch radio in 1983.

Check the post and while you are there: check also the other (electro) goodies!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Two fresh NY radio tapes from Mr. Magic and DJ Red Alert (1987)

Ruse One shares two fresh NY radio tapes from late 1987:

Mr. Magic Rap Attack on WBLS (45 minutes):

DJ Red Alert on KISS FM (44 minutes). This tape starts with a fragment of "Eric B is President" winning a best street single award

Props to Ruse One for sharing two great examples of NY hip hop radio!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Juice Crew Live at the Apollo Theatre: tape and video

Arkevis is spoiling us with yet another tape. I hope you all can keep up with his tempo :-)
This time it's The Juice Crew live at Apollo Theatre. Classic line up and with an awesome live band.

Part one:

Part two:

For those who can't get enough of the Juice Crew: i found this vid, including both on stage and back stage footage, shared by the one and only MC Shan.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Two Dr. Dre Roadium Swap Meet Mix Tapes: F.T.P. and BET (ultra rare)

Dr. Dre's Roadium Swap Meet Mix Tapes are a set of legendary mixtapes. In the past years some of those where shared on the web(check the links below). Now Arkivis is sharing two other tapes that are ultra rare: F.T.P. and Bet.
Mad props to Arkives for sharing these gems!

Side a: b:

Side a:
Side b:

Check for other Rodium Sweet Meet tapes:


WFMU (note: not all the mentioned tapes have the correct names): and

Friday, March 12, 2010

Four classic KDAY AM STEREO Traffic Jam mixes

Arkivis is sharing another set of KDAY material. This time 4 Traffic Jam mixes.
Classic stuff!

Hip Hop Mix 14.04 minutes:

Hip Hop - Electro mix by Joe Cooley, 14.47 minutes

Mix by Dr. Dre, 11.17 minutes:

Hip Hop Mix, 10.55 minutes:

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Two WBLS tapes from 1983 and 1985 to enjoy

More and more blog visitors are sharing tapes from their collection. That makes me very happy and i know for sure many of you feel the same way :-)
Orangetest999 dropped 2 WBLS tapes in my mailbox:

The first tape is probably from 1985 and contains a WBLS Saturday Night Master Mix Dance Party with Timmy Regisford. No hip hop but with some great 70's disco, reggae and R&B beats. Also a nice ending of the tape with the start of the WBLS Quiet Storm program.
Total time: 90 minutes.

The second tape is dated december 25th, 1983. Contains some true hip hop, electro, R&B and high energy classics, seasons greatings and a nice commercial for herbie hancock's autodrive.
Total time: 80 minutes.

Props to Orangetest999 for sharing!

Monday, March 8, 2010

RUN DMC live at the Hammersmith Odeon, London

Another tape from Ruse One! This time a classic RUN DMC concert in London. I have the first part of this show, but the second part is new to me.

total time: 47.43 minutes, including hits like My Adidas, It's like that, It's tricky, Hit it Run, Walk this way, Raising Hell and Peter Piper.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

A load of Mike Allen en Tim Westwood tapes

This blog post is powered by Ruse One. He is sharing a load of Mike Allen and Tim Westwood tapes he taped back in the days.
Great collection, so big props.
Mike Allen, 28th dec 1985 - just before the best of 1985

Mike Allen, 17th Oct 1986 parts 1 2 and 3

Mike Allen, 3rd April 1987 parts 1 and 2

Mike Allen, 18 October 1986

Mike Allen, Best of 1985 28th dec 1985 parts 1 and 2

Mike Allen, 25th October 1986

Some stuff from the radio feb 1990 (Kiss/Capital/London cant remember which or could be all 3)

Capital Rap Show Westwood 16th Nov 1990

Capital Rap Show Westwood 18th Nov 1989 Parts 1 and 2

Capital Rap Show Westwood 20th July 1990

Kiss FM october 1990
1984 LWR

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Mike Allen with the Groove Electro Sales Chart @ Capital Radio, 10-04-85

Mike Allen is possibly the most requested radio DJ in the cdbox of this blog. Thanx to chaps like Simo, Ramses, Repoman, Craig and Bobs i have more tapes of the Boss then from any other hip hop radio DJ and you can find about 20 of those tapes on this blog.
Here is another one, dated october 4th 1986 (props to gee).

Check: for an overview of all my Mike Allen tapes (about 60)

I know for sure that there must be some visitors who have one or more fresh Mike Allen tapes that i don't have. So, if you got own radio recordings, digitised or not, please let me know! Then we can share some more :-)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Some classic Kid Capri tapes

Last week I played almost exclusively Kid Capri tapes on my mp3 player. It started when I downloaded a fresh Kid Capri Live at the Castle tape from the great ‘history of mix tape’ blog. Check this tape on:
And you can find more Kid Capri goodies on DJ Mars’ blog on:

I posted a Kid Capri live at the powerhouse earlier on this blog:
Part 1
Part 2

And here are two other great tapes from my collection

The Kid Capri 10/09/89 mixtape (.rar file)

Kid Capri on WBLS, 1987
Part 1:
Part 2:

For those who can’t get enough of Kid Capri: check for some more tapes!

And don't blame me for getting an overdose of the mixmaster :-)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Stu Allen - Best Of '89 Hip Hop, Key 103

Dean "charlieblimey" Coster shared this one by email. I checked my hard disk and i had it already but never posted it on this blog. And because it's a great mix: plenty of reason to drop the link here.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Look what i found on the web (2)

Still hungry for more old school live / radio material? Then check the following (recent) posts on other blogs and forums:

Normal Bias: lot's of (90's) tapes including some great hip hop radio tapes

Mixes DB: i think most of you know this famous website/wiki. It contained not only tracklists but also uploaded mix and live shows. Some time ago the links to the shows where removed because of legal issues but it seems that (some of) the tapes are live again (hosted on mixcloud). These are the hip hop tapes (some online, some not):

The Kool Skool: a great blog with lots of interviews, vids and tapes! Check the last post about the Rock Steady Crew 16th Anniversary 1993 Live From Rock Steady Park New York

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

DJ Rock Dee radioshow on WMSE and a Funkin' Your Head Up mixtape

Darrel D send me 2 cd's with material from DJ Rock Dee. Rock Dee was an old school Milwaukee legend. Sadly he died in 2008.

The first cd contains a 91.7 WMSE radio Funk Friday show from Rock Dee, dated 4-2-1993.

The second cd is a Funkin' Your Head Up mixtape (vol. 10).

Thanx for sharing these tapes Darrel. There isn't much material from Rock Dee on the web so i know for sure you make some people happy with this because it's part of their memories and others because you introduced them to a great dj!

Monday, February 1, 2010

The birth of the hip hop fashion style

Like i mentioned in the previous post: i got a mail from Starchild (115, jefferson projects) regarding the MR. HYDE, MR. BOND, STARCHILD, RONNIE GREEN - Foster Center, 1979 tape. We emailed and Starchild shared some great memories about the early days including one about the birth of the hip hop fashion style:

"My older brother, abraham (aka ACE); founder of the G-MONEY CREW (east harlem) was directly responsible for setting the style/fashion trend for many in the hip hop community! When they rolled, it was always in an OJ (exclusive car service back then) and/or limo (manhattan limousine). His entire crew dressed in the following required attire: white t-shirt, jeans, fat gold chains, new addidas (with no laces), suit jackets (usually valor), and valor (gangster) brims/hats. there is an actual story that confirms this claim that took place at the queens armoy involving run-d-mc and sugar hill!"
"Facts: sugar hill was scheduled to perform on evening, and never showed up. The show officials assumed that when the G-MONEY CREW arrived in a fat stretch limo lookin' clean that they were a part of the sugar hill posse. They gave them the full star treatment (ie back stage access, great floor seats, etc.). In attendance were several hip hop fans and aspiring hip hop performers.. specifically, run-d-mc!! They were seated in the balcony (left of stage / right of audience) and were able to clearly see the who's who in the vip section. as did all the other onlookers. hence, the birth of hip hop style, first introduced by the legendary G-MONEY CREW from East Harlem (NYC)"

How about that! Thanx for sharing Starchild.

But because this is a blog about tapes, i also have to mention the MR. HYDE, MR. BOND, STARCHILD, RONNIE GREEN (AKA Captain Rock) - Foster Center, 1979 tape again. This is one of my favorite tapes of all times especially because the music choice is often mindblowing orginal and the mc's are rapping like their lives are depending on it, using many classic nursery rhymes.

Part one:
Part two:


Friday, January 29, 2010

Treacherous 3, Infinity Machine, Spoonie Gee & Dj Lady Love - Live @ Connecticut, 1980

I received emails from Starchild and Lady Love this week regarding old school tapes on which they perform. It's always nice to help people out, but when it's an artist is asking for his/her tape then on one hand it's great to talk to someone who was part of the scene and on the other hand it's a pity that many artists don't have their own performances on tape. Both Starchild and Lady Love shared some interesting anectdotes.

The first one is from Lady Love and it's about her performance with Treacherous 3, Infinity Machine and Spoonie Gee @ Connecticut, 1980.

"it was crazy, we all rode on a bus up to Conn it was like a big party, It was the first time anybody asked for my autograph.. I was so shocked.. I was so shy then I really didnt talk, I just got on the turntables, did my thing and watched everybody else in amazement, i was in awe myself when Special k got on the mike for me..on the bus ride up, he asked me who my mc was, i told him i didnt have one, so he waited to see if i could really spin and he rocked it for me, then DJ Divine and Disco Kid got on and I was in heaven, i knew them from Queens, we all played the Fantasia together with dj woody wood, disco kids brother..i was shocked at Divine mc'ing cause he was a DJ, but they all helped me that night....."

Thanks Denise AKA Lady Love for sharing! And for those who want to listen to the tape:

or download the .rar file:

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Some fresh NY radio tapes

Arkives dropped some fresh NY radio tapes from his personal collection in my mailbox.

Marley Marl is pumping up the volume at a Mister Magic's Rap Attack (13 minutes). Damn that man got skills.

Another Mr. Magic Rap Attack show (31 minutes) :

Red Alert at KISS FM (18 minutes).

Classic NY radio!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

More KDAY AM STEREO goodies

Arkives has send me some more KDAY snippets. Thanx for sharing this rare material my friend.

Joe Cooley cutting Tour de France

Rodney O and Joe Cooley Saterdaynight live

and last but not least a great mix from 1988:

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Look what i found on the web (1)

Still hungry for more old school live / radio material? Then check the following (recent) posts on other blogs and forums:

98.7 KISS FM: Johnnie Freeze shares a lot of Red Alert, Chuck Chillout, Latin Rascals and other classic radiomixes on

DJ Stepston's tape rips: lots and lots of (uk) tapes, mostly from the 90's

DJ Fresh G's tape rips. Seems that this blog isn't updated but it contains some great radio shows from the (early) 90's

J Rocc is sharing some rare KDAY material on

DJ Soul's radioshow 'The Blockparty'. Every show contains some classic live stuff

The Stretch & Bobbito Show history (thanx for the tip Roy)



Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Another Dr. Dre mix broadcasted on KDAY AM STEREO

Thanx to SIMMO, here is another Dr. Dre mix broadcasted on KDAY.
If anybody has some more of these KDAY mixes to share, please let me know!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Old school mix 'Eastern Initiative' by Roller8

I have to admit that this post is not within the scope of this blog because it's not a radio or live tape and it's recent material.
It's an old school mix, made by Roller8 and he included some snippets from Mr. Magic and the World Famous Supreme Team Shows that where shared on my blog. And it's IMO a great mix with lot's of old school classics.
So, all and all: plenty of reasons to make an exception and share it on my blog.
Props to Roller8!

Eastern Initiative:

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

King Tee, NWA, Public Enemy live from Skateland USA in Compton and more goodies broadcasted on KDAY AM STEREO

Props to Arkives who dropped more KDAY material in my mailbox! Thanx for sharing my man.

Live from Skateland USA in Compton (broadcasted on KDAY)
King Tee (13.25)
NWA & Eazy-E (12.28)
Public Enemy (20.47)

Greg Mack & Wreckin Crew, x-mass, 1984 (4.40)

Ice-T saturdaynight live (4.57 minutes)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

KRS ONE on the Tim Westwood Capital Rap Show talking about the Bridge Wars, the future of rap and B-Boy Records

It's always interesting to hear KRS ONE giving his opinion on hip hop. On the next tape he is guest at the Tim Westwood Capital Rap Show (1988) and talks about the future of rap, the Bridge Wars and B-Boy records ("run by gangsters" according to KRS ONE).

Part 1: (24 minutes)
Part 2: (11 minutes, including a kid n' play session)
Part 3: (2 minutes)

Powerfull stuff, shared by DJ Ginja.
Thanx my friend!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Traffic Jam with Dr. Dre on KDAY AM STEREO

I recieved some mails the last year with questions about KDAY shows. But i didn't had any. That all changed since this week, because Arkives has hit me up with KDAY material.
The first one is a Traffic Jam mix from Dr. Dre:
Classic stuff. I will upload more in the next days.
Props to Arkives for sharing!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Tim Westwood and Marley Marl Rap Exchange, Radio One

2010 starts perfect with yet another contributor. This time props to SlicerMan! He shares a great Rap Exchange tape with Tim Westwood and Marley Marl live in NY and broadcasted on Radio One. Enjoy.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Two interviews with Run DMC by Mr. Magic and Howard Stern plus some KISS FM mixes

I'm getting a lot of mail this week with stuff i can share on my blog. And that makes me very happy :-).

MJM send me 3 tapes, 2 containing interviews with RUN DMC

* Shock Jock Howard Stern interviewing Run DMC, autumn 1990 (34 minutes)

* Mr. Magic interviewing Run DMC (11 minutes)

* Tape with a bunch of KISS FM mixes, including the Latin Rascals (23 minutes)

Thanx for sharing MJM, great stuff!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tim Westwood: Audio Two and BDP (live)

DJ Ginja dropped 2 Tim Westwood snippets in my mailbox.

Audio 2 (Milk D & Giz) pre-recorded session and an interview @ the Capital Rapshow, 1988, 14 minutes.

BDP, recorded live from the Fridge (Brixton), broadcasted @ the Capital Rapshow: 5 minutes.

More Capital Radio to come.

Props to Ginja for sharing!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Zulu Nation 6th Anniversary at Bronx River Center 1981

Zulu Nation is performing 'jazzy sensation'. Then the Magical Four take the stage.
total time: 25.02 , Part of the anniversary show.