Westwood – Capital Rap Show Feat Andre Harrell Interview – 10 May 1991

On this Capital Rap Show from May 1991, there’s a great interview with Andre Harrell, one part of the duo behind some of the first flushes of Rap on Profile Records [Dr.Jeckyll & Mr.Hyde]. Harrell started Uptown Records alongside Puffy in 86 and is considered one of the most iconic figures within the industry of Hip-Hop & Rap. He took Hip-Hop & Rap to unexpected places in the Nineties along with producers like Teddy Riley & Marley Marl, and people like Puffy. Here he discusses the world of Harlem, Buppy Rap, his movie project ‘Go Natalie’ [A working title, it switched up to ‘Strictly Business’ by the time of release], and why he switched from performing under the Dr.Jeckyll & Mr.Hyde moniker to artist management etc.

Tim also uses terms like ‘Stressin to the Bone’, which is never unfunny.

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As well as that, Westwood plays tracks off the NWA LP Niggaz4Life which was due to hit the streets in the following weeks, the World Premiere of Heavy D’s Hip-Pop classic ‘Now That We’ve Found Love’ is dropped, he plays yet another alternate version of Marley Marl No BS [with the ‘I’m Your Puppet’ break and the Mr Magic diss removed] as well as another version of the LL cut I Get Busy [with yet more alternate lyrics].

NB: Jonathan Shecter AKA @sheckygreen AKA Jay the Sultan, also mentions a compelling performance during The Source Magazine weekly update: At a surprise birthday party for MC Serch at the Redzone, all four members of the cast of ‘Live At The BBQ’ appeared on stage, to perform ‘Live At The BBQ’. Now that’s some Hip-Hop holy grail ‘isht !!!