Westwood – Capital Rap Show 29 January 1988 [Feat Demon Boyz Session]

Here’s another one of those dusty old Capital Rap Shows with a 3 track session intact. This time from the Demon Boyz. That’s boyz, with a zed. It isnt the best quality but the rest of the content makes up for that.


DL here https://hiphopradioarchive.org/show/181

If you dont get goosebumps when Tim drops the Heavy D promo before describing Strong Island as ‘the biggest selling record in the street’ you probably shouldnt be here.

It’s a single sided tape from this week 30 years ago, Westwood drops classic tracks, and he’s also keen for listeners to watch his TV show Night Network. He plays the Demon Boyz session, and refers to Chuck New as ‘The unacknowledged genius of Rap’. He’s HEAVY on the patter with classic lines like Full effectiveness/ Dancefloor Justice/ No left turn, no right turn, straight ahead to the t.o.p.’ CLASSIC Westwood ! He also describes tunes as ‘King Size Acetates’ and describes himself as ‘Safer than a suicide’ !?!

He plays the wrong tune at the very start of the show, then he says that he will be hosting his last segment with Chris Forbes on All Right All Night the following week. The funny thing about this is that he mentions performing at Live to London from Cinderella Rockerfellas, which was a Peter Stringfellow club in Central London. And he says that he wont be doing any more All Right All Night because he wants to ‘concentrate on the Friday night Capital Rap Show’. Thank christ he did ! He offers shouts to London Posse members MC Rodie Rok [Rodney P] & DJ Biznizz at the end too.

Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince – New Kids on the Block [Accidental spin]
Boogie Down Productions – My Philosophy
Mic Break
Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince – New Kids on the Block
Mic Break [First mention of the Cold Chillin Tour]
Mantronix – Join Me Please [Home Boys – Make Some Noise]
Mic Break [Night Network]
Demon Boyz Session [Untitled/ Lyrical Culture/ Untitled]
Biz Markie – Vapors
Biz is Goin Off
Professor Griff ID
Heavy D & The Boys ID
JVC Force – Strong Island
Mic Break
Version Excursion Competition
Lyn Collins – Think
Roxanne Shante – Go On Girl
Rob Base – It Takes Two
MC Rodie Rok/ DJ Biznizz shout


Funkmaster Flex 90’s SPECIAL MIX – HOT97 4 July 2007

‘We are not 90’s snobs. We wanna enlighten and let you live’…

During the 2017 Christmas period, on his annual venture into the old school, DJ Funkmaster Flex was grindin heavy, droppin vintage classics alongside Propmaster Kool DJ Red Alert, Chuck Chillout and others. But on 4th July 2007, the legendary DJ [PKA DJ Underground Bandit], leaned into the HOT97 all-mix weekend, in his inimatable and unequalled style, with a 90’s set to end all 90’s sets. Here is an edited version of the full 5 hours, featuring the finest moments. This one is more entertaining than ALL the others put togtether in our opinion…

He unapologetically opens the set, claiming ‘Alotta vinyl up here, the CD and Serato’s on vacation tonight‘. And for tight on-air sets with shedloads of batshit crazy charisma [and endless jokes], this is possibly Flex at his livest…

‘I did not come up here to play Hammer and Young MC’…

With Mister Cee, Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg on the assist, Flex talks constant funny styles, recalling the restaurant spots, the car kits, the MCs, producers and DJs [Shouts to Wildman Steve, Stretch & Bobbito, Eclipse, Riz, Martin Moore, Mayhem]. He also talks about the tales of the decade [‘Shout out to the dude that Gangstarr beat up at Chrysalis’]. Flex flashbacks to the language of the time too, as well as the fashions, the 24 hour bodegas, buyin up boxes of records, the hood spots, the promo stickers and all manner of 90’s nostalgia. ‘Sneakers wasn’t in style back then!’…

The full 5 hours can heard via https://www.mixcloud.com/oldschooltapes/

Rest in Peace to Dave ‘Doctor Funkenklein’, as ever, humunganicious propers to Mr & Mrs Shrapnel and anyone that had the ‘Alfa Romeo with the funny back’ !

Rakim – In The Ghetto
Brand Nubian – Step To The Rear
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Mecca and the Soul Brother
Tim Dog – Fuck Compton
Diamond D – Freestyle [Yo That’s that shit]
Chubb Rock – Treat Em Rigt
Kings of Swing – Nod Your Head To This
EPMD – Give The People
EPMD – Headbanger [Ft Redman & K-Solo]
LL Cool J – Around The Way Girl
Main Source – Large Professor
Gang Starr – Words I Manifest
LL Cool J – Eat Em Up L [Chill]
Black Sheep – Flavor of the Month
Brand Nubian – All For One
Main Source – Live at the BBQ [Ft Nas, Joe Fatal & Akinyele]
Scarface – Mr. Scarface
The UMC’s – Blue Cheese
Ultramagnetic MC’s – Poppa Large
Double X Posse – Not Gonna Be Able To Do It
Digital Underground – The Humpty Dance
Queen Latifah – U.N.I.T.Y
Queen Latifah – Just Another Day
Diamond D – Sally Got a One Track Mind
Gang Starr – Check The Technique
Gang Starr – Step In The Arena
A Tribe Called Quest – Footprints
KRS-One – Outta Here
D-Nice – Call Me D-Nice
A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It? [Remix]
Brand Nubian – To The Right
Brand Nubian – Slow Down
Boogie Down Productions – Love’s Gonna Get’Cha
Public Enemy – Anti Nigger Machine
Public Enemy – Brothers Gonna Work it Out
Organized Konfusion – Walk Into The Sun [Remix]
Fat Joe – Flow Joe
Gangstarr – Now Youre Mine
Das EFX – Kaught In Da Ak (Remix)
Apache – Gangsta Bitch
The UMC’s – One To Grow On
Cypress Hill – Insane In The Brain

Zhigge – Toss It Up
Tha Alkaholiks – Make Room
Masta Ace – Jeep Ass Nigguh (Wack ass Remix]
Gang Starr – Take it Personal
Common – Resurrection 95
Doo Wop – Bounce
Main Source – Looking At My Front Door
Main Source – Fakin The Funk
Ice Cube – Amerikkka’s Most Wanted
Special Ed – Let’s Move It
Jeru The Damaja – D Original
Nas – Halftime
Nas – The World Is Yours
Nas – One Love
Nas – Represent
Jeru The Damaja – One Day
Jeru The Damaja – Come Clean
Black Moon – Who Got Da Props?
Smif-N-Wessun – Bucktown
Black Moon – Ack Like U Want It
Black Moon – How Many Mc’s
Black Moon – I Got Cha Opin
Boot Camp Clik – Headz Ain’t Ready
Smif-N-Wessun – Sound Bwoy Bureill
Redman – It’s like That
Wu Tang Clan – After The Laughter Comes Tears [Instrumental]
Wu Tang Clan – Protect Ya Neck
Wu Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M
Wu Tang Clan – Wu Tang Clan Ain’t Nothing To Fuck Wit
Mobb Deep – Shook Ones Pt 2
Mobb Deep – Survival Of The Fittest
GZA – Liquid Swords
Smoothe Da Hustler – Broken Language
M.O.P – How About Some Hardcore?
Common – Resurrection 95 [beat playing in the background]

UK FRESH 19 JULY 1986 – Live from Wembley Arena Featuring Dr Dre & World Class Wreckin’ Cru/ Word of Mouth & DJ Cheese/Steady B/Captain Rock/Sir Mix-A-Lot/Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde/ Lovebug Starski with Brucie B/ Grandmaster Flash/Just-Ice/ Real Roxanne/Mantronik & Afrika Bambaataa.

As far as we are aware, these old broadcasts have never been shared in their entirety on the web in the past. These are ALL OF THE ‘UK FRESH 86’ PERFORMANCES that were broadcast by Mike Allen on Capital Radio over the course of the 1986 August Bank Holiday weekend.

And tell ya kids, this was Dr Dre, 3 decades ago !!!
For DL’s please go to https://hiphopradioarchive.org/

Tapes of Dre & World Class Wreckin Crew UK Fresh 1986

If you are from outside of the UK, this may be the first time youve heard of the UK Fresh 86 shows. These were at Wembley Arena [NB: ARENA Rap in the UK in 1986] and were billed as ‘The event of the decade’. Following the Fresh Fest template on offer in the US from the previous year, and with only 16000 people witnessing what became a pivotal performance of iconic 80s artists, this has arguably become the largest and most important LIVE event in old school UK Hip Hop history. These recordings are all that seem to be available, at least, they are all that Mike Allen broadcast as far as we know….

Household name Dr Dre, performed alongside [fellow NWA member DJ] Yella and the rest of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru, as did park jam pioneers Grandmaster Flash, Lovebug Starski & Brucie B. Bambaataa and the Family also played as did the legendary Mantronix with MC Tee! One of the most incredible DJs to walk the planet, the ‘master of the crossfader’ Cutmaster DJ Cheese, scratched his way through his set along with KMC and MC Original G, the unsung heroes from the Word of Mouth crew as did pioneering space age sounds of Captain Rock. Tickets were available for both an afternoon and an evening show, but so many kids in the UK were affected by it as the festival energised future generations with its impact. It also made British fans aware that Rap and Hip-Hop wasnt just blastin outta boxes in New York, with Sir Mix-A-Lot from Seattle and World Class representing LA.

The World Class performance is polished and Dre is tight on the cut. Sir Mix-A-Lot drops his novelty track and retains credibility with b-side bangers. Mantronik gets busy on the version excursion, triggering drum machine pads in addition to whats on the decks. Steady B is outta breath at times and Roxanne is impatient while Howie Tee enjoys his time behind the wheels. But all of the performances are to old school Hip Hop entertainment. And of course, the whistle posse was in full effect at this party.

programme uk fresh

The Bambaataa performance is reminiscent of a school disco, it’s a classic show, it’s an alluring and appealing snapshot of the period, but be warned, it was 86, and it sounds insanely amateur at times. Especially when Bam and the Soulsonic Force take the stage. Maybe Bam was busy during rehearsals…it’s clunky in its arrangement, the sound is all over the place, the levels are waaay off and if you have a keen ear, or affection for these classics, you’ll barely recognise some of the keyboard riffs and synth licks.

HUMUNGANOID propers to Mark Devlin for helping out with this incredible collection of recordings. It’s a compilation of pause tape recordings, but the majority of the segues are intact. As ever, massive respect to Simmo for keeping the spirit of Allen’s Army preserved. You can find loads of info and images from the event, and alot more about a British broadcasting hero; Mike Allen, over at http://www.mikeallencapitalradio.com/

1 –

Word of Mouth & DJ Cheese
King Kut [Version]
Trouble Funk – Pump Me Up Scratch Session
Run DMC – Peter Piper Scratch Session
Chic – Good Times Scratch Session
Doug E Fresh – The Show Scratch Session

MC Boob [Steady B] & DJ Grand Dragon
Do The Fila And The Peewee Dance

Captain Rock
Cosmic Blast
Mic Break

Sir Mix-A-Lot
Square Dance Rap
Fast Rap Session

Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde
Genius Rap
A.M. / P.M.
Butt Naked

2 –

Lovebug Starski & Brucie B
Eighth Wonder Intro
Saturday Night
Say What You Wanna Say
House Rocker
Amityville [The House On The Hill]

Captain Rock
Capt. Rock To The Future Shock
The Return Of Capt. Rock
Mic Break

Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five
U Know What Time It Is
The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel [Version]
MS. Thang

Just-Ice DMX & Mantronik
Put That Record Back On [Version]

3 –

World Class Wreckin’ Cru
Mission Possible

The Real Roxanne & The Hitman Howie Tee
Bang Zoom!

Mantronik & MC Tee [Not Tricky Tee as Mike mentions LOL]
Fresh is the Word
Needle to the Groove
Hardcore Hip Hop

Sir Mix-A-Lot
My Studio

4 –

Word of Mouth & DJ Cheese
Untitled [Live drum machine]
Coast to Coast

Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five
Fastest Man Alive
The Message
Zodiac sign routine

World Class Wreckin’ Cru
World Class [Version]

5 –

The Real Roxanne
Bang Zoom Let’s Go
Mic Break

Sir Mix-A-Lot
My Studio
Square Dance Rap [Version]

Afrika Bambaataa & Family [Prince Ikey Cee/ Mr Biggs/ GLOBE/ Shango]…
Intro & Scratch Session
Bambaataa’s Theme / Assault On Precinct 13 [Version]
Planet Rock [Version]
Looking for the Perfect Beat

World’s Famous Supreme Team – W-H-B-I 105-POINT-9 F-M


35 YEARS AGO, this month, the World’s Famous Supreme Team were an entry point for shedloads of us British and Irish kids, birthing a culture and a lifetime of interest, let’s face it, WFST [and my favourite electronic pioneers, Trevor Horn and The Art Of Noise] were the sound of Buffalo Gals !

Duck Rock was released in Jan 1983, alongside the Special Party Mix with Malcolm McLaren! and the World Famous Supreme Team radio show. On the promotional video for Duck Rock, Malcolm McLaren facetiously referred to Trevor Horn as ‘A modern producer who’s been producing alot of catastrophies/ a beady little fella’, but the whole concept wouldnt have gone anywhere without Trevors’ vision. And the WORLD FAMOUS werent just about See Divine, Just Allah with their conscious on-air personas and their catchy tunes. Watch this vid for the Duck Rock Mini-LP track D’ya like Scratchin’ / Buffalo Gals very closely and remember that the box, the sleeve and the backdrops for the vid of Duck Rock were designed and created by graffiti legends Keith Haring and Dondi White, the station they were on, WHBI 105.9, and their call signs are right there, on the box. Crazy Legs from Rock Steady even makes an appearance on the back of the sleeve FFS !

These gems are why RRR does what it does. We celebrate the influence of Rap and Hip-Hop on the airwaves.


These are nuggets of info that influenced a generation. RRR dont wanna forget that, or the music, no matter how long ago it was. Yeh of course Malcolm was a conduit, as he tapped into somethin he wanted to profit of, but he unquestionably had a vision of bringing these incredible talents to a world subjected to the ‘bland, boring, redundant sounds of the modern world’. Malcolm McLaren changed the lifes of so many of us here in the UK and Ireland.