Westwood feat Nas – Capital Rap Show 6 May 1994

This paused tape is another perfect snapshot of the mid 90s, with an interesting interview and an iconic freestyle from Nas, when he was just about out of his ‘Nasty’ stage. Tim drops plenty of new tracks off the Jeru LP, the upcoming Nice & Smooth LP, gives someone called Banksy a shout-out and even mentions the previous weekend when Shortee Blitz beatboxed on stage at the Snoop & Dre show in Brixton.

Westwood Nas March 1994

Snoop ticket stub

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.

Intro
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]
PE ID
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

 

Ice T King T & Rhyme Syndicate Freestyle Session – Feb 1989 [REMASTERED]

Rhyme Syndicate session on Capital Radio - February 1989

During 1988, Ice-T played the rear [ayoo] on his self-produced compilation ‘Rhyme Syndicate Comin’ Through’. The album was a platform to promo new artists on his roster. He wasnt a legendary movie or TV star at this juncture. On the album, he played the wall and allowed old school B-Boy Donald D, and a host of sick new Rappers to shine; Bango, Domination [Kid Jazz/ Kid Scratch], TDF and more. Aside from Low Profile, Everlast and Ice himself, only a few of the names went on to do big things within the industry, sadly not enough for our liking.

In a similar fashion, on this Capital Rap Show session plucked from a ferric tape from 28 years ago, Ice drops a so-called ‘freestyle’ which later became the Iceberg track from the same LP. He then gives top-billing to the MC’s he was on tour with. Syndicate members Bango, Hen-Gee alongside his Brother [and Ice’s DJ] Evil-E, as well the ‘impressario, majestic’ King T.

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The verses on this are great, it’s that simple, Evil E cuts up a few beats live in the studio, alongside host Tim Westwood and one of the coolest white boys in history, Dave Funkenklein. Some rhymes you’ll recognise, and some RRR have never heard before or since owning this tape. Bango, is gnarly, describing himself as the ‘life taker and trouble maker’ but it’s legendary Compton rapper King T that takes the crown on this short clip, in our opinion. Bub.

Ice T Darlene Watermark

The original tape sounded like it was recorded in the back of an Uber, but RRR have attempted to chunk it up a touch. It was paused a number of times, and again, we’ve done our best to keep it fluid [A crispy copy of this has been on the wants list for a long stroke] !

As ever, huge propers to all involved. Arguably, we wouldnt be here today, if people like Ice T and Tim Westwood hadnt paved the way.

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Ice T remains to be a perfect example of how to stay true to your roots. He’s a family man and a TV star in 2017, but hopefully [in terms of the birth and growth of Hip-Hop and growin up in the hood], his Final Level podcast is one of the finest and most comprehensive on the web.

Boogie Down Productions & KRS1 – Nah Go Commercial [Unreleased 1989 track]

This one is for the KRS completists…

As well the live set, Tim used to play rough versions of forthcoming albums off tape, and this is one of those tracks that never made it to the finished Ghetto Music LP. An unreleased track from, as Tim describes them, the ‘ALMIGHTY Boogie Down Productions crew’ with a cut called ‘Nah Go Commercial’….This just makes reminds me that the majority of the 2017 generation of MCs and Rappers chump themselves.

‘I’ll never crossover with the lyrics I write, or the realistic music I make.

Cos the crossover crowd wanna dream all day, while the ghetto crowd must stay awake.

But it always happens, someone starts Rappin and they wrap up they minds with glamour.

But KRS stays real, instead of eatin caviar, me eat red snapper’

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