From 23 years ago today, this episode of The Awesome Two's show on WNWK (105.9 FM).
Can't get enough classic @djchuckchillout, right? Here's one from December 1987 (again courtesy of Dutch).
Kool DJ Red Alert hosts Hot 97's 5:00 Free Ride in December of 1999. (peace to Dutch for the contribution)
Another shout goes to Matt Wright (DJ Butterfingers) for his contributions that have found their way onto the site recently, including a pair of CM Famalam episodes as well as his own college radio show from the late 90s.
Reminder: if you had a hip-hop college radio show back in the day and used to tape your shows, drop a line so they can be added to the archive.
Wanted to take a moment to shout out Dutch (from http://old-school-hiphop-tapes.blogspot.com/ ) who has kindly contributed a number of episodes to the HHRA (Chuck Chillout shows, Capital Rap shows, and some early Jazzy Jay/Bam broadcasts). More from him to come!
The Archive is happy to welcome Random Rap Radio as a partner/contributor to the project! Craig at RRR has been active for years, posting from his deep collection of US and UK hip-hop radio shows, complete with through descriptions and scans of the tapes and J-cards. His collection will be a great addition to the Hip-Hop Radio Archive.
The first contribution from "Irish Craig" is from 34 years ago, spread over two September mornings in 1983. It's over 60 minutes of the iconic... Frankie Crocker breakfast show, on WBLS in New York. Frankie Crocker, while not a hip-hop DJ, was an inspiration for many of the hip-hop DJs that followed him. Crocker set a tone on New York radio with his wide variety of music that he dubbed "urban contemporary." This initial selection sounds great and takes you back to the early, formative days when hip-hop radio was still in its infancy.
Be sure to follow @randomrapradio on Twitter and visit the site at http://randomrapradio.wordpress.com/ to get a feel for what we'll be adding to the HHRA. (He also shares radio from 2000-on, so there's plenty of that material to enjoy as well.)
(Fun fact: Craig and I realized, after we started talking, that we both wrote for the same hip-hop magazine back in the mid-1990s.)
This 25-year-old episode of Raw Deal is quite dope, with wicked sets by Jay-Ski and DJ Kam... great NJ flavor. Includes an interview with Suicide Posse/Nation of Riot.
Peep some Philly flavor with this late summer 1993 episode of the Q102 Hip-Hop Review featuring DJ Jay-Ski, Mike Elliot, and Shelly Shel. A young Souls of Mischief come through to hype up their debut album. http://hiphopradioarchive.org/show/119
Added a changelog to the site to track additions (since not every one will be tweeted).
Small college radio is important, too. Check some of the 90s shows from tiny WMWC in Virginia.
Let's kick off the week with a pair of C.M Famalam shows from '98 and '99. This was Bobbito's show (under the nickname Cucumber Slice) on KCR in the late 90s. Peace to Matt Wright (DJ Butterfingers) for these. http://hiphopradioarchive.org/search/…
New: Another partial Club Krush episode, this one from March 15, 1990.
And we're live!