Capital Rap Show (Mike Allen)

The Capital Rap Show hosted by Mike Allen was broadcast from London, England, UK. It ran from late 1984 to July 1987. It was broadcast to London and the surrounding areas each Friday and Saturday night. Advancing from the sounds of jazz-fusion on early 1984 shows to, in later years, having a combination of a countdown of the biggest selling hip-hop records on a Friday, and new releases and LP cuts on a Saturday. It is widely regarded as a point of entry for a generation of people that grew up with hip-hop culture in the UK.

On air, the countdown was referred to as the Groove Records hip-hop Sales Chart. In national music magazine Echoes each week, it was known as the Electro Funk Groove Chart, fundamentally, both were an indispensable top 30 list of the biggest selling records available from arguably the most famous hip-hop record shop in Europe, Groove Records in Greek Street, London. The show also featured a weekly discussion of all the latest Rap news on Billboard journalist Chuck Chill's "New York Juice Report." For around a year, it was also broadcast nationwide to several local radio stations across the UK. This show was sponsored by TDK Cassettes, and known as National Fresh.

- Irish Craig - RandomRapRadio

43 Episodes in the Archive

DateStationLocationGuests
February 15, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
August 29, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UKWord of Mouth & DJ Cheese, Steady B & DJ Grand Dragon, Captain Rock, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, Lovebug Starski, Brucie B, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Just-Ice, DMX, Mantronix, World Class Wreckin' Cru, Dr. Dre, The Real Roxanne & Hitman Howie Tee, Mantronik, MC Tee, Afrika Bambaataa
February 1985 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
March 2, 1985 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
August 11, 1985 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
February 1985 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
September 7, 1985 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
March 14, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
December 28, 1985 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
January 31, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
February 7, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
February 21, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
February 28, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
March 7, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UKMantronix
March 29, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
March 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
April 19, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
April 26, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
April 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
May 2, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
May 10, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
May 16, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
June 12, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
June 13, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
July 12, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
July 19, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
August 2, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UKHardrock Soul Movement
August 8, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
October 18, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
October 25, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
January 23, 1987 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
January 16, 1987 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
January 17, 1987 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
May 8, 1987 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
June 20, 1987 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
June 26, 1987 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
June 27, 1987 (95.8 FM)London, England, UKRoxanne Shanté
August 30, 1985 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
December 27, 1985 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
May 22, 1987 (95.8 FM)London, England, UKRun-DMC
September 13, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UKRun-DMC
September 26, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UK
March 15, 1986 (95.8 FM)London, England, UKWord of Mouth, KMC, Ali-G, DJ Cheese