Radio 1 Rap Show

December 18, 1998
BBC Radio 1 (97-99 FM)
London, England, UK

I've had this on the hard drive for a while after Mat sent it to me a few years back. It was labelled as a Scratch Perverts mix but the intro makes it clear its Mr Thing on the set, although maybe another SP member joins in later.

There's a couple of occasions on this mix where Thing does his 'switch into a track that references/samples the one that's playing' trick. On this occasion it's The Biznizz into Resurrection and Shadowboxing into You Know My Steez. Neither of these trump my personal favourite however, when he was playing KRS 'Outta Here', and when it got to 'Some years went by I signed myself into a group home' he dropped in Livin Proof. Simple but dope.

BONUS! Nes over at Dirty Waters posted this Best of 1990 set Mr Thing performed on The Funhouse from a couple of years ago. Check it.

Track List
  • Pete Rock ft Inspectah Deck & Kurupt - Tru Master
  • Paula Perry - Extra Extra (Instrumental)
  • Boogie Down Productions - Poetry
  • De La Soul ft Common - The Bizness
  • Common - Resurrection (Extra P Remix)
  • GZA ft Method Man - Shadowboxin'
  • Gang Starr - You Know My Steez
  • Gang Starr - The Rep Grows Bigga
  • Big L - Ebonics
  • 7L & Esoteric - Def Rhymes (Version 2)
  • All City - The Actual (Instrumental)
  • Slick Rick - It's a Boy
  • Nas - Half Time
  • D'Angelo - Devil's Pie (Instrumental)
  • A Tribe Called Quest - Pad & Pen
  • Black Star - Another World
  • Brand Nubian - The Return
  • Fat Joe - Dat Gangsta Sh!t
- DJ Step One (track list: Brian M.)