Friday Rap Show

August 11, 1989
GLR (94.9 FM)
London, England, UK

And so we have the first appearance on OB4ZL for Dave Pearce's rap show on Greater London Radio. Most people in the UK are familiar with Dave as he spent the latter part of the 90s and early 00s doing big things on the dance music side of things having moved to Radio 1 from Kiss FM. Prior to that his voice was immortalized on Public Enemy's It Takes A Nation Of Millions... - that's him on the album's intro introducing them at the Hammersmith Odeon - which is quite impressive in itself, but he was also involved with the premium rate phoneline that eventually gave birth to HHC magazine.

The selection on this tape is a mix of UK and US, with the hardcore/underground stuff like Schoolly D, ATCQ and Gang Starr getting play alongside the likes of Wrecks N Effect and Redhead Kingpin. There's even a bit of Hip House by way of Tyree's Turn Up The Bass (Kool Rock Steady RIP). DJ Chin and DJ KCJ are on the mix and there's lots of shout outs on the phones and his regular MC competition where listeners could call in and show off their skills, or lack of, by doing a rap on a specific subject (this week: the environment). Bask in the innocence of a simpler time and speculate on what became of Rebel from Farnborough and his crew.

If anyone can help out the track list let me know.

  • EMF - Rough Potential
  • Schooly D - Livin In The Jungle
  • De La Soul - Say No Go (remix)
  • Redhead Kingpin - Do That Dance
    DJ Chin in the mix:
  • Tyree ft Kool Rock Steady - Turn Up The Bass
  • ??
  • Gang Starr - Gotch U
  • Lakim Shabazz - Sample The Dope Noise
  • Queen Latifah - Dance For Me (inst)
  • [News]
  • - KRS One drop
  • Mellow Man Ace - Rhyme Fighter
  • MC Mensa in session
  • A Tribe Called Quest - Description Of A Fool
  • B.R.O.T.H.E.R - Beyond The 16th Parallel
    DJ KCJ in the mix:
  • EMF - Rough Potential
  • Smith & Mighty - Walk On By
  • Heavy D & The Boyz - You Ain't Heard Nuttin Yet
  • Einstein - Rhymes Are Smokin
  • Einstein - The Freeze
  • Run DMC - Pause (inst)
  • Wrecks N Effect - New Jack Swing
  • MC Duke - Throw Ya Hands In The Air
  • Stereo MCs - Neighbourhood
  • Kash Da Masta - Quit Holdin Back
  • Big Daddy Kane - Smooth Operator
  • BDP - Jah Rulez
  • phone in rap competition
  • [News]
  • Marley Marl & Craig G - Droppin Science
- DJ Step One