Raw Deal

March 12, 1992
WPRB (103.3 FM)
Princeton, NJ, USA (Princeton University)

On March 12, 1992–a week after doing an extended six-hour episode of Raw Deal that featured The Genius–G did a full 11 hour show (and then some since DJ X didn’t show up, either) starting at 1pm and going until midnight. Eazy’s car broke down in Philly, so G was running the show for the entire set. A Tribe Called Quest is supposed to roll into the studio, but it doesn’t seem to happen.

Features lots of bugging out, particularly as the night nears an end and the studio is full. Big Rob (of the Rap Session show on 1490 AM WUSS) joins in (RIP) to discuss his upcoming video show Tomorrow’s Youth with Today’s Hits on NBC. Genius was up the week before. Great track from Bumani X featuring Rahzii Hi-Power & Marquis. Also, a track from a group from Ohio that DJ Ran produced called B.O.S.. The track was called “Da Boner” and the group was on AMG Records. And, of course, there’s the great Thursday Night Live with Zulu the One Man Gang and Courageous Chief trading verses.

So far, there’s about 8 1/2 hours of the 11 saved, the first half from soundboard recordings courtesy of G and the second half recorded off the radio.

Times below are rough estimates.


  • Raw Deal Intro
  • Intro Airbreak (1:00pm)
  • Trenton Where We Live… Almighty & K.D. Ranks
  • Tennessee… Arrested Development
  • Jackin’ for Beats… Ice Cube
  • I Ain’t Takin No Shorts… Tim Dog
  • How I Could Just Kill a Man… Cypress Hill
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You… Jungle Brothers
  • Airbreak/Ads
  • What’s Up G?… Professor X
  • Tower With the Power… YZ
  • Return Of The Funky Man… Lord Finesse
  • My Philosophy… Boogie Down Productions

(in between sides)

  • Sometimes I Rhyme Slow, Sometimes I Rhyme Quick… Nice & Smooth


  • Don’t Believe the Hype… Public Enemy (end)
  • You Gots To Chill… EPMD
  • Airbreak (2pm)
  • Ring the Alarm… Fu-Schnickens
  • Going Way Back (feat. KRS-One)… Just-Ice
  • Funky (Original 12″ Version)… Ultramagnetic MC’s
  • Greatest Man Alive… Three Times Dope
  • Juice (Know the Ledge)… Eric B. & Rakim
  • Airbreak/Ads (2:27pm)
  • Check the Rhime… A Tribe Called Quest
  • Blood Vibes… Masters At Work
  • Check the Elevation… Tony D
  • To the Max… Stezo

(leading into the next side)

  • Duck Down… Boogie Down Productions
  • Brand Nubian… Brand Nubian
  • Warpath.. Courageous Chief
  • Step Up Front… Positive K


  • Nobody Beats the Biz… Biz Markie
  • Small Time Hustler… Dismasters
  • Zulu the One Man Gang drop
  • Airbreak (over 25 ta Life (Instrumental)… D-Nice) with Kam and Zulu/Ads into DJ Kam set (4:30pm)
  • Bonita Applebum (Hootie Mix)… A Tribe Called Quest
  • Just Hangin’ Out… Main Source
  • Promo No. 2 (feat. Q-Tip)… Jungle Brothers
  • Music Man… Masta Ace
  • Stop, Look, Listen… MC Lyte

(in between sides)

  • Mecca and the Soul Brother… Pete Rock & CL Smooth


  • Shut ‘Em Down (feat. Pete Rock) (Pete Rock Remix)… Public Enemy (in progress)
  • Airbreak (over Shut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix Instrumental)) with DJ Kam and Zulu/Ads
  • It’s Going Down… EPMD
  • Rock This Funky Joint… Poor Righteous Teachers
  • Microphone Fiend (Extended Remix)… Eric B. & Rakim
  • Five Times the Rhymer… Deuces Wild
  • Nice & Smooth drop
  • Ads
  • Airbreak (over Too Experienced Dub… Barrington Levy) with Zulu, Jessie, DJ Kam, Cool DJ J)


  • Ads
  • Me Say Boom (Phatty Boom Mix)… Ganjah Posse
  • Gal Them Have It… Derrick Irie
  • Burrup… Nardo Ranks
  • Say Listen to Me (Punani Mix)… Ganjah Posse
  • Superkat… Kenny Dope
  • Can I Kick It?… A Tribe Called Quest
  • Make It Happen (feat. Tim Dog)… Ultramagnetic MC’s
  • Ads/Airbreak with DJ Kam (6:03pm)
  • Chuck D drop
  • Sexcapades… Prince Rakeem
  • Ain’t No Future In Yo’ Frontin’… MC Breed & DFC
  • Ice-T drop
  • Mr. Scarface is Back (Radio)… Scarface
  • Swing It To The Area (Side Show Bob Recreation)… The UMC’s

(in between sides)

  • Buggin’ Out… A Tribe Called Quest


  • Airbreak (over This is It (Instrumental)… Jimmy Spicer) with DJ Kam and Zulu/Ads (6:28pm)
  • Step Into My Office… Ministers of Black
  • Cake & Eat It Too… Nice & Smooth
  • Age Ain’t Nothin’ But a #… Chi-Ali
  • Mista Dobalina… Del the Funky Homosapien
  • Ragamuffin Hip-Hop… Asher D & Daddy Freddy
  • Real Estate… Cypress Hill
  • Ads/Airbreak (7pm)
  • Resident Alien drop
  • Fudge Pudge (feat. O.C.)… Organized Konfusion


  • Fudge Pudge (feat. O.C.)… Organized Konfusion (cont.)
  • Throw Your Hands in the Air… Raw Fusion
  • Smooth B drop
  • Vapors… Biz Markie
  • Everything’s Gonna Be Alright… Naughty By Nature
  • Juvenile Delinquintz (Remix Radio Version)… Terminator X
  • Kings of Swing drop
  • Airbreak
  • Step to Me… Tim Dog (cut)
  • Give the Drummer Some… Ultramagnetic MC’s
  • Mista Tung Twista (acapella)… Tung Twista
  • Ed Lover drop
  • Just to Get a Rep… Gang Starr (cut)
  • Soul Man… ? (cut)
  • ? (cut)
  • Missing airbreak?
  • The D.O.C. and The Doctor… The D.O.C. (cut)
  • Slow Down… Brand Nubian (cut)
  • Lyrics in a Dis… Almighty & KD Ranks
  • Ed OG drop (cut)


  • All Praises Due To Outstanding… Blvd. Mosse
  • Your Mom’s In My Business… K-Solo (cut)
  • Paper Chase… Krown Rulers
  • Prince Rakeem drop
  • Airbreak
  • DJ Koolie Kirk 15-minute guest mix
  • It’s Yours… T La Rock
  • No Words… Three Times Dope
  • Shoot ‘Em Up… Cypress Hill
  • Airbreak
  • Power to the Black Man’s Mind (feat. Rahzii Hi-Power & Marquis)… Bumani X


  • Power to the Black Man’s Mind (feat. Rahzii Hi-Power & Marquis)… Bumani X (tail end)
  • Stetsasonic drop
  • Quick airbreak
  • Sobb Story… Leaders of the New School
  • A Chorus Line (feat. Tim Dog)… Ultramagnetic MC’s
  • Rap-n-Scratch Goes Rambo… MC Nikke & DJ Rap-N-Scratch
  • Gang Starr drop
  • Airbreak
  • Words from the Genius… The Genius (cut)
  • Ebony Harmony… 360 Degrees
  • Russian Roulette… Courageous Chief
  • WPRB Jawbox ad
  • Airbreak into DJ Ran’s set


  • Shut ‘Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)… Public Enemy
  • Hardcore (feat. Redman)… EPMD
  • Don Dada… Kenny Dope
  • Buggin’ Out… A Tribe Called Quest
  • Nightshift… Positive K
  • Oodles of O’s… De La Soul
  • Mind Playing Tricks On Me… Geto Boys
  • Shakiyla… Poor Righteous Teachers
  • How to Flow… Nice & Smooth
  • Rap’s New Generation… The Classical Two
  • Check the Rhime… A Tribe Called Quest
  • Nobody Beats the Biz… Biz Markie
  • Kenny Parker (BDP) drop
  • Airbreak/Ads into 2nd DJ Ran set
  • How I Could Just Kill a Man… Cypress Hill
  • Instrumental mix


  • A Fly Girl… The Boogie Boys
  • Hip-Hop Junkies… Nice & Smooth
  • Triple Threat… Z-3 MC’s
  • Nod Your Head To This (Instrumental)… Kings of Swing
  • Uptown Anthem… Naughty By Nature
  • Airbreak (11:01pm) with DJ Ran and DJ Polo and a little bit of the dozens/Ads/Airbreak
  • Keep It Swingin’… Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
  • Can’t Escape the Hypeness… Blvd. Mosse
  • Poor Georgie… MC Lyte (cut)
  • Hole In the Head (Radio)… Cypress Hill
  • Airbreak/Ads


  • Thursday Night Live (Kam on the wheels) – Zulu & Courageous Chief trade off
  • Da Boner… B.O.S.
  • Airbreak
  • Thinking of a Master Plan… YZ
  • If My Homie Calls… 2Pac
  • Fire & Earth (100% Natural)… X-Clan
  • Grand Puba, Positive and L.G. (feat. Positive K and Easy L.G.)… Brand Nubian (partial)