Hot 97 Street Jams

July 28, 1995
WQHT (97.1 FM)
New York, NY, USA

Flex hosts his Friday night Street Jam show alongside Big Dennis, with Meth & Red passing through the studio and dropping the obligatory freestyle. Everything you'd expect Flex to be playing is in here: Lost Boyz, AZ, Wu Tang and Mary J, plus Mobb Deep, Kool G Rap and a nice indie joint right at the end that I hadn't heard before. Even the commercial break has some heat, with Biggie rapping over the Dogg Pound's New York New York beat for St Ides and a Tower Records ad for Only Built For Cuban Linx. There's also this...

"...I hit you with that Luniz joint...hmm, verdict is still out...I Got 5 On It. In New York we put 20 on it"

Flex showcasing his astute A&R skills there. It's not quite as bad as Mr Magic's opinions on Public Enemy, BDP and the Beastie Boys but it does show how tough it was for rappers from other regions to get play on the East Coast. Interestingly he plays the Weedless mix, which despite owing it on vinyl I have never played and initially thought it was some rare demo or promo.

Anyone know what the track at 1 hr 34 mins is?

  • Lost Boyz - Lex Coups Bimaz & Benz
  • Crooklyn Dodgers - Return Of The Crooklyn Dodgers
  • talk break
  • Notorious BIG - St Ides commercial
  • Tower Records Only Built For Cuban Links commercial
  • Is New York In The House party break
  • KRS One - MCs Act Like They Don't Know
  • Funk Flex classics quick mix
  • Gang Starr ft Nice & Smooth - DWYCK
  • talk break
  • Morning Show commercial (Ed & Dre w/ Montell Jordan)
  • Mary J Blige ft Smif N Wessun - I Love You (remix)
  • Stephanie Mills - Something In The Way... (Bobby J remix)
  • Funkmaster Flex & The Ghetto Celebs - Safe Sex No Freaks
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  • Luniz - I Got 5 On It (weedless mix)
  • talk break
  • Ini Kamoze - Hotter This Year (remix)
  • Mad Lion - Own Destiny
  • Redman & Method Man interview
  • Redman - Can't Wait (remix)
  • commercial break
  • Method Man ft Mary J Blige - All I Need (Razor Sharp remix)
  • Redman & Method Man interview
  • Redman & Method Man - How High (remix)
  • Redman & Method Man freestyle
  • Monica - Don't Take It Personal (Bobby J remix)
  • unknown - can't stop the reign (?)
  • Smif N Wessun - Sound Bwoy Buriell
  • Mobb Deep ft Nas & Raekwon - Eye For An Eye (Your Beef Is Mine)
  • Onyx - Walk In New York
  • Raekwon & Ghostface Killah - Criminology
  • AZ - Sugarhill
  • talk break
  • Kool G Rap - It's A Shame
  • Ol Dirty Bastard - Shimmy Shimmy Ya
  • Cover The Child Of Destruction - Underground Flow (remix)

- DJ Step One