Rap Digest

1989
WDAS (105.3 FM)
Philadelphia, PA, USA

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I was surprised to come across this gem from Philly’s WDAS 105.3 FM in early 1989 (I’m guessing this is an episode of the “Rap Digest,” but I’m not 100% sure). I usually listened to DAS for classic soul, but when they did hip-hop, they did it well.

Parrish Smith from EPMD calls in on a snowy winter day to discuss a show with Superlover Cee & Casanova Rud the following night in Philly, EPMD’s travels in that country called Africa, and the upcoming album. They say to expect the album (which has five complete cuts so far) in May. They ended up beating that date, releasing the album on April 1, 1989.

Track list after the jump.

Side A

  • Road to the Riches… Kool G Rap & DJ Polo (in progress)
  • Serious (Remix) (feat. KRS-One)… Steady B
  • As the Beat Goes On… Sweet Tee
  • Greatest Man Alive (Remix)… Three Times Dope
  • Mimi Brown Interview with Parrish Smith