March 18, 1993
WPRB (103.3 FM)
Princeton, NJ, USA (Princeton University)
This is the final episode of Raw Deal, coming directly from G's soundboard recording. He wasn't aware it would be the final show (as it is clear in the airbreaks). DJs Jay-Ski and Juice join G, Tone, Original, Pro Tim, and Sam in the studio.
Archive notes: The show is from sometime March 25th or earlier based on the ads for the 2 Shades of Black ad mentioning March 31 and the promotion for the "Ultimate Rap and Rumpshaker Explosion" on Friday March 26th. Based on some other research, I'm dating this one at March 17th, but it's possible that it was from March 25th, too.
In 1987, after answering phones for a show on Princeton University’s WPRB, G connected with PRB club DJ Eazy M to form Club Krush (which later morphed into Raw Deal). Trenton-based MC/DJ/Producer Tony D joined the pair in the basement station and for the next six years brought the best in underground and local hip-hop to New Jersey and Philadelphia during a time period where Philadelphia radio was ignoring and even shunning hip-hop. The show broke groups like the Wu-Tang Clan and Poor Righteous Teachers and featured in-studio performances from everyone from YZ, BeFyne, Courageous Chief, and the Hillbillies to Tim Dog, Treach, and Rza during “Thursday Night Live” sessions. In the later years of the show, DJ Kam took Easy M’s place and DJ Jay-Ski made his radio premiere as a guest on Raw Deal.