2/7/07

WNYU Rap This!: Overlooked But Essential...



When reminscing about mid and late 80's NYC rap radio, you tend to hear the names Red Alert, Marley Marl, Chuck Chillout, Mister Magic and Awesome Two. But what about P-Fine and Lydvio G, of WNYU's Rap This!?! Their show, which ran from '85 to '88, bridged that awkward gap between the old school and the new, having hosted guests like Jeckyl & Hyde, UTFO, Spoonie G, T-La Rock, The B-Boys, Grandmaster Flash, as well as Ultramagnetic, Just-Ice, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, BDP and Marley Marl & MC Shan. P-Fine, incidentally, was immortalized by getting dissed on the intro to BDP's "I'm Still #1" (P-Fine ain't down with us") because he aired a tape of a song that dissed BDP.

In this show, which aired in April of 1987, Schooly D talks about how he got his start, making records and Spoonie G.

WNYU Rap This! 4.29.87 with Schoolly D and DJ Code Money

8 comments:

PauseTapeKing said...

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yooo this shit is hot!

im requesting a stretch and bob show from around93... please post the show when r.a. first appeeared, i think thats the first time i ever heard you guys

illest said...

Wow

Broky said...

Nice..love those old radio shows you're posting.

Josh said...

Y0000000000!!!!!!! This is THE INCREDIBLE HULK! Thanks for posting up this show. I enjoy listening to old school rap shows very much.

Peace

s. phill e. said...

Hey thanks for this dude. Philly's in the building. Nice. Just to let some of y'all know that don't already the Stones Throw website has some nice (recent) downloadable mix podcasts by the Beat Junkies and others. Peace.

Mike B said...

P-Fine!!!! Another quality hip-hop heeb! And we all know WNYU is the money sonny! Nice one. Rap This is that fire.

omen said...

Wow..a Schoolly D interview, and Code Money speaks too! Forgot that at one time Schoolly D had 2 DJs (Code and DLB) - together with his big ass drum machine, that would have been a live show to see...PSK, Gucci Time and Saturday Night still sound as nasty and fucked-up as they did back in 85-86. I remember hearing PSK for the first time on the radio back in 85 and damned if I didn't think the radio was broken. Never heard reverb that NOISY, that GRIMY, that DUSTY before. And all down to a 909 and an echo box! Nothing sampled has ever matched that apocalyptic sound...Mobb Deep don't even come close!
One other thing - Nearly all the other Philly DJs at the time like Jazzy Jeff, Cash Money, Tat Money, etc were making names for themselves with incredibly clean transformer-style cutting. Code Money wasn't having any of that. Dude just sounds drunk as hell on a turntable, scratching "Fresh" all off-beat like his life depended on it. But that's what made "PSK" and the rest of Schoolly's tracks sound so NASTY. Skills would have just upset the overall mood.

Anonymous said...

I remember hearing about Schooly D growing up in MD but I wasn't too familiar with alot of his stuff. But Man I can definitely see that his style of music was original. It's amazing how so much of the old rap is put in one category but just from listening to the this show their were alot of songs that pushed the envelope.