These 2 super-duty rare tapes are Biggie Smalls & Craig Mack Live @ Hammersmith Palais London – Sunday 19 March 1995, and the interview that Tim Westwood attempted with the two, two nights previous at the BBC studios. Cue general shenanigans during the Friday broadcast of the show; callers to the station, female callers, just more callers. There’s good music from Spring 95, a legendary freestyle at 16/ 17 mins, with Craig Mack soundin delirious at times, not forgetting more callers. Female callers. This is arguably one of the funniest times Biggie was blessed enough to have freedom of the mic up at a station like 1FM, you can hear he turns it down a number of times. Tired of freestyling. In town for the launch of the 1FM Rap Show, he really sounded like he enjoyed himself, you can hear it in his voice. Biggie, Puffy, Craig Mack, DJ 4-5, an amazin performance from an icon.
Humunganoid propers to Boost Forsythe & Big Knucks, who I attended the gig with. The 3 of us [apart from Tim himself] were the whitest AND as tall as the building !
There’s some colourful language contained in the live set [NSFW].