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Mr Magic & Marley Marl – Rap Attack WBLS Early June 1987

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Okay, first up, we usually pride ourselves on our restoration results but from the jump, the quality of this classic Summer 87 recording sucked butt through a long straw; Distortion, crappy reception etc. Listen, when we was kids, having these treasures was like holdin somethin golden, so if ya can stomach this kinda thing, it is what it is. I tried restoring the sound but it was like polishing a tiny tape turd.

The ads for The Wiz are a time capsule on their own, the ‘OMG I Think Im Having a Rap Attack’ jingles will give you goosebumps, and Marley plays World Premieres of Roxanne Shante – Have a Nice Day. A concert/ event on June 15th is mentioned at some point in the show so this is from some point before then. If anyone knows the name of the artist that did the really recognisable Nicole track around the 33 minute mark, get in touch, it’s meltin my head – craig@randomrapradio.com

Nerd note: I knew they were friendly enough rivals with the disses they produced and played on air, but I didn’t realise things got this trivial between Red and Marley. Oddly, Marley drops Red Alerts name outta the Kid N Play Last Night track…

[Last Night] I was on the phone
My girl was tellin’ me she was all alone
So I asked her if she was down to go
To Union Square, check out the show
She said OK she’d never seen Red spin

Eric B & Rakim – Paid in Full
Salt N Pepa – Tramp
Fat Boys – Rock Ruling [World Premiere]
Fat Boys ID
Woody Rock – I Introduce The Beat
Mic Break
LL Cool J – The Doo Wop
True Love – Love Rap Ballad
MC Shan Featuring TJ Swan – Left Me Lonely
Mic Break
Fat Boys – Crushin
OMG I Think Im Having a Rap Attack ID
Mic Break – Mr Magic
UNKNOWN – UTFO ? Nicole ? Any help appreciated…
Davy D – Keep Your Distance
Mic Break

Ads:
The Wiz
American Airlines
Michelob
Clausthaler Alcohol Free Beer
Mic Break

Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul
OMG I Think Im Having a Rap Attack ID
Roxanne Shante – Have a Nice Day [World Premiere]
Fearless Four – After Tonight
Kool G Rap – Rikers Island
True Mathematics – Greeks In The House [Instrumental]
Kid N Play – Last Night

Ads:
Ballantine Ale
KFC
Double Fresh Doublemint Gum
Budweiser Super Fest – Patti Labelle/ Ashford & Simpson/ Whispers/ Atlantic Starr

As ever, huge shouts to Jason Armitage for the cassette.

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