1. Gang Starr on
    Tim Westwood's Capital Rap Show (April 19, 1991) (AUDIO).


    Recorded exactly 23 years ago. R.I.P. Guru .

    Random Rap Radio says: Just hours after their April '91 gig at the Town & Country Club in North London, DJ Premier and Guru [along with support crew Caveman] rock up at the studios of Capital Radio to catch up on some promo for the forthcoming Step In The Arena LP. [It’s] a rare as hens in Huaraches interview with Gang Starr. Fundamentally it’s the crew and Tim shootin' the gift on air. There are too many really interesting topics bein' bandied about to mention 'em, so just listen up at your leisure. Check out Westwood gettin' hyped when Primo kicks the knowledge on 10″ car-trunk woofers! Both of them give Tim major propage for stayin' in his indy lane too. That didn't happen that often back then.

    (Interview starts about 38 min. in. A lot of dope music before that tho.)

    [Props to Random Rap Radio ]

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    • sonny7

      I still have a tape of an interview Gangstarr did with a dj called Leaky Fresh on Sunset 102fm ( the Uk's first legal All Black Music radio station, before Kiss in London) here in Manchester from around about the same time ( Step in the Arena had just come out) I haven't listened to it in years because I no longer have a tape deck, but I remember Gangstarr being really accommodating to Leaky during the interview, one thing I do remember is them raving about a 17 year old called Nasty Nas and Guru quoting lyrics from 'Live At The Bar B Q' specifically the lyric "When I was 12, I went to hell for snuffing Jesus" he couldn't believe how lyrically ill this kid was. Good Memories.

    • RandomRapRadio .

      @sonny7 - Those early Leaky Fresh shows with Owen D were 'hardcore like Quick Draw McGraw'. Owen is another one of those bench-warming unsung heroes from the period. A GREAT DJ.

      The Out to Ditsress Rap Show, what a name for Rap on British radio. Classy.

      RRR have posted some OTD in the past btw, and have plenty more to come. Stay tuned fella, and if you ever hook up a tape deck 'Mono or Stereo', get in touch, we'd sell our grannys cat to hear that Nas show.

    • RandomRapRadio .

      @sonny7 - Check out the Ultramagnetic Out to Distress IDs on this old tape. And whom exactly were the Chair Leg posse? Banoodle-cakes! https://soundcloud.com/randomrapradio/out-to-distress-9-august-1990-sidea

    • RapHead

      Do you know the name of the song during the intro at 1:14?