The legendary Ralph McDaniels recently stopped by the Combat Jack Show to talk about his creation Video Music Box among other seminal moments in his illustrious career. I was raised on Video Music Box.
It’s the Box That Rocks! Ralph McDaniels, founder of the seminal Video Music Box talks thirty years of history. Highlights include how Big Daddy Kane shot someone causing him to miss “The Symphony” video shoot, how we wasn’t fucking with Mr. Magic at first, gunplay at NaS’s “It Ain’t Hard To Tell” video shoot, running with a young and grimy Russell Simmons, allowing a young Jay-Z to play hype man for the Notorious B.I.G. and how really good he is in these streets. This is #RapHistoryMonth b. #Newmanati.
Man where do I start? Maybe at the part when Combat Jack asks Havoc, “do you think Mobb Deep is ready for some therapy man?” Whatever’s going on with Mobb Deep, it ain’t good as Havoc sheds even more light on their tumultuous situation. Ferg Brim was also in the building and throws his .02 in. Dope show as always and from the sound of it, Mobb Deep may be beyond any therapy.
Another ill show in the can for the fellas at the Combat Jack Show. Hear Combat Jack give out some “friendly” rap counsel to Papoose, Rap Radar’s own Brian “B-Dot” Miller stopped by to share his very opionated views on a few artists, and Fred The Godson came thru to drop a few bars and shared an inspiring story behind the origin of his name. Get ready for Combat.
After taking a hiatus for a week, the PNC radio boys are back and bring a special guest in Big K.R.I.T. As always it’s a entertaining, informative and hilarious evening rolled into one. Don’t forget to pick up that debut K.R.I.T album Live From The Underground, out now.
AZ stopped by the Combat Jack Show last night and dropped a few jewels. Among the topics discussed was AZ’s rap beginnings, Nas, The Firm and battling Jay Z in high school. Also learned that AZ’s first album, Doe Or Die initially outsold Illmatic. Wow.
Another night of hip hop excellence from Combat Jack and Dallas Penn. Tonight they welcomed Just Blaze into the fold and interviewed the legendary DJ Premier. Bun B and Freddie Foxx also called in to complete another dope night of rap convo, stories and music.
Just Blaze stopped by the always entertaining Combat Jack show last night and dropped some knowledge, he’s a real thoughful dude. Entire show below. I had no idea chocolate could kill a dog, who says hip hop doesn’t teach?
Just Blaze On The Combat Jack Show (11-30-11)DOWNLOAD
To be young and in love with hip hop. That describes myself and my comrades Blackspot, Datwon Thomas and DJ Freedom Child during our time on 105.9 FM. Back then if you wanted a slot on WNWK’s station, you had to come out of your own pockets to the tune of 300 dollars per show, so me and the fellas scraped the change up and started our Nocturnal Transmissions show from 3am-4am in the morning. Didn’t matter that we were broke, and tired due to the late time slot, the determination and love drove us to pay to play. The ill thing is our show followed DJ Evil Dee’s show and we used to exchange daps as he was exiting the building. I think I can speak for everyone when I say this was a priceless era in our rap lives.
Check out one of our shows from November 25, 1997 and thanks to @TheBlackspot for unearthing this gem.
NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS: 11-25-1997 3AM – 4AM
DJ Freedom Child, DJ Rhude, Hosts The Blackspot & Datwon ThomasLINK
DJ Freedom Child Side
01. Mos Def ft Mike Zoot – High Drama (prod by DJ Hi-Tek)
02. Organized Confusion – Questions
03. Mos Def & Mike Zoot – What If
04. Tony Bones & Mr. Live – Placebo
05. O.C. Your Life
06. Craig G – Dropping Science
07. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Mecca In The Soul Brother
08. Tribe Called Quest – Mr. Incognito
09. M.O.P. – How About Some Hardcore
DJ Rhude Side
01. Xperado – Paradox
02. Killah Priest ft Inspectah Deck & GZA – Cross My Heart
03. B.N.N. – M.O.P.
04. All City – The Actual (Coming Thru) (prod by DJ Premier)
05. Canibus ft Wyclef & Manhunt – No Airplay
06. Nas – Life Is Like A Dice Game
07. Cypress Hill – Stoned Garden (Pete Rock remix)