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  • BMR EXCLUSIVE: Nocturnal Transmissions Radio Show Circa 1997

    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 Thomas
    LINK

    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)


  • Biggie Smalls “Victory” (Unheard demo version) (Nocturnal Transmissions Radio Show ’97’)

    Big shoutout to the Blackspot who just unearthed this gem that we played on our Nocturnal Transmissions radio show back in 1997 on 105.9 FM. The show consisted of myself (DJ Rhude), Blackspot, Datwon Thomas, and DJ Freedom Child. I had come into possession of B.I.G.’s song “Victory” in it’s demo form, unmixed before Puffy and Busta Rhymes got on the track. Unfortunately I had lost my original copy on cassette so this has went unheard until now. I believe we broke this maybe a month or so after Big’s passing. Biggie Smalls, RIP!


    Biggie Smalls “Victory” (Unheard demo version) (Nocturnal Transmissions Radio Show ’97’) LINK