Sounds from the Attic: February 12, 1995

June 29, 2015 – 10:59 am

Solid freshman year Valentine’s Day episode with mostly non-corny music. Chevy is in the studio as cohost. Also, Sye calls in to defend himself against “Revenge of the Funky Man.”

Track list after the jump.

Download episode or stream below


Q102 Hip-Hop Review with Jay-Ski, Mike Elliot, & Shelly Shell: May 15, 1994

June 2, 2015 – 8:33 am

This episode of the Q102 Hip-Hop Review is from May 15, 1994 (there’s a mention of it being the second day of Black Expo U.S.A. ’94) and features Jay-Ski on the wheels, Mike Elliot & Shelly Shell hosting, and Lee Lava answering phones (props to Mike Elliot for giving so much shine to the dude answering phones). Some really good tracks chopped and sliced to perfection by Jay.

This tape’s a little weird — side B of my tape seems to be the first part (labeled as side A here), yet the way “Crooklyn” ends one side and starts the other doesn’t seem to fit that. Not sure exactly what happened here. Anyway, enjoy.

Side A

  • Crooklyn… Crooklyn Dodgers
  • Tears (Remix)… Da King and I
  • Lyrics to Go… A Tribe Called Quest
  • Player’s Ball… Outkast
  • Phunk Wucha Heard… Sha’dasious
  • Airbreak
  • Rap Snacks ad – Da Youngstas (King Just?)
  • Airbreak
  • Warrior’s Drum… King Just
  • Airbreak
  • Old to the New… Nice and Smooth
  • Funky… Ultramagnetic MC’s
  • Hip Hop vs Rap… KRS-One
  • D. Original… Jeru the Damaja
  • Airbreak with Jay-Ski freestyle!

Side B

  • Airbreak
  • Diary of a Madman… Gravediggaz
  • Aibreak (over Tonight’s the Night… Redman)
  • Props Over Here… The Beatnuts
  • Huhh What… Quo
  • Bring the Drama (feat. Down Low Recka, K-Tez & Rubbabandz)… Shyheim
  • Mike Elliot sorta freestyles over “Dwyck”
  • Airbreak
  • It Ain’t Hard to Tell (Remix)… Nas
  • It’s Funky Enough… The D.O.C.
  • Bucktown… Smif-N-Wessun
  • As Long As You Know (feat. RZA and Scientifik)… Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs
  • Mic Checka… Das EFX
  • Airbreak
  • I Got Cha Opin… Black Moon
  • Crooklyn… Crooklyn Dodgers

Download from the Internet Archive page

Announcement re: Club Krush and Raw Deal on Normal Bias

May 30, 2015 – 6:55 pm

Despite what I said in the third episode of the podcast announcing the launch of the Raw Deal Radio Archive, I’ve decided that I won’t feature Club Krush and Raw Deal episodes on Normal Bias from this point forward. It’s extra maintenance and, really, there’s no added benefit. The Raw Deal Radio archive is where you should be going if your primary interest is that show since it also features photos, drops, the ability to search by people featured on the shows, and more.

Everything that’s here already will remain here. On any page related to either show, there’s an announcement pointing people to the new site.

Don’t worry, though — Normal Bias still has a long future because I’ve still got way too many tapes in my basement to archive.

Laze’s Trip-Hop Mix ’97

May 12, 2015 – 12:28 am

No exact date on this one other than “’97,” so it was either the second semester of my junior year of college, or the first semester of my senior year. It was likely a segment from a longer show.

It’s not all trip-hop. More like trip-hop, big beat, drum-n-bass, weirdo beats, and instrumental hip-hop.

(You can download the mix at its Internet Archive page.)

The Jazz Corner (WMWC): December 7, 1995

April 30, 2015 – 5:53 am

The Jazz Corner was a show I DJ’ed during my sophomore year of college at Mary Washington College during a period where I had several two to three hour shows a week. This episode was the final Jazz Corner of the first semester.

Sides A & B run from 8:50-10:20pm. Sides C & D run from 10:20pm-midnight (minus 11:05-11:20pm).

Host: Ryan MacMichael
Station: 91.5 cable FM WMWC, Fredericksburg, VA