Podcast – 3 – The Raw Deal Radio Archive

April 8, 2015 – 9:41 pm

When I started posting Club Krush and Raw Deal episodes to Normal Bias, I was sharing them in compressed mp3s and posting them to filesharing sites like DivShare. Eventually, I realized I should be posting those episodes as uncompressed WAVs at the Internet Archive, where they’ll be preserved beyond my lifespan. Even so, my PRB tapes are but one part of Normal Bias and finding what you need isn’t super easy.

In honor of the sixth anniversary of Tony D’s passing, I’m proud to announce the launch of the Raw Deal Radio archive. In this short episode, I once again share how this show became so important to me as a 14-year-old kid in New Jersey as well as some details about the new site.


The Darkside (WMWC): October 3, 1995

April 8, 2015 – 1:48 pm

On Mary Washington College’s station 91.5 (cable FM) WMWC, Master Hurrikane and Mista Midnite spun on “The Darkside” radio show in 1994 and 1995. Periodically I would join them in the studio, and this is the first 90 minutes of one of those shows. I spun the first hour or so to fill in for Jasper and Carl and then they took over at about 10pm.

The show starts at 10:15 on side A. For some reason, side A seems to be at a slightly fast speed. The show kicked off with some technical flubs, but overall, was a solid mix with some great tracks by Raw Produce (RIP Cadence), Mountain Brothers, Spearhead, and even an early radio-edit demo version of a track I did with Poetic.

(There’s more to this show, which I’ll add once I find the tape. This was an unlabeled tape, so it might take a while.)

(You can download this tape at its Internet Archive page.)

Side A

  • 2 unknown songs from previous show
  • Tales from the Darkside Intro
  • The Next Level… Tha Alkaholiks
  • Cycles… Raw Produce
  • Get With You/I’d Rather Be With You… Questionmark Asylum
  • Laze/WMWC drop… Count Bass D
  • Anywhere You Go… Aceyalone
  • Airbreak/Ads
  • Hole in the Bucket (Slave Ship Remix)… Spearhead
  • Keep It Real… Miilkbone
  • Make it Happen… Ultramagnetic MC’s
  • Jeep Ass Niguh… Masta Ace Incorporated
  • Airbreak (Make it Happen instrumental)/Ads
  • Understand What I Manifest (feat. Laze) (pre-release demo version)… Poetic

Side B

  • Understand What I Manifest (feat. Laze) (pre-release demo version)… Poetic (con.)
  • Murderer… Barrington Levy & Beenie Man
  • ?
  • Ruffian… Charlie Chaplin
  • No Puppy Love… Tiger
  • Squeeze Me… Macka B
  • Ad
  • Airbreak with Mista Midnite and Master Hurrikane (Squeeze Me dub)
  • Invisible Man… Mountain Brothers
  • Make a Mark… Raw Produce
  • Airbreak
  • Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta Fuck Wit… Wu-Tang Clan
  • Shimmy Shimmy Ya… Ol’ Dirty Bastard
  • Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers… Crooklyn Dodgers ’95
  • Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide… Gravediggaz
  • No Diggedy… Das EFX (cut short)

Club Crush: December 31, 1988

February 26, 2015 – 2:37 pm

Fan of the blog Maitland Jones of Brooklyn, NY submitted this gem, a recording of Club Crush from New Year’s Eve 1988/New Year’s 1989, complete with a countdown with Easy M and G. This is by far the oldest PRB tape in the archive, so huge thanks to Maitland for sharing!

  • The Symphony… Juice Crew
  • My Philosophy… Boogie Down Productions
  • Raw… Big Daddy Kane
  • Long break with G & others / Countdown to midnight
  • Night of the Living Baseheads (Remix)… Public Enemy (track of the year)
  • Redder Posse… Masters of Ceremonies
  • The 900 Number… DJ Mark the 45 King (beat of the year)

You can download the file at its Internet Archive page.

Raw Deal: April 30, 1992

February 20, 2015 – 9:15 pm

This tape was labeled only “post-Rodney King,” which leads me to believe it aired the day after the April 29, 2002 “not guilty” verdict came in for the LAPD officers in their beating of Rodney King in March of the previous year.

Some interesting local and underground stuff played at the beginning of side A and through side B when Tone rolls into the studio with some fresh-out-the-studio DATs.

Side A

  • Intro
  • Ed O.G. drop (static)
  • (I cut the much of the first set of music in my unfortunate “save tape” mode, but here’s the tracks that were played based on G’s rundown):
    • A Friendly Game of Baseball… Main Source
    • Who Protects Us From You?… Boogie Down Productions
    • A Day of Outrage (Operation Snatchback)… X Clan
    • No Justice, No Peace… Lakim Shabazz
    • Warning… Paris
    • The Hate That Hate Made… Paris
    • Get the F Outta Dodge… Public Enemy
    • Pigs… Cypress Hill
  • Money B/Raw Fusion drop (partial)
  • Break
  • Ultramagnetic MC’s drop
  • Time for Us to Defend Ourselves… MC Shan
  • Fight the Power… Public Enemy
  • Burn Hollywood Burn (feat. Ice Cube & Big Daddy Kane)… Public Enemy (cut)
  • 100 Guns… Boogie Down Productions (cut)
  • Take It Personal… Gang Starr
  • Uptown Anthem… Naughty By Nature
  • Hand on the Glock… Cypress Hill
  • Hand on the Pump… Cypress Hill
  • Break (DJ Kam in studio)
  • Strobelight Honey (Remix)… Black Sheep
  • Know the Ledge… Eric B. & Rakim (cut)
  • Can’t Run, Can’t Hide… Groovy Productions
  • You Can’t See What I Can See… Heavy D (cut?)
  • Jump Around… House Of Pain
  • Fingertips (Clap Your Hands) (instrumental)… E.S.P.
  • Duck Down… Boogie Down Productions (side ends)

Side B

  • Duck Down… Boogie Down Productions (end)
  • Young Ladeez Drive Me Crazee… Baritone Tiplove
  • Break (Tone and Troy Wonder in studio)
  • Fu-Schnickens (cut)
  • Lose ‘Em (feat. BeFyne)… Tony D
  • Treach drop
  • A Tribe Called Quest (cut)
  • The Original Man (later titled “Who’s the Man?”)… B Chill & The Secret Squirrels
  • Courageous Chief drop
  • Police Brutality… Crusaders for Real Hip-Hop
  • Shuckin’ and Jivin’… The Hillbillies
  • La Schmoove… Fu-Schnickens (cut)
  • Break
  • Geto Boys St. Ides ad
  • They Want EFX… Das EFX (cut)
  • Big Mama (Remix?)… Shane
  • Eye Examination… Del the Funky Homosapien
  • Pluckin’ Cards… Ultramagnetic MC’s (cut)
  • Deep Cover (feat. Snoop Dogg)… Dr. Dre
  • Babalu Bad Boy… Mellow Man Ace
  • Zulu drop (side ends)

(You can download this tape at its Internet Archive page.)

H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche: “Ten Knowledges & Art”

February 19, 2015 – 8:49 pm

This audio cassette rip comes from a talk His Eminence The 12th Tai Situ Rinpoche (Pema Tönyö Nyinje) did at the University of California, Santa Cruz on May 23, 1982 titled “Ten Knowledges & Art.” It was released in very plain typewritten packaging with the label number HETS-1. I probably bought this at a library book sale or a thrift store sometime in the 1990s.

Download the whole package at the Internet Archive page.