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Q102 Hip-Hop Review: May 9, 1993

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

This stage of the Q102 Hip-Hop Review featured Cool B, Big Al, and Jay-Ski. Brief interview with Positive K and, as usual, great selection from Jay (Crusaders, Bahamadia, Funk Family) and a dope demo battle in the Street Sounds Showdown. Few tracks I couldn't figure out. Drops from Positive K, Art ...

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

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

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 ...

Q102 Hip-Hop Review [1993]

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Yet another unlabeled tape (should I make "YAUT" an official acronym?). This one is from Q102 (WIOQ) Hip-Hop Review on a Sunday night in 1993, sometime before September. The hosts are "The Funky President" Mike Elliott (heard earlier here) and Shelly Shel and DJ Jay-Ski is on the wheels. Did I ...

The Q102 Hip-Hop Review and American Dance Traxx (1992)

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Side A of this tape is from Philadelphia's Q102. Q102 was Power 99's main competition during the early 90s in the urban contemporary market. While Power 99 tried to distance itself from hip-hop during that time with their infamous "No Rap Workday," Q102 embraced hip-hop a little more ...

DJ Jay-Ski: “Jay-Ski Vol. 9” [1995]

Friday, March 9th, 2012

When I first met Jay-Ski online over 20 years ago, I had no idea what a big deal the guy would become. Of course, it totally makes sense, as he was one of the most talented DJs and turntablists in the New Jersey/Philadelphia area (still). Today, I've got one of the ...