|BBC 5 was born out of the midst of struggle. Determined to reconnect with my Brooklyn fam and revive oldschool Hip Hop, I DJ Cyrus moved back to this unchallenged borough of NYC. On the streets, I ran into dudes attempting to push CDs with the same playlists that were originally aired on B-Boy Classics at UGHH.com. We used to call this biting! Even on New York radio (I won't say any names), DJs were attempting to bring back these very cuts that have been ignored by them for years. Was it because the names were included in the BBC playlists? Someone is not giving credit were credit is due. But hey, its not what you play, its how you play it.
This particular show was produced in the heart of the slums. Copies of the prior shows had been burned to CD, which prompted my man Quest Legendz (a street rapper from Bed-Stuy) to drop a promo for BBC 5. That promo is from the heart, no gimmicks.
The first half hour brings back the boom box classics. Especially the mix by Kool DJ Red Alert. I actually wore that one out in 1986, until a friend of mine snatched it out of my ride. It was recorded at a time when Kool DJ Red Alert (98.7 WRKS), KRS One, etc. were bombing with Mr. Magic (107.5 WBLS), Marley Marl, Juice Crew, etc.
The Cold Crush harmony (1981) was originated by the Crash Crew (1977). Refelecting on shows recorded in 1978 when Grandmaster Flash had the Furious 4 (not 5), you can see how rappers hear biting off each other.
Busy Bee vs. Kool Moe Dee brought it all to light. This is a battle that changed the face of rap music and intensified competition between crews.
The hardcore edge on the 2nd half of the show is due to the frustration of brothers getting shot down in our hood for no reason. Its raining, our feet are wet, there is an eviction notice on the door, people who were close to us have passed away, and we are doing everything we can to stay focused.
We are doing this for real Hip Hop fans who can see beyond the mainstream BS.|
|1. DJ Cyrus - 'Tribute to the Diamond 2 Intro' |
|2. Quest Legendz, DJ Cyrus - 'DJ Cyrus Promo'|
|3. Run DMC - 'Sucker MCs'|
|4. Stephanie Mills - 'Puttin a Rush on Me'|
|5. Mantronix - 'Mega Mix'|
|6. Kool DJ Red Alert - '98.7 Master Mix 1986 (Mr. Magic Dis)'|
|7. Cold Crush - 'Rocket in the Pocket Freestyle (1981)'|
|8. Busy Bee vs. Kool Moe Dee (1982) |
|9. Roxanne Shante, Biz Marke - 'Get Retarded'|
|10. Bad Boyz, K Love - 'Bad Boys (Theme)'|
|11. Fearless Four - 'Its Magic'|
|12. Riffs! (Warriors Hit Skit)|
|13. Cam'ron, Dutch, Spade -' Where I'm From'|
|14. Ice Cube - 'OG Mix Intro/Dead Homies'|
|15. Eazy E - 'Boyz in the Hood'|
|16. Game - 'Certified Gangstas (Remix)'|
|17. Nas, Whoo Kid - 'Nas Freestyle'|
|18. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg - 'Chronic Intro'|
|19. NWA - 'Always Into Somthin'|
|20. Shareef Skit (Menace II Society)|
|21. Jay Z - '99 Problems (Cyrus Mix)'|
|22. Brandy - 'Who I am (Cyrus Mix)'|
|23. DJ Cyrus - 'BBC 5 Drop Mix'|
|24. Mary J Blige, Sam Sneed - 'Happy b/w Think U Better Recognize'|
|25. Sauce Money, Jay-Z - 'Pre Game'|
|26. Hurricane G, Smif-N-Wessun - 'Spanish Harlem'|
|27. Quest Legendz, DJ Cyrus -'Raw 808 Freestyle (Outro)'|
|28. Nu Shuz - 'I Can't Wait'|
|Average Visitor Rating: |
|(4.6 Stars)||Total Comments: 28|
Name: john jefferson (Posted: 4/20/2009 10:27:00 AM; Partial IP: .88.88.125)
Location: new york,ny
Comment: the stars is because the mentioning of the live old school crews.if anybody know the where abouts of tapemaster(elvis moreno) or know where to purchase live old school recordings,mighty force crew,etc besides troy l smith,grandmaster caz,contact me at 212-865-7863,john jefferson, thanks
Name: Andrew (Posted: 4/19/2009 9:02:00 AM; Partial IP: 211.18.141)
Comment: Definitely can feel this one! Even non hip hop tracks like Puttin' A Rush On Me and I Just Can't Wait (which we used to listen to anyway back in the days). 5*****
P.S. Wasn't Busy Bee vs. Kool Moe Dee recorded in december 1981 (Harlem World) instead of 1982?
I remember that whole cassette being dope as hell.
Name: L.J. aka WOM KHAN (Posted: 7/12/2008 5:55:00 PM; Partial IP: .173.78.38)
Location: Leeuwarden Holland
Comment: dope show again!
Name: Tyvian Corry (Posted: 4/14/2008 12:30:00 AM; Partial IP: 19.176.168)
Location: Yonkers, New York
Comment: DJ Cyrus MURDERED this show and no one is comparing to him. My favorite mix is the one with Sucker MC's/You're puttin a rush on me blend. I have never heard anything mixed so precisely and perfect. Keep up the good work DJ Cyrus, more scratching from you and keep up the love of real Hip Hop.
Name: RIN O (Posted: 3/8/2008 1:43:00 PM; Partial IP: .32.202.98)
Location: TAMPA FL
Comment: YOU GOT THAT ONE OFF
Name: DENA LOVE (Posted: 3/5/2008 3:04:00 PM; Partial IP: 36.154.104)
Location: PASADENA, CA
Comment: CYRUS FOR PREZ
Name: POLORICAN (Posted: 3/4/2008 10:41:00 AM; Partial IP: 113.14.194)
Comment: i like this one.Besides the r&b crap its good.I could do with out nwa and the ice cube and game and dre. but I big u up with the mantronix and the hurricane g.
Name: Dre (Posted: 2/2/2008 6:46:00 AM; Partial IP: 23.219.145)
Comment: Classic $hit
Name: rare1one (Posted: 1/27/2008 5:57:00 PM; Partial IP: 162.96.163)
Location: chi city
Comment: hot shit I agree wif chris
Name: chris (Posted: 1/19/2008 12:05:00 AM; Partial IP: .64.99.223)
Location: saskatoon canada
Comment: not bad, the start w/ rundmc should be a track on its own cause its sooo sick