This is one tape I was glad to save – it was recorded over an old bootleg BDP tape (complete with crookedly stamped ink and in-tact recording tabs) that was in rough shape. The tape was warbly and actually locked up, almost getting eaten numerous times during digitization. It required some re-recording and a little audio editing to get a clean rip.

Thankfully, it’s safe now, which is a good thing because this one of the last episodes of Raw Deal from 1993 (the show went off the air in March). (There is a slight possibility it could be from 1992.)

Kool G Rap & DJ Polo are supposed to show up, but don’t. There’s a good discussion of how people from Trenton actually say “Trenton.”

Couldn’t nail down a date for this one, despite mentions of Diamond D being at a YMCA in Camden on Saturday (and possibly Mahorn’s on Sunday) and a big K-Solo/Redman show at the Trocadero on Sunday. (Really surprised I couldn’t find any mentions of the latter shows in newspapers.)

Side A

  • Bow Wow Wow… Funkdoobiest (in progress)
  • Fugitive/Long Live the Fugitive… K-Solo
  • Walk Like a Duck… Kurious
  • Punks Jump Up to Get Beat Down… Brand Nubian
  • Freestyle (Yo, That’s That Sh*t)… Diamond D and The Psychotic Neurotics
  • Flip Da Scrip… Da King & I
  • I Get Wreck… Heather B
  • Airbreak (over Freestyle (Yo, That’s That Shit) (Instrumental)… Diamond D and The Psychotic Neurotics)
  • Still The Mic Champion… Suicide Posse

Side B

  • Still The Mic Champion… Suicide Posse (cuts off)
  • …”What’s That?” segment
  • I Get Wreck (feat. KRS-One)… Tim Dog [not on tape]
  • Get Ya Weight Up… Apache
  • Saturday Nite Live… Masta Ace
  • Funky Child… Lords of the Underground
  • Here Come da Hoods… Brokin English Klik
  • Give it Up (Diamond D Remix)… Red Hot Lover Tone
  • Love Me Or Leave Me Alone… Brand Nubian
  • Airbreak
  • … cuts to bootleg BDP tape


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