July 11, 2004

Hip Hop Radio Time Capsule: Newark, New Jersey, 1983

From the archives of Sharpeworld comes this wonderful set of streamed recordings from the early days of hip hop radio… They were made by Japanese po-mo essayist Tetsuo Kogawa, while living in New York in 1983. The recordings are of WBIH, Newark, New Jersey – one of the first stations to devote large portions of their programming to hip hop. The are four in all, which feature programmes by the World Famous Supreme Team, which had been assembled by Malcolm McLaren to do the MCing on his hit “Buffalo Girls”, and Afrika Islam, the son of the godfather of hip hop, Afrika Bambataa..

Posted by Warren at July 11, 2004 09:53 PM | Hip Hop