Cholo is the boombox enthusiast I mentioned in my post about legendary hip hop photographer Martha Cooper.
It was quite fitting that it was her signature on his boombox that would inform me of her being in Montreal and dictate my actions of seeking to meet her myself. It was also quite fitting that his text message informing me of where I could find her made my meeting her that afternoon and that post possible.
Cholo and I share a passion and love for hip hop culture and it shows in perhaps not so subtle ways.
Although my interest in boombox culture may not be as profound, it is specifically the cassette culture where Cholo and I meet.
Cholo had posted a photo similar to the ones accompanying this post a while ago. It was another of his Facebook profile photos of hip hop cassettes that reminded me to put an idea to use.
It stands to reason that since The Suite Delight Radio Show recently changed its timeslot that I would act on the inspiration by spinning some to old school hip hop. Now the timing couldn't be any better.
Coincidence or not, my range for old school hip hop music extends up to 1999. Unless I'm mistaken, there were no more hip hop cassettes in production after that year. If they were, they may not be of much interest to myself and don't earn the title of old school.
Thank you to Waahli “Wyzah” Yussef, Cholo & Lexis for the 90's Hip Hop Tape Cassette Exhibition inspiration and photographs.
Press play below to hear the podcast of the first show done inspired by hip hop cassettes.
Tune in to Montreal's CKUT 90.3FM on Tuesday mornings from 12am-2am EST.
The Suite Delight - 2016-06-21 Playlist:
1. Main Source - Think
2. Main Source - Atom
3. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) (Vibes Mix)
4. Cru - Just Another Case (Remix) featuring Slick Rick
5. Dream Warriors - Follow Me Not (Ultimatum Mix)
6. Digital Underground - No Nose Job
7. House of Pain - Jump Around (Pete Rock Remix)
8. Diamond & The Psychotic Neurotics - Sally Got A One Track Mind (Showbiz Remix)
9. Cypress Hill - The Phuncky Feel One
10. Lootpack - Whenimondamic
11. Showbiz & A.G. - Bounce Ta This (Remix) featuring Dres of Black Sheep
12. Organized Konfusion - Stress (Remix)
13. Organized Konfusion - Walk Into The Sun (Remix)
14. Artifacts - Dynamite Soul II (Lip Service Remix) featuring Mad Skillz
15. Tha Alkaholiks - The Next Level (Remix) featuring Diamond D
16. Nas - It Ain't Hard To Tell (Remix)
17. Das-Efx - Jussumen (Remix)
18. Black Moon - I Got Cha Opin
19. Big Pun - Twinz (Deep Cover '98) featuring Fat Joe
20. Casual - Me-O-Mi-O
21. Mic Geronimo - Masta I.C. (Remix) featuring Lost Boyz
22. Jayo Felony - Whatcha Gonna Do (Remix) featuring Method Man & DMX
23. Public Enemy - Shut 'Em Down (Pe-Te Rock Mixx)
24. Tha Alkaholiks - Daaam! (Buckwild Remix)
25. Lootpack - Questions
26. Big Pun - How We Roll '98
27. Showbiz & A.G. - Hold Ya Head
28. Master Ace - Together
The Suite Delight - 2014-09-30 Playlist:
1. Queen Latifah - Ladies First feat. Monie Love
2. Run-D.M.C. - Mary, Mary
3. Brand Nubian - Grand Puba, Positive & L.G.
4. A Tribe Called Quest - Show Business feat. Lord Jamar, Sadat X & Diamond D
5. Casual - Get Off It
6. Kurious - Walk Like A Duck
7. Apache - Gangsta Bitch
8. Nas - Nas Is Like
9. Onyx - Shifftee
10. Ice-T - Mind Over Matter (Remix)
11. Cypress Hill - Boom Biddy Bye Bye (Fugees Remix)
12. Xzibit – Eyes May Shine (Remix) feat. Mobb Deep
13. Outkast - Player's Ball