Listen to “NY Live w/Mr. Mayhem, Sunset & DJ Riz 89.1 WNYU March 12, 1997”, the latest DJ mix released by DJ Eclipse on MixCloud. This mix is 02:01:37 mins long. If you dig this mix, then check out more of DJ Eclipse’s mixes his mixcloud page.
This “NY Live” episode is from 3 days after Biggie was killed. The first time the mic is cracked (23:44) you can feel the tension in the air over Big’s death. And every artist that came up that night touched on the subject as it was obviously the headlines in NYC that week. Joe Summa from One Step Beyond was the first guest up (68:18). The next to touch the mic after Joe was another NYC, NYU favorite, Half-A-Mill (90:48) who ironically was also gunned down years later. One of his rare demos “Unpredictable” premieres at 99:16. Closing out the show was Stronghold’s own Breez Evahflowin’ (107:18). Outside of the somber mood in the studio was an always on point DJ Riz who provided a dope selection of music cut up as only he could.
Hip hop,Mr. Mayhem,DJ Riz,Half-A-Mill,Breez Evahflowin’
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About DJ Eclipse
DJ Eclipse, renowned indie Hip Hop tastemaker, first gained national notoriety while djing for 3rd Bass front man MC Serch in the early 90’s. His reputation grew in the mid 90’s by filling in for Stretch Armstrong on his weekly 89.9 radio show on WKCR and then later for Mayhem on 89.1 WNYU. He joined Wild Pitch Records in ’94 and became the National Director of Retail Promotion until their closing in ’95. Then, DJ Jab, the owner of a small basement record store called Fat Beats, brought Eclipse in to help out on weekends. It wasn’t long before Fat Beats became a worldwide company with Eclipse overseeing all of their retail operations. Around this time, NY also saw the birth of Eclipse’s seminal crew Non Phixion, which played a pivotal role in the indie renaissance of the mid 90’s. During these years, Eclipse established himself as the “go to” DJ for all the local Hip Hop events at Wetlands, S.O.B.’s, Vinyl and most notably, Tramps. In ’97, after spinning at many of the “Break Beats” parties at The Point in the Bronx, Crazy Legs put Eclipse down with the legendary Rock Steady Crew as one of the RSC DJs. By 1998, Eclipse started The Halftime Radio Show with DJ Riz and Lynn Gonzalez. Later on he could still be heard on on 89.1 WNYU with DJ Skizz on Wednesday nights from 10:30 PM – 1:00 AM (EST). As a producer, some of Eclipse’s notable credits include remixes for O.C. (“Time’s Up” & “Born 2 Live”), Nas, N-Tyce, the Modern Jazz Quartet (Rebop-The Savoy Remixes), a couple party joints for AV8 & Nervous Records and the Fractured Breaks battle records series just to name a few. In addition to running the Fat Beats NY store, operating Uncle Howie Records with partner ILL BILL and touring with La Coka Nostra, Eclipse joined DJ Premier on his “Live From HeadQCourterz” radio show as a “relief” DJ when Primo is on tour. The show aired on Sirius Satellite Radio on channel 40 Friday nights from midnight to 2 AM (EST).
Now he flexes on Rap Is Outta Control on (SiriusXM). Rap Is Outta Control is a weekly mix show hosted by DJ Eclipse and DJ Riz. The Sirius XM show airs every Sunday evening from 10pm-12am EST on Shade 45.
Those edits and scratches on TONY clean version are the best ever
So 2017 everyone going crazy over a written freedtyle from black thought but twenty years ago half a mil is kicking better verses off top? 🤔
Severyone going crazy over black thought written
Half freestyle was ridic
@PaulPawlPall thanks brother! I owe you a beer
Masterminds “I’m Talented”
Also, what’s the joint that comes on after the Half-A-Mil track?
This is a radio masterpiece! Please tell me somewhere out there there is another recording of that Half-A-Mil joint!!!!!!!!?????
Yes, this is beautiful!!!!
Hey E,I’ve been listening to 1 treat @ s time is there no more que option or am I buggin’ Lol u know wouldn’t be 1st or 101st time gratitude I’m about to say wussup & get at ya look out CUZ I’d like to bless em w love I don’t see posted …. In millennium LOL
Riz is a beast.
Wow! Riz launching darts with that little vocal juggle on “T.O.N.Y.”
Man, was that One Step Beyond – Dedicated vocal version exclusive to this show? The ep from them only had the instrumental on it..
This is the quintessential soundtrack to growing up in NY in 1997, from the commentary on Big’s death to the track selection. Thanks for sharing this gem and taking me back to that time and place, much appreciated.
Yeah Boyee. I’ve been waiting bro. Haha.