Listen to “The Mic Check Show w/Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five Hot 97 WQHT”, the latest DJ mix released by DJ Eclipse on MixCloud. This mix is 40:41 mins long. If you dig this mix, then check out more of DJ Eclipse’s mixes his mixcloud page.
So mad I missed the very beginning of this show as my tape starts in the middle of Melle Mel’s freestyle just before he passes it to his brother Kidd Creole while Flash cuts up the beat. Luckily I didn’t miss any of the Force MD’s appearance (2:36) as they totally obliterate the mics. Sad to think at how downhill R&B has gone since brothers like these were on the scene. No autotune needed here. Then at 12:48 the calls start coming in for people to rhyme with the first being Flash’s son Jo Jo followed by many other callers. A few in house appearances by female MC The Original (16:35), Breez Evahflowin’ (18:43) and M.O.P. (30:45) doing a live version of “How About Some Hardcore”. Force MD’s show up again at the end to cap things off (35:28), but the final words go to Melle Mel with a rhyme recap (38:22). Shout out to Scorpio, Rahiem and Larry Love all in the place as well.
Hip hop,Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five,M.O.P,Force MD’s,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.
Actual harmonizing .. feels like a lost art or something .. at least in the hip hop arena
Dope. Still want to hear that!
As I re-read your description of your tape, I think the show that I have taped is them on Flex’s show which was a performance to announce the new Mic Check Show.
Eclipse, I have a tape of the same show and I believe I have it from nearly the very beginning. I believe the first beat was “The Jam” by Grand Central Station. I’ll send you a link when I find the mp3 on one of my old computers or burn the cassette to mp3 again. I also used to have a tape of Mic Geronimo freestyling on the show (circa ’94?) also, but I taped over it like an asshole. Mic is still one of the best “off the top” in my book. Smooth AF. Have a great Thanksgiving
Not sure. Just going through small sections at a time. If I come across more they’ll probably end up here.
Thanks, we’ve been looking for Mic Check show audio for a while. Any more? I used to have the show when Jeru came thru
Man thank you for preserving this. Real talk. Moments like this need to be in a vault. Hip Hop history.
Funky fresh E. THANK U FOR SHARING