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In the mid 80's Dave Pearce launched the BBC's first ever Hip Hop Show - A Fresh Start To The Week on BBC Radio London. The show became the first port of call for many of Rap music's rising stars at the time including Run DMC, Mantronix Afrika Bambaataa, T La Rock and LL Cool J as well as providing a showcase for new up and coming unsigned UK talent.
It's even been immortalised as forming part of the intro to Public Enemy's legendary album 'It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.
In this show Dave is reunited for the first time in 25 years with Roger Johnson (The first ever DMC world mixing champion '85) who was the weekly resident guest mixer on the show as they dig through the crates to rewind some of the big tunes rocking the scene at a time regarded by many as the golden years of Hip Hop.
- Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock
- Eric B. - Eric B For President
- Mantronix - Ladies
- EPMD - Its My Thing
- MC Shan - The Bridge (Boogie Down Productions & KRS-One) [South Bronx]
- MC Duke - I'm Riffin
- Biz Markie - Nobody Rest Ye Biz
- Jazzy Jay - This Def Jam
- Whodini - 5 Mins Of Funk
- Kool G Rap - It's A Demo
- Fat Boys - Human Beatbox
- Justice - Put The Record Back On (Boogie Down Bronx) [Poetry]
- Ll Cool J - Jack The Ripper
- Run-D.M.C. - Peter Piper
- J.V.C. F.O.R.C.E. - Strong Island
- Peter Pine - Unknown (Phone-In Rap)
- Stetsasonic - Talkin' All That Jazz
- Ice-T - Ya Don't Quit
- Roxanne Shanté - Have A Nice Day
- Davy DMX - One For The Treble
- Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde - Genious Rap
- Biz Markie - Vapours
- Mantronix - Sing A Song
- Marley Marl - Marley Scratch
- Stetsasonic - 4 Ever My Beat
- T La Rock - Its Yours
- Public Enemy - Rebel Without A Pause
- Overlord X - 14 Days In May
- Whistle - Just Buggin'
- Run-D.M.C. - Beats To The Rhyme
- DJ Kool - Let Me Clear My Throat (MC Eveready) [Straight To The Point]