Club Crush/Raw Deal Archive

1988
December 31, 1988

New Year’s Eve 1988, including a countdown to midnight.

1990
January 25, 1990
February 1, 1990

This episode features the regulars (Tony D, Eazy M, and G) as well as guests YZ, Pumis Sweet Love, B Chill, and BeFyne.

February 8, 1990

Classic episode with Tony D on the wheels for two hours in Eazy’s absence. Tons of classic NJ underground material.

February 15, 1990

The Poor Righteous Teachers roll through to promote their first album and video shoot for (and world radio premiere of) “Rock This Funky Joint.”

February 22, 1990

One of the rare episodes where G (“Mr. Softee!!!”) isn’t in the studio until the very end of the show. Nice, clean tape, full episode with no songs cut. Great selection, hilarious airbreaks (where Tone recounts getting the gas face from Serch fans), solid show all around.

August 1990
September 14, 1990

One of the rare Friday night episodes of Club Krush.

November 29, 1990
1991
January 31, 1991

Lots of Vanilla Ice dissing, because that was a popular past time in 1991. Great WPRB theme song by Courageous Chief.

June 13, 1991

A transition episode from “Club Krush” to “Raw Deal.”

June 20, 1991

This early summer 1991 episode features discussion of some dude they refer to as “Artificial Vanilla” that dresses like Vanilla Ice and frequents area clubs. They also discuss the Flowbee and Tone disses MC Lyte (“her bulb ain’t that bright right now”). QDIII Soundlab’s group the Poet Society is featured in this week’s “Brick It or Vic It.”

June 27, 1991

Classic episode with one of the most memorable Thursday Night Lives, featuring Tony D, Treach, and Rza (still known as Prince Rakeem).

July 11, 1991
July 25, 1991

Solid music with a few unreleased Tony D productions.

August 1 or 8, 1991
August 15, 1991
September 19, 1991

The first 11-hour hip-hop marathon episode of Raw Deal.

October 10, 1991
October 17, 1991

Freshly bestowed with their new high-wattage tower, G and Eazy are amped to debut the new Fu-Schnickens single “Ring the Alarm” a full month before it hit the stores.

October 24, 1991

This classic episode features an amazing Thursday Night Live lineup with 2 Black 2 Strong MMG, Tim Dog, Tony D, BeFyne/B-Fine, Baby Chill, and Mr. Law.

October 31, 1991

Eazy-M’s out trick-or-treating on this Halloween episode. G and Kam take some swings at Power 99 & Colby Colb. Zulu the One Man Gang joins in the studio dropping a live LL parody titled “Mama Really Whipped My Ass” as well as “Drug Dealer Man.”

November 14, 1991
1992
January 2, 1992

This “serious” solo G episode goes extra long since neither Eazy or DJ X are around to do the house show afterwards.

January 16, 1992
January 23, 1992

DJ Polo talks about his new 900 #, Mike Elliot previews his upcoming book, and Polo gets on the wheels for an all-G Rap set.

February 20, 1992
February 27, 1992
March 12, 1992

Huge 11-hour show, running from 1pm until midnight. So far, three hours have been archived featuring a rare Bumani X track, a set by DJ Ran, and all sorts of other classics.

April 2, 1992

Only the tail end of this episode. The Fu-schnickens are supposed to come up, but never make it. But, Courageous Chief does a solo Thursday Night Live.

April 9, 1992

Mike Elliot’s in the house and Jay-Ski makes his first (?) PRB appearance. Demo from Trenton kid-group Youth of Noble Birth.

April 30, 1992

The day after the verdict was handed down in the LAPD/Rodney King trial.

May 7, 1992

Post-LA riots episode with commentary and lots of good remixes and rare NJ tracks, plus a Thursday Night Live with The Hillbillies.

July 9, 1992
July 16, 1992

Massive nearly 5 1/2 hour episode with classic 92 flavor, including Thursday Night Live with YZ. Plenty of drama and a packed studio of guests.

October 1, 1992

Lots of folks in the studio for this last portion of the show, including Suicide Posse and their new collective Nation of RIOT. DJ Kam and Jay-Ski are both in the house this week (Jay-Ski goes IN on his set on side A. Not to be missed.).

October 22, 1992

Solid fall ’92 episode with a returning DJ Kam after he had fallen. Blvd Mosse rolls through for an interview.

December 10, 1992

Apache in-studio interview, Thursday Night Live with Tone, Chief, Baby Chill, The Dungeon Lords, Awol, and The Hillbillies.

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