Das Jahr ist 1985 und LL Cool J steht kurz vor dem Release seines Debüt-Albums Radio.

Ursprünglich wollte der Veranstalter RUN DMC buchen, die jedoch nicht ins Budget gepasst haben, also wurde Cool James mit DJ Cut Creator für 500$ engagiert um vor ca. 150 Leuten in einer Sporthalle in Maine zu performen.

Um Zeit zu überbrücken gibt’s einen kleinen Rap-, Scratching- und Beatbox Workshop oben drauf.

Großartig!

-> LL Cool J at age 17 and DJ Cut Creator perform live. 1985, Colby College, Waterville Maine. 5 months before Radio was released. Rap of Maine.

The announcer and singer at the end is Cornell Clark, who LL has described as his mentor.

LL was paid $500 for the show. Since he was the only rap act, he was worried it would a be short performance, so my dad suggested he fill it in with the scratching and beatboxing education.

Set List:
DJ Cut Creator Scratching Educational Intro
Dangerous
Beatboxing Education
I Want You
I Need a Beat
Cornell Clark covers Gladys Knight & the Pips „The Way We Were“

Danke Marcel
Via Kottke