This one started it all for me.. this is the earliest recording I have – June 1 2004.

Every Sunday I stayed up to listen to classick material, the best hip hop show on radio. I only recorded it for 4 months before they suddenly stopped broadcasting. The demise of classick material led me to dig for more shows.. before long I was recording just about every show in the city.

Bozack Morris said Toronto has some “world class hip hop shows”. Classick Material was one of them, no doubt. I promise to have all 12 classick material recordings up by the end of 2008. So check out the classick material archive for a few others. Every hip hop fan needs to hear these.

Note this one got cut short somehow. Only the first hour was recorded.


classick_material-2004_06_01-set1.mp3 [ download ]

  • [intro]
  • [talk]
  • super lover cee and casanova rud – super casanova
  • roxanne shante – go on girl
  • public enemy – welcome to the terrordome
  • the umcs – one to grow on
  • leaders of the new school – the international zone coaster
  • black by demand – dearly beloved
  • tragedy the intelligent hoodlum – black and proud
  • the alliance – get on down (dope!!)
  • ultramagnetic mc’s – kool keith housing things
  • big daddy kane – wrath of kane

classick_material-2004_06_01-set2.mp3 [ download ]

  • [talk (long)]
  • funkdoobiest – rock on
  • ed o.g. & da bulldogs – be a father to your child
  • krs-one – a friend
  • reflection eternal f mos def, mr. man – fortified live
  • no id – two steps behind
This is the only other Mista Boxx solo show I have. As far as I know these are the only two, and seems this is the last time any of the classick material crew rocked on project bounce. Two hours no talking. Check it.


mista_boxx-2004_11_08-set_1.mp3 [ download ]

  • d.i.t.c. – day one
  • big punisher – i’m not a player
  • a tribe called quest – it’s yours
  • mary j. blige f smif-n-wessun – i love you (remix)
  • raekwon the chef f ghostface killah, u-god – knuckleheadz
  • mobb deep – still shinin’
  • ?? unknown (reggae)
  • tracy chapman – baby can i hold you
  • alchemist f lloyd banks – bangers
  • low profile – funky song
  • m.o.p. – ante up

mista_boxx-2004_11_08-set_2.mp3 [ download ]

  • saukrates – action canada-flag.gif
  • saukrates – something 4 da streets canada-flag.gif
  • jay-z – lucifer
  • notorious b.i.g. – one more chance (remix)
  • gangstarr – zonin’
  • slum village f dilla – reunion
  • jay-z f cedric the entertainer – threat
  • tony touch f wu-tang clan – rock steady
  • ?? unknown (MOP “minds playin tricks on me”/”iron and two clips on me”)
  • nas – i can
  • pete rock & c.l. smooth – appreciate

mista_boxx-2004_11_08-set_3.mp3 [ download ]

  • az f cl smooth – magic hour
  • rascalz – soul obligation canada-flag.gif
  • hieroglyphics f goapele – make your move
  • onyx – last dayz
  • diamond f john doe – when it pours it rains (extended version)
  • infinite f divine brown – gotta get mine canada-flag.gif
  • kev brown – always
  • scritti politti f mos def – tinseltown to the boogiedown
  • pete rock and cl smooth – da two
  • pete rock f j-dilla – niggaz know
  • slum village – keep holding on
  • royce da 5’9″ – hip hop

mista_boxx-2004_11_08-set_4.mp3 [ download ]

  • shaq f rza, method man – no hooks
  • raekwon the chef f nas, ghostface killah – verbal intercourse
  • nas f havoc – the set up
  • capone-n-noreaga – bloody money
  • ?? unknown – oldschool–dope! “Shorty stepped off, went where he had to go/ Came up and creeped behind some buildins real slow/ He was about to make his move then he heard a sound/ Ssh.. put the gun down /So he did, turned around, saw the kid he was rippin with/ Thought to his self, ‘aw shit’/ That was the end of his wanna-be gangsta dreams /Shorty died at fourteen”
  • beatnuts – world famous
  • de la soul – this is a recording for living in a full time era (l.i.f.e.)
  • de la soul – i am i be
  • diana ross – baby it’s me

After Classick Material stopped broadcasting in October 2004, host Mista Boxx ran a short lived segment on Project Bounce. I have two “Mista Boxx” shows, this one and next week. They never ran again as far as I know. I think there was one ‘classick material’ reunion in 2005 but I never heard it. If anyone has any more classick material recordings on tape, give em up! My boy todd over at classicradiorips has one from way back in 2002 – check it out here.

No talking on this one, since Mista Boxx does it solo. Interesting to hear Boxx’s selections without his co-DJs. Something I always loved about this hip hop radio thing is each DJ has their own unique personality that you can feel through their music. Check Rhyme Mania ’99 — its up there on my list of my favorite tracks of all time. Also the last unknown track on set 4 (“never play the front line/ I be deep in the cut”) – let me know if you know what that’s called, sick track.


mista_boxx_2004nov01_set1.mp3 [ download ]

  • blackstreet f jay-z – call me (hip hop mix)
  • pete rock f inspectah deck, kurupt – tru master
  • hieroglyphics f goapele – make your move
  • mos def f scritti politti – tinseltown to the boogiedown
  • saukrates f masta ace, o.c. – rollin’ canada-flag.gif
  • kardinal offishall – ol’ time killin’ canada-flag.gif
  • cocoa brovaz – extreme situation
  • tony touch f pete rock, large professor, masta ace – out da box
  • kev brown – always
  • large professor f neek the exotic, masta ace – rhyme mania ’99 *LARGE*
  • large professor f chris lowe – ct to ny (uncut action)

mista_boxx_2004nov01_set2.mp3 [ download ]

  • ?? m.o.p. – ?? unknown ?? (Geto Boys beat, “I got my iron and two clips on me”)
  • rottin razkals – oh yeah
  • redman – what u lookin’ 4
  • mobb deep – temperature’s rising (remix)
  • slum village – fall in love
  • ?? unknown (jaydee, detroit, “You are my destiny” hook)
  • gangstarr – skillz
  • ?? unknown (“Niggas forget so soon they life lessons/ They wanna count they money instead of they fuckin blessins” – “These days and times” hook)
  • ?? unknown
  • saukrates – somethin 4 da streets canada-flag.gif
  • black star f common – respiration
  • ?? kev brown, grap luva – ?? unknown (struggla’s theme) ??
  • ?? unknown (instrumental)

mista_boxx_2004nov01_set3.mp3 [ download ]

  • pmd – shade business
  • eminem f dr. dre – guilty conscience
  • n.w.a. – always into something
  • ?? unknown ??
  • roxanne shante – runaway
  • the 45 king – the king is here
  • ?? unknown (oldschool, “Lookin at my gucci” sampled hook)
  • run-d.m.c – how’d ya do it dee
  • special ed – ready 2 attack
  • jaz f jay-z – hawaiian sophie
  • ?? unknown (“You in the jamboree y’all can jam for free”)
  • sir menelik f grand puba, sadat x – 7xl

mista_boxx_2004nov01_set4.mp3 [ download ]

  • jurassic 5 – contact
  • jurassic 5 – swing
  • showbiz & a.g. – he say, she say
  • mobb deep – still shinin’
  • nas – we will survive
  • ghostface killah f raekwon – daytona 500
  • ?? unknown (tight, sampled hook: “Never play the front line/ I be deep in the cut”; “Can’t leave rap alone the game needs me”)
  • point blank – ? canada-flag.gif
  • m.o.p. – ante up

Mista Boxx, Glass and Ethikal in top form as usual. Check out the J-Live track on set2, and the unknown after Devil’s Pie on set3. And of course, Kool G Rap’s classic Truly Yours.

classick_material-2004_09_12-set1.mp3 [ ]

  • [intro]
  • [talk]
  • marley marl f tragedy – the rebel
  • super lover cee and casanova rud – do the james
  • rakim – microphone fiend
  • special ed – think about it
  • kool g rap – truly yours
  • boogie down productions – why is that
  • main source f nas, fatal, akinyele – live at the barbeque
  • shabba ranks – pirates anthem

classick_material-2004_09_12-set2.mp3 [ ]

  • ice t – colors
  • poor righteous teachers – rock dis funky joint
  • lord finesse and dj mike smooth – strictly for the ladies
  • oc – born 2 live
  • ?? unknown
  • j-live – first things first
  • dilated peoples – the main event
  • defari – spell my name
  • d.i.t.c. – get yours
  • ?? unknown (disco)

classick_material-2004_09_12-set3.mp3 [ ]

  • [talk]
  • saukrates f common sense – play dis canada-flag.gif
  • redman – can’t wait
  • fu-schnickens – breakdown
  • erick sermon – stay real
  • digable planets – 9th wonder
  • the pharcyde – drop
  • the crooklyn dodgers (chubb rock, o.c., jeru the damaja) – return of the crooklyn dodgers
  • d’angelo – devil’s pie
  • ?? unknown – good stuff
  • street smartz f oc, pharoahe monche – metal thangz
  • o.g.c. – hurricane starang
  • heltah skeltah – therapy
  • pete rock f c.l. smooth – da two

classick_material-2004_09_12-set4.mp3 [ ]

  • [talk]
  • rakim – new york (remix)
  • sadat x – stages and lights
  • slum village – fall in love
  • nas f kool g rap – fast life
  • large professor f nas – one plus one
  • ditc f big l, fat joe – da enemy
  • diamond d – hiatus
  • goodie mob – soul food
  • royal flush – regulate
  • gangstarr – playtawin

EDIT: Thanks to jw for identifying one track. There’s still a bunch more left to identify, and it’s now going on three years I’ve been trying to get that one track. Help me out! fm416 dot mailbox at gmail dot com. -May 13 2007

I decided to split this show up into two segments for a couple of reasons, one, it’s easier for me and for you because things go awry when I post more than one set in one post, and six is out of the question. The real reason is so I can add this preamble and have it make sense: There’s a bunch of tracks in this segment that I really, really would like identified, but one in particular: after MOP and before Hieroglyphics. The Classick Material crew played this track more than once in my recordings but I have never been able to identify it. It is a female MC, sounds like 2000-2004, she doesn’t drop any names or places but somehow I get the impression it’s Canadian content — although I could be totally wrong. Please check out Set 5, around 18:00, give it a listen, and tell me if you’ve heard this track anywhere else! Maybe they know what’s up. I’m in the dark on this one. Here’s some of the bars, perhaps Google may bring some who know what they’re talking about here:

I'm growin every day, mark what I say
I'm tracin a path, from the past to the future
Gotta be my own woman, stand on my own two
Eat food, get paid, despite what others do...
..I got pets, two cats and they act just like kids
When they hungry, they cop fits and them collectors want money
So how I'ma let a stranger up and take that from me
When ??? jerks ain't no friends to me
Could solitude be the remedy?
Nah, I need love in my life, friends by my side
Live stimulation, romantic conversation
Good vibe relations, don't think I'm askin for much but
These things don't just fall out the sky...

Drop me a line if you know who this MC is or anything about the track! One way or another enjoy it, it’s one of the tightest tracks I’ve ever heard. And of course if you can identify any of the “easier” onesany of the elusive ones on Sets 4 and 6, please do.

"Taste what I hate out the bottle,
goes down sweet when I swallow,
though it smells like contradiction..."

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  • wu-tang clan – triumph
  • eminem f dr dre, snoop dogg, xzibit, nate dogg – bitch please part ii
  • unknown bahamadia – 3 tha hard way (thanks jw)
  • ?? unknown ??(“L.O.G.?” “A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do…” “I came in the door, said it before, I never let no whore magnetize me no more”..)
  • funkmaster flex f akinyele, sadat x – loud hangover
  • dj honda f sean black – fuk dat
  • michie mee & la luv – on this mic
  • showbiz & ag – soul clap
  • a tribe called quest – can i kick it?

[ ]

  • [talk]
  • [produce section – beat battle – toronto producers – majin el / the rebirth]
  • mop – it’s gonna be murder
  • ?? unknown ??Read ABOVE and please email me if you can identify
  • hieroglyphics f goapele – make your move
  • ?? unknown ??(“It’s been a long time comin for these drug pumpin rappers.. the wait is over here’s the untold truth..”)

[ ]

  • [talk]
  • x-ecutioners – come on
  • jigmastas f mos def, pharoahe monche, talib kweli, shabeem sahdeeq, mr complex – lyrical fluctuation
  • pete rock f kardinal offishall – we good
  • point blank – ???
  • yvette michelle – i’m not feelin you
  • ?? unknown ??“I haven’t seen that look in such a long time (sampled)”
  • ?? unknown ??“for you.. ?? for me.. I thought I’d let ya know… in this game tryin to make moves… ain’t no rules do what we gotta” ??
  • pacewon – i declare war
  • defari – killin’ spree

I figured I’d get back to basics, remind myself why I started this site — to share Classick Material with the masses. I still stand by my goal of eventually posting each and every recording of this great hip hop show that I have acquired – only a dozen or so but at six sets per show, that does work out to quite a bit.

This is from mid July two years ago, and still serves my musical needs today ;)

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  • doug e fresh f ricky d – the show
  • the alliance (of mcs) f king of chill – ???“get on the mic”, “Lookin for a burger, I ain’t the herb” ??
  • super lover cee and casanova rud – girls i got em locked
  • craig g f marley marl – droppin science
  • malcolm mclaren – she’s looking like a hobo (hobo scratch)
  • curtis mayfield – diamond in the back
  • salt n pepa – get up (instru)
  • special ed – i got it made
  • nice n smooth – funky for you
  • lords of the underground – chief rocka
  • gang starr – just to get a rep

[ ]

  • run dmc – rock box
  • k-solo – spellbound
  • ll cool j – jack the ripper
  • paris – scarface groove
  • krs one f redman, angie martinez – heartbeat
  • the roots – adrenaline!
  • raekwon f ghostface killah – glaciers of ice
  • ditc – thick
  • nas – if i ruled the world
  • redman – yesh yesh y’all
  • [talk]

[ ]

  • the beatnuts f greg nice – turn it out
  • group home – up against the wall
  • rahzel – all i know
  • notorious b.i.g. – unbelievable
  • large pro f neek the exotic – rhyme mania 99
  • pete rock f freddy foxxx – mind frame
  • large pro – the mad scientist
  • sadat x f grand puba – the lump lump (nubian remix)
  • paula perry – paula’s jam
  • pharoahe monche – right here

The rapidshare link on this page is ancient, and therefore dead. If you want any of these sets, mail me at fm416.mailbox at gmail and I’ll be happy to repost it when I can. Be sure to tell me which one!

Been a while since I updated, but no bad links in over 30 days! So I guess it’s becoming more popular, and I’ll help by posting a bunch more this week.

Here’s some more Classick Material for your ears.

This first set does a nice job of covering the rap phenomena of the late 80’s. In only 30 minutes it manages to cover the “Roxanne” craze and the “Bridge Wars”. Check out the rarely heard response track to The Bridge is Over by MC Poet. Apparently someone did the research and there is over 100 Roxanne related/response tracks. Crazy. Luckily this one only covers the major hilights of that infamous era.

classick_material-2004_09_19-ciut_89.5fm-set1.mp3 [ ]

fab five freddy – change le beat
utfo – roxanne, roxanne
the real roxanne – the real roxanne
roxanne shante – roxanne’s revenge
mc shan – the bridge
boogie down productions – south bronx
mc poet – beat you down (!!!)
unknown (roxanne related, just a quickie, not many lyrics)
whistle – just buggin
the real roxanne – unknown
the real roxanne – romeo (just the outro skit)

More old school heat on this set. Not much I can say, but it doesn’t get much better than this.

classick_material-2004_09_19-ciut_89.5fm-set2.mp3 [ ]

boogie down productions – my philosophy
jungle brothers – braggin’ and boastin’
mc lyte – cha cha cha
epmd – you’re a customer
biz markie – biz is goin’ off
special ed – ya wish ya could
a tribe called quest – footprints
boogie down productions – essays on bdp-ism

If you’re not convinced that Classick Material is the best hip hop show on radio, how about this next set?

classick_material-2004_09_19-ciut_89.5fm-set3.mp3 [ ]

kool g rap and dj polo – the butcher shop
lord finesse – that’s how smooth i am
big daddy kane – ain’t no half steppin
common – the 6th sense
cocoa brovaz – won on won
gang starr – the question remains
xzibit f/mobb deep – eyes may shine (remix)
mobb deep – hell on earth
ghetto concept – easy on the motion
de la soul f/redman – ooh

Many more Classicks coming soon. Stay tuned.