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.
DJ Cut Creator Scratching Educational Intro
I Want You
I Need a Beat
Cornell Clark covers Gladys Knight & the Pips “The Way We Were”