Behind The Beat: Late 80s hip hop BBC TV programme

Here are some clips from a programme I used to watch when I was a youngster – Behind The Beat, part of BBC 2’s youth programme schedule called DEF II that was Janet Street Porter’s brainchild. Other programmes that they showed was Snub TV, Rapido and Dance Energy. It was also the slot to watch The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air -around 6pm on weekdays. I used to have a lot of the Behind The Beat episodes on video tape but I think they’ve all gone now. Watching the Public Enemy at the Hammersmith special while eating my dinner turned my 11 year old brain inside out.

Massive shout out to Gizmo from Skratchworx and TheOriginal808Beats for putting these clips up on Youtube.


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