A trip down memory lane… over 15 years ago I started this thing that ended up being the Lord Rakim Radio Show…. I had a hiphop site back then called the Main Ingredient and this was spun off of that.. I removed the commentary and just kept the music from this show Continue reading →
Well after my usual hiatus, I’m back with a new format and a bunch of dope hip-hop. I decided on the format change since I’ve been focusing more on the music and less on my ranting and raving lol . Not saying I’m not speaking on anything on the show ever again BUT I have other outlets and mediums to elucidate and educate…. like getting Mark Spark and his shenanigans back in regular rotation. I’m sure he’ll be delighted about that lol
DJ Premier has had a busy June. After years upon years in the making, he and Year Round Records released MC Eiht’s Which Way Iz West album. Furthermore, Preemo, Brady Watt, and the rest of The Badder Band toured the States for the first time. With PRhyme 2 confirmed to be in the works, and material is coming from Torii Wolf and others, 2017 is only going to heat up more. Continue reading →
We lost a legend yesterday and a lot of DJ's will do their duty by honoring him as they should. Here's my contribution. This is a LIVE mix from last night at Velvet Lounge. I just added my intro and faded out at the end. Continue reading →
In honor of Record Store Day 2016 this Saturday (Apr. 15), Mobb Deep will be re-releasing their 1995 LP The Infamous via All City Music. The re-issue, limited to 2000 copies, will be available for the first time on 180 gram, translucent blue and orange vinyl at record stores worldwide this weekend. The promote it, All City Music has teamed up with Beat Junkies member J-Rocc for a special mix dedicated to the Queensbridge duo.
The mix includes original songs and samples that made the classic LP. Online, the 2 LP vinyl can be purchased on Amazon and Discogs.
This looks like a real nice mix here but they always have good shows… Check it out…
Peace world! It’s your boy Wil Infamous here with the last episode of 2014! For this last episode I thought I’d pay homage to one of the greatest years (IMHO) in Hip Hop history, 1994! A plethora of gems were dropped in the year ’94 so I had to supersize this playlist and pack as many jewels as I can in 80 mins. So we got 20 tracks of hot Golden Era fire from start to finish. Much like my Best of ’93 playlist from last year it was damn nearly impossible to fit everyone in. Albums like Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s “The Main Ingredient”, The Gravediggaz “6 Feet Deep”, Dred Scott “Breakin Combs”, Organized Konfusion “Stress: The Extinction Agenda” and others didn’t make the cut but I did try to show some love in the episode’s cover art.
Since this episode is 80 mins long it’ll be the only playlist posted on the podbean site this month (due to space). But don’t fret my Underground/ Indie Hip Hop junkies, I got a Episode 69 (Part 2) playlist available for stream/ download up on the Nitty Gritty Radio Soundcloud page. It got bangers from Your Old Droog, Prhyme, Run The Jewels, Termanology and many more artist that made 2014 one of the best years for true Hip Hop since these ’94 gems dropped.
Here’s the link to the soundcloud page for Episode 69 (Part 2) : https://soundcloud.com/nitty-gritty-radio/episode-69-part-2
So Merry New year fam and I hope you enjoy Episode 69 (Part 1) Best of Nine Four!
The Most Beautifullest thing in this World (Green-Eyed Remix) – Keith Murray
How About Some Hardcore – M.O.P.
N.Y. State Of Mind – Nas
Time’s Up – O.C.
Whutcha Want – Nine
Resurrection – Common
Get It Together Featuring Q-Tip (Buckwild Remix) – The Beastie Boys
On And On – Shyheim
Wrong Side of Da Tracks – Artifacts
Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik – Outkast
Come Clean – Jeru The Damaja
We Run Things (It’s Like Dat) – Da Bush Babees
Dwyck – Gang Starr
Unbelievable – The Notorious B.I.G.
Are You Ready – The Beatnuts
Flava In Ya Ear – Craig Mack
9th Wonder (Amina) – Digable Planets
Recognized Thresholds Of – Boogiemonsters
Back In The Day – Ahmad
It Was A Good Day (Remix) – Ice Cube