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Hip-hop and rap. Yeah, that's where my heart's at. But any genre will fit as long as it ain't crap!

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Options April 5, 2006: "We like free speech but we love free cable" featuring a Tommy Boy Records retrospective with Tom Silverman, who set up the pioneering label 25 years ago.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New
Black Pope intro  mixed with some African Head CHarge   Options            
The Fall  totally wired   Options            
The Coup  we are the ones   Options Pick A Bigger Weapon  Epitaph  2006    Boots Riley and Pam da Funkstress of The Coup. The new Coup album (Pick A Bigger Weapon) features the line "We like free speech but we love free cable" that inspired title of this Bring That Beat Back episode.  *  
Birdy Nam Nam  migration   Options Birdy Nam Nam          *  
Dubya  mangling da Inglish linguige   Options         What goes on in that little head?   
The Coup  Head (of state)   Options Pick A Bigger Weapon  Epitaph  2006      *  
Dillinger  cocaine in my brain   Options            
African Head Charge  some bizzare   Options off the beaten track  On U Sound         
 
Music behind DJ:
de la soul 
             
SubHumans  this year's war   Options            
Desmond Dekker  Israelites   Options            
Prince Buster & The Skatalites  king of kings   Options            
The Trojans  keep on running   Options            
Birdy Nam Nam  king of laid back   Options Birdy Nam Nam          *  
The Coup  yes em to death + ass breath killers   Options Pick A Bigger Weapon  Epitaph        *  
Tone Theory (Derrick Carter)  my tiger is ravenous   Options            
Gene Farris  I can't stop dancin   Options            
Steve O Sullivan  35 Minutes from A   Options Mr C presents Subterranean 100% Unreleased           
 
Storm % Herman  eenie meanie (ghetto burn mix)   Options   Logic  1996  12"     
Greater Than One  voice   Options       EP     
LSDJ-e  let the rhythm take u (EFX's bassline)   Options            
Beat Dominator  boom I got your bass + bass can u hear me?   Options            
 
Love Panda/Terry Francis               
Ebo Man  Karaoke With Buddah   Options            
J-Dilla  various   Options donuts           
Soul Position  things get better   Options   Rhymesayerz        *  
Greg Tate  what is hip-hop?   Options            
Soulsonic Force  looking for the perfect beat   Options            
 
Hip Hop History: Tommy Boy  Tom Silverman interview/T.boy retrospective   Options         Tom Silverman who founded Tommy Boy Records in 1981   
Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force  variopus under Tommy Boy's Tom Silverman interview   Options            
Tommy Boy interview               
808 State               
LFO               
Tommy Boy               
Digital Underground               
De La Soul  ego trippin' + ghetto thang   Options            
double dee & steinski  lesson 1   Options         limited edition non-commercial 12" Tommy Boy single (1000 copies pressed) never released due to abundant samples but highly sought after nonetheless...to the point that it has bootlegged a zillion times. Steinski is a fuckin genius!   
Queen Latifah (feat. Monie Love)  Ladies First   Options            
De La Soul  hey hey ring ring   Options            
Digital Underground  doowutchyalike   Options            
Planet Patrol  frantic situation   Options            
DJ Muggs    Unda Mi Sleng Thing           
Tom Silverman interview               
Fanny Pack  hey mami   Options            
LFO  Tam Ta Ra   Options            
Fanny Pack  CAMELTOE   Options            
dj sol  to the break of dawn mix 2005   Options            
 
Music behind DJ:
 
BOOK OF THE WEEK   "The Blue Pages: a directory of companies rated by Their Polotics and Practices"  PoliPointPress  2006    Styled in the easy-to-read/find Zagat format, this invaluable resource of US companies and the dirt that they do to their customers (eg: class action lawsuits) or to their employees (eg WalMart) and how they give (or don't give) back to their political parties or their communities. (EG Odwalla, a subsidary of Coca Cola, makes no contributions but supports community projects with a small grant program") and includes snappy listings of over 4000 businesses.   
The Coup  I love boosters   Options Pick a bigger weapon          *  

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