Options Coffee Break For Heroes & Villains with Noah: Playlist from September 22, 2011 Options

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Options September 22, 2011: Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label with Bill Adler & Cey Adams
Bill Adler was Def Jam's director of publicity from 1984 to 1990. During this period he worked with Run-DMC, Whodini, Kurtis Blow, LL Cool J, the Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Slick Rick, Eric B & Rakim, EPMD, Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, 3rd Bass, De La Soul and many others. Cey Adams started writing graffiti when he was a teenager in Queens, met Russell Simmons in 1984 & became the in-house graphic artist at Def Jam, creating stage backdrops, t-shirt and hat designs, logos, advertisements, etc. He formed "The Drawing Board Graphic Design" with Steve Carr and designed album covers for countless artists. Together, Bill & Cey have just finished their collaborative book; "Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label." Fix the static on your boombox and learn a little lesson from two crucial figures in the hip-hop world.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Run DMC  Mr. Magic Radio Drop   Options           0:00:00 ()
Mr. Magic Radio Drop              0:03:05 ()
Run DMC  Jam Master J Intro Live at The Apollo   Options           0:05:27 ()
Run DMC  Tougher Than Leather LIve At The Apollo   Options           0:09:33 ()
Jazzy Jay  Def Jam   Options   Def Jam Recordings  1985  7"    0:12:58 ()
Bill Adler & Cey Adams  Live Interview on WFMU   Options   Coffee Break Radio  2011      0:19:06 ()
MCA  Drum Machine feat. Burzootie   Options   Def Jam Recordings  1985  12"    0:25:47 ()
Public Enemy  B-Side Wins Again   Options Single  Def Jam Recordings  1989  12"    0:29:53 ()
L.L. Cool J  I Can't Live Without My Radio   Options Radio  Def Jam Recordings  1985  LP    0:33:36 ()
Junkyard Band  Sardines   Options Single  Def Jam Recordings  1986  12"    0:39:20 ()
SID & B-TONN  Deathwish II   Options Single  RAL   1990  12"    0:46:12 ()
Jimmy Spicer   The Bubble Bunch   Options Single  Mercury  1982  12"  Production by Larry Smith & Russell Simmons.  0:50:08 ()
Spoonie Gee  Spoonin Rap   Options Single  Sound Of New York, USA  1979  12"    1:14:43 ()
Poppa Love Ron  I'm A Girl Watcher   Options Single  Def Jam Recordings  1989  12"    1:21:34 ()
Cey Adams & Bill Adler  Live Interview on WFMU   Options   Coffee Break Radio  2011      1:26:03 ()
Onyx  Throw Ya Gunz   Options Single  Rush Associated Labels  1992  12"    1:36:20 ()
Resident Alien  Ooh the Dew Doo Man   Options Single  Rush Associated Labels / Dewdooman  1991  12"  Group that was produced by Prince Paul, they made a full length album but Def Jam pulled the plug before it was released.  1:39:58 ()
Hollis Crew  Its the Beat   Options Single  Def Jam Recordings  1985  12"    1:42:04 ()
Cru  Just Another Case   Options Single  Rush Associated Labels  1997  12"    1:46:08 ()
L.L. Cool J  Going Back To Cali   Options Single  Def Jam Recordings  1988  12"  From the soundtrack to "Less Than Zero".  1:49:57 ()
Cey Adams & Bill Adler  Live Interview on WFMU   Options   Coffee Break Radio  2011      1:54:57 ()
3rd Bass  Steppin' To The A.M.   Options Single  Def Jam Recordings  1989  12"  Great first single by the group with production from The Bomb Squad.  2:11:09 ()
Downtown Science  This Is A Visit   Options Self Titled  Def Jam Recordings  1991  CD  Duo featuring Sam Sever, who produced 3rd Bass.  2:15:07 ()
Dove Shack  This Is The Shack   Options This Is The Shack  Rush Associated Labels  1995  CD  From Long Beach, CA, down with Warren G.  2:19:22 ()
Crash Crew  On The Radio   Options Self Titled  Sugar Hill Records  1984  LP    2:24:14 ()
T-Ski Valley  Catch The Beat   Options Single  Grand Groove Records  1981  12"  MC from the Boogie Down Bronx, a Cey Adams favorite!  2:28:49 ()
Bill Adler & Cey Adams  Live Interview on WFMU   Options   Coffee Break Radio  2011      2:36:51 ()
Novelty Rap Record of the Week:              2:51:26 ()
Jazzy Jay & Russell Simmons  Cold Chillin In The Spot   Options Single  Def Jam Recordings  1985  12"    2:51:18 ()

Listener comments!

  Thu. 9/22/11 12:05am G:

"a little bit of profanity" -- ah, so oldskool!
  Thu. 9/22/11 12:08am Holly in NC:

Here's my little bit profanity - this kicks ass!
  Thu. 9/22/11 12:08am C Thomas in DC:

what year is this from?
  Thu. 9/22/11 12:09am people on the left:

[clapping hands]
  Thu. 9/22/11 12:09am people on the right:

[clapping hands]
  Thu. 9/22/11 12:10am Noah:

hey hey peoples.... Special night tonight!!
  Thu. 9/22/11 12:11am G:

one web site says:

Run DMC- Live At The Apollo. Run DMC The Apollo Theatre NYC, NY 4-19-85
  Thu. 9/22/11 12:12am Noah:

Bill Adler & Cey Adams in the HOUSE!!
  Thu. 9/22/11 12:12am Holly in NC:

This REALLY kicks ass.
  Thu. 9/22/11 12:13am efd:

taking suggestions for what to post on Mo Tuffy's Facebook wall since he left himself logged in (again).
  Thu. 9/22/11 12:15am G:

something really embarrassing, efd. natch. like how he thinks justin bieber is totally da bomb.
  Thu. 9/22/11 12:22am G:

amazon says, about the Def Jam Recordings book: This title will be released on October 11, 2011. Can be preordered.
  Thu. 9/22/11 12:26am QQQQQ:

  Thu. 9/22/11 12:30am Danne D:

Kicking back and enjoying the show, Noah.

EFD = Evil Funk Davies? :D
  Thu. 9/22/11 12:32am Noah:

Thank you all!!
  Thu. 9/22/11 12:37am BPF:

I like LL Cool J
  Thu. 9/22/11 12:39am Adam in Portland:

Great time to lift my self-imposed nighttime radio blackout. This show is BOOMIN'!
  Thu. 9/22/11 12:40am Adam in Portland:

Maybe Bill has a story or two about the inclusion of Slayer in the Def Jam fam?
  Thu. 9/22/11 12:41am Joshua K:

Bustin out some go-go. Damn.
  Thu. 9/22/11 12:42am Nicole (Noah's Dollar table pal):

Right on, GO-GO! Great show so far! This really takes me back! I'm busting out my 80s Red Alert tapes now...
  Thu. 9/22/11 12:46am Noah:

Hey Nicole!! JK, Adam!! and B P F!!
  Thu. 9/22/11 12:47am blackgreen13:

Hometown sound!
  Thu. 9/22/11 12:49am Adam in Portland:

  Thu. 9/22/11 12:54am Nicole (Noah's Dollar table pal):

Yowza! The Bubble Bunch! Me and my brother used to sing this chorus to our cousin, of course changing it to "The Bubble Butt" -- only sounds weird now when I say it...
  Thu. 9/22/11 1:00am Adam in Portland:

Listening to these cats is bonkers! Great, great show, Noah!
  Thu. 9/22/11 1:04am dJ Jix:

  Thu. 9/22/11 1:11am Kat Hoz:

Time Magazine? DAAAAAAAAAMmmnnnnnnnnnnnn
  Thu. 9/22/11 1:14am Adam in Portland:

  Thu. 9/22/11 1:16am Noah:

Cookie Puss didn't come out on Def Jam... sorry Adam!
  Thu. 9/22/11 1:17am Adam in Portland:

But, wasn't Cey involved with its design?
  Thu. 9/22/11 1:24am Noah:

He did, you are correct, he designed the logo...
  Thu. 9/22/11 1:26am Adam in Portland:

I definitely didn't mean to derail the board. I just wore that record out in the early 1980's in Juneau, Alaska, and was leaping from Def Jam to Beastie Boys to Cey's great sleeve work.
  Thu. 9/22/11 1:26am efd:

You guys are killing it! Just got home, and I was wishing I lived another hour away so I could keep listening in the car. Will be checking out the rest on archive tomorrow!
  Thu. 9/22/11 1:28am Adam in Portland:

Very enjoyable to hear the Michigan tones in Bill Adler's voice...
  Thu. 9/22/11 1:29am Adam in Portland:

Thanks, Noah, for asking about the sleeve!
  Thu. 9/22/11 1:49am Adam in Portland:

Noah, any stories about an artist , or artists, those at the label tried and tried to sign during the period Bill and Cey worked at the label, but just couldn't reach terms with?
  Thu. 9/22/11 1:54am @FreshAndMoldy:

Did I miss any Joe Budden cuts yet? :-0
  Thu. 9/22/11 1:54am @FreshAndMoldy:

Did I miss any Joe Budden cuts yet? :-0
  Thu. 9/22/11 2:18am david:

Downtown Science!
  Thu. 9/22/11 2:19am @FreshAndMoldy:

Pink Floyd
  Thu. 9/22/11 2:31am Kat Hoz:

This Song takes me back back baaack ack!
  Thu. 9/22/11 2:33am @FreshAndMoldy:

T-Ski needs a Wiki
  Thu. 9/22/11 2:40am Adam in Portland:

Noah, the station really really needs your involvement. I'll be listening for that hour. I'm pulling for you.
  Thu. 9/22/11 2:44am shamed simon:

morning! great to hear the tales. and also many thanks to the def jam peeps cos def jam was my first love! great question from Bill too. mos def need my morning coffee fix.
  Thu. 9/22/11 2:47am Kat Hoz:

Bill ADler Tellz the world Noah has to stay on WFMU. That impressive. We need part 2 of this show.
  Thu. 9/22/11 2:50am Adam in Portland:

  Thu. 9/22/11 2:53am Danne D:

Good night guys. Thanks for a great show, Noah! Great stuff Bill and Cey
  Thu. 9/22/11 11:16am Mikey:

Bill Adler + Cey Adams + Noah's Coffee Break = REAL RAP!!!!
  Thu. 9/22/11 5:00pm D.Lactose:

Thanks Noah, excellent show! Thanks Bill and Cey for taking the time to drop gems! NOAH, DON'T LEAVE US!
  Fri. 9/23/11 9:49am Sarah:

Bil Adler needs a talk show!! Cey Adams needs a whole wing at the Guggenheim Museum, and Noah needs the Nobel Medal for Physics and Chemistry for droppin HIP HOP SCIENCE!!
  Tue. 9/27/11 8:50am JJ:

Def Jam was always one of my favorite hip-hop labels, and thanks to Coffee Break, We get to hear some ill stories! RESPECT to Adler & Cey!
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