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Options December 28, 2012: Put the Needle on the Best of 2012 Hip-Hop

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Music behind DJ:
show intro over ELAN 
  MonkeyTown    2012     
Homeboy Sandman  Illuminati   Options First of A Living Breed  Stones Throw  2012    0:00:41 (Pop‑up)
MaLLy & The Sundance Kid  Shine   Options The Last Great...Clean    2012    0:03:42 (Pop‑up)
Lushlife   Big Sur   Options Plateau Vision    2012    0:06:07 (Pop‑up)
Planet Asia  no apologies (feat Raekwon)   Options     2012    0:09:20 (Pop‑up)
Karriem Riggins  Moogy Foog It   Options Alone Together    2012    0:11:23 (Pop‑up)
Wiley   Scar   Options Evolve Or Be Extinct    2012    0:12:56 (Pop‑up)
Nio Tha Gift   WFMU freestyle   Options     2012  recorded at SOM Bar in Mission District SF exclusively for WFMU  0:15:58 (Pop‑up)
Serengeti   Nice   Options C.A.R.  Anticon Records  2012  from Chicago but he recorded this album in Berkeley CA  0:17:02 (Pop‑up)
REKS  Sins (feat Alias)   Options     2012    0:19:28 (Pop‑up)
DJ Needlz   Activate   Options     2012    0:21:35 (Pop‑up)
Lethal Dialect   live rap from Dublin for WFMU   Options     2012  one of several Irish hip-hop artists recorded for WFMU during trips to Eire in 2012  0:23:20 (Pop‑up)
Costello   The Devil's A Liar   Options Illosphical  Working Class  2012    0:24:28 (Pop‑up)
Fix4  Jazzelunk A Betonan (Vanis Remix)   Options Jazzelunk A Betonon Rremix EP    2012  among the hip-hop I uncovered during my two WFMU shows from Budapest, Hungary in 2012 - good times! thanks to Tiios Radio  0:27:53 (Pop‑up)
Killer Mike  Reagan   Options RAP Music  Williams Street  2012  This is a great song but this "radio" version sucks - It is by the label who edited out "cocaine" - fer fucks sake - I meant to do my own radio mix but never got round to it - sorry  0:30:08 (Pop‑up)
Saigon   Blown Away( feat Dead Prez)   Options The Greatest Story Never Told    2012    0:33:39 (Pop‑up)
Casual + J Rawls  Give Respect   Options Respect Game or Expect Flames  Nature Sounds  2012    0:36:33 (Pop‑up)
Jasiri X  Trayvon   Options     2012  this political rapper had this song (and video) out within couple of days of this incident going down early in 2012  0:39:37 (Pop‑up)
BPos  Unite Tonight   Options     2012  San Francisco hip-hop crew worked hard in 2012 keeping that throwback 90's Souls/Hieros vibe going strong- And like a lot of the artists played today these guys have also been guests on this show over past few years  0:43:09 (Pop‑up)
4two7  butter on ya muffintop   Options     2012  more of that Oakland rap/hip-hop from the artist formerly known as Eclipse 427  0:47:06 (Pop‑up)
JJ Doom  Guv'nor   Options Keys To the Kuffs  Lex Records  2012  ain't a proper year end list without some DOOM -  0:49:11 (Pop‑up)
Kid Koala  2 Bit Blues   Options 12 Bit Blues  Ninja Tune  2012    0:51:24 (Pop‑up)
El-P  Drones Over Brooklyn   Options Cancer 4 Cure  Fat Possum  2012  although this could go under 2011 too since iit was first released then for that TV show  0:54:00 (Pop‑up)
Aesop Rock  Gopher Guts   Options Skelethon    2012  this one is going out to Rapper With No Name who is among the Best of 2012 WFMU listeners!  0:56:22 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
mic break over COmputer JAy 
The Great Wall of Self Awareness   Options Savage Planet    2012    0:58:46 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:05pm Billy Jam:

Welcome to the last show of 2012 in the weekly "Put The Needle On The Record" series in which I invite you to submit here on the comments your fave hip-hop releases of 2012 - as well as your general favorite releases of 2012 (any type of music) + personal highlights or good things about the year that was 2012. Meantime I am going to play a mix of some (note "some) of the best hip-hop tracks and artists of 2012 - I will only play bits of some songs so as to squeeze in a lot of music into this (too short) one hour show - thanks for listening and for participating -
  7:01pm Bob in Portland:

For me the best thing in 2012 was Romney getting beaten and the shock/surprise/denial from him, his wife, and campaign crew. Priceless!
  7:04pm Lee:

best hiphop album of 2012? A tie between El-P's Cancer4Cure and Aesop Rock's Skelethon
  7:05pm steve:

not hip hop but Inspector Norse by Todd Terje was my fav track of the year
  7:08pm TheRapperWithNoName:

Shout out to Billy Jam and WFMU for doin it solid and steady in 2012.
  7:10pm Jimmy in BK:

best film was "Brooklyn Castle" - and the best marketing campaign for a badly written (but huge seller) book was whoever convinced 50 billion fools to buy "50 Shades Of...." crap
  7:12pm JTE josephteilhard@gmail.com:

I don't even listen to Hip Hop but I always tune into Needle. Always such a smart curation.
  7:15pm Billy Jam:

hey JTE - that's so cool of you to say - Thanks a lot. And thanks to all else tuned in and posting Best Of 2012 comments inc. Jimmy, TRWNN, Steve, Lee, and Bob - Please keep em coming - anything to do with 2012 - what you loved or hated or remembered most - thanks....Oh for me oen thing was Sandy hitting NJ and NY - surreal!
Avatar 7:21pm Peter G:

best hiphop LP was Lamar Kendrick and best rock was from Japandroids - best DJ on WFMU Terre T
  7:24pm TheRapperWithNoName:

Big Ups to the double record by Too Short and E-40 "The History Channel"
  7:26pm Tall Paul:

Yo Bill, my highlights are seeing 1) HipHop getting bigger here in Dublin much props to the Working Class Cru Costello and GI are keeping it lit with LD 50 and the Animators.
2) Seeing Bam playing a HipHop set live.
3) Props to Deviant for relasing his debut album Flying Buttress
4) Seeing ICE T relase Something from Nothin The Art of Rap
  7:31pm Lee:

  7:34pm common:

love the lushlife
  7:37pm Caryn:

2012 flew by, so most things I remember have already been mentioned. Hmm... I was glad Bret McKenzie won his Oscar. That's all I can think of.
  7:38pm Beth:

love the music - but re films - best five movies of 2012 = "Argo" + "Beasts of the Southern Wild" + "Amour" + "The Life of Pi" + "Django Unchained"
  7:40pm TheRapperWithNoName:

Not sure if it was 2011 or 2012 but Sa-Roc needs to get some love. Check out "Ether Wars" and "Starseed"
  7:41pm KevinBK:

Totally enjoying this set! Thanks
  7:41pm Tall Paul:

Yo Bill this is is for the Irish one of the great things was the Olympics when katie Taylor won the Gold.
  7:43pm david:

hi all - loving this end-of-year Billy Jam
  7:45pm Billy Jam:

hey David and Tall Paul in Ireland and Kevin in BK - and all else tuned in - am loving these 2012 picks - keep me coming for next 15 minutes -
  7:47pm TheRapperWithNoName:

Gopher Guts from Aesop Rock's Skelethon. Powerful

"this is something he must handle on his own, the windblown way, wanna win? dont play"
  7:49pm Billy Jam:

good one RAPPER w/ No Name!
  7:51pm Billy Jam:

I find best of lists really hard to do since there is just too much good music to chose from to narrow it down to ten or one - but for best creative scratch composition my vote goes to Kid Koala - absolutely brilliantly constructed album - amazing!
  7:52pm spidermank:

best memory of 2012 was pic of Ken biking to WFMU HQ after sandy , hope, love and guts , nice one WFMU

best of 2013 coming soon
cheers Billy
cheers WFMU
  7:54pm Tall Paul:

Yo Bill, I got to agree with you on that one truly a great album.
Another one was Mastace and Mf_Doom MA_DOOM:_Son_of_Yvonne
  7:57pm david:

2012 much better musically than in world events
Avatar 7:57pm Billy jam:

yp SPIDEY - totally agree with you on that pic of Ken on pic in flooded Hoboken - Next week all new show - not sure what yet......TAHNKS FOR LISTENING TO WFMU in 2012 - thanks to amEdeo for board op - and here's to hoping 2013 is a good + healthy + prosperous year for all of us - peace Billyjam
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