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Hip-hop and rap, that's where my heart's at. But I'll play anything so long as it ain't crap!

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Favoriting April 7, 2017: Put The Needle On The Record Numbered Nine

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
SUW ReMIX Project  What Happened?   Favoriting no album  No Label  2017      *   0:00:00 (Pop-up)
D.V. Alias Khrist  Streets Don't Love (The Mak3rs Remix) (feat. Ras Kass & Blu) (Listen: Pop-up)   Favoriting no album  No Label  2017    Underground New York rap veteran DV Alias Khryst (or Khrist) — known for his affiliation with Rawkus Records (Lyricist Lounge V.1), Tony Touch and Smoothe Da Hustler & Trigger Tha Gambler — recent remix - , production duo MAK3RS (J57 and Matt Stamm, who also celebrates his birthday this Monday) were tapped to remix Khryst’s “Streets Don’t Love” featuring Ras Kass and Blu.  *   0:00:30 (Pop-up)
Focus The Truth  Gonna Change (feat. Ayo Da Don) (Listen: Pop-up)   Favoriting Q85  Success Over Sleep  2017      *   0:03:30 (Pop-up)
Marquee  Raise The Bar (Listen: Pop-up)   Favoriting Femme Fatale  Marvel Records  2017      *   0:06:30 (Pop-up)
TNT (Tek N' Timbo King)  Brooklyn Bridge (Listen: Pop-up)   Favoriting no album  Hell Razah Music Inc    Single      0:10:00 (Pop-up)
J. Period  Respect The DJ: Premier (Mini-Mix Tribute) (Listen: Pop-up)   Favoriting no album  No Label  2017  Single    *   0:13:00 (Pop-up)
Gang Starr  Code of the Streets (Listen: Pop-up)   Favoriting Hard to Earn  Chrysalis  1994        0:18:00 (Pop-up)
ADA  Regina's Mix (Part 3/EDIT) (Listen: Pop-up)   Favoriting no album  No Label  2017    another segment from ADA's love themed (dedicated to his wife Regina) deeply layered production that was years in the making and is equally a tribute to vinyl and DJing - as are two other tracks played today - the J.Period Primo tribute previously played and the Ray West/Dave Dar feat AG track coming up  *   0:21:00 (Pop-up)
Custodian Of Records  The Sting (Listen: Pop-up)   Favoriting no album  No Label  2017  MP3    *   0:28:00 (Pop-up)
Keith Murray  Bounce Right Back (Listen: Pop-up)   Favoriting no album  No Label  2017  Single  he's back…..Keith Murray returns en force with this banger whose boom bap production is courtesy of Cincinnati producer Homage (CVG) who has worked with such others as frequent guest to this show - Homeboy Sandman. Track is mixed and mastered by Prospek - look for track on Soundcloud and Bandcamp under Homage (CVG) pages. This is latest single from anticipated forthcoming album from true hip-hop soldier Keith Murray. This is such a great song from such a great artist that one can almost overlook his quoting of TrumpHouseDespicable Sebastian Gorka (the "era of the pajama boy... alpha male" bit at beginning of song)  *   0:30:30 (Pop-up)
Beneficence  The Sting (Listen: Pop-up)   Favoriting no album  No Label  2017      *   0:33:30 (Pop-up)
Junior Makhno  Gunman (feat. Planet Asia) (Listen: Pop-up)   Favoriting ‘Party Discipline  Effiscienz / Modulor  2017    album slated for May 5 2017 release  *   0:36:30 (Pop-up)
Bodega Bamz  Can't Ban The Tan (Listen: Pop-up)   Favoriting no album  No Label  2017    Utilizing Mark Morrison’s “Return of The Mack,” + a bit of Outkast "MIss Jackson: Bodega Bamz (who dropped the political statement rap "Can't Stop" back in Nov. day after election) returns to express his feelings on da Orange One (now in office) and calls out Steve Harvey Ray Lewis Jim Brown + Sean Spicer File under the growing list of songs in the category "Trump Rap"    0:39:30 (Pop-up)
Raekwon  Can't See You (Listen: Pop-up)   Favoriting The Wild  H20 Records / EMPIRE  2017      *   0:41:30 (Pop-up)
snaggapuss  Break'A' Dawn (Ruff Mix) (Listen: Pop-up)   Favoriting no album  No Label  2017  MP3    *   0:43:00 (Pop-up)
Che Grand  Say It With A Smile (Listen: Pop-up)   Favoriting Say It With A Smile  Deltron  2017  EP    *   0:44:00 (Pop-up)
Consequence  Say My Name (feat. Papoose & Peedi Crakk) (Listen: Pop-up)   Favoriting no album  No Label  2017  MP3    *   0:45:00 (Pop-up)
Ill Conscious  What You Need (Listen: Pop-up)   Favoriting The Essence  Street Legal Entertainment          0:47:00 (Pop-up)
Ray West & Dave Dar  The Art Of Diggin' (feat. A.G.) (Listen: Pop-up)   Favoriting The Sun Don't Chill  Red Apples 45  2017      *   0:49:00 (Pop-up)
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Avatar 12:09pm
Billy Jam:

Show number nine, eight left to go, in this WFMU 2016/2017 Winter/Spring season that ends in early June. Today's show is (almost) all brand new, recently released hip-hop tracks from artists (emcees and producers and DJs) who prove instantly that hip-hop is very much alive and well in 2017. Just don't expect to find it on mainstream outlets. Either go digging/searching independently from the vast volume of hip-hop being made these days (some amazing/some horrible) or come to music loving outlets like WFMU where we will do the digging/curating for you Special shout out to Shareef Hakim for linking me to much of the music chosen for today. Personally I never fail to be amazed at how great so much new music is and also how the level of lyricism keeps getting better and better as the genre (once dismissed as a passing fad) continues to evolve - now into its fifth decade. Note that I only play music that I personally really like a lot - and I listen closely to songs several times before playing on radio - not only editing out curses but sometimes other lyrics or entire verses that I feel take away from an otherwise killer song. ---- Since I am stuck in Chicago O-Hare airport for over 24 hours (damn American Airlines and damn me for not sticking to non-stop direct flights) this show was pre-recorded with Bronwyn B handling board-op/engineering duties. However since the show is pre-recorded and the playlist done (and finished) in advance, I thought I would embed some videos since normally during accuplaylist mode if you do embed videos into body of the playlist -it causes issues every time the playlist automatically refreshes itself every few minutes. It should not do it this time - since already closed out - but if it does apologies in advance and (if I am able to get online during show airing today will disable the videos). Note that in the final few weeks of this series plan on doing an all live video version of this show with music videos being playing simultaneously with the audio versions + camera in on air studio capturing live MC and DJ etc. including DJ ALF doing live cutting and scratching on camera + more. Next week will be back in WFMU NJ studios for show #8 - when I might have Sammus join me (not sure of her schedule) and the following week (show 7) in studio or somewhere in NYC. In 3 weeks (April 28, show 6 will be doing show live from Brooklyn during the WFMU Record Fair. Thanks for listening and supporting both hip-hop and WFMU - Shout outs to Shut Up Weirdo's Michele and Frangry and to Downtown Soulville's Mr Fine Wine + to Bronwyn B
Avatar 4:24pm

Nothing but Love and Big Ups for Brother Billy Jam, Hip-Hop Emissary. Come rain, sleet, snow or flight delay, Billy Jam is here to show you the way. This dutch's for you.

Bumping Wheelchair Sports Camp - Justicen't Right (Brass Tree Sessions).

I stopped calling weirdo cuz YOU'RE OVERTIME WEIRDOS
Jim in Portland:

What the Rapperwith noname said Yeah - thanks DJ and thanks Weirdos and thanks WFMU
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Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:06pm

travel safe, Billy Jam! thanks for the show and thanks, Bronwyn B for board op action (hope this means your day is turning around). turn it up!
Jim in Portland:

never heard either of these two artists before - but liking them a lot!
DC Darren:

- looking forward to new Raekwon - life long wu tang fan….good looking out on the playlist videos too… Good music already and exactly what I needed as distraction from the news of the world…... I got stuck in Heathrow airport for 25 hours on my way back from Europe.

cookin' with JAM MAN
spidermank nli:

diggin this ole skool feelys tonite , bigups the Jamster
Avatar 7:32pm

peace and blessings... they got me chained to chair cranking out content, writing about things I don't even know (or care) about, but can't stop now, just gotta keep it moving!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm

Hey. What's going on, folks? Comments aren't live!

good one
DC Darren:

Ike read the first comment for explanation and listen to the radio or stream for the music - that's what its all about anyways
Jim in Portland:

great selections
DJ Renewable Creation:

I like the thumber record golfer, jammed! thanks.

this set is tight!
DC Darren:

thanks for another great show
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:57pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Very nice, Billy Jam. Looks like you have big plans for the next few shows. Good luck getting out of Chicago!
Avatar 7:59pm

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm

You'd better believe I'm listening to the music (at 91.1 FM), @Darren -- I wouldn't be here if I weren't -- thanks Billy!
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