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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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Options January 19, 2018: Put The Needle On Makin It Here [A Year]

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
SUW ReMIX Project  Spokane Tumor (Fraaaangry vs Aaaaarnald)   Options           0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Nicholas Craven  Tayor Made   Options     2017    *   0:00:43 (Pop‑up)
RAS_G  Strollin' Up Degnan Demo   Options     2017    *   0:01:04 (Pop‑up)
C.H.I.M.P.S. (Bobby Craves & Mort Grim XXX)  Snackcaxxes   Options     2017    *   0:04:30 (Pop‑up)
Evidence  Jim Dean   Options Weather Or Not  Rhymesayers Entertainment  2018  SHOUT OUT FROM THE COMMENTS  *   0:07:06 (Pop‑up)
Supreme Cerbral X D Mar  Change   Options     2017    *   0:10:36 (Pop‑up)
Styles P  Story of Holiday   Options         *   0:13:17 (Pop‑up)
Jay Z  The Story of O.J.   Options 4:44    2017      0:15:44 (Pop‑up)
CRIMEAPPLE  Siegfried   Options     2018  produced by DJ Skizz > live bass played by Jake Bowman  *   0:19:44 (Pop‑up)
Garrison Elijaah  sweaty eyes   Options     2018  this one is going out to all who lost someone close in the past few months  *   0:23:07 (Pop‑up)
Elaquent  Celebrate Life!   Options         *   0:26:13 (Pop‑up)
Shabaam Sahdeeq   bars (edit)   Options         *   0:29:10 (Pop‑up)
Evidence   10,000 Hours   Options Weather Or Not  Rhymesayers Entertainment  2018  produced by DJ Premier - look for the newly posted video for this killer track - LOVE Evidence - such an endlessly talented artist - emcee + producer - Last time interviewed him was several years ago on this show over phone - but need to get him on here again - next week or upcpoming -also Premier has been trying to come on this show now for few years - lets do it in 2018  *   0:31:22 (Pop‑up)
bugseed.  Bedlam   Options     2018    *   0:34:07 (Pop‑up)
Hybrid Thoughts  Block Scholars [EDIT]   Options     2018  another example of song on which I chopped off one verse (about a minute) -  *   0:36:23 (Pop‑up)
Dessa  Fire Drills   Options   Doomtree Records    love me some good talented female rap and wish there were more females making music in this male dominated genre in a male dominated world  *   0:39:04 (Pop‑up)
Sixman  Authentic (DJ Kuts by DJ Nano)   Options         *   0:41:45 (Pop‑up)
J Live  Longevity (Loop.holes Remix)   Options     2017    *   0:45:07 (Pop‑up)
Jeru The Damaja  Spontaneous (feat. O.C.)   Options         *   0:48:27 (Pop‑up)
Black Milk  Laugh Now Cry Later   Options Fever    2018    *   0:51:19 (Pop‑up)
Sleep Sinatra   B.I.E.   Options     2018    *   0:54:24 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm Planet Tyler:

I recognize this song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm common:

bill, all. Spokane.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm mb:

aw yeah
Avatar 7:06pm Marcel M:

Yo Billy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm common:

meant billy.
  7:06pm JakeGould:

“Come with me if you want to live!”
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm chris:

Billy Jam! PT, common, mb, Marcel, JB!
Avatar 7:07pm Aaron Hali:

Wassuper e’rybody! Arnold in the hose now fo’ sho’!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm chris:

hey, Aaron!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The opening track should go on a Spokane word album.
Avatar 7:09pm Marcel M:

@Common: Its funny I was trying to conceive of him as a Bill
Avatar 7:09pm Aaron Hali:

I haven’t spokedkane since the Dre Dog days!!
  7:15pm JakeGould:

“Spokane Word” a new novel from Nancy Herman
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm fleep:

Smokin' word, everyone.
Avatar 7:18pm Billy Jam:

Avatar 7:19pm Billy Jam:

they say rap is not music - it's just rhyming words been spokane
Avatar 7:19pm northguineahills:

palabara Billy y todos!

Just found an error in the vendor code that wouldn't allow our files to work as advertised. It's been vexing me for 2.5 days. I might get home by 10pm (so relieved I don't have to come to work during the weekend). Someone smoke a dutchie for me before I do so myself when I eventually get home.
Avatar 7:19pm Billy Jam:

MARCEL M u there?
  7:20pm JakeGould:

All your filez!!!
Avatar 7:21pm Billy Jam:

hey NGH + fleep + JakeGould + chris + Ken from Hyde Park + Aaron Hali + common + Planet Tyler - wot UPPERS?!
Avatar 7:24pm Marcel M:

Yo Billy, I am present.
Avatar 7:24pm Billy Jam:

thank YOU for listening - am coming from CA today with Jeff Mullan in NJ studios doing engineering - me and both Jeff had separate technical computer issues on each coast - hence slight delay in start of show - TNX for your patience and to Mr Fine Wine next show for us going over a bit into his time
Avatar 7:24pm Marcel M:

Oh if you mean at WFMU, no I'm not. I thought you meant, proverbially ;-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25pm mb:

Billy Jam can you shout out my Irish cuz, pls? He's in to that mid-808's ish.
Avatar 7:25pm Billy Jam:

MARCEL M = the fuckin man!
u won the last show eh?
Heynext week u wanna come on show with your guitar and an open freestyle mind?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:26pm Berd:

Thanks Mr finewine for the time over. Hey Billy jam. It is fookin friday
Avatar 7:27pm Billy Jam:

my technical issues should be fixed today with the purchase of a whole new sweet macbook -
Avatar 7:27pm Marcel M:

Billy, I did! Hah. And sure! I'll be there, man. Let me know the deets.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:29pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks for the Spokane hot music tonight, Billy Jam.
Avatar 7:29pm Billy Jam:

hey everyone pls. give shout out to WFMU UK listener Berd on the comments who will be over in USA next week and will stop by this show - when Marcel M will be in the house + GIO + ……still working on guests - but it will be a VIDEO STREAM LIVE SHOW
  7:29pm ?:

Billy, Is it as nice in the bay as it is up here in Sac? If so, be sure to take time to enjoy the sunset.
Avatar 7:31pm Billy Jam:

@? yup lovely in Oakland - just got my FordGoBike pass today -so plan on using it - so many great places to cycle in bay - inc. sunsets at Emeryville
Avatar 7:32pm Billy Jam:

the name of this song is "CELEBRATE LIFE!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32pm chris:

gettin' such a big Ty hit from the production on these last two tracks. must dig out that Upwards LP.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm listener 126464:

i'm doing this
Avatar 7:34pm Billy Jam:

for folks who track down any of this music - note that on some songs (marked "EDIT") I might chop out an entire rapper's verse if I am not feeling it - so beware versions may not be the same as u hear here
Avatar 7:35pm Billy Jam:

with one hour only - only the creme de la creme makes the final cut - no fuckin round here……life aint no dress rehearsal and neither is this show - on F M U KNOW
Avatar 7:36pm Aaron Hali:

Don’t know happened? But :? is yours truly. I hope you’re gonna be on the water? Personally, I Hate Emeryville With A Passion! Probably just because of how broke I am all the time.;)
Avatar 7:38pm Aaron Hali:

NGH, where you living? New Guinea,for real?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm chris:

a ways back, my work moved from downtown Oakland to E-ville. i was so sad that all the food and street life disappeared. but looking west toward home and watching the sun go down over Mt. Tam was nice!
Avatar 7:39pm david_:

Hi all, loving the jams
Avatar 7:41pm Billy Jam:

thanks david_: - I hear ya Aaron - hey its past 420 in CA
Avatar 7:42pm Aaron Hali:

Yo Chris, you gotta peep out the sunset ON TOP of Mt. Tam. Marin, that’s my home turf. BEAUTIFUL!!
Avatar 7:42pm Billy Jam:

SHOUT OUT TO mb's CUZ - 808SpokaneWordsNbeats
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Lovely sunset on the Pacific tonight: www.sigward.com
Avatar 7:44pm northguineahills:

@Aaron: nah, I just moved to FL from NYC for a job. ngh is just my nom de musique (for djing and live performances). ngh came to me a dadaist wordplay one day. 'north', as I wanted to get as far from the south as possible (I grew up in the South), "guinea' used to be a term for the exotic (think the guineas in equatorial africa, papua new guinea, even former Western Hemisphere colonies anglicized as guinea, the guinea pig, the currency, etc; and the 'hills' just made it pastoral. People took to it, so it took, so it stuck. Doesn't hurt that I'm a geographer. Salud!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm chris:

yessir, Aaron!
Avatar 7:45pm Aaron Hali:

Yeah BJ, but see, I’m smoking from sunrise to sunset. So, I’m always just smoking THRU 4:20!!
Avatar 7:46pm Aaron Hali:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm Kat in Chicago:

Signed in to fave Dessa
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm Ike:

Ah, custom edits! Another reason why this show is killer!
Avatar 7:47pm Billy Jam:

hey Kat u ever seen here in concert?
Avatar 7:47pm Billy Jam:

@IKE - actually even on that Dessa song in the chorus part there is a part that is too poppy sounding so I chopped it out too LOL
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:47pm Berd:

And a live show next week. You are spoiling us rotten Billy. How does he do it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm Kat in Chicago:

I've never heard her before now but I just put her forthcoming album in my bandcamp wishlist. so I'm gonna want to edit huh :)
Avatar 7:48pm northguineahills:

Man, we were spoiled when Billy had a 3-hour show.... Miss dem daze.... (Can't wait to blaze).
Avatar 7:50pm Billy Jam:

@Kat -no she's great and u wont need to edit - it only a slight tiny bit anyway - I have a bias against overly pop stuff and use of auto tune or styles that embrace that sound
Avatar 7:51pm Aaron Hali:

Shit, igotstago! And show’s on fire, too! I’ll check back in on it in a couple hours, tho. Thanks, Billy! Peace y’all! Enjoy!!
Avatar 7:51pm Billy Jam:

NGH I need to blaze too - am gonna go right now as blunt wrap is a awaiting me
  7:51pm spidermank nli:

who wants to listen to music, when you can hear it instead. big uppin the BJ on the WFMU. Give Billy a biggun from me nxt week berd , you lucky bastad (not jealous or nuffin)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm listener 126464:

Thanks Billy, thanks everybody!
Avatar 7:52pm Billy Jam:

take care Aaron Hali - and thankfully you are well again and back with us
Avatar 7:52pm Marcel M:

Great show Billy, see you next week
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm Kat in Chicago:

@Billy I have a gig in town coming up in March for an audience that would appreciate the lyrics. I'm sure I can work with it. I found Sammus through this show too, thanks for that!
Avatar 7:53pm Billy Jam:

also since I usually only play all new music I don't take requests - no need to - @Marcel - sounds good will send u email before
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm chris:

thanks, Billy Jam! blaze on, y'all!
Avatar 7:53pm Billy Jam:

new JERU is smokin'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm mb:

Thanks for the shout out, Billy Jam! You are a class act.

Jeff M ::nods::

Peace, all
Avatar 7:55pm northguineahills:

Is there anything touched by Loop that doesn't kill? dank danks....
Avatar 7:57pm northguineahills:

Happy dope thanks, Billy. Enjoy the weekend. Sayōnara mina!
Avatar 7:59pm Billy Jam:

thank YOU mb + everyone tuned in @NGH agreed on loop @Spidey wish u were coming over from UK to USA too - @Kat - Sammus is soooo great -trying to get here back on show too - my goal is to have here and Mankind on at same time since they share interest in cartoon and comics and gaming - and are all dope =- but waiting to hear back re next week - fingers crossed - also need to do another all FEMALE special - get Roxanne Shante on show among others
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:00pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I am probably Spokane for all of us to say this has been an epic program tonight. Thanks, Billy Jam.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Smilty69:

Shout out to Billy Jam and friends! Great show!
Avatar 8:02pm Billy Jam:

thanks to everyone who tuned in today live or catches show in archives - really means a lot to me - sincerely so…….I love hip-hop and love been able to share the music I constantly discover - THANKS to Jeff Mullan for engineering today - and to Fine Wine for allowing us to run over into his show - next week he can start early to balance out @KenHydePk well spokane :) PS wot up Smilty69
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