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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 1, 2021: Put The Needle On The Best of 2020 Pt. 3

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Artist Track Album Year Format Comments Images New Approx. start time
DJ ALF  PTNOTR_Drop Needle Intro   Options   2020     
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545 (D-Styles, Excess, Mike Boo, Pryvet Peepsho)  Spy Baht   Options Khruang Phrung!  2020     
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Marlowe (L'Orange & Solemn Brigham)  Marlowe Returns (Intro)   Options Marlowe 2  2020     
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Da Odd Couple & Docter Butcher  Play Me DJ (feat. Ke Turner & Kia Jeffries)   Options Against All Odds  2020    Da Odd Couple (Rob Swift & Mista Sinista) join forces with Dr. Butcher along with such guests as the two female artists Ke Turner & Kia Jeffries on this track. 
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Pete Rock  Melinda EDIT   Options Fat Beats Records Baker's Dozen XIII  2020     
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Edweird  Tab On My Tongue   Options Harvey Dent  2020    January 3, 2020 973320 Records DK from talented Toronto Ontario emcee Edweird who has been putting it down for a few years 
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Cedar Hill  Love Not Likes   Options   2020     
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Evidence  Unlearning   Options   2020  Single   
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DATZ WHUT IT IZ x Fanatik onBEATS  It's Your Life   Options   2020     
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Roughneck Jihad and Dj Pnutz  Something Wicked (feat Waxsmith)   Options General Jihad and Prime Minister Pnutz  2020     
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Theory Hazit  They Only Clappin Cuz You Finished   Options   2020     
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DJ Pnutz  I'm A Woman   Options I Miss You  2020    "Shake off the bummer of this summer with the new E.P. from Dj Pnutz, "I Miss You", featuring 4 new tracks exclusive to bandcamp. Uplift your soul through song in this personal search for peace represented by music. An ever present love of percussive breakbeats intertwine with new harmonic discoveries throughout, drawing inspiration from 1960s psychedelic and 1970s jazz. This album hopes to offer some serenity, inducing a state of euphoria for the joy in every moment. Please enjoy this small token of gratitude because...I miss you." 
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MC Wicks  Hunger Bars   Options Ghetto Artsy  2020     
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Planet Asia  Dharma Of Medallions   Options Bodhidharma  2020    released at the start of December 2020 - find here = https://planetasiamedallions.bandcamp.com/album/bodhidharma 
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Sahtyre  Tranquilo   Options EP below system  2020     
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Daru Jones & Bobby J From Rockaway  Lullaby   Options One Mic & Dru  2020     
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Damu The Fudgemunk  Star Of David   Options Fat Beats Records Baker's Dozen XIII  2020     
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Homeboy Sandman  Stress   Options Don't Feed The Monster  2020     
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Sa-Roc  The Sharecropper's Daughter (feat. Ledisi)   Options The Sharecropper's Daughter  2020     
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Jimmy Penguin  Boom Baby (EDIT)   Options Music-blism  2020     
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Tim Diesel  The Cost   Options Street Way Sound, Vol. 2  2020     
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Music behind DJ:








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MF DOOM  One Beer + Gumbo   Options MMFood  2004     
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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:46pm mb:

Rest in Beats MF DOOM
Long live Billy Jam
Can't kill Skeleton Scott Williams
Lets get it on 2O21!
Avatar 6:51pm Billy Jam:

This show is dedicated to MF Doom (1971-2020) whose death at age 49 was announced yesterday - the last day of a fucked up year.
The first two Best of 2020 Hip-Hop were back in October during the WFMU Hellraiser series - archived for playback - some artists/albums from those first two shows might overlap here in this final/third part of the best of 2020 - a subjective overview - but many others too. But. essentially 2020 was another great year for hip-hop.
Avatar 6:59pm Billy Jam:

2020 Person of the Year DJ ALF
Avatar 7:00pm spidermank:

  7:00pm Wendi + Ronny:

Ronny loves the moody blues
Avatar 7:01pm chresti:

HNY Billy Jam and PTNOTRs!
Avatar 7:02pm spidermank:

am gutted
  7:02pm jimmy penguin:

yoyo = ) hey everyone from jp n sarah
Avatar 7:02pm TDK60:

Greetings, for the New and Old, Billy Jam.
  7:02pm NikiA:

Hi Billy Jam, it's Niki Arrowsmith again :) love spending Fridays with you, ready for the vibes ✌️
Avatar 7:03pm Billy Jam:

2020 album of the year = Khruang Phrung! by 545 (D-Styles, Excess, Mike Boo, Pryvet Peepsho)
Avatar 7:03pm Stashu:

Billy Jaaaaam!!!!
Avatar 7:03pm Billy Jam:

Stashu - good music mix tonite
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm Smilty69:

Good evening, Billy Jam & friends! Rest In Beats Supervillain
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm adampsyche:

bless Billy Jam
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm Scott Williams:

DJ ALF! Nomination seconded.
  7:05pm jimmy penguin:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm listener 126464:

Hi Billy Jam, cheers everyone.
Avatar 7:05pm Billy Jam:

Marlowe killed it
  7:05pm Andres:

Happy New Year Billy Jam and all!
MF Doom Lives!
  7:05pm ami ad:

hello DJ. Hello all.
  7:06pm Pnutz:

Here here...dj alf!
  7:06pm JakeGould:

Hey Billy Jam! RIP MF DOOM! Here is a pic I took back in 2003 that MF Doom himself put up on a roll gate on 2nd Avenue. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jackszwergoldarchives/35108361083/in/photolist-XhvNZT-VupwDk-VrFMcq-WHTEcX-VupwEH-VupwAp
  7:06pm chris in the redwoods:

Happy new year, BillyJam and folks. This one has to better.... yeah? RIP MFDoom.
  7:07pm annette:

BillyJam, condolences. may all the souls flying on the waves of music us humble humans continue to create , scatter their blessings on the earth.
  7:07pm Kpx:

PT New NOT 2021 R !
Avatar 7:08pm Jam_1782 Aka Ju Da Venom:

Happy New Year !!
Avatar 7:08pm Billy Jam:

FILL IN THE BLANKS - "IT'S 2021 AND WE ABOUT TO ______. ________"
Avatar 7:09pm Philipp:

@Billy Jam, saluuuut, dear! greeting from Saint-Petersburg(Russia), Happy new year!
I wish you great health! financial wealth, patience, pleasant thoughts, harmony.
  7:09pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

Greetings everyone! I just wanna say “Thank you!” and “Peace and blessings!” to you all this year! Be safe and strong! We’ll get through all of this!

“Generosity is a memorial for those who show it, long after they have departed.”
Avatar 7:09pm Jam_1782 Aka Ju Da Venom:

Get it on & poppin
Avatar 7:09pm chresti:

Happy NY chris in redwoods! First new year in years without sf visit.
Avatar 7:09pm Buddha of Suburbia:

  7:10pm annette:

twenty the fun..
Avatar 7:10pm chresti:

  7:11pm Tall Paul:

How is everyone? A very Happy New Year to you? I hope you are all well. 2020 was one tough year and even at the end it still managed to hurt us by taking another 3 HipHop legends from us: MF Doom in oct, Grandmaster John Fletcher aka Estacy from Whodini Dec 23 Adolfo Gutierrez Quiñones aka Shabba Doo aka Ozone from Breakin on Dec 29th
  7:11pm Dave Miss:

Oh man bad baby Ned Flanders!!
Avatar 7:11pm HyperDose:

Buddha! Hope you had a fun New Year's Eve! :)
  7:11pm JakeGould:

And here is another shot of some DOOM graffiti I took back in 2002 from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade that was on the roof of a building that is now most likely a part of the Brooklyn Bridge Park. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jackszwergoldarchives/36286502525/
Avatar 7:11pm Billy Jam:

2020 producer of the year = DJ Pnutz
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm radioronan:

Merry New Year Billy Jam..slamming the trunk on 2020 and only looking back for the music..
Avatar 7:11pm Jam_1782 Aka Ju Da Venom:

Rest In Peace to MF Doom aka Metal Face Villian !!
  7:12pm Pnutz:

Billy jam for times man of the decade
Avatar 7:12pm Billy Jam:

this artist and the next (Cedar Hill) both part of Canada's thriving underground hip-hop scene
Avatar 7:13pm Buddha of Suburbia:

Hi HyperDose! Oh, you know how I roll! Worked on another collage. Made a fancy meal. Watched loads of HBO...good times! How was yours?
  7:13pm Tall Paul:

@Jimmy Penguin what up Jimmy how's life with ya? Are ya still in Galway? was talking to Harry recently. Happy Scratchin New Year to ya
  7:13pm annette:

@budda. hell. all caps makes life simple. WHO THE HELL DECIDED CAPS ARE LOUD ? SOME DUMBASS I BET.
Avatar 7:13pm Jam_1782 Aka Ju Da Venom:

Cedar Hill & Thrust is dope !!
  7:14pm jimmy penguin:

yeah galways always hope you good dude
Avatar 7:14pm Buddha of Suburbia:

Annette, thank YOU!!! I appreciate YOU.
Avatar 7:14pm Billy Jam:

2020 Mic Force of the Year Award = MC Wicks
Avatar 7:15pm Jam_1782 Aka Ju Da Venom:

I thought this was the MF Doom Scooby Dooo joint when the beat first came on lol
Avatar 7:15pm Joe D.:

remember all caps when you spell the man's name!!!
  7:15pm chris in the redwoods:

Yeah, chresti, i hear that. Ugh.
Avatar 7:15pm Buddha of Suburbia:

Avatar 7:16pm TDK60:

Hola Buddha. I'm eating, hard for me to type and eat. and chew gum.
Avatar 7:16pm Jam_1782 Aka Ju Da Venom:

Ev the MC !!
Avatar 7:16pm chresti:

\\ // TDK60
Avatar 7:16pm HyperDose:

I saw! I liked the comic strip, nice touch. Well I abandoned ship on Raised By Wolves. Just too weird for me. Starting the new season of The Mandalorian tonight. ^_^
  7:16pm Tall Paul:

@DJ Alf yo Alf see ya got your props, you deserve this🏆👏. Hope ya checked your viber
  7:16pm Pnutz:

Yes! Evidence!
Avatar 7:16pm Billy Jam:

BEST OF 2020 included several artists who released not one but two or more noteworthy releases in 2020 - these include DJ Pnutz who enjoyed her most prolific and most creative year inc. with Roughneck Jihad and Chuck D / Public Enemy who released PE’s “What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down” and Enemy Radio’s “Loud Is Not Enough” - and Bobby J From Rockaway -“Endless Summer” with Statik Selektah and “One Mic & Drum” with Daru Jones.
  7:17pm KPX:

@Buddha Buu: all caps work for me, MUCH EASIER ON THE PEEPERS.
  7:18pm Marie:

Hey Billy and everyone, digging the show! Thanks. How's your leg?
Avatar 7:18pm Buddha of Suburbia:

Avatar 7:18pm Billy Jam:

Bay Area Hip-Hop B-Boy Legend of 2020 award = BAS-One heard on this track
  7:18pm Andres:

IT'S 2021 AND WE ABOUT TO get down with PTNOTR! Shout out to The Masterplan Show CIUT representing Canadian hip hop past present future!
Avatar 7:19pm Buddha of Suburbia:

Avatar 7:19pm TDK60:

\\ // chresti.
  7:19pm Tall Paul:

@Jimmy Penguin yeah Jim all good in the cap. Another L.5 hopefully loadas time for ya in the basement scratchin and making up your dope beats
Avatar 7:19pm Billy Jam:

Standout albums of the year included several orchestrated turntablist projects such as 545 (D-Styles, Excess, Mike Boo, Pryvet Peepsho) - Khruang Phrung! and JARS J.A.R.S. (Jam Burglar, ALF of Hip Hop Slam, DJ Ragz, DJ Select + Unown) and ADA with Double Dee and Steinski.
Best of 2020 solo DJ as producer albums/mixtapes included Tim Diesel, Fidel Cutstro, DJ T-Rock, DJ Pnutz, DJ Traps, Jam Burglar and Irish DJ/producer Jimmy Penguin (Music-blism)
  7:20pm jimmy penguin:

thats the plan = )
  7:20pm Pnutz:

It’s good to start off the year with my ptnonr friends
Avatar 7:20pm Billy Jam:

hey Tall Paul and Jimmy Penguin and all else tuned in from lockdown Eire
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, Billy Jam and associated productions. Looking forward to a fantastic 2021!
Avatar 7:21pm Buddha of Suburbia:

  7:21pm Marie:

  7:21pm Marie:

Just kidding ;>0
Avatar 7:22pm Jam_1782 Aka Ju Da Venom:

Just rolled 1 up to that Bas One joint peace to him peace to the Bay Area hiphop scene !!
  7:22pm Pnutz:

Oops ptnotr
Avatar 7:22pm HyperDose:

DJ Billy Jam feeding us with the beats and knowledge. R.I.P. MF DOOM
  7:23pm Marie:

I actually meant to type ptnonr---wtf :>)
  7:23pm Tall Paul:

@DJ Pnutz - Congrats well done man 🏆👏
@Bas-One - the legend himself thanks for all the shoutouts congrats on your award truly well deserved🏆👏
Avatar 7:24pm Billy Jam:

Artists who dropped amazing music in 2020 inc. Sa-Roc, MC Wicks, Homeboy Sandman, Marlowe, Denzel Curry & Kenny Beats, Paris, Jamo Gang, R.A. The Rugged Man, Blu & Exile, RTJ, Raw Poetic & Damu The Fudgemunk, Napolean da Legend, Ras G (Rest In Beats) and Madchild and many more
  7:24pm jimmy penguin:

fire bars
  7:24pm Pnutz:

Thanks o much for the support from billy jam on this album. Grab it if you like at jihads bandcamp. https://jihadtheroughneckmc.bandcamp.com/album/general-jihad-prime-minister-p-nutz
  7:24pm ?:

Yooooooo classic show this is
Avatar 7:25pm Jam_1782 Aka Ju Da Venom:

El Da Sensei, Artifacts !! Jersey City Heights in the place to be !!
  7:25pm Pnutz:

Thanks tall Paul *bows*
  7:25pm James vital tactics:

That bas-1 shit was dopeness
Avatar 7:26pm Billy Jam:

@James vital on BAS - agreed
Avatar 7:26pm Jam_1782 Aka Ju Da Venom:

Viteeeeeee watup tho
  7:26pm James vital tactics:

Peace to ju da venom
Avatar 7:27pm Jam_1782 Aka Ju Da Venom:

Peace homie Peace & Love to all !!
  7:28pm Tall Paul:

@DJ P Nutz - congrats on working with Roughneck Jihad. Think it was Alf who introduced them to me with "The Symbionese Liberation"Album what an amazing album. See ya have really being busy on Bandcamp
  7:29pm Tall Paul:

@Jimmy Penguin, Jimmy are ya doing any stuff with Andy?
Avatar 7:30pm Billy Jam:

thank YOU to all the WFMU listeners in 2020
  7:30pm jimmy penguin:

nah he flying solo
Avatar 7:31pm Jam_1782 Aka Ju Da Venom:

Sick beat
  7:31pm Pnutz:

Thank you to billy jam for playing something from I miss you. It’s only on djpnutz.bandcamp.com. Thankful for all of the support through the years.
  7:32pm Feff Cacho:

Wow, what a nice groove.
Avatar 7:32pm Buddha of Suburbia:

Going to toddle off! Night friends, homies, hipsters, and bon vivants! Hope you all have a great NEW YEAR!!! We survived the Dystopian horror show which was 2020. It can only get better. (One can hope).Great show, Billy Jam!! Byeeee!
  7:32pm JakeGould:

Avatar 7:32pm Jam_1782 Aka Ju Da Venom:

Rolling up !!
Avatar 7:33pm Billy Jam:

two sick ass in a row from Fresno - MC Wicks and Planet Asia
Avatar 7:34pm Billy Jam:

hello ami ad in BK -
  7:34pm Pnutz:

MC wicks is dope!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm Berd:

Feelin it Spidey
Billy Jam
  7:38pm Pnutz:

Happy new year everyone!
Avatar 7:39pm HyperDose:

About to christen the new piece. Starting 2021 off right! uploadpie.com...
Avatar 7:39pm Jam_1782 Aka Ju Da Venom:

Happy New Year !!
  7:40pm jimmy penguin:

  7:40pm ami ad:

hey Billy Jam, enjoying the sounds here in wet BK. Appreciate the beats all.
  7:41pm James vital tactics:

Avatar 7:41pm Billy Jam:

i wish us all a happy 2021
  7:41pm jimmy penguin:

in the basement
  7:41pm James vital tactics:

Happy new years to everyone up in here yall!!!
Avatar 7:41pm mb:

"This sounds like the West Side Highway"

Dara and Bobby J going off here
Avatar 7:42pm Jam_1782 Aka Ju Da Venom:

  7:42pm James vital tactics:

Avatar 7:44pm Jam_1782 Aka Ju Da Venom:

Bust a flow vite haha
Avatar 7:47pm chresti:

  7:48pm JakeGould:

Brooklyn is moist.
Avatar 7:48pm Jam_1782 Aka Ju Da Venom:

Stress kill destroy stress !!
  7:48pm James vital tactics:

Great show rn
Avatar 7:51pm Jam_1782 Aka Ju Da Venom:

Sick 😷
Avatar 7:51pm Jam_1782 Aka Ju Da Venom:

Damn hour went by so fast
  7:52pm Tall Paul:

The most under rated Emmcee ever. Really down to earth and deserves major props Big up Sa-Roc thanks for bring a breath of fresh air
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm Ike:

Sounds great Billy, thanks!
  7:53pm James vital tactics:

Word Paul mad true yo
  7:53pm Pnutz:

Alright sa-roc and jimmy penguin
  7:54pm ami ad:

Thank you DJ. Crew. Was a good Jam.
  7:54pm jimmy penguin:

  7:54pm James vital tactics:

Yo Jimmy this shit is nasty yo
Avatar 7:54pm TDK60:

Thanks Billy Jam, Scott W. All.
Avatar 7:54pm Billy Jam:

thank u Pnutz for all the great music in 2020
Avatar 7:54pm Jam_1782 Aka Ju Da Venom:

Sick beat
  7:55pm jimmy penguin:

routine i did for boom city crew, they make sick scratch mini documentaries , thanks yo
Avatar 7:55pm HyperDose:

Thanks Billy! Lets do it again next week
  7:55pm chris in the redwoods:

Jimmy penguin with the heat! Nice.
  7:55pm James vital tactics:

Pnutz you're incredible man
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Billy Jam. Continued health and healing in the new year. With more hip-hop.
  7:56pm jimmy penguin:

cheers chris
Avatar 7:56pm mb:

Cheers all. Thank you Billy Jam and FMU fam!
  7:56pm James vital tactics:

Big shout out Ju da Venomous
  7:56pm Tall Paul:

Bill great show big up everyone and a very Happy New Year to you all.
@Spidermank - hope your lockdown isn't too severe. Stay safe everyone. @Skelton Cru thanks for all your help and helping Billy happy New Year to you all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm radioronan:

Thanks Billy & collaborators and contributors.. here's to beats & peace & more excellent music to be heard in 2021..thanks skeleton crew! Cheers!
  7:57pm James vital tactics:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm MuttonChops:

Great set!
  7:58pm James vital tactics:

Rest in beats MF DOOM
Avatar 7:58pm chresti:

Thanks Billy Jam!

  7:58pm Tall Paul:

@Jimmy Penguin great tune, nice to hear you still making beats. Have a good one stay safe
  7:58pm jimmy penguin:

loads of fun billy cheers dude
  7:59pm James vital tactics:

DOOM Forever
  7:59pm Tall Paul:

Estacy - Whodini
MF Doom
Shabba Doo aka Ozone
Avatar 7:59pm Jam_1782 Aka Ju Da Venom:

Doom !!
  8:00pm James vital tactics:

Yesss Paul ^
  12:41am Hex Fam Chan:

Yea Billy Jam! Thx for this!!
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