Month: March 2011

Feakout Friday!!! RIP Nate Dogg and More!!!


YO, YO!!!  So first a Hip-Hop Legend was lost this week with the passing of Nate Dogg the best hook man in the industry HANDS DOWN (Are you taking notes AKON???) and he will be sorely missed but not forgottena as there is sure to be a slew of ‘Unreleased’ joints and ‘Collabs’ that will inundate us to the point of nausea in the next few months.  But that is the way the industry works, ‘Ohhh Word???  Dude’s dead???  Let’s get a few bucks outta that…”  Sad really, but at least it perpetuates the memory of a great artist, so it can’t be all bad.  Also I have a new Remix from the Homie Brzowski and details of my (cue the booming god -like voice please…) DECON RECORDS BACK CATALOG CONTEST.  So let’s get down to business and oh yeah, TGIF yo…

RIP NATE DOGG…

Hip-Hop lost one of it’s shiniest stars this week with the passing of Nate Dogg; a man you could always could on for an amazing hook and great lines all day (Smoke Weeeed Everryday…).  But as such he will always be remembered through his music and the impact this godfather of the ‘G-Funk Era’ had on Hip-Hop as a whole.  This man PIONEERED the gangster ass R&B hook, no small feat there, so to that end I present to you two tributes to the aweseomnocity of the man, the myth, the LEGEND…Nate Dogg

Exhibit #1 Steve1der ‘Nate in 08’ Mix

This mix is just simply AHHHMAZING, I cannot say any more good things about it because I will be very jealous it was not me who mixed it…but GODDDAMMMM Steve1der did it HUGE with this one and not even as a post mortem tribute either, that says something about the artist for sure.  I would HIGHLY recommend a listen at least if not a DL and daily bumpage…

Exhibit #2 Warren G, You Useless, Useless Bastard

Again, I wish I was the one to have written such a hilarious and insightful diatribe on the song regulate and what it said about the to characters in the song (Warren G & Nate Dogg)…buuut all I can do is bask in the reflected glory of reposting it (reflected glory, refecccted glooorrry!!!).  Biggup to my sister Rikki for putting me on to this and the homie Sean Keane for writing a hell of a dessertation on the song ‘Regulate’…Peep game…

In my informal capacity as future analyst and hip-hop theorist, I will take the time to consider seminal efforts in the field of rap music. Before you question my credentials, let me assure “y’all” that I regularly wore a San Francisco Giants cap backwards from 1994 until the summer of 2002.

The song “Regulate,” by Warren G and Nate Dogg, tells the story of a dramatic night in the LBC. There is sex, there is violence, there is bass, there is treble. Nate Dogg cruises for skirts, guns down rival homies, and beds down triumphantly at the East Side Motel. Nate emerges the ideal G-Funk man. By contrast, Warren G tries to join a craps game, gets mugged, and is nearly killed. He comes off as completely ineffectual, dependent on Nate for protection, and trick acquisition.

For full article visit Zembla Blog…

 

WPKN and DECON RECORDS Team up to give you the DECON RECORDS BACK CATALOG CONTEST!!!!

That’s Right!!!  Mornings on WPKN and DECON RECORDS are giving away their ENTIRE back catalog next Tuesday at 8am!!!  Holy Schinkies you say???  Holy Schnikies INDEED…the monster contest will be held during my morning show this Tuesday.  Here’s the skinny…

Tuesday March 22, 8am on 89.5fm (Eastern NYS, Western MA, CT, Northern LI), www.wpkn.org & iTunes Radio (eclectic)
8th caller to answer…
What year was Decon records founded?
What year was Wpkn founded?
Wins the ENTIRE back catalog of releases courtesy of Decon Records!!!

Happy Friggin Friday!!!


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Ruff Mix Recycling Day…and I LUUUUVVV Recycling


BLau!!!  Coming at you this Tuesday afternoon with a TON of dope goodies; 2 Pop Session Mixes, 2 Artists of the Week and 1 plea to help a homie win an online DJ competition…WOE!!!  Yeah it’s that jam packed.  Biggup as always to Adam’s World Blog for letting me relentlessly JACK site content, and not even threaten to punch me in the face…although that may change as I recently told him I think I might have killed one of his homies…I can’t be sure though, but it MIGHT have been one of them.  Plus there’s going to be the usual sprinkle of pontificating about future events as well…will they come to pass???  I guess you’ll have to wait and see…WHALLAH!!!

HALO Sessions; Pop Mixes

For this segment of Halo Sessions I present to you 2 pop music mixes I did as various demos within recent memory; both have alot of bright moments, some EH moments and a few WTF moments.  Overall a fun listen in general of some audio crack Top 40 tunes you know and love.  Click the links below to DL, Peep game and you bee the judge…

POP MUSIC: DANCE SIDE

This demo was made for a high energy type spot that is not so down with the rippty rapp rappin…No Worries!!! I got you covered…showing off Pop’s danceable side like that record i found in the trash behind the library when I was but a pup in the DJ game…memories

POP MUSIC: TOP 40 URBAN SIDE

This demo was created for a specific party promoter who wanted a mix of all things Urban…Voila!!!  Some fun mixes here and alot of crappy RnB…

 

ARTISTS OF THE WEEK

Showtyme 2/28/11

O.I.S.D.uary is coming to a close this week with the last, but certainly not least, member of O.I.S.D. to be featured here, Showtyme. For those looking in recent Artist Of The Week history and only seeing four of the members of O.I.S.D. you might be wondering “where’s J.Monopoly?” He was actually featured in 2009 back when “Right In The Kissah,” his collaboration with Top $ Raz and Kalil Kash, was tearing the roof off shows all over NYC.

With O.I.S.D. prepping a new album, and with them having become one of NYC’s preeminent underground hip-hop groups, I decided to dedicate the entire month’s worth of Artist Of The Week features to them. I asked the members of the group the same questions so their distinct personalities could shine. One of my favorite results from this are the different stories of how each member came to be a part of the group. J.O. led off the series of interviews, E.Y.E.Q batted second, Khid 2 Che was featured last week, and now Showtyme is closing things out and tying up any loose ends. For full article please visit Adam’s World Blog…

Chronikill 3/7/11

The Chronikill trio of Charlie Cypher, Zerox One, aka Rox, and Keyno Speedz have been a staple on New York City’s underground hip-hop scene for quite a while now. Whether it’s been their own performances, or the Doin’ Alright series of shows they throw at the Bowery Poetry Club, they know how to pack a place, and they know how the keep their wall to wall crowds happy. I caught up with all three members of Chronikill this week to find out a little bit about their history, what goes into throwing a successful event, and what some of the wilder Chronikill and Doin’ Alright moments have been. Spoiler alert – stage diving and crackheads are BOTH involved.  For full article please visit Adam’s World Blog…

 

VOTE FOR DJ ANUBUS!!!!

YES YES!!!  The Homie and Cut Crew Member DJ Anubus has entered the wild world of Online DJ Battles (WHOA Blossom…) and I am asking you to both check the routine below and if you are feeling it, click the link below and vote for his routine.  What do you get out of doing this???  Uhhh, the satisfaction that you helped boost someone else’s ego and garner them praise despite your’s being horribly bruised and in desperate need of praise???  Stop being a baby and JUST DO IT ALREADY!!!

If you are feeling the routine click the link HERE to vote for DJ Anubus!!!