Episode 86 (Hour 1) Amerigo Gazaway Radio

• October 17th, 2017

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Peace world! It’s you boy Wil Infamous here bringing you a different type for Episode 86 Hour 1 of Nitty Gritty Radio. Over the years there has been a plethora of producers that have caught my ear to the point that they’ve become staples in my everyday life. Y’all know the big names like 9th Wonder, Oddisee, Apollo Brown, Pete Rock and the list goes on. But there’s one producer that with every project he releases my respect grows more and more, and that producer is Amerigo Gazaway. The first project of his that I caught wind of was “Fe La Soul”, where he mixed De La Soul vocals with Femi Kuti inspired beats. Needless to say, I was hooked. Then I heard “Bizzare Tribe”, where he mixed Pharcyde vocals with Tribe Called Quest inspired beats, and by the time I heard “Yasiin Gaye” (Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def with Marvin Gaye inspired beats) I was a full fledged fan. So when “A Common Wonder” dropped I realized I had to do something here on the podcast paying homage to my man’s talent, and ear, as a producer.

So here we are, Episode 86 Hour 1 is a full episode dedicated to Amerigo Gazay’s true talent for finding that soulful mix of blending amazing lyrics from one artist and having the vision of mixing it with a complexly different artist to make a full album’s worth of dope music.

Please check the links below and support these artists and follow them on social media. Because when the next project drops, you don’t want to be late to the neck nockin’ party. Enjoy the vibe.

 

https://amerigo.bandcamp.com

https://gummysoul.bandcamp.com

 

Playlist:

 

I Was Made To Love H.E.R. - A Common Wonder

Ya Mama And Stuff - Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The Pharcyde

Stakes is High - Fela Soul

93 Still - 93 Still

Sugar By The Pound - A Common Wonder

This Means You feat. Talib Kweli - Yasiin Gaye: The Return

Runnin' - Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The Pharcyde

Rock Co.Kane Flow (feat. MF DOOM) - Fela Soul

Tell Me Who Profits - 93 Still

Two Worlds feat. Kanye West - Yasiin Gaye: The Departure

4 Better Or 4 Worse - Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The Pharcyde

Inner City Travellin' Man - Yasiin Gaye: The Departure

For Once In My Life feat. Erykah Badu - A Common Wonder

Bonita Keeps On Passin' Me By - Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The Pharcyde

I Want You 'Til The Summertime - Yasiin Gaye: The Departure

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Episode 86 (Hour 2)

• October 17th, 2017

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Episode 86 Hour 2 has that Underground Hip Hop vibe that you’ve grown accustomed to from the podcast. This hour we got new gems from Tanya Morgan, Rapsody, The Perceptionist, L'Orange feat. Elzhi & Blu and of course new Wu-Tang just to name a few. Good frickin’ music all up in this bitch!!

Playlist:

 

Another Von Intro (featuring Von Pea) - The Other Guys

VPND - Tanya Morgan

Fashawn – Fashawn

Gettahead - L.A.Z

True Lightyears (Feat. Jay Electronica) – MF DOOM

Who Want It (ft. Black Thought & What The Duck) – David Banner

Chrome (Like Ooh) – Rapsody

Out of Control - Mr. Lif & Akrobatik (The Perceptionists)

The Difference (feat. Blu & Elzhi) - L'Orange

Filthiest aka LESSLOWITT!! (feat. Ilyas) - Tanya Morgan

Bernal Heights – DUCKWRTH

Laila’s Wisdom – Rapsody

You Can Do It! (Give Up) - Your Old Droog

Panties In a Jumble - Apollo Brown & Planet Asia

People Say (feat. Redman) - Wu-Tang Clan

Winter Winds (feat. Marvalyss) - Apathy & O.C.

Blink of an Eye (feat. Ras Kass) - Slaine & Termanology

Free at Last (feat. Syne) - Mr. Lif & Akrobatik (The Perceptionists)

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Episode 85 (Hour 1)

• July 25th, 2017

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Peace y’all! After an extreme hiatus, it’s your man Wil Infamous back at it again with another episode of Nitty Gritty Radio. It’s been a minute since my Ep 84 and between work, rasing a 4yr old and life, the podcast has been put on the back burner for the past 6 months. But like a White Castle burger at 3am in Brooklyn, I’m hard to keep down for long, haha. Episode 85 Hour 1 has gems from L Boogie, Big Pun, Large Pro, The Sound Providers and many more. Hope the absence has made the heart grow fonder and the beats sound as sweet as ever for you here on Nitty Gritty Radio!

 

Playlist:

 

It's Gettin' Hot (K-Def Remix) – Artifacts

Boom Biddy Bye Bye (Fugees Remix) - Cypress Hill

Keep It Tight (feat. Lauryn Hill) - DJ Skribble

Fortified Live (feat. Mos Def & Mr. Man) - Reflection Eternal

Super Lyrical (feat. Black Thought) - Big Punisher

Hell On Earth (Front Lines) - Mobb Deep

Pay Ya Dues - Busta Rhymes/Coco Brovaz/Frankie Cutlass/Keith Murray

One + One (feat. Nas) - Large Professor

Confrontations - Organized Konfusion

Boulevard Connection - Ed O.G, Masta Ace & Common

Pay Me - Cash Brown

All I Know – Rahzel

Without A Doubt - The Roots

Way Of Life - D.I.T.C.

'Nuff Said - Surreal and the Sound Providers

Who Am I (Remix) feat. Grap Luva - The Sound Providers

To Each His Own (feat. Q-Tip) - Pete Rock & INI

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Episode 85 (Hour 2)

• July 25th, 2017

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Over the past 6 months to a year I’ve been on a big Clear Soul Forces/ Noveliss trip. Every few years there’s a sound that I find in Hip Hop that bring me back to that boom bap/ pure 90’s sound and Noveliss does just that for me. So this Episode 85 Hour 2 I decided to run a few of his solo jams along with kicking things off with a fire track from CSF “Sparring Session”. Plus we got bangers from Oddisee, Skyzoo and that unreleased Dangerdoom joint with Black Thought. A recipe for straight neck knocking! Enjoy the vibe.

 

Playlist:

 

Sparring Session - Clear Soul Forces

A World Without Music - L'Orange & Mr. Lif

Mad Nice (feat. Black Thought & Vinny Price) – Dangerdoom

Poets and Gangstas - Talib Kweli & Styles P

Nnge (feat. Toine) – Oddisee

Charlie Brown (feat. Blu) – ScienZe

Maximum (prod. 9th Wonder) - G-Eazy

Super Predator (feat. Styles P) - Joey Badass

Point Guns At Magneto (feat. Nolan The Ninja) – Noveliss

Finesse Everything – Skyzoo

Through with Him – Rapsody

Friendzone – Elzhi

Temporary - NorCal Nick, Rav.P, ILL.SUGI

Next Time - Tanya Morgan

Left Alone – Noveliss

I Remember – ANTHM

Cole Summer - J. Cole

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Stop The Violence

• March 25th, 2017

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Peace world, it’s your selector Wil Infamous here taking a serious tone as I attempt to shine some light on a serious epidemic that plagues many households around the world, domestic violence.

You may be asking yourself, “what does this have to do with Hip-Hop and the straight bangers that I’m normally accustom to on these playlist?”…everything, at least for me. Good Hip-Hop music speaks to your soul and as an emcee if you have the self-awareness that your music does that and actually try to tackle a serious issue that many can’t put their feeling into words, but can relate to yours, that’s very powerful. I’ve recently been educated on domestic violence and the emotional impact that it can have on both men and women. A lot of the tracks that I have on this playlist are from a child perspective growing up seeing abuse in their home. A scary statistic I found out was that 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence. If you or someone you know is in a toxic relationship, educate yourself and leave. Life is too short to waste away with anger…listen to good music and be mindful of your thoughts instead.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this and if you want to check out some more statistics on this topic please see below. Peace.

 

  • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.
  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.
  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severephysical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.
  • On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.
  • The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%.
  • Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.
  • Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner.
  • 19% of domestic violence involves a weapon.
  • Domestic victimization is correlated with a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior.
  • Only 34% of people who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries

 

Women are much more likely to be victims of intimate partner violence with 85 percent of domestic abuse victims being women and 15 percent men. Too many women and men have been held captive by domestic violence — whether through physical abuse, financial abuse, emotional abuse or a combination of all three.

Domestic violence is not a singular incident, it’s an insidious problem deeply rooted in our culture — and these statistics and songs prove that.

 

Playlist:

Last Good Sleep - Company Flow [lyrics]

3 Wishes - J. Cole [lyrics]

Cold Hearted (ft. Miguel Jontel) - Blu & Exile [lyrics]

Dorian - Brother Ali [lyrics]

Bottle Dreams - Oliver Hart (Eyedea) [lyrics]

The Last to Say – Atmosphere [lyrics]

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Episode 84 (Hour 1)

• January 31st, 2017

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Wha gwan Bredren! It’s your Hip-Hop selector, Wil Infamous, here with the first episode of Nitty Gritty Radio for the new year. Wanted to start thing out on a feel good tip for 2017 (because TRUST, we all need it) so I packed the Episode 84 (Hour 1) playlist full of feel goods from Kid “N Play, De La Soul, The UMC’s and Guru to name a few. Here’s to hoping that 2017 treats a lot of us better than 2016 did. Onward and upward is the mantra. Now, let’s get into some beats!!

 

Playlist:

 

The Rhythm – Kwame

We Rock the Mic Right - Redhead Kingpin and the F.B.I.

Last Night - Kid 'N Play

Somebody For Me - Heavy D & The Boyz

Latifah's Had It Up to Here - Queen Latifah

Eye Know – De La Soul

Push It Along - A Tribe Called Quest

Fudge Pudge - Organized Konfusion

One to Grow on - The UMC's

Soul Flower - Brand New Heavies feat. The Pharcyde

La Schmoove (feat. Phife Dawg) - Fu-Schnickens

Trippin Out - Prince Markie Dee

Watch What You Say – Guru

Valley Of The Skinz - Trends Of Culture

 

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Episode 84 (Hour 2)

• January 31st, 2017

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Episode 84 (Hour 2) has bangers from Jean Grae, CyHi The Prynce, Noveliss…plus, new joints from Gensu Dean feat. Dynas, Rapper Big Pooh, Stick Fig and Oddisee. The feel good keeps flowin’ on this playlist! Enjoy!

Playlist:

 

Casebaskets - Jean Grae

Dreams – Choosey

Can It Be (feat. The Regiment) – Confidence

Cydel Young - CyHi The Prynce

Pretty Bird (feat. Masta Killa and Talib Kweli) – HaLo

Triangle Offense (feat. Sha Stimuli) - Skyzoo & Torae

These Bammas - Diamond District (Oddisee, yU & Uptown XO)

Hook Heavy (feat. Sean Price) - 7evenThirty

Super Hero (feat. MF DOOM) [L'Orange Remix] - Kool Keith

Preem (feat. DJ Soko) – Noveliss

Jump Shots – Reks

Dreams (feat. Dynas) - Gensu Dean

There's An Art To Sleeping - L'Orange & Mr. Lif

#Goals – Rapsody

Big Trouble Little Child - Rapper Big Pooh

Organic (prod. Blu) - NorCal Nick

Down Payment (feat. Elzhi & Nottz) - Stik Figa

Like Really - Oddisee

Early in The Morning - Lando Chill

 

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Nitty Gritty Radio - Best of ‘96

• December 27th, 2016

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Peace brethren! It’s you musical pied piper Wil Infamous here with the last installment of Nitty Gritty Radio for the year 2016. For this one we’re taking a trip in the wayback machine to a very important year in my personal Hip-Hop journey, 1996.

Nine Six was my first year DJ’n on the radio in Boston and it was also the beginning of when a shift started happening in Hip Hop music. There was a clear divide happening between “Underground” and “Mainstream” Hip-Hop. Beats were changing, subject matter and most importantly where the music was being produced. Myself, I’m a loyalist to that authentic Boom Bap sound so my ear went to the Underground and this playlist reflects a lot of the tracks that I would play on my radio show and that I was personally feeling at the time. Hope you feel that ’96 vibe with this one.

Playlist:

 

Music Makes Me High - Lost Boyz

Must Stay Paid – Broadway

Concubinez - Hyenas in the Desert

101 Things To Do While I'm With Your Girl - Kwest Tha Madd Lad

Broken Language (feat. Trigger Tha Gambler) - Smoothe Da Hustler

The Message – Nas

Clones – The Roots

The Bitch In Yoo (Original Demo Mix) – Common Sense

Big Brother Beat (feat. Mos Def) – De La Soul

The Nod Factor - Mad Skillz

It's Like That (My Big Brother) (Feat. K-Solo) – Redman

Visit To The Gynecologyst - Dr. Octagon

Fakin Jax – INI

Eyes May Shine – Xzibit

Epiphany – Juggaknots

Uknowhowwedu – Bahamadia

Coolie High (Remix) - Camp Lo

1nce Again (feat. Tammy Lucas) - A Tribe Called Quest

Ijustwannachill - Large Professor

Stakes Is High (Spinna Version) - De La Soul

Me Or The Papes - Jeru The Damaja

Peace, Prosperity, & Paper - A Tribe Called Quest

The Mask – The Fugees

The Look Of Love - Slum Village

Just Another Case – Cru

Renee - Lost Boyz

Nature Of The Threat - Ras Kass

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Episode 83 (Hour 1) “I Wish My Brother Rob Was Here”

• December 18th, 2016

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Peace world. Wil Infamous here with a very personal and special Episode 83 (Hour 1) “I wish my Brother Rob was here”. My older Brother Rob was the first person to introduce me to Hip-Hop music at a very young age. I remember when I was 6 years old (and afraid of the dark) my father would try to convince me every night to go to bed with the light off. One night he tried to convince me to sleep without my lights and said “why don’t you put on the radio to help you fall asleep?”. I said yes and the first song we found playing on the radio was Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five “The Message”. Now my brother would BUMP that track when picking me up from daycare so it was very familiar to me and in a weird way looking back, soothing. My Dad turned off the light, closed the door and I fell a sleep that night (for the first time in the dark) listening to Melle Mel spit fire and it was literally a lullaby for me. THAT in a nutshell was how strong of an influence musically my Brother Rob was in my life. Rob had the illest shell toes, flyest cars, was a neighborhood DJ and did some tagging on the side for fun using the name “Rizz”. Needless to say…in my eyes growing up, he was the MOTHERFUCKIN’ MAN! As I got older we started drifting apart and by the time I got in my mid-twenties our relationship was basically nonexistent. Years went by like that and in late August of 2016 I got a call from my Mother saying my Brother Rob passed away in Florida. After the shock, I got off the phone with my Mom the first thoughts that I had were not the bad times but the good times, and with those good times came the memories of all the music we would listen to from Guns N Roses to Brand Nubian. I miss my Brother and will always have the regret of not mending our relationship before it was too late. But with this music and this playlist of Episode 83 (Hour 1) I hope my Brother will hear it and in his ultra-cool voice say “this shit is funky!”. Every track on this playlist is a direct memory of Rob and the Hip-Hop we would listen to. The first piece of vinyl I ever owned was Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew with the A Side: The Show and the B Side: La Di Da Di. Rob gave me the record because when we listened to The Show I recognized the Inspector Gadget sample and he thought that was awesome and wanted me to have the 12”. That was the type of dude he was for me growing up. I can’t thank him enough with giving me the foundation on which I stand now musically.

Well, enough blah blah. Let’s get into some amazing memories for me growing up and some neck crackin’ Hip Hop here on Nitty Gritty Radio…as per ushe.

I love you, Rizz. This is for one’s for you….

 

Playlist:

 

The Message - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five

Sucker MC's - Run-D.M.C.

A Fly Girl - Boogie Boys

Veronica - Bad Boys (Featuring K Love)

The Show (feat. Slick Rick) - Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew

The New Style - Beastie Boys

Top Billin' - Audio Two

Dana Dane With Fame - Dana Dane

Pickin' Boogers - Biz Markie

Criminal Minded - Boogie Down Productions

How Ya - Kool Moe Dee

I Get The Job Done - Big Daddy Kane

Greatest Man Alive - Greatest Man Alive

Funky For You - Nice & Smooth

Love's Gonna Get 'Cha (Material Love)(7"Radio Edit) - Boogie Down Productions

The Grande Finale - The D.O.C.

 

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Episode83 (Hour 2)

• December 18th, 2016

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On Episode 83 (Hour 2), this Hour of Hip Hop’s playlist looks much like an Hour 1 usually would with new tracks from artist like A Tribe Called Quest, Common, Sadat X and D.I.T.C. I have to say before putting this playlist out I probably listed to it at least 20 times and haven’t gotten sick of it yet. Hope you feel the same and enjoy the vibe.

 

Playlist:

 

We The People.... - A Tribe Called Quest

Pyramids – Common

Talk That Talk – CZARFACE

World Renown (Dan The Automator Mix) feat. Del the Funky Homosapien)- Mr. Lif

2 AM (feat. Ab-Soul) – Rapsody

Animals (feat. Anderson .Paak) - Dr. Dre

Rock Shyt (feat. Fat Joe, Lord Finesse & Diamond D.) - D.I.T.C.

Murder Soundtrack (feat. A-F-R-O & Rahzel The Legend) - Sadat X

Mobius - A Tribe Called Quest

Blue Waffles - Tanya Morgan

Realer Than Most (feat. Skyzoo) - The Other Guys

Verbal Toxin (feat. Shadow The Great) - Complex Fusion

Opponents (feat. J-Live) - Gensu Dean

Durag vs. Headband (feat. Big Body Bes) - Action Bronson

Khadijah – NxWorries

Crown – Rapsody

Stuck – OSHUN

Make 'Em Proud (feat. A.G., Fat Joe & Diamond D.) - D.I.T.C.

Untrue (feat.Rapper Big Pooh) - Villain Notshaf

 

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