Episode 70 (Part 1)

• January 27th, 2015
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Yes yes yawl! Nitty Gritty Radio is back with more of that goodie good for our 70th Episode! This playlist, Episode 70 (Part 1), like all of ‘em since Episode 1 will keep your head nodding and teeth showing with gems spanning from 1995-99.

Redman, KRS One, A Tribe Called Quest, Jeru The Damaja…straight bulletproof. Enjoy. 

Playlist:

Pick It Up –Redman

Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka - Fab 5

High School Rock - KRS-One

Respond – React - The Roots

That Shit (feat. Jay Dee) - A Tribe Called Quest

Longevity (Main Mix) - J-Live

It’s Like That (Remix) - Redman & K Solo

Dignified Soldiers (feat. Big L, Lord Finesse, O.C.) – Show & AG

East New York Stamp - Jeru The Damaja & Afu Ra

99.9 (Remix) - Jeru The Damaja

Tonsil Check - Young Zee

#1 Player - Red Hot Lover Tone

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Episode 70 (Part 2)

• January 27th, 2015
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Episode 70 (Part 2) is highlighted with new tracks from Joey Bada$$, Red Pill, Inspectah Deck, Diatonik and Mello Music Group artist Oddisee feat. Phonte.

Good Hip Hop music that’s getting 2015 started out the right way!

 

Playlist:  

Let Da Horns Blow Feat Walter Beasley (Prod. Pete Rock) - Edo G

Smile (prod. Oddisee) – Red Pill

No. 99 - Joey Bada$$

Made In Black America feat. Ab-Soul (Prod. No I.D.) – Common

Son Of Odin (Prod by Moss) - Inspectah Deck

Bar Mitzvah - Apollo Brown & Planet Asia

No Leads – Diatonik

People of Today Act II - The 1978ers (yU & Slimkat)

Came To Deliver (feat. Wordsworth & Supastition / prod. Black Milk) - Kenn Starr

Naysayers & Playmakers - Ugly Heroes (Apollo Brown, Verbal Kent, Red Pill)

Sunrise (feat. Tea Leigh) - STL GLD (Moe Pope + The Arcitype)

Requiem (feat. Oddisee & Phonte) - Mello Music Group

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Episode 69 (Part 1) Best of Nine Four (’94)

• December 30th, 2014
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Peace world! It’s your boy Wil Infamous here with the last episode of 2014! For this last episode I thought I’d pay homage to one of the greatest years (IMHO) in Hip Hop history, 1994! A plethora of gems were dropped in the year ’94 so I had to supersize this playlist and pack as many jewels as I can in 80 mins. So we got 20 tracks of hot Golden Era fire from start to finish. Much like my Best of ’93 playlist from last year it was damn nearly impossible to fit everyone in. Albums like Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s “The Main Ingredient”, The Gravediggaz “6 Feet Deep”, Dred Scott “Breakin Combs”, Organized Konfusion “Stress: The Extinction Agenda” and others didn’t make the cut but I did try to show some love in the episode’s cover art.

Since this episode is 80 mins long it’ll be the only playlist posted on the podbean site this month (due to space). But don’t fret my Underground/ Indie Hip Hop junkies, I got a Episode 69 (Part 2) playlist available for stream/ download up on the Nitty Gritty Radio Soundcloud page. It got bangers from Your Old Droog, Prhyme, Run The Jewels, Termanology and many more artist that made 2014 one of the best years for true Hip Hop since these ’94 gems dropped.

Here’s the link to the soundcloud page for Episode 69 (Part 2)https://soundcloud.com/nitty-gritty-radio/episode-69-part-2

 

So Merry New year fam and I hope you enjoy Episode 69 (Part 1) Best of Nine Four!

Playlist:

The Most Beautifullest thing in this World (Green-Eyed Remix) - Keith Murray

How About Some Hardcore - M.O.P.

N.Y. State Of Mind – Nas

Time's Up - O.C.

Whutcha Want – Nine

Resurrection – Common

Get It Together Featuring Q-Tip (Buckwild Remix) - The Beastie Boys

On And On – Shyheim

Wrong Side of Da Tracks – Artifacts

Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik – Outkast

Come Clean - Jeru The Damaja

We Run Things (It's Like Dat) - Da Bush Babees

Dwyck - Gang Starr

Unbelievable - The Notorious B.I.G.

Are You Ready - The Beatnuts

Flava In Ya Ear - Craig Mack

9th Wonder (Amina) - Digable Planets

Recognized Thresholds Of – Boogiemonsters

Back In The Day – Ahmad

It Was A Good Day (Remix) - Ice Cube

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Episode 68 (Part 1)

• November 29th, 2014

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Peace y’all! Its your boy Wil Infamous back with another ‘nother here on Nitty Gritty Radio. Now there are two things I hardly ever touch on and that’s religion and politics, but with the social climate the way it is here in the United States its kinda hard not finding yourself praying for a change to the way minorities are treated. Not only here in the United States but all over the world. Now I’m not the dude to get up on a soapbox and start preaching so I decided to do with a little Hip Hop.

Episode 68 (Part 1) has a few tracks that reflect what’s its like to be a minority in America with songs like “Black And Proud” by Intelligent Hoodlum, “Ah Yeah” by KRS-One, “D. Original” by Jeru The Damaja and “Stress” (especially the catching a cab interlude) by Organized Konfusion.  I can’t control the ways of the world but I can control how bright my light shines on this planet, and hopefully this playlist of Golden Era Hip Hop will shine some light in your world during these crazy times.

 Playlist:

 Black And Proud - Intelligent Hoodlum

Rampage feat. LL Cool J – EPMD

All For One  (Version 1) - Brand Nubian

Life Is Like A Dice Game – Nas

Ah Yeah - KRS-One

Reprogram - Channel Live

The Planet - Gang Starr

Return Of The Crooklyn Dodgers - Crooklyn Dodgers '95 (Jeru The Damaja, O.C. & Chubb Rock)

D. Original - Jeru The Damaja

It Don't Matter - Ten Thieves

It's a Shame (Da Butcher's Mix) - Kool G Rap

Stress - Organized Konfusion

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Episode 68 (Part 2)

• November 29th, 2014

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Episode 68 (Part 2) has new heat from De La Soul, Prhyme (Royce Da 5'9" and DJ Premier), Diamond District and Your Old Droog to name a few.  Hip Hop was never dead, maybe it was just sleeping for a few years. 2014 has shown that the disco nap is over and real Hip Hop is back to take the main stage. Enjoy the moment and dig for gems, they’re out there in full force.

 Playlist:

The People feat. Chuck D - De La Soul

The Season (Prod. J Dilla) – Nas

Get Paid - Joey Bada$$

Courtesy – Prhyme (Royce Da 5'9" and DJ Premier)

Drink Irish (feat. Slaine, Sick Jacken, Sean Price) - Apollo Brown & Ras Kass

Say What You Mean - Diamond District (Oddisee, yU & Uptown XO)

Where The Rhymes At? ("Light Years" Freestyle) - Your Old Droog

Navajo Rugs feat. De La Soul – Stalley

Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar) - Flying Lotus

 

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Episode 67 (Part 1)

• October 28th, 2014
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What’s good fam!? Thank you for finding us for another episode of Golden Era Hip Hop goodies here on Nitty Gritty Radio. This playlist starts off with a drop from one of my all time favorite emcees, Masta Ace. After that you got a playlist of gems from the years ‘93 to ‘96. Episode 67 (Part 1) keeps it more golden than Pony Boy.

Playlist: 

Sittin' On Chrome - Masta Ace Incorporated

T.R.O.Y. (Remix) - Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth

It's Lik Dat - Das EFX

Hittin'Switches - Erick Sermon

Cash In My Hands - Nice & Smooth

Hot Potato - Freestyle Fellowship

Off & On - Trends Of Culture

Shifftee – Onyx

Mr. Scarface – Scarface

So Tough (feat. Queen Latifah) - Freddie Foxx

The Lesson Pt. 1 - The Roots

I Can't Call It - De La Soul

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Episode 67 (Part 2)

• October 28th, 2014
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Episode 67 (Part 2) has new classics in the mix from Artifacts, Von Pea and The Other Guys, Diamond D, Apollo Brown & Ras Kass and double barrel bangers from the Barrel Brothers (Skyzoo & Torae). 

Playlist: 

APB (All Points Bulletin) [Klaus Layer Remix] – Artifacts

So East Coast - Von Pea and The Other Guys

Pump Ya Brakes (feat. Rapsody, Boog Brown & Stacy Epps) - Diamond D

Always Winnin' – Shad

4 Bar Friday - Skyzoo & Torae

Gunshowers - Ghostface Killah ft BADBADNOTGOOD & Elzhi

The Product – Diatonik

On The News (Tamron Hall) - Your Old Droog

3 16 - CyHi The Prynce

Giraffe Pussy (feat. Royce The 5'9", Xzibit & Bishop Lamont) - Apollo Brown & Ras Kass

The Hand Off - Skyzoo & Torae

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Episode 66 (Part 1)

• September 16th, 2014
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Peace party people! Nitty Gritty Radio here back with another playlist of bonafide bangers! Believe it or not the whole feel of this playlist was sparked by my 16 month old son’s sneakers. My wife got him dressed the other day when I was watching Sunday football and he comes around the corner wearing these crispy white low top Chuck Taylor Converse and the first thing I heard in my head was Ice Cube from “Really Doe” saying steppin up in my motherfuckin uhh…Chuck Taylors, Knick kickers, Wallabee's…” and the rest is history. This is one of the few playlist that I’ve put together for this podcast that is a complete freestyle. I just let the Hip Hop flow from “Really Doe” and this is what came from it, Episode 66 (Part 1).

Nod your head and feel the vibe.

Playlist:

Really Doe - Ice Cube

On Earth As It Is... - Ras Kass

I Gotcha' Back - Genius/GZA

Fades Em All – Jamal

The Yearn - Pete Rock & The Lost Boys

Shit's Real - Mic Geronimo

Return to Da Wrongside – Artifacts

Work - Gang Starr

3 MC's & 1 DJ (Live Video Version) - Beastie Boys

B-Boy Document '99 (feat. Skillz & Mos Def) - High & Mighty

Neva Forget - Cali Agents

Deception – Blackalicious

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Episode 66 (Part 2)

• September 16th, 2014
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Episode 66 (Part 2)’s playlist got some tasty treats in the mix! It starts with some fresh heat form one of my favorite groups from the past 5 years, Diamond District. Then we got buttery biscuits from Pharoahe Monch & Black Thought, Dilated Peoples, Skyzoo & Torae and Planet Asia to name a few.  Which makes this playlist tastier than a Big Kahuna Burger…yeah, that Hawaiian burger joint.

Playlist:

First Step - Diamond District (Oddisee, yU & Uptown XO)

Rapid Eye Movement (feat. Black Thought) - Pharoahe Monch

It's Ok (feat. Rapsody) - Add-2

Hallelujah (feat. Fashawn, Rapsody, Domo Genesis, Vinnie Paz & Action Bronson) - Dilated Peoples

The Aura - Skyzoo & Torae

No Drama - Planet Asia & TzariZM

Never Burning Out - yU (The 1978ers/Diamond District)

Figure It Out (feat. Masta Killa and Median) [Prod. 9th Wonder] – HaLo

Van Gogh (feat. Choosey) - Dag Savage (Johaz & Exile)

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Episode 65 (Part 1)

• August 26th, 2014
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Peace yawl, its your boy Wil Infamous back driving the Hip Hop time machine delorean that I call Nitty Gritty Radio.  Episode 65 (Part 1) is chock full o treats from Redman all the down to Reflection Eternal.  If you like your 90’s classics rugged and smooth, press play on this one.

Playlist:

Blow Your Mind (Remix) – Redman

What's Next? - Leaders Of The New School

Swing It - Da Bush Babees

Da Mystery Of Chessboxin' - Wu-Tang Clan

Oh My God (Remix) - A Tribe Called Quest

Breadadawn (London Remix) - De La Soul

Host Wit da Most (Rappaz Remix) - Das EFX

All the Way Live (feat. Q-Tip) - Tha Alkaholiks

No Idea's Original – Nas

Billie Jean (Safe Sex) - Jeru The Damaja

Memories Live feaqt. Big Del & Donte - Reflection Eternal

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