Episode 64 (Part 1)

• July 17th, 2014
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After a brief summer hiatus Nitty Gritty Radio is back! Welcome to another installment of the podcast that gives you two neck knockin playlist of pure Hip Hop with ALL beats and NO blah blah. This episode starts a new format here on the podcast. Where as in the past every episode had 2 one hour playlist we're now condensing that a bit so that Part 1 (golden era hip Hop, b sides, remixes and rarities) will be just about 45mins and Part 2 (recent Underground/ Indie Hip Hop gems) will be around 40mins. So that means the Nitty gets Nittier and Gritty gets Grittier.

So with the formalities out the way, lets gets into Episode 64 (Part 1). Right off the bat there's fire with a rarity Naughty By Nature Pete Rock Remix then we get into a drop from The Legendary Roots crew member Rahzel the Godfather of Noise. After that...pure Hip Hop for your listening pleasure.

 

Hip Hop Hooray (Pete Rock Remix) - Naughty By Nature

 

It's Comin' - The Roots

 

Props Over Here - The Beatnuts

 

Sittin On Chrome (Pitkin Ave Mix) - Masta Ace

 

In The House - Pete Rock & CL Smooth

 

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

 

My Crew Can't Go For That (feat. Smoothe DA Hustler & D.V. Alias Khrist) - Trigger Tha Gambler

 

Dignified Soldiers (Remix) - D.I.T.C.

 

7XL - Sir Menelik feat. Grand Puba & Sadat X

 

Don't Let It Go To Your Head - Brand Nubian

 

Sunshine - De La Soul

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Episode 64 (Part 2)

• July 17th, 2014
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Episode 64 (Part 2) starts with two artist that have released two of my favorite albums so far in 2014, GQ & Add-2. Last episode I highlighted Add-2 but this one its all about the Oakland, CA lyricist GQ who starts and ends the playlist. Sandwiched in between the GQ gems are bangers from Sa-Roc, Meyhem Lauren & Buckwild and a new joint from Slum Village produced by the legendary J Dilla. Bon appétit.

 

Come On Home - GQ

 

Runnin' - Add-2

 

Chuck Berry (feat. Shawn Pen) - Apollo Brown & Planet Asia

 

Introducing - Awon & Dephlow

 

True Mastery - Sa-Roc

 

All Good - Joey Fatts & Rapsody

 

Winning, Still - Swerve

 

We On - Slum Village

 

Until The Fall (feat. Boog Brown) - L'Orange

 

Aztec Blue (feat. Hologram) - Meyhem Lauren & Buckwild

 

Nice Guy - GQ

 

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Episode 63 (Hour 1)

• May 29th, 2014
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Peace planet Earth! Its your man Wil Infamous with back with another neck knocking session here on Nitty Gritty Radio. Life has me running around like a maniac lately so pardon our current absence from your monthly Hip Hop podcasting diet. But no typin' colon, open parentheses' up in this piece...I expect strictly smiles and head nods for this months Episode 63 (Hour 1)! 
This Hour 1 focuses on the 10 year span of 1994 to 2004. Usually the Hour 1's are strictly Golden Era ('86-'95) but this playlist I wanted to shine some light on the post '94 gems and dive into the Backpack era when Indie labels like Rawkus Records, ABB and Hiero Imperium started making noise in the industry.


Playlist


Mostly tha Voice - Gang Starr

Come Widdit - Ahmad Ras Kass & Saafir

Everthing Remains Raw - Busta Rhymes

The Message - Nas

Rollin' (feat. Masta Ace & O.C.) - Saukrates

The MC - KRS-One

Stolen Moments Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 (feat. Black Thought) - Common

Hip-Hop Drunkies (feat. Ol' Dirty Bastard) - Tha Alkaholiks

3hree6ix5ive (feat Eminem) - OldWorlDisorder (Skam2? & Shadowman)

Livin It Up - Pharoahe Monch

Invincible - Last Emperor

You Never Knew - Hieroglyphics

Love Joint Revisited - Little Brother

If It Wasn't For You (feat. De La Soul & Starchild Excalibur) - Handsome Boy Modeling School

Bright as The Stars - Mos Def & Talib Kweli
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Episode 63 (Hour 2)

• May 28th, 2014
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Episode 63 (Hour 2) is a straight family affair here oNitty Gritty Radio. We got new joints from Boston Hip Hop fam Akrobatik & Mr. Lif, Esoteric, Moe Pope & The Arcitype (STL GLD) and Brick Records with John Robinson & PVD. We also have some gems from our podcast fam Minority and Hawl Digg via Dirt E Dutch and we even have literal family with my cousin Diatonik doing his thingProud to be able to shine some light on these talented cats and even more proud to call them fam. Enjoy!


Playlist


When The People Cheer  - The Roots 

Don't Go - Add-2

Dephacation - Awon & Dephlow

Know My Style - John Robinson & PVD

Gametime (feat. Action Bronson) - Chuck Inglish

Mind vs Matter (feat. Homeboy Sandman) - L'Orange

Truth - Verbal Kent

Hold Your Applause - Reks & Hazardis Soundz

Ruckus (feat. Esoteric) - Miles From Nothing

God Particle (feat. Vinnie Paz, Planetary, Esoteric, Apathy & Celph Titled) - Army of the Pharaohs

Rap Life (feat. Pharoahe Monch) - Diamond D

Automatic - Hawl Digg

Glide - Minority

Cocaine - STL GLD (Moe Pope & The Arcitype)  

ClearMoney - Diatonik

The Writer - Chance The Rapper 

We On The Go (feat. Black Milk & Frank Nitt) - Slum Village

Where Am I? (feat. Mr. Lif) - Akrobatik

The Ugly Side of Beautiful (feat. GQ) - Add-2

He Man - Blu



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Episode 62 (Hour 1)

• April 1st, 2014
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What's good world?! Its your boy Wil Infamous here back with some more Golden Era gems and Underground treats for Episode 62. Since the season of Spring will soon be in full sprung I wanted to make this playlist fun and "windows down worthy". I say that because sometimes whether you're at home or in the car a certain song will come on that makes you roll down or open up a window to let heads know that this track represents your feel good for that moment in time. Well, for me Episode 62 Hour 1 is full of those tracks. Starting with Wreckx-N-Effect and ending with Mos Def this hour brings out the feel good in me and I hope it does that same for you. Peace. 

Playlist:

Peanut Butter - Wreckx-N-Effect

Fanatic Of The B Word - De La Soul

How To Flow (Abstract Mix) - Nice & Smooth

Keep the Beat - Eric B. & Rakim

Skinny Dip (Got It Goin' On) - Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs

I'm Shittin' On 'Em - Funkdoobiest

Freakit - Das EFX

Watch Yo Nuggets (feat. Erick Sermon & Charlie Marotta) - Redman

Letterman [Pete Rock Remix] - K-Solo

Dynamite Soul - Artifacts

Halftime - Nas

No Flows On The Rodeo - King Just

Microphone Master - Das EFX

2014 - Tha Alkaholiks

Coolie High (Remix) - Camp Lo

If You Can Huh You Can Hear - Mos Def

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Episode 62 (Hour 2)

• April 1st, 2014
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Over the past few months I've become somewhat of a gym rat trying to get back into shape. I'm there 4-5 days a week for at least 2 hours a day and what keeps me going are the "Hour 2's" of this podcast. There something about them that get my adrenaline going and head nodding throughout my workout. So, the other day I was previewing this Episode 62 (Hour 2) and it got me so HYPED that I hit replay when it was over and stayed an extra hour! This playlist got bangers from Keith Murray, Add-2, Michael Christmas, L'Orange & Blu, GQ, Slum Village and De La Soul to name a few. Pure Hip Hop to fuel your mind and body.

Playlist:

High As Hell - Keith Murray

We Taking Off - Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip

Like This - Elzhi

Mama Told Me - Blu & Mainframe

Shot! (featuring Jean Grae) - Fatin "10" Horton

Pulp Fiction (feat. Reks) - Termanology

Iron Mic - Add-2

Betty Shabazz - Rapsody

Jackie Brown (feat. Manu Manzo) - Michael Christmas

Chateau (feat. Has-Lo) - Castle

Need You (feat. Blu) - L'Orange

Be There - Oddisee

Judas (feat. Planet Asia & Chace Infinite) - Ras Kass

Beautiful Raw - Qwel & Maker

Rated Oakland - GQ

New Vinyl - King Mez

Yes Yes - Slum Village

Dilla Plugged In - De La Soul

The Apartment - Dynas

Better In Tune with the Infinite (feat. LaTonya Givens) - Jay Electronica

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Episode 61 (Hour 1)

• February 5th, 2014


Peace fam and welcome to another neck cracker here on Nitty Gritty Radio. Episode 61 Hour 1 has that Golden Era vibe you've grown to love here on Hour 1 of the podcast. We got tracks from Readhead Kingpin, Slick Rick, KRS-One, Tribe, The Roots and many more. 
Enjoy.


Playlist:

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

I Got It Made (Up Version) - Special Ed

Sitting In My Car - Slick Rick

Now You'Re Mine - Gang Starr

Excursions - A Tribe Called Quest

Poppa Large - Ultramagmetic MC's

Outta Here - KRS-One

Jeep Ass Niguh - Masta Ace

Shut Em Down (Pete Rock Remix) - Public Enemy

Silent Treatment (Da Beatminerz Mix) - The Roots

Rather Unique - AZ

Time's Up - O.C.

I Get Physical - Pete Rock & CL Smooth

Get A Hold - A Tribe Called Quest

The Love Song (feat. Mos Def) - Da Bush Babees


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Episode 61 (Hour 2)

• February 5th, 2014



It doesn't happen that often but when it does its a special thing. EVERY track on Episode 61 Hour 2 is a BANGER!! Every. Single. Track!! We start with a brand new heat from legendary Boston emcee, Akrobatik then we fall into a plethora of tracks from one of the hottest labels out today, Mellow Music Group. Trust and believe when I say that this hour will be on straight repeat for the next month. 2014 Hip Hop is off to a great start....now just CHILL with all this snow!!

Playlist:

Stop and Stare - Akrobatik

Walk in the Sun (feat. Soul Khan) - Blame One & J57

No Competition - Talib Kweli, Elzhi & Phonte

Unexplainable - Ransom & Statik Selektah

The Lost Nova (feat. Mr. Lif, John Robinson & L'orange) - Mello Music Group

Love, Loss, Interlude. - Swerve & SYG

Juk (feat. Stik Figa & Rapper Big Pooh) - Mello Music Group

Land of the Crooks (feat. Billy Danze, Maffew Ragazino & DJ Babu) - Sean Price & M-Phazes

Bad MF - Pharaohe Monch

Toxic - Prince Po & Oh No

Going Swell - Quelle Chris

Off The Wall - John Robinson & PVD

Listen to Me (feat. Def Dee & Yu) - Mello Music Group

Special Way - Rapsody

The Pain Is Gone - Murs & Apollo Brown

Invisible Walls (feat. Oddisee) - Mello Music Group

Yasiin Gaye - Inner City Travellin' Man - Amerigo Gazaway

The Business (John Robinson Remix)  - Pat Van Dyke

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Wil Infamous Presents: Nitty Gritty Comedy Jam Pt. 2

• January 14th, 2014
Peace and welcome to Part 2 of Nitty Gritty Radio's Comedy Jam! Ever since I did Part One I've been waiting patiently for the right moment to bust out a sequel. Well, its been almost two years and its a new year. So lets set off 2014 with a heavy dose of laughter medicine served over some neck snapping instrumentals.  Nitty Gritty Comedy Jam Pt. 2 features four amazing comedians. The mix starts with the King of all Kings of Comedy, Mr. Bernie Mac. Then the head nods and laughs continue on with Chris Rock, Kat Williams and Hannibal Buress.
Hope you enjoy the ride.
 
Playlist:
 

Bernie Mac

 Down With The King – Run DMC

4 Better or 4 Worse (DJ Nu-Mark Remix) – The Pharcyde

Silent Treatment Remix – The Roots

Fakin Jax – INI & Pete Rock

 

Chris Rock

 The Bizness – De La Soul

Who Shot Ya – Biggie

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

The Life - Pharoah Monch

 

Kat Williams

 Xxplosive – Dr Dre

Its Ain't Hard To Tell – Nas

Orange Pineapple Juice - Common Sense

Braggin' Writes (Dome Cracker Mix) - J-Live

 

Hannibal Buress

 Clones – The Roots

Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka – Fab 5

Simon Says - Pharoah Monch

Loud Hangover - Akinyele/Sadat X

Coolie High – Camp Lo 

 
 
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Episode 60 (Hour 1) Best of Nine Trey (’93)

• December 6th, 2013

 

Peace world and welcome to the latest edition of the podcast that plays the neck crackin'est Old School Hip Hop, Remixes, B-Sides, Rarities and Underground gems, Nitty Gritty Radio. I'm your selector Wil Infamous and we are here at a monumental episode....THE BIG 6 OH!

Here for the 60th and last episode of 2013 I wanted to pay homage to the 20th anniversary for agrueably the greatest year in the Golden Era of Hip Hop...1993.

'93 was a special year for me personally, I was starting my junior year in high school, just got my drivers licenses along with my first car (a rusty '84 Mercury Cougar) and was just starting to realize how much Hip Hop music played as a big influence in my life. So I wanted to make a playlist full of bangers from the year 1993 to show my gratitude to all the great releases for this banner year in Hip Hop history. I know there are a few artist and groups that were left off due to time restrictions ( already super-sized it by 1/2 hour) like

Naughty By Nature, Ice Cube, Cypress Hill, Freestyle Fellowship, YZ, Funkdoobiest, Fat Joe, Trends Of Culture, Digable Planets, etc....all DOPE albums from '93 but couldn't fit them in the mix. So when you listen take that into consideration and marinate on just how amazing 1993 was for the music and the culture of Hip Hop.

Feel the vibe and enjoy the Episode 60 (Hour 1) Best of Nine Trey playlist.

 

Playlist:

 

Nappy Heads (Remix) - Fugees

 The Chase, Part 2 - A Tribe Called Quest

 Ego Trippin' (Part Two) - De La Soul

 Party and Bullshit - Biggie

 Sound Of Da Police - KRS-One

 Soul By The Pound (Thump Mix) - Common Sense

 Back Seat - LL Cool J

 Da Nex DingDong - Onyx

 Down With The King  - Run-DMC

 GottaGetOver (Remix) - Gang Starr

 It's Not A Game - Pete Rock& CL Smooth

 Only When I'm Drunk - Tha Alkaholiks

 Chief Rocker - Lords Of The Underground

 I Gotcha Opin (Remix) - Black Moon

 Come Clean - Jeru The Damaja

 Catch a Bad One - Del Tha Funkee Homosapien

 Player's Ball [Original Version] - Outkast

 Can It Be All So Simple - Wu-Tang Clan

 93 Till Infinity - Souls Of Mischief

 Love Comes And Goes - Ed O.G& Da Bulldogs

 Lyrics To Go - A Tribe Called Quest

 Doggy Dogg World - Snoop Dogg

 Fallin' (feat. Teenage Fanclub) - De La Soul

 

 

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