Episode 76 (Hour 1)

• September 30th, 2015


Peace ya’ll. After a 10 week hiatus it’s your man Wil Infamous with another neck snapping playlist here on Nitty Gritty Radio.  As the leaves start to change I’ve been finding myself feeling a bit nostalgic. Remembering the days of taking the MBTA #39 bus to school in Boston with my yellow Sony auto-reverse walkman sitting in the back, by the window (open) and bumping many of the tracks that you’ll find here on Episode 76 (Hour 1).  

Hope the vibe gives you a similar feeling of nostalgia.


Terminator X to the Edge of Panic - Public Enemy

Give the Drummer Some - Ultramagnetic MC's

I Got It Made – Special Ed

Just The Two Of Us – Chubb Rock

Wig Out - Pete Rock & CL Smooth

I Can't Hold It Back - K-Solo

The Shit Is Real - Fat Joe

Shoot To Kill - Mad Lion

Black Cop - KRS-One

That's When Ya Lost - Souls Of Mischief

Nuthin' To Do – Common

Saturday Night Live (Horny Mix) - Masta Ace

Protect Ya Neck - Wu-Tang Clan

K.I.M. - Smif-n-Wessun

Da Bichez - Jeru The Damaja

B.B.S. - Black Sheep

Feelin' It - Jay Z

Ital (The Universal Side) feat. Q-Tip - The Roots

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Episde 76 (Hour 2)

• September 30th, 2015

Episode 76 (Hour 2) has bangers from Skyzoo, Problemz & DJ Skizz and an unreleased Jay Electronica joint the recently surfaced over the past few weeks. Plus new tracks from J-Live, Apollo Brown, Castle and Add-2 off his latest album "Prey For the Poor". 



Can I Kick It (Holladay) - Jay Electronica

Feel This - J-Live

Stop Play Rewind (feat. Rapsody) - Add-2

Luxury (feat. Westside Gunn) – Skyzoo

Glisten (feat. Lil Fame) - R.A.W. (Problemz & DJ Skizz)

Revolutionary Ride Music (K-Def Remix) feat. Your Old Droog, Royce the 5 9, Reks, OC


Minerals & Gems – Jonwayne

Han Dolo – CASTLE

All You Need (feat. Action Bronson, Ab-Soul & Elle Varner) - Statik Selektah

Enemies with Benefits (feat. Ras Kass) - Apollo Brown

Memory (feat. Novej) - Rapper Big Pooh & Nottz

Easy - Daye Jack

Jesus Pressed Mute - Semi Hendrix (Ras Kass & Jack Splash)

On My Soul - Add-2

God Money War - King Los

We Don't Know You - Your Old Droog

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Episode 75 (Part 1)

• July 29th, 2015

Peace world! Wil Infamous here with another neck snappin’ installment of Nitty Gritty Radio.  Friends and family…sometimes there’s a difference between the two but for myself growing up I was lucky to have two special friends that were also family in my life, my two cousins Jeff & Mike. As with any crew you roll with during your formative years we did everything together. From listening to Hip Hop while exchanging mix tapes/ freestyle battling in my basement to late night IHOP runs to crashing the plethora of local all girl school proms…this was my crew. And like any crew over time thing can fade and that was the case with the 3 of us. But recently through text, phone calls and some planning the crew is set up for an August reunion and I can’t wait. So for Episode 75 (Part 1) I wanted to do a playlist of the greatest trios in Hip Hop. No disrespect to 3rd Bass, The Ghetto Boys and others but the playlist I came up with for this one not only represents the music I would bump with my trio but also some of the greatest acts in Hip Hop history. 

So enjoy this Best Trios of Hip Hop playlist and when you’re done nodding your head, pick up the phone and call an old friend. It’ll do the soul some good.


Nitty Gritty feat. Brand Nubian – KMD

Human Beat Box (Disco 3) - Fat Boys

Peter Piper - Run-DMC

Shakiyla (Jrh) - Poor Righteous Teachers

The International Zone Coaster - Leaders Of The New School

The Phuncky Feel One - Cypress Hill

Headbanger – EPMD

Ring The Alarm - Fu-Schnickens

Black Smif-N-Wessun - Black Moon

Psycho Dwarf - The Beatnuts

Sure Shot - Beastie Boys

Blowing Down - Digable Planets

Lyrics To Go (Tumblin' Dice Remix) - A Tribe Called Quest

Flow On (Pete Rock Remix) - Lords Of The Underground

The Love Song (Remix) feat. De La Soul - Da Bush Babees

The Mask - The Fugees

Brain (The Roots Remix) - Jungle Brothers

Chanel No. Fever - De La Soul

Last Dayz – Onyx

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Episode 75 (Part 2)

• July 29th, 2015


Episode 75 (Part 2) features tracks from Action Bronson, Skyzoo and Your Old Droog. Plus new joints from The Alchemist & Oh No ,CZARFACE, and Kool Keith featuring the homie Mr. Lif. Good Hip Hop music to get you through the dog days of summer 2015.


Waves - Joey Bada$$

Cold Day - Black Milk

Everything'for Sale – Skyzoo

Driving Gloves (feat. Action Bronson) - The Alchemist & Oh No

Twenty Fifty Three (feat. Mr. Lif) - L'Orange & Kool Keith

A List of Withouts – Oddisee

The Kings Sent For Me (feat. Raekwon, Kurupt & Craig G) - Canibus & Bronze Nazareth

World Premier –(feat. Large Professor) – CZARFACE

Hood Boogers (feat. Your Old Droog & Chauncy Sherod) - Statik Selektah

Rhyme Exercise - Malik B and Mr. Green

Warlord Leather - Earl Sweatshirt & Action Bronson

Just Due (feat. Homeboy Sandman & Miz Korona) – Finale

Hello World - Daye Jack

Money Makes Us Happy (feat. Black Thought & Bilal) - Skyzoo

The Art Form (feat. Stella) - Jared Evan

September - Verbal Kent

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Episode 74 (Part 1)

• June 9th, 2015

Peace world. Its your boy Wil Infamous here and unfortunately this episode comes on the heels of some sad news in the Underground Hip Hop community. Robert Diaz aka P.H. (Pumpkinhead) has passed away at age 39. Not only was he a very skilled emcee but, in my two times meeting and talking to him, he was also a good person. This episode was originally going to be themed around Underground gems from ’99-’00 but once I heard the news of P.H.’s passing I knew I had to work a couple of his joints onto this playlist. That being said, this episode starts off with a Pumpkinhead banger “Wack Emcees” then a drop from the man himself that I got the last time I got to talk to him in 2011 at the Rocksteady 34th anniversary show in NJ.

So enjoy the vibe and remember to show love to your family, friends and favorite emcees while they’re still alive because no man is promised tomorrow.


Wack Emcees 98 – Pumpkinhead

Day One '99 (Live from Amsterdam) - Big L

Full Clip - Gang Starr

Double Trouble - The Roots

Keep It Movin' (feat. Xzibit) – Saukrates

The Men In Blue (Feat. Everlast) - Prince Paul Remix (feat. Black Thought & Malik B) - Rahsheed & Ill Advised

14 Years Of Rap - W.H.T (Non Phixion & The Arsonist)

What The F**k - Akinyele & R.A. The Rugged Man

Hater Players - Black Star

Reign - Dr.Oop Capone

Dynamite! - The Roots

Once Again (Here To Kick One For You) (Feat. Grand Puba & Sadat X) - Handsome Boy Modeling School

Leave Me Alone - Dr.Doom

Black Helicopters - Non-Phixion

Hityawitdat – Lootpack

Con Artist - Brooklyn Academy (Pumpkinhead & Word A' Mouth)

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Episode 74 (Part 2)

• June 9th, 2015

Episode 74 (Part 2) has new joints from Lyrics Born, Your Old Droog, CZARFACE, Slum Village and a spankin' new single off Statik Selektah's upcoming album "Lucky 7" set to be released in early July.

 Good Hip Hop to bring in that summer heat.



Chest Wide Open (feat. David Shaw) - Lyrics Born

Letter F – Fashawn

Unlimited Metrocard (feat. Statik Selektah) - Your Old Droog

Nightcrawler (feat. Method Man) – CZARFACE

God It (feat. Nas) - De La Soul

Concourse P (feat. Pete Rock) - Canibus & Bronze Nazareth

S.E.A.N – Sean Price

Senseless Killn' II - Your Old Droog

You - Camp Lo

Expressive (feat. BJ the Chicago Kid) - Slum Village

Audio Minuet - Miles Karter

What Up - Dynas & Tony Galvin

Etch-A-Sketch (feat. Reks & Skyzoo) - Jared Evan

Celebrity Reduction Prayer (prod. Oddisee)- Open Mike Eagle

Suede (feat. Knxwledge & Anderson Paak) – NxWorries

Beautiful Life (feat. Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$) - Statik Selektah

Right Back (feat. De La Soul) [Prod. by J Dilla] - Slum Village

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6 yr Anniversary Encore: Off The Top Freestyles

• June 2nd, 2015


On this day, June 2nd 2009 Nitty Gritty Radio posted its first ever podcast episode! Happy Born Day to us!!

So to celebrate I thought we'd do a throwback to a couple of the bonus episodes that helped give Nitty Gritty Radio its initial flavor.

First we’ll start with the Episode 20 Bonus that originally went up in May 2010, “Off The Top Freestyles”.

Where we have some off the top flows from emcess like Black Thought, J-Live, Juice, Talib Kweli to name a few.


So if you missed it the first time…..re-rewind selector!!!



The Roots Live Vol. 1 Freestyle - Black Thought & Rahzel the Godfather of Noise

Fakts One Heavy Hitters Mixtape - Mr. Lif, Esoteric & Virtuoso

Wakeup Show Freestyle - Juice

89.9 Freestyle - Non Phixion

Western Front 97-99 Freestyle - Mr. Lif

Halftime Show With DJ Eclipse 89.1 - Siah & Yeshua DapoED

Stretch &  Bobbito Show Freestyle - Big L

Fakts One Heavy Hitters Mixtape - Akrobatik

Night Train Radio Freestyle - Mr. Lif

Freestyle (Wake Up Show) - Juice

Hiphopsite.com Freestyle - Esoteric & Virtuoso

Freestyle - Mos Def & Talib Kweli

Freestyle - Last Emperor, Asheru & J-Live

Fakts One Heavy Hitters Mixtape - Esoteric & Check Mark

Freestyle Session Ft. Lif, Akbar & Akrobatik - Mr. Lif

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6 year Anniversary Encore: Akrobatik & Mr. Lif live on WERS ‘00

• June 2nd, 2015

This next encore comes from the Episode 10 Bonus that originally went up in September 2009.

Here we have a very rare (if I’m not mistaken the only) audio recording of Akrobatik & Mr.Lif performing live with the Formula, led by drummer Adam Deitch, on WERS – Boston in April 2000. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it till the day I’m gone, this was my proudest moment on Boston radio and if you vibe from the beginning to the end of this performance I’m sure you’ll hear why.



Mr. Lif

and The Formula KILLING IT!!

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Episode 73 (Part 1)

• April 21st, 2015

Peace fellow Hip Hop junkies! It's your boy Wil Infamous here with another edition of Nitty Gritty Radio.

Nothing makes me feel happier doing this podcast then when I hear heads tell me how the music I select affects their daily life. Over the past 6 years the podcast has collected over 400K feed hits/ subscribers and over 90K people have pushed play and felt the vibe on the podbean website. Out of all of those plays the ones that are real special are those from friends. And I got one friend who's been down with vibe since day one and even before that. My man from the diamond district, TI Atlan, hasn't missed an episode and regularly checks em on work travels and road trips. Well my dude recently got a crispy new 2015 Jeep and it sparked a convo between us about the greatest Jeep tracks in Hip Hop. Now once a seed is planted I gotta water it and see how it grows. So here we are, Episode 73 (Part 1) is the sprouted conclusion from that convo.

Hope you feel the vibe and if you're bumpin' this thru car speakers, turn that shit up to 11, roll down a window and cruuuuuise.



Jeep Ass Niguh - Masta Ace

The Boomin' System - LL Cool J

Eazy-Er Said Than Dunn - Eazy-E

Rebel Without a Pause - Public Enemy

The Gas Face (feat. Zev Love X) - 3rd Bass

God Lives Through - A Tribe Called Quest

Back Seat - LL Cool J

How Many Mc's... - Black Moon

I Didn't Mean To – Casual

Bring It On - Organized Konfusion

Amazin' (Lp Version) – Omniscence

Free Mumia (feat. Channel Live) - KRS-One

Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz - Lost Boyz

You Know How We Do It (Remix)- Ice Cube

Love's Gonna Get 'Cha (Material Love) - Boogie Down Productions 

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Episode 73 (Part 2)

• April 21st, 2015

Hope you f Episode 73 (Part 2) will get you seeing and hearing double! Because on this playlist we got a few twofers of dopeness from artist like Meyhem Lauren, Homeboy Sandman, Fashawn, Sean Price and Rapsody off her new album "Beauty and the Beast".

A solid playlist of good, modern Hip Hop music!


If I Don't Go To Hell (feat. Janice, Pacewon & Vinnie Paz) - Mr. Green

Falconry (feat. Meyhem Lauren & Big Body Bes) - Action Bronson

Deadly Class (feat. Meyhem Lauren) – CZARFACE

Hot Breath (feat. Your Old Droog, Sean Price, Fame & Milano Constantine) - DJ Skizz

One Day - RED PILL

All In Together (feat. Sean Price & Guilty Simpson) - Skyzoo & Torae

Coming For You – Rapsody

Ignore The Man To Your Right (feat. Homeboy Sandman) - L'Orange & Jeremiah Jae

America, The Beautiful - Homeboy Sandman

Iron Rose (feat. MF DOOM) - Cannibal Ox

HoodBanger (feat. Fashawn, Wrekonize) - DJ EFN

Guess Who's Back – Fashawn

Belong to the World – Oddisee

Feel It – Rapsody

Bright Lights – Camp Lo

GLD - STL GLD (Moe Pope + The Arcitype)

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