Peace world!! Welcome back to another love letter to Hip Hop that I call Nitty Gritty Radio. This month of May is extremely special to me because any day now my wife and I are expecting the birth of our first child. I can't even put into words the joy and excitement that's been coursing through my veins over the past few months! The sky seems more blue, the birds are singing louder and music sounds better to my ears than it ever has!
So for this Episode 56 Hour 1 I wanted to do a greatest hits / best of Hour 1 type of playlist. Hour 1 of the podcast is where I usually play the Golden Era Hip Hop, B Sides, Remixes and Rarities that I grew up on and hold very dear to my heart. So for this month I wanted to make the vibe extra special because this will be the episode/ playlist that's playing when we take our son home from the hospital for the first time and I start a whole new adventure in life called fatherhood...so why not change some dippers nodding to some of my favorite Hip Hop tracks from '91-'97.
For the past 4 years I've put almost all my creative energy into this podcast. But with life changing on the horizon, Nitty Gritty Radio will have to take a back seat. Like I said in the Episode 52 intro, I'll still be updating the podcast periodically but it won't be on the clockwork schedule of the first Tuesday of every month. Its been a fun ride and looking back on past episodes I now see how therapeutic this podcast has been for me. For a dude that's never kept a journal or written down any daily thoughts, when I listen to an old episode it takes me back to EVERY single emotion that I was feeling when picking out that playlist. And for music to do that is very special.
Well...enough blah blah, lets get into some beats. Enjoy!
Its A Boy - Slick Rick
Similak Child (Homogenized Mix) - Black Sheep
Peachfuzz - KMD
Funky Child - Lords Of The Underground
Saturday Night Live (LA Jay Remix) - Masta Ace
Wrong Side of Da Tracks - Artifacts
Soul By The Pound (Thump Mix) - Common Sense
Silent Treatment (Black Thought's '87 You And Yours Remix) - The Roots
Props Over Here - The Beatnuts
So Tough (feat. Queen Latifah) - Freddie Foxx
I Like It - Grand Puba
Amazin' (Lp Version) - Omniscence
Can't Wait - Redman
Electric Relaxation - A Tribe Called Quest
Brooklyn Kids - Jemini The Gifted One
Haagen Daz - Artifacts & DJ Kaos
Breadadawn (London Remix) - De La Soul
Hey Young World - Slick Rick