Episode 67 (Part 1)

• October 28th, 2014

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.


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

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). 


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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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Episode 65 (Part 2)

• August 26th, 2014

Episode 65 (Part 2) features one of the great stories in Hip Hop for the summer of 2014, Your Old Droog. Who is he? Is it Nas? Is he a Russian kid from Brooklyn? Is he Keyser Söze? Honestly…I could care less. If its Nas, I’m glad he doing some boom bap underground sh*t again. If it’s not Nas, I can’t wait to hear what else this kid has. Either way, it’s a win/win for hip hop music and for this playlist. Enjoy.


Loosey In the Store with Pennies - Your Old Droog

The Imperial (feat. Action Bronson, Royce Da 5' 9" & Black Thought) - Statik Selektah

The Beginning - Dag Savage (Johaz & Exile)

Napoleon - CyHi Da Prynce

Locals Only! (feat. ANoyd) – Apathy

Free Turkey - Your Old Droog

Thru Life (feat. yU, Boog Brown, Hus Kingpin, & Chinch 33) - SciFi Stu

Alarm Clock (feat. Ab-Soul, Jon Connor & Logic) - Statik Selektah

Minutes Of Moog - Jay Electronica & The New Royales

I Want You 'Til The Summertime - Yasiin Gaye

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Episode 64 (Part 1)

• July 17th, 2014

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

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

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.


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

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!


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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