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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Episode 60 (Hour 2)

• December 6th, 2013





Episode 60 (Hour 2) has gems from Action Bronson, Termanology, Tanya Morgan and Oddisee to name a few. Also on this list we got the world premier and debut track from up and coming Boston emcee, Diatonik. Good head nodding music from start to finish.
 
Playlist:
Pepe Lopez - Action Bronson
Back in the Day - Termanology
Forever Ill (feat. Dephlow & Tiff The Gift) - Awon & Phoniks
When It Rains (feat. Aloe Blacc) - Dag Savage (Johaz & Exile)
First Thing Smoking - Skyzoo
Word Is Bond  - Joey Badass
Control - Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica
Shine On - Planet Asia & DirtyDiggs
Midget Cough - Action Bronson
Take My Turn (feat. Action Bronson & Jared Evan) - Termanology
Jade - Ransom & Statik Selektah
All 'Em (feat. Outasight) - Tanya Morgan
Quicksand feat. Common & Dezi Paige (Prod. J Dilla) - Yancey Boys (J Dilla & Illa J)
World Peace - Dizzy Wright
Tangible Dream - Oddisee
Loud Enough (feat. John Robinson) - Moe Pope & Rain
Caged Bird (feat. Ezdread) - Reks
EveryThingIKnow - Diatonik
Comfy In The Truck (Bolts Remix) - Blu 
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Episode 59 (Hour 1)

• October 8th, 2013

 

Peace fellow Hip Hop heads! Wil Infamous here with a very special "end of an era" type episode. Since October of 2003 every time I would DJ and then in '09 when I started Nitty Gritty Radio I've been getting my inspiration from living and breathing in New York City and its surrounding areas. Episode 59 marks the end of that era. The fam is moving on to greener pastures and relocating to the state of PA to start a new chapter. So I wanted to make this episode extra cheesin' gooey with that Nitty Gritty Radio sound. So enjoy this Golden Era Hip Hop soundtrack of my memories from October '13 in NYC, Episode 59 (Hour 1).

Can't wait to see and hear what inspiration the future will hold.

Playlist:

Wake Me When I'm Dead (feat. Masta Ace) - The Brand New Heavies

The Bridge Is Over - Boogie Down Productions

Wrath Of My Madness (DJ Premier Mix) - Queen Latifah

Luck Of Lucien - A Tribe Called Quest

Sleepin' On My Couch - Del Tha Funky Homosapien

Same Song (feat. 2Pac) - Digital Underground

Saturday Night Live (LA Jay Remix) - Masta Ace

Resurrection (Remix) - Common Sense

Get On The Mic (Remix) - Pete Rock& C.L. Smooth

Silent Treatment (Questions Mix) - The Roots

I Like It - Grand Puba

Can't Wait – Redman

Everbody Get - Young Zee

Just Another Case – Cru

Hey You - The Pharcyde

It Was A Good Day (Remix) - Ice Cube

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Episode 59 (Hour 2)

• October 8th, 2013


Chronological adjective
1(of a record of events) starting with the earliest and following the order in which they occurred.
  1. Episode 59 (Hour 2) is 100% in chronological order to show the Underground Hip Hop sound evolution from 1997 to 2013. Each year on this playlist is represtented by one track (with the exception of '98 and '13). I try keep every episode/ every hour on this podcast in some kind of chronological order because that's the way my brain works when dealing with music. But this is the first playlist that has a track for every year going 16 back to create a complete vibe that'll keep your head nodding from start to finish.
Press play and set the DeLorean dial to the 1997 "MiLiGHT" album from DJ Krush and enjoy the timeline.

Playlist:

Shin-Sekai (with Rino) - DJ Krush ['97]

The Visualz - Siah & Yeshua DapoED ['98]

Fla La Lashe (feat. Mos Def) - Medina Green ['98]

On Mission - Reflection Eternal ['99]

U Can Do (Life) - De La Soul ['00]

Exclaim The Name - Declaime ['01]

Shorty On the Lookout - Little Brother ['02]

Up 2 No Good Again - Tame One ['03]

Fly Till I Die - Pete Rock Feat. Talib Kweli & C.L. Smooth ['04]

Hookslide - Asamov ['05]

Sun, Moon, Stars - Mos Def ['06]

The Narrow Path - Blu & Exile ['07]

Don't Rush Me Feat. 9th Wonder - Jean Grae ['08]

Back 2 Basics - Diamond District ['09]

Step Correctly - Celph Titled ['10]

Same Ol' Thing  - Kooley High ['11]

No Apologies (feat. Raekwon) - Planet Asia ['12]

The Day I - Tanya Morgan ['13]

Own Appeal - Oddisee ['13]

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Episode 58 (Hour 1)

• September 10th, 2013

Peace y'all, its your homie Wil Infamous here back with the latest edition of what you've been missin', Nitty Gritty Radio! Its been a minute since our last episode so I'm going to keep this one short and sweet. Here on Episode 58 we're bring the fun back to Hour 1 with classics from Red Head Kingpin, De La Soul, Jeru The Damaja and Camp Lo to name a few. Hope you enjoy the feel good vibe.

Playlist:

Do The Right Thing - Red Head Kingpin

Dance for Me - Queen Latifah

Let, Let Me In - De La Soul 

Vibes And Stuff - A Tribe Called Quest

Ya Mama And Stuff (feat. The Pharcyde) - Gummy Soul

Flip Da Scrip - Da King & I

Buck Em Down (Remix) - Black Moon

You Can't Stop The Prophet - Jeru The Damaja

Dynamite Soul II (Lip Service Remix feat. Mad Skillz) - Artifacts

Let's Organize (feat. Q-Tip) - Organized Konfusion

Next Level (Nyte Time Mix) - Showbiz & AG

In The Flesh - Pete Rock & CL Smooth

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

Get Funky - The Beatnuts

Black Nostaljack - Camp Lo

Chanel No. Fever - De La Soul

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