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. What’s Upper? . . . Nasty News . Issue #961 . April 12, 2021 . What’s Upper? .



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RAP ATTACK RADIO is COMING!



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(New York City Ken)
I THINK THAT HIS PASSING WAS A BAD THING.
I REALLY ENJOYED HIS FILMS. He put in work; below is a list of some of the things he did. He was working in all different positions. He let the people around him down. His music and the films will keep making money.
The label and companies around him should be just as big as many of the record labels and film companies today.
I REALLY LIKED THE FILM "
BELLY."
DMX aka Earl Simmons
Born:
December 18, 1970 in Mount Vernon, New York  Died: April 9, 2021 (age 50) in White Plains, New York
DMX stands for “Dark Man X”, a stage name he chose for himself before fame.
The name DMX was chosen after an instrument that Simmons had used in his younger years at a boy’s home, the Oberheim DMX drum machine.  It was during his time at the boy’s home that he made friends who had similar interests in Hip Hop music.  Simmons teamed up with local rapper Ready Ron, using the stage name, DMX.


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(DJ Frresh-FreshConnection)
“DMX WAS A TRUE ICON IN HIPHOP AND NO ONE EVER HAS DONE WHAT HE DID FOR HIPHOP. I WAS THE FIRST DJ TO PLAY HIS MUSIC ON PORTLAND’S KBOO RADIO & IN THE CLUBS. HE WAS MY HERO AND I’M GOING TO MISS HIS GRIMMEY STYLE AND HOW HE STOOD UP FOR HIP HOP.”


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(DJ D-Tragic – KCSB)
DMX represented one of the most important parts of Hip-Hop. He was unique with the ability to capture everyone's attention.
DMX and his music played a big part in my early dj career. His hits were rough and rugged and raw. His songs brought an energy to the dance floor unlike any other artist. With the loss of DMX, Hip-Hop loses this energy. Since DMX there has been no one trying to copy his style. No one sounds like him.
Some may see his death as a wake up call, shining a light on unhealthy actions. But the world also moves on pretty quickly. DMX should definitely be considered a legend and revered as such. It's a sad day in Hip-Hop.”


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(Grandmixer GMS – KFOX NIGHTBEAT & WRDR)
DMX was an inspiration to me because he experienced extreme difficulties in life and despite those difficulties, he was able to rise above them and make an incredible impact on the world. Even though he ultimately succumbed to the dangers inherent in some of those struggles, his example has the potential to influence others in a positive way so they may avoid the same fate. Of course, DMX was refreshingly original and the energy in his music was a great source of motivation to make it through whatever obstacles being faced. He will be missed and forever appreciated.
May he Rest In Peace.”


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(DJ 3rd Degree – EsWayRadio.com)
“DMX provided the Hip Hop community with a street energy that not many others could bring. When he finally got his time, Bad Boy was blinging up the culture. X brought it back to the streets. His rough tone along with the beats made by PK, Grease, then Swizz were perfect for his energy and voice. I gravitated to him because of his energy and the music.
The community lost a soldier. He had demons he could never out run. He was cool af though. I saw him at DJ Kryptonite’s birthday party back in 2010. Lit the place up man. That is what we will miss. Happily we saw one last glimpse of that raw uncut DMX rocking the Versuz with Snoop back in July 2020. 
Prayers to his family!”


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(Shareef A. Hakim – Black Fist Radio)
“I think emcees like DMX represented real authenticity in hip hop, a hallmark of any emcee from the golden era.  He never compromised on the type of music he wanted to make and always tried to push a message that resonated with the downtrodden of society. His passing is another blow to hip hop, the end of an era. Salute Darkman X”



CONGRATS
DMX (R.I.P.)
Artist of the Week

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DJ 3rd Degree’s
Fire Pick of the Week
April 12, 2021

What is good my Hip Hop friends!!?
This week we come with a heavy heart in our community.

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The Hip Hop family and the world lost a good one. Our brother Earl “DMX” Simmons passed away on Friday April 9, 2021 due to complications from a catastrophic heart attack. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family, friends, the Ruff Ryder family and all of his fans. As a Hip Hop soldier, X’s contributions are his energy, a gruff, hardcore voice and his deep emotional lyrics. Brother man brought the heat from the streets to the ears of the world. Yonkers, New York gave us a great one and he will be sadly missed.

DMX didn’t leave us empty handed. The day he passed away, The Orchard Music (on behalf of X-Ray Records) released what would be his very last single. The song, titled “X Moves” features not one, but three legendary artists. For the super knowledgeable, you might recognize the names of the bands that two of the artists are a part of. Alongside X is the one and only Bootsy Collins (The JB’s, Parliament Funkadelic) on bass, Steve Howe (Yes) on guitar and Ian Paice (Deep Purple) on drums. If you are not familiar with Yes, Deep Purple, or anything Bootsy has done, go check em out!

The song has a rock energy to it and X does what he does, rocks it. His voice sounds older and has a gruffer sound to it. The drums rock like a dope rap song should. Bootsy gets some rhymes down on this too! But X is the feature, with his intense attack on the microphone. This is what I will miss the most.

DMX, thank you for the years of amazing music. Bugout is one of my favorites! We throw up the double R for you bro! Rest easy.

Keep it real out there my people! One love til next time!!
DJ 3rd Degree



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GOT VAXED? We did!
It was great hangin’ with our RAP ATTACK family after one year of observing Covid-19 rules.
(l-r):
Imperial Arman, Nasty-Nes, Juliu$ Lei$ure, DJ Shammy Dee,
DJ D-Tragic
& DJ 3rd Degree


AN IMPORTANT WORD of ADVICE from DJ Brenboy (KBOO-Portland)

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As the Urban Music Director at 90.7FM KBOO in Portland, OR, I can tell you first hand that people do still send in physical copies with a one sheet. However, I have never once popped in a CD submission to decide whether or not to play their song. I usually just look at their one sheet and then look up their IG.
I feel like IG is the new "Press Kit". All of us radio DJ's and music directors have an IG account, so it's an easy way for us to size up an artist before deciding what we do — or don't do — with them.



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Two movies I highly recommend:
Idris Alba in, “Concrete Cowboy” and
Academy Award nominee Andra Day in “United States vs Billie Holiday."



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Sunday night's VERSUZ battle between Earth Wind and Fire and The Isley Brothers was epic to say the least. A classic battle featuring their classic hits.
I love
EW&F but in my opinion, The Isley Brothers had a slight lead!


PICK HIT BOOK of the WEEK
“CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP”
(A Hip Hop History)
by Jeff Chang &
Dave “Davey D” Cook

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The original release of CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP is the story of hip-hop, capturing the generation-defining movement and the music that transformed American politics and culture forever. Based on original interviews with DJs, b-boys, rappers, activists, and gang members, with unforgettable portraits of many of hip-hop's forebears, founders, mavericks, and present day icons, CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP chronicles the epic events, ideas and the music that marked the hip-hop generation's rise.

As one of the most influential cultures in America, hip-hop is constantly giving new voice to the younger generation. The young adult edition of CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP provided historical depth to the next generation's worldview, exploring hip-hop's beginnings up to the present day. Jeff Chang and Dave ‘Davey D’ Cook provide a provocative look into the new world that the hip-hop generation has created.

YOUNG ADULT EDITION UPDATES
• All-new print edition for Young Adults + audiobook by Dave and Jeff for all ages. • LOTS of new content, updating the story of the book through 2020 -- including commentary on the death of George Floyd, the pandemic + hip-hop's current role in social media and the political landscape. • A new, in-depth section about the role of women in hip-hop from the beginning. • More info about role of independent hip-hop radio, and mixtape DJs. • Deep dives into the regional scenes from the 80s through the rise of global scenes around the world. • PLUS . . . lots of new stories about the early days of hip-hop.

JEFF CHANG has written extensively on culture, politics, the arts, and music. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i, he is a graduate of ‘Iolani School, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of California at Los Angeles.

DAVE 'DAVEY D' COOK was born and raised in the Bronx and is now a long time resident of Oakland. He is a graduate of Cal Berkeley and a nationally recognized journalist, adjunct professor at San Francisco State, hip-hop historian, political commentator, syndicated talk show host, radio programmer, media justice and community activist.

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AIN’T NO FUTURE #FLASHBACK
(l-r) The late MC Breed & DJ Chill Will (WCBN-MI)


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(l-r) GrandMixer GMS & DJ Tee standing in front of one of Spokane’s landmark, STRAWBERRY JAMS record store!


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JJ Hudson is starting to get national recognition! Congrats JJ as her debut single, “J” f/Nasty-Nes is also buzzing on College Rap Radio shows nation wide!
Here’s her video link for “J”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMKiusZhC_A


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The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards are history.
For me, the highlights included 
Nas winning his first Grammy after 39 years, my fellow pinay H.E.R. winning her first Grammy for "Can't Breathe" and watching Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak recreating the 70's look/sound with their debut single, "Leave The Door Open." Despite one of Flavor Flav's quote about the Grammy, I enjoyed it this year.


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KEEP PLAYING THAT BEAT MR DJ!
(l-r) Lord Finesse, MC G.L.O.B.E. and Hip Hop historian Jay Quan



WHAT IS TWITCH?



Twitch is the world's leading live streaming platform for gamers, deejays, talk show hosts and a wide array of the things we love. Watch, listen, chat and interact with other fans from around the world.
Twitch streams can be viewed on the official Twitch website and also via one of the many official Twitch apps which are available for
iOS, Android, Xbox One, Sony's PlayStation 3 and 4, Amazon's Fire TV, Google Chromecast, and the NVIDIA SHIELD.
Watching broadcasts and videos on Twitch is completely free. You don't need a Twitch account to watch & listen, but if you wanna be in the Chat Room and interact with others, be sure to sign up, it's quick, easy and again, free.

What are Bits and Subscriptions? Twitch Bits are effectively a form of donations from viewers during a stream. This is one of the ways to show support or contribute to the streamer. Bits can be purchased by using either Amazon Payments or PayPal. Twitch pays their Affiliates and Partners one cent for every Bit fans use on their channels. A viewer can Cheer with their Bits during a stream at anytime. 100 bits equals $1 donated to the streamer.
Subscribers or “Subs” are a repeat payment subscription to a specific channel. A Subscription allows a viewer to pay a minimum of $4.99 per month to support a channel, either on a recurring or one-time basis. Most streamers on Twitch receive half of the Subscription money from Twitch, so the DJ will see half of that $4.99.

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FROM THE LAND of PRINCE!
Str8 Outta MN are: DJ Stage One & the homie Buddy McLain



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Artist GIN gets her 2021 off to a DOPE start with her brand new album, “GIN” featuring her latest single, “Lockdown.”

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For booking info & more: info@gsbookings.com



THEN & NOW!
FLASHING BACK & FWD WITH A HALF PINT

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RAP ATTACK did some diggin’ & found former WNWK NY’s Half Pint photos from back in the day. Then with the legendary SYLVIA, CEO & Artist from Sugar Hill Records & now in 2021 with Pete Nice (3rd Bass)!
Half Pint doesn’t get the GAS FACE cause he hasn’t aged!

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Seattle’s own E-Dawg is making noise again as his single, “Clap” keeps him on the NW Hip Hop map!
Congrats & well deserved!


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Check out GrandMixer GMS’s NEW Mixtape streaming on @247HH here: https://bit.ly/3052IJX

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ABRACADABRA!
FROM DJ TO MAGICIAN

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Former DJ from San Jose’s HOT 97.7, Ray Lum performed on the CW channel’s “Penn & Teller” show.
Congrats Ray!


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The end of a successful era. DAFT PUNK (R.I.P.)


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Vinyl LIVES!
Thank you EVERRAP Records for sending me vinyl on a Seattle classic by Brothers Of The Same Mind!


West Coast Hip Hop pioneer Tairrie B dropped her new remix
for #NastyWoman produced by
Grandmixer GMS!

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FREE DOWNLOAD: 
https://bit.ly/3rXS83C

This track is from her new album #Feminenergy released in 2020. GMS's turntable skills can also be heard on "Truth Bomb" & "Caution" (tracks 8 & 10).
Tairrie was kind enough to say these words about GMS:
“DJing is an art and Grandmixe GMS is a true artist. It's been my pleasure to feature his skills behind the turntables (second to none!) on my new album “Feminenergy.” Am also happy to share his talents as a producer on this re-imagined version of "Nasty Woman" which has a cool, old school flavor w/a modern twist. Love! this new remix and have huge respect for the man who made it.”
Please follow GMS on instagram:
https://bit.ly/3jSSBB7
and add his new remix to your TB related digital/vinyl Hip Hop collection.
Enjoy!

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When my emoji sticker ends up on DJ 3rd Degree’s laptop (EsWayRadio.com) amongst the greats like RUN DMC, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys & Led Zeppelin, you know he knows what time it is!



Leaders Of The New School’s
Dinco-D
& Charlie Brown are BACK in 2021 with “This Is How We Like It.”

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Getting OUT THE BOX airplay on NJ’s WRSU with Ahsan The Golden Child, EsWayRadio.com with DJ 3rd Degree & on KFOX NIGHTBEAT with NES&GMS on RainierAvenueRadio.world.



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#80sFLASHBACK
with Maharaji, Sir MixALot & Nasty-Nes


THE ‘RAP ATTACK DJ CONF CALL’ TURNS 23 YEARS OLD!
By GrandMixer GMS


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Legendary producers Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis joined Nasty Nes and all the Rap Attack DJ's on Thursday’s Rap Attack conference call.
Jam & Lewis have earned more than 100 gold, platinum, multi-platinum and diamond albums for their work with celebrated artists. The list includes
Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Luther Vandross, Yolanda Adams, Herb Alpert, New Edition, Human League, George Michael, Earth, Wind and Fire, TLC, Robert Palmer, Gwen Stefani and Kanye West!

They were two of the nicest, most humble, well-spoken and down to earth people I’ve ever met. They shared so many nuggets of priceless information as well as personal stories. Truly an honor to have been a part of this call.

Surprisingly, Jimmy Jam used to be a DJ. They both expressed true appreciation for DJ's because DJ's are instrumental (no pun intended) in introducing and playing their music to the world:
"If we make these songs and no one is there to deliver them to the people, then it's like we didn't make the song. So you guys are the most important people in our lives after we make the song. You guys are the ones who raise and nurture it — we've already done all the work, we've conceived it, but you're the ones who've raised it, put it in front of people [] you're the ones that are presenting it to them so you become the delivery service and to me, that is the most important thing." Jimmy Jam

Thanks to both Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for spending time with us Rap Attack DJ’s. Thanks to Nasty-Nes for all the hard work in putting together these conference calls. And heartfelt thanks for letting me be a part of this awesome team of DJ's throughout the Nation!


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MIKE NARDONE IS BACK & IT’S NOT IN CALI!
Yes, yes y’all Mike Nardone is back & you can hear him every Sunday on Bellingham, WA’s 94.9FM KZAX.
Mike’s best known from his years on LA’s
KXLU radio, “We Came From Beyond.”
WELCOME BACK HOMIE!!!


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"Ahsan The Golden Child" from New Jersey's longest running Hip Hop show (WRSU) has launched his TV platform for The Blueprint Radio show. Right now it’s available on his web site and YouTube. Roku coming next.
24/7 like when
MTV first started:
http://theblueprintradiofm.com



THA BOYZ-N-DA-HOOD 2021

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THE LATE LEE CADENA WOULD BE PROUD!

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Our good friend the late Lee Cadena (The Urban Network) would be proud to see his son Gabe “GANJRE THE GIANT” Cadena (left) making noise as a Hip Hop MC alongside A-F-R-O (right)!




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BAY AREA LEGENDS KMEL SUMMERJAM 90’s #FLASHBACK
(l-r) Ray Lum (HOT 97-San Jose), Billy Vidal (KMEL-SF) & Nasty-Nes


IN MEMORIUM


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Prince Markie Dee of The Fat Boys
(R.I.P.)

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J Dilla (R.I.P.)

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R.I.P. DJ Double K of People Under The Stairs (PUTS)



(R.I.P.) To My Sifu, Role Model, Mentor & Father Figure


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SIFU TAKY KIMURA
(Seattle’s Jun Fan Gung-Fu Institute)

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FORMER RAP ATTACK DJ/REPORTER NEVER FORGOT HIS ROOTS with RAPATTACKLIVES.COM

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SHOUT OUT TIZIME

Happy Birthday!

to Empire’s own Brian Samson, celebrating on Monday, April 12,
&
and to
Ty-C (it ain’t your birthday) celebrating on Thursday, April 15.

Nasty-Nes celebrates his 17 years of sobriety on Wednesday, April 15
(thx
Suspens cuz you was there for me).


PEACE, LOVE & HIP-HOP UNITY
(God Bless & Isa Mahal)
,
Nasty-Nes
www.FaceBook.com/NastyNes
www.twitter.com/nastynes1
PINOYPRIDE4LIFE / JOHN 3:16