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. . . What’s Upper? . . . Nasty News . . . Issue #819 . . . May 21, 2018 . . . What’s Upper? . . .

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DJ 3rd Degree’s
Fire Pick of the Week
Week of May 21, 2018

Thanks for continuing to support indie rap music and
Rap Attack DJ’s.
We here at RapAttackLives.com take pride in bringing you the best in rap music and the Hip-Hop culture.

A few years back, Nas released a single titled “Hip-Hop Is Dead” and he claimed the music had died.
Fast-forward to 2018 — the music and culture are the biggest things on the planet.

When I do my weekly show, The Coast to Coast Hip Hop Mix Show, I get the honor and privilege of playing today’s hottest rap music, supplied to me by artists, labels, promoters and DJ pools. This month marks the release of “M3”, the final chapter in a three-part album series by the incredible
DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Produced by DJ Jazzy Jeff, the album features the talented
Rhymefest and Dayne Jordan (Jeff’s prodigy) on vocals. When the album was released on May 8, 2018, Jeff tweeted:
”I’m trying to make a difference. I am trying to create change. That is why this is so emotional”.

The album's music is what I personally would call “adult rap music”. It is lyrically deep and musically, beautifully composed. Two of the stand-out tracks for me are “Skater’s Paradise” and my fave, “2 Step”. If you are a fan of DJ Jazzy Jeff, you know he truly is a master producer, creating sonic plates of yumminess.
This album is one you need to check out.
I highly recommend it to everyone.

Go grab it if you can. If you need it, DJ’s, let us know!
We got ya!!!

Til next week . . . Peace!!
DJ 3rd Degree

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“Come Home” (SoFull Ent.) just debuted on our National Rap Attack Top 30 chart! We caught Arash performing live in Hollywood, CA —
not as a Hip Hop artist, but as a comedian!
Catch him at the infamous
Second City spot! P.S. — he’s FUNNY too!

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DJ D-Tragic (KCSB-CA) & DJ Quik

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(l-r) PROF & 60 East

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At Seattle's Studio 110 Live launch party (l-r):
Jayson Binary (The High Children), Nasty-Nes, Wanzly (Macklemore's Thriftshop), Tootsie & Dirty Harry (Studio110.Live).

The Lost Scrolls Vol. 2 offers fans an exclusive look at 11 lost demos and remixes from the group's early output, from '96 to '99 when the group was but a trio consisting of rappers T3, Baatin and producer J Dilla. They were quickly heralded as worthy successors to A Tribe Called Quest.

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The comparisons, although fitting, created a logical fallacy which in turn, landed Dilla the opportunity to work with his idols and many heavyweights in the industry.
The Lost Scrolls Vol. 2 is a treat for Dilla fans worldwide.


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Arman, Jayson (The High Children), Nasty-Nes, Robbie Rob (The High Children), Dirty Harry (Studio 110.live & The High Children), D-Tragic (KCSB-CA), DJ 3rd Degree (Coast2Coast Hip Hop show & The High Children), Peter (The High Children), Danny Dohrmann (The High Children) & Jamal (The High Children)

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Proud of my Bay Area homegirl and mare',
I've watched her come up from San Jose's
KSJS as a RAP ATTACK DJ reporter and now blessing the entire Yay area on 106 KMEL — that's BIG! PinayPride4Life

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I made a decision to stop smoking & stop doing drugs on April 14, 2004 — that was 14 years ago.
I can never forget that day.
Huge thanks to
Suspens who drove me to the hospital as I was having a mild heart attack. Cigarettes, smoking meth, snorting — it will all catch up to you.
I'm blessed to have survived and if you can relate, I hope you will survive too.
I hope you get my message. Make your decision. No matter what your situation,
help is available.
I’m living proof.

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It's the OFFICIAL RapAttackLives.com Anthem and I encourage all you DJ's to show me love & play it on your show & mixtapes! It's by GUTTA SLIM, called “#GoLive (RAPATTACK)” anthem.
Here's the exclusive DownLoad link:

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by DJ Addition

Here are some tips and suggestions when looking for the right kind of promoter for you.
What are the key, definable attributes that matter most?

Networking skills
One of the most impressive elements of a good radio promoter is how well they can network.
Experience is a key factor.

Check their reputation
Look around online at what other artists make of them. Search their name on social media and Google. Look for reviews on places like Linkedin. Having no reputation is often as bad as having a bad reputation.

You should hire the one that comes across from more than one source as a good, stand-up person. You don’t want to hire a promoter who lacks moral fiber.

Project updates
Do they give you analysis on feedback, actual playlists and charts, listening details, etc? If not, why not? It’s a major factor in your business. 

One of the most annoying attributes of a radio promoter is when they don’t pick up the phone. Try and call a few promoters. See how fast they respond. Do they respond at all? Are they are slow getting back to you when you are paying them? That’s a definite warning sign that you might want to look elsewhere.

A good promoter will latch on like a piranha when you give them the chance to work. If they are slowly taking the work on with the promise of payment, think how slow they will be when they have your money.

Don’t put yourself in this awkward position. Instead, look for a radio promoter that you know can be trusted.

The above points are major factors, but the last one is something
you should think of when making any new connection.
How well do you get on? Is there a rapport and a general connection?
And most important — is there trust?

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Behind the Scenes : Video Shoot : The High Children : "Get Money"

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Men/Women Skullies
now $18:
Sale! The High Children

Women’s Beanies, Dresses and Hoodies available:
The High Children

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Hit the RapAttackLives.com VIDEO PAGE
and watch these 2018 video debuts:

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The High Children
“Promo Reel 2018"

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Arash aka Shammy Dee

The HEAT is ON for 2018!

and check these out!
(click here)

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(God Bless & Isa Mahal)