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. . . What’s Upper? . . . Nasty News . . . Issue #799 . . . December 11, 2017 . . . What’s Upper? . . .




LAST DAY TO REPORT YOUR PLAYLIST in 2017:
DEC 13


FIRST DAY TO REPORT YOUR PLAYLIST in 2018:
JAN 10




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DJ 3rd Degree’s
Fire Pick of the Week
Week of December 11, 2017
Got a brand new track for ya this week that is for sure going to blaze up your eardrums!

The 90’s vibe in rap reminds us of boom bap beats and rhymes that are socially conscious and in some cases, revolutionary. Some rappers even became journalists of a sort, rhyming descriptions of what was happening on the streets across the U.S.
One of the groups that were great rhyme writers with flows matching their words was
The Artifacts from New Jersey. Rappers Tame One and El Da Sensei, along with DJ Kaos, brought us iconic flows and beats that made our heads nod, while depicting in detail what was going on around them.
El Da Sensei has continued his career, as have The Artifacts themselves (new album due in 2018), with lots of solo records, guest appearances and collabs with DJ’s and rappers.
This week’s fire pick is from one of the collab projects El has gotten involved with. Along with Belgium producer
Chillow, Sensei has put out a new album titled “Sensei N’ Chillow” (ChillowProductions).
The single we highlight this week is called “Let Em Know” featuring El Gant and
DJ Grazzhoppa.
This track does not delay in giving the listener the strong vibe of this song. Hard-hitting right from the start, DJ Grazzhoppa and his stellar scratches open the song, giving you that feeling we love in hip hop. El Gant jumps into the flow, followed by Sensei, giving us verbal love in the rhymes provided by both of these skilled emcees.
This song had my head nodding right away and, I love the production from Chillow and cuts from Grazzhoppa.

This track is a must play on your show list!
You have to go get this record.
Let us know if you need it, cause we are rocking it!!

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



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RAP ATTACK
welcomes two NEW reporters: Brendon Reyes from Portland's community radio, KBOO,
&
Eliza Craig from WIUX radio (Indiana University) in Bloomington, IN.

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CONGRATULATIONS!

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to Rap Attack's own newlyweds,
Mr & Mrs Phil Jackson! (WPRB-NJ)





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The Mase & Cam'Ron feud continues.
DJ’s, your thoughts on the
new Mase diss record?
“The Oracle (Cam'Ron Diss)”


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGz_FZ0ePwE&feature=youtu.be



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Coming in 2018!





UNCLE JAMS ARMY REUNION

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LA Hip Hop Legends:
Egyptian Lover, Ice T & Arabian Prince






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It's been 25 years since NASTYMIX Records closed their doors.

On November 4th at Seattle's Washington Hall, The 206 Zulu presented the Vanguard award to NASTYMIX Records!
It was a NASTYMIX Records reunion with
Sheila Locke, Larry The White Guy,
Maharaji, Kid Sensation & MORE!!!
Thank you!
to King Khazm, Kitty Wu & everyone from the Zulu 206 for showing us love on a night I'll always treasure.

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King Khazm 206 Zulu

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NASTYMIX Records

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Nes & Kid Sensation

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Paying respects to Bruce & Brandon Lee

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Seattle's Jun Fan Gung-Fu Institute

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Kitty Wu 206 Zulu

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NASTYMIX Records
1985-1992

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NASTYMIX goes GOLD

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Maharaji & Kid Sensation

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Nes & Maharaji

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Nasty Nes

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Nasty-Nes & Sheila Locke

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NASTYMIX goes PLATINUM

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Maharaji & Wojack of Criminal Nation

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Terry from Massive Monkees & Nes

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Nes & The Shockmaster Glen Boyd

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Nes & Larry the White Guy

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The Original Mix A Lot posse

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Posse on Broadway




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DJ Melo Grant Celebrates 33 1/3 Years on Hip-Hop Airwaves

University of Vermont
's own Melo Grant
has been down with Hip Hop for 33
1/3 years!
Check out her amazing story:
https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/dj-melo-grant-33-1-3-years-on-the-hip-hop-airwaves/Content?oid=8721341




I want to personally say, "Thank you" to everyone who showed us love on our special day on Oct 7, 2017. Your comments, gifts, cards, photos & presence made our day the MOST special day for us.
To the wonderful person who commented that our wedding looked "GHETTO”, a comment like that is hurtful and probably should have been kept to yourself. We wore ADIDAS track suits because it is a symbol of the Hip Hop culture that I have been a part of since 1980. It was also a representation of all of my groomsmen and the role they play as DJ's and artists.
Nasty-Nes

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A RAP ATTACK WEDDING

CONGRATS NES & LLOLA!




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Mii, Nes & Suspens

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Kazzeo, Nasty-Nes, 3rd Rail,
3
rd Degree & D-Tragic

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L-R: DJ 3rd Rail, Suspens, DJ 3rd Degree, Nasty-Nes, D-Tragic, Kazzeo & Butch


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Nes & Llola wed!

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The RAP ATTACK Groomsmen

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DJ Icy Ice & Nasty-Nes





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L-R: DJ 3rd Rail, Suspens, DJ 3rd Degree, Nasty-Nes, D-Tragic, Kazzeo & Butch

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DJ 3rd Degree, Nasty-Nes, Kritta, Arman, 3rd Rail, Suspens, D-Tragic & Kazzeo




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Nasty-Nes at Press Conference



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(L-R) Cli-N-Tel, Dee Robbins, Doug Young, Sylky D, Greg Mack, Nasty-Nes & Mike Ross




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RAP ATTACK
welcomes Gabriel Teodros & Stas
from Seattle's
KEXP radio to our DJ reporting panel!






Props to 60 East for throwing down a DOPE all day & night Hip Hop concert featuring a bunch of DOPE Hip Hop acts!


Here are exclusive photos from “The Pursuit of Happiness” event featuring The High Children, DJ 3
rd Degree, Nasty-Nes, AFRO & Amerie!

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WHO'S DOWN WITH THE HIGH CHILDREN?
THANK YOU COLLEGE RADIO FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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DJ Shiftee cuts up The High Children's "U Keep Me Happy"

http://bit.ly/2xHmNpL




RAP ATTACK HITS THE EAST COAST!
Kritta, The High Children, DJ 3rd Degree & yours truly, Nasty-Nes
spent three days in the Big Apple, New York City!



We hit up
Rutgers University in NJ with Ahsan “The Golden Child” at WRSU, then TitansOfRadio.com in the BK with Scott LaRock Jr. & the legendary, DJ Red Alert.

The highlight of our trip was a guest appearance on Sway's Universe on SIRIUS' Shade 45! Sway & I reminisced about our relationship in Hip Hop, easily stretching back over 20+ years.

Kritta shared his Bay area bond with Sway, debuted his new single “Black Orchid” & dropped a super dope freestyle.

The High Children brought their MPC drum machine & killed it LIVE! with a phat freestyle.
Sway premiered their Number One College charting single, “
I Feel!

We also networked with DJ Emmo, Kelly Price & CL from DigiWaxx.

I wish we had more time to see more heads, but we'll be back!


The High Children interview/freestyle with Sway!
http://bit.ly/2vxPhla

Nes
shares his 37 yrs in Hip Hop with Sway!

http://bit.ly/2gjgvcp

Kritta
interview/freestyle with Sway!
http://bit.ly/2wNbRKu



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Sway

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Kritta & Sway

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Alchemist & DJ 3rd Degree

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Red Alert, 3rd Degree & Nes


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All of US at SIRIUS!

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On the air . . .



New York, we love you & thank you for making us feel at home!

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Showtime . . .

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Nes & Emmo

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WRSU

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Titans of Radio





THE REUNION.

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THE REUNION.




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Raymond T & Nes

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D-Tragic & Sir-T

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Urban Network Panel







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Urban Network
Various Pix


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Narcotic, Andye, Nes & OSP (Syrka Records)


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The High Children


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Nes, The High Children & DJ 3rd Degree (Nes, Jayson, Tim, Jamal)


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Tiara Asia (Krayzie Bone’s daughter) & Nes


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Nes & BeatDatTrakk

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Look who’s “Diggin in The Crates!” - none other than Chicago's DJ 3rd Rail from WNUR!

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Nasty Nes and 3rd Rail

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DJ’s Surge, 3rd Rail and Nasty Nes



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DJ 3rd Rail, DJ 3rd Degree and Nasty Nes

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DJ 3rd Rail and DJ 3rd Degree




I am honored to be on the West Coast Board of Directors reppin' the upcoming Universal Hip Hop Museum about to be built in the Bronx, New York. The latest meeting at the JW Marriot hotel sponsored by Microsoft was a day full of reconnecting with friends & legends:
Lonzo (World Class Wrekin Kru), Arabian Prince (NWA) Kurtis Blow, Rocky Bucano, Captain Rapp, King Tee, Hen Gee (Ice-T), Scotty-D Spencer, Tomica Wright (Eazy-E), MellowMan Ace, Douglas Young, Medusa, Krayzie Bone, JRo (Tha Liks), Lisa Thomas, Tiffany Gaines, DJ Cli-N-Tel, Silky-D
& more!

Nasty-Nes




  • UHHM Group

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  • Lonzo World Class Wrekin Crew
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  • King Tee
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  • Arabian Prince NWA

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  • Kurtis Blow

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  • Tomica Wright
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  • J-Ro

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  • Medusa

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DOES COLLEGE RADIO MATTER?
by Jessica Weber (Co-Sign)

Radioland

I don’t have to tell you all this, but since Pitchfork asked — yes, College Radio matters.
I know,
CMJ didn’t publish a chart last week, the Music Marathon didn’t happen last year and CMJ’s direction has become a question mark . . . but, so what? Let’s be real: CMJ’s charts provide a great snapshot of what’s happening week to week nationwide, but it’s been a minute since they’ve been THE voice of College Radio. More importantly, the impact a station has on its community and fans doesn’t have a thing to do with whether or not a trade magazine exists. Honestly, people have been asking whether or not radio still matters since the early 2000s when I started in the music business as a College Radio Promoter.
The answer has always been the same. Yes.
As music lovers, you already know radio isn’t the only way to hear new records anymore, and it never will be again. This is OK! These days, technology allows all media to be consumed in many different ways (thankfully!), and often with so little intention. So to all my independent radio stations out there in the world, I say this makes you stronger.
Regardless of format, listening to your local radio station is not a purely utilitarian exercise so much as a conscious choice. People are tuning in because listeners know that
YOU fuel and enable music discovery.

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This means you’re tied directly into an open, engaged, local and loyal audience of music consumers and fans, not to mention donors and volunteers. They are hungry to contribute and be a part of something meaningful, and support an outlet rooted in community. Work that!
That being said, and I say this with love, there’s always room to step up our game, College Radio. And to be totally clear, I’m not saying don’t report to CMJ. I’m saying do that,
and more. Stations have to find new ways to trumpet the amazing things they're doing with bands and labels to the rest of the world, beyond charts. So, continue investing in your station’s community by building with your local record stores plus the venues and publications you love to create a truly meaningful local network.
And most important — get to know your listeners. These are your people! Keep investing, grow awareness for your station in your market and become an essential mouthpiece for your market.
Don’t ever forget — you are a powerful amplifier. Your audience, your community and your format have a voice. And remember we need to continue working to find new and innovative ways to amplify our voices and provide more for our listeners, our community and the artists we believe in.
Jessica Weber Founder - co-sign
http://www.co-sign.com





SHOUT OUT TIZIME

Happy Birthday!

to Mii Mii from Suspens Recording,
celebrating on Wednesday, December 13,

&

remembering the late DJ Rob One (R.I.P.)
on Saturday, December 16.


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