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. . . What’s Upper? . . . Nasty News . . . Issue #918 . . . June 1, 2020 . . . What’s Upper? . . .



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Pictures are worth more than a thousand words.
This is how I'm feeling after what went down nationwide over the past few days.

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Make sure you click LIKE! & join my NEW KFOX NIGHTBEAT page on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/KFOXNIGHTBEAT/

I continue to give props to the RAP ATTACK DJ's who still air shows by prerecording them & live streaming on FB!
I will continue to stay in business & send out the weekly RAP ATTACK
TOP 30 CHARTS & service new MP3's from artists who are not letting this pandemic stop them. Our DJ Conference calls continue.
It's now a NEW age in flexing your music, DJ'ing & promoting.
Hopefully, every college/community rap station will be back
LIVE once the isolation is lifted.
DJ's are now flexin' their skillz LIVE on TWITCH.
Nasty-Nes


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Bay Area's Nate The Lion dropped off his NEW joint called "Make the World a Better Place," featuring Opio from The Heiro, as he and Nasty-Nes hung out together over the weekend.
Trust me, this is a track we can all vibe & relate too during these difficult times.
A
RAP ATTACK exclusive droppin' this week.



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GOODBYE TILL WE MEET AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER



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DJ 3
rd Degree’s
Fire Pick of the Week
June 1, 2020

Thanks for continuing to support indie rap music and the Rap Attack DJ’s.

What is good my Hip Hop friends!!? I am back once again with another heater for your speaker box! I always enjoy bringing brand new music to you and, I appreciate you checking out my reviews.

Back in the early 90’s, the rap game gave us some major players. 1994, specifically, was a blockbuster year. We had debut releases from
Notorious B.I.G., Craig Mack, and of course, Nas. In Nas’s debut album, specifically the cut “Life’s a B*tch”, we heard for the first time a rapper by the name of AZ. The very next year AZ then debuted his first album, “Do or Die” (EMI). Some might say, the rest is history.

Well, history continues. AZ has returned and, in anticipation of the upcoming release of “Do or Die Part 2” (
Quiet Money Direct), he has dropped his first single. Produced by Czar Keys, the first joint is titled “Found My Niche.” In typical AZ fashion, this track reminds us of what we love from boom bap rap! Czar’s hard-hitting drums, muffled for effect, allows AZ to jump on top and ride them like only he can do. Typical street rhymes is what we should expect from AZ and he doesn’t disappoint. This one goes hard for those mix shows.
Check out the visual for the song here:


https://bit.ly/2TDcS1J

Shout out to the Rap Attack DJs for sharing the love!
As I always do, dropping you with the knowledge on that fresh Hip-Hop.

Let us know what you need! We got ya!
Til next time . . . Peace!!
DJ 3rd Degree

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Real Hip Hop heads representin' right here.
(l-r)
DJ Stage One, Statik Selektah & D-Spawn.



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LA's local KTLA morning news did a story on my boy, Arash aka DJ Shammy Dee. Then Ellen DeGeneres spotlighted Arash on her show! During the pandemic, Arash has been setting up his DJ equipment on top of his apt roof in Hollywood & spinning the cuts for his neighbors. The neighbors loved him so much, KTLA heard the buzz & made REAL NEWS out of it




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#FLASHBACK
Should we bring back a NEW Vinyl/CD RapAttackLives.com compilation back???



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"The Heart of The Dragon" is an incredible short film/documentary about my Sifu Taky Kimura,
The relationship between Sifu Taky and Bruce Lee reminds me of the relationship between Sifu Taky and me, going back to when I was just 11 years old. In the doc, Sifu Taky says, "Why me? Why did Bruce pick me?" I could almost say the same.
My mom always shopped at Taky’s grocery store and developed a trust with him. A single mom, she would ask Taky for advice on raising me and he’d look out for both of us. Even though I was too young at 13, he invited me to be a member of his
Jun Fan Gung-Fu Institute.
Growing up, I was bullied and picked on, the butt of all fat jokes and had low self esteem. That all changed because of Sifu Taky’s guidance. It wasn't all about martial arts. What Bruce shared with him, Sifu Taky shared with me.
I am forever thankful.
Please watch and enjoy this documentary.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHDVafuxlNc&feature=youtu.be
I hope it touches you like it did me.
Nasty-Nes




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IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW, GMS KNOWS
by Grandmixer GMS


Sampling: A Brief Journey in Time & Sound

People often ask me, “who was the first artist to use an electronic sampler on a record, and where did ‘sampling’ come from?” Simple questions with not-so-simple answers. The first (debatable) question I’ll get out of the way: As far as we can tell, the first artist to use a sampler on a record, is Cuba Gooding, Sr., who sampled his own voice in the song, “Happiness Is Just Around the Bend.” (1983).
The second question requires a look at the history of sound recording.

Click to read more . . .



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Recently found an old 30 second KCMU RAP ATTACK promo spot I made for my radio show back in 1994!
This is the show that launched in the mix, Seattle's own DJ B-Mello, Vansai, Top Spin, DV-One, E-Rock, Kutfather, Mr. Supreme, Grandmixer GMS & Dirty Harry. The classic 90's era.
Here's the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1RzBNB261A&feature=youtu.be



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It's been over 30 years since Kid Sensation released “Rippn” with Sir Mix-A-Lot as well as making his cameo in Mix's “Posse On Broadway” video.
My
NASTYMIX RECORDS' label mate is still spittin' lyrics! His new single & video “Feelin' Myself” is about to drop & yours truly has a cameo in it! Look out . . .




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(R.I.P.) Manny Abueg — a good friend, a fellow pinoy & an OG in the music biz.
Manny played a huge role in promotions with the
2 Live Crew, Luke Records & the group The Gucci Crew.




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Coming in July 2020!
The brand new 7-disc box set featuring all of
Bruce Lee's movies remastered into 2K and 4K, plus more!




RAP ATTACK FLASHES BACK

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Nasty-Nes and
DJ B-Mello

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Dela Soul, YSL, Nes & The Whiz Kid

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The GAVIN Conference Rap Panel






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DJ PHILA FLAVA's OFFICIAL FIGHT CARD
PREMIER vs RZA

Before we get into my analysis of last night's battle between DJ Premier vs. RZA, let me say that was one of the best hip-hop experiences I've had in years. Watching two of the greatest producers battle live is something we'll all remember for years to come. Just like Club Quarantine with D-Nice, this is right up there! In 5, 10, 20 years from now, when we talk about the Coronavirus and how we were trapped in our homes for months, we'll bring up the fact we had some amazing times, too.
I haven't stepped outside my home in weeks and ain't got shit to do, so I am breaking this down round by round.

CLICK TO READ MORE . . .

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Straight outta the hidden vaults is a rare & I mean very rare recording of my “KCMU RAP ATTACK” show from December 18, 1994 outta Seattle's University of Wash campus. 26 years ago! Just so you know, I was once in your shoes & this is how “I DID IT” back in 1994.
https://www.mixcloud.com/GrandMixerGMS/kcmu-rap-attack-with-dj-nasty-nes-grandmixer-gms-12181994/




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A BEVERLY HILLS 90210 FLASHBACK
Notice the sticker behind David Silva's head?!?!


BLACK IS BACK!

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What I meant to say was, “Kevin Black's got MY BACK!” Literally!!!


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THESE ARE THE BREAKS!
(l-r) Nasty-Nes, DJ 3rd Degree & Kurtis Blow



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Listen Now!
The latest episode of “KFOX NIGHTBEAT”!
https://bit.ly/2QycQHx

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We have a new
FREE Rainier Avenue Radio App!
Easy to use, easy to download. Available on both Apple and Android.
Search Rainier Avenue Radio to find or click links below.

Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.advergames.rar&hl=en

App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/rainier-avenue-radio/id1488230010




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HITS Magazine Flashback 1998

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The ORIGINAL Rap Attack DJ CONF CALL
Panel from 1999




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PORTLAND IS THE PLACE WHERE THE COOL HANG OUT
If you're ever Diggin In The Crates in Portland, OR, head on out to my homie Jeff Frady's store, “Platinum Records!” Chicago's vato loco, DJ 3rd Rail (WNUR-Chicago) traveled all the way to Portland & he dug deep! ORALE' VATO!!!



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RnBLives Top Ten

“I'm seeing a comeback or return to RnB music amongst lovers of Hip Hop. RnB was big in the 90's. Just about everyone in Hip Hop was feeling that genre of music. As a leader with over 40 years in this biz, I'm supporting the return of RnB with the debut of our first “RnBLives Top 10” chart. It lives right after Conference Call Picks on our Charts page.
Check it out - let us know your thoughts!
Nasty-Nes



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Very nice write-up in the Jamaica Observer
featuring
Jahmark Tafari (Happiness/The Soulshakers) and yours truly Nasty-Nes!
http://bit.ly/2V6epz3



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I always looked forward to going to work at HITS Magazine because Gary (far right in photo, with red tie & huge smile) would be in the office next to me, smiling and happy and helping me book ads for my RAP column.
Our friendship grew over the years. He became very ill and several months ago, I was fortunate to see him for one last time in a surprise visit. Even in his condition he remembered me and broke into a huge smile.
He always answered his phone with a loud and clear greeting: "THIS IS GARY!"
I love you and I will miss you.
Nasty-Nes



It's Official!

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"NASTY-NES" RODRIGUEZ
is now on the
BOARD OF DIRECTORS for Seattle's DR. JOSE RIZAL PARK & BRIDGE FOUNDATION! “My goal is to unite my fellow Pinoys & Pinays and to be a positive leader thru my actions! Seattle, It's Time!," says Nes.



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HOW LO CAN YOU GO?
Still recovering from her Superbowl Halftime performance, it's J-Lo & DJ Icy Ice!



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Mix-A-Lot Got BUCKS!$!


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Check out
The High Children's NEW video!
NASTY-NES presents Hip Hop 3.0 & “#1 Champions”.

http://bit.ly/2SxLKjn

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Coming soon — the return of “ROCK THE BEAT ONLINE”




ASK THESE QUESTIONS
BEFORE YOU SIGN
WITH AN INDEPENDENT RECORD LABEL
by DJ Iceman

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1. How many artists are signed to the independent label?
2. What is the duration of the recording contracts that you offer?
3. Do the artists on your indie label retain the rights to their music?
4. What is the royalty percentage you give to the artists signed to your label?
5. What is the most singles or albums you have sold thus far?
6. What is your average recording and promo budget per release?
7. Do you have a profit sharing program in regards to merchandise sales, etc?
8. Does the Label offer tour support?
9. How many people are part of the staff of the indie label?
10. How many singles or albums do you release per quarter?
11. Do you have any beefs with anyone in the music industry?





ATTENTION ARTISTS!

Do You OWN your name?
Is your stage name COPYRIGHTED?

Do you have a logo"Is your logo TRADEMARKED

Do you own your likeness?

Is your music COPYRIGHTED? Do you OWN your masters?
Is your music REGISTERED?

If you have videos,who owns the rights?

Do you have YOUR OWN platform?

If not, what the *?%! are you doing???

OWNERSHIP IS EVERYTHING!!
DJ ICE MAN






#ARTIST TIP OF THE DAY
by DJ ADDITION



If you do not know what Sound Exchange is, please — do your homework. They are basically a master-side collection society
for all the internet radio stations.
What if you, as an artist, send a song to an online radio station without an
ISRC code? Then the routing of the money earned on those plays is very, very unlikely to ever get back to you. Factor in publishing plus lack of knowledge about publishing and there are probably close to 100’s of Millions of dollars NOT distributed correctly.

Truly sad and disheartening,
as this is mostly for independent artists and songwriters.

Do your Research. Do your Homework.




Signs Of A Great Publicist
Echo Hattix

1. Easily Identified As Your #1 Fan
2. Answers Your Phone Calls & Texts
3. Plans Your Next Big Steps
4. Gets Upset With You When U Miss An Interview,
Event And/Or An Opportunity
5. Tells Your Story Like A Manager &
Stands Up For You Like A Lawyer
6. Celebrates Your Wins As Their Own
7. Believes In You & Let’s You Know
8. Pushes You To Do Things You Would Not Normally Do
9. Is Lowkey Your #1 Instagram Stalker
10. Seen Above)))

Rule No. 1 Trust Your Publicist




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www.twitter.com/dj3rdrail


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