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. . . What’s Upper? . . . Nasty News . . . Issue #827 . . . July 16, 2018 . . . What’s Upper? . . .

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Sorrowful to share that our Music Industry Brother LEE CADENA - former Rap Editor of Urban Network Magazine, host of radio's top rated syndicated "Lowrider Oldies Show" and one-time manager of Teena Marie, Tata Vega and Taja Sevelle (to name a few) - passed away at his home in hospice with his wife and two sons by his side.
Memorial arrangements here in Southern California are forthcoming.

A Scott Calloway

(R.I.P.) Lee Cadena “We Love You Lee”

Lee . . . This is very hard for me to deal with —
I love this man with all my heart.

Lee Cadena was one of the most humble, generous and loving people I have ever come across in my life. He embraced me early in my career via Urban Network. Like so many others he connected with, we eventually became incredibly good friends, then family. He and I stayed in touch regularly for over 20 years. At one point I was going to have him manage me. I wanted to rule the music world with him because he deserved it.

I’d known about his diabetes and failing health for quite some time, even when he didn't share the information with others. Last month I felt that I needed to call him. When I did he answered with a very weak voice but had a strong mind. He said he was in the hospital and in pretty bad shape, yet he remained positive. He told me they amputated one of his feet and were going to do the other one. He also was on dialysis 12 hours a day.

I had to fight the tears and be strong because my friend is suffering and it hurt, BAD. I was also angry inside because I knew it could have been prevented. I did my best to keep my emotions to myself. Even with all the shit he's dealing with and barely able to talk, he asked about MY Father and Grandmother. Do you believe that?!?! This is the kind of man he was. 100% selfless is a understatement.

3 nights ago I started getting short nightmares that involved him and waking up in a cold sweat. I immediately texted him at 4 AM or something like that, telling him that I loved him. I had to. I always told him that before we hung up and he did the same for me.

This Saturday right before I had to DJ an in-store event, I received a call from his phone but I knew it wasn't going to be him. I wanted and hoped it would be him but my heart knew otherwise. It was his son Gabe Ganjre Cadena. He was very upset and told me his Dad was home in hospice care. I talked to Gabe and told him how much his Father meant to me. I then said I want you to go to your Dad, hold his hand and tell him that
Allen said he loves you. I had to fight the tears, as I am right now writing this.
He agreed to do it for me.

Rest In Peace, Lee.

Allen Joseph Pizza aka DJ AP

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to Seattle's own
The High Children, going NUMBER ONE
with “It's Amazing” on the

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DJ 3rd Degree’s
Fire Pick of the Week
Week of July 9, 2018

Lots of new music coming out this summer!
Thanks for continuing to support indie rap music and the Rap Attack DJ’s.
What’s good Hip-Hop brothers and sisters?
Hope the summer is treating you all well! We here at
RapAttackLives.com strive to bring music to your attention that you may not know about, either because it’s not been fully released or doesn’t get much, or any, radio play. This week we have a brand new joint from one of our favorite MC’s!
Redman aka Reggie Noble is back!!!
Dropping a new album soon (Muddy Waters Too set to release in 2019), the first single released is a joint named “I Love Hip-Hop” (
Riveting Entertainment Group). This boom-bap inspired joint will for sure leave you wanting more.
Produced by
Vinyl Frontiers, Redman is back to his usual mic-crushing self. The drums slapping on the speakers are a perfect base for Redman to run all of the sucka rappers out of the game. His chorus is taken from Cypress Hill’s “Hand On The Pump” and Red also shouts out B-Real right off the top in verse 1.
Of course Redman is spitting about the things he loves, weed and Hip-Hop! This one will for sure make your head nod.
You’ll also hear it on my show, The Coast to Coast Hip Hop Mix Show, which airs every Sunday at 11pm Eastern/8pm Pacific on
ScratchVision Radio!

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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Timid is BACK with Q-Unique & “Who's To Blame” single.
We caught Timid in Japan hangin' out with
Joey Slick & his Joint One radio crew!

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(L-R) DJ Chill Will (WCBN-MI) chillin' with DJ Icy Ice in the D!

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goes One on One with DJ Nasty-Nes!
Nes talks about who really discovered
Sir Mixalot,
Filipino food
and what 'HIGH' in
The High Children means:


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Everyone in this pic has contributed their time to record drops (messages) for my upcoming anniversary show. Thank you! to all for your time helping me with this project.
In addition to those who were tagged, the following artists have also recorded messages for the show:
MC Craig G, DJ Doo Wop, DJ Toast, DMC, Dondi, Dres, Emily Perry, Guilty Simpson,
Kutmasta Kurt, Mad Skillz, MC Brainpower, MC Whiteowl, Percee P, Raaka
Masa4TheRaza Podcast, Rock Mecca, Slug, Verbal Kent,
& Zion I.
So who's next? If you're an artist (Hip Hop or Freestyle) or a model that has appeared on my show, or maybe just a regular listener, you're welcome to call & record a congratulation message that will be played on air during the anniversary shows in September. (831-783-5817)

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Props to DJ Abel aka James Mitchell from Evergreen State College for putting together a great documentary,"The State of Hip Hop - Exploration of NW Hip Hop."

This doc features interviews with: Nasty-Nes, Wojack (emcee), DJ Shmix (DJ), King Khazm (206 Zulu), DNAK (graffiti artist) and J-Spoon (b-boy).

Watch on our vid page


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Coming soon from Portland's KBOO radio, it's DJ & MC Brenboy aka Brendon Reyes droppin' his debut track called,
“Keep It Home Grown.”
RAP ATTACK DJ's will get the Xclusive in one week!

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Proud of my Bay Area homegirl and mare', Rowbot!
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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ORIGINAL KMEL Posse now at SF's Q102
(L-R): Mind Motion, Nasty-Nes, Billy Vidal, Trace Dog,
Chuy Gomez & DJ MidiMack

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Nasty-Nes with Oakland's Icon Davey-D

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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).

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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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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?

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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Happy Birthday!
to DJ J-Tyme, celebrating on Monday, July 16th
Meow Meow (yes, my cat),
celebrating on Tuesday, July 17

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(R.I.P.) Bruce Lee July 20, 1973

(God Bless & Isa Mahal)