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. . . What’s Upper? . . . Nasty News . . . Issue #830 . . . August 13, 2018 . . . What’s Upper? . . .

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DJ 3rd Degree’s
Fire Pick of the Week
Week of August 13, 2018

Lots of new music coming out this summer!
Thanks for continuing to support indie rap music and the Rap Attack DJ’s. Here at RapAttackLives.com, we strive to bring music to your attention that you may not know about because it’s not been fully released or doesn’t get much, if any, radio play.
Hey everyone! Been out of the loop for a minute, traveling north to Seattle, WA to perform with my crew, The High Children. Check out the website for pix of me and Nes having some fun while working!
This week we bring you Atmosphere (Slug & Ant), something brand new from that duo out of Minneapolis, MN. “Make It All Better Again” (Rhymesayers Ent.) opens with a beautiful guitar piece right out of the Beatles catalog. Then the drums kick, blending into this beautiful sonic piece produced by Ant. Slug the MC tells tales of entangled hope and dismay, like our complicated lives seem to be.
They will be out on tour so go check out their site, or Rhymesayers site, to grab some tickets and enjoy this duo’s dope music. I’ve seen them and they put on a fresh performance. With over ten albums under their belts, they have plenty to give you!
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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DJ 3
rd Degree & I were guest panelists on a recent “Beat Masters” producers’ panel held in Seattle, WA. We joined big names like araabMUZIK, Eric G, Vitamin D & Will Jordan. These producers have a lot in common under their belts — Grammy nominations and artists like 50 Cent, Nickie Minaj, Mobb Deep, Sean Price & more! It was an honor to be there amongst the greats.

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West Coast Hip Hop
Award Winner for

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They're still SWASS!

Nasty-Nes & Sir Mix-a-Lot 2018

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(L to R) Robbie Rob, Keith Tucker (www.HipHopIsGreen.com),
Nasty-Nes & DJ 3
rd Degree

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DJ 3rd Degree's FIRST visit to SEATTLE

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The Iceman

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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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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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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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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:

from Buddy McLain “Wine Up,” REALIO SPARKZWELL  “Stay In Your Lane, “The Committee “Been Ready,” The High Children “Get That Money," Kritta "Jah Rules" Arash aka Shammy Dee "Crumble,” Speaker Child “Mobbin' Since Monday, Tha Flight Boys “Wet Wet, Chevy Shann “Been About U” and Suspens Jr. “Game & iRap.”

The HEAT is ON for 2018!


Happy Birthday!

to King Shameek of Twin Hype,
celebrating on Tuesday, August 14,

Arnold "E-ROCK" Noche &
mi vato loco por vida,
DJ D-Tragic (KCSB-CA),
both celebrating on Wednesday, August 15,


L.A. "Lisa Lisa" Nevins,
celebrating on Saturday, August 18.

(God Bless & Isa Mahal)