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. . . What’s Upper? . . . Nasty News . . . Issue #887 . . . October 7, 2019 . . . What’s Upper? . . .




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In 1979/80 Super Rhymes, Spoonie G, Sugar Hill Gang, Grand Master Flash & The Furious 5, The Treacherous 3, King Tim III, The Sequence, Lady B,  Count Coolout, Kurtis Blow, Ron Spider-Man Hunt, Funky 4 Plus 1 and more — they were all serious story tellers.
I knew all the words to these songs that would last as hits throughout the 80s. They were played in the Parks Clubs and roller skating rinks all over Baltimore where I grew up. We were about a week or 2 behind NYC. bMore was more of a Club Music town but stations like WWIN and WEBB kept us up to date. I still have all my vinyl of these classics!
I fell in love with hip hop because of these pioneers that so many don’t remember.
R.I.P.
Jimmy Super Rhymes Spicer.
Gone but not forgotten!

Sir Charles Dixon (WBLS-NY)






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DJ 3
rd Degree’s
Fire Pick of the Week
October 7, 2019
What is good my Hip Hop friends!!?
Hope the week has treated you well. I got something brand new for ya!

About a week or so ago we got blessed with something special from DJ Premier. He dropped a new Gang Starr single titled “Family and Loyalty” (TTT), which is the lead song off of a soon-to-be released album titled “G5”. Featured on this single is North Carolina’s J. Cole.
With a beautiful piano and strings loop over Primo’s boom bap drum track, we have 2-never released Guru verses that sandwich a nice 16 from J. Cole. Both talking about how diamonds are forever, like family and loyalty.
It’s my girl’s favorite song right now and altho she is not what you would call a Hip Hop music expert, she does love those strings and piano sounds on this record. It is a great preview of what we might hear off the “G5” album, whenever it comes out. We will be patient.
Until then, go cop and rock this one!

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

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NWA's ARABIAN PRINCE

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Hall of Fame artist & homie Arabian Prince has teamed up with Black Dog as they partner up to form an exports consultancy with “Black Dog Gaming.”



NEW YORK, NEW YORK!
BIG CITY OF DREAMS

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It's Daddy-O from Stetsasonic back in his hometown &
bouncing back on the charts with his NEW material. Look out!!!



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Here's a young DJ 3rd Rail (WNUR-Chicago) memorizing lyrics from “Think About It”
as
Special Ed listens in!


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MN's own DJ STAGEONE


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IT'S ANOTHER LOVE TKO!!!


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“If You Don't Know Me”
is the powerful and moving story of R&B star  Teddy Pendergrass (Theodore DeReese Pendergrass), who was on the brink of global super-stardom when tragedy struck. A compelling tale with surprising twists and turns, the film is an intimate portrait of one of the greatest singers of his generation. It also tells how Teddy fought for the rights of African-American artists in a 1970s music industry prejudiced against black performers and reveals how, at just 31, Pendergrass overcame terrible tragedy to get back on stage against all odds.

The film's triumphant world premiere at the Philadelphia Film Festival (Teddy's home city), resulted in an Audience Award and a nomination for the Pinkenson Award. The film also had successful screenings at DOC NYC, Minneapolis Sound Unseen Film Festival and the San Francisco Black Film Festival. Earlier this year, “If You Don't Know Me” was shown to sold-out cinemas on Sky Arts (UK) and aired on Showtime (US).

Director and BAFTA award-winner Olivia Lichtenstein conceived, researched and directed the film, which reveals Teddy's meteoric rise from a tough childhood in Philadelphia to the lead singer of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. His was the voice of worldwide hits such as "Don't Leave Me This Way" and "If You Don't Know Me by Now."

Olivia recalls: "I grew up listening to soul music and I'd just started listening to Teddy again when I saw a documentary about Shep Gordon, the legendary artist manager who worked with everyone from Blondie to Alice Cooper - and Teddy. It included a little bit about him working with Teddy Pendergrass and it made me realize that I didn't know what had happened to him. I had a really strong sense that I had to make a film to tell his story."

Olivia contacted Shep Gordon, who agreed to join the project as an executive producer along with Michael and Katherina Saunders. A short trailer was enough to sell the idea to BBC Films, who stepped in to co-finance the production with Wasted Talent. The 106-minute documentary features revealing interviews with Teddy’s family, including his ex-wife Karen and his 101-yr-old mother, Ida. In addition, it features friends and industry legends, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. The film boasts rarely seen archive footage and a super soulful soundtrack.

Lichtenstein added: "This is an extraordinary, human story that feels almost Shakespearian — it's much more than just a music biopic. It's an intimate portrait both of Teddy and of the extraordinary times in which he lived. We really get to know him because we hear from so many people who were close to him. It almost feels as if he comes back to life to let the world hear him sing again."

Producer Ian Flooks of Wasted Talent said: "We were committed to this film and extraordinary story from the start, especially given our roots and unique experience in the music industry before expanding into film, theater and digital media, so it was the perfect fit for us." Producer Piers Tempest of Tempo Productions adds: "Teddy's story is an important and ultimately inspiring one and we are delighted to help shine a light on the man and his music.”





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A pair ob Pinoys galabanting on Seattle's www.RainierAvenueRadio.World.
American Idol's Rocky Sandoval & DJ Neebor.



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From Macklemore's HIT single ”Thriftshop.”
It's
Wansley & Nasty-Nes, both lookin' for that $20.00 missing from their pockets!



“ALL ABOARD!”

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If you're ever takin' the bus in New Jersey & you run into this guy driving the bus, never fear cause it's Phil Jackson from Princetons' WPRB!




RAPATTACKLIVES.COM TAKES YOU BACK & REMEMBERS

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YOU DOWN WITH BTP?

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Flashing back with
Mr. Pete (Priority Records), Nasty-Nes & Slum Village!


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The High Children
with Nasty-Nes, JJ, DJ Neebor, Shock Boogie &
EVMB The Beatbox Panda!
(Aug. 25, 2019 – Seattle)



Seattle's Jose Rizal Park Award
August 25, 2019


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BOARDS DON'T HIT BACK!

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My Sifu Taky Kimura, the head of the Jun Fan Gung-Fu Institute, was honored as Bruce Lee's first & number one student at Seattle's 5th Annual Martial Arts Championship!

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Str8 FROM THE MOUTH of LA's LEGENDARY DJ, PJ BUTTA (KDAY-CA)

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Here It Is!

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E-Dawg's "Drop Top" NW remix video feat Wojack, E-Dawg, Nasty-Nes, DJ 3rd Degree, Cool Nutz & a gang of local Hip Hop heads from Seattle, Tacoma, The Bay and Portland.
If you love LOWRIDERS & DROP TOPS, you'll LOVE this!
Watch all the way to the verrrrry end!

https://youtu.be/vaKHwimmVS8


THINGS ARE getting RUFF AT NY's HOT 97!

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Promoting his HOT selling book, “RUFF HOUSE” at HOT 97 in NY are
(l-r)
RAP ATTACK alumni Peter Rosenberg, author/label owner Chris Schwartz & E-Bro!

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Show my guy Chris Shwartz LOVE by buying his book covering his label, Ruffhouse Record's history in Hip Hop from Kris Kross, The Fugees, Tim Dog, Cypress Hill & more!



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T h a n k Y o u !
Phelo The Great & Valerie Denise Jones
for interviewing me on their dope show,
“The Big Exclusives!”

https://www.spreaker.com/episode/18180922


CLINTON continues to SPARK . . .

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. . . & he's Never Forgotten his roots!





HITS MAGAZINE 1999 FLASHBACK


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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?



THE EMERALD CITY BEGINNINGS
(documentary)

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COMING SOON to a streaming service near you!
E-Dawg, Nasty-Nes & The Maharaji discuss
the origins of Seattle Hip Hop.




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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






The MIX & NASTY of NASTYMIX


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WHO'S LEGIT TO HIRE TO PROMOTE YOUR MUSIC TO RADIO?
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. 
Reception: 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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www.twitter.com/dj3rdrail

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SHOUT OUT TIZIME

Happy Birthday!


to Nesto Acosta in VA & to DJ Bro-Rabb in NC, celebrating on Monday, October 7,

to former
DJ R-Sin in Seattle, celebrating on Thursday, October 10,

and to
Matt Chan (CJSF-Canada) & to Kid Sensation, both celebrating on Sunday, October 13.


Special Happy '2 Years' Wedding Anniversary to my wife Llola, on Monday, October 7.

Remembering my Mom, Leonarda Hocson Rodriguez, on Tuesday, October 8. R.I.P.
(Mom, Nes & Ann Love You Very Much)


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