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. . . What’s Upper? . . . Nasty News . . . Issue #875 . . . July 15, 2019 . . . What’s Upper? . . .


RAP ATTACK REMEMBERS
from the 2 Live Crew, "Fresh Kid Ice" (R.I.P.)

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DJ 3rd Degree’s
Fire Pick of the Week
July 15, 2019
Thanks for continuing to support indie rap music and the Rap Attack DJ’s.
What is good my Hip Hop friends!!? Hope the week has treated you well. We got some new heat from some familiar names on tap for this week’s fire pick!


Some say Hip Hop is dead. Well, if you listen to commercial radio, you may have that opinion. However, if you hang with the Rap Attack DJs, you know that is an incorrect statement— Hip Hop is very much alive! This week’s pick shows how nice the MC’s are today.
In the game since 1990, Ras Kass has returned with a new joint, produced by the amazing DJ Green Lantern. It is titled F.L.Y. (F*ck Last Year) and is off of Mello Music Group’s label. Altho his track does not have high energy, Ras goes in on this slowed-down beat, discussing how important it is to focus on your present and future, and to discard the past! The track lays heavily on distorted keys and a very simplistic but working drum beat.
As one of the dope MC’s in the game, both as a legend and as a current working rapper, Ras needs to be in your playlist!

All right everyone, that’s the one for this week!
Keep plugged in to what’s dope by listening to the
RAPATTACKLIVES PODCAST.
https://bit.ly/2YmTwya
Let us know what you need! We got ya!
Til next time . . . Peace!!
DJ 3rd Degree

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WHO NEEDS A BASS MECHANIC???

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THE LEGENDS of NEW YORK

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(l-r) DJ Digit-Al (WUSB-NY) & Marley Marl



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Remembering a Seattle Hip Hop Icon, Eddie Wells aka Sugar Bear (R.I.P.)

I lost a very, very close friend and brother in Hip Hop today, Eddie Wells aka Sugar Bear of The Emerald Street Boys.

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The ESB was the very first local rap trio Hip Hop group in Seattle and they were down with me and I was down with them from day one. Not only was I their DJ as you see in the picture, but they also recorded the intros to my Sunday night, KFOX Freshtracks shows that debuted in 1980.


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We performed at the Black Community Festival, with the Emerald City Breakers and even opened up for the Gap Band on a snowy night back in 1981.

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(R.I.P.) Eddie. I love you brother and I hope you're no longer in pain. Thank you for the memories we shared with Captain Crunch and Sweet J, rrrrrrrrrraaaaaagh!

Nasty-Nes 

Memorial Info

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Portland's on FIYA with
DJ Brenboy outta KBOO radio.

BABY GOT BRO-RABB

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DJ Bro-Rabb & Sir Mix-a-Lot


THE 5 LIVE CREW!!!
A HITS Magazine #FLASHBACK

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Nasty-Nes, DJ Creativity, Gary Jackson, Luke Campbell (The 2 Live Crew)
&
The Latin Prince.


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A GOLDEN STATE FRIENDSHIP
We caught our homies in a recent rare photo opp!
Sway (Sway's Universe) & The Latin Prince (DJ City)

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CHILLIN' WITH A BULLY!
(L-R) That's J-Bully (130 lbs lighter!) with RAP ATTACK's own DJ Chill Will (WCBN-MI).


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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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We caught KCSB's DJ D-Tragic workin' & lookin' hard,
like a true Hip Hop'per should!



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Drop Of A Dime (DOAD)”, The highly anticipated forthcoming four-part limited-series film, written, co-produced and directed by John Dickinson aka Rosebudd of the critically acclaimed, hit-documentary, American Pimp.

Drop Of A Dime is the real life screen-adaptation of his books and the depiction of the winding, legendary, lesson-filled life of Rosebudd as he went into ‘the game’ feet first, experiencing the highs, lows, illusions and realities of life as a bona fide and notoriously potent pimp. This is the film too real for TV and to substantive for the studios. Pulling no punches and confronting the uncomfortable scenarios and realities of life on the street, fast lanes and big money and the costs that go with all of it – Drop Of A Dime, the limited-series film and soundtrack. Featuring the single “Paranoid” by Shannel Best, both available July 4, 2019.




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NOW YOU CAN GPS B.I.G.



DJ KAZZEO is a “WEDNESDAY WRECK!”


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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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COMING SOON!

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THE OFFICIAL "NASTY-NES" HAT!



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?




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The Higher Brothers made a lot of noise at Houston's House of Blues with a LIVE & PACKED concert!
Hong Kong Hip Hop is making a big buzz here in the United States.
Thank you to
Mr Get Down for reppin RAPATTACKLIVES & KPFT that night!





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.



THE ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER'S 'I CAN SING' CONTEST . . .
and THE WINNER IS???

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Here's to May 5th's API Heritage's successful “I Can Sing” contest/event held at the Seattle Center.

(l-r)
John Chen congratulates the 1st place winner, CeCe-T
with
Nasty-Nes & DJ's D'Lemma & Royboy
from Seattle's KUBE 93.3 radio.

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Here's the latest:
RAPATTACKLIVES PODCAST #11 
with DJ Nasty-Nes & Mr. E.

On this episode's "WHO ARE YOU" RAPATTACKLIVES goes One on One with
DJ KAZZEO from Northern Cali's KDHC "Wednesday Wreck Show!"
plus, of course, Meow Meow!
ENJOY!!!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do3ALKd443Q
(please SHARE on your Social Media)
PLEASE CLICK on SUBSCRIBE!
LEAVE A COMMENT
!
or Head to our Podcast page & Listen Up!
http://www.rapattacklives.com/page%20podcast/

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RIP Nipsey Hussle


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NIPSEY HUSSLE MEMORIAM
by DJ 3rd Degree

When I heard the news that South Central L.A. rapper and community activist Nipsey Hussle had been shot on March 31, 2019, my initial thoughts were shock and wonder as to who would shoot him. Waiting, just like everyone else to hear the updates, praying he would pull through. Unfortunately, as we all know by now, Nipsey did not pull through.

At the young age of 33, Nipsey Hussle, born Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was shot and killed in front of his clothing store, The Marathon.

Nipsey came onto the scene back in 2005 when he released his first mix tape called “Slauson Boy Volume 1”. Nipsey repped for South Central, Crenshaw to be specific.

On the morning of March 31st, Nip tweeted, “Having enemies is a blessing”. It makes this writer wonder if Nipsey knew something was going on. Theories aside, this man is no longer with us and that is painful, not only to the Hip Hop community but also to the South L.A. area he was helping to improve.

Nipsey was well known for supporting his fellow neighbors in need with food, work or clothes. He bought the local Fatburger and gave jobs to the locals. He was also planning on meeting with L.A.’s chief of police and other community members in hopes they could formulate a plan to stop gang violence.
Now, it is all gone.

His music lives on and for those that knew him, his memory stays strong.
From all of the
Rap Attack DJs, we offer our condolences to his friends and family.

Stay strong people!
Love is stronger than all of this hate!




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Death is inevitable
but what you live for and how you live defines you more than anything.
Death should be the last page to your book of life but not the end of your story.

We've taken a major loss.
Malcolm and Martin advocated for the kinds of change that Nipsey achieved — opportunities within communities, helping end gang violence, education and economic revitalization and so forth.

There are many great artists but how many of them are great human beings? Nipsey was a great human being. We usually mourn celebrities for the talent they displayed in their field. Not many achieve notably out of their field. So many people say black excellence but only display black elegance. Nipsey was black excellence. His music will entertain us but his activism should motivate, inspire and remind us to elevate ourselves and aspire to exude true excellence.

Nipsey was planning on launching STEM programs in inner cities across America and spreading awareness on health and well being.
The greatest honor his people could do is carry on the pursuit of such excellence and remember as long as we reach the finish line,
we all win because it's not a sprint, it's a Marathon.

Cormega@iamcormega




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Are you down with
Slammin Sam? I am . . .

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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 fuck 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?

(click to read more, click to get back)


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 Seattle's
J-Tyme, celebrating on Tuesday, July 16
and

to my cat
Meow Meow (born 7/17/2005, R.I.P.),
and

to
Bruce Lee (died 7/20/1973, R.I.P.).


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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