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. . . What’s Upper? . . . Nasty News . . . Issue #742 . . . October 17, 2016 . . . What’s Upper? . . .

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DJ 3
rd Degree’s
Fire Pick of the Week
Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2016

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Back at ya this week with another hot track for your ears!

Soul is in the fall air! North Carolina rap duo
LegSweep Specialist, emcee Fuzz Jaxx and producer/emcee Sam Brown have a brand new cut off their upcoming debut album that is blazing hot!

This week, we are showcasing the track called ‘
Tell Um What It Is’, coming off their October 28th release titled LegSweep (Below System Records).

With a soulful female classic sample starting the cut, the two emcee’s go in hard with masterful, conscious lyrics smashing over the beat produced by Sam Brown. This duo’s album has features with emcee’s such as
Nottz and MindsOne.

Go get a hold of this duo’s album!
Til next week . . .
Peace!! – DJ 3rd Degree...

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to Newlyweds Sari & Double JJ (Foundation)


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HELP support
SUSPENS JR. 13-city tour


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Suspens Jr. & Suspens

(R.I.P.) Tommy Ford

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DJ Chill Will from WCBN in Ann Arbor, MI

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Saturdays 9pm-12am (est) http://www.wcbn.org

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2016 Reunion

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Brothers of The Same Mind
were the first group
from my hometown, Seattle, to be featured in
Source Magazine's "Unsigned Hype" section.
Pictured l-r:
Nerdy-B, MC Class, DJ Swift & Born Supreme (front)

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It’s always a GREAT feeling to know that you've still got love from your true homiez in Seattle, WA!
Pictured l-r:
Jake One, Mike Clark, Channing Smith & DJ E-Rock (kneeling)

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Turnt Up W/ TerminKNOWLEDGEE

1 Luv 1 Goal 1 World

1 World International Magazine is a new quarterly underground magazine that includes a free ''1 World'' DVD and ''Timing is Everything'' CD. It’s published by Cesar Garrido-Ramirez (Mr Ceza) out of the Bay Area. This magazine is designed to be a platform for domestic and international independent artists. It is loaded with reviews and dope articles. I got my hands on the first issue thanks to DJ LuvvaJ (KAOS) of Olympia, Washington.

The vivid colors caught my eye right away. As I began turning the pages, I could fee the spirit, energy and love put into the publication. The layout is brilliant, even down to the quality of the paper used.

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RAP ATTACK remembers October as Filipino History Month

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Addition is our friend and DJ partner from the RapAttackLives.com family. He is coping with the recent loss of his dear father and now, as the sole caretaker, he is dealing with the worsening health issues of his Mom.
With no insurance from either, we’d like to support him with donations to help cover medical and food costs for the care of his Mom.

DJ Addition is a very caring and giving person who always works hard,
helping people and DJ’s and artists whenever he can.
Now it is our turn to reciprocate.
We appreciate your kindness and generosity!

Any donation amount will help. ALL donations, minus the amount
GoFundMe charges, will be sent directly to DJ Addition. This campaign is being organized by DJ 3rd Degree, DJ Nasty Nes and the entire RapAttackLives DJ family.

Here’s the GoFundMe link:

Help spread the word!


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Jerry Heller & Nasty-Nes

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Nasty-Nes & Lil Eazy-E

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Eternal Light Chapel at Eden Memorial Park, Mission Hills

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Jay, Sir-T & Nes

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Sir-T & Greg Mack

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DJ 3rd Degree & Violet Brown

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Nasty-Nes, Sir-T,
Violet Brown & Lil Eazy-E

The Biggest Podcast
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During my past 36 years in the biz, I've been interviewed many times over &
I never get tired of sharing my story!
Recently, I did one of the
BEST interviews ever in "The Biggest" podcast show,
hosted by
Miguel Rockwell & Joe Hawkins!
You'll hear how I learned to DJ, who taught me and how I became an on-air radio personality. How I met Mix-A-Lot, my first encounter with Mix at the Boys club with Ed Locke (we were the only 2 Asians in the bldg), who started NASTYMIX Records and where the name NASTYMIX came from.
How I still feel so bad (yes, to this day) about getting kicked out of Seattle Prep high school — I reveal what I did & why it was so wrong — and about losing my mom to cancer when I was 18.
How I got to be on Eazy-E's "Radio," my history with Jerry Heller & The World Class Wrekin Cru, my history at 1250 KFOX in 1980 and the FreshTracks show intro
The Emerald Street Boys to Sir Mix-A-Lot.
Why I got fired at KFOX, how KCMU Rap Attack started in 1988 on the condition that Shockmaster Glen Boyd would be my co-host and the birth of KUBE 93's HotMix on Sat night with NUMBER ONE ratings.
Plus you'll hear rare recordings of me on KFOX & KCMU and two original Quick mixes I did featuring Sir Mix-A-Lot, Eazy-E & NWA and yes, allllllllllllll pre-Serato!
A solid 90 minutes with Seattle's Original MasterMixer & Crazy Pinoy . . . And MORE!

#FBF 1988
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KCMU RAP ATTACK #FBF 1988: I found this on You Tube — a rare recording of two of my very first RAP ATTACK radio shows aired in 1988. The first link is about 37 min long & you can hear my MasterMix around 10min 30 sec into it. Both aired on 90.3FM KCMU, 28 years ago. I was fired from KFOX in April of 1988 as the station was sold & they made it clear to me that the new KFOX would NOT play RAP/Hip Hop anymore. KCMU, based on the UW campus, offered me a Sunday night slot around July of 1988 to keep KFOX FRESHTRACKS on the air. I accepted the offer, went from AM to FM in 3 months & renamed my show KCMU RAP ATTACK. I wanted this show to sound just as good as if you're listening to a Casey Kasem American Top 40 show or any professional sounding show you'd hear on commercial radio. I didn't want to just yell on a mic & say my name in a mix or during the show so I invested $$$ in getting Professional Custom Voice Over Drops. I also made my own Drops & the rest is Seattle Hip Hop HISTORY!
Here it is from 1988 (28 years ago) yours truly,
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(God Bless & Isa Mahal)