Issue # 705
February 1, 2016
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Hip Hop & Ya Don't Stop!
(l-r) Nasty-Nes, Brittney Boston reppin Musicology and The LA Film School and artist Kritta.
We gettin’ ready for the Grammys so mark your calendar for February 11th.
DJ Luvva J's (KAOS-WA) “7th Annual 25360 Awards 2016” is now history. A huge CONGRATS! goes out to
DJ Iceman on winning again,
“The Nasty-Nes Rodriguez DJ of the Year” award.
LLCool J gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Congrats OG!
Tek tha Supah LAtin album "Daddy's Home" is out NOW!...
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, NASTY-NES on KCMU RAP ATTACK!
Hip Hop for Bernie Sanders?
Tajai from Souls of Mischief and Casual talk politics:
Over a rendition of Kanye West's' recently released "Real Friends”, Kritta's lyrical content is giving hope and focus while setting the tone and direction for a new generation. As we celebrate the life of the legendary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we often reminisce about "The Dream", but more importantly the journey on which we embark in pursuit of our dreams.
Today we present to you our artist Kritta kicking off the month of January with his annual Hip Hop cypher series "16 on the 16th”.
Kritta speaks to all dreamers paying their dues.
Be the first to hear KRITTA "For The Dream":
WPRB's Phil Jackson outta Princeton University continues to rep Jersey & Philly to the fullest! Make sure you check out his podcast “Overtime” at:
EP 12: Nico The Beast & Al Mighty of the 30 and Over League features “Nasty-Nes", CEO of RapAttackLives.com with his review of independent Hip Hop music for 2015. Also featured on this podcast are Al Mighty and Nic the Beast of the 30 and Over League to talk about how the group was formed, their most memorable performances and what they have in store for 2016.
Run DMC will be receiving a “Lifetime Achievement” award at this years Grammys. They will be the very first Hip Hop group to receive this honor. Congrats!
SHOUT OUT TIZIME
RAP ATTACK REMEMBERS J Dilla on Feb 10 (R.I.P.)