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. . . What’s Upper? . . . Nasty News . . . Issue #808 . . . March 5, 2018 . . . What’s Upper? . . .




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(R.I.P.)
Tower Records founder Russ Solomon
(September 22, 1925 - March 4, 2018)






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ATTN SEATTLE!
I'm coming home this Friday, March 9th,
to host & celebrate
“The Dragon Lives Here”
at the exclusive
Bruce Lee exhibit at Seattle's Wing Luke museum in Chinatown.

"You have our Gratitude"

Wing Luke Museum of
the Asian Pacific American Experience
719 S King St
Seattle, WA 98104






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DJ 3rd Degree’s
Fire Pick of the Week
Week of March 5, 2018

Thanks for continuing to support indie rap music and
the
Rap Attack DJ’s.

2018 has gotten off to an amazing start
as far as newly released rap music. From the Black Panther soundtrack to albums from Apathy, Czarface and MF Doom, we are being given dope music and it just turned March!!!
This week we will revisit
the dynamic duo called PRhyme, with DJ Premier on the production/turntables and Royce Da 5’9” rocking the mic.
This combo blessed us with an amazing first album and they are back to deliver more.

The first single, Era,
featuring Dave East, got us wanting more from PRhyme. I think “Rock It”, their 2nd single, really gives us something to get our teeth into. Kicking in with this amazing blend of violin strings and piano notes, the song immediately grabs you. Sonically speaking, I think this song is the best release so far this year and it is so beautifully produced. Premier gives us his signature scratch-chorus and, in this writer’s humble opinion, it might be one of his best in years. Then Royce kicks in showing off his amazing vocal skills talking about how he is coming to take out all wack emcees.
The rest of PRhyme 2
has a lot to stand up to after this single. If it is anything like “Rock It”, we will be rocking this album all year long!

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You have to go get this record.
Let us know if you need it, cause we are rocking it!!

Til next week . . . Peace!!
DJ 3rd Degree





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Catch RAP ATTACK's own
SPEAKER CHILD
at a city near you!





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Challace and Ruc aka Killa Kidz bring you this brand new certified banger coming straight outta Queensbridge. With the legendary Havoc of Mobb Deep hosting the project "Blood Under The Bridge,” this new track "Mobb Deep" gives you that classic QB sound that mesmerizes with a chanting chorus that keeps your neck snapping. The Killa Kidz gives us a great record.
#MobbDeep
@qbchallace @ruc_da_jackel @havocmobbdeep




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Prhyme
drops the visual for their recently released single, "Rock It," a song in which Vibe praises "DJ Premier's signature scratches" and Royce 5’9"'s "top-notch wordplay." The duo comprised of Royce 5’9” and DJ Premier is set to release their highly anticipated sophomore project, PRhyme 2, on March 16th via PRhyme Records.
Hypebeast calls “Rock It” a "hard-hitting record with a classic Hip-Hop sound" while Billboard states "If it's dope beats and dope rhymes that you are in search of, look no further than PRhyme 2."
Called one of the best rap albums of 2014 by Rolling Stone,
PRyhme’s debut self-titled album featured compositions from producer and composer Adrian Younge and high caliber features from Black Thought, Ab-Soul, Mac Miller, Common, Jay Electronica, Schoolboy Q and Killer Mike. This time around, Premier tapped Philadelphia composer and producer Antman Wonder to provide original music for Royce and Premier to sample.
PRhyme 2 includes features from 2Chainz, Yelawolf, Cee-Lo and Dave East, who guests on the previously released single "ERA."

PRhyme 2 Tracklist:

1. INTERLUDE 1 (SALUTE)
2. BLACK HISTORY
3. 1 OF THE HARDEST
4. ERA (FEAT. DAVE EAST)
5. RESPECT MY GUN (FEAT. ROC MARCIANO)
6. W.O.W. (FEAT. YELAWOLF)
7. SUNFLOWER SEEDS (FEAT. NOVEL FOR SUMMER OF ‘96)
8. STREETS AT NIGHT
9. ROCK IT
10. LOVED ONES (FEAT. RAPSODY)
11. MY CALLING
12. MAN MADE (FEAT. BIG K.R.I.T. & DENAUN PORTER)
13. INTERLUDE 2 (RELATIONSHIPS)
14. FLIRT (FEAT. 2 CHAINZ)
15. EVERYDAY STRUGGLE (FEAT. CHAVIS CHANDLER)
16. DO YA THANG
17. GOTTA LOVE IT (FEAT. CEE-LO GREEN & BRADY WATT)




FIRST DEF JAM ARTIST
WILL HIT THE BIG SCREEN!

by: T La Rock

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Boom! News Flash! For The Hip Hop Enthusiasts!

I Have Been A Part Of Hip Hop Since It’s Birth.
I Was Given The Title
La Rock From A B-Boy I Danced With, His Name Was Skippy. The Year 1974-1975. My Apologies, I Cannot Be Exact.
I Am Also Known As T Lyrics!
I Am A Huge Fan Of Break Beats. I Have A Huge Collection.
I’ve Traveled The World (Literally) On The Strength Of My Recordings. As Close As California As Far As Brazil! Europe! Sweden And Japan.

The Highlight Of My Life Is Happening Now.
A Full Length Motion Picture Is Being Produced
Which Will Cover My Life Story!

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T La Rock, Nasty-Nes & Greg Nice





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Ahsan The Golden Child (WRSU-NJ) & his wife
getting their “WAKANDA” on!




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HIP HOP LEGEND LOVE BUG STARSKI PASSES AT AGE 56

by Jay Quan
Love Bug Starski was right there
at the genesis of the subculture now known as Hip Hop, before it even had a name. With his Grandmother living only 4 blocks away from the Black Spade hotbed known as the Bronx River Projects, he made friends early with architects like
Kool D.J. D and Afrika Bambaataa. Starski was one of the first to D.J. and Emcee simultaneously, and even though he got his start right there at Bronx River, he also carried equipment and records for the late great Pete DJ Jones who played for a more mature crowd. The Grandmaster Flash, who studied Jones and was impressed with Jones’ ability to preview records via the cue button on his Clubman mixer, introduced Love Bug to Jones. Along with Keith Cowboy of Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5, Love Bug is said to be one of the originators of the word “Hip Hop”. He rhythmically inserted it into his rhymes and used it as a segue, much in the style of Wonder Mike’s intro on the Sugar Hill Gangs’ “Rappers Delight”. It was Afrika Bambaataa who later used the words Hip Hop to describe the street artform, including Djing, B-Boying (breakdancing), Graffiti and Emceeing (rapping), but it was Keith Cowboy & Love Bug who are credited with the creation of the term.

Sylvia Robinson, who started the first notable rap music label Sugar Hill Records, attended a birthday party at Harlem World for one of her nieces and this was the first time that she heard rap music This is also where she formulated the idea to commit the music to record, as a way to get herself and her stable of record labels (Stang, All Platinum and Turbo) out of debt. It was the Love Bug Starski that she witnessed that night. Master Gee of the Sugar Hill Gang told me that before there was a Sugar Hill Gang, Rappers Delight or even Sugar Hill Records as a name, Starski was the first Emcee to record for Sylvia. He actually rapped to the track that would become “Freedom” by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5.

Lovebug Starsky would eventually record for Fever Records (run by Sal Abbatiello, who owned and operated the infamous Disco Fever nightclub) as well as Tayster and Epic Records.He penned the title track for the soundtrack to the failed 80’s movie “Rappin’”. Lovebug Starski’s biggest hit and signature song is “Live At The Disco Fever” produced by the late great Larry Smith. “You’ve Gotta Believe”, which he recently remade, was a big hit as well. In addition to being an early Dj/Emcee, Starski was also one of the first to deliver an energetic stage show, using the entire stage when he performed.

Love Bug was an extremely private and guarded person, who rarely gave interviews.
Rest In Peace to one of the building blocks of the Hip Hop subculture.






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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
http://www.rapattacklives.com/page11/
and watch these 2018 video debuts:

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The High Children
“Promo Reel 2018"


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Arash aka Shammy Dee
"Crumble."

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Kritta
“Politics”

The HEAT is ON for 2018!



and check these out!
(click here)

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SHOUT OUT TIZIME

Happy Birthday!

to Big Phil Jackson (WPRB-NJ),
celebrating on Monday, March 5,

and

to
Bri-G (Interscope),
celebrating on Sunday, March 11.


RAP ATTACK REMEMBERS
Notorious B.I.G.
on Friday, March 9th.


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