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. . . What’s Upper? . . . Nasty News . . . Issue #798 . . . December 4, 2017 . . . What’s Upper? . . .

DEC 13

JAN 10

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RAP ATTACK welcomes two NEW reporters: Brendon Reyes from Portland's community radio, KBOO,
Eliza Craig from WIUX radio (Indiana University) in Bloomington, IN (pictured).

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DJ 3rd Degree’s
Fire Pick of the Week
Week of December 4, 2017
Got a brand new track for ya this week that is for sure going to blaze up your eardrums!

Jazz and Hip Hop music go hand in hand from way back in the late 80’s when groups like De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest came on the scene. They blended these two African-American genres together to create wonderful riffs and beautiful music. This week’s fire pick artist continues that tradition.
Out of NYC comes an artist I have mentioned before. He has just released a new single I really want to share with you.
J-Swiss (No9to5Music) is a force to be reckoned with on the rap music scene. His new single, titled “All Night”, reminds me of what would happen if jazz/R&B legend George Benson collaborated with this dope rapper.
A very soulful guitar and bass start the track, then the drums kick in, and J-Swiss flies in on the beat talking about how he can do this all night! J has a super buttery flow that fits this jazzy and bouncy track. It really grooves and the listener gets to nod their head the whole way thru.
This track is a must play on your show list!
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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to Rap Attack's own newlyweds,
Mr & Mrs Phil Jackson! (WPRB-NJ)

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The Mase & Cam'Ron feud continues.
DJ’s, your thoughts on the
new Mase diss record?
“The Oracle (Cam'Ron Diss)”


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Coming in 2018!


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LA Hip Hop Legends:
Egyptian Lover, Ice T & Arabian Prince

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It's been 25 years since NASTYMIX Records closed their doors.

On November 4th at Seattle's Washington Hall, The 206 Zulu presented the Vanguard award to NASTYMIX Records!
It was a NASTYMIX Records reunion with
Sheila Locke, Larry The White Guy,
Maharaji, Kid Sensation & MORE!!!
Thank you!
to King Khazm, Kitty Wu & everyone from the Zulu 206 for showing us love on a night I'll always treasure.

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King Khazm 206 Zulu

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Nes & Kid Sensation

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Paying respects to Bruce & Brandon Lee

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Seattle's Jun Fan Gung-Fu Institute

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Kitty Wu 206 Zulu

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Maharaji & Kid Sensation

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Nes & Maharaji

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Nasty Nes

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Nasty-Nes & Sheila Locke

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Maharaji & Wojack of Criminal Nation

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Terry from Massive Monkees & Nes

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Nes & The Shockmaster Glen Boyd

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Nes & Larry the White Guy

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The Original Mix A Lot posse

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Posse on Broadway

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DJ Melo Grant Celebrates 33 1/3 Years on Hip-Hop Airwaves

University of Vermont
's own Melo Grant
has been down with Hip Hop for 33
1/3 years!
Check out her amazing story:

I want to personally say, "Thank you" to everyone who showed us love on our special day on Oct 7, 2017. Your comments, gifts, cards, photos & presence made our day the MOST special day for us.
To the wonderful person who commented that our wedding looked "GHETTO”, a comment like that is hurtful and probably should have been kept to yourself. We wore ADIDAS track suits because it is a symbol of the Hip Hop culture that I have been a part of since 1980. It was also a representation of all of my groomsmen and the role they play as DJ's and artists.

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Mii, Nes & Suspens

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Kazzeo, Nasty-Nes, 3rd Rail,
rd Degree & D-Tragic

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L-R: DJ 3rd Rail, Suspens, DJ 3rd Degree, Nasty-Nes, D-Tragic, Kazzeo & Butch

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Nes & Llola wed!

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The RAP ATTACK Groomsmen

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DJ Icy Ice & Nasty-Nes

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L-R: DJ 3rd Rail, Suspens, DJ 3rd Degree, Nasty-Nes, D-Tragic, Kazzeo & Butch

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DJ 3rd Degree, Nasty-Nes, Kritta, Arman, 3rd Rail, Suspens, D-Tragic & Kazzeo

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Nasty-Nes at Press Conference

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(L-R) Cli-N-Tel, Dee Robbins, Doug Young, Sylky D, Greg Mack, Nasty-Nes & Mike Ross

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welcomes Gabriel Teodros & Stas
from Seattle's
KEXP radio to our DJ reporting panel!

Props to 60 East for throwing down a DOPE all day & night Hip Hop concert featuring a bunch of DOPE Hip Hop acts!

Here are exclusive photos from “The Pursuit of Happiness” event featuring The High Children, DJ 3
rd Degree, Nasty-Nes, AFRO & Amerie!

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DJ Shiftee cuts up The High Children's "U Keep Me Happy"


Kritta, The High Children, DJ 3rd Degree & yours truly, Nasty-Nes
spent three days in the Big Apple, New York City!

We hit up
Rutgers University in NJ with Ahsan “The Golden Child” at WRSU, then TitansOfRadio.com in the BK with Scott LaRock Jr. & the legendary, DJ Red Alert.

The highlight of our trip was a guest appearance on Sway's Universe on SIRIUS' Shade 45! Sway & I reminisced about our relationship in Hip Hop, easily stretching back over 20+ years.

Kritta shared his Bay area bond with Sway, debuted his new single “Black Orchid” & dropped a super dope freestyle.

The High Children brought their MPC drum machine & killed it LIVE! with a phat freestyle.
Sway premiered their Number One College charting single, “
I Feel!

We also networked with DJ Emmo, Kelly Price & CL from DigiWaxx.

I wish we had more time to see more heads, but we'll be back!

The High Children interview/freestyle with Sway!

shares his 37 yrs in Hip Hop with Sway!


interview/freestyle with Sway!

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Kritta & Sway

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Alchemist & DJ 3rd Degree

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Red Alert, 3rd Degree & Nes

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All of US at SIRIUS!

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On the air . . .

New York, we love you & thank you for making us feel at home!

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Showtime . . .

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Nes & Emmo

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Titans of Radio


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Raymond T & Nes

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D-Tragic & Sir-T

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Urban Network Panel

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Urban Network
Various Pix

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Narcotic, Andye, Nes & OSP (Syrka Records)

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The High Children

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Nes, The High Children & DJ 3rd Degree (Nes, Jayson, Tim, Jamal)

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Tiara Asia (Krayzie Bone’s daughter) & Nes

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Nes & BeatDatTrakk

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Look who’s “Diggin in The Crates!” - none other than Chicago's DJ 3rd Rail from WNUR!

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Nasty Nes and 3rd Rail

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DJ’s Surge, 3rd Rail and Nasty Nes

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DJ 3rd Rail, DJ 3rd Degree and Nasty Nes

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DJ 3rd Rail and DJ 3rd Degree

I am honored to be on the West Coast Board of Directors reppin' the upcoming Universal Hip Hop Museum about to be built in the Bronx, New York. The latest meeting at the JW Marriot hotel sponsored by Microsoft was a day full of reconnecting with friends & legends:
Lonzo (World Class Wrekin Kru), Arabian Prince (NWA) Kurtis Blow, Rocky Bucano, Captain Rapp, King Tee, Hen Gee (Ice-T), Scotty-D Spencer, Tomica Wright (Eazy-E), MellowMan Ace, Douglas Young, Medusa, Krayzie Bone, JRo (Tha Liks), Lisa Thomas, Tiffany Gaines, DJ Cli-N-Tel, Silky-D
& more!


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  • Lonzo World Class Wrekin Crew
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  • King Tee
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  • Arabian Prince NWA

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  • Kurtis Blow

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  • Tomica Wright
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  • J-Ro

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  • Medusa

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by Jessica Weber (Co-Sign)


I don’t have to tell you all this, but since Pitchfork asked — yes, College Radio matters.
I know,
CMJ didn’t publish a chart last week, the Music Marathon didn’t happen last year and CMJ’s direction has become a question mark . . . but, so what? Let’s be real: CMJ’s charts provide a great snapshot of what’s happening week to week nationwide, but it’s been a minute since they’ve been THE voice of College Radio. More importantly, the impact a station has on its community and fans doesn’t have a thing to do with whether or not a trade magazine exists. Honestly, people have been asking whether or not radio still matters since the early 2000s when I started in the music business as a College Radio Promoter.
The answer has always been the same. Yes.
As music lovers, you already know radio isn’t the only way to hear new records anymore, and it never will be again. This is OK! These days, technology allows all media to be consumed in many different ways (thankfully!), and often with so little intention. So to all my independent radio stations out there in the world, I say this makes you stronger.
Regardless of format, listening to your local radio station is not a purely utilitarian exercise so much as a conscious choice. People are tuning in because listeners know that
YOU fuel and enable music discovery.

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This means you’re tied directly into an open, engaged, local and loyal audience of music consumers and fans, not to mention donors and volunteers. They are hungry to contribute and be a part of something meaningful, and support an outlet rooted in community. Work that!
That being said, and I say this with love, there’s always room to step up our game, College Radio. And to be totally clear, I’m not saying don’t report to CMJ. I’m saying do that,
and more. Stations have to find new ways to trumpet the amazing things they're doing with bands and labels to the rest of the world, beyond charts. So, continue investing in your station’s community by building with your local record stores plus the venues and publications you love to create a truly meaningful local network.
And most important — get to know your listeners. These are your people! Keep investing, grow awareness for your station in your market and become an essential mouthpiece for your market.
Don’t ever forget — you are a powerful amplifier. Your audience, your community and your format have a voice. And remember we need to continue working to find new and innovative ways to amplify our voices and provide more for our listeners, our community and the artists we believe in.
Jessica Weber Founder - co-sign


Happy Birthday!

to the late & legendary Bubba G. Scotch (KHDC-CA)

on Thursday, December 7 (R.I.P.)

(God Bless & Isa Mahal)