. . . What’s Upper? . . . Nasty News . . . Issue #825 . . . July 2, 2018 . . . What’s Upper? . . .
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DJ 3rd Degree’s
Fire Pick of the Week
Week of July 2, 2018

Lots of new music coming out this summer!

Albums from Kanye, Nas, The Carters (Beyonce and Jay-Z) and soundtracks galore. This week we will focus on a particular track off of a soundtrack for Luke Cage.

The “R”, Rakim the Mic God, is BACK!
A brand new single released from the Luke Cage soundtrack just dropped and it is Worth the Listen.

s he’s legendary for doing, Ra goes in over a lovely boom bap beat produced by Adrian Young and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Playing in the back is a nice guitar riff which accentuates the beat. If you follow Luke Cage, you know he is a hood crime solver. Rakim talks all about how Luke Cage is a king of the streets.
This track brings me good feelings and is something that will be banging thru my speakers for weeks! You’ll also hear it on my show, The Coast to Coast Hip Hop Mix Show, which airs every Tuesday at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific on ScratchVision Radio!

Go grab it if you can.
If you need it, DJ’s, let us know! We got ya!!!

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

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to New York's own DJ KING JAMES

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goes One on One with DJ Nasty-Nes!
Nes talks about who really discovered
Sir Mixalot,
Filipino food
and what 'HIGH' in
The High Children means:


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On July 3rd, DJ 3rd Degree & his Coast2Coast Hip Hop show will debut on
DJ Scratch's Scratch Vision radio!
Stay tuned &

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It's Ahsan The Golden Child from NJ's WRSU filming a NEW music video with Oklahoma's own WeRdoZe!

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Everyone in this pic has contributed their time to record drops (messages) for my upcoming anniversary show. Thank you! to all for your time helping me with this project.
In addition to those who were tagged, the following artists have also recorded messages for the show:
MC Craig G, DJ Doo Wop, DJ Toast, DMC, Dondi, Dres, Emily Perry, Guilty Simpson,
Kutmasta Kurt, Mad Skillz, MC Brainpower, MC Whiteowl, Percee P, Raaka
Masa4TheRaza Podcast, Rock Mecca, Slug, Verbal Kent,
& Zion I.
So who's next? If you're an artist (Hip Hop or Freestyle) or a model that has appeared on my show, or maybe just a regular listener, you're welcome to call & record a congratulation message that will be played on air during the anniversary shows in September. (831-783-5817)

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Props to DJ Abel aka James Mitchell from Evergreen State College for putting together a great documentary,"The State of Hip Hop - Exploration of NW Hip Hop."

This doc features interviews with: Nasty-Nes, Wojack (emcee), DJ Shmix (DJ), King Khazm (206 Zulu), DNAK (graffiti artist) and J-Spoon (b-boy).

Watch on our vid page


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RAP ATTACK DJ's reunite! NY's DJ G-Brown & DJ Yoshi

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(l-r) DJ Jason-D, Nick Huff, DJ Addition, DJ Kazzeo,
Nasty-Nes & DJ Kristyles

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Coming soon from Portland's KBOO radio, it's DJ & MC Brenboy aka Brendon Reyes droppin' his debut track called,
“Keep It Home Grown.”
RAP ATTACK DJ's will get the Xclusive in one week!

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Proud of my Bay Area homegirl and mare',
I've watched her come up from San Jose's
KSJS as a RAP ATTACK DJ reporter and now blessing the entire Yay area on 106 KMEL — that's BIG! PinayPride4Life

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Row (KMEL) and Nasty-Nes

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ORIGINAL KMEL Posse now at SF's Q102
(L-R): Mind Motion, Nasty-Nes, Billy Vidal, Trace Dog,
Chuy Gomez & DJ MidiMack

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Nasty-Nes with Oakland's Icon Davey-D

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KRS-One & DJ Chill Will (WCBN-MI)

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At Seattle's Studio 110 Live launch party (l-r):
Jayson Binary (The High Children), Nasty-Nes, Wanzly (Macklemore's Thriftshop), Tootsie & Dirty Harry (Studio110.Live).

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Arman, Jayson (The High Children), Nasty-Nes, Robbie Rob (The High Children), Dirty Harry (Studio 110.live & The High Children), D-Tragic (KCSB-CA), DJ 3rd Degree (Coast2Coast Hip Hop show & The High Children), Peter (The High Children), Danny Dohrmann (The High Children) & Jamal (The High Children)

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I made a decision to stop smoking & stop doing drugs on April 14, 2004 — that was 14 years ago.
I can never forget that day.
Huge thanks to
Suspens who drove me to the hospital as I was having a mild heart attack. Cigarettes, smoking meth, snorting — it will all catch up to you.
I'm blessed to have survived and if you can relate, I hope you will survive too.
I hope you get my message. Make your decision. No matter what your situation,
help is available.
I’m living proof.

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It's the OFFICIAL RapAttackLives.com Anthem and I encourage all you DJ's to show me love & play it on your show & mixtapes! It's by GUTTA SLIM, called “#GoLive (RAPATTACK)” anthem.
Here's the exclusive DownLoad link:

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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?

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. 

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?

Behind the Scenes : Video Shoot : The High Children : "Get Money"

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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
and watch these 2018 video debuts:

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The High Children
“Promo Reel 2018"

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Arash aka Shammy Dee

The HEAT is ON for 2018!

and check these out!
(click here)

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Happy Birthday!

to DJ Yoshi, celebrating on Tuesday, July 3rd,


YSL, Butch Johnson & The RZA Bagan,
ALL celebrating on July 4th!

(God Bless & Isa Mahal)