Hip-Hop's TRUE VOICE for college rap radio, internet rap shows AND mixtape dj's since 1985!

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Issue # 704
January 25, 2016

! ? What’s Upper ? !

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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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iHEART is shaking up Seattle radio

  • KUBE is moving from 93.3 to 104.9 where it replaces what was KKBW. The station is temporarily being removed until their call letter change has been approved by the FCC. At that time, they will return to the Rhythmic panel.
  • The 93.3 signal that has been home to KUBE, has applied for the call letters KPWK. It will be a Top 40 non-reporter until they meet Mediabase reporting guidelines.

The new
REKS album ‘The Greatest X’ (pronounced ‘The Greatest Unknown’) is his tenth proper album. Dropping in late Spring, it will feature contributions from Large Professor, The Alchemist, Statik Selektah, Nottz, Apollo Brown, Black Milk, MoSS, Buckwild, Streetrunner, Slaine, Termanology, Planet Asia, Rasco, Guilty Simpson, Akrobatik, Dutch Rebelle and more. The Arictype (of STL GLD fame) produced this cut.
Grab it at

Hip Hop for Bernie Sanders?
Tajai from Souls of Mischief and Casual talk politics:

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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":

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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.

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A NAMM 2016 Westcoast Hip Hop Reunion (l-r) DJ Battlecat, The Egyptian Lover, RAP ATTACK's DJ Bobcat & The Arabian Prince

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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!

"Dame Fortune"
is the deliciously eclectic sixth album from veteran producer and crate digger extraordinaire RJD2, out March 25th on RJ’s Electrical Connections. Listen to the debut single, “Peace of What,” featuring Jordan Brown, and drawing inspiration from 1990’s rap legends Main Source’s 1991 single “Peace Is Not the Word to Play.” “When I hear people talk of peace in America, the discrepancy between our words and our actions can get fatiguing,” he says about the inspiration behind the song. “I was trying to reflect the experience of people I know, which often feels like ‘We’re not ACTUALLY trying to do anything about this problem in our country.’”
RJD2 On Tour:
01.30.16 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
02.20.16 - Austin, TX @ Empire Garage
02.27.16 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
03.11.16 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
04.08.16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
04.09.16 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
04.29.16 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
05.28.16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
05.29.16 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

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"Original Gangsta" show airing on Chicago's WNUR was off the hook!
DJ 3rd Rail put it down on the wheels along with his host DJ Towtruck!
It was 5 hours of original OG Gangsta records like
Eazy-E, Ice Cube, NWA, DJ Quik, Snoop Dogg and MORE!
Here's the link. Get ready to throw up the W & enjoy:


Happy Birthday!

To Seattle's DJ B-Mello celebrating this Tuesday, Jan 26 . . .
LoKash in CT celebrating this Wednesday, Jan 27 . . .
To Seattle's DJ
DV-One (Rockstead Crew) celebrating Sunday, Jan 31st . . .

PEACE, LOVE & HIP-HOP UNITY (God Bless & Isa Mahal),