Tuesday, August 9, 2011


We're baaaaaaaaaaaack!

Big M and 2Face Al are in the spot, flooding the airwaves with nothing but the best Hip-Hop, the ish you won't be finding in the mainstream. Big, BIG shoutout to DJ Sage, with whom we'll be rocking Urban Renewal Project podcasts with in the near future!

Bear with us as we transition to a slightly different format and get adjusted to it! We did kick it off in a big way with a special guest in the area. Big Moss rolled through with Chrome Vision and Divided and dropped a freestyle gem for the streets of Vancouver to roll with. He's also crushing the competition in the Urban Star Contest so definetly hit the website and keep up to date then tell people you were up on the next urban star before they got signed!

We rocked a ton of tracks tonight, tons of CanCon and a whole lotta heat. Defenders of the Faith, Land Mindz, Rich Kidd, Black Rob, Wu-Tang Clan and a ton more. You can check out the Co-Op Radio archives and listen to this show as well as a ton of other quality programs, regardless of your taste in music/public affairs! There's something for everyone on Co-Op Radio.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

URP Radio -- June 21, 2011 -- Dusty Trails

Since the Urban Renewal Project is going in a new direction, separate from Co-Op Radio, we figured we'd go out with a bang and drop a TRIPLE SHOT on the people. The first two tracks were from Random Axe's LP, "Karate Kid" and "Everybody Nobody Somebody". Both go hard and if you're fans of any one of Sean Price, Guilty Simpson or Black Milk, you'll like this album very much. We also got into a track from a couple weeks ago that we slept on from Termanology's Cameo King II, ST Salute featuring Ea$y Money and H Blanco. Crazy track and the album is definitely worth checking out. Show Off!

We played a ton of tracks tonight, including cuts from Vast Aire, J. Cole, Artifacts, and 2Pac, whose birthday was June 16th. We also discovered (stay with me here) the human version of Louie Anderson's cartoon character from Life With Louie.. Weird, right?

Since this is the last program of the Co-Op Radio version of the URP, we'd like to thank Co-Op Radio for years of support and the opportunity to spread great music to the city of Vancouver and beyond. Do not hesitate to become a Co-Op Member and become a part of Vancouver's most diverse radio station!


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

URP Radio -- June 14, 2011 -- Crunch Time

As everything else in the city of Vancouver this week, the Urban Renewal Project is operating in the shade cast by Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. One more win will send Vancity into an absolute frenzy, so consider tonight's show the warm-up! We put it together after the Double Shot, but we actually selected a Boston artist to feature this week. FOL. However, regardless of where Termanology hails from, there's no denying the quality of Cameo King II. The usual suspects are present on this record; Statik Selektah, Freeway, Joell Ortiz, Bun B, Slaine and many, many more make appearances as every track features at least one artist. Check it out, and remember to support the real

We played a ton of tunes tonight from the likes of Shad, Sean Price, Pacewon & Mr. Green, Elzhi, Action Bronson, Nas and more. Check out that new Nas if you haven't already!


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

URP Tuesdays -- June 7th, 2011 -- Randominium!

Once again it's on!

We pretty much got right into it, not only providing more scintillating conversation than Jeff Goldblum, but also the absolute best in Hip-Hop. Instead of doing a beat battle or double shot, we rocked the new Random Axe single, "Chewbacca". In other news, the name "Chewbacca" still receives the dreaded squiggly red typo line when typed in a Blogspot text box. This is a travesty, especially since I'm planning to name my second, fourth and twelfth child Chewbacca :-(. Anyhow, the Random Axe LP drops a week from today and we are all rather pumped on that fact.

We were also feeling the fact that Summer finally seems to be on its way to Vancouver. Better late than never, right? Thanks, Mother Nature. I guess you were busy reigning absolute terror on Asia, South America and the Caribbean. However, in all seriousness, people need to stop complaining about poor weather or the lack of sunshine we are getting here in North America, when millions of people have been killed, injured and displaced around the world because of natural disasters. Donate a few bucks to relief efforts and help your fellow man, even if it means having a couple less 8 dollar cups of coffee.

We got into a ton of nice tunes for the nice weather, including a ton of DJ Quik, Fresh Prince, Rascalz, Rich Kidd and much, much more. Also hit up the URP Facebook page and LIKE us! Downloads, newsbits, and of course, scintillating conversation are the norm over at the Urban Renewal Project. Follow us on Twitter while you're at it!


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

URP Tuesdays -- May 31, 2011 -- Feeling the Bass

We were back in full effect tonight, closing out the month of May in a positive way with our Double Shot of our choice cuts from the last 31 days. The Big M pick was Elzhi's version of Represent (surprise, surprise...), since it is a very tall order to go in on one of DJ Premier's best beats and not be outshined by Nas' mastery on Illmatic. Check the URP Facebook group to download "Elmatic" for free, you will not be disappointed! 2Face Al selected "Random Call" by Random Axe (Sean Price, Guilty Simpson & Black Milk), which gets us amped for the June 14th release of the Random Axe LP!

We were then joined by a veteran producer and Grammy winner, Chin, who has put down production for a laundry list of Hip-Hop artists including K'Naan, Drake, The Clipse, Eminem, 50 Cent and countless more. Chin will be in town this weekend (June 4th & 5th), hosting a Hip-Hop Production Masterclass at The Nimbus School of Recording Arts. Register now and get input on your music from a true production genius! Vancouver has been hosting many conventions such as this recently, which are a great way to gain valuable experience about the music industry. Young artists listen up!

We were shoulders deep in good music tonight, bumping everything from Common to Saukrates, Random Axe to Classified, Souls of Mischief to Pharoahe Monch, so there was a little something for every Hip-Hop head!

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

URP Tuesdays -- May 17th, 2011 -- Faces in the Crowd

We welcomed ourselves back to Co-Op Radio following last week's hiatus by bringing back the legendary, amazing, mythical, tantalizing DOUBLE SHOT! Will it remain? Will it return from whence it came? Only time will tell. Alls we know is that we churned out a couple of tracks for the people, coming from Edo G's new album, "Face In The Crowd". Another nice release from Edo G, who speaks to the Golden Era crowd on this record. "I Was There" and "Drink Up" were the tracks chosen to get your attention, now check out the rest of the album. And remember, make sure to support good music!

We also got into a lengthy Black Moon set, in honour of their May 18th visit to Vancouver. There is no shortage of Black Moon classics, so we got into a ton of tunes from the Boot Camp Clik veretans, as well as some Wais P, Elzhi, Malkovich, Shad, and many more. Don't forget to log onto www.CoOpRadio.org and become a Co-Op member to keep artists like these on 102.7fm CFRO! Tell 'em the URP is your favourite show!

Make sure to visit the Urban Renewal Project Facebook Page, because we give you the business when it comes to that dang Hip-Hop music. Follow us on Twitter as well! Flex your social media muscles!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

URP Tuesdays -- May 3rd, 2011 -- Stylin' On Ya

Since we had so much heat to drop into your ears this Tuesday evening, we just dove head first into the mix. Statik Selektah, Bun B, Talib Kweli, Blackalicious, and many more found their way onto the airwaves tonight, so hopefully you were vibing as well as we were!

We were joined by the co-founder of the Stylus Group, Click, who will be holding the fourth annual It Starts With The DJ conference at Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver on Saturday, May 7th., with a legendary special guest: DIAMOND D, along with Flipout, Kyle Kraft, Justin Wachtel, DJ Arems, GMAN, and plenty more industry players throughout the event. If you are an aspiring DJ/MC/Producer or are simply curious about the music industry, this is an event you won't want to miss! As if that wasn't smooth enough, Diamond D will also be playing a FREE show at Fortune the night before on May 6th. Not so bad right? Get out there!

Also, head over to the Urban Renewal Project Facebook Page for some dope downloads, including the greatest Hip-Hop Demos and The Tical Files.