Friday, December 26, 2008

2008 Highlights, Part V

PaceWon & Mr. Green - Children Sing

ST Da Squad - It's The ST

Busta Rhymes f/ Reek Da Villain, The Game, Lil Wayne, Nas & Big Daddy Kane - Don't Touch Me (Throw The Water On Em) Remix

Supastition - Urban Renewal Project intro!

2008 Highlights, Part IV

Nas - Queens Get The Money

Buckshot & 9th Wonder - Ready (Brand New Day)

Atmosphere - Shoulda Known

RZA - You Can't Stop Me Now

2008 Highlights, Part III

DJ Babu f/ Termanology - Guns Gon Blow

Jake One f/ Blueprint - Scared

Statik Selektah f/ M.O.P. & Jadakiss

Immortal Technique - Mistakes

GZA - 0% Finance

2008 Highlights, Part II

eMC - Leak It Out

Cesar Comanche - Hands High

Shad K - Now A Daze

Jake One f/ Posdnous & Slug - Oh Really

Termanology f/ Bun B - How We Rock (produced by DJ Premier)

Stay tuned....

Big M's (aka Mig L, Manuel, whatever the f you wanna call me) 2008 Highlights, Part I

I'm going to be throwing down a few posts in the next couple of days that will run down highlights of 2008. This is not DJ Sage's list, but I'm sure some of these tracks will find their way into the Best of 2008 show. I didn't rank these from 1-10 or whatever, so just sit back, click and enjoy!

Reef The Lost Cauze - I Wonder

K'Naan f/ Chubb Rock - ABC's

FattSnak - Beer Day (Situations)

EPMD - Listen Up

More to come...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Big Track Of The Week, Christmas Eve Edition

This isn't the newest track out, but it is guaranteed to keep you warm in this cold weather. "Hands High" will be on Cesar Comanche's upcoming album, 'Die In Your Lap'. You might remember the beat itself as being the instrumental to the Khrysis Shoutro on Little Brother's 'Chittlin Circuit 1.5' album. It's about time someone spit on it..

Cesar Comanche - Hands High (produced by Khrysis)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Season's Greetings from the Urban Renewal Project!

No show this week, since Sage is livin' it up in Mexico! We'll be back next week with the best of 2008! Should be a good show given the amount of quality material that was released... until then, here's a classic little holiday song for ya.

Run DMC - Christmas In Hollis

Happy holidays!

Monday, December 22, 2008

BIG track for the week of December 21

I'm gonna go with a track that we've been playing for a couple weeks now as the big track. This K'Naan track features Chubb Rock and is on K's upcoming album "Troubador", due out in early 2009. Check it, and keep an eye out for this talented Canadian artist.

K'Naan f/ Chubb Rock - ABC's

December 16 podcast

Check out Last week's podcast here! Interviews with Anonymous Twist, Traxamillion and funnyman Patrick Maliha, and music from Reef The Lost Cauze, Scarface, Kardinal Offishall, K'Naan, Ali Vegas, Common, Termanology and more! As O-Dog would say, cop it!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Urban Renewal Project -- December 16, 2008

More and more and more heat....

We set it off with a double shot from Reef The Lost Cauze's album, 'A Vicious Cycle'. I recommend it, cause Reef is bringin it a big way. We also had interviews with Anonymous Twist, a very talented DJ/Producer/MC from the T Dot. We were also joined by a good friend of the URP from the Bay Area, producer and now MC Traxamillion. We bumped his new track, '808', and rest assured this track is NOT for dinky computer speakers!

Our old friend from the Vancouver comedy scene, Patrick Maliha. He did up some impressions for us, and ran down his upcoming shows and let us know about his new radio show on 1410 CFUN... Check it! We had tons of great tracks tonight from Snak The Ripper, Jay-Z, The Knux, Fashawn, Richie Cunning & U.N.I., K'Naan and more! Check it!

As always, you can download the podcast at a couple days from now! While you're at it, hit up the store and message board! We're off next week, but check us on the 30th when we'll be showcasing the year's best tracks!


Sunday, December 14, 2008

BIG track of the week -- December 14

This week's track is a newer DJ Premier-produced cut from Blaq Poet called "Ain't Nuttin Changed". Word is that Premo will be producing quite a few tracks from Poet's upcoming album which is great news because he can rip a Premier track as well as anyone (see FAYBAN, Poet Has Come, We Gonna Ill). Check it!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Urban Renewal Project -- Tuesday December 9th, 2008 -- Ladies Night!

Ladies Night!

Big start to the show on Tuesday, with a Double Shot from Medinah Starr's upcoming EP, "Serious Intermission". This disc is serious, don't sleep on the talented Philly rhyme sayer! We were also joined by Medinah for a phone interview where she spoke on her experiences in the music industry, her upcoming project and life in general! Good talk! Almost immediately after that we were joined by Amanda Diva, who is doing some big things in her own right, including collaborations with Q-Tip among others! Two quality interviews from two of the hottest female MCs in the game right now!

We were also joined by the Australian hip-hop duo, Bliss N Eso. They are tearing up the Aussie scene right now and are making their way to North America as we speak! Check their website, for show details!

Check out or download the podcast of this show because you're missing out if you didn't hear it! We got into an all-female MC set following the first two interviews with Medinah Starr and Amanda Diva and it was on from there! There was no slowing down, with new ish from Common, Blaq Poet, EPMD, Torae, Jay-Z, 88-Keys, Snak The Ripper and Party Arty (RIP) among others.

The Urban Renewal Project also passes along its condolences to the families and friends of DITC and Cella Dwellas MC, Party Arty, and the legendary MC Breed who both recently passed away. It was way too soon for both talented artists to leave us. RIP.


Big M

Sunday, December 7, 2008

BIG track for the first week of December

I've been bumping this non-stop it seems...

- For Whatever It's Worth

From the DJ Babu - Duck Season 3... check it!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Urban Renewal Project -- December 2nd, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like...... Winter. Ehh..

Since we shaved the show down to two hours last week, we'll be sure to make up for it this week with good interviews, music and giveaways. We'll be joined first by the West Coast duo, Keelay & Zaire ( Then we'll get back into some Vancouver flavour in the form of Emotionz! (

We'll also be giving away some CDs, so don't hesitate to call in!

Check out the Urban Renewal Project live from 10pm-1am PST on 102.7fm CFRO, or online at . Also download past episodes and check out the blog! We also have an online store up and running now (thanks Gyromite!) if you're into getting yourself a nice t-shirt or a DJ Sage exclusive mixtape!

Big M

Saturday, November 29, 2008

URP Radio -- Tuesday November 25th

What's good?

This week was a bit of a throwback to our old format, when our show would only run for 2 hours instead of the 3 hours of madness we've been bringing you lately. The reason for this is that we hit up Republic to check out Peanut Butter Wolf's world renown DJ/VJ set. We'll be the first to tell you that he did not disappoint. The spot was rockin and everyone was having a great time. If PB Wolf is in your area, do not hesitate to check him out!

Other than that, we featured Ludacris' new album, Theater Of The Mind. Overall, this album wasn't blowing us away but it is alright for such a commercial release. There's obviously some club friendly tracks, mixed in with a bit of filler and a couple of gems. One of these being the DJ Premier-produced track, MVP. You already know how we feel about this track if you listen to the show though (Hint: it's sick). Overall though, I would call the album a disappointment.

We also got into some new stuff from K'Naan and Snak The Ripper & Young Sin, as well as some classics from Peanut Butter Wolf and Rasco, among a whole lot of other heat. Download the podcast RIGHT HERE to check it out.

Peace til next week!

Big M

Monday, November 24, 2008

URP Blog -- Peanut Butter Wolf edition

Peanut Butter Wolf is gonna be rocking at Republic this Tuesday (November 25th) so I figured I'd throw down some of my favourites from PBW. Here goes...

Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf - Red Light Green Light

Peanut Butter Wolf f/ Rasco
- Run The Line

Peanut Butter Wolf f/ Planet Asia - In Your Area

Peanut Butter Wolf f/ The Lootpack & Quasimoto - Styles, Crews, Flows, Beats

PBW will be doing his patented video set at Republic (985 Granville St.) on Tuesday November 25th, so check it out (after listening to the Urban Renewal Project, of course), he will not disappoint!

Friday, November 21, 2008

DJ Premier talks Luda

Ludacris is in DJ Premier's top 20 MCs? I wouldn't have guessed it but here it is! This clip shows DJ Premier and Ludacris hard at work putting down tracks for Luda's upcoming album, Theater Of The Mind. It drops next Tuesday and should be a banger. The track "MVP" is produced by Premier and is a certified heavy hitter.

Snak The Ripper, Young Sin, Fatt Matt & D-Rec live in on the Urban Renewal Project

Big show on Tuesday... Not only did we have phone interviews with Sammy Bananas and Double-O from Kidz In The Hall, we were also joined live by some of Vancity's finest in the form of Snak The Ripper, Young Sin, Fatt Matt & D-Rec. The boys talked about what's next for them, and dropped a few live freestyles. Big!

Download the podcast here and don't forget to download some past podcasts at !

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Urban Renewal Project on YouTube

Uh oh, the Urban Renewal Project has jumped into the world of YouTube... We just have the show intro up there as of now, but we're looking to throw up some clips and interviews in the near future. For now, marinate on this...

Supastition - Urban Renewal Project Intro freestyle

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Peanut Butter Wolf in Vancity!

Legendary DJ and producer Peanut Butter Wolf will be rockin' at Republic (958 Granville St., Vancouver) on Tuesday, November 25th! Don't miss the founder of Stones Throw Records along with Flipout, Sean La-La & Hedspin!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Finale Fall Release Party!

Our friends from Finale Design are throwing a party and YOU should be there. It's taking place on Friday, November 7th at Shine nightclub (364 Water St.) in Gastown. The new Fall designs are coming out and they're looking very sick. Come by for some drinks and you might walk out with some free swag!


Jam packed show this week... not only did our Statik Selektah interview come through, we were also joined by Royce da 5'9! Nickel nine phoned in from the studio, where he was recording for an upcoming project with Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden and Crooked I... should be good! Download the podcast to hear the interviews as well as tons of great tracks such as this new stuff from EPMD:

EPMD - Listen Up

Vancouver's own Junior & Vik surprised us by popping in the studio during the show... by downloading the podcast you also get to hear a pretty slick freestyle by Vik... here's a track from them that we're feeling:

Junior & Vik - If U C Me Walkin'

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

It's about that time.........

The legendary Large Professor is going to be hitting Vancity pretty soon. November 15th, to be exact. He'll be at Stone Temple (1082 Granville Street, Vancouver). Stay tuned for more details... In the meantime, here's a track from his new album, "Main Source", which dropped on September 30th of this year. Very solid album, check check it out...

Large Pro - Hot, Sizzlin', Scorchin', Torchin', Blazin'

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Check check it out!

Looking for something to do this week? What about Halloween? January 2009? We got you covered, check out these spots:

PREMATURE EJACK O' LANTERN -- Thursday, October 23rd (9pm) @ The Anza Club (#3 8th Avenue, Vancouver)-- Featuring The Heard w/ DJ Marvel, Kaboom + Special Guests! Tickets are $10, $7 if you wear a costume!

Halloween Hype! with Prince Paul f/ The Jump Off Boys (Fatt Matt, Tachichi & Snak The Ripper) & The Fryertuck Theme Players (Carter Hayes & Matt Belbin)
-- Friday, October 31 @ The Royal Unicorn (147 East Pender St., Vancouver) -- Tickets are $18 (Available @ Zulu, Scratch, Highlife, Dipt, Beatstreet, Red Cat, Vinyl & Clubzone -- $100 prize for best costume!

Wayne's World Party On! featuring DJ's My!Gay!Husband!, DJCHERCHEZ, December & Super cover band Crucial Taunt
-- Saturday, November 8 (10pm) @ The Sweatshop (1947 E. Hastings) -- Prizes, cheap drinks and free licorice!

The Clipse live @ Richards On Richard's (1036 Richards St., Vancouver) -- Wednesday, January 21 2009. More details when they are available.

Of course, don't forget about Digable Planets rocking The Commodore Ballroom on November 11th and The Herbaliser doing the same on November 27th. Check the previous blogs for more information.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Vancouver flavour

It`s 6:30 am right now and for some reason I feel that I should throw some Vancity content in your direction...

FattSnak - Beer Day (Situations)

Snak The Ripper

Fatt Matt

Lenny Diko
- Get Lifted

(Calgary) f/ Jeff Spec (Vancouver) - Gamble

Moka Only - Search

Underground check

Don't you love it when you hear a track that just takes hold of you and you just zone on it? This cut from Reef The Lost Cauze's upcoming album "A Vicious Cycle" did it for me the other day.

Reef The Lost Cauze - I Wonder

It's produced by Marco Polo, one of the, if not the best Canadian producers. Actually scratch that, he's just one of the best producers out right now in my opinion. His album, "Port Authority" is sick, check that out too if you haven't already.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Free Press

Coming out of East Van, check out Jeff Spec's free downloadable EP, "Free Press". All tracks are produced by LoKeynote. Click here to download . Quality Canadian material here people..

Thursday, October 9, 2008

URP Radio... like a muhfucka!

Big show this week... interviews with Houston veteran Devin The Dude and Boston's own Big Shug. Devin's new album, "Landing Gear", dropped on the 7th of this month, and Shug will be releasing "The Otherside Of The Game" on November 4th. Check out the podcast here. Here are some cuts I've been feeling from each album:

Devin The Dude - Can't Make It Home

Big Shug - Like a Muhfucka

DJ Premier blesses Big Shug with another nasty beat. His new shit should be bangin... I'm looking forward to it.


Monday, October 6, 2008

Get On Up

Lots of quality shows going on in and around the Vancouver area in October and November... Here's a quick rundown for those of you who wanna check out some dope live Hip-Hop..

CAMP LO - live @ The Stone Temple (1082 Granville St., Vancouver) ---- Saturday, October 11th. Tickets available @ Dipt, Beat Street and

(plus guests: Snak The Ripper, Neato & Quoted Motives) - live @ Richard's On Richards (1036 Richards St., Vancouver) ---- Monday, October 13th. Tickets available @ Zulu Records, Dipt, Beat Street &

DJ JAZZY JEFF & The 3 Year GET FRESH ANNIVERSARY GALA - live @ The Standard (140 6th Street, New Westminster) ----Thursday, October 16th. Tickets available @

PETE ROCK (DJ Set) - live @ Bar None (
1222 Hamilton St., Vancouver) ---- Thursday, October 23rd. Tickets available @

DIGABLE PLANETS - live @ The Commodore Ballroom (870 Granville St., Vancouver) ---- Tuesday, November 11th. Tickets available @ Zulu, Highlife, Beat Street, Livestock &

THE HERBALISER (with special guests Grand Analog) - live @ The Commodore Ballroom (870 Granville St., Vancouver) ---- Thursday, November 27th. Tickets available @ Zulu, Highlife, Beat Street &


Made In Canada...........

Check out this homegrown compilation that has found it's way into our mix. "Made In Canada" Vol. 1 features the cream of the Canadian Hip-Hop crop from Vancity's own Jeff Spec to the latest Canadian MC to sign to a major, Kardinal Offishall.

Hip-Hop ain't dead, it lives in the NORTH!
Check it!

Friday, October 3, 2008


Looks like I forgot about Termanology when I was talking about albums that came out on the 30th of September. Definitely check out "Politics As Usual" as well... it boasts production from veterans such as DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Buckwild, Alchemist, Hi-Tek and Large Profesor. Crazy.

Here's the video for How We Rock f/ Bun B. Produced by Premo. Check out his digi tables..

Medinah Starr Exclusive

Medinah Starr is preparing to release her EP, Serious Intermission! In a promotional effort, she has hooked up with DJ Sage from the Urban Renewal Project in Vancouver to release a free promo mix to the public! This download is absolutely free and contains exclusive unreleased material, freestyles and more - Medinah Starr's music from 2006 to now! Download Now!! Share ! Share ! Share!

Click here to download!

Track List:

1 Inna Million
Beautiful (freestyle)
Beauty and Pain f/ Access Immortal & Torae
One Mic (freestyle)
Hero (freestyle)
Knock Em Out The Box f/ Access Immortal
Hold Me Down
Walk Away (Sage Blend)
Music In Me
Hot Like That f/ Guru
Ring Da Alarm f/ Nimrod
URP Radio (freestyle)
Perseverance (Sage blend)

Don't sleep on this Vancity-Philly connection!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

First blog! Big!

What up people? First blog is going down live and direct from Columbia and Hastings in Vancity! I'm not a pro, but I can only imagine I'm gonna be the next Michael Jordan of this bloggin ish.

What is it about September that brings out the best in Hip-Hop? Look at all the albums that came out today! Large Pro dropped Main Source 2008, Murs came out with Murs For President, TI released Paper Trail.... and the album I was looking forward to the most was Heltah Skeltah's D.I.R.T. (Da Incredible Rap Team).

I gotta say, out of those 4, I'm feeling Large Pro's the most. He is clearly still a beast on the boards! The thing is though, maybe it's because I haven't had a lot of time to THOROUGHLY listen to the Heltah Skeltah joint, but I was a little bit dissapointed with it. The craziest thing about this album is that they sample Goldust's entrance theme from the WWF. Anyone remember this guy?

All wrestlers aside though, this is a pretty cold sample. It's got that epic sound to it. Goldust was pretty out there though... Hopefully this album grows on me in the next week or so...

That's all for now