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