Monday, December 21, 2009

December 15th -- HIGHLIGHTS

I couldn't find any clips of the J.J. Brown tracks we played, so just check out the "Connect The Dots" album! It's a monster! And now, on with the weekly highlights.

Souls Of Mischief - You Got It

Choclair - 21 Years

Royce Da 5'9 f/ Phonte - Something 2 Ride 2

Kardinal Offishall f/ Darryl Riley - We Gon Go

OC - Time's Up

December 15, 2009 -- PODCAST

We kicked off with a Double Shot from J.J. Brown's new album, "Connect The Dots" on Well Done Entertainment. Coming out of Philly, J.J. has dropped a very jazzy disc with a throwback feel. Features include Reef The Lost Cauze, Eternia, Block McCloud, Louis Logic, Celph Titled and many more. Make sure you check this album out, although you'll probably have to head online to find it.

We were then joined by Canadian Hip-Hop stalwart, the one and only Choclair. He's been putting it down for a minute, so we had a lot to discuss about the come-up, his relationship with DJ Premier, how to make a girl feel special during the holiday season and what's next for Chiznock. Check him out on Facebook to keep up to date with all his moves!

Unfortunately, the interview with big shot Bangs didn't work out, due to something on his end. He was probably caught up in the popcorn line at the theater. Oh well.

We had some more time to play a lot of great music, including an all-Choclair set which brought back a lot of memories! We also had some KRS-One & Buckshot, Souls Of Mischief, O.C., Common, Chen Lo and more!

To check out the podcast, CLICK HERE!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

December 8th HIGHLIGHTS

Here's what I thought were a few of the many highlights of the December 8th show...

OC & Big L - Dangerous

Clipse - Freedom

A Tribe Called Quest - Jam

Fly Gypsy - 2 Step f/ Kanye West


URP Radio -- December 8th, 2009 -- PODCAST!

Cot damn it's cold!

We started out by featuring the much anticipated Clipse album, "Til The Casket Drops", which is available now on Sony. The track with Cam'Ron, Popular Demand, is in heavy rotation on the URP as well as many other media outlets and we should be hearing a lot more from the Virginia duo in the months to come. Check out "Freedom", the track is crazy!

We were then joined by up and coming producer/rapper Rich Kidd, who's been working with the likes of Kardinal Offishall, Saukrates, Busta Rhymes, Billy Danze and a host of others and is really making waves these days. We discussed how this young artist got into hip-hop, his many collaborations, his creative process and the Canadian Hip-Hop classics. Check him out at ASAP!

We also weighed in on some turkeys in the sports world, with Tiger Woods, Mike Vick and DeLonte West topping the list, among others. This week marked the return of O-Dog after a month long hiatus due to travel, sickness, and debauchery.

Make sure you check out the podcast by CLICKING HERE! Tons of Canadian content, plus jams from the Wu, Tribe, Statik Selektah, The Beatnuts, Big L & OC and plenty more!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

URP Radio -- Dec 1st, 2009 -- Podcast!

It's beginning to look a lot like... URP Radio!

We started off with a Double Shot from the brand new Souls Of Mischief album, which features back and forth verses from MCs: A-Plus, Phesto, Opio, Tajai and prduction from Prince Paul and Domino. "Montezuma's Revenge" is available now, courtesy of Hiero Imperial. Much like the rest of the Souls catalog, this one doesn't disappoint and brings some classic Oakland sound to the 4th quarter of '09. If you've been down with the Hieroglyphics since the early 1990's, this will be a welcome addition to your album collection.

We were then joined by Vancity mainstay, Emotionz. He let us know what's up with Monday Night Live as well as the various other gigs he's promoting and hosting. Stay tuned for the video release party for his track "Dear God (100 Bars)" from his latest album, “Kush!” Hit him up at or look him up on Facebook for all the intel on this and much more!

We also brought back the legendary "Flip The Tune" segment this week, after a jam packed show last week. This week's contestants were Black Moon's "2 Turntables & A Microphone" and "Buddy" by De La Soul. Who will win?

Find out by downloading the PODCAST! Click Here to get rocking!

Monday, November 30, 2009

PODCAST -- November 24, 2009 -- Camp Lo interview!

This is it what!

We started off by featuring a couple tracks from the new A.G. & O.C. album, "Oasis" on Nature Sounds. This is one that was heavily anticipated by the Urban Renewal Project crew and it is a quality disc just as we expected. If you know what's up with Diggin' In The Crates, you won't wanna miss this album. These two MCs have been on the top of their game as long as I can remember and they keep it up on this one. Do it!

We kept our month of epic guests rolling tonight with the legendary Bronx duo, Camp Lo. We were first by Sonny Cheeba and then by Geechi Suede. We discussed their original merger, the parental influence on their eclectic music and their new album "Another Heist". We also tried to pry some info from Suede about some new projects that are in the works, but plans have to be kept under wraps for the time being. They involve some big producers though, so stay tuned! Keep up to date with Camp Lo at

There was a lot of great music being played tonight as well as a fair share of venting. Make sure you check out the podcast, BY CLICKING HERE.

We are also in the middle of our pledge drive at Co-Op radio, which means we are taking donations, however small or large they may be. Just visit and donate, but don't forget to specify the Urban Renewal Project as the show you'd like to contribute to!

And don't forget to download the new URP Radio/Finale Design CD mixed by DJ Sage.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Some Wu stuff, why not?

I'm getting a little hyped up off this Wu-Tang Meets Dubstep remix album. Here's a track, to get an idea of what to expect from it

Love Don't Cost A Thing/Still Grimey (Nebulla & Dore Remix)

And now some more traditional Wu... although it's a little different with the Chop&Screwed hook.. but hey, the blaxploitation-esque video and sound is doing it for me...

U-God & Method Man - Wu-Tang

Thursday, November 19, 2009

November 17, 2009 -- HIGHLIGHTS!

Some standout tracks from this week's URP Radio show... let me just say that it's safe to say that Kurupt is back to being an absolute monster...

Kurupt & DJ Crazy Toones - 2 Turntalbes & A Microphone

Krondon - The Rules/Thin Minutes

Chen Lo f/ Raphael Smith - Give It All Up

Ol' Dirty Bastard - Say No

Who Flipped It Better?

DJ Quik - Get At Me (Safe + Sound)


Brand Nubian - Brand Nubian (One For All)

November 17, 2009 -- Strong Arm Steady!

Back once again after a brief one-week hiatus!

We got back into it by featuring (and yes, this was a surprise to me), 50 Cent's "Before I Self Destruct" in our Double Shot. The album actually has a full-circle feel to it, despite the few obvious bubblegum tracks. It also comes with a tribute DVD to Jam Master Jay, so that's gotta be worth something.

A bunch of hot music was then spun, and we got into an interview with Krondon and Phil Da Agony from the West Coast supergroup, Strong Arm Steady. Phil & Kron discussed the work that's gone into their new albums, "Arms & Hammers" and "Stoney Jackson", both due out on the legendary Stones Throw Records. We also discussed Madlib, clothing deals and the various ways that SAS are connected with the Vancouver scene. Check out the SAS gang at for all the latest news on the West Coast trio.

We were joined by Craig Mac who is doing big things for Hip-Hop in the Lower Mainland in terms of organizing shows in Vancouver and Whistler, so hit up as well as anywhere fine tickets are sold!

We also got into yet another installment of "Who Flipped It Better?", or "Flip the Tune", or "Who Used a Particular Sample for a Song better", whatever you want to call it. Either way, the concept is simple. We get into two tracks that both use the same sample. This week, the contestants were DJ Quik - "Get At Me" from Safe + Sound and Brand Nubian - "Brand Nubian" from One For All. Who do you think killed the track?

Wanna know who we picked as the winner? DOWNLOAD THE PODCAST! CLICK HERE!

Speaking of free music, want more? Download this new URP Radio/Finale Design CD mixed by DJ Sage. Here is the link and share with the rest of the world: URP Radio/Finale present: The Process (Mixed by DJ Sage)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Weekly Highlights -- November 5, 2009

This is one of those shows where every track is gold. Here is are the highlights:

Who flipped it better?

Show & AG - You Know Now (Buckwild remix)


Heltah Skeltah - Letha Brainz Blo

Saukrates - Check For Me

The Clipse f/ Cam'ron - Popular Demand

Cormega - Rapture

Raekwon, Sean Price & Cormega - Radiant Jewels

Tha Dogg Pound - Westside Rydin

El Da Sensei & The Returners f/ Ghettosocks & Timbuktu – Ain’t Trippin'


Nov. 3rd, 2009 Podcast -- CORMEGA!

We started off with a Double Shot from BeKay's debut album, "Hunger Pains", which is available and recommend for next week on Coalmine Records. We had the privilege of interviewing the NY emcee a couple weeks ago, when he busted out a crazy new acapella. We kept it moving by playing a couple cuts off his album, which features the likes of Illmind, Marco Polo, R.A. The Rugged Man, Masta Ace, Heltah Skeltah, Inspectah Deck and many more. Don't sleep on this one, and hit Bekay up at!

We were then joined by Queensbridge legend, the one and only Cormega. We got into discussion about his new album, "Born & Raised", upcoming videos, loyalty to the fans and the artform of Hip-Hop and why it's important to be interactive! Check Cormega at for all the latest and the chance to chat online to the QB veteran!

Unfortunately, our Strong Arm Steady has been postponed to November 17th. Better late than never though, right? Instead, we launched into a segment we've been getting off the ground, "Who Flipped It Better?”. This week's contestants were Show & A.G. - You Know Now (Buckwild remix) and Heltah Skeltah - Letha Brainz Blow. We aren't going to reveal the winner here in the blog, so check out the podcast to hear the results!

We had three hours tonight, so we filled it with tracks from The Dogg Pound, Jay Kin, Pharoahe Monch, Saukrates, DITC, Ghostface, Kid Cudi and plenty more. CLICK HERE to download the podcast! Don't sleep!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

FREE Downloads!

Free music! Everyone likes that, right? You already know about DJ Sage's The Process, but we're going to drop it on you again, along with the new Brass Tackz EP, The Outfit. Enjoy!

Brass Tackz (Snak The Ripper, Young Sin & Evil Ebenezer) - The Outfit

DJ Sage - The Process (Presented by The Urban Renewal Project & Finale)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Weekly highlights

As always, here are some highlights from this week's show!

YZ - Thinking of a Master Plan

Jay Electronica - Suckas

DJ JS-1 f/ O.C. - Life (Dedication to Roc Raida)

BK-One f/ MURS - Eighteen to Twenty One

Swollen Members - Kyla

October 27, 2009 PODCAST -- Mixtapes for all!

We were back at it this week with a clean bill of health! The flu ran through the crew last week, but we're back at full-strength, health-wise. With that in mind, we got back into the groove tonight, with a Kam Moye double shot! We featured his new record “Splitting Image”, which is available now on MYX Music, a label that is doing big things in Hip-Hop right now. Check out this album as well as other releases from MYX, you will not be disappointed!

We were then joined by Georgia veteran, YZ, who had a lot to say! This legendary MC discussed everything from his participation in the Above The Rim soundtrack, Islam, rappers allegedly alienating themselves from the average fan, Hip-Hop being all encompassing, Poor Righteous Teachers, managing artists and more. Check out his new album, "Muad'Dib", available online now and stay tuned for more from this YZ! Hit him up at , and Also support The Green Movement, a recycling program that YZ has a stake in by visiting and seeing what they have to offer! Hip Hop can't exist if we destroy the world!

Other than that, we got into so much good music it wasn't even funny (it was dope though, don't worry). BK-One, YZ, Akrobatik, Dan-e-o, Camp Lo, The Twinz, Mathematics, M.O.P., Queen Latifah and many more! Download the podcast by CLICKING HERE!

We also have a new mixtape out mixed by DJ Sage. We will provide a free link, but if you like what you hear, here's what you can do:

1.) Become a member of CO-OP Radio CFRO 102.7fm. We are Vancouver's only community based and listener-supported radio station (aka free of big business ties and school funding). We are in the middle of our Autumn airlift, so why not show your appreciation for the programming we do on a weekly basis. Pledge as little or as much as you want and identify "The Urban Renewal Project" as your favourite Co-Op Radio program. .

2.) You can hit me with a $5 paypal ( donation and I will send you a physical copy of the CD.

3.) If you like a particular artist on this mix (most of which I know personally and are both great and talented people) then go out and spread the good word, purchase some of their music or check them out live when they touchdown in your city.

Options 1 and 2 will land you with a physical copy of the mixtape, which includes some dope cover art! Good deal!

Here is the LINK to the mix CD.

Monday, October 26, 2009

DITC Special

DITC gotta be one of the most underrated collectives in Hip-Hop. Here's a couple choice tracks from the group's members for the hell of it.

Showbiz & AG - You Know Now (Buckwild remix)

O.C. - Love Child (Produced by Buckwild)

Big L, Lord Finesse, A.G. & O.C. - Dignified Soldiers (remix)

Big L f/ Fat Joe - The Enemy (produced by DJ Premier)

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Common - Dooinit

Kurupt f/ Freeway - Check Check

Sav Killz f/ Planet Asia - Champion Rap

October 20, 2009 -- F-A-B-O!

We apologize for the lack of a podcast last week! Unfortunately, we had some technical difficulties and were not able to do the show as we usually do. I was without needles, and so I had to resort to key-j'ing.

We were back on track this week, featuring Cormega's new album, “Born & Raised”, which just dropped today on Traffic Entertainment. As usual, Mega goes hard on this one and is assisted by production from heavyweights such as DJ Premier, Large Pro, Easy Mo Bee, Havoc and more. Check this one out, as you can be sure Cormega never disappoints!

We were then joined by Brooklyn representative, the one and only Fabolous. F-A-B-O discussed his new album, “Loso's Way”, collaborating with Canadian talent, memorable moments from his rise to fame and more! Hit him at to keep up with everything Fabolous has been up to and don't sleep on his new album!

We played a ton of goodness tonight, including Redman, Cormega, Saukrates, Freeway, Common and many more! We also had Willy-E and Bay-Bay aka Bekon, who are on their promoter grind out in Chicago come by and chill with us in the studio this week. Quality talk!

Download the podcast by CLICKING HERE ! Hot fiyahhh!!

Friday, October 16, 2009


We ran into some problems this week involving a lack of needles in the studio. We did still play some music, so here's some stuff we were spinning as well as some random craziness.

Sean Price - Figure Four

Jay-Z & Kid Capri - It's Like That

O.C. - Burn Me Slow

Betty Wright - Tonight Is The Night --- Damn that bass!

Juice Crew - The Symphony

Capone-N-Noreaga - T.O.N.Y.

Crooklyn Dodgers 95 - Return Of The Crooklyn Dodgers

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Oct. 6th URP Highlights

Here are some tracks that were getting some burn this week on the URP:

Brother Ali - The Preacher

BeKay - I Am (f/ DJ Revolution) / Brooklyn Bridge f/ Masta Ace

KRS-One & Buckshot f/ Immortal Technique - Runnin' Away

Oct. 6th, 2009 PODCAST! -- Bekay & Spesh K!

We kicked it off tonight with a nice Double Shot from BK-One's new studio compilation, Radio Do Canibal. There are a ton of guest spots on this one, from Phonte to Aceyalone and it showcases some overseas production style that is very nice and fresh. Pick this one up wherever fine music is sold, although you may have to find an Internet retailer to facilitate your search!

For our first interview, we were joined by the always energetic Brooklyn MC, Bekay. This very talented MC promised us a great interview and did not disappoint! He's working on eliminating the candy-coated Hip-Hop that is saturating the commercial airwaves with his album, "Hunger Pains", which is due out on November 10th of this year. He weighed in on issues surrounding the Hip Hop and music world in general as well as why you should cop his album! Hit him up at . This man is a monster! He even dropped a freshly written verse that the world has never heard!

We were then joined by Toronto (by way of Halifax) MC, Spesh K. He discussed his new disc, "90209", which is out now! The easiest way to check it out is on iTunes, so get your online copping on! He discussed the diversity of his collaborations, touring and more! Check him out at!

We had nothing but great music tonight as well. Being back to our 2-hour timeslot, we gotta fit in nothing but the best! Cormega, Bekay, KRS-One & Buckshot, M.O.P., Pete Rock, Brother Ali and Skyzoo were front and center tonight, so make sure you download the podcast at or just CLICK HERE!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Weekly show highlights

Here's some stuff that stood out on this week's show:

Heatwave - Bills To Pay

Cormega - Make It Clear (produced by DJ Premier)

Swollen Members f/ Saukrates - Fuel Injected (remix)

URP Radio - September 29, 2009 -- Swollen Members & Killawatt!

We got tonight's show started by jumping into a Double Shot from Skyzoo's first studio album, "The Salvation". As is the case with most Duck Down Records releases, this album is a banger and could not have come too soon. It's good to see a 10-year Hip-Hop veteran finally getting an LP out there so do not sleep on it!

We were then joined one third of Vancity's own, Swollen Members, Prevail. The trio are back on the scene, doing big things worldwide and burning up the airwaves with their lead single, "Warrior" featuring Tre Nyce, from their new album, "Armed To The Teeth". Prevail discussed why it's important to keep your ear to the street, collaborations and much more! Hit up the group at to keep up with all the latest moves they're making!

Another Vancity resident, Heatwave and his crew came through the studio to chop it up with the URP. Heatwave's got the mixtape out, "Hotter Than July" out now so make sure you check that out! Jay Kin even called in to chat up his long-time friend! Check out the interview and the subsequent cypher the gang got into, and hit up Heatwave at and for everything you need to know about the team!

Download the podcast at or just CLICK HERE to get it!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Future flow...


HV - Fall Out The Sky

...and a little something that's been out for a minute, but the video was recently made official:

Consequence f/ John Legend & Kanye West - Whatever U Want

Sunday, September 27, 2009

September 22nd, 2009 PODCAST!

RIP Anthony Williams aka Roc Raida -- 1972-2009

We skipped the Double Shot this week in order to throw down a little tribute mix to the Grandmaster Roc Raida. The legendary producer, DJ and turntablist will be greatly missed.

We were then joined by Seattle MC, D-Black. Although he just dropped a record, D-Black will be retiring from Hip-Hop in order to join the ministry shortly. We got the low-down on what to expect from the album, as well as what he hopes to achieve with his new venture. Check him out at

We also had Jay Kin come through the studio and premier an absolutely hot track. We discussed his future plans, which include another trip to Japan to lay down some new material. Check him out at and make sure you get a copy of "On The Humble", out now!

We had a host of great music on our No-BS show in the name of the late Roc Raida. King Reign, Saukrates, Masta Killa, Ghostface, Kurupt & Freeway, A&E and many more. We also analyzed a legendary top-9 list of rappers who need to change their monikers which is all kinds of out there! Why not hit 'play' right now? CLICK HERE to download the podcast, or hit up to get it through there!

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Anthony Williams aka Roc Raida passed away today, September 19, 2009. Although he is gone, he has left behind a legacy of sound that will be enjoyed by generations to come.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Weekly highlights

As usual, here are some highlights from this week's show:

Saukrates - Father Time

Saukrates f/ Masta Ace & OC - Rollin'

Statik Selektah f/ Lil' Fame, Saigon & Sean Price

Nipsey Hussle f/ Snoop Dogg - Gangsta's Life

J. Cole - Lights Please

Buckshot & KRS-One f/ Melanie Fiona & Naledge - Past, Present, Future

URP Radio -- September 15, 2009 -- PODCAST-- FINALLY!

We started our night off by featuring the new Duck Down Records release, "Survival Skills" by Buckshot & KRS-One. This album is dope on first listen and NOT one to be slept on especially with all the Canadian talent on it: Marco Polo, K’Naan, Moss, and Melanie Fiona. Buckshot, his flow is ridiculous on this album at times outshining KRS on the record, but both MCs are lyrical monsters and this is evident as soon as you pop the disc in your deck. Check it out!

We then caught our white whale, so to speak. We were finally joined by the one and only Saukrates (the Dr. Dre of the Canadian hip-hop scene). This Canadian Hip-Hop icon had a lot to say about diversifying, remixing and collaborating, up-coming and bubbling Canadian talent, and why it's good to see the glass half full as opposed to half empty. You won't want to miss this interview or the subsequent Saukrates mix, so make sure you download the podcast! Check out Big Soxx online at for general information, tour dates, video, and even free music!

CLICK HERE to download this legendary podcast!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

What's good party people?

We set it off by featuring The Hilltop Hoods new album, State Of The Art. This Australian trio has been putting it down for nearly two decades and have polished their craft quite nicely during that time. Check them out at for information, tour dates and plenty more!

We were then joined by legendary West Coast icon and official DJ of Snoop Dogg, DJ Jam. He got into his origins in Hip Hop and how he first linked up with the legends of the classic Death Row Records, his fondest memories of the past 20 years as well as who we should be on the lookout for from the West Coast. Check Jam out at for tour dates, he might just be in a city near you!

O-Dog also launched into an interview of his own with ATL's own Lady X, who discussed her influences, beginnings in Hip Hop and pretty much what Lady X is all about! Hit her up at for information, album details and tour dates!

We also got into a mass amount of hot music from Erick Sermon, Famous, Jay-Z, Trick Daddy and a whole lot more! Check out the podcast on right now and rock that in your headphones, home stereo or your car! You won't be disappointed!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Nice tracks from this week's URP Radio

Here are just a few of the highlights of this week's show!

Famous - The Declaration (Produced by Burd & Keyz)

O.C. & A.G. - Think About It

Jay-Z - Thank You (Produced by Kanye West & No I.D.)

M.O.P. f/ Termanology - Crazy (Produced by Statik Selektah)

Back again! We had to take a brief hiatus on account of DJ Sage connecting and doing shows out in Toronto all last week.

We are back and better than ever though! We were joined live in studio by Seattle's own Khingz. As his website says, "if punk rock and blues met in a dark cigarette smoke hidden speak easy in Gotham City and overwhelmed by jazz induced lust bore a child they raised in a ghetto to an alternative sound track you’d get Khingz." This is the truth, as Khingz brings passion and an honest, grassroots style every time he touches the microphone. He also got into an INSANE marathon freestyle, so check out the podcast because you don't want to miss out on it! Don't forget to hit up his website,

The birthday boy, Vancity's Nicest, Jay Kin also slid into the studio to kick it with us. He also kicked a crazy birthday freestyle and chopped it up with us about what was next for the coast-to-coast MC. Check him out at for show dates, videos and all the info you need! Don't forget to pick up a copy of "On The Humble" at Dipt, Beatstreet Records and online.

Our weekly Emotionz segment was back on track this week as the man running Vancity's longest standing HipHop night joined us on the phone to discuss the most recent Rent Money battle, Snak The Ripper's Sex Machine album release party, and what's next for Monday Night Live at The Modern! Hit him up at for all the latest on Monday Night Live, tour dates and more.

Download this jam-packed podcast at! Or you could just CLICK HERE and download it! It's really up to you.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Random new ish...

A&E (Masta Ace & Edo G) - Little Young

Naughty By Nature - I Gotta Lotta

Saukrates f/ Rich Kidd - Salt & Pepper

And one classic for good measure...

Nas - Take It In Blood

August 18th -- URP Radio PODCAST

We hit off tonight's show with an extensive Mos Def mix in light of DJ Sage opening up for the Black Jack Johnson on August 27th at the Vogue Theater in Vancouver! We discussed the extensive and eclectic nature of Mos Def's catalog and how it was difficult to mix a lot of his tracks, but Sage held his own for sure and came away with a nice set.

We also ran down the highlights of Sage's trip to the Bay Area, where he caught up with the Brooklyn duo, aptly named Duo Live, backstage at the Ghostface/Method Man/Redman show. They discussed a variety of things ranging from beef in Hip-Hop to their new projects and aspirations. Check them out at for all the latest on this talented duo and go cop “The Color Of Money” now.

Check out the podcast of tonight's show at! We got music from the likes of KRS-One & Buckshot, Snak The Ripper & RA The Rugged Man, Masta Ace & Edo G, Jendor, and of course, the mighty Mos Def. CLICK HERE to download, or hit the Podcast link on the website.


Sunday, August 9, 2009

URP Radio PODCAST -- August 4th

We had a shortened show tonight due to station scheduling, but we still had time to rock the house, your car, your bedroom, your earphones and your world.

We got it started off by featuring the soon-to-be released LP by the latest Hip-Hop supergroup, Slaughterhouse. The collective of Royce Da 5'9, Royce Da 5'9, Joe Budden and Crooked I. These dudes smack you in the face with hard hitting tracks all disc long so check it out if you wanna hear a dope album featuring dope MCs from a few of the Hip-Hop hot spots in the US!

We were then joined by Emotionz for what we hope will become a recurring segment. He filled us in on what will be popping for Vancity's longest-running live Hip-Hop night, Monday Night Live. We will be building off tonight's segment, and will feature artists who roll through MNL as well. Check out Emotionz at to check Monday Night Live lineups as well as tour dates for the man himself!

Check out the podcast of this week's abbreviated show! You won't be disappointed by the hot music we threw down, from Snak The Ripper to DJ JS-1, DJ Honda to Skyzoo, Saukrates to Eminem and more! CLICK HERE to download it now!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

URP Radio PODCAST -- July 28th, Rock The Bells edition

What's good party people?

We were just treated to a great day of Hip-Hop thanks to the Rock The Bells tour which went down on August 1st at Deer Lake Park. Instead of doing a Double Shot this week, we just got right into showcasing the artists that were part of the Vancouver line-up at Deer Lake Park this weekend. That means lots of Nas, Common, Reflection Eternal, Tech N9ne and more!

We also got into a few interviews with the artists as well! We were joined over the phone by Chali 2Na and Tech N9ne, both of whom have new projects out now! We also discussed Rock The Bells and who they were excited about sharing the show with and more! Check them out at and, respectively.

Check out the podcast by CLICKING HERE or at!

Friday, July 24, 2009

July 21st, 2009 -- PODCAST

What's good?

We got it going tonight with a Double Shot from DJ Spinna's new album, "Sonic Smash". This talented DJ and producer has worked with the biggest names in Hip-Hop, and does not disappoint with this new disc. Features include Torae, Homeboy Sandman, P. Casso and plenty more, so do not sleep on this one.

We were joined live in studio by the 2009 Red Bull 3Style DJ Competition champion, DJ Mensa. We discussed the T. Dot scene and Rock The Bells before he got into a sick mix of his own, giving DJ Sage the rare break! Check Mensa out at!

Emotionz also slid into the spot to run down some events and give our listeners a sneak peak at his new album, "Kush". We bumped a few new tracks, all of which were heat. Check out the album on iTunes on August 3rd, 2009! If you're in or around the Vancouver area on that date, hit The Modern (in Gastown) for Emotionz "Kush" album release party! Don't miss out! Hit up Emotionz on MySpace ( for more details about "Kush" and Monday Night Live!

Overall, we were treated to a very dope night of great tracks courtesy of DJ Sage, DJ Mensa and Emotionz. We really let the music do the talking this time, with cuts from Q-Tip, Jay Kin, Tona, Jadakiss, J Dilla, DJ Quik & Kurupt, Drake, Emotionz and plenty more. Don't sleep on this show! Download the PODCAST at, available right now!
Peace -- Big M

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Jay Kin ish

Nice new videos for "Nippon" and "Televised" from Jay Kin's "On The Humble"

URP Radio -- July 14, 2009 -- Chin Chin!

1nce again...

We set it off tonight by featuring La Coka Nostra's "A Brand You Can Trust". Everlast, DJ Lethal, Danny Boy, Slaine and Ill Bill come together with the help of the likes of B-Real, DJ Muggs, Sick Jacken and more to drop a pretty nice album that bangs hard! If you're fiending for some grimeyness over top of hard beats, this is the album for you!

We were then joined by Ticklah of the Def Jux indie-rock-R&B-Soul-Funk band, Chin Chin. We discussed what the group is all about, which as Ticklah describes, is freaking peoples minds and booties. We discussed the nature of their live show, El-P, AutoTune, Talkbox and plenty more! If you're in the Vancouver area, check them out at the Railway Club on July 16th! Then, if you feel so inclined, you can check them out in Cumberland and Tofino after that! Hit them up at for more info!

We also had some good sports talk, trivia and of course, a whole lot of music from Blaq Poet, Kool G Rap, Choclair, Nate Dogg, Snak, Jay Kin, Wale, Common and plenty more! Check out the PODCAST in a few days at !

What happened to peace?

Sunday, July 12, 2009

More Chamber Music

This Wu-Tang release is flying under the radar for a lot of people, which is a shame... here's another cut:

Inspectah Deck, U-God & Masta Ace - Kill Too Hard

Thursday, July 9, 2009

T-Pain has a deathwish?

Exhibit A shows the subject, T-Pain, on stage at Summer Jam singing along to a song that preaches the downfall of the only reason this dude is famous:

Listen up T-Pain!

Niceness plus a few RIPs...

Here's what we're feeling these days...

Ghostface Killah, AZ & Inspectah Deck - Harbor Masters (from Wu-Tang Chamber Music)

DJ Quik & Kurupt - 9x's Outta 10

Nas - Be Worried (produced by Swizz Beatz)*

* This might as well as be called Swizz Beatz - Top Down part 2... Either way the beat is top of the line and Nas kills it!


RIP to the King Of Pop, Michael Jackson... Farrah Fawcett... Steve McNair... Billy Mays, the Oxyclean Guy... Oscar Mayer Jr. ... you all will be missed...

Gang Starr - In Memory Of...

July 7th, 2009 -- We're Baaaaaack

Did you miss us? Because we missed you...

We got right back into our groove by featuring Alchemist's brand new album, Chemical Warfare, which features a ton of dope guests and Alc's banging production! Check this one out, you will not be disappointed!

We then got into an interview with legendary Rock Steady Crew member, DJ JS-1. JS-1 released "Ground Original: No Sell Out 2" a couple weeks ago and it is a certified banger! We got into some discussion about the creative process that went into this album, as well as Serato and DJs in general as well as support in Hip-Hop. Check out JS-1 at !

We were also joined live in studio by the crew of Canada's best counter-culture mag, Abort Magazine. We got into the notion of alternative media, the nature of their publications, as well as some great interview stories! Check out the magazine online at ! Say no to corporate media!

Dudley Perkins (aka Declaime) also joined us for a phone interview on this jam-packed show. Coming out of an Hip-Hop hot spot, this Oxnard California native had a lot to say about the revolutionary times we are living through, Stones Throw Records, spiritual music and why it's time to question authority. Check him out at !

We also had a lot of heat to throw your way because of our week off. We rocked a lot of tracks from the likes of Sean Price, Alchemist, JS-1, Jay Kin, Tona, Royce Da 5'9, Wu-Tang Clan and plenty more. Hit up the PODCAST at in a couple sleeps to download all the goodness! Dope show!


Big M

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Wale --- The Future!

If you wanna keep sleeping on Wale, you won't be able to for much longer because I'm pretty sure he's gonna blow up pretty quick. Check out this track from his new mixtape, "Back To The Feature", with 9th Wonder:

Wale f/ Currensy, Tre of UCB - Wordplay (Produced by 9th Wonder)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Finally, some rest for the wicked

Sadly, we aren't going to be brightening up your Tuesday night like we usually do this week as we are taking our mid-year week off. However, that's not to say you still can't get your fill of quality hip-hop. Check out the Podcast archives at to fill yourself in on what you may have missed!

We have interviews with the likes of Marco Polo & Torae, Keith Murray, Mr. Lif, Red 1, Tona, Planet Asia, Snak The Ripper, Jeff Spec & NaRai, Jay Kin and plenty more so don't sleep! Add interviews such as these to the weekly mix of brand new tracks as well as underground gems and classics, you have yourself a ton of audio goodness!

Since we're off this week, here's some tracks I've been feeling lately:

Jay-Z - D.O.A. (Death Of Autotune)

Wale f/ Lady GaGa - Chillin' (DJ Benzi & Willie Joy remix)

Blaq Poet f/ N.O.R.E. - Hate (Produced by DJ Premier)

Jay Kin - 1 2 3 4

Fatt Matt & DJ Moves - Rusty Hooks

Grand Puba f/ Sadat X, Lord Jamar & Kid Capri - This Joint Right Here (Remix)

Krumb Snatcha - Secret

That's it for now...


Friday, June 26, 2009

What's good?

We started off by featuring legendary Rocksteady Crew DJ, JS-1's new album entitled "Grand Original 2: No Sell Out". The album has a ton of features, with a lot of appearances from Golden Era greats as well as some new school emcees. The production is solid as well so don't sleep on this joint.

We were then joined by Snak The Ripper over the phone, live from the Snak Cave. The Vancity MC shed some light on the production credits and features on his sophomore solo album, "Sex Machine". We also got into a few exclusive cuts from the LP, so don't sleep! The album will be available on on July 1st, with physical copies to come! Check Snak out on MySpace (, Facebook ( and Reverb Nation (

That was it for interviews tonight, but we did get into plenty of music, from new bangers to old classics. We had everything from DJ Quik to Blaq Poet, Tash to Tona, Marco Polo & Torae, Mos Def, Snak The Ripper and plenty more! Check out the podcast by CLICKING HERE or visiting !

And a closing note for all the aspiring journalists out there, check out It is a good way to get your work online and available to view.


Big M

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Fatt Matt & DJ Moves - Rusty Hooks

Nice little vid by some of Vancity's finest! Beat by Big Moves.

Fatt Matt & DJ Moves - Rusty Hooks

Thursday, June 18, 2009

What's good?

We got it warmed up tonight by featuring Soulstice's album, Beyond Borders. The album is an international collaboration with MCs from around the world, including a couple Canadian cats! The album is bangin', so don't sleep!

We then spoke to the Chicago MC himself, who is currently in Washington. We discussed everything from current social issues facing North America and the world as a whole, his new international project and artist exposure with the conscious lyricist. We also got into some talk about collaborations, remixes and future touring plans! Hit up iTunes and search Soulstice to check out his work! Keep up to date with him on his MySpace Page!

We were then joined by the incredible duo of Canadian producer Marco Polo and NY MC Torae! This interview touched on everything from the formation of the group and touring, to the creative process that went into making their bangin' album, "Double Barrel". We also got into what music the two were feeling, as well as if Marco Polo being Canadian has rubbed off on Torae in terms of liking maple syrup and hockey, for example! Check out the duo's MySpace page to keep up with all their moves!! Don't sleep on "Double Barrel", out now on Duck Down Records! It's one of the best albums of the year so definitely don't miss it!

The Urban Renewal Project also has to pass along our birthday wishes to the late Tupac Amaru Shakur, who would have been 38 today. We got into a mix of some of 2Pac's best work in his honour.

We also got into a gang of goodness by the likes of Theo 3, Raekwon, Jay Kin, Ghostface Killah, Skyzoo & Maino, Nas, Tona, Marco Polo & Torae, Soulstice and plenty more! Great show!! Download the podcast at right now!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

June 16th, 2009 -- Happy Birthday Tupac

The Urban Renewal Project passes along birthday wishes the late Tupac Shakur and his family. He would have been 38 years old. We will be posting some of our favourite Tupac tracks in the days to come!

Friday, June 12, 2009

URP Radio -- June 9, 2009

What's good?

We kicked off the show with a double-shot from Mos Def's new LP, "The Ecstatic". The album has a little bit of everything, for the heads who love the Blackstar sound to those who were loving Mos' sound on The New Danger. This eclectic album should do well in all circles so check it out!

We were then joined by T. Dot MC, Theo 3. We discussed his beginnings as a rapper in high school down to the open mics, then onto his working relationship and friendship with DJ Grouch. We also discussed Toronto being the "Screwface Capital" as well as some remixes and future projects Theo 3 has in store. Check out his myspace ( for all the latest on Theo 3!

Right up next we were joined by Vancouver veteran and Canadian hip-hop legend, Red 1 from The Rascalz. We got into some discussion about the origins of the Rascalz movement, the Canadian hip-hop scene, and the impact Northern Touch had on all those involved, such as Red 1 himself, Little X, Kardinal Offishall and more. Red also has a new project in the works, so check him out at

We were also treated tonight when Jay Kin ( and DJ Seko ( came through the studio! DJ Seko rocked the 1's and 2's in Sage's place and Jay dropped some rhymes and some exclusives from his new album, "On The Humble". Check out the release parties on June 28th starting at the John B. Pub in Coquitlam from 7-10pm and then over to Republic in Vancouver!

We even played Balderdash live at the end of the show! All in all, classic show! Lots of music from Blaq Poet, to the Rascalz, Albe Back, Jadakiss, Jay Kin, Tona, Marco Polo & Torae, Red & Meth and plenty more! Check out the podcast on -- AVAILABLE NOW!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

New Raekwon goodness and more...

Raekwon - Olympus

Nice track, the Chef keeps on cookin up that marvelous shit..

Albe Back f/ Naledge & 88 Keys - Walk On By

Damn, seems everything 88 Keys touches these days turns to gold....

And for good measure, here's some random Snak The Ripper madness...

URP Radio - June 2nd, 2009

What's up party people?

If you were expecting a wicked show this week, you won't be disappointed!

We got it kicked off with a double shot from what Sage calls his favourite album of the year so far, Torae & Marco Polo's "Double Barrel". There's been some solid releases so far this year, so that says a lot! We all know Marco Polo is a (Canadian) beast on the boards, and Torae is a certified fire-spitter, so that right there tells you that this album will be dope!

We were then joined by Scarborough's own, Tona. We mainly discussed his new album, a joint effort with producer Lyve, entitled "Direct Deposit". This is a dope album that features MCs such as Saukrates and JD Era, so don't sleep on it! Also check out the re-launched and re-vamped for all the latest on this talented Canadian!

After some phone mix-ups, we finally touched base with San Jose MC Jendor, with whom we discussed his being discovered after winning an MTV battle, his influences, collaborations and production. Check out to get familiar with Jendor if you aren't already!

We also got into a load of music from Fokis, Mr. Porter, Blaq Poet & DJ Premier, Kid Cudi, Tona, Busta Rhymes and plenty more! Check out the podcast on right now!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

URP Radio -- Tuesday, May 26th 2009

URP followers!

We got things kicked off with the Busta Rhymes & Scratch collaboration, "Bullshit You Not", which is available for free download online! You have no reason not to check this out!

We were then joined over the phone by IMAKEMADBEATS, a California-born producer who has been making big moves in 2009! We discussed his recent collaboration with Roc C entitled "Transcontinental", as well as the influence various artists and location have had on his music. Stay tuned for a self-titled production album from IMAKEMADBEATS and more! Check him out at!

Next up was El Prez, out of California. We discussed his start and his progression in the game, influences, collabos and also got into talking about his new mixtape with Dale Danja, "Perfect Strangers". For all the latest on El Prez, hit up his MySpace ( Don't sleep on El Prez!

Tons of music too, from D-Sisive to Red & Meth to Snak The Ripper to Illa J to M-1 and more, we got you covered! Check out the podcast by CLICKING HERE

Friday, May 22, 2009


Wu-Ooh! New track from Raekwon featuring Method Man & Ghostface Killah that's been getting a lot of burn on the URP in the past month...

Raekwon f/ Method Man & Ghostface Killah - Wu-Ooh

New Classic from De La Soul and timeless track from Saukrates...

This new De La Soul track is called Forever, and it's off "Are You In?" album they put out with Nike. Nice!

Just thought I'd also throw Comin' Up by Saukrates because it's also a classic that never gets old!

URP Radio -- Tuesday, May 19, 2009


We got it kicked off with a double shot from Redman & Method Man's second team effort, Blackout 2. Every track I've heard from the album (which is most of them) has been solid which leads me to believe this is one you're not gonna wanna sleep on. Check it and support two East Coast veterans who stay providing good music!

We were then joined live by West Coast veteran Roc C, who is setting up to have a busy second-half of 2009. We discussed his new release with IMAKEMADBEATS, entitled "The Transcontinental. This is another solid album that features Chino XL, Rapper Big Pooh and more! Roc C also discussed the Hip-Hop scene Oxnard California, production on his new album, Oh No, Prince Po and more! Do NOT miss this album! Check out Roc C's MySpace ( and for some Roc C swag!

We got into a ton of good tunes tonight as well, from KRS-One & Buckshot to Marco Polo, JD Era to Raekwon and beyond! The Podcast is up at so check for it!


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Old favourite..........

Time to drop an old favourite on you folks cause this track gets me in beast mode!

Cypress Hill - Hits From The Bong

URP Radio -- Tuesday, May 12, 2009

What's good?

Hope you enjoyed last week's show... Once again, you can download the podcast at ! We had interviews with D-Sisive, Shad and Vancity's Nicest, Jay Kin, was in the spot!

We fell back from interviews this O-Dog-less week and got into a lot of dope tracks. We played some more from the new Redman & Method Man album, which in our opinion is gonna blow everyone away. I'm sure a lot of those cuts are gonna get some major burn on the URP. We also got everything from some classic and new Reflection Eternal, De La Soul and plenty more from Grand Analog & Shad to Wale and Chali 2Na!

We featured Tanya Morgan's second studio LP, "Brooklynati", as our double shot this week. This Brooklyn/Cincinatti collective provides the masses with some dope raw Hip-Hop as well as some laid back, jazzy smooth ish on this record. Check it out for sure. Hit them up at

As always, you can download the podcast of this dope show at RIGHT HERE right now!


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

URP Radio - Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Another week, another dope show!

Once again, our apologies for a lack of a podcast last week. We ran into some time constraints related to our radio station's Spring member drive.

Our noses are right back to the grindstone this week though. First, we featured D-Sisive's new album, Let The Children Die. We were also joined by the Toronto veteran over the phone to discuss the new project, which features the likes of Kypreos, Guilty Simpson, Buck 65 and many more, as well as production from The Archaeologists, DJ Alibi, Moss and plenty more. Don't sleep on this one! We also discussed his recent Juno nomination, as well as why today was a great day to celebrate! "Hooray!". Hit him up at for tour dates, tracks and to check out the album!

We also got into an interview with the Ontario-born Shad, who recently became a resident of Vancouver. We discussed random Vancity spots as well as the hip-hop scene and upcoming tour dates and projects from Shad. Look for The Old Prince on the Warped Tour in Vancouver in mid-August! Stop by for tour dates and more!

Vancity's Nicest, Jay Kin, who is freshly back from Japan, also stopped by the studio to kick it with us! This show quickly became a coast-to-coast Canadian hip-hop extravaganza! Big! Hit Jay up at for downloads and contact information pertaining to shows and collaborations!

Outside of a host of dope guests, we also got into a gang of new tracks, such as some new De La Soul and the new single from the upcoming KRS-One & Buckshot project! Check out the podcast by clicking HERE or through


April's BIG track?

I've been slackin' on these for a while, but this track is good enough to garner "BIG track" status. Ha.

K-Os f/ Saukrates - I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

URP Radio - - - Cinco de Mayo!


No podcast for last week's show, as we ran into some time conflicts with the radio station. We'll be back to normal this week though, so tune in tonight at 10pm PST when we will be featuring D-Sisive's new album, Let The Children Die. D-Sisive himself will be joining us over the phone for an interview as well, so check it out! And expect a podcast by the end of the week!

Also, make sure you check out Vancouver's own Jeff Spec's blog which is linked on the right. Hit it up for pics, downloads, and more! Updated daily!


Friday, April 24, 2009

URP Radio -- Tuesday, April 22nd 2009

What's up going on?

This week on the Urban Renewal Project, we had interviews with 50 Cent, Eminem and Soulja Boi! Big!

Did I catch any of you who are still suffering the 4/20 bakeover? Hopefully I did.

Anyway. We had a good interview with The Lyricists, represting Michigan. They have a couple of EP's on the way as well as a project out now, so check them out on myspace at . They have tour dates up there, so check 'em out if they're in your town!

We also got into some new tracks from Snak The Ripper & Fatt Matt featuring Chadio, DJ Quik & Kurupt, and premiered our brand new, bangin' intro from Soulstice!

Check out the podcast on !


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

URP Radio -- Tuesday, April 14

*Editors Note*
I totally thought this was posted last week, but I guess wireless connections screw me over once again! And now, without further ado, onward with the blog! :

Jam packed show last week!

Seems like we talked with the entire Vancity hip-hop scene on this Tuesday night. We were joined by Planet Asia ( , who will be judging the Vanquish Beat Battle this Thursday April 16 at Tunnel nightclub in Vancouver. He will be joined by the Boom Goonz (Snak The Ripper, Young Sin, Fatt Matt, Lesk One & D-Rec) and the event will showcase the best producers Vancouver has to offer. Planet Asia, Tachichi and E.D.G.E. will also be performing, so check it out!

The Boom Goonz also joined us live in studio and discussed Vanquish and then got into a dope cipher live. Check out their myspaces to check out their music and tour dates and more! ,

We were also joined by Mr. Lif, who is dropping his new album "I Heard It Today" on April 21st. He discussed the album as well as some tour dates coming up. Check out for tour dates! He's on his tour grind right now so chances are he's doing a show in your town! If you're in the Vancouver/Victoria area this week, check him out on at Sugar Nightclub in Victoria on April 15 and Richard's On Richard's in Vancity on April 16. He's got more dates in the Northwest so check out his myspace!

Vancity's own A-Slam ( were also live in studio. Check out their remix of "I Need A Girl" on YouTube, which has gotten over 15 000 hits in the short time since its been uploaded. You can download lots of A-Slam's original tracks on the website plus gather any information you might need. The Lost Soul Recordz mixtape will out next week on

Sik Vik and DJ Harmonic also came through the studio (check them out at , and hooked up an exclusive track featuring Melissa Mills ( called "Two Sides To Every Story". Keep on the lookout for them, as we will be spinning some cuts from their new mixtape in the weeks to come.

Somewhere in there we managed to get into a bunch of dope music as well from D-Block to K-Os so check out the podcast on!