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 (www.myspace.com/theology3) 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 www.myspace.com/red1music.
We were also treated tonight when Jay Kin (www.myspace.com/jaykin) and DJ Seko (www.myspace.com/djseko604) 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 www.UrbanRenewalProject.net -- AVAILABLE NOW!