Friday, June 25, 2010

June 22, 2010-- PODCAST -- Rakaa Iriscience (Dilated Peoples) & 4-Ize!

We got into a sick Double Shot this week, featuring The Roots new album, "How I Got Over". It was thought that the group wasn't going to be recording after getting the gig as the house band on NBC's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, but nevertheless, they came through with their 11th studio album, available today courtesy of OkayPlayer. Dope album throughout, with some quality features from the like of Phonte, John Legend, Blu, Dice Raw and many more. Get this album!

We were then joined Georgia lyricist, 4-Ize. This southern rhyme-sayer has been on the scene for a minute, having collaborated with Ludacris, De La Soul, and Senor Kaos to name few. We discussed his recent and upcoming projects, the video for "Rollin' Like A G", which is due out within a month, and more! Check out 4-Ize at for all the latest from the man, as well as mixtape downloads!

As if that wasn't enough, we were also joined by Rakaa Iriscience from the grade-A group, Dilated Peoples. He's got a solo project due out on July 20, 2010 called "Crown Of Thorns" with features from KRS-One, Evidence, Chali 2Na, and more, plus production from Alchemist, El-P, Babu, !llmind and more. We discussed his creative process in terms of working on a solo project for the first time, upcoming singles and plenty more so make sure you eardrum the interview! Check Rakaa out at and on Twitter at!

Tons of good music too this week from the likes of Dilated Peoples, 4-Ize, RZA, CNN, Drake, Matt Brevner and so much more. DOWNLOAD THE PODCAST RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

June 16th URP Highlights

Lots of bangin' music this week, here's a little preview:

2Pac - Soon As I Get Home (Happy birthday!)

Nas & Damian Marley - Nah Mean

Ras Kass & Royce Da 5'9 - Attitudes 2012

Nikky Lynette f/ GLC- Nothing to Worry About

RZA f/ Kinetic 9 & Diaz - You Must Be Dreaming

June 15, 2010 - PODCAST - Teekay (Dragon Fli Empire) & Fallan Soldier

We got right into the tunes tonight by featuring what is perhaps the most anticipated Canadian hip-hop album of all time, Drake’s “Thank Me Later”. Say what you will about Drake, but he has been doing it extra big with the likes of Saukrates, Jay-Z, Lil' Wayne, Young Jeezy, and plenty more. It's good to see a Canadian artists getting worldwide attention like he is. It also wouldn't hurt to support the album legally so Canadian music can get that shine in the US!

We also pulled off a 1st for us here at the Urban Renewal Project by doing an interview with 2 artists, one in-studio and one over the phone! We had Vancouver's Fallan Soldier in the spot while we linked up with Teekay (of Dragon Fli Empire) on the line from Calgary. Teekay & Fallan Soldier are embarking on the Move The Mountains tour that seeks to bridge the gap between artists in Western Canada. The tour is making stops in Nanaimo (Spice Lounge), Victoria (Lucky Bar) and Vancouver (The Cobalt - which, by the way, is no longer a metal bar) on the 17t, 18th and 19th, respectively.

You can check out Fallan Soldier online at, and Teekay and the Dragon Fli Empire can be reached online at and Don't sleep on this top-notch Western Canadian talent!

We got into a gamut of music, including tracks from 8thW1, Dragon Fli Empire, Fallan Soldier, Nas & Damian Marley, Canibus, Nikki Lynette, Drake, and plenty more... make sure you check out the podcast RIGHT HERE!

In other news, we will be running our operations through this blog site, along with the Podomatic site so keep it locked on these two!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Canibus & DJ Premier, nastayyyy...

Check it out..

Canibus - Golden Terra Of Rap (prod. by DJ Premier)


June 8, 2010 -- URP Podcast -- Frank Nitt!

Back again, brightening the airwaves like only we can! We skipped the Double Shot this week and got right into the music! We played tons of tunes from Jadakiss, Frank 'N Dank, Statik Selektah, Royce Da 5'9, Big Boi and plenty more...

We were then joined one half of the Michigan duo, Frank 'N Dank, Frank Nitt. If you're up on J. Dilla (R.I.P.), you know all about what the boys are about. Nitt's been making big moves, collaborating with some legendary West Coast artists such as DJ Quik and Kurupt, on his new EP, Jewels In My Backpack. We discussed the vibe in California in comparison to Detroit, break dancing in Hip-Hop, and of course, the legendary J. Dilla. Make sure you check out the EP (in stores now) and log on to and follow the man on twitter:!

Live music-wise, there is plenty going on in and around the Vancouver area, so check out the podcast to hear where all the spots to be are at! We brought the heat, so don't sleep on this week's edition of the Urban Renewal Project!


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

URP Radio PODCAST - June 1, 2010

We got into a dope Double Shot from a good friend of the show, Homeboy Sandman. His new album "The Good Sun". You may know him from sick tracks such "Gun Control" and one of our Urban Renewal Project intro tracks. The album is sick, and this young gun has a bright future thanks to his unique flow and content. Check him, and the album out at

We also have been reminiscing over the legendary Hip-Hop publication, The Source. We weighed in on whether or not the albums that earned the 5 mic rating really deserved it. Next week, we'll check out the albums that were retroactively given the top rating. and more.. Feel free to leave your 2 cents on the Urban Renewal Project Facebook group!

We also got into a cypher which included the resident, 2Face Al, Divid'ID and Big Moss...the boys tore it to shreds so make sure you keep it locked for that!