Friday, July 30, 2010

URP Radio -- July 27, 2010 PODCAST -- DJ Quickie Mart & Pigeon Hole

You waited for it, here it is! This week's podcast is a banger, featuring interviews with DJ Quickie Mart & Pigeon Hole and a Double Shot from Slum Village's new album, Villa Manifesto. Also, plenty of great tunes from D-Sisive, Blaq Poet, LL Cool J, Kooley High, Freddie Gibbs, Buckshot and plenty more.



Wednesday, July 28, 2010

URP Tuesdays!

We kicked it off once again by featuring what is reportedly Slum Village's final studio album. The group has had its fair share of hardship over the years, losing the legendary producer J. Dilla in February of 2006, and Baatin in July of 2009. Nonetheless, they have written the group's final chapter with Villa Manifesto. Both Baatin and Dilla make posthumous appearances on this very good album that deserves to be supported. Make sure you check this disc out or you will be stuck regretting not knowing what's what!

DJ Quickie Mart was first up to bat tonight, chatting with us live from New Orleans. The producer/DJ has been making big moves bouncing back and forth from NO to LA, working with Freddie Gibbs, Gotham Green and many more but took the time out of his schedule to chop it up with us! We discussed the struggles facing New Orleans in the light of the BP oil spill, old school samples, the Haze series and more! Check out The Haze Diaries Vol. 3 with Gotham Green and keep up with Quickie Mart at and

We were then joined by Lee, one half of the Vancouver duo, Pigeon Hole. They have just recently released Age Like Astronauts, which is a great album that should not be slept on. If you are a fan of the Sweatshop Union (which Pigeon Hole are a part of), you will love this LP. We discussed the group's production process, touring and more! Make sure you check out the album ASAP and stay on top of things by visiting or their URBnet page!

We also got into a ton of tunes tonight, including material from Kooley High, Blaq Poet, LL Cool J, The Kid Daytona, Slum Village, Gotham Green & Quickie Mart, Pigeon Hole and tons more. Don't miss this one! Look out for the podcast very shortly, we will have the podcast available on and VERY shortly!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Jeff Spec - On My Feet

Brand new video from a Vancouver veteran, and friend of the URP, Jeff Spec. Check out his new album, Sneakerboxxx, available now on iTunes and Bandcamp

Jeff Spec - On My Feet

Very funny concept vid, hats off to Jeff on this one!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Damn Kia, you made me laugh.

We might be late on this commercial, but I just saw it right now for the first time. It's an ad for Kia's "Soul" car/van vehicle.

Good to see music like this in mainstream commercials..

Here's the original

Black Sheep - The Choice Is Yours

PIgeon Hole f/ D-Sisive - Light Show

We fucks with The Sweatshop Union and Pigeon Hole.

Pigeon Hole f/ D-Sisive - Light Show


As promised, here is this week's podcast. We were a 2-man crew for the show and it worked out pretty well regardless... plenty of tunes, including some new Rick Ross (best beat selector in the game right now), lots of Canadian material, and a lot of crazy tunes. We also had Toronto MC, D-Sisive, join us over the phone to discuss his new album, Vaudeville. Don't sleep on this podcast, one of the best shows of the year!


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This video makes us laugh.

Snoop Dogg f/ Kid Cudi - That Tree

Nice to see some light hearted videos every once in a while..

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

URP Tuesdays!

We are broadcasting LIVE from a sweatbox studio on another Tuesday night! We dove right into a double shot from Rakaa's new album, Crown Of Thorns, available today! We had the Dilated Peoples MC on the show a couple weeks back, and he promised a heater of an album and did not disappoint! We've been spinning some cuts from the album in the past month or so and the project is solid! Definitely check this one out ASAP.

Following a short mix, we were joined by a friend of the show, the outspoken Toronto MC by the name of D-Sisive. D has been making some big moves in the past few years, including collaborations with Saukrates and releasing albums at a fast pace. We discussed his new disc, Vaudeville, his liasons with West coast artists such as Moka Only and The Sweatshop Union, his unique and artistic approach to Hip-Hop and the renewed appreciation he has received since making his return to music. Definitely check out D-Sisive at and

We were working with an abbreviated crew tonight, with only DJ Sage and Big M in the spot. We held it down though, and got into plenty of great tracks, no lie. Curren$y, D-Sisive, Rick Ross, Stat Quo, Pigeon Hole, Crooked I, Buckshot, J. Cole and plenty more! Download the podcast real soon at and RIGHT HERE.

Rick Ross f/ Drake & Chrisette Michelle - Aston Martin Music

When it comes to this track, we fucks with Rick Ross

Rick Ross f/ Drake & Chrisette Michelle - Aston Martin Music

Joell Ortiz - Power (freestyle)

Joell is a monster, hopefully we can be on the lookout for that Slaughterhouse Shady deal.

Fat Joe & DJ Premier - I'm Gone

Nice track. Fat Joe always seems to step it up over Premo production.

Monday, July 19, 2010

New Ras Kass is upon us!

Ras Kass' latest release, A.D.I.D.A.S. (All Day I Dream About Spittin') alongside DJ Rhettmatic, is due out on July 20th. Here's the last preview before it drops!

Sounds like it should be the business, especially Goldyn Chyld 2.

DMX back on the scene

Lil Kim had Dark Man X come out to perform the classic L.O.X. song they were featured on, 'Money Power Respect'. Hopefully we see more of this and DMX gets back on track and back in the booth. Sound quality in this clip is terrible, but you get the picture.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Fat Joe f/ Clipse & Cam'ron

Some new Don Cartegena featuring The Clipse and Cam'ron. The track is called...of course.... "Kilo". The track is from Fat Joe's upcoming album, Teflon Don, which is scheduled to be released on July 27th. This track is pretty nice, hopefully a sign of things to come.

Fat Joe f/ Clipse & Cam'ron - Kilo

Crooked I.... crazy.

New Crooked I track from his forthcoming EP, Planet C.O.B. Vol. 1. Should be nice, especially with all these Slaughterhouse-Shady rumours buzzing...

Sam Adams f/ Curren$y - Fly Jets Over Boston


Sam Adams f/ Curren$y - Fly Jets Over Boston

New J. Cole - Premeditated Murder

J. Cole - Premeditated Murder (prod. by J. Cole)

This kid is serious...

July 13, 2010 HIGHLIGHTS

Here's some tracks that stood out from this week's show, plus a couple extra randoms!

Ghetto Concept - Krazy World

Paul Wall f/ Raekwon, Yelawolf & Jay Electronica - Live It

Stat Quo f/ Talib Kweli - Alright

Mystic - The Life

Zion I & The Grouch f/ Mistah FAB - Hit 'Em

Joe Budden - Wait A Minute

Word 'A Mouth - Famous Last Words


URP Radio -- July 13, 2010 -- Kooley High & Son Real!

We set it off with another much-anticipated Double Shot, featuring Capone-N-Noreaga's latest disc, “The War Report 2”. Whenever an artist puts '2' after the title of a classic album, it creates some pretty high expectations. Unfortunately for CNN, the general consensus from the URP is that TWR2 doesn't deliver enough quality tracks to be considered on the same level as the original War Report. While there are some solid tracks and features (Nas, Raekwon and more) on the album, it does fall a bit short. It's still worth checking out if you're a diehard QB fan though!

We were then joined by Urban Renewal Project favourites, North Carolina representers, Kooley High. The collective has been putting it down for a minute now, and have their debut album, Eastern Standard Time, dropping on July 27th of this year. We discussed the group dynamic within Kooley High, the feeling of finally dropping an album and much more. Check out for all the latest news, tour dates, downloads and more from Kooley High! Keep an eye out for “Eastern Standard Time”, which will be available wherever fine music is sold (iTunes, Amazon, ect...).

We also had Vancouver's own SonReal stop by the studio to plug his new, free mixtape, entitled “The Lightyear Mixtape” and his performance at Fortune Sound Club on July 14th. The kid's been in the game for a minute, released a couple albums and is making big moves with some very notable names in the Canadian Hip-Hop scene. Check out for tour dates, downloads, videos and all the latest from SonReal!

Make absolutely sure you check out this week's podcast! Tons of new tunes, including new Paul Wall (which is actually crazy), Skyzoo, Bun B, Rakaa, Stat Quo, Jeff Spec, Kooley High and many more!


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

URP Radio -- PODCAST -- July 6 -- Cool Nutz!

We got into a Summer-friendly Double Shot this week, featuring Big Boi's new album, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. This is Big Boi's first album without his partner in rhyme, Andre 3000, not counting Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. However, Andre does make an appearance on a bonus track, joining other heavyweights such as T.I., B.o.B., Jamie Foxx, Sleepy Brown, George Clinton, Too $hort and Khujo. Check this funky spaced-out album ASAP! Perfect for Summer time cruising!

We were then joined by Portland's own, Cool Nutz. This Northwest veteran has been putting it down for a minute now and dropped “The Incredible” on June 15th of this year. He's been in the game since 1993, and shows no signs of slowing down. We discussed touring, working with various producers, and his involvement in Portland radio. Check out Cool Nutz at,,, and also at

We got into a lot of nice tunes, including plenty of good jams to drop the top and ride to on a nice Summer day! Cool Nutz, AZ, Souls of Mischief, Dilated Peoples, Ghetto Concept and many more! CLICK HERE TO HIT UP THE PODCAST NOW!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

1June 29, 2010 -- Jeff Spec, @-Large, & Marco Polo feature!

We switched up the Double Shot format this week... Toronto's own Marco Polo is on the grind and just released "The Stupendous Adventures of Marco Polo", so we got into some cuts from the new albums as well as classics from one of the best producers in the game right now. The new album is a banger and should be supported! Features include Large Pro, Rustee Juxx, Skyzoo and plenty more! Don't sleep...

We also had the privilege of having a Vancity veteran from The City Planners, Jeff Spec. We discussed his new project, "Sneakerboxxx", working and touring with a live band, and the rise of online distribution as opposed to the old school techniques. The album sounds real nice and features the likes of Moka Only, NaRai and more. Check Jeff Spec out at,, and!

We also had the pleasure of having DJ @Large from Winnipeg come by and lay down most of the music for us tonight. Make sure you check out his radio show, The Dope Joints, at!

Tons of big tunes tonight! Marco Polo, Jeff Spec, D-Sisive, J Bizness and Richard Wright, Common, Scarface, and many more. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE PODCAST!!