Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Back Again! URP Tuesdays -- Rock The Bells NYC review

We apologize for the blog hiatus but we are back in full effect!

I was fortunate enough to make it to the NYC leg of the Rock The Bells tour so this week's show was giving the people a review of the best show I've witnessed! DJ Premier, Slick Rick, Rakim, KRS-One, Brother Ali, DJ Muggs & Ill Bill, Lauryn Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg and many more tore it down and made it difficult for Guerilla Union to top this year's lineup. Check out the podcast for the review!

We also got into a Double Shot from DJ Muggs & Ill Bill's collaboration album, Kill Devil Hills. As expected, Muggs comes with the sinister beats that have made him one of the most consistent (while underrated) producers in Hip-Hop and Ill Bill brings the energy-laden vocals that complement the beats nicely. Appearances from B-Real, Raekwon, Sean Price, Slaine, Vinnie Paz and more are nice additions to the album and contribute to making it an album worth your while!

As usual, we got into some great tunes tonight and you will be able to check out the podcast shortly right here and on www.URPRadio.Podomatic.com. We will also be adding the last two podcasts to the blog as well so stay tuned!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Outta town trips

Just a heads up, I've been out of town for a few days now and won't be back until the 31st! Stay cool til then!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

URP Tuesdays -- August 17th, 2010

We set it off with a Double Shot from the new album courtesy of our friend Roc C, "Scapegoat". We've had Roc on the show before and will be getting him back in the weeks to come to discuss the project, which we are feeling here at the URP. Hit up Roc at www.MySpace.com/RocThisWay to keep up on all the moves being made by the California vet!

We then got into an interview with Brooklyn mainstays, The Sleepwalkas. We discussed their history in the game, collaborations with the likes of Sadat X, plans for their next project as well as how the collective came together to put out Hip-Hop music that pays homage to the old, looks ahead to the future and deals with the present. Check out The Sleepwalkas on pretty much every social networking site, including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Bandcamp and Reverb Nation!

Tons of tracks, including new material from KRS-One & True Master, some Big L, The Sleepwalkas, Daytona, Marco Polo, The Roots, Senor Kaos and many more. Check out the podcast soon and check out all the madness that went down tonight. It'll be available right here and on www.URPRadio.Podomatic.com!

Joell Ortiz - Sing Like Bilal Freestyle

Nice freestyle over a Premier instrumental


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Jeff Spec - On My Feet

Nice concept vid from Vancity's own, Jeff Spec. From his new album, Sneakerboxxx, available now on iTunes and Jeff's BandCamp page. Check it out:

Jeff Spec - On My Feet


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

URP Radio -- August 10, 2010 -- Rich Kidd Interview

Once again!

We kicked off by featuring a Double Shot from Rich Kidd's new project, On Some Rich Kidd Shit Vol. 4, as well as an interview with Rich Kidd himself. We discussed his creative process, collaborating with the likes of Marco Polo and DJ NaNa, sampling, touring and more! The man's responsible for plenty of great tunes so make sure you stay up on his every move! We'll be uploading On Some Rich Kidd Shit Vol. 4 on the URP BLOG shortly so stay tuned!

We also got into a good sized Smif-N-Wessun set in anticipation of the DuckDown duo hitting Bar None this Thursday. Vancouver's fiending for this one, should be a scorcher!

Make sure you check out the podcast on the URP BLOG ASAP! It should be up withing a day or so. Good music from Rich Kidd, Smif-N-Wessun, Sadat X, Zion I, Kardinal Offishall, Eric B. & Rakim and plenty more!


Friday, August 6, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sadat X - True Wine Connoisseurs

First episode of of the third season of Sadat X & Will Tell's wine tasting show, The Wine Connoisseurs. I just heard about this show and was blown away because Sadat's got R.A. The Rugged Man as the special guest for this episode! Pretty entertaining and informative, check it out:


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

URP Tuesdays -- August 3rd, 2010

Another Tuesday means you will be absorbing the best Hip-Hop has to offer! Underground, mainstream, classic, new and old, we spin it all.

We featured Wale's new mixtape, "More About Nothing" as our Double Shot this week. The follow-up to his acclaimed 2008 Seinfeld-themed "Mixtape About Nothing" definitely lives up to its predecessor and showcases what Wale is all about. Even if you weren't feeling his debut LP, you'll enjoy this mixtape. Here's hoping this style of record continues onto his sophmore LP. Download the mixtape here, we got it a few posts down.

No interviews this week, which means tons of tunes in rotation tonight. Everything from Jay-Z to The Sleepwalkas to The Clipse to Choclair, we got you covered! We also ran down a ton of August show dates in the Vancouver area from local favourite Snak The Ripper. He's on tour with none other than R.A. The Rugged Man and will be tearing it down once again, this time with some all-ages shows! Hit the podcast to get the dates and check out his FACEBOOK PAGE to keep up with Snak!

Check out the podcast RIGHT HERE and at www.URPRadio.Podomatic.com shortly!

M-Dot f/ Masta Ace - You Don't Know About It

Very nice track, pretty sure its recent...

M-Dot f/ Masta Ace - You Don't Know About It


Wale f/ Tre of UCB - The Friends N Strangers

Brand new track off Wale's new mixtape, "More About Nothing". One of my favourites from the project! Check it out below!


New Wale mixtape - "More About Nothing" w/ DJ Omega

Wale is back on the mixtape scene with his sequel to the "Mixtape About Nothing" from 2008. The link is "borrowed" from Pigeons & Planes.