Tuesday, October 26, 2010

URP Tuesdays -- October 26, 2010

Another solid Tuesday in the books...

We featured a much anticipated album from a pair of URP favourites, Termanology and producer Statik Selektah, collectively known as 1982. The self titled album is serious business, as is to be expected from these two artists. Statik is always on point with the production, while you'd have to look pretty hard to find a lame Termanology verse. Some solid features on this one, including Xzibit, Bun B, MOP, and Inspectah Deck and more share the mic with Term and definitely make this album one of the must-cop discs of the year. Run, don't walk to your nearest music retailer (or iTunes) and get this one!

We also discussed piracy, the San Francisco Giants winning the World Series (soon) and more. Unfortunately, technical difficulties prevented us from touching base with Northwestern MC, E-Dawg. We'll get you next week!

Tons of good tunes from The Geto Boys, 9th Wonder, Solitaire, Big L, J. Cole and more, so make sure you check out the podcast. Unfortunately, our audio logger is giving us all sorts of problems. Visit www.CoOpRadio.org to contribute to the station and become a member! The Co-Op Radio website is also the only place you can get last week's and this week's show for the moment, so adjust your downloading ritual accordingly!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What you SHOULD be doing

Check out Vancouver's nicest and friend of the Urban Renewal Project, Jay Kin at these two dope spots this month:

Where: Nectar Lounge, Seattle
When: October 28, 2010
What: Northwest Sneaker Expo
Eighty 4fly
& More
Hosted by Vitamin D

Showcasing the best in Sneakers + Clothing + Boutiques + Music & More.
Raffles + Giveaways all night!

10:00PM – SHOW


Outbreak Canada - International Breakdance Battle (all ages)
Saturday October 23, 2010, 4pm-7pm
Russian Hall - 600 Campbell Ave, Vancouver BC
$15 in advance at www.famouscircle.com/store - $20 at the door

What you will see:

Famous Circle is bringing the world acclaimed Outbreak B-boy/B-girl (breakdance) battle to Canada for the first time this year. The event is open to all ages and spectators are totally welcome. winners of the 2 vs 2 battle will be flown to the Outbreak 6 World Finals in Orlando Florida (Dec 4-5), and there will also be a footwork and b-girl competition.

Competitors from across Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest USA will be rolling into compete for the chance to represent their crew at one of the most prestigious hip hop festivals in the world: The Outbreak 6 World Finals, Orlando Florida.

Full event info, video and tickets at www.famouscircle.com.

For media, sponsorship, vending or other inquiries please contact:
Robin Campbell - Event Coordinator

Date & Time : Saturday October 23, 4:00PM to 7:00PM (doors open at 2:00PM)
Venue : Russian Hall - 600 Campbell Avenue, Vancouver
Price & Admission : ($15 in advance) ($20 at the door) / All ages
Buy Tickets @ : http://store.famouscircle.com/products/Outbreak-Canada-Ticket-.html

Phone : 250.882.5801
Email : robin@famouscircle.com
Link : www.famouscircle.com

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

URP Tuesdays -- Jay Kin in the spot + Giveaways!

We got into another Tuesday of URP madness this week, which opened up with some Big M Youtube DJ'ing. Pretty solid, hit us up on Facebook for booking information!

We were joined by Vancity's Nicest, Jay Kin live in studio to discuss his newest release, Sneakers & Videogames. If you haven't checked it out yet, hit up the website: www.JayKinLive.com. It's a free download, so you really have no excuse not to get your mitts on it! We also talked about the origins of the album concept (hint: Japan!), recently opening up for the legendary Dead Prez at Fortune Sound Club and much more. Check out the podcast and his website for more goodness.

Plenty of good tunes in the mix tonight, including an Outkast set, Jay Kin, Sean Price, Nas, E.D.G.E., Black Rob and many more. Check out the podcast very soon right here and on www.URPRadio.Podomatic.com


Friday, October 15, 2010


Here it is, as promised... This week's podcast! We featured 9th Prince's solo album "One Man Army", got into a lengthy Kurupt set since he's doing shows in Vancouver and Whistler this week, as well as the usual wealth of top-notch tunes.




Brett Favre doing his best Hans Moleman impression at Vikings practice


Barney's film had heart... but football in the groin had a football in the groin...


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

URP Tuesdays -- 9th Prince feature, Dogg Pound set + tickets

We had to give some longtime Wu affiliates some shine this week, featuring a double shot from "One Man Army", the new album from Killarmy's 9th Prince which just came out courtesy of Babygrande. This is a good one for the dedicated Wu faithful, as he sticks with the style that made the Clan so successful. Features include the RZA, Kinetic, Outline and a few more. Check it out quick.. we could all use a Wu fix before Ghostface's new album comes out.

Since Kurupt's gonna be putting on a show, it was only natural to an extended DPG set that definitely brought back some memories... We also gave away some tickets to the Thursday October 14th show at Bar None in Vancouver, so if you're the Kurupt fan who was able to crack our staggering skill testing question, have a blast.

Tons of other tunes too from Atmosphere, Shad, E-40, De La Soul, Common and plenty more. Great vibe to tonight's show, just download the podcast soon and see for yourself!


October 5th, 2010 -- PODCAST -- DJ D Sharp!

Great show last week... We had an interview with Oakland's DJ D-Sharp as well as a Double Shot from Skyzoo & !llmind's collaboration album, Live From The Tape Deck. Definitely familiarize yourself with D-Sharp if you're not already and do yourself a favour and check that album out! CLICK HERE to download the podcast.


Curren$y - Audio Dope II (Official Video)

Official video for Audio Dope II (prod. by Ski Beatz), from Curren$y's Pilot Talk album... which you should check out for sure, by the way.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

September 28 PODCAST -- El Da Sensei feature

We're catching up! Here's the September 28th podcast, which features a double shot from El Da Sensei's new album on which he worked almost exclusively with The Returners. Boom-bap Hip-Hop is still alive in 2010 and this project illustrates that quite well. Check it out!

Plenty of good music on this show, including cuts from The Beatnuts, Mos Def, Kooley High, Immortal Technique and Kanye West.

Download the podcast RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

URP Tuesdays -- DJ D-Sharp interview and more

We got it in this week, featuring another solid release from Duck Down Records. "Live From The Tape Deck" is a collaborative album courtesy of producer !llmind and Skyzoo. Skyzoo, !llmind and Duck Down Records are all favourites of the Urban Renewal Project so it's really no surprise that we chose to feature this album over others that were released today. We weren't disappointed by any means, enjoying the disc that boasts features from Styles P, Buckshot, Sean Price, Torae and more. Check this out if you're a fan of Duck Down's catalogue, and good music in general!

After burning up the airwaves for a little bit, we got into a telephone interview with DJ D-Sharp, who was calling from and representing the Hip-Hop hotbed that is Oakland, California. Once playing the background and cutting and producing for other artists, Sharp has come to the forefront and currently has a nice EP ("Definition Of A Star") available now and it is definitely worth checking out. Oh yeah, did we mention it's free? Well, it is. We discussed being in the forefront, support, co-signigning, hip-hop politics and of course, the album, throughout the course of the interview and you won't want to miss that either! Check out DJ D-Sharp at www.TheRealDJDSharp.com and all the social networks!

We played some amazing tunes tonight, including classic cuts from the Wu-Tang Clan, Dr. Dre, Cesar Comanche, J. Cole, Smif-N-Wessun, DJ D-Sharp and plenty more. Expect this podcast soon right here and www.URPRadio.Podomatic.com.