Tuesday, January 25, 2011

URP Tuesdays: Play It Cool, and Move Slow

We set the tone of tonight's show by getting into another edition of the Battle of the Beats, with the theme of speed. More specifically, driving quickly (in a closed course with professional tutelage, of course).

The Big M pick was originally going to be One Forty by Nappy Roots, but due to format issues with the file (damn you iTunes and your .m4a format), we were unable to get it cued up. Instead, I settled on Speed by DJ Quik. While the subject matter isn't velocity-focused, the instrumental and rhyme flow will have you pressing down on the accelerator if you listen to it in a car. 2Face Al's pick was drawn from personal experience, as he has cruised at high (but completely safe) speeds to They Don't Know by Freeway and The Jacka. Next time you make a playlist for your wheels, make sure to include these tracks!

DJ Quik - Speed

The Jacka & Freeway - They Don't Know

We also got into a ton of music from Saukrates, Tona, Anami Vice, Nas, Miguel f/ J. Cole, Murs, Freeway and even some Bone Thugs N Harmony. No time to waste in our timeslot, it goes by fast!

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Classic Pharcyde

Here's an oldie I dug up after reminiscing over how surprisingly good the Street Fighter movie soundtrack was:

The Pharcyde - Pandemonium

Pure class, great video.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

URP Tuesdays -- Makin' Statements

Once again it's on...

We started the show by acknowledging MLK day (Monday). Even though it is an American holiday, Martin's words and actions have influenced and benefitted populations around the world.

Addressing audiences was a characteristic that MLK worked to perfection. If there was one thing he could do as well as or better than anyone, it was conveying his messages through eloquent and inspiring speeches. It is with this in mind that we got into the second edition of the Beat Battle (still working on a better name for that). This week's theme was 'Statement Tracks'. Rappers often put out a track to put the game on notice. Royce Da 5'9 said it best on his statement track, "Boom": "When I spit, you don't eat, you don't breathe, you don't miss a f***in' line". My pick this week was Joell Ortiz's "Battle Cry", while 2Face Al selected "Built For This" by Cormega. What do you think?

Mentioning Vanilla Ice's upcoming album also stirred up a little trip down memory lane. If you haven't seen his classic film, "To The Extreme", do yourself a favour and pick it up wherever terrible motion pictures are distributed.

We were also blessed with an exclusive new track from Vancity's Finest, Jay Kin, who called in near the end of the show to drop "Japan Love" on us. Do we really need to tell you that it's dope? Hit JayKin up and let him know what you think.

As always, we kicked out the jams all night with Matt Brevner, Saigon, Pharoahe Monch, Joell Ortiz finding their way into the mix, along with many other experienced rhyme sayers. We're on fire in 2011!

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

URP Tuesdays -- Cold Chillin'

What's up cold world?

We braved the elements this week in order to bring some funk to your eardrums. As usual, we delivered and are once again revered as kings among men. No big deal.

However, it was due to those same elements that we had to forego the Double Shot and get right into the mix. The Double Shot may be in the process of being phased out in favour of a new bit in the next couple of weeks. Don't worry though, we'll still play choice cuts off all the newest and best in Hip-Hop.

Case in point, we featured the brand spankin' new cut from Freeway & Statik Selektah's 24-hour EP, "Statik-Free". It's called "From The Street" and features Lil Fame of MOP and Termanology, and yes, it is crazy. "Statik-Free" comes out any second now. Hit up your iTunes in the next day or so and get it on the cheap!

We also gave Tona, Jay Electronica, Ghostface, King Reign, Nate Dogg and many more some burn on tonight's program. Unfortunately, our audiologger is still on the proverbial fritz, so we are working on getting it back online to bring you our beloved podcasts. In the meantime, check us out on Facebook and Twitter -


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

URP Tuesdays -- First of 2011!

We're back in the spot for 2011! Same dope formula, new year!

We kicked off the new year with a Double Shot from new EP from Termanology & Statik Selektah, collectively known as 1982. It's entitled The Evening News and is most likely tracks that didn't quite make the cut for their LP, released a few months ago. We joked that the tracks were throw-aways, but that 1982 throw-aways were better than most rappers' albums. While it is only 8 tracks long, it is a good grab on iTunes for the price! Check it out for sure.

We got into our favourite albums of 2010, with Freeway & Jake One's The Stimulus Package, The Roots' How I Got Over, Nas & Damien Marley's Distant Relatives, Termanology & Statik Selektah's 1982 and Rustee Juxx & Marco Polo's The Execution topping the URP list. Honorable mention to Curren$y's Pilot Talk and Pilot Talk II.

Tons of tunes in the mix as well, including some J. Cole, Curren$y, Pigeon Hole, Saukrates & Drake, and even some Dirt Nasty tonight! We also got into two separate 2010 Rap-Ups, one We've all been crazy busy over the holidays but expect this week's podcast relatively shortly, as well as a couple of other ones we haven't put up for download yet. Stay tuned!