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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