Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April 12th, 2011 -- PODCASTAWAY

April 16th was one of those stellar shows that live on in the annals of time. Wanna know why?



URP Tuesdays -- R.I.P. Guru (July 17, 1961– April 19, 2010)

One year ago today, the world lost one of the most recognizable voices in Hip-Hop. Keith "Guru" Elam passed away on April 19th, 2010, following a heart attack and the ensuing coma. Never one to take a verse off, Guru needed no introduction when he picked up the microphone. In addition to dropping knowledge on every track he touched, it could be argued that he and DJ Premier were major players in shaping that New York Hip-Hop sound that ruled the airwaves in the 90s and into the 2000s. If, for some reason, you're not up on Guru and Gang Starr, do yourself a favour and look up him up.

We also gave some serious burn to one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, Raekwon. The Chef will be rocking Fortune Sound Club on 4/20/2011, so it was only right that we got into a heavy dose of Wu tonight. If you've never seen any of the Wu-Tang members live, this is your chance to brush up on the live experience, as you can be sure that Rae will be dusting off the old classics as well as some of his newer work. Raekwon + Fortune Sound Club = one monstrous show.

Stay tuned for tonight's podcast on www.URPRadio.Podomatic.com as well as this very blog! We got some madness on deck for ya, so don't snooze!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

URP Tuesdays -- April 12, 2011 -- Most Definitely Classy

We're back once again, holding down your Tuesday night on 102.7fm CFRO!

Co-Op Radio is knee-deep in pledge season, which means we are looking for donations to keep Co-Op the people's station! Any contributions help, and the process is now easier than ever. Just visit the www.CoOpRadio.org pledge page follow the steps to become a Co-Op member or renew your existing membership. Don't forget to mention that the Urban Renewal Project is your favourite show!

We kicked off this week with our usual beat battle and tonight's theme was tracks bigging up one's city. Coincidentally, both picks were cuts about Brooklyn. There was a ton of tracks to pick from, but Brooklyn artists seem to make the best tributes to their stomping ground. The Big M choice jam was Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers by Chubb Rock, Jeru The Damaja & OC, while 2Face Al's pick of the night was Brooklyn by M.O.P.. Both tracks are posted one the URP Facebook group, so check 'em out and let us know what you think!

Stay tuned in the weeks to come, as we have some tickets to some big shows that will go exclusively to listeners who become Co-Op members! We're already sending a supporter to Maseo's Vancouver stop on the 13th and there's more to come!

We got plenty of tunes in tonight, from Classified to Jay Kin, Big K.R.I.T. to so keep it locked on www.URPRadio.Podomatic.com and this blog for tonight's podcast, as well as a few past shows that are going up tomorrow morning!

Also, do yourself a favour and check out Classified's new album, "Hand Shakes & Middle Fingers", which was released today. We are working on getting the Halifax vet on the show in a week's time, so make sure you tune in next week for a chance to win tickets to his Vancouver show on April 21st at Venue Nightclub in Vancouver.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

URP Tuesdays -- April 5th, 2010 -- Motion Picture Ish...

And now, for the feature presentation...

We decided to get the ball rolling with the beat battle, as usual. This week's theme was our favourite tracks from a movie soundtrack. Narrowing it down to one track each was no easy task, but we did our best. The Big M pick of the night was a personal favourite that only a small handful of people will agree with, but whatever: Pandemonium by The Pharcyde, from King Of New York. 2Face Al picked Am I Black Enough For You by Schoolly D. Agree? Disagree? Want to punch us in the face based on our choices? You can do two of the three at the URP Facebook Page.

We here at the Urban Renewal Project are fans of music in general, not only Hip-Hop, which is why we take a moment to acknowledge the work of Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain. Like him or not, you have to appreciate his approach to music. Rest In Power (Kurt Cobain February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994)

We bumped a ton of tunes tonight from the likes of Classified, King Reign, Royce Da 5'9, Black Moon, Planet Asia, Saigon and many more. Stay tuned to www.URPRadio.Podomatic.com, as we are in the process of throwing up any past shows we've missed in the past couple weeks!