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Options December 12, 2007: Too hard for the fuckin radio: the Mac Dre WFMU special

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments Approx. start time
MAC DRE  various including >   Options         Instrumental of I Need An eight (12") + Lt. Joann West press agent for the Vallejo Police Dept (VPD) April 1998 over 500 locked grooves + JT the Bigga Figga intro off 'Stupid doo doo dumb' + Too hard for the fuckin radio Young black brother The Album + + Young Playah "What's Really Going On?" (Strictly Business 1992)  0:00:00 ()
Mac Dre  Lets All Get Down   Options Stupid Doo Doo Dumb  Romp  1997    Mac Dre, the popular longtime Northern California rapper was shot and killed in Kansas City after leaving a club where he had just performed and whose life was full of drama But that final incident for this uniquely talented and influential Vallejo rapper, who headed the Thizz Entertaiment company and cultural movement and was instrumental in kick-starting the Bay Area's hyphy movement, was only the latest in a lifetime filled with news headline incidents including being recording a hit record over the phone from the county jail, being indicted in a string of organized bank robberies by the "Romper Room Gang," and consequently spending four years in the federal penitentiary. This WFMU special is an uncensored (MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME), web-only broadcast focusing on the music of Mac Dre plus some interviews with him and also with the authorities involved in the case against him that got him sentenced to five years in the pen (four of which he did). One of the interviews in this special was with Mac Dre when he was in Lompoc Penitentiary, CA in 1996. Note that this is not in anyway an inclusive piece on the late rapper (didnt even include Thizzle Dance or anything off the Rompilation). There is so much more on Mac Dre (interviews and music) that there could easily be another Mac Dre special.  0:14:49 ()
Mac Dre  punk police   Options What's Really Going On?  Strictly Business        0:18:05 ()
Mac Dre  Get Some Get Right   Options     1992    the song in whose lyrics he mentions how he was "born in the O" - Oakland, CA before his mom, Wanda, moved him (for safety) to the then new/safe outer Bay suburb of Vallejo  0:22:35 ()
Mac Dre  Back N Da hood Recorded live from the Fresno County jail over the phone (Strictly Business) 1992   Options Recorded live from the Fresno County jail  strictly business  1992    Amazingly this release recorded with very limited time over the public phone at the Fresno County Jail -but more amazingly and surprisingly to many it became a hit and cemented Dre's position as a loved outlaw status - someone wronged by the cops  0:25:40 ()
Mac Dre & Khayree  Interview by Billy Jam on KUSF San Francisco   Options     1991    very early Mac Dre and Khayree interview and performance on KUSF radio station 1991 Sept 15 - Note Coolio mentioned is Vallejo Coolio not the SoCal artist on Tommy Boy around same time  0:30:56 ()
Mac Dre & Young Ray Luv        1991    the roots of Yay rap right here including early early Ray Luv who around this time would also associate with another soon to be major rap figure named Tupac Shakur  0:35:41 ()
Mac Dre & Khayree  Times Are Getting Crazy (live acoustic version)   Options   unreleased  1991      0:39:52 ()
Mac Dre & Khayree interview cont        1991      0:43:58 ()
Mac Dre  California Livin   Options   Strictly Business  1991      0:54:11 ()
Mac Dre  Times are getting crazy   Options     1991    12" studio version of song also performed live acoustic style in previous 1991 interview  0:58:45 ()
Thizzelle Washington  TREAL TV excerpt   Options   Thizz Films /Romp/Sumo/City Hall  2003    Treal TV excerpt hosted by Thizzelle Washington (aks Mac Dre) in one of his numerous later career alter-egos - during the THIZZ years. (Note: "thizz" is a word - one of many coined by Mac Dre (he refers to others in this bit) and refers to getting buzzed on Ecstacy. At Mac Dre's funeral, as they lowered his coffin into the ground, people were tossing X pills among other things out of love for the man  1:03:41 ()
Mac Dre and Da Looie Crew  Fonky Situation   Options "Spread Yo' Hustle" Compilation  Swerve  1997      1:06:24 ()
Andre Nicatina feat Mac Dre  Andre N Andre   Options Bullets Blunts N Ah Big Bankroll  Nicky Rose I.N.C.  2004    Andre Nickatina's album "Bullets Blunts N Ah Big Bankroll" featuring Andre Hicks (Mac Dre's real name)  1:11:27 ()
Mac Dre and Da Looie Crew  I need an eight   Options stupid doo doo dumb  Romp  1997    Mac Dre and Da Looie Crew "I need an eight" from the album Stupid Doo Doo Dumb and also on 12"  1:15:02 ()
Mac Dre  Mac D-R-E   Options Johnny Z and Young Dru present 707 The Sequel  Rated Z Records  2003      1:16:56 ()
Mac Dre  "What's really going on?"   Options   strictly business  1992  12"    1:22:39 ()
Mac Dre  life's a bitch   Options         from Stupid Doo Doo Dumb track opens with collage of news clips on the controversial artist and his so called involvement in crimes as part of the Romper Room gang. A longtime fan of Too $hort (check out the influence on Mac Dre's early work and also on the track "My Chevy" where he raps about listening to Short and Pooh) he samples $hort's infamous "biaaatch" on this track. And on the brand new December 2007 Too $hort album (Get Off The Stage) Mac Dre is indirectly included when $hort uses the word "thizzed" and the Pack (guests on album) mention Mac Dre - as so many Yay Area releases seem to do and will continue to do in the future.  1:27:40 ()
Mac Dre interview from the pen by Billy Jam        1996    Interview with Mac Dre (March 20, 1996) from Lompoc Pen by phone - recorded for Hip Hop Slam / Pirate Fuckin Radio (radio show Billy Jam did in the mid nineites that broadcast on Free Radio Berkeley and other pirate stations around the US at the time) and a couple of print publications  1:34:31 ()
Mac Dre  all damn day   Options Whats Really Going On?  Strictly Business  1992      1:45:22 ()
Mac Dre  "Retro Dance Record"   Options "the game is thick part 2"  Thizz/Sumo/City Hall  2004    Mac Dre 's "the game is thick part 2" ablum and its cover was a tribute to an earlier release by his late potna The Mac  1:49:10 ()
Thizzed Out (BillyJamrizzle mix)              1:52:11 ()
All it takes Mac Drizzle              1:52:52 ()
Mac Mall and Mac Dre feat E40  Dredio   Options Da US Open    2005    Mac Mall as Mall McEnroe & Mac Dre as Andre Macassi feat E40 "Dredio" "Da US Open" (2005) (Thizz/City hall)  1:54:31 ()
  thizz nation             1:56:25 ()
Mike Van Winkle (Dept. of Justice) + Sgt Bob Lewis (VPD)  phone interivews   Options     1998    phone interview with Mike Van Winkle, Dept. Of Justice, Sacramento office April 1998 as part of an investigative report Billy Jam wrote as a San Francisco Bay Guardian cover story - two phone interviews back to back with both Justice Dept's Van Wiinkle and Sgt. Bob Lewis, (Vallejo Police Dept) - both of these interviews and the one at show's opening with Joann West of VPD were all for 1998 San Francisco Bay Guardian cover story titled "Cops and Rappers." Thanks to JH Tompkins as editor. These two interviews were trying to determine the use of rap lyrics as part of the Task Force's investigations  2:01:15 ()
Mac Dre  the romp ya'll   Options           2:09:31 ()
Mac Dre  My Chevy (with Mac Mall) phoner   Options           2:11:39 ()
Mac Dre  wit the M.A.C.   Options           2:15:06 ()
Mac Dre/Mac Mall feat J-Diggs & Rydah J. Klyde  Murder I wrote   Options Da US Open  Thizz/Sumo/City Hall  2005    in this musical outing Mac Dre becomes "Thizzie Marley" - one of maybe a hundred aliases  2:20:06 ()
Mac Dre  Stupid Doo Doo Dumb   Options     1996      2:23:16 ()
TREAL TV  varous exceprts   Options   Thizz Films  2003    Treal TV excerpts 2003 (Thizz Films /Romp/Sumo/City Hall)  2:28:25 ()
Mac Dre  I got a...   Options Da US Open          2:33:48 ()
Mac Dre              2:37:10 ()
Mac Dre  donkey   Options           2:38:36 ()
  Nothin Correctable             2:49:29 ()

Listener comments!

  Wed. 12/12/07 6:22am ThizzTed:

R.I.P. Mac Drizzle
  Wed. 12/12/07 7:57am elena:

nice set, man
  Wed. 12/12/07 4:59pm eons:

great show. thanks billy!
  Wed. 12/12/07 5:43pm Patrick:

the hottest shit i have heard in a while. thanks billy!! you should do unedited shit like this as a podcast!
  Thu. 12/13/07 2:03am Emcee T:

Thanks for bringing the REAL Bay back. www.myspace.com/emceet
  Fri. 12/14/07 7:56am Simon:

Loved the show - am listening for the third time now
  Fri. 12/14/07 1:03pm ASH G SUCKAFREE:

as a S.F. native, I've been a fan from the gate! '91 to be exact! Also, had the op. to chill and smoke a fat blunt with the King of Thizz years back. R.I.P. Mac D-R-E ! He'll always reign SUPREME in the YayArea!
  Mon. 3/10/08 4:00am chin chek:

i made an ill miss you dre version
  Mon. 3/10/08 4:00am chin chek:

i made an ill miss you dre version
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