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Hip-hop and rap, that's where my heart's at. But I'll play anything so long as it ain't crap!

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Options May 9, 2008: 1988 (feat. Michael A Gonzales + DEMER repping Concrete Alchemy

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Artist Track Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Billy Jam + Bryce intro          0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
MC EZ & Troup  get retarded   Options 1988  12"    0:01:30 (Pop‑up)
Wacky Wrapper  rub n dub   Options 1988  12"    0:04:27 (Pop‑up)
Marley Marl  the symphony   Options 1988      0:08:17 (Pop‑up)
EPMD  Strictly Business   Options 1988  12"    0:14:37 (Pop‑up)
Eric B & Rakim  follow the leader   Options 1988  12"    0:16:17 (Pop‑up)
Public Enemy  Rebel Without a Pause   Options 1988      0:22:42 (Pop‑up)
call-in from author Marcus Reeves (author of Somebody Scream          0:34:13 (Pop‑up)
interview with Michal + DEMER          0:48:20 (Pop‑up)
call in from Bill Adler          0:51:47 (Pop‑up)
Chris Chambers (author ) call in  on phone from DC   Options       1:06:46 (Pop‑up)
Too $hort  I aint trippin   Options 1988  12"    1:30:26 (Pop‑up)
Biz Markie  Nobody Beats the Biz   Options       1:31:35 (Pop‑up)
Positive K          1:33:30 (Pop‑up)
LL Cool J  going back to cali   Options       1:35:16 (Pop‑up)
JJ Fad  supersonic   Options       1:37:34 (Pop‑up)
JVC Force  strong island   Options 1988  12"    1:41:17 (Pop‑up)
CERN freestyle          2:02:09 (Pop‑up)
Jungle Brothers  jimbrowski   Options 1988      2:05:02 (Pop‑up)
DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince  girls aint nothin but trouble   Options 1988      2:07:13 (Pop‑up)
Big Daddy Kane  aint no half steppin   Options       2:09:50 (Pop‑up)
Stetsasonic  talkin all that jazz   Options 1988      2:12:02 (Pop‑up)
Cash Money  the music maker   Options 1988    Cash Money who also won the DMC title in 1988  2:13:36 (Pop‑up)
Chris & Ray  U Dont Walk U Run   Options 1988    from Milpitas CA - lived near Peanut Butter Wolf - this was their indie release 12"  2:15:18 (Pop‑up)
Ice T          2:19:48 (Pop‑up)
Too $hort  the ghetto   Options 1990      2:19:54 (Pop‑up)
MC Lyte & Sinead O Connor    1988      2:33:27 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  3:01pm zedprophfer:

  3:02pm Ismael:

whattup, Villy Yams!
  3:02pm filmchickie:

I was too slow, LOL
  3:03pm Sean Daily:

Fourth comment! Woo hoo!
  3:03pm zedprophfer:

  3:03pm dc pat:

1969 is alright
  3:03pm dlroth:

i got to babylon in 1988
  3:03pm Bad Ronald:

I ate acid in '88
  3:03pm Filmchickie:

what's going on Billy!
  3:03pm 1988:

absolutely nothing happened
  3:04pm ted:

1988, I love that book.
  3:05pm pan am:

103 in 88
  3:05pm Ismael:

I prefer 1967, myself. (Aretha Franklin finally breaks through.)
  3:05pm zedprophfer:

  3:06pm dan quale:

some meat head told me : "you're no Jack Kennedy."
  3:07pm ted:

no elvis, beatels or the rolling stones in...
  3:07pm Bad Ronald:

Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday.
  3:08pm Ohhhhhhhh:

ohhhhhh play some schooly D, play it plaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy it
  3:08pm sonny bono:

i was made a mayor
  3:09pm Johnny Doobs:

Its Gucci time....
  3:09pm Kenzo:

Billy Jam, you win the playlist-as-chat-room contest. I'm closing the polls early.
  3:10pm Gorbachev:

  3:10pm woj:

are you there, god? it's me, sweden.
  3:10pm Ronald Reagan:

I granted permission to execute drug dealers.
  3:11pm fishmonkeystew:

Did he actually say "you have a big butt, just like a pit bull?
  3:11pm stuck in surbanwasteland:

i watched yo mtv raps
  3:12pm lsmonkey:

you rock Mr Jam making art with my friend Eric and listening!
  3:12pm g:

Kool G Rap!
  3:12pm de la de la:

sooooooooooooouuulllllll - i know u got it
  3:13pm Billly Jam:

1988 is the theme....Music - especially hip-hop, politics, sports, and life.......Any memories or comments or links to pics or videos - please post em - along with your fave songs from 1988
  3:13pm Elton John:

I sold out Madison Square Gardens for the 26th time. But it didn't matter, I was still an idiot.
  3:13pm ken's fan:

i know you got some FLIPPER ha ha ha ha ho ho ho ho he he he he
  3:15pm flipper for the win:


  3:15pm zedprophfer:

Straight Outta Compton!
  3:15pm Stetsasonic:

Talkin' All That Jazz

and elton john is an idiot
  3:15pm ted:

wow, 20 years ago. I was 35 in 88
  3:17pm ted:

thats what you call a conversation stopper...
  3:18pm Michael A. Gonzales:

1988, time to get it straight: seems like yesterday I was chillin' on the stoop listening to the classic rap tracks by EPMD, Public Enemy and the wonderful productions of Marley Marl...this is the soundtrack to my young life and I love it.
  3:18pm ?:

eric and parish were making dollars and biz was goin' off
  3:19pm Johnny Doobs:

Girls, I got em locked.
  3:20pm Michael A. Gonzales:

...i wrote the first epmd bio--interviewed them in a record storage room.
  3:20pm Ismael:

"Tougher than Leather" came out in '88. But keep the EB & R flowing, Jilly Bams!
  3:21pm spaniel:

yeah, i was 8. for some reason i remember in probably like 88 or 89 3/4th grade walking around with my friend on the playground and him showing me this NWA tape that he got from his brother.
  3:21pm Michael A. Gonzales:

...follow the sound of the future.
  3:25pm woj:

1988 - still at university and not quite hip-hop-friendly ... though not hip-hop unfriendly either. i'm better now.
  3:26pm Kenzo:

The long coat I've been wearing lately...I got it in 1988.
  3:26pm zedprophfer:

  3:27pm steve c:

a strong year for music especially because it was partly the Chinese year of the dragon
  3:28pm Sean Daily:

  3:29pm Joshua K:

More beets than a pot of borscht
  3:30pm dlroth:

  3:32pm sprite:

"The pop success of both singles was unheard of for the time. Kurtis Blow's appearance in a Sprite commercial made him the first hip hop musician to be considered mainstream enough to represent a major product, but also the first to be accused by the hip hop audience of selling out. Another popular performer among mainstream audiences included DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, who won rap's first Grammy"
  3:33pm Ismael:

"blog, blog, blog": the "blah, blah, blah" of the Oughts. (present company excepted.)
  3:35pm weed:

i was adime
  3:37pm weed:

October 4 - Following in Cher's footsteps, actress Shirley MacLaine calls David Letterman an "@$$hole", on the air during a taping of Late Night.
  3:38pm roy orbison:

i died
  3:40pm Johnny Doobs:

Sorry to hear that.
  3:41pm Haley Joel Osment:

i was born
  3:42pm the jersey shore:

"The first reported medical waste on beaches in the Greater New York area (including hypodermic needles and syringes possibly infected with the AIDS virus) washes ashore on Long Island. Subsequent medical waste discoveries on beaches in Coney Island and in Monmouth County, New Jersey force the closure of numerous New York-area beaches in the middle of one of the hottest summers in the American Northeast on record."
  3:42pm Johnny Doobs:

Sorry to hear that.
  3:46pm tompkins sq:

i had a riot
  3:48pm Lloyd Bentsen:

I've seen the Mole People and they are no Jack Kennedy!
  3:48pm Tall Paul:

Yo Bill,
1988 what a year The first year PE came to Dublin.
First gig they played Trinity College acapella in the afternoon. I remember it well. Got them to sign my copy book for school That night they played McGonagles support by Scary Eire Later they played Trinity Debs Ball
  3:49pm jonathan:

did you see the chuds down there?
  3:52pm freehold:

although this happen in 89 - they wouldn't show "Do The Right Thing"
  3:52pm freehold:

at our movie theaters
  3:57pm Dave in Chicago:

Back in those days I was Dave in NYC and I was in the Tompkins sq. riot. Those cops beat our ass! But let's not forget the weird stuff from 88 and little before and after like the Fat Boys and Dougie Fresh and the Beastie Boys, hell even Bobby Jimmy and the Critters!
  4:00pm MTV:

I'm no Jack Kennedy
  4:01pm dan quale:

Bill Adler is more Jack Kennedy than I am
  4:06pm memories:

ralph in now on "The Bridge"
  4:07pm Stan:

I was in a terrible band recording at Vital Studios when the engineer (Jim, later of Rats of Unusual Size) and I went outside to take a break. We ended up in Tompkins Square Park and there was this crazy scene of people and noise, even though it was around midnight. We went back to the studio and missed being in that riot by about a half an hour. We seriously lucked out that night.
  4:07pm north guinea hills:

wait wait wait wait wait,..... 1988 was 20, 20 YEARS AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!! god, how old am i........!!!??????
  4:08pm dlroth:

"The Bridge is on metro TV" channel 25 on comcraptistic
  4:11pm k.k. downing:

Ultramagnetic MC's
Critical Beatdown
  4:14pm filmchickie:

Damn Billy, I am inundated with work ! But I see you playing the fonky ish
  4:15pm A D D:

Billy Jamtastic---------the coffee just kicked in

this is just really ______ ______ ___ ______ ______ , but watch for FALCON!

  4:18pm C:

1988 was the year gogo almost crossed over to mainstream
  4:20pm Ken:

It's 4:19!
  4:23pm zedprophfer:

here' its' 22:22
  4:46pm Scott M.:

Were there any bad hip hop records in 1988? great show Billy Jam!
  4:49pm Doug:

This is great, everyone in my office is shocking out
  4:50pm Patrick:

willy yams, parents just dont understand came out in 88 right?
  4:52pm Pete:

'88 was illest.. a lot of young people today think '94 was the end all be all year. but 1988 was hands down the greatest year in hip-hop.. this is making my rainy day..
  4:54pm Ken:

Anybody remember The Hound's shows in 88 about the Tompkins Square riot?
  4:58pm ethan:

whats up props to CERN and the whole ymi crew http://www.midnightmetalworks.com
  4:58pm C:

3rd annual Hip-Hop Chess Tournament, Bum Rush the Board


There was a logical connection between Chess and Hip-Hop considering the fact that hip-hop as a culture is highly competitive. It is replete with opportunities to battle and compete to win over crowds, crews and sponsors. By connecting hip-hop to chess, we have created a chess tournament that exposes youth to a culture (hip-hop) and a science (chess) that requires them to think ahead, manage talent and size up their adversary. These skills are useful in hip-hop, chess, business and in life.
  5:00pm zedprophfer's comment delivery:

here's another one for the collection.
  5:11pm Kenzo:

I totally expected the Fresh Prince to start singing about eating cars.
  5:27pm Tall Paul:

Yo Bill for me one of the worst tracks and albums of1988 was Cash Money and Mc Maravelous Where's the Party At? especially the track Find an Ugly Woman
  5:28pm fred:

I don't really miss being 17, but 1988 sure was a big year for me. Falling in love with Boston of all places, my first encounter with PE, and that record has been my favorite ever since, dethroning London Calling in my personal rankings
  5:30pm Donnell:

We want Eazy!
  5:35pm Tall Paul:

Yo Bill,
If you have it can you play Twin Hype "Do it to the Crowd" Speaking of HipHop Peace
  5:36pm anne:

i remember this video with Sinead and MC Lyte, it was kinda cool, played on 120 Minutes on MTV sometime in the late 80s? early 90s?
  5:36pm Push It:

Push it real good. Enormous song.
  5:48pm zedprophfer:

the drum 'n bass background music should be added into the playlist. sweet stuff. :D
  5:48pm porkchop:

ooohhh 1988!!! just plugged in to all ya alls! werk schedule has taken my precious 12-3 on fridays--ICK!! feels good to be in 1988 cant wait to ppump this shiznit on my big ass speakers l8r. Peace In Willy Marmalade!!!
  5:54pm porkchop:

GAWD i remember rapping Slick Ricks A childrens story, smoking cigarettes with my girls with our aqua net hairdos in the bathroom at our city park. we were thinking wee was baddassss.
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