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Options April 8, 2011: Jersey City studios with Dan Charnas, Azeem, & Amkoullel (The Fula Child)

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Artist Track Album Year New Approx. start time
Jack Splash  Lauryn Hill (aint crazy)   Options   2010     
KC & the Sunshine Band  Get Lifted   Options       0:00:47 (Pop‑up)
Red Astaire  Tito   Options       0:03:20 (Pop‑up)
Chief Rocker Busy Bee  ID   Options       0:05:08 (Pop‑up)
3:33  Vomit 333 Remix (feat MF DOOM)   Options 333EP-1 Bonus Track  2011  *   0:05:32 (Pop‑up)
DELS  GOB (David Andrew Sitek Remix)   Options   2011    0:08:09 (Pop‑up)
Powerule  interview + Que Pasa? (Whats Goin On)   Options       0:11:06 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
interview with Dan Charnas 
        0:15:11 (Pop‑up)
Run DMC  Sucker MC's   Options   1983    0:27:43 (Pop‑up)
T La Rock & Jazzy Jay  It's Yours   Options       0:29:21 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
interview with Dan Charnas 
        0:33:14 (Pop‑up)
LL Cool J  Going Back to Cali   Options   1987    0:38:28 (Pop‑up)
Eric B & Rakim  Eric B is President   Options       0:41:51 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
interview with Dan Charnas 
        0:45:56 (Pop‑up)
Eric B & Rakim  I know you got soul   Options       0:50:45 (Pop‑up)
Public Enemy  Rebel Without a Pause   Options       0:54:01 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
interview with Dan Charnas 
        0:59:30 (Pop‑up)
De La Soul  Eye Know   Options       1:14:53 (Pop‑up)
A Tribe Called Quest  Bonita Applebum   Options       1:18:01 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
interview with Dan Charnas 
        1:22:08 (Pop‑up)
Dan Charnas  reads outtake from his book THe Big Payback over Too Short beat   Options       1:34:00 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Azeem + Dan Charnas 
        1:44:17 (Pop‑up)
Azeem  Oakland to Brooklyn   Options       2:03:18 (Pop‑up)
Azeem  Oblivion   Options Soundproof  2011  *   2:06:27 (Pop‑up)
Azeem  Medicine Man   Options Soundproof      2:10:06 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
interview with Azeem + Holly Saucy 
        2:13:48 (Pop‑up)
Azeem   live on WFMU   Options       2:17:10 (Pop‑up)
Holly Saucy   Live Freestyle on WFMU   Options       2:18:50 (Pop‑up)
Azeem + Holly Saucy  freestyle over Dawgisht beats live on WFMU   Options       2:19:47 (Pop‑up)
Azeem  Under Surveillance   Options Mayhem Mystics      2:30:12 (Pop‑up)
Azeem  Don't quote me   Options Soundproof  2011  *   2:36:33 (Pop‑up)
Amkoullel  Kalan   Options Ne Ka Mali!!      2:39:37 (Pop‑up)
Azeem  Chip it away (feat Lateef)   Options       2:44:42 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
interview with Amkoullel 
        2:45:47 (Pop‑up)
Amkoullel          2:54:37 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Azeem + Holly Saucy bye byes 
        2:55:31 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  2:09pm EgyptianCat:

Short notice request, but where might this fit in the mix?
Jay-Z / Brian Eno - Blue Magic Bone Bomb

  3:02pm Radioman:

(tunes in)
I have welcomed these nice WFMU stickers today.
  3:10pm djspidermanc:

6 trax in and im allready posting "best episode ever",even though i've got a bit of sticker envy .,
  3:10pm Cheri Pi:

It's me! It's me!
  3:11pm Timi Dz Nutz:

Hey Billy...Welcome back to The Dirty Jerz!!!
  3:12pm Cecile:

good afternoon, all!
  3:13pm Cheri Pi:

Hi Cecile! Hi Billy Jam!
  3:14pm bmoreDan:

holy crap - BRING IT!!
  3:18pm Sean Daily:

Welcome back, Billyjamicus Maximus!

Oh, and... not even close to first comment! Woo hoo!
  3:24pm Carmichael:

Hey ya, Billy. Hi, every person.
  3:26pm Cecile:

I think old-school hip-hop was also stronger on album because 1) they didn't know if each record would be their last, and 2) they had to cut it live.
  3:29pm Cecile:

the album won't die, as Chuck D has said, as long as it's a collection of tracks. If you need it to be a continuous experience, you'll have a more limited audience. Other people are cool with that. Steven Wilson from Porcupine Tree chopped up his 1st solo album into 50 tracks that you had to play in order.
  3:30pm schizflow:

that bit about taking the music out was interesting, but simmons says a lot of unfortunate things about business and entrepreneurship
  3:31pm Cecile:

schiz, I used to watch Kimora's show because she's a trip, but then I realized that that luxury she had was built on the backs of folks that probably deserved it more.
  3:32pm Dan Charnas:

@schizflow like what?
  3:34pm chris:

In the back row, with the sun glasses on, but yeah, I'm here... Thanks for schoolin' me, Dan and BillyJam.

Dan, I was at home ill when you came to Bookpassage at SF Ferry Building a while back. Sorry to have missed you, but happy you're here now.

My son B says, "hey."
  3:34pm schizflow:

  3:38pm schizflow:

it's a combo of new age self-help babble and business strategy. it denies and allows a connection between the two. and it's a giant ego trip
  3:39pm Dan Charnas:

@Chris from Book Passage! Love you! Give "B" a pound for me!
  3:40pm Dan Charnas:

@schizflow INteresting...'splain "denies AND allows"
  3:42pm Cecile:

Peronally, if new jack swing would come back, I wouldn't be too terribly upset. I still have a thing for LeVert.
  3:42pm schizflow:

because he says that one isn't the other, but if you have your spirit in order, wealth can follow. that's almost verbatim from his appearance on bill maher last month
  3:45pm Dan Charnas:

@schiz I think he DOES say the latter. He just doesn't promise that wealth ALWAYS follows spirit.
  3:46pm Cecile:

Dan Charnas, did you work for Def American? When are they ever going to reissue the Trouble albums? :D
  3:48pm chris:

"Thought I was a doughnut, you tried to glaze me..." Hell ya!
  3:48pm Cecile:

Marley Marl = genius.
  3:51pm clyde stubblefied:

hey stop sampling my S@#T- spotted Eric b on old In living Color episode doin Juiced last nite- and i sampled it
  3:56pm ?:

where's the right channel. i double checked another radio station, it's you.
  3:56pm Dan Charnas:

Cecile: Yes. But Def American no longer exists! So they are not releasing or rereleasing anything.
  3:57pm Billy Jam:

re the right channel drop out - Homie (Azeem) bumped the tables -
  3:59pm ?:

damn get that boy a bubble suit :o
  3:59pm Cecile:

I was clowning a bit. Although it would be nice if someone got the rights to those records.

Now, for me whenever rap intersects with dance music, I'm really interested and when it gets too far away from a strong beat it loses me.
  4:00pm Julie:

Hi Billy, sounds like a party!
  4:02pm Cecile:

Shocklee is amazing, a real media polymath. You should follow @Shocklee on Twitter.
  4:02pm jojo:

  4:08pm seang:

was reminded of how great Van Halen was today-damn
  4:09pm jojo:

yes, totally back to high school, big effect on my weekend for sure
  4:11pm schizflow:

think of how much more successful van halen would have been if they didn't sell all of their songs in reverse
  4:11pm jojo:

true dat
  4:12pm Cecile:

I remember getting a very old candy apple in a box with an advance tape of Candy Apple Grey.
  4:21pm Cecile:

Dan, what was the record that first turned you on to rap?
  4:22pm Dan Charnas:

@Cecile: LIke so many others, "Rappers Delight"
  4:22pm paulshrug:

Bonita Applebaum's by Tribe Call Quest, isn't it? Flash says De La.
  4:23pm Cecile:

Ah, yes. Same here.
  4:24pm schizflow:

i thought you would have said small talk at 125th and lenox
  4:26pm still b/p:

Can recall where I was when I first heard Rapper's Delight more than 30 years ago.
  4:27pm Cecile:

sbp, same here. A rainy September in 1979, my sister's friend brought it back from Detroit. "What is this talking record?" I said. "It's fantastic!"
  4:31pm seang:

Fat Boys!
  4:31pm still b/p:

Would be funny if "talking records" had stuck as the genre ID.
  4:34pm schizflow:

man those are fighting words. good riddance to you!
  4:34pm chris:

Thanks, Dan, appreciate the indie bookstore shout. Amazon can blow me.
  4:35pm Cecile:

I love that Too Short instrumental soooo much. Takes me back.
  4:36pm schizflow:

me too. i only support independent ventures in industries that i'm not a part of
  4:37pm Marmalade Kitty:

Awesome show Billy!
  4:40pm Midge:

@paulshrug: Yes, A Tribe Called Quest does sing Bonita Applebum.
  4:42pm Cheri Pi:

HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! Good for you Billy!!!
  4:54pm schizflow:

"jesus walks...into Louis Vuitton" -russell simmons
  4:54pm Marmalade Kitty:

This is a very, very twisted sinister story
  4:55pm drew DeNicola:

this show is blowing my mind! i can't believe i never knew any of this. the story on tupac: how is that not more widely known?
  4:56pm Ike:

No conspiracy needed. Music industry people and power brokers just have to believe that conscious stuff won't sell. So they don't want to put it out. Simple as that.
  4:56pm schizflow:

is mf doom up there? not enough verse/chorus for you?!
  4:56pm Dan Charnas:

Yes Ike!
  4:57pm Cecile:

Gangster turned me off because they lost the dance thread.
  4:57pm Cecile:

Actually, they covered the strange Tupac/Suge relationship on the MTV Behind the Music.
  4:58pm Cecile:

Is this Air Cartoons Azeem? I have that one and enjoy it.
  4:58pm femi:

shout out azeem & holly saucy! BAAAY AARRREEAAA
  5:00pm chris:

@Ike, but isn't it true the music industry power brokers work for media companies now? Aren't they about selling advertising? Isn't advertising really about consumerism? Wouldn't Kanye sell a lot more products than someone coming up to the mic speaking about the lack of veggies in local stores in the projects? Dunno, just sayin, it doesn't have to *be* a consiracy to *look* like a conspiracy.
  5:00pm Marmalade Kitty:

Sad.. really, Ike, thats mainstream bullshit for you
  5:01pm greasesicle:

Hey I'm kickin in the east bay now. one of my peeve's when 'tupac' calls CA 'THE SUNSHINE STATE' in CA DREAMING. I have always thought he is an idiot since then. What do you think? (not troll)
  5:04pm Ike:

@Chris, yeah, you could say it's almost like an accidental conspiracy -- consumerism pervades everything. It doesn't have to be planned in order to infect everything. In terms of conspiracies, the simpler explanations always make more sense to me.
  5:04pm Cecile:

The history of radio in the US has been more about selling ads than promoting artists. If politics is hot, they'll play it. If escapism is hot, same thing.
  5:05pm Cecile:

commercial radio, that is.
  5:05pm Sean Daily:

@Ike: You realize that I'm a writer, and I'm going to have to steal "accidental conspiracy" from you.

Just a heads-up.
  5:06pm schizflow:

so now consumerism is the enemy? a minute ago dan was lamenting the collapse of the industry
  5:06pm Big Bad Conspiracy Controller:

We even create non-mainstream thinking fads and memes, to give the non-mainstream people things to do, and keep them from getting involved in and messing up our mainstream-focused money machine. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
  5:07pm Cecile:

sometimes art and commerce can intersect.
  5:07pm greasesicle:

yeah GO GREEN because buying a 40,000 dollar car is better for the environment than the car i drive once a month
  5:09pm Todd 76%:

Great sounds and thoughts today, Billy! Thanks....Azeem should contact D Cyphernauts if he wants to make a presentation in Southwestern CT (less than an hour outside NYC). They are a conscious MC duo who help promote real hip hop in CT. Besides being fine people they are both school teachers and have been holding monthly Enter The Cypher events for over five years now.
  5:10pm greasesicle:

Test from phone
  5:12pm chris:

@Cecile, absolutely! The dope beat behind that new Chrysler commercial about Detroit (who's Eminem's producer again?)... just sick beat. there's great cinematography, too.. kudos to those folks for bringing their art to a wider audience. but its commercial art, right? I don't think its "change the world" art
  5:13pm Ike:

@Schiz, excessive mindless consumerism is always the enemy IMHO, but business, esp. small businesses can be brilliant and contribute a lot to culture and community too. In excess, consumerism ends up w/corporations running down unions and teachers, or w/everywhere turning into China- or Russia-style wild west gangster capitalism.
  5:14pm Bad Ronald:

Dropping in to say thanks Billy Jam, Dan Charnas, Azeem, & Amkoullel for the tunes and sharing the knowledge. Bang up show as always Mr. Marmalade - Peace!
  5:14pm chris:

Azeem! Crazy good cuts.
  5:15pm Ike:

@Sean, joke is on you. That's a tautology. Anyway it was Chris's idea really.
  5:16pm schizflow:

yeah. too bad china and russia can't steer their ship as well as the u.s., the country that has perfected the formula, and struck a perfect balance. that's must be the reason commercial rappers no longer have anything to rap aobut
  5:20pm Ike:

Our balance is waaaaaaay out of whack IMHO. Need far more consciousness overall. I presume you are being sarcastic. Or jingoistic? Can't tell via online writing.
  5:21pm channeling Dave Emoery:

@Ike: Good work, grasshoppah.
  5:31pm Marmalade Kitty:

The truth is always simple.
  5:33pm I heart slurm:

Kalashnikov not AK47...
  5:38pm Marmalade Kitty:

Yes exactly
  5:40pm Hopey:

  5:40pm dave ie:

almost too busy enjoying the tunes to comment, great show, azeem you got a new fan
  5:47pm Marmalade Kitty:

lies are never instinctive; Intuition always is, find it trust it!
Greed is a disease

  5:47pm foxy brown:

great show billy jam! interesting guests.
  5:50pm Cecile:

In Mali, there's a great griot tradition.
  5:55pm Yakof S.:

In Mali, poem recites griot.
  5:58pm Cecile:

ADHD in the house.
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