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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 July 12, 2013: See This Is Why We're Not Watching TV. This Is Why We're Putting The Needle On The Record

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
The Bangerz  Legends Never Die   Options Prism    2013      *    
KRS-One  Underground   Options Kristyles  Koch  2003  CD  wow to think that 2003 is already a full decade ago! dizzam!    0:02:42 (Pop‑up)
Jungle Brothers  My Jimmy Weighs A Ton   Options J. Beez Wit The Remedy  Warner Bros. Records  1993    Love this track    0:07:29 (Pop‑up)
A Free Agent  What-This-Can-Be   Options     2013    A Free Agent is a collective featuring main man, New Yorker Johnpaul Calderon who tells me that "I make the songs completely myself and sometimes have guest DJ's kut on them with me.DJ's who I feel very strongly about and dont have much exposure nor want it...they do this outta the fervor of B-boying,like i do.also,it depends on the Track- 98% of the posted tracks are just me." The turntable artist, whose great music I just got exposed to this week, has a rare type of M.S called 'Marburg' and he continue to get more and more lesions in his brain and due to that fact, he tells me, that "every year or so I lose another function. I have had 3 strokes....but thats no F@#KIN' reason to not 'Blast Mind Concepts into Reality or be lazy and not leave great big marks on the Earth...like the Pyramids."  *   0:11:04 (Pop‑up)
Geto Boys  Damn It Feels Good To Be a Gangsta   Options   Rap-A-Lot  1992  12"  Damn it feels good to hear this timeless track - which became popular a second time thanks to "Office Space" soundtrack - Saw the recently reunited Geto Boys in concert in San Francisco few weeks ago and they rocked!    0:14:17 (Pop‑up)
Cocoa Bravas  Spanish Harlem (feat. Tony Touch & Hurricane G)   Options   Priority Records  1997  12"  this track is sick - with supa dope cameos - Cocoa Bravas are formerly Smif n Wessun    0:20:24 (Pop‑up)
Ghostface Killah & DOOM  Chinatown Wars   Options     2009    Produced by Oh No - from Grand Theft Auto    0:23:30 (Pop‑up)
A Tribe Called Quest  Rock Rock Y'all (feat. Punchline, Wordsworth, Jane Doe, & Mos Def)   Options The Love Movement  Jive Records  1998  CD  another cameo heavy track - killer verses from all the guests    0:26:59 (Pop‑up)
Mystic  OK...Alright   Options Cuts For Luck And Scars For Freedom  Good Vibe  2001  CD  Bay Area female emcee/singer that never got the level of fame she deserved    0:31:02 (Pop‑up)
The Burnerz (Zumbi + The Are)   Cops Hate Kidz   Options Unreleased April 2009    2009        0:35:00 (Pop‑up)
Aceyalone   Boss   Options Leanin' On Slick  Decon Records  2013      *   0:38:43 (Pop‑up)
Beastie Boys  The Move   Options Hello Nasty  Capitol Records  1998    Anotha classic Beasties LP - from later 90's when Mixmaster Mike had joined the group as DJ    0:41:20 (Pop‑up)
Beastie Boys  Live At PJ's   Options Check Your Head  Capitol Records  1992    Third studio album by the great trio - Note that DJ Enuff will be doing a special MCA tribute this weekend at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival -    0:44:41 (Pop‑up)
PSK   Tired Of Rappers   Options They Mad    2013    new music outta da Bay  *   0:47:47 (Pop‑up)
Steve Yano, Brian Foxworthy, Andrew "Juice, The Electric Wire" Smith, Hi-C   Skanless Hip-Hop From The Top Mega-Mix   Options Street Jams: Hip-Hop From The Top Vol. 1            0:51:51 (Pop‑up)
Cut Chemist  Day In Day Out   Options Nat King Cole RE: Generations  Capitol Records  2009    Last song o' da show - another great one - in my opinion - thanks again for tuning in to WFMU    0:56:10 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 4:40am Billy Jam:

This is "Put The Needle On The Record" - the one hour weekly hip-hop show, Fridays @ 7pm (Jersey City time) on WFMU East Orange, WMFU Mount Hope, WNYX Montgomery, online at WFMU dot org, and in Rockland County at 91.9FM. Today will be playing some new music from Aceyalone, A Free Agent, The Bangerz, and PSK, a couple of Beastie Boys classics, some Geto Boys (who were great in concert recently), and tracks from such other artists as The Burnerz, KRS-One, Jungle Brothers, and Ghostface Killah & Doom. Thanks for listening to W F M You know!
  1:12pm FreeAgent:

'see this is why we're not watching T.V'-make Buttery Ass Beats People with Ultra Sharp Skratches,seriously...How the hell can i stop'?-should be the question,not "how do i get started?"
a Free Agent
  7:00pm John in Strong Island:

listening live and not in archives this week - a rarity with my work schedule
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm Caryn:

Based on your summary, Billy Jam, I'm gonna frickin' love today's show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm chris:

what Caryn said! Yeh!
Avatar 7:06pm Billy Jam:

thanks Chris, Caryn, John - and all else tuned in today - Shout out to SUW duo and to Nate board op and to Station Manager / stand up comic Ken
Avatar 7:06pm TheRapperWithNoName:


Avatar 7:07pm Billy Jam:

wot up RWNN - hope u r well
  7:08pm FreeAgent:

  7:09pm ADA:

haven't heard this since it came out, he was coming off that Gospel album which was an interesting phase for The Teacha for sure! all respects to KRS and Billy Jam - we underground in here!
Avatar 7:10pm spidermank:

second photo down is doing it for me

chooooons are makin it real

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm fleep:

Avatar 7:14pm Billy Jam:

A Free Agent, who can be reached at calkutta@gmail.com, sends shouts out inc. "Thank my Awesome Wife Laurel,my Crew 'Free Agent'-Jam Burglar-DJ Jeff-DJ Trap-DJ 501-Steve-E,plus all the others that create and cannot stop-and above all Billy Jam and this incredible Opportunity"
  7:15pm FreeAgent:

Thanks Billy-
Avatar 7:19pm Billy Jam:

thank YOU man
Avatar 7:20pm Billy Jam:

photo of Bushwick Bill at lower part of playlsit was taken at that Geto Boys show in SF recently
Avatar 7:23pm Billy Jam:

love Hurricane G's flow - think I might try and get her on the show to come into WFMU studios
  7:27pm John in Strong Island:

great show so far - every song just perfect real hip-hop music - thanks wfmu
  7:31pm Pete M:

Avatar 7:34pm Billy Jam:

Tnx to all for listening today and posting comments - wot up Spidey? _ heard u been having some hot weather over there
Avatar 7:37pm Billy Jam:

speaking of Po Po and Oscar Grant - "Fruitvale Station" opens today - go see it - RWNN note it has a Mac Dre track in soundtrack. Hey ADA - congrats on your news!
Avatar 7:39pm spidermank:

hey Billy thanks for weekly dose of grooveness movenessness,spot on as usual , seems we got the last ten years of summer paid all at once in arrears in UK--amazing i aint seen but only 2 million slugs this year
  7:40pm ADA:

thanks Billy! It's been years in the works and I put it off for as long as I could, but I'm very happy to be engaged to the love of my life after 4+ years :)
  7:40pm JB:

Bigs up Kutta!!!!!!
Avatar 7:43pm TheRapperWithNoName:

Amazing show tonight! Groovin hard with my buddy, sippin my first homebrew ever! Ginger Beer!

Avatar 7:47pm spidermank:

congrats ADA . I celebrated 24 years with my missus last sunday . must be love .
missing the 3 hours ,,,specially as my sound system is pumpin loud Beasties right now

  7:47pm FreeAgent:

my ace Jam Burglar is DOWN with US-
  7:50pm T:

Niiiice tunes, listenin' in from sunny Dublin!
  7:51pm FreeAgent:

-this BEAT IS MURDER_and a 3000 foot tall emcee-
Avatar 7:53pm Billy Jam:

thanks T, and yeah I heard it was unseasonably HOT in DUB lately - THANKS to all for listening today - I LOVED every song on this week's show - and look forward to next week;s show - hope u tune in. ...THANKS to Free Agent and all the other artists played today - Thanks to NATE for board op -Up next is Fine Wine and Downtown Soulville - dont touch dat dial - peace Billy "where da weed at" Jam -goddam!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm chris:

transported to the 80s - in a great way!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm Caryn:

Nice start to the weekend, Billy Jam!
Avatar 7:56pm Billy Jam:

TNX Caryn, thank-you Chris
Avatar 7:58pm spidermank:

ace show ...cheers Bi;;y
Avatar 8:00pm spidermank:

i need a 50 hour mix tape ,,, weekly .... can you sort it Billy?

Avatar 8:01pm Billy Jam:

I'm on it Spidermank :)
Avatar 11:03am fred:

I love that A Free Agent track. Not easy to google though... anyone has a link to share?
Avatar 11:48am fred:

Great show again. And sign me up for that weekly 50 hour mix tape
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