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Options July 27, 2018: Put The Needle On The First Record You Bought

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
PTNOTRremixProject  Macs vs Law & Order vs Netflix vs Aaron   Options     2018    Culled from samples of Apple computer Mac startup sounds off a YT video shared recently by WFMU'ers, the Law & Order SVU sound effect, the current Netflix opening sound, and Aaron in Minneapolis  *    
ST. Da Squad   To The Beat (feat. Hectic)   Options     2018    an ode to that real hip-hop shit  *   0:00:22 (Pop‑up)
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Klim Beats   On The Road   Options     2018    one of several instrumental hip-hop / producer tracks I will be playing today  *   0:04:00 (Pop‑up)
Westside Gunn   Westside Gunn The Steiners (feat. Elzhi)   Options     2018      *   0:05:19 (Pop‑up)
Planet Asia & SmooVth   Scaramanga   Options     2018      *   0:07:55 (Pop‑up)
Gwop Sullivan  Say Hi [EDIT]   Options     2018    more from Bronx producer been playing a lot of lately    0:09:42 (Pop‑up)
Sicknature   Rocking The Boat (feat. DJ KCL)   Options     2018      *   0:11:14 (Pop‑up)
Devaloop   Sit Back & Chill   Options     2018      *   0:13:47 (Pop‑up)
C Keys & Kazi   W.Y.M (feat. Guilty Simpson & DJ Grazzhoppa)   Options     2018    more great new 2018 hip-hop disproving the belief among some that all new hip-hop sucks or that the genre is dead - to which I say - hells no  *   0:15:49 (Pop‑up)
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Gwop Sullivan   Samba. {EDIT}   Options     2018      *   0:20:00 (Pop‑up)
Certain.Ones   Royals   Options     2018    more great new hip-hop IMO  *   0:20:36 (Pop‑up)
bugseed. & ill.sugi   Ninja Tail (EDIT)   Options     2018      *   0:23:25 (Pop‑up)
Marlowe (L'Orange + Solemn Brigham)  Tales From The East   Options Marlowe    2018        0:24:35 (Pop‑up)
bugseed   Raw Like Fish   Options     2018      *   0:27:16 (Pop‑up)
Nate Jolley  Real Ones (prod. by E.Smitty)   Options   Sound Alive Records   2018    to my ears this South Carolina emcee sounds like his flow has been influenced bit by Mac Dre  *   0:28:45 (Pop‑up)
Chuck N Lock   Plate Tectonics (prod. Al Boone)   Options     2018    really like this track too  *   0:31:52 (Pop‑up)
Illingsworth   Peeves (feat. Open Mike Eagle) You’re No Fun   Options You’re No Fun  Mello Music Group  2018    brand new (as in leaked yesterday) ---- Producer/rapper Illingsworth (who I’ve played on this show before) invited Open Mike Eagle on his brand new track on topic of pet peeves which is the lead single the Detroit artist’s upcoming late September Mello Music Group debut album "You’re No Fun"  *   0:35:00 (Pop‑up)
SmooVth   Piranha Bones   Options     2018      *   0:37:30 (Pop‑up)
Lord Luminous   Wu Artery (EDIT)   Options     2018    like a lot songs I play - I often edit them down a bit if I think no need to play whole song - in this case chopped off two verses - so if u go looking for it online it will sound different and longer  *   0:38:56 (Pop‑up)
J. Sands   The Twilight (feat. Grap Luva)   Options     2018      *   0:40:34 (Pop‑up)
Slug & Evidence   North American Money   Options     2018    two of the most distinctive sounding and equally talented emcees in hip-hop today IMO - Slug of Atmosphere and recent show guest from Venice Beach CA - MC/producer Evidence  *   0:44:32 (Pop‑up)
Rakim   King's Paradise   Options Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 2    2018    Rakim’s ode to Harlem “King's Paradise” recently premiered in Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 2 with the legendary emcee performing the song in the packed fictitious nightclub Paradise - song is produced by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of ATCQ fame.  *   0:47:07 (Pop‑up)
Kaotic Style   Let A Nigga Flow   Options     2018      *   0:50:32 (Pop‑up)
DJ Gumba   Ain't No Half Steppin (feat. Keith Murray)   Options     2018    great update/homage to a classic by the talented Keith Murray and DJ Gumba - new hip-hop in the tradition of older classic material  *   0:53:19 (Pop‑up)
The Temptations   Cloud Nine   Options   Tamla Motown (UK)    7"      0:56:55 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:49pm Billy Jam:

hey F M U fans tuned into the best damn station in da nation on the start of this summer 2018 weekend - Question: what was the first record or CD or mp3 you bought? Post in comments. - Today's show will be featuring tons of new hip-hop (mostly released in past few weeks) - Today's engineer is Bronwyn B - give it up for her and check out her show live or in archives - now bring dat beat back……..
Avatar 7:02pm northguineahills:

Que chido, mis amigos!
Avatar 7:02pm Cheri Pi:

Billy Jam! My bestie Chris and I are tuned in in Cincinnati!
Avatar 7:03pm northguineahills:

Aaron from Minneapolis has a nice first name, but I might be a little biased ;)
Avatar 7:03pm Billy Jam:

NGH in da hizzhouse + Cheri Pi - thanks for tuning in today guys
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm chresti:

Aretha Franklin's "Think" when I was 11 years old -flipside was "You are my sunshine"
Avatar 7:04pm Cheri Pi:

We've got Doug E Fresh on cassette As first, 1983?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm mb:

Bronwyn B on the 0's and 1's!

p-hoppers near and far. "hey YO"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm BronwynB:

don't remember the first physical record i bought (i know it was a bunch at once and it was at Angry Mom Records in Ithaca NY) but I remember the first song I bought on iTunes (before streaming was a thing) - Goodnight Goodnight by Hot Hot Heat
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm BronwynB:

hey mb!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm mb:

tape: Rocky III soundtrack
record: The Wrestling Album
CD: The Who's Greatest Hits
Avatar 7:09pm Billy Jam:

@chresti - nice one! - my first was kinda similar - as an American soul record when I was a very young well behaved Irish Catholic white kid in the suburbs of Dublin Ireland - Temptations' "Cloud Nine" which, upon listening to lyrics of again lately is kinda hilarious IMO. Am gonna play it later in show as the only non new 2018 track
Avatar 7:12pm northguineahills:

First physical record I bought was Smashing Pumpkins "Cherub Rock" (17). (I believe I boughtBowie's Space Oddity the same weekend). (I had a bunch of Beatles records from my father when I was 16). First cd I bought was MJ's "Bad" w/ Weird Al's "Fat" age 11. First cassette, Genesis' "Invisible Touch" at age 10. I seriously didn't pay attention to music until I was 16. After 18. it was a tsunami that hemorrhaged all my income.
Avatar 7:12pm Billy Jam:

@mb I like those firsts of yours inc. The Who hits album - and like how Bronwyn B didn't just buy one but many records upon her first music shopping spree + @NGH nice ones
  7:12pm Tall Paul:

Yo Bill, how are you? One of the first tapes I bought was Adam & The Ants
Avatar 7:13pm Billy Jam:

Adam and the Ants with two drummers right?
Avatar 7:14pm Billy Jam:

@Cheri Pi - that Doug E Fresh tape is a nice first music buy - remember seeing bootlegs of it (and other early era hip-hop) at flea markets back in the day
  7:16pm JakeGould:

First 45s I bought were from a neighborhood yard sale:

KC & the Sunshine Band’s “Shake Your Booty” and Paper Lace’s “The Night Chicago Died”. I think that cost me 50 cents?

First LP was the soundtrack to “The Empire Strikes Back.”

Unsure about what my first CD was.

First MP3s I bought from the iTunes store? Three Barry White LPs, “Can’t Get Enough,” “I’ve Got So Much to Give” and “Stone Gon’”
  7:17pm xx:

the first 78 i bought was paul robeson swing low sweet chariot
Avatar 7:18pm Billy Jam:

@xx - LOL you taking waaaay back
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm chresti:

I was given "aint too proud to beg" around the same time, in '68
Avatar 7:20pm Billy Jam:

@Jake Gould - those are good ones - I was broke as hell as a kid so used to buy the KTel 22 Dynamic Hits compilations that preceded the "Now Thats What I Call Music" CD collections of hits
  7:21pm Tall Paul:

The first HipHop album I bought was Kick IT The Def Jam Sampler album volume 1 in 85. It was the first time I heard Public Enemy. The first HipHop soundtrack I bought was Breakin
Avatar 7:22pm Billy Jam:

@Tall Paul - I don't know that one - have a bunch of 80's hip-hop comps but not that one
Avatar 7:23pm Billy Jam:

every year on WFMU during the annual "Singles Going Steady" week FMU DJs tend to dig up a lot of early life music purchases
  7:24pm JakeGould:

@BillyJam: Yeah, I mean I was a kid and I think it was like 25 cents for both from that yard sale. When I was a teen and started to buy real LPs it was always cut out bins or used bins. Mainly at Titus Oaks records on Avenue U in Brooklyn.

Speaking of which, this convo reminded me of the first cassette I ever bought: Steve Martin’s “Wild and Crazy Guy” from Alexanders that used to be near Bloomingdales on the Upper East Side. Positive my parents went there bargain shopping because they were going out of business because there’s no other reason for us to visit that specific location back in the day.
Avatar 7:26pm Billy Jam:

@Bronwyn B - love the name of that record store in Ithaca Angry Mom Records - was it a cool spot and who owned it? (past tense assuming it is gone now)
Avatar 7:27pm Billy Jam:

@Jake Gould - never heard of that record store Alexander's - what was it like?
  7:29pm JakeGould:

@BillyJam: Alexander’s was a discount department store. There was Macy’s, May’s, Korvette’s and Alexander’s. My parents loved department store hunting.

Also, I think the Angry Mom Records Bronwyn is talking about is this one? They are still around. I think the guy from Bunny Brains is connected to it in some way. www.angry-mom-records.com
  7:30pm jdubz:

this set is EVERYTHING!!!!
  7:33pm Tall Paul:

Yo Bill, wrong year it was 87. It may have only been released in Europe https://www.discogs.com/Various-Kick-It-The-Def-Jam-Sampler-Volume-One/release/89879 this was the same year when Ice-T dropped Rhyme Pays man I love that album
Avatar 7:35pm Billy Jam:

@ jdubz - thanks am feeling all this new hip-hop too
@Tall Paul - okay got it. @Jake - wow never even heard of that store
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm mb:

I too was broke as a kid. I would "borrow" records from the library. I gripped Indiana Jones - Raiders of the Lost Ark. I dropped it on my basement floor and it shattered. My mom had to buy a replacement at Alwicks.

I'm actually standing next to the scene of the crime as i type, lol.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm Smilty69:

This Chuck N Lock track is sick. Where's this beat from? Thanks Billy Jam and Bronwyn B!
Avatar 7:37pm Billy Jam:

hey Smilty69 - not sure where da beat is from - but it sounds kinda familiar
Avatar 7:39pm Billy Jam:

love the old school dial up internet SFX in this track
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Heyo! The first that I bought was The Cars debut album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm mb:

1st rap record was Run DMC "Raising Hell"
Avatar 7:42pm Billy Jam:

@Ken from Hyde Park - years ago there was some stand up comedian I went to see and one of his bits was about how the first Cars album was so good while each one after was increasingly inferior :)
Avatar 7:43pm Billy Jam:

@mb Run DMC is a good first rap record
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm BronwynB:

song about my neighborhood!!! yaaaaay
Avatar 7:48pm Billy Jam:

shout-out to everyone who lives in Harlem or has lived there
Avatar 7:49pm Billy Jam:

big up to Bronwyn "Harlem NY" B
  7:50pm Tall Paul:

Rakim Allah always great to hear final tune on Luke Cage second series. Great soundtrack
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm chresti:

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was one of the first hip hop records I bought- the message (?)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm mb:

Can't kill this beat. Rakim sounding..not like Rakim on this but it's a hot track.
  7:50pm Jimmy K:

this is a really good set - thanks guys
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm chresti:

Sugar hill gang, too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm chresti:

Thanks Billy! And BronwynB!
  7:54pm Tall Paul:

Yo Bill head nodding to this beat dope tune. Have a dope weekend hope you are feeling better. Wishing everyone a great weekend
Avatar 7:55pm Billy Jam:

thanks to YOU for listening and to BRONWYN B for doing engineering - next week will be in Oakland CA doing this show and then heading to Denver CO where I will be recording content for the following week's show - soon will announce other cities/dates of this show
  7:55pm antman:

Yo ,ya kick"n it......ty
Avatar 7:56pm Billy Jam:

thanks antman.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm mb:

Thanks and praises, Billy and Bronwyn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Have a lovely weekend, me lovelies.
Avatar 8:08pm Billy Jam:

thanks Ken from Hyde Park and mb and all else
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