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Options December 28, 2018: Put The Needle On The Best of 2018 Part Two

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
SUW ReMIX Project  I Had A Good Time (Please Don't Go) ReRemix   Options     2018    this show is dedicated to SUW's Michele and Frangry whom we all miss on these here FMU airwaves -  *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Del & Amp Live  Help (feat. Adult Karate)   Options Gate. 13    2018    #BayArea. Since longtime member of Zion I producer Amp Live split with his emcee partner Zumbi (who continues Zion I solo) he has been busy being his usual super creative self. In 2018 he teamed up again with Del the Funky Homosapien this time for the full-length album “Gate 13” on which he flexes his future beat production style. On this track he both employs among other styles some opera (something first done by Malcolm McLaren) while also continuing the vibe he first crafted a decade ago on “RADIOHEAD RAINYDAYS REMIXES” his dope Radiohead remix project that included guest spots from Zumbi, Too $hort and Del.    0:01:18 (Pop‑up)
deM atlaS  Bad Loves Company EDIT   Options Bad Actress  Rhymesayers Entertainment  2018    deM atlaS is Minneapolis multi-talented artist Joshua Turner. This wonderful track is off his 2018 Rhymesayers album Bad Actress which, while not his first release, is the first official full-length album release by the emcee, poet,painter, and former frontman for a rock. As noted by his renowned record label, this soul bearing album is “packed the album with unguarded emotions centered around a lifetime of unhealthy relationships, struggles with mental illness, and an indomitable drive to overcome them.”    0:02:51 (Pop‑up)
Gurp City  Tribe & Brew (feat Eddie K, Luke Sick, DJ Quest)   Options Gurp City The Flood Rap Camp Vol. 1    2018    #BayArea. Off brand new album from the super-talented extended underground hip-hop collective Gurp City which is the San Francisco centered (although includes members from all over the country) modern day Wu-Tang Clan. Gurp City features new and veteran hip-hop talents such as Z-Man, Jake Uno, Big Sammy, Eddie K, Luke Sick, and DJ Quest of Bullet Proof Space Travelers/Live Human fame.  *   0:07:01 (Pop‑up)
Senor Gigio  Ride (The Fall of Mac'n Cheez) (scratches by KIDSIXTH)   Options Heroes of the Gold Rush    2018    #BayArea. More underground Bay Area hip-hop talent that was supported on this show -upon its July release. As stated by the artist on his Bandcamp page “Señor Gigio is the Emcee with No Name in this Hip Hop western. Time traveling back to the days of the 1849 gold rush & fast forwarding to the 2018 tech boom era in the Bay, Señor Gigio tells stories filled with California lore & social commentary for the times we live in. Of course, never short of romance, mysticism & humor, this album is also a tribute to the golden age of Hip Hop - especially the golden age hip hop of California & especially ESPECIALLY the great San Francisco Bay Area.”    0:09:39 (Pop‑up)
Knxwledge   WhyUGangsta? EDIT   Options 2PK.4TRK.B.SiDE.    2018    Ever prolific NJ to LA artist whom I interviewed here a while back recorded lots of music in 2018 including this song/album. Artist whose talents (before Stones Throw) were spotted by OB at All City back in Ireland - home of Tall Paul - on comments right now    0:12:45 (Pop‑up)
LC Odysse  You Say You Leavin' EDIT   Options     2018    not to be confused with DC MC/producer Oddisee this is Paris France producer LC Odyssee (sometimes known as just Odyssee) and one of the tracks he dropped in 2018    0:13:36 (Pop‑up)
Your Old Droog   Live From NYC (Freestyle)   Options     2018    BK, NY to LA emcee supertalent Your Old Droog (aka YOD) may not have released a full-length album in 2018 - but this one track Live From NYC (Freestyle) is so damn good it makes up for it    0:14:44 (Pop‑up)
Jason Nevermind aka JNeva  Who Di$... Furiou$ Styles (Produced by DJ4AM). EDIT   Options Deep Thoughts w​​​/​​​JNeva #Mixtape V​​​.​​​5: "So So Many Broken Robots"    2018    #BayArea Jason Nevermind aka JNeva aka 4AM aka Jason Chavez - longtime friend of this show outta da Sco    0:18:33 (Pop‑up)
Afu-Ra   3 Evil Masters (feat. Jeru The Damaja & Big Shug)   Options Mazterchef    2018    2+ decade veteran Afu-Ra returns with 2018 album Mazterchef boasting track like this killer slice of hip-hop with two old time longtime patners “3 Evil Masters (feat. Jeru The Damaja & Big Shug)”    0:22:04 (Pop‑up)
ChanHays  Brooklyn (feat. Skyzoo & Joell Ortiz)   Options The Creepy EP    2018    ChanHays is one sick ass gifted producer from Canada with a love of American hip-hop and artists    0:25:46 (Pop‑up)
Nas   Adam and Eve (feat The Dream) EDIT   Options Nasir    2018    when you begin your career with a landmark album it's hard to top it - hence while NAS'' 2018 release Nasir was not as great as previous work it did have some strong material like this track - that was produced by Kanye West (one of the few good things he did in 2018 - even if track was allegedly jacked from another_    0:28:26 (Pop‑up)
Rahzel   Ring The Alarm!!! (feat. Bun B)   Options     2018    Renowned beatboxer and former member of The Roots Rahzel returned in 2018 with this great track featuring Southern rap legend Bun B of UGK fame    0:31:42 (Pop‑up)
Viktor Vaughn   Change The Beat (Flu Remix)   Options The Villain Wins (DOOM remixes)    2018    while technically a 15 year old song by MF DOOM aka Viktor Vaughan off the 2003 "Vaudeville Villain" album this is one of the 2018 remixes of the artist by Flu off the December 2018 release by the Melbourne Australia producer/remixer    0:35:54 (Pop‑up)
Roc$edy X Trizz   Double Park The Spaceship   Options The Preamp    2018    more great new 2018 (albeit generally slept on) hip-hip outta Cali with artists down with my man Chuuwee    0:38:33 (Pop‑up)
Rakim   King's Paradise EDIT   Options     2018    Arguably the greatest emcee of all time Rakim may not have dropped any albums in almost a decade (“The Seventh Seal” in 2009) but this year the influential revered mic wrecker returned with this one sick song - as heard on the latest season of Luke Cage on Netflix for track he did with A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge.    0:41:07 (Pop‑up)
Skipp Whitman  Nametag (The One Day Project)   Options     2018    Skipp Whitman from Brookline, Massachusetts has been around for over a decade dropping series of mixtape and albums - most recently released full-length was "Piece" back in 2017. This year he dropped several singles/tracks including this short but killer one (over a familiar looped sample) that he dropped via YouTube right before the summer.    0:43:34 (Pop‑up)
One.Be.Lo  Clusters   Options EARS APART    2018    One.Be.Lo song “Clusters” from EARS APART released on August 24th -same date the artist from Pontiac Michigan AKA Binary Star - also released the album LIGHTY - as noted upon release by the artist ‘BINARY STAR = People will listen to LIGHTY and EARS APART and think it's one album, but in reality it's two albums that revolve around each other, and that's how they shine. THE TWO HEADED DRAGON = One Be Lo and OneManArmy of Binary Star breathes fire, blows flames.“    0:44:58 (Pop‑up)
Killah Priest & 4th Disciple  You Don't Stop (feat. Raekwon)   Options     2018    this year the Wu-Tang Clan celebrated 25 years in the hip-hop game - over the past 12 months members of the WU were busy been creative collaborating with other artists and keeping Shaolin alive and (wu)well    0:48:53 (Pop‑up)
Jedi Mind Tricks  Certified Dope (feat. Eamon)   Options The Bridge and the Abyss    2018    still going strong in 2018 Jedi Mind Tricks released their ninth studio album at start of the summer 2018    0:51:22 (Pop‑up)
Oxygen & Paul Nice  Body Language   Options     2018    longtime NY producer and kung fu fan Paul Nice returns for this killer track with Oxygen    0:53:57 (Pop‑up)
GOERSCH  APP.156   Options bad herrenalb    2018  10"      0:57:16 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm Your Ace From Exchange Place:

Yo Yo!
Avatar 7:03pm Aaron Hali:

Sup y’all!? What’s the haps on todays raps?
Avatar 7:04pm northguineahills:

Fe;iz Ano Nuevo, Billy Jam, yeah, yeah!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thoughts and prayers to all the lonely weirdos out there.
Avatar 7:08pm Billy Jam:

hello Aaron in North Bay, Ken in Hyde Park, Ace in JC, NGH+ Bronwyn B doing engineering in JC while I am doing show from CA - big ups to SUW's Frangry and Michele whom this show is dedicated to - we miss u guys -+ shout out to Aaron in Minneapolis for all his contributions to this show in 2018
Avatar 7:09pm Aaron Hali:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm chris:

hey, Billy Jam and folks. gurp it up.
Avatar 7:10pm Aaron Hali:

Gurps off in the buildin’
  7:10pm chresti:

Hello from I-5
  7:11pm Tall Paul:

Yo Bill, how are you? Hope all's good with everyone and ya'll had a nice Christmas
Avatar 7:11pm Aaron Hali:

Sup Chris!?
Avatar 7:11pm Aaron Hali:

Sup Paul!?
Avatar 7:12pm Aaron Hali:

Sup Paul!?sup Chresti?sup NGH?
Avatar 7:13pm Billy Jam:

hey chresti in SoCal - Tall Paul in Eire (thanks for the Xmas gift!) and Chris in da Sco
Avatar 7:13pm Aaron Hali:

E’rybody else, too!L
  7:13pm Bruce Francis Simpson:

That was BRILLIANT! A tape montage of all the Frangry & Michelle signing-off-for-Summer comments from last Spring with the speed changed and other alterations so if you listened to them right along, that's the only way you'd know what you just heard! Who's a guy gotta pay around here to find out what actually happened?
  7:13pm chresti:

Hey A driving up to SF Bay Area
Avatar 7:15pm Aaron Hali:

Yo Illy Billy! Yeah doing a Bay Area show today? Please? Pretty please?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm chris:

hey, Aaron! someone turned the heat off outside. it was weird how warm its been, so i guess its "normal" now. sorry we turned the heat off before ya got here, chresti.
Avatar 7:16pm northguineahills:

Senor Gigio, digdug and new to me!
Avatar 7:17pm northguineahills:

'sup, Aaron, chresti, chris!

what Bruce said....
Avatar 7:19pm Aaron Hali:

When you coming up Chresti?? When you’re done in the bay, you should hop on I 80 and head on up here to Sacramento!...sheeit EVERYONE’S invited!!!
Avatar 7:20pm Aaron Hali:

Whatcha need the heat onfor, Chris? It’s like 80° out right now!
  7:21pm Tall Paul:

Yo Aaron, thanks for the invite. Never know I may get there one day. All good here.
  7:22pm Colleen:

So good!
Avatar 7:22pm Billy Jam:

Who dis?
  7:22pm Tall Paul:

Crazy mild here too. Bill it's 12° at the mo
Avatar 7:23pm Billy Jam:

hey Colleen hey Bruce Francis Simpson - we will get back on the air SUW - think they were just burnt out for a minute
Avatar 7:23pm northguineahills:

@Aaron: same temp down this away (last week it was 32F/0C)
  7:23pm Tall Paul:

Furious, Boyz n Da Hood what a great movie
Avatar 7:24pm northguineahills:

@Tall Paul: Yeah, 27C is rather warm thisaways as well....
Avatar 7:25pm northguineahills:

Afu-Ra is the only artists I have a slab of wax from so far today....
  7:31pm Bruce Francis Simpson:

Either way, that opening mix was awesome. 'Did NOT go unappreciated! My jaw dropped...!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32pm chris:

crap, Aaron. its about 45 in my neck of the woods. but still nice inside by the speakers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32pm chris:

beersies, ngh!
  7:32pm chresti:

Chris- looking for cool weather! Thanks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm chris:

cool, we got you, then, chresti. :)
  7:35pm Tall Paul:

Rahzel, wow it's a long minute since I heard of the Human Orchestra
  7:38pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

Tuning in....late. :-(
Avatar 7:38pm northguineahills:

as per usual, chris is the boss! *click, pop!*
  7:38pm Tall Paul:

Yo Bill, dope show great to hear Viktor Vaughan
  7:39pm Tall Paul:

Yo Alf, what's up?
Avatar 7:42pm Billy Jam:

hey ALF thanks for tuning in
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm Smilty69:

Happy New Year Billy Jam & friends!
  7:45pm Tall Paul:

The God Rakim Allah doing the Luke Cage, Ali Shaheed Muhammed produced the music for the series
  7:49pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

Sucks that Luke Cage got cancelled.
  7:52pm Jocelyn:

Billy, Great set tonight as always!
  7:53pm Tall Paul:

Yo Alf Netflix cancelled the shows as they didn't want one of their competitors to profit from Netflix by showing their shows. Disney will show Luke, Iron and Luke on the Disney channel
Avatar 7:54pm Billy Jam:

thanks Jocelyn appreciate it - note next week will be final/third part in look back at best of 2018
Avatar 7:55pm northguineahills:

danks, Billy! paz!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm chris:

yup, thanks, Billy Jam. have a safe and dank new year, all. much love.
  7:56pm Jocelyn:

Wishing everyone a happy new year!
  7:58pm Tall Paul:

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year. Have a great one talk to ya all in 2019 Peace, One Love
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm Berd:

Love atyaz. One in the speaker for Billy jam and all at wfmooyeah
Avatar 7:59pm Billy Jam:

Thanks to Bronwyn B for doing engineering - catch her next show here on WFMU late tomorrow night 3-6am - Happy New Year to all and see u next week with final/third part in Best of 2018 in Hip-Hop
Avatar 7:59pm Billy Jam:

hey BERD
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:00pm Donnie Ozone:

Great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Happy 2019, Billy Jam!
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