WATCH THIS! Busdriver did this freestyle on the show late last year. Possibly the best freestyle we have had on the show since Aceyalone paid us a visit. There is something about those West Coast underground rappers and insane freestyle flows.
He went pop, but was still well respect among his peers in hip hop. Just listen to the ‘Friends & Respect’ interlude below where everybody from Kool G Rap to Buju Banton to KRS One to Queen Latifah talk with so such admiration about Heavy D even before he passed. Rest In Peace to the overweight lover. Such good memories of doing running man and trying to suck face with girlies to your music.
P Major is really nice on production so I think it is understandable that I thought this Statik Selectah beat was another one of his. Here are some tracks that he did produce for Sydney rapper Ellesquire on his album Ready
Kween G again in take over mode, while I was overseas. P Smurf of Daily Meds and the Big Village Massive popped by the studio. Not wanting to rap on his lonesome, the Kween dropped a verse or two with Mr Smurf. Watch out!
A little while ago, Shaggy was in the country to celebrate his 42nd birthday. It was a promotion for 42 Below Vodka, where if you e-stalk Shaggy on twitter and mob him in the streets when he checks into locations around Sydney, you could win an invite to his party at Good God.
Now though Shaggy’s performance at the party was a lot of fun, he mostly played other peoples songs, hyped them up, and then got the crowd to sing a few of his tracks. It was a good party, but in the end Shaggy did more actual singing on our radio show than anywhere else in Australia.
You may know the pop star Shaggy, but here you’ll witness an amazing dancehall artist in action.
This is another one that you may not know was a cover, Shaggy’s version of The Folkes Brother’s ‘Oh Carolina’. The original was released in 1960 and was a landmark single in the development of reggae and ska music. It was reworked by Shaggy in 1993 and became an international mega hit.
We thought we would put it up here, because we have the fantastic, romantic, boombastic lover Shaggy in the studio this Wednesday so we can celebrate his birthday with fairy bread and chocolate crackles, and ask him questions like ‘Why does he sound drunk on each one of his tracks?’
I think this one was 2007. That is my guess. Bliss N Eso swing by the studio for some titty fart bum bum rhymes. Later some of these verses were released as part of songs on albums. Check out Bliss N Eso’s new LP ‘Running On Air’. Whenever I hear the title of the new album Joey Scarbury’s ‘Believe It Or Not (I’m Walking On Air)’ plays in my head.
Alternative Energy! New album from the The Tongue. He has cooked up some radcore shit. With production from Dizz1, El Gusto and M-Phazes, collabos with Ngaiire, Urthboy, Gift of Gab and Joyride, and The Tongue being a pretty alright rapper himself, we have a recipe for awesomeness. It is out September 10. You may be inclined to purchase it.