This hump day Stolen Records was brought you by the Caribbean.
On the nigh of the fortmonthly Dutty Dancing party at Good God, Emperor Shantan Wantan “Jamaican Patty” Ichiban and Mike “Curry Goat with Rice and Peas” Who, murked the airwaves with an ass-shaking dancehall set. Dancehall mashed up with a bit of UK grime and a lil dash of dubstep had everyone within a 27km radius inexplicably moving their waist. Even my friend Lieve and her friend Wendy all they way in Zevenbergen (not Sevenburger), Holland were getting down and daggering at work (not really, but hey, could have happened).
My favourite bass line dropped about three-quarters into the show. Louis “Stewed Peas” Bassline dashed all requests pon de floor and played whatever chune he rassclot wanted to. And it was good.
Who the heck is Cakes Da Killa? I didn’t know either until this show. He’s a badass MC, poet, lyricist and madd theatre buff from New Jersey and clearly a long lost cousin of the Panini family. Blinked and I missed it but he was in Sydney a little while back. Well spoken and dope on the mic, I’m kinda gutted I didn’t see him live. Next time…
Next we had Sydney artist The Tongue aka Toungue aka Tonuge aka The Teacher. When he’s not influencing the young minds of the future, dressing in drag for video clips and starting Twitter beefs he’s writing thought-provoking tracks and doing one hell of a job performing them. Here to promote his ‘Surrender to Victory’ tour The Tongue stopped by to talk about rap music and freestyle. And since he’s such a fan of beefs, Shantan had him play our occasional Stolen Records game “Cake” but altered for this instance to “Steak”. Winning 4.5 pieces of luke-warm IGA beef steak The Tongue humoured our presenter and answered all the hip hop beef questions correctly.
Wanting even more beef, he then dissed us in his freestyle, thus starting a Stolen Records v Tongue beef*.
You should listen to the show.
(*There’s no beef, it was a weak ploy to increase readership. Sigh…)
JAY Z – Crown
Jeremih – Keep it moving Featuring Marcus Fench
Ta-ku – Electr(on)ic Relaxation
Wildlife! – Should I Stay Or Should I Go ft. Natalie Storm (Schlachthofbronx Remix)
Cakes Da Killa – Life Alert
Dizzee Rascal – I Don’t Need a Reason
Hudson Mohawke – Cbat
Ellesquire – Jet Lag Swag
Statik Selektah – The Spark (feat. Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, & Mike Posner)
Roy Ayres – Searching
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth – Searching
Hiatus Kaiyote – Nakamara ft Q-Tip
Joey Bada$$ – Word Is Bond
Talib Kweli – Rocket Ship ft Busta Rhymes
CAKES DA KILLA INTERVIEW
Cakes Da Killa – Goodie Goodies
Cakes Da Killa – The Good Book
Y C The Cynic – Rude Boy Jamaican
Mac Miller x Killa Kyleon – Come On Baby
Dyme A Duzin – New Brooklyn Remix
Blackgrass – Lines Of Defence Ft. Jehst
Kurupt – We Can Freak It
INTERVIEW WITH THE TONGUE
The Tongue – Moments Like This ft Illy & Tom Scott
The Tongue – Top Score ft Jimmy Nice & Ellesquire
The Tongue – Understand ft Sky’High
Howdy! And a happy Hump Day to you. So, Jay-Z drops an album – which nearly goes platinum instantly and tweets that his favourite Britney Spears track is ‘Toxic’ and Miley Cyrus is a Twerk GOD, what in the world is going on…? But on a breakfast tip, Jay-Z favourite cereal is Cap’n Crunch – mine too. See? Rappers are just like us!
A$AP mob member A$AP Ferg graced us with an interview. After 2-hours of waiting to record said interview, Shantan quickly realised that A$AP didn’t have the same meaning as ASAP. To me, that seemed quite obvious. I mean you never see anyone write soon like $oon. Apparently it means “Always Strive and Prosper” or maybe “All Strippers Ask for Paper”.
Someone say strippers? We had the Sultan of Smut, King of Ratchet, Baron of Booty Shake, DJ Leon Smith. DJ Leon Smith has been in the Sydney DJ scene for a hot minute and he’s a part of the Stolen Records extended family. But tonight he pulled back and only went quarter ratchet on us but still laid an expletive DJ set which was all we could ask for and more.
Angel Haze – Initiation
Ciara Body Party (Remix) ft. Future & B.o.B.
A$AP Rocky – Purple Swagg (DjSliink Remix)
Kendrick Lamar – Cartoons & Cereal (DJ Tim Dolla Remix)
Sharaya J – Banji
Travis Porter – Make It Rain (dj.dstar Uptempo Club Remix)
Travis Porter Feat Rick Ross – Make It Rain(Remix)
JAY Z – Oceans (feat. Frank Ocean)
Remi – Ape
Tavares – Out of the Picture
50 Cent – Many Men (Wish Death)
J. Cole – Let Nas Down
J. Cole – Let Nas Down (Remix) (Feat. Nas)
VADO ft Mavado & Ace_Hood – Gangsta
Busta Rhymes – Twerk It Remix ft Nicki Minaj
Stylo G – Soundbwoy (Di Genius Remix)
Miss O – Money Pull Up
Cham – Sell Out (Raw)
Action Bronson – Lex Luger Arms (SoulForce RMX)
A$AP FERG INTERVIEW
A$AP Ferg – Shabba Ranks
A$AP Ferg – Work Remix ft A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Trinidad James & Schoolboy Q
Monchichi – Work
DJ LEON SMITH SET
Violator – Keep Doin It ft Busta, Mystikal & Dirtbag
Joe Budden – Focus
Lil Wayne – Way of Life ft Big Tymers & TQ
Outkast – ATLiens (Bad Boy Remix)
Do or Die – Get That Paper
Miilkbone – Where’z da Party At
Tracey Lee – The Theme
Memphis Bleek – Do My… ft Jay-Z
Ma$e – 24 hrs to Live ft The Lox, Black Rob & DMX
All City – The Hot Joint
Carmine ft Mannie Fresh – Plastic (Remix)
After some time loafing around, me, Janini Panini aka Baker’s Delight Special of the Week aka Celiac’s nightmare aka 2 Cups of Self-Rising Flour is baaaack!
This week’s ‘Sample Snitching’ original was the Ponderosa’s Special track, ‘Bound’. It was sampled by mad genius, North West baby daddy, Kanye “I Am God” West on the very aptly named track ‘Bound 2’ off his Yeezus album. Keeping up with the “I Am God” theme, this week’s prize was a knitted Julia Gillard onesie with matching pom-pom laces booties plus a pot of my best minestrone soup. Janini Panini: Keeping Stolen Records listeners warm since June 2013.
Next on the deck was Adit of Sydney outfit Horrorshow. His smoothed out 30-minute set consisted of a little 112, Justin Timberlake (his good old shit!), Miguel and oh, so much more. He’ll be joining Nasi Goreng Shantan Wantan and Questionable Decisions Mike Who? this weekend at Rap Party Shimmy Shimmy Ya, details below.
With a fresh mixing finger injury on the nefarious FBi pinball machine in the Stolen Records greenroom, 2012 NSW DMC Champ turntablist Clockwork took to the decks. Holding it down and representing bedroom turntablists all around, Clockwork showed us a thing or two using only his fingers, one slightly bloodied. He was showing off and trying to shame my iPod DJ efforts to promote the upcoming DMC World Championship to which title he’s defending. Whatever. Nah, he took us old school, mixed it with some new stuff, then rolled in some classic ish. Set was dope!
See you this weekend!
Shimmy Shimmy Ya – A Rap Party feat. Nacho Pop, Adit (Horrorshow), Mike Who?, Shantan Wantan Ichiban
Massive classic hip hop show tonight. On the tails of the New Frontiers supporter drive, we took it old school. Ready or Not whether you’re part of the Everyday Struggle or living the Street Life Mike Who? dropped some serious beats, so criminal it made you think about investing in a Getaway Car. But this is What We Do.
We also had the darlings of Aussie hip hop Tuka (Thundamentals) and Ellesquire (Loose Change) spit some rhymes. Despite their backstage diva antics (green tea + lemon requests) they were good sports on air and freestyled their way out of an intergalactic theme.
Closing the show was a set from NZ hip hop Don P-Money. This chap is touring Sydney and Melbourne (with the ultra fine and um, talented David Dallas) promoting his album Gratitude.
Speaking of gratitude, FBi Radio is having a super rad out-of-this-world New Frontiers supporter drive. In addition to winning cool prizes, your donation helps keep great shows like this one on air. More information here: http://fbiradio.com/newfrontiers/
Listen: P Money – Celebration Flow ft. Talib Kweli & Aaradhna
It was a mid week winter festival madness at the FBi studios this Wednesday. Festival organiser Lord Ichiban packed the The Stolen Records studio with a line up that was off the hook. And admission was free!
Getting us warmed up for things to come, we started the show with a Mike Who? dancehall mini-set. Once warmed up, we let the Flatbush Zombies chew on our brains with talk of kangaroo beatdowns and all-around backstage antics that consisted of tea drinking, mini pear eating dares and an Atari.
Stalking in midway through was Norwegian DJ diety, Cashmere Cat purring his way through an rnb infused, jersey club trappy set.
And not to be forgotten is D-Rakkas of the South Rakkas Crew. He foreshadowed the great things that will be going down at this Saturday’s Dutty Dancing party at Goodgod Small Club.
We have a new segment. It is called 5 Cakes or Cake Trivia, or something like that. On tonight’s show we tested Skyzoo’s knowledge of the New York Knicks in exchange for cup cakes. He also freestyled. Word!
Also friend of the show DJ Ability a.k.a. Lack There Of a.k.a. Billy Ray Sirens a.k.a. Dolla Billz did a mix of rap and reggae.
Need some more Skyzoo in your life? Here is a mix Billy did ahead of Skyzoo’s tour…