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
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
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…
Before rapping and leading a Michael Jackson karaoke sesh in front of today’s youth at the Enmore, Mac Miller rolled through the FBi Studio for a quick chat and a cypher.
Flanked by an entourage of 6, the Pittsburg MC hit us with a hard hitting interview then rounded it off with an awkward-starting-obsenity-filled freestyle. Don’t believe me? Peep the link below.
We also did a phoner with DJ Shortee Blitz. The KISS FM turntablist is kicking off his Australian tour and showed us a thing or two while providing a dope ass 30min set. That too, is also at the link below.
Dynasty – Stay Shinin’ (Feat. Talib Kweli)
Action Bronson – Strictly 4 The Jeeps
Smoke DZA – Kenny Powers
Joey Bada$$ – Righteous Minds
Taku – Stay ft Asaad
Slaughterhouse ft Swizz Beatz – Throw it Away
Lauryn Hill – Mystery Of Iniquity
Kanye West – All Falls Down
J. Cole – Can I Holla At Ya
Angel Haze – Werkin Girls
Mac Miller – America
MAC MILLER FREESTYLE
Mac Miller – Kool Aid & Frozen Pizza
SHORTEE BLITZ 1995 HIP HOP MIX (Playlist Coming… Maybe)
Warming up before any night out is key. Especially if you’re warming up for two of the hottest summer events showcasing a mix dancehall, latin heat and tropical bass – complete with plenty of ass-shaking, grinding, dizzy footwork and dutty wining. Gappy Ranks and Radio Maleme rolled through today and lawd, did they ever show us how to get a dancefloor moving.
Gracing the Australian shores from London, Gappy came at us 110% with a solid interview and a bashment live performance. Melbourne’s RU-CL came in strong with support and hey, during their performance my hips in the studio weren’t the only ones gyrating.
Radio Maleme representing part of the Pineapple Republic, finished the show with a spicy, caliente, tropcial latin heat. Rapid BPM’s, soulful singing and the perfect mix had people calling far and wide wondering who the heck is blowing up the airwaves and where did we get him from. His name is Sr Bolivar and he is from Colombia, folks. That’s right COLOMBIA. Knowing his stuff, Sr Bolivar provided the perfect preview for next week’s Pineapple Republic – a night you will not want to miss.
Want to know more? Of course you do.
Gappy Ranks Feb 9
Pineapple Republic Feb 15
Podcast and playlist, below.
Celia Gonzales – Yo Soy El Punto Cubano (Dj Reaganomics Remix)
Banginclude – Oyemeilo
Los Fulanos – Sobran Cueros (SABO RMX)
Billy The Gent – La Mania (Sabo’s Corto Edit)
Sister Nancy – Bam Bam (Top Billin Remix)
South Rakkas Crew – Mad Again (Mike Who Edit)
DJ Melo – Que Pasa Que Pasa
Captain Planet – Dame Agua
Ultramagnetic MC’s – Drummer Some
Buena Vista Social Club & Celia Cruz – Guantanamera
Wyclef – Guantanamera
Diafrix – Helicopter
Gappy Ranks – Stinkin’ Rich (Thornato Remix)
Popcaan – She Want Hood (Raw)
Erup – Click Mi Finger (Poirier Remix)
Deva Bratt – Hot and Ready
Popcaan – So We Do It
Tifa – Champion Bubbler
Gappy Ranks – Money Finger ft Busy Signal
Gappy Ranks – Long Time
Zuzuka Poderosa & Kush Arora – Pisicodelia (Nego Mozambique Remix)
Vybz Kartel – Half On A Baby (Mosca remix)
Matanza – Puya (Chong X Remix)
Diplo – Diplo Rhythm ft Sandra Melody
Dubbel Dutch – Madloopz
Names You Can Trust – Cubano (Dub)
Names You Can Trust – Oye (Dub)
SR BOLIVAR OF RADIO MALEMBE MIX
Dreadsquad – Me Want (Feat. Skarra Mucci, Mandinka Warrior, Alex Hudson)
Major Lazer – Hold The Line (Frikstailers Remix)
The Clash – Guns of Brixton (Kinky Electric Noise Remix)
Anthony B – Dem Can’t Stop we From Talk
Zonora Point – Huachita rica (Douster Remix)
DJ Panik – Like This, Like That (Original Mix)
Miramar Vs Topcat – Cumbia del sol (Criollo refix)
Mr Mention – Big Up Sister Nancy
Faraon Bantu Soundsystem – Macaco (Novalima Remix)
Malente – Mash Up The Town
Listen: Gappy Ranks – Money Finger ft Busy Signal | Buy Me
It starts off okay, and gets pretty shit towards the middle. Yes, it is our annual Christmas special. Bon Bon Battles, terrible jokes, silly hats and every genre of Christmas song you could imagine. Ellesquire and Raoul Von Trapaport join us to do some of their worst freestyles ever on trap christmas songs. Milan Ring comes in to do a non-xmas cover – Frank Ocean’s ‘Pink Matter’ mixed with Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Swimming Pools’. Ho Ho Ho Bittccchhhheeezzz!
It never rains it pours. So much happening on this show. Mike Who returns after being in Chile for a year. Spit Syndicate do one of their best live performances on the show to date. We talk rugby and 4 Loko adventures with Smoke Dza, then he totally kills it on a Biggie instrumental. All of this smack bang in the middle of supporter drive.
It is not too late to sign up as a member of the station. Not only will you be keeping great music on the airwaves, you will be supporting a station that has played a big part in improving the culture of this city. Around this station their has been a community of artists, djs, promoters and other awesome folk, putting on great events, collaborating, generally doing great stuff and making Sydney a better place to live. This station has been a vital part of that.
Shinehead – Jamaican In New York (LP Version)
Busta Rhymes – Woo Star
Sean Paul – Infiltrate
Buju Banton – Beat One
Cecile – Miss Dynamite
Missy Elliot – Get Impeccable (Heatwave Refix)
Urthboy – The Signal
Hell Razah, Talib Kweli And Viktor Vaughn – Project Jazz
Radiohead – Video Tapez (Amp Live Remix ft. Del the Funky Homosapien)
Aesop Rock – Daylight
Jean Grae – Don’t Rush Me
Dead Prez – Walk Like A Warrior (Ft Erykah and Krazie Bone)
Kendick Lamar – Maad City ft MC Eiht
SMOKE DZA INTERVIEW
Smoke Dza – 4 Loko ft ASAP Rocky
SMOKE DZA INTERVIEW AND LIVE FREEEEEE
Smoke Dza – Independence Day ft Al-Doe & Styles P
Beenie Man – Let’s Go To The Beach (DJ Theory Edit)
Popcaan – The System (Loudspeaker Riddim)
Machel Montano – Go Down (Loudspeaker Riddim)
Pipekid – Bionic Ras Riddim Freestyle (Mike Who Special)
SPIT SYNDICATE INTERVIEW
Spit Syndicate – Beauty In the Bricks
SPIT SYNDICATE LIVE FREESTYLE
Spit Syndicate – Set The Record Straight ft Fame
Kendrick Lamar Recipe ft and Dr Dre