I’mma keep this brief cuz my brain be all like: d[o.O]b after hearing Kendrick’s verse on ‘Control’. Ok, sure we’re all thinking it, but dang Kenny, why did have to murder everyone on that track? WHY?! Oh and some advice Jay Electronica, maybe, just maybe you should have had a peep at Kendrick’s lyrics before you followed up with that weak-ass verse. Ya, just because I was brrapping and “oh my gawding” after Kendrick’s verse, doesn’t mean I didn’t pay attention to the soft follow up. Someone please just take me back to 1986 where the only ‘Control’ I was interested was by Janet Jackson and yes, it was nasty.
Hai, oh yeah, we played a whole bunch of other stuff in that 113 mins that Control (not the Janet version) was not on air. Sir Shant-a-Lot started off with an old-sounding-new school reggae set, then that Control track happened and I blanked out…
I’m just playing! Senor Bolivar kicked off some tropical beats that had us dancing and we ended off the show with Havknot Massive who dropped a Havknot exclusive.
Supercat – Come Down
Konshens & Romain Virgo – We No Worry Bout Them
Tony Curtis – Number One Sound
Delly Ranks – Nah Fight Over Man
Apprentice – Real Friend (Big Up)
Shaggy – Big Up
Busta Rhymes – Woo Ha (J Star – Playground Riddim Remix)
Sean Paul – Infiltrate
Slew Dem – Playground
Sleepin’ Giantz – Badungdeng
Destiny’s Child – Lose my breath (Reggae remix)
The Scientist – Your Teeth In My Neck
Hilltop Hoods – Still Standing
Big Sean – Control ft Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica
Blitz the Ambassador – African in New York
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)
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.
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