Shots Shots Shots! Here are a few shots of Jean Grae, Mr Len and Mela when they ran amok on my radio show a week or so ago. You should really listen as the play everything from LMFAO to Jane’s Addiction, interview Pete Rock and are really mean to my poor mum… bastards!
I didn’t do much this show, just sat back and let it be consumed in the chaos. I handed over the first half of the show to some of New York’s finest hip hop artists Jean Grae, Mr Len & Mela Machinko. I give them a whole lot of rope and they use it to hang me.
Oh and after being really really mean, Jean also does me a favour and interviews Pete Rock.
Then in the second half of the show, it becomes more like a London pirate radio show as UK hip hop/grime crew Foreign Beggars takeover with Los Angeles dubstep producer 12th Planet and Israeli producer/dj/rapper Borgore.
What do you imagine M.O.P. would sing at karaoke? Aladdin’s ‘A Whole New World’, maybe Lionel Richie ‘Hello’ or possibly ‘Stay’ by Lisa Loeb? Find out when Pharoahe tells of his karaoke experience with the Mash Out Posse, and Jean Grae gives some amazingly sensible relationship advice in part two of our interview with the pair.
Listen: Pharoahe Monch – Haile Salassie Karate ft Mr Porter | iTunes Listen: Pharoahe Monch – The Light | iTunes Listen: Jean Grae – You Don’t Like It (So What) Listen: Jean Grae – Love Song | iTunes
Tours, Tattoos and Cheese Cake. We talked to Pharoahe Monch and Jean Grae a little while ago. Such agreeable company. Both of them have albums to sell. Pharoahe’s is out now, and Jean’s should not be far off. Be a darling and pick up a copy of W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) and Cake or Death.
Listen: Jean Grae ft Styles P and Talib Kweli – Rock In Pocket
Listen: Pharoahe Monch ft Jean Grae & Royce Da 5’9″ – Assassins | iTunes
Jean is a pretty good rapper. She also makes awesome interview talent. No talking about what was your first hip hop album here. We get straight into ‘Why cyphers are wack, poisoning boyfriends, baking, selling flatmates on craig’s list, getting Josie Styles kicked off 2SER and taking people down to Chinatown’. If you only check out one interview on this blog, definitely listen to this one I did on Jean’s last trip to the country earlier this year.
Jean also makes music. This is what it sounds like…
MP3: Talib Kweli ft Jean Grae – Black Girl Pain
MP3: Jean Grae – Keep Living
MP3: Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – Be Real Black For Me