Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pledge Drive Pt. 1 (9/30/10)

Well, day two of Radio 1190's Fall 2010 Pledge Drive is underway! This and next weeks shows don't have a regional focus, rather we're just going to groove to some good s#@t.

If you want to pledge and keep independent radio on the air, go to Radio 1190 and pledge online, or call 303-735- ROCK and talk to one of our volunteers for 2 minutes and pledge that way! (There is so much shwag available it's insane, so pledge now and get a t-shirt, stickers, concert tickets, cd packs and much more!)



Strange Fruit Project - Get Live ft. Erykah Badu
Theory Hazit - Just Another Day
DJ Jazzy Jeff - Hold It Down ft. Method Man
Jurassic 5 - Quality Control
Buff1 - Goodness Music
Dilated Peoples - Poisonous ft. Devin the Dude
A Tribe Called Quest - Check The Rhyme
Zion I - Caged Bird Pt. 1 ft. Brother Ali
Mighty Underdogs - Ill Vacation ft. Lyrics Born
BK - One - Mega ft. Aceyalone, Myka 9 & Abstract Rude

*The bold songs/artists will always be from the weekly region/city/state that we're checkin out.

Pick of the Week (9/29/10)

Buff1 - There's Only One

Hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Buff1's sophomore album is a freakin classic. Formerly part of the collaborative group Athletic Mic League (AML), Buff1 went solo with his 2007 album Pure. There's Only One features guest spots by Mayer Hawthorne a.k.a. DJ Haircut, Black Milk and DJ Rhettmatic. Check it out!

DJ Pick

The Strange Fruit Project - Soul Travelin'

The Strange Fruit Project consists of emcee/producer Symbolyc One, emcee Myth and emcee Myone. They hail from Waco, Texas and are one of the most uncompromisingly great underground hip hop groups making music right now. If you like spiritual, hopeful hip hop, this is for you. Also, check out their 2006 album The Healing if you're digging this.

Friday, September 24, 2010

New York Pt. 2! (9/23/10)

New York Pt. 2 is here! For the next two shows, Radio 1190 will be in the midst of our Fall 2010 Pledge Drive, so Pt. 3 of the NY series will be a little while in coming. However, we're still going to have shows during Pledge Drive, so stay tuned.



Gang Starr - Royalty ft. K-Ci & JoJo
Eric B & Rakim - I Ain't No Joke
C-Rayz Walz - '86
Nas - Hustlers ft. The Game
Camp Lo - Luchini (This Is It)
Killah Priest - Black August
Immortal Technique - Crossing the Boundary
Digable Planets - Dial 7 (Axioms of Creamy Spies)
88-Keys - Handcuff'Em
Wu Tang Meets The Indie Culture - Biochemical Equation ft. RZA & MF Doom
Talib Kweli - Supreme Supreme ft. Mos Def
Styles P - The Life ft. Pharoahe Monch
DangerDoom - The Mask ft. Ghostface Killah
J-Live - The Upgrade ft. Oddisee & Posdanous

*The bold songs/artists will always be from the weekly region/city/state that we're checkin out.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Throwback Pick

Gang Starr - Moment of Truth

In all honesty, this album doesn't even need a descriptive blurb. The Gang Starr legacy will live on for a long time to come, even with all the noise and other crap surrounding Guru's death. Let the music speak for itself. Enjoy.

Friday, September 17, 2010

DJ Pick

Jr and Ph7 - The Standard LP

German production duo Jr and Ph7 hit the scene pretty hard with this release, featuring guest MC's including Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Supastition, Oddisee, Skyzoo, Edgar Allen Floe, Edo G, and Median. Each song really focuses on the native style and flow of the guest stars, and on the whole the album is a fantastic attempt at presenting a cross-section of American hip hop.

Unfortunately, this album wasn't released in the States, but it can be found on itunes.

Throwback Pick

Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Mecca and the Soul Brother

Do you remember where you were in 1992? I would like to say I was out coping this album, but I was probably chillin in my crib (an actual crib, not a ridiculously over-the-top unnecessary place to hang your hat) with some Dr. Seuss. If you're missing this from your collection, get it right now! If you already have it, go bump it really loud for all your neighbors!

Pick of the Week (9/17/10)

One Be Lo - The R.E.B.I.R.T.H.

Michigan MC One Be Lo a.k.a. One Man Army (half of celebrated group Binary Star) strikes a great balance between conscious, intellectual thought and straight up banging down your block hits. Released in 2007 (after many other solo albums), The R.E.B.I.R.T.H.(Real Emcees Bring Intelligent Rhymes To Hip-Hop) is one of my favorite all-encompassing comprehensive albums ever!

DJ Pick

The Foreign Exchange - Connected

The Foreign Exchange, or Phonte (of Little Brother fame) and Dutch producer Nicolay, have an rather unusual story. They never actually met in person until they started touring to promote the album. They created this entire album, a widely recognized alternative hip hop classic, by email and such over the internet. Great collaboration, and great end product. If you like this, check out their other albums!

New York Pt. 1 (9/16/10)

East Coast get live! Here's part 1 (hopefully of 3) explorations into the sounds of New York City/Long Island hip hop. Check out Radio 1190 to listen to our live netcast 24/7, and check out Basementalism for more hip hop on saturdays from 4-7!



AZ - I'm Back ft. El Shaber a.k.a. Daddy Rose
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Return of the Mecca
Big L - Flamboyant
Inspectah Deck - City High
Pharoahe Monch - Desire
De La Soul - No
Danger Mouse & Jemini - Omega Supreme
Talib Kweli & Madlib - Funny Money
Large Professor - Hardcore Hip Hop
Ali Shaheed Muhammed - Lord Can I Have This Mercy
Dead Prez - Hip Hop
John Robinson - Always Bless
Souls of Mischief - Cabfare
Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass
Mos Def - Mathematics

*The bold songs/artists will always be from the weekly region/city/state that we're checkin out.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

North Carolina! (9/9/10)

Despite being a little distracted by the raging forest fire close to my house, here is the third installment of Beat Seeker. Also, check out Radio 1190 for awesome independent music!

(I realize that I neglected to play some Justus League, being one of the biggest collaborative groups in North Carolina, but I don't have any edited stuff. I'm planning on getting some for a future show. Stay tuned.)



Nicolay & Kay - Blizzard ft. Toby Hill
Little Brother - Good Clothes
Median - How Big Is Your World
Common Market - Trouble Is
The Foreign Exchange - Hustle Hustle
Pete Rock - Best Kept Secret ft. Lords of the Underground
Edgar Allen Floe - Nametag Streetwise
John Robinson - I Am Not For Sale
Supastition - Soul Control ft. Little Brother
Mike Bigga a.k.a. Killer Mike - Guru Salute
Kooley High - Eastern Standard Time
Little Brother - Do It To Death ft. Supastition & Rhymefest
Nicolay - I Am The Man
Pete Rock - Da Villa ft. Slum Village
Strong Arm Steady - One Step ft. Talib Kweli

* The bold songs/artists will always be from the weekly region/city/state that we're checkin out.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Welcome to Detroit (9/2/10)

Tonight, less the technical difficulties, we explored some Detroit hip hop! I have to say I love this stuff. Heavy bass, crisp drums, a little synth in there now and again, just generally all around bangers every time. Mostly just stuck to the greats tonight; heavy on the J Dilla (for obvious reasons), some Black Milk, Royce Da 5'9", Guilty Simpson, Elzhi, Phat Kat, Slum Village (old and new) and Big Tone for some new up and coming flavor.

My personal highlight was the track "Little Young" by Masta Ace and Edo G off there album Arts & Entertainment. By no means a track to raise your kids too, but in its fashion a strong statement about the current predicament of hip hop culture. The only two artists that they dissed for having 'little' in front of there names that I don't agree with were Little Brother (one of my personal favorite groups) and Lil Fame of M.O.P. (also a favorite group, although for an entirely different mood). Otherwise, the song really hit home, and I'm just thankful that an artist (in this case a duo) had the balls to say what a lot of hip hop lovers are thinking. (The Craig G and Marley Marl song I played goes along in this vein as well).

Check out the playlist, download the show, hit me up, share your love of hip hop etc...


Slum Village - Reunion
Black Milk - The Matrix ft. Pharoahe Monch, Sean Price and DJ Premier
J Dilla - In the Streets (Instrumental)
Graig G and Marley Marl - Just What I Need
Big Tone - Skin Deep ft. Monica Blaire
Jr and Ph7 - Summer Chill ft. Edgar Allen Floe
Elzhi - The Leak ft. Ayah
Phat Kat - Nasty Ain't It?
Madlib - Blow Ya Horns On Em' ft. Guilty Simpson
Masta Ace and Edo G - Little Young
Royce Da 5'9" - Independent's Day
Slum Village - Tainted ft. Dwele
I Self Divine - All I Know
Atmosphere - Trying to Find A Balance
Madlib - Yo Yo Affair pt. 1 & 2

* The bold songs/artists will always be from the weekly region/city/state that we're checkin out.

Until next week!

Pick of the Week (9/3/10)

Wade Waters - Dark Water

Out of Chicago, Wade Waters is a duo consisting of Soulstice and Haysoos. This is there debut album, composed entirely after hours, as Soulstice works for the Department of Defense during the day!

Check them out if you wanna groove to some soulful hip hop with integrity and heart.

DJ Pick

Big Tone - The Art of Ink

Detroit classic in the making, Big Tone gives hip hop lovers a reason to hope for a brighter future in the era of Young Money and other such wackness. This is his sophomore album, and really doesn't leave much wanting. Dig it hard and enjoy!