Tuesday, May 24, 2011

One of the Best Yet... (6/14/11)

That's right folks, 2 full hours of DJ Premier tracks! Gonna have a lot of Gang Starr (of course), but i'm gonna try and showcase some of his other work, as is fitting for an artist with Premo's production credits.


Playlist: 1st Hour

Gang Starr - Mass Appeal
AZ - The Come Up
Rakim - Waiting for the World to End
Non Phixion - Rock Stars
Cormega - Make It Clear
Termanology - Watch How It Go Down
Royce da 5'9 - Boom
MC Lyte - Wonder Years
Kanye West - Classic ft. Rakim, KRS-One & Nas
M.O.P. - Downtown Swinga '96
Jeru The Damaja - Jungle Music
J-Live - The Best Part
Verbal Threat - Reality Check
Bahamadia - 3 The Hard Way
Showbiz & AG - Next Level

Playlist: 2nd Hour

J-Hood - Never Be
Gang Starr - Full Clip
Torae - Get It Done ft. Skyzoo
Kool G Rap - On The Rise Again
Jakeone - Bless The Child ft. Little Brother
Edo G - Sayin' Something
M.O.P. - What I Wanna Be ft. Rell
Big L - Platinum Plus ft. Big Daddy Kane
Nas - Nas Is Like
Rakim - When I Be On The Mic
Mos Def - Mathematics
Bun B - Let Em Know
Mike Bigga a.k.a. Killa Mike - Guru Salute
Blaq Poet - Ain't Nuthin' Changed
Soulkast - Premiere Salve

Pick of the Week (6/14/11)

D. Black - Ali'Yah

D. Black's second solo effort does not disappoint. Featuring production by Vitamin D, Jake One and D. Black himself, the outporing of soulful samples and heartfelt lyrics engenders nothing but respect for this project. Check it out for some inspiration.

DJ Pick

Black Milk - Popular Demand

Black Milk delivers more great Detroit hip hop for fans and skeptics alike. This is his second full length album, released in 2007 on Fat Beats Records and is entirely produced by Black Milk. Featured artists include fellow Detroit legends Guilty Simpson, T3 and Elzhi (of Slum Village), One Be Lo (of Binary Star) and Phat Kat, among others.

Throwback Pick

Athletic Mic League - Sweats & Kicks

Founded in Ann Arbor Michigan, AML is a great underground supergroup that should be payed more attention. Made of up members Buff1, 14K, Grand Champ, Texture, Tres Styles, Vital and DJ Haircut, these guys are some of the best MC's to come out of the new century. Sweats & Kicks is their debut full length album and was released in 2002 on Lab Technicians Productions.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Rock to the Rhythm (6/7/11)

Yes yes ya'll, and ya don't stop. Hit up Radio 1190 for more indie music, concert info, ticket giveaways and awesome DJ's.


Playlist: 1st Hour

Reflection Eternal - Just Begun ft. Jay Electronica, J Cole & Mos Def
Athletic Mic League - The Declaration
AZ - The Format
Madlib - What It Do ft. Talib Kweli
Little Brother - Lovin' It ft. Joe Scudda
Freestyle Fellowship - Seasons
J Dilla - Red Light ft. J*Davey
Gift of Gab - Real MC's ft. VURSATYL & Lifesavas
Big Tone - Chocolate ft. L'Renee
Craig G & Marley Marl - Made The Change
DJ Jazzy Jeff - The Garden ft. Big Daddy Kane
Killah Priest & Chief Kamachi - Reflections
Lightheaded - Lightheaded Anthem
Elzhi - Motown 25 ft. Royce da 5'9
Gang Starr - Moment of Truth

Playlist: 2nd Hour

Goodie Mob - Fly Away
Jakeone - Home ft. Vitamin D, C Note, Maine & Ish
D. Black -Yesterday ft. Marissa
MED - Can't Hold On
Talib Kweli & Madlib - The Function ft. Strong Arm Steady
Swollen Members - Too Hot ft. DJ Babu
Median - What Would You Do?
Statik Selektah - Laughin' ft. Souls of Mischief
Smoothe Da Hustler - Broken Language ft. Trigger tha Gambler
MF Doom - Rapp Snitch Knishes ft. Mr. Fantastik
Rakim - Flow Forever
Prince Po - Fall Back ft. Jemini & Cairo
Pete Rock - Baby Pa ft. Deda
Blackalicious - If I May

Pick of the Week (6/7/11)

9th Wonder & Buckshot - The Formula

The sophomore release from 9th Wonder (of Little Brother) and Buckshot (of Boot Camp Clik) is what all collaboration albums should aspire to be. Released in 2008 on Duck Down Records, it has phenomenal production, lyricism and a featured artist here and there makes this album a needed addition to any serious hip hop heads collection. Also, check out their first album Chemistry, which was released back in 2005.

DJ Pick

Jake One - White Van Music

The debut album from Seattle native producer Jake One out on Rhymesayers Entertainment has it all. Featured talent includes fellow label-mates Freeway, Brother Ali and MF Doom as well as Black Milk, M.O.P., Elzhi, Little Brother and Blueprint. And so much more. Check it out.

Throwback Pick

Lords of the Underground - Here Come The Lords

Released in 1993, the debut album from Lords of the Underground is a freaking classic. Produced by Marley Marl, DJ Lord Jazz and K-Def, this is the stuff of 90's hip hop legend. Truly the chief rocka's of the decade.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Damn It's Hot (5/31/11)

Sorry about the technical difficulties with the mic and some of the music in the first set...we run on ducktape and love here at Radio 1190 and I guess the station didn't want us to forget it.


Playlist: 1st Hour

Statik Selektah - Stop, Look, Listen ft. Styles P, Termanology & Q-Tip
9th Wonder - Saved ft. Saigon & Joe Scudda
Dilated Peoples - You Can't Run, You Can't Hide
DJ K.O. - It's Time ft. Soulstice, Eternia & Kenn Starr
El Da Sensei - Aight Then!
Reef The Lost Cauze - Sound of Philadelphia
Eric B. & Rakim - Microphone Fiend
Shawn Jackson - Fix Ya Face
Fakts One - Grown Folks ft. Little Brother
Kenn Starr - If ft. Talib Kweli & Asheru
Nas - Favor for a Favor ft. Scarface
Jr and Ph7 - Best Flow ft. Pumpkinhead
The Herbaliser - Nah'mean Nah'm Sayin' ft. Jean Grae
Hieroglyphics - You Never Knew
J Dilla - Say It! ft. Ta'Raach & DJ Exile

Playlist: 2nd Hour

The High & Mighty - B-Boy Document '99 ft. Mos Def & Mad Skillz
Gift of Gab - Just Because
The Roots - Mellow My Man
J Dilla - Bloodsport ft. Lil' Fame
Jakeone - The Truth ft. Freeway & Brother Ali
Self Scientific - Change Pt. 1
Jurassic 5 - The Influence
Kanye West - Get'em High ft. Talib Kweli & Common
Torae - Click ft. Skyzoo & DJ Premier
9th Wonder & Buckshot - Be Cool ft. Swan
Theory Hazit - Nobody Say ft. Braille & Raphi
Visionaries - If You Can't Say Love
Strong Arm Steady - Cheeba Cheeba
People Under The Stairs - Anotha' (BBQ)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pick of the Week (5/31/11)

Danger Mouse & Jemini - Ghetto Pop Life

Released back in 2003, Ghetto Pop Life marks Danger Mouse's first collaboration with MC Jemini the Gifted One. The album features Cee-Lo Gree, The Alkaholiks, The Pharcyde, and Prince Po. Even though Danger Mouse has since moved on to Gnarles Barkley, producing several Black Keys albums and other indie stuff, in my opinion this is one of his best production albums to date.

DJ Pick

9th Wonder - The Dream Merchant Vol. 2

North Carolina producer and iconic member of Little Brother, 9th Wonder's 2nd compilation album does not disappoint. Released in 2007, it features a wide range of talent, from Sean Price, Skyzoo, Mos Def and Jean Grae to Camp Lo, Buckshot, Strange Fruit Project and Median, among many others. Check it out!

Throwback Pick

Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf - Big Shots

Originally recorded in the early 90's, Big Shots wasn't released until 2003 on Peanut Butter Wolf's Stones Throw Records. Even after 10 years, the album still made a huge impact on the hip hop community. Now approaching the 20 year mark, Charizma is still among the greats that died too early. R.I.P.

Check The Rhyme Kid (5/24/11)

Takin' it back like A-tracks and Beta's man - just playin': check out Radio 1190 for wonderful independent music of all genres, live interviews, concerts, giveaways and whatnot.


Playlist: 1st Hour

3 The Hard Way - Truth ft. Rakaa Iriscience
Dilated Peoples - This Way ft. Kanye West & John Legend
Pharoahe Monch - So Good
DJ Honda - What You Expected ft. Guru & DJ Premier
More Or Les - Eat Your Food
Statik Selektah - Express Yourself ft. Termanology, Talib Kweli & Consequence
Masta Ace - Beautiful
Common - The Corner ft. The Last Poets
Evidence - Chase The Clouds Away
Classified - Self Explanatory
Lords of the Underground - Chief Rocka
A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation
DJ Honda - Magnetic Arts ft. Mos Def
DJ Premier - Epic Dynasty ft. Dynasty
Pete Rock - We Roll ft. Jim Jones & Max B
9th Wonder - Brooklyn In My Mind ft. Mos Def, Memphis Bleek & Jean Grae

Playlist: 2nd Hour

J Dilla - Nothing Like This
Doujah Raze - Plastic World
Edgar Allen Floe - Slick Talk
Shad - Rock To It
Reks - This and That
Skyzoo & 9th Wonder - I'm On It
DJ K.O. - Someday ft. Torae, John Robinson, Talib Kweli & Tiffany Paige
Statik Selektah - The Thrill Is Gone ft. Styles P & Talib Kweli
Slum Village - Old Girl, Shining Star
A-Team - Show'em A Better Way
AZ - The Essence ft. Nas
J Dilla - Can't You See
Freeway - What We Do ft. Jay-Z & Beanie Sigel
Guilty Simpson - The Future ft. MED

Pick of the Week (5/19/11)

DJ Honda - DJ Honda IV

The newest release to date from Japanese DJ and producer DJ Honda dropped in 2009 and hip hop heads are still reeling. Featuring Mos Def, Rakaa Iriscience (of Dilated Peoples), Kool G Rap, EPMD, Group Home, Sean Price, Lord Tariq, and Ras Kass. A true collaborative DJ album, DJ Honda is still one of the most widely respected producers and DJs out there right now.

DJ Pick

Buff1 - Pure

Ann Arbor Michigan stood up for Buff1's first solo album in 2007 for good reason. The former Atheltic Mic League member received wide-ranging praise for his work and featured some legendary Michigan talent, including Guilty Simpson, Elzhi (of Slum Village), One Be Lo (of Binary Star), and Monica Blaire. Check it out.

Throwback Pick

Peanut Butter Wolf - My Vinyl Weighs A Ton

The first solo album by Stones Throw Records owner Peanut Butter Wolf back in 1999. This album has so much to offer, and features such artists as Charizma, Planet Asia, Lootpack, Quasimoto, Rasco and DJ Babu among others. 24 tracks of beats, dope rhymes and a throwback sound that I miss every time I realize how wonderful this is.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Our 25th Show! (5/17/11)

Alright ya'll, Beat Seeker has itself a new time slot on Radio 1190 for the summer: Tuesdays from 8-10pm! We've upgraded to 2 full hours of non-stop hip hop!


Playlist: 1st Hour

Zion I - Luv
9th Wonder - The Milky Lowa ft. Camp Lo
Masta Ace - Good Ol' Love
Peanut Butter Wolf - Casio
Aceyalone - Workin' Man Blues ft. Bionik
DJ Honda - Let It Out ft. Rakaa Iriscience & Money Harm
Statik Selektah - So Close, So Far ft. Bun B, Wale & Colin Monroe
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die
Raekwon - Heaven & Hell ft. Ghostface Killah
Talib Kweli - Subway Surfing ft. Rakim
EPMD - Da Joint
Masta Ace - Wish ft. Edo G.
C-Rayz Walz - R'Thentic
Buff1 - Big Thangs
Cage - The Death of Chris Palko

Playlist: 2nd Hour

Jean Grae - Don't Rush Me
Chali 2na - Don't Stop ft. Anthony Hamilton
Rasco - Gunz Still Hot ft. Edo G & Reks (DJ Premier Remix)
Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf - Devotion
Camp Lo - Luchini (This Is It)
Cunninlynguists - Appreciation ft. Cashmere the Pro (Remix)
Edo G - Rock The Beat
Talib Kweli - Black Girl Pain ft. Jean Grae
Craig Mack - Flava in Your Ear
Felt - Marvin Gaye
Danger Mouse & Jemini - Ghetto Pop Life
ObandO - Batalha
Doomtree - Game Over
De La Soul - Set The Mood
Lyrics Born - Hello

Pick of the Week (5/16/11)

Statik Selektah - 100 Proof: The Hangover

East Coast producer and Showoff record label owner Statik Selektah's 3rd official studio album hit pretty hard last year. Just the assortment of talent he assembled for the album is astounding: Bun B (of UGK), Royce Da 5'9", Terminology, Lil' Fame (of M.O.P.), Wale, Styles P, Talib Kweli, Evidence (of Dilated Peoples), Sean Price, Kool G Rap, Saigon, Skyzoo, Big Pooh (of Little Brother), Torae, Souls of Mischief, Fashawn, Reks and Freeway. Dig it hard.

DJ Pick

Edo G - Wishful Thinking

Released back in 2002 Edo. G's 5th studio album is simply wonderful. Almost exclusively produced by DJ Supreme One (with one track produced by DJ Revolution) and featuring Jaysaun, Krumb Snatcha and Sean Unknown. Sit back and dig some real OG gangsta soul.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Throwback Pick

Masta Ace - A Long Hot Summer

Maybe not a way-back-in-the-day pick, but Masta Ace's 2004 album still has the unfiltered essence of what was best about soulful hard hitting 90's hip hop. Featuring guest MC's The Beatnuts, Jean Grae, Big Noyd, Punchline, Wordsworth and production from DJ Spinna, 9th Wonder and Khrysis. Check it out, there's so much good sh$t on this album to be enjoyed.

Summer Schedule! (5/10/11)

Alright, so our first show in the new 2 hour time slot was a little off, but we're going to be around all summer. Check out Radio 1190 as always.



Digital Underground - Doowutchyalike
Madlib - Where Do I Go
One Be Lo - Born & Raised
Naughty By Nature - Everything's Gonna Be Alright
Danger Mouse & Murs - To A Black Boy
De La Soul - It's Like That
Wrekonize - Look At Me Now (Freestyle)
Theory Hazit - Ghetto
Peanut Butter Wolf - Umbrellas
Phat Kat - Nasty Ain't It
Murs & 9th Wonder - Live From Roscoes ft. Kurupt
Freeway & Jakeone - She Makes Me Feel Alright
Black Star - Definition
DJ Jazzy Jeff - The Definition ft. Kel Spencer
Danger Mouse & Jemini - Omega Supreme
De La Soul - He Comes ft. Ghostface Killah
Crown City Rockers - Another Day
Brother Ali - Shadows On The Sun

Monday, May 2, 2011

I'm A Jungle Brother! (5/2/11)

Had so much of the fam come out for the show tonight, thanks to DJ Wills, DJ Andrew and DJ Mallory. Hit up Radio 1190 for more amazing independent music of whatever genre cranks your engine.



Talib Kweli - Beautiful Struggle
Lena Horne - I Got Rhythm ft. Q-Tip
J Dilla - Crushin' (Yeeeeeah!)
John Robinson - Action Flick
ArtOfficial - Migraine
Danger Doom - Crosshairs

Dilla episode:
J Dilla - Gobstopper
J Dilla - One For Ghost
J Dilla - Dilla Says Go
J Dilla - Walkinonit

Strong Arm Steady - Get Started ft. Talib Kweli
A Tribe Called Quest - Clap Your Hands
Jungle Brothers - Brain
Zion I - Warrior Slang
Nat King Cole - Hit That Jive, Jack ft. Izza Kizza (Souldiggaz Mix)
RJD2 - Silver Fox