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Hip-hop and rap, that's where my heart's at. But I'll play anything so long as it ain't crap!

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Options January 6, 2017: Put Needle on The New Mindset Thru Intergenerational Hip-Hop Unity feat. father/son MCs Plado + BudBud Awesome

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Artist Track Album Label Year Format Comments New Approx. start time
SUW RmX Project   on da radio 2017 remix   Options              
Twisted Mind Kids  True Hip-Hop   Options Twisted Mind State  No Exit Records  1996  LP      0:02:58 (Pop‑up)
Casual  Godkilla (Freestyle)   Options     2016    late 2016 release from another (like previous track) longtime Bay Area hip-hop act - proof the real lasts long time - maybe never blows up commercially - but who gives a shit  *   0:07:08 (Pop‑up)
Superior  Burn (feat. Moe Pope & Mike P)   Options     2016      *   0:09:33 (Pop‑up)
GQ  Guns Hang High (Feat. Rapsody)   Options             0:12:39 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
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God Bless (Remix) feat. JBiz & A.G.   Options







0:16:02 (Pop‑up)
Koolade  Say Nothing (feat. Rah Digga, Sean Price & Tony Touch) CLEAN   Options     2016    leftover Best of 2016    0:19:46 (Pop‑up)
BudBud Awesome   MVP (produced by Beat Head)   Options     2017      *   0:35:01 (Pop‑up)
Twisted Mind Kids  Blurred Vision   Options Twisted Mind State  No Exit Records  1996    feat. Plado - BudBud Awesome'spops    0:36:28 (Pop‑up)
Castro & Che  Kill Switch (Jasiri X & Rhymefest)   Options     2016      *   0:40:06 (Pop‑up)
Nolan the Ninja  Jai   Options     2016      *   0:42:24 (Pop‑up)
Sha Stimuli  A Poem For Mike   Options     2016      *   0:44:01 (Pop‑up)
Planet Asia  Mack A Mill feat. Ronello Cash   Options     2016      *   0:47:13 (Pop‑up)
Substantial  Made in Maryland   Options     2016      *   0:47:58 (Pop‑up)
Sha Stimuli  New Jordans   Options     2016      *   0:51:32 (Pop‑up)
Conway  50 Rounds feat. Monsta Mook   Options     2016      *   0:54:41 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:23pm Billy Jam:

Shout-out to Monica who filled in for Sheila B this afternoon…Also shouts/thanks to both Shut Up Weirdo's Frangry + Michele and Downtown Soulville's Mr Fine Wine for giving me their respective hours last week to enable me to do full 3 hour Best of 2016. That last year. This is another year - perhaps the most critical and unpredictable year of our collective lifetimes: one in which shit could go (even more) horribly wrong. OR conversely it could be the best most awake/aware creative/inspired and inspiring year of our lives. It is up to us: we can collectively guide it and our combined destinies into upwardly positive & forward thinking terrain in which we rise above the haters and trolls and via unity of all races, ages, and religions via the artform of HIP-HOP. Hence we kick off this new year of WFMU shows with "Put Needle on The New Mindset Thru Intergenerational Hip-Hop Unity" featuring Stockton, CA hip-hop father/son guests Plado and BudBud Awesome (pictured on this playlist). BudBud Awesome is the 10 year old rappin son of veteran Bay Area hip-hopper Plado who many came to know back in the mid 90's underground hip-hop circles when their ahead-of-its time Bay Area hip-hop crew Twisted Mind Kids who got slept on by the masses but loved by those with an ear for real music and the commitment to go digging to track down their underground releases like the landmark 90's West Coast hip-hop record "Twisted Mind State" (1996 on No Exit Records) including tracks such as "True Hip-Hop" and "Blurred Vision" - please join in the comments with your guide to getting thru 2017
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm common:

it's officially friday. hey billy jam!
Avatar 7:03pm cosmic matrix:

Avatar 7:03pm spidermank:

Great words Billy.
Great SUW mix ....dont want it to stop,, got it up loud
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm common:

and...what spidermank said.
  7:05pm Betamax81 (Aaron Hali):

Yo! WFMU raps! How is everyone? Been a minute...Mr. Jam, greetings!
  7:10pm Tall Paul:

What y'all welcome to 2017. wishing you all a good one. Bill looking forward to the show.
  7:12pm Betamax81 (Aaron Hali):

Eloquent words above, Billy. I've never even heard of Twisted Mind Kids. They're from Stockton? I thought Doja Click was the first rappers to rep the Stock?
Avatar 7:13pm ADA:

Happy Friday, tuned in
  7:16pm Betamax81 (Aaron Hali):

Right back atcha, Paul! Let's make it a year to remember!
  7:18pm Lucas Johnson:

Hi Billy, thank you for always bringing knowledge and love on to the air-waves. I am a public school teacher who is co-leading a one-week class on Hip Hop & Masculinity, and we are in need of 4-5 men (or masculine-identifying folks) to speak on a panel on January 20th at 1:30PM. The speakers will visit my school, Harvest Collegiate, and discuss masculinity, identity, and hip hop: How do you define masculinity? What role does hip hop play in your identity?
If you or someone you know would be interested in speaking on the panel, please e-mail me at lucas@harvestcollegiate.org
It is a great opportunity to learn from 24 NYC teenagers between the ages of 14-18. Plus, you'll feel like an amazing person afterwards because our kids are lit.
-Lucas Johnson
Avatar 7:18pm TheRapperWithNoName:

New, crazy year indeed. Thank goodness for PTNOTR and WFMU. My resolution this year is to get back to catchin every show live. Big UPS and much love to Woof Moo
Avatar 7:19pm TheRapperWithNoName:

Mr. Billy Jam, hold on tight, its gonna be a bumpy ride! We're gonna need a bigger boat! (and more blunts)
Avatar 7:21pm TheRapperWithNoName:

" proof the real lasts long time - maybe never blows up commercially - but who gives a shit " TRUTH
  7:23pm Betamax81 (Aaron Hali):

Greetings, Mr. Johnson! You've got a great plan brewing, wish I could be in NY to try and catch some of that. Great idea! Good luck!
Avatar 7:23pm ADA:

Things are shifting, it's unsettling but also exciting. Music can help everything, we've only just begun.
  7:26pm Betamax81 (Aaron Hali):

  7:26pm Tall Paul:

Hi Lucas, major props to you for standing up and doing this for the young men of the future. I admire anyone who wants to do things like this. I live in Ireland. Wish I was there to help you out. Best of luck with this.
  7:29pm Betamax81 (Aaron Hali):

Spit that sh¡t Billy Jam!
  7:30pm Betamax81 (Aaron Hali):

From the Stock to the Stack!
  7:35pm Betamax81 (Aaron Hali):

Yeah, 'eff the mumble rappers!
  7:37pm Betamax81 (Aaron Hali)Sick honked straight goin' :

Sick honkey straight goin' donkey! You luv that donkeeey, you just gotta have that donkey!
  7:38pm Tall Paul:

Beat is hypnotic for a youngster he is amazing nice flow. One to watch in the future. Thanks Bill
  7:41pm Lucas Johnson:

Thanks for all the love everyone!
Avatar 7:42pm TheRapperWithNoName:

Oooo Weee this that get it jumpin type ish.
  7:43pm Betamax81 (Aaron Hali):

Oh, this is on hit! Sounds like a mid-late 90's Bay Area beat. All creep-style....this is ILL!
  7:47pm Betamax81 (Aaron Hali):

Thanks for being so lovable, Lucas. In education is solid gold and anybody helping to achieve that, is the epitome of a hero!
  7:50pm Betamax81 (Aaron Hali):

Betamax81 (Aaron Hali)Yo, this Planet Asia lacks censorship! How different!
  7:51pm Tall Paul:

Yo Aaron, I was thinking the same thing. It's great to hear for a change.
Avatar 7:51pm Billy Jam:

hey LUCAS thanks for jumping on the comments - sorry don't have time to chat on air - such is the way of a one hour show = but U got info out there…wot up ADA, RWNN,Beta etc
  7:53pm Betamax81 (Aaron Hali):

Thanks, Paul!
  7:53pm Tall Paul:

Yo wishing everyone a great weekend, Bill thanks for dropping the jewels and thanks for taking us back in time with the Twisted Mind Kids. This guy Sha Stimuli is dope another name to watch out for. Peace, One Love
Avatar 7:54pm Billy Jam:

yo TALL PAUL shout out to U in DUB
  7:55pm Betamax81 (Aaron Hali):

Hello, Billy! And you're forgiven for not jumping into the chitchat. You got plenty to worry about on the air right now… Like trying to get the phone line up and running again!
Avatar 7:56pm spidermank:

Friday , Job done- Cheers Billy
  7:58pm Betamax81 (Aaron Hali):

AWESOME! Viva la 3-hour shows!!
  8:01pm Betamax81 (Aaron Hali)!:

Yeah, that Conway was kinda hard!
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