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Options August 2, 2019: Put The Needle On The 2019 WFMU Female Rap Special

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
Juliana Torres  intro to 2019 WFMU Female Rap Special   Options 2019 WFMU Female Rap Special  WFMU  2019    *   0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Sharon Green & Lisa Counts & Debbie D  Us Girls   Options Beat Street OST  Groovebuster Records  1984  Old school female trio from the 1984 Beat Street movie soundtrack    0:00:15 (Pop‑up)
Sammus   1080p   Options Infusion  NuBlack Music Group  2016  repeat guest on this show who is supposed to have new album this year    0:02:42 (Pop‑up)
CHIKA   No Squares (PTNOTR edit)   Options No Squares  Self Released  2019  Official debut single from 22 year old Montgomery Alabama rapper Jane “Chika” Oranika who came to fame last year with viral video of her calling out of MAGA hat wearing Kanye West in a powerful freestyle recorded over his own “Jesus Walks” beat.  *   0:06:43 (Pop‑up)
Tweak'G   Gawd Almighty   Options Single  Sound Cloud  2019  Produced by JRemy of Audio808z is this “empowerment track told from a masculine centered woman’s point of view” inc. reference to Nia Wilson who was stabbed to death on platform of Oakland MacArthur BART last year.  *   0:08:43 (Pop‑up)
Che Noir  Fall of Rome   Options The Thrill Of The Hunt 2  T.C.F. Music Group  2019  Born in 1994 is Buffalo NY rap talent Che Noir  *   0:11:58 (Pop‑up)
Imerald Brown   0100 1100   Options Enigma  Self Released  2018  From 2018 album “Enigma” by Oakland CA femcee IMERALD BROWN    0:14:03 (Pop‑up)
Noname  Song 32   Options Single  Self Released  2019  Noname is Chicago emcee Fatimah Nyeema Warner.  *   0:16:23 (Pop‑up)
Kate Tempest  Holy Elixir   Options The Book Of Traps & Lessons  Republic Records  2019  From the super gifted UK spoken-word artist’s recently released third album (this one via Rick Rubin’s American label - June 2019) “The Book of Traps and Lessons”  *   0:18:38 (Pop‑up)
Miss Genevieve   Us   Options Single  Self Released  2019  E.Smitty produced 2019 track from underground rapper Miss Genevieve.  *   0:23:34 (Pop‑up)
Sum-01   Back In The Day   Options The Come-back Queen  Break North  2018  Late 2018 release from longtime Ontario Canada femcee Sum-01 (pronounced "someone")    0:26:56 (Pop‑up)
Wheelchair Sports Camp  It’s Hard Out here for a Gimp   Options No Big Deal  Strange Famous  2016  No Big Deal album track from good person and good friend of this show, Denver’s Kalyn Heffernan and her group Wheelchair Sports Camp - link to video of this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKOU_Z6Y8yQ    0:30:01 (Pop‑up)
StaHHr  Go Time   Options Go Time  813941 Records DK  2018  2018 track from StaHHr / produced by Astonote + found on her Bandcamp https://stahhr.bandcamp.com/track/go-time-produced-by-astronote    0:32:47 (Pop‑up)
CEE HARLEM  Freestyle 101   Options Unknown  Unknown  2019  Under-the-radar talented new Harlem NY femcee CEE HARLE  *   0:37:51 (Pop‑up)
Ellie Santiago  So Cool   Options Single  Unknown  2019  Ellie Sandiego from Detroit with 2019 track “So Cool”  *   0:37:58 (Pop‑up)
Sampa The Great   Final Form   Options The Return  Ninja Tune  2019  Zambia-born, Australian-based emcee --"spiritually-minded gospel and chants to neo-soul and hip-hop, intertwined with Sampa’s clearly-defined, no-holds-barred political outlook."  *   0:39:24 (Pop‑up)
Nadia Rose  Airplane Mode (PTNOTR edit)   Options single  Relentless Records  2019  PTNOTR edited version (cut out the overly poppy sounding bits) of 2019 single from popular/pop sounding 26 year old Croydon, London UK rapper Nadia Rose.  *   0:42:24 (Pop‑up)
Lyric Jones  Beantown (Still Lovin It)   Options GA$ MONEY  J Clinton  2019  LA based Boston emcee talent from 2019 album project with producer Nameless “GA$ MONEY” who came up with title of collaborative projects since reportedly both were Uber drivers  *   0:44:18 (Pop‑up)
Kayiri  Le Poids   Options Single  Unknown  2019  Ontario, Canada violinist/emcee Kayiri whose music have played before here and who raps in French mostly - 2019 track prod. by Vincent Pryce & Nicholas Craven.  *   0:48:46 (Pop‑up)
Sa-Roc  Goddess Gang   Options Single  None  2018  Late 2018 release via Rhymesayers with lines like “Beauty irrelevant, this is not pageant. I’m a rap dragon. Every time I open my trap its fire and your outlook ending up tragic.” from super talented femcee Sa-Roc whose name is inspired by legendary old school female emcee Sha-Rock who was on first track of this show.    0:51:01 (Pop‑up)
Indigo Phoenyx   Sparta (PTNOTR edit)   Options Reflections of The Mind  unknown  2019  New track from Brooklyn’s talented hardcore femcee Indigo Phoenyx  *   0:54:02 (Pop‑up)
Alia Sharieff  My Girls Rock   Options Single  Unknown  2018  Since opened with “US GIRLS” figure should close with “MY GIRLS ROCK” = Track from 2018 by Oakland female rapper Alia Sharieff that when I played last year suggested you go check the accompanying video on YouTube    0:57:02 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm listener 126464:

Hey Billy Jam and associates. Nice Freda
  7:03pm chresti and Franco on the way to sf:

Avatar 7:03pm Billy Jam:

Thanks listener 126464 and all others for listening to the 2019 WFMU Female Rap Special which is the latest installment of the female rapper / emcee - aka femcee - - PTNOTR special focusing on all female emcees with mostly new 2019 tracks but a few earlier ones too from last year or recent years + one old school track to kick things off on the right foot - “Us Girls” - This show is being done from Waterford Ireland with Jim The Poet handling the engineering duties back in WFMU studios.
  7:03pm Tall Paul:

Yo Bill, how are you? Looking forward to the show. Chersti a couple of months ago you asked about Female Mcs/Rappers here ya go hope ya enjoy
Avatar 7:03pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Avatar 7:04pm northguineahills:

Billy Jam! Friends!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm listener 126464:

Avatar 7:04pm northguineahills:

Yes, I have the Beat Street sndtrk!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm chris:

hey, Billy Jam and folks. happy Friday! this is gonna be great
Avatar 7:06pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Yo NGH, you got Beat Street on tape or vinyl?
  7:06pm Sam:

This track is brilliant. Great flow and intensity.
  7:08pm Tall Paul:

Yo Aaron, I have both volumes 1 & 2 on vinyl
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm common:

Good stuff
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm chris:

it would be so great to have a hip-hop show on the drummer stream. benefit: no edits necessary! :)
Avatar 7:11pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Hittin hard as fuck!
Avatar 7:13pm Billy Jam:

hey Tall Paul in Dublin, chris in SF, Aaron Hali in Sactown, common in common with other FMU fans, Sam (glad u liked that track), NGH and all else tuned in today
Avatar 7:14pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Yeah, but Paul, YOU the realest m’fer I know...it goes without say!
Avatar 7:15pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

What’s good Billy!??
Avatar 7:16pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Where’s chresti? And spidey?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Favorite female fairy tale personality: Rapunzel. Are we still naming favorites from the prior show?
  7:18pm Tall Paul:

Yo Paul, thanks for this show. Long overdue. Nice to see props been given to the sistas from all over.
Avatar 7:19pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Rapunzel, huh? Clever handle fo’ sho’!
Avatar 7:21pm northguineahills:

@Aaron: on vinyl!
Avatar 7:23pm Billy Jam:

Way back three decades ago I first started doing female rap specials on the radio (on KALX) because back then I noticed a very uneven ratio of female to male rappers - Sadly that uneven ratio of females to their male counterparts has not changed much - maybe gotten worse - However there does seem to be a bit of a renaissance in femcees going on now in 2019 - some of which female rap talents will be showcased on today’s show - and since there are still quite a few new 2019 released female (new school femcee) tracks that I will not get to may have to play more next week here on F M U know
Avatar 7:24pm Billy Jam:

hello chresti and Franco on Hwy 5 (or 101)
Avatar 7:24pm northguineahills:

Rapunzel is German for a the roots of the leafy greens and in the original story by the Bros Grimn, (it to do something to do w/ her birth).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24pm chris:

Kate Tempest is on the Shambala docu-series, chronicling Rubin's recording outfit in Malibu.
  7:25pm spaniel:

What a trip, great set
Avatar 7:26pm Billy Jam:

@chris - didnt know that thanks - wot up SPANIEL
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:26pm chris:

sorry, Shangri-la is the name of the series on Showtime
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm Smilty69:

Good evening, Billy Jam & friends! I think I'm replaying this show all weekend. Great selections!
  7:28pm sufferwords:

forgot you were pulling this off- so i was just plain stylin forever til a supped what’s up- quality shit is quality - gender? huh? rock!!!
Avatar 7:31pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

  7:31pm FeralBecky:

perfect way to start the weekend. thank you for this entire set. well done Billy Jam
Avatar 7:36pm Billy Jam:

hey Smilty69 and FeralBecky and sufferwords - thanks 4 listening to this show today - appreciate it - PS image of Frida Khalo is pic of painting I got recently from Denver artist Thomas "DETOUR" Evans - a previous show guest
  7:36pm LiXiviated Life:

Avatar 7:36pm Billy Jam:

  7:40pm LiXiviated Life:

Roxanne Roxanne
I wanna be your man
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm Jim the Poet:

Great show!
  7:42pm FeralBecky:

Muchos gracias for sharing Freda painting. I'll want to add it to my collection. (My curtains are even Freda and her monkey)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm Passaic River Blues:

So, so good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Berd:

Billy jamis.a great way to make the taste of summer go on and on. Come on ladies....Sweet
Avatar 7:45pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

These tracks are all frizzle-fry!! Who says girls can’t rap!!???
Avatar 7:46pm Billy Jam:

thanks Jim the Poet for kind words and for doing engineering of this WFMU show - thanks FeralBecky and Berd in da UK and Passaic River Blues
Avatar 7:48pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Thanks guys!
Avatar 7:49pm Billy Jam:

obviously this is a subjective selection and am leaving out many of the popular on the radar rappers that get tons of exposure already - which is part of why am skipping most of them in favor of focusing on femcees who might only get 456 YouTube views to a Cardi B 45 million views - also some of the more pop female rappers are oversexualized and under lyrical skilled (not all but some) -
Avatar 7:50pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Fuck 4th St. Berkeley...I’m just sayin
Avatar 7:52pm Billy Jam:

thanks to Tall Paul for bugging me to get this latest WFMU female rap special on the air
Avatar 7:52pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

You know what? I STILL have never heard a Cardi B song...keepin it real in this country (world) of plastic!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm adampsyche:

lovely show
Avatar 7:53pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Oooooooh sheeit!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm chris:

you know the shit is about to go down when the drum line opens the track
Avatar 7:54pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Avatar 7:54pm Billy Jam:

thanks adampsyche
  7:58pm LiXiviated Life:

How about MC Lyte just one time
Avatar 7:58pm Billy Jam:

thank YOU for listening and thanks Jim The Poet for engineering - have a great weekend - see U next week
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm Passaic River Blues:

Thank you, sir!
Avatar 7:58pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

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