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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 October 4, 2019: Put The Needle On The October Hellraiser: Hip-Hop History Pt. 1 Bay Area + Live @Oakland BBQ

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Artist Track Year Format Comments Approx. start time
Motorcycle Mike  Super Rat   Options 1981  12"    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Too $hort   Girl   Options 1986  12"    0:05:08 (Pop‑up)
A.P.G. Crew   Action Packed Gangstaz   Options 1989    from the North Pole aka North Oakland from Apgar St was APG  0:08:04 (Pop‑up)
Three Til Midnight   We Just Clown   Options 1987  12"    0:09:49 (Pop‑up)
Super Macks   Super Macks In Effect   Options 1988  12"    0:12:08 (Pop‑up)
Audi & Mike Dee   Gots 2B Faithful   Options 1990  12"  Remix – Audi, Automator*Scratches – Mike Dee - this one is from 1990  0:14:18 (Pop‑up)
M.J. Freeze  MJ Freeze (He's Super Hard)   Options 1989  12"  Producer – Automator, Norman Kerner  0:16:29 (Pop‑up)
Chris & Ray   U Don't Walk U Run   Options 1988  12"  early era South Bay release from Chris & Ray  0:19:26 (Pop‑up)
Sir Quick Draw   Rapaholic (Kenny Kaos on the kuts)   Options 1987  12"  a year earlier in 1986 this song by Oakland rapper - Sir Quick Draw (later MC Quick) this artist with this song (earlier raw version) won the KALX Rap Contest I produced - that included as main prize - a big boombox I talked WHole Earth Access into giving me for the radio rap battle and folks at Fantasy to listen to it and help get it out  0:21:57 (Pop‑up)
Thermo Featuring The Waimea Bass   Chillin' At Ocean Beach   Options 1988  12"  San Francisco surf rap from '88 with scratches by Chill Factor  0:23:39 (Pop‑up)
Digital Underground   Your Life's A Cartoon   Options 1988  12"  conscious funk fueled rap from a pre-Tommy Boy signed Digital Underground on TNT/Macola  0:26:44 (Pop‑up)
All Ready Fresh "2"   Sucker Butts   Options 1988    early era Bay Area female rap producer – Crazy Rak, Universe*  0:29:19 (Pop‑up)
Paris   Scarface Groove   Options 1989  12"  pre-Tommy Boy release on Scarface Records was this 12" from SF rapper Paris - that was also produced by Paris with scratches by his main man Mad Mike  0:31:36 (Pop‑up)
Key-Lo   Pump The System   Options     Scratches – DJ Pierre James  0:34:15 (Pop‑up)
A.T.C.   This Beat Is Def   Options 1987    outta SF on Scarface Records via Macola  0:35:40 (Pop‑up)
Ligit   Let's Get Busy   Options 1989  12"  outta Richmond CA  0:38:07 (Pop‑up)
L.T.B.   Yo Start The Show   Options 1989  12"  this limited pressed record from 1989 out of Oakland is IMO among the most valuable 1980's Bay rap records that sells for $500  0:39:55 (Pop‑up)
DJ Marz + BAS-One and Senor Gigio  Live at the Oakland BBQ   Options 2019    15 minutes from a 100 minute session recorded after a recent PTNOTR WFMU BBQ live remote broadcast of this show from North Oakland with longtime Bay emcee BAS-One who drops know;edge and history of the Bay + DJ Marz of Bullet Proof Space Travelers fame + Senor Gigio  0:43:21 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Billy Jam 
over Too $hort loop   Options       0:58:26 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 2:21pm Billy Jam:

This show is dedicated to hella nice WFMU dog OLIVE who has gone to doggie heaven. This show is being engineered by Bronwyn B who will no longer be engineering this show due to her getting a new show on the Drummer stream at this same time - Bronwyn will post info here on comments with all the details on what to expect. ----- This is Part 1 of 4 in the 2019 October Hellraiser Hip-Hop History series - Bay Area first decade of rap records - all 1980's 12" singles from the Bay + highlights from recent Live @ the Oakland BBQ - exclusive WFMU session featuring DJ Marz and BAS-One + Senor Gigio
  7:02pm Tall Paul:

Yo Bill, how are you? Congrats to Bromwyn B. Storm Lorenzo came and went didn't affect Dublin too much. Great start to the show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm Smilty69:

Can't find a party? Super rap will lead the way
Avatar 7:05pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

What’s good my W(FaM)U crew!? ¡HolaBilly Jam! How is everyone on this beautiful afternoon/evening? Sup Paul!?
Avatar 7:06pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Sup smilty?
  7:06pm TheDJB:

THIS is party music.
Rest in paws Olive
  7:06pm yippie:

Hello Billy jam I am having the extreme pleasure of enjoying your fine programme in Amsterdam tonite
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm Smilty69:

Super rat?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm chris:

hey, Billy Jam and all. rest in power, Olive. congrats, Bronwyn B!
  7:07pm Tall Paul:

Yo Aaron, all good here and you?
  7:07pm Jocelyn:

Hi Billy Jan! Hello everyone! RIP Olive. Congratulations Bronwyn!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm Smilty69:

It's going good, Aaron! Hope you're good, too, bro!
Avatar 7:08pm Billy Jam:

recorded in 85 and released on vinyl in 1986 - Too $hort (compared to most of the artists I will play today from the Bay Area in the 1980's) is unique in that he had his own style - while most of the otres have distinct (mostly NYC) rap influences
Avatar 7:08pm DETENTION:

Smoking that glass pipe
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm Ken From Hyde Park:

The power of the needle compels you ... to pledge!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm chresti:

Hi Billy Jam and PTNOTRS!
Avatar 7:10pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Oooh shit!! APG Crew!! Gimme a light!
Avatar 7:11pm Billy Jam:

the influence of such popular east coast artists as Run DMC, LL, Beasties - can be heard in many of these 80's singles from the Bay
Avatar 7:12pm ADA:

Big up big up
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm Ignatatus666:

Waasup!! Peekskill NY in the house and on the road
Tuned in till 6 am
Let’s see some Pumpkins up there Jammers!!
  7:15pm P-90:

Vaya con Dios, Olive
Avatar 7:16pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Damn, RIP Olive! All dogs go to heaven for real though
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm Ignatatus666:

In Memory
4 paws to the sky
  7:17pm Tall Paul:

Bill see what you mean, sounds like Slick Rick and Dana Dane
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm listener 126464:

Cheers Billy Jam, Bronwyn B., everybody! Bye Olive
Avatar 7:20pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

@Tall Paul Just billy jammin this wonderful Friday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm Alex of Chicago:

Great set!
Avatar 7:27pm Billy Jam:

wot up all
  7:28pm Tall Paul:

Yo Bill, any chance of spinning some Egyptian Lover, Unknown DJ or some Knights of the Turntables?
Avatar 7:29pm Billy Jam:

@Paul - this is BAY AREA not LA
  7:29pm Tall Paul:

Shock G in the house
Avatar 7:32pm Billy Jam:

check out playlist for info on tomorrow's WFMU record fair - that benefits this damn station
Avatar 7:32pm ADA:

never heard most of these, good history!
  7:33pm Tall Paul:

Paris with guerrilla funk
  7:35pm Tall Paul:

The Devil made Me do it what a great album and groundbreaking
  7:35pm TheDJB:

Paris doing a solid Rakim
Avatar 7:38pm Billy Jam:

@THeDJB - exactly - but as time went on his own voice and style shined thru
Avatar 7:38pm Billy Jam:

also since this is 80's music there are lots of crack references
Avatar 7:40pm Billy Jam:

these songs (many of which I included on a mid 2000's mix tape CD under the name "DJ Hyphy") are edited & mixed by me and DJ Pone
  7:40pm TheDJB:

@BillyJam - hard to argue that there's a better model to follow!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm Smilty69:

Awesome show, Billy Jam!
  7:45pm sufferwords:

my Dre Beats Pill is a puddle of gurgling plastic dripping onto my floor leaving only smoking electronics behind
Avatar 7:46pm Billy Jam:

all the more impressive is that this is all pure spontaneous freestyle off the dome from BAS-One
Avatar 7:47pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Just cuz I’m stuck in Sac don’t mean it ain’t BAY till my dying day...K-Slay don’t play
  7:47pm sufferwords:

repping The Bone and KDAY
  7:48pm Tall Paul:

Always great to hear Bas-1
Avatar 7:49pm Billy Jam:

thanks to all who have or plan to support this radio show during this October Hellraiser - Hella Dope of U to do so.....Go to top of this playlist to support now - we @ 16% already - let's go
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:49pm chris:

this is great! having so much fun listening. dammit wish i were there for this, too.
Avatar 7:50pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Logan HS is in the house...Billy Jam ain’t from France but he got that funky Irish BAS-1!
Avatar 7:50pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm chresti:

on upgrades
Avatar 7:51pm Billy Jam:

@chris in SF and Aaron in SacTo - wish u guys could have made it to this BBQ FMU session few weeks ago in Oakland - next one though
Avatar 7:51pm northguineahills:

Got here for the end of Billy Jam!
Avatar 7:51pm ADA:

big up BAS-One with the ill references and DJ Marz dropping dope beats!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm chris:

next one. word, Billy Jam!
Avatar 7:53pm Billy Jam:

#GuiltyPleasure thanks to this loop via MARZ few weeks ago :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm chresti:

Thanks Billy! BAS
Avatar 7:53pm Billy Jam:

in November and December will play more from this session
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm chresti:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm Bronwyn Bishop:

hi everybody!! thank you for the shout out earlier billy! my show is called Acid Jazz Hands and it centers on showtunes: wfmu.org...
Avatar 7:56pm Billy Jam:

tnx Bronwyn B - we will be tuned in
Avatar 7:57pm Billy Jam:

upcoming hip-hop history = end of golden era + early female rap + The DJ
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm chris:

thanks, Billy Jam! have a great one, everybody! lol, great show name, Bronwyn.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Billy Jam. Looking forward to new adventures, BB!
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