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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 April 3, 2020: Put The Needle On The Reminder This Too Shall Pass (Quarantine Mix)

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          am coming to you from my Highland Hospital bed today 
Illingsworth  Why’s He Strong As Me?   Options Trenches    2020   
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Ras Kass  Quarantine & Chill (prod. by C Dash)   Options     2020   
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1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology)  Pandemic   Options The Quarantine    2020   
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Aye Wun  Marvin Aye   Options     2020   
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Casual  The King's Table   Options     2020  longtime Oakland emcee / Hiero crew member - 
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Swapnil  Simplify   Options     2018  Swapnil aka Dr. Hip-Hop who led the surgery team yesterday morning in the operating room here at Highland Hospital - a great doctor, a dope producer and hella good caring guy who has made this whole process go smoothly #Grateful      0:12:41 (Pop‑up)
Aye Wun X Kuartz  Ghetto Testaments   Options     2020   
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Hop Stew  Coolin' Out (feat. Awon)   Options     2020      *   0:15:36 (Pop‑up)
Pawz One & DJ Dister  World Champion   Options Watch & Learn  Below System Records  2020  new album out today from LA emcee Pawz One and German producer DJ Dister - next week will have Pawz One on this show saying few words on life as an artist during quarantine 
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All Heal  Ascension (feat. LocalBlac & Hhousefly)   Options     2020   
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Roddy X KingIKeem X Jameel Naim X  La Costa Nostra   Options     2020   
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Bishop Nehru  Too Lost [Prod. by DJ Premier]   Options Nehruvia: My Disregarded Thoughts    2020   
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Mayhem & Reckonize Real  Erase Your Rhymez   Options     2020      *   0:32:17 (Pop‑up)
R.A. The Rugged Man  Golden Oldies (feat. Slug of Atmosphere and Eamon)   Options All My Heroes Are Dead    2020   
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Premier  Here I Come” (Extended PTNOTR 2020 Remix)   Options     1994  indie hip-hop 12" out of Houston with the ending extended remix portion features a bunch of lil samples I tossed into the mix including WFMU’s own DJ Bryce, Young Fathers, Pony (Michele with one L’s dog), SUW, Janky Ray reading PTNOTR listener mail, ATCQ, “The Simpsons,” “Friday” and “Half Baked.” 
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Scrooge Owens  Arrest The Government (feat. R.A. The Rugged Man, Mad Squablz & Napoleon Da Legend) EDIT   Options     2020   
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Bobby J From Rockaway x Daru Jones  Take It Personal (Live In-Studio Remix) feat. Gabriela Riley   Options     2019  do yourself a favor and go find the accompanying video for this live track recorded last April in Long Island City NY - so damn good - and 
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Madchild  Lemons   Options Mad World    2020   
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Tanya Morgan, Rob Cave, Elucid, Che Grand & Jermiside  Lessondary & The Kids Sing About Dope   Options     2020   
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1982 (Statik Selektah & Termanology)  This Too Shall Pass (Feat. Grafh & Haile Supreme)   Options The Quarantine    2020   
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Listener comments!

Avatar 3/31 11:27pm Billy Jam:

Hope everyone tuned in today is safe and healthy in this time of COVID-19 quarantine - coincidentally the general theme of today’s show with some brand new March 2020 releases directly addressing the topic of life in quarantine - another underlying theme is Gang Starr's legacy if you listen closely and know your Guru/Preemo catalog --- with the message of today’s show been that THIS TOO SHALL PASS so hang in there and stay positive. Lots of great new 2020 music today including a cut from the brand new release this week from LA emcee Pawz One and German producer DJ Jister ("Watch & Learn") + a killer new track from Hiero crew member Casual in which he mentions Lagunitas (home of listener Chris)…. Due to recently having bad accident in which I broke my leg in several places I have to go back into Oakland’s Highland Hospital this week for surgery (metal plates in leg and foot) with the operation luckily been handled by a medical crew that includes one of the artists played today (Swapnil who I call “Dr Hip-Hop”) who in addition to being an orthopedic surgeon is also a dope hip-hop producer. Because of scheduling of this surgery within close proximity to airing of this week’s PTNOTR show - I have pre-recorded this week's one hour music show to ensure that the “show must go on” - But hopefully I will be in a position to do live comments and playlist input from my hospital bed during the show’s live airing (Friday 7pm = 4pm local CA time) - If so will try and include a photo from my hospital bed - and if not will have Olivia (who will be today’s board-op - give her a big shout-out for her hard work as part of skeleton FMU crew at this time) handle the playlist info input. Meantime big THANK-YOU to all the WFMU crew members who have sent me positive wishes including the (incredibly supportive) station manager Ken, Olivia, Bronwyn B, Marcel M, Mr Fine Wine, Stashu, Tamar & Brian Dunleavy. Want to send a further shout-out/thank-you to all those friends who have been helping me here in Oakland since the accident last week and awaiting surgery + have been laid up at home - both in person and via phone communications including Celeste, DJ Cellskii, DJ ALF, Karen @Giant Peach, Bill U, DJ Marz, Joe Kemper and the aforementioned orthopedic surgeon/ producer Swapnil (aka Dr Hip-Hop). thank YOU all and be safe and keep it locked into W F M U know!
Avatar 6:57pm Billy Jam:

coming to you from my Highland Hospital bed in Oakland CA today - shout out to Olivia engineering back in the WFMU studios in NJ
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 6:59pm chris:

dammmm, Billy Jam! heal swiftly, sir. i hear ganja makes the bones heal faster, so give that a try. ;) thanks for the show-must-go-on spirit. much love.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:00pm chresti:

Hi Billy Jam and PTNOTRs! May you have a swift recovery!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm spodiodi:

Get well, Billy Jam. Hardcore that you're here. big ups/respect/thanks
  7:01pm Dj pnutz:

Get better Billy Jam!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm spodiodi:

Looking good in Oakland, all things considered! thanks for sharing. good to see you working through it
  7:02pm olivia:

Wow that’s amazing that your orthopedic surgeon is a hip hop producer Billyjam!
  7:03pm JakeGould:

Get well Billy! Having a normal medical procedure in the middle of all of this Coronavirus is definitely something. Rest up and be well. And thanks for doing what you do even under these circumstances.
  7:03pm annette:

Billy Jam, all the strength in the world with you. Thank you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm mariano:

Ooh, hope it all goes well, Billy. Have had screws and a plate in my left ankle since 2003, X-ray looks like a door hinge. And you know, I've never once had any issues with it, ankle works just like before.
Avatar 7:04pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Sup everybody? Sick-wid-it y’all! Damn Billy, I get out the hospital just to see you up in there...hang in there
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm spodiodi:

to The Serendipitous Dr. Hip
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:04pm Smilty69:

Good evening, Billy Jam & friends! Damn, one of the docs fixing your leg is a rapper?! Get well soon!
  7:05pm Marley Dogg:

Get well soon Billy Jam!
Avatar 7:05pm spidermank:

Broken Bones Dont Stop Billy The MuvvaFeckin JJJam, respect.
Avatar 7:05pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Marvin’s on MY BLOCK!!
  7:06pm ami ad:

Hello D.J. Hello all.Safe recovery Billy.Hope you can vape in peace at least.Power to you and Olivia too.
Avatar 7:06pm Billy Jam:

thank you - it will be six to eight weeks before I can put pressure on leg + a year or more to full recovery according to Swapnil / Dr Hip-Hop here at Highland Hospital - thank you all for well wishes - much appreciated
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:06pm listener 126464:

Hope all goes well Billy Jam. Thanks Olivia and associates, cheers everybody.
Avatar 🎸 7:07pm ADA:

Hello Billy, I'm really sorry to hear about the accident. Wishing you back to top health very soon and sending all the best healing energy from New Mexico. Tuned in while working from home. Peace and love to the planet!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:07pm radioronan:

Get the mend on, Billy Heal well! Sounds like you in good hands with Dr. Hip-Hop!
  7:09pm Dj pnutz:

Hey ada!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm Jim the Poet:

hey billy hope you're ok. Stay safe y'all
  7:09pm Dj pnutz:

Hope everyone is safe and healthy
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:09pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Good gravy, Billy Jam. I hope you're getting healing and pain relief chemicals in the proper and non-addictive quantities. Get swell soon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm Jim the Poet:

Hey Olivia!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:09pm chris:

shout out to Lagunitas! that's whats up.
Avatar 🎸 7:11pm ADA:

Pnutz! Respect to The Breakmaker
Avatar 7:11pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Hell yes...San Geronimo Valley in the House!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm northguineahills:

Heard that 1982 in the car, apropos, I love their group name....

oh, and mad ups to Billy J and Jim the Poet...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm JohnEBGood:

You the best! Peace all! Groove! Rock on! Chil! Head bang! Love! Share! Care!
  7:14pm Peter from Dover NJ:

I've lurked plenty on this show, first time commenting. Most excellent, keep it up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm northguineahills:

mend perfect, Billy J, and stay healthy!
Avatar 7:16pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Enjoy Peter
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm spodiodi:

aloha Peter from Dover NJ
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm spodiodi:

the Pawz One & DJ Dister album art reminds me of Double Dragon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm spodiodi:

sounds good too
Avatar 7:19pm Billy Jam:

hello NGH, spodioidi, Aaron in SacTown, Peter from Dover NJ, JohnEBGood, Jim the Poet, ADA, Pnutz, Ken from Hyde Park and all else tuned in
Avatar 7:20pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Sup Danksta
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:20pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hey, Billy Jam! Anything special happening at 4:20 PDT?
Avatar 7:21pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

  7:21pm Earth Walker:

Hi Billy. A good wish out of the blue from France
I’ve probably injured every part of my body
Still hopping
This to shall pass
Avatar 7:21pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Sorry billy
  7:22pm small change:

sup Billy! hope you mend soon
Avatar 7:22pm Billy Jam:

thanks Earth Walker - @Ken Hyde Park - no smoking in the hospital but one of the nurses was telling me yesterday that Highland does give patients weed medicine - hey SMALL CHANGE
  7:23pm Earth Walker:

I see your message as the good vibes we kick out on WFMU
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:24pm Handy Haversack:

Oh, crap -- all best wishes for fast healing, Billy Jam!
Avatar 7:26pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

I snuck my THC vape up in on this last visit to the hospital....ssshhhhhh;)
Avatar 7:26pm Billy Jam:

thanks Handy Haversack
  7:26pm Earth Walker:

Hi Handy I’m back
Hi mariano Hi spodiode
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:28pm chresti:

Weed medicine, excellent!
Avatar 7:28pm Doxx:

WILLIAM MARMALADE! I'm tuned in my friend. Dope show so far. "Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world's first bionic man. Billy Jam will be that man. Better than he was before. Better...stronger...faster."
Avatar 7:29pm Billy Jam:

DOXX from the North Bay in the house!!!! love your comment - thanks!!
Avatar 7:30pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Bionic Billy
Avatar 7:30pm Chud:

Oh, damn, Mr. Jam! Hope you mend well & soon!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:30pm Handy Haversack:

Hey, Earth Walker!
  7:31pm celeste:

hey listening hard- my keyboard spritzed! jammin' in the hospital!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32pm spodiodi:

robe on in solidarity here
  7:32pm celeste:

you have the whole place lit
  7:32pm Marley Dogg:

Guru! RIP :(
  7:33pm Earth Walker:

Billy I just scrolled up and I saw you mentioned This to shall pass
Totally coincidental
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:33pm JohnEBGood:

Hey Billy, I teach 7th grade math in Atlantic City. This is 2020. Is it okay with you if I share the links with the students.
  7:34pm Earth Walker:

One day at a time
  7:34pm Dj pnutz:

Billy jam is the king!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:35pm listener 126464:

powerful stuff
  7:38pm ami ad:

Billy this puff is for you,made it extra spicy.Blessings to the people.
  7:38pm yO yyoO:

yO ! time to yO' , YoOoO~
  7:39pm ami ad:

yO yyoO
Avatar 7:39pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Right on JohnEBGood!
  7:40pm yO yOo:

Dinner dinnEr, Ami BleSS! yO
  7:40pm ?:

represent represent!
Avatar 7:40pm Billy Jam:

hey Celeste - thanks ami ad - @pnutz - king hop a lot - @yO yyoO wot up
  7:41pm ignatatus666:

This piece is so fucking real it makes me laugh at my own life

Greetings Billy Jam and drop the needle listeners
  7:41pm !:

put aJtah turntable On brOh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm spodiodi:

haha nice simpsons
  7:42pm ami ad:

Cheers all.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:42pm listener 126464:

Janky Ray!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm spodiodi:

  7:42pm Glorious Estephonic:

Thank you for this Billy Jam! Sooooo goooooood. In restorative yoga poses listening to damn good hip hop. Sending you healing energy and blessings. Incredible you are hear. Hi Olivia !
  7:43pm Marley Dogg:

Haha Simpsons
  7:43pm ami ad:

I heared you can watch Metalocalypse for free these days,adultswim.
  7:44pm ALF of Hip Hop Slam:

Hey there Billy! Sending LOADS of more positive vibes to you! The show must go ON! LaterZzz!
  7:45pm ignatatus666:

Olivia is a fucking FMU superstar!!!
Holding it down
Saw with Scott Williams
  7:45pm Glorious Estephonic:

Olivia you rule 24/7 all of y’all
  7:46pm ami ad:

Is Scott out there,should I Shroom up for later?
  7:46pm beST:

  7:46pm ami ad:

Avatar 7:47pm Berd:

Put the goddam billy is leg back together again, fanx to surgeons and friends looking after the man. Olivia hey you're essentially
  7:47pm aiite:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:47pm spodiodi:

yeah, infinite cheers to olivia and Scott Williams
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:48pm chresti:

Thank you Olivia!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm Ignatatus666:

Wishing you a speedy recovery Billy Jam
Avatar 7:49pm Billy Jam:

hey Glorious - alite - Berd - DJ ALF - doctor just walked into my hospital room and gave me word that I will be discharged shortly after show ends
  7:49pm Dj pnutz:

Avatar 7:50pm spidermank:

yeeehaww . burn a fat one for me Billy great news
Avatar 7:50pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Black Moon’s in France!???
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:50pm listener 126464:

timing isn't everything
  7:50pm ami ad:

@spodiodi:Definitly.I've been trying to organize a Praise Hike for all D.Js' and skelecrew,you know how it goes.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:50pm Smilty69:

Awesome discharge! Don't break anymore legs during a pandemic!
Avatar 7:51pm Billy Jam:

thanks for the kind words and thanks OLIVIA for doing engineering - board-op duties this week and past few weeks of qaurantine - much appreciated
  7:51pm djdavepaul:

hey Billy, stay up
Avatar 7:51pm Billy Jam:

hey SPIDEY and Smilty69 _ dave paul
Avatar 7:52pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

Dope quarantini show today
  7:52pm ami ad:

Solidarity Not Charity.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm mariano:

Hi Earth Walker! Sorry, my attention is, uh, trifurcated this evening.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:53pm Smilty69:

@Aaron Hall Who got da props!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:53pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Good news, Billy Jam. That's the kind of hospital discharge one likes to hear about. You'll be dancing a hip-hop polka very soon!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:53pm Handy Haversack:

We the trifurcated salute you, Billy Jam! Heal fast!
  7:54pm Andal in Chapel Hill:

I hope that everyone is doing well tonight. Stay safe and be kind.
Avatar 7:54pm HahahadeliCioudS:

Avatar 7:54pm Aaron Hali (Mike Craycraft):

You mane @Smitty!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:54pm radioronan:

Glad they are busting you out of hospital so soon. Rest up, get well!
Avatar 7:54pm spidermank:

Billy Jam locks it down every feckin friday - respect to you and Olivia WFMU the skelly crew
Avatar 7:54pm Berd:

Great news, home soon, rest well sending healing loveatya
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:55pm chresti:

Thanks Billy and Olivia!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm spodiodi:

thanks, Billy Jam! hope you mend well!
Avatar 7:55pm Billy Jam:

thanks 4 listening to F M U know - be back next week - be safe all in meantime
  7:55pm Andal:

Yeah, mad respect for Billy Jam and Olivia. Take good care of yourselves because we love you.
Avatar 7:55pm spidermank:

eyup berd
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm common:

Thank you billy
Avatar 7:56pm Berd:

Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:56pm chresti:

And thanks to all the skeletons wearing gloves.
Avatar 7:56pm Doxx:

Peace Billy! Take care.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:56pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Four out of five chimpanzees recommend Dave The Spazz's show from last night for a peaceful, relaxing musical experience.
  7:57pm Marley Dogg:

Great show! Get well soon Billy Jam!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm spodiodi:

cheers thanks and health to the whole skeleton crew
  7:57pm Marley Dogg:

Thank you Olivia!
  7:57pm Andres:

Billy, thank you for your commitment to PTNOTR. Your positivity always shines through in your mixes and interviews. I'm sure it will serve you well in your recovery. Take care!
  7:57pm small change:

great show!
  7:58pm Sarah:

Thanks so much for a deeply enjoyable listening expo!
Avatar 7:59pm HahahadeliCioudS:

skeleton Crew!!!!
Avatar 8:00pm spidermank:

Someone meet Billy outside hospital with a giant spliff
  10:55am SeanG:

stay strong Billy, love ya man
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