Monthly Archives: August 2014

Friday Drive with special guest DJ Angelo

Friday Drive 22nd August- DJ Angelo

On this week’s show DJ Angelo the UK no.1 Turntablist and party rocker popped in for a chat and blessed the decks.

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Friday Drive 8th August 2014

Friday Drive 8th Aug

 

 

Download here: http://www.mediafire.com/listen/k6bha4lkeggzc00/Friday+Drive+8th+August+2014.mp3

Track list 8th Aug Friday drive.

 

  1. Lords of the Underground – HIT U LIKE A DRUG feat RedMan
  2. Lack Of Afro – One for the Trouble
  3. Mr Fresh – Picture this real thing! (reggae mash-up)
  4. DJ Nu-Mark & Pomo – Lola
  5. Ill Advised – Going Outro My Head
  6. Grap Luva – Mass Hysteria (Shelltoes Remix)
  7. Sammy G – AKL 2 NYC
  8. GRAMATIK – Make You Better
  9. Soul Of Mischief – All You Got Is Your Word
  10. J Rawls – Best Producer on the Mic II f/Oddissee, Nottz Raw & Blueprint
  11. Statik Selektah Alarm Clock Ft._Ab-Soul Jon Connor Logic Francesca
  12. MARC MAC presents VISIONEERS – The World Is Yours
  13. Boaz ft. Crooked I,
    Sean Price & Chevy Woods – Like This Remix Mix
  14. Cormega – MARS (Dream Team) [feat. AZ, Redman & Styles P]
  15. Cormega – Industry_Juice Crew_Remix feat. Craig_G Masta Ace_Kool G Rap
  16. Essa – The Middle Man (Tall Black Guy Remix)
  17. Certain Ones – If The people only knew
  18. Jungle Brothers – 40 Below Trooper
  19. Funk Ferret – Lost Ya Pants
  20. Amerigo Gazaway – Sex, Love & Money
  21. Busta Rhymes vs JB’s – Ass On Fire (DJ Will-Rock edit)
  22. Ugly Duckling – Eye On The Gold Chain
  23. Common – Jimi Was A Rock Star (feat. Erykah Badu)
  24. M.I.A. – It Takes A Muscle
  25. Soundsci (Oxygen) – In A Flash
  26. Cash Money & Marvelous – The Mighty Hard Rocker
  27. Homeboy Sandman – Watchu Want From Me?

 

 

 

 

 

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Time Is Illmatic – Review NZIFF

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Illmatic  was released 20 years ago, and is considered a hip hop classic. Time Is Illmatic is the film about this influential record and it’s creator, Nas. It’s more than just a music-documentary, it is a look at Nasir Jones’s life and up bringing. We see an intimate portrayal of what has shaped him into the artist we know today.

Music was always in Nas’s life with his father, Olu Dara, being a successful musician. He grew up in the Queens Bridge projects, the type of environment that shaped the vast majority of the black youths growing up in New York. Through interviews with Nas’s father and brother, a vivid picture of how government housing, meant to give all working classes a safe and affordable place to live, soon became a breeding ground for crime.

Living in this environment, along with a failing state school system, Nas was faced with limited options in life. In fact, his father advised both him and his brother to leave school in favour of work. Following the death of his close friend “ill will” he decided to pursue the dream of becoming a recording artist with more purpose and determination.

The circumstances of what pushed Nas to become a rap artist, and the music that influenced him, is the core of this film. There is less detail about the actual production of the classic ‘Illmatic’ album.  There are only very brief interviews with the producers, and people who helped bring Illmatic together. The likes of MC Search, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, DJ Premier and Large Professor are a little underused. In fact, I think they could still make up a whole other documentary on the production of this rap classic.

However this film is still a great insight into what influences musical creativity.

Time is Illmatic is a must for all Nas fans. Director One9 has created an emotional documentary that mirrors the message of the record itself. A true rap coming of age story.

Time Is Illmatic is screening 1 – 2 August in Auckland, with other screenings and location found on the NZIFF website.
4 stars -

Reviewed by Ian ‘Beatmaster’ Wright and Originally posted on Keepingupwithnz.com

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