Episode 263 – How Brooklyn? So Brooklyn

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! Welcome to the Valentine’s Day episode. Not that we talk about Valentine’s Day at all…but that’s when the episode drops. This week we talk so much hip hop that we run out of time before the album reviews! For our blah blah blah review guy, sorry. For the rest of you, you get news, a visit from the President of the Brooklyn Posse, and new music from the legendary CL Smooth! What else? Let’s listen.

  1. Keep it Gully
  2. The Old Kanye
  3. Where Do You Drive Your Olds 98?
  4. ICE ICE Baby
  5. The Hoax With the Most
  6. Who Gives a Fuck?
  7. That’s So Brooklyn
  8. Old to the New – CL Smooth (ft. Fleezy E) “Just in Town
  9. Bill Reads Lyrics

Episode 262 – Dilla Day

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! And Happy Dilla Day! This week, the boys cover everything from a GoFundMe on the Road to the Riches to a new app to test the DNA of all of your music. We also hit you with two dope albums and an Artist of the Month that is going to bring you some of the best music in our genre. What else? Let’s listen.
1. Call to Action
2. Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself
3. “Hip Hop” Turns 40
4. Don’t Call it a Comeback
5. Salute the Sample
6. X Gave it to ‘Em
7. Dilla Day
8. Wu News
     a. W is for Wolverine
     b. Deep Thoughts
9. One and Done – Wu-Syndicate
10. Record of the Week – The Pharcyde “Labcabincalifornia
11. Artist of the Month – J Dilla
12. Bill Reads Lyrics

Throwback Christmas

Did you see the article that Sunset Hill Stoneware did about holiday mugs? Did you see our bad ass mugs in the write up?  No??? Well, allow us to help you out. They are awesome to work with, and do incredible work. If you need mugs made, they are your go to!! #MrThrowbackThursdayApproved

Christmas Mugs for All Seasons

It’s no secret that Sunset Hill Stoneware’s unique coffee mugs are objectively a perfect holiday gift. They’re functional, beautiful and can withstand the temperatures of an oven with ease. However, some groups who order our mugs go above and beyond in their pursuit of the holiday spirit, and some were even worth distinctions for their unusual designs, causes they helped or other markers of distinction.

In addition to a rundown of our own holiday offerings for 2018, here are the Sunset Hill Stoneware Christmas mug highlights of the 2018 holiday season.

East Rutherford Police Department

The East Rutherford Police Department from East Rutherford, N.J. got creatively festive when they ordered mugs from us recently. Like many of our emergency service clients, ERPD typically orders mugs and steins featuring its department badge throughout the year, sometimes with depictions of St. Michael, bald eagles and other unique details.East Rutherford Christmas Mug

For the 2018 Christmas season though, the ERPD opted to have us make mugs that were more on the jolly side. The department ordered Portly Pints and Tom’s Mugs in Lucky Charm and Red, all with the department badge topped with a jolly-looking Santa hat.

Jeff Ryan, a member of the department, said in our Facebook group that the Santa-themed mugs sold out within a matter of minutes after they were put up for sale. Proceeds from the mug sales benefited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Even after they ran out of their holiday-themed mugs, the department contributed proceeds from sales of their less seasonal mugs toward the hospital fundraiser as well.

East Rutherford Police Department has mugs up for sale in numerous styles and glaze colors at its department headquarters in the city of East Rutherford.

Mr. Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday black cherryAnyone looking for a holiday mug with a bit more of a hip-hop flavor will love the mugs we made for Mr. Throwback Thursday, a hit podcast dedicated to old-school hip hop. They take the term “old school” seriously at this podcast—most of the music hosts Jamie and Bill discuss dates back to the ’80s and ’90s, when the genre was still in its formative years.

Keeping with the theme they love the most, the Mr. Throwback Thursday crew opted to use a unique design that was stylized and cool for their 2018 Christmas mugs. It features Santa delivering gifts to a tree lined with a classic boom box, sneakers and gifts for all the good little hip-hop fanatics. These mugs debuted on our Java Taster in Black Cherry, Zen Mist and Black Knight glazes.

Jamie, co-host of Mr. Throwback Thursday, was thrilled with how the mugs turned out and noted that their stock on all mugs was down to single digits in a matter of days. The mugs were popular with the podcast’s biggest fans, who loved Santa’s homage to hip hop’s origins.

Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop

Located just up the road from Sunset Hill Stoneware’s offices in Neenah, Menasha-based Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop is a little retail location with a massive following. We’ve worked with the quilting supply store each year for the past five years to make a set of unique mugs with designs unlike anything seen in Christmases past.DSC08550-Edit

For the 2018 holiday season, Primitive Gatherings’ mugs featured a jolly gingerbread man on a quilt-like pattern in our Mountain Brown glaze. The extra-large size of our Java Taster allowed for the gingerbread man to be seen with the geometric details of the quilt.

More than 1,000 quilting aficionados from across the country were able to get their hands on this limited-edition mug once it made its grand debut in November. Seemingly overnight, fans of Primitive Gatherings were using their mugs to fuel them with enough coffee to get through wrapping their Christmas gifts and starting a new quilting project in one sitting, all while taking some seasonal photos with their mugs for social media.

Sunset Hill Stoneware

Our own artwork graced several mugs with their presences this year. While we’ve created special holiday mugs with seasonal stock artwork in years past, we decided to get a little silly with our yuletide fare for 2018.

2018 Santa mug in Sunfire Red from Sunset Hill StonewareOur Christmas mug set this year featured Santa and one of his reindeer, both caught in some sticky situations. Santa finds himself stuck while attempting to go down through the chimney on our Sunfire Red Potbelly mug. Meanwhile, one of his reindeer is seen tangled in someone’s Christmas lights on a Potbelly in our new Irish Stout glaze, unlikely to join in any reindeer games soon.

Our graphic design team was thrilled to be able to show off their artistic chops for these mugs. We included them as Christmas gifts and tokens of appreciation for some of our customers, but we also debuted them for the holiday season in our online store.

They turned out to be a hit. Scores of Sunset Hill Stoneware fans ordered the Christmas-themed mugs from our online store, with the Reindeer Mug selling out before the holiday season was even over. Black Friday shoppers with sharp eyes were also able to get their hands on one of the last of our fabled snowman mugs, which were discontinued indefinitely several years ago.2018 Reindeer Mug in Irish Stout from Sunset Hill Stoneware

While it wasn’t a limited-edition offering, we also made a batch of mugs just for nerds with a good sense of humor. Our Holidays Are Coming mug is turning into a perennial favorite, with Santa sitting atop a candy cane throne on a Dale Barrelstein in Brick Red. The cartoonish medallion pays homage to the HBO series Game of Thrones, making it the perfect gift for the fan in anyone’s life.

We had countless mugs go through our shop that were perfect for the holiday season this year. While these were just a few of the highlights, we encourage anyone looking for a mug to provide a dose of holiday cheer to check our interactive map to find mugs in their area.

 

 

Episode 261 – I Asked Her Her Name

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone. As we kick off year 6, we bring you the return of cassettes, hip hop movies, “Pass” wants his money, and one of our show staples returns to the world. We also have not one, but TWO new tracks for you. One from someone you know, and one from someone you WILL know. Still need more information? Then let’s listen.

  1. From the Mouths of Babes
  2. The Return of Plastic
  3. Edmonton, Represent
  4. FreeMX
  5. Wu News
    a. The Greatest Show on Earth
    b. Toastface and “You
    c. U-God Crams to Understand
    d. Tales From the Hood
  6. One and Done – Facemob
  7. Record of the Week – EPMD “Back in Business
  8. Old to the New – Erick Sermon “Chill Freestyle
  9. New to the Old – It’s Tha Koncept “I Got Soul
  10. Bill Reads Lyrics

 

Episode 260 – We’ve Got 5 On It

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! After 260 episodes of hip hop news, guests, mistakes, technical difficulties, and hours upon hours of fun….your favorite podcast turns 5 years old! In the past 5 years we have have honed our skills and streamlined our show so that it would flow the same way each time. This week, we had a show planned that would do just that. And then….then we realized it was our 5th anniversary and we would rather reflect on 5 years with the Posse than a regimented schedule. To help us celebrate, we bring you new music from friends of the show Positive K and MC Lyte “I’m Still Not Havin’ It“. We, of course, have a One and Done (D-Shot), a Record of the Week (Foxy Brown “Ill Na Na“), and a very special Bill Reads Lyrics. We wouldn’t COMPLETELY change the flow of the show. Hopefully you will all enjoy our little celebration, and share it with your friends.

Episode 259 – Sa Da Tay

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! Please excuse our distortion in the early part of the show, but we get it fixed. This week we celebrate 757’s own Missy Elliott (and somehow, Pootie Tang) for being inducted in to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. We bring you the greatest hockey play by play announcer you’ve ever heard. Oh yeah, and we bring back a show favorite hashtag. Want to know more? Let’s listen.

  1. Good Old Saint Rick
  2. Redman Caught By Moms
  3. Do That Hockey
  4. Go ‘Head, Pep
  5. Songwriters Hall of Fame
  6. Woof Woof Woof
  7. Wu News
    a. Shaolin via Chicago
    b. W-E-A-T-H-E-R Man
  8. One and Done – McGruff
  9. Record of the Week – Missy Elliott “Da Real World

Episode 258 – Doo Doo Butter

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! Alright, it wouldn’t be us if we just let this whole R. Kelly thing go without speaking on it…..so we did. We also bring you some great music (that YouTube sent us warnings for) from CZARFACE. Then we go back to 4-3-2-1 and talk freestyle. And of course, Bill Reads Lyrics. Also, we have a contest going on for our upcoming 5th anniversary…..see it on Facebook or just listen!

  1. Pee on You
  2. Classic
  3. Don Lemon Got Styles
  4. Freestyle Fellowship
  5. No Censorship, BIIIITCH!
  6. Wu News
    a. Czarface Killah
  7. One and Done – Kausion
  8. Record of the Week – Redman “Muddy Waters
  9. Old to the New – Czarface and Ghostface Killah “Iron Claw

Episode 257 – High Praise

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! This week, we kick off the new year in style. We run down a list of those we’ve lost in 2018, and give you a taste of what we have in store for 2019. Our five year anniversary is this month, and we’ve got some cool stuff planned. Are you going to be there? It starts right now.

  1. Guess Who I Saw?!
  2. X Gon’ Give it to Ya
  3. 5 On It
  4. Burger with a Side of Vinyl
  5. Merry Diss-mas
  6. Wu News
    a. Forever
    b. W-Games
  7. One and Done – Hurricane G
  8. Record of the Week – UGK “Super Tight
  9. Artist of the Month – UGK
  10. This Week’s Promos
    a. Video Rangers Podcast
    b. Fueled By Death Cast

Episode 256 – Pause

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! This week, with Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and other obstacles getting in the way….the boys have to make some adjustments. What type of adjustments? Well, we make a call to the Freshtopia bullpen and bring in our Ace. Have we lost you yet? It’s easy to find out….let’s listen.

  1. Rock Steady Crew 2
  2. 3 Out of 5 Bones Approve
  3. …Said No One, Ever
  4. Oh LL, No!
  5. Mister Chuck D
  6. Wu News
    a. M-E-T-H-L-A-B 2
    b. Toastface Grillah!!!
  7. One and Done – WC and the MAAD Circle
  8. Record of the Week – Memphis Bleek “Coming of Age
  9. Beesus Reads Lyrics

Episode 255 – Ghost of Podcast Past

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! While, technically, next week is Christmas…this is the last Thursday before…..so we are going to celebrate. Some of you will be visited by the ghost of podcast past….others, it’s just business as usual. If usual means you hang out at Luke’s Sex Shop, then it’s business as usual. For the rest of you, let’s get this holiday started right! Let’s listen.

  1. Putin on the Rap
  2. Ambrosia For TV
  3. Aww Chrimuh Chrimuh
  4. Oh Yay-yuh!
  5. Run D-R-U-G
  6. Special Presentation – Pumice T and his Dope Hip Hop T-Shirts
  7. One and Done – Deadly Venoms
  8. Record of the Week – Luke “Xmas at Luke’s Sex Shop
  9. Bill Reads Christmas Lyrics