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Episode 212 – Please Don’t Sue (or, Ain’t Nobody…)

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! We’re back, and better than ever! Well, maybe as good as ever. Either way….we hope people don’t sue us, because we don’t have that Bugs Bunny money. Also, old white guys don’t know our music…..and ain’t nobody, well, you’ll see. Let’s listen.

  1. U of R Got Mad Skillz
  2. Old In The New
  3. Shaq New
  4. Yo Lebron, SWITCH
  5. Return to the Octagon
  6. KNOWtheLEDGE
  7. Wu News
    a. Wu-Lympics
    b. You Must Learn
  8. One and Done – Shyheim
  9. Record of the Week – Goodie Mob “Soul Food
  10. Bill Reads Lyrics
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Big Daddy, Tiny Desk


MUSICIANS
Antonio Hardy, Matt Lambert, Benjamin Geis, Judson Nelson, John Williams

 

When Big Daddy Kane and a Tiny Desk collide, the world pays attention. The lyrical legend, the man known as Dark Gable, Big Daddy Kane, whatever moniker you assign him, he is still one of the greatest of all time. If you’ve ever seen Big Daddy Kane outside of an MTV video you know that he is one of the coolest dudes out there. Not just “Smooth Operator cool”, but genuine. He seems like a guy that you could just sit down, have a beer, and bullshit with for hours. Yes, Kane, this is an unofficial invitation for you to come on the Mr. Throwback Thursday podcast for an interview….but that is not our only purpose here.

Big Daddy Kane is one of our classic hip hop legends. I said it. CLASSIC HIP HOP LEGEND. Nowhere did I say “old” anything. The minute Kane picks up the mic, the word “old” is the furthest thing from your mind. To see him perform on stage with the same energy and moves that he had 30 years ago, the word “old” doesn’t come to mind. What does come to mind….is the word classic. Everything about Kane is just that; classic. There is nothing that we can say here, that hasn’t been said. So, why don’t you just sit back, relax, and listen to the man that told you…… it’s hard being the Kane.

I just rip shop, flip-top, and watch MC’s get dropped
As I manifest in hip-hop
Rhymes I construct are tough like a Tonka truck
And just like lightnin’ they struck
Down on all the toy MC’s that annoy
That’s how I build and destroy
The poetic printer, rough rhyme inventor
With a groove so smooth you can’t help but get into
So I’m advisin’ competition to flee
‘Cause I can bake an MC like Chef Boyardee
Holdin’ my own on the microphone
‘Cause I break bones just like sticks and stones
So let it rain let it rain as I put em in pain
God damn, it’s hard bein’ the Kane!

– Big Daddy Kane 1990 “It’s Hard Being The Kane

You can check out the entire Tiny Desk video series on NPR.org by clicking here.

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Episode 211 – How Many Malcolms Must Get Dissed?

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! Hot off of our Erick Sermon interview (have you supported his Kickstarter campaign yet?), the boys are back. This week, we have more Malcolm than ever before! The same amount of gluten, the same amount of fat, a little bit extra idiocy, but extra Malcolm. We also say farewell to a hip hop legend. What else do we have for you? Let’s listen.

  1. House Rocker Fresh in Peace
  2. Malcolm Not So Little
  3. A Different Malcolm
  4. Get the Fuck Up
  5. When You Wish Upon Black Star
  6. Czarface Meets Metalface
  7. TMW
  8. Def Jam Timeline
  9. Wu News
    a. Death to Gambino
    b. When’s That New U-God Dropping (Said No One)
  10. One and Done – Lovebug Starski
  11. Record of the Week – Boogie Down Productions “Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop”
  12. Old to the New – Czarface “Nautical Depth
  13. Bill Reads Lyrics
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Episode 210 – G.E.B.

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! This week, the boys sit down with the one and only Erick Sermon. You read that right….The Green Eyed Bandit, MC Grand Royal, Erick Onasis. The man who is one half of the legendary EPMD, a super producer, leader of Def Squad, and a hip hop icon. YEah, that guy. No news this week, no Wu News this week, just E Double, a couple of records (one a salute to Philly’s Super Bowl win),Bill reading some lyrics, and the most important Kickstarter campaign of the year (that you should go and donate to, right now).

  1. Erick Sermon Interview
  2. One and Done – C.E.B.
  3. Record of the Week – EPMD “Business Never Personal
  4. Bill Reads Lyrics
  5. The Most Important Kickstarter of the Year
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Episode 209 – Hashtags

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! This week, the boys dump Skype for appear.in and the show runs a little more fluid. Oh yeah, and we turned 4 years old the other day, too! What else is going on? Let’s listen.

  1. Run NEST
  2. Actor/Rappers Ranked
  3. New Kanye, Old Kanye?
  4. Not Broke Anymore
  5. Speaking of 50
  6. Are you Ready For Freddy?
  7. NOT Flavor Flav’s Vegas
  8. I Hear Voices Saying That’s Erick Sermon
  9. Wu News
    a. Left Out in the Cold
    b. M-O-V-I-E Man
    c. Themed Birthday Party
  10. One and Done – Doug E. Fresh
  11. Record of the Week – Eightball & MJG “Comin’ Out Hard
  12. Artist of the Month – Eightball & MJG
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Episode 208 – Consider Yourselves WARNED

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! Once again, your two favorite podcasters (and their IT Department) have to act like they are some sort of electrical repairmen in order to get the show started. We’ve read about all kinds of plagues in the history of the world…. but never have we heard of a plague of technical difficulties. That is, until now! What happened once the show actually got started? Let’s listen…

  1. RAPunzel
  2. Tommy No. 1
  3. Ship Hop Hoorary
  4. London England, Consider Yourselves…WARNED
  5. Shut Up, Nickleback
  6. Watch Him Say “Unhhhh”
  7. Beastie Book
  8. Slick Daddy Kane
  9. Now, Who Gives a Fuck?
  10. Wu News
    a. RETA
    b. Can You Smell It?
    c. Inspectah Genius
  11. One and Done – Groove B Chill
  12. Record of the Week – Above the Law “Livin’ Like Hustlers
  13. Bill Reads Lyrics
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Episode 207 – The Magic Number

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! Once again (for the 207th time) we are here for you on a Thursday. We tried, and we tried, and we tried again to run Facebook Live this week. As you can see by the title…..third time was the charm. For those of you who were there with us, thanks! For those of you who weren’t…..you missed out! For all of you, let’s listen.

  1. Em Raps Back
  2. This Ain’t Sailing, This is Ship Hop
  3. Hip Hop Halftime
  4. Word on the Street
  5. Kennedy Center Ho-Nas
  6. He’s BAD
  7. Wu News
    a. Release Date
    b. Red and Meth Games
    c. RZApple
  8. One and Done – Tim Dog
  9. Record of the Week – Slum Village “Fan-Tas-Tic Vol. 1
  10. Bill Reads Lyrics
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Episode 206 – Bring Me a Pop Tart

 

 

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! Once again, Bill and Jamie get a little fired up and run a little overtime. This week we were live on Facebook for our recording, so if you were around, you got to see a little bit behind the curtain. If you weren’t, maybe you should be next week! What do we have on tap for you this week? Let’s listen.

  1. Sorry, No
  2. A Kid n Play Nightmare
  3. Reppin the D
  4. Nas Wakes Up
  5. Positive Thought
  6. Wooo!
  7. Final Level Year in Review
  8. How Ya Livin’?
  9. Wu News
    a. Wanna Stick Me For My Papers
    b. New Recipes
    c. M-E-T-H-O-D Shut Yo Mouth
  10. One and Done – Funkdoobiest
  11. Record of the Week – Pete Rock “Soul Survivor
  12. Bill Reads Lyrics
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Episode 205 – Energy

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! This week, the boys are so full of energy that they run overtime by almost a half an hour! For some of you, that’s bonus time with your two favorite podcasters….for others, it feels like a life sentence. Also, we get not one, not two, but THREE visits from Devilish DJ Scott in one episode! What else? Let’s listen…

  1. Don’t Mess With Hip Hop
  2. In Sequence
  3. X Gon Give it to Ya
  4. The Jack of Journalism
  5. Nas Nasty From the Demo
  6. Mixtape Decoded
  7. Visionaries
  8. Kennedy Center Honors LL
  9. Wu News
    a. RZA in Scotland
    b. 3 Does Not Make a Clan
  10. One and Done – Makaveli
  11. Record of the Week – Guru “Guru Presents Ill Kid Records
  12. Artist of the Month – Guru

 

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Episode 204 – Whoo-meter

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! It’s that time again… time to sit in with your two favorite hip hop podcasters! Okay, you two favorite white hip hop podcasters. Whatever…..you don’t want to miss this week’s show. If nothing else, you cannot miss Bill Reads Lyrics (trust us on this one…..we pity the fool that misses it). What else? Let’s listen.

  1. RIP Combat Jack
  2. C’Mon, Son
  3. Getting Hot In Herr
  4. Carolina Love
  5. The Chronic 25
  6. 20 Years of Will
  7. Preem World Order
  8. Wu News
    a. Just Wu It?
    b. Red and Meth-Francisco
    c. The Saga ContinWus
    d. Doc-Wu-Mentary
  9. One and Done – Frozen Explosion
  10. Record of the Week – Will Smith “Big Willie Style
  11. Bill Reads Lyrics
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