Episode 217 – Queens

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! This week the boys talk about Queens. The borough? Well, partially…but more about ladies. One is a Queen from Queens, the other is a self-proclaimed Queen of beef. We get back to recording at night time and hanging out with the Posse. What else do we have for you? Let’s listen.

  1. Queen From Queens
  2. Queen of Beef
  3. A Space Odyssey
  4. It’s About That PRhyme
  5. Hawaiian Dookie?
  6. Don’t Go Breakin’ My
  7. Up in the Bronx, Where the People Are Fresh
  8. Wu News
    a. Enter the 36 Courses
    b. RZtAtorship
    c. Will He Hide it in His Tree?
  9. One and Done – Charizma
  10. Record of the Week – Rah Digga “Dirty Harriet
  11. Bill Reads Lyrics

Episode 216 – Corn Dogs From the Kwik Way

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! This week we say good bye to another pioneer. We also take a trip to Kentucky…..well, not really, but we do encounter some blue grass. Once again, we bring you a Women’s History Month tribute……and another not so much of a tribute. We get some corn dogs from the Kwik Way. And finally, Bill heads down to Sesame Street and turns over his lyric reading duties. What else? Let’s listen.

  1. Fresh In Peace
  2. 40 is the New…
  3. Hip Hop Meets Hee Haw
  4. Super Lyor
  5. Go Shorty
  6. All Hail the Queens
  7. What If?
  8. Wu News
    a. Wu the People
    b. 36 Chambers Turns Silver
    c. Sue Tang Clan
  9. One and Done – No Face
  10. Record of the Week – The Conscious Daughters “Ear to the Street
  11. Bill Reads Lyrics

Episode 215 – Who We Callin’ A Bitch?

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! This week we find, throughout the course of the show, that we called a lot of people “bitch”. Pair that with our Record of the Week, and you get answers before you get the question. We have to do our first amended episode due to late breaking news. What else do we have on tap for you? Let’s listen.

  1. Fresh In Peace
  2. I Got Juice
  3. Reeboks and Writers
  4. Put Your Hands Where My Island Can See
  5. Marvel and the Soul Brother
  6. Paid in Full
  7. Get Live With the Kid Sensation
  8. Wu News
    a. Triumph
    b. RAW Review
    c. Young Dirty Currency
  9. One and Done – Urban Species
  10. Record of the Week – Queen Latifah “Black Reign
  11. Bill Reads Lyrics

 

Episode 214 – The Infamous Ari Melber

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! This week the boys name their first Honorary Posse Member. Not only that, but we named the episode after him! If you don’t know about the Infamous Ari Melber, you had better find out. As always, you can count on your two favorite podcasters to keep you informed. It’s easy, all you have to do is listen.

  1. Ladies’ Night
  2. And the Fly Green Socks
  3. Latifah’s on Vacation
  4. So So Broadway
  5. Sprinkle Me
  6. Fuck Fill in the Blank
  7. Honorary Posse Member
  8. Wu News
    a. Wu Wear Round 2
    b. M-E-T-H-O-D Facts
    c. For the Children
  9. One and Done – Justin Warfield
  10. Record of the Week – Salt n Pepa “Very Necessary
  11. Bill Reads Lyrics

Episode 213 – Oatmeal Face

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone. Once again, it’s that time…. time for Bill and Jamie to take you on a hip hop ride. We cover everything from a police showdown to a Lip Sync Battle. Oh yeah, and we get some serious traction on a little question to the Posse. What else? Let’s listen.

  1. Police Showdown in Houston
  2. No Balls
  3. Grab Your Potato Chip
  4. Hip Hop Doc
  5. So So Silver
  6. SCIENCE!
  7. Wu News
    a. Hell Razah
    b. Wu-Kanda
    c. The Story of Wu
  8. One and Done – The Goats
  9. Record of the Week – MC Lyte “Ain’t No Other
  10. Artist of the Month – MC Lyte
  11. Bill Reads Lyrics
  12. Question to the Posse

The Microphone Grand Mistress Comes to Netflix

 

Shante, the microphone grand mistress. You know her as “a pioneer, like Lola Falana, with a name, that stands big like Madonna.” The Queen from Queens is an emcee that needs no introduction. There was a time, though, where Lolita Shante Gooden wasn’t a household name. Netflix and I am OTHER (Pharrell’s creative collective) are bringing you the story of the legendary¬†Roxanne Shante.

March 23rd, Netflix is bringing you the newest biopic, “Roxanne, Roxanne”. Not only are Forest Whittaker and Pharrell involved in the production, but RZA is in charge of the music. The film stars Mahershala Ali (who you’ve no doubt heard us talk about as Cornell on Luke Cage), Nia Long (yep, Lisa from the Fresh Prince), and newcomer Chante Adams as Roxanne.

You think you know the story because it played out on wax. I’d say unless you are Roxanne, you had better watch this film to find out for real. I know the whole Mr. Throwback Thursday crew will be watching this one the day it drops. You guys check it out and let us know what you think. Either leave us a comment or click the “Hit Us Up” button to the right and leave us a voice message. Check the trailer below, and until next time……keep it classic and always remember, New School Stale, Old School Fresh.

 

 

 

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

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.

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

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