Tag: Classic Hip Hop

Big Daddy, Tiny Desk

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 201 – Ghetto Santa

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone!! It’s time for episode one of our second 200 episodes. I guess that makes this 200 2, Electric Boogaloo. This week we talk about everything from a killer concert to a Ghetto Santa. What else? Let’s listen.

  1. Rakim/Big Daddy Kane Review
  2. Bun B and 33
  3. It’s Official
  4. Scarface in the Hour of Chaos
  5. How Dumb Are You?
  6. Snoop and the Queen Mother?
  7. X Is At It Again
  8. Say it Ain’t So, Russ
  9. Wu News
    a. Xmas Shopping
    b. Still Shopping
    c. Give It Up
  10. One and Done – Splack Pack
  11. Record of the Week – DMX “Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood
  12. Artist of the Month – DMX
  13. Bill Reads Lyrics

Episode 193 – Phuq Dove

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! We kick off this week’s episode with a Fuck Fill in the Blank. We haven’t done that in awhile, and it feels good to call people out again. Don’t worry, that’s not all we have, though. What else? Let’s listen.

  1. Hot Shit
  2. Ship-Hop
  3. Iceland Ho!
  4. Re-release
  5. What?
  6. Haiti Represent
  7. Super Jay
  8. Rock the Hall
  9. Wu News
    a. Cryptocurrency Rules Everything Around Me
    b. Wu Video
    c. Meth on Meth
    d. RZA Takeover
  10. One and Done – Kurious
  11. Record of the Week – Public Enemy “Apocalypse 91…The Enemy Strikes Black”
  12. Bill Reads Lyrics

Episode 191 – Fat or Phat?

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! This week, everything is bigger and better….well, at least fatter. Oh yeah, and Mystikal realizes he needs to watch himself. What else? Let’s listen.

  1. Rape Your Ass Part 2
  2. Book Love
  3. Did New Kanye Eat Old Kanye?
  4. The God a Let Down?
  5. Hip Hop Honors
  6. Nas and L-Boogie
  7. Nas and Timmys
  8. Hov Says No
  9. Wu News
    a. eFake
    b. Shaolin Style
    c. Shitdick Diss
  10. One and Done – Audio Two
  11. Record of the Week – Black Eyed Peas “Behind the Front
  12. Bill Reads Lyrics

Episode 187 – It’s Murder

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone!! Yes, we have reached the murder episode. We kick off the show talking about our new achievement, remind you to join Fake Football, and kick off our prize box (it’s a real box) contest. What else? Let’s listen.

  1. New TV
  2. Summer Stage
  3. Can’t Touch This
  4. Rape Ya Ass
  5. New Gang Starr
  6. Barbie Smalls
  7. Parrish Making Music
  8. Will and Jeff
  9. The Magnificent
  10. Wu News
    a. The Saga Continues
    b. Black Samurai
    c. Sneaky Release
    d. Did Somone Forget? Nuttin’ to Fuck With
  11. One and Done – Mass 187
  12. Record of the Week – Ja Rule “Venni Vetti Vecci
  13. Bill Reads Lyrics

Episode 178 – A Very Special BRL

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! This week we have A Very Special episode. You know what that means…somebody is getting touched by the bicycle repair man! Or maybe our very special episode goes a little differently. Maybe we flood your ear holes with a whole lot of Bill Reads Lyrics. Wonder which way it’s going to go? Then let’s listen…..

  1. Bill Reads Lyrics….. a lot

Have You Heard the New De La Soul?

You know that “and the Anonymous Nobody” is coming in about 2 weeks, right? If not, below the video we have posted all the links we could find. Get it, spread the good word about it, and enjoy it! Until it’s available…here is the new single “Drawn” ft. Little Dragon. Let us know what you think by clicking on “Hit Us Up” to the right and leaving us a message.

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Episode 124 – Spectrophilia

Pac-Man_GhostsCalled the Ghostbusters and they’re in control. Wait…what? I know I’m Mr. Throwback Thursday, but what the hell is going on?

  1. Not the UMCs
  2. Cal State San Bernadino, Hello
  3. Quik Eiht
  4. Whitney and Pac
  5. Futbol Goes Hip Hop
  6. Get Your Kicks
  7. Toure Says Ali is the Father
  8. Wu News
  9. One and Done – Cool C
  10. Record of the Week – Just Ice “Kool and Deadly
  11. Bill Reads Lyrics

Episode 113 – Works Every Time

Billy DeeWelcome to our Phife tribute show! Why the hell did we name it “Works Every Time” if it’s a Phife tribute? Well that’s not ALL that we talk about this week. We also talk about wanting your malt liquor to fight you, and….

  1. Goodbye Phife
  2. Squash the Beef
  3. Welcome Back Lando
  4. Planet Snoop is Live
  5. Back in the Days on the Boulevard of Phife Dawg
  6. Phife Park
  7. Save Hip Hop
  8. Phife Intro
  9. Wu News
  10. One and Done – Phife Dawg
  11. Record of the Week – ATCQ “Midnight Marauders
  12. Bill Reads Lyrics