Tag: Classic Hip Hop

Episode 237 – Mr. TBT After Dark

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! This week, the boys start their recording session when they are usually finishing it. When you’re in your late 40s, “late” comes a lot earlier than it used to. But like true professionals, the show went on….late into the night and early into the morning, and we did it for you. So check out what we have in store this week.

  1. Keeping it Classic
  2. Down Goes Kanye
  3. C’Mon Chitown
  4. Yay Yayee
  5. Whose House?
  6. Let’s B Real
  7. Wu News
    a. ANOTHER Andre?
    b. From Shaolin to Hong Kong
    c. RZA Co-sign
  8. One and Done – 3X Krazy
  9. Record of the Week – RBL Posse “Ruthless By Law
  10. Bill Reads Lyrics

 

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Episode 235 – Rotary Dial Posse

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! This week we do a lil bit of this, a lil bit of that, and even a lil bit of people named Lil. We celebrate the 50th birthday of a pioneer in Black History who gets no recognition; Franklin Armstrong. This is the last week to enter our lip sync contest, get your entries in before it’s too late! We also bring you new music from a classic artist this week. Who is it? Let’s listen!

  1. Mos Depressed
  2. Preach and Teach
  3. It’s About to Get NASty
  4. Lil What’s His Face
  5. Still Coming
  6. The Power of My Label
  7. Take it Personal
  8. Wu News
    a. Wu Tom
    b. The 6th Element?
    c. Cut Throat Katrina
  9. One and Done – Volume 10
  10. Record of the Week – M.O.P. “First Family 4 Life
  11. Artist of the Month – M.O.P.
  12. Old to the New – Dres “Fugitup
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Episode 228 – Icy Hot

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! Our One and Done comes to us from our man Fox, and our Record of the Week takes us into the realm of “alternative hip hop”. Yes, we are old, but the Icy Hot reference doesn’t have anything to do with our aches and pains. It has everything to do with A Legend Reborn! Is that the Legend of Billie Jean? No, it is the legend of Yay-Yay and the only knife that will cut you with precision.¬† ¬†Still lost? Let us help you. It’s easy…..let’s listen.

  1. RIP Daddy Preem
  2. Drone Thugs
  3. Beatstro the Rhyme
  4. Big 3 Returns
  5. TBT PSA “Juneteenth
  6. I’m Writing For Drake, He Ain’t Paid Me None
  7. Thoughts?
  8. Wu News
    a. All Fries On Me
    b. Toast Ghosts Audience
    c. Pure Genius
  9. One and Done – Baritone Tiplove
  10. Record of the Week – MC 900 ft Jesus “One Step Ahead of the Spider
  11. Bill Reads Lyrics
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Episode 224 – No New-Tang Clan

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! This week, our Facebook live video went horribly wrong, but that don’t befront me…long as I get my podcast on Thursday. What do we have on tap for you this week? Well, it’s almost Summertime in the LBC, which may explain the stupid list we bring you…it’s gotta be the heat. Oh, and more Dre than you can shake a vagina at! What are we talking about? Let’s listen.

  1. Fresh in Peace
  2. G 105 is Live!
  3. The Dove Shack
  4. Drai-dmark
  5. Are You Serious?
  6. Appreciate the Art
  7. Sorry Miss Jackson, No Reunion
  8. Wu News
    a. Have a Coke and a Smile
    b. BLASPHEMY!
  9. One and Done – Lil’ Troy
  10. Record of the Week – KMD “Black Bastards
  11. Bill Reads Lyrics
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Episode 222 – Triple Deuce

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! What in the hell does this picture have to do with this episode? We aren’t a car show, we aren’t sponsored by Pontiac (because they no longer exist), so what is it? If you go to the “Hit Us Up” button on the website and tell me the answer, maybe you will win something from the prize box! Anyway, this week Bill is on pain killers and muscle relaxers…. and that makes for a great Bill Reads Lyrics. Don’t believe me? Let’s listen.

  1. Fresh In Peace Godfather
  2. East vs West in Glasgow
  3. A Damn Shame
  4. Kanye Being Kanye
  5. Gotta Be the Shoes, Money
  6. Solo n Pepa
  7. I Dreamed That I Was….Hard
  8. Eat the Cake, Kelis
  9. Wu News
    a. Sue Tang Part 3
    b. Thanks, Funk Doc
  10. Record of the Week Part I – Eric B and Rakim “Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em
  11. Record of the Week Part Deux – DMX “And Then There Was X
  12. Artist of the Month – Shaq
  13. Bill Reads Lyrics
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Episode 221 – Shark Week

His hat is like a shark’s fin! Art by Robert Bowen (www.robertbowenart.com)

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! The title of this week’s show may seem a bit obscure, but if you are a Patron, you know exactly what the title is all about. Also, if you happened to catch our Facebook Live (which we do every Monday night), you know. Anyone else? It’s now just a title. World renowned hip hop artist Askem dropped by our live stream this week. What else do you need to know about this week’s show? Let’s listen.

  1. Fuck Fill in the Blank
  2. Dogg Cherry
  3. 30 Years of a Nation
  4. 30 Years of Yo!
  5. Spice It Up
  6. From Rap to Reality
  7. Illmatic Live
  8. Rakim Said Knock You Out
  9. Wu News
    a. Wu Tang Financial
    b. Comey is for the Children
    c. Pulitzer Genius
  10. One and Done – Smooth Da Hustler
  11. Record of the Week – Brand Nubian “Foundation
  12. Bill Reads Lyrics

 

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Episode 220 – Worldwide

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! This week Bill gets worried that Jamie has died….or worse, won’t make it to record! Have no fear, all is well, and we have another exciting episode for you! What do we have on tap this week? Let’s listen.

  1. Steady Trumpin’
  2. Nobody Wants to Clap to This
  3. The Magnificent Goes to Malta
  4. How Do You Review Crazy?
  5. This Story Needs a Luden
  6. Don’t Sweat the Ether
  7. A Moment, 20 Years Ago
  8. Wu News
    a. Sue-Tang Again? Again and Again
    b. Your Slider is in Another Castle
  9. One and Done – Bloods & Crips
  10. Record of the Week – Inspectah Deck “Uncontrolled Substance
  11. International Posse Cut – The Wodka “Funky Cut”
  12. Bill Reads Lyrics
  13. Become a Patron
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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 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
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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
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