Tag: NWA

Episode 154 – Celebrity Death Match

Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone!! This week Bill’s voice is back to normal….and so is the show. Whether that’s good or bad, I don’t know. We discuss the most ridiculous Celebrity Deathmatch of all time, and much more….let’s listen.

  1. And So it Begins
  2. Scratch Attack
  3. Hot Shit
  4. Fifty Calls Mike Tyson
  5. Look Who’s Turning 20
  6. Farewell Mr. President
  7. Down Goes Another Boom
  8. Year of the X
  9. Sequence Sues
  10. Puppet Rappers
  11. Wu News
    a. Governor’s Ball
    b. RZA Beats
  12. One and Done – Trends of Culture
  13. Record of the Week – NWA and the Posse
  14. Bill Reads Lyrics

Jerry Heller Dies at age 75

Jerry Heller

According to our friends at All Hip Hop, NWA’s original manager, Jerry Heller, has died at the age of 75. This is still a developing story, so many of the details have yet to come to light, but the AHH article is attached.

“(AllHipHop News) Jerry Heller, the original manager for N.W.A., has died according to sources with AllHipHop.com. He was 75.The business man was widely recognized as the man that helped bring the controversial group to the masses along with Eazy-E. The cause of death is not yet known.

As a manager and business man, Heller began representing mainstream acts like Journey, Marvin Gaye, Joan Armatrading, Van Morrison, War, Average White Band, Ike & Tina Turner, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Otis Redding, The Who, Grand Funk Railroad, Black Sabbath, Humble Pie, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Four Tops, and many more in the 1960’s and 70’s. However, when he started working with Hip-Hop pioneer Eric “Eazy-E” Wright, Heller’s career took on new life.

He was the co-founder of Ruthless Records with Eazy-E, a label that sold over 100 million records and launched the music careers of Wright, N.W.A., Michel’le, J.J. Fad, The D.O.C.,Above The Law and others.

In a 2006 interview with AllHipHop.com, Heller explained why he gravitated to West Coast rap music.

“I liked [West Coast Hip-Hop] because it was more melodic than East Coast Hip-Hop. Besides, whatever else it was, it had a sense a humor, which I didn’t think East coast Hip-Hop had,” Heller explained. “I started to manage some of the West coast groups, mainly the World Class Wrecking Cru, who were with Alonzo Williams, who I think is one of the most important guys in the history of West Coast Hip-Hop.”

At the time of death, Heller was embroiled in a lawsuit over his portrayal in the 2015 hit movie “Straight Outta Compton.” Heller felt the movie – produced by former N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, defamed him. A large part of the suit was dismissed in court earlier this summer.

Heller had a particularly contentious relationship with Ice Cube, who was the first to leave N.W.A. over money issues. His and Eazy’s relationship with Dr. Dre would soon sour and the sonic producer would go on to found competing brand Death Row Records.

“Ruthless: A Memoir, “Heller’s memoir, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2006.

Rapper King T, a West Coast Staple, sent a message on his social media. As AllHipHop broke the story, others began to send out their condolences, including DJ Chris “The Glove” Taylor, legendary radio jock Greg Mack and others from the scene.

Developing…”

 

Episode 115 – I Got A Man

Positive KWhat’s your man got to do with me? It’s Thursday, and we are back….and this week we brought a guest. Big thanks to Positive K for sitting in with us and taking us back to a time when the wheels were steel and the beats were real! What else do we have this week? Let’s listen!

  1. Kickstarter
  2. Fuck the Police (and Gene Simmons)
  3. Showing His Hand
  4. OJ Flav
  5. KRS Tribute to Phife
  6. Fresh Prince Gets Old
  7. Positive K
  8. Old to the New – Positive K ft Greg Nice “Make it Happen
  9. One and Done – Westside Connection
  10. Record of the Week – Heavy D “Peaceful Journey
  11. Bill Reads Lyrics

Episode 97 – Inception

inception_totem_wallpaper_by_accounted-d30s1t6Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! What’s with this week’s title? Guess you will have to tune in to find out. We pre-gamed via Periscope for the second straight week. Did you miss it? Don’t miss it next time, follow us on Periscope: mrthrowbackthursday . Until then….check this out.

  1. Taxi Boyeee
  2. Just Timmy Talkin
  3. NWA Receipt Book
  4. Inspiration
  5. KRS Meets CNN
  6. Are Apologies Hip Hop?
  7. Wu News
  8. One and Done – Domino
  9. Record of the Week – Redman “Whut? Thee Album
  10. Artist of the Month – Redman
  11. Bill Reads Lyrics

Episode 96 – Throwback Thanksgiving

snoop-turkeystyleHappy Throwback Thanksgiving, everyone! Sit back and share us with your family; your Mom, your Dad, your brothers and sisters, and of course your Uncle….Uncle Snoop? We are thankful for a lot of things, and apparently, so are you! What do we have on tap this week?

  1. Christmas Gifts from 33.33
  2. Columbus Goes Boom!
  3. Way Down in the Jungle Deep
  4. You Can Call Me Ray
  5. NWA Reunion Tour
  6. China Pac
  7. Wu News
  8. One and Done – The 7A3
  9. Record of the Week – Spice 1 “Spice 1
  10. Old to the New – Mista Lawnge “Turn Em Off
  11. Bill Reads Lyrics
  12. Thank Yous

Episode 83 – Don’t Make Me None

Childrens Story

Episode 83 is live! Join us, share us, play us loud and proud! What do we have on tap this week?

  1. TBT Posse Fantasy Football League
  2. Twin Cities Radio
  3. Should’a Killed Him
  4. Shakespeare Meets Hip Hop
  5. Greatest Diss Track? Yella Agrees
  6. Native Love
  7. Wu News
  8. One and Done – Rappin 4-Tay
  9. Record of the Week – Slick Rick “The Great Adventures of Slick Rick

Episode 82 – Guess Wu

wu-tang-wheel-of-fortuneHere it is; Episode 82 is ready! Happy Throwback Thursday, everyone! What do we have for you this week? We have a special guest host sitting in with us!

  1. Straight Outta Compton Review
  2. Wu News
  3. One and Done – Paperboy
  4. Record of the Week – Bone Thugs n Harmony “Creepin on ah Come Up
  5. Old to the New – Krazy Drayz “Mic Checka 1,2”
  6. Check out our friends at Hip Hop Golden Age

Straight Outta Compton

STRAIGHT-OUTTA-COMPTON-facebook“You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge.” Not only is this one of the most powerful beginnings to any record, it is also the beginning to the Straight Outta Compton movie. Before you see anything, you hear that oh, so familiar line, and then it begins. You are taken back to that moment when you first hear the album, and it changed hip hop forever. The majority of the story, you already know. The behind the scenes stuff makes this a movie not to be missed.

I will not go into the details of the movie, because I know how much I hate it when a movie is spoiled before I get to see it. I will, however, express my opinions on a few things. NWA was Eazy, Dre, Cube, Ren, and Yella (and if you look at the album cover, Arabian Prince). You would barely know that from watching this movie. As we have stated on the podcast, the previews showcase (and introduce) Eazy, Dre, and Cube. The D.O.C was more prominently featured in the film than MC Ren. Don’t get me wrong, I am a giant D.O.C fan, but he was not an official member of NWA. Aldis Hodge did an excellent job portraying the Ruthless Villain, but his screen time was so limited that it seemed like a waste to have him in the film. Marcc Rose and his eerie portrayal of 2Pac almost matched Hodge for screen time. As a founding member and dope lyricist, you would think that Ren would get more of a feature in a movie about his life.

For a 2 1/2 hour movie, this one flew by. The movie was well paced, and entertaining; there were no slow spots. The throwback to “Friday” with the “Bye, Felisha” (yes, that’s how her name is spelled) callback, was a nice touch. There were moments where time was fast forwarded that I would have liked more story. Not that it needed more story, but I would have liked to see more. For example, the time between Ice Cube refusing to sign his contract with Jerry Heller and “No Vaseline” was a matter of 3 minutes on film. That was two years, covered in 3 minutes. The D.O.C’s car accident and hospitalization took up more time in the movie. Who knows, maybe there was nothing important that happened in those two years?

All in all, one of the best movies I have seen in many years. Make sure you tune in this Thursday to hear Bill’s and my full review (with spoilers). If you have seen it, give us a call 206-333-4221 and tell us what you thought. If you don’t want to call, comment here or leave us a message on the Facebook page or hit us up on Twitter. Until next time….Keep it classic, and always remember: New School Stale, Old School Fresh@

Episode 81 – Lean and Mean

Lean Body ProteinThis week’s episode is NOT brought to you by Lean Body Protein. We have no affiliation with them, whatsoever…..yet. Then why in the hell are we mentioning them? Listen and see!

  1. RIP Sean Price
  2. Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See
  3. BEEF
  4. Detox Eulogy
  5. Want to Feel Old?
  6. Wu News
  7. One and Done – Channel Live
  8. Record of the Week – NWA “Straight Outta Compton
  9. Old to the New – Hakim Green ft. Treach and DoItAll “MadIzm 2015”

Episode 80 – Puddin’

We, like Bill Cosby, like our puddin’…..but to hear more on that, you have to check out this week’s show. Join the boys this week for the Wayne Chrebet episode!

  1. Fire Flex
  2. New Dre
  3. NWA Speaks
  4. OG
  5. Gwyneth Paltrow is Hip Hop?
  6. Wu News
  7. One and Done – King Sun
  8. Record of the Week – Jeru the Damaja “The Sun Rises in the East
  9. Artist of the Month – Jeru the Damaja
  10. New Artist Alert – Substance Abuse ft. KRS One “Rear View”