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. . . What’s Upper? . . . Nasty News . . . Issue #750c . . . January 2, 2017 . . . What’s Upper? . . .

on hiatus till January 9, 2017
. . . scroll thru for our year-end shout-outs . . .
. . . click Rap Attack Show (above) & enjoy the latest archived shows .
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Happy Holidays!

Happy Hanukkah
* Merry Christmas *
* Mele Kalikimaka *
* Sawadee Bi Mai Ka *
* Happy Rohatsu * Happy Kwanzaa *
* Happy Ramadan * Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia *
* Shenorhavor Dzenount *
* Happy Yule
* Happy New Year *
* Feliz Navidad *
Maligayang Pasko
Manigong Bagong Taon!

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The first day of the new year to report your Top 40 playlist will be Wednesday, January 4, 2017.


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our shows will be archived here on RapAttackLives.com.


"RAP ATTACK” made its debut on PowersRadio.com
with DJ's
Nasty-Nes & 3rd Degree.
RAP ATTACK” airs every Sunday from 7pm-9pm (pst) on www.powersradio.com.

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DJ 3
rd Degree’s
Fire Pick of the Week
Dec 12 - Dec 18, 2016
Back at ya this week with another hot item for your eyes & ears!

AS WE GET CLOSE to the end of the year, I wanted to tell you about something I watched that is for ALL Hip-Hop heads — a brand new Netflix documentary titled “Hip Hop Evolution”. I know you’ve seen all the Hip-Hop movies such as Wild Style and Beat Street, plus all the documentaries like Art of Rap, and you learned everything you needed to know about this music and culture we love so much. Well, this new documentary will shed some light on a few things you may not have known or heard before.

DARBY WHEELER and hosted by rapper Shad, this four-part series tells the story of all sides of the culture coming to life out of the 1970’s disco-era New York scene. Spawned by gang violence and a need to break away from the NY clubs’ disco music, DJ Kool Herc created parties inside his building at 1520 Sedgwick Ave in the Bronx. He was spinning records from James Brown to Parliament, using only the breakdown parts of the songs, looping them and creating what he called the ‘merry-go-round’. These sections of the songs were so funky that dancers began devising new moves on the dance floor. They became known as break dancers, creating a new era and style that is still alive today.

THE FILM FEATURES interviews with many of the originators of this culture, including
Kool Herc, Melle Mel, Grand Wizard Theodore, Grandmaster Flash, Grandmaster Caz, Kurtis Blow and many more. It sheds light on the origins of the music and culture. One of the stories I heard, told by those who were actually there, was about the first rap record ever released, Sugar Hill Gang’s ‘Rappers Delight’. Apparently, OG’s such as Caz and Melle Mel despised the song and EVERYONE knew the style and rhymes from that song were stolen from Caz by Big Bank Hank.

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THIS DOCUMENTARY GOES ON to tell the story of how rap changed thru the 1980’s, from
Kurtis Blow’s ‘Christmas Rap’ all the way to Public Enemy’s ‘Fight the Power’ and everything in between. It includes the formation of Run DMC, explains how influential Russell Simmons was to the rap music world and talks about so much more.
THE DOC DISCUSSES how gangsta rap in Los Angeles came about. It sheds proper light on the fact that gangster rap was really created in the early 80’s by Philadelphia rapper
Schooly D. Even Ice-T acknowledges this fact. For sure, you will gain knowledge by watching this series.
I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE all of you to check it out. It is a can’t-miss documentary for all who love the music and culture of Hip-Hop!
THE YEAR’S END brings joy and happiness for most and sadness for some. The holidays can be a time to reflect on the past year, what we have or don’t have and to think about those that are gone. I want to thank
Nasty Nes for giving me this platform to share music and my love of this culture with you.
And thank you, Nes, for letting me share the joy and happiness of your return to music as your co-host on the all new
Rap Attack Show on www.powersradio.com every Sunday at 7pm (pst)!

I hope your holidays are filled with peace, love and joy. Remember that the holidays are not about just gifts of material things but of gifts of the heart and soul.

Peace and love to all of you who love Hip Hop.
Love yourself, and love one another.

Til next week . . . Peace!!
DJ 3rd Degree

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Episode 11 of "Can You Dig It!?" podcast features
Mr Supreme &
DJ TopSpin in a one-on-one exclusive interview with
Seattle's Godfather of Hip Hop radio,
DJ Nasty-Nes!

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It’s always a GREAT feeling to know that you've still got love from your true homiez in Seattle, WA!
Pictured l-r:
Jake One, Mike Clark, Channing Smith & DJ E-Rock (kneeling)

The Biggest Podcast
(click pix to read, click to get back)

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During my past 36 years in the biz, I've been interviewed many times over &
I never get tired of sharing my story!
Recently, I did one of the
BEST interviews ever in "The Biggest" podcast show,
hosted by
Miguel Rockwell & Joe Hawkins!
You'll hear how I learned to DJ, who taught me and how I became an on-air radio personality. How I met Mix-A-Lot, my first encounter with Mix at the Boys club with Ed Locke (we were the only 2 Asians in the bldg), who started NASTYMIX Records and where the name NASTYMIX came from.
How I still feel so bad (yes, to this day) about getting kicked out of Seattle Prep high school — I reveal what I did & why it was so wrong — and about losing my mom to cancer when I was 18.
How I got to be on Eazy-E's "Radio," my history with Jerry Heller & The World Class Wrekin Cru, my history at 1250 KFOX in 1980 and the FreshTracks show intro
The Emerald Street Boys to Sir Mix-A-Lot.
Why I got fired at KFOX, how KCMU Rap Attack started in 1988 on the condition that Shockmaster Glen Boyd would be my co-host and the birth of KUBE 93's HotMix on Sat night with NUMBER ONE ratings.
Plus you'll hear rare recordings of me on KFOX & KCMU and two original Quick mixes I did featuring Sir Mix-A-Lot, Eazy-E & NWA and yes, allllllllllllll pre-Serato!
A solid 90 minutes with Seattle's Original MasterMixer & Crazy Pinoy . . . And MORE!

#FBF 1988
(click for more, click to get back)

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KCMU RAP ATTACK #FBF 1988: I found this on You Tube — a rare recording of two of my very first RAP ATTACK radio shows aired in 1988. The first link is about 37 min long & you can hear my MasterMix around 10min 30 sec into it. Both aired on 90.3FM KCMU, 28 years ago. I was fired from KFOX in April of 1988 as the station was sold & they made it clear to me that the new KFOX would NOT play RAP/Hip Hop anymore. KCMU, based on the UW campus, offered me a Sunday night slot around July of 1988 to keep KFOX FRESHTRACKS on the air. I accepted the offer, went from AM to FM in 3 months & renamed my show KCMU RAP ATTACK. I wanted this show to sound just as good as if you're listening to a Casey Kasem American Top 40 show or any professional sounding show you'd hear on commercial radio. I didn't want to just yell on a mic & say my name in a mix or during the show so I invested $$$ in getting Professional Custom Voice Over Drops. I also made my own Drops & the rest is Seattle Hip Hop HISTORY!
Here it is from 1988 (28 years ago) yours truly,
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To my mom & dad (R.I.P.), to my fiancee' Llola Inocentes (143LLR76), to my (best) sister Ann, Rolando, Stierlin, Alena & Amaleo Inocentes, Pam & Rowland Santos, Mogwai (R.I.P.) & Meow Meow, Christopher, KristiAnne & Ashley, Sifu Taky Kimura, Andy & Broadie Kimura, Abe Santos, Bruce Lee (R.I.P.), Jun Fan Gung-Fu Institute in Seattle, Muhammad Ali (R.I.P.), Sheila Locke, Steve Mitchell & Veronica Weikle, Noreen Smith, GrandMaster Flash, Cameron Paul, Mr Magic (R.I.P.), DJ Hideo (R.I.P.), Carlos DeJesus (R.I.P.), Don Yates, ShockMaster Glen Boyd, Brett "Cold Rock Records" Carlson & family, Tim Jaffe, Kazzeo, DJ Addition, Pastor Butch Johnson, Pastor Joel Osteen, Dr Stephan Fleisher, everyone at F.A.N. (Filipino American Network) & FPAC, Keth Tucker, Chris Camilon (R.I.P.), Tom Craven (R.I.P.), Eazy-E (R.I.P.), Jerome Mas (R.I.P.), Ihab Guindi, Philip Lavizzo, Gene, Glen & Gary Azumi (my Okinawa homeboys4life), Devin Israel Cabanilla, Craig & Karen Coder & Mike Conforto (my Pacific Nautilus fam4life), Jai & Daniella Adviento, Willie Higgs, Ricky Leigh Mensh (R.I.P.), DJ Creativity, Latin Prince, HITS, Ken Wilson, KUBE 93, Dominic Galindo & Eric Powers from PowersRadio.com, Jammin' John, Joanne "Ate Noy Noy" Ticsay, Icy Ice, Pete Cavinta Jr., Mark Bagason, Nico & Elgie Camilon, the entire Buhay family (Raul & Boy Buhay-R.I.P.), Patrick Almonia, DJ Bella Fiasco & family, Michael Jack Kirby, Nick Gonzales (R.I.P.), Brian Samson,Y.S.L., Mix-A-Lot, Beat Junkies, Baby Bon Bon, Donnice Wilson (Duck Lit Productions), Kazarian Measures & Ruskin, Jesse Reyes, Mike Clark, B-Mello, Gordon Curvey, Georgio, Mike "Pahk Da Cah" Franco, Mii Mii & Suspens, 3rd Rail, Ay-rash & Arman, Kritta, D-Tragic, Seattle's Zulu Nation 206, Blue Scholars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, DJ Debonair & The entire DJ Vatican posse, Monica Busby, Gary & Gloria Ortega (ISAIAH 54:17), Snigga O & to my entire spiritual family from Turning Point church (www.TurningPointLA.org).


Happy Birthday!

to the late DJ Rob-One (December 16-R.I.P.),
to Meddafore (December 21),
Shareef Abdullah (December 22),
Chill Will outta WCBN in Ann Arbor, MI (December 24).

(God Bless & Isa Mahal)