Hip-Hop's TRUE VOICE for college rap radio, internet rap shows AND mixtape dj's since 1985!

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. . . What’s Upper? . . . Nasty News . . . Issue #737 . . . September 12, 2016 . . . What’s Upper? . . .


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Jerry Heller & Nasty-Nes

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Nasty-Nes & Lil Eazy-E

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Eternal Light Chapel at Eden Memorial Park, Mission Hills

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Jay, Sir-T & Nes

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Sir-T & Greg Mack

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DJ 3rd Degree & Violet Brown

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Nasty-Nes, Sir-T,
Violet Brown & Lil Eazy-E

Dennis “Semp” Paredes
has officially launched his mywaydj.com and
wanted to see if you have any good mixes to submit featuring all genres.
He prefers a
mixcloud link.
In addition, send Semp the cover for the mix as big as possible
since mixcloud only hosts a small 300x300.
This is is all about the DJ from a DJ from the DJs.
Semp is not stressing on singles right now
unless its a release by a DJ or a cosign direct from a DJ.

Get at him NOW!


DJ 3
rd Degree’s
Fire Pick of the Week
Sept 12 - Sept 18, 2016

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Rocking the tables this week is another hot banger from one of our favorite Juice Crew members, Masta Ace.
Another single from his recent release,
“The Falling Season” (Label
HHV.DE), finds Pearl Gates and DenezPrigent helping out Ace on the track titled “Story Of Me”.
Produced by
Kic Beats, the track starts with symphonic-like keys
and Ace telling a tale of his career so far.
Filled with heart-felt lyrics and boom bap beats,
this track is a continuation of Ace’s marvelous career,
which is why he is still one of the torchbearers of the Hip Hop culture.
Go get this album!

Til next week . . .

Peace!! – DJ 3rd Degree...

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West Coast HIP HOP OG'z Reppin at LA's RADIOTRON

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(l-r): Arabian Prince, Mark Luv, DJ Battle Cat & DJ KittKatt

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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 from 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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Happy Birthday!

to Jammin John,
celebrating on Wednesday, September 14th


to Ohio’s own G-Fresh,
celebrating on Thursday, September 15th “RALO”.

(God Bless & Isa Mahal)