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 #745 . . . November 7, 2016 . . . What’s Upper? . . .

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"RAP ATTACK” returns to PowersRadio.com with DJ's Nasty-Nes & 3rd Degree, debuting on Sunday,
December 4
th from 7pm-9pm (pst).
Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJDIFcisnNE

If you missed
Nasty-Nes' debut on PowersRadio.com on October 19th, 2016 with Eric Powers & Big Dom just click on this link:


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Congratulations to Manny Pacquiao,
the NEW WBO Welterweight Boxing
Champion of the World!

!!! CONGRATS !!!

(1908 . . . finally . . . 2016)

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DJ 3rd Rail

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Prayers going out to Hip Hop pioneer Kurtis Blow who suffered a heart attack over the weekend. He was found arguing with his son in Canoga Park, CA & passed out from cardiac arrest. Police were nearby & helped Kurtis Blow by bringing him back to life. We wish him a speedy recovery. #GOODPOLICE

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Luvva-J from KAOS in Olympia, WA with the iconic Shabba Doo from the 80's classic film “Breakin'”.

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DJ 3rd Degree’s
Fire Pick of the Week
Nov 7 - Nov 13, 2016

Back at ya this week with another hot track for your ears—actually, I have two!

In my humble opinion, one of the key elements of a great rap song is the DJ scratching on the hook, a la DJ Premier/DJ Jazzy Jeff style. Both my Fire Picks this week include this element, missing in most of today’s rap songs.

Track one is from the legends Rhymefest and DJ Jazzy Jeff, playfully known as Jeff and Fess. They are back on track with a hot new joint titled “No Fear” (off the soundtrack for the comic book series Black Panther). While Jeff does his signature cutting and scratching, Rhymefest brings his lyrical fire to this hot joint with the force and tenacity we’ve all come to enjoy from them both. The title tells the story of this cut, as Fess informs the listeners that he isn’t afraid of anything at this time of his life.
This one is a sure-thing!

The second joint this week is from producer Gensu Dean, featuring Diamond D. Titled “Principles and Codes”, it’s off of Gensu’s soon-to-be-released album “Raw” (Mello Music Group). This one features Gensu cutting all over the track, bringing you that boom bap rawness sound we all hunger for in today’s hip hop music. Diamond D brings his signature dopeness on the mic, which just heightens Gensu’s dope production.
This is another one for all you Hip Hop heads and true DJ’s!

Well, I think that should take you thru the week! Be safe and love one another!
Til next week . . . Peace!!
DJ 3rd Degree

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"Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice." With that being said, this is a MUST SEE video! Xola Malik aka Kid Sensation & his son Kendi Fresh has a very inspiring track & video called, "Pass The Microphone" that will uplift the personal relationship between father & son: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTMuHGdjAJ8

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Congratulations to
Phil Jackson of WPRB's “Side-B Radio” on their nomination for BEST INTERNET RADIO SHOW for the 2016 PhillyHipHop Awards!


One of RAP ATTACK's original DJ's, J-Tyme pictured here from Western WA's KUGS radio!

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HELP support
SUSPENS JR. 13-city tour


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Suspens Jr. & Suspens

DJ Chill Will from WCBN in Ann Arbor, MI

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Saturdays 9pm-12am (est) http://www.wcbn.org

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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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(God Bless & Isa Mahal)