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. . . What’s Upper? . . . Nasty News . . . Issue #747 . . . November 21, 2016 . . . What’s Upper? . . .


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The last day to report your Top 40 playlist
will be Wednesday, December 8, 2016.

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

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"RAP ATTACK” returns to PowersRadio.com with DJ's Nasty-Nes & 3rd Degree, debuting on Sunday, December 4th from 7pm-9pm (pst).

Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJDIFcisnNE

We will be archiving ALL our shows here on RapAttackLives.com starting December 5th.

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DJ 3
rd Degree’s
Fire Pick of the Week
Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2016

Back at ya this week with another hot track for your ears! Actually, I have something better . . . an entire album of hot tracks from A Tribe Called Quest
We Got It From Here. . .Thank You 4 Your Service.

2016 has been a very tough year for those of us who love music. Iconic artists David Bowie, Glenn Frey (The Eagles) and, of course, Prince, are gone. We also lost an incredible artist from the Hip-Hop world in March of this year when Malik Izaak Taylor, known professionally as Phife Dawg, passed away due to complications from diabetes and other medical issues. As a well-known member of A Tribe Called Quest, his death hit our culture hard. It hit me especially hard as this group, and Phife himself, have been extremely inspirational in my Hip-Hop life.

A Tribe Called Quest had not made a new album since The Love Movement, some 18 years ago. On November 13, 2015, the group’s four original members Phife, Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammed and Jairobi, reunited on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album release of “People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm”. They performed “Can I Kick It” and became incredibly motivated by their performance. This was also the night of the Paris shootings so after the show, the group went into the studio and began creating new music together.

Fast-forward to March 2016 and the untimely passing of the 5-foot microphone assassin, Phife Dawg. The group wasn’t sure if they could finish what they had started without their dear friend and partner but with the help and encouragement from Busta Rhymes, Consequence and others, they moved forward and completed the final ATCQ album, ever.

This album, titled We Got It From Here. . .Thank You 4 Your Service, makes you feel like it is 1992. The beats are that boom bap we love from this group. Assisting on the album are incredible rappers such as previously mentioned Busta and Consequence, along with Talib Kweli, Andre 3000, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, guitar by Jack White (The White Stripes) and the 805’s own Anderson Paak on vocals.

I have listened to this album 6-times over and have not gotten sick of it. I love this album for its flavor, its vibe and its message. With songs like “The Donald”, “We The People”, and “DisGeneration”, the album is full of political over-tones. ATCQ always had something positive to say and they haven’t let us down here. On the track “Lost Somebody”, Tip speaks directly to Phife about having lost him before his time. A very deep song there. The song titled “Kids” is dope as Andre 3000 and Q-Tip go back and forth throwing incredible lines and metaphors over a funky dope synth-driven track.

If you don’t have this album yet, get up NOW and Go. Grab. It. You’ll love it as much as I do. ATCQ will forever be one of the greatest rap groups ever.

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

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


Everyone, we really need your support for DJ Addition. His Mom has taken a turn for the worse and he will need support from all of us to cover hospital costs and more. Please try to reach down and help him with anything you can.
Thank you and God bless.

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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

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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Happy Birthday!

to Ahsan “The Golden Child”, celebrating on
Tuesday, November 22,

to my mom Leonarda Hocson Rodriguez &
Bruce Lee, both celebrating on
Sunday, November 27.

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(God Bless & Isa Mahal)