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. What's Upper? . . . Nasty News . Issue #995 . December 6, 2021 . What's Upper? .

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DJ 3rd Degree’s
Fire Pick of the Week
December 6, 2021

Thanks for continuing to support indie rap music and the Rap Attack DJ’s.
What is good my Hip Hop friends!?!
Wow, we are in December, the last month of 2021 which has been one hell of a year for us all. I need to start off this week by sending love and condolences to the family and friends of our beloved DJ brother Jose Gutierrez, aka DJ Luvva J out of the beautiful state of Washington. This brother was, and always will be, known as a caring loving leader and comrade in the Hip Hop community. Your presence in body will be missed but, you will forever be in our hearts and minds. Fly high my dude. We also lost another Hip Hop brother known to many as Big Paul. I don’t believe I had the pleasure of knowing this gentle soul but know many who did, and they had nothing but wonderful things to say about him. Rest easy.

Now it is time to celebrate December and — my birthday!!
Oh yeah, it is almost my birthday, and I am blessed and excited to turn 52!! Yep, that is what I said, 52! And I look nothing close to that!! LOL!

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Let’s talk music now. I am excited to bring you another hot joint from our brothers out of Boise, Idaho. Rap Attack’s own DJ Jason D and his rhyme partner Eleven are at it again. They have dropped two previous singles this year, both amazing bangers, and now, they bring us another one before they drop their album. Their latest release is titled “One for One” (self-released) and it features the dope MC, Reks. I must say, Jason’s production ranks right up there with the best who are doing it so, please do not sleep on this.
The joint has a mellow vibe to it, with some light boom bap drums, a nice bass line and some cool keys. To me, the bass line is the highlight of the music bed and it is a perfect base for Eleven and Reks to do their thing. Amazing verbal skills are on display here as both emcees go in on the beat, hitting us with a picture of why these two are not to be over-looked.
I highly recommend you seek this one out and add it to your playlist or show line-up.
We hope you continue to fight thru your own trials and tribulations and may your path be filled with love and beautiful music!
I wish Happy Holidays to all of you.
May 2022 bring you peace and love to you and yours!

Keep it real out there my people!
Keep up the love and peace that Hip Hop was based on.
One love til next time!!

DJ 3rd Degree

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Kangol Kid from 80s group UTFO fighting Colon Cancer
as UTFO’s Dr. Ice, Lisa Lisa & LL Cool J visits UTFO’s Kangol Kid.
Prayers going UP!


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Celebrating are (l-r):
Psycho Les (The Beatnuts), Imperial Arman and Mr. Choc (The Beat Junkies)

Artist of the Week

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“True Story” is on Netflix. A MUST WATCH!
7 episodes.
Kevin Hart & Wesley Snipes takes you on a rollercoaster of a ride of mystery, suspense & comedy. Really dope series.

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Rap Attack
’s own Ron Miner aka DJ Indiana Jones who passed away one year ago on December 4, 2020. (R.I.P.)

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with the late & legendary
DJ Whiz Kid, Nasty-Nes & the iconic DJ Red Alert who recently celebrated his birthday!

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JJ Hudson’s latest “Let It Pop”
is now crossing over to the mainstream as she’s getting noticed on both the
UrbanInfluencer.com & RadioAirplayExperts.com RAP Charts!

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Philly’s own Suspens ends 2021 with his new track that pays tribute to RAKIM — “Dedication!”
Suspens flips “I Know You Got Soul” into his own style/vibe & gives us a track well worth mentioning!
This jawn is FIYA!

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She’s WILDIN’ OUT thanks to Nick Cannon.
We were there for her from the get-go!
Congrats Justina!!!

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Pinoy Pride is ALIVE & STRONG in the 206 with Nasty-Nes, DJ Neebor & DJ D’Lemma (KUBE-Seattle).

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(l-r) Charli TerminKNOWLEDGEE, Nasty-Nes & Luvva J.
“Winners Train, Losers Complain, Do Your Thing!”

(R.I.P.) Luva J (KAOS-WA)

"Tribute to Luvva J"

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Pictured at the latest November’s “Independent Artist Connect” panel in Long Beach, CA (l-r): Todd Wolfe (Entertainment Lawyer), IRKO (Multi Platinum Award Winning Sound Engineer), Nasty-Nes & D-Tragic (KCSB-CA).


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Congrats to both LL Cool J & Jay-Z who are now inducted
into the “Rock N Roll Hall of Fame!”

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One of the hardest moments in my life is when a RAP ATTACK DJ passes away. They’re not just a dj, but a friend and part of a family.

Over the past years we've lost
Ron Miner aka DJ Indiana Jones, DJ Hideo, DJ S.A., Victor Freska Zendejas aka DJ Vic Z, Rob One, Wes Allmond aka DJ Solo, Just-O, Ricky Leigh Mensh & Tom Craven.

On Friday morning, November 5th, DJ Luvva J aka Jose Gutierrez Jr. from KAOS radio in Olympia, WA passed away from complications due to Covid-19.

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Luvva J was a loyal RAP ATTACK reporter, a loyal RAP ATTACK CONF CALL DJ & a loyal friend. We’ve been very close friends for many years. He’s the one who convinced me to put my memoirs together and said he would help me.
The two of us were in the process of working on "
Time Out.”

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On Sunday, November 28th, Grandmixer GMS and I will dedicate our KFOX NIGHTBEAT show to Luvva J. The show airs at 9pm (pst) on www.RainierAvenueRadio.world.

We will play some of his tracks, excerpts from Luvva J, a dedication speech from
Charli Terminelli & the very last MasterMix he made for KFOX Nightbeat on September 5, 2021. 

Rest in Peace, Luvva J.
I LOVE YOU brother.  

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(R.I.P.) to the General aka The Mayor of Skid Row here in Los Angeles.
We got the sad news that
General Jeff passed away as it was decided to have his life support ended. Jeff had recently been hospitalized for heart issues and needed the help of life support after his condition gravely worsened.
General Jeff was a DJ affiliated with Uncle Jamms Army who first got his start as a part of Bobby Jimmy & The Critters. He wrote for Russ Parr aka Bobby Jimmy and even starred as the rapping roach in the popular parody song “Roaches” in the group’s song and video.
Jeff joined the duo of
Rodney O & Joe Cooley, appearing in songs and album covers. He signed with NASTYMIX Records in the early 90’s. Although the group kept the duo’s name in the title, Jeff played a big part in the group making it a trio. After parting from the group, Jeff remained in the industry as an assistant to DJ Quik, helping the legendary producer in the studio and more.

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After walking away from the industry, Jeff began his work as an activist for the homeless in the Los Angeles Skid Row section. Jeff attended meetings at City Hall, worked with politicians and obtained services for the homeless. Thanks to his work, many of the homeless obtained meals, products, shelter and other much needed items for their survival. Jeff also stayed on the heads of the LAPD about Black Live Matters issues, partaking in protests and meetings. Jeff also beat a case brought against him by the police. Jeff believed was the target of a department conspiracy due to his activism for the homeless and Black lives.
General Jeff also organized the first and only Skid Row Music Festival showcasing the likes of Public Enemy, Kurupt, Egyptian Lover, Brother J of X-Clan, Yo-Yo, Kid Frost, Lady of Rage and many others. The event was to bring more public awareness to homeless issues and it was held right in the middle of the Skid Row area. Thousands came out to participate. For many it was their first time seeing the camps of homeless people in person. Jeff was dubbed the “Mayor of Skid Row” by many of the homeless for his service.
General Jeff was officially taken off life support on Thursday, October 21st.

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RAP ATTACK DJ/Reporter DJ EFN from “Drink Champs” got to go one on one with Ye on his latest podcast with N.O.R.E."

KFOX NIGHTBEAT celebrating 100 SHOWS!

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Thank you!
Peace, Love & Hip Hop Unity

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Today Audacy announced the immediate launch of 94.7 The Block, New York’s new No. 1 for throwbacks. The station will feature a wide collection of classic hip-hop hits and throwbacks, including favorites from Jay-Z, Fugees, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Beyoncé, LL Cool J, The Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige and more.

94.7 The Block will provide a compelling soundtrack for New York’s biggest music fans, offering songs and artists that are synonymous with New York’s iconic hip-hop culture and that still strongly resonate with listeners today across all generations,” said Chris Oliviero, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Audacy New York
“This was an opportunity to add a quintessential New York sound to our audio portfolio that has been missing in the area, while at the same time continuing to engage with our New York country audience thru HD and digital platforms.”
94.7 The Block will launch with 25,000 throwback songs in a row, commercial-free. More programming details and local on-air talent will be announced in the coming months. 

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If you missed my interview on "SOHOLLYWOOD THE PODCAST," you can watch it here as Ms SoHollywood goes one on one with Nasty-Nes!
Get ready to laugh, cry & reminisce as Nasty-Nes shares his personal moments from his 41 years in the biz!

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NJ got lit at WRSU as ProQuo invaded the airwaves with Ahsan “The Golden Child”

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NASTY-NES is BACK In The MixTape Mix

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It's 90 minutes of Dope-Nes, Phat-Nes, Fresh-Nes & Nasty-Nes in the "Old School 1250 KFOX MasterMix.”
Mixtapes today are not the same as in my era. In my era mixtapes were meant to break new music by various artists and to display your mixing and cutting skills.
I want to thank both
Mark Martin & Jeff Frady for a great job producing this with the surprise special artists’ drops to the awesome EQ'ing the sound quality. I've been down with these guys since day one from their days dj'ing at the iconic Spectrum nightclub!
This will take you back down memory lane.
I want to thank all of you for the love & support you've shown me since 1980.
Peep it Here & Enjoy:

& Chozen aka Yuji Okumoto keepin’ it Hip Hop!

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We caught one of RAP ATTACK’s favorite artist, Conway The Entertainer (left) with the Producer Extraordinaire himself, Robbie Rob who produced “Say His Name” f/Alexander O’Neal in MN!

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On the set of JJ Hudson’s new video/single “Let It Pop” with (l-r): Grandmixer GMS, JJ Hudson & Nasty-Nes!

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Jim Kelly quote: “Man you come right out of a comic book!”

I was blessed to have met Shih Kien aka Mr Han from "Enter The Drasgon." It was in the 70's at the U of WA's Hec Edmundson Pavillion. My Sifu Taky Kimura was a guest speaker at the martial arts exhibition & he took me with him.

I was around 14 years old & star struck to meet Mr. Han, who was maybe 5"3" tall and didn't speak English. He lip-synched his lines to the voice of Key Luke, best known as MASTER in the 70's tv series, "Kung-Fu."

But I got to shake his hand & I got his autograph!
One of many memorable moments I spent with my Sifu Taky. (

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Find someone who looks at you the way Bruce Lee is looking at me! Nasty-Nes


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Bruce Lee passed away on July 20, 1973.
From Bruce’s
Jun Fan Gung-Fu Institute, paying their respects are
Bruce Reid, Nasty-Nes & Andy Kimura and
RAP ATTACK’s own Grandmixer GMS.

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Streaming Music, 24/7.
MONDAYS - Hip Hop from the 831 (Monterey & Santa Cruz counties).
TUESDAYS - latest underground Hip Hop mixed with some classics.
WEDNESDAYS - latest underground Hip Hop, some classics, live stream "Wednesday Wreck" show.
THURSDAYS - latest Freestyle music, some classics, live stream of my "Club Wreck" show.
FRIDAYS - latest Freestyle music mixed with some classics.
SATURDAYS - "Saturday Spotlight" featured interview from my archives & music of the said artist.
SUNDAYS - "Sunday Surprise" Open format as I dig deep in my bag of audio tricks.

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Watch the entire interview between Tony A. (LA’s legendary producer/DJ for Hi-C), Nasty-Nes & DJ 3rd Degree:


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(l-r) Jamal aka Mr E., Nasty-Nes, JJ Hudson, GrandMixer GMS, DJ 3rd Degree & Jayson aka Binary.
COMING to a COLLEGE TOUR in 2021 & on
Stay tuned . . .

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I reactivated my MIXCLOUD account and am slowly building up its content. For now you can hear my recent KFOX NIGHTBEAT shows (archived), with MORE to come!
It’s FREE!

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with Maharaji, Sir MixALot & Nasty-Nes

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(R.I.P.) To My Sifu, Role Model, Mentor & Father Figure

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(Seattle’s Jun Fan Gung-Fu Institute)

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Happy Birthday!

to the late Bubba G. Scotch (KHDC-CA),
celebrating on Tuesday, December 7 (R.I.P.),
Tim Jaffe, aka DJ 3rd Degree (Coast to Coast) "Moonlight,"
celebrating this Sunday, December 12.