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Every year on March 9th DJ Mister Cee dedicates his “Throwback at Noon” radio show on Hot 97 to the memory of Christopher Wallace. No yellin’, no call-ins… just straight butter classic cuts by Biggie Smalls.

Hip-Hop Radio III by TheBRMG

The Blue Room Music Group is putting on a showcase at SXSW this year, featuring a gang of talent from across the country.

Presented by TheBMRG
Hosted by Crop Diggie and Spinner T
March 20, 2009
Prague Night Club
422 Congress Ave
Austin TX

To get a taste of what to expect, peep the Hip-Hop Radio III mixtape put together by DJ Protege and hosted by Feddi Man, both representing Austin to the fullest:

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Hip Hop Radio III Mixtape Track Listing:

Feddi Man (ATX) -Bang! Bang!
Proton (ATL) – Laptop
Chief (Detroit) – Cold Turkey
Thad Reid (VA) – The Reason
Question (SATX) – My My My
Buff 1 (MI / LA) – Dream Streets
Now On (MI / LA) – All You Ever Know
A.Pinks (NYC) – Held Me Down
Donny Goines (NYC) – Ricky’s Story
Dirty (ATX) – Life Is What You Make It
Kriminals (ATX) – What You Waitin Fo’
Fresh Daily (NYC) – Video Gamin

Sickness and snow kept me homebound today, so I’ve been catching up on some downloads from the past week. At the top of the heap is this masterpiece tribute mix by J.Period paying homage to the man Q-Tip, who’s instant classic The Renaissance album topped my list of favorites from last year.

My fondness for the Abstract Poetic’s music goes back to People’s Instinctive Travels, and it’s safe to say dude is one of the most influential artists in my humble little life. J.Period’s mix pulls together classic Tribe breaks, Tip verses, cameos, remixes and all kinds of other good shit to create one of the dopest mixes I’ve heard in a long, long time. And as a long-time Tribe fan, this shit really made my day.

If you haven’t already checked this out, GET. ON. IT. NOW. (Hint: those are all various download links, so try whichever suits your fancy).

BuhbOmp‘s own Cashless has this to say about it in a review he wrote for Hater Magazine:

There’s an old saying about how we should give someone their flowers while they’re still alive or something like that. I’m paraphrasing, but it seems like I haven’t heard this good a send-up of a living artist since … well, never. J-Period pulls out all the stops in paying tribute to one of the most transformative figures in hip-hop — and that’s a conservative statement. Matching the game-changing nature of the subject matter, Q-Tip and his legacy, the mixtape’s incredible composition, structure and production aesthetics are heretofore unparalleled. There isn’t enough space here for me to express how much you’re fucking up by not having this in heavy rotation right now!

Bonus (from Cashless): Earlier today on Twitter, Q-Tip and I shared a mild-mannered exchange of opinions. It seems however, that we both had the same point of view and I was employing out of pocket, non sequitur logic per usual. Let’s enjoy, shall we?

Q-Tip: ok ! this is easy for me.. radiohead? [link to YouTube video of Radiohead’s Paranoid Android] coldplay! [link to YouTube video of Coldplay’s The Scientist] easy!

Me: Did @QtipTheAbstract just imply that Coldplay is better than Radiohead?! Crazy talk revealed! Just stick with the hip-hop for now bruh.

Q-Tip: @cashless are u nutso??? what a creep u r! [link to Youtube video of Radiohead’s Creep]

Me: @QtipTheAbstract I’ll be a creep, I won’t listen to Coldplay though. Advantage: @Cashless

Me: @QtipTheAbstract I’ll fall back if this is somehow related to an inside joke. Play on playas. However, will not retract Radiohead > Coldplay

Q-Tip: @cashless ummmm… we all vote for head homie….c’mon

(Oddly enough, I had an almost indistinguishable Twitter exchange with Amanda Diva on Grammy night for her bigging up Coldplay and calling Radiohead’s live performance of 15 Step, “cacophonous”. Sorry, but in that situation, invoking “crazy talk” was well beyond warranted.)

In the middle of my exchange with Q-Tip, he sent this message to all of his followers: “cant do the inside joke things with the community u are the only one who fucks with me.” Could this all have been an inside tweet that I intercepted and got all Perez Hilton -vs- Noreaga with it? Could Tip’s Coldplay-versus-Radiohead posts have been intended for Amanda Diva, who is featured on Q-Tip’s song, “Manwomanboogie”? Regardless, I still greatly respect Q-Tip for the music he’s made in addition to being one of the most valuable contributors to the hip hop community and Black music at large.

Final note: I don’t want it to appear as if there was an actual beef or that Q-Tip is a bad guy. In fact, he sent me a direct message saying that everything was all in fun and that he would correctly pick Radiohead over Coldplay.

— Cashless

wbunch Recorded on New Year’s Eve 1987.

If you want to hear to the sound of West London on NYE in ‘87 then it probably doesn’t get much better than this for capturing the vibe (it’s rough though). If anyone has the DJ Milo Wild Bunch compilation this is where the live segments came from. Nice to hear the Wild Bunch and Soul II Soul in full flow in a club setting, especially when Daddy G of Wild Bunch/Massive Attack fame can’t remember the name of their new record (’it’s so fresh I can’t remember’) and that record is their seminal cover of ‘The Look of Love’. Top man.

Download here.

Via Test Pressing.

Bonus: More of The Wild Bunch.

For our 13th episode, DJ LIL TIGER starts things off with a love-themed Soul set with splashes of classic disco and contemporary R&B. EMPANADAMN holds it down in the second half with a mesh of synthy dance, pop, Hip-Hop and electro.

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Also check out some of our previous episodes:

episode 12: EMPANADAMN and DJ LIL TIGER
episode 11: EMPANADAMN and DJ LIL TIGER
episode 10: STARSIGN
epsiode 09: DJ LIL TIGER
episode 08: EMPANADAMN
episode 07: EMPANADAMN
episode 06: WITNES & SQUINCY JONES

More episodes available at our podcast archives.

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The talented homiemo (that’s short for emo homie) DJ Neil Armstrong has a new project in the works entitled Bittersweet, Part 2:

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Continuing with his impeccable ability to pluck at the heartstrings through a selection of tunes & perfectly placed sound bites, Neil relates the complexities of love in song form. Based on the snippet above, his story plays out like an 80s romantic comedy from the perspective of the unsung hero, you know, the type that is often overlooked and side-stepped because they’re a bald-headed nerd with glasses who pose with huge, crazy-expensive bottles of champagne. Yeah, that guy.

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For our 12th episode, EMPANADAMN and DJ LIL TIGER team up for another quick mix (just under 27 minutes) to hold things over until the world gets a little less busy. Just a sampling of things to come, really. EMPANADAMN spreads it around with a little of everything but the kitchen sink, and LIL TIGER closes out the mix with a quick hit of raw dancehall.

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Also check out some of our previous episodes:

episode 11: EMPANADAMN and DJ LIL TIGER: 11buhbomp.mp3
episode 10: STARSIGN: 10buhbomp.mp3
epsiode 09: DJ LIL TIGER: 09buhbomp.mp3
episode 08: EMPANADAMN: 08buhbomp.mp3
episode 07: EMPANADAMN: 07buhbomp.mp3
episode 06: WITNES & SQUINCY JONES: 06buhbomp.mp3
episode 05: ISH: 05buhbomp.mp3

Full archive available here: www.buhbomp.com/updates/?page_id=38

Emynd drops A Bunch of R&B on you

In: Downloads, Mixes, Music

Just got around to checking out Emynd‘s latest R&B mix, which is part of Crossfaded Bacon‘s 1st & 15th (Pretty Much) Mix Series. (I dig that they’re on BPT — BuhbOmp People’s Time — with their postings, too. See: Welfare). I’ve been on an R&B kick lately, so this arrived with perfect timing.

Emynd hails from Philly and is one of the most diverse and talented DJs and producers out there doing it right now. He’s also the dude behind NolaBounce, the Bounce music blog we’ve mentioned here several times. If you’re not up on the 15 million things this dude has going on right now, you need to make some time and get familiar, pronto.

Here’s the mix:
Emynd — A Bunch of R&B

And here’s what he has to say about it:

This month, I (Emynd) wanted to make a mix of some of the new-ish R&B I’ve been into so I could listen to it on my just-long-enough-to-be-annoying drive to work every day. Some of it is cheesy, some of it is sappy, some of it is HARD, and some of it is guilty pleasure steez, but whatever… I fux with this stuff. …

Tracklisting:
1. Bobby Valentino ft Lil Wayne “Your Smile”
2. Raheem Devaughn “Friday”
3. John Legen ft Brandy “Quickly”
4. Bobby Valentino “Pull It Off”
5. Justin Timberlake & Esmee Denters “Follow My Lead”
6. Slim “Is This The Way”
7. Ryan Leslie ft St. Laz “The Remedy”
8. Ryan Leslie ft Fabolous and Slim “Good Lovin”
9. Slim ft Yung Joc “So Fly”
10. R-Kelly “Club To A Bedroom”
11. Nitt, 9th Ward, & Gucci Mane “Do It”
12. Montell Jordan ft Dougie Fresh “Left Alone”
13. Lloyd “Baddest Bitch”
14. Girlicious ft Kardinal Offishall “I.O.U.1.”
15. Usher “The Dirt”
16. Rich Girl ft Bun B “24s”
17. T-Pain ft Polow Da Don “My Own Steps”
18. One Chance “Juke”
19. Usher ft Ludacris “Dat Girl Right There”
20. O’Neal McKnight ft Heavy D & Big Ali “Champagne Red Lights”
21. Keri Hilson “What Channel”
22. Britney Spears “Trouble”
23. Brandy ft Timbaland “Drum Life”
24. Electric Red “We F*ck You”
25. O’Neal McKnight ft Greg Nice “Check Your Coat”
26. Ciara “I’m On”

Also, holler at the dude on Twitter. It’s endless entertainment:
twitter.com/emynd

I was supposed to post this a few weeks ago, but I got caught up in the holiday rush.

The homie Smooth Operator hipped me to his latest mix a while back. It kicks off with some classic Prince and works its way through 80s, pop, house and dance remixes. You can download and listen to it here:

Smooth Operator – To Cali wih Love – December 2008

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He’s got more in the works for ‘09, so enjoy this for now and let us know what you think.

Starsign says you are all beautiful …

In: Downloads, Mixes, Music

Hope everyone enjoyed a safe and festive New Year.

Our good friend DJ Starsign, who we featured with a guest mix here on buhbOmp back in September, is doing his part to kick off 2009 on the right foot. While the rest of us were prepping for NYE madness, Starsign was on the decks at the crib putting together a dope mix for the people.

Starsign is known for his eclectic arrangements of genres ranging from funk, soul, rock, Hip-Hop, electronic and all points in between. There’s a strong Hip-Hop bent to this one, with plenty of classics and breaks mixed into the fray. His mixes are always diverse, with a focus on quality selections that know no bounds. Check it out and let us know what you think:

you are all beautiful — live mix by DJ Starsign

On the strength of the opening JBs/Mango Meat combo alone, I know this will stay in heavy rotation for a while.

For more Starsign mixes, check out his archive online at his BASS|BOMB|SUGAR| blog.

Podcast:

EPISODE 13. DJ LIL TIGER
and EMPANADAMN

DJ LIL TIGER starts things off with a love-themed Soul set with splashes of classic disco and contemporary R&B. EMPANADAMN holds it down in the second half with a mesh of synthy dance, pop, Hip-Hop and electro.

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EPISODE 221. 02 AUG 2016.

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