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01/18/2021 02:56 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
by Fishbone
(2 plays) | (0 fans)

"Our awareness has spoiled your fun" The fourth full-length from Fishbone was the last album to feature all six original members. Read more about Fishbone on their KEXP artist profile page here: https://kexp.org/podcasts/live-on-kexp/2017/1/12/fishbone/
01/18/2021 02:52 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Backseat Freestyle
by Kendrick Lamar
(20 plays) | (0 fans)

Released in 2012, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City was Kendrick Lamar's major-label debut, allowing him to ascend past his early releases under the moniker K-Dot, and advance to major commercial success and critical acclaim.
01/18/2021 02:48 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.

"Shut Em Down" was one of Public Enemy's statements against capitalist America, positioning the group directly opposite to major corporations stealing from the black community without supporting in return. As Chuck D said, "the best way to boycott a business is to start your own."
01/18/2021 02:42 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Down With The King
by Run-D.M.C.
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

"Down With the King," released on the album of the same name, was Run-D.M.C.'s most successful single after "Walk This Way." It noted a new direction in the group's sound and style.
01/18/2021 02:36 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.

A veritable pantheon of industry greats, "King Holiday" was produced by Phillip Jones and Kurtis Blow, and composed by Phillip Jones, Kurtis Blow, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Bill Adler. Vocalists included Whitney Houston, Lisa Lisa with Full Force , Teena Marie, El DeBarge, Stacy Lattisaw, the 1986 iteration of Menudo, Stephanie Mills, Run–D.M.C., New Edition, James "J.T." Taylor of Kool & the Gang, Kurtis Blow, The Fat Boys, Grandmaster Melle Mel, and Whodini.
01/18/2021 02:30 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
We March
by Prince
(13 plays) | (0 fans)

"We March" was released in 1995 on Prince's 17th album, The Gold Experience, back when Prince was still being referred to as his inscrutable stage name, the "Love Symbol."
01/18/2021 02:26 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
by Madlib
(10 plays) | (0 fans)

Four Tet edited, arranged, and mastered the newest MadLib Sound Ancestors track. Stereogum writes that, “like “Road Of The Lonely Ones,” Hopprock is a warm, hazy instrumental that Madlib and Four Tet wrote together. The track has a neck-cranking beat, a warm bassline, and a few samples chopped into the mix. It sustains a mood, and I wish we could hear DOOM rapping on it.” Read the full review here: https://www.stereogum.com/2111969/madlib-hopprock/music/
01/18/2021 02:23 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
by Jungle Brothers
(6 plays) | (0 fans)

Heralded as early jazz-rap adapters, the Jungle Brothers never quite reached the same levels of commercial success as industry peers De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, or Digable Planets. Their debut album Done by the Forces of Nature was released in 1989.
01/18/2021 02:13 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Steppin' Into Tomorrow
by Madlib
(7 plays) | (0 fans)

Otis Jackson Jr., known professionally as Madlib, is a DJ, music producer, multi-instrumentalist, and rapper. One of the most prolific and critically acclaimed hip hop producers of the 2000s, he is widely known for his collaborations with MF DOOM, J Dilla, and Freddie Gibbs. He's sampling Donald Byrd's 1974 song of the same name, arranged by Larry Mizell.
01/18/2021 02:08 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.
Blacks and Blues
by Bobbi Humphrey
(3 plays) | (0 fans)

Found on the third album from the American jazz flutist. Described in a review by Steve Huey: "Overall, the album's cumulative effect is like a soft summer breeze, perfect for beaches, barbecues, and cruising with the top down." Find more here: http://www.bluenote.com/artist/bobbi-humphrey/
01/18/2021 02:04 PM
DJ: Larry Mizell, Jr.

Read about the complicated legacy of Chicago pastor, activist, choir leader, and scammer (?) T. L. Barrett: https://thequietus.com/articles/20857-pastor-t-l-barrett-like-a-ship-without-a-sail-review