KREAM #1 - Super Rappin'May 21, 2014
Welcome to Radio K's KREAM! I'm Ross, the master of ceremonies pertaining to emcees. So like an MC MC. I'm also the DJ, so I've got all my bases covered, really. I'm excited to use this show to cover many of the bases of hip hop as well, and I'm hoping to craft each episode with specific focus on a different side of the genre. If you have any recommendations for a weekly theme, I'd be more than happy to entertain the possibility, so hit me up on Facebook or Twitter if you've got recommendations!
My first ever set was made of songs that will probably all find their way into the sound collage intro I intend to make for the show. The first part of the Entropy EP suite by DJ Shadow (then billed as DJ Shadow and the Groove Robbers) was full of sound clips of a confused old woman news reporter dismissing hip hop as being about drugs and violence, while Yasiin Bey had some more encouraging things to say about it. Then I played the show's namesake song, of course.
The next set was the only really thematic thing of the night, dedicated to the early years of hip hop and disco rap, beginning with the disputed first hip hop song ever, King Tim III. Read a bit more about it yourself.
That's all I've got for now, so let's get to the playlist. If a song has a download available, I'll try to link you in the appropriate direction. That direction is likely DatPiff, let's be real. Send your love via social media and tune in next week, where I'll be focusing a little bit on Soundset. (It's this weekend! You probably know that! I don't know if I'm making it out but I know it'll be a hella good time nevertheless!)
DJ SHADOW “Entropy (Part A - The Third Decade, Our Move)” from Solesides Greatest Bumps
Mos Def “Fear Not of Man” from Black on Both Sides
Wu-Tang Clan “C.R.E.A.M.” from Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
The Fatback Band “King Tim III (Personality Jock)” from Hustle! The Ultimate Fatback
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five “Super Rappin'” from The Sugar Hill Hip-Hop Box Set
Run D.m.c “You Be Illin'” from Raising Hell
Jimmy Spicer “Money (Dollar Bill Y'all)” from Lyrical Lessons from the Rap Legends: Vol. 2
BIG L “MVP” from MVP (Single)
Rakim “When I B On Tha Mic” from The Master
Jean Grae “Live 4 U” from Attack of the Attacking Things
MADVILLAIN “Shadows of Tomorrow (feat. Quasimoto)” from Madvillainy
Kill the Vultures “Walk On Water” from Ecce Beast
Eyedea & Abilities “E&a Day” from E&A
Lupe Fiasco “THE COOL” from Food & Liquor
Dälek “Stagnant Waters” from Abandoned Language
Pony Bwoy “My Mouth Is a Tomb” from Pony Bwoy