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KREAM #4&5 - East Coast, West Coast

Jun 19, 2014

Here's a blog post for the past two weeks, which have begun our regional genre flavor cross-country-and-beyond tour by working our way through some great songs from the East and West coasts, with one week being dedicated to each.

Both episodes were a lot of fun, primarily dwelling on classics and defining records for each regional subgenre (which is a phenomenon pretty exclusive to hip hop when addressed within a single unified country). I hope y'all enjoyed these fun, casual romps through some massive back-catalogues of amazing albums and artists. I even began West Coast night with some Sly and the Family Stone for a sweet Funk-into-G-Funk transition, and I'd love to start playing more Funk and Soul on the show and linking then up with hip hop tracks that went on to sample them, so if you have any favorites, let me know!

Shout outs for these two weeks go out to the wooshing sound that a swear word played in reverse makes (particularly on the censored version of The Chronic), Wu-Tang (the clan is so prolific that I've avoided them in favor of an entire Wu-'n'-Friends [or is it "Wu-'n'-Bees"?] episode), the biblical surname Dogg, Jeru's new album being impossible to find, autographed photos of Prince, Seth for making a request, everyone else for even briefly thinking about maybe making a request (do it!), and of course the Dave Matthews Band.

I stuck to classics, so little to none of the music played in the last two nights had free downloads available, and also every song adhered to the theme, so sorry if you were expecting those sick hook-ups. They'll return in a few weeks. Thanks for listenin'! Hit me up on Facebook and Twitter and tune in Tuesdays from 10:30 PM to Midnight CST for more hip hop at the speed of sound: only on KREAM, K Rules Everything Around Me. (Next week, OTR cohost Mary is coming in to school me on Southern Rap, and if that doesn't sound promising enough check out the weekly logo).

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EAST COAST (6/10)

Pete Rock “You Remind Me” from The Surviving Elements
THE ROOTS “Double Trouble (feat. Mos Def)” from Home Grown: Vol. 1
The Beatnuts “R.U. Ready II” from The Spot (Remix EP)

Slick Rick “CHILDREN'S STORY” from The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
Afrika Bambaataa “Death Mix” from True School: Lyrical Lessons from the Rap Legends, Volume 2
Brand Nubian “Let's Dance (feat. Busta Rhymes)” from FOUNDATION
Schooly D “P.S.K.: what Does it Mean?” from Vinyl Exams

Notorious B.I.G. “The What” from Ready to Die
BIG L “Put It On” from Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous
Boogie Down Productions “I'm Still #1” from By All Means Necessary

A TRIBE CALLED QUEST “Bonita Applebum” from A Tribe Called Quest: The Anthology
UMC's “One To Grow On (Growin' Like Weeds)” from Fruits of Nature
Ultramagnetic MC's “Ego Trippin' (MC Ultra)” from Vinyl Exams

Jeru The Damaja “Won't Stop” from Won't Stop 12"
EPMD “You're a Customer” from Strictly Business
Das EFX “Mic Checka” from Dead Serious

Cannibal Ox “The F-Word” from The Cold Vein (Deluxe Edition)
DE LA SOUL “Eye Know” from 3 Feet High and Rising

Nas “If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)” from It Was Written

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WEST COAST (6/17)

SLY & THE FAMILY STONE “(You Caught Me) Smilin'” from There's a Riot Goin' On
Warren G “Regulate” from Regulate... G Funk Era — (introduced with a clip of this line)

N.W.A. “Straight Outta Compton” from Straight Outta Compton
SNOOP DOGG “Lay Low (feat. Master P, Nate Dogg, Butch Cassidy, and Tha Eastsidaz)” from Tha Last Meal
Blackalicious (I attempted to play a 12" of "Alphabet Aerobics" b/w "A to G" but both sides started skipping on the record player)

EAZY-E “Nobody Move” from Eazy-Duz-It
DJ Quik “Born and Raised In Compton” from Born and Raised In Compton 12"
Dr. Dre “Fuck Wit Dre Day” from The Chronic

Ice Cube “AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted” from AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
Prozack Turner “Feelin' My Steelo” from Death, Taxes, and Prozack
Ice-T “O.G. Original Gangster” from Rhino Hi-Five: Ice-T - EP

The Pharcyde “Runnin'” from Labcabincalifornia
J. Rocc “DRAMA” from Stones Throw & Adult Swim Presents - Chrome Children
Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf “My World Premiere” from Big Shots — (I recommended a couple articles)
Quasimoto “Goodmorning Sunshine” from The Unseen

Luniz “I Got 5 On It” from Operation Stackola
Dilated Peoples “The Platform” from The Platform
MADVILLAIN “Curls” from Madvillainy — (there was a request by Seth for "my favorite MF DOOM song", which is an impossible question, so I spun a favorite from his collab with native Californian Madlib to keep it within the West Coast theme)

Deltron 3030 “MasterMind” from Deltron 3030
ScHoolboy Q “Man Of The Year” from Oxymoron

Kendrick Lamar “Money Trees (feat. Jay Rock)” from Good Kid, M.A.A.D city