Mr. Aeks and Opski Chan_Pushers and Prophets

japanic   2/3/2014   Hip Hop

As a supporter of local (Bay Area, CA) sounds there’s something that I find really satisfying about listening to import releases by your favorite hometown heroes. This cassette tape release limited to 100/100 comes to us by way of Hiss Tape of Finland. In 2014 do yourself a solid and peep this effort from 408 representatives (San Jose, CA) Mr. Aeks & Opski Chan. If you don’t know your South Bay underground rap timeline, Aeks has been doing dirt on underground rap joints since the 90’s – with his hand on production of some favorite classic & contemporary projects. Op has been dropping jewels on tracks since the 00’s – both on solo projects and collaborations. Pushers & Prophets is made up of the necessary ingredients for a classic underground SJ release – one part rugged rhymes & one part dope beats that will make your head nod; have you light one up or both. If you are unable to get your hands on a cassette copy you can find the digital version at http://opskichan.bandcamp.com/album/pushers-prophets

Hip Hop for the Hill – Vol. 8 / October 2013

japanic   10/19/2013   CD, Hip Hop

01_Queensbridge, NY veteran MC Tragedy Khadafi teams up with Tragic Allies from Lynn, Massachusetts create some rugged poetry. 02_Northern Cali’s Big Sammy rhymes large and is co-signed by Gurp City. 03_Often under appreciated MC/Producer Count Bass D collaborates with often underrated MC/Producer MF Grimm and bring you the knock! 04_Law Professor Mom + African poet/activist Dad = Earl Sweatshirt of Odd Future. RZA (Wu Tang Clan) on the beat. 05_Grand Killa Con includes Gurp City residents Luke Sick & Central American record digger Brycon. 06_Ruff raps from Brooklyn MC Hannibal Stax over rugged noise from East Coast Producer Marco Polo. 07_MC/Producer/Record Label Owner/Author/Drummer J-Zone speaks on the trials & tribulations of an aging rapper. 08_La Femme Deadly Venoms is made up of DJ Battle team Celskii & Deandroid, Lady Fingaz and Crown City Rocker’s keyboard virtuoso Kat 010. Bay Area stand up because these ladies can get down! 09_Solid showing from veteran DITC OG MC OC. Always on cue when he?? spits game. Da Beatminerz on production. 10_When the Operator Chan is in the place the 408 is well represented. When Sol Plus 10 (Sub Ren) is in the place the 408 is well represented. Give this track full of rap magic a spin! 11_Tony Touch & Mash Out Posse get you inebriated on some 80 proof rap. 12_Tony Touch & Thirstin Howl III serve up some up north type jail recipe rap. 13_Walt Sicknin bring some ice cold raps from “Chilly Philly”.

**A brief disclaimer – This is not a music compilation release by KFJC, nor does this radio station or its staff claim ownership of any songs herein.


Hip Hop for the Hill – Vol. 7

japanic   7/15/2013   CD, Hip Hop

# Artist Track 1. Dirt Platoon & Kyo Itachi (ft. Rustee Juxx) Dirty Work 2. DJ Muggs Sound Clash Business 3. El-P & Killer Mike Get It 4. Incredible Torture Show, The (ft. Roughneck Jihad) They All Come 5. Inspectah Deck, 7L & Esoteric (ft. Action Bronson) Czardi Gras (it’s Raw Again) 6. King Cesar (Monsta Island Czars) Who’s The Master (remix) 7. Kutmasta Kurt, Motion Man & Retrogott Rhyme Imperial, The 8. Kutmasta Kurt, Motion Man & Retrogott (Inst.) Rhyme Imperial, The (Instrumental) 9. Mr. MFN Exquire (ft. Danny Brown, Nacho Picasso, Flatbush Zombies) Tomorrow’s Gone 10. Native Brown & Barry Bones (ft. Jesse Medina) Preaching Decay 11. Pro Era Like Water 12. Shaz Illyork (ft. A.G. Da Coroner) Alicia Keys 13. Timeless Truth Scene of The Rhyme 14. **Bonus** DFS (ft. Spexxx, Detox, Brewmasta) Another Form of Art

**A real brief disclaimer: this is not a music release by KFJC. This radio station and it’s staff do not claim ownership of these songs herein.

The idea for this collection is just to consolidate these various HipHop/Rap tracks (worthy of some spins) and get them onto a single medium – for easy to access airplay. In other words, if it were the 90’s then these were those vinyl/CD singles that were sent to the station (via promotional service from the labels and such) which then made it to the “Currents” library. Blast Beats!

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