After completing our annual Best Of Lists last week, Elliott and I called up DJ Drama’s Aphilliates Radio on Shade 45. We spoke on our selections and expectations in 2013. B.Dot YN
A few days ago, yours truly sat alongside journalists Jon Caramanica and Ben Ratliff for this week’s edition of The New York Times Popcast. Our conversation revolved around SPIN‘s review of Chief Keef’s debut, Finally Rich. The site rated the album 8 out of 10. To boot, Nas’ Life Is Good received a 7 out of 10. Prior to the sit-down, I labeled the author Jordan Sargent a cultural tourist. My comments caught the attention of my colleagues (Dave Bry, Benjamin […]
Rosenberg:1. First off let’s be clear, this conversation was started by and has been fueled by bloggers who more than anything want to be on this radio station, alright? And that’s fine, so did I. 2. But I worked my way through the minor leagues for years to get to have this “dreaded Sunday night timeslot”, as it was referred to by my man B.Dot 3. And real quick, a lot of these bloggers talking trash about commercials we play […]
I’ve had it up to here with New York City radio. After hearing the same three songs in less than an hour on Hot 97, I tweeted “A NYC radio DJ could incorporate at LEAST 5 local records into their daily mix. But they don’t. Kinda sad. Yo @oldmanebro, change must come!” @oldmanebro is Ebro Darden. He’s an Oakland native and Program Director of Hot 97. PDs are the boss of a radio station. Ebro responded to my tweet and a debate ensued including […]
Two nights ago, the kid appeared on The Usual Suspects show with hosts Tee Smif,
Yours truly took over the Shade 45 airwaves yesterday on the All Out Show with Rude Jude and Lord Sear. The station’s looking to add new music, so they called on the kid to help ‘em out. My selections? Kendrick Lamar’s “Money Trees” and Macklemore’s “Can’t Hold Us”. Afterward, we spoke on Shyne’s review of good. kid, m.A.A.d city. Week 2: Back for another week, I highlighted Young Jeezy’s “We Done It Again” and newcomer Deezo‘s “Deck”
The day before Hov christened the Barclays Center, Elliott and I spoke on the impact of his concert series with MTV. Afterward, we kicked our favorite Jay-Z verse. Tougher than you think. Day three goes down tonight.