Thursday, July 24, 2003
1. Kobe: If you're committing adultery in your early 20's, barely a year into your marriage, why even bother jumping the broom?

2. NYC: Post-9/11, how can someone sneak a gun into one of your city government buildings??? Shouldn't y'all be more cautious than just about anyone?

3. Donell (Road Rules South Pacific): How happy will I be if you get your shady, lying, childish arse voted off the show? No one deserves the hook more than you.

4. Former Eleanor Roosevelt High School student Mya: Why'd ya hafta give Carson a lap dance at the end of his MTV roast?? Haven't you seen all the grief brothers and sisters gave Halle for allowing herself to be the Man's little sexual fantasy?

5. Former Eleanor Roosevelt High School student Martin Lawrence: Are you about to get back on track again, now that Bad Boys II is blowin' up??

6. No one in particular: Why was last week's show so dope?

7/19/03--Hour 1


DST- Mega-Mix II (Why Is It Fresh?)

Gangstarr f/ Total- Discipline

Gangstarr- Militia (Pete Rock Remix)

Skillz- Off The Wall

Rakim- Guess Who’s Back?

De La Soul f/ Redman- Oooh

Infinite Loop- Nation’s Cap

Slick Rick f/ Outkast- Street Talkin’

El Da Sensai- Summer Time Bluez

Ras Kass- Understandable Smooth

Bahamadia- Wordplay


Mark Ronson f/ Ghostface & Nate Dogg- Ooh Wee

Brand Nubian- Shining Star

Q-Tip f/ Busta Rhymes- N.T.

LL Cool J- To Da Break Of Dawn

J-Live- MCee

A Tribe Called Quest- Clap Your Hands

Amphibians- Lettuce (Entertain You)


7/19/03--Hour 2

Mos Def- Close Edge

Break/ Roundtable/ Mystery Beat

Greg Nice- Set It Off

Kid N Play- Last Night

Super Lover Cee & Cassanova Rud- Girls I Got ‘Em Locked

Kool G Rap & DJ Polo- It’s A Demo

Big Daddy Kane- Get Into It

Big Daddy Kane- Long Live The Kane

Eric B & Rakim- Keep ‘Em Eager To Listen

YZ- In Control Of Things

Special Ed- I’m The Magnificent Remix

Run DMC f/ Pete Rock & CL Smooth- Down With The King

EPMD- Crossover

Pete Rock & CL Smooth- They Reminisce Over You (TROY)

A Tribe Called Quest f/ Leaders Of The New School & Kid Hood- Scenario Remix

Naughty By Nature- Uptown Anthem

Public Enemy- Fight The Power

Redman- Time 4 Sum Akshun

Doug E Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew- Summertime


Main Source- Looking At The Front Door

Main Source- Fakin’ The Funk

Main Source- Live At The BBQ

Doug E Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew- Back In The Dayz

Eric B & Rakim- Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em

Big Daddy Kane- Set It Off

Rob Base & EZ Rock- It Takes Two

Break/ Outro

Go marvel at the work of our webmaster, the Vibe Conductor DJ Stylus... The bio section is up and running, as is the guestbook... Take advantage of the many resources has to offer. That's what they're here for...

- ed


Thursday, July 24, 2003
For the July 12th show, Mister Elite was back in the mix first, with Stylus making it happen in hour two...

7/12/03--Hour 1


MC Shan- I Pioneered This

Black Moon- War Zone

Heltah Skeltah- Operation Lockdown

Brand Nubian- Love Me Or Leave Me Alone

A Tribe Called Quest- Find A Way

Cocoa Brovaz- Won On Won

Big L f/ Big Daddy Kane- Platinum Plus

Medina Green f/ Mos Def- Crosstown Beef

Group Home- So Called Friends


Blackstar f/ Black Thought- Respiration (Pete Rock Remix)

Gangstarr- Militia (Pete Rock Remix)

Group Home- The Realness

Pete Rock & Large Professor- The Rap World

Mad Skillz- Skillz In ‘95

Common Sense- Breaker 1-9


7/12/03--Hour 2

Bedroom Wizard f/ Mad Skillz- Skillz In ‘98

Slum Village- Disco

Rasco- We Get Live

Gangstarr- Nice Girl, Wrong Place

Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, & Nate Dogg- Oh No

Common- The Hustle

De La Soul f/ Truth Enola & Mos Def- Stakes Is High Remix

Tribe Called Quest- Like It Like That

Little Brother- Flying High

Slick Rick- It’s A Boy (Remix)

Roots- Rhymes and Ammo

LL Cool J- Farmers Blvd

Alkaholiks- Daaam!/ Make Room


Jurassic 5 f/ Big Daddy Kane- A Day At The Races

Pete Rock & CL Smooth- The Creator

Blackstar- B-Boys Will B-Boys

Organized Konfusion- Let’s Organize

Nice & Smooth- Early To Rise

House Of Pain- Jump Around (Pete Rock Remix)

Common- Communism

Roots- Leonard I-V

Break/ Outro

There you have it. Sorry this post wasn't more entertaining-- I'm staring at the July/August '03 issue of King Magazine... the one with Meagan Good on the cover... and... wow... ummm.. I've lost my train of thought-- I'll talk to y'all later.

- ed


Saturday, July 05, 2003
Still recovering from the big Independence Day cookout-movie-marathon-sleepover joint... Unfortunately, I'm still smarting from the revelation that none of my extended family has even a drop of patriotic blood running throught their veins... While I can respect not wanting to be perceived as celebrating all the evil perpetrated over the years in the name of the good ol' US of A, opportunities to catch forty minute displays of isht getting blowed up should generally not be missed... Of course, I wanted to drive back home from NY on no sleep just to see cats demolish the Capital Centre, so maybe I'm a little too driven to see things exploding... Did I mention the Zippo lighter I just bought? Fire... cool.

Before I go renew my loyalty oath, then try to recreate the "Okay, I'm warmed up" scene from the Beyonce & Jay-Z "Crazy in Love" video, let's get to this week's playlist:

7/5/03--Hour 1


Word Of Mouth- King Kut

EPMD- Knick Knack Patty Wack

Krumbsnatcha f/ Gangstarr- Incredible

Gangstarr- Credit Is Due

Pharcyde- Trust

Masta Ase- Me And The Biz

El Da Sensai- Summer Time Bluez

Scritti Politti f/ Mos Def- Tinseltown To The Boogiedown (Ali Shaheed Muhammad Variation)

A Tribe Called Quest f/ Common- Remedy

Jurassic 5 w/ Mya- A Thin Line

Boogiemonsters- Honeydips In Gotham


Rahzel- All I Know

Rae & Christian- It Ain Nothin' Like (Nextmen Remix)

People Under The Stairs- Hang Loose Part II

Basement Khemist- Everybody

Unspoken Heard- Setting Sun

Reflection Eternal- The Express

Black Eyed Peas- Kharma Remix


7/5/03--Hour 2

Cappadonna- Cap Is Back

Break/ Roundtable/ Mystery Beat

MOP- Rugged Neva Smooth

MOP- Downtown Swinga

Group Home- 2 Thousand

Jery Tha Damaja- Come Clean

Talib Kweli- Good To You

Main Source- How My Man Went Down In The Game

Al Tariq- Everybody's Talkin'

Masta Ace Incorporated- The INC Ride

Heltah Skeltah & Originoo Gunn Clappaz- Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka

Latee- No Tricks

Latee- This Cut's Got Flavor

Jeru Tha Damaja- My Mindspray


Gangstarr- Full Clip

Gangstarr- Sabotage

Das Efx- Caught In Da Ak (Premier Remix)

Alkaholiks- Daam! (Buckwild Remix)

Mobb Deep- Give Up The Goods (Just Step)

Slum Village- The Villa

Mos Def f/ Faith Evans- Brown Sugar

Mark Ronson f/ Ghostface Killa & Nate Dogg- Ooh Wee

Break/ Outro

A few months back, some misinformed DC radio personality announced on-air that Barry White had died... The jock and his mixer had done a tribute and everything before realizing, the next day, that, although he was ill at the time, he was still with us. So I was a little reluctant to believe upon hearing of his passing yesterday, but sadly, this time it's true. We may never know how many of us owe our conception to a mood set by one of the Maestro's classics, but take a moment to a recognize a playa with game as large as his physique, and acknowledge him for allowing us to appropriate his game to advance our own romantic interests.

Easy, y'all...

- ed


Saturday, July 05, 2003
Thank you, Stylus, for saying some things...

Apparently, I'm one of the few people in the county who likededed The Hulk movie, but at least it was better than Biker Boyz (a recent bad Blockbuster night experience-- how can you catch that big of a brick with all that talent in the cast?)

Anyways, let's get caught up on these playlists:

6/27/03--Hour 1


Ultramagnetic MC's- Give The Drummer Some

Khemystry- S--- Talker

Bahamadia f/ The Roots- Da Jawn

Kool G Rap & Nas- Fast Life Remix

Omega- Shake It Up

Xzibit- Multiply

The DOC- It's Funky Enough

Nottz pres. DMP- Uncutt Raw

Dilated Peoples- Live On Stage

Opus Akoben- Hidden Dragon

Ed OG- Don't Talk About It

Break/ Roundtable

Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince- Rock The House

Doug E Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew- La Di Da Di

Roots- The Lesson Part I

Disco 3- Fat Boys

Will-I-Am- I Am

Biz Markie- Make The Music

Jurassic 5- Jayou

Little Brother- Shorty On The Lookout


6/27/03--Hour 2

Nas- Nas' Angels... The Flyest

MOP- Roc La Familia

Break/ Mystery Beat

Reflection Eternal- Fortified Live

J-Live- Braggin Writes (Spinna Remix)

Mark Ronson f/ Mos Def & MOP- On The Run

Pharoahe Monch- Simon Says

Gangstarr- Capture (Militia Part 3)

Baby Blak- Economics

Da Ranjahz f/ Cee-Lo- Insp Her Ation

Nas- I Can (9th Wonder Remix)

Break/ Hip-Hop News

Pete Rock & CL Smooth- Shine On Me

Unspoken Heard- Elevator Music

Slum Villa- The Villa

Big Daddy Kane- Any Type Of Way

Break/ Outro

Robert Stack, who provided the voice for Autobot City Commander Ultra Magnus in MY FAVORITE FILM EVER, "Transformers: The Movie," passed recently. Of course, he was best known from his role as Elliott Ness on the old-school "Untouchables" TV series and from all those years hosting "Unsolved Mysteries," but the lending of his voice to Autobot City Commander Ultra Magnus in "TF:TM" earned him, as well as Judd Nelson, Scatman Crothers, Leonard Nimoy, Orson Welles, and others, a nearly infinite number of cool points from me for bringing my favorite characters to life in what was my biggest obsession before I became a hip-hop head.

Pour out some energon...

'Til all are one, y'all...

- ed


Thursday, July 03, 2003
We had a much longer run than I would have expected... Synergy that is. Thanks to all my crazy ass regulars who followed me from Erico's last year to Rendezvous. And big ups to all the random folks that strolled in, decided to stay awhile, and brought their friends (and bought cd's!). The next incarnation of Synergy will have some key changes, including a dance floor (no more records skipping when the parolees get psyced up) and a location with better parking. It'll be a bit less lounge-y and more groovish, especially since we'll be moving to Fridays and a later time slot. Stay tuned.

Before I return you to Bushhead Ed's regular scheduled updates, I gotta say some things:

- DJ Book is still the illest, if YOU want to hear Book spin at a DJ Stylus function, file your plea here

- That Mark Ronson 12-inch is the hottest thing on the streets right now. Why isn't it getting radio burn? I was busy trying not to destroy the Soul Controller underground beat labs every time the MOP/Mos Def jont came on but the flip?!? The Ghostdini/Nate Dogg jont?!!?? Big & official.

- Synergy Sessions Vol. 1 is available in the store

- If I don't finish this damn website (bios, press, g'book & Fly 25 listings soon come) I will wear oversized pinwheel baseball caps and throwback dresses (why do bammas jerseys go past their knees?!?) as punishment

- Go hang out with Eurok & Orbit until we get Synergy back n' effect

- Stylus



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