No new show this week, kiddies, in honor of labor day.
You've got Monday off, so there's even more reason for you kids in DC to check out Stylus new-and-improved Syngery (3.0 version) at The Sanctuary
tonight (8/29) and at Saki
on Sunday, opening for DJ ?uestlove!
Okay... everyone who doesn't know that I'm spinning at SAKI
with DJ ?uestlove
, please raise your hands.
*scurries about the room handing out late passes*
It's fine, really. Do not hang your head. Just bring an open mind and a willingness to groove. We will make it all better.
Also, look to the right of this page. Yes indeedy feed the needy, Synergy is back! DC's Sanctuary
has been kind enough to invite us in for a set on the last Friday of every month. That means no more struggling to hang out in the middle of the week. That means a new home for the progressive people that have been squeezed out by U Street gentrification. That means a spot with actual dance space, PLUS it has a 2nd floor that allows for the chilling and fellowship that was a hallmark of my Rendezvous set.
Can't beat that with a stickball bat.
Some other news you can use:
- buy this jont
. It's kinda fresh. Big up the Salvadoran massive.
- District Soul
is taking over Five again this Saturday.
- check out Ben N Mo
for the H.E.R. hip-hop event on Sundays. The whole Lo-Budget fam (Cy Young
, Kev Brown, Critically Acclaimed
, Oddisee) will be there this week. Check out some underground hip-hop, then slide over to SAKI to see me, then your Labor Day Weekend is complete. Big up Abby & Laura.
- Priest da Nomad's new shit is REDICULOUS. Y'all just gonna have to wait though. Maybe we can get some exclusive leakage.
In spite of his birthday, Stylus was in the house for this weekend's show, as was Book; here's what they played:
Boogie Down Productions- Gimme Dat (Woy)
Rakim- The Saga Begins
INI- Think Twice
Pete Rock & CL Smooth- One In A Million
Black Moon- I Got Cha Opin (Remix)
Smif N Wesun- Bucktown
Blackstar- Re: Definition
Unspoken Heard- Soul
Busta Rhymes- Everything Remains Raw
Gangstarr- You Know My Steez
Biz Markie- Turn Tha Party Out
Ludacris- Stand Up
MC Lyte- Stop, Look, Listen
Rah Digga- Tight
Mos Def- "What's Beef" Freestyle
Pacewon- "Rap Music" Freestyle
Mastermind- I'm Talented
Ghostface Killa- The Faster Blade
Priest Da Nomad- Feel Good Music
Meaner- Real Rap Song
Dilated Peoples- Work The Angles
Iriscience & Babu- On Deadly Ground
KRS-ONE- Clear 'Em Out
Jean Grae- Thank Ya
Diamond & Sadat X- Feel It
Roots- No Great Pretender
Xzibit- What U See Is What U Get
Reflection Eternal- The Express
Pete Rock f/ Inspectah Deck & Kurupt- Tru Masta
Gangstarr- The Militia (Remix)
J-Live- All In Together Now
Sorry, boys and girls-- no new show this past week. I could be timely and topical, citing the Blaster virus, the blackout, or maybe even the West Virginia sniper as causes of the show not airing, but those would all be lies... Honestly, we just got locked out of the studio (maybe one day, the station folk'll entrust with a key)... If you're really fiending, check out the Media section of outofbreath.com
... Under the "Live Mixes" header, you'll find a classic show from a while back... Hope that fills the void 'til the next time.Yaay! Donell got the boot!
My favorite NFL team seems like they're well on their way to another atrocious season.... If they would just drop that racial slur of a team name, the bad kharma that undoubtedly contributes to their being worse and worse every year might take a positive turn...
I mean, look at the local NBA team. No one was even offended by the "Bullets" name, but Pollin thought the name had a negative connotation considering the violent rep of DC's mean streets, and changed the name to the "Wizards" without even being asked to, and just look at how much better that team... has... gotten... Never mind.
Special thanks to last week's guest, DJ Ragz
; We turned the wheels over to him last week, and he definitely held it down... Here's the playlist:
Three Times Dope- Greatest Man Alive
Biz Markie- Turn Tha Party Out
Skitzofreniks- It Don't Matter
Shabam Sadeeq- Soundclash
People Under The Stairs- OST (Original Soundtrack)(Remix)
Tone Deff- Ridiculous
Insight- Words Of Encouragement
Run-DMC f/ Pete Rock & CL Smooth- Down With The King
Cunninglynguists f/ Masta Ace- Seasons
Pete Rock & CL Smooth- They Reminisce Over You (TROY)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth- Straighten It Out
Young Black Teenagers- Tap The Bottle
Jungle Brothers- JB'z Comin' Thru
EPMD- So Whatcha Sayin'
Fu-Scnickens f/ Shaq- What's Up Doc?
Grand Puba- 360° (What Goes Around)
Mos Def- "What's Beef" Freestyle
Jazz Addixx- Say Jazzy
Jazz Addixx- Catch Wreck
Artifacts- Who I Am
A Tribe Called Quest- Mr. Incognito
2 For 5- Thah Foundation
AZ- Rather Unique
Time Machine- Personal Ads
Bush Babees- Remember We (Remix)
Kurious- I'm Kurious
Nas- It Ain't Hard To Tell (Original & Remix)
Top Quality- Magnum Opus
Al Tariq- Do Yo Thang
Check us out next week...
Check out this week's show, because we've got a special guest lined up, pinch hitting for Stylus and Book: DJ Ragz
, representing for the Muzik Fiendz, Jazz Addixx, and Embassay Click... The dude is nice widdit, so if you don't have your XM radio yet, run and get one before the store closes, get it activated, and catch the show, Friday & Saturday at Midnight Eastern...
Is the media really gonna go "O.J." with the Kobe case? What happened to the fourth estate's 9/12-era "re-focus" on real news? The attacks and the aftermath gave the news outlets the opportunity to get away from all the silly crap that they'd been passing off as news, and for a minute at least, curtailed the mentality of turning every little scandal into the new story of the century. Now look at 'em-- How soon they forget.
Um, I should probably get off the soapbox and just run the freakin' playlist...
The B-Boys- 2, 3, Break
Little Brother- Atari 2600
KRS-ONE- Aww Yeah (Diamond Remix)
Ghostface Killah- Guerilla Hood
Mark Ronson f/ Mos Def & MOP- On The Run
Kardinal Offishal- Sick!
Big L- Holdin' It Down
Roots- Distortion To Static (Remix)
Bush Babees f/ Mos Def- Love Song
Break/ Mystery Beat
A Tribe Called Quest- Award Tour
Common- The Sixth Sense
Royce Da 5'9"- Boom
Gangstarr & MOP- 1/2 & 1/2
Spoonie Gee- Take It Off
Ol' Dirty Bastard- Shimmy Shimmy Ya
Bahamadia- Total Wreck
Mos Def- "Takeover" Freestyle
Ous Akoben- Vibe & Emotion (Remix)
DJ Honda- Hai!
Natural Resources- Negro League Baseball
Mr. Complex- Ima Killit
The Nonce- The Greatest MCs
Emanon- What You Live For
Medina Green f/ Mos Def- Crosstown Beef
Jigmastas & Sadat X- Don't Get It Twisted
Slick Rick- I Sparkle
DJ Spinna- Drive
Mountain Brothers- Microphone Phenomenal
Roots- Rhymes And Ammo
Bumpy Knuckles- Part Of My Life
Krumb Snatcha f/ Gangstarr- Incredible
El Da Sensai- Keep It Live
Defined Print- My Library
Ras Kass- Remain Anonymous
Going to bed now-- g'night.