The Hip-Hop Talk Show
13Feb/120

Episode 32 – SOPA / PIPA, MegaUpload, Jay-Z, and Snoop Dogg

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28Apr/110

Episode 20 – HAM 2.0

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This episode starts out relatively tame, but eventually all hell breaks loose and we start playing whatever we feel like playing.

In this episode

  • Chris Brown - "Pass Out"
  • Jump Smokers - "Don't be a Douchebag"
  • First MP3s, Firetools, MODs, .MID, The Archive of Old Technology, The Noid
  • HDMI cables at the Dollar Store
  • NewBoys ft. Big Sean - "I Don't Care"
  • Daz Dillinger - "Set it Off"
  • Estelle ft. Rick Ross - "Break My Heart"
  • Estelle ft. Kanye West - "American Boy"
  • Kanye West ft. John Legend - "Blame Game"
  • Da Brat ft. Jermaine Dupri - "This is for Life"
  • Lil' Kim - "Tragedy"
  • Lil' Kim - "Queen B@$#H"
  • Lil' Kim - "Not Tonight"
  • The Lox - "Money, Power & Respect"
  • Fat Joe ft. Kevin Cossom – "Don't Stop"
  • Fat Joe ft. Trey Songs - "If it Ain't About Money"
  • Killer Mike ft. Young Jeezy - "Go Out On The Town"
  • Alley Boy ft. Young Jeezy - "Pocket Full Of Money"
  • LL Cool J - "Going Back To Cali"
  • MC Nas D and Freaky Fred - "My Cadillac (Got That Bass)"
  • Vicious Bass - "You Want Bass"
  • The 2 Live Crew - "Face Down Ass Up"
  • Splack Pack - "Shake That Ass Bitch"
  • Lil Jon ft. Pleasure P & Shawty Putt - "Like a Stripper"
  • JJ Fad - "Supersonic"

Closing track

  • Jay-Z - "Can I Get a …"
20Apr/110

Episode 19 – Pauly D

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What seemed like it would be a quick topic (Pauly D) ended up filling the majority of this episode.

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24Jan/110

Episode 3

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New releases

  • Ace Hood (featuring Lil Wayne & Rick Ross) – "Hustle Hard (Remix)"
  • Cam'ron (featuring Vado) - "Sour Life"
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  • Bonus track: Vado - "On His Own"
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Show summary

Biz Markie's "I Need a Haircut" was withdrawn due to a sample from Gilbert O'Sullivan's "Alone Again (Naturally)". The album was later released without the offending song. Contrary to our top-of-head recollection, Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby" wasn't exactly the first song with legal sampling issues. That title is likely held by "Pump Up the Volume" by M|A|R|R|S. It seems like the only available video where Vanilla Ice explains the difference is from VH-1's "I Love the '90s". Also, as mentioned in the Wikipedia about sampling, "in a 1990 interview, Van Winkle said the two melodies were slightly different because he had added an additional note."

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Hip-Hop Homework

Pick a song and dissect it into its original pieces.

20Jan/110

Episode 2

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New releases

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5Jan/110

Episode 1

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Our premiere episode kicks off with the latest Eminem single, "Syllables," featuring Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Status Quo and Cashis. It's a really dope track, but the consensus seems to be that Dre is sounding a bit aged. This may mark the comeback of Aftermath Records. Also new this week is the "2010 Rap Up" by Skillz.

Pumice gets educated about Three 6 Mafia's "Sippin' on Some Sizzurp."

Also in this episode

  • Top Female Artists
    • Keri Hilson
    • L'il Kim
    • Nicki Minaj
    • Rihanna
    • Katy Perry

Hip-Hop Homework

Essential Listening

Girl Talk, "All Day"

Assignment 1 - From Jeff

Listen to Jay-Z's "Reasonable Doubt" and come back to me with a favorite track or lyric.