In this episode
- Jay-Z is a daddy - "Glory"
- Snoop Dogg, "Doggy Style" — an "American Classic"?
- SOPA / PIPA
- "Strange Clouds (Remix)" B.o.B feat. T.I. & Young Jeezy; produced by Cirkut & Dr. Luke
- "The Motto Freestyles" Young Jeezy, Meek Millz, and Wale
- "Up" LoveRance
- MegaUpload and the connection to Swizz Beatz (or lack of connection?)
- "In This Bitch" DJ Christion featuring Ace Hood, Fat Joe, and Famous Kid Brick; produced by Cool & Dre (a.k.a. "The Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats)
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"
- Jay-Z - "Can I Get a …"
What seemed like it would be a quick topic (Pauly D) ended up filling the majority of this episode.
In this episode
- Big K.R.I.T. concert (Buffalo, NY, April 12, 2011) review
- Kanye West at the Coachella Music Festival
- Beyonce - "Run the World (Girls)"
- DJ Pauly D
- Hot Rod - "My Life"
- Jay-Z with U2 - "Sunday Bloody Sunday" recorded live in Auckland, New Zealand
- Vado ft. Jadakiss and Ludacris - "Check 'Em Out"
- Eric Prydz - "Call on Me"
- Ace Hood (featuring Lil Wayne & Rick Ross) – "Hustle Hard (Remix)"
- Cam'ron (featuring Vado) - "Sour Life"
- Bonus track: Vado - "On His Own"
Biz Markie's "I Need a Haircut" was withdrawn due to a sample from Gilbert O'Sullivan's "Alone Again (Naturally)".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."
- Nate Harrison's 2004 video about the "Amen Break"
- The Winstons - "Amen, Brother" (1969)
- Run-D.M.C. - "Here We Go (live at the Funhouse)" (1983)
- Billy Squire - "The Big Beat" (1981)
- Kraftwerk - "The Man Machine"
- The Fearless Four - "Rockin' It"
- Jay-Z featuring Foxy Brown - "Sunshine"
- Jay-Z's book, "Decoded"
- Bob James - "Take Me to the Mardis Gras" — probably best known as the sample used by Run-D.M.C. for "Peter Piper"
- Luniz - "I Got Five On It" — which samples Club Nouveau "Why You Treat Me So Bad"
- Digital Underground - "Freaks of the Industry" — uses a sample from Donna Summer - "Love to Love You Baby" (approximately 4:05 in to the track)
Pick a song and dissect it into its original pieces.
- Jay-Z & Kanye release "H.A.M." plus the remix with Busta Rhymes
- Nicki Minaj - "Roman's Revenge," remix with Lil Wayne replacing Eminem
- DJ Khaled, “Welcome To My Hood” featuring Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Rick Ross, and Plies
- Red Café (ft. Rick Ross) - "Faded"
- Eminem's label, Shady Records, signs Yelawolf & Slaughterhouse
- Busta Rhymes - "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See"
- The P.S.A. that influenced Busta Rhyme's "Dangerous" - "We're Not Candy"
- Kanyé West (ft. Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj) "Monster" (video)
- KRS-One "Sound of Da Police"
- Auto-Tune vs. Talk Box (FYI: vocoder works like talk box without needing the tube, etc.)
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
- Katy Perry
- Top Hip-Hop Movies
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.