More old school ish from Stylistik. set 3 has some tracks from Nas’ 2006 album which shall remain nameless. “Who Killed It” is kinda cool, I was living under a rock in 2006 (still am) so I had no idea it was Nas. Fitting the theme is the unknown on set 2 (“I just heard somebody say that hip hop died a long time ago/but that ain’t so”) — it is sick, who is it?

EDIT (July 24 2008): That track is Skillz, damn son. There’s some rappers that throw me off with their voice, always the same two or three rappers when I say “wow this is dope who is this?” O.C. is like that too.

Listen

stylistik_endeavours-2006_12_08-partial-set2.mp3 [ download ]

  • intelligent hoodlum – game type
  • finesse & synquis – i can do better
  • antoinette – hit ’em with this
  • ?? unknown (j.v.c. force)
  • bizzie boys – for those who slept
  • double xx posse – executive class
  • charizma & peanut butter wolf – my world premiere
  • kid ‘n’ play – last night
  • mantronix – needle to the groove
  • ?? unknown (“I’m outta control”)
  • ll cool j – rock the bells (original)
  • [talk]

stylistik_endeavours-2006_12_08-partial-set3.mp3 [ download ]

  • pete rock f masta killa, raekwon – the pj’s
  • nas – money over bullshit
  • nas – carry on tradition
  • nas – where are they now
  • nas f kanye west – still dreaming
  • nas – who killed it?
  • hi-tek f dion, talib kweli – let it go
  • ?? unknown (“I just heard somebody say that hip-hop died a long time ago, but that ain’t so” — DOPE!) skillz – hip hop died a long time ago
  • boot camp clik – soul jah
  • ?? unknown
  • tragedy khadafi f large professor, havoc – funkmode
  • o.c. – point o’ viewz

stylistik_endeavours-2006_12_08-partial-set4.mp3 [ download ]

  • epmd – boon dox
  • grand puba – check tha resume
  • main source – snake eyes
  • x-clan – grand verbalizer
  • diamond d and the psychotic neurotics – best kept secret
  • x-clan – cosmic ark
  • showbiz & a.g. – hold ya head
  • king tee – dippin’
  • ultramagnetic m.c.’s – raise it up
  • [talk]
  • natural resource – they lied



They want me and my raps on the back of the bus
Man these corporate motherfuckers don’t care about us
So for every b-boy, and every b-girl
Our music our culture but its changing their world
We make it, and they come and steal it
How you gonna deal with hip hop and never feel it?
They say that it’s dyin but I don’t believe it
Or maybe I’m just too damn blind to see it


Hip hop dead? Say it aint so, but I’m sure plenty of people heard that phrase before
Can you imagine Chuck Berry being told, that nobody would understand rock and roll?
Or Billie Holiday, with a pen and a pad, and somebody sayin, your music is just too sad
Or the cat who gave James Brown his first advance, sayin stick to singin, you don’t need to dance

“THE RAKIM POWER SESSION”

The R was in Toronto over the weekend when this was recorded back in 06.. and DJ Serious burns it up — two sets of nothin but Rakim.

Listen

stylistik_endeavours-2006_09_22-set1.mp3 [ download ]

  • [intro]
  • [talk]
  • eric b and rakim – juice (know the ledge)
  • eric b and rakim – i know you got soul
  • eric b and rakim – paid in full (seven minutes of madness mix)
  • dennis edwards – don’t look any further
  • eric b and rakim – my melody
  • eric b and rakim – mahogany
  • eric b and rakim – in the ghetto
  • 24 carat black – ghetto: misfortune’s wealth
  • eric b and rakim – eric b is president
  • eric b and rakim – move the crowd
  • chocolate milk – action speaks louder than words
  • ?? unknown ??
  • rakim – living for the city
  • [talk]

stylistik_endeavours-2006_09_22-set2.mp3 [ download ]

  • jody watley f rakim – friends
  • eric b and rakim – follow the leader
  • eric b and rakim – musical massacre
  • eric b and rakim – let the rhythm hit em
  • eric b and rakim – no omega
  • eric b and rakim – casualties of war
  • eric b and rakim – i ain’t no joke
  • eric b and rakim – microphone fiend
  • rakim – new york (ya out there?)
  • rakim – i get visual
  • rakim – it’s been a long time
  • [talk]

Mixtape Massacre is king of the segments, and I love my segments. They got old to the new, fresh out the box, T.O.’s finest, lost and found, and now this.. The Breaks. This set is all Wu-Tang tracks and original samples back to back. Big up to DJ Tactics. Check Mixtape Massacre Saturdays 1-4PM on CKLN 88.1FM or ckln.fm.

Listen

mixtape_massacre-2007_12_08-partial-set2-the_breaks.mp3 [ download ]

  • gladys knight & the pips – the way we were
  • wu-tang clan – can it all be so simple?
  • willie mitchell – groovin’
  • gza – liquid swords
  • the charmels – i’ll never grow old
  • wu-tang clan – c.r.e.a.m.
  • jackson 5 – maybe tomorrow
  • ghostface killah f mary j. blige – all i got is you
  • wendy rene – after laughter comes tears
  • wu-tang clan – tearz
  • barbara & the browns – in my heart
  • wu-tang clan – y’all been warned
  • marvin gaye & tammi terrel – you’re all i need to get by
  • method man f mary j. blige – i’ll be there for you (remix)
  • [talk]

Masterplan Show.. the longest running hip hop show in Canada. Saturday 8-10EST, CIUT 89.5FM Toronto. Listen on CIUT’s website. Looks like they’ve got a podcast up from summer of 2007. Check that out too. This is a dope oldschool set, DJ EvStarr on the mix.

Listen

the_masterplan_show-2006_03_11-partial-set1.mp3 [ download ]

  • word of mouth f dj cheese – king kut
  • dr jeckyll & mr. hyde – scratch on galaxy
  • biz markie – something for the radio
  • a tribe called quest – scenario
  • eric b and rakim – i ain’t no joke
  • [talk (over 45 king – the 900 number)]
  • gang starr – who’s gonna take the weight
  • big daddy kane – ain’t no half steppin
  • run dmc – sucker mc’s
  • jungle brothers – the promo
  • de la soul f native tongues – buddy (remix)
  • das efx – freakit
  • d-nice – straight from the bronx
  • [talk]

After Classick Material stopped broadcasting in October 2004, host Mista Boxx ran a short lived segment on Project Bounce. I have two “Mista Boxx” shows, this one and next week. They never ran again as far as I know. I think there was one ‘classick material’ reunion in 2005 but I never heard it. If anyone has any more classick material recordings on tape, give em up! My boy todd over at classicradiorips has one from way back in 2002 – check it out here.

No talking on this one, since Mista Boxx does it solo. Interesting to hear Boxx’s selections without his co-DJs. Something I always loved about this hip hop radio thing is each DJ has their own unique personality that you can feel through their music. Check Rhyme Mania ’99 — its up there on my list of my favorite tracks of all time. Also the last unknown track on set 4 (“never play the front line/ I be deep in the cut”) – let me know if you know what that’s called, sick track.

Listen

mista_boxx_2004nov01_set1.mp3 [ download ]

  • blackstreet f jay-z – call me (hip hop mix)
  • pete rock f inspectah deck, kurupt – tru master
  • hieroglyphics f goapele – make your move
  • mos def f scritti politti – tinseltown to the boogiedown
  • saukrates f masta ace, o.c. – rollin’ canada-flag.gif
  • kardinal offishall – ol’ time killin’ canada-flag.gif
  • cocoa brovaz – extreme situation
  • tony touch f pete rock, large professor, masta ace – out da box
  • kev brown – always
  • large professor f neek the exotic, masta ace – rhyme mania ’99 *LARGE*
  • large professor f chris lowe – ct to ny (uncut action)

mista_boxx_2004nov01_set2.mp3 [ download ]

  • ?? m.o.p. – ?? unknown ?? (Geto Boys beat, “I got my iron and two clips on me”)
  • rottin razkals – oh yeah
  • redman – what u lookin’ 4
  • mobb deep – temperature’s rising (remix)
  • slum village – fall in love
  • ?? unknown (jaydee, detroit, “You are my destiny” hook)
  • gangstarr – skillz
  • ?? unknown (“Niggas forget so soon they life lessons/ They wanna count they money instead of they fuckin blessins” – “These days and times” hook)
  • ?? unknown
  • saukrates – somethin 4 da streets canada-flag.gif
  • black star f common – respiration
  • ?? kev brown, grap luva – ?? unknown (struggla’s theme) ??
  • ?? unknown (instrumental)

mista_boxx_2004nov01_set3.mp3 [ download ]

  • pmd – shade business
  • eminem f dr. dre – guilty conscience
  • n.w.a. – always into something
  • ?? unknown ??
  • roxanne shante – runaway
  • the 45 king – the king is here
  • ?? unknown (oldschool, “Lookin at my gucci” sampled hook)
  • run-d.m.c – how’d ya do it dee
  • special ed – ready 2 attack
  • jaz f jay-z – hawaiian sophie
  • ?? unknown (“You in the jamboree y’all can jam for free”)
  • sir menelik f grand puba, sadat x – 7xl

mista_boxx_2004nov01_set4.mp3 [ download ]

  • jurassic 5 – contact
  • jurassic 5 – swing
  • showbiz & a.g. – he say, she say
  • mobb deep – still shinin’
  • nas – we will survive
  • ghostface killah f raekwon – daytona 500
  • ?? unknown (tight, sampled hook: “Never play the front line/ I be deep in the cut”; “Can’t leave rap alone the game needs me”)
  • point blank – ? canada-flag.gif
  • m.o.p. – ante up

For those that don’t know Circle Research is Astro, Nik aka Nix The Finger Prince and Big Tweeze. These guys put it down for 10 years, most of that on the CKLN 88.1 Wednesday 2-4AM slot. On January 30 2008 they broadcasted their last show. Seems there’s less and less college radio hip hop in Toronto as time goes on…

But never fear, because Circle Research now exists in podcast form. Now these guys are providing the beats from the comfort of home.. the first show was February 20. check them out:
The Circle Research Show podcast.

Now if anyone’s still reading.. this here is a classic episode of Circle Research from September 2006. Some really old school hip hop on set1, some 90s on set2. Set 3 has some breaks that you’ll surely recognize if you listen to any hip hop at all. Loving this shit..

Listen

circle_research-2006_09_13-set1.mp3 [ download ]

  • the sugarhill gang – apache
  • the treacherous three – turnin you on
  • grandmaster flash and the furious five – it’s nasty
  • whodini – the freaks come out at night
  • whodini – friends
  • run dmc f aerosmith – walk this way

circle_research-2006_09_13-set2.mp3 [ download ]

  • fu-schnickens f phife dawg – la schmoove
  • public enemy – welcome to the terrordome
  • the umc’s – one to grow on
  • pete rock and cl smooth – the creator
  • monie love – dettrimentally stable
  • gangstarr – b.y.s.
  • booker t and the mgs – hip hugger
  • gaturs – gator bait

circle_research-2006_09_13-set3.mp3 [ download ]

  • the meters – little old money maker
  • landlord & the tennants – sagittarius (part 1)
  • jimmy smith – root down (and get it)
  • music man – pleasure whip
  • penny goodwin – too soon you’re old
  • foster sylvers – misdemeanor
  • mandrill – mango meat
  • arnold blair – tryin’ to get next to you
  • the quantic soul orchestra – hold it down
  • quantic f spanky wilson – when you’re through
  • soul tornadoes – go for yourself
  • dennis coffey and luchi de jesus – theme from black belt jones
  • the poets of rhythm – strokin the grits

circle_research-2006_09_13-set4.mp3 [ download ]

  • isis – u know what love is canada-flag.gif
  • j rawls f grap luva – check the clock
  • the creators f consequence – watch us touch
  • bernard wright – haboglabotribin’
  • kurtis blow – hard times
  • eric b and rakim – don’t sweat the technique

circle_research-2006_09_13-set5.mp3 [ download ]

  • kurupt f dr. dre, hitman – ho’s a housewife
  • krs-one – mc’s act like they don’t know
  • wu-tang clan – 7th chamber
  • ll cool j f canibus, dmx, method man, redman – 4, 3, 2, 1
  • brand nubian – punks jump up
  • 3rd bass – the gas face
  • special ed – freaky flow
  • souls of mischief – never no more

ARE YOU READY? LET’S GO..

Here’s a couple mostly old school Stylistik sets from last February, just about a year to the day.

Listen

stylistik_endeavours-2007_02_23-set1.mp3 [ download ]

  • [breaks/funk/etc]
  • grandwizard theodore & the fantastic five – can i get a soul clap?
  • sugarhill gang – apache
  • funky four plus one – that’s the joint!
  • positive k – i got a man
  • pudgee tha fat bastard – checkin out the ave.
  • lords of the underground – here come the lords
  • das efx – real hip hop
  • run-d.m.c. – beats to the rhyme
  • bizzie boyz – for those who slept
  • mc lyte – paper thin (remix)
  • special ed – i’m the magnificent
  • x-clan – grand verbalizer
  • de la soul f native tongues – buddy (remix)
  • big daddy kane – ain’t no half steppin’ (remix)
  • [talk]

stylistik_endeavours-2007_02_23-set2.mp3 [ download ]

  • sugar bear – don’t scandalize mine
  • ?? unknown
  • ?? unknown
  • ultramagnetic mc’s – watch me now
  • kool g rap and dj polo – poison
  • kool g rap and dj polo – men at work
  • the roots – thought @ work
  • consequence – callin’ me
  • j dilla – wild