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Stay Hatin' Podcast 24
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April 30, 2012 09:46 AM PDT
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Almost a year ago I began doing a talky rap podcast with two of my friends, SergDun of beerandrap.com and Soft Money of spaceagehustle.com.

The format is that we each choose some new rap songs we like and talk about them, but the discussion usually hits some pretty funny tangents as well. I don't generally post those podcasts here but the server we use is acting a little funky, so just this once....

This week on STAY HATIN' we had so much hate that the show ran almost 2 hours. Serg and Soft Money talk about the shittiness of Phoenix, Arizona and rap blogs (oh the irony), Serg reveals the secret to making rap jams about sex and, after Serg and Soft Money call it “really bad” and “hee haw party music”, Matthew attempts to convince the boys that reggae doesn’t suck. (He fails.)

Oh also, Soft Money expresses his love for Adam Sandler and sings a little Boyz II Men. Oh also also, we play some new raps.

These are the songs we played:

1. Killa Kyleon & Mouse On Tha Track – Dick Look
2. Lil Durk – #RockOut
3. Playboy Tre – Shot of Rum feat. P. Dukes, Bobby Creekwater, Jarren Benton, Homebwoi & Bohagon
4. Future – I’m Trippin’ feat. Juicy J
5. Drumma Boy – Smokin On That Loud feat. 8Ball & MJG
6. Mac Mall – My Room
7. Death Grips – I’ve Seen Footage
8. Chief Keef – Cuz My Gear feat. RiFF RaFF
9. Drama Tha King – Do Yourself a Favor
10. Big Youth – Screaming Target
11. Ding Dong – Badman Forward Badman Pull Up
12. Flip Flip – Ridin With Them Blamies feat. Lil Mo
13. Fiend – Champagne feat. Curren$y
14. Shady Nate – Actavis Nights
15. DJ Paul – G’d Up
16. Kool A.D. – Damien Hirst feat. MondreM.A.N. & Dope G
17. City of Thieves – Intro
18. Husalah – Still 88 Fresh feat. Young Lox & Mitchy Slick
19. Roach Gigz – Let a Player Live
20. DecadeZ – The Word feat. Work Dirty, Tray Geez & Young Curt
21. Big Chief – Precious

You can download a .zip of the songs we played and get links to various things we talked about at the STAY HATIN' website, stayhatin.com.

Yay Game: The Best of E-40 Mixed by Matthew Africa
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March 22, 2012 12:23 PM PDT
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E-40 is one of the greatest rappers of all time.

This mix is a tribute to him in the tradition of my previous mixes devoted to DJ Quik, R. Kelly, Gang Starr and Too $hort (the latter with DJ Eleven). If you've heard any of them, you know I go all out-- meticulously selecting, sequencing and mixing songs to put together the best possible representation of those artists' music. This mix is no exception.

Yay Game draws 40 songs from all eras of E-40's career, from 1990's "Let's Side" to his current single, "Function". His catalog is so vast and deep that choosing just 40 songs to represent him was incredibly tough, but I've tried to fit in everything from mob slumpers and album sleepers to radio and club hits.

If you enjoy this, go grab E-40's three (!) new albums, Block Brochure Volumes 1-3!

These are the songs in the mix:

1. Da Bumble
2. Sideways feat. B-Legit
3. Bitch feat. Too $hort
4. L.I.Q
5. Let’s Get Drunk (The Click)
6. Let’s Side (The Click)
7. Mr. Flamboyant
8. Rappers’ Ball feat. Too $hort & K-Ci
9. Captain Save a Hoe feat. the Click
10. Flashin’
11. Carlos Rossi feat. B-Legit
12. To Da Beat
13. Practice Lookin’ Hard
14. Rear View Mirror
15. Big Ballin’ With My Homies
16. Behind Gates feat. Ice Cube
17. Sprinkle Me feat. Suga T
18. Hurricane The Click)
19. I Got 5 On It (Remix) (The Luniz)
20. Scandalous (The Click)
21. Dusted ‘n’ Disgusted feat. Mac Mall & Spice 1
22. Beastin’
23. Hyphy (The Federation)
24. Yay Area
25. Timin’
26. White Gurl feat. Pimp C
27. Automatic
28. T-Shirt, Blue Jeans & Nikes (Keak Da Sneak)
29. This My One (Too $hort)
30. Tell Me When to Go feat. Keak Da Sneak
31. My Shit Bang
32. Function
33. No Hoe (Remix) (D-Lo)
34. Gasoline
35. Nah, Nah... feat. Nate Dogg
36. Hope I Don’t Go Back
37. Learn About It (The Click)
38. 1-Luv feat. Levitti
39. The Story
40. Fallin’ Rain

2 Busy Saying Yeah - 2011 Reissues
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January 20, 2012 03:32 PM PST
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In this episode, I play and talk about some of my favorite songs that got reissued in 2011:

1. Bob & Gene – It’s Not What You Know... It's Who You Know (Ever-Soul 7")
2. Dave Hamilton – Soul Suite (V/A – Dave Hamilton's Detroit Soul)
3. Darondo – Gimme Some (Listen to My Song: The Music City Sessions)
4. Chucky Thurmon – Just a Man (V/A – Street Sounds From the Bay Area: Music City Funk & Soul Grooves 1971-75)
5. Aged In Harmony – You’re a Melody (Extended Disco) (V/A – Under the Influence Vol.1 Compiled By DJ Red Greg
6. Le'Chance – Get Down (V/A – True Soul: Deep Sounds From the Left of Stax Vol. 2)
7. Hot Pepper – Cancion Ritual (V/A – Real Sound of Chicago and Beyond)
8. Soki Ohale's Uzzi – Bisi’s Beat (V/A – Nigeria 70: Sweet Times - Afro-Funk, Highlife & Juju From 1970s Lagos)
9. Sroeng Santi – Kuen Kuen Lueng Lueng (V/A – Thai? Dai!: The Heavier Side of the Luk Thung Underground)
10. Little Ed & the Soundmasters – It’s a Dream (Numero Group 7” box)
11. Neighb'rhood Childr'n – Long Years In Space (Long Years In Space)
12. Golden Grapes – Please Don't Bother Me Anymore (V/A – Beautiful Rivers and Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound of South Korea's Shin Joong Hyun 1958-1974)
13. Oscar Hamod & the Majestics – No Chance Baby (No Chance Baby)
14. Index – Shock Wave (Black Album + Red Album + Yesterday & Today)
15. The Halleleuiah Chorus – I’ve Got to Find a Way (V/A – Eccentric Soul: The Nickel & Penny Labels)
16. Thomas East – Slipping Around (V/A - True Soul: Deep Sounds from the Left of Stax Volume 1)
17. The Four Mints – Endlessly (Numero Group 7”)
18. The Defaulters feat. Charles Hancock – Gentle Man (V/A – Pressed at Boddie)
19. Father's Children – Linda Movement (Who's Gonna Save the World)
20. Stone Coal White – You Know (S/T)
21. The Two Things In One – Walk On By (Together Forever: The Music City Sessions)
22. Kool and Together – Reaching Out (Original Recordings 1970-77)
23. Rob – Forgive Us All (Funky Rob Way)
24. The King James Version featuring King Solomon & Moses – He’s Forever (Amen) (V/A – Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio)
25. The Soul Sensations - A Man That Is Not Free (V/A – The Music City Story)
26. Mike & the Censations – You’re Living a Lie (Don't Sell Your Soul)
27. El Rego – Ke Amon-Gbetchea (S/T)
28. O. C. Tolbert – All I Want Is You (Black Diamond)
29. Lloyd McNeill – Home Rule (Washington Suite)
30. Tino Contreras – Orfeon En Los Tambores (El Jazz Mexicano De Tino Contreras)
31. Jef Gilson Nonet feat. Jean-Louis Chautemps – Suite Pour San Remo: Ouverture (S/T)
32. Jef Gilson – Un Pas, Deux Pas, Cent Pas (S/T)

2 Busy Saying Yeah - 2011 Raps Pt. 2
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January 13, 2012 08:36 AM PST

To recap 2011, I made a mix of my favorite rap songs from last year.

I hadn't made a mix of new raps in about a year and a half, although for much of the last year I've been steadily playing and talking about new raps through the Stay Hatin' podcast I do with my friends Serg Dun and Soft Money. People who follow that podcast closely will have heard about half of these songs there; a few even ended up in our year-end spectacular that featured homeboy Noz. Doing the podcast has pushed me to listen to a lot more rap than I might otherwise do; I'm always afraid of showing up and being the guy with all of the shitty or obvious songs. I try to listen as widely as I can, but honestly whenever it begins to feel like work I usually hang it up and go listen to some old records.

There's no overriding theme to the songs in the mix, just a lot of raps I like in a lot of different styles and from a lot of different places. I limited the selections to one song per artist, otherwise there would have been a lot more E-40, Kendrick Lamar and Starlito. (As it is, a couple of those guys snuck in twice.)

I broke the mix into two parts to make it more manageable. If there's interest, I may bounce it out as individual tracks and upload a .zip. I will not upload a double cup, however nicely or persistently you ask.

These are the raps in 2011 raps pt. 2:

1. Juicy J – A Zip & a Double Cup (Remix) feat. Tity Boi
2. Gucci Mane & Future – Stevie Wonder
3. Webbie – Trilla Than a Bitch feat. Lil Phat
4. Big K.R.I.T – Money On the Floor feat. 2 Chainz, 8Ball & MJG
5. Starlito & Don Trip – L Word
6. Sir Kashflow – Eat a Dick feat. Kamonster
7. Zilla – Bitch Dawg feat. Monster & Junebug
8. Bo Deal – Safe Sex feat. Mello & G Blanca
9. Shady Nate – Baby Sit Part 2
10. Fam-Lay – Money Makin’ Trick feat. Project Pat
11. A$AP Rocky – Trilla feat. ASAP Twelvy & ASAP Nast
12. Corner Boy P – Lala Pt. 2 feat. Smoke DZA, Fiend & Killa Kyleon
13. Starlito – Thinking of You
14. Young Jeezy – I Do feat. Jay-Z & Andre 3000
15. Waka Flocka – Round of Applause
16. Main Attrakionz – Chuch
17. Schoolboy Q – Birds & the Beez feat. Kendrick Lamar
18. Danny Brown – 30
19. Kendrick Lamar – The Spiteful Chant
20. Kristmas – I Need a Drink feat. Codie G & Joi Tiffany
21. G-Side – Gettin It feat. Stalley & Joi Tiffany

To hear episodes or learn more about Stay Hatin', visit http://stayhatin.com/.

2 Busy Saying Yeah - 2011 Raps Pt. 1
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January 13, 2012 08:35 AM PST

To recap 2011, I made a mix of my favorite rap songs from last year.

I hadn't made a mix of new raps in about a year and a half, although for much of the last year I've been steadily playing and talking about new raps through the Stay Hatin' podcast I do with my friends Serg Dun and Soft Money. People who follow that podcast closely will have heard about half of these songs there; a few even ended up in our year-end spectacular that featured homeboy Noz. Doing the podcast has pushed me to listen to a lot more rap than I might otherwise do; I'm always afraid of showing up and being the guy with all of the shitty or obvious songs. I try to listen as widely as I can, but honestly whenever it begins to feel like work I usually hang it up and go listen to some old records.

There's no overriding theme to the songs in the mix, just a lot of raps I like in a lot of different styles and from a lot of different places. I limited the selections to one song per artist, otherwise there would have been a lot more E-40, Kendrick Lamar and Starlito. (As it is, a couple of those guys snuck in twice.)

I broke the mix into two parts to make it more manageable. If there's interest, I may bounce it out as individual tracks and upload a .zip. I will not upload a double cup, however nicely or persistently you ask.

Here is part one:

1. Mr. Collipark – Let’s Have Some Fun (Intro)
2. Travis Porter – Bring It Back
3. Swizz Beatz – Everyday (Coolin’) feat. Eve
4. iamsu! – Swaggin’ feat. Loverance, Skipper & Kool John
5. Lil Phat & Mannie Fresh – Talk Some Mo Shit
6. Killer Mike – Ready Set Go Remix feat. T.I. & Big Boi
7. Dorrough Music – Blake Griffin
8. Stevie Joe – Raccoons
9. Meek Mill – House Party feat. Young Chris
10. B.o.B – Epic feat. Playboy Tre & Meek Mill
11. Tyler, The Creator – Yonkers
12. ADd+/Picnictyme – Likeamug feat. Sore Losers
13. STS – Bullshit feat. Kyle Lucas
14. LoLo C-4 – Poor Ppl Smiles feat. MondreM.A.N
15. Willie Joe – Blown Away feat. Aftah Sum & A Money
16. Curren$y – Scottie Pippens feat. Freddie Gibbs
17. Lil B – Motivation
18. Jay-Z & Kanye West – New Day
19. Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire – Build-a-Bitch
20. 50 Cent – Sunday Morning
21. Black Milk & Danny Brown – LOL
22. Hail Mary Mallon – Grubstake
23. Willie Evans Jr. – Dumbtron
24. Nas – Nasty
25. NhT Boyz – Chee$e
26. Roach Gigz – Gina
27. DJ Quik – Nobody feat. Suga Free
28. E-40 – Serious feat. T-Pain
29. Husalah – Da Mob
30. Lil Ill & Dashdcadet – I Just Wanna Smoke

To check out Stay Hatin' podcasts, visit http://stayhatin.com/.

2 Busy Saying Yeah - Love Songs
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October 07, 2011 02:32 PM PDT

Recently a friend asked me if I could provide him with some music for his wedding, an hour or so of soul songs for the dinner hour.

Normally I would have just said no or looked for a polite way to suggest to him that I make my living doing something he was asking me to do for free, but this is a good friend and someone who's shown me a lot of support over the years.

So I made a mix of old soul songs, heavy on the classics but with a sprinkling of lesser-known gems. I slipped up and played one cheating song (or, more correctly, an "I-want-to-cheat-with-you-but-I'm-not-gonna-because-my-lady-is-too-valuable-to-me" song), but it sounds like a love song and in a way it is. These are some of my favorite songs.

1. Willie Hutch – I Choose You
2. The Intruders – Together
3. George Benson – My Woman’s Good to Me
4. Stevie Wonder – Hey Love
5. Aretha Franklin – Baby I Love You
6. Otis Redding – You Made a Man Out of Me
7. The Brothers of Soul – A Lifetime
8. The Icemen – She’s a Fox
9. The Charmels – As Long As I’ve Got You
10. Wilson Pickett – I’m in Love
11. The Four Puzzles – Especially For You, Baby
12. Jay Lewis – Oh
13. Sam & Dave – A Small Portion of Your Love
14. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles – More Love
15. The Mad Lads – Make the Young Lady Mine
16. Stevie Wonder – My Cherie Amour
17. The Four Tops – Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got)
18. The Checkmates Ltd. – Got to See You Soon
19. Bobby Reed – The Time Is Right For Love
20. Sly & the Family Stone – Everybody Is a Star
21. The Five Stairsteps – Ooh Child
22. The Jackson 5 – I Found That Girl
23. The Impressions – I’m So Proud
24. The Flamingos – I Only Have Eyes For You

2 Busy Saying Yeah - Old Friends
April 14, 2011 10:19 PM PDT

An unfunny thing happened as I was preparing to do a show one Friday last month. My computer died.

I’m helpless without my desktop. I keep only a small fraction of my music on my laptop and the desktop not only holds everything else, it’s where I sort music and keep track of ideas for mixes and shows.

There was a time when I really didn’t play anything unless it was on vinyl, but these days it’s more or less the opposite. I seldom listen to anything unless it’s on my computer. So I decided to get back at my computer by putting together a show the old-fashioned way, playing nothing but vinyl.

The first two-thirds of the show is mostly made up of some records I’ve always wanted to hear together in a mix, but hadn’t combined until now. The selections are all over the map stylistically-- Northern soul, Latin, wiggy jazz funk-- but to me each of them ties in with a couple of the others.

The remainder of the mix is mostly recent rediscoveries. Over the past few months I’ve been preparing to cull a major portion of my collection and in the process I’ve heard a lot things I’d forgotten about or never noticed before.

I called the mix “old friends” because it's mostly stuff that's been knocking around in my head for years. Hopefully some of it will find a home in yours.

1. Micki Lynn – I’ve Got the Blues (Capitol 45)
2. Major Lance – Sometimes I Wonder (Okeh 45)
3. George & Lee – Nobody but You (International City 45)
4. The Metros – Since I Found My Baby (RCA Victor 45)
5. Ernie Marbray – Ain’t Nobody’s Business (Wee 45)
6. The Mad Lads – Monkey Time ’69 (Volt LP)
7. The Curtis Liggins Indications – What It Is? (Kaycee-Soul 45)
8. The Turks – Generation Gap (Daran 45)
9. Tony Talent – Gotta Tell Somebody (About My Baby) (Vando 45)
10. Mitch Mitchell and Gene “The King” – Definition of Things (Goko 45)
11. Desciples of Soul – Soul Revolution (G.V. 45)
12. Tito Puente – Hit the Bongo (Tico LP)
13. Calvin Keys – B.K. (Black Jazz LP)
14. Tania Maria – Fio Maravilha (Barclay LP)
15. Mike Westbrook – Love Song No. 2 (Deram LP)
16. Jackie & Roy – Winds of Heaven (Capitol LP)
17. The Latin Dimension – What More Can I Say (Columbia LP)
18. Joe Loco – Isla Verde (Sunset LP)
19. Shirley Horn – Big City (ABC Paramount LP)
20. The Baron Von Ohlen Quartet feat. Mary Ann Moss – Runaway Heart (Creative World LP)
21. Malachi Thompson – The Quest (Ra LP)
22. Phil Moore III – Nappy Headed Child (Atlantic)
23. Ray Barretto – Hard Hands (Pink Elephant 45)
24. Groove Holmes – No Trouble on the Mountain (Groove Merchant LP)
25. Skip Mahoaney & the Casuals – Town Called Nowhere (D.C. International LP)
26. Friday, Saturday & Sunday – There Must Be Something (Dig 45)
27. Sunny & the Sunliners – Should I Take You Home (RPR 45)
28. Gene Williams – Don’t Let Our Love Fade Away (Forte 45)
29. Bobby Holley – Baby, I Love You (Weis 45)
30. The Wasters – Accept My Love (Uni 45)
31. Erroll Gaye & the Imaginations – You Don’t Want My Love (Steel Town 45)
32. The End Product – Sunday Dreaming (Paramount 45)
33. J.J. Barnes – I Just Make Believe (I’m Touching You) (Perception LP)
34. The Mystics – That’s the Kind of Love (Teako 45)
35. First Family – That’s Love (Washington 45)
36. The Topics – All Good Things Must End (Heavy Duty 45)

2 Busy Saying Yeah - Real Talk: Joe Quixx
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February 15, 2011 11:06 AM PST

This installment of 2 Busy Saying Yeah is something completely different-- an entire episode devoted to a conversation with a key figure in the Bay Area hip hop scene, Joe Quixx.

Joe Quixx began DJing as a high-schooler in Hayward in the mid-1980s. After making a name for himself, he joined up with a crew that revolutionized the sound of radio in the Bay Area and beyond. As the primary DJ for the Wake-Up Show and the 10 O’Clock bomb, Joe broke records and introduced a generation of listeners to uncut hip hop and to digging in the crates. As a producer, Joe created a number of underground classics. His style influenced a generation of listeners and he continues to inspire other DJs with his uncompromising, eclectic sound.

In the interview Joe talks about the formative influences that shaped his DJing, how the Wake Up Show came together and his classic productions for the B.U.M.S., Mysterme and others.

2 Busy Saying Yeah - D.J. Rogers
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February 04, 2011 04:33 PM PST

This episode of 2 Busy Saying Yeah is a mix devoted to one of the most overlooked figures in soul music, D.J. Rogers.

Rogers released eight LPs of inspirational soul music between 1973 and 1982. While only one of those albums was explicitly a gospel LP, all of them are steeped in the spirit, with lyrics about faith and perseverance. It's some of the most uplifting music I know.

This mix draws heavily on Rogers's "It's Good to Be Alive" album, which for my money is probably the most neglected major-label soul LP of the 1970s. I've long hoped it would experience an "Inspiration Information"-style rediscovery.

1. Bailout
2. It's Good to Be Alive
3. Love Will See You Through
4. Listen to the Message
5. Living Is All That Matters
6. Pressin' On
7. Will You Remember Me?
8. Love You Forever
9. (It's Alright Now) Think I'll Make It Anyhow
10. Love Brought Me Back
11. I'm Sold on You
12. He'll Be Your All and All
13. Hold On, Be Strong
14. One More Day
15. Celebration
16. Trust Me
17. Love Can Be Found
18. If You Didn't Love Me (Don't Go Away)
19. Faithful to the End
20. Say You Love Me
21. Overcome
22. Coming Back
23. Jesus Chant
24. Coming Back [Reprise]

2 Busy Saying Yeah - 2010 Reissues, Part Two
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January 24, 2011 12:51 PM PST

In this episode I play and talk about more of my favorite songs that were reissued in 2010.

1. Googoosh – Talagh (V/A - Pomegranates)
2. The Gospel Soul Revivals - If Jesus Came Today (V/A - Good God! Born Again Funk)
3. Enrique Olivarez y Los Vampiros - Arriba Tipo (V/A - California Funk: Rare 45s From the Golden State)
4. Billy Byrd - Lost in the Crowd (Soul 7 7”)
5. The Brief Encounter - We're Gonna Have a Good Time (Special Release)
6. Randolph Baker - Getting Next to You (V/A - Off Track Vol. III: Brooklyn)
7. Minority Band - Tasty Tune (V/A - Peoples' Potential Unlimited Family Album)
8. Jewel Bass - Let Your Love Rain Down On Me (V/A - Malaco Soul Sisters)
9. Twilight - Never Want to See You Low (Pains of Love)
10. Universal Robot Band - Barely Breaking Even [Club Version] (V/A - John Morales - The M&M Mixes)
11. Martin L. Dumas, Jr. - Attitude, Belief & Determination V/A - The Real Sound of Chicago)
12. Darwin's Theory - Just Take Hold (S/T)
13. Eddie Kendricks - He's a Friend (V/A - Get Down With the Philly Sound)
14. Roy Ayers – Everybody (Lots of Love)
15. Johnny Mathis - Something to Sing About (V/A - Nile Rodgers Presents the CHIC Organization Box Set Vol. 1)

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