Paying Respects to Hip-Hop Icons (WIBRapRadio)

Last week, we lost a pioneer of hip-hop who helped shape the sound of early rap recordings. Duke Bootee redefined the way songs were written when he penned “The Message.” I had to kick off the show with a small tribute to him. You will hear songs he’s produced, tracks he’s played and rapped on, and a few interview clips mixed in with that.

After that, my stay with the theme of saluting hip-hop icons and pay tribute to Ecstasy, who we lost recently. He was in the groundbreaking group Whodini and had some amazing success in the 1980s.

Next up, we pay tribute to Jam-Master Jay of Run-DMC. Word is Bond Rap Radio airs this week on what would have been his 56th birthday.

After that we interview the hosts of Alt.Pop.Repeat and discuss Run-DMC’s influence, the history of hip-hop, and have a lot of fun with this in-depth discussion.

Then we close things off with a mixset of some of my favourite MF DOOM tracks.

I couldn’t fit all of this into one 2 hour broadcast so I let it spill over an extra half hour. The podcast version is extended with about 20 minutes of additional material that I couldn’t fit into the 5 segments.

I hope you enjoy the show and take a moment to remember these icons.

Part 1 – Duke Bootee (1951-2021)

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message
Word of Mouth & DJ Cheese – Coast to Coast
Z-3 MCs – Triple Threat
Masterdon Committee – Get Off My Tip
Duke Bootee – Broadway
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – New York New York
Word of Mouth & DJ Cheese – King Kut
Duke Bootee – Live Wire

Part 2 – Ecstasy (1964-2020)

Melle Mel & Duke Bootee – Message II
Whodini – Inside the Joint
Whodini – Be Yourself
Whodini – The Good Part
Lost Boyz ft Whodini – Runnin’ Em
Whodini – Funky Beat
Terminator X and the Godfathers of Threatt ft Whodini – It All Comes Down to the Money
Whodini – Friends
Whodini – Fugitive
Whodini – Freaks Come Out at Night

Part 3 – Jam-Master Jay (1965-2002)

We celebrate Jam-Master Jay’s birthday as he was born on the day our show airs this week, January 21st.

Run-DMC – Jam-Master Jay
Run-DMC – Jam-Master Jammin
Run-DMC – Soul to Rock and Roll
Run-DMC – Can I Get a Yo (Ruffness Mix)
Run-DMC – Is It Live
Run-DMC – Bounce
Run-DMC – They Call Us Run-DMC
Run-DMC – Down With the King (Cool Breeze Mix)
Run-DMC – Pause
Run-DMC – What’s It All About
Run-DMC – Jay’s Game

Part 4 – Interview

Chase talks to the hosts of Alt.Pop.Repeat, Marie and Chrissy. They recently interviewed DMC of the historic group Run-DMC.

Part 5 – MF DOOM (1971-2020)

Jake One ft MF DOOM – Trap Door
Greedy Fingers ft MF DOOM & Megalon – I Sell Rhymes Like Dimes
MF DOOM ft Talib Kweli – Fly That Knot
Moka Only ft MF DOOM – More Soup
Czarface – Ka-Bang
MF DOOM – Doomsday
MF DOOM ft Kurious – Questions
De La Soul ft MF DOOM – Rock Co.Cane Flow


Original air date – Thursday January 21, 2021

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