Saturday, February 19, 2011

Make Some Noise (Andrew Munger's 1994 Toronto Hip Hop Documentary)

The 1994 film follows then up-and-coming Toronto rap groups like Ghetto Concept, Nu Black Nation and MVP, creating what now stands as a wonderful time-capsule peek into Toronto's 90's hip hop community. The film also features interviews with some of the big players in Toronto's rap scene like Johnbronski, DJX, a pre-Canadian Idol Farley Flex and a whole bunch more.

Despite being a big success at the 1994 Toronto International Film Festival (the film was awarded Best Canadian Short), Make Some Noise never received major distribution and until now, remained buried in Canadian rap history. With Kardinal Offishall's Toronto Anthem blowing up Canadian urban radio, the recent 'happenings' over at CKLN (the campus radio station is prominently featured in the film) and it being Black history month, this is a great time to blow the dust off this Toronto hip hop classic." - Press Release

Thanks to Beneficial for the heads up!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

DJ Big Jacks & DJ Royale - Criminal Slang (Dedication To Big L)

DJ Big Jacks & DJ Royale - Criminal Slang (Dedication To Big L)

  1. Little Richard – Rill Thing
  2. Lord Finesse feat. Big L - Yes You May (Remix)
  3. Big L – Put It On
  4. D.I.T.C – The Enemy
  5. Children of the Corn – American Dream
  6. Big L – Holdin’ It Down
  7. Big L – MVP
  8. Big L – Street Struck
  9. Comments from Big L
  10. James Gilstrap – Move Me
  11. Big L – Flamboyant
  12. D.I.T.C – Internationally Known
  13. O.C feat. Big L – Dangerous
  14. D.I.T.C – Way Of Life
  15. N.O.T.S Click feat. Big L – Way Of Life (GG Blend)
  16. Joe Thomas – Polarizer
  17. Big L – The Heist
  18. 98 freestyle (Pt. 1)
  19. Showbiz & A.G. feat. Big L – Represent
  20. Big L – Devil’s son
  21. Big L – Danger zone
  22. 98 freestyle (Pt. 2)
  23. Big L – Platinum Plus
  24. D.I.T.C – Thick
  25. Big L – The Heist
  26. D.I.T.C – Day One
  27. Oliver Sain – On The Hill
  28. Big L – Platinum Plus Intro
  29. Big L – Ebonics/ DJ Premier Remix
  30. Bonus: 95 Freestyle feat. Jay-Z

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Mixtape Massacre Show - CKLN 88.1FM (Feb 12 2011)

The Mixtape Massacre Show - CKLN 88.1FM (Feb 12 2011) (Mixtape Massacre X Real Frequency X Powermove X Fantastic Voyage Ft Special Live Guests)

On January 28th 2010, the CRTC voted in majority to revoke CKLN 88.1FM's broadcasting license. This decision would have seen Toronto’s oldest campus based community radio station go off the air on February 12th. Last week saw CKLN get a grant of stay which will allow the station to continue to broadcast until the Federal Court of Appeal considers CKLN’s request for leave to appeal from the CRTC’s decision sometime in April?
Last week could of been the last show for the Mixtape Massacre but thanks to the Grant of Stay they came up with a little something special for this past Saturday's show. They decided to bring back the predecessors of the Saturday 1-4pm time slot, the one's who laid the foundation for Rap Radio in Toronto. You have Canada's Godfather, Ron Nelson who had the Fantastic Voyage Program from the early 80's to 1989. Next is DJ X who took over from Ron and renamed it The Powermove Show which ran from 1989 until 2000. In 2000 The Real Frequency Show took over from 2004 until they landed a spot on Flow 93.5FM that aired Monday Nights. The Mixtape Massacre took over from there and have been doing holding it down for the past 7 years! A few live special guests pop by from Thrust, Click & Michie Mee with DJ Mastermind and Frankenstein also calling in... I recorded this on Saturday afternoon and was surprised to see them play that K-Force Freestyle near the end of the show which is from the CKLN Radio Rarities & Demo's I posted in the Cold Front Record Release Party Post which you can find here!

You can also find last weeks show here courtesy of GrandGrooveDJs!