Oct 5, 2017

Episode 49: The DC Episode and Interview with Tim Hicks

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We got back on track with a show that has been a long time coming. Luis travelled to the NYC to interview the wordsmith Tim Hicks from the bangin’ Cornel West Theory. This crew originated from DC so we decided to highlight those artists which Tim put us up on during this interview. We learned quite a bit about the DC scene and are proud to further expose the Hiphop coming out East including bangers from N’digo Rose, Asheru, Oddisee, Diamond District, Kenilworth Katrina and our good homie Prowess the Testament! Enjoy this DC ep and support everything coming out of there except you know who! Extra shout out to Armando F. on this one.

 

INTRODUCTION

The Cornel West Theory - #weaintblack - 2017

N’digo Rose and Tim Hicks - The Giving (produced by The Dirty Church) - 2017

The Cornel West Theory - Get In (R. B. C.) (produced by Tim Hicks and The Dirty Church) - Watergunz - 2017

 

FIRST PORTION:

Asheru f/ Raheem DeVaughn - Gauteng (dedicated to Johannesburg, South Africa) - Sleepless in Soweto - 2013

 

SECOND PORTION:

The Cornel West Theory - Christopher Martin - The T. A. B. L. E. Too - 2017

 

THIRD PORTION:

Diamond District f/ yU, Oddisee and Uptown XO - First Step (produced by Oddisee) - March on Washington - 2014

Kenilworth Katrina f/ Black Indian and Uptown Shane - I Can Do Anything - 2017

 

FOURTH PORTION:

Flex Matthews - Free Man - Hi, I’m Flex Mathews - 2017

 

FIFTH PORTION:

Prowess the Testament - Alpha Centauri (produced by Tim Hicks and the Dirty Church) - Right Where I Left It - 2016

 

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Aug 30, 2017

Episode 48: Summer Looseys

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We got back on the HipHop treadmill!!! We sure need it too!! We nearing the end of summer and its still blazin’ out there. To match this weather, we decided to hit you off with some of our current loosies which we are currently digging. We got ol’ standbys as Sean Price (P!), MF DOOM, Action Bronson and the Wu! The Lice is in the house aka Aesop Rock and Homeboy Sandman along with the Puerto-Irish wonder Wiki. We highlight the impressive work of The Faze who does crazy justice to GZA’s Liquid Swords. Do some laps with us and enjoy these loosies as you should.

 

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Jun 2, 2017

Episode 47: West Coast Revival

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We back on it! Six in the Morning Show brings you a special one. The West Coast Revival Episode 47!

 

We highlight the collective work of artists who are on the come up and also veterans in the game. In short, we have a diverse sound in order to ask, has the West Coast ever gone away? We think not! Dont' sleep.

 

We are joined by our good friend Matthew T. from the Long Beach Coffee Club and the HipHop nerd, I mean, know it all, Jason G. We spend time not only chatting on the music, but on coffee (peace to Tupac Amaru!), Snoop Dogg, HipHop multiple choice and word associations!

 

We keep it diverse. Of course its about the music! We have selective cuts from OGs as The Game, DJ Quik, Evidence, Delinquent Habits and MURS. We also have new school cuts from Problem, Jonwayne, Hodgy, Casey Veggies, Earl Sweatshirt and YG. Peep and enjoy! Westside!

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Apr 19, 2017

Episode 46: Art Activism and Teaching

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Being an Educator is no joke! It requires passion, ideas + practice. Being active in the classroom is a must. In itself, it’s an Art. Through the generosity of Bard College MAT program, Six In The Morning brings you our third classroom-based installment of interviews. We delve into personal conversations with current Bard students MA students on Art, Activism + Teaching.  Trust us, these interviews will make you feel that our schools’ futures are in good hands.

 

Of course we bring you new heat from Kung Fu Kenny himself, Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Talib Kweli + Styles P and the beautiful sounds of Kamasi Washington. We also go way back with Dianna Ross, The Clash …. And Stephen Sondheim?? Eclectic??

 

Enjoy this episode of both knowledge + dope music. …. Word.

 

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Mar 20, 2017

Episode 45: 2017 Hip Hop First Quarter Review

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What quarter is it? I said what quarter is it? nope not the Fourth- it's only the First Quarter of 2017 and we had to round up the best of Hip Hop so far y'all! 

 

We keeping it light given the last two heavy orangy icky episodes but heavy on the funk and the heat. 

 

We have cuts from Westside Gunn, Dj Green Lantern, Diamond D, O.C. , Nick Grant and Bj the Chicago Kid, Goldlink, Kendrick and Thundercat, Your Old Droog, Flatbush Zombies just to name a few. We even reminisce on Sean P and even remix a remix of Snow Da Product.

 

We heavy on the music, light on the politics and hope still banging.  

 

 

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Mar 3, 2017

Episode 44: The Circus Episode

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The political sideshow continues with Prez Trumpy + his posse!! Why stop talking about this circus?!?! We are living in unprecedented times so we thought it was appropriate to juggle this political convo some more!! We again needed some help so we have the ringmaster himself, Dr. Stephen Mucher from Bard College on board as the 3rd M.I.C.!! We go back-and-forth on several important topics including our Nation's patriotism, walls, and $$$ with our usual silliness to boot! We play dope cuts by Body Count (peace Ice T!!!), Everlast, Brother Ali, Homeboy Sandman, Oddisee, Apollo Brown and a dope cut from the Hamilton play mixtape! Let us be your lion tamers on this one cuz we dealing with our mad American Circus on this Episode!

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Feb 4, 2017

Episode 43: The Aftermath

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As the dust clears and the light begins to shed on the American landscape- we shake the dust off and bring you our mostest bigly and tremendous episode – The Aftermath. It has been a whirlwind of 140 characters madness, alternative facts and a parade of irrational cabinet picks, so what better way to vent than on the show. From the great big red state of Texas- JC takes some time off from being a “professor” at the Univ of Texas-Austin (@jaycee43public ) and joins us once again to console us, enlighten us and share his collection of aliases for He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Mentioned.

 

Of course, we bring you some dope Hip Hop curated just for this Ep. So sit back, go through the cycle of emotions with us, play the He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Mentioned Drinking game and try to stay away from “danger!” while we figure out what’s next.

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Jan 3, 2017

Episode 42: That’s A Rap 2016

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2016 was a mofkr wasn’t it? But you know what, 2016 proved to be another solid year for Hip Hop. We had album after album of heat from the old timers (like us) making a comeback– De La Soul, Tribe Called Quest, The Game (well he never really left right?), Common, and Atmosphere.  The lyricists - Kendrick, Ka, Aesop Rock, ElZhi, Homeboy Sandman, and Skyzoo just to name a few. The freshman and the sophomores killed it too Vic Mensa, Domo Genesis, Flat Bush Zombies, Hodgy Beats, Isaiah Rashad, and of course Chance the Rapper. But let us forget not those that make us bob our heads, the Producers- Kaytranada, Knxwledge, L’Orange, Neon Brown, and Apollo Brown (and many more)

 

But in our humble opinion, the year belonged to one man- grinding for years and now getting his shine- Anderson .Paak  !

 

We took a minute but we back- so sit back, enjoy and reminisce on 2016 cuz it’s a Rap!

 

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Oct 28, 2016

Episode 41: Coffee and Bullshit

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What keeps you more woke than good Hip Hop!? Coffee of course.


So whatbetter combination than the two of them together. Joining us this episode is Coffee Connoisseur and entrepreneur Mathew Torres from the Long Beach CoffeeClub (http://longbeachcoffee.club/) for some Coffee and Bullshitin’ .


Matthew takes some time out of his plans for taking over the world one sip at a time and shares with us his love for Hip Hop and coffee as we bring you tracks from Isaiah Rashad , Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown, Mac Miller, Anderson Paak, Freeway andJake One, Damian Marley, Blackalicious, Logic and the Neptunes. Matt even shows us that his discerning pallet doesn’t only apply to coffee by schooling us on Surreal& The Sound Providers and Cool Calm Pete.


So we def prove one thing.... We don’t know coffee but we happen to know bullshit

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Sep 27, 2016

Episode 40: Forty For Forty

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It has been heavy times here at Six in the Morning lately withthe loss of the beloved Radio Raheem (Rest In Glory Big Man!!) BUT also... Rafaturns 40!!!


Getting older is never easy forany one so we show himsupport in our 40 for 40 Episode! As he turns a new leaf,we decided to showcasesome of our older MCs in the game who continue to bangout solid Hip Hop musictoday! Rafa also provides us a touching dedicated set to his son who has flownthe coup and now attending college! Go UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs! 


As always, we feature a thoughtful curated selectionof classic bangers from Public Enemy, Nas and Biggie, newer cuts from veteransAtmosphere, De La Soul, Jay-Z and Masta Ace and the return of South Gate's ownMellow Man Ace!! Some new music from some of our fav new artists too. So let usblow out a candle for Rafa and celebrate his birthday with a dope 40's episode!  


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