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Celebrate 2-Hours Of Classic UK Hip Hop From '88 to '03 Courtesy Of Whirlwind D

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"This month Whirlwind D traces the history of hip hop in Nottingham, UK. We begin with the early B Boy scene and of course the iconic Rock City before moving into the early Notts rap records from the likes of MC Fizal Eff, DJ Quick, MSD, DJ Mink and KID to name a few. During the show we focus on some of the key figures such as Joe Buhdah and Trevor Rose as well as more recent entries from the likes of The P Brothers, Cappo, Out Da Ville, Scorzay Zee and more. Whilst the show doesn't cover every Notts artist, it focuses on many of the key events, players and periods. In terms of the music, we cover the years 1988-2003. Big shout out to all the incredible artists from Notts who came after this period or who we haven't touched upon.

Specifik is back with another killer mix, this time showcasing a batch of incredible Notts talent from the late 90s and early 00s. In addition, we feature some brand new cuts including new music from Franky Roar, Alikazam, The Allergies, Mr Fantastic and of course Del Soulcondor's dope remix of Phill Most Chill's Superfunk... We dedicate this month's show to the man like Del Soulcondor...."

Imagine Heaven With The Music Of Pharrell Collaborator Junius Bervine

The vibe is heavenly as musician and producer Junius Bervine takes flight with the likes of James Poyser, Common and others on "Logical Concepts". Junius is known for lending his musical gift to industry heavyweights such as @common, @musiqsoulchild, @kendricklamar, @nerd & @pharrell. On these two standouts from the album, he displays beauty with a perspective of Jazz Fusion that is pleasant as a fantasy.

Get Into Your Life With The Soulful Sounds Of GarciaWalker&Durrell ft. Shaun Escoffrey

"A contemporary classic album brimming with timeless Soul songs and pristine playing and production was stuck in the vaults.

Luckily Soul Intention persevered and what was for a while a “Lost” gem has well and truly been “Found”.

Like we say, it’s a masterpiece …." - First Experience Records

Enjoy Late-80's Hip Hop Greatness From The Video Archive of Stevie G. The Illest

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A visit to Biz Markie's Jersey crib in '89 and coverage of Heavy D and The Boyz's album release party are just a few gems you'll find here. Stevie G. The Illest brings you one of the best Golden Era Hip Hop experiences on YouTube with classic material from the late '80s. 

Gamble & Huff Launch TSOP Radio & Have A Soulful Convo with The Intruders

Catch up with the group who'll always love their mama as renowned songwriters Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff interview The Intruders. The Sound Of Philadelphia remains alive, thanks to the enduring legacy of the label and this online show. Stay tuned to Gamble & Huff's SoundCloud page and enjoy the extended digital reissue of The Intruders album below.

Nord1kone & El Da Sensei Are Out To Bomb Like Vietnam On "Colors Of The Jungle"

Journey with these 3 bombers as they escape the yard on a note of dope beats and rhymes on "Colors Of The Jungle". Nord1kone & El Da Sensei join Cyph4 on a tribute to getting up on this graffiti-inspired Hip Hop song. Heavy drums thump to the rhythm of an upright bass loop and echoing horns as each MC leaves the track vibrant as a work of street art.

Below, Artifacts make a return to the stage for summer 2021 as they rock da house with DJ Toshi.

Shabazz The Disciple Lays Down His Exciting Autobiography In Rhyme On "The One"

Shabazz The Disciple returns heroically with one of the most thrilling autobiographies in rhyme on "The One". Baz stands his own as the only MC to flow like a disciple as he attacks the mic with a prophetic approach mixed with the drama of street life. Take a journey through life with The Hood Christ on this song from his 2006 limited-edition project that was never officially released until now.

R&B Singer CandySoul Discovers The Sweet Taste Of Victory On "Love Myself More"

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Witness the power of self as CandySoul's soulful sound inspires your ability to love yourself more as well as those around you. This outstanding voice of R&B discovers a way to express self-love with a groove that is smooth as butter. Many musicians often choose a dramatic approach to convey confidence and heroism. However, CandySoul is the victor as she gets the message across beautifully with her smooth and soulful persona.

Main Source Perform In '92 On Canadian TV, Mikey D Chats With Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud

Main Source perform an unreleased song from their classic debut with a rare moment of Large Pro rockin the mic without his glasses on. In a more recent clip, Main Source's 2nd MC Mikey D links with the dynamic duo Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud to talk music in-depth on The Producer's Corner. Enjoy this moment of past and present Queens Hip Hop greatness.


UnitedSoul Collective Pump Up The Rhythm On A Revisit To Lonnie Liston Smith's "Expansions"

"Osunlade brings the funk out in his extended “Yoruba Soul Mix”, while Ian Friday was so inspired that he decided to make his own cover version with the “Libation Remake” featuring Byron J Moore on vocals.

Completing the package is Chi-Town’s very own Excursions crew (Cordell Johnson & Skorpeze) taking it to the club with their “Excursions Go Deep Remix”.

They also provide a digital bonus with the "Excursions Break Of Dawn Mix"." - r2 records

Biz Markie, Roxanne Shante & Cool V Rock The Stage in Glasgow, Tats Cru Pay Tribute

Juice Crew all-stars Biz Markie, Roxanne Shante and Cool V get down live at Scratch in Glasgow back in '06. After some technical difficulties, Biz kicks off the show with his classics and toward the end gets on the turntables. Below, Fat Joe and his Tats Cru pay tribute to The Biz with a fat mural. 

Enjoy more Biz Markie memories here at his Vimeo channel.


Herb Alpert Talks Music With Tom Scott & Creates Magic With SIDIBE & Devin Morrison

T.R.O.Y. sax man Tom Scott invites many of the musical greats he's known in the course of his 50-year career as a legendary saxophonist and composer. Hop on Tom's Podcast Express as he visits with master musicians, actors, writers, filmmakers, members of the media and politicos as they talk about their struggles and triumphs. One of those is the great Herb Alpert. The two friends discuss Herb’s start into the music business, songwriting, Sam Cooke, the evolution of the Tijuana Brass, that famous cover featuring whipped cream, A&M Studios, and the power of music as it pertains to life.

Above, Herb is the mugician as he lends his legendary horn to a collaboration with SIDIBE & Devin Morrison. As two generations of music unite as one, magic is created as each challenge the art of R&B. "Ready Enough" is a blissful groove as SIDIBE and Devin's soothing tones drive you to a heavenly place.


Michael Jackson & The Beatles Meet The Latin Fire of Banda Achilifunk & PATAX

Here comes the sun as Banda Achilifunk & PATAX celebrate yesterday with outstanding cover versions of Michael Jackson & The Beatles. If you've got worries, it's time to let it be as these bands proceed to get your hips swaying to the rhythm with fiery Latin grooves. This fusion of culture in music is here to redefine the meaning of festivity with musicians who demonstrate their badness.

Zé Carlos Bigorna Join Jazz-Funk Greats Azymuth & Others On "Yramaia"

Zé Carlos Bigorna plus Jazz-Funk Greats Azymuth create the perfect combination for pleasure with the laid-back and groovy sounds of "Yramaia". Rest, relax and release to this Latin lullaby as these seasoned musicians demonstrate the soothing side of Brazilian music.

Musicians D Mills & Amber Navran Anticipate A Time For Love With "Leave The Light On"

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The light always shines when either of these outstanding artists create music from the soul and display their glow. With D Mills on production and Amber Navran on vocals, it's time for love as they make a soulful declaration. Check out "Leave The Light On", an outstanding cut from D Mills' summer 2021 album "Prism".