Monday, November 15, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
One of our listeners Dooks P from the UK actually gave me some advice about how to format my shows, He simply asked if zi ever thought of a theme? The thing is, I pride myself on not playing predictable formats, but just so that I don't lose anybody including myself, I will share with you the DECENT SOMETHING LISTENING GUIDE.
Sundays at 7PM EST 4PM PST I do my Reggae program. I start with the intro chune "PREPARE" by Luciano and from there for the first half hour I play JAH-centric music. This is music that glorifies the Creator. My ideal is biblical in which you seek the LORD first and then everything after. I used to practice RastafarI and Islam and even though I am Christian I haven't canceled out my allegiance to Rasta or Allah. My belief is Ras Tafari is Christ in His Kingly character and Allah means more than our concept of God. Much bigger than our human physical understanding. (Pardon me for proselytizing. We can talk about that on a later date.)
The next 15 minutes I play some crucial roots music. The intro song is "Roots" - Bob Marley. After that on the East it oughta be 7:45 so I start play pure 7" 45s for the next 15 minutes. My joints rep my whole show as I juggle from Ragga to Rocksteady to Roots to Dub to Ska to Classics. At the top of the hour its FIRETIME at 8PM so its time to shake off the crosses and have a good time for a half then its all about ROCKERS (Lovers Rock, Rocksteady, Classics and the like.)
Glory to GOD I have been getting great response. Thanks again Dooks P, Richie Criss and my wife and Queen for helping me structure the program.
On ALIVE ON ARRIVAL Mondays 2PM EST I set it off with GOSPEL (Not the stuff that made you wanna leave church but the stuff that make you wanna got to church in the first place. LOL) Then I don't where I go from there but I trust the LORD that I wind up there. Please send me any requests or critique. Its all for you! firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, August 01, 2010
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I planned my trip in a way that I wouldn't be burnt out an that wouldn't miss certain folks. Only things I was scheduled for was the gig with Deadly Dragon Thursday, live broadcast with the Beatminerz on Saturday and their birthday party at club Sutra on Sunday. Since I didn't have anything pressing on Friday, I thought I would just chill and got to Cambria and see my old school crew and the houses I grew up in. I hadn't been out there in 20 odd years and its the illest feeling walkin down the block where you learned to ride a bike, used to trick a treat on. It was a good feeling. Went to my old PS and IS which they have changed to MS.
The Ave hasn't changed. Its still hustly. Had a gotta slice of pizza and my favorite soda GUINNESS.
Monday, May 24, 2010
"IT'S SUMMER BUT WOMEN TAKE OFF
THOSE DAMN GLADIATOR SHOES" MIXMASTER WEEKEND www.DaBeatMinerz.com
THURS. May 27
12PM DJ EVIL DEE
2PM MR WALT
4PM CRAZY DJ BAZARRO
6PM DJ BOOGIEBLIND
8PM DJ GOLDFINGER
10PM DJ MELLSTARR
FRI. May 28th
12PM SISTA STROKE
2PM DJ ESQUIRE
6PM DJ WAYNE SKI
8PM DJ SKINNY
10PM DJ FLAMBOYANT
SAT. May 29th
12PM DJ DEZ
2PM DJ LAW
4PM CRAZY DJ BAZARRO
6PM COKNI O' DIRE
8PM DJ DUMMY
10PM BREAK BEAT LOU
Then whence Sunday come pon the 30th its all about the BEATMINERZ BIRTHDAY BOOM DANCE TO BLURZNAHT!!!
Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 10:00pm
Monday, May 31, 2010 at 4:00am
16 FIRST AVENUE (BETWEEN FIRST & SECOND STREET)
New York, NY
ADMISSION FREE!! GET THERE EARLY I'M TELLING YOU! NOT A GOOD LOOK BEING LEFY OUT A DOOR LIKE A CRUFF
Monday, April 19, 2010
Basically there is power that we have authority to access and engage, but we don't. We may want this or that and pray for it but we were enlightened that what the LORD has for you has already been given we just outside of the spiritual reality of what's going on like the matrix you know?
Pastor Evans gave the perfect illustration of the electric company that has already put power into your house, but you call them and say, "TURN MY LIGHTS ON! TURN MY FRIDGE ON! TURN MY TV ON!" The electric might hang up on you because you buggin. Its not their job to turn on what you been provided with. Its ON YOU to make a move to get it on.
Marinate on that and I'll probably speak more on that on REIGN CHECK Tuesday. GOD UP!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Peace and Blessings! Just wanted to briefly update you on the changes being made to the programming on my station. Currently there are 3 shows that I control and I intend to add an UMOJA show a KPL show and an ELPD show. This is turning out to be a great year. Now that BDS is Black history, we now rep ONE NATION RADIO. There is still a tinge of politicks but I'm not gonna meditate on it. Strictly concentrating on progress.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Monday, February 08, 2010
February a kick off well yes? The First was Dennis Emanuel Brown, The Prince of Reggae's Birthday. Saturday The 6th was Roberta Nesta Marley, The King of Reggae's and Sunday the 7th was James D Yancy aka Jay Dee aka J Dilla aka Dilla Dawg's BDay. Not to mention The New Orleans Saints victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV (Extra Live!). I played a tribute to all these champs by representing the rebellious revolutionary presentation they put forward to win.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I was listening to the Ricky Smiley Show for the firs time in a long time. Pastor Haynes came on and had a real good message. The message was whatever negative thing anyone has to say about you or your project is something you shouldn't give any concern to. He said it wasn't our business but their business! When I heard that I was like YEAH because them haters don't know me they just know what they see and what they witness in the past or heard but it still ain't first of all and definitely far from my future.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Last year there started a movement with the 3 made men stations on Ustream.tv that I was messing with. Beatminerz Radio, DeLa Soul's Dugout, and Scratchvision.com formed BDS. Others such as myself thought that was great. It was a movement that unified the music that was made by the guys that were also the DJs for their stations. It also included all that were affiliated such as BeatJunkies, Justice League, Soul Assasins and The Funhouse in the UK.
There have been legendary broadcasts of an intimate session with Mos Def on the De La Soul's Dugout, a dope interview with KRSONE and Bumpy Knuckles What could go wrong? Nobody was getting paid, you ain't have to pay to enjoy the broadcasts and what it was doing in essence was bring us closer to the fans and bringing us fans closer to the cream of hip hop. Obviously there's the matter of marketing and brand building that shouldn't be ignored, but all that can pop without getting in the way of BDS business. Or as it would seem.
First thing to go awry was Scratch's situation with his personal relationship with Spinderella which someone felt was not supposed to sit well with anyone on Scratchvision. It erupted into the site getting shut down and all kinda awkwardness which I never signed up for. Scratch not one to be bullied by terrorism, rose above the negativity an relaunched his site and kept it all live and intact. I like Scratch. He's a champ from the hood winning the Battle for World Supremacy as a DJ back in the day and elevating the sound of one of the best rap groups in history, EPMD. Scratch also has an enormous catalog of songs that he produced and another credit to him was when ask in a issue of Scratch magazine who his favorite producer was he gave it up to Jay Dee/J Dilla. Scratch aka The Prez aka Superman aka Jason aka Immaculate Hands is a superstar and at times he comes off conceited. I don't see him like that. He should boost up himself. I learned a lot from him and when I met him at Beatminerz studio he gave me mad love.
Scratch is about getting that dough and he about the culture. The culture of staying fly which is a big a part of hip-hop that a lot of cats either ignore or so it wrong, but everybody wants to be fly. His studio is fly, his approach to the game is fly, and he got the fly line up on his show. DJ June, Spinna, Kenny Dope and he got a ill sex-Ed show Toy Chest with BK Mami Crazy Toy Lady and one of my favorite DJs, Mocha Sunflower of the BeatMinerz.
De La Soul's Maseo heads The Dugout and out of all the stations, its my favorite to visit. The Dugout has a positive vibe. They play all types of music uncut and touch on all types of topics but somehow the vibe of the show is always positive. Freddie Foxxx aka Bumpy Knuckles aka The OG was ushered in on The Dugout. Through this exposure I got to see Bumpy in a different light. I was always intimidated by his presence as well as one should be, but in The Dugout he came off mad more approachable and he mad more talent than I would of ever realized. He was always cool with me. Hit me up from time to time with advice on how I could enhance my broadcast and ting. Good yout.
BDS IS THE MOVEMENT. Until ...
Maseo called me and told me he wasn't with it no more. He felt Scratch didn't allow anyone access to co-host and then worst part was when he announced that him and Bumpy was through. Maseo patiently expressed where his allegiance was and let be know if anything happened to him or his family that it would be on Bumpy. I was like whoa as you might of been. All I know is I don't know WTF is going on. I'm just about this music and its mission. I'm praying for all this to squash and squelch, but in the meantime its just BDS for what it means to me:
BEAT DOWN SUCKERS
BUN DA SENSI
BRING DI SELECTION
BREAK DANCING STILL
BUST DA STYLE
BEST DAM STATION
BUN DI SODOMITE
BLESS DA SET
BEWARE DE SHAITON
BIBLES DA SWORD
BEAT DONT STOP
BREAKFAST DINNER SUPPER
BLESS DECENT SOMETHING