Hip Hop Needs Balance

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Trackstar the DJ and The Smoking Section present From Marcy to Madison St: Lupe Fiasco vs Jay-Z

Boogie Bang 1-22: Current Hip Hop
I listen to a lot of new rap music. This series documents the best I hear. January 2006 to December 2009, hosted by Lupe Fiasco, DJ Drama, NYOil, Chaundon, Vandalyzm, La the Darkman, Willie the Kid, Naledge of Kidz in the Hall, Rockwell Knuckles, Wafeek, Shaun Boothe, Phonte of Little Brother, Peter Rosenberg of Hot97, Nino Bless, Joe Scudda, Sha Stimuli...

Still Dreamin 1-5: Soulful hip hop/soul/neo-soul
That Mos Def/Jill Scott/Roots/Badu/Jaspects/Chrisette Michelle/Digable Planets type action...hosts include Black Spade and Outasight...

Classickness 1-3: 80s/90s hip hop
Some of my favorite hip hop before 2000...classics you haven't heard in a minute, and gems you might not have caught when they were new...hosted by Dres of Black Sheep and Psycho Les of the Beatnuts

Best ofs: Royce da 5'9", Joe Budden, Killer Mike, Frequency
St Louis artist mixes: Rockwell Knuckles, Wafeek, Vandalyzm, Family Affair, Gotta Be Karim, John Hill
Theme mixes: Eff Yeah Its Summer (hosted by Mistah F.A.B.), Best Rapper Alive?: Royce da 5'9" vs Lil Wayne, The Guest Chamber (Wu-Tang Guest Appearances), NYOil's 9 Wonders
And more...
RMF Radio on DJ Jamad's Afromentals-Sirius/XM Hip Hop Nation

Find Trackstar CDs at the following INDEPENDENT retail stores:
St Louis: Vintage Vinyl, Downtown Music
Chicago: Gramaphone Records
Minneapolis: Fifth Element
New York: Fat Beats, Turntable Lab
San Diego: Access Hip Hop, Armory (downtown), Staxx
Atlanta: Moods Music
Los Angeles: Fat Beats, Turntable Lab

Dope interview over at Audible Hype
The Home Team-TSS is Major

Riverfront Times cover story on the Center for Recording Arts, my 501©3 organization that works with the youth

Best Rapper Alive? on MTV.com

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