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Episode 103 - Indie Hip-Hop Tribute Pt. 3 (With Mr. Eon)

  1. Apathy - That Ol' Boom Bap

  2. Non Phixion - 5 Boros feat. DV Alias Khrist & MC Serch

  3. High & Mighty - The Meaning

  4. Ill Advised - 1.9.8.6. feat. Paul Yams & Maylay Sparks

  5. Rascalz - Northern Touch feat. Kardinal Offishall, Thrust, Choclair & Checkmate

  6. Saukrates - Father Time

  7. Choclair - Just A Second

  8. Thrust - Emcee

  9. Frankenstein - The Rain Is Gone

  10. Atmosphere - GodLovesUgly

  11. Felt - Hot Bars

  12. Medina Green - Crosstown Beef

  13. Natural Elements - Tri-Boro

  14. Dynasty - Wildcat

  15. Checkmate - R.A.W. feat. Concise, Royce Da 5'9 & DJ Revolution 

  16. DJ Revolution - The Backbone feat. Chace Infinite, Choclair, Ill Advised, Kardinal Offishall, Krondon, Planet Asia, Rasco & Shabaam Sahdeeq

  17. Ill Advised - Internal Affairs feat. Maylay Sparks

  18. Jigmastas - Iz You Dee (Remix)

  19. L-Fudge - Realise feat. J-Live

  20. All Natural - 50 Years

  21. J-Live - Can I Get It

  22. Kardinal Offishall - Mic T.H.U.G.S.

  23. Rascalz - Can't Relate feat. The Beatnuts

  24. Gab Gotcha - On the Job

  25. Arsonists - 14 Yrs of Rap feat. Ill Bill & Goretex

  26. Company Flow - Simian D feat. Ill Bill

  27. Aesop Rock - Nickel Plated Pockets feat. Vast Aire

  28. Cannibal Ox - A B-Boys Alpha

  29. Cage - Radiohead

  30. Eminem - Low, Down, Dirty

  31. J.U.I.C.E. = Freestyle or Written

  32. Saukrates - Innovations feat. Pharoahe Monch

  33. The Last Emperor - That's What's Up feat. Mr. Eon

  34. The Last Emperor - Secret Wars

  35. Maylay Sparks - Unusual Style feat. Chief Kamachi

  36. The Boulevard Connection - Claimin' Respect feat. Rakaa Iriscience, Maylay Sparks & The Last Emperor

  37. MF DOOM - The Mic

  38. Ultra - The Industry Is Wack

  39. Jeru The Damaja - 99.9%

  40. Godfather Don - Fame

  41. Sir Menelik - Physical Jewels

  42. Smut Peddlers - One By One

  43. Laster - Off Balance feat. Ed O.G.

  44. Big Twan - One for the Lyricist

  45. Masters of Illusion - Partnas Confused

  46. Kazi - A.V.E.R.A.G.E.

  47. Lootpack - Likwit Fusion feat. Tha Alkaholiks & Defari

  48. Amad Jamal - Rhetoric

  49. Swollen Members - Strength

  50. Blackalicious - Alphabet Aerobics

  51. Mr. Lif - Farmhand

  52. Akrobatik - Internet MC's

  53. Mad Skillz - Lick The Balls

  54. Mhz - This Year

  55. Lone Catalysts - Due Process feat. Talib Kweli & Rubix

  56. Da Grassroots - Living Underwater

  57. S.O.P. - Styles (DJ 360 Remix)

  58. Mike Zoot - Scene

  59. Strange Brew - Take Heed feat. J.U.I.C.E.

  60. Truth Enola - May Day

  61. A.G. - Hidden Crate

  62. The Hillfiguz - Not Enough Time

  63. Atmosphere - Modern Man's Hustle

 

Episode 103 is the 3rd installment of our indie hip-hop tribute series. This time, we’re joined by Mr. Eon of The High & Mighty, who sits with the crew to discuss one of hip hop's greatest eras. We hear stories about how it started for them, the Masta Ace beef, working with Bobbito, The Alchemist, Rashida Jones, Beetlejuice, Kool Keith, Pharoahe Monch, Eminem and Cage. During the late 90s and early 00's, Eastern Conference Records was a staple in independent hip-hop. Who better to tell vivid tales of the indie hip-hop movement than one of the guys responsible for it?

 

We've got joints by Non Phixion, Saukrates, Natural Elements, Jigmastas, J-Live, Arsonists, Company Flow, Cage, All Natural, Rascalz, Cannibal Ox, J.U.I.C.E., Sir Menelik, Kool Keith, Ill Advised, Choclair, Mr. Lif, Mike Zoot and of course, The High & Mighty.

 

What made this era one of the greatest? The music was fresh, innovating, original, honest and most importantly fun. D-I-Y in full effect. Record stores in full effect. Online chat groups where you shared music was definitely in effect. That feeling of excitement while scarfing down a slice of pizza or Gray's Papaya because you couldn't wait to see what Fat Beats on 6th Ave had. When Fat Beats wasn't enough for your fix, you went to the LES to peep A-1 or took the iron horse to Fulton Street, to check out Beat Street and grab a treat from Juniors after. The days in New York during the indie hip-hop movement were magical. 

 

Now, let's re-live those memories and magic this era gave us. Enjoy the show!

 

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