Episode 81 - A Tribute to D&D Studios With David Lotwin

  1. Jay-Z – So Ghetto

  2. Sean Price, Jimmy Grand & A.G. – How It Soundz

  3. D&D Crew – Ghetto Like D&D

  4. M.O.P. – How About Some Hardcore

  5. Group Home – Supa Star

  6. KRS-One – Return of the Boom Bap

  7. D&D All-Stars – 1,2 Pass It

  8. Nas – N.Y. State of Mind

  9. The Notorious B.I.G. – Unbelievable

  10. Gang Starr – Mass Appeal

  11. Blahzay Blahzay – Danger

  12. Nine – Whuctha Want

  13. Smif-n-Wessun – Bucktown

  14. Nice & Smooth – Old To The New

  15. Gang Starr – DWYCK feat. Nice & Smooth

  16. KRS-One – Sounds of Da Police

  17. Mad Lion – Take It Easy

  18. Afu-Ra – D&D Soundclash feat. Cocoa Brovaz

  19. O.C. – Far From Yours feat. Yvette Michelle

  20. Jay-Z – Ain’t No Nigga feat. Foxy Brown

  21. QNC – Repertoire

  22. Jeru The Damaja – Ya Playin’ Yaself

  23. O.C. – My World

  24. Rakim – It’s Been A Long Time

  25. The Notorious B.I.G. – Kick In The Door

  26. Jay-Z – A Million And One Questions

  27. Mos Def – Mathematics

  28. M.O.P. – Ante Up

  29. Dilated Peoples – Worst Comes To Worst

  30. Guru – Loungin’

  31. Lord Finesse – Return of the Funky Man

  32. Ultramagnetic MC’s – Watch Me Now

  33. Kid ‘N Play – Rollin’ With Kid ‘N Play

  34. Black Moon – Who Got Da Props?

  35. Jeru The Damaja – Come Clean

  36. KRS-One – Higher Level

  37. Showbiz & A.G. – Next Level (Remix)

  38. Bahamadia – 3 Tha Hard Way feat. K-Sara & Mecca Star

  39. Group Home – Livin’ Proof

  40. Gang Starr – Code of the Streets

  41. Lost Boyz – Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimas & Benz

  42. Doug E. Fresh – I-Ight

  43. Big Daddy Kane, Sadat X, Guru & Greg Nice – Hot Shit

  44. Channel Live, R.A. The Rugged, Craig-G & Agallah – Kill It

  45. QNC – Gotta Give

  46. Jaz-O – Love Is Gone

  47. O.C. – War Games feat. Pharoahe Monch

  48. Gang Starr – Above The Clouds feat. Inspectah Deck

  49. Afu-Ra – Whirlwind Thru Cities

  50. KRS-One – MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know

  51. Channel Live – Mad Izm

  52. The Notorious B.I.G. – Ten Crack Commandments

Whether you're an 80s baby or a 90s baby, this episode is for you. Whether you grew up on the Fat Boys or the Lost Boyz, this tribute is for you. D&D Studios is the most important studio in hip-hop history. Period. 

 

It's responsible for countless anthems such as Danger, Whutcha Want, Who Got Da Props, Ain't No Nigga, Jeeps, Lex Coups, Bimas & Benz, Ante Up and DWYCK to name a few. It's responsible for many classic albums like Illmatic, Ready To Die, Enta Da Stage, Livin' Proof, The Sun Rises In the East and Return of the Boom-Bap. Whether it was produced by DJ Premier, Da Beatminerz, DJ Muggs or mixed by Eddie Sancho or Norty Cotto, the D&D stamp was official. Doug Grama and David Lotwin created hip-hop mecca. A place where stars were born and GOATs were made. 

 

Today, we celebrate D&D Studios and we're joined by 1-half of the D's, Mr. David Lotwin. We go behind the scenes, hear the stories, re-live the classics and play all your favorite D&D cuts. We also have special guests stopping by to share stories like DJ Premier, Russell Peters, Jeru The Damaja, Mark The 45 King and Craig-G.

 

You'll hear what it was like when DJ Premier was in the studio creating classic after classic. You'll hear stories about Biggie and how Puffy went ballistic after finding a gun while recording there. You'll get to hear what it was like recording Enta Da Stage, Return of the Boom-Bap, Illmatic and other classics  You'll hear about pre-fame Jay-Z being denied at the door because there were too many people inside the studio at the time. You'll hear about the late, great Big L, Sean P, Ol' Dirty Bastard and Guru. 

 

On episode 81, we celebrate hip-hop. We celebrate history. We celebrate D&D Studios.

 

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