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Put The Needle On The Record with Billy Jam | WFMU

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Hip-hop and rap, that's where my heart's at. But I'll play anything so long as it ain't crap!

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East Orange, NJ

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Hip-hop and rap, that's where my heart's at. But I'll play anything so long as it ain't crap!

Twitter:

@billyjam

Language:

English

Contact:

WFMU P.O. Box 2011 Jersey City, NJ 07303-2011 201-200-9368


Episodes

Put The Needle On The Reminiscing (dedicated to Celeste in Smalbany) from Feb 16, 2024

2/16/2024
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - "INTRO MIC BREAK They Reminisce over You (T.R.O.Y.) (Instrumental Version)" - No Album [early 1980's New York CIty your DJ with old school pals Andy (UK - NYC) + Celeste (Canarsie - Smalbany)] [0:00:00] Chico NYC graffiti artist - "Chico; NYC Graffiti Artist (Kalx - 1984)" - Put The Needle On Billy Jam's 30 Years In Radio [2014 WFMU Marathon Mix] [0:03:03] DJ Mek - "Back In My Day" - Put The Needle On Billy Jam's 30 Years In Radio [2014 WFMU Marathon Mix] [0:06:56] Sa-Roc - "The Sharecropper's Daughter (feat. Ledisi)" - The Sharecropper’s Daughter [0:08:49] Felt (Slug & Murs) - "Find My Way" - Felt 4 U [Slug X Ant X Murs] [0:12:06] Moka Only - "I Do Rap" - In and of Itself [0:15:40] Acros - "Reminisce" - Reminisce [released December 30th 2023] [0:18:05] MC Wicks - "God Is Real" - Internal Healing [friend of show & previous guest/co-host of live remote from Fresno CA's Ragin Records this time last year / the man, the gifted emcee MC Wicks - track/album produced by 357Mag] [0:21:44] K-Rec - "I Can't Call It feat. Sadat X and Emcee K​-​Ski" - no album - single [February 2024 release from Vancouver BC Canada artist] [0:24:53] Kid Abstrakt & Emapea - "It's All Good (feat. DJ Million Faces)" - no album - single [0:28:00] Homeboy Sandman - "Real Good" - No Label [dropped last Saturday on the Lunar New Year / Chinese New Year - Year of the Dragon - NOTE that in the coming weeks (either in 2 weeks or 5 weeks from now) will be doing a Homeboy Sandman one hour special] [0:31:15] Music behind DJ: Your DJ Speaks - "your DJ wears T-shirt designed by Celeste" - your DJ poses for photo in WFMU's hall of velvet art -R.I.P. Lemmy [0:34:19] RZA & Wu-Tang Clan - "1993 BillyJam/HipHopSlam interview on KUSF" [0:38:28] Wu-Tang Clan - "Method Man" [0:42:15] Vince Mack Mahon crew - "Why Is It So Damn Relevant" - Put The Needle On The Record • Wfmu 2009 Marathon Mix/Irish Hip-Hop Record [0:46:04] Arrested Development - "Hip Hop Saves Lives feat. Chuck D & Grandmaster Caz" - Bullets In The Chamber [0:50:03] Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - "They Reminisce over You (T.R.O.Y.)" - Mecca and the Soul Brother [0:55:46] https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/136984

Duration:01:08:52

Put The Needle On The Pre Super Bowl & Valentine's Day Show from Feb 9, 2024

2/9/2024
August Fanon - "Brooklyn 173 + INTRO mic break" - No Album [0:00:00] DJ Pnutz - "Enchanting" - Heart Beats EP [Another track off the brand new Valentine's Day 2024 "Heart Beats" EP by friend of show/super-talented San Diego artist DJ Pnutz] [0:04:03] Wheeler Del Torro - "Vengeance Unmasked - Rise of the Last 88 (feat Craig G & Kool Keith)" - Single/No Album [advance of Feb 23 2024 release - having just finished a US tour the artist along with the Ultramagnetic MC's will be touring the UK with upcoming dates to include Thursday 29th Feb - Manchester, Band on the Wall - Friday, 1st Mar - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club - Sat, 2nd Mar - Bristol, Lantern** and Monday 4th Mar - London, Forge] [0:06:25] Paradox & Leo Low Pass - "Jot (feat. Randy Mason)" - No Album [0:10:27] Paradime - "Annie" - Period [Detroit artist] [0:12:43] Acros - "Hiphop (feat. Batfunk & Fidel Cutstro)" - Reminisce [more off brand new LP by UK emcee/aerosol artist Acros] [0:16:48] DJ Robert Smith & BambuDeAsiatic - "Broken Dreams (feat. Moonbeam Kelly)" - In Stereo [Core Member of Collective Efforts. BambuDeAsiatic is now a solo artist, Father, Husband, and genuine lover of Hip Hop music. Atlanta, GA is home base. Production by BambuDeAsiatic All cuts by DJ Robert Smith (2017 DMC Champion - Germany) - Purchase this release here https://ugsouth.bandcamp.com/album/in-stereo] [0:20:43] William Bostick - "Boom Bap I Need That" - Samo 2 EP [late December 2023 release from Brooklyn NY hip-hop talent whom you can follow/support here = https://williambostick.bandcamp.com/album/samo-2] [0:23:40] K-Rec - "Good Humour (feat. Kurious & Birdapres)" - Re-Mission [new single off Vancouver BC artist K-Rec's album "Re-Mission"] [0:26:00] Evil Ed & BAD FX - "Breezin'" - Evil Meets Bad [London UK hip-hop released in December 2023] [0:28:48] Music behind DJ: your DJ talks hip-hop happpenings etc - "over '93 Til Infinity instrumental" - Billy Jam vs Souls of Mischief [0:30:39] Ana Tijoux - "Tu Sae' (feat. Talib Kweli & Plug 1)" - Vida [Paris France based Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux initially established herself in the Latin American hip-hop underground as a member of the pioneering group Makiza during the late '90s. She found much more widespread success several years later as a solo artist and guest rapper, though, most notably on "Eres Para Mí," a 2006 collaboration with Julieta Venegas that was a smash hit throughout the Spanish-speaking world] [0:43:06] Saweetie & P-Lo - "DO IT FOR THE BAY" - No Album [Bay Area rap recorded for the upcoming Super Bowl - go Niners and go E-40 who recorded previous pro 49'ers anthem] [0:46:29] Ana Tijoux - "Dime Que (feat. Pablo Chill-E)" - Vida [upcoming tour concerts to include March 12th at Bimbo's 365 Club in San Francisco, CA and March 15th at the Regent in Los Angeles] [0:48:28] DJ Pnutz - "Holding On" - ep [Another track off the brand new Valentine's Day 2024 "Heart Beats" EP by friend of show/super-talented San Diego artist DJ Pnutz] [0:51:41] Little Simz - "Mood Swings" - Drop 7 [brand new release (Feb 9 2024) by UK female talent Little Simz whose upcoming US tour will include The Independent San Francisco on May 4 2024 * May 5th 2024] [0:55:42] Little Simz - "Fever" - Drop 7 [released earlier today - having recently been awarded 3 BRIT Award Nominations for Album of The Year, Artist of The Year, and Hip-Hop/Grime/Rap Act, and a MOBO Award for Best Hip Hop Act, today, Little Simz has released an EP of new material, Drop 7. Simz has peppered her unparalleled career with a series of short and succinct projects, Drop 7 follows the rap iconoclast’s “Drop 6”, with 2024 also marking 10 years since she shared Drop 1 in August of 2014. Ever evolving and forward-facing, the surprise 7-track EP sees Simz deftly weave her trademark introspective lyricism with some of the most experimental, club-oriented beats of her career, provided by esteemed producer Jakwob.] [0:57:51] https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/136757

Duration:01:08:48

Put The Needle On The 2-2-2-Four from Feb 2, 2024

2/2/2024
August Fanon - "August 3152" [0:00:00] Señor Gigio & IceMayne - "Make Yourself Real" - Mantrapreneur Musick Vol. 1 [see the accompanying Señor Gigio created music video for this song = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeHbwXkg2Ck] [0:01:57] Paradime - "Period (feat DJ Los)" [0:04:50] The Musalini ft. Eddie James - "Euros (prod. by DJ Skizz)" [0:08:26] Indigo Phoenyx & Brandneu Beatz - "The Long Game" - Pour Vous [0:10:55] Talib Kweli ‎ - "War On Christmas" [0:12:14] August Fanon - "August 3150" [0:15:01] Randy Mason - "First Things First" [sent to me this morning by the artist who wrote "the first single off my upcoming project with Deca. I've included album art and tracklist in the folder also. The production is by Deca, the cover art is by Lukas Baron."] [0:16:16] Rev Shines & Soop Dread - "Nardwuar of Nas Bars" [0:22:01] Sankofa - "Buck Williams (feat. Damo The Great & DJ Heavy)" - Bleeding of the Golden Goose [0:23:24] D-DON - "OPP" [0:25:50] DJ Pnutz - "Take A Chance" [from 3-song 2024 Valentine's Day themed release from friend of the show - San Diego's own DJ Pnutz] [0:29:10] August Fanon - "Another Day" [0:32:51] Slum Village - "Request" - Fun [note that next Wednesday, February 7th, is Dilla Day - Rest In Beats J-Dilla] [0:36:48] J. Sands - "50 Years Of Hip Hop (feat. Masta Ace, RJ Payne & The World Famous Brucie B)" [0:38:48] Acros - "Last bells (feat. Chester P)" - Reminisce [Thanks to talented turntablist Fidel Cutstro for sending this new album (that he is featured on throughout) to WFMU and of which he notes "The album is out now on cut back records and avaible on Spotify, CDs coming soon. Acros is a graf writer/MC from UK."] [0:43:05] UK TV show "Look Around You" skit - "an introduction to the world of rap music" [show created by Robert Popper and the one and only, hilarious Peter Serafinowicz] [0:46:34] Acros - "Pen to Paper (feat Fidel Cutstro)" - Reminisce [Thanks to talented turntablist Fidel Cutstro for sending this new album (that he is featured on throughout) to WFMU and of which he notes "The album is out now on cut back records and avaible on Spotify, CDs coming soon. Acros is a graf writer/MC from UK."] [0:47:14] Soul Rocca - "Real Recognize Real (feat J-Live) remix" [new remix of December 2022 album track - Press release reads = "Due to the great success of SoulRocca's album "In Good Company", a few songs from the project are receiving a remix treatment. First, Curt Cazal, legendary rapper and producer, from the D&D Studios, QnC (Q Ball & Curt Cazal) and JVC Force, takes on the piece “Real Recognize Real “ with J-Live. The New Yorker J-Live is a rap legend himself and achieved cult status through numerous albums."] [0:49:37] Rahim Samad - "Not Today" - Solar DNA [how new? just received it two hours ago from the artist] [0:53:03] https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/136486

Duration:01:07:58

Put The Needle On The Good Vibrations (I Vibrate, You Vibrate) from Jan 26, 2024

1/26/2024
Homeboy Sandman - "The Orchestra (+ Boy Sand FMU intro/outro drops)" - (song artwork - also borrowed for top of this playlist) by Lukas "Luke Warmth" Baron [Brand new track / inspiration for today's episode of PTNOTR -Boy Sand track that dropped yesterday Jan 25 2024 with instrumental from Khruangbin and Leon Bridges song called "Mariella." - Homeboy Sandman Patreon = https://www.patreon.com/posts/orchestra-97167012?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=postshare_creator&utm_content=join_link - Link to the original track/instrumental sample source = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDkUApLcTYY] [0:00:00] Previous Industries (Open Mike Eagle, Video Dave, STILL RIFT.) - "Showbiz" - 7" single [0:03:02] Blockhead - "Now That's What I Call A Posse Cut Vol. 56. (feat Bruiser Wolf, Danny Brown, billy woods & Despot)" - The Aux [0:06:04] Metermaids - "How To Make Your Bed Like Stanley Kubrick" - A Line In The Sky [0:10:58] elZhi & Oh No - "RIP (Radio International Programming) feat. Guilty Simpson" - Heavy Vibrato [released December 1 2023] [0:14:05] KiLaMDaPro - "Fluora'scent" [0:18:10] Homeboy Sandman - "That's Life" [Instrumental is a loop from a jam called "Special Occasion" by Emily King.- Artwork by Lukas "Luke Warmth" Baron c/o video screen grab from song's accompanying "visualizer" music video = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzFL3NIAhcY] [0:20:47] Suff Daddy - "Breeze Please" [0:23:01] Stan Ipcus - "Not Alike" [White Plains NY's Stan Ipcus new track "Not Alike" (released Jan 23 2024) was produced by Duke Fiorella out of Buffalo NY.] [0:25:14] Dumi Right - "Life Is What You Make It" [To help celebrate 50 years of Hip Hop, Dumi Right of Zimbabwe Legit offers his new single featuring Chubb Rock & YZ with a special appearance by executive producer Chuck D: "Life Is What You Make It". It's a heartfelt thanks to those who pioneered the music, art, and culture that has traveled and influenced the world many times over. Includes bonus remixes and the b-side "Knew It All" from his upcoming SpitSLAM Records] [0:27:53] Napoleon Da Legend - "Potenial" [0:32:11] J57 - "Makin Stax (feat Planet Asia, Bobby J from Rockaway, Skyzoo)" [0:35:33] Previous Industries (Open Mike Eagle, Video Dave, STILL RIFT.) - "Braids" - 7" single [Previous Industries consists of Open Mike Eagle, Video Dave, and STILL RIFT. They mark their official debut as a group by sharing a preview of what 2024 has in store with their double single “Showbiz” and “Braids.”] [0:37:56] Mr. Dibbs - "BOULE DE PLONGEON" - INIM E.G. [N.C.MENTIS/B.D.PLONGEON] [0:40:05] Randy Mason - "Travel Light" [new from previous show guest - few months back from Homeboy Sandman BK apt. - This track released December 4, 2023 Music by Ganesboro. Rhymes by Randy Mason. Two track mix by Kevin "Advice" Toldeo.] [0:45:02] nAvi The North - "Task Force (feat. A-F-R-O & Melly-Mel w. DJ Kuts by Die Empty)" [0:47:25] Arrested Development - "Hello (feat. Ras Kass, 1 Love, Configa & Speech)" - Bullets In The Chamber [0:50:16] https://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/136273

Duration:01:08:17