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Hip Hop Music

Independent and Creative Commons licensed music from around the way to around the world.

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United States

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Independent and Creative Commons licensed music from around the way to around the world.

Language:

English


Episodes
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184 - Jazzy Jeff Among The Copyleft

7/1/2024
Back with another handful of Creative Commons tunes to champion, Macedonia opens with a Shad & Skratch Bastid cut that was co-produced by DJ Jazzy Jeff and closes with a Moki McFly song from an album that won the 2024 Creative Commons Community Music Award for Album Of The Year. Other featured artists in between include NIki J. Crawford, Ultimate Fantastic, DJ Enki, Tab, and Ohad Slavin.

Duration:00:39:32

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FLASHBACK: Both Sides On Bondfire

5/4/2024
Macedonia shows honor to the legacy of Bondfire Radio by revisiting an episode from 2016, a show that features some of the artists and music championed on the BSOTS on Bondfire broadcast during its first year. This show includes selections from Public Enemy, The Hot 8 Brass Band, NxWorries, Blitz The Ambassador, DJ EFN, DJ Vadim, Semi Hendrix (Ras Kass and Jack Splash), and more.

Duration:01:02:10

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183 - Life At Camp Lo-Fi: The Last Nine Years

3/28/2024
In the second of two episodes celebrating 18 years of Radio BSOTS, Macedonia discusses podcast quality over quantity, finding community at Bondfire Radio, a single episode released in 2021 that led to him speaking at Afros & Audio, that time that his voice became part of an intro for a netlabel release, the potential kill date that he seriously considered a decade ago, and the insistence on protecting the creative child into adulthood. Featured music includes selections from Devin Morrison, Soul Inscribed, Mikal Amin, CM & Tha Silent Partner, Shlohmo, Core Rhythm & Zajazza, Exmiranda, SHON THA PHENOM, and Nangdo.

Duration:01:02:10

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Bonus Episode: The Power Of The Drop (Queue Points Podcast)

12/29/2023
As lovers of Black music history, Jay Ray and DJ Sir Daniel have made some incredible strides over the past two years with their podcast, Queue Points. The show has quickly become a mainstay in the Camp Lo-Fi podcast queue. As a BSOTS feed bonus, I am pleased to share this special episode of Queue Points with you, one where I joined the dynamic duo as a guest in their exploration of trip hop and drum and bass. Enjoy the show! Queue Points - The Power of the Drop: Trip Hop and Drum & Bass Shook The World There was a rumble coming out of the UK in the early-1990s. With the heavy influence of hip-hop came new styles that changed the way many experienced the music they loved. From the early days of Jungle that birthed Drum and Bass to to Trip Hops genre bending sounds, the crew continues our musical journey to the UK with, guest, Jason Randall Smith of Radio BSOTS. Follow Queue Points Facebook: https://facebook.com/queuepointspod Instagram: https://instagram.com/queuepointspod Twitter: https://twitter.com/queuepointspod TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@queuepointspod

Duration:01:39:00

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182 - Life At Camp Lo-Fi: The First Nine Years

11/15/2023
Macedonia celebrates 18 years of BSOTS by reflecting on the show's development and challenges in its early years. A handful of independent and Creative Commons selections provide the soundtrack, including works from Comfort Fit, Friends Or Whatever, Lovespirals, Jonny Sonic, Cosmic Analog Ensemble, and more.

Duration:00:56:44

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181 - reative Commons Sightings Of Kool Keith And DJ Harrison

9/6/2023
Another Creative Commons crate digging session uncovers gems from DJ Harrison, Yung Miss, niteffect, J. Lang, Close Counters, and The Polish Ambassador featuring Kool Keith.

Duration:00:33:44

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180 - In Conversation With Douglas Whitfield (pt. two)

7/14/2023
The second installment of a two-part interview with Douglas Whitfield, co-founder of the Creative Commons Community Music Awards. Doug discusses netlabels as sonic curators, what started the CC Listening Parties on YouTube, and future plans for a CC Community Music Hall of Fame. Featured music includes works from Headsnack, Revolution Void, Carsie Blanton, CM and The Silent Partner, and Satori.

Duration:00:50:08

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179 - In Conversation With Douglas Whitfield (pt. one)

7/7/2023
The first of a two-part interview with Douglas Whitfield, co-founder of the Creative Commons Community Music Awards. Between learning Doug's CC origin story and examining the functionality of the licenses behind the music, songs are featured from Natasha Beller, Kid Data, Wiseman, and Spiedkiks (2023 CCCMA Winners of Album and Track Of The Year).

Duration:00:48:52

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178 - Creative Commons Gems From Public Enemy And Nikki Giovanni

6/8/2023
BSOTS returns with a renewed focus on Creative Commons licensed music and the joys of virtual crate digging. The featured tracks in this show represent a mix of tunes from prior BSOTS episodes alongside selections receiving their first spins, cutting across genre and released between 2009 and 2023. Artists include Public Enemy, Nikki Giovanni, Kidkanevil, Wals, Niki J Crawford, Isak Gaines, and Yoko Absorbing with guest appearances from Brother Ali and Oddisee.

Duration:00:30:20

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177 - pause. (for Jason Mizell)

12/21/2022
Macedonia revisits his own commentary from 20 years ago, written shortly after Jam Master Jay's murder. Features hip-hop cuts from the Creative Commons universe including guest verses from Chuck D of Public Enemy and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels. Artists include The Impossebulls, Tha Silent Partner, Just Plain Ant, Mute Speaker, Yashiyah, and more.

Duration:00:44:30

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176 - BUCKWILD: learn from it...

8/30/2022
Macedonia reemerges from podcast hibernation to survey a pandemic-struck earth through beats, bass, rhymes, rants, and a 17 year-old blog entry. Featured artists include DJ Spooky, A.Moss, Rashad thaPoet, Talons, Phresoul, Rabbi Darkside, and more.

Duration:00:49:09

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175 - Does Music Belong In Podcasting?

5/16/2021
In this season of DMCA takedown notices raining down on podcasters, Macedonia reminisces on an earlier era of podsafe music and plays some Creative Commons tunes to keep the RIAA at bay. Artists include Mega Ran, Amerigo Gazaway, Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble, Mos Emvy, Tab, and more.

Duration:00:52:52

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174 - Tranquil Beats: Fridays In August, 2016

11/30/2020
The final installment of the Tranquil Beats series presents an hour's worth of instrumental beats and downtempo gems. Featured artists include Machinedrum, Will Sessions, DJ Harrison, KRTS, Julien Dyne, and much more.

Duration:01:03:01

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173 - BUCKWILD: how i spent my summer staycation...

10/26/2020
Macedonia reflects on The Summer That Wasn't, quarantine restrictions, racial injustice, and the choice between reflecting the times versus prioritizing joy as a Black creator. Featuring music from Amerigo Gazaway, Rah Digga, KRTS, Zengineers, C-Doc, Mikal Amin, Sir Tumes, and more.

Duration:00:54:53

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172 - Tranquil Beats: Thursdays In August, 2016

9/5/2020
The chilled out series of instrumental mixes continues with a collection of lush, jazzy, and atmospheric selections from the likes of Jon Hopkins, Funki Porcini, Lovespirals, Ohbliv, Lee Rosevere, Affelaye, The Jet Age Of Tomorrow, and more.

Duration:01:05:22

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171 - BUCKWILD: The Faith-Based Practice of Podcasting

1/27/2020
Show #171 enters 2020 in BUCKWILD mode with a delayed transmission from December of 2019. As sentiments are expressed on dealing with self-doubt and holding onto creativity at all costs, music is featured from Flying Lotus, DJ Shadow, Little Simz, Rodney P, Vula Viel, Mikal Amin, and many more. This episode is NOT WORKSAFE.

Duration:00:57:42

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170 - Tranquil Beats: Wednesdays In August, 2016

10/20/2019
Show #170 marks a return to Camp Lo-Fi after 16 months of silence on the podcast feed with a continuous mix of chilled out instrumental beats for chaotic times such as these. Featured artists include Tall Black Guy, Oddisse, Onra, Romare, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Kratos Himself, Lovespirals, and many more. This episode is 100% WORKSAFE.

Duration:01:02:49

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169 - two weeks off from humanity...

6/2/2018
Show #169 presents a soundtrack of self-love and sonic warfare that addresses police brutality, what happens when you internalize a nation's hatred for the skin that you're in, and creating your own private Wakanda when this world gets to be too much. Includes music from Courtney Pine, Brother Ali, Jamila Woods, Noname, Kaidi Tatham, Propaganda, DJ Khalab, and many more. This episode is NOT WORKSAFE.

Duration:01:10:58

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168 - BUCKWILD: No Place For The Quiet

1/28/2018
Show #168 kicks off 2018 in BUCKWILD fashion with reflections on Combat Jack, Pam The Funkstress, and whether or not quiet people can still win in a world that consistently rewards the loudest. This episode features music from Tricky, The Hot 8 Brass Band, A Tribe Called Red, Vandemons, Born Ina Barn, LORD RAJA, The Cornel West Theory, and many more. This episode is NOT WORKSAFE.

Duration:01:11:49

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167 - Another Dive Into The Free Music Archive...

11/19/2017
Show #167 showcases a mix of tunes culled exclusively from the Free Music Archive, including works from Nine Inch Nails, DJ Harrison, TV Girl, live cuts from Silver Apples, Lushlife, and The Relatives, a Prince cover from The Impossebulls, and lots more. This episode is NOT WORKSAFE.

Duration:01:21:16