Monday, April 23, 2007

It's votin' time

So the Montreal Mirror's "Best of Montreal" is coming up, show your support and vote for 'Off The Hook radio' for 'Best local radio show', also throw Budda Blaze and or Revolution for 'best local radio host' and 'best club DJ'. Also vote CKUT as 'best radio station' and of course you gots to put Under Pressure for 'Best Festival' .

Friday, April 20, 2007

Off The Hook, LIVE and in the flesh!!!!!

What're you doing? You'd better be coming out on Wednesday April 25th, Off the Hook radio will be broadcasting live from Club Lambi, 4465 St-Laurent Blvd (corner Mont Royal), we're going to have live performances by Narcycist and Cracked Lips. We'll be on at our regular air time of midnight to 2am. We'll be giving away 2 tickets to the upcoming El-P show that is happening in Montreal on May 2, we'll also have various CDs and Under Pressure magazines to give away. Come by, you know you wanna!


The Stylus DJ Awards are here, the public cab vote until April 23rd;

After a successful kick-off year, the Stylus Group returns with the 2007 Stylus DJ Awards. Once again, Stylus will unify DJs from across the country, awarding their achievements and celebrating their craft.

Canada's top urban DJs are some of the world’s most respected and recognized talents in the entertainment industry. These DJs are more than conveyers of music; they are tastemakers and trendsetters to thousands nationwide. They influence what people listen to, how people dress, and what people buy. They break new music and can influence the success of a new artist, fad, and even the latest technology. Their love of music is the lifeblood of this country’s thriving musical entertainment industry and vast club scene.

On June 4th, the most influential players in urban lifestyle will come together again for an evening of recognition and celebration of Canadian DJs and the Canadian Urban Music Industry. This annual event continues to increase public awareness of the dynamic urban music scene in Canada and sheds light on the significant contributions DJs have on pop culture.

So head over to and vote... p.s., your mizzan Budda Blaze is in the running, so throw him a bone and vote for him. Malicious is also in there for single of the year, show your favorites some love.

Playlist for April 19 2007

Hashim - Al Nafayish
Jazzy Jeff / Big Daddy Kane - The Garden
talk talk
Terminology - I Did It
Planet Asia - Havin' Thangs
The Lox - We're Back
Brooklyn Academy - Work
Joell Ortiz - Block Royal
Grand Daddy I.U - Veteran
Shine - Bad Boy
Joell Ortiz - Modern Day Slavery
Royce 5'9 - Hit'em
J - Bru / Eternia - How r We Doin?
Rapp Hour Half Hour Hour
Northern Lights(mtl) / Brooklyn Ac - DWI
Hochii - That Sound
Prince Ali - I Miss 1994
Jazzy Jeff - Whatever You Want
Tango & Cash - Hip-Hop Ain't Dead
Royce 5'9 / Terminology - Whatcha Call That
Kanye West , Nas , Rakim - Classic remix

Sunday, April 15, 2007

It's about more than hos


Imus isn’t the real bad guy
Instead of wasting time on irrelevant shock jock, black leaders need to be fighting a growing gangster culture.

Thank you, Don Imus. You’ve given us (black people) an excuse to avoid our real problem.

You’ve given Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson another opportunity to pretend that the old fight, which is now the safe and lucrative fight, is still the most important fight in our push for true economic and social equality.

You’ve given Vivian Stringer and Rutgers the chance to hold a nationally televised recruiting celebration expertly disguised as a news conference to respond to your poor attempt at humor.

Thank you, Don Imus. You extended Black History Month to April, and we can once again wallow in victimhood, protest like it’s 1965 and delude ourselves into believing that fixing your hatred is more necessary than eradicating our self-hatred.

The bigots win again.

While we’re fixated on a bad joke cracked by an irrelevant, bad shock jock, I’m sure at least one of the marvelous young women on the Rutgers basketball team is somewhere snapping her fingers to the beat of 50 Cent’s or Snoop Dogg’s or Young Jeezy’s latest ode glorifying nappy-headed pimps and hos.

I ain’t saying Jesse, Al and Vivian are gold-diggas, but they don’t have the heart to mount a legitimate campaign against the real black-folk killas.

It is us. At this time, we are our own worst enemies. We have allowed our youths to buy into a culture (hip hop) that has been perverted, corrupted and overtaken by prison culture. The music, attitude and behavior expressed in this culture is anti-black, anti-education, demeaning, self-destructive, pro-drug dealing and violent.

Rather than confront this heinous enemy from within, we sit back and wait for someone like Imus to have a slip of the tongue and make the mistake of repeating the things we say about ourselves.

It’s embarrassing. Dave Chappelle was offered $50 million to make racially insensitive jokes about black and white people on TV. He was hailed as a genius. Black comedians routinely crack jokes about white and black people, and we all laugh out loud.

I’m no Don Imus apologist. He and his tiny companion Mike Lupica blasted me after I fell out with ESPN. Imus is a hack.

But, in my view, he didn’t do anything outside the norm for shock jocks and comedians. He also offered an apology. That should’ve been the end of this whole affair. Instead, it’s only the beginning. It’s an opportunity for Stringer, Jackson and Sharpton to step on victim platforms and elevate themselves and their agenda$.

I watched the Rutgers news conference and was ashamed.

Martin Luther King Jr. spoke for eight minutes in 1963 at the March on Washington. At the time, black people could be lynched and denied fundamental rights with little thought. With the comments of a talk-show host most of her players had never heard of before last week serving as her excuse, Vivian Stringer rambled on for 30 minutes about the amazing season her team had.

Somehow, we’re supposed to believe that the comments of a man with virtually no connection to the sports world ruined Rutgers’ wonderful season. Had a broadcaster with credibility and a platform in the sports world uttered the words Imus did, I could understand a level of outrage.

But an hourlong press conference over a man who has already apologized, already been suspended and is already insignificant is just plain intellectually dishonest. This is opportunism. This is a distraction.

In the grand scheme, Don Imus is no threat to us in general and no threat to black women in particular. If his words are so powerful and so destructive and must be rebuked so forcefully, then what should we do about the idiot rappers on BET, MTV and every black-owned radio station in the country who use words much more powerful and much more destructive?

I don’t listen or watch Imus’ show regularly. Has he at any point glorified selling crack cocaine to black women? Has he celebrated black men shooting each other randomly? Has he suggested in any way that it’s cool to be a baby-daddy rather than a husband and a parent? Does he tell his listeners that they’re suckers for pursuing education and that they’re selling out their race if they do?

When Imus does any of that, call me and I’ll get upset. Until then, he is what he is — a washed-up shock jock who is very easy to ignore when you’re not looking to be made a victim.

No. We all know where the real battleground is. We know that the gangsta rappers and their followers in the athletic world have far bigger platforms to negatively define us than some old white man with a bad radio show. There’s no money and lots of danger in that battle, so Jesse and Al are going to sit it out.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Playlist for April 12 '07 aka the Nappy Headed Ho's edition

Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Lots of Lovin'
Skillz - Dont Act Like You Don't Know
Talk Talk
Kanye, Nas & Krs-one - Better Then I Ever Been
Devin the Dude - Broccoli & Cheese
Prodigy - Bang On 'em
Pharoe Monch - Gun Draw
Joell Ortiz - HipHop
Talk Talk - (Crayzdom interview)
Crayzdom - Classic Like
Strong Arm Stready - All Out
Evidence - Born in L.A
Brooklyn Academy - Streets iz Buzzin'
Rap Hour Half Hour Hour

Flow's Native Tongues set

The Chambers Bros. - Funky
ATCQ - I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (Vampire Mix)
ATCQ - Mr.Incognito
ATCQ - It's Yours
ATCQ - If The Papes Come
Jungle Brothers - Straight Out The Jungle (remix)
Jungle Brothers - In Time
Jungle Brothers - J Beez Comin' Through (remix)
Queen Latifah - U.N.I.T.Y.
Monie Love - It's A Shame (Ultimatum Mix)
Black Sheep - Try Counting Sheep (Caveman Funky Organ Extended Mix)
Black Sheep - Let The Horns Blow
De La Soul - Sweet Dreams
Download the Native Tongues set here, 42.5 mb

We also had Crayzdom come through the studio, check his space;

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Playlist for April 5 2007

LL Cool J - Around the Way Girl
LL Cool J - Whatcha hood Like?
Talk talk
Devin the Dude - What a Job
KRS-One - Kill A Rapper
Verbal Threat - Autobiography
RedMan - Walk in the Gutta
Talk Talk
Prodigy - Mack 10 Handle
Joell Ortiz - Exactly
Royce 5'9 - Hit 'em
Kool G Rapp - 1st Nigga
Kool G Rapp - Hood Tales
Trunks - Dance With Wolves
Rapp Hour Half Hour Hour
Brooklyn Academy - Back In Effect
Sean P - Hearing Aid
Evidence - Things You Do

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Are you done yet?

What the hell happened to 'the nigga you love to hate'?



Here's an older Ice Cube song that all the white folks love;

Ice Cube - Wicked -download-