Sunday, December 28, 2008

something to tide you over

If you don't know at least three quarters of the people mentioned or pictured in this video, read a book!

Quasimoto - Rappcats

Friday, December 19, 2008

Being that I was an avid Lego child and I always used Lego as a singular and plural term, it still irks me when people say "Legos", I tell you this for no other reason other than to direct you to Format magazine's reproduction of classic hip-hop album covers in Lego format, although the term 'classic' is debatable when applied to some of their selections.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Top 25 of 2008

We'll be off until January, stepping aside for special programming on Christmas and New Year's Eves, so we're running down our top 25 of 2008.


25. Hip-Hop Nation - Channel Live
24. Small Town USA - Foul Mouth Jerk
23. Still Here - Roc C
22. The Truth - Jake One
21. Credibility - XL ft. Sean P
20. Go All Out - Buckshot and 9th Wonder
19. The I.V. - Brile
18. Criminal Minded 2008 - KRS One
17. Like This - D-Sisive Ft. Guilty Simpson
16. I'm Having a Relapse - Eminem
15. The DJ - DJ Revolution & KRS One
14. Locomotive Overthrow - Annakin Slayd
13. Society is Brainwashed - Ill Bill
Rap Hour Quarter Hour Freestyle Hour
12. Sly Fox - Nas
11. Jazz Records - Boombap Cats
10. For The City - Statik Selektah
9. Arab Money reply - Narcicyst
8. Get Busy - The Roots
7. Grow Up - Bishop Lamont
6. Everything is Heltah Skeltah - Heltah Skeltah
5. Gritty Grimey - Penzo Gritty and Core Data
4. Motown 25 - Elzhi ft. Royce 5'9
3. How We Rock - Termanology
2. Royal Flush - Outkast & Raekwon
1. Say Goodnight - Reks

Ba-bang, there you have it, we're outta here but check out Smoking Gun's top 20 mugshots of the year before you jump.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Dec. 11

There's been some drama because Busta Rhymes put out a song that wasn't clear on the facts called Arab Money. Busta called Narcicyst to clear things up. Click for story



Buggin' Out - A Tribe Called Quest
Top Left - Citizen Kane
Mikey Rocks - Cool Kids
Yo - EPMD ft. Redman
Hostile Gospel - Talib Kweli
The Real Arab Money - Narcicyst
Thugathon - Termanology
Tell U Something - Freeway
Like This - Dsisive ft. Guilty Simpson
Got Fire - El Da Sensei
The Champ - Ghostface Killah
Rap Hour Hour Half Hour Freestyle Hour
Rock The Mic - Termanology
Lessons - RA The Rugged Man
Uncommon Valor - Jedi Mind Tricks
Therapy - Alchemist
Russian Roulette - Brooklyn Acadamy
? - P.Casso
Trees - Side C
The Smash - Penzo and Core Data

Friday, December 05, 2008

December 3rd live from Jupiter Room


Orion broadcasting live from the Main deli;
Off The Hook live Dec. 3 '08

hold camera at crotch, aim up, press shutter release;
Off The Hook live Dec. 3 '08

Off The Hook live Dec. 3 '08

Loe Pesci and Osa;
Off The Hook live Dec. 3 '08

Loe Pesci and Osa;
Off The Hook live Dec. 3 '08

Loe Pesci, Osa, OTH radio and Side-c, straight stance;
Off The Hook live Dec. 3 '08

Loe Pesci, Osa, OTH radio and Side-c, b-boy stance
Off The Hook live Dec. 3 '08

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Nov.27 '08

It's the end of November, the snow has started falling, it's the way it goes, things go in cycles. The Off The Hook crew ate at Milsa's, a Brazilian BBQ 'all you can eat' joint, we're all meatified up after stuffing ourselves on 10 kinds of meat.

This year we'll be broadcasting on Christmas eve, it's all about us and baby Jesus ...yah.

Next week we'll be broadcasting from Jupiter Room, come check us/it out. Budda ran down a Zulu NAtion show that happened in town last week. MC Breed passed away this week, he did that song "No Future in Yo' Frontin'.

In studio, we had Northern Lights promoting a show that's coming up, Smif & Wessun will be playing at Club Lambi along with NL5 and Magnum 357
And we also had Tek Luciano , click his name to check his Myspace page.

The phones were broken so we had no callers during the freestyles, boo.



No Future in Yo' Frontin' - MC Breed
Politrikks - Dead Prez
Family Portrait - Tec
Trees - Side-C
Radio - KRS One & Eneeone
Therapy - Alchemist
Say Goodnight - Reks
In The Shade - Tek Luciano
Mikey Rocks - The Cool Kids
Cappuccino - The Knux
Rap Hour Half Hour Freestyle Hour
Penzo Gritty Stem - Penzo Gritty Stem
DWI - Northern Lights and Brooklyn Acadamy
Counter Attack - Braille
Black Friday - Bun B
Language Barriers - Brooklyn Barriers
The Argument - Capone 'n Noreaga
WMD - Heltah Skeltah

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Live From Jupiter Room (Dec Edition)

Yes Yes Y'all

Here's The Flyer For December , Hope To See You There.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


This week is the CKUT funding drive show, go to for details, we're pushing for a new phone that'll allow us to put 2 callers on the air at the same time, pledge, get a CD as a gift and get entered into a draw for various prizes.

We had guests in studio talking about an upcoming show;

Playlist time.

Slow Down - Brand Nubian
Disturbed - Blame One
Like This - D-Sisive
Step Bacc - People Under The Stairs
I Do It For Hip-Hop - Ludacris
I'm Having A Relapse - Eminem
Arab Money - Narcicyst
The Matrix - Black Milk
Motown 25 - Elzhi ft.Royce 5'9
Grow Up - Bishop Lamont
Misery's Company - Stylords
Rap Hour Half Hour Freestyle Hour
Money On The Ave Street - Reks
Monolith - Jedi Mind Tricks
Do You - El Da Sensei
Magic Hour - AZ
World War 4 - Saigon
Of The Same Air - Pumpkinhead

Monday, November 17, 2008


Here's a video from an Eric B & Rakim performance in Montreal. Can't figure out what club it's at. 

Credit goes to The Meaning of Dope for the video.
Apparently he was always rapping over vocal tracks. When I saw him last June in NYC, he definitely dropped that aspect, thankfully.

epilogue; Looking at the ceiling during the video made me think that it may have been at another spot, Chang informed me tonight that as a youth he was present at the show, it went down at James Lyng high school, I was there a year before attending a Public Enemy show.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Nov.13 '08

We talked about last week's show from Jupiter Room. New Year's Eve is falling on a Wednesday, we don't know what'll be going with us. We talked about U.S. politics for some reason.
Budda and I booed Sirius/XM, they were two companies with equally good programming, I went with XM and Budda went with Sirius, I turned on my XM today to find that one of the two channels that I listen to were gone, The Rhyme 65. Further looking showed that some Sirius channels were there, but the old school hip-hop XM channel wasn't even replaced with the Sirius old school Backspin channel and even Sirius just dropped their old school channel, WHERE'S OUR FUCKING OLD SCHOOL HIP-HOP?!?

Playlist time;
How About Some Hardcore - M.O.P.
Arab Money - Narcicyst
All Together Now - Static Selektah
White Van - Alchemist, Evidence & Prodigy
Losing Out - Black Milk
Godflesh - Jedi Mind Tricks
I'm Having a Relapse - Eminem
Riya - Ill Bill
My S.W.A.G. is Up - Stic Man
Goin' Outta Control - Kaboose
Hood Shit - Termanology
Rap Hour Half Hour Freestyle Hour
You Can't Be Me - Diamond D
Guntreal - Penzo Gritty, Logik Johnson
Dot, Dot, Dot - Markit & Jus
Get Busy - The Roots
Cold World - Prodigy
The Payback - Immortal Technique
SWMW - EJ Brule
Props 2 The Soundman - Memo, Annakin Slayd, Eye 2 Eye, 2 Left, The Snowy Owl, Cale Simpson, D-Ray from the Supertoke 3 CD

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Live from Jupiter Room Nov.5th

Last Wednesday we had a good night broadcasting from Jupiter Room. Royal Peasants and Northern Lights pulled off good sets. We were busy with that so we didn't get a chance to check out Ill Bill who was playing at Foufs.

The coat rack guy
OTH Nov. 5 2008
Greeting people on the street
OTH Nov. 5 2008
Royal Peasants
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OTH Nov. 5 2008
Northern Lights/NL5
OTH Nov. 5 2008
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OTH Nov. 5 2008
Cypher session or heated debate, you pick.
OTH Nov. 5 2008

Here's a link to download or listen to the whole show; from zshare

Monday, November 03, 2008


I'm not trying to turn this into a porn blog or anything but 20 years ago, many guys were staring at and soaking in Darlene on the cover and back cover of Ice-T's Power LP. That damn cassette cover was too small for my taste, the rich folks had the CD and the lucky assed DJs had the the vinyl. Anyways, commemorating the 20 year anniversary of the album that thrust Ice-T to the wider listening public, King magazine got Darlene, who looks way better than Ice-T's current squeeze Coco, and recreated her portion of the cover, she's now 41.

I've still got my tape;

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Notorius trailer

Here's a trailer for the forth coming Christopher Wallace/Biggie Smalls biopic Notorious, being released by Fox Searchlight, it's supposed to be out late January '09.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Oct. 30

This week, we have Chang back in the studio, he's been away for a while and he'll be gone again.

Picture taken by The Jade Emperor from Halifax, he's representing The Maple Mothership

Started in Halifax in 1999 by The Jade Emperor, Uncle Fester and DJ Beef as Canada's radio institution dedicated to furthering, educating, celebrating and networking the Canadian hip hop scene as a united national scene. Originally launched as a radioshow for the masses on CKDU it has now grown into a pro-bono institution that embodies a nation-wide family fabric and network. If you a Canadian artist, reach out and join the family...we here for CANADA large!

Atherton and BK were in studio, promoting a show that's going down next week here in Montreal. The club is between Berri and Amherst for those that get lost.

Playlist time;

Freaks Come Out at Night - Whodini
I'm Having a Relapse - Eminem
Bury You With Satan - Necro
Iller Than Thriller - AKA
The Unexpected - DJ Babu ft. MF Doom & Sean Price
Cold World - Prodigy
Losing Out - Black Milk ft. Royce 5'9
Talk/Interview with Atherton & BK
Talk About You - Statik Selektah
All In One - Reks ft.Lil Fame
The Art of Disrespekinization - Heltah Skeltah
The Truth - Jake One ft. Freeway
Can't You Tell - Joell Ortiz
Rap Hour Half Hour Freestyle Hour
Loe Pesci, Osa, BK and Atherton sat in for the freestyles
Kid Kebec takes us out for the last half hour.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

October 24. Another show, yo.

This week's beats have been provided by LE Backspin, he doesn't have a Myspace so I can't direct you to anywhere to find his work.

Of course come check us on November 5th at Jupiter Room;

Act Like You Know - Black Moon
Come Get With It - Basic Vocab
Living For The City - Statik Selektah, Jadakiss & M.O.P.
Go - Madlib & Guilty Simpson
You Can't Change The World - Kwote Scriptures
The Hulk - Cubbie Bear
We had a 'round table discussion' with Omen about graffiti and it's relation to hip-hop, mainstreaming it and public acceptance and accommodation. You can check him at his Myspace and Flickr pages.

Trap Door - Jake One ft. MF Doom
Grow Up - Bishop Lamont
Goin' Outta Control - Kaboose ft. Royce 5'9
Cappuccino - The Knux
Rap Hour Half Hour Freestyle Hour
Verbal Intercourse - Raekwon
Gimme Some More - Busta Rhymes
Stray Bullet - Organized Konfusion
Pegasus - Vast Aire
Freak Nasty Remix - Cordata & Penzo Gritty Stem
Tether - Blu Rum 13

November Jupiter Room


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

We were supposed to have Rock of Heltah Skeltah calling in ...he didn't. We'll get him.

Budda Blaze is booing the people who work on the roads, our highways and byways.
We've hit the wall with playing producer's beats. Send us 6 songs at

The Mission - Special Ed
For The City - Statik Selektah ft. M.O.P & Jadakiss
Goin' Outta Control - Caboose ft/Royce 5'9
Hood Shit - Termanology
4 Alarm Blaze - M.O.P. ft/Jay Z
Hellz Kitchen - Heltah Skeltah
The Matrix - Black Milk, Pharoah Monche & Sean P
It's Time - Dj K.O. ft/Soulstice & Eternia
Hardcore Hip-Hop - Large Professor
Say Goodnight - Reks
Freak Nasty - Cordata & Penzo Gritty Stem
Rap Hour Half Hour Freestyle Hour

Markit sat in for the freestyles and hung around after, check him at Markit Music and his Myspace

Growth - Markit
Iraqnaphobia - Euphrates
High Roller - Prolific
The Growler - Brooklyn Academy
Jonesin' - Dead Indians
Regulate The Industry - Boombap Cats
Ringtone Murder - LL Cool J & Grandmaster Caz

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


A prime example of the commercialization of hip-hop that killed/held it back. From 1985, check Carlton in his Beat It jacket ...he hung with Michael a litle too much.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Some shit

Chief Chinchilla and J-Zone - Can I Get A Sip

Chief Chinchilla can't lockdown some strange wool;

"Unless you have no standards or you're famous, you've been there. Stop lying. The cylinders just ain't clickin ladies & gentlemen. That best of Sade CD (or nowadays your "midnight passion" playlist on the ipod) ain't been used in forever. Your hormones have you running through every number in your cel and emailing every loose strand you ever messed with (or never got a chance to mess with). Some people even go as far as to call up that ex fit for a Jerry Springer episode. Nightclubs are dead. So you join eharmony and after spending 3 hours fillin out a profile, you're hit with a $20 per month fee to hook up with some hog named Ethel or some clown with 2 of his teeth left (and both are molars). It happens to the best of us, join the club. How do you shake a dry spell? Everybody has their own method, but check the September Gator$-n-Fur$ (Dry Spell) and find out how Chief Chinchilla and I deal with it! Enjoy the show (url below)"
Download Gator$-n-Fur$ Sept. 2008

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

October 9

This week Budda is booing Rev and I for not inviting him to hang out on the weekend. In studio, we had Jus, you can download his album at

PLaylist, Homes.

Looking At The Front Door - Main Source
The Hardest - Large Professor
The Art Of Disrespekinazation - Heltah Skeltah
Hood Shit - Termanology
Be Prepared - Akrobatik
That's It Y'All - Spesh K ft/Sadat X & Moka Only
Crunch Time - Jus
The Payback - Immortal Technique
Trust Nobody - Ill Bill
U Wonderin' - Buckshot & 9th Wonder
Rap Hour Half Hour Freestyle Hour
Cappuccino - The Knux
Motown 25 - Elzhi
Step Bacc - People Under The Stairs
Say Goodnight - Reks
Stay Up - 88 Keys
The Growler - Brooklyn Academy
Rockin With The Goat - LL Cool J

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Oct 2008, live from the cluuuuuub

This week we did our monthly broadcast from Jupiter Room, 3874 St.Laurent, it was a hot one.

After realizing that the Velvet Trench Vibes' CD was practically cracked in half, they had to go off some instrumentals provided by Budda Blaze.
D-Shade followed up, with Leesa Mackey backing him up.

Shout out to everybody who came out, including Psynlangwage, Loe Pesci, Royal Peasants, Northern Lights, Eternia, DJ Devious, KC LMNOP and thanks to Maysr & Penzo Gritty Stem for calling in from Cuba.

Talking to people on the street, I was trying to hold the door open to make sure the wireless mics (thanks Moog) were coming out right, so I didn't get a chance to get a shot with the crowd off to the right.

Velvet Trench Vibes;

Some guy, D-Shade and Leesa Mackey;

Revolution & KC LMNOP;

KC LMNOP & D-Shade;

Group shot;

Deuce in the back and Justice up front.
Northern Lights/NL5

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sept. 25 08

This week we had Cubbiebear on the phone, he's outta Baltimore, you know, the joint where The Wire is from.
Check his Myspace

We talked about the T.A. BBQ and the upcoming Redman/Method Man show

This Weeks Montreal Producer Was PsynLangwage


Show and Proove - Big Daddy Kane ft/Shyeim, Jay-Z, Scoob B, ODB, Sauce Money
Raise Your Hands - Brooklyn Academy
My Uncle - Ill Bill
Say Goodnight - Reks
The Hulk - Cubbiebear
Interview with Cubbiebear
It's Da Nuts - The Beatnuts
The Smash - Core Data & Penzo Gritty ft/Spesh K
Rock The Spot - Bash Bros
Rap Hour Half Hour Freestyle Hour
How To Roll a Blunt Redman
M.E.T.H.O.D. Man - Method Man
How High - Method Mad & Redman
Release Yo Def - Method Man
Y.O.U. - Method Man & Redman

Budda has a new night going with Red Dredd, check it!