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9/16/2008 Same Rap Channel, Same Rap Time

The great thing about regularly scheduled programming, is that it’s, well, regularly sheduled.

On that front, we’ve got some great hip hop themed music shows that deserve your regularly scheduled attention. Here’s the guide:

Hip Hop Official

So I fibbed. Hip Hop Official has yet to be regularly scheduled. But they will make up for it with plenty of in-the-studio produced MTV-esque programming. Check their GoTV channel for some delicious examples.

This Thursday, Noon Pacific, they launch with a live Q-and-A session and staged performance with West Coast underground legends Planet Asia and DJ Muggs.

Hood Hype Radio

Black Weblog Award winner Hood Hype Radio has joined the Ustream team. Detroit based Hood Hype Radio is hosted by hip hop aficionados Jmack, Major, and now that it’s live, YOU. And yes, they are now integrating live chatroom chatter into their programming. Word on the teh internets is that you’ll be competing for attention with call ins from the likes of Warren G, Black Milk, and Termanology.

Tune in every Saturday, cool guy.

J Troup in the Studio

Rising producer/songwriter J Troup invites you into his studio every Sunday at 5 pm Pacific as he breaks down the tips, tricks and tools to creating pop hits. And for all you aspiring producers, submit your beats to his monthly beat battle competition.


Every Monday, talented emcee iLLspokinn has been hosting an innovative live “Freestyle Mondays” open mic from the cradle of Hip Hop — New York, New York. Best of all, he’s been kind enough to stream it live. So why don’t you tune in? He’s way talented beyond his Myspace friends count; join the movement now, and act like you know later, cool guy.

Every first Mondays of the month, iLLspoKin changes up the format a bit and hosts a freestyle game show competition. The spinning wheel of topics keeps the fun high and the testosterone low. Confused yet? Tune in, and you’ll get it.

So there ya have it. I’ll excuse you as you regularly schedule your calander.

And also, as always, tell me about your cool music projects, ideas or artists at music (att) ustream dot tv.

Chick-chick-boom: The First International Beatbox Battle Convention to be on Ustream this Friday!

Beatboxing: the art of producing drum beats, rhythm, and musical sounds using one’s mouth, lips, tongue, and voice, all while sounding freaking sweet. Its one of those things that pushes the limits of human creativity and musical talent, and when its done with skill there isn’t much else that’s cooler. This Friday beat boxers from around the world will be meeting in Berlin to show off their skills. Get pumped, this is going to awesome.


Check out the schedule:

31.01.2008 Meet & Greet – 21:00-01:00 Uhr – Generator Hostel

TAG-TEAMS (10min each)

Bodizzle & Misko – Germany
Rey & Cuba – Estonia
Fany & Nasty – Czech Republic
Mastee & King Exxx – Germany
Ceto & Beathead – Belgium
Blady Kris & Tik Tak – Poland
Erni33 & Holmster – Germany
Nabil & Sniggy – The Netherlands
Lytos & MarkOoz – Spain
Skiller & Red One – Bulgaria


Dhap – Italy
Marquant – United States
Marcel – Switzerland
Karim – Austria
Slizzer – Luxembourg

01.02.2008 Showcase 21:00-02:30 Uhr – Studio Osthafen

SOLO ARTISTS (10min each)

ZeDe – Switzerland
Roxorloops – Belgium
Revolution – Hungary
Micspawn – France
Robeat – Germany
Ezra – France
Boy Kot – Czech Republic
Dharni – Singapore

FEMALE SKILLS (30min Block)

Fati – France
Steffe la Chef – Switzerland
Cheryl – The Netherlands
Squeak – Poland


Massive Beats Crew – Austria
Oralic Sound Machines – Germany
Beat Warriors – Finland
Beatburger Band – Czech Republic
4X Sample – Germany
Leading Voices – Worldwide
Switch – France
Ruff, Rugged´n Raw! – Iceland


Eclips – France
Camero – Switzerland
Adam Matta – United States
Beatbox Eliot & MC – Germany
Zeero & P-RZM – Germany

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