JUST BUGGIN. PLAYLIST & LISTEN AGAIN LINKS FOR 25/2/09

MARK DEVLIN
JUST BUGGIN’ ON OXFORD’S FM107.9 (WWW.FM1079.COM)
PLAYLIST FOR WEDNESDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2009

To listen again, just click on the following Download links:

Part 1:

Part 2:

JADAKISS Featuring FAITH EVANS: LETTER TO BIG (Bad Boy)

CAM’RON: I HATE MY JOB (Diplomat/ Asylum)

Q-TIP Featuring BUSTA RHYMES & LIL WAYNE: RENAISSANCE RAP
(Universal)

KASHA: MY IMAGINATION (Vivid Imagery)

JACK FLASH: FOUR MINUTE WARNING (DON’T STOP REMIX)

OLD TO THE NEW
DR DRE Featuring MARY J BLIGE: THE MESSAGE (Interscope)

DR DRE Featuring T.I & NAS: TOPLESS (White)

ALI VEGAS Featuring AZ, STYLES P & DANNY McLANE: IT’S SO HARD (Rich Soil Ent/ Asylum)

M.O.P: BLOW THE HORNS (Koch)

B.A.M Featuring LIL FAME OF M.O.P: MY CITY (White)

CAPPADONNA: DO YOU REMEMBER (Chamber Musik)

RAEKWON Featuring GHOSTFACE: CRIMINOLOGY 2009

CHIMA ANYA: JUST BUGGIN’ EXCLUSIVE ’08 FREESTYLES

SPAR: AROUND TOWN IN MY 6 (White)

LEI ANN Featuring FUNKY DL: IMAGINE (HIP HOP REMIX) (Washington Classics)

GUEST DJ MIX: DJ BOOGIEMAN (SKOPJE, MACEDONIA)

LATE: SUPPLY & DEMAND (White)

HEAVEN SENT THUGS: STRUGGLING (Street Life)

SHAUN BOOTHE: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. & BARACK OBAMA (White)

WALE Featuring DUFFY: WARWICK AVENUE REMIX (White)

ALCHEMIST Featuring MAXWELL & TWISTA: SMILIN’ (Koch)

RICK ROSS: MAFIA MUSIC (Maybach Music)

TRIGGADON: JUST BUGGIN’ EXCLUSIVE ’09 FREESTYLE

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JUST BUGGIN. PLAYLIST, LISTEN AGAIN & YOUTUBE LINKS FOR 18/2/09

MARK DEVLIN
JUST BUGGIN’ ON OXFORD’S FM107.9 (WWW.FM1079.COM)
PLAYLIST FOR WEDNESDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2009

To listen again, just click on the following Download links:

Part 1 (Includes Bristol’s Triggadon & UZ live in the studio):
http://www.sendspace.com/file/8ggo26

Part 2:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/gx8hq8

To listen to the Triggadon live freestyle, hit:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/tnzk02

To watch the Youtube footage of Triggadon live in the studio, click:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cez7X9Mu2k4

LEI ANN Featuring FUNKY DL: IMAGINE (HIP HOP REMIX) (Washington Classics)

B.A.M Featuring LIL FAME OF M.O.P: MY CITY (White)

RICK ROSS: MAFIA MUSIC (Maybach Music)

JADAKISS Featuring FAITH EVANS: LETTER TO BIG (Bad Boy)

NOTORIOUS B.I.G: 10 CRACK COMMANDMENTS (Bad Boy)

RAEKWON Featuring GHOSTFACE: CRIMINOLOGY 2009

CAPPADONNA: DO YOU REMEMBER (Chamber Musik)

THAD REID: THE REASON (White)

OLD TO THE NEW
CAM’RON Featuring JAHEIM: LORD YOU KNOW (Roc A Fella)

CAM’RON: I HATE MY JOB (Diplomat/ Asylum)

TRIGGADON, T-DOT & BIG CEAZE: JUST BUGGIN’ EXCLUSIVE ’08 FREESTYLES

TRIGGADON Featuring SOPHIA MAY: CHASING YOUR DREAM (Wiseguy Entertainment)

TRIGGADON:
TRIGGADON EXCLUSIVE FREESTYLE

GUEST DJ SEQUENCE: BLACKOUT CLASSICS/ PHAT PHILLIE, BLACKOUT RADIO, ZAGREB, CROATIA

BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS: WE IN THERE (ATCQ REMIX) (Jive)

D-NICE: CALL ME D-NICE (J)

CHUBB ROCK: THE CHUBBSTER (Select)

DE LA SOUL: THE MAGIC NUMBER (Tommy Boy)

DE LA SOUL: SAY NO GO (Tommy Boy)

JUNGLE BROTHERS: STRAIGHT OUT THE JUNGLE (Warlock)

KASHA: MY IMAGINATION (Vivid Imagery)

WALE Featuring DUFFY: WARWICK AVENUE REMIX

SHAUN BOOTHE: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. & BARACK OBAMA (White)

HEAVEN SENT THUGS: STRUGGLING (Street Life)

LATE: SUPPLY & DEMAND (White)

ALCHEMIST Featuring MAXWELL & TWISTA: SMILIN’ (Koch)

Q-TIP Featuring BUSTA RHYMES & LIL WAYNE: RENAISSANCE RAP
(Universal)

ALI VEGAS Featuring AZ, STYLES P & DANNY McLANE: IT’S SO HARD (Rich Soil Ent/ Asylum)

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‘NOTORIOUS’ MOVIE REVIEW

MARK DEVLIN’S REVIEW OF ‘NOTORIOUS’ (15)

The biggest challenge facing director George L Tillman Jr’s biopic of the late great rapper Biggie Smalls was to make it palatable to non hip-hop diehards. Not an impossible feat; ‘Ray’, for instance, told the Ray Charles story to a wide and varied audience. Although the elements of hip-hop culture on display may be alienating to non-followers – the dialogue isn’t something you’d want to recite over tea with the vicar – ‘Notorious’ has enough cinematic devices to satisfy the demands of most movie-goers – a rags-to-riches tale, romance, sex, drama, violence, and, at the centre of it all, a deadly rivalry, in this case between Biggie and fellow slain rapper Tupac Shakur.

Although lacking any facial similarity, newcomer Jamal Woolard’s imposing frame gives the central character plausibility, and strong support comes from Naturi Naughton as Big’s protégée and occasional lover, Lil Kim. Derek Luke’s performance as super-producer Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs, however, seems way off-track, not least because he bears no visible similarity to the real-life subject. Antonique Smith plays the other woman in Big’s life, his widow, the singer Faith Evans, with Angela Bassett the only familiar performer, playing the rapper’s mother.

While hip-hop fans will relish seeing the story of Biggie’s short time at the top acted out, the screenplay glosses over certain more controversial issues, crucially, the real reason the rapper died in a hail of bullets in March 1997 and who could have been behind it. Similarly, Woolard’s portrayal only really scratches the surface of what really made Christopher Wallace/ Biggie tick, and such sanitisation may well be down to the fact that the movie was sanctioned by Wallace’’s mother Voletta, and Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs as producer and executive producer respectively.

What certainly aids the film is its fast moving pace and its hugely moving ending. ‘Notorious’ emerges as an exciting and tragic account of a man who was, to many, the best that ever did it.

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JUST BUGGIN’. PLAYLIST, LISTEN AGAIN & YOUTUBE LINKS FOR 11/2/09

MARK DEVLIN
JUST BUGGIN’ ON OXFORD’S FM107.9 (WWW.FM1079.COM)
PLAYLIST FOR WEDNESDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2009

To listen again, just click on the following Download links:

Part 1 (Includes Oxford’s GTA crew live in the studio)

Part 2 (Includes Mark Devlin DJ mix live in Norway)

To watch the Youtube footage of Chima Anya live in the studio, click:

Here

And here

RYAN LESLIE Featuring JADAKISS: HOW IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE (REMIX) (Next Selection)

WALE Featuring DUFFY: WARWICK AVENUE REMIX

RAEKWON Featuring GHOSTFACE: CRIMINOLOGY 2009

SHAUN BOOTHE: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. & BARACK OBAMA (White)

YOUNG JEEZY Featuring NAS: MY PRESIDENT (Def Jam)

STREET BEAT OF THE WEEK:
CAM’RON: I HATE MY JOB (Diplomat/ Asylum)

CONSEQUENCE: JOB SONG (G.O.O.D Music)

LEI ANN Featuring FUNKY DL: IMAGINE (HIP HOP REMIX) (Washington Classics)

LATE: SUPPLY & DEMAND (White)

ALCHEMIST Featuring MAXWELL & TWISTA: SMILIN’ (Koch)

JADAKISS Featuring FAITH EVANS: LETTER TO BIG (Bad Boy)

ROYCE DA 5’9: SHAKE THIS (One Records)

LIVE STUDIO GUEST: CHIMA ANYA (GTA, OXFORD)

CHIMA ANYA: CLOCKS (White)

CHIMA ANYA: C (White)

GTA: IT’S THE LOVE (GTA)

GTA Featuring KID FURY: DO YOU KNOW (GTA)

CHIMA ANYA EXCLUSIVE FREESTYLE

DJ MIX: MARK DEVLIN LIVE AT SOUL CITY, CAFÉ OPERA, BERGEN, NORWAY

CAPPADONNA: DO YOU REMEMBER (Chamber Musik)

Q-TIP Featuring BUSTA RHYMES & LIL WAYNE: RENAISSANCE RAP
(Universal)

ALI VEGAS Featuring AZ, STYLES P & DANNY McLANE: IT’S SO HARD (Rich Soil Ent/ Asylum)

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MD’S HOT JOINTS, FEBRUARY ’09

The ten that are blowing up the radio airwaves and/ or rocking dancefloors this month.

VYBZ CARTEL Featuring SPICE: ROMPING SHOP (White)
The hottest reggae pairing since Beenie Man and Lady Saw, and the most X-rated record since Akafella’s ‘Put It In My Mouth’. Vybz and Spice copulate aurally over the beat of Ne-yo’s ‘Ms Independent.’ Don’t expect to hear it on your local breakfast show.

YOUNG JEEZY Featuring NAS: MY PRESIDENT (Def Jam)
Following Jay-Z’s Obama-inspired version of the hood classic, Jeezy comes with a topical remake of his own, with added input from Nas. Speaker-rocking intensity.

CAM’RON: I HATE MY JOB (White)
Just when you thought urban music had run out of relevant subject matter, Cam’ron breaks his hiatus with a tune that will strike a chord with well over 50 per cent of its potential audience. A new Monday morning anthem.

MR. VEGAS: HOTTIE (VPD)
A return to form for Vegas, coming with the type of bashment joint that made him king of the dancehall in the late 90s. Straightforward party-rocking goodness.

RICK ROSS: MAFIA MUSIC (Maybach Music)
The most bearded man in hip-hop growls and rambles, most notably taking a swipe at 50 Cent’s recent activities; (‘burn the house down, don’t forget the gas can, jealous stoopid muthaf*cka.’) The 50 answer-back has already come. More beef than Brazil.

JADAKISS Featuring FAITH EVANS: LETTER TO BIG (Bad Boy)
The keynote track from the ‘Notorious’ movie soundtrack. You’d have to be either deeply cynical, or have zero interest in hip-hop not to be moved by Jada’s lyrical summary to the spirit of Big on everything that’s passed in his absence, coupled with soulful driftings from his widow.

RAEKWON Featuring GHOSTFACE: CRIMINOLOGY 2009 (White)
Word is that Raekwon has remade his entire classic ‘Only Built For Cuban Links’ album from 1995, with this as the first taster of what to expect. The abrasively chiming beat of the original has been retained, and still sounds as memorably striking as it ever did.

LEI ANN Featuring FUNKY DL: IMAGINE (HIP-HOP REMIX) (Washington Classics)
Funky DL’s young protégée meanders her way through a breezily soulful tune, infinitely superior to most of the bland popped-out ish that passes for ‘R&B’ right now, underpinned with some solid hip-hop beats.

B.A.M FEAT. LIL FAME OF M.O.P: MY CITY (White)
Hip-hop of the variety that makes High Street club managers and mainstream radio programmers nervous … which is exactly the way it should be. A slamming, M.O.P-style nosebleed-inducing tribute to the big bad city of New York.

RYAN LESLIE: HOW IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE (Next Selection)
The producer-turned-artist who’s credited with straddling the fine line between ‘real’ R&B and the popped-out club-friendly sound comes with an offering that’s far less impactive than ‘Diamond Girl’, but nevertheless does the trick.

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‘YES MISTA DEVLIN’ (1999). THE MARK DEVLIN VINTAGE MIXTAPE SERIES. VOLUME 2 – DOWNLOAD AND ABSORB.

Yes folks, It’s about that time. We’re on to volume two in the reloaded MD mixtape series.

‘Yes Mista Devlin’ first appeared in January 1999, and was the first to feature the exclusive freestyles that were to become a staple ingredient of future volumes. We kicked off with four of ‘em – a debut showing from from a very young Kid Fury, (who was rolling with me to clubs as my MC at the time,) an even younger Lethal, Simone from Nottingham’s Out Of Da Ville crew, (still going strong today under the moniker of C-Mone,) and Kelz of Bristol’s 3PM Crew, a frequent character on my Galaxy 101 Swing Shift show of the time.

Even more entertaining from a personal point of view was the appearance of the first of my comedy skits, this one being the notorious ‘Antonio’ sequence to introduce Kid Fury’s freestyle. Pure comedy, and actually sounding even more hilarious now it’s been cleaned up for radio!

Side two plays out with a couple of 80s electro revivals – Dhar Braxton and Joyce Sims – that I remember playing just before 7am at my first (and only!) DJing appearance at the world famous Southport weekender. (Fate is a strange thing – my future wife was in the room at the time, but we didn’t actually meet until over a year later!)

These were the days of inside liner notes, too. This one featured MD’s big-ups and disses, with ‘people who think your life doesn’t matter if you don’t live in London’ appearing in the latter.
Pure nostalgia, great memories and some cracking music.
Download and absorb.

Yes Mista Devlin, side 1

Yes Mista Devlin, side 2

YES MISTA DEVLIN. THE MARK DEVLIN MIXTAPE VOLUME TWO

Side one:

MC LYTE Featuring GINA THOMPSON: IT’S ALL YOURS
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST: LIKE IT LIKE THAT
FOXY BROWN: HOT SPOT
BIG KWAM: THE REUNION (Instrumental)
LETHAL: EXCLUSIVE ’98 FREESTYLE
FOXY BROWN Featuring KID CAPRI: FOX BOOGIE
BRAND NUBIAN Featuring BUSTA RHYMES: LET’S DANCE
BLACK EYED PEAS: JOINTS & JAMS (Instrumental)
CROOKLYN CLAN Meets STIK-E & THE HOODS: SAY WUUT!
DEF SQUAD: THE GAME
R KELLY: SPENDING MONEY
ANTONIO (Skit)
KID FURY: EXCLUSIVE ’98 FREESTYLE
TOTAL Featuring MISSY ELLIOTT: TRIPPIN’
BUSTA RHYMES: GIVE ME SOME MORE
OC Featuring CHANGING FACES: CAN’T GO WRONG

Side two:

GENERAL DEGREE: TRAFFIC BLOCKING (Players Inc Remix)
GENERAL DEGREE: TRAFFIC BLOCKING
BEENIE MAN: LET HIM GO
HAWKEYE: VEX IF YA WAAN VEX
BUCCANEER: SOCA NOMA
LADY SAW & BEENIE MAN: HEALING
SPLASH RIDDIM
LADY SAW: MAN INNA MI HOUSE
PINCHERS: AGONY
SIMONE: EXCLUSIVE ’98 FREESTYLE
KELZ: EXPLAIN MYSELF
BIG DADDY KANE: AIN’T NO HALF STEPPING
MAIN SOURCE: LOOKING AT THE FRONT DOOR
LEADERS OF THE NEW SCHOOL: SOBB STORY (Instrumental)
PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: THE CREATOR
SNOOP DOGGY DOGG: PUMP PUMP
DHAR BRAXTON: JUMP BACK (SET ME FREE)
JOYCE SIMS: (YOU ARE MY) ALL AND ALL
SHEILA E: A LOVE BIZARRE

In the meantime, a reminder that you can still download volume one, ‘Take It To The Streets’, right here:

Take It To The Streets, side 1

Take It To The Streets, side 2

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