THE BEST OF JUST BUGGIN’. THE YEAR-END 2007/ 2008/ 2009 SELECTIONS

Just Buggin’ with Mark Devlin ran every Wednesday for three and a half years on Oxford’s FM107.9. The mission was to deliver solid, heavy and innovative hip-hop, (laced with the occasional piece of street soul and reggae,) that kept the spirit of the boom-bap golden years alive, and proved that there IS still timeless hip-hop music being made.

Sadly, the station axed all its specialist shows this Summer in a rebranding exercise. The spirit of Just Buggin’ lives on, however, so coming shortly, watch out for two special Podcasts featuring all the heavy tracks the show busted during 2010. Check this and all other regular sources for more news soon.

In the meantime, we’re backtracking on the first three years of the show. These are the year-end selections that we broadcast at the end of 2007, 2008 and 2009 respectively. So much incredible music that you never hear ANYWHERE else on the radio. Pure audio nourishment for anyone that craves inspiring tuneage. Not an Autotune or an Akon cameo in sight.

Download links and track listings are as follows. And don’t forget to come back soon for the all-new 2010 selection.

JUST BUGGIN’ BEST OF 2007 PART 1

BOLD & WARIYAH: BRIGHTER TOMORROW (Zion Knights)

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD: BUILT TO LAST (Liberty)

THE NEXTMEN: SOMETHING GOT YOU (Antidote)

ZION-I: LIFT ME UP (Om Hip Hop)

COLLIE BUDDZ: BLIND TO YOU (Sony BMG)

SHONTELLE: LIFE IS NOT AN EASY ROAD (SRP)

TANYA STEPHENS: PULL UP (VPD)

LADY SAW: NO LESS A WOMAN (VPD)

ASHER D Featuring GHETTO: INSIDE OUT (AD82)

POUND STERLING: LONDON HUSTLER (London Hustle)

PAPOOSE: WHAT MAKES ME ME (Jive)

JOELL ORTIZ: HIP HOP (Def Jam)

LUDACRIS Featuring PIMP C, BEANIE SIGEL, C-MURDER: DO YOUR TIME (DTP)

TALIB KWELI: COUNTRY CUZZ’NS (Reprise)

THE PACK: DISCO D TRIBUTE (White)

LETHAL FREESTYLE

JUST BUGGIN’ BEST OF 2007 PART 2

JAY-Z Featuring CHRISETTE MICHELLE: LOST ONES

REDMAN/ THE GAME: LOST ONES FREESTYLES (White)

BOLD & WARIYAH FREESTYLE

BEANIE SIGEL: RETURN OF THE BAD GUY (Roc A Fella)

LADY REZULT: THOROUGH BREAD (Landmark Ent)

DJ AMAZE: NEW YORK ANTHEM PARTY BREAK (AV8)

LAURYN HILL: LOSE MYSELF (White)

2007 BANGERS REGGAE MIX

MIMS Featuring CHAM & JUNIOR REID: THIS IS WHY I’M HOT (REGGAE REMIX) (American King)

COLLIE BUDDZ: COME AROUND (Sony BMG)

COLLIE BUDDZ: BLIND TO YOU (Sony BMG)

DA VILLE: ALWAYS ON MY MIND (VPD)

WAYNE WONDER: LOVE AND AFFECTION (VPD)

SHONTELLE: LIFE IS NOT AN EASY ROAD

BERES HAMMOND Featuring BUJU BANTON: GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT (VPD)

RICHIE STEPHENS Featuring ASSASSIN: STOP THE FIGHTING (VPD)

LADY SAW: NO LESS A WOMAN (VPD)

TANYA STEPHENS: PULL UP (VPD)

MARK RONSON Featuring AMY WINEHOUSE: VALERIE (BABY J REMIX) (White)

WAYNE WONDER Featuring TRINA: FOR YOUR LOVE (VPD)

DJ JAZZY JEFF Featuring METHOD MAN: HOLD IT DOWN (BBE)

DEEMI: TAXI (Atlantic)

CAMP LO: TICKET FOR 2 (Good Hands)

JUGANOT: EN WHY CEE

KIDZ IN THE HALL: WHEELS FALL OFF (Rawkus)

SPIDA LEE: GETTIN’ WORSE (Rubicon)

HOODMAN: JERMAINE (UK Team)

DIRTY DIGGERS: IT’LL BE OK (Tru Thoughts)

SHIM 1 Featuring MOORISH DELTA 7: IT’S OVER (2 Rype)

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD: JUST BUGGIN’ FREESTYLE

JUST BUGGIN’ BEST OF 2008 PART 1

JAY-Z Featuring SANTOGOLD: BROOKLYN GO HARD (Bad Boy)

CHERI DENNIS: DROPPING OUT OF LOVE (Bad Boy)

NATTY: JULY (Atlantic)

SHAUN BOOTHE: THE UNAUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY OF BOB MARLEY (White)

JOLEON DAVENUE: WHAT LOVE IS ABOUT (White)

TRIGGADON Featuring SOPHIA MAY: CHASING YOUR DREAM (White)

FUNKY DL: THE BUMP (Washington Classics)

DEDICATION TO LITTLE ZAINA DEVLIN:
EMINEM: ’97 BONNIE & CLYDE (Interscope)

DEVIN THE DUDE: CAN’T MAKE IT HOME (Cinematic)

PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS: THE WIZ (Om Records)

RZA: DRAMA (Bodog)

DAP-C Featuring TALIB KWELI, LIL WAYNE & ROYCE DA 5’9: MA MONEY (NGU)

DVS: ROXFORD CITY (White)

LARGE PROFESSOR: MAICA LIVING (Matador)

JUST BUGGIN’ BEST OF 2008 PART 2

CEE-ROCK THE FURY: MY HEART, MY CITY (Abstract Urban)

SHEEK LOUCH FEAT. JIM JONES, STYLES P, HELL RELL & JADAKISS: D BLOCK/ DIPSET (Koch)

THE HERBALISER Featuring JEAN GRAE: STREET KARMA (K7)

KAIL: THE REALEST TOUR GUIDE EVER (Big Dada)

GILLESPIE: 100 BARS OF LIFE (White)

SIR SMURF LIL: BLOSSOM (Grindstone)

MR LIVE: AT THE CROSSROADS (White)

NYCE: MANIAC (Nyce)

POUND STERLING: LONDON HUSTLER (London Hustle)

STYLAH: DECADE (So Empire)

NAS Featuring BUSTA RHYMES: FRIED CHICKEN (Sony)

CUBBIEBEAR: THE HULK (The Rape)

THE RITZ: HEARTLESS (Lab Oh)

SIR SMURF LIL: THE LORD’S CHORUS (Grindstone)

NAZ T Featuring BENNY BIZZLE: NO GUNS, JUST ROSES (Blessed)

J RAWLS & MIDDLE CHILD: TIL THE SUN COMES (Groove Attack)

JUST BUGGIN’ BEST OF 2009

BIG DADDY KANE, MC SHAN, CRAIG G, ROXANNE SHANTE, BIZ MARKIE, TJ SWAN &
MARLEY MARL: MR. MAGIC TRIBUTE

DEAD PREZ: SUMMER TIME

MR. LIF: THE SUN

JMC FEAT. STYLES P: WHENEVER I’M HOME

RAEKWON Featuring GHOSTFACE & METHOD MAN: NEW WU

EMINEM: THE WARNING

SCRABULL: THE COMPOSITE

TRIGGADON: THAT TIME HAS COME

QUEEN IFRICA: LIONESS ON THE RISE

KINETIK: THE KINESIS THESIS

ROYCE DA 5’9: SHAKE THIS

BARBIE ANALOGUE AKA C-MONE: STORM

JOLEON DAVENUE: UNIVERSAL LOVE

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

MAYHEM POETS Featuring KRS ONE: RENT

DE LA SOUL: LA LA LA

GOOD BROTHER: I SEE U

FASHAWN: LIFE AS A SHORTY

DOPE SANDWICH: COMING OF AGE

TRUE 2 LIFE MUSIC: POPPIN’ ON TV

BIG CITY PHILADELPHIA: HOW TO ROB AN INDUSTRY HIPSTER

DEEP ROOTED: CELEBRATE

CHIMA ANYA: CLOCKS

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BLUNTED TO REALITY

The light bulb’s on and something’s starting to happen
It’s tough to comprehend when your belief system shatters
The world’s not like we thought it was Reality’s not what it seems
What we’ve been conditioned to perceive It’s like a dream
But the world is waking up People are actually starting to notice
And understand that everyone alive’s a part of this whole process
Politicians don’t run the world, bankers do
The situation’s obvious but we never think it through
The BBC, CNN all the daily papers
Just propaganda tools for the real decision-makers
The presidents, prime ministers and chancellors are puppets
And Obama’s no different, people Some say the biggest muppet
They keep up the illusion that we’re free and play their role
Spouting what they’re told to say as the teleprompter rolls
The New World Order, bankers enslave and rape us
But it’s Jordan’s tits and Rooney ‘s fee that makes the front page of the papers

(Ever noticed how everything about society is structured in favour of the corporations, and never the individual? People say ‘that’s just the way it is’ But when 99 per cent of the human race are being controlled and enslaved by the one per cent, it’s time for that 99 per cent to change ‘the way it is’ Tax Just think about that We all meekly pay it because ‘thats just the way it is’ But tax is nothing short of legalised robbery How the hell did we ever fall for that?)

The biggest scam inflicted on humanity is money
It rules our lives, but it doesn’t even exist It’s kinda funny
You’d have to laugh, it’s kinda tragic Figures appear on a screen by magic
And your bank gives you a loan As you become another drone
But there’s no money in their coffers, so it’s illusory what they offer
Imaginary credit Nice work if you can get it
And so the debt goes down the line, with more and more applied
And when the rent gets late, because of what the banks create
They just create more credit And the public never get it
You’re not supposed to win You’re only supposed to lose
And doze and snooze And doze and snooze

(If all the money lining the pockets of the soulless devils pulling the strings of this world stage day in day out were re-distributed fairly throughout the world, and if governments issued money directly rather than being slaves to these same cartels of private bankers masquerading behind the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England, poverty, starvation and squalour could be completely eradicated
Still, don’t worry about it The X Factor’s on and, OMG, what is Cheryl wearing??!)

The elephant’s in the room and it’s shocking what your mind edits
What’s been right in front of our eyes our whole lives, but we still don’t get it
It’s not like the subtle reminders aren’t everywhere you look
You got to hand it to the masons, man, they’ve got their game on lock
Why the depictions of the occult aimed at kids in films from Disney?
Why’s a Babylonian goddess featured on the Statue of “Liberty”?
Far too many all-seeing-eyes in the videos of Rihanna
Jay’s a puppet too, an Illuminati tool like Lady GaGa
When rastas talk of Babylon, you’ve got to question what they mean
Because it’s more significant than a locked-down mind can glean
The land between two rivers is what we call Iraq today
And it’s from here that the plan for world control began to play
But the evidence and artifacts are being destroyed forever
While the cover story tells you that it’s all a War on Terror
The Church of Babylon upped its roots and set up shop in Rome
Renamed itself the Catholic Church and drove its doctrines home
Christianity and Islam followed, manipulated mentalities
To keep the masses frightened, meek and blunted to reality
The most effective way to control the masses? Feed them fear of Hell
And that we’re all just sheep And edit whatever else you tell
But if the truth’s too inconvenient and guys like me are nutters
Hey, just keep the blinkers on and batten down the shutters

(Does anyone ever stop for a second to question the insanity of war? Let’s break it down – you don’t agree with me and I don’t agree with you, so let’s kill each other That’ll make everything OK again The wholesale slaughter of human life – whether in the armed forces or not – is tolerated on a daily basis because ‘war is peace’ Funny thing though Notice how it’s never the sons of presidents and government ministers who go out to get their limbs blown off on the frontline Wonder why?)

OK, children Gather round and get your bedtime story
With Saddam Hussein as the big bad wolf while the US basks in glory
Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, Henri Paul was drunk
September 11th was planned from a cave and McVeigh was just some punk
President Bush got voted in all good and fair and square
He’s really just a regular kind of guy like Tony Blair
Yeah, I know I’ve lost my mind I’ve lost the fucking plot
That’s OK You don’t have to listen You can be happy with your lot
I just saw some stuff on MTV Hot girls and champs on tap
Now, who needs harsh reality when you can fill your mind with that?
lol

You never get the truth in all the lies the media hands to us
But connect the dots, and it’s clear that’s nothing’s random or by accident
Speed cameras, chips in pets, unfettered immigration
Electromagnetic soups from phones and micro radiation
Doctors paid by Big Pharma to dish out all those pills
If swine flu doesn’t get you, damn sure the vaccine will
The zeitgeist’s changing rapidly and the elites are getting primed
To dish out everything they got, cos they’re running out of time
To keep us in a five-sense state, and oblivious to truth
Of who we really are and what we’re on our way back to
The awakening is happening, the process is underway
And a higher level of all of us chose to be living here today
To be a part of bringing in the process of mutation
The system can’t go on if we change the frequency of vibration
It’s time to face the facts that we’re actually the last generation
That stands a chance of stopping the move towards a global nation
George Orwell’s 1984 is what’s waiting for our families
Unless we refuse to co-operate with this agenda of insanity
The few control the many only because we’ve let it happen
Remove the base from the pyramid and the whole damn structure’s flattened

It’s on

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A TRIBE CALLED QUEST FEAT. LEADERS OF THE NEW SCHOOL: SCENARIO (1991)

Despite the multitude of solo joints he’s laced since, Busta Rhymes’ fierce cameo on ‘Scenario’ is still hailed by many a hip-hop head as his finest on-track moment, and the section still gets spins to this day. (Dude looks about 14 in this vid, too!)

To be fair, all the members of Busta’s original group, Leaders Of The Old School, blaze on this, as do Q-Tip and Phife from Tribe. It all ends up as one of the most firing posse tracks of those cherished early 90s Glory Days. (Love the comment left by one Youtube viewer by the way – ‘Drake, please listen. THIS is how it’s supposed to sound.’)

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TALES FROM THE FLIPSIDE PODCAST EXCERPTS

Mark Devlin’s debut book ‘Tales From The Flipside’ is an ideal Christmas present for any DJ, aspiring DJ, anyone who works in the music biz, or anyone who’s ever been the slightest bit curious about just what it is that DJs do. No-one’s ever broken it down like this before!

In this podcast, originally recorded for Blues & Soul magazine, MD reminisces with Kid Fury over some favourite amusing anecdotes from the book.

Order your copy at Authorhouse

Or Amazon

Tales From The Flipside podcast excerpts by Mark Devlin

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THE BEST OF JUST BUGGIN’. THE YEAR-END 2007/ 2008/ 2009 SELECTIONS

Just Buggin’ with Mark Devlin ran every Wednesday for three and a half years on Oxford’s FM107.9. The mission was to deliver solid, heavy and innovative hip-hop, (laced with the occasional piece of street soul and reggae,) that kept the spirit of the boom-bap golden years alive, and proved that there IS still timeless hip-hop music being made.

Sadly, the station axed all its specialist shows this Summer in a rebranding exercise. The spirit of Just Buggin’ lives on, however, so coming shortly, watch out for two special Podcasts featuring all the heavy tracks the show busted during 2010. Check this and all other regular sources for more news soon.

In the meantime, we’re backtracking on the first three years of the show. These are the year-end selections that we broadcast at the end of 2007, 2008 and 2009 respectively. So much incredible music that you never hear ANYWHERE else on the radio. Pure audio nourishment for anyone that craves inspiring tuneage. Not an Autotune or an Akon cameo in sight.

Download links and track listings are as follows. And don’t forget to come back soon for the all-new 2010 selection.

JUST BUGGIN’ BEST OF 2007 PART 1

BOLD & WARIYAH: BRIGHTER TOMORROW (Zion Knights)

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD: BUILT TO LAST (Liberty)

THE NEXTMEN: SOMETHING GOT YOU (Antidote)

ZION-I: LIFT ME UP (Om Hip Hop)

COLLIE BUDDZ: BLIND TO YOU (Sony BMG)

SHONTELLE: LIFE IS NOT AN EASY ROAD (SRP)

TANYA STEPHENS: PULL UP (VPD)

LADY SAW: NO LESS A WOMAN (VPD)

ASHER D Featuring GHETTO: INSIDE OUT (AD82)

POUND STERLING: LONDON HUSTLER (London Hustle)

PAPOOSE: WHAT MAKES ME ME (Jive)

JOELL ORTIZ: HIP HOP (Def Jam)

LUDACRIS Featuring PIMP C, BEANIE SIGEL, C-MURDER: DO YOUR TIME (DTP)

TALIB KWELI: COUNTRY CUZZ’NS (Reprise)

THE PACK: DISCO D TRIBUTE (White)

LETHAL FREESTYLE

JUST BUGGIN’ BEST OF 2007 PART 2

JAY-Z Featuring CHRISETTE MICHELLE: LOST ONES

REDMAN/ THE GAME: LOST ONES FREESTYLES (White)

BOLD & WARIYAH FREESTYLE

BEANIE SIGEL: RETURN OF THE BAD GUY (Roc A Fella)

LADY REZULT: THOROUGH BREAD (Landmark Ent)

DJ AMAZE: NEW YORK ANTHEM PARTY BREAK (AV8)

LAURYN HILL: LOSE MYSELF (White)

2007 BANGERS REGGAE MIX

MIMS Featuring CHAM & JUNIOR REID: THIS IS WHY I’M HOT (REGGAE REMIX) (American King)

COLLIE BUDDZ: COME AROUND (Sony BMG)

COLLIE BUDDZ: BLIND TO YOU (Sony BMG)

DA VILLE: ALWAYS ON MY MIND (VPD)

WAYNE WONDER: LOVE AND AFFECTION (VPD)

SHONTELLE: LIFE IS NOT AN EASY ROAD

BERES HAMMOND Featuring BUJU BANTON: GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT (VPD)

RICHIE STEPHENS Featuring ASSASSIN: STOP THE FIGHTING (VPD)

LADY SAW: NO LESS A WOMAN (VPD)

TANYA STEPHENS: PULL UP (VPD)

MARK RONSON Featuring AMY WINEHOUSE: VALERIE (BABY J REMIX) (White)

WAYNE WONDER Featuring TRINA: FOR YOUR LOVE (VPD)

DJ JAZZY JEFF Featuring METHOD MAN: HOLD IT DOWN (BBE)

DEEMI: TAXI (Atlantic)

CAMP LO: TICKET FOR 2 (Good Hands)

JUGANOT: EN WHY CEE

KIDZ IN THE HALL: WHEELS FALL OFF (Rawkus)

SPIDA LEE: GETTIN’ WORSE (Rubicon)

HOODMAN: JERMAINE (UK Team)

DIRTY DIGGERS: IT’LL BE OK (Tru Thoughts)

SHIM 1 Featuring MOORISH DELTA 7: IT’S OVER (2 Rype)

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD: JUST BUGGIN’ FREESTYLE

JUST BUGGIN’ BEST OF 2008 PART 1

JAY-Z Featuring SANTOGOLD: BROOKLYN GO HARD (Bad Boy)

CHERI DENNIS: DROPPING OUT OF LOVE (Bad Boy)

NATTY: JULY (Atlantic)

SHAUN BOOTHE: THE UNAUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY OF BOB MARLEY (White)

JOLEON DAVENUE: WHAT LOVE IS ABOUT (White)

TRIGGADON Featuring SOPHIA MAY: CHASING YOUR DREAM (White)

FUNKY DL: THE BUMP (Washington Classics)

DEDICATION TO LITTLE ZAINA DEVLIN:
EMINEM: ’97 BONNIE & CLYDE (Interscope)

DEVIN THE DUDE: CAN’T MAKE IT HOME (Cinematic)

PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS: THE WIZ (Om Records)

RZA: DRAMA (Bodog)

DAP-C Featuring TALIB KWELI, LIL WAYNE & ROYCE DA 5’9: MA MONEY (NGU)

DVS: ROXFORD CITY (White)

LARGE PROFESSOR: MAICA LIVING (Matador)

JUST BUGGIN’ BEST OF 2008 PART 2

CEE-ROCK THE FURY: MY HEART, MY CITY (Abstract Urban)

SHEEK LOUCH FEAT. JIM JONES, STYLES P, HELL RELL & JADAKISS: D BLOCK/ DIPSET (Koch)

THE HERBALISER Featuring JEAN GRAE: STREET KARMA (K7)

KAIL: THE REALEST TOUR GUIDE EVER (Big Dada)

GILLESPIE: 100 BARS OF LIFE (White)

SIR SMURF LIL: BLOSSOM (Grindstone)

MR LIVE: AT THE CROSSROADS (White)

NYCE: MANIAC (Nyce)

POUND STERLING: LONDON HUSTLER (London Hustle)

STYLAH: DECADE (So Empire)

NAS Featuring BUSTA RHYMES: FRIED CHICKEN (Sony)

CUBBIEBEAR: THE HULK (The Rape)

THE RITZ: HEARTLESS (Lab Oh)

SIR SMURF LIL: THE LORD’S CHORUS (Grindstone)

NAZ T Featuring BENNY BIZZLE: NO GUNS, JUST ROSES (Blessed)

J RAWLS & MIDDLE CHILD: TIL THE SUN COMES (Groove Attack)

JUST BUGGIN’ BEST OF 2009

BIG DADDY KANE, MC SHAN, CRAIG G, ROXANNE SHANTE, BIZ MARKIE, TJ SWAN &
MARLEY MARL: MR. MAGIC TRIBUTE

DEAD PREZ: SUMMER TIME

MR. LIF: THE SUN

JMC FEAT. STYLES P: WHENEVER I’M HOME

RAEKWON Featuring GHOSTFACE & METHOD MAN: NEW WU

EMINEM: THE WARNING

SCRABULL: THE COMPOSITE

TRIGGADON: THAT TIME HAS COME

QUEEN IFRICA: LIONESS ON THE RISE

KINETIK: THE KINESIS THESIS

ROYCE DA 5’9: SHAKE THIS

BARBIE ANALOGUE AKA C-MONE: STORM

JOLEON DAVENUE: UNIVERSAL LOVE

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

MAYHEM POETS Featuring KRS ONE: RENT

DE LA SOUL: LA LA LA

GOOD BROTHER: I SEE U

FASHAWN: LIFE AS A SHORTY

DOPE SANDWICH: COMING OF AGE

TRUE 2 LIFE MUSIC: POPPIN’ ON TV

BIG CITY PHILADELPHIA: HOW TO ROB AN INDUSTRY HIPSTER

DEEP ROOTED: CELEBRATE

CHIMA ANYA: CLOCKS

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