Episode 66 is here and it's so incredible you'll probably have a seizure or something. Close the blinds and take that phone off the hook as I sit down with comedian and rapper Rob Cantrell to tear into topics including but not limited to old school hip-hop, new school hip-hop, popping, locking, popping and locking, mind power, sandwiches, the hit movie "Beat Street," his new web series "Universally Speaking", and about 500 other things most people can't even handle properly. I also bring you up to speed on my gravity-defying trips to Arlington, Copenhagen, and Portland, answer questions from you, the incredible listener, check in with my secretary Shaina Feinberg, and yield the floor to Ian Ball as he delivers the Hot Jamz from London. For more information on this podcast and other Dave-related topics of great importance, please visit my website at www.davehillonline.com and follow me on Twitter at @mrdavehiil. That would be so great. Don't even get me started.
Sound of Young America contributor Andrew Noz just dropped off his top 50 rap singles of 2011. I have to admit that I look forward to this list every year.
Above is one of my favorites of the year, Pete Rock's "Roses," with Smif & Wessun and Freeway. Noz's top pick this year is a natural, N*ggas in Paris.
Ice Cube presents a defense of Los Angeles architectural aesthetics and an appreciation of Charles & Ray Eames.
Yes, Ice Cube.
Also of note: he declares traffic on the 110 freeway to be "gangsta traffic." Good to know.
Nile Rodgers, recent Sound of Young America guest.
"I'm Dr. Dre, gorgeous hunk of a man / Doing tricks in the mix that no others can."
I once wrote a Prank the Dean sketch where the premise was that a guy out on a date had hired DJ Clue to do drops in his date. There was a World Class Wreckin Cru joke in there, and Jordan and Jim looked at me like I was insane when I pitched it.
I love this song even more than you'd think I'd love a song called Awesome Awesome by a rapper named Buddy. When I heard this the other day, I basically had the same reaction as Noz - I wished it was Roscoe P. Coldchain, but it's still pretty fantastic.
PS: champion of this video is dude in the A's hat making muscles.