A history of some of our most interesting shit, 1987-Today.
Tag Archives: HipHop
DJ Genius & The Prophet aired on CKUT early 90s. Two McGill students who dj’ed frat parties and then created a radio show and ruled the clubs with their blend of hip hop house and reggae. The Prophet aka Dave Welchsler, went on to be the Assistant Direct on Marvel Studios Neflix series as well other feature films. DJ Genius aka Jeremy Harding returned to Jamaica where he produced Beenie Man’s Who Am I? (Sim Simma) Assassin, Something’s Gotta Give, Mr. Vegas – Nike Air (Hands in the Air) and worked extensively with Sean Paul – just to drop a few names. Take a listen to Pat Dillon Moore catch up with Jeremy who is currently a lecturer (reggae in the digital age) at the University of West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.
Sunday Aug 19th The Goods Radio show went live from Casa Del Popolo for a live interview with Andy Williams conducted by Doug Miller (co-host of Amandla, CKUT’s African News Programme since 1987). They go through Andy’s musical origins in Derby, England, Jamaica, Toronto, Lennoxville and now Montreal. He speaks of the music he listened to growing up and his insatiable hunt for sounds that are sweet to his ears.
CKUT host Stefan Cristoff talks with the Narcicyst – the front man of the Iraqi hip-hop Montreal band Eurphrates. The rapper elaborates on the LP, Stereotypes Incorporated. Just as the title suggests, the Narcicyst explains how the tracks attempts to break through the stereotypes the media portrays of the Iraqi people. He also reminisces on how he started his hip-hop career and the response he has received for being an Iraqi MC.
Khalid M’Seffar host of the radio show Funky Revolutions interview with New York MC Beans formerly of the Anti-Pop Consortium – just prior to the release of his EP “Now Soon Someday” (largely conceived and produced on a 4-track machine). They discuss the punk esthetique of Anti Pop Consortium and the pressure of conformity post 9/11 and the importance of family. The interview took place April 2004.
November 1998 CKUT broadcasts live from IsARt in Montreal. Show is hosted by CKUT’s Donald D (then host of the Weekend Groove) and Stephen “ZipLox” Hennessey (Ill Groove Garden). Artists mentioned – Mizery, MEtaphor (Meta-4?) At Random, Shades of Culture, LE, Wiser, Chuck Ice (the 50 cent of Montreal) OverProof, C4 San Pression, Damian from Zoobone . – DJ sets by DJ KAne – (DMC competitor) and Similak.