On this week's Thursday Night Feature
, "Hot! Dope! Fresh!"
returns for another installment. Hosted by Nanci O at 9pm.
Scheduled Interviews:Kooley High
: Raleigh, NC based. If you're from RDU and don't know who Kooley HIgh is, SHAME ON YOU!
Earlier this month Kooley High invited me to the infamous Break Room Studios in Raleigh where the entire group came together for this interview that they deemed as "therapeutic and much needed" after it was over.
In January Rolling Stone named Kooley High to the Hype Monitor as one of the top hip hop groups to watch in 2009. Since that time the group has released a group project and several individual projects. Kooley consists of Charlie Smarts, Rapsody, The Sinopsis, DJ Ill Digitiz and Tab-One. Both Charlie and Tab have released solo projects. Lone femcee of the group Rapsody is signed to producer 9th Wonder's JAMLA record label with a solo project dropping soon.
The Summer Sessions EP is available now on iTunes.
: Florence, SC natives. The duo of Shawt & G and their style of rhyming has drawn comparisons to UGK and Eightball & MJG.
Their new project Rebellious: Rise To The Occasion is tearing up the streets of SC!
: Birmingham, ALA natives. The group is composed of sisters L & J. Simply stated, these girls CAN SING. They define their style of music as Hip Hop Soul. Their debut album from 2004 Ghetto Renaissance is considered a classic on the underground soul scene. Their current project Lyrisis will be available soon.
They have shared the stage for well known neo/soulsters such as Van Hunt, Erykah Badu and Anthony Hamilton.
Also as with last month there will be exclusive world wide premieres of tracks from 3 different artists:Neff
: Myrtle Beach, SC native artist and promotor of one of the largest industry networking events in SC. (http://neffworking.com
: Rock Hill, SC natives and Winthrop University Students. Their current project Grind Session 101: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly is out now on iTunes.They are also affiliated with DJ B Lord, who is considered by many to be the most powerful and influential DJ out of SC. (www.myspace.com/transfersmusic.com
)Danjah Tha Beat Banga
: Norfolk, VA native and brand new/up & coming artist and producer.
On Friday's Inside Track
, where new albums get played in their entirety, hear the fantastic new album from Del the Funky Homosapien
and Tame One
, "Parallel Universes"
Tune in on Sunday at 6pm to to listen to the UNC Student Body President Jasmin Jones
and members of her executive board and cabinet discuss student government issues and events around UNC.
Later on Sunday, listen in at 8 PM sharp to the Backyard Barbecue
to hear Secret Boyfriend
(WXYC DJ Ryan Martin) play a live set and sit down for an interview! http://www.myspace.com/therealsecretboyfriend