[Podcast] The Hip Hop Project (4.18.15) with Esohel

This week’s show features Chicago’s finest emcee, Esohel who joins DJ Scend in studio to talk about his latest album, Dopamine. Scend plays new joints off Dopamine and Esohel dishes on the making of his latest project.

The Hip Hop Project has been on air since 1995 and is one of America’s longest running hip hop radio mixshows. Be sure to tune in every Saturday night to catch DJ Scend & Slot-A from 10p-12a CST on 88.7 FM if you’re in Chicago and/or www.wluw.org worldwide.

#TBT THE HIP HOP PROJECT LOOKS BACK ON 20 YEARS BY COSMROKS (PART 15)

USE 2-7-04 Royce, Ternaround & CosmTo celebrate 20 years of The Hip Hop Project we look back on some of the best moments from the longest running mix show in the country. By CosmRoks (The Voice of The Hip Hop Project, 1998-2010)

I wrote a couple months back about the night we threw one of our most successful pledge drives. Immortal Technique came through and got the ball rolling, but we also had one more big time guest swing by. Royce Da 5’9″ is world renown for being one of the illest lyricists who ever lived. His PRhyme collaboration album with Dj Premier was one of the best releases in 2014 and still manages to stand out in supergroup Slaughterhouse. To have both Immortal Technique and Royce Da 5’9″ live in studio on the same show was crazy.

Back in 2004 Royce was in town promoting his “Death is Certain” album, and the lead single “Hip-Hop”, produced by Premo was on fire and all over college radio and even some mainstream TV and radio. Royce was very generous with his time with us that night for such a well known artist. He signed some merch for the pledge drive, kicked a freestyle and took a few photos in his amazing Chinchilla coat. To this day Royce Da 5’9″ remains one of my favorite Emcee’s and has had his music showcased on THHP as much as any solo artist I can think of. Sidenote: this is probably my favorite THHP photo ever. Salute to Nickle Nine.

[AUDIO] JAE ERRA – ISOLATED STATE OF MIND

Jae_Erra_Isolated_State_Of_Mind-front-largeNashville native Jae Erra hit The HIp Hop Project with his latest release from earlier this year, Isolated State of Mind and this is not to be slept on. Just because you’re late to the party doesn’t mean you still shouldn’t show up. Jae Erra man handles this 9 track album/mixtape with the vengeance of a hip hop veteran. The album features solid production, pin point accurate rhymes, and the hunger of a young artist out to prove something. I like it. Standout tracks include My Friend and Note to the Public. Go get Isolated State of Mind here.

– @Weekendgabe

#TBT THE HIP HOP PROJECT LOOKS BACK ON 20 YEARS BY COSMROKS (PART 14)

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Photo courtesy of Michelle Wodzinski.

To celebrate 20 years of The Hip Hop Project we look back on some of the best moments from the longest running mix show in the country. By CosmRoks (The Voice of The Hip Hop Project, 1998-2010)

Yesterday should have been the 45th Birthday for our friend Reggie Destin. Sadly, we lost him nearly three years ago when he was killed in a skateboarding  accident. Known by most as ReDe, Reggie wasn’t an MC, or a DJ. To us, he was one of our biggest supporters. I didn’t know him on a personal level, but ReDe could be spotted at just about every function THHP was a part of. My interactions with him were often nothing more than a quick word or two here and there, but they were always positive. I had no idea how big of an impact Reggie had on the skateboarding community until years after I had met him. I was introduced to him through Rude One, and Shon Dervis (pictured) and had more opportunities to have those conversations because Rude and Shon had been gracious enough to have THHP host or DJ at many of their parties from The Note to Darkroom to Empire. This particular photo was taken at our 15th anniversary party at Empire Liquors in 2010. I regret not getting to know Reggie Destin better over all the years we crossed paths, but I do know this world was a better place with him in it. Thank you, ReDe for the support over the years.


R.I.P. ReDe.

 

 

[MIXTAPE] SEPTEMBER 6TH – AUTOPILOT

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September 6th talked to me about 2 months ago about this project, AutoPilot and I was pretty thrilled considering he has been some what quiet for the past year or so. But this is September 6th’s second release this year following his January release of Fly or Die. Autopilot is more of September 6th on the beats and the rhymes. Whether on ground or high above the skies, 6th is a problem you have to deal with.

– @WeekendGabe

DOWNLOAD: [MIXTAPE] SEPTEMBER 6TH – AUTOPILOT

The Hip Hop Project (4.11.15) with Red Pill

This week’s show features a exclusive interview with Mello Music Group and Detroit native, Red Pill who drops in to talk about his latest album, Look What This World Has DoneTto Us. Scatch Academy DJ’s Jon Doh and DJ K12 pay a visit to The Hip Hop Project to talk show with Scend and Slot.