January 23, 2007


Im in California for this academic year and consequently not running the show and not updating this blog. Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments though. I’ll be back from september 2007 and hopefully returning to the airwaves. In the mean time keep listening to RAW

On the bboy front, im training a lot with Bodyrock crew, the crew at UCSD where i study.

This is what bboying looks like SD style

beach airchair

May 14, 2006

Tracklisting 11–5–06

here's last weeks tracklist, a nice show with lots of music to keep you going through all the revision stress

2Pac and Nas – Thugs Mansion
Braintax – Peace
Foreign Beggars – Glacial
Dangerdoom ft. Talib – Old School Rules
Essensual – Cravin U
Shade One – Let Them Know
Sizzla – One of Those Days
Common – Film Called Pimp
Lupe Fiasco – Kick Push
K–OS – Superstar pt. zero (I think, might be a different part)
Public Enemy – Don’t Believe the Hype
Bilal – ????
The Roots – Sacrifice


Nightmares on Wax – 70s 80s
DJ Format – Little Bit of Soul
Ms Dynamite – Got to Let You Know
The Roots – Break You Off
Roots Manuva – Dreamy Days
Gil Scott Heron – Home is Where the Hate Is
Kanye West – All Falls Down
D’Angelo – Heaven Must Be Like This
The Streets – Has It Come to This?
High Contrast – Racing Green
Shy FX – Feelings
Kelis – Stick Up

May 11, 2006

Urban Specialists Tracklist 4–05–06

Sorry im so late in posting this, promise tonights will be up much sooner. Tune in tonight for some laid back summer tunes, plus maybe a little hardcore stuff to release my pent up library frustrations

Urban Specialists Tracklists 4–5–2006 ft. special guest Essensual


Talib Kweli – Ms Hill
Cali Agents –Crash the Glass
Asaviour ft. Braintax – So Northern
Deep Impakt –Hey D
Essensual ft. Lail – Cravin U
Little Brother – Not Enough For You
Anthony Hamilton – Chyna Black
Essensual – Invincible
Pharcyde – Runnin
Lupe Fiasco – Kick Push


Raj – Mix


Rodney P – Nice Up
Essensual – Provide 4 U
Blackalicious – Reanimation
The Roots – Aint Saying Nothing New
MC Lyte ft. Bob Marley – Jammin
K–OS –
Jenna G – In Love
Common – Invocation

May 04, 2006

Tonight on the Urban Specialists

Tonights show will feature a guest appearance from Warwick emcee Essensual. Following on from the success of Deep Impakt's appearance this is another chance to check out the Warwick talent


April 28, 2006

Tracklisting 27–4–06


Bedouin Soundclash – Immigrant Workforce
Lauryn Hill – Ex Factor
Sublime ft. Pharcyde – Summertime
Cali Agents – Neva Forget
Asaviour ft. Braintax – So Northern
Jehst – City of Industry
The Roots – Distortion to Static
Little Brother – All for You
Klashnekoff ft. Sizzla – Son of Niya Dub
Asaviour ft. Jehst – Findaz Keepaz


A Tribe Called Quest – Stressed Out
De La Soul – Magic Number



US3 – You Cant Hold Me Down
Digable Planets – Birth of Slick

**Andy Cooper Interview**


The Roots – Good Music
Nas – The Message
Asaviour – Borrowed Ladder
Shy FX– Feelings


De La Soul – Long Island Degrees
Smif n Wessun – Hellucinations

Asaviour ft. Kyza and Yungun – Money in the Bank remix
Deep Impakt – AKA

this was one of the best shows we've ever done in my opinion and i strongly urge all those with RAW member status to download it and check it out

April 21, 2006

Tracklisting 20–04–06

Welcome back to Term 3 people
as promisedon the show last night here is a tracklisting which i will try to publish each week. Feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions/opinions on any of the tracks

Urban Specialists Tracklisting 20–04-06


Matisyahu – Chop em Down
Craig Mack ft. Biggie, LL and Busta – Flava in Ya Ear Remix
Masta Ace – Beautiful
Asaviour – Bangers and Mash
Dillinja ft Skibadee – Twist Em Out
Gnarls Barkely – Crazy
Talib Kweli – Ms Hill
The Roots – Proceed
Lupe Fiasco – Kick Push
Madvillain – Accordion
Cyne – Running Water
Proof ft. B-Real and Meth – High Rollers
Proof – Kurt Kobain



Aim – Aint Got Time to Waste
Ugly Duckling Megamix
–I Did It Like That
–A Little Samba
–Slow the Flow (from the new album Bang for the Buck)

Coldcut ft. Roots Manuva – True Skool
Foreign Beggars – Stabilize
First Rate ft. the Percussions – Freedom
DJ Mentat ft. Skinnyman – When I Give My Heart to You
Roots Manuva – Double Drat
J5 – Concrete Schoolyard
A Tribe Called Quest – Check the Rhime
The Roots – Proceed
Tribe Called Quest ft. Leaders of the New School – Whats the Scenario Remix

listen next week to check out a dope interview with Ugly Duckling frontman Andy Cooper, who breaks down his world of So-Cal hip hop, a refreshingly down to earth alternative to that G-Unit Vibe


(He's the tall one)

April 14, 2006


Oh yeah….
still playing catch up, Art of War performed in the annual Tap Show 'Rendition' Was a really good event and despite having just come back from uni champs we put on a decent performance. Our theme was something to do with old school gangsters which arguably had bugger all to do with Juice, the film our song was taken from (all songs had to be taken from films and the performance somehow linked)

tap show us

Props to everyone, especially the beginnners who did their own routine to the theme from the 70s TV show SWAT, rocking their fresh new WBKD t shirts

tap show fresh

oh and if you check out the trailer for the dvd, its all me dancing ha ha ha i wasnt the best by a long shot but its still all me baby

Urban Specialists – where the stars come out at night

Skinnyman, Flash and Jehst n Asaviour, and there would've been Dizzee Rascal too if i'd remembered my bloody camera. So all you freshers who dont know bout the urban specialists, tis worth a listen

skinny and specialists

flash n the specialists

jehst and specialists

April 13, 2006

Uni Champs!!

Haven't updated this blog for a while but cant fail to mention uni champs.

Art of War Crew made it to the semis!!! We beat Newcastle and Loughborough before losing to Leeds B. Twas an all Leeds final in fact. Massive jokes were had by all on the trip, which was my first visit to the lovely city of Newcastle. It is actually quite nice, trainer heaven on the main shopping street! Was great fun to rep with the guys and girls and i'll hope they'll do even better next year without me. Cant wait to get back to training now!

AOW @ Uni Champs 2

Another Urban Specialists term

the 1xtra thing has inspired me to put as much effort as possible into the show for next term. Admittedly this may only kick in for the second half of term when im through with my exams but the idea is there nonetheless. I'd like to make this blog a bit more useful and so i will try to post up tracklistings for all the songs we play, as well as previews of what the next show is likely to contain.

In the first two weeks you should be getting an interview with Ugly Duckling, who are playing the union on the first thursday (i.e the 2nd day) of term.

Any suggestions for the show or requests for future shows are always welcome on the blog – keep em tasteful tho

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