All entries for April 2006

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


Havent updated this blog in a while unfortunately, have been doing mad work on essays and such but….

went down to spend a week at 1xtra doing radio things this last week. Had an awesome time, working on shows for Jenna G, DJ Semtex and Ras Kwame. It looked like a really cool place to work and everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. Luckily they also use the might Cool Edit so all my RAW skills were not wasted.

Number 1 highlight was probably working on Ras Kwame's 100% Spoken Word special where they got about 15 of the UK's best performance and slam poets to come and kick stuff while Ras hosted and dropped some high grade homegrown talent. I've never really checked out that sort of thing before and it was heavy as. Incidentally, in Kat Francois the UK has the world slam poetry champion so big up us.
I strongly reccomend that you download the podcast of this show from 1xtra, especially to check out Goldie Rox, who has a Macy Gray but UK and better thing going on.

Also, Semtex's show put me on to the new Talib Kweli track Ms Hill which says what me and the gang have been ranting on about on the Urban Specialists for years. Come back Lauryn, we love you!!

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