Our Brooklyn studios are shut down but we’re not letting that keep us from coming together! This is a special edition to hold us down until next week, when I’ll start streaming live again from the home studio. Much appreciate everyone who keeps tuning in and joining us. We’re gonna ride this out, together!
Here at long last is our Ill Doctrine Radio from 2-8-20, with the finest in old and new hip-hop as always, and a special conversation with the hip-hop veteran, author/filmmaker/journalist/award winning campaign writer Thembisa S. Mshaka, who shared her thoughts on all the complex conversations around Kobe Bryant and his legacy.
On this episode of Ill Doctrine Radio we celebrate making it through the longest month of what’s shaping up the longest year, with music from Sly & the Family Stone, Wilma Archer ft/ MF Doom, Open Mike Eagle, Foreign Beggars, Otis Redding, Phantogram, Tiye Phoenix, and more (and then even more more)
Our first show for 2020 comes on the heels of dark and troubling news, and we’ve got a full plate of musical nourishment to get ready for a looonng year with lots of work to do. A serving of anti-war funk from Jay Smooth, and a guest mix from Bondfire‘s own Macedonia.
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A classic yuletide set from our own DJ 3D, along with a little balance for the more humbug-oriented among us.
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As a soundtrack to this historic day, we present a special mix of all my favorite songs that sample the classic break, “Impeach The President” by the Honeydrippers. (Read more about this legendary record here!)
On this episode we chopped it up with DJ Baby K about her work teaching girls the art of DJing at the Lower East Side Girls Club, celebrated the new Prince Box set, and rocked out to Missy, El P, Curtis Mayfield, Little Simz, Black Moon and a little taste of Jay Smooth’s unreleased Prince stash.
On this week’s show Jay and Shawn Setaro spoke with ace writer/reporter Carla Murphy about her recent piece in Dissent Magazine on “Why We Need A Working Class Media,” and reflected on the passing of Noel Ignatiev.And in the mix Jay came through with new treats from DJ Shadow, Little Brother and Little Simz, plus rare live treats from Nina Simone!
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