Slicker This Year

stressing the fact that I’m solar / guaranteed to go far / ‘cause the mind is interstellar / still peace like that so have no fear / but I’m slicker this year
— Butterfly, Digable Planets

Today's episode highlights some of the tracks Cold Sweat & I talk about during his interview on Prairie Goth, along with some personal favorites of mine - Golden Age hip-hop and some more recent stuff. From Tribe and Rakim to Shabazz Palaces and Psalm One. I also play some tracks from local ND artists.

Cold Sweat's Top Five Favorite Hip-Hop Albums "In No Order":

  1. A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
  2. Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons, Paint That Shit Gold
  3. Nas - Illmatic
  4. Brother Ali - Shadows on the Sun
  5. Kanye West - College Dropout

Upcoming North Dakota Hip-Hop Releases

Cold Sweat: Right to Arm a Bear coming March 22nd.

Jantzonia: Raccoons of Chestnut Street coming March 12th.

Real Truth: Starseed coming February 25th.

Dakotah Faye


Hungry to hear more? Or something that didn't have to be censored for the radio? Check out this 3 hour Spotify playlist.

Tracklist (Radio Version)

  1. J Dilla - Dillatronic 09
  2. A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It?
  3. Cold Sweat - Everything Should Be Fine
  4. The Notorious B.I.G. - Juicy (Radio Edit)
  5. Digable Planets - 9th Wonder (Blackitolism)
  6. Eric B. & Rakim - Microphone Fiend
  7. THEESatisfaction - QueenS
  8. Dakotah Faye - Cir(y)cle
  9. Brother Ali - Forest Whitiker
  10. Real Truth - Gotta Know
  11. Dessa - Dixon's Girl
  12. Jantzonia - Same Old Hoodie
  13. Wu-Tang Clan - Shame on a Nuh
  14. Psalm One - Beat the Drum
  15. Atmosphere - Yesterday
  16. Shabazz Palaces - Swerve... The reeping of all that is worthwhile (Noir not withstanding)

I designed the mix's artwork using imagery from the New York Public Library. I love you, NYPL, thanks for releasing your archives into the public domain!