Starting out paying our respects to the dearly departed once again this week, which has seemed an all too common occurrence over that last year. Whodini founding member Ecstasy passed away over the holiday break, and I wanted to show our love for one of the early pioneers of the hip hop game. Then a bit more from MF DOOM after last week’s tribute show.

Then into some more classic hip hop before working our way into some trap and 80s synth stuff. Glad I played Chaka Khan’s fantastic I Feel for You as well. The Grammy-winning song was written by Prince and features Melle Mel and harmonica from the one and only Stevie Wonder. The video features dancing from Shabba Doo, who might better be known from his role as Ozone in Breakin’ and Breakin’ 2 and got his start showing off his unique style on Soul Train. Sadly, Adolfo ‘Shabba Doo’ Quinones also just recently passed away right before the new year.

Hope you enjoy this week’s show.

The Beat Diet, January 14th 2021 (mp3 – 130Mb)

artist – name [time]

Whodini – Friends
mf doom – Deep Fried Frenz
MF Doom – Myrrh With Metal Flowers
Ronnie Laws – Friends and Strangers
Thug Life (Tupac) – Pour Out A Little Liquor
Tupac, Nas, Method Man & Redman – I Got My Mind Made Up
Funkmaster Flex ft Bridget Kelly and Kendrick Lamaar – Street Dreamin’
Nas – Street Dreams
Cutty Ranks Feat OGC – The Return (Illmatic Remix)
OGC – No Fear
Black Moon – I Got Cha Opin (Remix)
Barry White – Playing Your Game Baby
Love Unlimited Orchestra – Strange Games and Things
EPMD – Manslaughter
EPMD – please listen to my demo
Faze-O – Riding High
Platinum Pied Pipers – Ridin’ High
Platinum Pied Pipers – Ridin’ High (Bling 47 Remix)
DJ Cam – Love Junkee (feat. Cameo) [J Dilla Remix]
Kool Keith – Super Hero (feat. MF DOOM) [L’Orange Remix]
L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae – After Alley Life
Kid Koala – 11 Bit Blues
Ohio Players – Funky Worm
Tropkillaz – Dopeman Please
Chase & Status – International
Daft Punk – End of Line
Harrison – Crepes
cure, the – lullaby
DJ Stilz – Florida snow delivery service
David Bowie – Golden Years (Anthoney Valdez KCRW Remix)
Amp Fiddler – Keep Coming
Kindness – Lost Without (feat. Seinabo Sey)
E. Live – Shimmering Waters
Ezale & DJ.Fresh – Interlude Of The Funk
dam-funk – 10 west
Deodato – Keep on Movin (Dave Allison Edit)
Pat Lok – From the Back (Midas Hutch remix)
Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King – Love Come Down (Instrumental)
Chaka Khan – I Feel For You
Oby Onyioha – Enjoy Your Life (Original Mix)
Young and Company – I Like What You’re Doing to Me
King Most – Faith Evans Love Like This (King Most Redirection)
Bacao Rhythm – Love Like This
Bacao Rhythm – Jungle Fever
Louie Vega Remix – Jungle Fever (Louie Vega Remix)
Alpert, Herb – Rise [Notorious B.I.G. Hypnotize]
Anderson .Paak – Lockdown (feat. Jay Rock)