Thursday, June 24, 2010

Phat Root Radio Episode 20 (June 24th) Official Tracklisting

The 5th Hour:

01. Saukrates ft. Common – Play Dis Remix

This is the video to the original, we played the remix on the show though. both are hella dope! PEEP!!

02. Large Professor One Plus One ft. Nas

03. Lord Finesse – Soul Plan

04. Sound Providers – The Field

05. Jake One ft. Kutfather – No Introdeezy

06. Edo G – Boston (prod Pete Rock)

07. Rasco – Hip Hop

08. Dudley Perkins – Falling

09. The Supafriends – Questions

10. ATCQ – We Got The Jazz

11. Ahmad – Back in the day remix

12. Rakim – remember that

13. The Roots – Silent Treatment

14. ATCQ – Find a Way

15. Syntax ft. jade – hold on (prod by mphazes)

The Ice Hour:


01. Milkbone – Keep It Real

02. Masta Ace – Ghetto Like

03. Tab One – Vc Insd My Hd

04. Mystik Journeymen – Liquid Concrete


05. Cunninlynguists – To Be For Real Instrumental

06. Akrobatik – Say Yes, Say Word

07. Big L – Causalities Of A Dice Game

08. Mad Skillz & Mos Def – B-Boy Documents 99

09. Tha Alkaholiks – Let It Out


10. Statik Selektah – Hardcore (So You Wanna Be) Instrumental

11. Homeboy Sandman – Calm Tornados

12. Shad – We Are The Ones (Reservoir Poetry)

13. Top Quality – I Can’t Hear You


14. Jurassic 5 – Futuristic Sound Instrumental

15. Avant – You Got Me

16. Lyfe Jennings – Busy

17. Raheem Devaughn – Slow Love

18. Dru Hill - Beauty

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ski Beatz Performing "Dead Presidents"

Ski Dead Presidents from XXL Video on Vimeo.

This video is something everyone should enjoy... During Dame Dash’s BlueRoc Festival in Brooklyn last night, Ski Beatz performed a renditions of "Dead Presidents".

Thursday, June 17, 2010

If you've never heard of Hip Hop Confessions, click play NOW!

Skillz presents: Hip-Hop Confessions ep. 6 from Visually Inklined on Vimeo.

this is what Hip Hop's all about... wise hip hop minds discussing what they love...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lissie Covers Cudi

For all my Cudi fans... And for all fans of live music in general... This is a pretty moving cover of "Pursuit Of Happiness"

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Fashawn - An Ode To Illmatic

I haven't had a chance to listen to this yet... but I know you know how classic Illmatic is... And you may know that Fashawn seems to put out some quality material... So I'll let you download it and make your own call about this tape... Leave your thoughts in the c-section...

Friday, June 11, 2010


How you may ask? Well some of our more diehard fans may have be dismayed to discover we were not live on air last night from 10pm to 12am PST at www.radio23.org like we usually are every two weeks, and the staff here at Phat Root Radio apologizes for that... We messed up... You want to know why we weren't live? Well for that you'll have to head over to Twitter.com/phatrootradio where for the next few days we'll be posting as many hilarious reasons why we were unable to broadcast last night...

We will be back like normal on June 24th!

"The Mad Violinist" Covers "Unthinkable"

If you know me... DJ Icepick, you know I'm a sucka for live instrumentation... Covers with a violin, piano, drums, anything classical really just validate alot of hip hop... Here, the Ashanti Floyd "The Mad Violinist" covers Alicia Keys "Unthinkable ft. Drake"

Hear more from him at:


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Got To Celebrate One Of Our Own!

It's one of Phat Root's Celebrity DJ's Born Day today... 5th Sequence is 23, or 27, or one of those ages in between... If you know him personally, come by the house and get him a drink or something a little more potent which one smokes, or else just wish him the best in the comment section... You only get one (phat) b-day a year, so you know he's got to do it up big!

Monday, June 7, 2010

MPC beat making videos... Disko Dave

Hella dope mpc production here.... dude holds it down! He plays the record first, lays the drums, then, programs the chops

More of the same... more of the same...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Full Takers Movie Trailer

Looking forward to seeing this when it comes out in August... I'll be at the premiere for sure...

J. Cole at Xavier University!

Sick video... definitely a good look for the Roc Nation's first signee...

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Tony Roberts Speaks On Lil Wayne!

This shit cracks me up sooooo bad...... some of the lyrics to his song are just crazy... Ice is getting his comedy on today... "Eeenie Meenie Minny Mo, Acchhhhoooo, Gazunteight!"

Aries Spears Rap Impersonations:

Love this shit... Aries is crazy for this...

How fucked up the oil spill is...

This video explains what went down..

This shows the irreversible impact and damage we have to live with

Friday, June 4, 2010

Producers! YET ANOTHER Site For Ya!

I may be late on this one, but regardless, sounds like a pretty phat site... I'll definitely be checking it out... Here's the press release:

For Immediate Release –

Launching soon is a website with a unique perspective that will serve as a pivotal point in the future of urban music production and artist development. We Build Hits (www.webuildhits.com) have been created with one simple premise in mind: to uphold the promise of every established artist/producer/music industry exec who has ever uttered the words “I’m Gonna Put You On.”

WeBuildHits.com is here to prove that there are those out there willing to use their connections and years of experience in the music business to bring forth the future stars of Urban Music on a global scale.

Iconic producers such as Pete Rock, The Heatmakers, D/R Period, Jake One, Jazzymoto Cookin soul, M-phazes, Tommy Tee, Doc-ish, Buckwild and more have come together to provide the same level of production that helped them launch the careers of today’s Urban Music super-stars to members of the We Build Hits community.

Members can download these sonic canvases and record their contributions – whether it’s a verse, hook or full-length songs – to demo their talents for said producers as well as the global community as a whole.

Every two weeks, selected producers will enter the studio and build a hit during a live web-cast, selecting, for example, a hook from an artist in Germany, a verse from an artist in the US and another verse from an artist in New Zealand. Incorporating all dialects, age groups, race and gender.

Rsonist ½ of the Heatmakers speaks on his involvement with the website. “What us as producers believe we can bring with this site is hot music. We all came together on this as we feel that is what the game is missing. Instead of hearing the types of dudes that’s on the radio, you can now hear from dudes all over the world. This is going to be the platform for the dudes that had a hard time getting on and now they can get some exposure.”

D.R. Period known for his classic material producing for hip-hop group M.O.P. adds his input as well “We all just came to a point where we felt like one person did everybody’s music. I felt like instead of complaining about the situation we need to do something about it. I spoke with Billy Danze(M.O.P) and we came with this idea for Webuildhits.com. I’m with this situation 110% for this movement.”

Once the record is complete, the WeBuildHits.com staff – consisting of mix-show and college radio promoters, new media marketing professionals, and other industry execs – will service the finished product to radio, mix-tape, mix-show, club and satellite radio DJs the world over gathering important feedback from key taste makers and viral marketing through social media.

Additionally, every three months, one lucky member of the WeBuildHits.com community will be given the chance to be featured on an upcoming project by an established artist via a song crafted by one of our producers.

This is just the tip of the iceberg for WeBuildHits.com, which will provide fresh talent priceless opportunities for success in the competitive Urban music industry.


Crooked I Is Doing The "Unthinkable"!

For those that don't know me in real life... Crooked I is the man... He's literally in my top 5 of all time... So naturally, whenever the C.O.B. frontman drops something new, we here at Phat Root, are going to hit you with it... Here he rocks over "Unthinkable (I'm ready)", which is Alicia Key's latest single, and he does what Crook does best...

Thursday, June 3, 2010

"You know, You know" about this young'un named Drake?

How do yall fell about "Thank Me Later" leaking 2 weeks early? How will it effect the rookie of the years chances at a powerful first week? You got it yet? or waiting to support Drizzy on the 15th? or both? I just got it last night, and put it on the cell phone this morning, so I'll be bumping it at the PSU campus in between classes... What's your favorite song? what're you vibing to? Phat Root wants to know?
This here is a track that didn't make the cut for the album, produced by Kanye West... What do you think? digging this track? which song should it have replaced on the album?

Sha Stimuli - 123 (Produced By Astronote)

Be on the look out for Ice to put together a little Sha Stimuli tribute on the June 10th show as his last mixtape: "Overtime" was a solid piece of work, and Sha's just one of those that gets underestimated... Until then, you should download this new track from him called: "123" which was produced by Astronote and show the man some respect...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Yo mtv raps part 2 we reminisce

Throwback freestyle from redman. illness.

This makes me laugh so hard.... redmans face and pose is priceless LOL.

Pete Rock the legend : 1994 yo mtv raps

take me back!

Babie Makin' Music - Dwele - What's Not To Love About You

You know we here at Phat Root Radio don't only bring you the best of hip hop... it's not ONLY about that 'underground flavor to wake ya neighbor'... Ice also stays on that R'n'B tip... I know this song definitely made me think of a certain somebody, and Dwele's just one hell of an artist, so peep the vid and respect...

Diamond District Live Show in Portland Oregon!

On May 6th, 2010, in the fair city of Portland, OR, Chase Freeman of NMDZ and Kenny Fresh of FreshSelects.net had the opportunity to introduce the city of Portland to the D.C. collective by the name of Diamond District (Oddisee, yU, & X.O.)


Above are some visuals of the FREE show at Someday Lounge during First Thursdays @ The Fix, a legendary Thursday night event in Portland showcasing the ever-changing art and music scene.

DOWNLOAD the live mix here ::


Special THANK YOU to:
Diamond District - DiamondDistrictDMV.com
DJ Quartermaine - filthyspeakeraddict.com
Someday Lounge - SomedayLounge.com

& The Fix DJ's:
Rev Shines | DJ Kez | Dundiggy
& your host Ronin Roc

*Unfortunately I missed this show, (especially since I've rocked on several Oddisee instrumentals and wanted to get him a CD) as I was hanging with friends this night, but I was glad to see this in my facebook inbox this morning...

Check it out!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Cool (Read Phat) Kids - Tacklebox Mixtape!

Have not had a chance to listen to this tape yet, but will definitely be throwing it on the telephone today since I'll be out all day... How can you be mad at some new Cool Kids? Especially when it's brought to you by the LA Leakers? Man, I remember kicking it with Chuck & Mikey after they rocked Portland with Pacific Division... Good Times...

01. Fishing Lessons (Produced by Chuck Inglish)
02. Flying Kytes (Produced by Chuck Inglish)
03. Freak City (Produced by Chuck Inglish & Old Young)
04. So Neat (feat. Tennille) (Produced by Chuck Inglish)
05. Going Camping (Produced by Chuck Inglish)
06. Volume II (Produced by Chuck Inglish)
07. Birthdays (Produced by Ski Beatz)
08. Great Outdoors (Produced by Chuck Inglish)
09. Strawberry Girl (Produced by Chuck Inglish)
10. Systems (Produced by Chuck Inglish)
11. Good Afternoon (Produced by The Productionix)
12. Parking Lot (Produced by Chuck Inglish)
13. Summer Nights (feat. Tennille) (Produced by Chuck Inglish)
14. Los Angeles Leakers Outro (Produced by Chuck Inglish)
15. Gettin’ Flicked (feat. Boldy James) (Produced by Chuck Inglish)
16. Volume II (Remix) (feat. Like of Pac Div) (Produced by Chuck Inglish)

And as usual, Chuck be killing it on that production tip...