WNEX RADIO "STATION 4!"
I haven't done one of these post in a minute, so I thought it was about that time! I use these WNEX Radio posts to share exclusives, phat classics and other lessor known tracks that I am feelin' at the moment. Before I get into the music, I want to speak on the urban radio situation today. I read an interesting quote from my man Nasir Jones a.k.a Nas this morning on the MTV website in an interview they conducted with him about his upcoming album. For those that don't already know, Nas has a new album dropping this year entitled, "HipHop Is Dead....The N." The title speaks for itself, but during the interview Nas made a statement that really stuck with me. He basically said..."If hiphop really did die, the DJs would be the first people he'd punish!" Nas feels like the DJs should be challenging the artists to make better music. I agree with Nas, but then again how much control does the radio disc jockey have? The way I understood it in most cases, the disc jockey is given a playlist and a script that he or she has to follow to the letter. So, in reality they are nothing more than the personality with no real influence on what happens behind the scenes. I compare them to Ronald McDonald and Jack from Jack In The Box. Is Nas putting too much responsibility on the radio jocks? Can these folks really make a difference when it comes to the variety of music that is played on the radio everyday? Have the fans been placing the blame on the wrong people all of this time? Personally, I don't blame the DJs, I blame the large amounts of money that is made from music sales. Spinning 50 cent and Young Jeezy records every 10 minutes on radio obviously is more lucrative than playing Mos Def, or is it? More to come on this later........
On to the urban radio broadcast...
Here is the tracklist. I am really feelin' that new Carl Thomas track. This one sounds like that old BadBoy type ish from back in the day. Also, that Pharcyde remix is one of my all-time favorite hiphop tracks. That Mary J. Blige remix is one of favorites from her. I like how they just flipped the whole vibe of the track. You can't ever go wrong with Jasper Isley, Michael Jackson & The S.O.S Band, so back down memory lane we go....
1--INSATIABLE WOMAN - ISLEY JASPER ISLEY
2--EVERYTHING (QUIET REMIX) - MARY J. BLIGE
3--NOTHING BUT TIME - KENN STARR
4--WHO'S GONNA COMFORT YOU - KINDRED SOUL
5--IN LOVE - PLANET ASIA FEAT. JONELL
6--CHANGE - JOY DENALANE FEAT. LUPE FIASCO
7--OFF THE WALL - MICHAEL JACKSON
8--NIC'S GROOVE - FOREIGN EXCHANGE FEAT. BIG POOH
9--THAT GIRL - STEVIE WONDER
10-ENJOY - JANET JACKSON
11-REC ROOM - INSPECTOR DECK
12-SMOKE ONE - ANTHONY DAVID
13-I CALL YOUR NAME - SWITCH
14-THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW - CARL THOMAS
15-PASSIN' ME BY (FLY AS REMIX) - THE PHARCYDE
16-WEEKEND GIRL - THE S.O.S BAND
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