For episode #11, Saul, Paul and Oak abandoned the comforts of Bloody Lake Studio to record the show at the Left Bank Cafe in Slayton. While there, they consumed large quantities of “Black Gold” while spinning the same. The vibe at the Left Bank was perfect to explore the more jazzy side of the boom bap. They also learned that both Speaker of the House, John Boehner and Senator Amy Klobuchar are among Left Bank Cafe’s customers.
We’re approaching the end of a long, cold winter at Bloody Lake. The weather in March often is a mix of freezing rain, and then snow. The meteorologists like to call it “Wintery Mix”. Whatever you call it, we have to deal with it! One way Paul, Saul and Oak Groove deal is by getting together for some winter fellowship around the turntables. This episode is a mix of cold weather themed songs and songs that have a wintery vibe. It should be no surprise that we’ve front loaded the show with a lot of Minnesota artists. We also explore the music of the Bronx tough guy, Tim Dog, who passed away this last Valentine’s day. Jesse White, Currie, Minnesota’s most prolific Fine Artist joins us as well to talk about his new gallery exhibit that is currently showing in Marshall. If you’re easily offended by strong language, you should just skip this episode as foul language often goes hand in hand with the cold, dark, wintery themes we explore in this one!
Like it or not, Valentine’s day is upon us. For most people, the meaning of Valentine’s Day can be found in kind gestures like sharing flowers or candy. But if you’re single during the month of February, you may have an opposing view. If you’ve been a victim of a recent relationship breakup, you may think love especially stinks around this time of year. With that in mind, we dedicate Boom Bap Club Episode 9 to some of the most tragic crew breakups in hip-hop history.
In episode #8, the posse looks back on 2012 with an ear for crackin’ snares and boomin’ kicks like it’s the closing of 1993 all over again. Saul Goode, Paul Dunyon and Oak Groove pick their favorite local, national and international joints from 2012. As usual, Saul talks about the SP1200 ad infinitum, Paul breaks into song, and Oak schools everyone on funk and breakbeats. Finally, Southwest Minnesota’s KRST (cursed) Records crew blesses the show with a live performance. So long 2012, hello 2013!
For episode seven, we dug deep into our physical shelves and digital crates for some tunes that time forgot. Some of the joints you’ll hear are from promotional 12 inch singles of albums that never got released. Some are from obscure artists that never quite got the love they deserved. They all deserve another listen though!
It’s back to school time again students! For BBC 5, our lessons will include the three Hs: Hip Hop History, and the three Rs: Rough, Rugged, and Raw! If you consider yourself a hip hop scholar, this is the episode for you. Put your thinking kangols on kids because the true school hip hop class is in session!
The hiatus is back off again! For BBC #4, we give tribute to Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys. If you are hoping to hear Fight For Your Right To Party and all the other hits, look elsewhere. Our crates run as deep as our affection for the Beasties brand of humor and music and our MCA tribute show reflects that. In other words, the b-sides win again! Enjoy.
On the second anniversary of Guru’s passing, we’ve dug into our digital crates and physical shelves of wax for all things Keith Elam aka Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal to do a tribute worthy of his contribution to hip hop. We are all huge Jazzmatazz and Gang Starr fans here at the Boom Bap Club headquarters and so we wanted to do a show that goes a little bit deeper than most Guru tributes we’ve heard. Listen and enjoy in memory of…
For our second episode of Boom Bap Club, we tracked down former Tru Ruts recording artist, See More Perspective when he came through Southwest Minnesota State University where he performed at the annual Culture Shock celebration. We coerced him into making the trip out to the Bloody Lake Studios, where we spent the rest of the weekend ice fishing, snow shoeing and talking music. The result is this month’s Boom Bap Club Episode…over 2 hours of hip hop! Enjoy.