1/22/10 Show: Teddy Pendergrass Tribute


Last night’s show was off the hook, with much respect going out to Teddy Pendergrass (R.I.P) and his musical contributions. I wrote a blog about him yesterday and he will be missed.  His music will always live on and be fresh through Hip Hop.   

Here is your weekly playlist in case you missed a song or just want to hear it again! Don’t forget that we link each song to a video (if we can find one) so if it’s not on the blog, all you have to do is click on the song title and make the jump for some real old school new school joints.

Here we go!

Smooth Operator-Big Daddy Kane

this was me last night, miscuing cause she was all over the table…

“Genuine for 89, and i still ain’t half stepping.”

And since we had Dirtbag from Rock City Kicks in the studio last night for some shout-outs, you know i have to post the Big Daddy Kane Yo! MTV Raps Pumas. Hit the photo for a link to more info, maybe we can get Rock City to carry them for our loyal fans? Sound off on this!

“transforming on stage like a decepticon.”


Necessary Way-Willie the Kid f. La the Darkman

Willie is LA’s younger bro.

Gun Rue is the colloquial term for the city of Grand Rapids Michigan. It is a derivative of the term Gun Rule, popularized by one-time/part-time Grand Rapidian emcee La The Darkman. (who is affiliated with Wu-Tang btw)

Spew the Fire Freestyle-Copywrite feat Jakki The Motormouth

I couldn’t quite find the “Spew the Fire” official video as it is a little underground and that’s why it made it to the pop quiz, but the link is working just fine now. I also have a great video I found of the Weathermen (which now includes: Aesop Rock, Tame One, Cage Kennylz, Yak Ballz, El-P, and Breeze Brewin. Former members include Jakki da Motamouth, Copywrite, Vast Aire and the late Camu Tao.)

Motamouth was also featured on RJD2’s album “Deadringer” on the track F.H.H. (LINK)

“You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows…”

Walk These Streets  2009 4:01 Rakim f. Maino

behind the scenes footage of video shoot

Rakim’s latest single off of “The Seventh Seal” dropped 11.17.09

In his book, There’s A God On The Mic, Kool Moe Dee describes Rakim as “the greatest rapper of all time”and places him at #2 on his list of “greatest emcees” (behind Melle Mel, who he considers to be the best ‘emcee’ rather than ‘rapper’).
kool put himself at #5)

Fakin’ the Funk-Main Source

from “White Men Can’t Jump” soundtrack

Their first album, Breaking Atoms, was the first on-record appearance of Nas on “Live at the Barbeque”

“Large professor” lol

I Got to Have It-Ed O.G. & Da Bulldogs

Cedric The Entertainer on Teddy Pendergrass – The Original Kings Of Comedy

This Can’t Be Life-Jay-Z feat Scarface-Beanie Siegel

“Y’all  thinkin what y’all readin in The Source is real?”

I Miss You-Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes

here is a video we posted on the comments to the Teddy post from earlier this week, but you know we have to post it again, it’s just too good to leave out… if you watch one video on the blog today, make it this one!

Love TKO-Teddy Pendergrass


Vibes and Stuff-A Tribe Called Quest
Breakadawn-De LaSoul 

Flavor of the Month-Black Sheep

Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)-Digable Planets

“Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)” was parodied in the episode of Billy Nye The Science Guy titled “Phases of Matter”. The name of the song was changed to “Solid Liquid Gas” and the artist was credited as Phaze Change.

Pardon You-Jean Grae

Mike insists that Jean Grae is the best female emcee.

The Process-Jazz Liberatorz feat. Apani B Fly
Shots-9th Wonder featuring Big Dho & Sean Price
Turn Off The Lights-Teddy Pendergrass
Close The Door-Teddy Pendergrass

I Used to Love H.E.R.-Common Sense

we talked about “I Used to Love H.E.R.” on last week’s wrap-up, check out 1/15/10 to read about it

Kick Push-Lupe Fiasco

we ride goofy in here btw. put that on our vh1 “behind the music behind the music” show

Tainted-Slum Village feat. Dwele

What They Do-The Roots

Feel It In The Air-Beanie Sigel Ft. Melissa
Summertime-DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

Thanks to G. Force for this sick link:

DJ JAZZY JEFF spins MICHAEL JACKSON medley at Hornitos Block Party WB

Summertime-Dead PREZ and DJ GREENLANTERN
Come on over to my place-Teddy Pendergrass
Wake Up Everybody-Harold Melvin & The Blue Note

“Shannon O. – dank you professeurs!”

Class is dismissed. Thank you all for tuning in! You could’ve been anywhere in the world but you were with Will E. & I and we appreciate that. Next Week Our First Installment of Our Series Hip Hop 101 ’79-’84!  Don’t Miss It! Thank You For Keeping Hip Hop Alive!  If you like what we do tell a friend.  Each One Teach One.


~ by Professor Mike on January 23, 2010.

7 Responses to “1/22/10 Show: Teddy Pendergrass Tribute”

  1. I got some of those Yo! MTV Raps X Puma shoes, i got the B4 Black and white FIrst round versions, hella sick

  2. That video makes me want/need a pair of disco pants and platforms!!

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