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WRTJ

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WRTJ1
Boots // I Run Roulette
RUN-DMC // Beats to the Rhyme
A$AP Rocky // Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye pt 2
Rolling Stones // Monkey Man
SL Jones  // SLAB
El-P [feat Killer Mike & Despot] // Tougher Colder Killer
Scarface // High powered
Big KRIT // My Sub (pt 3)
UGK // Murder
Curtis Mayfield // Freddie’s Dead
Outkast // Hootie Hoo!!
PE // Black Steel ….
Vince Staples // Hands Up
RTJ // Crown

WRTJ2
Boogie Down Productions – I’m Still #1
Joey Bada$$ – Big Dusty
Tef Poe – Prince
Goodie Mob – Ghetto-Ology
Flying Lotus feat Kendrick Lamar – Never Catch Me
Bjork – Hunter
Prhyme feat Schoolboy Q and Killer Mike – Underground Kings
Mr Motherfuckin eXquire feat Despot, Das Racist, Danny Brown and El-P – The Last Huzzah
Kool G Rap – Ill Street Blues
Gap Band – Yearning For Your Love
Rush – Tom Sawyer
GZA feat Ghostface Killah, Killah Priest and RZA – 4th Chamber
Ab-Soul feat Danny Brown & Jhene Aiko – Terrorist Threats
The Impressions – Man Oh Man (I Want to Go Back)
Boots – Aquaria

WRTJ3
Nas – Get Down
The Doors – Not to Touch the Earth
Portishead – Silence
Until the Ribbon Breaks feat Run the Jewels – Revolution Indifference
Vince Staples feat Future – Senorita
OG Maco – Do Better
Freda Payne – I Get High
MC Lyte – Cha Cha Cha
D.O.C. – Funky Enough
Jean-Luc Ponty – Cosmic Messenger
Earl Sweatshirt feat Wiki – AM // Radio
Dam Funk feat MC Eiht – Hood Pass Intact
Statik Selektah feat Joey Badass & Action Bronson – Beautiful Life
Gil Scott-Heron – Home is Where the Hatred Is
Marlena Shaw – California Soul
Allman Brothers – Whipping Post
Meow the Jewels – Early (Boots Remix)

WRTJ4
Witchdoctor – Holiday
Cam’ron – Killa Cam
Nipsey Hussle – Overtime
Electric Wire Hustle – Bottom Line
Beanie Sigel – The Truth
Despot – House Made of Bricks
Merry Clayton – Southern Man
Sade – Hang On To Your Love
Ebony Rhythm Band – Drugs Ain’t Cool
Pete Rock feat Kurupt – Yessir
The Veils – Jesus for the Jugular
Tef Poe – Intro
Minnie Riperton – La Fleur
El-P – Another Body (Fantastic 4)

WRTJ5
The Dramatics – Get Up & Get Down
Boogie Down Productions – My Philosophy
Backbone – 5 Deuce 4 Tre
Badbadnotgood – Can’t Leave the Night
Delfonics & Adrian Younge – Love’s Melody
Big Boi ft A$AP Rocky & Phantogram – Lines
G.Dep – Child of the Ghetto
Kevin Gates – John Gotti
Bun B feat Pimp C, Young Jeezy, Jay-Z – Get Thowed
Paul McCartney – Temporary Secretary
Gregory Isaacs – Private Secretary
Faze-O – Ridin High
Ghostface feat Raekwon & U-God – Black Jesus
Rakim – Know the Ledge
A$AP Rocky – M’s
Pete Rock feat Jim Jones & Max B – We Roll
Muddy Waters – Champagne & Reefer

WRTJ6
The Temptations – Ball of Confusion
Notorious BIG feat Method Man – The What
Black Milk feat Royce da 5’9, Elzhi – Deadly Melody
Action Bronson – Easy Rider
William DeVaughan – Be Thankful For What You Got
Run the Jewels feat Cuz – Bust No Moves
Nas – The Message
White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
Too Short – Short but Funky
Stevie Wonder – Living for the City
Sheila E – Holly Rock
Playaz Circle feat Lil Wayne – Duffle Bag Boy
Funkadelic – I’ll Stay
Bee Gees – Love You Inside Out
Simply Red – Holdin Back the Years

WRTJ7
Talking Heads – Drugs
Dr Dre feat Kendrick Lamar – Genocide
EPMD – Rap is Outta Control
Erykah Badu – The Healer
White Stripes – Blue Orchid (talk bed)
Mel & Tim – Keep the Faith
Skipp Coon – Ruremarm
The Originals – Sunrise
Andre 3000 – Throw Some D’s remix
Dr Octagon – Bear Witness (talk bed)
Scotty feat Killer Mike – Pray Alone
DJ Shadow – Organ Donor (Extended Overhaul)
Electric Wire Hustle – They Don’t Want
The Internet – Don’tcha
Berenstein Bears Theme Song
Depeche Mode – Wrong
Statik Selektah feat Sean P & Rock – Heltah Selektah
Pumpkinhead – Dynamic
Art of Noise – Moments in Love

WRTJ8
Bernard Wright – Haboglobotrobin
Diplomats – Crunk Muzik
8Ball & MJG feat Project Pat – Relax and Take Notes
Jay-Z – Show You How
Boots – Suicide Games
Isaac Hayes – Ike’s Mood
SL Jones – Sags N Flags
A-Trak feat Juicy J & El-P – Piss Test Remix
Henry Mancini – Police Woman (talk bed)
Jimi Hendrix – Hey Joe
Adrian Younge – Sirens
Blockhead – The Music Scene
Tef Poe feat Rockwell Knuckles Hog In the Lane
Big KRIT feat Future – Just Last Week
Bambu – Upset the Setup
N.W.A. – N***z For Life
Chic – Will You Cry
Killer Mike – Willie Burke Sherwood

WRTJ9
Al Green – I’m So Glad You’re Mine
Run the Jewels – Sea Legs
Danny Brown feat ASAP Rocky – Kush Coma
Earl Klugh – Living Inside Your Love
ScHoolboy Q – There He Go
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
David Ruffin – Each Day Is a Lifetime
Kendrick Lamar – Hood Politics
Outkast – Babylon
Seluah – We May Never Make It Home
ASAP Rocky – Peso
Joe Simon – Before The Night is Over
Cortex- Huit Octubre
Electric WIre Hustle – Brother Sun
David Axelrod – Holy Thursday

WRTJ10
Rare Earth – I Just Want to Celebrate
Eric B and Rakim – Eric B is President
The Who – Eminence Front
Sir Mix-A-Lot – My Posse’s on Broadway
Ghostface Killah feat Styles P and Sheek Louch – Metal Lungies
Leon Ware – What’s Your World
Future – I Serve the Base
Statik Selektah feat Royce da 5’9 – Crystal Clear
Roy Ayers – Everybody Loves the Sunshine
Nas – The Don
Run DMC – Groove to the Sound
Run the Jewels feat Zack De La Rocha – Close Your Eyes
Phantogram – Fall in Love
Marvin Gaye – Inner City Blues
Rockwell Knuckles – Holy Ground
The Impressions – People Get Ready
Lou Rawls – You’ve Made Me So Very Happy

WRTJ11
Steve Miller Band – Fly Like An Eagle
Raekwon – Wu-Gambinos
Dre feat Snoop – Deep Cover
Scarface – A Minute to Pray and A Second to Die
Scarface – Rooted
Devin the Dude – Doobie Ashtray
Fiona Apple – Sleep to Dream
Hank Crawford – Wildflower
Albert King – I’ll Play the Blues
Les McCann – Go On and Cry
DJ QBert feat Mr Lif, El-P and Malicious Lee – OG B-Boy
Weather Report – Young and Fine
Camp Lo – Black Connection
Funkadelic – I’ll Bet You
De La Soul feat MF Doom – Rock Co.Kane Flow
Killer Mike – JoJo’s Chillin
The Main Ingredient – Don’t You Worry About a Thing
Steely Dan – Peg
D’Angelo – Another Life

WRTJ12
Black Merda! – Cynthy Ruth
Ratking feat King Krule – So Sick Stories
Skipp Coon – Assata Taught Me (page 181)
Houseshoes feat Danny Brown – Sweet
DJ Muggs feat Goodie Mob – Decisions, Decisions
Led Zeppelin – Communication Breakdown
Electric Wire Hustle – Golden Ladder
L’Orange & Kool Keith feat Blu, Montage One & Trackstar the DJ – This New World
Fat Boys – Jailhouse Rap
Meow the Jewels – Oh My Darling Don’t Meow (Just Blaze Remix)
The Eels – Elizabeth on the Bathroom Floor
Rockwell Knuckles – Play Catch
Jay Rock feat Black Hippy – Vice City
Salif Keita – Tomorrow

WRTJ13
Big L feat Fat Joe – The Enemy
Run the Jewels – All My Life
Vince Staples – Jump Off The Roof
Boots – I Run Roullette
SL Jones – Sags N Flags
Nocando – Hurry Up And Wait
Fashawn feat Busta Rhymes – Out The Trunk
Vandalyzm – Get Dough
NehruvianDOOM – Om
UNKLE feat Thom Yorke – Rabbit In Your Headlights
Scarface – God
Dave East feat Nas – Forbes List
Fashawn – Ain’t Me
Roberta Flack – Compared to What
Run the Jewels – Get It (Live At Dismaland)

WRTJ14
Lyn Christopher – Take Me With You
Big Grams – Fell In The Sun
Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music
Badbadnotgood – CS60
Gaslamp Killer feat Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – Flange Face
The Difference Machine – 19 Miles
DJ Qbert feat Bambu – Crosshairs
Method Man – What the Blood Clot
Illastrate – Cadillac N Drank
I, Ced feat Stopha Vasquez – Soon…
El-P feat Nick Diamonds – Stay Down
Fashawn – Ain’t Me
Cuz Lightyear – Trapaphobia
Tef Poe feat Rockwell Knuckles – Light the Plane
BJ The Chicago Kid – Dream II
Diana Ross – The Interim

WRTJ15
Curtis Mayfield – Superfly
Redman – Whateva Man
Nas – The World is Yours
Cuz Lightyear – C World
A$AP Rocky feat Juicy J – Multiply
Killer Mike – What the Bizness Is
Devin the Dude feat Andre 3000 & Snoop Dogg – What a Job
Royce da 5’9″ Street Hop
Common/Nas – Ghetto Dreams
Boots – Bombs Away
Run the Jewels – Rubble Kings
Odessa Kane – Mississippi Burning Still
Band of Gypsys – Who Knows (Live)

WRTJ16
Adrian Younge – Thunderstrike
Boots – C.U.R.E.
Jamie XX/Gil Scott Heron – NY Is Killing Me
Jay Rock – Money Trees Deuce
Boo-Yaa Tribe – R.A.I.D.
Main Source – Fakin the Funk
Notorious BIG – Who Shot Ya
Black Moon – How Many MC’s
KMD – Plumskinzz
Stevie Wonder – Too High
Scotty ATL – Cloud IX
Electric Wire Hustle – By & Bye
Cuz Lightyear – Wright Ave
Al Green – Gotta Find A New World
Stylistics – People Make the World Go Round

WRTJ17
Paul White – Honey Cats
Action Bronson – Actin Crazy
Pusha T – Numbers On the Boards
Camp Lo – Jimmy Page (I have waiver)
Cuz Lightyear – Beaucoup
Big Boi – General Patton
Tef Poe feat Killer Mike – Wrist Game Proper
Skipp Coon – Turn
The Clash – The Guns of Brixton
Cypress Hill – I Ain’t Goin Out Like That
Foreigner – Cold As Ice
Tom Scott feat The California Dreamers – Today
3-6 Mafia – Who Run It
Ohio Players – Ecstasy
Steve Arrington – Beddie-Biey
Queens of the Stone Age – I Appear Missing

WRTJ18
Detroit Emeralds – Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms)
Damian Marley – Welcome to Jamrock
Dynasty – Adventures in the Land of Music
Earl Sweatshirt feat Vince Staples – Wool
Joey Bada$$ – Paper Trail$
Steely Dan – Kid Charlemagne
Q-Tip feat Busta Rhymes, Raekwon & Lil Wayne – Rennaissance Rap (remix)
Black Spade – Nobody’s Fool (will have waiver)
Cam’ron feat Jay-Z & Juelz Santana – Welcome to New York City
Jay Electronica – Exhibit A
Alchemist feat Evidence, Blu & Kid Cudi – Therapy
The Doors – Five to One
Monty Python – Brian Song (Alternate Version)
Donny Hathaway – Little Ghetto Boy
Supertramp – Crime of the Century

WRTJ19
AZ – I’m Back
Frank the Butcher feat Royce da 5’9 – Eat What You Kill Pt 2
El-P – Drones Over Brooklyn
Big Boi feat TI & Ludacris – In the A
The Veils – Pan
Badbadnotgood/Ghostface Killah feat MF Doom – Ray Gun
Skipp Coon – Blacker
Slick Rick – Hey Young WOrld
9th Wonder & Talib Kweli feat Tef Poe – What Side Are You On
Killer Mike – The Juggernaut
Big KRIT – Cadillactica
DJ Needles feat Tef Poe – King Poetic
UGK – One Day
Cinematic Orchestra feat Fontella Bass – All That You Give

WRTJ20
D’Angelo – Devil’s Pie
Goodie Mob – Cell Therapy
Kendrick Lamar – Ronald Reagan Era
Notorious BIG – Ten Crack Commandments
2Pac – Trapped
Man Parrish – Boogie Down (Bronx)
Nite Jewel – Weak for Me
22-20s – Such A Fool
Big Pun feat Inspectah Deck & Prodigy – Tres Leches
Dizzee Rascal – pagans
Ratking – Canal
Freddie Gibbs feat Black Thought – Extradite
Jack Moves – Seasons Change
Gotta Be Karim feat Boog Brown – Do For Self
Lamont Dozier – Put Out My Fire
Allen Touissant – When the Party’s Over

WRTJ21
A Tribe Called Quest – Youthful Expression
Gil Scott-Heron – The Bottle
Future feat Pharrel, Pusha T – Move That Dope
Miike Snow feat Run the Jewels – Heart is Full Remix
Autolux – Soft Scene
Fam-Lay – Rock N Roll
Jay-Z – So Ghetto
Eric B and Rakim – Microphone Fiend
ScottyATL feat Currensy – Incredible
Rick Ross feat T.I., Jadakiss & Erykah Badu – Maybach Music pt 3
Boots – Oraclies
Run the Jewels feat Wiki & Despot – Blockbuster Night pt 2
Kendrick Lamar – Hol Up
Shotty Horroh feat Sha Hustle – Major
Vince Staples – 65 Hunnid
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – Be Real Black for Me

WRTJ22
LCD Sound System – New York I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down
The Beastie Boys – Pass the Mic
Fabolous – Breathe
Killer Mike feat T.I. – Ready Set Go
Portishead – It Could Be Sweet
DJ Day – 1000 Bonus Joint
Prhyme feat Jay Electronica – To Me, To You
Rick Ross feat Jay-Z – The Devil Is a Lie
Meek Mill – Levels
Cuz – Reccless
Styles P – Good Times (I Get High)
Coultrain – Like a Dusty Piano
Erykah Badu – Penitentiary Philosophy
Thievery Corporation – Heaven’s Gonna Burn Your Eyes

WRTJ23
Bill Withers – Use Me
Billy Squier – Big Beat
MC Breed – Ain’t No Future In Your Frontin
Prhyme feat MF Doom, Phonte – Highs and Lows
Despot – House of Bricks
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – Mo Murda
De La Soul – Stakes is High
Onyx – All We Got Iz Us (Evil Streets)
Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground
Cocteau Twins – Pandora (For Cindy)
Nas – On the Real
Tef Poe – The Realest Ever
Freddie Gibbs – Cold Ass Ni**a
Blockhead – Only Sequences Change

WRTJ24 December 11
Rihanna – BBHMM
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Band – Express Yourself
The Electric Peanut Butter Company – Big Tweed
Meyhem Lauren – Money in My Pocket
Nick Menn feat Rockwell Knuckles & Tef Poe – Line Em Up
Skepta – Shutdown
Pimp C feat Juicy J & Nas – Friends
Mayer Hawthorne – Maybe So, Maybe No
David Axelrod – Crystal Ball
Jadakiss feat Style P & Nas – Rain
Dexter Wansel – Theme From the Planets
Monday/Friday – Prometheus (Lights Go Off)
Nina Simone – Feelin Good
Blackalicious – Swan Lake
Oliver Sain – St Louis Breakdown
James Brown – Blind Man Can See It
Marvin Gaye – Is That Enough

WRTJ25 December 18
Cypress Hill – How Could I Just Kill A Man
Nas – Star Wars
Biz Markie – Just Rhymin With Biz
Outkast – Art of Storytelling pt 1
Notorious BIG feat Redman & Method Man – Rap Phenomenon
Run the Jewels – Crown (Live on Jimmy Kimmel)
Afrika Bambaataa – Lookin For the Perfect Beat
2Chainz – I’m Different
Quasimoto – Low Class Conspiracy
OG Maco – Riot
A Tribe Called Quest – Steve Biko
Killer Mike – DOn’t Die
Gucci Mane – Lemonade
The Roots – Concerto of the Desperado

WRTJ26 January 1
The Melvins – The Kicking Machine
Drake – Trophies
Pusha T feat Beanie Sigel – Keep Pushin
Ultramagnetic MCs – Ease Back
Queens of the Stone Age – First It Giveth
Phil Collins – I Don’t Care Anymore
Funkadelic – You’ll Like It Too
Nina Simone – Four Women
Killer Mike – Willie Burke Sherwood
Koushik – Out My Window
Gandalf – Nature Boy
Deantoni Parks – Automatic
Minnie Riperton – Only When I’m Dreaming
Todd Rundgren – Hello It’s Me

WRTJ27 January 8

Redman – Whateva Man
Bootsy Collins – I’d Rather Be With You
DJ DMD – 25 Lighters
Run the Jewels – Get It
Hit-Boy – Grindin My Whole Life
Public Enemy – Prophets of Rage
James Brown – Sex Machine
Boogie Down Productions – The Bridge is Over
DJ Shadow – Giving Up the Ghost
Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park
Gil Scott-Heron – Lady Day & John Coltrane
Sam & Dave – Soul Sister, Brown Sugar
Killer Mike – Burn
Lou Reed – Perfect Day

WRTJ28 January 15
Adrian Younge – Sittin By the Radio
EPMD – Who Killed Jane
Joey Bada$$ – Like Me
Donald Byrd – Wind Parade
Gil Scott-Heron – Me and the Devil
Portishead – Strangers
Camille Yarbrough – Take Yo Praise
Electric Wire Hustle – Again (Scratch 22 Remix)
Ginuwine – Pony
Run the Jewels – Oh My Darling Don’t Cry
T Dubb-O – Word
eXquire – Warriors (from rubble kings OST)
Freeway feat Jay-Z & Beanie Sigel – What We Do
Blondie – Heart of Glass
David Bowie – Girl Loves Me

WRTJ29 January 22
Skipp Coon – Binary Thinking
David Bowie – I’m Afraid of Americans
Kendrick Lamar – Collect Calls
Rockwell Knuckles feat Nick Menn & RT-Faq – Laughing Windows
El-P – Smithereens (Stop Cryin’)
Jamie XX feat Young Thug and Popcaan – I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)
Big Boi feat Raekwon & Andre 3000 – Royal Flush
DJ Krush – Missing Link
Meal Ticket – Whiplash (Big Fucking Freakout Mix)
Santigold – Starstruck
Electric Wire Hustle – If These Are the Last Days
Slow Magic – Feel Flows
Kneebody & Daedelus – The Hole
Robin Trower – Daydream

WRTJ30
JVC Force – Strong Island
Zapp – I Want To Be Your Man
T.I. – 24s
Backbone – Concrete Law
Young Jeezy feat Jay-Z – Go Crazy
Daylyt – Merkebah
Adrian Younge – Hands of God
Los Saicos – Come On (Ven Aqui)
Company Flow – Lune TNS
Ab-Soul feat Kendrick Lamar – Illuminate
Bun B, Killer Mike & Cuz Lightyear – Savage Habits
Fat Tony feat Kool AD & Despot – Hood Party
Starlito & Dee-1 – Number 1 Like Penny
Chester Watson – Pharoah
Deantoni Parks – Automatic
Terry Reid – Seed of Memory

WRTJ31
Mayer Hawthorne – The Ills
20th Century Steel Band – Heaven and Hell is on Earth
Your Old Droog – 42 (Forty Deuce)
Saul Williams – Think Like They Book Say
Meow the Jewels – Meowpurrdy
Tef Poe – Everybody Strapped
Vince Staples – Jump Off the Roof
Bambu – Dickies Black Chucks
Stanley Turrentine – Sister Sanctified
Twin Sister – Meet the Frownies
Hawthorne Headhunters feat Rockwell Knuckles & Tef Poe – Collage
Statik KXNG feat Termanology – Let’s Go
Adrian Younge – Magic Music
Med Blu Madlib feat MF Doom – Knock Knock
Kamasi Washington – The Rhythm Changes

WRTJ32
Ol Dirty Bastard feat RZA – Cuttin Headz
Bjork – Army of Me
Scarface – In Cold Blood
Spark Master Tape – All I Know
Jay-Z – Politics As Usual
El-P feat Mr Mfn eXquire & Danny Brown – Oh Hail No
Dillon & Paten Locke – Smog
Jimi Hendrix – Little Miss Lover
Electric Flag – Over Lovin
Big Grams – Goldmine Junkie
Mike Floss – Dopeboy Dreamin
Dexter Wansel – Theme From the Planets
Chester Watson – Lanterns
Ciej – Hive 8 Low
J Dilla/Jack McDuff – Oblighetto Remix
TV On the Radio feat Roxiny & – Phoenix

WRTJ33 Feb 19
Chin Chin – Peterdactyl
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib feat Scarface – Broken
Statik Kxng – Magic & Bird
CUZ Lightyear – Slugs
ALice Russell – Twin Peaks
Killer Mike – So Glorious
Eddie Kendricks – Keep On Truckin (part 1)
David Axelrod – Mucho Chupar
Spark Master Tape – Living Lavish
Tef Poe – Hennessey
Pill – Trap Goin Ham
The Internet – Partners in Crime
Boots – Only
Digable Planets – Blowing Down
Beastie Boys feat Q-Tip – Get It Together
Pink Floyd – One of These Days

WRTJ34 Feb 26
J Dilla – Introduction
Funkadelic feat Kendrick Lamar & Ice Cube – Ain’t That Funkin Kinda Hard on You?
Joey Bada$$ – Ready
El-P – Drivin Down the Block Remix Redux
Gil Scott-Heron/Jamie XX – Home
The Knuckles – One God
boots – Gallows
Family Affair – Vivid Imagination
DJ Shadow – Fixed Income
Adult Fur – Colors
Vic Spencer and Chris Crack – Understand
Freddie Gibbs feat Pill – Do Wrong
Cappadonna – Slang Editorial
House Shoes feat Black Spade – Sunrise
Oddisee feat Gary Clark Jr & Mainmouna Yousseff – What They’ll Say
Massive Attack – Exchange

WRTJ35
SCHOOLBOY Q – MAN OF THE YEAR
LITTLE SHALIMAR – PARTYTIME
BONKAZ – RUN OUT THE ENDZ
SANTIGOLD – BIG BOSS BIG TIME BUSINESS
SCARFACE – NO PROBLEM
MAC MILLER FEAT ACTION BRONSON – RED DOT MUSIC
MANNIE FRESH FEAT JUVENILE & TUNECHI – HATE
THE KNUCKLES – LAUNDROMAT
KENDRICK LAMAR – AVERAGE JOE
OUTKAST – SHE LIVES IN MY LAP
SAUL WILLIAMS – THE NOISE (MASEGO EDIT)
YOUR OLD DROOG – HIP HOP HEAD
ELZHI FEAT SKONIE – COSIGN
BOOTS – EARTHQUAKE
BLACK MILK – SILENCE
FREE THE ROBOTS – LET’S GO
VIC MENSA – U MAD
ACTION BRONSON FEAT WIZ KHALIFA – THE ROCKERS
THIEVERY CORPORATION – UNTIL THE MORNING

WRTJ36
Killer Mike – Ric Flair
Notorious BIG – Kick in the Door
Kanye West feat Raekwon, Ghostface – New God Flow
Little Shalimar feat Ghostface, Boldy James, eXquire – Same Damn Thang
Dr Dre feat Ice Cube, Anderson Paak, Dem Jointz – Issues
Open Mike Eagle – Raps for When It’s Just You and the Abyss
JonWayne feat Anderson Paak – Green Light
Kendrick Lamar – Untitled 02
The Last Artful, Dodgr & Neill Von Tally – Entitled
Adult Fur feat Rockwell Knuckles – VIII
UNKLE feat Richard Ashcroft – Lonely Soul
Kendrick Lamar – Untitled 06
Thundercat – Them Changes
Run the Jewels – Lie Cheat Steal
Royce da 5’9 – Tabernacle
Tae Beast feat Ash Riser, Ben Freedlander – Erykah’s Lament

WRTJ37
The Last Artful, Dodgr – Squadron
Big Grams – Lights On
Rood – XTC
Denzel Curry feat Joey Bada$$ – Zenith
Rockwell Knuckles – It’s All Happening
Kendrick Lamar – untitled 07
Tef Poe & Black Spade – Shit Process
DJ Rude 1 feat Westside Gunn – Supreme Trunks
T-Dubb O – No Chill
UGK – Underground
Mr Lif feat Del the Funkee Homosapien – World Reknown
Wafeek feat Steve Spliffler & Trackstar the DJ – Favorite Word
Ratking feat Despot & Princess Nokia – Steep Tech
Big Grams feat Run the Jewels – Born to Shine

WRTJ38
ASAP Twelvy – Glock Rivers

The Knocks feat Cam’ron – New York City

Earthgang feat JID – Momma Told Me

Fat Joe – All the Way Up

Rage Against the Machine – People of the Sun

Outkast – Gasoline Dreams

Freeway – Hot As Ice

Spark Master Tape – Hanson Brothers

Your Old Droog feat Styles P & Joey Badass – Just Rhymin

Arshad Goodz – Fear No Man

The Last Artful, Dodgr – InDemand

Syl Johnson – I’m Talkin Bout Freedom

Phife Tribute–all by A Tribe Called Quest:

Lyrics to Go

Clap Your Hands

Oh My God

Steve Biko

Baby Phife’s Return

8 Million Stories

Buggin Out

Check the Rhime

We Can Get Down

WRT39
Run the Jewels – All Due Respect

Berner feat Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg and B-Real – Best Thang Smokin

Domo Genesis feat Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J & Tyler the Creator – Go (Gas)

Spark Master Tape – Tenkeyys*

Smoke DZA – Heard Dat

J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League feat Young Jeezy – Trust Nobody

Meyhem Lauren feat Action Bronson – Garlic and Oil*

RJD2 – A New Theory

Spark Master Tape – Leave My Crib*

ASAP Twelvyy – LYBB (Resolution)*

Westside Gunn feat Action Bronson – Dudley Boyz

SL Jones – Jonesy

NORE feat Killer Mike & Sleepy Brown – Make Em Pay

Mozzy – Bladadah

Royce da 5’9 – Wait*

Rittz- Ghost Story

Elzhi – February

The RTJ2 Tour Mixtape

Download here, stream below.

rtj2 tour mix front

rtj2 tour mix back

Physical copies available free with any RAP FAN purchase on RTJ2 tour and at www.therapfan.com

Tracklist:
RTJ – Blockbuster Night Pt 1
Despot – House Full of Bricks (Live on KEXP)
RatKing ft King Krule – So Sick Stories
Killer Mike – Boonies
El-P – Sirens (Nick Hook feature)
Despot – 1010 Wins (Alchemist feature)
Despot/El-P – The Last Huzzah (Mr. MFn eXquire feature)
RTJ2 Commercial Break
Killer Mike – Frustrated Young Man (Ra Ra feature)
Killer Mike – Pray Alone (Scotty Feature)
RatKing – Canal
RatKing – Remove Ya
El-P – Piss Test Remix (A-Trak feature)
Killer Mike – Black & White (Rick Ross feature)
RTJ – Oh My Darling Don’t Cry
RatKing – Bug Fights
El-P – Severed Heads of State (Ill Bill feature)
RTJ ft Despot & Wiki – Blockbuster Night Pt 2
Killer Mike – About the Money Remix (T.I. feature)
Killer Mike – Love and Respect (When Saints Go Machine feature)
Despot – Hood Party (Fat Tony feature)
El-P – Sit Down Man (Das Racist feature)
Phantogram – Fall in Love (Ratking’s Falling Off Remix)
RTJ ft Boots – Early

2014.

Non-wordy version:

MY FRIENDS ARE THE BEST:
Run the Jewels – RTJ2
Tef Poe – Cheer for the Villain
Rockwell Knuckles – It’s All Happening
Skipp Coon – Miles Garvey

FAVORITE THINGS I HEARD THIS YEAR WHICH WERE NOT MADE BY CLOSE FRIENDS OF MINE:
Electric Wire Hustle – Love Will Prevail
Badbadnotgood – III
Alchemist & Budgie – The Good Book

OTHER RAP I ENJOYED:
Big K.R.I.T. – Cadillactica
Royce da 5’9/DJ Premier – PRhyme
Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron
RatKing – So It Goes
Statik Selektah – What Goes Around
Vince Staples – Hell Can Wait
Isaiah Rashad – Cilvia Demo
Black Milk – If There’s a Hell Below
Common – Nobody’s Smiling
ScottyATL – Spaghetti Junction
Bambu – Party Worker
Starlito – Black Sheep Don’t Grin
Pharoahe Monch – PTSD
Freddie Gibbs/Madlib – Pinata
OG Maco – Breathe EP

SOME OF MY FAVORITE SONGS:
I, Ced – Soon
Schoolboy Q – Break the Bank, Man of the Year
Badbadnotgood – Can’t Leave the Night
Vince Staples – Hands Up
Flying Lotus/Kendrick Lamar – Never Catch Me
Electric Wire Hustle – Bottom Line, Numbers and Steel
Rockwell Knuckles – Holy Ground, It’s All Happening
Skipp Coon – Atheist, Torn
Tef Poe – War Cry, Dear Mr Scarface
PRhyme/Killer Mike/Schoolboy Q – Underground Kings
Paul White – Honey Cats
Big Sean/E-40 – IDFYU
A$AP Twelvy – Glock Rivers
Run the Jewels – Close Your Eyes, Lie Cheat Steal
Fatheraintshit/Makonnen – Look At Wrist
Sick Sentz – Bottles
JK The Reaper – Kill the Snakes
Rick Ross/Jay-Z – The Devil is a Lie
Jay Electronica/Jay-Z – We Made It remix
Hit-Boy – Grindin My Whole Life
Slimm Pusha – Here I Am
YG/Kendrick Lamar – Really Be
Scarface – No Problem

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Excessively wordy version:

Hello friends.

If you follow my IG/twitter/FB/etc you have some sort of idea of how I spent my year-an absurd number of spectacular things happened for me in 2014. Among others:

*married my dream girl-slash-best friend, and my favorite rapper conducted the wedding ceremony
*spent a good portion of the year touring the planet with the best rap group in the world
*saw Outkast perform five times, including opening for them in Atlanta
*recorded scratches for an album that was the closest thing to a consensus Album Of The Year in all of music

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It’s unreal and unreasonable that I should expect to do even just one of these things ever in life–to do all of them in the same year is just ridiculous. Shouts out to Killer Mike, El-P and my wife Camille for making this all possible. I am a very very lucky bastard.

Now that all that’s out of the way, I’d like to share some of my favorite non-me related music I heard this year. I listen to an awful lot of new music, but I definitely did not get to put a good ear on everything interesting that dropped this year, so this just represents what I heard and loved–if something you love is missing, maybe I didn’t love it, or maybe I just didn’t hear it. Also I’m sure I’ll forget some stuff I actually did hear and love. Sorry.

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As far as Rap Music Made in 2014, it goes without saying that RTJ2, Tef Poe’s Cheer for the Villain and Rockwell Knuckles’ It’s All Happening are among my favorite projects of the year, but as I had something to do with them I’ll leave them off my lists…I wasn’t directly involved with Skipp Coon’s Miles Garvey, but he and I are close enough that I will also leave him exempt. That said, all four of those are incredible and should be checked out if you’re unfamiliar.

(Sidenote: getting to bring Rocky and Tef out to open a handful of dates on the RTJ2 tour was unquestionably one of the highlights of my year–it was really dope and very gratifying to watch them perform and get insane reactions from our crowds, who were basically entirely unfamiliar with their music before they hit the stage. My dudes are the shit.)

My three favorite albums of the year that I wasn’t personally invested in were actually not rap albums:

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Electric Wire Hustle – Love Can Prevail (unreal future-soul from Wellington, New Zealand)
Badbadnotgood – III (brilliant jazz from Toronto, Canada)
Alchemist & Budgie – The Good Book (flawless and clever gospel-sampling mix from Los Angeles and the London–has a few rap tracks but really flows like an ill instrumental mixtape)

I can’t say enough good things about any of them…I’ve been playing each of them constantly since I first heard them and am thankful they exist. Be kind to yourself and give them a listen, see if they give you the same feeling.

More not-rap thoughts:
My dudes Coultrain and I, Ced each made incredibly soulful albums that should not be overlooked. Obviously D’Angelo’s album was excellent. Jean Grae’s EP (where she mostly sings) was very enjoyable. Adult Fur and Flying Lotus put out dope projects as well from the electronic side of things.

Rap:
I honestly wasn’t blown away by a ton of rap albums this year–there were a lot of dope songs but not too many LPs/EPs that really captured my imagination. Some projects that I did appreciate were:

Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron
Royce da 5’9/DJ Premier – PRhyme
Big K.R.I.T. – Cadillactica
RatKing – So It Goes
Statik Selektah – What Goes Around
Vince Staples – Hell Can Wait
Isaiah Rashad – Cilvia Demo
Black Milk – If There’s a Hell Below
Common – Nobody’s Smiling
ScottyATL – Spaghetti Junction
Bambu – Party Worker
Starlito – Black Sheep Don’t Grin
Pharoahe Monch – PTSD
Freddie Gibbs/Madlib – Pinata
OG Maco – Breathe EP

Also, I released some things this year (click to stream/download):
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Nick Menn – Goon Road
Ghost Stories: Best of Ghostface Killah Storytelling Raps
Prime Time: A Rap Fan’s Guide to No ID
30 Days Later: A Rap Fan’s Guide to September 2014
30 Days Later: A Rap Fan’s Guide to October 2014
30 Days Later: A Rap Fan’s Guide to November 2014
The RTJ2 Tour Mixtape
Rockwell Knuckles – It’s All Happening

And on we go to 2015…I’m hyped to see what it will bring, I hope you are too.

Peace.