** NOTE: This week is an explicit/not radio friendly episode on the music and commentary ends... **
This was our second most popular episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Ausar Ra Black Hawk for 2016! Enjoy the flashback goodness of music and editorial from that time!!
This week's radio show breakdown (by minutes/hours):
0:00:00 - 1:46:47 Extended Intro
1:46:47 - 2:38:51 DJ Fusion Mix
2:38:41 - 3:49:30 Ausar Ra Black Hawk Mix
Our commentary during that week (the week of Feb. 3, 2016) had some new and classic music from the international Black Diaspora, news and commentary that touched base on:
• All of the shenanigans of Super Bowl 50 (the game itself, the halftime show with Coldplay, Bruno Mars & Beyonce showing the power of Black Music once again, the crazy racial vibes pre-game & during the event via the media, etc.)
• The passing of songwriter, music artist & singer Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire
• The upcoming Nile Rodgers & Duran Duran tour
• Rihanna's new album dropping via TIDAL and the new (kinda, sorta) standards for RIAA platinum and gold certification with streaming services
• Actor Don Cheadle's upcoming Miles Davis movie "Miles Ahead"
• DJ Big Kap passing
• Beyonce dropping her new song and video this weekend with "Formation" song, the Internet’s extreme responses to it and how far can a pop artist go with pushing their own definition of Blackness (whether for activist or superficial reasons)
• Various jackassed rap beefs over the past 2 weeks (B.o.B. vs. Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Wiz Khalifa vs. Kanye West)
• Kanye West being the embodiment of the bitter ex EVERYONE despises when you’re just moved and are living your life
• DJ Kool Herc's old NYC block in the Bronx being now being officially called Hip-Hop Blvd.
• Black Folks winning with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards
• The UN talking about the need for reparations from slavery for Black Americans
• Flint Water Crisis updates and new stories about issues of harmful amounts of lead being in the water all over the U.S.
• Black Lives Matter’s DeRay Mckesson running for mayor of Balitmore and what that means
• The African wife who crashed her fake funeral after her husband tried to kill her
• And some other stuff here and there…
There was no brand new Black Agenda Report news mini-segment on this week's episode due to our extended commentary.
Feel free to check out some recent episodes of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast over at our official blog, BlackRadioIsBack.com - all of the shows are clean/radio friendly.
FuseBox Radio Playlist + Charts for the Week of January 4, 2017 [originally broadcast on the week of February 3, 2016]
DJ Fusion Extended Music Mix [tunes listed by artist/song title/label(s) in order]
1. Kenny Dope/Yeah/Freeze Records
2. Camp Lo/Son Of A.../Soul Fever
3. Anderson .Paak/Hear Don't Stand A Chance/Steel Wool, OBE, Art Club & EMPIRE
4. Saul Williams/Think Like They Book Say/Fader Label
5. Asher Roth, Nottz & Travis Barker/Goin Down/White Label
6. Big Narstie feat. Kwan Villain & Typah Jammz/Oh My Goodness/Dice Recordings
7. Beneficence/Vibrate The Streets/ Ill Adrenaline Records
8. Kooley High feat. Add-2/Where I'm Going/M.E.C.C.A. Records
9. Audio Push/Picture Me/AudioPush.com
10. Adrian Younge/La Ballade/Linear Labs
11. MURS & 9th Wonder/Wait...Back It Up/Strange Music
12. Lord Raja/Ride Out/Ghostly Int'l & Adult Swim
13. OG Maco/I Am Legend/ TheLordOfRage.com
14. Esperanza Spaulding/Good Lava/Concord
15. Maria Muldaur/Midnight At the Oasis (Cuica RMX)/WB
16. DJ Pepsi feat Monique Bingham/Pride/MoNyuku Music
PLUS the Ausar Ra Black Hawk Master Mix w/ Old School Black Music Classics, New School Tunes and Independent Music Finds and more!