Our Interview w/ Zion I: Past, Present & the Future

Davey D checks in with the Bay’s own Zion I crew at a recent show at the historic Fox Theater for hip-hop.com. They discuss Zion I’s longevity, musical styles and their diverse crew which includes fellow emcee Deuce Eclipse.  Big shout out to the crew over at Open Line Media for holding it down on the video/production tip.


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Breakdown FM on All day Play #38-Music for a Rainy Day/ 5 Videos to Remind U..

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This week we came with heat by digging in the crates and unearthing a series of ragga-muffin songs from the 90s..  Cuts by artists like Burro Banton, Cutty Ranks, Sluggy Ranks and Bounty Killer were nice reminders of how dope  those records sounded.  My favorite joint right now is Cee-Lo.. The longer he’s around the more mature and doper he gets.. I love the cut Old Fashioned. Bright Lights Bigger city is also dope. Of course we had to dip in the crates and bring out some classic Paris including Freedom featuring dead prez and Public Enemy and Thinka Bout it..
01- Busta Rhymes-‘Abandon Ship’-rmx-instrumental
02- Busta Rhymes-‘Abandon ship’-rmx
03- Herbie Hancock-‘Rough’
04-Bounty Killer-Mama Ivy’s Last Son-Chill rmx-instrumentel
05- Bounty Killer-Mama Ivy’s Last Son-instrumental
06- Bounty Killer-Mama Ivy’s Last Son
07- Burro Banton-Me No Fool-instrumental
08- Burro Banton-Me No Fool
09- Burro Banton-Me No Fool-instrumental
10- Terminator XChuckD wSister Souljah-Buck-Whylin
11-  Burro Banton-BoomWaDis-instrumental
12- Cutty Ranks-LivingCondition-hiphoprmx
13- Roxanne Shante-Have a Nice Day-instrumental
14-  Roxanne Shante-Have a NiceDay-fullversion
15-  Art of Noise-Beat Box-full version
16- Divine Styler-WordPower
17- Downtown Science-RadioActive-dub
18- Dead Prez/Paris/Public Enemy – Freedom [the Last Cell Remix]
19- Cee-Lo Green – Bright Lights Bigger City
20- Souls Of Mischief – ’93 Til Infinity
21- Paris – Thinka ‘Bout It
22- Public Enemy – Security of the First World
23- Public Enemy – So Whatcha Gone Do Now?
(2 minute break-keep listening..)
24-  Cee-Lo Green – Old Fashioned
25- Jay-Z – Song Cry
26-  De La Soul – Held Down (Featuring Cee-Lo
27-  Sluggy Ranks-GhettoYouthBust-instrumental
28- Sluggy Ranks-GhettoRanks-sprousarmx
29-  King Tee-way Out There-dub
30-  King Tee-Way Out There
31-  Junior Reed-One Blood-UK-instrumental-reggea
32-  Kanye West ft Pete Rock, Jay Z, Charlie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield and Kid Cudi – The Joy (Clean)
33-  J-Dilla (Davey D rmx) – Malcolm X Meets J-Dilla
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The World is Mine…Breakdown FM Episode #32 w/ Ice Cube

Click HERE to listen to this weeks Mix & Interview photo credit: Ani Yapundzhyan


It’s always a fun to do our weekly mix show because we can not only dig deep, but also re-live memorable Hip Hop moments. One of the highlights we experienced was our interview with Ice Cube during the height of the Hyphy Movement. You’ll enjoy this conversation we had with Ice Cube where he gives his take on the Bay Area, rapping vs acting and what it takes to be an emcee and a B-Boy. He talks about how he finally took time out to focus on his album. He also talks about Black-Brown relationships..

During our second hour we go digging in the crates and pull out some classic Digital Underground, Digable Planets, Fu-Schnickens, Tribe Called Quest, Gang Starr and Queen Latifah to name a few..We added a couple lf videos for you to check out as well..Lots of tasty beats to move your feet.. enjoy
-Davey D-

01-Superstar Quam Allah w/ Taj ‘I Want More’
02-Gang Starr – ‘ALONGWAYTOGO’
03-Ice Cube & Dr Dre – ‘Natural Born Killaz’-clean
04-Big Noyd-Ice Cube Intv
05-Westside Connection – ‘Bow Down’
06-Ice Cube – ‘Who’s the Mack’
07-Ice Cube – ‘Legal Paper’
08-Ice cube – Hello  (Ice Cube intv)
09-Ice Cube – ‘Growin’ Up’
10-Ice Cube – ‘Bird in the Hand’
11-Ice Cube – ‘Ghetto Bird’
12-Raekwon – ‘Ice Cream’
13-Digital Underground – ‘Underwater Rimes’ [Remix]
14-Digable Planets – ‘Dial 7’ (Axioms of Creamy Spies)
15-A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Buggin’ Out’
16-J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science – ‘Alive’ feat. Crown City Rockers & Jrod Indigo
17-J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science – ‘For Your Love’ feat. Zumbi of Zion I & Rithma
18-Zion I-‘The Bay’ rmx
19-Gang Starr -‘Here Today, Gone Tommorow’ (Jesse Jackson 1984 speech) rmx)
20-Gang Starr- w/Big Shug & Freddie Foxx – ‘The Militia’
21-Fu-Schnickens – ‘True Fuschnick’
22-Black Moon – ‘Who Got The Props’
23-Kofy Brown – ‘Playing fields’ rmx
24-Queen Latifah – ‘Evil That Men Do’
25-Roxxane Shante – ‘Have a Nice Day’
26-Mobb Deep – ‘Still Shinin’ (Martin Luther King-Been to the Mountain top)


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