Technical Difficulties EP 4
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Technical Difficulties EP 4

Hey all!

Today we had another show throwing down the best in instrumental music. Perfect for chilling out to and get the evening going in a chill yet hype way! My aim with Technical Difficulties is to give you music that focuses on the music itself, instead of lyrics. I hope that this will allow you to maybe get some work done, whether prepping for a massive midterm or cooking up some comida or hanging with the homies! Watch out next week for the RadioLaurier Snapchat takeover when DJ Razzmatazz will have full control on Tuesday! Thanks for tuning in and make sure to check Technical Difficulties with DJ Razzmatazz every Tuesday at 5pm EST!

The Rap Up: Episode No. 9
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The Rap Up: Episode No. 9



Americans are trying to figure out what’s happening to their country because last week the worst of the worst happened. If you’ve been living under a rock for the past week, you will be surprised that Donald Trump is the new President Of the United States Of America. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? we’ll tell you why. Last Tuesday on Election Day, it was a stressful day for everyone watching but mostly Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. After hours of waiting to see who would win, Hillary Clinton calls Donald Trump to congratulate him on his win. This had America going crazy. Instantly after being elected riots started everywhere in the states. Hate crimes were worse than they have ever been. Schools were spray painting Muslims don’t belong, deport immigrants & one school in specific got a black doll and hung it. Trying to imply black people should die. Hip Hop especially was furious about the decision. Rapper YG right after Donald Trump won tweets “FDT TOUR IS BACK IN DENVER” Denver being a mostly white state who knew what could have happened, but the show went smoothly everything was good. All that we can do now is pray he does a good job running this country and pray that everyone is going to be okay.


Lil Wayne & the Roc?

No not Dwayne Johnson. Now, we’re not saying that collab wouldn’t be amazing, but this week we discussed the possibility of Lil Wayne signing to Roc Nation. As some of you may already know, the last couple years have not been pleasant to Lil Wayne, and it doesn’t appear to be getting better anytime soon. With the lawsuit concerning his highly anticipated album  Tha Carter 5in an almost frozen state, and his relationship with Birdman melting away, its not surprising to see Lil Wayne testing his options. Recently at Camp Flog Gnaw, Wayne performed “I’m Me” to which he changed the lyrics from “I’m a MF Cash Money Millionaire”  to ” I’m a MF Roc-a-fella Millionaire”, which understandably sparked rumors of Wayne possibly seeking a new deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation. While this would be quite the transition for all involved, the potential for new Lil Wayne material, mentored by Jay Z, is a tantalizing prospect.


Belly of the Beast

Rapper Belly recently released Inzombia, the mixtape. The Ottawa native has been making waves in the Canadian music industry since 2008. For many Canadian rappers crossing the boarder is a final accomplishment in their career. The Juno Award winner recently moved to Los Angeles to reach a larger audience and push his music in a way he could have never done while living in Ottawa. Belly is one of the newest members of Jay Z’s Roc Nation label. Being signed to Jay has opened a lot of doors for the Ottawa native, he’s been blessed with features on his tape from various artists like Jadakiss, Ashanti, Future, Young Thug, etc. Hopefully there’s a lot more good news in store for Belly on the music side of things, he’s been active in the rap game for almost a decade now and he’s finally getting the respect as a rapper that he deserves.

(Written by Yafet Berhane, TJ Mroz & Garrick Gray)


Songs Played This Week:

Me and Your Mama – Childish Gambino

Money Showers – Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Ty Dolla Sign

Congratulations – Post Malone ft. Quavo

Used To This – Future Ft. Drake

Mark My Words – Nipsey Hustle Ft. Rick Ross

Consuela – Belly Ft. Young Thug, Zack

The Space Program – Tribe Called Quest

Mobius – Tribe Called Quest

The Sing Along – Nick Grant Ft. Ricco Barrino

Talk to Me – Run The Jewels

Girlfriend (REMIX) – Kap G Ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Quavo

Crazy Brazy – ASAP Rocky, ASAP Twelvyy & Key!

Exploring Mind & Body: Going Through The Motions
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Exploring Mind & Body: Going Through The Motions

Join Drew Taddia, host of Exploring Mind and Body this Tuesday afternoon at 3pm on Radio Laurier, as he talks about Going Through the Motions.
On this edition of Exploring Mind and Body Drew Taddia will be talking about the benefits of going full tilt and avoiding going through the motions. What he has found when he has put in all of the effort he could possibly muster and the odd time when he didn’t. Let’s talk about the old saying, ‘if you’re going to do, do it well or not at all’.
The Morning After: Essays and ‘Merica!
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The Morning After: Essays and ‘Merica!

Without it being too obvious, this weeks morning after class was all about ‘Merica!

This week DJ O$AP and Goldilocks had a mature discussion about their views of the long and dreadful election. To a lot of surprise, the Donald and his gorgeous head of hair, are moving into the White House and he’s not getting paid! You’ve either gotta keep hating the guy or learn to love him because the deed is done now. With not so similar views on who should have been elected, this morning after session was a DJ mind-opener, as O$AP and Goldilocks threw some knowledge towards each other.

Can’t figure out how to write your essays and prepare for assignments? Maybe not your best scholarly source for academic advice, however, O$AP and Goldilocks wanted to share their opinions on how to study best and prepare for your tests and essays (hopefully you do better though). Try picking topics you don’t agree with or know about, learn a new perspective and see what you think!

As always, have an outstanding week, and we’ll be back to share more on monday!


Week 09: November 14, 2016
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Week 09: November 14, 2016

The trio of DJ Deej, DJ Winks, and DJ Nix were in the studio last night with lots to talk about. All of the topics were different, but it all came full circle in the end.

On a whim, DJ Winks made his way to London, Ontario for the 109th Yates Cup. The Laurier Men’s Football Team have not played for the cup since 2006, and the win was incredible. Although unable to attend, DJ Deej watched some game on CHCH, and DJ Nix followed on the @radiolaurier snapchat feed. They all agree that the event is something that we can all be proud of as members of the Laurier community, whether we are football fans or not.

Belly and Juicy J are going on tour in January. Belly is a beloved Canadian artist, and the three agree that Juicy J is a hype feature artist, but none are thinking about grabbing tickets to the shows. Belly used to be kind of under the radar, but since his fairly recent label change and the release of his latest mixtape Up For Days, the star is making waves. Earlier this year in May, Belly and The Weeknd (whose album Starboy is dropping November 25th, cancelled their appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, since Donald Trump was also going to be present; Belly is Muslim.

Speaking of Donald Trump (of course), it has been a week since his election in the good ol’ U.S. of A. The DJs are still feeling ways, but are hoping that his acceptance speech will be a sign of what is to come following his first 100 days. Despite certain grievances, we must still give him a chance. Frankly, we have no choice. There is such an overkill of Trump material in mass media at the moment, but the Barack Obama and Joe Biden memes are keeping it light and refreshing. Their friendship is one to be jealous of, that’s for sure. How else would they catch them sharing so many moments? Can we say “bromance?” Totally. Thinking forward, we’re hoping for a joint Presidential team of Kanye West and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Why not, right?


On Complex, pictures from the anticipated Camp Flog Gnaw performance surfaced. Tyler, the Creator was joined by many of the original members of OFWGKTA (a.k.a. Odd Future), as well as Erykah Badu. See the @complex instagram, and Tyler in our feature image.

On December 9th, Apple Music will issue the documentary titled 808, about the Roland TR-808 drum machine that changed electronic music – and all music – forever. It was created in the 1980s, and has not lost its ground or popularity since. The documentary will feature stars like Questlove of The Roots and Pharrell Williams. Also great in the 1980s was a lot of the music from the Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy, which will see its follow-up released next summer. That was a decent segue (?)

This week’s track list is as follows:

  1. Me and Your Mama – Childish Gambino
  2. Don’t Be Shy – Belly ft. Nina Sky
  3. Sorry – Justin Bieber
  4. Hooked on a Feeling – Blue Suede
  5. Sneakin’ – Drake ft. 21 Savage
  6. Bad and Bougee – Migos ft. Lil’ Uzi Vert
  7. Lovesick (Remix) – Mura Masa ft. A$AP Rocky
  8. Dancin’ (Krono Remix) – Aaron Smith