Week 10: November 21, 2016
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Week 10: November 21, 2016

DJ Deej, DJ Winks, and DJ Nix had a great deal to say following a whirlwind weekend in music – and otherwise. America never fails to disappoint us, but Canada is also holdings its own. Want to know what we mean? Keep reading.

Kanye West has certainly made a spectacle of himself (well, more than usual). He left his latest Saint Pablo Tour show after fifteen minutes of ranting. He said that he would’ve voted for Donald Trump. Surprisingly, our grievance is not with his political views, but with his need to share them without having exercised his democratic right to vote. However, in a surprising twist of events, West was hospitalized in Los Angeles after cancelling the remaining dates of his tour, and is being held for observation. To read the full story according to Complex News, click here.

The Dakota Access Pipeline has been a pressing issue, and escalated way out of control last night. One lone civilian named Kevin Gilbertt shared a live feed on Facebook of the events unfolding before his eyes. He received instantaneous attention, and his feed was disrupted as backlash. Former U.S. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders shared the feed, and appealed to President Barack Obama to help. The authorities doused unarmed protestors with tear gas, some so violently that they lost control of their bodily functions. If you are interested in viewing some of Kevin’s feed, click here.

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The Weeknd is dropping his highly anticipated album Starboy this Friday, November 25th. He released a film accompaniment on his Instagram earlier today. If you want to watch it, search him @theweeknd.

Drake, the 6God himself, was nominated for thirteen American Music Awards. The Toronto-born rap artist took him four of his awards, including one for this year’s albums Views. To top it all off, @champagnepapi debuted his Apple Music campaign on his Instagram page, and it all over every social media platform you can think of. ICYMI, see below:

If you have Apple Music, click here to listen to DJ Wink’s updated list. Also, follow us on Instagram at @afterclazz.

Next week, join us in the studio via Snapchat. DJ Nix will be taking it over for the entire day on November 28th. Our snapchat handle is @radiolaurier.

This week’s track list is as follows:

  1. Planez – Jeremih ft. J. Cole
  2. The Frequency – Kid Cudi
  3. Redbone – Childish Gambino
  4. Black Beatles – Rae Sremmurd
  5. tHat Part (Black Hippy Remix) – scHoolboy q ft. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Jay Rock
  6. Party Monster – The Weeknd

 

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

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FDT

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!

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?

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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
Week 08: November 7, 2016
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Week 08: November 7, 2016

DJ Deej, DJ Winks, and DJ Nix were in the studio for some pre-Election Day partying. Although the impending U.S. election dominated the discussion, the trio addressed a lot of grievances that they have with other things going on in society.

  1. Mariah Carey performed at the opening of a Hudson’s Bay store in Toronto. She sang two Christmas songs to the monetary tune of $1 million. PARDON? The trio agreed that there are a great deal of social issues that need to be addressed and that money should be better allocated. Safe drug use spaces and childrens’ charities are noteworthy, especially at this time of year.
  2.  Christmas is just around the corner (well, kind of). The decorations are up already less than a week after Halloween. What about Remembrance Day? What about other holidays? We discussed that retail spaces should be left alone during Remembrance Day as a sign of respect for those who gave their lives, and who continue to do so.
  3. Post Malone is rumoured to be dropping a mixtape very soon… featuring no new material. DJ Winks is stoked for the release of the compilation, but Nix and Deej are wanting new tracks. A review is pending.
  4. Justin Bieber was spotted in the Kitchener-Waterloo area as recently as last week. There is video footage that Nix’s friend posted, and we saw the pop singer being able to walk freely without being mobbed by fans. Here in Canada, we seem to have more respect for those who have made their claim to fame. Unlike in America…
  5. …where the Federal election of either Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is looming. The vibe in the studio was unanimous; we are on Team Hillary. Sure, both candidates have been associated with immorality in several contexts, but Hillary is surely the more fitting and experienced candidate.

This week’s track list is as follows:

  1. Donald Trump – Mac Miller
  2. MOSH – Eminem
  3. Monica Lewinsky – G-Eazy ft. Skizzy Mars & KYLE
  4. American Idiot – Green Day
  5. Congratulations – Post Malone
  6. Lost in the World – Kanye West ft. Bon Inver
  7. Terrorist Threats – Ab-Soul ft. Danny Brown and Jhene Aiko
  8. F**k Donald Trump Pt. 2 – YG ft. G-Eazy and Macklemore
  9. What’s Going On? – Marvin Gaye
  10. State Run Radio – Lupe Fiasco ft. Matt Mahaffey

Mondays from 10-11 p.m. Tune in, and turn up.

News Unplugged – Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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News Unplugged – Wednesday, February 3, 2016

DONALD TRUMP LOSES IOWA

On Monday night, it was announced that Texas senator, Ted Cruz beat out Donald Trump in Iowa polls.

The results for the Republican Party show that Cruz has 27.6 per cent of the vote, Trump has 24.3 per cent, and Marco Rubio coming in with 23.1 per cent. As for the democratic race, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton practically tie with Sanders pulling in 49.6% of the vote, and Hillary with 49.8 per cent.

Since the announcement, many Americans and non-Americans alike have breathed a sigh of relief knowing that Trump is now less likely to become the next president of the United States.


 

MASSES TRAPPED IN CHINESE TRAIN STATION

According to Guangzhou Railway representatives, 38,000 passengers have been trapped in a railway station in Southern China yesterday.

The station was especially crowded as many people were on their way to celebrate the Lunar New Year. However, the crowd was halted by the delays of 22 trains due to heavy snow and ice weather conditions.

This year, 2.9 billion people are estimated to be travelling to China during the Lunar New Year holiday period.


 

ROOSH V CALLS FOR MEET-UP

American blogger, Daryush Valizadeh who goes by the name of Roosh V recently posted on his blog, “Return of Kings” calling for his fans of ‘pro-rape’ to meet up in several locations around the world.

The meeting forbids women, homosexual, and transgender people from attending. Roosh V is particularly known for his misogynistic, homophobic views, which he has dubbed “neomasculinity”.

The meet- up is set to take place in 10 Canadian locations this upcoming Saturday. Since hearing of the events, Canadian politicians including mayor John Tory of Toronto and mayor Jim Watson of Ottawa took to Twitter to express their opposition.

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JIAN GHOMESHI COURT HEARING

Yesterday marks day two of former CBC host, Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial in the Ontario Court of Justice.

Ghomeshi has pleaded not guilty to four counts of sexual assault and one of choking, involving three women. One of Ghomeshi’s victims stated that she had tried to contact him via an email that included bikini pictures to bait him into explaining why he had been violent with her, but she received no response.

The case is set to resume this Thursday.

 

News Unplugged – Friday, Nov. 27
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News Unplugged – Friday, Nov. 27

Laquan McDonald Case

Chicago Officer, Jason Van Dyke has been charged with the first-degree murder of 17-year-old Laquan MacDonald, which took place last year.

At the time of the incident, Van Dyke claimed that he had shot at MacDonald in an act of self-defense, once MacDonald had threatened police officers with a knife.

After over a year of pressure, the Chicago Police Department has released dash cam footage of the attack, exposing Van Dyke for shooting at MacDonald 16 times, even after he had collapsed, lying motionless on the ground.

Since the release of the disturbing video, Chicago civilians have taken to the streets to protest the unjust killing, as part of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement. Laquan MacDonald’s death marks yet another act of police brutality against black teens in the United States, such as Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

 

Canada’s Syrian Refugee Efforts

Yesterday, Canada’s Minister of International Development made the announcement that the country will contribute an additional $100 million to aid the United Nations in their efforts to help Syrian refugees.

According to the minister, the money will be used for shelter, protection, education and health, to help the refugees meet their basic needs.

In addition, Canada has also issued 928 permanent resident visas to Syrian refugees, although it is unclear when they will be entering the country.

 

Marijuana Regulations in Ontario

For those of you who were excited about Ontario’s recent announcement to allow medical marijuana vaping in public, don’t hold your breath. Just one day after their statement, the Ontario’s Liberal government has come out to say that they will be carefully re-examining their decision.

Associate health minister, Dipika Damerla spoke on behalf of the party, stating, “We’ve heard the concerns around this regulation, and we’re going to take this feedback and see if this regulation is the best way to move forward,”

 

Donald Trump Mocks Disabled Reporter

Donald Trump is in the news once again for being offensive. This time, the Republican presidential candidate is under fire for ridiculing a journalist for NBC News with a congenital joint condition that limits the movement of his arms.  While speaking of the journalist, Serge Kovaleski Trump mocked him by contorting and jerking his arms.

The Ruderman family foundation for people with disabilities has since offered Trump sensitivity training sessions.

Yesterday, Trump tried to defend his behavior by denying that he knew anything about Kovaleski’s appearance or disorder.

 

Black Friday Comes to Canada

Black Friday – a tradition which originally started in America, is now slowly inching its way into Canada. Shopping malls and stores across Canada have been preparing for today’s black Friday sales, in an effort to attract American shoppers.

Storeowners reason that with the strength of the US dollar in comparison to ours, American shoppers could save approximately 25% on top of all the other sales.