Tonight (March 2nd) is our good friend, Hip Hop Scholar, Dj/Producer, Dj Eclipse‘s “The Halftime Show” 18th Anniversary & Series Finale. Yes, this is the last show and probably the last Hip Hop Radio Show from the classic 90’s Indy Era on terrestial & college radio. Eclipse (as well as Sucio Smash‘s “Squeeze Radio”) help broke a lot of indy Hip Hop records over the college airwaves in the same tradition of the legendary duo, Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito Garcia.
Eclipse has been a big supporter & a good friend of the Beat Junkies. We truly thank him for all his hard work & dedication to our culture, & congratulations for doing the show for 18 years! Don’t fret tho, he will still continue his other radio show on Sirus/XM, “Rap Is Outta Control” as well as doing artist management & DJing for Non-Phixion, Ill Bill, & La Coka Nostra.
Shoutouts to Dj Riz, Lynn Gonzales, Dj Skizz, Petey Cologne, Mars 1, & Devoni.
Our good friend Dj Eclipse of Non-Phixion/Rap Is Outta Control just released this vintage footage of Mos Def & Talib Kweli from the Fat Beats LA 1 Year Anniversary party at the old Crush Bar in Hollywood. Eclipse worked at the flash ship in New York, while Babu, J.Rocc & Rhettmatic worked at the LA store. This footage shows the 1st time that Mos & Kweli performed in LA. This is an early manifestation of Black Star. You can see J.Rocc spinning for Mos & Kweli…this is also how J became Black Star‘s official DJ. If you look closely, you can see a young Mr. Choc, Melo-D, Dj Nu-Mark, J.Rocc, Babu, & Rhettmatic…lol. The Beat Junkies & Invisibl Skratch Piklz also performed that night. We can’t wait when Eclipse drops that footage. Until then, enjoy this piece of Hip Hop history! Shoutouts to Dj Jab, the owner of Fat Beats!
In honor of The Word Of Mouth 2014 Reunion Tour, we had to post this video up of Dilated Peoples & Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, courtesy of our good friend Dj Eclipse of Halftime Radio Show/La Coka Nostra fame. This was shot at Fat Beats NYC during the 1st Word Of Mouth tour in 1999.
This is what Dj Eclipse had to say about the clip: “Since Dilated & Jurassic are back on tour together and hitting NYC this weekend I figured I would post this clip from the last time they were on tour together back in 1999. This footage is from a Dilated Peoples in-store at Fat Beats NYC on the day that they were doing their New York stop on the “Word Of Mouth” tour. August 11, 1999. The bill was Dilated Peoples, Jurassic 5, Beat Junkies and me, DJ Eclipse. The venue was Tramps, home to some of the illest shows NYC had seen in the 90s. The interesting thing about this show was that it was the last show Tramps had before it closed down. Some footage from that night to come.”
Tonight (August 3rd, 2014) is the last show of The Word Of Mouth 2014 Tour at the House Of Blues Boston. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm sharp! Don’t miss this show….it might be a long time that you’ll get to see this whole line-up perform & tour together….don’t sleep!