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MF Gold’s 2012 Favorites

It’s that time of year again! Call me introspective but I love taking the time to reflect on the best moments of year that passed and preparing for the year to come. Things happen way to quickly these days and my memory has never been my forte so these end of year lists are the one of my favorite indulgences. Enjoy!

Top 5 albums

Black Radio – Robert Glasper

Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The Pharcyde – Gummy Soul [Amerigo Gazaway]

Something You Feel – Jai Nitai Lotus

Sunwalk – Modlee & Vlooper

The Good Fight – Krystale & Kaytranada

Top  5 Mixtapes

Collation Vol.1 – Dead Obies

Supafam Mixtape – Nomadic Massive

1999 – Joey Bada$$

The Bite Marked Heart – Brother Ali

Soul Sisters Stand Up – Skracth Bastid & The Gaff

Top 5 tracks

If (Janet Jackson Remix) – Kaytranada

Midnight – Nomadic Massive

Magic Look – Marques Toliver

Thinking ’bout You – Frank Ocean

Five – RT Beat

Top 5 Shows

Kalmunity Vibe Collective [Dilla Night], July 16th @ The Savoy [Jazz Festival]

Robert Glasper [Black Radio], February 24th @ Gésu Theatre

Jai Nitai Lotus [Something You Feel Launch], November 21st @ O’Patro Vys

The Narcicyst [Last show in Montreal .. for a minute], July 4th @ Bell Groove Stage [Jazz Festival]

Slum Village, BIG Pooh, & Dr. Mad from Alaiz, May 24th @ The Belmont

Top 5 Artists of the Year


Sarah MK 

Rose Pacesix [aka Sikk]

DJ Lexis

Nik Brovkin

*Late Addition: Aisha C. Vertus


Say Word Radio // Keep on with the Tower of Babel


Dead Obies Dans La Place!!

This Week’s Topic was Language, Flow and Hip Hop so who better to bring into the the studio than Yes Mccan and Nilla Bear from Dead Obies. This interview was definitely in the top 5 we’ve ever done. Not only did it satisfy our need to meet these boys that we’ve crushing on like crazy but it was also amazing to see that the way they rap is really true to who they are: Hyper informed, mad skilled, super opinionated, crazy funny montrilla boys who live very comfortably on the line between french and english. We had a chance to explore some of the issues that this community has with language barriers and where they would like it to see it change in the next few year so definitely tune in for the entire episode Right Here! and though we may have talked quite a bit I did remember to hook you guys with some great tracks so enjoy Xo

For all the newbies out there who are just now finding out about Dead Obies be sure to check out their bandcamp, cop their newly released mixtape ‘Collation Vol.1‘ and stay in touch with them via Facebook


Artist Of the Week: Dead Obies

Yup as of today Say Word will be bringing you an artist of the week every week so we can try to showcase all of the amazing artists we feature on our radio show.

To get the ball rolling I thought it was only appropriate that we start with all stars Dead Obies cause as I mentioned in my MIMS piece, I am absolutely obsessed with their new Album ‘Collation vol.1’

Amazingly were we able to contact some of the Obies to come in for an Interview with us at Say Word this week so be sure to tune in Thursday from 11am-1pm for some sick tracks and an exclusive look into the Obies world.

To be sure that you feel well versed in their beats and language be sure to cop yourself the free download of ‘collation vol.1’ as well as the other digi-albums on their bandcamp.

Countdown till D'Angelo!May 30th, 2013
It's D'Angelo Time! Go get your grown and sexy on at Olympia tonight


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