Up In Arms Recordings is home to MC and Producer/DJ duo Touch and Nato.
How does a virtually unknown Albertan group reach number one on Chart Attack's top 10 hip hop albums?
The answer is by making incredible music, something recognized by campus radio stations across Canada as Touch and Nato's "Intelligent Design" snuck into the number one spot this past summer, topping efforts by well-known artists like Dizzee Rascal, Moka Only and Madlib.
Their hilarious video for "Adult's Story", a Slick Rick-meets-Maury Povich riot has already received thousands of plays on popular sites like YouTube. A growing list of positive album reviews include respected websites like HipHopCanada, Urbnet and CDBaby. They've even been played on CBC Radio 3's popular podcast, with good friend Cadence Weapon singing their praises.
So, just who are these guys?
"From the land of the pickup truck and black rubber puck" (also known as Edmonton, Alberta) comes Touch, an aggressive, passionate emcee with swagger to spare, and Nato, one of the nation's best kept secrets at making beats and manning the turntables. These two don't care about anything except making booming, raw hip hop music- pop considerations are left at the door.
Junkyard hosts The Missing Link on CJSR 88.5
Here is another full version of my weekly radio show, this is a special episode cuz my 63-year old pal Junkyard guest hosts and he also drops a hot rhyme!! We play our favorite songs about money. Check out the weekly updated Missing Link podcast at http://themissinglink.podomatic.com and also check out http://www.facebook.com/missinglinkradio
Here's the playlist:
The Inglewood Junkyard Dog - Got Your Money
DJ Quik - Dollarz & $ense
Beatnuts - Off the Books
Jermaine Dupri & Jay-Z - Money Ain't a Thang
Terminator X ft. Whodini - It All Comes Down to the Money
J-Dilla - The $
Madvillain - Money Folder
Madvillain - Money Folder Remix
J-Zone ft. Huggy Bear - I'm F****n Up the Money
Rack-Lo - The Paperz
Evil Ebenezer - Money
Diesel Truckers - I Drop Money
Camp Lo - Luchini
Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M.
Saukrates - Money or Love
50 Cent and Milk Dee - I Get Money
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full
The Missing Link radio show (FULL PREVIEW) [themissinglink.podomatic.com]
themissinglink.podomatic.com is the home of my new weekly radio show podcast that broadcasts live in Edmonton on CJSR 88.5FM. I will be uploading a podcast every week so subscribe on itunes or through podomatic. Also, become a fan on facebook by searching The Missing Link radio show.
Missing Link Intro
Camu Tao – Hold The Floor
Troy Dunnit and Lotus – Nu Flava
Jay Dila ft. Illa J and Cue D – See That Boy Fly
Junkyard's Album Review
DJ Quik & Kurupt – Do You Know
Gangrene – Under Seige
Infamous Mobb – Who We Ride For
Marco Polo & Torae – Rah Rah Shot
Nestor Wynrush – Coprock (Produced by Kutdown)
Soul Assassins ft. Cynic – World We’re In
Royce Da 5’9” – Street Hop 2010
Magnum K.I. – Gun Shy
Max Prime – Polluted Resurrection *Missing Link EXCLUSIVE*
Phat Kat – Nasty Ain’t It?
Blaq Poet – Voices
Saukrates – Hate Runs Deep instrumental
Kool Moe Dee – Pump Your Fist
Kool Moe Dee – Death Blow
Grand Puba – Dedication
Slick Rick - An Adult Story
ODB – Brooklyn Zoo
Big L – Ebonics
Run DMC – My Adidas
Big Pun ft. Prodigy and Inspectah Deck – Tres Leches
Eazy E – We Want Eazy
Eric B. and Rakim – I Ain’t No Joke
Notorious B.I.G. ft. R.A. The Rugged Man – Renaissance
Tupac – Pour Out a Little Liquor
Rascalz – Clockwork instrumental
Meet Junkyard - DJ Kutdown (Episode 1) [ugsmag.com]
http://www.ugsmag.com is the home of Meet Junkyard but I want to give my podcast people a taste of this beautiful little feature that I put together.
Meet Junkyard takes you into the world of a regular guy who happens to have twelve children, three ex-wives, more scars than Christ, a lengthy criminal record, and been involved in two Vietnam tours. Junkyard has never had a bank account and he doesn’t have a phone, so sometimes he stops by his best pal Nato’s house to chat with friends.
This episode, Junkyard talks with Frek Sho alumni DJ Kutdown. Look for Kutdown’s Stay Down mixtape out soon on Foultone Records. Kutdown is also finishing up production on albums with Ismaila, Influence (Influence & Kutdown are the Bruise Brothers), and Royal-T.
Go to http://www.ugsmag.com for future episodes!!
Up In Arms Mixtape Vol. 1 - First Flight (2003) PART 2
Part 2 of 2 (34:22).
1. It Ain’t One Life To Tell
2. Uptown Bizness
3. Coolie High Tricks On Me
4. Freestyle Ft. Epic & Ira Lee
5. Community Ft. Reason
6. Original Soundtrack Billin’
7. Precise RMX Ft. Politic Live
8. Verbal Combat Ft. Punch Bros. (Chazm & Chris Plus)
9. STD – Necro
10. Shout At Tha Devil
Up In Arms Mixtape Vol. 1 - First Flight (2003) PART 1
PART 1 of 2 (22:30 min)
This is the first release from Up In Arms Recordings and features 13 guest MC's over instrumentals selected by Nato along with some remixes of classic songs.
The tracklisting for this segment is as follows:
1. Intro feat. The Inglewood Junkyard Dog
2. Chris + The Beat feat. Chris Plus
3. This Man feat. Dirt Gritie
4. I'm on a Mission feat. Chaz
5. MF Prime feat. Max Prime
6. Different Plain feat. Shortop & Teekay
7. Devoted feat. Touch & Stray
8. Still the Last Won
Grime Doesn't Pay
"We're keeping it grimey but we don't give a shit" is what I think is the quote from JYD on this 30 minute promo of (then) unreleased material from the Up In Arms camp that was released in 2004. The Inglewood Junkyard Dog makes an appearance on here as well as Touch and Nato, Punch Bros, and Max Prime. Check the really long freestyle at the end that was recorded live on CJSR 88.5 FM in Edmonton on February 22, 2004.
1. Come Clean
2. The Equation - Punch Bros (Chazm & Chris Plus)
3. MF Prime - Max Prime
4. It's the SP-12 - Touch and Nato (from the album: Intelligent Design)
5. Rap Aikido - Max Prime (from the album: Minstrel Cycles)
6. Truth Serum - Punch Bros.
7. What I Wanna Say - Touch and Nato
8. CJSR 88.5 Freestyle Feb 22/04 w/ DJ Nato, Punch Bros., Max Prime and The Blurb
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