Episode 15: Putting Some Enk On It
Unseen Legion Radio closed out Graffiti Month with an inter-generational session as the great EnkOne and his son TristOne joined us in-studio. Along with the intriguing history and fascinating personal insights he brought, Enk also did double duty as he took calls from some fellow graf legends, including StroeOne and CCA founder CastroOne. Fellow InaSoulbian E+RO=3 also called in and updated us on the latest from himself and the Zypher Un Label. Michael Jackson brought us E.T. Episode 7 and DJJD's Song of the Week was a great one from De La Soul. Thanks for calling in, lil bro. DJ Earl-E kept everything cohesive with a very appropriate musical selection and the crew closed out the night by sneaking in another ULR Cypher featuring Bin Grim, MC Prose, Yeski Anomiks and TristOne. Thank you for checking out Unseen Legion Radio. Enjoy!
Episode 14: Graf Cipher Seven
The living archive of Los Angeles graffiti history was well represented on Unseen Legion Radio tonight as Westside/Venice legend Mark Seven was in the house. King Cre8 was also there and contributed greatly to the cipher, as did our many iconic call-in guests: Hen Gee, SoonOne, Chain 3, Design 9 and the professor of hip-hop pedagogy, Beatriz Rodriguez. Of course Yeski, Bin Grim and Prose were on hand to help connect the dots, cross the T's and handle all technicalities. And you know DJ Earl-E came fully strapped with some of the best music on this side of the afterlife. Speaking of afterlife, Michael Jackson and Richard Pryor seem to have resolved their spiritual differences as both made appearances as well. It was a night of legends speaking truth to the people Only on Unseen Legion Radio. Enjoy, y'all.
Episode 13: Combined Elements
The second week of Graffiti Month got an extra burst of energy when Menez and his potna JRatMonster invaded the station like a two-man street mob. Of course that's exactly what Unseen Legion Radio was hoping for.True B-Boys held a meeting of the minds and love and skills were shown by all. DJ EARL-E started us with a special J-Dilla birthday dedication and that set the vibe for another great show. Highlights include plenty of stuff you never knew before, a slammin' freestyle session held down by our guests, call-ins from CRE8, MARK SEVEN, BIN GRIM and JUGGLA VEIN, and DJJD gave us an L.A. classic for his Song of the Week. Michael Jackson continuing his gripping storytime and of course DJ Earl-E kept us locked in the mix. All in a commercial free package, couresy of the good folks at Unseen Legion Radio. Where "The crates run deep, with an ear to the streets'" is more than just a catchphrase. Much love to ya.
Episode 12: A King Speaks
Unseen Legion Radio made it to a dozen shows with the official kickoff to Graffiti Month. Of course we gave it the royal treatment as the great King Cre8 graced us with his presence, an abundance of knowledge, wisdom and understanding. Our apologies for the abbreviated playlist, but on this night the background music was not the point. A King was in the building and over half the show was a high-level session with a master of his craft. Cre8 gave us history, technique, critique and humility. We spoke on all elements of hip-hop and the spontaneous knowledge that came up was mind-blowing. He even brought a dope CD of music with him and blessed us with a classic signed piece. DJ Earl-E brought plenty of heat to set the proper vibe. He also gave birthday big ups to Bob Marley with a set so nice it inspired the MCs to deliver a blazin' top-of-the-head session to close the show... listen to the killradio.org archives in the next few weeeks to catch the extended mix where we give you a few more verses. One love, y'all. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Episode 11: Building in the Building
It was a meeting of the music and the minds on the final show of the first month of 2013 for Unseen Legion Radio. The great DJ A-Ski dropped by to bless the show with his amazing skills, humor, 0perspective and wealth of knowledge. His live mix set showed a master at work, seamlessly sliding from Soul to Hip-Hip and back again, cutting, mixing and blending the whole way. Our conversation showed A-Ski to be an Unseen kindred spirit with a deep-rooted love and a long history of making music. His imprint, Unique74 is doing big things and his new album, Change the Mood is available now. Michael Jackson also continued his storytime and DJ Earl-E laid down some great tracks to celebrate the birth of his daughter that same morning. Now that's what I call building. Thank you all for downloading. You're welcome for the music.
Episode 10: Unseen Unplugged
DJ Earl-E was without the use of his usual Macbook/Serrato setup tonight so he came straight from the crate to the plate right out of the gate tonight. Lots of great vinyl saw its turn in the rotation, including an all-ladies R&B set featuring our friend LAURNAE. Jacksonville, FL was in the house when my boy Quest Ion called in with his potna NoVeto. We played a song they did together, philosophized and then he blessed us with a spoken word piece over the phone. Juggla Vein rocked the DJ Earl-E produced In Your Eyes for DJJD's Song of the Week, Michael Jackson got very excited during his Storytime and our buddy Mike called in and gave us an impromptu ULR drop right over the phone from London! Big up Mike!!! Listen for a piece of that phone call in a future Unseen Legion Radio promo spot. And until then, listen to another great episode of Unseen Legion Radio.