Filed under: music | Tags: Chris Nieratko, Coffee Break for Heroes & Villians, hip-hop, James McNew, WFMU
Anyone who said that hip-hop on (terrestrial) radio is dead hasn’t heard Coffee Break for Heroes & Villains on New York/New Jersey based WFMU. Coffee Break…might play FCC approved joints, but they are the hottest ones on the airwaves. And I’m talking classic, ground-floor, stupendipulous hip-hop. The good stuff. Not just the old stuff, not just the new stuff. Every now and then your host Noah will throw in some world music, some funk, instrumental, psych, whatever fits. But at the core of Coffee Break…is the hip-hop you have been yearning for…and I can almost guarantee that Noah does it all for free—or next-to-nothing. WFMU is one of the last bastions of listener-supported, non-commercial FREE FORM public radio stations out there. They don’t even get university money–they do it all via the listeners and a cast and crew of generous DJ’s.
I honestly can not say enough about this show. I stream it every week. The guests Noah invintes and co-hosts with knock my socks off. From R.A. the Rugged Man to Prince Paul to Premier to James McNew (of Yo La Tengo) to Ladybug Mecca to hold up, Chris Nieratko(!) have stopped by. Thank goodness my friend Jason introduced me to this show. Without it I would be lost.
If you haven’t heard Coffee Break for Heroes & Villains, check it. If you already know, then send WFMU some love & (financial) support.
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