Straight From The Underground 2.0
Underground Hip Hop
Straight From The Underground 2.0 is the one stop place for underground hip hop in Western Upstate NY, hosted by longtime radio host & deejay Chris G .. who has over 30 years spinning this genre of music worldwide now expanding to his own 24/7 radio station also partnered with Ms. Keri Shepler a long time fan of the underground hip hop genre who digs even more than Chris does, who also serves as the station's program director..
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SFTU 2.0 Podcast
This is the link to the SFTU 2.0 Podcast which plays some of the best new hip hop out that you won't hear on regular radio... Pretty much on a lot of podcast platforms but home on Spreaker.com , latest episodes can be heard here which premiere every Sunday at 10PM
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This is the player for the SFTU 2.0 DAILY Show & The SFTUONFM shows once they hit mixcloud.com Get access to all the shows from the latest to the earliest plus special exclusives for the subscribers to mixcloud..
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Friday Nights 7PM Saturdays 8PM
This is the home of the SFTUON FM which is on WXIR 100.9FM in Rochester NY The show broadcasts LIVE every Friday night at 7PM & Saturdays at 8PM . playing a lot of hip hop you can't hear on regular FM in a edited version of the internet shows
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Album Review " Apollo Brown & Che Noir - As God Intended "
July 10th ,2020 from PitchFork
Halfway through As God Intended, on the ominous static-flecked storytelling track “12 Hours,” the Buffalo-area MC Che’ Noir mistakenly winds up murdering a man she suspects of cheating on her with a friend. In reality, the unlucky soul was simply consulting with said friend about buying Che’ a ring, which the Hennessy-fortified Che’ subsequently finds in his pocket after shooting him with a gun she’d taken from his safe. “Fuck, I gotta get the fuck out of here,” she whispers at the end of the track, before hightailing away from the bloody scene. The grisly vignette is an apt summation of the world Che’ depicts in her music, where violence and relationships intermingle with themes of betrayal and loss.
On the surface, there’s often a wild violent streak to Che’s rhymes on As God Intended, which she delivers in a smooth and unhurried monotone over beats by Detroit-based producer Apollo Brown that trade in alluring mid-tempo melancholy. As an MC, Che’ delights in killing her foes without remorse. On the album's opening song “Anti-Social,” which is carried by soothing piano and a classic breakbeat, she comes packing “bullets big as tennis balls” and calmly warns, “I put rappers in cemeteries/Then go to your wake and autograph your obituaries.” Later, on “Worth Gold,” she politely informs us, “I keep a blade that I use just to cut the tongue of a snitch.” But just like last year’s The Thrill Of The Hunt 2 project, which was entirely produced by Rochester’s 38 Spesh, As God Intended has a depth that reveals Che’ as a savvy and earnest lyricist, adept at linking dramatic scenes to the wider socio-political shackles that might prompt them. She's also unafraid to add vulnerable autobiographical flashbacks to her writing, as she delves into her family and upbringing.
“Daddy's Girl” emerges as a key to understanding Che’ as she gazes back on the psychological effects of a childhood without a dependable father figure. “Look, black complexion, bad and reckless in my adolescence/’Cause I was young the first time I seen my dad arrested,” Che’ recalls before reflecting, “Too young to comprehend it at that time but now I’m old enough/To understand the damage from his absent presence growing up.” On “Money Orientated,” she pries further into the effects the criminal justice system can have on the dynamics of a household, musing over a pensive piano loop, “I got family that’s behind walls and they caged down/Went in a Christian, now it’s Allah when he pray now/That’s when I realized jail or death is where this money don’t matter/Can't buy my way into heaven when He judging me after.”
A lot of rappers are skilled at describing the immediate world around them, whether that’s growing up on hardscrabble streets or flaunting the excess of the glamorous life. But on As God Intended, Che’ aims higher, subtly spotlighting how the various factors of her environment and experience—single parenthood, blighted neighborhood blocks, the prison system, religion and family values—all connect and influence each other, for better or worse. It’s an emphasis that turns the album into a persuasive reminder of the rewards that come with striving to paint the bigger picture.
DJ Rukkus Buffalo Hip Hop Pioneer Passes Away
July 20th, 2020
DJ Jay Rukkus, Owner, operator & host of RebelRadio716.com passed away Sunday morning July 12th 2020... Details surrounding is death are unknown at this time, but sources are saying it was accidental. At this time we pass our condolences on to his family and close friends along with the staff at RebelRadio716.com . I myself , will miss Jay since he inspired me to create this site along with my SFTU Radio brand largely due to my own participation on his station for the last few years.... he will be missed
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The SFTU DAILY Show is where you'll hear the newest hip hop on the station premiering everyday at 5PM via SFTU585 Radio
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Sat 8PM EST
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SFTU 2.0 Podcast
The Best of the Best Hip Hop from the last week collected in a 3 hour time slot along with commentary & interviews from Chris G & the SFTU crew via
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