Saturday, March 31, 2007

Round 2

On Tuesday, we ran down the round of 32 in our hip-hop march madness. Peep the bracket to see what upsets went down, then download the show below. Click here for the playlist. Also, check back for an update of the Reef the Lost Cauze, Sean Price, Jedi Mind Tricks show on 3/29 at the Middle East.

Download the show here (.mp3 format)

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

March Madness Round One (Show #109)

Here's how the first round shook out (click on the image for a larger version). We had a good time running through all 32 matchups in a special 2-hour show in our old time slot. Check the playlist here to see which songs we played.

Download it here (.mp3 format)

Tune back in next week at the regular time (12-1 am) to catch round 2.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Hip Hop March Madness

Make sure you tune in next Tuesday, March 20th as we present the round of 64 of our hip-hop version of March Madness (click on the bracket for a larger version). As a special treat, we'll be back in our old time slot 10pm-12am for one week only. We also might see a guest appearance from the Usual Suspeckts themselves. Make sure you set your tape deck to record mode and grab two 60-minute Maxells.

Feel free to chime in on the first round matchups on the comments. The seedings aren't perfect, but they never are. We'll make the final decisions on who advances, if you don't agree with us then fuck off - make your own bracket.

Show 108

Show 108 featured a surprise visit by none other than Shivaa of the Usual Suspeckts, who came through with the B.O.S. Skwad, who played some tracks and upped their concert this past Wednesday at Emmanuel College. Unfortunately, the staff of Crispies couldn't make it as we headed down the Lupo's in Providence to catch the Lupe Fiasco concert. We forgot the camera so we don't have any pics, but trust it was a dope show.

Download the show here (.mp3 format)

Check back for our hip-hop field of 64 bracket.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Mr. Lif 10th Anniversary Show

Ten years ago Boston's favorite dreadlocked emcee dropped Madness In a Cup, and this Saturday at The Paradise Mr. Lif returned to celebrate a full decade of reppin' the Bean. In front of a packed and energetic house Lif showed his appreciation for years of support by putting on a marathon set that was packed with old classics, new joints, and a bunch of sick cameos. Just a few of the highlights were "Washitup", "Earthcrusher", "Live at the Plantation", and an acapella version of "Fries", and "I Phantom". Towards the end of the show Akrobatik jumped on stage with Lif, and the two-thirds of The Perceptionists present proceeded to absolutely demolish the crowd. Performances of "Inhuman Capabilities", "Memorial Day", and "Let's Move" had the crowd screaming along to every word. A surprise appearance by Ed O.G. and a 10 minute Ak and Lif freestyle session were a fitting end to the Boston 10 year anniversary show. Truth be told, it was one of the sickest Lif shows I've ever been lucky enough to see. Dude absolutely wrecked shit. Below are a couple pics that I sniped after show while the crowd hounded Lif at the merch table.

Willie Evans Jr., DJ Therapy (of the Alias Brothers), and The DDB.

DDB and Edan

DDB and Ak

Friday, March 9, 2007

The Greatest Rapper of All Time Died on March 9th...

Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace
May 21st, 1972 - March 9th, 1997
Throw on Ready to Die and pour a little liquor out tonight
in honor of the greatest emcee of all time.
R.I.P. Biggie.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Biggie Tribute Show (#107)

As people all know, this Friday - March 9th - marks the tenth anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.'s untimely passing. So naturally we put together a show honoring the one and only Frank White. Only BIG tracks and tracks featuring BIG made the cut. Check out the Breathe remix, Daytona 500 remix, as well as the Brooklyn's Finest remix courtesy of DJ Chops. As always, check the playlist at

Download the show here (.mp3 format)

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Perceptionists In-Store - Thurs. 3/8

That's right. Lif and Ak will be doing an in-store at the retail store on, right by the intersection of Huntington and Mass Ave. in Boston on Thursday night at 7pm. Don't miss a chance to see some classics, get some shit signed, and peep the staff of Long Crispies. This reminds me of when I saw these two in the back of the now-closed Tower Records in Harvard Square during my sophomore year of high school (1999). I still have my signed stickers!

Friday, March 2, 2007

Shows #105 & #106

Crispie White's is for the babies.

Sorry for the wait. Here are the last two shows - an hour each.

Show #105 (.mp3 format)

Show #106 (.mp3 format)

Tune in Tuesday, March 6th - midnight - 1am.

Upcoming Concerts

What up kids. We apologize for the delay on posting the last two shows, Big Rils is working on getting the files ready and dealing with a few technical difficulties. In the mean time I thought I'd clue y'all in on a few hot shows that are going to be coming around the Boston area over the next few months. You best believe that you need to get your ass to as many of these shows as possible. Here you go, in chronological order:

Edit: Sorry, I fucked up and put that the Lif show was at the Avalon on 3/10. It is actually at the Paradise. My bad.

March 10th: Mr. Lif - The Paradise *
March 13th: The Roots and Lupe Fiasco - Avalon
March 14th: Lupe Fiasco - Lupos
March 29th: Jedi Mind Tricks, Sean Price & Reef The Lost Cauze - Middle East
March 30th: The Clipse - Lupos
April 1st: Immortal Technique - Middle East
April 14th: RJD2 - Middle East
April 15th: Nas - Lupos
May 1st: El-P - Middle East
May 2nd: Brother Ali - Middle East
May 23rd & 24th: Sage Francis & Buck 65 - Middle East

* Seriously people, Saturday, March 10th at The Paradise. DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW. It is Lif's Boston homecoming, and if his show in Northampton was any indicator, dude is gonna do some serious work for the Beantown crowd. One.