Navani Knows The Halftime Report: Apollo Brown, Immortal Technique and Mas

It was another rainy day in NYC. It seems like it is always raining on Wednesdays! Luckily, that doesn’t stop Hip-Hop one bit as this week’s Halftime Show drew in quite the ensemble. Eclipse was back celebrating the birth of his newborn son. Although he didn’t spin, he graciously served as the director for guest DJs Avee and 3D. DJ Skizz made his first appearance back in the station since his sabbatical AND a surprise visit from Lynn made it a Halftime Show family reunion.

Also in the house all the way from Detroit was producer extraordinaire Apollo Brown on the heels of his CMJ Showcase at Drom. He dished on his humble beginnings as a producer (bedroom beat maker) and his exciting upcoming projects. He also got a chance to confront Immortal Technique when the homie came in for requesting beats and not following up, oops. Immortal showed love by premiering his newest single “Toast to the Dead” produced by J. Dilla live on the show. Of course, a very intelligent conversation about politics ensued shortly thereafter. Up next, Senor Kaos from ATL who also was in town for CMJ festivities sat for an interview and kicked a freestyle alongside comrade Punch Line. Look for his new album The Kaos Effect, dropping on 11/11/111. We thought a cypher between Skizz, Lynn and DJ Avee would go down but alas, there wasn’t enough time.

Shout out to Petey Cologne for getting the Ustream up and running right and to Sucio Smash for serving as the sound technician via the chat room. Oh yeah, and shout out to Eclipse’ UPS guy Kenny for listening in too.

If you missed the fun watch it live here via ustream:

Navani Knows the Halftime Report: PF Cuttin and Joe Fatal

This past week’s Halftime Show was epic as usual but not without it’s minor snags. What I’ve learned so far from being a honorary member of the show is that anything can go wrong and you have got to learn how to make it work. As they say, the show must go on. This week Petey Cologne forgot his laptop which is what we use to broadcast live on ustream thus causing him a brief panic attack and us wondering how we could stream. What’s important is that major troubleshooting went on including PF Cuttin giving tips and DJ Skizz helping via the chat room and a solution was found. The show did go on, Eclipse killed it as usual and so did guest DJ PF Cuttin. Joe Fatal (from legendary song “Live at the BBQ”) came thru to chat and spit his verse. All was well. You can view the stream below, however the sound quality is not that great. Thankfully, Petey reposted the show with better sound here for download.