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Legendary Halftime Show on WNYU Radio Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with Slew of Hip Hop's Finest

by Travis on March 13, 2008

Legendary Halftime Show on WNYU Radio Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with Slew of Hip Hop’s Finest (Courtesy of Audible Treats)

03.12.2008


(March 12, 2008 — Brooklyn, NY) Hosts of WNYU’s Halftime Show, DJ’s Eclipse and Skizz rang in their 10 year anniversary show on Wednesday, March 5th with dozens of legendary guests, including DJ Premier, The Alchemist, Sadat X, Masta Ace, Craig G, Joell Ortiz, plus many more.

DJ Eclipse started the historic night with radio personalities Bobbito (WKCR & WQHT), J Smooth with DJ’s A.Vee & Spinna (WBAI), Martin Moore, Mayhem & Sunset (WNYU), P-Fine (WNYU), Riz (WBAU, WNYU & WKTU), Sucio Smash & Timm See (WKCR), who came on to warm up the stage for the slew of emcees and producers who spit scathing rhymes backed by live beats. Eclipse brought on the group Natural Elements as a tribute to them being the first guests he had on the very first Halftime Show in March 1998. DJ’s Revolution and Scratch performed short DJ routines between sets. The show normally runs from 10:30pm until 1am every Wednesday night on 89.1 FM and online at www.wnyu.org but on this special night, the show continued into the night until 1:40am. Press delegates from all facets of the industry, music, lifestyle, and news, came to document the show.

The Halftime Show is regarded by music fans and artists alike as one of the best and few last-standing “real” hip hop radio shows in existence. The 10 Year Anniversary Show brought together NY’s finest talent in one place, making for a historical event. Says Eclipse, “The night was pretty perfect; everyone did their thing and we accomplished what we set out to do, which was to pay tribute and represent all the major players in the NY and radio hip-hop scene. Our anniversary shows are always a big deal and this time was no different; we brought together the best emcees to spit freestyles on top of live beats being produced by a sampling of the best producers around. It was monumental; I’m extremely happy with how it all went down.” Renowned emcee A.G. from the Diggin’ In the Crates crew adds, “Eclipse and the Halftime Show has always supported DITC and the show is a landmark in hip-hop, period. The anniversary show was like kung fu where you test your skills live with a bunch people.”

Eclipse is offering fans downloads of the show, including the exclusive extra 40 minute session that was officially “off air” here:

Part1:
http://www.zshare.net/audio/86598834cd69e2/

Part2:
http://www.zshare.net/audio/866077834b2460/

Professional photographer Robert Adam Mayer captured fantastic pictures of the show here: (if used, please credit Robert Adam Mayer)
http://muggs.smugmug.com/gallery/4476716_Pzyqt#263304022

The complete list of guests included:

Producers:
Premier
Alchemist
Da Beatminerz�
Marco Polo

MCs:
8th W1
A Butta (Natural Elements)
A.G. (D.I.T.C.)
Agallah
Akrobatik
Apathy
Black Moon
Blaq Poet (Screwball)
Craig G
CyMarshall Law
Emilio Rojas
ILL BILL
Joell Ortiz
Juganot
Juggaknots
KL (Screwball)
Masta Ace
Mister Voodoo (Natural Elements)
Pacewon
Reef The Lost Cauze
Sadat X
Steele (Smif N Wessun)
Supastition
Swigga (Natural Elements)
Termanology
Torae

DJs:
Revolution
Scratch

Radio Personalities:
Bobbito (WKCR & WQHT)
J Smooth w/DJs A.Vee & Spinna (WBAI)
Martin Moore, Mayhem & Sunset (WNYU)
P-Fine (WNYU)
Riz (WBAU, WNYU & WKTU)
Sucio Smash &�Timm See (WKCR)

Engineer:
King Of Chill (Alliance)

HalftimeShow 10th Anniversary MP3 links:

Part1:
http://www.zshare.net/audio/86598834cd69e2/

Part2:
http://www.zshare.net/audio/866077834b2460/

Iconocastic.com 3-Part Halftime Show Special Edition EnhancedPodcast:

(contains highlights of the
show in 3 episodes with embedded artwork & chapters)

http://www.iconocastic.com/audio/Iconocastic_Hip-Hop_Podcast_25.m4a

http://www.iconocastic.com/audio/Iconocastic_Hip-Hop_Podcast_25b.m4a

http://www.iconocastic.com/audio/Iconocastic_Hip-Hop_Podcast_25c.m4a

Subscribe:

http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=111088410

Robert Adam Mayer Photo Gallery:

http://muggs.smugmug.com/gallery/4476716_Pzyqt#263304022

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