Crowds in excess of two million are expected to line Fifth Avenue on Sunday, June 14th for the 2009 Puerto Rican Day Parade. The parade will start at 11 am at Fifth Avenue and 44th Street and proceed uptown along Fifth Avenue to 86th Street. To help celebrate, check out our classic mix show "THE ZRO HOUR: ROOTS OF HIP HOP- Boricua Pride". After a few shots of Bacardi Anejo, Alexie F. and I rock the house with a tribute to some of the most influential Puerto Rican artists in hip hop. Hip Hop began in the Bronx, New York in communities where primarily Puerto Ricans & African-Americans shared the same neighborhoods. Download our tribute while you slow cook the pernil, simmer the arroz con grandules and fry the maduros. Be safe and avoid drinking and driving this weekend.
THE ZRO HOUR: ROOTS OF HIP HOP- Boricua Pride
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PUERTO RICO-Frankie Cutlass
LEATHERFACE-Big Pun (remixed by PopularB & AC)
MUSIKA-KRS One & Marley Marl feat. Magic Juan
PUERTO RICO ALLSTARS-Tony Touch feat. Daddy Yankee, Ivy Queen, Mexicano, Rey Pirin & Don Chezina
WE FLY HIGH (REGGAETON REMIX)-Jim Jones feat. Tego Calderon & Don Omar
PLANE TO PR-Daddy Yankee feat. will.i.am
WE RUN NY-Tony Touch feat. Tru Life, Lumidee & Joell Ortiz
ROCKIN' IT-Fearless Four
WOPBOBALUBOP (REMIX)-Funkdoobiest feat. B-Real
HIP HOP-Joell Ortiz
AL NATURAL-Tego Calderon
WHAT'S THAT (QUE ESO?)-TonyTouch feat Mos Def & De La Soul
TRIBUTE TO BIG PUN & HECTOR LAVOE-Cuban Link & Willie Colon (produced by PopularB & AC)
COME BABY COME-K7
REP MY PEOPLE-Tony Touch feat. N.O.R.E. & AC (produced by PopularB & AC)
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Producer Marco Polo rocks the Akai MPC 2000XL and the MPD 24 while piecing together a neck snapping beat. Nice demo fro the heads.
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Mos Def - "Casa Bey" - The Ecstatic - 6.9.09
Check out this great article on Mos Def from yesterday's USATODAY.
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Dead Prez- "Gangsta, Gangster"
BONUS CUT B-Side:
Dead Prez- "Summer Time"