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‘Rambola’ ft. Carnival rhythms, kick drums, Middle Eastern strings, and hand-held percussion playing off a call-and-response wordplay!
Whatever you had to do before 2018, you better do it now. Time’s almost up, get it done! While you’re running around town you can still tune in and rock to my world hip ­hop show. It will calm you down. Peep the line up. Lots of talent around the globe. Check out Illa J & Moka ONly on the collabo. Moka Only the dope MC and producer from Vancouver. Also, check out DJ J Hart from UK rocking with Wu­Tang’s own Inspectah Deck and Dyverse The 1st. Don’t believe me? Just listen. Go!!
It Began In Africa was set up by EDM artists Juliet Sikora and Tube & Berger. They want to help raise money for The African Children’s Choir
‘Irganda’ focuses on the dire environmental predicaments that Malians face on a daily basis. It’s a defiant plea for reflection & action!
Yes, yes. I will be rocking some of my favorite joints of 2017. World Hip­ hop joints. Come on rock with me. I’m doing part 1 this week and part 2 next weds, ya feel me. Shoutout to everybody who sent me some good music this year. And shootout to all then artists who are trying to break out using their own methods of promotion, marketing and performing. It’s a tough music biz out there. Stay focus. If you believe you can achieve. Let’s go!!
‘Maloya’ by Alma Negra has a broad range of ethnic rhythms, far out vocal chops and even a grainy, tape-saturated kick drum to boot!
Sounds good right? Yea, this mix going to get all up in your brain. You can damn near taste the music. World Hip Hop for ya!! Thanks me later. Check out this dope artist on the playlist, Shumba Youth from the UK. Napoleon Da Legend put me on to him. Also check out Cohen@Mushon from Israel. They are one of my favorite groups right now. Their production is so smooth. You won’t be disappointed. Anyway my mix adds some flavor to your taste buds, let’s rock!!!
There’s an amazing & very atypical vibe on ‘Hinde.’ The track sounds more like moody desert music than something born from the Kenyan coast!
Boom!! Cracking the ice with all this boom bap in this mix. Non­stop blow your speakers out on this one..This mix right here. No cheap monitors please.. LOL. Nah let’s go. We rock to any speaker system with this mix. So rock with us. Between the oceans mix. Yeah get ya passports out. Going to be a great trip. You might be in a cold region or hot region. but we still going to rock it hot. Check out the Snowgoons produced track with Intell & Inspetah Deck on it called “Word of Mouth”. Also check out the grooving track “Make You No Forget” by Blitz Da Ambassador. Ghana stand up!! Let’s go!!!
Hook & Crook’ finds Amayo flying to the peak of Kilimanjaro “to gain an outer worldly perspective” He finds the need to “detach, detach”
We can be right there with you while you bop your head, cooking in the kitchen or rushing to the Black Friday madness.
‘Bamako’ is about dispelling the negative image of Africa by describing something everyone can relate to – going out on a Saturday night!
Salute!! How ya’ll doing out there? Feeling good? This mix going to make you feel even better. Let’s rock. Another Bazarro mega pounding mix. We play no games mix. Hardcore to knock down your doors. Blast this in the house, on your phone, in your car or if you live somewhere out in the jungle. Stay focus as we travel around this delicate planet to bring you some different music! Shoutout to my homegirl out in Croatia right now. Sneakerchicc what’s good? She’s out there having a good time. Make sure you rock the whole show in your eardrums. Check out Sido from Germany, nice joint he got called “Astronaut.” Also check out new joint from Mazzi from Iran. He has a nice tune dedicated to some of the well-known DJs throughout hip­hop. Let’s go!!!
B.C.U.C.’s incantations look social & identity questions in the face. They refuse to belong to a specific movement or be put into a box!
‘Mr. Debtor’ will take you deeper into the groove, coming through with a beautifully dubwise groove to fill the air! So hot!
Yes, after all the trick and treating, non­stop chocolate candy in your gut, it’s time to shake it off with some world hip ­hop sounds from around the globe. True indeed we’ve got what you need to stay focused after all the scary stuff and sweet stuff yesterday. Yes, it’s me on the turntables bringing you the illest artists from around the planet. Make sure you check out the one and only Pearl Harba who got to rock with Sean Price bringing back the memories. Also check out Mazzi & Soul Purpose dropping knowledge with their Butterfingers, ha ha. Let’s go!!!
Back once again is the incredible Crazy DJ Bazarro, yeahhhhhhhhh and the crowd goes wild. Ha, yeah man, how y’all doing out there? Ready to rock? I know I am. New joints for your eardrums. I’m feeling this whole mix, got it on repeat for real. Definitely feeling the new joint by Tini called “Te Quiero Mas” ft. Nacho. Her voice is so smooth. I’m also loving this guy’s flow, he stays putting out joints, Farruko. So don’t relax check out the reggaeton mix that’s going to get you in dance mode & party mode. Enjoy your weekend!!
On “Abandon Property,” Oghene Kologbo’s rich, oaky, finely aged vocals provide rugged counterpoint to Tony Allen’s lightly-skipping rhythm!
Watch ya got damn back, man. It’s that scary, Halloween feeling approaching us. Time to walk around with flashlights in the daytime to stay safe, lol. Seriously how you doing out there in the world? Time & events move so fast it’s hard to keep up. So to slow things down I rock my mix for you. You can take it easy and listen to some great artists from around the world. Ease the pain of the fast life for a minute. Make sure you check out Kayo from Austria, he has a sick beat, I had to rock it on my playlist. Also check out Napoleon Da Legend from East Africa. I swear man, he never stops working. He has a new video on youtube called “Samurai Code”. You need to check that out. So rock with me on this crazy mix and watch your back out there. LOL. Let’s go!!!
Formed in 2011, Ajate plays a unique blend of afro-groove dance music mixed w/ Japanese traditional festival music called Ohayashi!
Another dope episode with some hot artists around the world. Check out that new Fokis joint, “I’m About A Dolla” because that is what we all need to survive on this planet. So help out whenever you see someone in need. Another new joint by Napoleon Da Legend called “Samurai Code”. Matter fact just rock the whole playlist and enjoy.
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here to answer questions about his money talk, and problematize the phrase “wasting taxpayer dollars.” Also, John is in the studio to talk more on Weinstein fallout, Ben Affleck, Bret Stephens, and the Vanity Fair article on how Trump hates everyone in the White House. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter
Singapore’s Instigator Afrobeat Orchestra welcomes you aboard an enlightening musical voyage to witness the world in a new collective realm!
Wooo, catching my breath. Got back from Atlanta and Tampa this Monday. I need to rest right now. I can’t though because it’s Wednesday and I have to hit you with thatboom­bap World Hip ­Hop mix. I’m gonna call this one the World Street Mix because this mix is so hard. So fasten your seatbelts, put away your carry­ons and let Bazarro carry on. Let’s go!!! Enjoy!!
Oumou Sangaré sings openly about forbidden topics. Her music is not entertainment but experience, a conscious theatre of ideas!
Yes, yes. Back on the scene again. Tampa, thank you. I had the time of my life last week visiting Tampa. Shoutout to all the artists who came down to rock at Crowbar in Ybor City. BTR we are here. Catch World Hip Hop on Wednesday from now on, with me crazy DJ Bazarro. Let’s go!!!
Reporter John Diedrich joins us to discuss the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s investigation of safety violations at plants in Wisconsin. Also, Morning John on Trump’s approach to Puerto Rico and North Korea, and the largest mass shooting in modern American history has just happened in Las Vegas. Carmen Yulín Cruz, Mayor of San Juan. photo by Melvin Alfredo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Jeff Abbott joins us to discuss Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales’ blatant corruption and the popular uprising against it. Also, Morning John on the ongoing crisis in Puerto Rico, and looking at Finland’s response to school shootings. Jeff Abbott, via Twitter  
Raquel Salas Rivera joins us to discuss the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Also, Morning John on Muslim Ban 3.0 and Trump’s attack on black NFL players, and listener mail on Puerto Rico. Flag of Puerto Rico
Yeah big day today. I’m down here, way down in Tampa Bay, Florida. What’s up. Today we rocking the big festival, Brooklyn 2 Tampa festival Part 3. Yeah come on down if you close by. We rocking in Ybor City at Crowbar this evening. A incredible lineup of great artists. On your way down here, tune into my world hiphop show. Artists from around the world rocking!! Let’s go. See at the show!!!
Oumou Sangaré’s voice is a soulful joy, soaring to high notes and resounding with a husky richness! Enjoy Jose Marquez’s remix of her track!
It’s about that time to rock once again. Yeah, I’m excited, heading back to Tampa this week. I leave this Thursday. Going to be a lot of fun. Can’t wait, plenty of hip-hop will be on display at Club Crowbar in Ybor City, Tampa. Come on out if you’re in the area and party with us. If you can’t? Just rock with me right here on BTRtoday.com. This is a new world hip-hop mix for you. Songs upon songs to get you in the mood. Boom Bap to whatever. Not just here in America but the whole world. Tune in, see for yourself. Let’s go!!
After 2 hip hop oriented albums, the A.L.V.O. returns to its beloved orchestral madness w/ their album “Morpheus” Enjoy “Super Dopamine!”
John is in the studio to discuss Ta-Nehisi Coates’ essay “The First White President.” Also, what’s going on with Trump and Pelosi and Schumer, and listener mail.    Ta-Nehisi Coates photo by Eduardo Montes-Bradley courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Wooooo Weeee!! Another show I could not wait to do. World Hip Hop. We’re here again. About to take off to more places leaving traces of good music everywhere. How you feeling out there? We salute all of our regular listeners and our new listeners, HELLO!!! New listeners, we will not let you down. So get ready for some boom-bap, some trap beats. If it sounds good we play it. BTR, let’s go!!!
It’s JAMJAM Fridays and Jesse Myerson is here, and John is in the studio, to talk BDS, DACA, Irma, and austerity. Also, NYC school grants free lunch to all, and a poll finds that Republicans fear the so-called “changing face” of the nation. Jesse Myerson, via Twitter
In “Race Hustle,” by C.A.P., an overwhelming atmosphere of urban struggle rises from chanting protestors introducing the song!
Yes, yes. Get the grill out. Get the food out. Get the speakers out and get my mix to the people’s ears. Let’s go. Another dope show of world hip-hop with me on the turntables. Blasting music from around the world. Giving people something fresh and new. That’s how i do. Pour me a drink while you at it too. LOL. Yeah boyeeee, let’s get this party started like Nelly. Turn it up. Check out Minx while you at it. Dope artist from London, UK. Rock it!! Boom!!
The 4 tracks from Gumz’ EP ‘Mwalimu,’ which is the Swahili word for teacher, feels like a soul searching experience provided by each track!
The Shtoompah remix of ‘Everything Scatter’ by Fela Kuti has some haunting voodoo sounds of Fela for the new millennium!
Straight from the capital of Highlife, the album ‘Sor’ by Kyekyeku has everything – Afrobeat, Ghanaian Highlife & a message!
Yo, Yo, I’m hyped. Yeah, let’s go!! Another dope show for you. Music from around the world. Hip-hop at its finest, some with great messages and some just wanna have a good time. Pump up the volume on your headset or your pre amp or your radio box. We going in hard to with the first joint by Zion T from South Korea. I’m telling you they’re good. Don’t believe me? Check for yourself. Boo Ya!! Let’s go!
It’s something about the hot weather that drives and motivates me. Is it the vitamin D from the sun? Maybe, but I get charged and no sleep when the sun is burning hot. We got some hot joints on deck for you to listen and vibe to. Artists from around the world. You thought hip-hop was only in America?? Crazy…Take some lessons from my world hip-hop show. You shall see. Let’s go!!!
The Saturators are a 7-piece multi-cultural groove machine hailing from Brooklyn & Harlem! Their song ‘Not For You’ will make you dance!
Wooo Wee. Later on today I will be hitting the stage with Napoleon Da Legend @ the Rock Steady jam. Central Park Summerstage. Come on out, it’s free. So while you’re rushing to get ready. Hit the play button and rock to another dope episode right here on BTRtoday. World Hip-hop at it’s finest for you. Music from around the world not just here. Hip-hop from around the world. I gladly volunteered to bring it to you. We going to Scotland, France, Germany and more. Get ya mind ready for this. Let’s go!!!!
‘Life On The Street’ is a vibrant demonstration by Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu of their take on Highlife & Afrobeat blended w/ other genres!
“Baja Norte” gives you a taste of the diverse flavor of Sure Fire Soul Ensemble. Latin rhythms, wah-wah guitar, sax, drum, bass & organ!
Morning John on the tentative death of the Senate healthcare bill, school based health clinics face budget cuts in New York City, and catching up on listener mail. Mitch McConnell Photo by Gage Skidmore courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Matuki’s album ‘Injo’ is composed of 8 original tracks. The album features Afro-groove/urban funk with a psychedelic edge!
Woo, summertime is here, big time. That’s a good thing. Another good thing is me, Bazarro on the one’s and two’s, another name for turntables for those who don’t know, lol. Got some hot fire joints for you. New music from GangaLee, royceBIRth and Mazzi of SoulPurpose. And they all have projects out right now so google the names. Grab ya headphones or hook your speakers up to whatever. Press play and you about to hear go things. Bazarro on the mix, we traveling the world bumping world artists on your player. Let’s go!!! Enjoy!
‘Noom’ is a unique groove & power shock that results from the clash between the rumble of a military band and an Afrobeat ensemble!
Yeah, yeah. Ready to rock? Well July 4th is two days away so I’m a bomb ya with some pre-fire work joints right now on my world hip-hop show. Music from around the world. Damn I can’t believe it’s July already. Weather has been fairly good these couple of days out here in NY. It’s always a lot going on out here in the city. It’s hard to keep up with everything that’s happening out here. So suit up. Let’s get into listening mode. Dope show for you. Let’s go!!!
Woo!!! Ok, this should be the last week of school for public schools right? So I just wanna say congrats to all who are going to that next level, what ever it may be. You worked hard and it’s time to celebrate!! Yeah, hell yeah!! Just rock with us to some good music with some great artists from around the world. Yeah we are willing to share with you every sunday. New joints by Napoleon Da Legend. New album out by Rebel Diaz, check them out, I’m telling u. New mixtape out by Ganga Lee, you won’t be disappointed. Let’s rock yo!!! Congrats again to all!!!
Pasteur Lappe became a charming star in Cameroon at just 19 years old. He became friends with stars such as Fela Kuti, Tala AM, J Moboule!
What the deals ya’ll? Yeah we back up in here for another dope sunday of world-hiphop joints. Don’t be mad because the madness doesn’t stop. It’s our fault we bring you the greatness with no fakeness, nah mean? LOL!! Okay check out the mix. You know that Napoleon Da Legend joint Black Privilege 2 been most requested on my DM on twitter. People loving that joint. You can find it on “Steal This Mixtape part 2” free download, word. So let’s go and check out some great music from around the world!!!
For a band w/ no lead singer, Big Mean Sound Machine has character in spades. They’re a polyrhythmic monster w/ a crisp, unrelenting groove!
Hey, back home from Las Vegas. It’s hard to leave Vegas. Feel like you never have enough time to run around in Vegas. Anyway back in NY. Another dope episode for you to rock to. Shoutout to my homeys Sourlife Phoenix and Braindead who was in Vegas a week ago. We missed hooking up. Next time. This time let’s go right into the mix. Hiphop from around the world. Let’s go!!!
“The Havana Remixes” by the Bahama Soul Club reveals their finest moments rebooted into pure rhythmic bliss! It’s a truly bright collection!
Yes, yes. Another trip. Got some dope treats for you. Yep, world hip-hop. Music from around the world. You might have never heard of some of the great artists we play if it wasn’t for who? US! get it Us? Not just the United States homeboy. Around the globe. Great artists sacrificing there time for their art. Most of it never get’s heard because were stuck in a box. And we keep waiting for other people to tell us what to listen to, when it’s the same ole crap. So let’s go!! Enjoy!!!
‘Dey Suffer’ describes the emigration out of Africa which has created a brain drain, with qualified people leaving for wealthier pastures.
Back home and ready to rock no matter what. Spain once again thank you for having us, good times all the way around. It goes fast when your on the road then it starts to feel like a dream. Like you were never there. Anyway let’s get into to some more dope artists for your listening pleasure. Introducing a another dope artist on the horizon his name is Xero Ysem from Madrid, Spain. Let’s go…
Oneness Of Juju, from Washington, D.C. fuses jazz, funk, soul, African rhythms with social & political movements! Enjoy the track ‘Too Poo!’
December Beaches are bit crushed 909s, spoken word samples, African jazz catalogue, a love of house & a really funky bassline!
“Afri-Cali, ”a hearty cioppino of rock, blues, heavy rhythms and percussion of 1970s Ethiopian music, topped with coastal-psych seasoning!
Welcome to another journey into the center of music. World hip-hop, yep we rock and travel around the world to give you the best of the best in the music biz. Not just here in America. Talent you might have never knew about thanks to Btrtoday.com. It gets no better than that. Not the same ole same ole around here. You can spread the word about that. Share with your friends. Boom let’s go!!!
If, as the great Fela Kuti once said ‘music is the weapon,’ then you’ll need to wear armor to withstand the full sonic force of L.A.C.!
What if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat? That’s the vibe of the debut by Here Lies Man! The quintet was created by Marcos Garcia of Antibalas!
The A.L.V.O. returns with another hip-hop colored album, Impact! A genuine collaboration of the French atypical fusion orchestra led by Masta Conga with MC Racecar!
Happy Easter!!! Yep. I’m here working though. Got a dope mix for you, while you might be out there somewhere on a egg hunt. For Real though, got some dope artists from around the world. I mean, they balling in South Africa. Check out the mix you’ll see what i mean. Also artists from Argentina, Spain & Columbia. Hip Hop from around the world is real. If your from Madrid, Spain, I will be out there May 20th with Mic Handz & Rockness Monsta of Helter Skelter. So let’s rock, enjoy the mix. Spread the word!!
Fogo Fogo is about Fela having a big party performing his hits. He served drinks to his guests, & they drank everything. When he couldn’t afford more a riot ensued!
Hello everybody!!! Back again with some more dope artists on this non-stop world hip-hop tour. Make sure you pick up or check that new album by Dj Lowcut from Paris, France. Dope producer and some great artists on his “Dead End” album. We played a couple of his joints on the mix. Share the mix with all your friends. Let them know and brag about how you experience a breath of fresh air listening to my world hip-hop show. Let’s go…Enjoy!!
‘Man Is Enough’ is the second album from Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra, consisting of 10 songs, led by 3 singers. This album is a musical hybrid that merges funk groove!
Yessss. Good times. Been out here in Washington D.C. since Friday night. My boy Dj Evil Dee tore down the 18th Street Lounge. I backed him up on the microphone. Man we been doing it since high school. No surprises there. So sit back relax as I rock a new episode of world hip-hop on this lovely sunday for your ear drums. Shoutout to everybody who came out to 18th Street lounge. Shout out to the whole staff up at BTRtoday who help bring this dope mix to you around the world. Come on yo let’s get it. Enjoy!!!
While visiting Kinshasa James Brown dubbed Verckys, Mr. Dynamite. Notorious for being one of Congo’s most ruthless business men, the legendary musician was a powerhouse
Zozo Afrobeat is a 13-piece band based in NYC. Their track ‘Mugabe’ was released as a protest song speaking out against the suffering of Zimbabweans under Mugabe’s rule.
Look what the wind blew in! A new episode of some dopeness from around the world. The globe, the planet. Yes, we love to travel around this big circle we call earth. You ready to rock with us? Got some nice grooves on deck. Shoutout to everybody who been holding it down with me on these trips for years. It never gets old because there is always new artists to be found. That’s what we do right here on btrtoday.com. Let’s go!! Enjoy!!
Fela Kuti’s, Live ‘Custom Checkpoint,’ is a song about the division of countries in Africa. It’s unusual for Fela with a very intense pace, danceable to the extreme!
What?? March right around the corner…Damnn!! Gotta pay these bills, LOL. To ease the past due pain I got a funky dope set for ya’ll to rock to. Yeah man, Mexico, Ecuador, Columbia, Toronto and many more pit stop we gotta make to rock your headset. Yeah Bazarro on the mix and that’s what it do. Make sure you pick up that new Cohen@Mushon album in stores, they from Israel. The legend Dj Krush is in the mix. I’m a stop talking. Let’s go.!!!
What up peoples?? Yeah it’s Sunday again. No football neither, LOL. Good music. Always, 365 days a year. We travel around the sun and we travel around the world bringing you great artists you might of never heard before because most people think inside the box. Not us, we go for the gusto, the best the greatest from around the globe. I get so much praise for this show because the artists are surprised we open up our minds and look beyond the oceans, research their music and play it. So join in if this is your first time. There is no music ban when it comes to world hip-hop. Let’s go!!
Umm, hold on. Yeah was just having a conversation with my friend about this crazy weather. U know how NYC is. 70’s degrees one minute, 20 degrees the next, lol. So if you got cabin fever, stuck in the house, we got some good music for you to ease the mental pains. World hip hop is the cure. Set ya mind free and let’s rock. Come on!!!
Heyy! What up? Yep we back. Ain’t going no where no time soon. But we are going to taking you on another trip around the globe in a couple of minutes.  Non-stop rocking hip-hop from around the world. I mean my boy Blastah Beats from Portugal holding it down over there. Napoleon Da Legend is on his “Steal This Mixtape” Tour which started last week..Make sure you google his dates. Find him in a country near you. Also peep that “Hometown Hervert” album available on itunes. The album is so dope. Check out the mc’s on the album just holding it down hard. Ok, let’s start the engines. World Hip-Hop. Let’s go!! Blitz The Ambassador-Respect Mines Jean Grae & 9th Wonder-Don’t Rush Me Hometown Herverts-One Day
13-piece Montreal based band, Papa Groove take us on an rich aurol journey from West Africa to Oakland, USA. Blasting out a healthy dose of Afrobeat & funky R&B!
Yes, yes what up? Feeling good out here on this lovely sunday. Tonight if you the nyc area. Come out to the Bowery Electric in manhattan. Dysfunkshunal Famileeis rocking with Hastyle, Napoleon Da Legend, Nina Azucar, Dj Cabin and more up and coming artists. It’s free before 11pm. So get there if you can. In the meantime enjoy this great world hip-hop mix by the one and only Bazarro. Let’s go!!! Music from around the world Craigggggggg!!!
Don’t miss 16-piece-band, Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra playing righteous African funk huge! It’s impossible not to dance to PAO’s body grooving goodness!
DJ Meredith is taking you around the world on a journey through sound with this playlist featuring new bands & artists! Let’s open the show with ‘Papa Groove’ from Montreal based band, Papa Groove. Enjoy new & rare grooves as we check out Fela Kuti, Wangari, The KutiMangoes and so much more!   Wangari / Elephants   Sunburst / Ave Africa   Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Roy Ayers / Music Of Many Colours
Fela Kuti’s ‘Government Chicken Boy,’ is about obedient followers of authority. This half-hour original version has ominous horns & chants.

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