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Tune in The Zone Radio This Monday September 26th 2011 to hear an Exclusive Interview with THE REGIMENT ThisÂ Mondayâ€™s 9pm-12am (est)89.3 WHFR.FM, Detroit, MI Stream Audio World Wide @ www.whfr.fm Request 313-845-9676Toll Free 1-800-585-4322 ext.9676
Downriverâ€™s own Pig Pen got into producing after becoming a DJ seven years ago when he got his first pair of turntables.Â Then, with a growing obsession for the Beastie Boys in their Hello Nasty days, he wanted to be like Mix Master Mike.Â The first step towards following in his footsteps would be doing his own thing.Â After he got the Roland Sp 303 a year later it was on, and he was learning production.Â Now strapped with an Akai MPC 2500 and beat battle credentials from the Red Bull Battles to the Lager House, heâ€™s on the path to good things.Â Pig Pen is already making a name in the Detroit scene with his group Waste Management and by doing the bulk of the groupâ€™s production as well as beat placement on The Regiments, Bash Bros and many other 2010 releases.
What does Pig Pen want out of producing?Â â€œHonestly my goal is just to be a respected producer from this area.â€ Now that Waste Managementâ€™s albumÂ First Things First is finished you will soon hear more of him.Â Look for an instrumental album, Beaties, of all his favorite beats made throughout last year and see him spin live Friday, January 15 at The Bullfrog. Visit myspace.com/pigpen313.Â | RDW
Hope you got a bigger iPod for the holidays, because another year of hip-hop has come and gone. Wow, time flew by in 2009; we have seen Eminem make his return to the public eye and ICP drop a cult classic.Â Royce da 5â€™9″ tied Detroit to super group Slaughterhouse, giving our area shine on a worldwide level.Â Representing the underground proudly, in no particular order here my top 15 of ’09.
Zo and Asylum 7 â€” Overdue Process
Twiztid â€” W.I.C.K.E.D.
United States of Mind (USM) â€” Kill the Bullshit
Stoopz N Breeze â€” Turn Up the Smooth
Royce da 5â€™9â€ â€” Street Hop
Ro Spit â€” The Oh Sh#t Project
Finale â€” A Pipe Dream and a Promise
The Lyricists â€” Transmittin Live!
Stryfe â€” City of God
D.Allie â€” Live @ The Get Up
Dub MD & Nametag â€” Classic Cadence (Vol. 2)
J-Bone â€” Bone Appetit
Kodac â€” UnClassified
GozGod â€” GozGod
The Regiment â€” A New BeginningÂ | RDW
The Zone Radio 2 RAW 4 FM â€“SUMMER 2008-VOl. 5
1. Intro-Origix & DC
2. Buff 1-Beat The Speaker Up
3. Tech N9ne-Everybody Move
4. Danny Brown w/ Chips & Marv Won Gun in Ya Mouth
5. Invincible w/Wordsworth & Indeed -Keep Goin
6. Past Due w/ Ketchphaze -Pop Quiz
7. Origix & DC
8. LA The Darkman w/ Willie the Kid- I Been Around
9. The Regiment w/ Miz Korona-Humble Arrogance
10. Kid Cudi-Dat Newâ€œNewâ€
12. Wayneeack X-Mix A Drink
13. Origix & DC
14. Artfull Dodgers-Tight Vibe
15. Leaf Erikson -I Hate Work
16. Black Lagoon-Fever
17. Name Tag-Red Alert
18. Mekka Don- Kick In The Door
19. Origix & DC (Reformed Ill)-Feel Deez
20. Outro-Origix & DC-
The Zone Radio 2 RAW 4 FM -12-07 -Vol. 1
1.Intro-Origix & DC
2.Supa Emcee-If you want it-
3.V-Stylez w/Guilty Simpson & Royce Da 5’9″-Big Three
4.Tech N9ne w/D-Loc, Dalima & Big Krizz Kaliko -Midwest Choppers
5.Bizzare W/Razaaq & King Gordy -Animal
6.Origix & DC
7.Rising Sunz w/R.A.The Rugged Man-Bluh
9.Tre Sinz -Dub Deuces (Big Rimz)
8.Esham-Forgot about E
10.The Regiment w/Finale
11.Brother Ali -Talkin’my Sh.t
12.Grim Reality-Now or Never
13.Ric Jilla w/Chiboy
14.Origix & DC
15.Kottonmouth Kings w/Tech N9ne & Big Krizz Kaliko-City 2 City
16.Trick Trick-Let’s Work
17.Bareda AKA Mr. Wrong w/L’Renee
18.Nick Speed w/Danny Brown-Streets of Detroit
19.Outro-Origix & DC
Detroit Love! (Issue #3, 2007)
Ill Flow Magazine
IFM: You guys originally started out as emcees in a group called Fi-Staarz. What made yall get into radio broadcasting?
ZONE: Actually Homie Fi-Staarz was just a project we did right before we got into radio, we Started out with the group Reformed Illuzionz which was Origix & DC, then we formed the group 3rd Dimension with our dog, Weto. We got into broadcasting first off because we always kind of DJ’d parties & I use to put together mix tapes of songs for heads in the Neighborhood and at school to hear songs that I felt ,that I knew many others did not know about and put them up on game you know. But what really got us into it was when we were just making music. We knew so many other artist that were dope we just wanted other heads to hear the same music we did. Then when we found out about 89.3 WHFR.FM because my man Face & this dude Joe P played our music so we knew there was hope to get Local Music heard once again on the radio.
IFM: How do u feel about the Detroit hip-hop scene as of right now?
ZONE: I feel the Detroit Scene is the Sickest Scene on the planet. There’s mad cats out here working together making great Hip Hop. World Wide you talk about the D heads know we got Fire up here now .We have a hand full of artists right now with Record deals and a gang of producers with tracks all over the industry the Mid West is about to Dominate. Thats how we do.
IFM: What local artists would you say gets some of the most requests on your show?
ZONE: Requests change all the time as of right now in 2007 so far Esham, Guilty Simpson, Street Justice, Stretch Money, Black Milk, Rhyme Asylum, The Regiment, Strike, ABK, Chief, Paradime, Grim Reality, Identical, Raw Collection, Fat Killahz, Buff 1 & Lazarus are doing good right now.
IFM: Why do u think other Detroit radio stations donâ€™t really support Detroit artists?
ZONE: Well they are afraid of losing money like any business is. When you do something new to your customers you have to take a chance first and test the market. People in our area would love to see more cats from the D get on if they new the music was available for them. But with out these major radio stations getting behind Detroit artists it really hurts. We play some tracks that are for sure good enough to be on a major outlet but, if they donâ€™t help take them artists to the next level of radio it really hurts there local support. Its hard to talk for them. I’d rather represent us. Somethings got to give.
IFM: Last words on anything else?
ZONE: We’d just like everyone to know that as of 4-20-07 we have been on air for 5 years now giving you a platform to hear underground Hip Hop on the radio, buts its up to you to tell your people that were out here doing our thang and even if your out of listening range you can hear us online any where in the world. Look For The Zone Radio “2 RAW 4 FM” Mixtapes and www.2raw4fm.com this year where we will be giving the raw stuff you cant get on FM Radio also look out for The Detroit Remedy Clothing Mix tape vol.2 Hosted by Origix & DC and Mixed by P-Dog The Turntable Bully
ZONE: The ZONE w/ Origix & DC Saturday’s 8pm-12am (EST) WHFR.FM 89.3FM Detroit
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