Fresh Out The Box closed 2011 with a mule kick to the solar plexus…and how funky and fly-ridden that mule was. Since I felt like the previous episode was the perfect bow out for my year in hip hop taste making, I went in on some dusty ass gems recently dug up from the crates of others. Yep…one big FOTB funk/soul/jazz/psych explosion…something like a fucking solar eclipse (don’t hold your breath for the next time that happens on this particular show).
But wait, there’s more! We had long-time extended fam DJ Teddy King (of Boundless NY/King Stampede/Lafayette Japan/iLL Banger, to name a few, fame) step in to lace the airwaves with a special guest set during the second hour. ‘Nuff exclusives from Maffew Ragazino along with some other recent favorites of his, crazy Lord Finesse funk edits, and original samples. Doors were left without a hinge to hang on.
PTP familia was also runnin’ deep in the station. I’m talkin’ the likes of Commander Black, G.U., Alex (of Steady Bloggin’ fame), Jaime Buddha (of Stumptown fame), and Tony Conquerrah (of NY Rescue Team fame) were all in attendance to pop bubbly and say farewell to another crazy year.