THIS WEEK ON WXYC

On this week's Thursday Night Feature, "Hot! Dope! Fresh!" returns for a third installment. This month's H!D!F! will be more smooth and laid back. There will be exclusive new tracks from several soul and r&b; artists with a sprinkling of hip hop.

Scheduled Interviews:

Krave: ATL, GA natives. I interviewed this r&b; trio when they were first starting out in July 2008. Since that time they have been on a consistent global grind. Their hard work is finally beginning to pay off. Krave are the newest signees to Akon's Konvict Music record label.
(http://www.myspace.com/kraveworldwide)

Neff: Myrtle Beach, SC native artist and promoter of one of the largest industry networking events in SC. Last month Neff called into the show to do an exclusive debut of his brand new track '4 Tha Hood'. This month Neff returns for a full interview to discuss his upcoming projects and why he's one of the most well known artists coming out of the Grand Strand.
(http://neffworking.com)

In addition to the interviews Randy Roper Music Editor of Ozone Magazine will be calling in to discuss what's new in the hip hop culture. Ozone Magazine is the #1 Hip Hop magazine in the South and West Coast, and is widely known as 'Your Favorite Rappers' Favorite Rap Magazine'
(www.ozonemag.com & www.writersblockmedia.net)

Also as with previous months there will be exclusive world wide premieres of tracks from the following artists:

Warren Jae: The artist formerly known as Young Burna. Even though his name has changed Warren Jae's music has not; the Columbia, SC native and now ATL resident continues to hip hop that appeals to both men and women. Currently signed to the multifaceted label and lifestyle brand ATL-based Million Dollar Dreamz, Warren Jae is prepping to release his newest album What Dreams May Come on Thanksgiving Day, which is a rarity for any hip hop artist. Warren Jae will give the listeners an exclusive premiere of the first single off his new album.
(http://myspace.com/younGBurna)

Mary Liz: In 2009 it's become common for r&b; "singers" to alter their voices on tracks. Let's keep it real; alot of popular singers out right now simply cannot sing--it's all studio magic and tricky. Coming out of Columbia, SC Mary Liz is one singer who uses no vocoders or autotune on her records. She recently released her newest project The Princess Is Here. If you haven't heard it it's definitely a must listen. Mary Liz is also co-signed by DJ Frosty of Stupid Dope Moves, SC's most well known DJ and co-owner of one of it's strongest record label and lifestyle brand.
(http://www.myspace.com/itsmaryliz)


On Friday's Inside Track, we listen to the new album from Asheville's Ahleuchatistas. Out on Tzadik (!), it's called "Of the Body Prone".

Lake Inferior! On the Backyard Barbecue again! Ya'll know 'em, ya'll love 'em. Listen in at 8 PM sharp for a live set and an interview. http://www.myspace.com/lakeinferiormusic