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Girls, Girls, Girls EP (Self-released, 2013)

Happy Friday WNUR fans! Here’s a fun track to take you into the weekend, courtesy of Phat Beats DJ Pat.

Show You Suck is a Chicago rapper with a growing local fanbase who just released his first for-sale album, DudeBro. He’s got a ton of free projects up online. He’s known for fun raps about unorthodox rap subjects (eg nachos. He also has a song called “80s Boobs”).

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Ciao, Ciao / No Tornaré A Plorar Per Tu / Tu Seràs / No Has Dit Quan Serà (Concentric, 1967)

One day late, here’s a track from Rock Show DJ Denise:

Dolores Torelló, known by her stage name Lita Torelló, is a Spanish singer who was prominent in the early 1960s. After a short stay in Venezuela, Torelló returned to and gained fame in Spain, where she played some 200 performances a year. “Ciao Ciao” is a Catalan rendition of Petula Clark’s 1964 hit “Downtown.” Torelló’s version was released on a 7-inch on which she remade various other foreign songs into Spanish.

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Do The John Wall (Universal Republic Records, 2010)

Happy Friday! Here’s a pick from Matt B, co-host of Handpicked’s Balance of Power. You can tune in to Balance of Power Thursdays at 9PM CST.

This is the Raleigh, North Carolina anthem for the famed basketball star John Wall. Troop 41, described as “the Southern Pharcyde,” not only revolutionized the basketball rap tie-in, but also introduced the world to the highly addictive “Do the Shizz” dance, exhibited in their music video

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