Archive for April, 2010

MUCH RESPECT…

Posted in MISC with tags , , , , on April 23, 2010 by The Kracker Nuttz

Check out Matt Sonzala’s recent post on AustinSurreal

“To Whom it May Concern,

And as this is an “open letter,” I mean all y’all. All of you who are or should be concerned about the situation happening at 97.9 The Box in Houston.

Matt Sonzala, AustinSurreal.com

We preciate the support & respect your love for OUR culture… HIP HOP

Read more of this amazing blog post @ AustinSurreal

HOUSTON IT’S BEEN A GREAT RIDE…

Posted in MISC with tags , , , on April 22, 2010 by The Kracker Nuttz

HOUSTON IT’S BEEN A GREAT RIDE… THANK YOU!
We always knew that the day would come when we would have to get off the ride we called “The Box”… Hey nothing lasts forever right!?

We just didn’t know that the day would come sooner than later… Well to be honest, we actually did know it would come sooner.

Seems strange to say, but things for us at the station hadn’t been the same (or at least what it used to be) for a very long time…

Regardless, we have enjoyed entertaining your airwaves for over 12+ years & we want to thank everyone of you who tuned in.  For all the times we felt like giving up on “corporate/commercial” radio & quitting… YOU were the only reason why we stayed.  We felt like we owed it to YOU… the voice, the fan, or the listener who was never properly represented.

To the person who wanted to hear Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Wu, Jay Electronica, Gnarls Barkley, Blackalicious, Talib, J.Cole, Wale, Kid Cudi, Jay Z, Guru, etc… If we weren’t on the air playing YOUR favorite songs, then who else would do it!???  NO ONE!!!

So we did… and because of our loyalty to you (and especially GOOD music), we put our neck on the line not worrying bout the consequences that may come.  That’s who we were!  F’THAT!  That’s who we are!!!  We were those DJ’s on the Box that didn’t care if we got in trouble or not… the last of a dying breed in this industry of robots, and we enjoyed every minute of it!!!

But all that’s over now (at least for a little while)… and we look forward to what other things may happen for “The Kracker Nuttz”.  We promise YOU that we won’t be gone forever.  As long as there is GOOD music to play, we’ll be here to PLAY IT!!!

On behalf of the 3 Kracker Nuttz that were at 97.9 (DJ KleanCutt, DJ Ron E.G. and DJ Baby Jae)… we want to THANK YOU for supporting us & allowing us to reign over the Box airwaves these many years!  YOU made it worth it!!!

Till the next time we see you (or the next station we sign on to)…

ALWAYS SUPPORT GOOD MUSIC!!!  And don’t let the station insult YOU by telling YOU what YOU want to hear!

“We were The Kracker Nuttz before 97.9… and we will ALWAYS be The Kracker Nuttz after 97.9” – DJ KleanCutt

RIP GURU…

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , on April 20, 2010 by The Kracker Nuttz

R.I.P GURU:  July 17, 1966 – April 19, 2010

It saddens us to report that last night (Mon, April 19) Keith Elam aka “Guru” lost his battle w/ liver cancer… he was 43 yrs old

“The world has lost one of the best MCs and Hip-Hop icons of all-time — my loyal best friend, partner, and brother… Guru has been battling cancer for well over a year and has lost his battle! This is a matter that Guru wanted private until he could beat it, but tragically, this did not happen. The cancer took him. Now the world has lost a great man and a true genius.”
– Solar, AllHipHop.com

Before his passing, the rapper was able to write a letter to all of his fans… You can read the letter from Guru online @ AllHipHop.Com

In the meantime, we remember “Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal” and pay our respects to his family, friends & ALL of his fans… (we are one of them)

In honor of Gang Starr, the Jazzmatazz projects, and all the music that Guru has blessed us with… here’s a special tribute mix by DJ KleanCutt of the Kracker Nuttz available for download  (FREE)

It’s a quick mix of some of the obvious & some of our own personal favorite tracks from Guru himself…

ENJOY!  (click banner to download)

SHOUT OUT FRM DEVIN THE DUDE…

Posted in VIDEO with tags , , , , on April 19, 2010 by The Kracker Nuttz

Shout out to Devin The Dude for stopping by the Kracker Nuttz studios!

Go get his new album “Suite #420″… IN STORES 2MRW!!!

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GUESS WHO’S HANGIN w/ THE KNUTTZ 2NITE!

Posted in EVENTS with tags , , , , on April 19, 2010 by The Kracker Nuttz

2nite on the show w/ the Kracker Nuttz the guys are honored to announce the appearance of…

DEVIN THE DUDE!!!

Gettin ready for the release of his next album “Suite #420″… Devin will be stoppin by the studios & maybe (just maybe) he’ll brings the guys some EXCLUSIVE tracks!!!

Tune in @ 8p Monday, Apr 19, 2010 to find out…

WORD ON THE STREET: 04-19-10

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on April 19, 2010 by The Kracker Nuttz

BDAYS
1. MARIA SHARAPOVA – TENNIS PRO
2. HAYDEN CHRISTENSEN – ACTRESS
3. KATE HUDSON – ACTRESS
4. LUIS MIGUEL (BASTERI) – LATIN SINGER
5. ASHLEY JUDD – ACTRESS
6. SUGE KNIGHT – CO-FOUNDER OF DEATH ROW RECORDS
7. AL UNSER JR – INDY 500 DRIVER
8. PALOMA PICASSO – FRAGRANCE & FASHION DESIGNER
9. TIM CURRY – ACTOR
10. DUDLEY MOORE – ACTOR
11. JAYNE MANSFIELD – LEGENDARY ACTRESS
12. TONY PLANA – ACTOR
13.  JENNIFER TAYLOR  –  ACTRESS
14.  JAMES FRANCO  –  ACTOR

BIGGIE’S CASE DISMESSED
It’s been about 13 years since The Notorious B.I.G. was shot & killed in Los Angeles

There have been many theories on what exactly happened & who did it, but one thing is for sure the family & friends of Christopher Wallace have never got justice

Suits have come & gone in court: one that was dropped by the B.I.G.’s mom AND NOW… a federal judge has dismissed the wrongful death suit filed by the family against the city of Los Angeles

Will Biggie ever rest in peace?

DRAKE & JUSTIN BIEBER
This past weekend Canadian rapper Drake took home 2 awards @ the Juno Awards…

  1. Best New Artist
  2. and Rap Recording of the year

But not only did Drizzy hit the stage to accept his awards… he also took the stage to perform a unexpected number w/ teenage heartthrob Justin Bieber

CHECK IT OUT!

LEONA LEWIS & MARIAH CAREY!??
So apparently a broadway musical is about to be made after singer Mariah Carey… Guess who’s suppose to play Mimi!???

LEONA LEWIS!!!!!  (are u serious!?)

According to the UK’s “Daily Star”… Mariah wants Leona to play the lead role!

Whoa!

Also in the running for roles are Vanessa Hudgens & Eva Longoria

Hmmm… fact or fiction?  I wonder if this sh!t is true?

WORD ON THE STREET: 04-14-10

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on April 14, 2010 by The Kracker Nuttz

BDAYS
1.  ABIGAIL BRESLIN  –  ACTRESS
2.  SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR  –  ACTRESS
3.  BRAD GARRETT  –  ACTOR
4.  PETE ROSE  –  LEENDARY BASEBALL PLAYER
5.  LORETA LYNN  –  COUNTRY SINGER
6.  ROD STEIGER  –  ACTOR
7.  JOHN SHEA  –  ACTOR
8.  ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL  –  ACTOR
9.  ADRIEN BRODY  –  ACTOR
10.  ANTWON TANNER  –  ACTOR
11.  DA BRAT  –  RAPPER

CICI’S INSTINCT
It’s been a while since we heard from R&B starlet Ciara, that’s because she’s been hard at work getting her next album ready for release

Guess what?  It’s ready!!!

“Basic Instinct” is the name of CiCi’s new project & w/ the help of producers Tricky Stewart (Single Ladies, Case Of My Ex, Obsessed, and more) and The Dream… Ciara hopes to have the album ready for release by the end of this year

NO RELAPSE FOR EMINEM
Fans will be unhappy to find out that rapper Eminem will no longer relase “Relapse 2”!

The Detroit native broke the news to the world through… guess

HIS TWITTER!!!!  (of course!)

“There is no Relapse 2
– Eminem, Twitter

BUT… in the midst of the bad announcement, the rapper did say that he some other big news COMING SOON!

Well… soon is NOW & we got the latest update!!!

Instead of another “Relapse”, Eminem plans on making “RECOVERY”!

That’s right!  Another announcement was made & all that was tweeted was:

“RECOVERY http://www.eminem.com
– Eminem, Twitter

Scheduled for a release in June, read more bout Eminem’s “Recovery” @ www.eminem.com

SIR LUSCIOUS LEFTFOOT & THE DUNGEON FAM
By now you should’ve already heard Big Boi’s new single “Shutterbug”.  If you haven’t, you need to go find it & listen to it… FIRE!!!  (and believe it or not it’s produced by Scott Storch!)

Well the song will be appearing on the rapper’s solo album “Sir Luscious Leftfoot: The Son Of Chico Dusty” & will hopefully be in stores this summer

“Official release date July 6th! Yay.”
– Big Boi, Twitter

Unfortunately, for the hardcore OutKast fans out there… there will not be a new OutKast album.  HOWEVER!  Big Boi did announce there would be something new from the DUNGEON FAMILY!!!  (yes!)

“The whole Dungeon Family thing is in full effect… The family is out here working in Dungeon East . . . I’ve been at Stankonia recording like a monster. We’ve got so much music, and we’re gonna unleash it on the world starting this year. I just heard about 10 or 11 songs.”
– Big Boi, Twitter

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