October 31, 2019

Calling In A Favour – Mao’s Basement

  • Jeff Mao
  • Julian Brimmers


Welcome to the biggest & deffest episode of “Calling in a Favour” yet. Clocking in at 2h, Julian and his very special guest, revered music journalist and DJ Chairman Jefferson Mao, are coming to you live from Mao’s basement in Harlem, NYC.

As they sit between memorabilia amassed in decades of music activism, they discuss everything from Jeff’s time with rap writing royalty Egotrip, the White Rapper Show, Dadrap, hosting lectures for Red Bull Music Academy, Rammellzee, and their favourite Wu-affiliates. Plus: Group Home, Slauson Malone & Pink Siifu, Angel Bat Dawid, Mobb Deep, Rammellzee, Quelle Chris & Mach Hommy, and many more.


  1. 1. Wu-Syndicate – Where Was Heaven
  2. 2. Pop Da Brown Hornet – Black on Black Crime
  3. 3. Show & AG – Represent feat. Big L, Deshawn Barzey, Lord Finesse
  4. 4. Brand Nubian – Ain’t No Mystery
  5. 5. Mobb Deep – Give Up The Goods feat. Big Noyd
  6. 6. White Rapper Show Theme
  7. 7. Group Home – Inner City Life
  8. 8. Slauson Malone ft. Pink Siifu – Off Me The Wake Pt. 2
  9. 9. Quelle Chris ft. Mach Hommy – Wild Minks
  10. 10. Parliament – Mothership Konnection/Let Me Ride (Kon Remix)
  11. 11. Rammellzee vs. K-Rob – Beat Bop
  12. 12. Slinky Gym School ft. Rammellzee – Goths Futurism (Crazy Sneaker Dub)
  13. 13. Death Comet Crew ft. Rammellzee – Interior Street
  14. 14. Angel Bat Dawid – London
  15. 15. Cho & Random Impetus – Candlelight
  16. 16. Group Home – Superstar

Calling In A Favour

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