Sometimes, you must recognize those that are in the same path. That been doing it longer. Making it easier for you to chart a lane within that path. Meet the brother Mr. Bostick from Rob’s Hip Hop Corner. One of the most underground show you will ever hear anywhere.
- What city do you hail from brother? (Son Ra)
Detroit, westside, born & bred. Lived off 8 Mile most of my life. Live of 7 Mile now.
- When did the HIPHOP bug snatch you up? Did you start off bboying, rhyming, deejaying, etc.? (Amriki Aswad)
I’m a Hip Hop listener/fan. I’ve never been an emcee or bboy. I podcast. But I have too much respect for real dj’s to call what I do deejaying.
I’ve been listening to Hip Hop since the early 80’s. I remember us sneaking in the basement of my church listening to Rapper’s Delight that somebody had recorded from the radio on cassette. I was probably in middle school then.
In high school I had most of what are considered classics now on cassette. Run-DMC, Eric B & Rakim, PE…if it was bumpin’ I bought it.
My crate digging probably didn’t start until college. My boy Harold the Musicman Edward (who’s also in IUTLH) used to have all these tracks I’d never heard before on vinyl. He used to put em on cassette when we were cruising around Belle Isle in the Detroit. He kind of created my crate diggin’ thirst.
When the internet became the place to find new Hip Hop, it kinda became my mission to find the new & bumpin’ shit.
- What got you into podcasting HIPHOP? (Amriki Aswad)
In the early/mid 90’s, I was putting together a mix cd called “Hot Shit” with new tracks. Around the same time, my boys Harold (a/k/a HE3) & Mister X starting doing an internet R&B and Hip Hop radio show with some other folks and started using a lot of my “Hot Shit” tracks for the Hip Hop part of the show.
The original co-hosts didn’t work out and since they was already using a lot of my tracks, HE3 & X asked me to join the show, and Rob Boombostic and www.detroitbumps.com was born. We were doing a internet radio show every 2 months or so with R&B and Hip Hop that wasn’t being heard on the radio.
This was before satellite radio. But what were doing was basically what satellite radio does now. We played explicit versions of songs, had occasional guests and co-hosts and even did a couple of interviews with some local artists.
We played what were basically songs that could be hits on the radio if the radio wasn’t playing the same shit from the same artists all day every day
I remember we were playing artists like Kendrick Lamar on the Hip Hop side or Ledisi on the R&B side WAAAAYYY before commercial radio got ahold of them.While looking for songs that were radio-show ready songs, I also had a bunch of songs that were just a little more Hip Hop than radio that I still wanted people to hear. So, in addition to the regular Detroit Bumps episodes, I started doing Rob’s Hip Hop Corner.
As HE3, X, & got older, real world shit made it harder and harder to get together to keep doing Detroit Bumps Episodes got harder and harder to do, so we kinda stopped doing those (at least for the time being).
HE3 still does podcasts that have Hip Hop and R&B that kinda follow the same format as our old internet radio show and my podcasts are still pretty much strictly Hip Hop….although every now & then, I do a Rob’s R&B Corner.
4. When gathering songs for your podcast, which is more gratifying, “the unknown artist” or “a new joint from the established artist?” (Butta)
I really, really love showcasing a new artist. I always say that I like to think I haven’t heard my favorite rapper yet. So my ears and my mind always open. New & unknown artists are more appreciative when they see & hear their track on the podcast.
And too many people think real Hip Hop is dead or dying and I’m on a mission to show and prove that is definitely untrue. So I like when new artist can show he or she is as good as or possibly better than your one of your favorite old school rappers. Not trying to replace the old school, just show that this generation can also be lyrical.
5. Do you receive or willing to accept submissions from artist for your show? Have you received any so far? (Butta)
I accept submissions. They can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I will also listen to any links submitted on my Facebook or Twitter pages.
I’ve had several submissions from artists. Some are just okay and not really podcast-worthy. But every now and then, I get a submission that makes the cut.
I’m not a fan of Trap Hop, so if you’re submitting something on that tip, you’ve got to have some lyrics to back up your content otherwise I ain’t listening! If you’re just saying the same shit the same way everybody else is, then you can save that for somebody else.
6. Are there any other interests for you in regards to HIPHOP outside of podcasting?
I’ve written a couple of Hip Hop reviews and commentaries for our Detroit Bumps back in the day.
7. Do you think that HIPHOP is necessarily a young adults game? If not what have you done to change that perception? (Son Ra)
I think Hip Hop is old enough to have adult fans, so I don’t think it has to be young folks’ game. I think there’s a market for artists that want to make Hip Hop for grown folks.
It’s just the radio plays tracks that alienate grown folks, so a lot of older Hip Hop heads start truly believing there’s no Hip Hop for them.
I like to think my podcasts is Hip Hop for grown folks…grown folks lyrics, grown folks beats. I’ve got some younger followers of my podcast, but my average listener is 30-40 years old.
8. Last one……….. Where can people find you on the web and/or social media? (Amriki Aswad)
I can be found on Facebook:
I also want to shout out to my brother, HE3’s (Harold themusicman Edwards) podomatic page a shout-out
Our website is