Take 6

Episodes of “Hip Hop Hello” — a radio show on 103.3 KOBV Bentonville Community Radio — are reposted to the Arkansas Times.

This week, we say Hip Hop Hello to Northwest Arkansas DJ/dance duo Classic Flow, who are performing at The Momentary twice this month: at Saturday’s Momentous electronic music festival and on March 15 with Versa-Style dance company. We also speak with Take 6, a multi-platinum-selling and Grammy Award-winning a cappella group that’s set to headline at the Walton Arts Center on April 12.

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Around the time of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop in 2023, Van Dang (Poppin’ Sunshine) and Ambrosia Johnson (DJ Afrosia) formed Classic Flow, seizing the opportunity to create a platform celebrating classic hip-hop culture with premier rhythms, rhymes and breaks. The duo seamlessly merges the four elements of hip-hop — emceeing, breaking, DJing and graffiti — and has opened for Wu-Tang Clan.

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Take 6, hailed by Quincy Jones as the “Baddest vocal cats on the planet,” has earned 10 Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards, 2 NAACP Image Awards and a Soul Train Award. They’ve been sampled by countless DJs and producers, and have collaborated with Ty Dolla $ign, J. Cole, Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Kid Capri and more. 

Here’s the show’s full tracklist:

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Haviah Mighty — “In Women Colour”
Baang — “Say I’m Lyin”
KRS-One — “50 More Years of Hip Hop”
Eric B & Rakim — “Paid In Full”
Quasimoto — “Rappcats”
Edan — “Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme”
Tech N9ne — “Don’t Nobody Want None”
Kraftwerk — “Tour de France”
Cybotron — “Clear”
Digital Underground — “Sons of the P”
SEWLo — “upnDWN”
Leake! — “You Took My”
The 45 King and Take 6 — “Spread Love” (Remix)
Quincy Jones — “Prologue (2 Q’s Rap)”
Quincy Jones — “Back On The Block”
Kid Capri and Take 6 — “Spread Love” (The Re-Do)
Jacob Collier feat. Rapsody — “He Won’t Hold You”
Ty Dolla $ign feat. J Cole — “Purple Emoji”
Mhari. Nyce — “In Your Arms”
Outkast feat. CeeLo Green — “Liberation”

You can catch “Hip Hop Hello” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Tuesday on 103.3 FM in Bentonville or stream it online at bentonvilleradio.com. Can’t make it on Tuesdays? No worries! We re-air out of Fayetteville’s KUAF 3 Jazz HD channel every Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., streaming on KUAF.com. And if you miss an episode, head back here to the Arkansas Times — or to our Mixcloud profile for archives.

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