It's also our way of saying thank-you for all the amazing music from some exceptional artists that have graced our charts since last October...without your soul there would be no show!!!
A Massive 22 Number One’s, with only one song holding on to the top spot for a massive 6 weeks, only one artist making it to number one BackIIBack with two summer sizzlers and only one musician hitting the number one spot twice with the same song!!!
Artists featured on 'THE NUMBER ONE SPECIAL' this year include:
Ski Beatz, Nottz, Wes Felton, Mystro, Big K.R.I.T, Dego, The Electric, Slakah The Beatchild, Median, Pharoahe Monch, TiRon, 9th Wonder, Colonel Red, GWN & much more!
Link after track-listing:
Maddslinky ft. Omar - Special (Make A Change)
What a way to kick start our Number One Special. The track speaks for itself and the listeners loved it and kept it at the top spot for a massive four weeks in October 2010!
Simeon of The Primeridian ft. Shev Rock - Dance 4ever [Tall Black Guy Remix]
One of the biggest producers doing his thing right now is the brilliant Tall Black Guy and back in Nov 2010 spent two weeks at the top spot with this superb remix of “Dance 4ever” from our Chi-Town family Simeon of The Primeridian and Shev Rock. The track will be released as 7” single this Monday 10th October on First Word Records!
JR & PH7 ft. Oddisee & Olivier Daysoul - Hustle & Flow (The Update)
Another dope producer/artist collaboration coming from German producers JR & PH7 & Washington’s finest, spending four weeks at number one over the 2010 Christmas period.
Wes Felton with Marshall Keys - Yours Completely [Ryan Proctor Re-work]
(Land Of Sheep, Ran By Pigs, Ruled By Wolves)
He never fails to disappoint and W. Ellington Felton comes though in fine style once again. Our man for 2007 is the only artist to make it to the Number One Spot with the same track twice, spending three weeks at the top in Nov 2010 and then gaining the popularity vote to hit the top spot for one more week on Jan 15th of this year!
Ski Beatz ft. Curren$y & Smoke DZA - Nothing But Us (24 Hour Karate School)
The big tunes were coming in thick & fast in January and this incredible track from producer extraordinaire Ski Beatz only lasted one week at the top spot.
Nottz ft. Terese Cook - No Money Down (You Need This Music)
So far it’s looking like the year of the producer. A brilliant track and a fantastic album but only lasting one week at the top spot at the end of January.
Mystro ft. Baby Sol - Don’t Worry (Digmund Freud EP)
Two of UK’s finest, and both special guests on the good ship Morpheus this year, collaborated together for this great track earning itself two weeks at number one back in February.
Terrace Martin ft. Latoya Williams - Happy
A track which was given away for free back in February as part of the #DeviTerraceTuesday series to promote the forthcoming Sex EP enjoyed two weeks at the number one spot back in February.
Big K.R.I.T. - Something (K.R.I.T. Wuz Here)
Another big track for 2011 also hitting the top of the charts for two weeks back in early March.
The Electric ft. Add 2, Qwazaar, Wes Restless & Yarah Bravo - Didn’t Cha Know (Hey You Guys! Mixtape)
One of our favourite groups of 2011 had us all bouncing in the studio with this incredible track. This London to Chicago posse cut spent two weeks at the top of the tree back in March.
Slakah The Beatchild ft. Ebrahim - This Beautiful Feeling (Something Forever: Special Edition)
This dope bonus cut from the “Something Forever: Special Edition” CD made it to number one for two weeks back in April.
Pharoahe Monch ft. Jill Scott - Still Standing (W.A.R. We Are Renegades)
One of our favourite collaborations of 2011 so far comes from hip-hop legend Pharoahe Monch featuring the incredible vocals of Miss Jill Scott. Two weeks at the top in April for this match made in heaven.
Reel People ft. Tony Momrelle - Star (Golden Lady)
Now we come to the track that has spent more weeks at the number one spot than any other song this year. A massive six weeks at the top for this fantastic dance anthem!
Dego ft. Bembe Segue & Dave Okumu - Sunshine
Dego ft. Obenewa - Hate You (A Wha’ Him Deh Pon?)
Two number one’s in a row is a rarity on The Morpheus Soul Show but was done with ease and in fine style from beat maker supreme Dego who also hit us with one of the finest albums of 2011 so far. Both tracks spent two weeks each at the number one spot BackIIBack in June & July with these summer anthems.
TiRon & Ayomari - Du Gör Mig Bra [Prod By. Jonesin’ For Sum Comfort Food]
(En kärlekshistoria EP)
Another superb transatlantic collaboration, this time L.A. meets Stockholm for this fantastic track that spent three weeks at number one back in July.
Median - The Sender [Prod By. 9th Wonder] (The Sender)
Two weeks at the top spot back in August for North Carolina emcee
Median coming from his incredible new album “The Sender”.
Funky DL ft. Dukus Alemay - No Comprendo (Blackcurrent Jazz 2)
We were honored to have UK hip-hop legend Funky DL live in the studio earlier this year and the listeners were too. No Comprendo featuring Dukus Alemay topped the chart for one week back in August.
GWN - Summertime
Special thanks to DJ Booth for putting us onto this monster of a track from these former Howard University freshmen. This “Group Without A Name” spent two weeks at number one back in August.
Colonel Red - Can We Work It Out (Keep Walkin’)
Our good mate Nick topped the chart last month and in fine style. The album “Keep Walkin” is the bee’s knees and this track is a Morpheus Soul anthem, spending two weeks at the number one spot.
This Weeks Top 5 Countdown
This is the current chart and because of time permitting we only had the chance to play two tracks from this week's top five, including a new entry!
5. The Primeridian & Tall Black Guy ft. Naledge - Bucktown
(The Primeridian & Tall Black Guy are Darling Lure)
4th week in the chart and down two places from last weeks number three.
4. Lyric L ft. Heidi Vogel - Always Always
[Prod By. Nathan G from Luv Bug recordings] (Amazed)
BRAND NEW ENTRY!!!
3. Colonel Red - Can We Work It Out (Keep Walkin’)
5th week in the chart and this former number one is up and down like a yo-yo. Up one place from last weeks number four.
2. Oddisee ft. Olivier Daysoul - Mattered Much (Rock Creek Park)
3rd week in the chart and a non-mover from DC’s finest.
1. 9th Wonder ft. Phonte & Median - Band Practice pt. II [The Wonder Years]
Our final number one for our 2011 Special has so far spent five weeks in the chart and three weeks at the top spot.
P-Funk the King - FIFA On The Screen [Music by Menahan Street Band]
Phonte - Sendin’ My Love [Prod By. Stro Elliott] (Charity Stars At Home)