N.W.A.'s <i>Express Yourself</i> on 48 hour repeat on Double J ahead of launch.

NWA's Express Yourself on 48 hour repeat on Double J ahead of launch.

Triple J's younger, wiser station, Double J has made an attempt to live up to the brattish, creative origins associated with the station's name and culture.

The renamed digital station has been playing different versions of the same song, NWA's Express Yourself, back-to-back since midday Monday. No other songs have been played since.

Programming of the ABC's adult digital station, Dig Music, was taken over by Triple J last year and Dig will be officially relaunched on Wednesday at midday (AEST) as Double J.

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Double J was Triple J's in its earliest incarnation, officially 2JJ, a Sydney AM station with a reputation for pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable on radio throughout the 1970s.

The latest Express Yourself stunt, which began at midday on Monday, is a homage to Triple J presenters who went on strike in 1989 and played NWA's Express Yourself for 24 hours straight (roughly 360 times) after the LA rap group's incendiary song F--- Tha Police was removed from its playlist on ABC management orders following a complaint in Parliament.

As a reference to that incident, a scratch from F--- Tha Police was also included in Triple J's news sting.

Express Yourself was NWA's song, a lyrical statement about radio censorship rapped over a looped sample from a 1971 song of the same name by Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band. Double J is playing 13 versions of the song, by artists including Australian acts The Audreys, Wagons and Darren Hanlon. Others include Jack Johnson and of course NWA.

Triple J and Double J content director Meagan Loader said the new station will stop playing Express Yourself at midday on Wednesday when Double J officially begins programming, with Myf Warhurst initially at the helm.

A big question around the Double J official relaunch is what song will play first? In an iconic moment in Australian radio the, first Double J provoked censors and conservatives by playing a banned song as its very first choice, Skyhooks' You Just Like Me Cos I'm Good in Bed on January 1975. That set the scene for an often anti-authoritarian programming with accompanying rowdy in-studio antics.