Saturday, July 18, 2009

Joulz il & RTD Present The il Before The Storm

It's been a long-time coming for this one. I've been wanting to put out a project from Joulz il for so long, and with the Month of Jouly upon us, we figured it's only right. I know he's been working on The il Identity, trying to get his name up, and with the success of Offshore Drilling (which included his well-received track, "My Microphone"), its only right to serve the public with a batch of tracks that you should've heard, but might've slept on, as well as some cuts that have not leaked as of yet.

Everything on here is produced by the homegirl Entity Starr (for SwAsHo Productions), and the only feature is from the homey Original Soul. The topics range from warm summer afternoon funk to deeper, more thought-provoking material. Joulz is a gifted MC with endless flows and fresh lyrics - a true mic controller. This is a great compilation, sort of like a prophecy of what's to come from this talented individual; I love being able to hold onto a batch of tracks from an artist that I truly admire, but what I love more is finally being able to play weatherman, and hit you with that stormwatch. Get your umbrellas out, there's a storm brewing...

DOWNLOAD Joulz il & RTD Present The il Before The Storm (mirror)


1. Come Home With Me
2. When Was The Last Time
3. How Cool Is He (featuring Original Soul)
4. Whutdatiz
5. Getting It In
6. Respect & Take Note
7. Focus
8. You'll Remember This
9. Imagine That (Pain Rmx)
10. Help Me
11. Better Days
12. It's Over

Hit up Joulz il on the following sites: his blog \ twitter \ MySpace \ YouTube.

Or e-mail the homey. Let him you're feeling this. And spread the word!

EDIT To the top, as Joulz will be on Drunk N' Throwed tonight!

[video] 88 Keys ft. Shitake Monkey "The Friends Zone"

[video] Flo Rida ft. Nelly Furtado "Jump"

[video] J-Live "Braggin' Writes" LIVE

Been wanting to see J-Live perform this live, and after T.R.O.Y.'s comprehensive non-album comps on him, I had to find this. One of my favorite tracks, ever:

Beastie Boys ft. Nas "Too Many Rappers"

Beastie Boys ft. Nas "Too Many Rappers": Talk about leftfield old man rap. This is taken from Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 1, which drops on September 15th. I mess with this something fierce, even if cats say odd shit like "all these crab rappers... they're rappin' like CRABS!"

All praise due to WIL.

[video] Kosha Dillz Raps At Walgreen's

And as a bonus, here's Akream's "Same Feeling" LIVE:

DJ Cable vs. Tempa T & Rusko "Mr Muscle's Hype"

DJ Cable vs. Tempa T & Rusko "Mr Muscle's Hype": DJ Cable strikes THUGSTEP paydirt with this blend. He was working on the forthcoming Mash Down Vol. 3 when he happened upon this blend. Tempa T's "Next Hype" coasts perfectly over Rusko's bangin' "Mr. Muscle", trust. Put the needle to this one and bomb the dancefloor.

Sunkenstate Abracadaver

Whygee passed this to me earlier today; word is that this is a collection of four-year old Sunkenstate tracks. If these are four years old, a lot of you so-called forward-thinkers need to hop into the Delorean and catch up!

DOWNLOAD Sunkenstate Abracadaver

Open Letter To Drake

[video] Junclassic "Everybody (Get Money)"

Here's a fun video for Junclassic's "Everybody (Get Money)":

Southside's Savior drops on Monday, July 20th.

Excess Bangers 35 - Become A Fan

Dope play on the Facebook/Fan page phenomenon with the cover art. Loads of that fresh newness in the tracklist.



01. Drake - The Winner
02. Fabolous Ft. Ryan Leslie - The Fabolous Life
03. Gucci Mane feat. Three 6 Mafia & Keri Hilson - Medicine
04. Cam’ron & Mase feat. B.Rossi - Get It
05. Joell Ortiz - Food for Thought
06. Lil Wayne Ft. Mack Maine, Gudda Gudda & Channell - Sacrifice
07. Freeway – Bloggers
08. Drake - Juice
09. Havoc – Always Have A Choice
10. T.I. - Thats What I Thought
11. Rakim - Holy Are You
12. J Money Ft. Young Jeezy & Shawty Lo - 1st Name Last Name (Remix)
13. Currensy - Damier Doobies
14. T.I. Ft Scarface & Keri Hilson - Bread Up
15. Twista Alright ft. Kanye West produced
16. Freeway - Freeway’s Beard
17. Gucci Mane feat. Mia X, OJ Da Juiceman, Gangsta Boo & Shawn Jay - Call The Weedman
18. Kool G Rap feat. Godfather Pt3 - NY Timez (prod. ATG)
19. T.I. Ft. Robin Thick - Magic
20. Termanology ft. Hggnz - Blackberry
21. Y.M DaKid - Pgh Music

Only Highbrid Nation gives this to you.

Dallas Penn & Combat Jack Invade PNC Radio

The B.Y.O.B BBQ goes down in Brooklyn tonight:

[video] A-Trak LIVE In San Francisco (7/16/2009)

Peep the new light show during the intro of his 10,000LB Hamburger Tour:

[video] Tanya Morgan LIVE In Indy (7/17/2009)

Shouts to Seanie Mic for these:

"Walk My Way"

"We Be"

Gripz vs. Vherbal

The other day, Gripz hit me with a couple of cuts produced by Vherbal:

What do you guys think about dude? He definitely can flow, and the Vherb beats are something you can mess with. Watch out for Gripz' forthcoming mixtape, which doesn't have a title as of yet.

Friday, July 17, 2009

[video] Behind The Scenes: J Dilla ft. Havoc & Raekwon "24K Rap"

[video] Soulja Boy "Work"

[video] Obama's "No Excuses" Speech

Friday, July 17th 2009 playlist

Another busy two weeks, another -$20 earned. Kids gotta eat, though!


RTD_PLAYLIST_(7-10-2009-7-16-2009).zip ~588MB



Check out this video of Miss Info interviewing Maino:

Enjoy the weekend - hopefully this rain will come tonight and be done with for a great weekend. Until next time...

Rukus ft. Soulbrotha "Slow It Down"

Rukus ft. Soulbrotha "Slow It Down" (prod. by J. Slikk): I hate being kept in the dark, but its OK when my niggas are working on some heat. This is like the third Rukus/J. Slikk related track I've gotten passed, and if you guys are still sleepin'... why? Anyways, with all of the recent deaths and kids gone buckwild these days, we should all take heed and slow... it... down.

DeepSpace "Beast"

You can stream the single to their ReLaunch mixtape right here:

Free website -

[video] Christette Michelle "What You Do"

Nato Caliph ft. Naledge "Irrelevant"

Nato Caliph ft. Naledge "Irrelevant": It's been a minute since I've gotten some new Nato Caliph music (that Power EP was the truth); this is the first leak off his forthcoming album, Knowledge + Cipher, and its a deep one. Caliph and the homey Naledge spin a few tales about people who feel irrelevant, for whatever reason. No smiling on this one, mainly because these stories are "real life, happening, everyday" (c) Mos Def, you feel me? 'Nuff respect to Nato for hitting me with this - when I get more info on the album, I got you.

EDIT Just found an interview with Caliph mentioning this track.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

[video] Flo-Rida ft. Akon "Available"

[video] Vida Guerra ft. ProHoeZak "Like That"

Vida, you fly, but this is inexcusable:

[video] Loso's Way Trailer

[video] Royce Da 5'9 Toca Tuesday Freestyle

FuseBox Radio (Week of July 15th, 2009)

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah for the week of July 15, 2009 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.

Our commentary this week focused on the current U.S. Supreme Court nomination hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor and how race & class are coloring this situation, lessons that could be learned from the unfortunate situations and passing of sports legends Steve McNair & Arturo Gatti (R.I.P.), the Williams Sisters recent wins at Wimbelton & their continuing non-profit work for the community, and some other things here and there.

We had a great interview this week with up and coming independent singer and MC Raymond B of Black Magic Entertainment (

Some of the topics we discussed was his background in Tennessee & how his family, friends and others got him involved in the love of music, his upcoming business and music projects, how life has been as a successful independent artist in the U.S. South and the work and grind it needs to make it, experiences in the music industry and other things!

This week we do have new Black Agenda Report segment. The Direct EFX segments will return at the end of the HBCU's college summer break period in September.

Feel free to check out some recent episodes of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast here on - all of the shows are clean/radio friendly.

FuseBox Radio Playlist for the Week of July 15, 2009 (in no particular order)

Ol' Dirty Bastard/Brooklyn Zoo RMX/Elektra
Large Professor feat. Nas/One Plus One/Paul Sea Productions
The Roots feat. Erykah Badu/I Wanna Be Where You Are/White Label
Freeway/Freeway's Beard/Free Money
Big Cakes/Soul/Kipling
Enoch 7th Prophet feat. Zay/Sick 'N Tired/Data Frequency
Raymond B/Supa'Man/Black Magic Ent. ( )
John Legend/When It Rains/GOOD Music & Columbia
Raheem DeVaughn feat. Young Chris/Wanna Love You/368 Music Group
B.o.B. feat. Playboy Tre & Killer Mike/Say What You Want/White Label (
Mista F.A.B./2010 'Til Infinity/Thizz Ent.
Dukes of DaVille/Superflycredible/
Chico Debarge feat. Talib Kweli/Math/Universal Motown
Ashy L Bowz/Hood/ODS Management
Phil Ade/Going Off/368 Music Group
Trife Diesel feat. B.o.B. & Inspectah Deck/Speed of Life/White Label (
DJ Logic/Hope Road/Ropeadope Digital
Dead Prez feat. Johnny Polygon/NYDP/Boss Up Inc. & Invasion Music Group
Jay Electronica/Exhibit A (inst.)/Decon
Swazy Baby/Half of It (inst.)/Slip-N-Slide
American Yard/No You Didn't (inst.)/Konvict, SRC & Universal Motown
Jus Bleezy feat. T-Pain/I Gotta Tell Her (inst.)/JB Entertainment
Eyedea & Abilities/Burn Fetish (inst.)/Rhymesayers
Mista Mac feat. Flo Rida, Brisco & Ball Greezy/Drop That (inst.)/Poe Boy Music Group & E1
Lil' Jon feat. Swizz Baetz & Snoop Dogg/I Do (inst.)/Universal Republic
Black DaDa/I'm A Zoe (inst.)/Universal Republic
Arab feat. OJ Da Juiceman/Kitchen Musik (inst.)/Angry Chimp Music Group
Grand Agent & Raynge feat. Camp Lo/Minivan (inst.)/Interworld Agency Media (

PLUS Some Extra Special Hidden Tracks in the Jon Judah Master Mix w/ Old School Classics and more Independent Music Finds

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RIP Sacer

Saw Hav's drop on Dash Snow (aka Sacer)'s death, and it looks like Gawker picked up on the story as well. Word is dude OD'd; he was only 27. Christ.

BGDB Presents Reggae Royalty: A Marley Mix

Enigmatik has them true Jamaican roots; here's his latest mix, featuring 1 hour and 48 minutes of Marley music.



Mind Control
Make Some Music
Things Ain't Cool
Hailie I
So Much Trouble In The World
Catch A Fire
Violence In The Streets
Iron Bars featuring Mr. Cheeks & Spragga Benz
Buffalo Soldier
Love Is My Religion
Hey Baby featuring Mos Def
Trench Town Rock (Live)
We're Gonna Make It
Could You Be Loved
The Traffic Jam
Get Up Stand Up
Welcome To Jamrock
The Mission
As We Are featuring Nas
Road To Zion featuring Nas
Still The Storms
Redemption Song
No Woman No Cry

Bonus Beats Abracadabra...

[video] OJ Da Juiceman "Cop A Chicken"

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

[video] Mariah Carey "Obsessed"

Mike Classic "See Right Through You"

Mike Classic "See Right Through You": "'09, you get signed, you signing with the Devil"... sick lines like this and many more are featured in this latest leak from Mike Clizzy. And I hate saying it, but damn... dude's only 18!

[video] Dylan DillinJah "D.O.A."

Bonus Beats Dylan DillinJah "D.O.A." [clean \ dirty]

Raekwon Speaks On RTB Fiasco

I posted this info earlier today, but UGHH has some better footage, as well as an interview with the Chef about this whole situation:

[video] Spec Boogie "Akira"

Summer Movie Season FTW!

Clockwise Clothing's MJ Tribute T-Shirt

On the same day I see this lime-green MJ tee in downtown Trenton (can you see me in the reflection), the homies over at Clockwise hit me with pics of their new Michael Jackson tribute t-shirt. Word is that "proceeds will be going to The Childrens Defense Fund and their Leave No Child Behind Fund", so I'd recommend copping one, pronto. Hit their site for more details.

The Paxtons x ANMLHSE In NY (7/21/2009)

The Paxtons and ANMLHSE will be touching down at atmos in NYC on Tuesday, July 21st, to celebrate the release of the Paxtons x ANMLHSE Work Release T-Shirt. Free drinks and giveaways.

Did you miss their release party at UBIQ in Philly last week? Here's some video:

And if you haven't grabbed Work, you're corny, but you're also in luck. You can download the album HERE; if you're trying to be uber-supportive, cop the CD version (its the one I have, and its dope) - you can also grab the tee from their as well. Very good music from these brothers. Enjoy.

[video] The 54 Reality Show (7/14/2009)

I've also got a few goodies from the Crew54 camp. They've been getting their rhyme on, and have a batch of leftover goodies. Did you eat lunch yet? If not, enjoy some of this good eats... we'll be feeding you more soon!

Se7en ft. Dre Robinson & M-Dot "G'D UP"

Se7en ft. Dre Robinson & M-Dot "G'D UP" (prod. by Pauly Fingaz): Three of Boston's finest link up for one banger of a track? This is one of those cuts that true Gs click-clack over. If that applies to you, this should be your summer anthem. If you don't, pretend you do: throw on your hoodie, unlace your ACGs and vibe to this.

Shouts to Rev for passing this one by.

Brown Bag AllStars "Get Ready"

Brown Bag AllStars "Get Ready" (prod. by marink): The BBAS, who recently signed with Coalmine (and have a mixtape dropping on iTunes soon) laced ANTHER marink cut for the 16th Day of Brown Bag Season. This is a quicker fix, no nonsense - just dope lyrical acrobatics over a fresh beat. The fuck more do you need?

Junclassic "Everybody (Get Money)"

Junclassic "Everybody (Get Money)": WHAT THE FUCK!?!?! Not only is Junclassic a fool for flippin' this classic Club MTV track, but I have a feeling that Southside's Savior is going to be something serious. I'm amazed at all of the leaks he flings over. Classic material, done properly. June 20th!

previous Junclassic "Forever In His Childhood"

Incyte "Soul Glo"

Incyte "Soul Glo": Here's a track that popped up in my inbox the other day. This is the second best usage of the infamous Soul Glo commercial from Coming To America. The first belongs to Che Grand, who had a (bonus) track that flipped this on his Official Bootleg Import EP from years back. 'Cyte reps Pittsburgh, and his Cyte Beyond Sight mixtape (hosted by Deejay Deez) will be dropping soon. Bonus points for the Thundercats bite in the cover!

MarkFader Pound4Pound, Round 4: Instrumentals

Here's the latest batch of sick instrumentals from the homey MarkFader.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

[video] Mack 10 ft. Lil' Wayne & Rick Ross "So Sharp"

Coalmine Records July 2009 Newsletter

Get all the up-to-date information on Coalmine Records, from new signees (Kosha Dillz, Brown Bag AllStars), downloads and other important release info!

[video] Pugs Atomz "Get It On"

Featuring Primeridian & Wes Restless:

Elucid "However You Want"

Elucid "However You Want" (prod. by Von Pea): Here's another Sub Bass Diet midnight snack in the form of year-old track from Elucid, produced by Tanya Morgan's Von Pea. For you lames who don't understand Elucid's moves, or have a small-minded view of what Hip-Hop is, Gutta smacks you in the face with a rusty hammer on some "I can break it down like however you want" shit. Get your fucking mind right. Sub Bass Diet is coming...

EDIT Von Pea gave a lil' insight on the origins of this track.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Joe Budden Speaks On Inspectah Deck/Rock The Bells

Shouts to Miss Info.

[video] Dance You Into The Sunlight

Jay Smooth FTW!

[video] T.I. ft. Mary J. Blige "Remember Me"

[video] "Road To The Release" Episode 6

Eternia has more info on this video over on her blog.

[video] M-Dot "Hungry" (unofficial video)

Big S.I.N. "D.O.A. Freestyle"

Big S.I.N. "D.O.A. Freestyle": "Death of all wack niggas", indeed. Homey even works in a few bars on MJ. That album AND the mixtape are on the way!

previous Big S.I.N. "Mad Man Music Promo"

Slaughterhouse LP Cover

Simple enough. Shouts to TRU.

B.Y.O.B. BBQ (7/18/2009)

This Saturday, the B.Y.O.B. BBQ is going down, celebrating the big dogs in the bloggin' game... and the rest of us. Free burgers and booze, bring your own blogger. Looks like DJ J Period will be on the wheels of steel, with an exclusive preview of the Slaughterhouse album going down as well.

RSVP with BYOBBQ@GMAIL.COM. Shouts to Dallas Penn and Combat Jack.

Junclassic "Forever In His Childhood"

Junclassic "Forever In His Childhood": Here's the fourth leak from Southside's Savior. Happy early bornday, homey! Peep Jun's verses over one of my favorite DJ Premier beats, Nas' "2nd Childhood", as he takes it back to hating his veggies and just the good shit that lil' rascals did. Flip to verse 2, though, and feel that venom. Who's he going at, can you tell?

Southside's Savior drops July 20th!

previous Junclassic "Best Around"

Caspa - Essential Mix (07/11/2009)

Caspa has been on FIRE over the last year. His album dropped a few months back, and now he steps up for the BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, with a hefty dose of dubstep riddims.



Caspa's Ghostly Intro
Deadmau5 & Kaskade ‘I Remember (Caspa Remix)’ (Mau5trap)
Sub Scape ‘Nothing’s Wrong’ (Dub Police)
Emalkay ‘Angie Got Stoned’ (Dub Police Dub Plate)
Skream ‘Dutch Flowerz (Rusko Remix)’ (Tempa Dub Plate)
Mungo's Hi Fi ‘International Roots Feat. Earl 16 (LD Remix)’ (Dub Police)
Mala ‘Eyes’ (Dub Plate)
Emalkay ‘When I Look At You‘ (Dub Police Dub Plate)
Trolley Snatcha ‘Scattah’ (Dub Police)
Caspa ‘Riot Powder’ (Sub Soldiers / Fabric)
Caspa ‘Table Cloth’ (Sub Soldiers Dub Plate)
Sub Scape ‘Dominent Species’ (Dub Police Dub Plate)
Benga ‘Desening’ (Tempa Dub Plate)
Emalkay ‘Metropolis’ (Dub Police)
Nneka ‘Heartbeat (Chase & Status Just Brought A Guitar Mix)’ (Sony/BMG)
Skream Clap Your Hands‘ (Dub Plate)
The Others ‘Dot 2 Dot’ (Dub Police Dub Plate)
Caspa ‘I Beat My Robot’ (Sub Soldiers / Fabric)
The Others & N-Type ‘Cicuit’ (Dub Plate)
Sub Scape ‘Clear My Throat’ (Dub Police Dub Plate)
Trolley Snatcha ‘The Future’ (Dub Police)
Rusko ‘Cockney Thug (Caspa's Sub Soldier Remix)’ (Sub Soldiers)
Benga ‘Mini Moto’ (Tempa Dub Plate)’
LD ‘King Of Kong’ (Dub Police Dub Plate)
D1 ‘Pitcher’ (Dub Police Dub Plate)’
La Roux ‘In For The Kill (Skream'z Let's Get Ravey Remix)’ (Polydor)
Chase & Status ‘Saxone’ (Ram)
Depeche Mode ‘Wrong (Caspa Remix)’ (EMI)
Coki ‘Goblin’ (Ringo)
Sub Scape ‘Wrong Number’ (Dub Police)
Kutz ‘Trash City’ (Dub Plate)
Chase & Status ‘Mad House’ (Dub Plate)
Caspa ‘Louder VIP’ (Sub Soldiers)
Caspa ‘Marmite’ (Sub Soldiers / Fabric)
Caspa ‘Terminator’ (Sub Soldiers)
Caspa ‘Terminator (Trolley Snatcher Remix)’ (Sub Soldiers Dub Plate)
Prodigy ‘Take Me To The Hospital (Rusko Remix)’ (Take Me To The Hospital)
TC ‘Where's My Money (Caspa Remix)’ (D-Style)
Emalkay ‘Explicit’ (Dub Police)
Trolley Snatcher ‘Circles’ (Dub Police Dub Plate)
Skream ‘Metal Mouth’ (Tempa Dub Plate)
Emalkay ‘Battle Suit’ (Dub Police Dub Plate)
Prodigy ‘Warriors Dance (Benga Remix)’ (Take Me To The Hospital)
Search & Destroy ‘Day Break’ (Destructive)
Distance ‘Menace’ (Chestplate Dub Plate)
The Others ‘100 Dollar Bills’ (Dub Police Dub Plate)
Caspa ‘Ready Eddy’ (Sub Soldiers Dub Plate)
Matty G ‘Turf Warz’ (Dub Police Dub Plate)
Caspa Feat. Dynamite MC ‘The Takeover’ (Sub Soldiers / Fabric)
Grand Puba ‘Get It (Caspa's 80Eighties Remix)’ (Scion / AV Project)
Caspa ‘They Like It Low’ (Dub Plate)
Vista ‘Poupee (J-Kenzo Remix)’ (Dub Plate)
Search & Destroy ‘Blue Mantra’ (Destructive)


Versis Synergy EP

For some reason, I remembered this dropping on Saturday, but forgot to post it. Here's the FREE EP from Versis, produced entirely by Lucid. Enjoy this!

DOWNLOAD Versis Synergy EP

Props again to Unherd.

High Power Moves TV: Episode 6

V!RTU ft. Dirty Birdy "New New Hotness"

V!RTU ft. Dirty Birdy "New New Hotness": This is taken from V!RTU's forthcoming album, The Shoe-In. Apparently, dude got all the features on this album by painting 10 pairs of exclusive kicks for a bunch of MCs (Dirty Birdy, Skillz, Muneshine, Oddisee, Kay, Sugar Tongue Slim, Butta Verses, MC Exposition and more), and based off of this track, I'm hoping the shoes were dope... because this track is not. I'm just saying.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

[video] UFC100: Brock Lesnar Vs. Frank Mir

Black Milk Broadcast - Episode 2

[video] Slaughterhouse "The One"

Take It Personal #21

If you've been an avid listener of the Danyelliott/Take It Personal podcast, you know that they've spoken on recording an episode in a professional studio (with the help/guidance of Larry Flick). It looks like they recorded it yesterday, and in this two-parter, they go IN:

Finally danyelliott gets a chance to record a podcast in a real studio! And you best believe we live up to the hype. The closing of VIBE. The return of Ma$e. The strength of Yo-Yo. Jay-Z vs. The Game. The topics are endless. And is that Sam on the mic? Top it all off with the musical stylings of Barry Manilow. That’s right, Barry Manilow. Once again, in two parts. Give us a radio show!

DOWNLOAD Take It Personal #21 (Part 1 / Part 2) \ iTUNES

I've been of the mind that they need their own radio show, satellite (preferred) or otherwise. This should be proof positive of that. Shouldn't it?

[video] Diamond D ft. Novel "It'll Be Alright"

[video] DJ Paul "Wanta Be Like You"

JO A Making A Hip Hop Rap Beat

Wise Intelligent Got Arrested?

Here's an e-mail I got from Trenton's own Wise Intelligent, detailing an arrest in Trenton, NJ, that doesn't surprise me at all:

Wise Intelligent Falsely Arrested!!!


On Wednesday, July 8th I got out of bed feeling a little bit better than good! IntelligentSeedz were finally going to interview Mr. Rodney Lofton - Superintendent of Trenton Public Schools. We were happy that we had been granted the interview and it was finally about to happen. Mr. Lofton is a magnanimous brother with a lot of knowledge to offer our youth film makers on the subject of high lead levels in schools as well as what's being done to correct the problem.

You can check out a clip of our Intelligent Seedz upcoming documentary "Dying to Learn" (The Effect of Lead on Inner City School Children)

So, I do the normal run through go over the punch list of things needed for the shoot, make sure all of the children are up, waiting and ready to go. We arrive at the Board of Education, the youth set up and conduct the interview (big shout to Ra'Ees, Ibreania and Kai yall held it down with a three youth crew, they missed you Amir and Megan). Everything was great, interview went well, superintendent Rodney Lofton was nothing short of informative, well knowledgeable on the subject and he also allowed the seedz to interview Mr. Everett Collins - Director of Buildings and Grounds for Trenton Public School district.

We completed the shoot, wrapped up and got on our way; mission accomplish, I'm ecstatic. After dropping the seedz off I hurry to make a studio session scheduled for 1:30pm with Kal and Bizz p.k.a. AD (Angels to some Devils to most). Get there we breeze through the track like professionals, everybody's happy...we exchange pounds, handshakes and hugs and I'm on my way to my place in Trenton. At this point I'm looking for my Ice Cube cd because TODAY is A GOOD DAY!

Driving down Chestnut St. (One block from my gate), I stop at the light. This is when Diamond - a friend, good brother and Hip Hop/reggae drummer for many established and local artist, myself included - jogs over to the car. He asks me "what's up", said he hadn't seen me around in a while, I tell him "my numbers still the same, give me a holla!" He reaches into the car window we shake hands, in the usual long drawn-out way brothers do, he walks off, the light turns green I pull off.

Less than two minutes later I'm turning on to my street. I begin to park and this is when the Ice Cube Good Day lyrics and melody begin to grind to a dead-batteries in ya boom box halt. As good as my day was going I'm now being chirped to pull over by the TAC Unit (fancy name for COPS), at the moment I am parking! I mean in mid park, they put the Cherries on, chirp me so I stop about 18 inches from the curb.

They jump out of their cruiser briskly, the male officer rushing up to my driver side window, while his partner a female officer maneuvers towards my passenger side window with her hand on her firearm.

My windows were already down, so he comes up and asks "do you have license?" To which I reply "absolutely." Then he asked "do you have vehicle registration?" To which I again replied in the affirmative "absolutely!" He asked if they were valid, again my reply was "absolutely!" After giving him my valid license, registration and insurance cards, he asked "do you have guns or drugs in the car?"To which I replied ABSOLUTELY NOT!" I asked him "what is the reason I'm being stopped?" I'm just parking in front of my home, he didn't answer the question. Instead he asked..."Who was the guy you were talking to on the corner back there?" To which I reply "someone I know...why?" To which he replied "get out of the car!" I ask him "why..what did you stop me for?" Again he asked me to get out of my car...again I asked why? This time he answered "because I said so!" To which I said "so I'm expected to just do whatever you say no matter what?" To which he replied.."basically!" So, I got out of the car (complete cooperation, although I still haven't been told why I've been pulled over?). He asks me to go to the back of my car. Next, he ask me to put my hands on the back of my car and I did so.

At this point he's patting me down. Then he walks away to search in the driver side of my vehicle? His partner is searching in the bushes up the block where I had just driven past and in the bushes I was now parked in front of (my neighbor's yard basically). The male cop comes back and continues patting me down, checking my pockets.

So, I turn around slightly gazing under my right arm pit, both hands still on my car, and ask "am I being arrested?" And this A-hole of an officer says "now you're being arrested for ASSAULT ON AN OFFICER!"???? Am I crazy or did he just say I'm being arrested for assault on an officer? Yep, assault on an officer I never touched, disrespected, raised my voice to or challenged in any way?

So he handcuffed me they put me in the cruiser and took me down to the precinct. But before we got to the precinct I asked "so, let me get this straight, you arrested me for assault on an officer?" Now, the arresting officer says to me "do you want to be arrested for assault on an officer?" I'm thinking, is this a trick question? So I respond "absolutely not!" This is when he says "you don't have any warrants, traffic violations, etc., so we'll take you down, they'll give you a couple tickets and a summons and let you go!" OOOO..K? I'm thinking "tickets for what..a summons for what?" I've done absolutely nothing???

So, I ask him again.."what are you arresting me for?" This time he says "for obstructing an investigation?" At this point I'm just dumb, none of this shit makes since? I ask him "what investigation? And who are you" To which he says "yes!" Investigating me my ass! This is a familiar case of over aggressive police work turned harassment! Nothing more, nothing less!

These two Tactical Unit officers thought they had witnessed a drug transaction when Diamond (the drummer), came to my window at the light. We exchanged words, he reached into the window to shake my hand and they thought we exchanged more than salutations!

They followed me to my block, stopped me, searched all the bushes up the street for the distance I had traveled thinking maybe I threw drugs out of my car window!?!?! When they realized I was not a drug dealer that had somehow out witted them, but a married father of two, a youth organization director and co-founder without any warrants, prior arrests, traffic or parking violations they felt just a little disappointed! This disappointment lead them in their arrogance and abuse of power and authority to make up all kinds of BS to charge me (an apparently innocent civilian) with some kind of violation?

Please understand me. I can accept being pulled over because the officer suspected I may have been trafficking, selling or distributing drugs. However, at the moment it is realized that's not the case, send me on my don't even have to apologize! But, don't, after discovering you were wrong, treat me like I am in effect a "drug dealer" who just happened to outwit you this time!

I am a youth advocate, not a drug dealer, drug user, gangbanger, or criminal. I know many people in Trenton, I grew up here since I was two years old! Trenton is only 7.5 square miles, everybody knows everybody! I went to school with, grew up with and I am friends with lawyers, judges, doctors, nurses, police officers, firemen, garbage men, government workers, rappers, city workers, school teachers, principals, businessmen, politicians, activist and yes, gangbangers, convicts, drug addicts, etc. The good, the bad, and the ugly...I AM TRENTON!

An apparent part of the problem is that the arresting officers ARE NOT TRENTON! They didn't grow up here, they do not know the people. It's hard to have lived in the 7.5 square mile box that is Trenton and not know me, what I do and or what I'm about! I've been the same ole me for years!

Is this what the justice system is? Arresting innocent people on bogus charges knowing most will want to avoid court, missing work and paying for attorneys. So, get them to plea bargain to the lesser tickets and or summons while dropping other charges? Most people take this "deal" to avoid court, attorney fees and possibly more fines, even though they're innocent! This is extortion, intimidation and abuse of power in the worse way!

Nearly half Trenton's population are "minorities" living somewhere below or at the poverty-line and cannot afford to pay their basic household bills let alone bogus tickets, summons and citations. Not to mention missing days from work to go to arraignments and trials! So, they pay "the lesser" of the fines knowing they are guilty of absolutely nothing at all. This is an oppressive system and that's saying the least! With all the educated people local and state governments have on its payroll I'm sure they can figure out a better way to raise money rather than arresting obviously innocent civilians and charging them with violations they did not commit!

Nonetheless, my GOOD DAY gone astray, turned into two tickets and a summons for Obstructing an Investigation that carries a $1000 fine and up to 6 months in prison!?!? Needless to say I plead NOT GUILTY to all charges and my day in court is August 28th of this year...I'll keep you posted!

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Thank you in advance for all your support!

I'm not surprised at this at all. Trenton's PD, including their TAC Unit, have been notorious for their tactics, shit that's well-documented in the local papers for years now. Sadly, this is a brother who is doing good for the community, and if you truly have nothing on him, why are you hauling him in? Fight the good fight, Wise.

Big S.I.N. "Mad Man Music Promo"

Big S.I.N. "Mad Man Music Promo": Here's a track coming from S.I.N.'s next mixtape, showcasing cuts from his forthcoming ALBUM (that, while I'm sad to say won't be coming out on RTD Records, I'm happy that it's on its way). What say you?