Archive for 10/01/2009 - 11/01/2009

[video] Adam F & Horx ft. Redman "Shut The Lights Off"

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Al Mighty x Public Axis On Living Proof Radio (11/5/09)

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Just caught wind of this, too. On the 5th of November, Al Mighty and Dom from Public Axis hit up Living Proof Radio; Al speaks on "life after MAGr, and the upcoming album the Agony of Deceit". Download and enjoy.

Take It Personal #27

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I'm dumb late on this.

Once again it’s on. Knick game. Carsten Charles Sabathia. Ray J. CB vs. Ri-Ri. Beans vs. Jay. And let’s take a pause for the cause to appreciate her Royal Highness. The Wilsons are gonna give it to you. Get it? Ha! We take the cake.

DOWNLOAD Take It Personal #27

[video] Lady Gaga "Bad Romance"

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File under WTF:

Ol Dirty Bastard "Say NO"

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Ol' Dirty Bastard "Say NO": God rest the dead, but an anti-drug track from ODB from the grave just seems ill-advised. This is taken from Message To The Other Side: Osirus Pt. 1. This album features many Clan members (RZA, Method Man and Masta Killa) as well as heads like J-Love and Thirstin Howl III, and will feature a 20-minute clip of the "rapumentary" (the fuck?) Dirty, which is about Dirt Dog. You can pick this up on November 17th, but something about the whole thing just doesn't sit well with me...

EDIT And I'm guessing Streetlife and Mathematics didn't get this leak, eh?

Hawdwerk & Jansport J High Power Moves

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Been a long time coming for this one, and now 2dopeboyz and Kevin Nottingham present Hawdwerk & Jansport J's High Power Moves album, mixed by Dae One, for free, for the Internets. Maybe this will get more downloads than #attentiondeficit does sales?

DOWNLOAD Hawdwerk & Jansport J High Power Moves [mirror]

Diamond District "Make It Clear (Remix)"

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Diamond District "Make It Clear (Getcha Break On Remix)" (prod. by SlimKat78): This sounds like some shit my mom wouldn't get mad at me rockin' to at a cookout, about 2 (or 3) glasses of Long Island Iced Tea's deep. Has a very bouncy, Saturday night dusty club feel. Nice work.

The instrumentals for In The Ruff are available now on iTunes.

Skit Slam "I'm Free"

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Skit Slam "I'm Free" (prod. by Abnormal): Taking time out from flooding the marketplace with his own heatrocks, Cymarshall Law hit me with a track from his brother Skit Slam's solo EP, which should be out soon. For those of you who don't know, Cy x Skit = Everliven Sound. Get familiar.

[video] Bekay "Bloodsport"

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We've leaked the track, and shown you the behind the scenes footage, now here's the final cut (no pun intended):

Hunger Pains is out today - go grab it on iTunes.

[video] Behind The Scenes: Robin Thicke ft. Jay-Z "Meiplé"

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The track leaked the other day; now here's some studio footage:

[video] Omarion ft. Gucci Mane "I Get It In"

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D.Julien "Never Change"

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D.Julien "Never Change": Here's a new cut from D.Julien; it originated as a exclusive freestyle for, and has D going in over Hov's "Never Change". If you know what D does, you know this is going to be some fresh fury over a truly timeless beat. (Re)discover quality.

[video] Raekwon ft. Lyfe Jennings "Catalina"

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Good Biz @ adidas Originals PDX (11/05/2009)

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I told you guys last month about Good Biz's "Mr. Original" (ft. YZ), and their performance over at adidas Originals PDX; that show took place on November 5th, and Bobbie Fine just sent over some pics... check 'em out!

[video] UllnevaNo "It Could Be Worst"

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Bonus Beats UllnevaNo Color Purple Mixtape

[video] Massive Attack "United Snakes"

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Via Different Kitchen.

Cymarshall Law "Meteowrite"

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Cymarshall Law "Meteowrite" (prod. by Slaughtery Beats): Big Breezy hacked into Cy's external drive and slid this one out to the Internets... well, maybe not so 007 and covert-like, but nonetheless this was a heatrock that Cy had on stash that's now in your hands. Philly heads - whatcha doing on November 11th?

M.anifest "Golly Gosh"

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M.anifest "Golly Gosh" (prod. by G Mo): Oh gosh. M.anifest is doing the damn thing with The Birds and The Beats mixtape/album/gift to us that drops on his bornday (Nov. 20th). Word from the man is that G Mo is a 17 yr old who competed at the Red Bull Big Tune Beat Battle in Atlanta. This beat is fresh - it rolls through a few movements, and keeps it crispy throughout (wait until it gets all steppy - oh gawwwwwsh, man! (c) MC GQ). M responds by coasting effortlessly over this. I need The Birds and The Beats like right now.

Hi-Jynx "Kid Robot"

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Hi-Jynx "Kid Robot" (prod. by J Face): While Hi-Jynx's next mixtape drops on November 22nd at midnight, here's a track that didn't make the cut. Some serious issues in this one: "The effects of Domestic Violence are far reaching and very serious. This is a topic that hits close to home and should be taken seriously and dealt with in the proper manner. If you know anyone who is experiencing these conditions, get help from the nearest authorities possible". Everything isn't all flowers and sunshine - need to take a time out to reflect on gritty reality. One of the best from Jynx, trust.

[video] 12th Planet x Vapors Mag Interview

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Shouts to Elucid for the heads up.

Beat Garden & RTD Present Curly Castro & DJ Ambush Phatman and Likklebwoy

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I've leaked a few choice tracks from this mixtape, as well as had the opportunity to see this talented MC spit live and in living color... now its time to bring you, in association with Beat Garden Entertainment, the new mixtape from Curly Castro and DJ Ambush, Phatman and Likklebwoy. I'd love to bust some crazy wisdom about how amazing this mixtape is (which it is), but Dom from Public Axis sent over this awesome press release, and it says everything you need to know, so ch-check it out:

Named after the “Fat Man” and “Little Boy” bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima in World War 2, this brand new mixtape from Curly Castro & DJ Ambush boasts a distinct theme of destruction and rebuilding. The overall presentation is quite entertaining, as the duo (yes, Ambush can spit too!) avoids blunt complaints and exhausted golden era footnotes in favor of more abstract and objective means to address various aspects of hip-hop culture’s evolution. “He’s the DJ, We’re Both Rappers” salutes the pre-Serato/ internet hustle of decades past, alluding to the increasing laziness of artists and fans that have come as a byproduct of the music’s technological advancements. Along the same lines, “Boxin’” employs the true-school logo ghetto-blaster as an analogy of rap’s societal impact and its cautious eye from the powers that be. “Chaos Theory” and “Summer of ‘77” continue this trend and move seamlessly into introspective testaments “Missing Persons” and “First Release”, which bring the theme full circle, pushing us to keep it moving with the implication that improvement of the culture begins with personal maturation. Unlike most mixtapes, the project’s filler songs are actually its glue. Playful joints “Rapping Simpsons” and “Frankenstein”, along with deep non-fictions like “Keychains” and “Gravity” are, for lack of better word, straight dope and rewind-worthy. The well-developed concepts over superb instrumental selections from the likes of Outkast and Black Milk not only serve as an homage to those that carry the torch in today’s music, but also emulate on ‘what hip-hop is’ according to the more nostalgic tracks. Consider Phat Man & Likkle Bwoy a preemptive strike for Castro’s upcoming album Winston’s Appeal, which, after the smoke clears, will solidify his place as not just a dope MC, but a cinematic songwriter and progressive mind.

DOWNLOAD Beat Garden & RTD Present Curly Castro & DJ Ambush Phatman and Likklebwoy [mirror]

St. Joe Louis ft. Silent Knight "Good Morning (Remix)"

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St. Joe Louis ft. Silent Knight "Good Morning (Remix)": "Good Morning" dropped last week, and the remix features another Tri-State spitter, Silent Knight, adding some excellent bars to this already magnificent anthem. If you're still sleepin'... WAKE UP!

"That's why we use 9 to 5s to fund our dreams..."

30,000ft High & Rising drops on November 30th.

[video] Blakroc "Ain't Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo)"

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Featuring Mos Def & Jim Jones:

Robin Thicke ft. Jay-Z "Meiplé"

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Robin Thicke ft. Jay-Z "Meiplé": This is silly, but I'm not mad at it. Not really trying to hear Robin thick do whatever he's doing on the verses (rapping?), and that beat is so not what I expected when I heard the two of these were getting together. What trips me out is like, niggas might think this is what French Hip-Hop would sound like - all swingin' guitars and moaning broads, but then you hear a nigga from France and his shit sounds like the Wu. If I was drunk right now, I'd be jammin'. But I'm not, so I'm just giggling. It'll pass.

MP3 via OnSMASH; pic via The YBF.

Dil Jackson "Player Has Butterflies"

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Dil Jackson "Player Has Butterflies": This is awesome. J. Rocc is working on a J Dilla/Michael Jackson project called Share My Bed, and this is one of my favorite blends of either of their tracks since their untimely deaths. The blend works b/c he doesn't just throw a vocal over the beat - he actually put some thought into it, where it sounds like Dilla was really in the studio, vibing with MJ over this one. It sounds great, and it sounds like some shit I'd want to hear. I'm in awe, and cannot wait to hear more!

Hat tip: Metal Lungies.

Oronde Baltimore "Bad Chic"

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Oronde Baltimore "Bad Chic" (prod. by Jinesis): Here's a headnodder dedicated to those bad chicks out there. I'm not up on Oronde like that, but I'll have to keep a close watch on dude for this one. Shouts to chicks who "are too thick for skinny jeans".

The Police "Message In A Bottle (Fresh Direct Remix)"

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The Police "Message In A Bottle (Fresh Direct Remix)": When you hear "check this dubstep remix of this classic track from The Police", you can hear what it is before you download it. Luckily, this rerub from Fresh Direct sounds just like how I envisioned it would, and I'm not mad at this at all. If you wanna inject some nostalgia into your sets, spicing up your mixes, throw this one on.

Botchamania 107

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Brokn.Englsh Drawing Board Listening Party (11/10/09)


Real T@lk ft. R.O.E. "Wordsworth"

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Real T@lk ft. R.O.E. "Wordsworth" (prod. by Authentik Made): Here's a laidback banger from Peoria, IL's Real T@lk, taken from The Mo' Better Mixtape (props on that ill cover art - personal favorite flick). Another reason to help you niggas realize how fresh some of these unheard/unsigned cats really are. Hell, The Source recently featured Real T@lk, so its not really a game, nahmean?

Bonus Beats Real T@lk "Sleepwalking" (prod. by Chris Mathien)

David Guetta ft. Estelle "One Love (Shy FX Remix)"

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David Guetta ft. Estelle "One Love (Shy FX Remix)": No, I'm honestly not sure who David Guetta is. And I had no idea this remix existed until Mista Jam tweeted about it. It's got a nice vibe to it - not my favorite flavor of DnB when I'm in that zone, but Shy FX is a seasoned vet who knows how to fatten up the mainstream-lean that Drum & Bass has lying around - and yes, he slows it down and flips it into some ill dubstep-y vibes towards the end. Really anthemic... although if you're looking for a deeper dubstep vibe, hit the Breakage remix below.

Bonus Beats David Guetta ft. Estelle "One Love (Breakage Remix)"

Botchamania 106

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Elucid The Sub Bass Diet

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Lemme find out Christmas came early. One of my favorite MCs, Elucid, has unleashed his 2009 opus, The Sub Bass Diet. I've been WAITING to grace RTD with this project, and I'm glad that the greenlight was turned on early.

We've been beating your skull in with Elucid's sublow excursions all year long, and I'm proud to champion his material. For so many of you who diss on MCs who don't stick to whatever cookie-cutter fantasies you imagine Hip-Hop to be, listen to this and then try and prove to me that Elucid doesn't have it. It's not just being in the pocket... it's saying something. "Whirlwind Thru Cities" is a perfect example of the hybrid Hip-Hop/EDM vibe, where those snappy snares are detuned and placed atop some wicked rumblings. Dubstep selections like "Laser Days" and "My Mayor Is A Billionaire (BBC)" follow Gutta's penchant for breaking down society's ills with his signature real nigga talk. The one gem I've been waiting to hit you heathens with is "Bad Dreamz", where he concocts a truly wicked dream (nightmare?) scenario over some murky dubstep excellence. Tracks like this, where homey's bars float effortlessly, make you wonder how these Grime and dubstep MCs sleep at night with some of their more juvenile artistry.

And don't get me started on "Which Way Is Up?"... this is one of the sleepers, trust!

I could go on and on about this, but you should really just download the full project and then thank Elucid for his work. He's a beacon of hope in this scene, and no matter how many times I say it, he's part of the growing ethos behind what I do at rock the dub. Catch up.

DOWNLOAD Elucid The Sub Bass Diet

Hotflush Podcast 05: Jus Wan

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From Alex at HF: "our fifth podcast is online today, mixed by San Francisco-based producer Jus Wan (Apple Pips / Naked Lunch), taking you through the freshest submersive sounds in low-end dance music, including productions from Jus Wan (obviously), Addison Groove, F, DJG, Von D, DFRNT, and much more".

Brown Bag AllStars "Workhorse"

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Brown Bag AllStars "Workhorse" (prod. by Audible Doctor): Damn. It's with a heavy heart that I have to announce that this is the Brown Bag Season Finale. What a great run of these! All killer, no filler, yanahmean? Someone needs to compile all of these in tightly-mixed tape form.

The homey KONCEPT let me know that "if you are in the New York area, we have a show tonight with Warren G, Kidz In The Hall, & U-N-I at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Sshow starts @ 9PM". Hit 'em up! BBAS FTW!

[video] Kam Moye "Let's Be Honest"

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Friday, November 6th 2009 playlist

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Yeah, it's like that.

RTD_PLAYLIST_(10-30-2009-11-05-2009).zip ~645 MB



Here's a video I missed posting earlier this week...

J-Scrilla ft. K-Beta, XO, Oddisee, RAtheMC, Wordsmith, Judah & TEFLON "No Love"

Enjoy the weekend, my people!

French Montana: Too Drunk To Interview

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Shouts to Xilla and GG for this one!

BPA & RTD Present J. Slikk The Drum Major III

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I dropped the cover on you on Monday, and now Backpacker's Anonymous and present J. Slikk's The Drum Major III. This compilation/mixtape features a selection of beats that have been leaked on this blog at some point, thrown aside some snippets and new jawns that are new to even me. Slikk is one of the more talented producers who is criminally slept on for no good reason by too many of you out there. Dude hails from Chitown, and is a cat who's sound is drenched the syrupy-smooth vibes of the mid-90s Hip-Hop era. I've had the privilege to get to know him and get his fresh music on a regular basis, and he has a lot of songs done that just need to be heard.

We're ringing the alarm.

Featured artists include Rashid Hadee, Junclassic, The Primeridian, Cy Yung, Indy Sparks, R.O.E., Rukus, Soulbrotha and others, as well as some sick remixes of tracks by Erykah Badu, Common, Katy Perry and Kanye West. Slikk does it all - dude is major with the drums, he's the drum major.

You even get to hear my voice on this... for good or ill. And no, I'm not rappin' lol.

DOWNLOAD BPA & RTD Present J. Slikk The Drum Major III


1. Intro
2. Rashid Hadee - Get Mine
3. R.O.E. - Can't Help Myself
4. Cy Yung - Dreamcatcher Revisisted
5. Erykah Badu - Honey (J. Slikk Remix)
6. Common - The Light (J. Slikk Remix)
7. Indy Sparks - Vibe
8. Rukus - Cocky
9. R.A.C.E. (of the Primeridian) - The Prescription
10. Asylum 7 - The Real
11. Junclassic featuring Cy Yung - The Ooh Aah
12. Katy Perry featuring Cy Yung - I Kissed a Girl (J. Slikk Remix)
13. Black Sunn- Black Gangsta
14. Junclassic - Cruising
15. Rukus featuring Soulbrotha - Slow it Down
16. Erykah Badu - Real Thing (J. Slikk Remix)
17. Cy Yung featuring the Primeridian - CeleBROtee
18. Logic Marsalis - Dopesicklove
19. Junclassic - Heard em Say
20. Kanye West, Nas, KRS 1, Rakim - Classic (J. Slikk Remix)
21. Chapter 13 - Watchin my Moves (J. Slikk Remix)
22. Oscah - Slow Motion
23. Cy Yung - Devil's Pie II (unreleased snippet)
24. Junclassic - The Basics
25. Logic Marselis - Powermoves
26. R.O.E. featuring Cy Yung - Once Again
27. Little Brother - Life of the Party (J. Slikk Remix)
28. Indy Sparks - A Great Day
29. Cy Yung - Killa B
30. R.O.E. - Return of the Soulstar (intro)
31. Cy Yung - Da Hollywood Shuffle
32. Kanye West - Love Lockdown (J. Slikk Remix)

Oh, and did I mention that Cy Yung's Tribute To Rosie Perez album, produced by J. Slikk, is set to drop on November 9th? My bad...

[video] 50 Cent "Stretch"

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Bonus Beats 50 Cent "Stretch"

[video] Luu Breeze "Stick Up For Love Pt. 2"

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Cymarshall Law "10 Bricks"

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Cymarshall Law "10 Bricks": The homey Cy keeps it pushin'; this go round, he flips "10 Bricks" from Raekwon, giving you some rewind-worthy lines. Dude keeps is pushin', and he keeps it consistent. Be on the lookout for his Freedom Express Line LP and the Creator's Kid EP!

FuseBox Radio (Week Of November 3rd, 2009)

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Direct mp3 Download (right click and "save as")
Direct mp3 Download Backup (right click and "save as"; via Blip.TV)

This is the latest episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah for the week of November 3, 2009 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.

Our commentary this week focused on commentary about the meaning & situation behind the firing of Philadelphia radio show host Charlamagne Tha God after his Beanie Sigel vs. Jay-Z interview segment in conjunction with how mainstream media in general does everything possible to keep folks working with them & beyond to stay ultra neutral on most everything along with some other things here and there.

We had an interview this week with Bronx, NY's talented independent Hip-Hop MC D. Dave (

We touched base on everything from how the music scene is in his home area of New York City, the "New" New York movement, his inspiriations, the importance of working with like minded others for success in business & other scenarios, upcoming music projects and other cool things.

There is a new episode of Black Agenda Report this week but no Direct EFX segment (did not receive before show recording).

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 Week of November 3, 2009 (in no particular order)

House of Pain/Jump Around (Pete Rock RMX)/Tommy Boy
X-Men/Musica Negra (Chris Read RMX)/White Label
Camp Lo/Boogie Nights/Soul Fever (
Dudley Perkins/Travlin'/E1
Wale feat. Bun B/Mirrors/Allido & Interscope
Fly Gypsy feat. Tattiana Ageel-de Oliverira/You/
Jully Black/Running/Universal Canada
DJ Bless feat. Wordsmith/Heavy Metal Mics/Never So Deep Records
Positive K & MC Lyte/Still Not Having It/White Label
Mr. Scruff/Get A Move On/Ninja Tune
Suroc feat. Grap Luva, Kokayi, Dimensions, Enoch 7th Prophet & Noyeek/Warning/White Label
D. Dave/Get Like Me/Elegant Hoodness Program
D. Dave/Never Scared/Elegant Hoodness Program
Sareem Poems feat. Ohmega Watts & Propaganda/More Than Seen/Mello Music Group
Pitbull/Shut It Down (inst.)/J Records
Birdman feat. Drake & Lil' Wayne/Money to Blow (inst.)/Cash Money
Hurricane Chris feat. Maino & Plies/Headboard (inst.)/J Records
Drake/Fear (inst.)/Young Money

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

Current FuseBox Radio Broadcast Radio & Internet Affiliates (as of this week):'s The Mix Internet Radio Station - UN Power Jam Radio (owned by Urban Network Magazine), Radio, Progressive Blend Radio, Sprint Radio Extra/mSpot (via the Worldwide Alpha Communications Network), SouthBound.FM, DeadBeat Radio,, Best Jams Radio, Radio CPR 97.5 FM, FlyTunes.FM/FlyCast ,Planet Urban (Austrailia)/,,, , FONYE Radio , VI Radio , , Beyond.FM ,, Rutgers University Radio, WRSU 88.7 FM, Stop Beefin' Start Eatin' Radio, Ceesiety Radio, Mixshow Blast Radio, Slip-N-Slide DJs Podcast, The Best Jams, ExtravaGangsta Radio, , Digiwaxx Presents: The Blast , White Folks Get Crunk for DJs, Legion Music & Media,, MixLaWax Radio, Trunk Hustlers Online, 907 Jamz. The6.FM, Nilo Radio, 1.FM Jamz, Blayze University Radio, Blip.TV,, Miro,, True Fire Radio, (Streets Mos Magazine Radio), Rock The Dub, Last Word Online, Soul Pitch Hustle, Black Soul Rhythms, Honey Magazine, i95.FM, The PRess Junkie, Planet Ill, Ground Up Radio, (Coming Soon), Gutta Muzik (HD) Radio (Coming Soon)

** Most Stations/Outlets Tracked via RadioWave Monitor, Mediaguide & SoundExchange **

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