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

[video] Life The Great "Life's Mysteries"

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Bonus Beats Life The Great "Life's Mysteries"

[video] D. Woods "Legalize Me"

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Bonus Beats D. Woods "Legalize Me"

[video] Rihanna's GMA Concert

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Bonus Beats Rihanna On Angie Martinez (11/24/2009) [via Splash]

Epiphany RESPECT Part 1

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I told you guys that this DJ Booth-presented mixtape was on the horizon, and it looks like they let it loose today. 10 ill tracks from one ill MC = guaranteed satisfaction. Try it on.


[video] MTVu House Band: Blitz the Ambassador

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Bonus Beats Blitz the Ambassador "Remembering the Future (MTVu House Band) [snippet]"

Homeboy Sandman "Angels With Dirty Faces"

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Homeboy Sandman "Angels With Dirty Faces" (prod. by J57): J57 (of the Brown Bag AllStars) just hit me with this unreleased Sandman cut, which Brooklyn Bodega says is off of his forthcoming album. That beat is dumb epic, and Sand doesn't joke around with those lyrics. Some shit to put on in your headphones and really think/reflect. Word is Preemo and Rosenberg are already getting some spins behind this one... check it out.

EDIT Using my words is fine, but a simple link would've been ill, J. Ask Meka.

[video] Wyclef Jean ft. Maino "You Don't Wanna Go Outside"

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[video] KRS-One & Buckshot "Survival Skills"

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BOOGNIGHTS "Let It Go": BOOG hit me with this cut from the From The Underground Up mixtape from, which should be dropping momentarily. The full tape drops on December 8th, and features cuts from ill MCs like D.Julien and Amor Jones, as well as some interesting interviews from a host of talented cats. For now, deal with the pummeling kicks and interesting vocal sample of this banger from BOOGNIGHTS.

Joe Clark We Are The Stars Mixtape

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I love hearing young niggas with drive, and from the first second of the intro of this new mixtape from Joe Clark, you can hear the determination and drive in his voice. What I was expecting was the combination of Clark's fresh lyrics and the interesting production throughout. Shouts to Buck Marley for putting me onto this - I'm definitely a fan, after peepin' this, and I think you might wanna throw this one on as well.

Cymarshall Law "Critically Acclaimed Freestyle"

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Cymarshall Law "Critically Acclaimed Freestyle": This cat doesn't stop with the freestyles - its been at LEAST once a week! Word from Freedom Ent is that news on the release of the Creator's Kid EP and other Cymar shit will be coming soon!

The DTV Sample Free Beat CD

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I was conversing with my boy Deal The Villain about his beats, and he had the nerve to tell me that he feels his beats on The DTV Beat Tape were some of his worst beats, but he took it a step further - he sent me this ready-made, sample-free beat CD to prove it. And boy has he. I keep tellin' y'all that Jersey is active, and free fire like this is just an example. Hit up Deal for some heat on the beats.

DOWNLOAD The DTV Sample Free Beat CD

Elucid "Run Away"

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Elucid "Run Away" (prod. by Inko): Damn. Sub Bass Diet just dropped, the "Cheap Suit" single is available for like a buck, and there's STILL plenty face-melting for you fuckfaces. Gutta's "never emo like Kid Cudi", and this cut is proof positive of that. I was actually rockin' to this last night, and the line I quoted drew some excitement, which makes sense. Faithful Elucid fans might've heard the stream Inko dropped recently, but I just got the OK to let loose with this one. If you fucked with SBD, you know what time it is. If you're still sleepin'... go jump out of a moving train, you lame.

[video] The 54 Reality Show 11/23/2009

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This is the "54 Reality Show Getback Special Pt. 1":

[video] Major Lazer "Keep It Goin' Louder" [version #2]

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Featuring Nina Sky & Ricky Blaze:

previous [video] Major Lazer "Keep It Goin' Louder"

[video] A Disturbing New Trend "Year Of The Carnivore"

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[video] 2 Turntables And A Microphone [trailer]

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DVD in stores December 1st; pre-order today!

[video] Hawdwerk & Jansport J High Power Moves EPK

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previous Hawdwerk & Jansport J High Power Moves

Rickie Jacobs "I'm So Appalled"

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Rickie Jacobs "I'm So Appalled": One of's Army, Rickie airs out this 'Ye beat. Oddly enough, Air Jacobs is set to drop in 2010. You should've seen much much music of his dropped on RTD, both behind the boards and on the mic, so Air Jacobs should be pretty grisly. Keep it locked.

You've Lost That Beefing Feeling

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Hi-Jynx Presents #MusicMonday

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I've been dropping a lot of Hi-Jynx cuts over the last month or two, and now his #MusicMonday mixtape is out. Hit up for the download link.

Rukus "Babymakingmusic"

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Rukus "Babymakingmusic" (prod. by Kid Konnect): Ruk flips some sexy shit for the ladies on this one, with Kid Kon jacking some Maxwell croonin' over this bedroom banger. If you were to make a tape with tracks like this on it, what'd be on it?

RTD Exclusive: Sunkiss With Vlad Yudin

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Sunkiss with Vlad Yudin speaks on the last night with Big Pun and more; taken from the upcoming release Big Pun The Legacy - The Lost Files: The 10 Year Anniversary of the Death of Big Pun.

Shouts to Jonathan Hay Publicity for this one!

Danny! Where Is Danny


Danny! is the kind of rapper who would prank his father by dropping a gay porno mag in a spot where his mother would find it, only to have to break up the ensuing ruckus between his parents by admitting that he tricked them.

And they'd love him for it.

For the last few months now, the Where Is Danny? question has gone through my head. Dude is a lot smarter than most of the rappers out there, and while the idea of naming his Def Jux debut CD Where Is Danny?, then having the project seemingly disappear way past its release date is either some Definitive Snoozing, or part of a bigger, Kaufman-esque ploy. Maybe Danny! pranked us.

Thing is, once you pop this satisfying Hip-Hop treat into your CD player/iPod/listening receptacle, you'll forget all about being pissed off and just marvel in the wonderment that is Danny!. Beats come straight from the homey Alex Goose, who has a sick combination of devious loops ("I Ain't The Walrus" is a favorite) to my personal favorite, "This Is Your Life (In West Watch-A-Ka-Tella)", which has been kept instrumental, and sounds like the theme song to a classic '70s TV show... on speed. And it works. What's great about Alex's production on this is that it allows Danny to really go in lyrically, throwing anything and everything he wishes at these excellent beats; I remember reading that he wanted to showcase his MC skills this time around, and this connection with Alex really allows him to do so.

Now, I had plans to rock a full review of this, and what you see in red is how it started out. Word from Danny!'s people just came by that this album is to be distributed for free. I'm not sure if Definitive Jux fucked up or what, but you need this album, #musicmonday or not.

DOWNLOAD Danny! Where Is Danny

EDIT So it sounds like IMEEM and/or some writers leaked this version of the album, so it will be retwerked and released. As long as something gets out there for the public to buy, I guess all is well, but that's shitty. With so many leaks that go on, its inevitable... why not just put it out? Their wishes, but I mean, I didn't see any leaks...

EDIT Just peeped this post over on The Nanci O Radio Show... what gives? I mean, from their writing, they made it seem like the decision to leak was made last week - was that still because of the leak fuckery?

EDIT Prefix is also saying its the IMEEM leak that caused this to get dropped for free. For what its worth, albums this good definitely need to be heard, I just hate it when dope artists can't make the ends they should make for their craft. And TBH, it just reinforces my mantra: some of the best albums in 2009 are free.

EDIT And here's the IMEEM link. Damn. Swain's bummed, and has reason to be. IMEEM is cool and a great look, but some of these cats really go in when they have no reason to. Enjoy this version...

[video] Wyclef Jean "Born A Shotta"

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[video] Lily Allen "Who'd Have Known"

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2009 American Music Awards Performances

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Janet Jackson

Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys


Jennifer Lopez

Alicia Keys

Eminem & 50 Cent

Did you watch? Did you care? I had Survivor Series on; big up to Michael Jackson winnning four awards. Here's the full rundown. Idolator live-blogged it. Miss Info also has a dope recap up.

[video] Slaughterhouse "Microphone"

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[video] Dres "Forever LuvLee"

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Kounty Boyz ft. Tom G "My Niggas"

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Kounty Boyz ft. Tom G "My Niggas": I dropped their "Get Lost Money" in my November 6th playlist, and got hit with a few more cuts from them, including this speakerbox buster. These cats rep Tampa, FL, and word is they're signed to Sony. While I throw the pause to them talking bout their niggas being the hardest, but this isn't far from the mark at all. if you're digging this, grab their Black Market mixtape. Big up to Money $Ron for the heads up.

EDIT And here's the video:

[video] Janet Jackson "Make Me"

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[video] Lola Jennifer Lopez "Fresh Out The Oven"

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Featuring Pitbull:

Mixin’ It Up (For Discobelle): DJ Cable

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Shouts and respect to my boy DJ Cable for getting this look. Discobelle drops loads of EDM hype, and their "Mixin' It Up" series has been graced by some talented DJs. Good to see one of my favorites up there. He touches down on some sick tunage, peep the feature for his reasons behind each choice.



01. MRK1 - Kill Zone
02. Skream - Burning Up
03. Sukh Knight - Beneath Your Blouse
04. Benny Page & Zero G - Trigger Finger
05. Rossi B & Luca Feat. Gully Gang - Music Money
06. Jakes & Joker - 3Klane
07. Tempa T - Boy Off Da Ting
08. Benga & Coki - Night
09. LD - The King Of Kong
10. Noah D - Seeeriousss
11. Flux Pavilion - Fucking Noise
12. Excision & Datsik - Swagga
13. Joker & Ginz - Purple City
14. Grand Puba - Get It (12th Planet Remix)
15. Simian Mobile Disco - Cruel Intentions (Joker Remix)
16. Caspa - Marmite (Cable VIP Re-edit)
17. Dizzee Rascal - I Luv U

[video] Fabolous ft. Kobe "Imma Do It"

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[video] Toni Braxton ft. Trey Songz "So Yesterday"

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[video] Keri Hilson "I Like"

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Excess Bangers 53: Untitled 2

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Highbrid Nation can't stop... they don't even know how to stop. Let's go!



01. Snoop Dogg – I Wanna Rock
02. Birdman ft. Drake & Lil Wayne – 4 My Town
03. Dirty Money Ft. Jim Jones, Fabolous & Red Cafe - Love Come
04. Gucci Mane - My Own Worst Enemy
05. Jadakiss - Pain (Remix)
06. Consequence Ft. KanyeWest,Common,Kid Cudi,Big Sean & John Legend - Whatever YOu want Remix
07. Drake - Scriptures
08. Cormega ft. Prodigy & Styles P – Dirty Game (rmx)
09. Juelz Santana Ft. Yelawolf - Mixing Up The Medicine
10. Sheek Louch – Give It Up -Dirty
11. J-Dub Ft. Young Jeezy & Plies - So Sad
12. Stat Quo - Ghetto USA
13. Drake Ft. Birdman - Play Ball
14. Timbaland ft Justin Timberlake - Crazy Girl
15. Ace Hood - You Ain’t Know
16. JR Writer - What Set You Claim
17. Kendrick Lamar – Wanna Be Heard
18. Wiz Khalifa - This Plane(Untagged)

Kosha Dillz "L.A. Ish"

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Kosha Dillz drops his second single "L.A. Ish" off his new album Beverly Dillz which is produced entirely by Belief. Kosha, who is on road opening for Matisyahu, just reached thehalfway point of his 40 city tour that ends Dec 8th. Click here to cop Beverly Dillz.

Friday, November 30th 2009 playlist

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You find a girl rockin' these, marry her.


RTD_PLAYLIST_(11-13-2009-11-19-2009).zip ~641MB



And now a word from KRS-One...

And on that note, I'll end this. Enjoy the weekend - I know I'm gonna try to. And thanks for all of your continued support. I appreciate every comment, e-mail and tweet bigging up something I've done or posted on here. Thank you.

Small Eyez "Sidney Poitier"

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Small Eyez "Sidney Poitier": Been a minute since the boy Eyez sent some of his material, but the time has come... From The Sol is primed for a December 1st release, and to drum up some more interest, Small drops disgusting over Statik Selektah's "The Best". I've been on my comic book shit lately, so to hear dude name-check Reed Richards? Yes, essential. Hit up for more info on the project!

Bonus Beats Small Eyez ft. Antonio Dye "Soul Incredible (Real Soon Remix)"

[video] In The Spotlight: Janet Jackson

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Here's the full interview taken from Robin Roberts' In The Spotlight:

M.anifest The Birds & The Beats

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And its finally here. Been waiting on this one all week, and it was well worth it. M.anifest represents Ghana with pride, but he also represents quality music. The Birds & The Beats is a dope gift for you on Friday, and while its being given to you for $free.99, we do ask that you get to know (and donate some funds) to YE,A. Hit up for more details.

Happy bornday, M.anifest!

DOWNLOAD M.anifest The Birds & The Beats

KCL Pod Dubstep Session 2

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Psy:am and Will are at it again, this time with an interview with Tony Thorpe (aka The Moody Boyz and head of label Studio Rockers).

KCL Pod Dubstep Session 2 - Interview with Tony Thorpe (Studio Rockers) by Psy:am


Production Line - Ninjastep [Dub]
Hard ft Newham Generals and David Rodigan - Breakage [Digital Soundboy]
Raw Love 2009 - JSL [Kraken Recordings]
Shut the Lights Off (Caspa Remix) - Adam F ft Redman [Breakbeat Kaos]
Warning - Eddie K [DStyle Recordings]
Solid State - Emalkay [Storming Productions]
Badman - Kromestar [Dubstar Records]
Slaughtered - Lost [Hench]
Ironhide - Lost [Hench]
Dubstep is Boring - DZ [Dub]
Ready Eddy - Caspa [Sub Soldiers]
Egyptian Horns - Ed Solo [Sludge]
Bad Trip (Rob Sparx Remix) - Nero [Audio Phreaks]
Heartbeat (Chase and Status Remix) - Nneka [YoMamas Recording Company]

Dub MD & Dominique Larue End Of Regulation

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One of the more promising spitters out there is Ohio's Dominique Larue. I don't wanna harp on it, but with the lack of domineering females on the mic, its good to hear some fresh Hip-Hop from a woman. She hooked up with the homey Dub MD for End Of Regulation, a mixtape showcasing all facets of her ability, alongside a host of talented MCs and producers. If this is your first time hearing homegirl get down... you're welcome.



01.) Epic Intro (Produced By Antman Wonder)
02.) The Best (Produced By Boonie Mayfield)
03.) Fall '96 (Produced By Ghost Rydah)
04.) Kill That Sh*t (Produced By Antman Wonder)
05.) Indian Movements (feat. Junclassic) (Produced By drielb)
06.) Where Are All The Female Emcees (Produced By Tye Hill)
07.) I'm In Love (Produced By Rashid Hadee)
08.) Take It 'Uh Over (feat. Prefyx) (Produced By Antman Wonder)
09.) Off It (Produced By Focus)
10.) Pose (Produced By Antman Wonder)
11.) Nothin To Me (feat. Wordsmith & D/Will) (Produced By Severe)
12.) He Got Me Like (Produced By T.Dragonette)
13.) Dope Sh!t (Produced By drielb)
14.) Longtime (feat. Cyrano Sinatra) (Produced By D/Will)
15.) Sassy (Produced By Rashid Hadee)
16.) You're A Star (Produced By Antman Wonder)
17.) We Keep It Movin' (feat. Savant) (Produced By drielb)

Playtime is over.

[video] The Carter

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Here's the full documentary on Lil' Wayne:

Shouts to TSS.

[video] Alicia Keys "Empire State Of Mind, Part II" [Live]

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Method Man & Street Life "Tribute To ODB" [Live]

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[video] Gym Class Heroes "Live A Little"

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[video] Wyclef Jean "Walk Away"

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The Pharcyde "Passin' Me By (Heppy J Remix)"

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The Pharcyde - Passin' Me By (Heppy J Remix) 320 by heppyj

Shouts to DJ Cable for this one.

Tech Supreme Jungle City

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For some reason, I've been sitting on this one for a bit. Had it sent to me last month when Tech Supreme leaked it, and forgot to post here. Some of STL's finest on this one - trust and believe. Hopefully I can get Tef and Tech to do a project for RTD in 2010. What say you, guys?

DOWNLOAD Tech Supreme Jungle City

[video] Epiphany "The Good Lie"

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Epiphany's RESPECT mini-mixtape series has begun! Each mini-mixtapes will have 7-10 tracks - the four series include the RESPECT of Epiphany, Womens, Life, and Natch (he's a producer)

Bonus Beats Epiphany "Good Lie"

[video] Juvenile "We Be Getting Money"

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Featuring Shawty Lo, Dorrough & Kango Slim:

GoDiLLa Welcome To Punchline City Mixtape

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Been a long time (about 4 months), but EMS and RTD's Throwback Thursdays is back in effect, and this 13th installment contains a full mixtape from GoDiLLa! The material on this project is over a year old, and I'm glad EMS gave me the chance to premiere this on the 'Net.

If you want to premiere before you cop, grab this:

GoDiLLa ft. Syre DedEye "Get Back Up"

DOWNLOAD GoDiLLa Welcome To Punchline City Mixtape

Suave The Ape "Product Of Hip-Hop"

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Suave The Ape "Product Of Hip-Hop": Been a minute since I've had some new music from Suave The Ape, so it was a pleasant surprise when he hit me with this cut from his next mixtape, Jazz Poems Of Naturalism, which is said to drop December 3rd. If you dig that mid-90s flavor, you need to get up on this one.

FuseBox Radio (Week of November 17th, 2009)

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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 17, 2009 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.

Our commentary this week focused on the terrible situation with the death of 5 year old Shaniya Davis in North Carolina, Sammy Sosa's obvious issues with skin color (SMH at the bleaching scenario saying it was a "skin softening treatment" later on) and how that reflects on the ingrained "if you're Black, get back" physical mentality along with some other things here and there.

We had another great interview this week with author, businessman & activist Professor Devin Robinson ( of Going Against The Grain Group (, Taking it Black University ( and The Black Hair Project.

We touched base on the current 1 week national U.S. boycott of non-Black owned Beauty Supply stores and how that ties into what Prof. Robinson calls a constant "economic hate crime" that occurs all over the United States to the Black Community in regards to the road blocks in establishing one's own businesses in comparison to other ethnic groups, the exchange of money within the community and other things here and there!

There are new episodes of Black Agenda Report and Direct EFX segments this week.

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 17, 2009 (in no particular order)

Ed O.G. & Da Bulldoggs/Dedicated to the Right Wingers/Polygram
Rakim/Put It All To Music/Ra Recordings & SMC
Fly Gypsy/2 Step/
Reggie Noble Presents Redman feat. Ready Roc/Coc Back/Gilla House & Def Jam
DOOM/Sniper Elite/Gold Dust & Stones Throw
Nneka/Beautiful/Yo Mama, Decon & Epic
Dynas feat. Slick Rick/Family Jewels/BBE
Tommy T/Oromo Dub (Cushtic Dub)/Easy Star Records
The Very Best/Warm Heart of Africa (Jorge Elbrescht of Violens RMX)/Green Owl
Earl Greyhound/Oye Vaya/
Glen Washington/Vibes/Greensleeves Records
DJ Vadim feat. Juice Lee & Rjay/That Lite (Astronote RMX)/BBE
Chaundon/You Already Know/
David E. Beats/Over Here/I AM PR Agency
Shonie/Lights, Camera, Action/Slick Salt Ent., Slip-N-Slide Records & Def Jam
Dirty Money feat. Notorious B.I.G./Angels (inst.)/Bad Boy & Atlantic
Whitney Houston/Million Dollar Bill (inst.)/J Records

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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