Archive for 12/01/2009 - 01/01/2010
Intuition ft. Travis Brown "Future Ex-Wife": And the leaks just keep on flowin'; with two weeks to go before the release of Girls Like Me, Intuition sent out his mother's favorite track (and that's no diss, that's actual fact). Another winner IMO - his material is sounding better and better as time goes on!
previous Intuition ft. Raquel Rodriguez "Hold Your Breath"
The Escape Tape will be dropping right here on RTD on 1-25-2010.
previous O. Smith "High Resolution"
EDIT If you're in the DMV, the Escape Tape release party is on 1/30/2010 at the G2 Lounge. Hit this Facebook page for more details, or check out the flyer below:
Big Pooh on the mic, rapping over Black Milk beats culled from Prince-samples? This DJ Jaycee mixed-tape is just what I need. No Raekwons were harmed in the making of this tape.
01 When I’m Done
03 Impatient f. Ms. Cris
04 Put It In The Air f. Joe Scudda
05 Holding Back f. Erica Thompson
07 Camera Tricks f. Chaundon
08 Law & Order f. Jozeemo
10 Say Something f. DJ Flash
Shouts to TRU and 2DBz for the heads up/info.
We were introduced to Jett I. Masstyr last month, and it looks like homey has a new beat tape inspired by (and featuring) background music from the animated series Transformers, which I know any kid my age was engrossed in. This is brought to you by Hailmegatron.net, which makes tons of sense. Grab this tape and relive your past...
2. Mega on the Move
3. Energon Cube
4. Secret Weapon
5. Valiant Effort
7. Prime Time
8. Rock Disco
9. Fusion Cannon Blastin'
10. Omega Supreme
11. **Farewell Cybertron
For almost four years, I've been championing the unsigned hype, trying to bring light to the artists who, new or not, haven't been getting the play they should. In my dealings with artists, bloggers, press agents and such, an opportunity to start up a digital label came about. I jumped at the idea, and after a year of this seed being planted, RTD Records is set to put out its first release, EPic, from NJ's own Deal - The Villain. You should know The Villain from "The Deal Dub", or as being one of the Elite Assembly. I knew him first as a talented producer, and got to understand how ill he is on the mic, and having him allow me to put out his debut EP on my digital label - I am forever grateful. If you're still wondering "who the hell is DTV", take a walk with us as we introduce a slept-on talent to you...
khal: State your name and affiliations for the good people, please.
Deal - The Villain: Deal – The Villain aka DTV DTF (for all the ladies out there). Member of Elite Assembly. Jersey representer, world dominator & the kid who’s bonin’ ya girl, wife, sister(s), cousin(s), aunties, & moms. Just kidding. Doin’ ya aunties would make ya mom mad. (Same reason I’m not in ya grams… that & respect). Ah-Ha !
khal: We know you rap, and we know you produce, but which came first?
DTV: I actually started as a DJ. I did mixtapes for my peoples & promoted ’em in high school. I bought a sampler to loop beats for freestyle features & decided to make a beat one day after being inspired by one of the producer emcees I worked with. Shouts to Moretti.
khal: Which exercise do you get more out of, producing or rapping? Why?
DTV: IDK, prali rap. The best workout's pushin’ up on somebody else’s chick. Rockin’ the stage is pretty easy once I’m amped. Then after that I let somebody’s girl rock the mic. EARLY! Are those whys?
khal: When did you realize that your talents were more than just a hobby, that you could get more out of what you were doing?
DTV: Back in '98, when people started coming to me for beats… and asked me to be their in-house producer.
khal: Next month, our very own RTD Records will be dropping your debut release, EPic. How did this release come about? Did you go into the project knowing it was going to be what it was, with tracks set aside?
DTV: It’s crazy cuz the whole deal & project w/ RTD came through twitter. I politiced w/ khal cuz I liked how the homie got down w/ the music & culture. And one day he tweeted who was interested in putting out projects. I hit’em back like “what’s good?” he was like “YOU wanna do a project rapping?” and BOOM it was magic.
As for putting the project together, I just sat down went through all the beats I had, picked the ones that made me feel something, sequenced them, then came up w/ concepts. The beats were actually jawns BrokN.Englsh, Rew Mec and Premium, as well as a few of the artists I work with passed on… but I know Myk Dyaleks would disagree. He & I are kinda like Talib & Hi-Tek, Guru & Primo, the way we get down. He tries to snatch all my beats LOL.
DTV: THAT SHIT HAPPENED B! I went through mad shit making this EP. I got hemmed twice. By the same cop! Car towed. My computer crashed twice. I had to get a new PC the 2nd time. And when I was finishing the project, my Grams passed. But yeah, it’s art imitating life. I don’t play those skits too tough when I’m driving. I feel like it gives off bad juju. I skip’em or play some John Mayer. Dude saves lives!!
khal: Do you have a favorite track on EPic? If so, which one and why?
DTV: It’s difficult because it like the project on a whole. But, if I had to choose one, I’d probably pick “I Do What I Want”. The whole project is a peek inside my persona with that track summing up why I move the way I move.
khal: What are some of your aspirations with your career, as a solo artist or as a producer behind the scenes?
DTV: As a solo artist, I just don’t want the fans or my peers to feel like I’m taking away from the culture. That & for them to know I’m nice. I GOT bars. I dare somebody to try me.
As a producer I just want my credit. Work with dope artists, & get cut a friggin’ CHECK! Damn. Come UP OFF THE MONEY!!! I ain’t been doin’ shit like “Body Bags”, “Caveman Boogie”, “Neva Ran” and then like to just get a “nice beat, my dude”. Nah, I’m spazzin, that shit is dumb cool. And I’d do a million of those tracks free for those artists, but when they get a budget opened up, I hope they don’t forget about ya boy & all the other producers who helped 'em on the humble on the way up. But fat chicks gotta pay!
khal: Can you tell the people what projects you having dropping after EPic?
DTV: Wow, I have a few things in the works. I’m STILL writing for this project called Kingvillain w/ King I Divine off the Crown Jewels Pt. 2 beat tape he put out. Tryin’ a finish that ASAP to beat everybody to the punch. I’m also working on a tentative EP w/ Akai Pro producer DJ Ment Plus. Whut up Ment! And not least what so ever, a project called “A Day In The Heist” to be release on RTD. Produced exclusively by The Jake. The homie is CRAZY!
khal: Now you’re part of the mighty Elite Assembly collective; how did that project come back?
DTV: 1st, we are not a collective my dude. We are a group! We all do our do & support each other’s endeavors but when we get down as EA, nobody is bigger than the Assembly. Egos, accolades, & notoriety go out the door. All for one. The music is the MOST important thing. We met each other on the music scene & chopped it up here & there. Had a love fest like “Yo, ya’ll killin’ it” “Nah, YA’LL killin’ it” LOL. Then we started hangin’, makin’ tracks and makin’ history. It just clicked. The homie Dan Tsingot had to make the final call on who was in & giving the group the name though. If we step outta bounds he’ll send Andre Dennis. And ain’t nobody tryin’ tah see him. He like Anthony Mason, except he NEVER played ball. Just hugged the block all day. My bad. We gotta move on. Take out the whole Dan Tsingot, Andre Dennis thing. Matter fact I ain’t even say that shit. You misquotin’ me.
khal: What is it about EA that separates your crew from the other units in the scene?
DTV: We’re family 1st. We laugh, cry, fight, & support each other. The music brought us together, but we developed bonds beyond that. Sometimes it’s kinda hard to do music cuz we vibe out, politic, bug & drop jewels without hittin’ the booth. But we’re goal driven so we end up burning it down anyway.
khal: You guys are working on an album project, right? What’s the science on that – what can the people expect it?
DTV: The New Year has been good to us so far. We’ve been coming up with some tough material. My best guess would be Spring/Summer. We plan on hittin’ everybody in the head before then though. We got freestyles from each member set to hit the 'Net in succession so you can see the prowess of each member individually as well as getting to know who’s who each week over 3 months.
khal: With work and music going on on the regular, how does The Villain unwind?
DTV: Man, I just gotta disconnect. Which is tough as hell for me. My mind keeps going & I get real frustrated without forward progression till I get to the point I say “FUCK IT”. That's when you catch me on twitter, Xbox, PS3, Facebook and just stealing any musical sources from the 'Net I can download… oh & pr0n. Yeah. Good pr0n. Shouts to all the well endowed & manufactured ladies getting’ it in & twerkin’ for the cam. ;-)
khal: Do you have any final thoughts or shouts for the people before we wrap this one up?
DTV: Shouts to Sincere, Anthwax & The Jake on the production for helping me make this project happen. The entire EA for pushing to do it through inspiration & actually saying “Do It….Do It”. khal for recognizing, taking a chance on ya boy & holdin' me down. Jazzo The Cre8tive, KD Management, After Image Records (the 1st to see the potential) & EMA Photography. My true fam, the Jersey music scene, supporters, fans, haters, & detractors. Divine Creation. Everyone who inspires me to push the button. Responsible Sex. Well Earned Money. Say No To Drugs Kids. And to one & all the very good HUSS!
Guilty Simpson "Before The Verdict" (prod. by Madlib): Aside from my usual gang of associates, some of the only shit I can let ride in the player is anything Guilty or 'Lib do, especially if they form like Voltron and get their OJ Simpson on. This cut is not from OJ Simpson or anywhere else... it's just dope. And all my producer heads, there's a remix competition going on!
Shouts to Shake for this one.
I can’t believe this is finally done. Ha. Here’s the homie DJ Soul’s 70 minute-plus mastermix of the biggest samples of the past year and change. There’s something for everyone here for you, your BBM buddies and your fella or ladyfriend. It’s pretty fuckin’ funky if I do say so myself. Shit, I am the co-executive producer, I can stunt if I want to!
DOWNLOAD DJ Soul x Rap Radar No Idea's Original
Radio Ramone ft. Marion Write "Can't Look Back": Here's an interesting cut from Ramone's forthcoming mixtape, Therapy Sessions, which drops on January 15th via MiUnEx, Refined Hype and Bricktoyaface. This is the first time I've heard dude's music, and I'm impressed - dude sounds like he's hungry. Shouts to Bence for the heads up.
Bonus Beats Radio Ramone "Testify"
Scanz "Peace": Here's a quick freestyle over one of DJ Khalil's Chinatown Wars beats. Been a minute since I've heard new material from the god, but with him finishing up at Drexel, I can dig that. Word from Sherm is that Scanz has a new mixtape dropping in June, so keep it locked!
MiLKMEN "Tha Realness" (prod. by Mistah Sandman): I got put onto the MiLKMEN by Dutch NewYork and their "Red Rum" track; they hit me up with three cuts from their recently-released mixtape, Breakfast Music, which can be found via their MySpace or their blog. "Tha Realness" is probably the most accessible track, but I would say check the bonus beats as well - they definitely hear the music underneath the bridge, and especially on "Crush", are trying to bridge that gap. Jump in.
Junclassic "Testify" (prod. by Belief): Jun sent over this cut he recorded 10 years ago at Electric Lady Studios. Crazy how a decade has treated both Jun and Belief - both are on their grind right now, working many angles. Peep the 2" reel to reel knock on this one, and keep it locked for both of these cats in 2010 and beyond.
Here's a lil' behind the scenes footage from the video shoot for Wordsmith's "Hook-Up Hotline", which is the US single from Vintage Experience:
The video is directed by Seannie Cameras, and features
Durkl Clothing throughout. This one's heating up a number of radio stations, so be on the lookout!
previous Wordsmith - Vintage Files Episode 1
It's been a few months since I threw the spotlight on DJ Hipnotikk, and he just passed over this fresh mix of his, which features his own productions alongside some choice blends from cats like DJ Nappy. You know the score...
Smitty Vs. Burial – Lil Haiti [Nappy Dubstep Mix]
Kollosus – Breakin Bread [Phaseone Remix]
DJ Hipnotikk – Still Tippin Behind Closed Doors (Mike Jones Vs. Kromestar)
DJ Hipnotikk – What It Do (Lil Flip Vs. Kromestar)
DJ Hipnotikk – Keep It Trill
DJ Hipnotikk – Stuntin Like Kromestar (Lil Wayne & Birdman Vs. Kromestar)
6blocc – Rawer (Feat. Big Daddy Kane)
DJ Hipnotikk – Runnin & Shootin (Lil Wayne & Birdman Vs. Sukh Knight)
DJ Hipnotikk – Lions Like Yeah (Bg Vs. Malente & Dex)
DJ Hipnotikk – What You Act Like You Know (T.I. Vs. Nero)
DJ Hipnotikk – ‘Ard Dubs (Master P Vs. Caspa & The Others)
Rich Kids – Patna Dem (Mad Decent Patna’s Rmx by DJA)
DJ Hipnotikk – 28 Hours About Dre (Dr. Dre & Eminem Vs. 12th Planet)
DJ Hipnotikk – Trigger Finger Kings (Slim Thug Vs. Benny Page & Zero G)
DJ Hipnotikk – Bombs Over The Basement (Outkast Vs. Reso)
Wu-Tang – Let’s Get It [Evol Intent Remix]
Lil Jon Vs. Coki – Act A Fool (Feat. Three 6 Mafia) [Nappy Dubstep Mix]
Big Kuntry King Vs. Reform – Throwback (Feat. T.I.) [Nappy Dubstep Mix]
Big Cas Vs. Hijack – Check My Feet [Nappy Dubstep Mix]
Dorrough Music Vs. Sukh Knight – Diesel Paint Job [LOL Boys Blend]
Boo Rossini ft. Lil' Wayne "Whip It Like A Slave": I like ignorant music, trust. If the beat is knockin', I've been known to let a lot of lyrical malarky slide, because I'm diggin' the hook or whatever. The thing is, when a nigga says "I whip it like Joe Jackson used to whip Mike", and the chorus says a nigga is gonna whip his product like a slave? Is this the image we're trying to convey after electing a BLCKPRSDNT? Maybe when Obama told kids they probably aren't the next Weezy, he was hoping they'd stop trying to emulate his syrup-fueled nonsense. Then again, the nigga's name is "Boo Rossini", so what should one really expect from this?
Shouts to Swift for this one, I guess.
Spleen & DJ Habits ft. Redman "Best To Do It": Here's a new cut taken from Spleen & DJ Habits' single (which is available on iTunes). These cats represent France, but you know what time it is when Redman steps in the booth - pure unadulterated fire. This is a good one to start a lazy afternoon with. Roll something.
Drake ft. Kanye West, Lil' Wayne & Eminem "Forever (Nero Remix)": A lot of heads are calling Sub Focus "the new Chase & Status", mainly for his mainstream-leanings, but I think the Nero boys have a bit more of an edge on him, mainly b/c they are swift with both the Drum & Bass and the dubstep flavors. While this remix isn't full-on dubstep, it brings a nice sub flex to the original. They also switched up the line-up, with Weezy batting clean-up and Eminem going in second. #shruglife.
Bonus Beats Drake "Forever (Nosaj Thing Remix)" [via Passion of the Weiss]
Bonus Beats Drake "Forever (Doctor Rosen Rosen Remix)" [via Pigeons & Planes]
previous Drake "Forever (Steve Aoki Remix)"
From Astrophonica: "DJ Fracture is back with another mix from the crates. Moving away from the classic funk and soul grooves of the last couple of mixes, this time flipping the script with a selection leaning towards 70s/80s/90s rock and pop based tunes. Lots of the records featured here were first heard as a kid at parent’s parties and have now been imprinted forever…"
1. Girl Guide Intro
2. Tom Tom Club – Genius Of Love
3. Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
4. Womack & Womack – Teardrops
5. Prince – Erotic City
6. Steve Miller – Abracadabra
7. Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Wake Up
8. New Order – Ecstasy
9. The Cure – A Forest
10. Phil Lynott – King’s Call
11. Fine Young Cannibals – Johnny
12. XTC – Making Plans For Nigel
13. Tears For Fears – Mad World
14. E.S.G. – Moody
15. Devo – Satisfaction
16. Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak
01. Bun B – On To the Next Year
02. Papoose – ‘09 Obituary
03. Maino – 2010 Predictions
04. Raekwon ft. Junior Reid & Tommy Nova – Run
05. Lloyd Banks – Power Back
06. Jay Electronica – Glass Everywhere (Act I Encore)
07. Styles P – Send A Kite
08. N.O.R.E. – Exhibit CNN
09. Young Buck – Do It For Ya (50 Cent Diss)
10. Obie Trice – Keep Gettin $
11. Slim Thug – Dedicated To My Haters
12. Statik Selektah ft. Bun B, Colin Munroe & Wale – So Close, So Far
13. Lil Scrappy – She Can Get It
14. JoJo Pellegrino ft. Sean Price & Inspectah Deck – Triple Homicide
15. Drag-On & Trish Barnes – Swine Flu
16. Raekwon ft. AZ – Blood Missiles
17. Young Buck – Court Date
18. Curren$y – Smash On O’Leary
19. Willie The Kid – Conjuring The Cure
20. The Outlawz – U Don’t Like That
21. X.O. ft. Hell Rell– Friend Or Foe
Nico The Beast ft. Vixion "Make Believe" (prod. by Vanderslice): I'd sit here and go in on Nico's 2009, but all one would need to do is listen to this track. I don't wish any sorrow on any of those men and women I consider my people, and I'm glad to see Nico still standing (literally), still rhyming and still surviving. Losing a friend is hard, losing a child is worse, and being a father myself, I imagine a lot of my thoughts would echo what The Beast put down in this track. Zilla goes more in depth in the post I found this track on, and also included three other heatrockets. Reflect and enjoy.
Bonus Beats Pictures from the Benefit For Domenic Zarrella Jr. 11/28/09
- Snoop Dogg ft. Terrace Martin "ICU" (prod. by Terrace Martin)
- Joe Budden "Money's On Me" (prod. by J Cardim)
- Raekwon ft. AZ "Blood Missiles" [Bonus Beats Raekwon ft. Junior Reid & Tony Nova "Run"]
- Nicki Minaj "Saxon" (prod. by Chase & Status)
- Usher "Foolin' Around" (prod. by Jermaine Dupri & B Cox)
- Mariah Carey ft. Nicki Minaj "Up To My Face"
- Jaheim ft. Jadakiss "Ain't Leaving Without You (Remix)"
- Keri Hilson ft. Nicki Minaj & Keyshia Cole "Get Your Money Up (Remix)"
- Slim ft. Sean Garrett "Anytime"
- Shanell ft. Lil' Wayne & Ne-Yo "Other Side" (prod. by David Guetta)
- N.O.R.E. "Exhibit CNN Freestyle" [Bonus Beats Capone-N-Noreaga "Exhibit CNN"]
- Diaz Brothers "Shadw 45 Freestyle"
- Young Buck "Court Date" [Bonus Beats Young Buck "Finish What You Start"]
- JR Writer "I'm Just Warming Up"
- Young Chris "Popular Demand Freestyle"
- Maino "2010 Predictions"
- Slim Thug "Dedicated To My Haters" (prod. by Beanz N Kornbread)
- Bun B "On To The Next Year"
- Crooked I ft. Kunta Kenzino "On To The Next Shit"
- Madlib "Kill 'Em (OJ Simpson Remix)" [Bonus Beats Madlib & Guilty Simpson "The Paper"]
- Strong Arm Steady ft. Bad Lucc "Jordache Look" (prod. by Madlib)
- Rapper Big Pooh "When I'm Done" (prod. by Black Milk)
- Jojo Pellegrino ft. Sean Price & Inspectah Deck "Triple Homicide" (prod. by Frank Dukes)
- MAGr ft. Blu "Laminated Looseleafs (Small Professor Remix)"
- Spec Boogie ft. Von Pea, Elucid & Che Grand "BANG!" (prod. by AEON)
- Donwill "Laura's Song"
- Jo Well "Ride Wit Us"
- Junclassic "East Coast Blizzard" (prod. by Husky)
- Self Scientific "Designer Music"
- Curly Castro ft. Rockness Monsta & Inglish "What Is It Good For?" [mirror]
- Alley Boy "Damn Right"
- Genesis Elijah & Beezwax "Power"
- Wordsmith "Leap of Faith" (prod. by J. Stillton)
- Athletic Mic League "Teamplayer 4 (14KT Foolin Around Remix)"
- Intuition ft. Raquel Rodriguez "Hold Your Breath"
- Neak & Sincerely Yours "Fancy Clown"
- Masspike Miles "Nasty"
- Revalation "I'm An MC"
- STS "Love Lockdown"
- 2ew Gunn Ciz "Thank You Freestyle"
- MilkMen ft. Dutch New York "Red Rum"
- Landon Wordswell "Him & Her"
- Square Off "4 My Town Freestyle"
- Jon Quest "Emcee University" (prod. by Shade Cobain)
- Poetik Force ft. Keon Supreme "In Due Time" (prod. by Jansport J)
- The Low "We Gon' Get It Poppin'"
- Swagg Bellamy "Mo' Milly Jab"
- DJ Fat Boy ft. Prins Ajalon "Get It In"
- Pandemonium Jones - Splendid Moments 2009
- Raekwon Coke Up In Da Dollar Bill Mixtape
- Blu theGODleeBarnes(lp)
- Joulz Il The Il Identity
- Dan Miracle Demonstrate: Styles EP
- M11x & illRoots Present DJ Low Key - De La Extras #2
- Redman Funk From Hell Mixtape
- Starkey - 1Xtra Mix
- Dre' Rock Monsta Phunk
- Poesh Wonder The Chronicles Of Juani Sucio
- DJ Shock & DJ Cable Back To The Old School Vol. 3
- Benamin x Fresh Daily The Times EP
- Big Twitter Tunes, Vol. 4
- DJ DviousMindZ Painkillers For A Broken Heart 2 Extra Strength EP
- GetDarkerTV 035: Noah D (11/17/2009)
- Talib Kweli On Toca Tuesdays (1/5/2010)
- FuseBox Radio (Week of January 6th, 2010)
- Kryptic Minds - RBMA Train Wreck Mix
- REUPSPOT Presents: New Slang
- Late Night With The Roots
Here's an alternate version of Keri Hilson's "I Like" video
Enjoy your weekend.
Here's a nice companion piece to their Sandwiches EP; DJ Heat compiled a host of live performances from Late Night With Jimmy Fallon's band, The Roots, and major stars (50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Clipse and more) that happened on the show. Shit's dope, just like the Art By Shake.
01 The Roots – How I Got Over (Live)
02 Ludacris – I Do It For Hip Hop / Last Of A Dying Breed (Live)
03 Mos Def – Casa Bey (Live)
04 Beastie Boys – So Whatcha Want (Live)
05 Black Star – History (Live)
06 Snoop Dogg – I Wanna Rock (Live)
07 Ghostface – Baby f. Raheem DeVauaghn (Live)
08 Wale – Pretty Girls (Live)
09 Raekwon – Catalina (Live)
10 50 Cent – Baby By Me / Do You Think About Me (Live)
11 Clipse – Popular Demand f. Black Thought (Live)
12 Clipse – Grindin’ f. Black Thought (Live)
13 Q-Tip – Barely In Love (Live)
14 Goodie Mob – Soul Food (Live)
15 Public Enemy – Bring the Noise (Live)
Spotted over on 2DBz.
I leaked BOOGNIGHTS' "Cheers" last month, and REUPSPOT just hit me with this tape, which also features D.Julien, The ILLZ, XV and a host of talented spitters that you should look out for in 2010.
EDIT Forgot to mention, this is mixed by DJ ReMike. Hit him up for your DJ needs.
DOWNLOAD REUPSPOT Presents: New Slang
Kryptic Minds - One Of Us - Swamp81
Kryptic Minds - Dissolved - Swamp81
Kryptic Minds - Hybrid - Osiris Music
Kryptic Minds - Wasteland - Osiris Music
Kryptic Minds - The Talisman - Osiris Music
Kryptic Minds - Just After Sunset - Osiris Music
Kryptic Minds - Acid Rain - Osiris Music
Kryptic Minds - Black Magic - Osiris Music
Kryptic Minds - The Passing - Osiris Music
Kryptic Minds - Chosen Few - Swamp81
Kryptic Minds - Solidworks - Osiris Music
Kryptic Minds & Youngsta - Cold Blooded - Osiris Music
Kryptic Minds - Badman - Swamp81
Kryptic Minds - Transendant - Osiris Music
Kryptic Minds - Extinct - Osiris Music
Pinch & Moving Ninja - False Flag (Kryptic Minds Mix) - Tectonic
Capone-N-Noreaga "Exhibit CNN": We were treated to Nore's verse the other day, but I saw that Capone's added his verse, so I had to bring this back to the top. Not the illest MCs out there, but I love the grime they spit on this track.
MP3 via Xclusives Zone.
Revalation "I'm An MC": Been a few weeks since the last EMSxRTD Throwback Thursday, but we also helped put out Rev's The Revalation Will Be Televised: Commercial Interruption mixtape, so its not like we left you cats high and dry. This is an older freestyle from Rev, where he finds Cassidy's "I'm A Hustla" instrumental and goes to work. Chart the progression!
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 January 6, 2010 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.
Our commentary this week focused on the New Year 2010, the latest stats from the Innocence Project (http://www.InnocenceProject.org) about the amount of people falsely imprisoned that are freed by DNA testing (the vast majority of which freed being Black American), the worries about the executive order secretly signed by U.S. President Barack Obama on December 16, 2009 that gives police officers from foreign governments police powers in the United States and some other things here and there.
There aren't new episodes of Black Agenda Report or Direct EFX on this week's broadcast due to their respective Holiday Season breaks.
Feel free to check out some recent episodes of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast over at our official blog, BlackRadioIsBack.com - all of the shows are clean/radio friendly.
FuseBox Radio Playlist for the Week of Week of January 6, 2010 (in no particular order)
Downtown Science/Room to Breathe/Def Jam
Chubb Rock/What's The Word/Select Records
Raheem DeVaughn/Best Kept Secret/368 Music Group
Nickodemus & Osiris/Free Souls/Wonderwheel
RJD2 feat. Kenna/Games You Can Win/RJ's Electrical Connections
Jay Electronica/Exhibit C/Decon
Sade/Solider of Love/Epic
Slum Village/Money Right/Barak Records
Salvador Santana feat. GZA/Keyboard City (The Hood Internet RMX)/Various Music & Quanuum
Athletic Mic League/Teamplayer 2 (14KT Fooling Around RMX)/White Label
Erykah Badu/Me/Universal Motown
Big Cakes feat. Logic & Raggo Zulu Rebel/Working Week/Kipling
Kumasi feat. Raheem DeVaughn & Hope/Celebrate You/Black Wall Street
Johnny Polygon/Daydreamin'/Future Green Records
Dubtronic Kru/Born Jamacian/White Label (http://www.myspace.com/JubbaDubtonicKru)
St. Joe Louis/Good Morning/Upstart Media Group (http://www.myspace.com/StJoeLouis)
Gucci Mane/The Movie (inst.)/Asylum
Swazy Baby/Half of It (inst.)/Slip-N-Slide
Blak Madeen feat. Lord Jamar/Engage The Enemy (inst.)/MH Music Group
Psyph Morrison/CHP Anthem (inst.)/Chicken Hill
American Yard/No You Didn't (inst.)/Konvict, SRC & Universal
Ericca J./Black & Tan (inst.)/Earthtones Ent. (http://www.myspace.com/EarthtonesEntProductions)
PLUS Some Extra Special Hidden Tracks in the Jon Judah Master Mix w/ Old School Classics and more MySpace.com Independent Music Finds
Current FuseBox Radio Broadcast Radio & Internet Affiliates (as of this week):
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Mariah Carey ft. Nicki Minaj "Up To My Face": Why does Nicki sound like that? Why are her rhymes the most random shit thrown together? Why does this chick get so many good looks, but ruins the majority of the shit she's on? Why is MC doing that run-on singing after Minaj's second verse? Was this leaked by BoBO to counterract the snickering that Mariah caused while being drunk at that awards show? I just don't even know. Try again.
Maino "2010 Predictions": Maino did better with his 2009 Predictions than with his album sales, so I guess he's going back to the well. He's already saying Tiger will be in a porno, Rihanna will admit to liking girls and Lady Gaga will have nudes on the 'Net. I hope he isn't right... but I won't be surprised if he's on the money.
MP3 via UHTN.
This past Tuesday, Talib Kweli stopped by Tony Touch's Toca Tuesdays. Kweli hit the show with a dope freestyle, as well as spoke on how "Just Begun" came together. I ended up sleeping on The Re:Union mixtape, but if you're a Reflection Eternal head, you need to be up on that tape. Shouts to Alex C for the heads up!