Archive for 04/01/2010 - 05/01/2010

[video] N.E.R.D. ft. Nelly Furtado "Hot 'N' Fun"

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[video] Lil' Jon ft. LMFAO "Get Out Of Your Mind"

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Voyce G.I. Go & Esohel "Mic and A Crowd"

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Bonus Beats Voyce G.I. Go & Esohel "Mic and A Crowd"

Stealth 2nds

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Happy birthday to Stealth; like he's known to do, though, he gives niggas treats on his b-day. I've been leaking jawns from this, and he finally got the full tape sorted, so hit the jump, grab some milk, and enjoy some special, delectable treats!

Jay Electronica "The Ghost of Christopher Wallace"


Jay Electronica ft. Diddy "The Ghost of Christopher Wallace (radio rip)": WOW. @EnigmatikBGDB had been telling me that @JayElectronica was planning on premiering something today. I wanted to get hyped, but I've always been skeptical of Jay, and with YN's last editorial about Jay still resonating in my psyche, I wasn't bugging out. Well, it looks like Rap Radar got to premiere this BANGER, which features something I didn't realize I missed - Diddy-libs! Very ill beat, very dope rhymes. From what YN says, though, it's unfinished, so we'll see how it is in its final incarnation. I can ride to this, though. Thanks, Elliott!

EDIT You can download the untagged version [big up BGDB], and be sure to check out Angela Yee's discussion with Jay Electronica.

EDIT Here's the re-mixed version, via @IAmDiddy. Bad Boy Records?

EDIT Here's the dirty radio edit (I.E. 3:12 minutes), via HHNM.

[video] QuESt "Elevator Status"

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Taken from How Thoughtful.

Psalm One "It's Worth It"

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Psalm One "It's Worth It": Here's an ill cut from the 1st Lady of Rhymesayers, @PsalmOne. I randomly got the CD for Woman @ Work and was intrigued. I've been digging Eternia's word, and of course Jean Grae and my homegirl Dominique Larue are killin' it - good to see female MCs getting theirs without having to shake their ass - or show their ass! Mulatto Patriot handled beats for this project alongside Earmint and Ethan Stoller, and it's very light on features, so if you're asking "where's the ill females on the mic?", here's one you need to get to know!

<a href="">Better Than My Last (Dirty) by Psalm One</a>

[trailer] Wes Fif It Ain't Hard To Tell Mixtape

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It Ain't Hard To Tell drops on May 18th, and is hosted by DJ MLK & DJ Young Legend.

K.Sparks & Frank Ramz "Good Mornin'"

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K.Sparks & Frank Ramz "Good Mornin'" (prod. by Numonics): I guess ambition pays off: REUPSpot's Vick wanted to get Sparks & Ramz on a track together, and finally made it happen, with Numonics on the boards. I need some of my thoughts and wishes to formulate into real mediums like this.

Bonus Beats K.Sparks & Frank Ramz "Good Mornin' (Remix)"

Sene "TellMeBoutIt"

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Sene "TellMeBoutIt" (prod. by Thoughts For Food): Here's a cut Sene made that did not make it onto the recently-released Reality Bites; the homey @_J57 told me that this was made "during a two month period of sobriety upon Sene's return to Brooklyn, before inevitably falling back into a box of swishers". Speaks about how life's changed now that cats is older and gotta pay rent on their own. It's crazy - sounds like a conversation I'd have with some of my high school friends over a beer... or in a dutch session.

Dutch New York x Jay Electronica Freestyle (4/29/2010)

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Here's some footage of @DutchNewYork freestyling at Jay Electronica's Webster Hall Show in NY on last night:

Dutch tore that DOWN! Shouts to the MiLKMEN for the video.

addifi - The Green Diner Mix

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Here's a pretty dope mixtape of instrumentals from LA beatmaker @addifi. I like having shit play when I'm at work, or when I'm working on pieces, and beat tapes like this are so essential. Pretty short - under 19 minutes - but you can hear the quality in homey's beats.

<a href="">The Green Diner Mix by addifi</a>

Legit "Sociology"

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Legit "Sociology": Here's a fresh cut from an inquisitive 18 year old from Chitown. I wish more cats in my hood would sound so intelligent about their hood using Hip-Hop. You know, you get e-mails from loads of artists, giving their accolades, and I try to ignore that and give my own opinion. I'll say this - I wanna hear more from this cat. He's ill. Smart motherfucker, talented individual. Need about 3 or 4 more of him, try and change this scene.

If you want more info/tracks from Legit, hit up YNotMyDream.

EDIT This is taken from Legit's Second Semester mixtape.

[video] Fat Joe ft. Jeezy "Ha Ha (Slow Down)"

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Friday, April 30th 2010 playlist

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I need a tat like this, only better.


RTD_PLAYLIST_(04232010-04292010).ZIP (~789MB)



You know that Season 3 of The Boondocks premieres on Sunday, right?

Can't wait, nyukka! Have a good one!

[video] Pill "OK Denn"

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[preview] Deadpool Corps #2

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I dug Deadpool Corps #1, so I'm ready to mess with #2 - odd note - does this character Champion remind anyone else of T-Ray? BCS has a preview of Deadpool Corps #2, which drops on May 5th.

Via The Deadpool Bugle.

[video] Christina Aguilera "Not Myself Tonight"

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YNotMyDream x REUPspot Present After This Shut Up

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The other day on twitter, I called Ant YNMD and Vick REUP "ambitious asses"; while it was in jest, hell, 40+ individual artists on one comp!?!? I've attempted that before - it can be tough! So I applaud my bredren for bringing us After This, Shutup!; I heard some of the jawns during their listening session last night, and this is quality, so do yourself a flavor and grab this one. Hit the jump for download and tracklist.

[video] Jeezy "Hood Politics"

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Via Nah Right by way of Your Audio Fix.

[trailer] The Boondocks SE3: "Black Magic"

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Via Vibe.

FuseBox Radio (Week Of 4/28/2010)

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** We had a few problems in with the studio computer for sending out this week's most recent radio show (Geek Squad repair shop, here we come), but luckily we can keep it moving. **

** This week's episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast is one of our many favorite flashback episodes from the vaults...hope you enjoy it! :) **

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Direct mp3 Download (right click and "save as")
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This is the latest episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah for the week of April 28, 2010 is a rebroadcast of the April 15, 2009 show which contains some Old and Classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.

This commentary from that show focused on the entire mainstream media (MSM) coverage about the Somali pirate scenario, the rise of more extreme right-wing organizations in the U.S. since the election of Pres. Barack Obama (and why in a way, it's a pretty silly scenario on multiple levels in regards to being scared of certain Black People) and some other things here and there.

We had a great interview with Dave Kusek (instructor at Berklee School of Music amongst other accomplishments), the co-author of book The Future of Music: Manifesto for the Digital Music Revolution.

Some of the subject matter we touched on during the interview included how technology has totally changed the current state of music industry in the past 10 - 15 years, how hard working independent artists currently have some of the most optimal chances to distribute, promote and sell their music to the masses due to things like internet innovations (Web 2.0, self-distribution options for music & content, etc.), where the current music industry should change to be both profitable and give music to the people they way they want, reaching out for niche audiences (esp. in the different genres of Black Music) and more!

Please check out Mr. Kusek's official site for The Future Of Music: Manifesto for the Digital Music Revolution book (which also has lots of great articles about the future of the music industry) at!

Due to the length of the interview, we did not have DirectEFX or Black Agenda Report segments that week.

FuseBox Radio Playlist for the Week of April 28, 2010 (directly from the week of April 15, 2009) (in no particular order)

Funky Fresh Crew feat. Afu-Ra/Drop A Jewel/Grand Central Records
Mr. Scruff feat. Pete Simpson/This Way/Ninja Tune
Mr. Lif/Folklore/Bloodbot Tactical Enterprises
DOOM/Absolutely/Lex Records
Foriegn Exchange feat. D1/Take Off The Blues/Hard Boiled Records
Kool Rock-Ski of The Fat Boys feat. Jay-Z/Can We Talk/Uncle Louie Records
Q-Tip feat. Kanye West & Consequence/We Fight We Love RMX/Universal Motown
Scratch feat. Musiq Soulchild/Tonite/Gold Dust & !K7
Busta Rhymes feat. Spliff Star & Show Money/I'm Back/Flipmode, Violator & Universal Motown
M. Beezy/It's Hard (Hard Times)/Low Key Key & Flatbroke (
Camp Lo feat. Yahzarah/Regulate/Soul Fever
Trillogy/Warning/Starr Media Group
Balkan Beat Box/Hermetico (Dub Gabriel Kush Arora RMX)/JDub
Asher Roth feat. Cee-Lo/Be By Myself/SchoolBoy, SRC & Universal
Rick Ross feat. Nas & Kevin Cossum/Usual Suspects/Slip-N-Slide, Maybach Music & Def Jam
Mistah FAB/Teenage Thug/Faeva Afta, Thizz & Atlantic Records
David Rush feat. Pitbull & Kevin Rudolph/Shooting Star (Party Rock RMX)/Xequitive Board Ent., Mr. 305 & Koch
Vybz Kartel/Without My Own/DJ Smurf Muzic
Chae Hawk/Meal Ticket/
Blaq Poet/Ain't Nuttin' Changed/Year Round
Ace Hood feat. Akon & T-Pain/Overtime (inst.)/We The Best & Def Jam
Skull Gang feat. Juelz Santana/I Am The Club (inst.)/Skull Gang & E1
Alchemist feat. Maxwell & Twista/Smile (inst.)/
Jim Snooka/Kill 'Em All (inst.)/Never So Deep Records
Ace Hood feat. Akon & T-Pain/Overtime (inst.)/We The Best & Def Jam
Da Union/Gimmie Ur Luv (inst.)/White Label
Stat Quo/Stylin' (inst.)/White Label
Mims feat. Letoya Luckett/Love Rollercoaster (inst.)/American King & Capitol

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, W.O.W. Radio, DIRadioCast, SWURV Radio, (Coming Soon), Gutta Muzik (HD) Radio (Coming Soon)
** Most Stations/Outlets Tracked via RadioWave Monitor, Mediaguide & SoundExchange **

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Stealth "Taurus"

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Stealth "Taurus": Final leak to 2nds, Stealth's birthday present to the Internets-at-large that drops on his birthday, April 30th. Check out A Piece Of Cake, his present from last year, then hit us up on Friday for 2nds.

Craig Bass The Hip Hop Effect Vol. 2

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Ant THHE and Craig Bass link up for another batch of "he picks the beats, he raps over them" with The Hip Hop Effect Vol. 2. If you missed the first one, do the knowledge then hit the jump.

MC Pig Pen LIVE In Steamboat, CO

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If you're feeling this, hit up Shouts to Kosha Dillz.

Off The Wall Sessions EP12: Tanya Morgan

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M-Dot & EMS LIVE @ Kitty O'shea's (4/30/2010)

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[video] K’naan "Wavin' Flag"

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Featuring David Guetta & Will.I.Am:

Eminem "Not Afraid"

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Eminem "Not Afraid" (prod. by Boi-1da): Lyrically, this is the Em I like to hear. Introspective, without all of the weird voices and fart noises. He's at his best when he's examining his own self, and it takes a pretty bold person to admit that their last album was "eh". I could've done without the chorus that, while very catchy, is just not something I'm feeling - not really into Eminem "singing". Why do rappers have to sing? Rap and let someone else sort that out. And that third verse, with him talking about raising the roof and lifting the bar? Awesome.

CDQ via Team Supreme.

Also, Rap Radar has posted Eminen's interview with Angela Yee from this morning.

A.R.M. "Resist"

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A.R.M. "Resist": Just like I told you the other day, Two Africans And A Jew, Vol. 1 drops on may 11th; limited physical copies will be available for pre-order on their new website ( and at Soundfest 2010, with digital versions being sold as well. Enjoy this non-album freebie track for now, though.

Jennifer Lopez "Radio"

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Jennifer Lopez "Radio" (prod. by David Guetta): So J.Lo and her donk decided to remake Donna Summer's "On The Radio". Why? Because the shit J.Lo has been making hasn't been getting radio play. Why she felt the need to have Guetta produce this is beyond me - it's not far off from club fodder that other producer make on the regular. Outside of all of that, this might be the lane she needs to go in on, even though I can see a video for this being less about her dancing and more about her glammed up like a disco queen...

MP3 via OnSMASH.

[video] Beenie Man "Under Curfew"

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[video] Sean Kingston ft. Justin Bieber "Eenie Meenie"

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SMH. These two fuckers are gonna be in Trenton in June. Bleeech.

Soul Khan "Soulstice"

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Soul Khan "Soulstice": If you're not up on Soul Khan, whether its from the battle circuit or with his Brown Bag AllStar collective, know one thing: he's a beast. He's got an album coming this summer, and is attacking the blogs something serious. Take this opening salvo as an intro to homeboy's cipher. You won't be disappointed. Shouts to J57.

Mr. Upgrade "Hi-Light Reel"


Mr. Upgrade "Hi-Light Reel" (prod. by Jett. I Masstyr): Another cat from "New Texas" flips a Jett. I beat and compares himself to one of my favorite basketball players going up (guess who). I love this emerging sound of more lyrical Hip-Hop coming from Tejas. Good to know that an area isn't defined by the more popular cats coming from there. Big up @MisterUpgrade.

Rusko Vs. Sub Focus

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Yesterday, two remixes dropped. I love when artists trade remixes for each other - it's like a mutual appreciation thing. What's ill about these is that both Sub Focus and Rusko are seen as the new-breed torchbearers for their respective scenes, but are also making strides outside of their genres into a more mainstream place. The only odd bit that Sub Focus actually comes with the dubstep remix, while Rusko's more club-happy funkery. Enjoy.

And no, I'm not sure why I used a picture of Rashida Jones. Too much of The Office?

Game "Ain't No Doubt About It"

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Game ft. Justin Timberlake & Pharrell "Ain't No Doubt About It": OK so Game's trying to buy a Billboard spot now, eh. This track would've been hot if it came out in 2002 and was on Justified. It's a really good as a Justin Timberlake song. Game on it? Why? Dude, you are not that "sexy" nigga that has mass appeal, stop it. You might be the bomb for those hoodrats, but please believe - this is NOT the look for you, buddy.

And since when was it OK for blue-eyed soul singers to be harmonizing your ad-libs? This just SCREAMS "turn me the fuck off/find a new single".

MP3 via 2DBz.

Drake "Find Your Love"

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Drake "Find Your Love" (prod. by Kanye West): I kinda went ham on the tweets this morning, so if this is a rehash for some of your, I'm sorry. What in the Kraftwerk is going on here? I was hoping this wasn't gonna be 808s & Heartbreak Drake, but alas, I was wrong. And it's bad. @JSmooth995 was on the money with the Dwayne-esque "hey HEY hey" (shouts to @bdotTM for the Fat Albert reference), but I just don't know. I actually don't MIND the beat, but when those pianos and synths come in, I instantly cringe. It just SCREAMS "accept my weirdness with something you can latch onto". Drake's singing isn't my cup of tea - I wasn't a fan of So Far Gone because of it, and based on the steep decline in dope tracks that've leaked from Thank Me Later, I won't be thanking that nigga for shit.

MP3 via Nah Right.

[video] Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose ft. Statik Selektah "Preposition"

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[trailer] Closed Sessions: Austin

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Nas & Damian Marley "Friends"

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Nas & Damian Marley "Friends": This is a lil' more roots-y, which is ill. The more I hear from the album, the more I want to do two things: own it all now, and, you know, get high. This is probably a good weed-smoking car-trip album. Glad it's living up to expectations.

Shouts to HHNM.

Bonus Beats Nas & Damian Marley ft. Lil' Wayne & Joss Stone "My Generation" [via Nah Right]

previous Nas & Damian Marley Distant Relatives Music Meeting (Pt. 3)

D.O.E. Boy Lo Horses & Hoes


Business As Usual, Official Street Radio and some beautifully buxom thick-bottoms present another DJ NoPhrillz-mixed BANGER, this time from D.O.E. Boy. I'm not sure what Lo Horses are, but I think they have something to do with tankass. I dunno.

DOWNLOAD D.O.E. Boy Lo Horses & Hoes

Schuman's National Underclassmen Presents: NUC You Know! Vol 1

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Here's an ill mixtape from DJ NoPhrillz with a long ass title: Schuman's National Underclassmen Presents: NUC You Know! Vol 1 (The Get Your Game Right Twenty.10 Edition. This is sponsored by Official Street Radio and Tape features heat from Fabolous, Tone Trump, J Cole, Wale and many more. Get your game right, bitch.

DOWNLOAD Schuman's National Underclassmen Presents: NUC You Know! Vol 1

The Gent$ High Profile

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DJ Booth's dropped the 12-track sophmore effort, High Profile, from The Gent$ (aka Pugs Atomz, Wes Restless and Ill Legit), and it's ill. I'm a sucker for niggas sticking to concepts, and throughout the leaks and promo for this project, they've done a great job of keeping the themes consistent. Hit the jump for the goods.

Whygee "RED (flashylights)"


Whygee "RED (flashylights)": @Whygeezy laments on his dead Xbox... but that's his fault. The fuck you buying a Xbox for? My Wii never done that before!

Sway Interviews Black Jesus On Guru & Solar

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Read the full article on MTV.

EDIT Vibe interviewed DJ Premier about the whole situation, too.

Jermiside & Danny Diggs ft. Von Pea "Didn't I Tell Ya"

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Jermiside & Danny Diggs ft. Von Pea "Didn't I Tell Ya": Dope leak from Jerm & Diggs' Middle Classic, which is dropping on HiPNOTT on May 25th. Refreshing shit to wake up and smirk at the doubters and naysayers. #Lessondary FTW.

Via 2dopeboyz.

previous Donwill & Von Pea ft. Jermiside "Syrup Sandwich"

MRK1 - April 2010 Promo Mix

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