Archive for 02/01/2010 - 03/01/2010

EPic Testimonial

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Cop EPic today.

EDIT What's Your VICE? has a grip of pics from the release party.

[preview] Prelude To Deadpool Corps #2


Just read Prelude to Deadpool Corps #1 yesterday, and loved the Lady Deadpool story. Wanda Wilson FTW. Prelude to Deadpool Corps will drop a new issue each week, and the 2nd issue (starring Kidpool) drops on the 10th. Newsarama has a preview of this issue up now. Looks like Kidpool pals around w/ a Kid Cyclops and the X-Men? Shouts to TDB.

[video] Alicia Keys On Oprah

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Via Rap Radar.

[video] Jagged Edge "Tip Of My Tongue"

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Featuring Gucci Mane & Trina:

Excess Bangers 60: Tsunami, Quake Or Blizzy

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They're baaaack... told ya!

[video] Lil' Wayne ft. Eminem "Drop The World"

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Via Nah Right.

[video] Yo Gotti ft. Lil' Wayne "Men Lie, Women Lie"

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Draker "Over (Instrumental)"

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Drake "Over (Instrumental)" (prod. by Boi-1da & Al Khaaliq): I just got a blast (whattup @CathrynMarie) that had Diggy fucking Simmons rapping over "Over", which is the 1st single from Drake's Thank Me Later (which I'm just not that into). In trying to have a least dope caliber MCs rap over this, I figure why not post the instrumental so niggas can download it. I imagine mad cats are already dissecting this, but given the odd structure of the beat (AKA the non-rhyming chorus has a better beat than the verses), I'm not sure I'll fuck with it. Surprise me.

MP3 via Splash, who all versions of the track.

EDIT Whygee "Over Freestyle" [via @Whygeezy] [LINK UPDATED]
EDIT Mic Wilson "It's Over"
EDIT Darren Hanible "Under(rated)"
EDIT Tha Future "Back2ThaFuture" [via BuckMarleyXXX]
EDIT Hellz Yea! "Over Freestyle"

Friday, March 5th 2010 playlist

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No Donwill...


RTD_PLAYLIST_(02262010-03042010).ZIP (~504MB)



And now, check out the trailer for Raekwon's "Canal Street":

Enjoy your weekend, I know I will. And thanks for your continued support.

[preview] Phatman & Likkle Bwoy Re-Release

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On Tuesday, March 9th 2010, RTD, EvryOva2uesday and Clap Cowards will be presenting the re-release/remix edition of DJ Ambush & Curly Castro's Phatman & Likkle Bwoy mixtape, which will feature some new mixes on the tracks, as well as remix work from "Has-Lo, Zilla Rocca & JawnZap 7 and a feature from Philly eMCee Verso as 'Ned Flanders'". Hopefully I have another teaser before Tuesday, but for now, just marinate on this excellent info and keep it locked!

previous Curly Castro & DJ Ambush "Gravity (Zilla Rocca Remix)"

[video] Rihanna "Rude Boy" LIVE At ECHO Awards

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Here's her performance in Berlin at The 2010 ECHO Awards:

Yeah, I'm not sure what was going on there, either.

Via Def Pen Radio 71.8.

[video] Juicy J ft. Lil' Wyte "Stupid High"

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[video] Hollywood F.L.O.S.S. "Dean's Freestyle"

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Elucid "Freshman Friday" x "Mr. Leviathan"

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I've got two SICK tracks from Elucid, and instead of just writing about one and not giving props to the other, allow me to break down both cuts in one post. New shit from the Lessondary Overlord!

Elucid "Freshman Friday" (prod. by Brizzo): This is a cut that I've had for a bit. As Gutta says, this ain't "luxury rap" - it's straight to the jugular with a machete rap. That beat from Brizzo is just too ill - it's a pretty tasty sample, and the way he cooked it up, where its simple enough to be dynamic on its own, but when you add Elucid's signature voice to the mix, mixing abstract visions and precision cut darts? Shit, I've been WAITING to drop this one on the masses, trust. Blowin' everything you're listening to out of the water...

Elucid "Mr. Leviathan" (prod. by Inko): It's been a minute since we heard "Run Away", the first leaked offering from Gutta and Inko, and this one is my personal favorite of the two. It delves into a dubbed out zone (that bassline is hypnotic), and allows Elucid to really experiment. Peep the digital screw and edits thrown on his vocals randomly - this is acid rap. "I'm finished breaking atoms, now it's time to split wigs" morphs from a line in the first verse to a true mantra for how niggas wanna attack the game. Take it in blood, get down or lay down. The shit needs to change, people, and when you hear MORE artists who are freely blending sounds like this in a few years, we won't get too angry if you don't throw a mention.

Know that we know, though. OH, and don't get me started on Cap.One...

DJ Concept & DJ Mickey Knox The Mix Chronicles Freestyle Sessions Vol. 1

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Concept just hit me with the first compilation of freestyles from their Mix Chronicles show on Sirius. Features include Joell Ortiz, Strong Arm Steady, Masta Killa, 6th Sense, Reef The Lost Cauze and more! Download and tracklist after the jump...

[video] After.Life [trailer]

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[video] DJ Paul "Gimme Yayo"

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[video] Streets Buchanon "Black x White x Grey"

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previous DJ Benzi & IM KING Present Streets Buchanon Frequent Flyer Miles

[video] S.O.U.L. Purpose "Universal Condition"

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Donny Goines 20X

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Been a minute since we've heard a new Donny Goines solo project, so if you've been tweakin' for some of this spitter's material, thank Rocksmith Tokyo for this new EP of cuts, featuring production from 6th Sense and Apple Juice Kid. Tracklist and link after the jump.

Jovonn The Last Don & DJ Suss One The New New York

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With everyone asking where New York is, and the proliferation of Dirty South artists (as well as NY niggas jackin' their slang/style), people forget the ill spitters in the Rotten Apple. Jovon and Suss One have compiled a fresh tape featuring cats from NY who are doing it, plain and simple. Download and tracklist after the jump.

FuseBox Radio (Week Of March 3rd, 2010)

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This is the latest episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah for the week of March 3, 2010 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.

This week's commentary this week focused on a range of things, touching base on topics such as the Supreme Court's latest case on the 2nd amendment (the right to bear arms), the sad news of Hip-Hop MC & legend Guru's recent health situation along our memories of personal encounters with him and wishes for a swift recovery, a mini-recap of the recent Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, the beginning of Women's History Month here in the States and some other things here and there.

During this week's show, we had a great interview with one of the independent Hip-Hop's young MCs on the rise, New York City's own Five the General ( &

Some of the topics we've touched base during the interview included Five's musical & environmental influences, what inspires him creatively to make music in his life, his latest mixtape project Anything But Safe with Sheek Louch of D-Block/The Lox that's out now (download here) and future plans, his viewpoint about the mainstream music industry & Hip-Hop music's lack of balance, the ridiculousness of straight glorifying prison or street life to the youth without talking about consequences and lots more!

There are brand new episodes of the Black Agenda Report and Direct EFX segments included in this week's broadcast.

FuseBox Radio Playlist for the Week of March 3, 2010 (not in any particular order)

De La Soul feat. Guru/Patti Dooke/Tommy Boy
Gang Starr/Credit Is Due/Noo Trybe & Virgin
Jaheim/Her/Divine Mill & Atlantic
VV Brown/Shark In The Water/Island UK
Raheem DeVaughn feat. Bun B/Wing & A Prayer/368 Music Group & RCA
Toni Braxton/Make My Heart/
Nottz/Shine So Brite/
E. Major feat. Hezekiah/Be Alright/USM & Pedex Baltimore
Five the General & Sheek Louch/Anything But Safe/Stone World Music (
The Five One/Remind Me/One Vs. Many Compilation (DJ Hands)
Papa San/Style & Fashion (Duck Dance Riddim)/White Label
Gladys Knight/It's Better Than A Good Time (Walter Gibbons Mix)/Strut Records
Macy Gray/Beauty In The World/White Label (
Five the General & Sheek Louch/Everyday/Stone World Music (
Cubic Zirocnia/Fuck Work (Michael Meds RMX)/White Label (
A-Alikes feat. Mos Def/Sirens/Guerilla Nation (
Gods'illa/Protect It/Gods'illa Music (

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)

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DJ Low Key & Sounds Supreme The Solution Tape #1

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I put you guys on to "Toss It Over" and "What's The Deal", and now The Solution Tape #1 from DJ Low Key and Sounds Supreme is here, featuring a lot of RTD favorites, with new material from all three members of Tanya Morgan, Whygee, Kid Hum, Theo Martins and 8thW1 as well as artistsl ike Donnis, Skyzoo, U-N-I and Ro Blvd (who host the tape) and more. Big up to Denver Solution. Download link and full tracklist after the jump.

Grizzly Villain. The Party Planner

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A large khaki sasqutch impersonating as Deal - The Villain claims to be coping with the responsibilities of coordinating the EPic Ablum release party.

That EPic party goes down tonight in Newark. All info HERE.

DJ D-Sharp ft. Kev Choice & Tony Vic "Definition Of A Star"

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DJ D-Sharp ft. Kev Choice & Tony Vic "Definition Of A Star": Normally, I'm posting a dope mix or compilation from the homey D-Sharp. Most don't realize that he's a producer who's worked with heads like Lyrics Born, Lateef the Truthspeaker, Shock G and more, and throws out this West Coast-leaning banger with two ill MCs from the Bay. Look out for the video for this one, and who knows - will this be branching out into a full album? Time will tell...

Grab the full EP via

[video] Kevin Rudolf "I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)"

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Featuring Birdman, Jay Sean & Lil' Wayne:

[video] Young Money "Girl I Got You"

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previous [video] Young Money "Roger That"

The Weevil Series: LARVA

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Interesting concept, this Weevil Series; check the write up:

The Weevil Series consists of three 12" records, released one after another during 2010 (15th of March, 14th of June, 13th of September) and as triple pack collectors edition at the end of the year.

The Weevil Series is not meant to be a new label nor is it part of any existing label catalogue. Instead of catalogue numbers, all three records have a 'protagonist', each one of three development stages of a weevil – larva, pupa, adult.

The records are produced in a limited and hand-numbered edition of 333 pieces each, 300 of which will be sold singly, hand-stamped in black, another 30, hand-stamped in red, will be part of the collectors edition, 3 will remain untouched and locked away by the artist, who remains anonymous.

On the 15th of March, the first of three, LARVA, will be available through Hardwax Berlin amongst others.

LARVA in three parts after the jump.

Epic Beard Man Punch Out!

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I LOL'd forreal off this one:

Confused? Hit Wikipedia (or Encyclopedia Dramatica) for the rundown.

Botchamania 123

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Here's a special WWECW special:

Wu Massacre: Method Man Variant Cover

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This is the first of three collector's edition covers for Wu Massacre, illustrated by Chris Bachalo, with art direction by Alex Haldi, and it reminds me of some comic book shit. Marvel had a month of Deadpool variants in February, and them shits would go retardo, price-wise. Shouts to BoBO.

previous Method Man, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah "Criminology 2.5"

Guru's Family vs. Solar

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Sounds like Guru's man Solar is blocking Guru's family from seeing him:

Miss Info has the full scoop, as per usual.

EDIT Rosenberg says he will be exposing Solar on at 7PM EST. EDIT And Rosenberg's expose:

DJ Premier Blog goes in on this whole situation, too. #FUCKSOLAR.

[video] Nivea "Love Hurts"

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Shawn Jackson "Money Mentality"

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Shawn Jackson "Money Mentality" (prod. by Numonics): I love the title of this Ruby Hornet/DJ Booth/IM KING project, Being Cool Doesn't Pay The Bills. If being cool paid the bills, I'd be debt free. Actually, no - I watch pro wrestling and read comic books and blog about music. What the fuck is cool about that? Anyways, I'm broke but have a money mentality - always thinking hustle. This could be my anthem for the last year. Fuck you, pay me. Dope art courtesy of

George Reefah "Rollin'"

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George Reefah "Rollin'": This track sounds like something Flo-Rida would drop with some glitched-out video. Toronto's George Reefah rides that Pop-y beat like it should be - this is for the ladies at the clubs, strictly. I'm not sure if homegirl is promoting the use of E pills in the chorus, but I can just imagine some slore dancin' in the club, mouthing the words. The "Rollin'" single drops March 29th, with the album (Reefalution) dropping later.

TRUTHLiVE "The UnLearning"

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TRUTHLiVE "The UnLearning" (prod. by Vitamin D): Damn, if I had an album, I'd want my intro to sound as triumphant as this healthy beat from Vitamin D (see what I did there?); TRUTH's UnLearning EP drops next week for $free.99.

[video] Nappy Roots "Back Home"

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[preview] Che Grand "Chateau Gold"

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Via specboogie.

UllNevaNo "That Means..."

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UllNevaNo "That Means...": I've got the first leak from UllNevaNo's The Color Brown mixtape, which RTD will be sponsoring. Dude's expressing himself over nothing but Kev Brown heat, and this goes crazy. This nigga definitely touches down on this one, classic style. This is the first of four leaks from the project, which we're looking to drop mid-Summer 2010.

Follow @UllNevaNoHipHop to keep abreast to homey's movements.

[video] M-Dot TV EP 3

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The third installment of mdoTV! Clips of M-Dot touring through California, Nevada, Milwaukee, Maryland, Dorchester, Philadelphia & more. Also clips from radio interviews with M-Dot, and moments in the studio.

Bonus Beats M-Dot & Krumb Snatcha "Shut Down" (prod. by Don Chito)

Steinermania 1

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Looks like the Botchamania viewers voted for an all-Scott Steiner Botchamania (ala the previous Sabotchamanias):

Hopefully there will be more of these!

[video] Estelle ft. Kardinal Offishall "Freak"

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previous Estelle ft. Kardinal Offishall "Freak"

Redman "Mind On My Money"

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Redman "Mind On My Money": Shit, I dropped this and had to rewind it. One of Hip-Hop's finest coasts so effortlessly on this slower beat, reminiscent of some classic Hip-Hop beats. Right in the pocket on this one. No word on when Reggie will drop, but I'll be in line when it drops.

NMC Premiere, via Nah Right.

Lyricism And Capitalism

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Via Nil Doctrine.

Rahzel Jr. "Far Away"

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Rahzel Jr. "Far Away": Yes, this is the son of Rahzel from The Roots. He doesn't got into the beatboxing though - this is a song dedicated to those lost in the wake of the earthquakes in Haiti. Watch out for his OverAchievement LP, which should be out Spring 2010.

Dutch New York "Angels Freestyle"

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Dutch New York "Angels Freestyle": Oddly enough, I like a lot of the different versions of this track much more than the original. Diddy "crooning" over this beat is just not the business. Dutch New York stabbing it? I can dig it.

Via I Am Dutch New York.

[preview] Jay Z & Ritchcraft The Big Band Blueprint

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Here's a preview clip from Ritchcraft's new project, fusing Jigga rhymes with jazz band music:

Method Man, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah "Criminology 2.5"

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Method Man, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah "Criminology 2.5": We just got one of these last year, right? Thanks, Wu! I still prefer the beat of the original - I'm not too happy with the twists in the new versions, but all 3 come correct on it, even if Mef sounds like he just interpolates Rae's verse from the original. I'm on the fence. Sorry.

Via 2DBz by way of Rap Radar.

[video] Mary J. Blige ft. Tiziano Ferro "Each Tear"

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J The S Meets Jake The Snake Roberts

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You should've known that J The S stooed for "Jake The Snake", so its only right that J linked up with one of pro wrestling's finest ring psychologists - and one of its illest stories, Jake Roberts:

STS "Mass Appeal Freestyle"

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STS "Mass Appeal Freestyle": Here's a Gangstarr freestyle that STS says he's had on stash for a minute. Seeing as Guru is currently in a state of needing much prayer (GET WELL SOON, GURU!), this is as good a time as any for a tribute.

[video] DaVinci "What You Finna Do"

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[video] DJ Khaled "Put Yours Hands Up"

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Featuring Schife, Young Jeezy & Rick Ross:

previous [video] DJ Khaled "All I Do Is Win"

Mic Wilson "Believe"

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Mic Wilson "Believe": Ah yes, Square One. Mic Wilson will be dropping this with RTD this month, March 2010. It sounds like it'll be a more personal thing from Mic, as he says "This song has been lingering in my head for the past few weeks...I can say this is my anthem at the moment...Starting at "Square One" is result of a lot of things that happen soon as 09' ended....All of that will be explained in this project....Till then...Believe".

previous Mic Wilson "David Robinson (50 Bars)"

[video] DJ Khaled "All I Do Is Win"

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Featuring T-Pain, Ludacris, Rick Ross & Snoop Dogg:

Good Biz ft. Bun B "Ya'll Can't Ball"

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Good Biz ft. Bun B "Ya'll Can't Ball": I hipped you guys to the recently-released Checks & Balances EP from GDBZ a few weeks back, and now got the greenlight to fire off a track from the EP. The EP already boasts features from legends like Brother J and YZ, but this one is set off by the Under Ground King Bun B himself. Seeing as Bun is one of the leading authorities in all things "trill", when he tells you to sit down and let real ballers take the stage, I highly recommend you listen up. KP and Bobbie Fine go in as well, making this one a funked-out banger that can't be denied. Grab this cut for free, pick up the EP and keep it locked for Sound Investment, the GDBZ album that's set to drop in the Spring of 2010.

Via GDBZ Music.

[video] Danny Brown "Re-Up"

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Garden Variety (3/14/2010)

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