Saturday, February 20, 2010

Jay-Z On Friday Night With Jonathan Ross


"On To The Next One" (Live)

[video] Mariah Carey "100%"

Friday, February 19, 2010

Daniel Joseph "Long Story Short"

Daniel Joseph "Long Story Short": And for the final Daniel Joseph No DJ leak for today, here's the tagless version of "Long Story Short", which premiered over at Dot Got It. Newark's own goes in over this (as well as over the rest of Gone Fishin'), so bump this one LOUD and enjoy.

previous Daniel Joseph "Exhibit D"

[video] Ludacris ft. Nicki Minaj "My Chick Bad"

[video] RJD2 "The Glow"

Daniel Joseph "Exhibit D"

Daniel Joseph "Exhibit D": Here's the No DJ version of D Joseph's freestyle over "Exhibit A", which can be found on Gone Fishin' (which you need to make a part of your life if you're sleepin'). Joseph is a beast, lyrically, and is part of the Elite Assembly, so really, you should already know. I know commenters over on 2DBz (whattup Meka?!) hate on dude for some reason, but you know what? Hate makes the product better, and the determination stronger.

[video] Avril Lavigne "Alice"

Excess Bangers Returns 3/5/2010

#59 dropped in January, and the series has been silent. Highbrid Nation has just confirmed that their weekly series returned on March 5th with TWO mixes... #60 will be a Highbrid Nation x RePPgH collaboration with all Pittsburgh artists; #61 will drop that day as well!

Craig Bass The Hip Hop Effect

I posted a track from this tape the other day, and now the full project is here. Craig Bass is another new name you might wanna check out. And thehiphopeffect keeps dropping interesting projects. Anthony of THHE picked his favorite beats from 2009, and Craig took them to task. Should be a win-win, but it's only a win if you take a risk and check it out.

DOWNLOAD Craig Bass The Hip Hop Effect [via thehiphopeffect]

Friday, February 19th 2010 playlist

All you need in life...


RTD_PLAYLIST_(02122010-02182010).zip (~694MB)



Did you guys know that Raaaaaaaandy has a mixtape dropping?

Enjoy your weekend, and thanks for your continued support.

Pugs Atomz Drops 16 Bars In Greece

Strick 9 ft. Kore & Revalation "Hands On Ya"

Strick 9 ft. Kore & Revalation "Hands On Ya": It's too bad that Chris Brown had to beat the shit out of Rihanna; I LOVE the "Transform Ya" beat, but I can't fuck with that shit. Good thing Strick 9 and the EMS camp went IN on this beat. Pick Ya Poison II is on the way.

Solid Steel (2/19/2010)

Parts 1+2: DJ Moneyshot
Solid Steel Radio Show 19/2/2010 Part 1 + 2 - DJ Moneyshot by Ninja Tune


Exenogenesis _ Side One excerpt _ Mp3
Dr Rubberfunk _ Stay Strong _ GPS Recordings
Elliott Smith _ I Didn't Understand _ Dreamworks
DJ Shadow _ Shadow's Legitimate Mix _ Mo Wax
Ayers Rock _ Crazy Boys _ A&M
Wax Doctor _ The Step _ Metalheadz
Pixies _ Where Is My Mind _ 4AD
Surra _ Diotima _ Universal Vibes
Fugees _ How Many Mics? (Acc) _ Columbia
Reveen _ Stop Smoking excerpt _ Vancouver Recording Studio
Jellybass _ Liquid Metal _ LoHz Recordings
Ann Peacock _ Survival _ Aura Records
Daedelus _ Just Briefly _ Ninja Tune
Photek _ U.F.O _ Astralwerks
Organized Konfusion _ Why _ Hollywood BASIC
Flevans _ Dumb Ballad _ Tru Thoughts|
J-Live _ Braggin Writes _ Raw Shack Productions
Naik _ Zootrip _ MP3
The Doors _ Waiting For The Sun _ Elektra
Luke Vibert _ Turtle Soup (Wagon Christ Mix) _ Ninja Tune
Nightmares on Wax _ 195Lbs _ Warp
Tim Minchin _ So F***ing Rock and Roll excerpt _ Universal
De La Soul feat. Maceo Parker _ I Be Blowin _ Tommy Boy
DJ Cam _ A Supreme Love _ Inflamable
Audited Beats _ Blues Banger _ MP3
Wax Tailor feat. Marina Quaisse & ASM _ Positively Inclined (Berry Weight Remix) _ Atmosphériques
Moby Grape _ Sitting By The Window _ San Francisco Sound
John Miles _ Music _ Decca
Augustus Hill _ Oz excerpt _ HBO
Hermitude _ You Got Soul _ Elephant Tracks
The Goodies _ Pirate Radio excerpt _ BBC
Nuyorican Soul _ I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun (4 Hero Mix) _ Nervous
Aim _ From Here To Eternity (acc) _ Grand Central
The Herbaliser _ A Mother (For Your Mind) _ Ninja Tune
Horace Andy and Big Youth _ Love Is The Light _ Pressure Sounds

Parts 3+4: Mr. Nice
Solid Steel Radio Show 19/2/2010 Part 3 + 4 - Mr Nice by Ninja Tune


Mr Nice _ INTRO _ mp3
Del The Funky Homosapien _ Mistadobalina _ Elektra
Moby _ Run On _ Mute Records
De La Soul Feat Chaka Khan _ All Good _ Festival Mushroom Records
Missy Elliot _ Work it (acappella) _ Atlantic Records
Bob Marley & The Wailers _ Could You Be Loved _ Island Record
Solid Posse _ Unity Rap _ Bozz
DJ Shepdog _ Jah Wish _ Large Hole Records
The Nextmen _ So Many Girls (feat. Dynamite MC) _ Sanctuary Records
Cookin on 3 burners _ Settle the Score (Diesler Remix) _ Freesttyle Reocrds
The Beastie Boys _ Root Down (acappella) _ Grand Royal
Palov & Mishkin _ Rata Del _ Rebtuz
Greg Nice _ Set It Off (acappella) _ Paper Music
Del Gazebo _ Shimmy To Me _ mp3
K-Os _ Crabbbucket (acappella) _ Virgin
Juke _ Swing City _ Air Recordings
Grand Master Flash _ The Message (acappella) _ Sugar Hill Records
Pablo _ Sing _ Red Hook Recordings
Mishal Moore _ Oh Lord _ Ill Friction
Unknwon _ Big Love _ Wack Records
Trick Turner _ Disrepect Dem _ Bstred Boots
Pure P _ Somokin Blunts _ Gem Records
Les Rythmes Digitales _ About Funk _ Wall Of Sound
The Nextmen _ Spin it Round (acappella) _ Fat City
Skeewiff _ Feelin Fine _ Jalapeno Records
Public Enemy _ Public Enemy No.1 (acappella) _ CBS Recprds Australia
Trevor and Lisa _ Dance to the Drummer’s Beat _ Favourite
Black Grass _ Nice Up the Dance _ Inertia Recordings
Afrika Bambaata _ Funky Heros (acappella) _ ZYX Music
Guts _ „and the living is easy“ SAYEM remix _ Wax On Records
Ben P _ Red Situation _ Wack Records
The Beatstalkers _ Heard It Through The Grapevine _ Ika Records
Barrett Strong _ Money (That's What I Want) _ Motown
P Zilla _ Baddest Man _ Goodgroove
Mota _ Drop (acappella) _ PLATINUM LIFE RECORDS
Estelle ft Kanye West _ American Boy (acappella) _ Atlantic Recordings
Mr. Confuse _ Lookout weekend instrumental _ Legere Recordings
M.I.A _ Boyz (acappella) _ XL
Mr.Nice _ OUTRO _ mp3

[video] Justin Bieber ft. Ludacris "Baby"

Via Rap Radar. Thanks to @DontHateBeHated for making me #vomitonmykeyboard.

Invy da Truth "LAXinterlude"

Invy daTruth "LAXinterlude" (prod. by Chanes): Here's a cut from a Chicago-based MC that's new to me. His new mixtape, Voltron, features five contributors, and was created in a strategic way that when they all form, well, you know the rest. Invy drops that in March, so for now, rock this interlude...

Shouts to Ryan at HHK for this one.

[video] Timbaland ft. Justin Timberlake "Carry Out"

[video] Donnis - YNotMyDream Freestyle @ Jugrnaut

Forever Shining (2/28/2010)

Should be dope for you BMore heads; Illa J performing, as well as my boy UllNevaNo!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Daniel Joseph Gone Fishin'

It's been a minute since we first heard about Daniel Joseph's Gone Fishin' mixtape, and after the pure excellence that is Pretty/Ugly, its good to have a fresh new batch of Espee music for free. It's even better to be the site that helps present this to the world alongside Brainstorm Music...

What's dope is, while I've posted a few of the tracks off this knowing they were on this project, some of this shit I had been rockin' to without knowing they'd make it up here. Pleasant surprises, b/c Daniel has definitely doing his thing behind the scenes. Take a day off, hop on a boat with a 12 pack and ride out to this tape. Features from Neako, Cion (of Brokn.Englsh), Deal - The Villain and St. Joe Louis' Tom Chase, with original beats from the likes of JS Krillz, DJ Priority and Snake Eyes. If you didn't already realize, this is a problem. You gonna stay stuck on sleep?!?!

DOWNLOAD Daniel Joseph Gone Fishin' [mirror]

<a href="">Bars by Daniel Joseph</a>

TRUTHLiVE "Broken"

TRUTHLiVE "Broken" (prod. by The ARE): Crazy how we speak about so many institutions and systems being broken or corrupt, but rarely do we try to fix it. This track might just be the anthem to get people motivated enough to realize the failed ways and start to destroy and rebuild. This cut is taken from UnLearning, TRUTH's EP which is pon de way...

TRUTHLiVE, an artist who also happens to run Interdependent Media (who dropped Brooklynati as well as will be putting out Laura's Tape). His album, Patience, is produced by Jake One, will probably feature better rapping than Stimulus Package, and drops on April 20th.

Pandemonium Jones Rappin' Ass Birthday

Fresh mixtape from my boy Pandemonium Jones; he cooked up this 24-track opus to celebrate his brother's recent 24th birthday. A lot of current ish in here - if you've been sleeping on Hip-Hop from the last year or so, you might wanna grab this one.



Daytona feat. Bun B - Air Born
Freeway & Jake One - You Know What I Mean
Clyde Carson - Crooked
The Jacka - Our Heroes
De La Soul - La La La
Cormega - The Rapture
Big Boi feat. Gucci Mane - Shine Blockas
Lil Wayne - Drop It Low Remix
Chip Da Ripper - Get Down
D-Lo - Coppers
Curren$y - Lamorghini Dreams
Dizzee Rascal - Chillin Wiv Da Man Dem
Curren$y - Breakfast
T.I. - Make You Sweat
Kurupt feat. Problem - Burnt
Nicki Minaj feat. Lil Wayne - I Get Crazy
Trina feat. Killer Mike - Look Back At Me
Redman feat. Ready Roc - Coc Back
Nametag - Back On My Shit
Donny Goines feat. Che Grand and Izza Kizza - She Likes
Consequence feat. Rick Ross - The More I Get
Jay Electronica - Exhibit C
Clipse feat. Cam'ron - Popular Demand (Popeye's)
Donnis - Over Do It

EMS x RTD: ThrowBack Thursday 019

M-Dot, Kore & Strick 9 "I Don't Like the Look Of It": Here's a Thursday ThrowBack from three EMS spitters over that "I Don't Like The Look Of It" oompa loompa-sampling shit. I loved that beat when it came out, that's the kind of quirky shit I geek out over. Strick's Pick Ya Poison II Mixtape is locked and loaded for release next month - keep it locked!

Dre Robinson "Stranded"

Dre Robinson "Stranded" [clean \ dirty]: Another heater from Dre. Dude's got that in-your-face delivery, sounds like something I'd want to see him perform, nahmean? Throw this one in your whip and turn it up LOUD.

previous Dre Robinson ft. Mighty Mystic "Fade Away" Presents The Playlist Vol. 1

To celebrate the revamp of her site, the homegirl Ashley Outrageous dropped this excellent mixtape on the masses. The Playlist Vol. 1 features MCs like Add-2, my nigga BOOGNIGHTS, QuESt, my nigga Jonny Walker and many more, and is a great look at what new talent is out there. ArtByShake.

DOWNLOAD Presents The Playlist Vol. 1

DJ Flash & O.N.E. Jones Whut? Thee Mixtape (Chapter 2)

Here's a lil trip back into the S.I.N. Music Group's bag with O.N.E. Jones' Whut? Thee Mixtape (Chapter 2). Loads of rough cuts on here from DJ Flash, as well as features from L.E.G.A.C.Y., Khrysis, Sean Boog and plenty more! If you dug Chapter 1, you need this!



01. SINtro L.E.G.A.C.Y.
02. Name across the Sky (produced by Fundamental)
03. Freestyle
04. One N English feat. Blue Raspberry (produced by Marshall Law)
05. Who's That (produced Deniz Beats)
06. Freestyle feat L.E.G.A.C.Y
07. Dollar Circulate (Freestyle) Panama Gat (produced by 9th Wonder)
08. My Music feat Blue Raspberry (produced by Dox)
09. Freestyle
10. Thats It feat. Sean Boog (produced by Short Fuze)
11. Keep Up (produced by Khrysis)
12. Freestyle
13. War Dance (Cesar Comanche dis)
14. 12/30/06 (What would you do?) (produced by Fundamental)
15. Welcome to Tammany Hall feat. L.E.G.A.C.Y.,Blue Rasberry,O.N.E.Jones,Twiz (produced by K Slack)
16. Wildlife L.E.G.A.C.Y (produced by 9th Wonder)
17. Red-Line Anthem (Here I Come) (produced by Marshall Law)
18. Fallin feat Tammany Hall (produced by Short Fuze)

And here's a video for "12/30/06 (What Would You Do?)":

FuseBox Radio (Week Of 2/17/2010)

Player (via Podomatic feed):

Backup Player (via Blip.TV feed):

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 February 17, 2010 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.

Our extended commentary this week focused on a whole range of things, from being glad that Jon Judah was back in the studio after the big snowstorm in our region of the East Coast in the U.S., the Super Bowl win of the New Orleans Saints for the U.S. Professional Football Championship, our opinions of the "We Are The World" song remake for both it's the greatness of it's cause for creations & how it fared musically overall, the real controversy behind guitarist John Mayer's comments in his Playboy Magazine interview about having a hood/n****r pass & not caring for Black Women sexually, the study done on the power of the Internet with fair journalism and some other things here and there.

During this week's show, we had a great interview with legendary classic era Hip-Hop MC, producer, label head, radio host & businessman Money B of Digital Underground (

Some of the topics we've touched base on included how Money B got his interest into Hip-Hop music, past stories and experiences as being a member of Digital Underground, the old school and new school California & international Hip-Hop music scenes, his past in working & building with Tupac Shakur, advice for those who want to enter the music industry, the need for creativity to be exposed in the current Hip-Hop music culture, tour stories, his current radio ventures with the syndicated Going Way Back Radio Show with Money B, his label Mandatory Muzic & other business ventures, his current free album release, 4 Tha Funk of It, that's out now, some more upcoming music releases & tours and lots more!

There is a new episode of the Black Agenda Report for this week's broadcast but no new Direct EFX segment on this week's broadcast (did not receive before broadcast time).

Feel free to check out some recent episodes of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast over at our official blog, - all of the shows are clean/radio friendly.

FuseBox Radio Playlist for the Week of February 17, 2010 (in no particular order)

The Artifacts/The Ultimate (Showbiz RMX)/Big Beat & WEA
Jaheim/Her/Divine Mill
Ty feat. Sarina Leah & Shaun Escofrey/Emotions/BBE
Gil Scott Heron/New York Is Killing Me/XL Recordings
Digital Underground/Rhymin' On The Funk/Tommy Boy
Willie The Kid/Medical Breakthrough/Aphilliates Music Group & Embassy Ent. (
A-Alikes feat. Mos Def/Sirens/Guerilla Nation (
Gods'illa/Protect It/Gods'Illa Music (
Corrine Bailey Rae/Paper Dolls/Capitol
Georg Levin/I Need to Understand/BBE
Digital Underground/Underwater Rimes RMX/Tommy Boy
J.J. Johnson/Theme From Cleopatra Jones (Cleopatra Jones Soundtrack)/Warner Brothers UK

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 **

Subscribe to get the weekly episodes of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah!

Mary Nichols (DJ Fusion) - FuseBox Radio Broadcast w/ DJ Fusion & Jon Judah - FuseBox Radio Broadcast w/ DJ Fusion & Jon JudahXML
Google Reader or Homepage
Add to My Yahoo!
Subscribe with Bloglines
Subscribe in NewsGator Online

Add to My AOL
Add to Technorati Favorites!
Add to your phone


[video] Spec Boogie "Bed Stuy"

Shouts to Elucid for the heads up. That's Ali Boombaye on the direction (you remember "Automatic Writing"?)... watch out for Spec's announcement on the release of his ALBUM@

Mic Wilson "David Robinson (50 Bars)"

Mic Wilson "David Robinson (50 Bars)": Recently, with his migration to his new name, the homey Mic Wil went into self-imposed exile, taking a hiatus from music and other points of life. I was getting worried, and when "The Brink" came on yesterday, something told me to hit Mic like "yo, what's good? why you stop". So of COURSE he was on twitter yesterday, tweetin' excitedly about his new project that should be seeing the light of day! Good to have you back, and this 50 Bar RTD Exclusive is a great intro to Square 1: My Radio, which might drop mid-March. Enjoy these 50 and be on the lookout for more.

[video] Stussy's J Dilla Documentary (Part 2)

Shouts to Nah Right.

previous [video] Stussy's J Dilla Documentary (Part 1)

Krukid "Cold As Hell"

Krukid "Cold As Hell" (prod. by G Mo): Here's a new leak for 2010 from the Snow Angel EP from Krukid, which you can grab for free via Bandcamp. Krukid is letting off some steam on this one, and I imagine if you niggas are tired of the nasty winter so far, you're feeling this. Be on the lookout for A.R.M's Two Africans And A Jew EP Vol. 1, which is due out in March.

<a href="">Cold as Hell by Krukid</a>

Bonus Beats M.anifest "free.99"

Kooley High, Median & Halo "What's The Deal"

Kooley High, Median & Halo "What's The Deal": I hit you guys with the first leak from The Solution Tape #1 a few weeks back, and now provide you with this collaborative banger. Crazy shit from this collection of rappers. The Solution Tape #1 is set to drop on Denver Solution on February 26th, and will be featuring RTD fam like Kid Hum, WhyGee, Che Grand, Tanya Morgan and many other talented MCs and producers.

Shouts to Low Key for this one.

[video] Nottz "Shine So Brite"

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

[video] CDR Next: Thelonius Martin & Topaz Jones

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

Curly Castro & DJ Ambush "Gravity (Zilla Rocca Remix)": Building on the acclaim that their Phatman & Likkle bwoy mixtape garnered, Curly Castro & DJ Ambush are preparing for the re-release, which will include some re-mastering, as well as some special remixes of the mixtape tracks! Beat Garden fam Zilla Rocca cooked up this fly remix, which bumps the original up a couple of notches, adding some dope organs and a funky bassline. Proper groove with a serious message. Don't sleep!

[preview] 2 Hungry Bros. Back For Seconds Vol. 2

I dropped two leaks from Back For Seconds last week, and earlier today I got two more cuts, featuring Homeboy Sandman going in over a Bollywood gem!

Don't forget, Back For Seconds is dropping on March 15th!

Oddisee ft. Stik Figa "Kansas Bay"

Oddisee ft. Stik Figa "Kansas Bay": Here's another bonus cut to Oddisee's Traveling Man; this time, Kansas Bay repper flips Odd's "South Central" and sounds damn near like a Too $hort record. I'd go on my block and C-Walk to this but I'd a) look like a maroon and b) get merked. Thanks, Oddisee!

[video] Carlos Santana "Angel Love"

Good Biz Check & Balances EP Update

On February 23rd, Good Biz has their Checks & Balances EP dropping digitally, and it's a problem. It features a few tracks that I introduced to you back in October, as well as a feature from YZ, X-Clan's Brother J, as well as the Underground King himself, Bun B; beats are provided by The ARE, Phil "Da Factoer" Blackmon and many more (including Bobbie Fine of GDBZ). Check it out:

1. Nowhere (ft. Brother J)
2. Easily
3. Mr. Original (ft. YZ)
4. Ya'll Can't Ball (ft. Bun B)
5. One4theMoney (Saages ft. GDBZ)
6. Mr. Original Remix (ft. YZ)

That Portland/Jersey/Texas connection is a PROBLEM! This leads up to their Principle & Interest EP, which is produced by The ARE and is something serious. I got a chance to check it out last night, and as I told B. Fine, the collaborations that The ARE and GDBZ are coming up with sound so organic, it's insane. More info on all GDBZ movements when the time is right... hold tight.

EDIT This slipped by me; here's the video for "Mr. Original":

Kryptic Minds "Torn"

Kryptic Minds "Torn": Here's an unreleased tune from KM that didn't make it onto One Of Us for whatever reason. Looks like his next 12" for Swamp 81 ("Badman" b/w "Distant") drops on Monday.

Shouts to everyday junglist.

Station Announcement

"We Are The World 25 For Haiti" killed ill Doctrine & Rappers I Know. Jay Smooth has since started up Nil Doctrine, and threw out this video to explain everything:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Save VH1 Soul

I won't even start on the odd coincidence of this VH1 Soul scare going down during Black History Month. I do watch VH1 Soul on the regular, mainly for their Soul Story blocks, and just classic videos in general, and while the lack of diverse promos (they've had the same like 3 or 4 interludes for the last, oh, 3 or 4 years), I will definitely be upset if it leaves. If you get VH1 Soul and don't want to see it go, sign the petition. Their goal is 500 signatures, and they only need less than100 more signatures - get on it!

Because of the Merger with Centric (BET/MTV), you will lose all the quality video programming that you currently receive with VH1Soul. We know you want your Quality Soul Music, and we are going to everything we can to keep it on air for you. Please Help Us... follow @SaveVH1Soul on twitter, and stay close to for updates as to whats going on.

Thank you for your time and efforts!
While I'm not sure why the Centric merger (which has been in the plans for a year) would mean VH1 Soul would be gone (meaning I can't find any stories on this), I don't wanna fuck around. If VH1 Soul is being folded into Centric, they could still retain the video library, and just build other programming (documentaries, movies, etc.) around that. Or they could cease to play classic Soul & Hip-Hop.