Saturday, April 03, 2010

[stream] Hopkins vs. Jones Jr. (4/3/2010)

I have a feeling this fight won't be what it could've been about 5/7 years ago, but if you're trying to see it, hit the jump for the goods.

Stealth "Cake Walk"

Stealth "Cake Walk": To celebrate his birthday last year, Stealth dropped his A Piece Of Cake mixtape. For this year's celebration. For 2010, Stealth will be giving you 2nds, which again drops on April 30th. This is the first leak from the project, which he'll be dropping new leakage off of weekly. Enjoy!

Unkle Luc x illRoots x Numonics

[video] Norah Jones "Young Blood"

[stream] If I Ruled The Blogs

This panel is going down RIGHT NOW in DC; stream it via 2DBz.

Free Beat From Kid Hum

Here's a free beat that @KidHum shared on twitter. Download it, twerk it out, send me your creation(s).

Gena "Tatoo"

Gena "Tatoo": You know I throw a lot of music from the St. Louis area on RTD, and the homey Xilla passed me this track from East STL's own Gena, who is a real renaissance man who writes, produces and performs everything, including doing much of the live instrumentation on his album. "Tatoo" is an ill track that helps him take people on a journey based on the art on his body. Peep the stream below.

Nigerian Lil' Wayne

Wow. I have no words. Via Different Kitchen.

The Lessondary "She Can Gedditt"

The Lessondary "She Can Gedditt": Here's a special impromptu track from Lessondary members @VonPea, @CheGrand, @Donwill & @SpecBoogie, from last night's impromptu (2) Dope Radio. See what happens when I'm taking care of new puppies? I miss shit! Big up to @MekDot.

Via 2DBz.

[video] Vybz Kartel ft. Ms. Triniti "Lock Down"

Friday, April 02, 2010

Von Pea Recreates "Ian's Song"

I did a piece on Native Instruments' MASCHINE for Dogs On Acid, and it's a pretty ill device. Peep Von Pea recreate Donwill's "Ian's Song", from Don Cusack In High Fidelity:

Jonny Walker Chemical Food EPK (Pt. 1)

Via Flawless Hustle.

previous Jonny Walker "What You Doin'"

[video] Mikkey Halsted "Best You nEver Heard"

Common Presents Just Wright Mixtape: Vol.1

You think Common feels weird playing an NBA baller for one of the worst teams in the league, my NJ Nets? No worries, as he gets to feel on Queen Latifah (for good or ill) in Just Wright. This tape is full of some random cuts, from Bjork's "Possibly Maybe" to tracks from Bilal and Bobby Caldwell. Hit the jump for the download link and tracklist. Shouts to YK2 Daily.

Friday, April 2nd 2010 playlist

I need to find a good boombox.


RTD_PLAYLIST_(03262010-04012010).ZIP (~734MB)



Where is 24 Hour Karate School?

Enjoy the weekend, my people. Cheers to four years of!

Kat Stacks Ain't Done

Bonus Beats @CiphaSounds exposes his past relationship with @KatStacks.

Invy Da Truth Voltron

I've previously hit you guys w/ the "LAXinterlude" single and video, and just got sent the link for the Voltron mixtape, Invy Da Truth's latest project. Pretty ill mixtape, which you can stream below and download via Bandcamp.

<a href="">01 Lost Boss Intro: Karma (Prod.Chanes!) by Invy</a>

2 Poebama Freestyles

@TefPoe is forever on his grind. Money Never Sleeps recently dropped, and he just threw out two new freestyles over some pretty popular beats:

If I'm not mistaken, he was writing one of these last night, so consider these pretty fresh out the oven. It's The Force...

Kore ft. Strick 9 "Take It Back"

Kore ft. Strick 9 "Take It Back": Here's Kore's first single of 2010, something he produced. Love the way the vocals bounce all over the beat. Interesting work; word from Strick is that Kore even has a beat tape dropping this year? Ill.

Pepper Zoo Lion's Den Tee

If you know me, you know I love t-shirts. I like being able to make a statement without saying a word, or just wearing something that' s bold, fly and off the beaten path. The good folks at The Pepper Zoo hit me with an e-mail, and included some pics of three tees in their line, and this one stuck out to me. I'm no Blood, but that red is undeniable, and the LION sticks with the whole dub/reggae vibe that I feel emits out of my very being.

Pepper Zoo is split into two lines: Black Pepper Zoo and Pink Pepper Zoo, for men and women. Under the jump, I have pics of two tees from each line. Funny thing is, I've been talking to Elucid about ODB today, and I mentioned how much I loved "Brooklyn Zoo", and Pepper Zoo looks at the urban jungle in the same light, with their brand being more of a "lifestyle" than just clothes; "The "zoo" is the lifestyle that has been created for those who have a rare style and flame for the future. The motto is to provide "pepper" to the predator of indifference and represent a simple element that can be a powerful factor in heightening lifestyle. A Rare Taste in a Common World. We're shakin' The Pepper Zoo on the streets. What's YOUR taste?". Hit the jump for more styles.

[preview] World War Hulks #1

If you saw the latest issue of Hulk, you saw Deadpool play a vital role in the "Fall of the Hulks" story. Shit looked crazy, especially with HULKPOOL being born. Peep Newsarama's preview of World War Hulks #1, which drops on April 7th. Shouts to TDB.

Solid Steel (4/02/2010)

Solid Steel Radio Show 2/4/2010 Part 1 + 2 - Clubb Rock by Ninja Tune
Solid Steel Radio Show 2/4/2010 Part 3 + 4 - Strictly Kev by Ninja Tune

Internets Celebrities FIT Club: DP Pt. 1

@RafiKam has challenged me to get healthier and make better decisions regarding my diet. I've decided to do it in my new quest for immortality. Not figurative immortality, but actual immortality

[video] Delorean "Look Alice"

previous [video] Delorean "Dear Langston"

[video] Waka Flocka Flame "O Let's Do It (Remix)"

Featuring Diddy & Rick Ross:

[video] Raheem DeVaughn "I Don't Care"

[video]Mary J. Blige ft. Jay Sean "Each Tear"

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

Thursday, April 01, 2010

97 Seconds With Erykah Badu

Dow Jonez ft. GemStones & Drake "Stay In Your Place"

Dow Jonez ft. GemStones & Drake "Stay In Your Place": I featured a Vainglorious Basterds track on The Four Horsemen, and one half of the crew, Dow Jonez, sent over this jawn with GemStones and "Heartbreak" Drake. This one goes a bit hard, with a choice Biggie sample in the hook. Straight spittin' at niggas on this one. Don't sleep on this, or Dow's Change For A Dollar mixtape.

EDIT Looks like this previously was a TreaZon track, from his The Re-Introduction mixtape? Shouts to @MikeWaxx for the heads up.

EMS x RTD: ThrowBack Thursday 021

From Rev: "So for Week 21 being that Wrestlmania was this past week and Khal is a huge wrestling buff I figured it'd only be right. Revalation & Catalyst provide the entrance theme song for the New England wrestling stable Destruction Under Impact ("Impact" William Thorne,"Riot" Kellan Thomas, Bloodstone, & Kelly Brooks) BTW Happy Birthday to William Thorne, who's birthday was yesterday!!! So this is my gift to him. Enjoy!!"

&amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=""&amp;amp;amp;gt;D.U.I. by Revalation&amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;gt;

[video] Janet Jackson "Nothing"

[video] Lil Chuckee "Warmin' Up"

This is serious? Why does he sound like that? Who listens to this?! Someone tell this FakeWayne to put a fucking t-shirt on and go watch some cartoons.

Nas & Damien Marley Distant Relatives Listening Session

Right now, the audio is almost unlistenable, but they're just setting up. Shouts to @TeamSupreme for the heads up. Or it'll be down. Who knows. Adventures in Web 2.0?

Armanni Reign Of Things To Come

...Of Things To Come... by Armanni Reign

Here's a mix that Armanni Reign was passing around at the WMC this year. It's got a bit of everything on it - Hip-Hop, Grime, Dubstep and more. This Philly MC was heard by many as a DnB MC, but he's damn varied. Enjoy.


1.CRUSH feat Marisa prod by Beast Mode, Chi, Down Jones
2.THE CHASE prod by Down Jones
3.DAMN! VIP prod by Mayhem
4.Activate prod by CHI
4.Get Up prod by CHI
5.COLD/WHITE XMAS prod by Origin
6.DARK ROOM prod by Beast Mode
7.FUTURISTIC prod by Nate Day

Here's an MP3 version of the mix.

Lloyal "My Partna Dem (It's Lloyal!)"

Lloyal "My Partna Dem (It's Lloyal!)": Why does Harlem's Lloyal sound like he's doing some weird UK Grime hybrid shit? Shit works, regardless. Wanna blast this to the niggas out there blastin' Young Money on my block.

previous Lloyal ft. Natty MONSTAAA "Party Like A Homebody"

Erykah Badu On Gilles Peterson Worldwide (3/31/2010)

This is the kind of show I'd want to do if someone let me get on the radio for a few hours.



Erykah Badu — On & On – Universal Motown
Erykah Badu — Turn Me Away (Get Munny) – Universal Motown
George Clinton — New Spaceship – 550 Music
Ramp — Look Into The Sky – Blue Thumb Records
Erykah Badu & J Dilla — Love – Universal Motown
Madlib — Ancestors – Stones Throw
Madlib — The Legend Of Mankind – Stones Throw
Patrice Rushen — Haw-Right Now – Prestige
The Voices of East Harlem — Loving You The Way I Do – Vinyl Experience
Gary Bartz — Music Is My Sanctuary – Capitol
Deniece Williams — How’d I know Love Would Slip Away – Columbia
Erykah Badu — Strawberry incense – Universal Motown
Alice Coltrane — Huntington Ashram Monastery – Impulse!
Flying Lotus — Sultan’s Request – Warp
dead prez — Hip Hop – Loud Records
Erykah Badu — The Healer – Universal Motown
Lil Wayne — Cannon –
Jay Electonica — Untitled – White
Mala — Eyes – DMZ
Erykah Badu — Agitation – Universal Motown
Erykah Badu — Window Seat – Universal Motown
Herbie Hancock — Thought It Was You – CBS
Edith Funker — Don’t Forget The Hot Sauce – White
Erykah Badu — Fall In Love – Your Funeral

Via Passion of the Weiss.

K-Beta Inglorious Beta

Inner Loop Records and DJ Booth linked up to bring this K-Beta album, Inlgorious Beta. What's that title mean? Well, let Beta explain it: "The word ‘inglorious’ refers to being in a state of utter shame and disgrace…I reflected on all of the trials and tribulations of my life, and searched for perspective through reading, meditating etc. It helped me understand that shame is [a] tool with which many build hiding places. Creating this album has helped me lift up the rug and expose all of the dirt underneath". Features include Diamond District, Illa Ghee and many more! Download link and tracklist after the jump.

Jonny Walker "What You Doin'"

Jonny Walker "What You Doin'" (prod. by seventyMHz): With Chemical Food right around the corner, here's the newest/latest leak. "For the latest leak off of his debut project, Chemical Food, Jonny Walker GOES IN on yet another SeventyMhz beat! The hook raises a simple, yet poignant question to all those who love to blog/tweet/rap about what everyone else is doing, but can't get their own acts together. Pure ether on the mic, this is Jonny's 'chemical' to the food for thought that he raises on the bulk of Chemical Food's remaining tracks. This is warrior music for those on the grind, keeping their minds as sharp as their swords. What YOU doing?!".

Via Flawless Hustle.

previous Jonny Walker "All Gone"

FuseBox Radio (Week Of 3/31/2010)

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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 31, 2010 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.

During this week's show, we had a great interview with director Sebastian Doggart of the documentary American Faust: From Condi to Neo-Condi ( about former U.S. Secretary of State Condolezza Rice.


Some of the topics we covered in this in depth interview included his inspiration & various struggles to do this documentary in a balanced way, personal aspects of Condoleezza Rice that don't come out too often (and said sacrifices made by her for power grabs), her wish washy history on Affirmative Action in the private and government sectors, her various roles in the government on BOTH sides of the fence as a Democrat & Republican, her role in the current "War On Terror" & it's long lasting effects (including the torturing of prisoners, etc.), where does he think in a just world Rice's situation should be in the future, politics of the film industry and more!

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

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 March 31, 2010 (in no particular order)

Del The Funky Homosapien/The Wacky World of Mass Transit/Elektra Records
Erykah Badu/Gone Baby (Don't Be Long)/Control Freaq Records & Motown
Groove Armada/Paper Romance (Andy Cato's 3AM Drop Mix)/Om Records
Janelle Monae/Cold War/Atlantic
Devin The Dude/What I Be On/Coughee Brothers & E1
Freddie Gibbs/The Ghetto/White Label (
Ty feat. Vula Malinga/Get To The Sky/BBE
Jaheim/Her/Divine Mill
The Angel feat. Jhelisa (DJ Drez RMX)/Ultra Light/
Yazharah/Why Don't Cha Call Me No More/Foriegn Exchange Music
Consequence feat. Pharoahe Monch/Let U Live/White Label
LuGuz feat. Tom Gist & A.P./Never Had A Dream/Scrunchface Music
Soulful/Out of My Mind/Inner Loop Recordings

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 Concept Mic Fiends Tour Mixtape

Lefty and Reef The Lost Cauze will be embarking on a West Coast tour in May; Reef will be promoting his Reef the Lost Cauze vs. Guns-n-Butter: Fight Music release, which drops on June 8th, while Lefty is promoting the Monsters Ink mixtape with Tab One and DJ Concept, who mixed this mixtape featuring bangers from both Lefty and Reef. Hit the jump for the tape, as well as a list of tour dates.

[video] N.O.R.E. "The Streets Got A New Face"

Via 57thAve.

Mic Wilson "Chase My Dreams"

Mic Wilson "Chase My Dreams": Early March, I told you Square One: My Radio would be dropped on RTD in March 2010; that's come and gone, but with two tracks left to complete, Mic's got thangs covered. Follow the god as he chases after those dreams. How can you stay driven if you don't have a goal, yasmellme?

previous Mic Wilson "Believe"

Sean J & Soy "The Heist"

Sean J & Soy "The Heist": Following up on A Tree By Itself, rapper Sean J and producer Soy have decided to form a duo, FTG (aka Flip Them Guys), seeing as they both are Filipino (Sean's 1/2) and have a chemistry going. This track is a great introduction to how their unit operates - love the back and forth, story-driven shit (ala Biggie's "Gimme The Loot"), and its well-executed. Expect the FTG album to drop later this year.

Joe Clark & Rickie Jacobs "Willy Wonka (BM Army Remix)"

Joe Clark & Rickie Jacobs "Willy Wonka (BM Army Remix)": Buck's been promoting his #BMArmy on twitter for a minute, and decided that today was the day to kick the promotion into high gear. The homies Joe Clark and Air Jacobs took that "Willy Wonka" instrumental to task on this one. Buck says the #BMArmy project is set to drop this summer, so be on the lookout from this conglomerate.

P.M.T. Presents: We Define Music Vol. 1 (Hosted By L.A. Webber)



1. L.A. Webber Intro
2. L.A. Webber - H.U.S.T.L.E.R.
3. Joe Budden - Unthinkable
4. J.R. Writer - G.O.A.T. feat. Cassidy
5. Crooked I - Sittin' Sideways
6. Grafh - Bout That feat. Jim Jones
7. L.A. Webber - Lemonade Freestyle
8. Vado - I'm Up feat. Jae Millz
9. G Swiss - All Nite Remix feat. T.I.
10. Tony Moxberg - The Cypher feat. Styles P, Joell Ortiz and Red Cafe
11. Willie Joe - Its Ova (Prod. By Traxamillion)
12. Chalie Boy - Look Like Money (Smell Like Dollaz)
13. New Breed - Nothin' On You
14. C Mills - I'm Here feat. L.A. Webber
15. Ya Boy Blitz & Stretch Money - What You Gon Do (Exclusive)
16. Sha Stimuli - Wake Up The World Overtime Freestyle
17. Rock - Over
18. Swazy Baby - So Much It
19. MarVo - Women Lie, Men Lie
20. The Future - Bright Lights feat. Akshan
21. L. Black Da Eastcoast Bully - One Gun
22. L.A. Webber - Let Me Know
23. Tay Dizm - Point Em Out
24. Jay Star - Fuck Was You Doing
25. Jay Star - All I See
26. L.A. Webber - Outro

[video] Fabolous "Body Ya"

Fab looking like Orlando Jordan in that screenshot. SMH.

DJ Cable - March 2010 Podcast

The homey DJ Cable whips up the next installment in his monthly podcast series, rounding up the freshest in bass-driven music for the month of March. Heads featured range from Fabolous and Rick Ross to Breakage, MRK1 and Jakes. Hit the jump for the goods.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Muja Messiah "Bobby's Angels"

Muja Messiah "Bobby's Angels": I hit you guys w/ a Muja tune onThe Four Horsemen, and the homey jon jon sent over this cut that's featured on Mr. Peter Parker's Grind Season Go Getters Vol. 1 mixtape. Love the way this beat flows - my kind of shit.

Mesh Pro "The Weather Man" (Remix Contest)

Here's the latest remix contest courtesy of Diamond Music Group (DMG). This time, DMG pairs up with the Portland-based hip-hop crew, Mesh Pro for the remix of their single "The Weather Man", which will be released as a digi-12" through DMG along with the winning remix. There's a dope prize package for this contest which includes gear courtesy of the good people of IM KING as well as a digital distribution imprint courtesy of DMG. The deadline for this contest is: Friday, April 9th. Clink on either of the links below to download the files & instructions...GOOD LUCK!!

DOWNLOAD [MediaFire | zShare]

Mos Def On Yo Gabba Gabba

Fuck, and my son doesn't even rock to Yo Gabba Gabba anymore. Shouts to YN.

Jansport J Discusses MoveMeants

MoveMeants drops April 5th.

Kayo ft. Quake & CooLEra "Cigar Music (Remix)"

Kayo ft. Quake & CooLEra "Cigar Music (Remix)": @Ritchcraft sent this track over, and it has that mystical/magical flavor to it with the beat. I'm not too familiar with these three, although Quake's worked with cats like Nickel Nine, and these cats represent the Maritimes and St. Lucia. Dope shit; more please.

KEYEL "Girlz"

KEYEL "Girlz": In the third track in a row posted about the fairer sex, I've got an unreleased jawn from Ohio's KEYEL clique. They found inspiration in a Ta'raach beat and this gem was born. No word on what's going on with them in terms of releases, but keep this one on deck for the time being.