This the FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah for the week of Janurary 30, 2008 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul music and commentary.

This week, our main commentary was about the the meaning and worthiness of Black History Month and some other things here and there.

We also have an updated Direct EFX segment and Black Agenda Report from journalist Glen Ford in rotation this week.

Feel free to check out some recent episodes of the syndiated FuseBox Radio Broadcast here on - all of the shows are clean/radio friendly.

FuseBox Radio Playlist for Week of January 30, 2008 (in no particular order)

Talib Kweli/Hostile Gospel/Blacksmith Records
Public Enemy/Fight The Power/Def Jam
Rosey/Love (Koop RMX)/Def Jam
Alicia Keys/Waiting For Your Love/J Records
Jean Grae & 9th Wonder/#8/Blacksmith Records
Bensoir feat. Junior Reid/Shining/N Music
Mary J. Blige feat. Swizz Beatz, Precise & Lil Wayne/Just Fine (Treat 'Em Right Pre-Fix)/Divine Mill White Label
Troublemakers feat. LIFELong/No Room 4 Growth/Little Ax
Dukes of DaVille/Pass You By/Trap Camp Ent. & Capitol
Akrobatik feat. Talib Kweli/Put Ya Stamp On It/Fat Beats
Missy Elliot/Ching-A-Ling/Atlantic
B.o.B feat. Amy Winehouse/Grip Your Body/
Familiar Faces/We Don't Need No Phones/
Edreys/DUI (inst.)/Deepthinka Records
Flo Rida feat. Timbaland/Elevator/Poe Boy & Atlantic
John Robinson/Makings of U/Beatvizion
Rena/You Pt. 3/
Ill Insanity feat. DJ Q-Bert/Five Fingers of Death/Fat Beats
Afu-Ra/Equality (Inst.)/Gee Street
Crooklyn Dodgers/Return of Crooklyn Dodgers (Inst.)/White Label
Jeru The Damaja/Come Clean (Inst.)/White Label
Bad Brains/Thanks and Praises/Megaforce Records
Tamar Kali/Your Girl/ White Label
Davina Robinson/Never Good Enough/ White Label
Pillow Theory/Duncecap/ White Label
Nona Hendryx/Problems/White Label
Michael Jackson/Dirty Diana/White Label
Jimi Hendrix/Voodoo Child/White Label
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts/I Love Rock & Roll/
Heart/Magic Man/White Label
Jimi Hendrix/Purple Haze/White Label
Led Zepellen/Immigrant Song/White Label
Living Colour/Cult of Personality/White Label
Prince/Electric Chair/White Label
Steppenwolf/Magic Carpet Ride/White Label
Parliament/Get Up and Jam/White Label
Janet Jackson/Black Cat/White Label
Val Young/Mind Games/White Label
Prince/Computer Blue/White Label
Kansas/Wayward Son/White Label
Funkadelic/Cosmic Slop/White Label

PLUS Special Extra Tracks in A Secret Jon Judah Master Mix w/ Old School Classics and more Independent Music Finds

Subscribe to The FuseBox Radio Broadcast Updates In A Feeder
What's good everyone,

Folks here at and the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast are back again to jump off with some new and classic mixtape posts for y'all. :)

This is our weekly section where hits up the people some more some free promotional mixtapes and mixtape podcasts for download that are pretty on point - not just from the FuseBox Radio/ crew, but from all over the place.

To all of my peoples who hit me with hard copies or e-mails of mixtape and mixshow submissions, suggestions, websites and bootleg men (yes, for real, those "hit up so and so for the hot s***" info dropped on me) of various mixtape releases, I thank y'all a lot for supporting this venture.

So your blank CDs ready for these ten joints and support the local mixtape bootleg man/mom and pop store, DJ, website, etc.

For my DJs, if you do good mixtapes of Hip-Hop, Soul, Rock, House, Reggae, Classics or are a music artist with your mixtape album out you don't mind having posted as promo on the web, feel free to hit the family up at with a link to your mixtape with cover and tracklisting - hopefully, we'll put your joint up on here in the future.

NOTE (as always):

PLEASE don't send me no B.S. with folks:

A. Yelling loud as hell over the song on some fake DJ Clue/DJ Kay Slay/DJ Khaled/Funkmaster Flex ish and I can't hear the damned song but 10 seconds of it (mics have volume control...thanks)

B. Mixtape "exclusives" that are on the radio - if its dope its dope, don't need the fake labeling

C. Overall wackness

* NOTE - These mixtapes are dirty versions, no radio edits! *

Check The Mixtape Of The Week Archives when you get a chance!

Here goes:

DJ Green Lantern & Rowdy Records Presents Novel - Chapter One


1. Intro
2. Wonder feat. Spree Wilson
3. Gave You My Word
4. I Want You
5. If I Could feat. Spree Wilson
6. Power of the Pus*y feat. Devin The Dude
7. Where Would I Go feat. Keyshia Cole
8. Music feat. Joss Stone & Lauryn Hill
9. Come Again feat. Sy Scott
10. Overstanding
11. I Believe
12. Duffle Bag Boy feat. Short
13. I Don't Get You
14. Ghetto Sing feat. Robin Thicke
15. Maybe Baby feat. Raphael Saadiq
16. Bye Bye Bye feat. Knivez Out
17. Here The Next feat. Joell Ortiz
18. I Owe You feat. Talib Kweli, Lucky & Lanore
19. Had Enough

DJ Tiger Presents Biggie Duets Reloaded In '08


1. Intro (Sky's The Limit)
2. Keep Runnin' feat. The Gap Band
3. Squeeze Off feat. Jadakiss & Barry White (Produced by DJ Tiger)
4. What Up Big feat. Nas
5. Interlude 1 (That's All I Had)
6. The City Struggle feat. Stevie Wonder (Produced by DJ Tiger)
7. Let That B!tch Breathe feat. Common
8. Interlude 2 (The Classics)
9. Nasty Girls feat. Vanity 6
10. Interlude 3 (Rated XXX)
11. U Remind Me w/ Patrice Rushen
12. Rock The Boat w/ Aaliyah
13. Interlude 4 (The Commission)
14. The Roc & The Commision feat. Jay-Z
15. Get Down feat. The Clipse
16. Untouchable feat. AZ (Produced by DJ Tiger)
17. Good Morning Hustlers feat. Nas, Kanye & Jay-Z
18. Pray 4 Me feat. Beyonce


19. Ballad 4 The Fallen Soliders feat. 2Pac, O.D.B., Big Pun & Big L (Produced by DJ Tiger)
20. Rap Phenomenom feat. Method Man & Redman

DJ 2Mello Presents: Undercover R&B - First Look
Login: blackradio
Password: abc123


1. DJ Sean - First Look Intro
2. Deepside feat. Dre - Feelin Like A Pimp (Prod. By Cool n Dre)
3. Ray J feat. Yung Berg - Sexy Can I
4. Tiffany Evans feat. Bow Wow - I'm Grown
5. Mario - I am The One
6. Tiffany - Like That
7. Mario - Good News Bad News
8. Rick Ross feat. T Pain - The Boss!!!
9. Cheri Dennis - Flow With Me
10. Amir Alexander - My Dreams
11. Mary J. Blige - What Love Is
12. Amir Alexander - I'm On My Way
13. Nicole Wray - Stand Up
14. Teyana Taylor - Google Me Baby (Prod. By Jazze Pha)
15. Raheem Devaughn - Roc Boys (RMX)
16. Amir Alexander - Do Your Thang
17. Micheal Jackson feat. Kanye West - Billie Jean 2008 Reprise
18. Uness - Taste Your Heartbeat
19. Jimmie Reign - Make U Wait
20. Twista feat. Luther Vandross - Let Me Hold You Tight Oh My!
21. Uness feat. Ryan Leslie - Woman Got Culture (Live Performance)
22. Janet Jackson - Feedback
23. Colby Adonis feat. Akon - What You Got
24. Raheem Devaughn - Customer

G Unit Philly - G Unit Philly Vol.1 (Hosted By Ace Mcclowd & Tony Yayo)


1. Tony Yayo Intro
2. '08 PE - Tone Trump, Cotic, Ive Vegas, Mike Knox
3. Get Back - Mike Knox, Cotic, Tone Trump, Ive Vegas
4. Tony Yayo Skit
5. Creepin Low - Mike Knox, Tone Trump, Cotic
6. The Recipe - Tone Trump, Ive Vegas, Mike Knox
7. Tony Yayo Speaks
8. Put It Up - Mike Knox, Tone Trump, Ive Vegas, Cotic
9. Blackout Skit
10. Blackout - Ive Vegas, Mike Knox
11. Murda Music - Ive Vegas, Mike Knox, Tone Trump
12. Yayo Speaks
13. Street Credit - Peedi Peedi, Mike Knox, Tone Trump
14. 50 Skit
15. Real Niggas - Cotic, 40 Glocc
16. G Unit Philly - Mike Knox, Cotic, Ive Vegas, Merdah, Tone Trump
17. Yayo Speaks
18. Twin Towers - Tone Trump, Mike Knox
19. Super Head - cotic, Tone Trump, Ive Vegas, Mike Knox
20. Yayo Speaks Again...
21. Peek-a-Boo - Mike Knox
22. Streets Keep Talkin - Rosco P., Ive Vegas, Tone Trump, Cotic, Mike Knox
23. For The Hood - Freeway, Mike Knox
24. Get Down - Oschino, Mike Knox, Kurupt
25. I'm A Boss - Mike Knox

DJ Rhude Presents Block Muzik Vol. 9 (Hosted By MC Lyte)


1. MC Lyte - Block Intro
2. Geolani feat. lady lyric & montega - Block Music
3. Saigon feat. Jay-Z & Memphis Bleek - Ryders (DJ Rhude Remix)
4. The Lox - Blow Your Mind Remix
5. Remy Ma - When I See her
6. Styles P, Nino Bless, Joell Ortiz & Kool G Rap - 4 In A Clip
7. Termanology - The Music Industry
8. Sheek Louch - Good Love
9. Fabolous & Red Cafe - Dope Boyz
10. Ali Vegas - Town Bought it
11. Mc Lyte - Block Interlude
12. Evil Eye - Paper Thin
13. Uncle Murda - Children's Story
14. Dangerous YGB - Freestyle
15. TD feat. Peed Peedi - I Don't Care
16. Busta Ryhmes - Step Up
17. St. Laz - Never Leave
18. Prodigy - My World Is Empty
19. Bumpy Knuckles - My Thoughts (Prod. by DJ Premier)
20. Big Noyd - Things Done Changed
21. AC - Writers Strike
22. Snyp feat. Styles P - Come Thru Creep Slow
23. Pain & Sorrow, Solomon Childs & Gawdbless - Live The Life
24. Termanology, Ghetto & Ea$y Money - Hold Up (Wait)
25. Red Cafe - Paper Touching
26. Nucci Rey-o - The Murder Rate
27. Nucci Rey-o - What's The Difference
28. Mc lyte Leaves The Block
29. Mc Lyte - beautiful
30. Craig G - Just What i Need

Jay Classik & Hustle Squad DJs Present: Kings of the Underground (Mixed By DJ Mr. King/Hosted By Young Texxus, Ca$h and Magno)
Download Link #1
Download Link #2


1. I'm Da Shit - Jay Classik feat. Yung Chill, Spark Dawg, Mistah Fab, Yung Texxus, Mr. Rellik & Ca$h
2. Big Money - Sparkdawg feat. Lil' Boosie & Carlos Cartel
3.Yung Texxus Interlude
4. On Da Floor - Yung Texxus
5. Magno Interlude
6. They Know Magno Too - Magno
7. CA$H Interlude
8. Hollywood - Ca$H
9. Ca$H Interlude
10. Put The Camera On Me - Ca$H
11. Leanin Remix - Dee Boi feat. Spark Dawg
12. Hustlas Don't Sleep - Yung Texxus feat. Remo Da Rapstar
13. Kings of the Underground Interlude
14. Bleed Da Block - Ca$H feat. Magno & Yung Texxus
15. Hustle To Eat - Yung Texxus feat. Fishscales
16. Yung Texxus Interlude
17. Walk Dat Walk - Dorrough
18. Young Buck feat. Spark Dawg & Stix - I Got Money
19. Ca$H Interlude
20. Hatahs Remix - G-Mack feat. Ca$H
21. Magno Interlude
22. Straight Outta Houston - Magno
23. My Cellphone - Yung Chill
24. So Glorious - Yung Texxus
25. We Can Match - Magno
26. In Da Air - Jay Classik feat. K-Reata, Yung Texxus, Mistah Fab, Mr. Rellik , Magno & Spark Dawg

Pressure Drop Soundcast #95: Ska-Pics.De Selections
Direct Podcast Link
Direct mp3 Download (right click and "Save As")


1. Upsessions – Jackie Miller Down
2. Two Tone Club – True & Big Love
3. Babylove & The Van Dangos – Shoobidoop
4. Mr. T-Bone - Everywhere
5. Pepper Pots – My Little Girl
6. Moon Invaders – Can't Keep A Good Man Down
7. Dr. Woggle & The Radio – Soon You'll Be Gone
8. Giuliano Palma & The Bluebeaters – Believe
9. One Droppers – I Don't Know
10. USCB Allstars – You Got To Go
11. Kalles Kaviar – Take A Little Love
12. Rude Rich & The Highnotes – On The Bank
13. Dualers – Won't Let You Go
14. Intensified – Dirty Harry
15. The Basement Brothers feat. The Kitchenettes –
(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave
16. Open Season – Keep My Fire Burning
17. Soulfood International – Lass Es Uns Tun
18. Yellow Umbrella – Modern Slavery
19. Ringo Ska – I'm Only Sleeping
20. Laurel Aitken & The Cookoomackastick – Preghero

Big Mac's Music: Big Mac's House Mix #3
Direct Podcast Link
Direct mp3 Download (right click and "Save As")


1. BAR - [A Thym Foremost Poets Mix] - Kerri Chandler
2. A Thousand Words - Dom Navarra feat. Antonio
3. When I Fall In Love - [Quentin Harris Mix] - Blaze ft. Sybil
4. What Is Luv - VG
5. Can You Find the Heart - Ananda Project
6. Love Calls - [Darryl James Mix] - Kem
7. Love Came In [Quentin Harris Vocal] -Lathun feat. India Arie
8. Fallen - [Reel Soul Mix] - Campsoul feat. Tonya Stephenson
9. I Want You (for myself) - Kings of Tomorrow feat. Julie McKnight
10. No. 1 - [DJ Rocco Mix] - Candy Apple ft. Jon Banfield
11. The Way You Move Me

Squeeze Radio Show with Sucio Smash & Timm See: 1-10-08 Podcast With guests Yak Ballz and Nasty Vaz
Direct Podcast Link
Direct mp3 Download (right click and "Save As")


1. 88 Keys feat. Tanya Morgan - Cuddle Bums
2. Fatfather and Marvwon - Dilla Tribute
3. Kice Of Course - Legend
4. Cormega feat. Lil' Fame - 718
5. Tanya Morgan - Sittin' at the Bar
6. Pete Rock feat. Redman - Best Believe
7. Slum Village - Feel So Good
8. Wu Tang Clan - Weak Spot
9. Statik Selektah feat. Styles P, Termynalogy and Q-Tip - Stop, Look and Listen
10. Kid Kaos - Automatic Classic
11. Black Milk & Bishop Lamont feat. Phat Kat & Elzhi - GOATIT
12. P. Casso - Mr. Hollywood
13. Yak Ballz - Reign
14. Yak Ballz - Flossing
15. Yak Ballz - YBTV

90's Set

16. E Bros. - Funky Piano
17. Wu Tang Clan - Projects
18. Ghostface Killah - Nutmeg
19. Artifacts - Flexi With Da Tech
20. Organized Konfusion - The Rough Side Of Town
21. Pete Nice & Daddy Rich - Kick The Bobo
22. The Roots - No Alibi
23. J-Live - Like This Anna
24. Group Home - Inner City Life
25. Redman - Winicumuhround
26. A Tribe Called Quest feat. Busta Rhymes - Wild Hot
27. Das Efx - Real Hip Hop
28. Large Professor - Radioactive
29. Dj Spinna feat. Missin Linx - Who U Be?
30. Polyrhythm Addicts - Not Your Ordinary
31. Cru - The ILLZ
32. Daddy-O - Flowin' In File
33. Poor Righteous Teachers - Nobody Move
34. Grand Puba feat. Sadat X - Play It Cool
35. Leaders Of The New School - Syntax Era
36. Freddie Fox feat. Queen Latifah - So Tough
37. Main Source - Let Roger Do His Thing
38. Da King & I - Krak Da Weasel
39. Wu Tang Clan - Severe Punishment
40. Troubleneck Brothers - Troubleneck Wreck
41. Da Lench Mob feat. B-Real - Ain't Got No Class (Beatnuts RMX)
42. Chi Ali - Roadrunner (puberty mix by A Tribe Called Quest)
43. Chi Ali - Funky Lemonade (Beatnuts RMX)
44. Rampage - Beware Of The Rampsack
45. Slick Rick - Get A Job
46. BDP - I'm Still #1 (Numero Uno re-Recording)
47. Public Enemy feat. CL Smooth - Nightrain (Pete Rock RMX)
48. Johnson & Johnson - La La La
49. Jay Electronica
50. J-Love feat. AZ, Cormega & Nature - JL2
51. Ghostface Killah feat. Method Man - Yolanda's House
52. Skillz - '07 Wrap Up
53. Guilty Simpson
54. J-Love feat. AZ, Cormega & Nature - JL2 (ooooops)
55. Little Brother - Can't Win For Losing
56. El Da Sensei - Get It In
57. Strong Arm Steady feat. Planet Asia - King In The Deck
58. Quasimoto - Hydrant Game (JAYLIB RMX)
59. Median - Simile
60. Killah Sha - Nourishment
61. Hezekiah - Wild & Wreckless
62. Godfather Don - Colors Of Death
63. Busta Rhymes - Jacking For Beats
64. CyMarshall Law feat. KRS One - Control
65. Neurologists feat Lil Dap - The Staff of Ra
66. Killah Sha - Unbroken
67. Median - Comfortable (midnight rmx)
68. Ghostface Killah feat. Raekwon -

Bonus Maxi-Single And Whatnot: RZA As Prince Rakeem - Ooh I Love You Rakeem (1991) - Check Out The Music Videos Posted Up Of RZA In That Era Here

1. Ooh We Love You Rakeem (Baggin' Ladies Mix)
2. Ooh We Love You Rakeem (Baggin' Ladies Instrumental)
3. Deadly Venoms (Vocals Up)
4. Sexcapades (DMD Mix)
5. Sexcapades (Wu-Tang Mix)
6. Sexcapades (DMD Radio Mix)
7. Sexcapades (DMD Mix Tnstrumental)
8. Sexcapades (Wu-Tang Mix Instrumental)

What's good to all of my House Music and Electronica heads!

Here is a free House, Techno & Minimal mix sampler from the folks at Om Records from the upcoming double CD mixtape set, Om Winter Sessions Vol. 2 (Mixed by Hipp-e & Style of Eye) for folks to download and listen to.

It features tracks in the mix from folks such as Dubfire, Tiger Stripes, Italoboyz, Justin Martin, Stephan Bodzin, Deadset, Liquid People and more.

Hope you all enjoy it!

Om Winter Sessions Vol. 2 Mix Sampler Listen Link
Om Winter Sessions Vol. 2 Mix Sampler Download Link

Folks can also listen to individual tracks of the mixtape sets here.

Om Winter Session Vol. 2 Tracklisting:

CD #1
Wagon Cookin - Start To Play
Martin Brodin - Freaky Bleepy (Spencer Parker Mix)
Liquid People present Danism - Bajo Sucio
Italoboyz - Viktor Casanova (Lee Curtiss mix)
Justin Martin - Ghetto Train (Worthy's Late Night Express Mix)
Popof - Alcoolic (Matt Tolfrey and Imex Remix)
Killowatts & Tanner Ross - Kruger Fingers
Majik Johnson - Sneaker Asylum (Worthy Straight Jacket Mix)
Niki B & Christian Effe - Trouble (Majik Johnson Remix)
Style Of Eye - The Sound of the Big Kazoo
Deepchild - Donut Hound
Donk Boys - Sex Pak
Mark Akashen - Root Rot (CBs Root Down Mix)
Dead Set - Cardinal Rules (Deadset Dub Tool)
Unstrung Zeros - You Know
Aaron Sontag & Nica Brooke - Inner Peace (Cates & dpL Growlin Tech Dub)

CD #2
Style Of Eye - H-Bomb
The Rejekts - Rejektion
Style Of Eye - Fick
Oliver Huntemann - Fashion Show
Tiger Stripes - Nacht
The Ties - Home
Oscar - Digital Rain
Gel Abril - Very Wrong (Chaim Mix)
Marc Romboy vs Stephan Bodzin - Mab
Worthy - Copius
Phunklarique & Dejonka - Jewelcase
Style of Eye - Hide
Paul Panzer - Mariannenplatz
Jens Zimmerman - Flusenstaub
Dubfire - Ribcage
Minilogue - Space
Marc Romboy vs. Stephan Bodzin - Ariel

Om Records Official Website
Om Records Official MySpace Page at this The Boondocks cartoon clip getting all up in B.E.T. (Black Entertainment Television) and it's programming.

Supposedly, due to creator Aaron McGruder and other folks getting real hardcore on this one, the episode that this was supposed to be on has been banned or delayed from being broadcast on the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim program block.

This joint is NSFW (Not Safe For Work) Of Course, but mad funny (well, would be mad scary if this WAS happening behind closed doors with some corporate Black Folks)...


The Boondocks Official Website
The Boondocks Official MySpace Page

To counterbalance the train wreck that Flavor Flav's next reality show, Flavor of Love 3, looks like is going to be, I just wanted to do a flashback from definitively the BEST message/conscious Hip-Hop group of all time to the present, Public Enemy.

Editor's Note O' Disclosure: I HAVE watched earlier incarnations of the show before and even enjoyed it, but frankly, its just gotten to be a bit wack and stale, even without all of the crazy racial undertones the joint has of possible all sexes coonery of why maybe I shouldn't watch. I'm no prude and think that we all know "reality" TV is pretty much that B.S. anyway for guilty pleasure watching.

Public Enemy is the Hip-Hop Long Island, NY group started out in the 1980s with MC Chuck D, MC/Hypeman Flavor Flav, Minister of Information Professor Griff, DJ Terminator X, the SW1s and great sample-heavy production by the Bomb Squad (Hank & Keith Shocklee and Eric "Vietnam" Sadler).

"Give It Up" was on the next to last album (the last one was the sountrack to the Spike Lee Movie, He Got Game), Muse Sick-N-Hour Mess Age, that Public Enemy did on the Def Jam label before going independent with the founding of the Slamjamz label. Through Slamjamz, Public Enemy was one of the first labels to hit the digitial distribution route with sales of mp3s.

This history of P.E. is VERY deep from triumphs to controversies, but they're still putting out solid albums and touring to this day.

Check out the video and enjoy! :)

Public Enemy - Give It Up

Bonus Video: Public Enemy feat. Scott Ian - Intro + Bring the Noise (Live At Rock The Bells Concert July 2007)

Official Public Enemy Website
Official Public Enemy MySpace Page

What's going on E-Peoples,

Here is a new music video from latest single from Hip-Hop MC John Robinson (a.k.a. Lil' Sci from Scienz of Life) off of the Beatvizon Label (the digital counterpart of Shaman Work Recordings), "The Makings Of U", from the upcoming The John Robinson Project album.

I think there is a cool vibe and the video is pretty on point - what do y'all think?

John Robinson - The Makings of U (Produced By Flying Lotus)

Click On This Link If You Can't See The Video

John Robinson - The Makings of U mp3 Download

Bonus Video: John Robinson - Outta Control (Produced by MF Doom)

John Robinson Official MySpace Page
Beatvizion Muzic Official Website
Shaman Work Recordings MySpace Page
Since MySpace has pretty much become an important part of music artists promoting themselves (if for no other reason, its free to setup something that looks decent and can play your music to the masses), and the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast has started going a weekly segment where we highlight eight music artists who do we personally feel are on point doing quality Black Music of various genres.

Folks over here are pretty much on MySpace every day checking artists out, but if you feel we're missing you, hit us up at the MySpace Page or at our e-mail at

We have some sample music tracks from each MySpace 8 artist up on here now for folks to listen to - check out their MySpace pages for more cool joints and other information.

Here we go - hope you enjoy the music on here and can support these and other worthy music artists on the scene:

Genre: Hip-Hop/Jazz
MySpace Page:

Washington, DC MC and Producer Kokayi's style is a crazy blend of Jazz and Hip-Hop fusion styles that he's had in the mix since his work with the crew Opus Akoben from it's formation through the Freestyle Union (the organization founded in 1994 by Toni Blackman and Monty Tafin) the 1990s.

Kokayi has worked with artists such as DJ/Producer Sharkey and C-Rayz Walz for their upcoming album release “Monster Maker” (Babygrande Records), Soul music singer Wayna and plenty of other folks.

He now as a great CD currently available called Mass Instructions on his label Pho13Music. Besides our favorite track from the Mass Instructions album, DCB, check out "Knowusmayne" and "Gamesteady" on his MySpace page for some quality bangers.

Kokayi - DCB

Genre: Hip-Hop
MySpace Page:

Hevewae (a.k. Mr. DMV) is another Washington, DC area Hip-Hop MC who's music is in the realm of what is known in the region as Crank Muzik - what I look at as more 21st Century Forward Crunk Hip-Hop style of vibe. I've seen his releases, promotions and things out heavy while doing my travels around the DC Metro area and checked out the MySpace page.

The bro definitely has some energetic, tear the club up street Hip-Hop music going on that I think can fit in with any of the lastest Southern Hip-Hop joints on blast on the radio and video channels now and hopefully, this young bro can get signed and/or some solid distribution with someone who's quality to get the music out there to more of the masses.

Check out the "What It Do Moe" single featuring Babylon from this upcoming street album release in March 2008, "The Ill" to get a gauge on where folks are at that we chose here over at and also give a listen to "Hood Pride" on the MySpace page.

Hevewae feat. Babylon - What It Do Moe

Genre: Soul
MySpace Page:

I personally been following Atlanta Soul artist and songwriter Donnie since he had the album release for his first insanely cool album The Colored Section on Giant Step records around 2001-2002 (it was re-released on Motown Records in 2003 and in my personal opinion, was promoted terribly by the label).

He has an old school soul vibe with his music (some folks I think would think of a Stevie Wonder or Donnie Hathaway), but he's definitely a modern day hard hitting topical brother with the things he talks about on his songs (everything from Hurricane Katrina, love, the "legal" drug industry, racism, etc.) and is able to balance that out with great grooves and not coming off as overly preachy.

Folks over here chose "Impatient People" from his latest album, The Daily News, to give a sample of his flavor of music - also check out "911" on Donnie's MySpage page.

Donnie - Impatient People

Genre: Electronica/Folk/Indie
MySpace Page:

UK Producer Spoonface has a focus on all kinds of Dance Music - Eletronica, House, Soul, Dub, Drum & Bass, Broken Beat and Nu-Jazz just to name a few genres.

Through his record label, FAADA (Forever And Always Diverse Appreciation), he puts out various releases by himself and other groups to span these Black Music genres for some quality "four on the floor" joints to get people on the floor to groove and shake off the wallflower syndrome that seems to happen to some heads in the club.

Check out this release from Spoonface feat. Baby below, "Nah Nah", and "See Me Now" and "Circus World" on his MySpage page.

Spoonface feat. Baby - Nah Nah

Genre: Trip Hop/Soul/Electronica
MySpace Page:

France via New York City Music Artist Traedonya has a very extensive history in the realm of Black Music - from performing with jazz greats like Etta James to being a recording artist of the old school Hip-Hop Tuff City Records label and beginning member of the Blackwatch Movment and Hip-Hop crew the X-Clan.

Now, through her own company, Prohibition Entertainment, she is releasing some very interesting music joints that are a blend of Electronica, Soul and Rock music.

We chose the international single "Beloved" for folks to groove off of Traedonya's creativity. Also check out the live version of "Addicted" on the MySpace.

Traedonya - Beloved (Original UK Version)

Genre: Rock/Glam/Pop Punk
MySpace Page:

Red is a UK Rock trio formed in 2001 of lead vocalist and guitar player CoCo, bass player and vocalalist Luna and drummer Chi after a meeting among mutual friends.

They have shades of folks from Minnie Riperton to Led Zeppelin as musical influences, so you know that their music is going to be far from boring and ordinary. chose Red's "Her" as a foundation to get where they are coming from with the music. On the MySpace page, "Reality" and "Kiss My PBA" are cool joints was well.

Red - Her

Cindy Blackman
Genre: Jazz/Experimental/Rock
MySpace Page:

Cindy Blackman is a talented Rock, Funk and Jazz drummer who has officially worked, recorded and toured with famous Black Rock musician Lenny Kravitz since 1993 as well as session work with music artists such as George Benson, Angela Bofil, Al B. Sure, Jackie McLean, & Joss Stone amongst others.

She has done work with her own bands (9 in all) throughout the years, her latest being Music For The New Millennium.

Definitely not restrained by others definition of what Black Music should be, her solo work and collaborations with others is extremely varied and diverse.

Check out one of our favorite tracks, "The Three Van Goghs" below and "Call From The Ancestors" and "All I Want" to get an idea of Cindy Blackman's work.

Cindy Blackman - The Three Van Goghs

Stephcynie Curry
Genre: R&B/Rock
MySpace Page:

Stephcynie Curry is an up and coming New York via Texas singer who has done background vocal work for artists such as Hidden Beach's Lina and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree In Jazz Vocals from the prestigious New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City.

This talented unsigned artist's vocal flows from Jazzy Soul to more hard edgy grooves and sounds. Hopefully though hard work and grind, we'll be seeing more of this young sister's work for the masses to hear in the future.

Check out one of our favorite tracks from Stephcynie, "Save My Love" - also check the great track "Struggle" on her MySpace page.

Stephcynie Curry - Save My Love

Hope that the weekend has gone well for everyone. :)

Here is the new video for the single, "Honey" from Erykah Badu's upcoming album release that should be dropping this year.

I like the video concept (how many album covers do you think folks were using on this joint) and the music (only recently learned this joint was produced by brother who's lately on fire with his, 9th Wonder), what do you all think?

Erykah Badu - Honey

Erykah Badu - Honey mp3 Download

Bonus Video: Erykah Badu - On and On (Classic)

Erykah Badu Official Website
Erykah Badu Official MySpace Page
I guess my generation had the Kirk Franklin's, Mary Mary and other folks incorporate popular music into gospel to reach the youth to get to reach belief in a Higher Power and I got this video showing the new age of folks doing this...

I'm curious, what do y'all think? It's interesting on multiple levels, I'll say that...

T'Juan - Crank Dat Church Boy

T'Juan Official MySpace Page
What's good everyone,

Just posting up a free mixtape link of a joint that your peoples, DJ Fusion of the FuseBox Radio Broadcast and has a segment on with one of latest Hustle Squad DJs mixtape series, Mixtape Madness.

Shout out to the founder and head of the Hustle Squad DJs, Jay Classik, for the opportunity!

There's a mix of more Southern and East Coast Hip-Hop on this joint that I hope that folks enjoy!

NOTE: This is NOT a clean/radio friendly mixtape, it's definitely not safe to play at work (NSFW).

Jay Classik and Hustle Squad DJ's Presents: Mixtape Madness V.11
(DJ Kaos/DJ Crowd/DJ Fusion/DJ Sha Boo)

Download Link #1
Download Link #2


DJ Kaos:
Blood Raw feat. Young Jeezy - Louie Bag
Murphy Lee - Murph Derty
Bun B feat. Sean Kingston - That's Gangsta
Wreck a Mic Check'n In
Wreack A Mic feat. Paul Wall - It Goes Down
Bohagan - There She Go
7.Q6 feat. Big Tuck & Gucci Mane - Pussy & Patron

DJ Crowd:
Crowd Exclusive - Go Go Gadget Slab
Gucci Mane feat. Shawty Lo & Sean P - Throwing Rubberbands
Lil Wayne - Ima Take Em All
Rick Ross feat Plies, Birdman, Busta, R. Kelly, Gorilla Zoe, Fat Joe, DJ Khaled, DJ Drama, Crowd and More... T.I. feat. Jers & Maino - What You Gonna Do RMX

DJ Fusion (FuseBox Radio/
Redman feat. Ready Roc and Method Man - Blow Treez
Ben Jacobs - Vanilla Dutch
Juganot feat. Swizz Beatz, Busta Rhymes and Fat Joe - En Why Cee
Heavy Vee - I Don't Need A Hook

DJ Sha Boo:
Intro/Collie Buddz - Come Around (Sha-Refix)
R Kelly feat. Ludacris & Kid Rock - Rockstar (Sha-Refix)
Soulja Boy - Soulja Girl (Sha-Refix)
Gorilla Zoe - Hood Nigga (Sha-Refix)
Hurricane Chris - Ay Bay Bay (Sha-Refix)
T-Pain feat. Young Joc - Buy You A Drank (Sha-Refix)
Party Break
50 Cent feat. Akon & Biggie - I Still Kill (Sha-Refix)

Classik Exclusives:
Hustle Fam Dream Team (Rellik, Mistah Fab, $park Dawg & K-Reata) - With Da Work (Prod. by 2Much - Da Beat Fanatiks)
Ca$h feat. ST - Hollywood

Doonesbury Comic Strip by Garry Trudeau - Check Out More Of Them Here

The CIA's Jose: Case Study in Cynicism - The Nation

Since the U.S. Economy Is Pretty Out Of Wack Now, Try To Check Out A Recession Proof Gig: Best Of Luck - Yahoo

Rogue Stock Trader Loses French Bank $7 Billion - MSNBC

U.S. Presidential Election #1: Commentary: Who’s the Real Threat – A ‘Muslim’ Obama or the Fools Who Believe and Spread Untrue Claims? - Black America Web

U.S. Presidential Election #2: Progressive Shutout: Kucinich Banned, No Real Debate - Black Agenda Report

U.S. Presidential Election #3: The Last Editorial Word On Bob Johnson and The Clinton Campaign (WOW at this strip) - Oh Hell Nawl

WTF News: Drunken Driver Laughs About Killing Bicyclist - CNN

Off The Beaten Path News: Last Native Speaker Of Alaska's Eyak Language Dies - BBC

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his Chief of Staff Christine Beatty Caught Having An Affair Via Text Message; May Be Up For Federal Perjury Charges (SMH) - Rhymes With Snitch

D.C. Area Black Bookstore Chain Karibu Books Is Closing After 15 Years (got plenty of things there, sad) - Washington City Paper

Georgia Students May Get Paid For Getting Tutored To Get Better Grades -

Kentucky Fried Rice: Eats and Globalization - TIME Magazine

Digital Music Sales Up Worldwide - NY Post

Interesting Yet Crazy Video, Readings, Book Exceprts, etc.: A Practical Guide to Racism -

Let the End Times Roll: Lots Apocolyptic Ways The World Can Possibly End - RADAR Magazine

The Slow Blackout of Amy Winehouse - Village Voice

Tyler Perry Movies Continue And Here Is Another Future DVD My Mama Will Be Watching Over and Over Again: Peep The Trailer To "Meet The Browns" - A Hot Mess

C.Y.I.N. Case Study: Avoid Stephon Marbury's Cheap A$$ Shoes At All Costs - AverageBro

WTF News #2: City of Compton Seeks Ban On Suge Knight, Gang Members -

Ladies Still Love Cool James: Folks Getting Open At Sundance Film Festival - Bossip

Beyonce Will Get At The Grammy's Along With Solange and Trinitee 3:57 (Where Have THEY Been?) - Crunk + Disorderly

Sean Combs a.k.a. Puff Daddy a.k.a Diddy, etc. Gets Another Nickname - A Socialite's Life

* DEAD * at Mr. Ray's Hair Weave Commercial - D-Listed

While going through the drafts of articles here, I realized that I was late (very late) with posting up information about this event that the FuseBox Radio/ crew attended around October 2007.

While in Washington, DC visiting family, folks hit up the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Weekend events at the Washington Convention Center. Amongst a lot of the regular panels, exhibits, job fairs and other events going on those few days, the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) came through as a stop with their Hip-Hop Summit on Financial Empowerment Tour. This was the event was the one that the crew saw the most young people (I would say 30 years old and below) attending and seemed to have the most impact on its intended audience.

A lot of good and direct information, from both personal and indirect experience, was given out about how to avoid certain financial situations early (overuse of credit cards, loans, living beyond one's means, etc.) as well as the importance of saving and investing funds for whatever goals people have for themselves, whether starting up their own business to obtaining a home.

The folks who were at the panel all also recieved a free "Get Your Money Right" workbook from HSAN to use towards helping them with their financial goals (which is also available for download here).

There was a packed house for the event for the Hip-Hop Summit on Financial Empowerment, which included a diverse group of panelists such as entrepreneur Russell Simmons, activist Ben Chavis, Hip-Hop MCs Bun B of UGK and Big Daddy Kane (who brought his son along), R&B Stars Lyfe Jennings Mya and Lil' Mo and BET 106 & Park Co-Host Terrence J as well as representatives from Chrysler Financial.

Here are some pictures below of the event and the red carpet beforehand that were taken by the family - enjoy!