What's good everyone and hope the start of the week is going well for folks! :)

As some folks may know, the BlackRadioIsBack.com and FuseBox Radio Broadcast family has much love and respect for our independent Hip-Hop MCs and grinders who strive to put out on point music to heads.

We were hit by the folks from Babygrande Records this weekend with this free mixtape to distribute to our readers of the Wu-Tang Clan affiliated supergroup, Almighty (consisting of MCs Bronze Nazareth, M-80, Killah Priest, C-Rayz Walz, Son One & 5-Star) to promote their upcoming alubm "Original S.I.N. (Strength in Numbers)".

For fans of the NYC Street Hip-Hop vibe of the 1990s, any of these MCs previous musical works in general, the Wu-Tang Clan catalog and quality Hip-Hop in general, check this joint out - it definitely bangs and worth the few seconds/minutes (depending on your connection, of course) to take the time out to download.

Let us know what you think!

Almighty - Original S.I.N. Mixtape


1. Killah Priest - The Almighty Jungle Anthem (intro)
2. Almighty - The Saga Begins
3. 5-Star feat. Inspectah Deck & U-God - Handle That RMX
4. Killah Priest - I Believe
5. C-Rayz Walz & Kosha Dillz - Unheib
6. Almighty feat. Planet Asia - Obey (The Statesmen)
7. Bronze Nazareth feat. Killa Sin - The Bronzeman
8. M-Eighty feat. C-Rayz Walz - That's What's Up
9. Son One - Black America.mp3
10. Almighty feat. Canibus & Keith Murray - Handle the Heights
11. C-Rayz Walz feat. Karniege - New York Shitty
12. Hell Razah feat. Bronze Nazareth - Los Pepes
13. Killah Priest feat. Nas & 5-Star - Gun 4 Gun (Original RMX)
14. Almighty - Come to Life Faster
15. M-Eighty feat. Tragedy Khadafi & Son One - Rebeluotion
16. C-Rayz Walz feat. MF Doom - Vomit Chorus
17. Almighty feat. Timbo King - Killa Bee Swarm
18. 5-Star feat. Dezert Eez - Rebel Monks
19. Killah Priest - 4 Tomorrow
20. M-Eighty feat. Cappadonna, C-Rayz Walz, & Son One - Posse Cut
21. Almighty - The Almighty

Bonus free mp3 Download: Almighty feat. Planet Asia - Obey (The Statesman)

Almighty Official MySpace Page

Bonus Video: Promo Trailier for Almighty's "Original S.I.N. (Strength in Numbers)" Album

Hey there folks,

Here is special made 30 minute Hip-Hop & Soul Music Old & New School MegaMix for the BlackRadioIsBack.com and FuseBox Radio Broadcast audience from my peoples, DJ King Assassin & DJ Aladdin of the Mixshow Blast DJz.

As long as we get them, BlackRadioIsBack.com are going to continue to share these dope mix segments as mp3 downloads to y'all as extracuriccular iPod Food & Eats to grab up for free, listen to, share & give to others, etc.

Sit Back, Relax & Enjoy!

Podcast Ready mp3 Download


1. Eric B & Rakim - Mak'em Clap 2 This!
2. Doug E. Fresh - The Show
3. Prince - DMSR
4. Joeski Love - Pee Wee Herman
5. Common - The Light
6. Hustle Man - Roll On Thangz
7. Marley Marl & The Juice Crew - The Symphony
8. DJ Aladdin & Snoopy Blue - The Compton Groove
9. Rick Ross - Where Ya From
10. Chingy - Where The Ballers At?
11. Devin The Dude - What A Job This Is
12. G-Unit - 1000 Grams
13. Snoopy Blue Break
14. Keak Da Sneak & Daz - Dat Go La to the Bay (Remix)
15. DJ Aladdin Commercial Outro.

Just wanted to hit you with some music from the talented up-and-coming Reggae and Soul Music artist, Camar for the weekend.

This Jamaican brother has been on his grind for a long time, singing since a youth in the church. These influences, crossed with Dancehall Reggae and such American Soul Music groups like Boys II Men and and Jodeci, have crossed into a fusion that Camar calls "Yard Soul".

A former member of Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Records, Camar has been working on his musical career for a minute, recording and working with folks such as Vybez Cartel, Mr. Vegas, Bono from U2, Annie Lennox , Taylor Dane and more.

Recently signed to Slip-N-Slide Records, Camar's really pushing to make a positive and groove heavy impact this upcoming year with the "Yard Soul" album.

We've been playing the recent track from Camar, "She Just Loves the Flava" on the FuseBox Radio Broadcast for a minute and from this release and the mixtape below, definitely see a positve future for folks.

Check him out and let folks here at BlackRadioIsBack.com know what you think....

Camar - She Just Loves The Flava mp3 Download

Camar Official MySpace Page
Slip-N-Slide Records Official Website

Camar & DJ Walshy Fire - Taste The Flava Mixtape Download


1. Walshyfire Intro
2. Boss Freestyle Intro
3. Boss Freestyle
4. In The Club Freestyle
5. She Loves The Flava
6. Come On
7. Man Fi Wine Pon Woman Again feat. Vybez Cartel
8. We Nuh Easy
9. Party List
10. You Are The Wife feat. Mr. Vegas
11. Move
12. Extasy
13. Feel For You
14. Love and Poker
15. Thug Love
16. Let's Make Love
17. Stars In Her Eyes
18. Before You Go Away
19. Anything You Want
20. Ever Known (Sweetest Lil Thing)
21. Let Me Love You
22. Meant To Be
23. Don't Matter
24. Girl You A Gwan feat. Baby G

What's up everyone,

Today here in the United States it is National HIV Testing Day.

With the extremely worrisome statistics about the spread of HIV, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases all over the world, it's all about taking things in your hands to get tested and to protect your health status.

Luckily, there are a lot of places where people can get tested for HIV either for free or at very low cost.

To find a testing center in your area, go here.

Real talk from your peoples here at BlackRadioIsBack.com and the FuseBox Radio Broadcast, everyone should be concerned about thier health and with the ability to find results now in about 20 minutes (without needles or blood tests anymore), if folks have not already done a test who are sexually active, you need to do this as soon as possible to protect both yourself and others.

Below is a National HIV Testing Day PSA (Public Service Announcement) from Hip-Hop MC Common and his non-profit, Common Ground Foundation, in collaboration with the Kaiser Family Foundation and MTV for this day through the It's Your (Sex) Life Campaign:

Direct mp3 Download (right click and "save as")

This is the FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah for the week of June 25, 2008 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul music, news and commentary.

This week's commentary was on the foolishiness that is the YouTube Hip-Hop Beef Era of 2008, radio host Don Imus putting his foot in his mouth again in regards to racial comments and more.

We do have a new Black Agenda Report segment this week, but no Direct EFX segment due to summer break.

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

FuseBox Radio Playlist for Week of June 25, 2008 (in no particular order)

Lord Finesse/Praise The Lord (Diamond D RMX)/D.I.T.C.
Steinski/It's Up To You/White Label
EMC/Leak It Out/M3 Records
Jackson Conti/Upa Neguinho/Mochilla
Bashy/Adulthood/Visionmusic Promotions
Fat Rat Da Czar/Like A Fat Rat/Street Side Records
Lissen/Seeing Is Believing/Lissen LLC
N.E.R.D./Yeah You/Star Trak
John Legend feat. Andre 3000/Green Light/GOOD Music
Kenna feat. Lupe Fiasco/Say Goodbye to Love RMX/Star Trak & Interscope
CL Smooth feat. Junior Reid/Foriegn Minds/CLSmooth.com
Citty Da Cookie Man/She Wanna Rock/Slip-N-Slide
Hustle Simmons feat. Fel Sweetenberg & 84/The Rundown/Public Access Recordings
Killer Mike/2 Sides/Grind Time Official
Young Azzie/Soul Sauce/Triple F Unlimited
Donnie Klang feat. Sacario/That You There RMX/White Label
Usher feat. R. Lovette, Michael Jackson & T-Pain/Stop Playin'/Arista
Alfamega feat. Busta Rhymes/Headbanger/Grand Hustle
Jah Cure feat. Jr. Reid, Flo Rida & Movado/Hot Long Time (Niko RMX)/Sobe Ent. & Dangerzone
Fay-Ann Lyons Alvarez/Get On/VP Records
Saint feat. Verses/Do You Remember/Pro Se & Domination Recordings
Estelle/Shine/Homeschool & Atlantic
DJ King Assassin feat. Snoop Dogg/Watchin' U/Mixshow Blast DJz
Murphy Lee/My Shoes (inst.)/Derrty Ent.

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

Subscribe to The FuseBox Radio Broadcast Updates In A Feeder

Direct mp3 Download (right click and "save as")

What's up folks,

Every once in a while, we over here at BlackRadioIsBack.com are going to dig in the vaults and give you a flashback/thowback/old school episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast to checkout, download and enjoy.

Hope you like it! And here's another one:

This is an older episode of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah from the week of July 4, 2007 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul Music, news and commentary.

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

FuseBox Radio Playlist for Week of July 4, 2007 (in no particular order)

Jill Scott/Hate On Me/Hidden Beach
Keith Murray/Nobody Do It Better/Koch
K. Banger feat. Jon Robinson/Without Soul/Shaman Work
Ky-Mani Marley/March/Vox Music Group
Guru feat. Common/State of Clarity/7 Grand Records
Amy Winehouse feat. Pharohe Monch/Rehab RMX/White Label
Aesop Rock/None Shall Pass/Def Jux
Pharohe Monch/Body Baby/SRC
Lupe Fiasco feat. Kanye West & Pharrell/Us Placers/White Label
Common feat Slick Rick/Don't Come My Way/G.O.O.D. Music
Mr. V/Da Bump/Vega Records
Vorheez feat. B.O.B./All Night Everyday/TJDJs.com
J. Bully/Blam Blam Blam/The Mogul Group
KRS-1 & Marley Marl/I Was There/Koch
Phat Kat/Cold Steel/Look Records
Q-Tip-/Work It Out/Universal Motown
Bahamadia/Old School Jawn/Skratch Mechaniks
Chamillionaire feat. Slick Rick/Hip-Hop Police/Chamillitary Ent.
Crime Mob/Circles/White Label
Eclipse/Here I Am/SlackTraxx Ent.
Little Brother/Good Clothes/ABB
Jar-E/Sin Lugar/Exotic Recordings

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

Subscribe to The FuseBox Radio Broadcast Updates In A Feeder

For those folks who miss the 1990s era of NYC Street Hip-Hop, this re-release information about long standing independent Hip-Hop MC Freddie Foxxx's (also known as Bumpy Knuckles, doing it since the Flavor Unit Days) Crazy Like a Foxxx album may come as good news to heads and as something worthy to cop over at the CD store, internet, etc. when it comes out July 29, 2008 through Fat Beats.

While folks are waiting for this album to come out (the BlackRadioIsBack.com and FuseBox Radio Broadcast family has scattered 12" from this album, but not the actual joint, so we'll be waiting along with everyone else), check out and download this exclusive mix done by DJ Monster of Fat Beats Radio that's a mini-promo Crazy Like A Foxxx LP here.

Some Information from the Press Release:

Originally due for release in 1994 and only ever issued on a promo cassette, Freddie Foxxx’s Crazy Like a Foxxx album is finally available commercially.

The deluxe 2XCD package includes the original album, plus the 1993 demo version produced entirely by D.I.T.C. (Showbiz, Lord Finesse & Buckwild).

** BlackRadioIsBack.com Editor's Note: is quietly geeked out over D.I.T.C. produced disc **

Crazy Like a Foxxx 2XCD Tracklisting:

Disc 1: Jailhouse Version

Can't Break Away
Crazy Like a Foxxx (Ultramagnetic Dis)
So Tough (Video Mix)
Daddy Boot Knock
Project Mice
Jailhouse Rock
Killa (feat. 2Pac)
Meet Some Skins
Shotty in the Back
Funk In Yo Brain
Step (feat. Chuck D of Public Enemy)
Do What You Gotta Do
Pressure On The Brain
Rev Glock (Skit)
Rev Glock
Crazy Like a Foxxx (Alternate Mix)

Disc 2: DITC Version

Call of the Wild
Can't Break Away
Click Click
8 Bars to Catch a Body
Project Mice
Rev. Glock
Crazy Like a Foxxx
Man Destroys Man
Pressure on the Brain
Who is the Middle Man
Cook a Niggaz Ass (feat. Kool G Rap)

Freddie Foxxx Official MySpace Page

Bonus Music Video #1: Freddie Foxxx - The Master(classic Hip-Hop)

Bonus Music Video #2: Gangstarr feat. Freddie Foxxx & Big Shug - The Militia (classic Hip-Hop)

What's good everyone,

Just wanted to hit you with an older mixtape that DJ Fusion of the FuseBox Radio Broadcast and BlackRadioIsBack.com did during the summer of 2007, DJ Fusion and the FuseBox Radio Presents: Past, Present and Future Classics Vol. 1, Hip-Hop & Soul Edition.

Hope you all enjoy this mix of old and new school Hip-Hop & Soul Music!

NOTE: The mixtape is not clean/radio friendly.

Download Link


1. Masters At Work – Get Up Remix
2. Grand Puba feat. Sadat X – I Like It Remix
3. Redman – Tonight’s Da Night
4. Redman feat. Erick Sermon, Keith Murray and Biz Markie – Walk
In Gutta
5. Jodeci – Get On Up
6. Salt-N-Pepa – Tramp
7. Amy Winehouse & Ghostface Killah – You Know That I’m No Good Remix
8. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – Give It To You Raw RMX
9. Common – The Game
10. DJ Kool – Let Me Clear My Throat
11. N.E.R.D. feat. Common, Mos Def, De La Soul & Q-Tip – She
Likes to Move RMX
12. Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson – The Way I Are (Manny Faces
13. UGK feat. Outkast – International Players Anthem
14. Consequence feat. Kanye West – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
15. Robin Thicke feat. Faith – Got To Be Down
16. FuseBox Radio Info/FuseBox Radio Shoutouts/Intro to Bonus Tracks (on CD only)

Bonus Tracks
17. Jill Scott – Hate On Me (on CD only)
18. Ky-Mani Marley – March (on CD only)
19. Pharoahe Monch – Welcome to the Terrordome (on CD only)
20. Hell Razah feat. Talib Kweli & MF Doom – Project Jazz (on CD only)

Picture: Music Industry Pimping Author, Jawar

What's up everyone,

Hope that the beginning of the week is starting off well for everyone so far!

I just wanted to recommend this free E-Book to those interested in how to navigate the inevitable ups and downs of the music industry called Music Industry Pimping.

Besides the folks over here at BlackRadioIsBack.com and the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast having already gone through both downloading (virus and spam-free), reading and critiquing the book based off of our own experiences, we were also able to meet with and hear from the author of this book and others dope music industry book resources, Jawar, this past weekend over at the Hood Hard Day conference events in Charlotte, NC.

We're happy to say that folks are very real, honest and down to earth folks - the type we need to really get things set up on a proper path in this business called the music industry and Black Radio.

There's some good information up in here - check it out and see what's good.

Music Industry Pimping E-Book Download Link

Here's a brief breakdown direct from the Music Industry Pimping E-Book Website about what's covered:

* What Pimping Really Means?
* How to find out if you’re being Pimped?
* How Katt Williams and Snoop Dogg define Pimping?
* What’s an Open Mic Night & Music Showcase Pimp?
* How to know if your Publicist is Pimping You?
* What’s a Radio Promotion Pimp?
* How to detect a Music Conference Pimp?
* Is Your Club Promoter Pimping You?
* Are A&R’s Chart Pimps?
* You'll learn the Truth about Music Conferences.
* You'll find out How to Get Paid as a Music Conference Speaker.
* You’ll hear from a Music Business Specialist and Music Consultant.

Here's another funny video from my sketch comedy folks over at Its The Real making fun of the RIAA, bootlegging and such...enjoy!

Its The Real Presents: "Can't Nobody Hold Me Download" Video

Equivalent of New Age Hip-Hop Beef: Somewhat the Same, But With The Changes Made, Not Quite Like The Original Product

What's Good Everyone,

Usually here on the official blog of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast, BlackRadioIsBack.com, folks don't get to doing too many rants and such, since we are trying to be good natured folks and put out what we feel is positive in Black Music and Black Radio.

But this mess I'm going to write about here has just been getting on my last nerve for the past few months and has recently boiled over within the past week.

I am not a believer of the entire "Hip-Hop Is Dead" movement/whinefest that has been going down the past few years*, but I do feel like there are things that are not giving the music and all things associated with a good look.

I'm also not one of those folks who believes the internet is the bane of a music artist's existence in regards to making money, getting quality exposure and so forth. **

Hip-Hop isn't Dead, but it's looking very wacked out right now.

One of the main reasons to me is this:

Too Many Webcams, Not Enough MCs

Now you may ask, "DJ Fusion, what do you mean?"

I mean, there hasn't been a great Hip-Hop Beef*** on Wax/CD/mp3 in ages (in my eyes, there has not been one since Jay-Z/Nas or LL Cool J/Canibus - the 50 Cent smack talk mixtape fests, while efficent and sometimes amusing, don't count).

Instead what we get is current nonsense like Ice-T vs. Soulja Boy**** being played out on the internet through dueling video cameras.

Hip-Hop Beef now has just become a press release ready cliche.

Tons of folks now must feel like this:

Average Hip-Hop Fan #1: "So and So talked s*** about So and So!"
Average Hip-Hop Fan #2: * yawns and searches for latest release to 'net jack on Hip-Hop Computer Forum of choice * "Uh huh, new album coming out from one of them, huh?"
Average Hip-Hop Fan #1: * excited* "Did you hear what I said?!"
Average Hip-Hop Fan #2: "Mmmhmmm." *continues 'net jacking*

There is no excitement to Hip-Hop Beef anymore becuase everyone knows the formula. There is no mystery or spontaneity to things.

In other words and to be real basic, it's boring as hell because most of the time, there isn't even any music being made anymore.

The template to this mess has become a basic process of folks getting a webcam, sitting in front of it (sometimes with flunkies/weed carriers) and calling the offending party or parties:

1. Hos
2. Snitches
3. Weak
4. Various riffs on family members, girlfriends, etc. being subpar
5. not being "real"*****

Afterwards, it gets posted up on a video site, press release goes out to all media folks (websites, magazines, DJs, etc.) and folks hope it catches fire.

Guess what? Even if it does get some press, it doesn't really get the MC/Rapper involved any real respect because most of the stuff even being talked about is stupid and redundant as hell.

And after a while, there's the next situation to go too - your buzz has ended (especially if you're not that hot in the first place). Whee.

At the end of the day, this is just another way Hip-Hop gets an "L" and in the long run, this Webcam Beef-By-Product just makes the Hip-Hop Generation(s) look petty, easy to manipulate and corny due to infighting and easy to blame for everything that goes wrong in the world at large.******

Maybe a non-profit should be started again to set up a free course for Hip-Hop MCs to take:

Hip-Hop 301: How to Record A Quality Hip-Hop Beef Track That Buzz Lasts Longer Than 1 Week

Time to get it together people, for real.

If for no other reason (if respect as a music artist, keeping Hip-Hop a viable music, culture, way to not work a 9 to 5, etc. does not matter to you), at least to keep those checks coming in before you become ordinary.

And who wants to pay for that?

* Ends Rant and Now Goes Back To Regular BlackRadioIsBack.com Transmission *

What do you all think? Am I on point, off, what?

Article Asides & Notes:

* - If you honestly feel that way, why are you still involved in the music, business and/or culture then?

Good music is and has always come out from Hip-Hop artists - it sometimes just doesn't get the deserved exposure, is all.

If things are truly that damned hopeless to you AND as an artist, businessperson, listener, writer, etc. are not trying to provide a counterbalance against what you feel is garbage, then you've already mentally lost the battle and aren't going to be off any help.

Step off and let somebody who wants to make a difference take your slot, please and stop trying to be a designated commentator for something you have no interest in, OK?

** - Bootlegs have existed since sheet music, so the internet is just a continuation of that movement. Most folks if they feel your product is on point, WILL eventually purchase it from a legitmate source and now due to the internet, have more then one revunue stream to get that music from. And on the exposure tip, you are what you put out 99% of the time.

*** - Great Hip-Hop Beef = quality music being made without any/very little serious violence between camps (beatdowns, injuries, death, etc.) ;

There were great Hip-Hop Beefs where music was put out that at the end of the day, the parties involved weren't really even too mad at each other and were admittingly done for publicity, but made dope music - now, not so much.

**** - Yes, things are that damned bad in mainstream Hip-Hop where Ice-T vs. Soulja Boy is not a joke headline in The Onion or some such thing.

***** - Realness has become for real one of the most stupid arguments ever in Hip-Hop music and culture ever, especially in regards to my Brothers and Sisters who do "Street Hop".

Art is supposed to be about expressing yourself PERIOD and having skills to go along with that.

Everybody is not going to make the same type of music and because of that, it's going to have different peaks of popularity more then others. Music made for the club is going to get a different audience (usually) then joints for cruising, and so forth.

Some Hip-Hop MCs need to get over this and remember that a hot flow and a hot beat equals a hot song.

It should be an insult to yourself as an artist and as a man or woman to front that something you're not - just say you're telling a story, I'm great at doing it and keep it moving. No harm, no foul.

****** - From mainstream media to weak-minded Civil Rights Generation folks, Hip-Hop music, culture and youth are the new age whipping boys and girls, as it were. No one likes to look at the fact that folks learn from their elders...but that's a whole other post.

Check Out This Hot Remix Mixtape Album By Producer Tokyo Cigar!
Nas & Tokyo Cigar: God's Son Tokyo Drift - Download Here

Local Communities, Non-Profits & Communities Of Color Excluded & The Public Deluded in FCC's Secret Giveaway of Thousands of TV Channels - Black Agenda Report

In South Africa, Chinese Is The New Black - Wall Street Journal

Darfur Conflict Fractures Into Deadly Free-For-All - MSNBC

Mercenary Points Finger At Ex-British PM Margaret Thatcher's Son in Planned Coup of African Country Equatorial Guinea - CNN

U.S. Presidential Election #1: For Blacks in France, Obama's Rise Is Reason to Rejoice, and to Hope - NY Times

U.S. Presidential Election #2: Small Donors Matter More Than Outdated Laws With Campaign Reform - The Nation

U.S. Presidential Election #3: Michelle Obama Gets Attacked By Mainstream Media - Why Not Cindy McCain? The Fairness of Coverage - Huffington Post

U.S. Presidential Election #4: Consider the Constitutions of Obama and McCain as You Choose Sides - Village Voice

How Europe Underdevelops Africa - CounterPunch

Proposed Afrocentric School in Canada Hit With Stereotyping and Skepticism - Racialicious

The GOOD Guide to the Shadowy Organizations & Secret Societies That Rule the World - GOOD Magazine

NYC Rent-Stabilized Apartment Residents Slammed With Steep Rent Hike - NY Daily News

WTF News #1: U.S. Lawmakers Want former South African President & Nobel Peace Prize Winnter Nelson Mandela's Name Removed From U.S. Terrorist Watch List (Why Isn't He Off?!?) - Yahoo

WTF News #2: Massachusetts Teens In High School Make "Pregnancy Pact" To Have Their Babies Together (With 17 Suceeding) - BBC News

WTF News #3: Woman Beats 7 Foot Sex-Offender Neighbor With A Bat - KIRO TV

Prostitution: Bad Economy Hits Nevada's Brothels Wallets - Newsweek

How to Live With Just 100 Things - TIME Magazine

KRS-One Reveals Apathy of Conscious Rappers - AllHipHop.com

Italian Vogue Has Issue With All Black Women Models Coming Up, Cop That - Bossip

Baby Showers - Stuff Black People Hate

Barely Legal: Radar Test-Drives Online Drugs - RADAR Magazine

When Hip-Hop Beef Goes Stupid As S*** #1: Young Buck vs. G-Unit - SOHH

When Hip-Hop Beef Goes Stupid As S*** #2: Ice-T vs. Soulja Boy - Oh Hell Nawl

Janet Jackson Get A Reality Show Too (Why Oh Why) - D-Listed

Umm..This Pretty Ricky Video Isn't Really A Good Look - Crunk + Disorderly
You would think that in 2008, such blantant acts of police brutality - especially in the age of 24-7 mainstream AND independent media - would at least occur on the low or undercover.

Unfortunately, that is proven over and over not to be the case.

After Sean Bell and unprovoked and uncalled for mulitple taser incidents by police all over the Americas (even Canada has issues with it), apparently some rogue law enforcement in New York City isn't thinking straight (or worse, doesn't really give a damn what happens).

Read up on this incident that happened to some our Latino Brothers that occured this past Wednesday, June 18, 2008 (credit to J. Ronin of All Elements for letting me know about this):

From Davey D's Hip-Hop News on HipHopNews.Yuku.com

NYC Police Beat Up Rap Group Members Rebel Diaz
By Davey D

Rebel Diaz Members (Rodstarz, Lah Tere & G1) - picture taken from their MySpace Page

Looks like the NYPD are living up to their reputation of being bonafide 'dipshits'.

We are just getting word that NYC Police located in what was once known as Fort Apache-the 41st Precinct in the Bronx, have shown that police terrorism is alive and well.

The word is in a unprovoked attack they badly assaulted two members of the Rap group Rebel Diaz.

The story we are hearing is that group Rodstarz and G1 were up in Bronx on Southern Blvd in Hunts Point, when they noticed the police were harassing a street vendor who was selling fruit.

The two went over to witness the cops in action and when they saw the police being abusive they pulled out a cell phone to video tape the incident and asked for the officers badge numbers. Keep in mind that part of the Bronx has a large immigrant community and it is also being gentrified.

The police from the 41st Precinct have made it a point to commit acts of terror including the shooting and killing of an unarmed iGarifunan mmigrant man last year.

The case brought up images of Amadou Diallo, another immigrant was gunned down by out of control Bronx cops in the neighboring precient.

According to witnesses, when Rodstarz and G1 asked for badge numbers the police became agitated and turned around and started beating them with bully clubs and kicking them in full view of other vendors and people on the crowded street.

The two were dragged off bloody, put into a police car and charged with resisting arrest and assault.

The backdrop to this story is that Rebel Diaz are not your ordinary rappers. They are well known activist who not only speak out against police terrorism, but have been key in helping out folks within this immigrant community. Hence it would not be usual for group members to bear witness and to speak out against the injustices. Rebel Diaz has committed themselves to given voice to the voiceless in that Bronx neighborhood.

Many feel that the assault by these cowardly Bronx police officers in plain view of everyone was a way to send a strong message to folks in the community that the police run things and they best stay in line.

By beating the Rebel Diaz members in front of everyone was a way to spark fear and remind people that no one is safe from the police. They wanna let folks know that they can brazenly beat up popular rappers in front everyone even with cell phone cameras rolling and do so with impunity.

The whole ordeal is akin to the slave masters from way back sparking fear in the hearts of other slaves by beating the strongest among them in front of everyone for all to see.

Over the past year NY Police have been man handling, arresting and terrorizing politicized Hip Hop artists, activists and news reporters.

For example, last year in Brooklyn well known attorney Michael Tarif Warren who routinely represents people in police abuse cases was badly beaten along with his wife when they stopped to watch and bear witness to NY cops terrorizing a unarmed tennage boy at a gas station.

During the protests immediately following the acquittal of the officers on trial for the Sean Bell shooting, journalists who had been speaking out against the police were harassed and roughed up.

Hopefully folks will read this and understand that what the police are doing will not work. A police state will not take place on our collective watch.

Over here at BlackRadioIsBack.com and the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast, this type of behavior cannot and should not be condoned at all, not just on People of Color (which the majority of these incidents happen to), but people all over who are trying to do right and keep things in balance.

Law Enforcement is one thing - the forced silencing of protesting voices (from COINTERLPRO to various provisions of the "Patriot Act") and those just going about thier business is totally and completely another.

Please check out the following sites on Rebel Diaz for updates, etc. on this case - we'll hit you up as updates come in to us:
Rebel Diaz Official Website
Rebel Diaz Official MySpace Page

The video of the acutal incident that was recorded by Rodstarz and G1 of Rebel Diaz of the incident and beating has been taken down via YouTube as of this posting, but here is a clip of the protest yesterday about the incident over in front of the Bronx Courthouse:

Direct mp3 Download (right click and "save as")

This is the FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & Jon Judah for the week of June 18, 2008 with some new and classic Hip-Hop & Soul music, news and commentary.

This week's commentary was on some new updates the latest with the U.S. Presidential Election, the NBA Finals (congradulations to the Boston Celtics), the aftermath and meaning of the R. Kelly child molestation trial closure, R.I.P. memories of journalist Tim Russert and more.

We do have a new Black Agenda Report segment this week, but no Direct EFX segment due to summer break.

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

FuseBox Radio Playlist for Week of June 18, 2008 (in no particular order)

A Tribe Called Quest/Scenario (Young Nations Mix)/Jive
N.E.R.D./Yeah You/Star Trak
CL Smooth feat. Junior Reid/Foriegn Minds/CLSmooth.com
Bobby Creekwater/Rainman/BGOV, Shady & Interscope
Hustle Simmons feat. Fel Sweetenberg & 84/The Rundown/Public Access Recordings
Billy Danze of M.O.P./Savages/White Label
Alfamega feat. Busta Rhymes/Headbanger/Grand Hustle
Killer Mike/2 Sides/Grind Time Official
Nas feat. Keri Hilson/Hero/The Jones Experience & Def Jam
Estelle/Shine/Homeschool & Atlantic
Jah Cure feat. Jr. Reid, Flo Rida & Movado/Hot Long Time (Niko RMX)/Sobe Ent. & Dangerzone
Citty Da Cookie Man/She Wanna Rock/Slip-N-Slide
Kenna feat. Lupe Fiasco/Say Goodbye to Love RMX/Star Trak & Interscope
John Legend feat. Andre 3000/Green Light/GOOD Music
Fay-Ann Lyons Alvarez/Get On/VP Records
Nina Simone/Take Care of Business (Pilooski Edit)/Verve
Jadakiss feat. DJ Premier/Now Til Them/D-Block
C-Rayz Walz & Kosha Dillz/The Evolution of Fan/Modular Moods Records
Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets feat. Styles P/Free/Diggin4Brown Records
Er!c B/Make It Drizzle/Kuntri Foot & Yomele
Saint feat. Verses/Do You Remember/Pro Se & Domination Recordings
Rick Ross/That's Me/Slip-N-Slide, Maybach Music & Koch
DJ King Assassin feat. Snoop Dogg/Watchin' U/Mixshow Blast DJz
One Block Radius/You Got Me(inst.)/Property, Mercury & IDJMG
Murphy Lee/My Shoes (inst.)/Derrty Ent.
Word of Mouth feat. DJ Cheese/Word of Mouth Dub/Beauty and the Beats
Nas/It Ain't Hard To Tell (inst.)/Def Jam
A Tribe Called Quest/Scenario (7 Nations Mix inst.)/Jive

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

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What's good everyone,

To all of my peoples who will be in the Charlotte, NC area this weekend who are interested in making some real business and other connections in the jungle that is the music industry (and we all know it can be crazy as hell), hit up this event:

The BlackRadioIsBack.com and FuseBox Radio Broadcast family will be up in there representing amongst a whole lot of other on point folks...

Hope to see you there!

For more information on Hood Hard Day, check the following websites:

Hood Hard Day Official Website
Hood Hard Day Official MySpace Page
Word On Da Streetz Magazine

Hey there folks,

Here is another special made Hip-Hop & Soul Music mini-MegaMix (15 minutes) for the BlackRadioIsBack.com and FuseBox Radio Broadcast audience from my peoples, DJ King Assassin of the Mixshow Blast DJz.

As long as we get them, BlackRadioIsBack.com are going to continue to share these dope mix segments as mp3 downloads to y'all as extracuriccular iPod Food & Eats to grab up for free, listen to, share & give to others, etc.

Sit Back, Relax & Enjoy!

Podcast Ready mp3 Download


1. The National MixShow Syndicated Blast Anthem (Intro)
2. Michael Jackson - Wanna be Starting Somethin"
3. Nucleus - Jam On It
4. Makaveli - Hail Mary
5. C-Side - Fly
6. Scarface - Big Dog Status
7. Wreck Wregular - Buy The Bar
8. Boney Bonez Dj King Assassin Drop
9. Boney Bonez - U Say
10. DJ King Assassin Presents The High-Fee Movement feat. Motion Man - Crackin Tall Ones

What's up everyone,

The BlackRadioIsBack.com and FuseBox Radio Broadcast family just wanted to drop this dope southern Hip-Hop mixtape podcast on heads from independent Miami, FL MC Benisour Da Don.

I recieved a copy of this mixtape about a month ago while doing business in Tampa, FL and have been bumping it pretty consistently ever since (which for me, is a pretty rare thing).

The brother definitely has the skills to pay the bills with the lyrics and if pretty mice with keeping the subject matter steady for the average cat (a bit of Street joints, club tracks, thoughtful joints, etc.).

Give this mixtape a listen and let me know what you all think...if you like it, check out the sites and support!

* NOTE: This podcast is the dirty version - NOT radio friendly! *

DJ GQ & Benisour Tha Don Present: Bosses Only Mixtape, Vol. 1
Podcast Ready mp3 Download (right click and "save as")


1. Intro
2. Benisour - Get Your Money up
3. Interlude
4. Benisour - Lo RMX
5. Benisour feat. Tico - Rimz Chopp RMX
6. Yung Ralph feat. Benisour - Look Like Money
7. Gucci Mane feat. Benisour - Pillz RMX
8. Dem Franchize Boyz feat. Benisour - Talking Out The Side Of Yo Neck RMX
9. Lil' Ru feat. Benisour - Don't I Look Good
10. Interlude
11. B.G. feat. Pharrell & Benisour - Let It Go Lil' Mama
12. Sizzla feat. Benisour - Bullets to The Head
13. Benisour feat. KC - Trippin'
14. Interlude
15. Benisour feat. Junior Reid - Shinin'
16. Benisour - Blocks Moving
17. Benisour - Just Wanna F***
18. Benisour - Summer Time Jam
19. Benisour - Over You
20. Lunch feat. Benisour - Get 'Em Girl
21. 115 feat. Benisour - Lost In Love RMX

Benisour Official MySpace Page
N Music Official Website

What's good everyone,

Here is a new video out from the independent Reggae Music artist, Mighty Mystic (representing St. Elizabeth, Jamaica) for the single "Revolution".

The music video for this joint definitely has a lot of powerful message to it (check out the news clips, etc. up in it of recent things that have happened in the Black Community worldwide) in our regards over here at BlackRadioIsBack.com and the FuseBox Radio Broadcast.

The brother is definitely talented (we've rocked his songs when folks have hit us with the heat) and have to give it up for both the musical talent and thought behind the video concept.

This music video just gives us another reason to the lookout for the release of the Wake Up Uhe World album that's scheduled to drop this year.

Check it out and let us know what you think...

Mighty Mystic - Revolution

Mighty Mystic Official Website
Mighty Mystic Official MySpace Page
Split2nd Entertainment MySpace Page
Split2nd Entertainment Official Website

Bonus mp3 Download: Mighty Mystic - Firetown

Bonus Music Video: Mighty Mystic - Ridin' On The Clouds

Tanya Morgan is a Hip-Hop crew of two dudes (despite the ladylike name) what consists of Cincinnati's Donwill and Ilyas and Brooklyn resident Von Pea.

They put out a pretty on point independent Hip-Hop album back in 2006 with Moonlighting and who are now currently promoting their latest release, The Bridge EP, on the Interdependent Media label (just released offically today).

The current single from The Bridge EP, "Be You" has a good times summertime BBQ vibe to it I'm digging...what to you all think?

Tanya Morgan featuring Czelena - Be You (right click and "save as")
Tanya Morgan - How Low (right click and "save as")

Tanya Morgan Offical Website
Tanya Morgan Offical MySpace Page
Interdependent Media Label Website

Bonus Video: Tanya Morgan - We Bad

Hustle Simmons is a dope independent Hip-Hop group consisting of Camden City, NJ Hip-Hop MC, Dave Ghetto and Philadelphia based producer, Tha S Ence.

We've been rocking Dave Ghetto's music over here on the FuseBox Radio Broadcast and BlackRadioIsBack.com damned near since our inception in the late 1990s (over 10 years...crazy) while he was on with Nuthouse the now defunct Goodvibe music label that was home to Bahamadia, Slum Village, Mystic and so forth and are glad to see that the he's been on a consistent grind putting out quality Hip-Hop music with heads (check out the LoveLife? album on Counterflow Records when folks get a chance to see what's good).

The self-titled album is going to drop on the Break Bread Projects label on June 24, 2008.

Check out the single below and let me know what ya'll think!

Hustle Simmons feat. Buff1 - Over And Out (right click and "save as")

Hustle Simmons Official Website
Dave Ghetto Official MySpace Page
Tha S Ence Official MySpace Page
Break Bread Projects Official Website

Patti Labelle is known as one of the great American Music singers of the latter half of the 20th Century due to her passionate stage performances, her varied vocal range and huge catalog of songs in the Black Music Standards of Soul, Pop, Dance, Disco and Funk.

She was born as Patricia Louise Holte on May 24, 1944 in West Philadelphia, PA as the forth of five chidren. She began singing in church at the age of 14 and was encouraged by one of her teachers for start up a singing group.

Her first group was a four-member girl group called the Ordettes that was founded in 1958. About a year later, two of the original Ordettes left the group and were replaced by singers Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash. Soon after, the last original Ordette was replaced by future Supreme (of Diana Ross and the Supremes after the outing of Florence Ballard) Cindy Birdsong.

The group with Patti's mother's permission, left to tour the local area and was managed by Bernard Montague. In 1961, the group was signed by the current president of the jazz label Blue Note Records, who almost turned the group down after finding out the lead singer was Patti, or "Patsy" as she was known by friends and family then, because she didn't fit the model of a traditionally "beautiful" singer. After hearing her sing, all of that was not even an issue.

The Ordettes changed their name to the BlueBelles and young Patricia Louise Holte was given the stage name Pattie LaBelle, which has stayed to this day.

Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles were going well in the early 1960s. They scored their first Top 40 Pop Music hit in 1962 with the Doo-Wop single, "I Sold My Heart to the Junkman" and also has other hits like "Danny Boy" and "Down the Aisle." Also, the group was doing great touring the chitlin' circuit and wowing audiences at New York's famed Apollo Theater, later given them the name "The Apollo Sweethearts."

In 1965, Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles signed to Atlantic Records and achieved a hit with their Gospel Music inspired version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," a song that would become a performance standard for Patti LaBelle in the future.

A year later, the group received a shock when Cindy Birdsong left to join the Motown Records label to join the Soul Music Group The Supremes. For years, there was a lot of conflict between Birdsong and the rest of the group due to her decision and it took some time before everyone was able to even talk to each other again (took right up until the 1980s).

The group still toured the U.S. and eventually moved to England for a moment to regroup. One they returned to America around 1971, the group changed their name from Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles to LaBelle and came back with a musical style that mixed Gospel, Funk, Disco, Soul and Glam Rock.

LaBelle was also different at the time for casual clothing mixed with African adornments while singing of issues like racism, sexism and politics. Their self-titled album, LaBelle, released in 1971 on Warner Bros. Records, while being seen as a commerical failure was given rave reviews for its positive imagery and music. Likewise, the LaBelle albums following afterwards (Moon Shadow in 1972 and Pressure Cookin in 1973 on RCA Records after being dropped by Warner Brothers), gained them a cult following with the songs (at least half of which were written by Nona Hendryx) "Something In The Air", "Let Me See You In The Light", "Can I Speak To You Before You Go To Hollywood", "Going On A Holiday" and "Last Dance" but still didn't get them past that commerical sales ceiling.

LaBelle achieved both critical and commerical success in in 1975 with the certified gold Nightbirds album, which featured the extremely popular hit "Lady Marmalade", which went has high as charting #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts that year. LaBelle's subsequent albums, Phoenix (with the songs "Black Holes In The Sky", "Messin' With My Mind", and "Action Time") and Chameleon, while being groundbreaking and given a lot of credit for their experimentation by critics with both song structure and Nona Hendryx's lyrics, did not do as well commercially. The group toured and performed at sold-out concerts all over the world.

Due to Nona Hendryx having an unexpected nervous breadown during a peformance in Baltimore, MD In 1976, during a performance in Baltimore, the group LaBelle was forced to abruptly separate.

Patti LaBelle released her self-titled debut in 1977 on Epic Records. This debut album made a strong impact on the U.S. and International R&B charts and was notable for the songs, "You Are My Friend" and "Joy To Have Your Love." The following albums released on Epic Records included Tasty, It's Alright With Me and Released which had the hits "Teach Me Tonight (Me Gusta Tu Baile)" and "Music Is My Way Of Life". One of her great live performance moments was in July 21, 1979, when she appeared at the Amandla Festival along with Reggae Music great Bob Marley, comedian/activist Dick Gregory and Latin Jazz Eddie Palmieri and others.

In the 1980s, Patti LaBelle truly came into her own as a solo artist with both dance tracks and ballads on her albums, with songs like "New Attitude" and "Stir It Up" from the Beverly Hill Cop Move Soundtrack (1984), "If Only You Knew" and "Love, Need and Want You" (from the I'm In Love Again album, released in 1983), "I Want To Know What Love Is", the duet "On My Own" with Michael McDonald (her first #1 charted hit as a solo artist), "Oh, People", "Kiss Away The Pain" and "Something Special Is Gonna Happen Tonight" (from the Winner in You album in 1986), amongst other songs and appearances.

Ms. LaBelle was also known during rise to pop stardom in the mid-1980s for her wild hairdos and live performances, which could include everything from kicking off her shoes, rolling over the floor while singing, putting the microphone stand down and then yielding it up in the air and/or her famous "spread my wings" move that she incorporated during her earlier performances of "Over the Rainbow." She also was a part of the Live Aid movement and song tribute, where you can hear on the end of "We Are the World" more or less taking over with her vocals.

Patti LaBelle has had a string of hits since then with the ballad "If You Asked Me To" (1989), "Somebody Loves You Baby (You Know Who It Is)", "When You've Been Blessed (Feels Like Heaven)" and "Feels Like Another One" (all from the gold-selling Burnin' album in 1991), "Right Kind of Lover" (1994) just to name a few. She won her first Grammy Award in 1991 Best R&B Female Vocal Performance and her second in 1998.

Ms. LaBelle still constantly records and puts out successful music albums of original and cover material, regularly performs and works with lots of music artists. She has had her own reality TV show on the cable channel TV One, Living It Up with Patti Labelle, since 2004.

Some random interesting facts about Patti LaBelle:

* On July 22, 2003, she sang the "Ave Maria" at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral during the funeral of famed Cuban Salsa singer Celia Cruz.

* Patti LaBelle was honoured with an Excellence in Media Award by GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) on March 26, 2007 for her life-long work for gay and lesbian rights and participation in the fight against AIDS.

* Ms. LaBelle is on the soundtrack to the cartoon movie Happy Feet, doing a version of Stevie Wonder's "I Wish" with Fantasia.

* In January 2008, The Patti LaBelle Collection of wigs by Especially Yours was officially launched.

* She is a spokeswoman for the American Diabetes Association, having been diagnosed with the illness in 1995.

* Patti LaBelle is currently only living member of her extended family while being the mother of six kids - one of her own, three of one of her sisters' children and two adopted.

* She played Dwayne Wayne's mom on The Cosby Show TV spinoff, A Different World

* The group LaBelle is said to be currently recording a new album with the original lineup Sarah Dash and Nona Hendryx with help from Lenny Kravitz.

* Patti LaBelle's song "Love, Need & Want You" was sampled by Hip-Hop artist Nelly and R&B singer Kelly Rowland's hit song, "Dilemma" as well as by SouthernHip-Hop duo Outkast on their song "Ghetto Musick".

Patti LaBelle Official Website
Patti LaBelle Official MySpace Page

Good Album Starting Points To Get An Idea of Patti LaBelle's Career:

The Essential Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle Live In Washington, D.C.

Bonus mp3 Download #1: Patti LaBelle - Over The Rainbow (Live Version)
Bonus mp3 Download #2: LaBelle - Isn't It A Shame

Bonus Video #1: Patti LaBelle on Seasame Street Singing The ABCs On Some Gospel Music Vibe

Bonus Video #2: Patti LaBelle & Luther Vandross Live Singing "If Only For One Night"

Bonus Video #3: Patti LaBelle & Cecila Cruz Sing "Quimbara" Live

Bonus Video #4: Patti LaBelle & The BlueBelles Peform "Over The Rainbow" (1966)

Bonus Video #5: Patti LaBelle - New Attitude Music Video (1986)

I guess it goes to show that this equation works quite often:

Money (gots to pay to play the lawyers, you know) + Fame (Step In the Name of Love = Step Out Of The Jail) + Possibly Damaging Someone Sexually That Mainstream Media/Society Doesn't Care About And/or Stereotypes Like Mad Anyway (Young Black Women)


Getting off scott free of any criminal "justice" system charges here in the U.S.A. of A., regardless of past history, videotaped evidence, witness testimony, etc.

Looks like The Boondocks crew got the trial verdict right, hook, line and sinker about a year before the actual trial.

This s*** is a damned shame for real.

Older men having sex with underage girls happens quite often in the mainstream society without consequence (see the Dateline NBC To Catch a Predator series for proof just in the Internet Age, much less beforehand), so perhaps this is just a reflexion of our warped society at large and the beat going on.

Plug in Race and Class Issues and well, you know...

Will R. Kelly learn his lesson and stop doing things to get him in this situation again? Who knows - we can only hope.

Will falling off the music charts have gotten him a real court trial? Maybe - certainly not as much of a wait for going through court proceedings.

At the end of the day, one can only hope that the average man doesn't think it'll be peaches and cream if they pull this garbage.


R. Kelly Acquitted Of All Child Porn Counts

CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- A Chicago jury has acquitted R. Kelly on all counts at his child pornography trial.

R. Kelly is accused of making a home sex video with an underage girl at his child pornography trial.

1 of 2 The verdict came six years after the R&B superstar was first charged with videotaping himself having sex with a young girl. Prosecutors had said she was as young as 13 at the time.

Kelly had faced a maximum 15 years in prison.

Both Kelly and the now 23-year-old alleged victim had denied they were the ones appearing on the tape, which was played for the jury at the beginning and end of the trial.

The prosecution's star witness was a woman who said she engaged in three-way sex with Kelly and the girl from the video. Defense attorneys argued the man on the tape didn't have a large mole on his back, as Kelly does.

The jury of nine men and three women included the wife of a Baptist preacher from Kelly's Chicago-area hometown, as well as a compliance officer for a Chicago investment firm and a man in his 60s who emigrated from then-Communist Romania nearly 40 years ago.

Jurors took the sex tape at the center of the trial with them, and a monitor was set up in the jury room in case they wanted to review it.

Kelly was charged with 14 counts of videotaping himself having sex with an underage girl, who prosecutors say was as young as 13.

In closing arguments, Kelly's attorney banged on the jury box with his fist, yelled and whispered, laughed and pleaded for more than in hour in his emotion-filled closing.

At one point, Sam Adam Jr. referred to a defense argument made repeatedly during the trial that a mole on the singer's back proved he simply can't be the man in the video.

After displaying a freeze frame of the man's back in the video -- with no apparent mole -- Adam walked over to the defense table and placed his hand on Kelly's shoulder.

"The truth be told, there is no mole ... that means one thing," Adam told jurors, then paused and lowered his voice. "It ain't him. And if it ain't him, you can't convict."

Prosecutors wrapped up their arguments the same way they began them a month ago: by playing the entire graphic sex tape in open court.

The 27-minute film played on a monitor just outside the jury box -- the lights switched off and the blinds pulled across courtroom windows -- as Assistant State's Attorney Robert Heilengoetter read through sections of the indictment.

Neither Kelly nor the alleged victim testified at trial. But as the video played Thursday, Heilengoetter told jurors the man on the tape is Kelly and that he controlled the encounter.

Kelly sat across the room from jurors at the defense table in a gray pinstripe suit, his hands folded in front of him. As the sex tape played, he appeared tense, keeping his eyes on the monitor, his mouth drawn tight and his brow furrowed.

Over seven days presenting their case, prosecutors called 22 witnesses, including several childhood friends of the alleged victim and four of her relatives who identified her as the female on the video.

In two days, the Grammy winner's lawyers called 12 witnesses. They included three relatives of the alleged victim who testified they did not recognize her as the female on the tape.

During the trial, Kelly endeavored to make a good impression on jurors, always standing straight and folding his hands in front of him whenever they entered the courtroom.

Jurors, in turn, made a good impression on Judge Vincent Gaughan, who repeatedly praised their attentiveness. All appeared to take careful notes, even when testimony became highly technical.

Source: CNN

What a better way to counterbalance some of the nonsense of mainstream media in this day and age (especially with the incresing negative coverage of Black People all over the world, especially in the United States) than to put out a film about WHY things are that way and how to fight against it and have people be able to access it for free?

This documentary, "Turn Off Channel Zero" came out by Professor Griff (best known as the Minister of Communications for the revolutionary Hip-Hop group Public Enemy) originally came out in 2007 to talk about the numerous African-American stereotypes that populate the dominant American media.

Today, June 13, 2008 (Juneteenth) is the priemere of the entire documentary for free access on the internet for folks to check out and share.

"Turn Off Channel Zero" has some definite conversation starters and things to get you thinking up in here - check it out, support and spread the word!

"Turn Off Channel Zero" Documentary

Turn Off Channel Zero Documentary MySpace Page
Poli-Tainment TV Official Website

Comic Taken From This Modern World

WTF News #1: Louisiana Officials & Residents Demand Answers From FEMA Regarding Unused Supplies That We Supposed To Go To Victims of Hurricane Katrina (SMH) - CNN

Sorry, President Bush, But Your Legacy Is More Awful Than You Think - The Huffington Post

U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich Introduces Impeachment Resolution for President G.W. Bush To Congress - Washington Post

WTF News #2: America's Medicated Army - TIME Magazine

What The Supreme Court Guantánamo Bay Ruling Really Means For Detainees In The "War On Terror" - Newsweek

Grand Theft Digital; How Corporate Broadcasters Are Hijacking Digital TV - Black Agenda Report

US Foreclosure Filings Surge 48 Percent in May 2008 - Yahoo News

The Rich and the Rest of Us - The Nation

Inside Angola Prison, Louisiana's Last Slave Plantation - CounterPunch

Tribal Jackpot: A Casino Made Native Americans Rich, But Not Happy - BBC News

Whose Feminism? - Racialicious

Delegation of British Baptists Apologize For Slave Trade Effects In Jamaica - The Final Call

WTF News #3: Fox News Continues It's DumbA**ery - Refers to Michelle Obama as 'Baby Mama' - Black America Web

WTF News #4: Ex-Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson Accused Of Putting Out Contract On Brooklyn Drug Gang - NY Daily News

WTF News #5: MTV'sTila Tequila Apparently Had Too Much of Her Namesake: Thinks Court Case Making Gay Marriage Legal In California Because of Her and Her Show - US Magazine

What Happens When Corporate Art Goes "Urban"? - Washington City Paper

WTF News #6: Radio Personality Wendy Williams' Husband Accused Of Hatching Murder Plot - SOHH

Doesn't Either Side Have Anything Else Better To Do News: Al Sharpton Vs. Lil' Wayne (BRIB Editor's Note - No Really, This Story Is Real - No Wonder Why Black Folk Are Taken Seriously At Times, SMH) - AllHipHop.com

Ho Shoes For Your Baby! (SMH) - D-Listed

Another Day, Another Lawsuit: Jay-Z Gets Sued For Biting Another Rapper's Rhyme Style - Bossip

White Folks Like To Inappropriately Text Their Mistresses Too - Oh Hell Nawl

Pimp Daddies: Radar Salutes Hollywood's Creepiest Father Figures - RADAR Magazine

Cop A Hot Comb: Godfather of Soul James Brown's Stuff Up For Auction - Tha Feedback

Bug in Mouth Brings Out the Street in Reporter - Watch more free videos on Break.com!

Hey there folks,

Here is another special made Hip-Hop Mix for the BlackRadioIsBack.com and FuseBox Radio Broadcast audience from my peoples, DJ King Assassin of the Mixshow Blast DJz.

This week, the Hip-Hop mix is a tribute to one of the Hip-Hop MC greats of West Coast Hip-Hop music, Tupac Shakur.

Much respect to DJ King Assassin for taking out his time to make this joint just for the audience over here :).

As long as we get them, BlackRadioIsBack.com are going to continue to share these dope mix segments as mp3 downloads to y'all as extracuriccular iPod Food & Eats to grab up for free, listen to, share & give to others, etc.

Sit Back, Relax & Enjoy!

DJ King Assassin Tupac Tribute Mix for BlackRadioIsBack.com & The Syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast - Part 1
Podcast Ready mp3 Download (right click and "save as")


1. Tupac Shakur - And 2morrow
2. Tupac Shakur feat. Roniece - Brenda's Got A Baby
3. Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G. & Akon - Tired Of The Runnin'
4. Makaveli - Krazy
5. Tupac Shakur - Never Had A Friend Like Me
6. DJ King Assassin feat. Tupac & Mopreme Shakur - Real Bad Boyz
7. Tupac & Mopreme Shakur - Papaz Song
8. Makaveli - Hail The Instrumental To Mary

DJ King Assassin Tupac Tribute Mix for BlackRadioIsBack.com & The Syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast - Part 2
Podcast Ready mp3 Download (right click and "save as")


1. Tupac Shakur - Just The Way U Want It
2. ThugLife - How Long Will They Mourn Me (Unreleased Version)
3. DJ King Assassin & Kurupt - Posted In The Bay
4. Bossolo - WestCoast I.E.
5. Dr. Dre Blackwall Street - The 2008 Detox
6. Ice Cube - Do Yo Thang
7. Mack 10 - Balling Like There's No Tommorow
8. DJ King Assassin, Petey Pablo & Mistah Fab - Made Movez
9. Above The Law - Flow On
10. Parliament - Theme From The Black Hole
11. Prohoezak - Im A Boss
12. C-Funk - The Ruff Stuff