Our extended commentary that week focused on the tragic situation in Japan due to it's recent earthquake + tsunami, passing & impacts of music artists Nate Dogg (major part of the West Coast "G-Funk" Hip-Hop era with his singing, hooks, etc.), reggae artist Smiley Culture, Mark Adams (bassist for Funk/R&B group Slave) and electronic synthesizer visionary Tsutomu Katoh (founder of Korg) along with some more diverse topics here and there.
We had a great extended interview with long-time entertainment industry executive Paul Porter of Industry Ears (http://www.IndustyEars.com), a consortium of entertainment and broadcast industry professionals with more than 60 years of experience dedicated to revealing truth and promoting justice in media.
Some of the topics that we touched base on included the consolidation of all media outlets & how that effects the entertainment + information the masses get, what's REALLY the deal with 'net neutrality, what media outlets are truly "black owned" in the mainstream, the politics of the music industry behind the scenes, the importance of the Black Entertainment community getting into media policy issues and lots more!
Due to our extended interview, new Black Agenda Report and Black University Radio Network (B.U.R.N.) Direct EFX segments will be on next week's syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast episode.
Feel free to check out some recent episodes of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast over at our official blog, BlackRadioIsBack.com - all of the shows are clean/radio friendly.
FuseBox Radio Playlist for the Week of May 8, 2013 (originally broadcast on March 16, 2011)
Top Spins (Music Still Lasting in Rotation/Music Played Live on Air Each Week/As Well As Music Requested By The Listeners)
1. Blueprint/So Alive/Rhymesayers (Played Live)
2. Bilal/Levels (inst.)/Plug Research (Played Live)
3. Marsha Ambrosius/I Want You To Stay/J Records (Top Song Requested)
4. Mary Mary/Walking/C2 & Columbia (Top Song Requested)
5. The Go! Team/Bust-Out Brigade/Memphis Industries (Top Song Requested)
6. J-DaVey/Lazy Daze/White Label (http://www.JDaveyBaby.com) (Top Song Requested)
7. Tai Allen + Vicelounge/Canned Goods (It's Love, Love Mash)/Vicelounge & Record Breakin' Music (Top Song Requested)
8. L*A*W/Brooklyn!/Planet 12 Productions (Top Song Requested)
9. Bilal/Levels/Plug Research (Top Song Requested)
10. Tiffany Paige feat. Jay ARE/Relax ur Mind/Beatvizion (Top Song Requested)
11. Iyadonna/Actress/32 Track Productions (Top Song Requested)
12. Nawledge feat. Rick Ross/Let Me Do Me (inst.)/White Label (Top Song Requested)
13. Lanu/Rise (Opolopo RMX)/Tru Thoughts (Top Song Requested)
14. Phil Ade/Use To Be/368 Music Group (Top Song Requested)
15. Stalley feat. Rashad/Slapp/Res Ent. & Milq Music (Top Song Requested)
16. Lupe Fiasco/All Black Everything/Atlantic (Top Song Requested)
17. Elucid/Dream On/Discord Research Labs (Top Song Requested)
18. Kyle Rapps feat. Joell Ortiz/Hard Knock Children/Mayehm Ent. (Top Song Requested)
19. Saigon feat. Faith Evans/Clap/Suburban Noize (Top Song Requested)
20. Blu/Amnesia/Nature Sounds (Top Song Requested)
21. Leila Adu/Sick Department Store/Tracce/Rai Trade, Little Red Hen & Frizz Records (Top Song Requested)
22. PiEl/Sync/PeilMusic.com (Top Song Requested)
23. Pacewon & Mr. Green feat. Rival/My Song/Raw Poetix Records (Top Song Requested)
24. Wise Intelligent as Djezuz Jonez/Water Walker/Intelligent Muzik (Top Song Requested)
25. Dirty Vegas/Electric Love (Alex Tepper ReMix)/Om Records (Top Song Requested)
Top Adds (New Joints Played Live On This Week's Broadcast)
1. Pharoahe Monch/Calculated Amalgamation/W.A.R. Media & Duck Down Records
2. The Villains 21/Heaven For The Wicked/White Label (http://www.myspace.com/thevillains21)
3. Pro'Verb feat. yU of Diamond District/Too Hip-Hop/White Label (http://www.AllProAllDay.bandcamp.com)
4. Dirty Vegas/Changes (Felix Da HouseCat Dub)/Om Records
5. Cam'ron & Vade/Hey Muma (inst.)/E1 6. Atmosphere/Just for Show (inst.)/Rhymesayers
DJ Fusion Flashback Tracks:
Mark Ronson feat. Ghostface Killah, Nate Dogg & Trife/Ooh Wee/Elektra
Smiley Culture/Police Officer/Fashion
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo/Wanted Dead or Alive (inst.)/Cold Chillin'
Sonny Rollins/Asiatic Raes/Blue Note
Donald Byrd/Say You're Mine/Blue Note
Lord Finesse/Shorties Lost In The System/White Label
Sonny Clark/Speak Low (Alternate Take)/Blue Note
Sonny Clark/Sonny's Crib (Alternate Take)/Blue Note
Amedeo Tommasi/Gemini/White Label
Rahsaan Roland Kirk/From Bechet, Byas and Fats/Limelight
Donald Byrd & Kenny Burrell/Rickers/Prestige UMC's/Hit The Track (inst.)/Wild Pitch & EMI
PLUS Some Extra Special Hidden Tracks in the Jon Judah Master Mix w/ Old School Black Music Classics and Independent Music Finds
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