Episode 027 – Manteca w/ TRESQUIRE


Being an independent artist isn’t easy. You may have the talent and the work ethic but at the end of the day a good lawyer in your corner is important. In this very special (i.e. educational) episode, the TB&P crew dive deep into the wonders of art law with Hardeep Grover of TRESQUIRE Legal Services.  Hardeep breaks down the complexities of contracts and talks about how you can find a lawyer to help you achieve your goals as an artist. When you think of lawyers you think of boring old guys, but Hardeep always keeps it 100.

Think canibus is legal in DC? We discuss the growing landscape of Canibus law in DC and around the country. The laws aren’t what they seem. Some other things are here too bro… Gigglefoot drops the first installment of FAKE NEWS and Amen Ra keeps the beats flowing.

Lastly, what does Tresquire even mean? These lawyers man, I tell ya.


Hardeep Grover – Tresquire Legal Services

Instagram: @tresquirelegal
JZL – The Empress of the DMV
Instagram: @jzldream



1. Daft Punk X Florence & The Machine – Something About Our Love (Amen Ra Blend)
2. Suzanne Vega – Tom’s Diner
3. L0tso – Fronting (Remix)

4. James Brown & Macego Parker – Soul Power
5. NVDES X Common & Kanye – Where is your Mind (Amen Ra Blend)
6. Jaden Smith – Icon
7. Fatboy slim Funkagenda Acapella
8. NVDES – This High
9. Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up
10. Sam Gellaitry – Jungle Waters
11. VAVA (feat. TY & Nina Wang) – My New Swag

Part 2

  1. Dizzie Gillespie & Chano Pozo – Manteca
  2. JZL – Goaldiggers
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Episode 026 – Sunshine w/ Dynamix

Bruh, Red Bull finalist Dynamix is back on the decks! He joins the crew after using a few thousand of his frequent flyer miles to visit Washington, DC. With him comes the positivity and “Sunshine” (see what we did there) he brings from the city of angels. Dynamix chops it up with Aperture and Amen Ra after checking out the Redbull 3style US championships right here in DC. Shout to DJ Ease! on his win! Amen Ra ruins any attempt we have at Red Bull sponsorship, but it’s all good.

We learn about Dynamix’s experience on VH1’s Master of the Mix and find out about his humble beginnings as a DJ. *Hint it has something to do with Sunshine*. Oh yeah, the homie likes Horror movies. Whaaaaaaaaaa….

Amen Ra & Dynamix go on a eclectic and mesmerizing back to back set in the second half that must be heard to be believed! Shoutout to Tribe Called Quest and vocal samples. Get hip, collaborate & listen to this episode. It’s mad fun yo!


IG: DynamixIF2

Web: http://www.dj-dynamix.com




GoldLink – Fall in Love
Disclosure – Feel Like I Do
Pharcyde – Runnin’ (Altered Tapes Remix)
Soul II Soul – Back to Life
Stro Elliot – Soul II Stro
DJ Khaled – Wild Thoughts (Bee’s Knees Remix)
TLC – Diggin’ on You (Kaytranada Flippin’ on You Edit)
D’Angelo – Betray My Heart (Dino Soccio Edit)
D’Angelo – Spanish Joint (Kero One Remix)
As-Is & Elvis Suarez – Blasted
Billie Black – This Simple Pleasure
SZA – The Weekend (Zikomo Remix)
Brownstone – If You Love Me (Chloe Martini Remix)
Burnier E Cartier – Mirandolina
Janet – Alrite (Kaytranada Flip)
OriJanus – 15
Jodeci – Cry For You (Mayeda’s Deep V-Day Remix)
GoldLink – Crew (Lido Remix)
Part 2

Jay-Z – I Know What Boys Like
Q-Tip – Let’s Ride
Stro Elliot – Kamaal Coltrane
The Howard Roberts Quartet – Dirty Old Bossa Nova
A Tribe Called Quest – Jam
Nas – It Ain’t Hard to Tell (Large Professor Remix)
Organized Konfusion – Stress (Extra P Remix)
Chris Williamson – Shine on Straight Arrow
Jaylib – The Red
Jeff Lorber Fusion – Rain Dance
Snoop Dogg – That’s That (Dynamix Edit)



Episode 025 – The Proposal f/ Edy Blu & JZL

Big things in this episode, son! Amen Ra brings a female filled mix that bumps hard. We drop EXCLUSIVE fire from Edy Blu that will be on her upcoming 2018 album. We learn about the spiritual trinity that is the GODDESES. Guests Edy Blu, Gigglefoot, and the Empress of the DMV, JZL drop knowledge on the art of spirituality, and what you need to connect to your inner self.

Oh and host @aperture01 is proposing to his lady so the GODDESES school him on how to do it right. Amen Ra practices his remote island proposal on Gigglefoot and almost gets an answer. Edy tells us about her childhood and the discovery of her musical side. JZL shows us that you can’t judge a book by its cover by giving us a preview of her latest hip-hop project (it’s definitely not what you’re expecting), and we also learn how to speak Australian with Edy, mate!

Get on this episode, it’s straight fire ya bogan! Oh yeah and peep the bonus GodDes Cypher at the end of the episode!


Edy Blu
Instagram: @edyblu

The Empress of the DMV: JZL
Instagram: @jzldream
The Awesome Experience of JZL Vol 1

Cha Cha Giles (part of the GoDDeS Cypher)


1. Edy Blu – NEW EDITION
2. Jesse Ware – Alone ( Toddla T Remix)
3. Jordan Smith & Preditah – On my Mind
4. Dayana Jay – Everything
5. Erykah Badu – Window Seat
6. Nao – Inhale Exhale
7. Leanne La Havas – What you Don’t Do (Tom Misch Remix)
8. Dame Arocena – Eleggua (Esa & Narchbeats Kwaii Mix)
9. Lauryn Hill – Everything is Everything
10. Lion Babe – Hit the Ceiling
11. Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna Fight
12. Leikeli47 – Miss Me
13. N.E.R.D Feat Rihanna – Lemon
14. Vanes Feat Masgo -Touch the Floor
15. Synead – Lost In The Wind
16. Mazado Feat Rosé – On The Daily
17. Kaytranada Feat Janet Jackson – If
18. MC Lyte – Paper Thin
19. Star Slinger – II/IV
20. Jackson Sisters- I Believe In Miracles
21. Cardi B – Lick
22. JZL – Bittersweet
23. GodDes Cypher (freestyle with Gigglefoot, Edy Blu, and JZL)




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Episode 024 – JoyClub w/ Malcolm X

Aperture, Des, and DJ Amen Ra are are joined in the studio by DC Producer and DJ Malcolm X. For the first time ever Amen Ra takes a seat and gets to enjoy some tunes while Malcolm delivers us an eclectic set of hip-hop, house, and club smashers. Meanwhile Des hooks the crew up with some exclusive New England donuts with Jameson chasers. Don’t judge! These things go together bruh!


Malcolm schools us on the magic that is JoyClub and how it came to be, while also sharing some info about his producer output which includes producing tracks for several films. Amen Ra & Malcolm kill an amazing duo set to close things out with an epic Migos + Art of Noise Mashup. We’re also honored to listen to an exclusive track from Ikey’s film “Stay Away” produced by Malcolm himself.


Learn more about our guest:

Malcolm X
Instagram (@malcolm_x)




Every Tuesday @9PM Cloak & Dagger  Washington, DC

Instagram (@joyclubdc)



1. A Tribe Called Quest – Like It Like That (Anubus Moombah RMX / Dirty / Super Short Edit)
2. A Tribe Called Quest – Like It Like That (Anubus Moombah RMX / Dirty / Super Short Edit)
3. Major Lazer ft Machel Montano & Konshens – Front Of The Line (Moombahton)
4. Earth, Wind & Fire – Brazilian Rhyme (Starting From Scratch Re-Drum)
5. Drake – Passionfruit (Intro – Dirty)
6. Friendly Fires – Paris [Aeroplane Remix – VM EDIT]
7. Chris Brown – Liquor Nola Bounce
8. Earth Wind and Fire – Reasons NOLA
9. Strafe – Set it Off (Jason Bee Edit)
10. Britney Spears – Im A Slave 4 U
11. Starjack & Collini / DJ Khaled ft Drake – For Free (Collini Redrum Edit)[Clean]
12. Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King – I’m In Love (Drew Pierce Edit)
13. Omarion – Touch
14. Drake ft. Rihanna – Too Good (Intro)
15. starRo – House Party
16. Drake – Over (DIRTY-PeteDown Intro)
17. J-Louis – Can’t You See
18. J-Louis – Ekolu

Set 2
Malcolm X
1. Yo Gotti & Mike Will Made-It feat. Nicki Minaj – Rake It Up (DJ Ever ‘Nicki Minaj’ First Edit) (Dirty)
2. Kanye West vs. Ookay – Bound 2 A Thief (NOVA Bootleg)
3. Art Of Noise – Moments In Love
4. Ikey – Don’t Know

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Episode 023 – World Class w/ MC Elixir

The homie MC Elixir stops by the studio to drop bars like he’s he’s in the gym all day! Fresh off the plane from Hawaii, Elixir schools us on the art of the MC Elixir has worked with some of the greats including: Jazzy Jeff, The Roots, Wu-Tang Clan, MIA, Diplo, and Diddy. He’s joined by Edy Blu, and Gigglefoot on the mic for a” vegan/peace/love/twerk freestyle(?)” session sponsored by Mom’s Organic Market and Edy’s friend Miskit. We dive deep in to the mind of the MC and hear how he’s become one of the hottest hype-man battle mc’s in the area. Amen Ra keeps the cypher moving with all types spine tingling bust your shit open beats. Nah’ mean!

Follow MC Elixir @mcelixir on Instagram

See his travels @ http://lixmustbedestroyed.com and http://mcexlir.com

Photo by R-Theory Productions (https://www.facebook.com/RTheoryProductions/)

No tracklist this episode. Listen & vibe out!

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Episode 022 – GoGo-A-JoGo w/ Elijah Jamal Balbed

The Beat & Path crew is joined by multi instrumentalist Elijah Jamal Balbed. After reminiscing over their favorite Peruvian chicken joints the crew dives deep into the history of GoGo music. Diabolical Des joins the show and we play a game of Either/Or with our guest (in which DJ Amen Ra refuses to take sides when it comes to Nas Vs. Jay-Z). And what is Mumbo Sauce… Really…? Elijah brings the heat with a impromptu jazz solo.

Learn more about “The JoGo Project” @

Follow Elijah on Instagram @ejbjazz


1. Stephanie Mills – Watcha gonna do with my lovin

2. Donald Byrd- Change

3. Tek.Lun – YouNivErsity

4. Ordinary Yngstr – Ridin Slow

5. Consequence – Whatever You Want

6. Donald Byrd – Think Twice

7. Isaac Hayes – Shaft in Africa

8. Fela Kuti – Shakara

9. Fela Kuti – O.D.O.O

10. Paul Johnson – Get Get Down

11. Ruff Ryder – Down Bottom Jammy (Rowshay Edit)

12. Bruno Mars X Dismantle – That’s What i Like x Sex Machine (Nick Bike Blend)

13. Outkast – Prototype (StaRo Bossa Edit)

14. Swindle- Copacabana

15. Bert Kaempfert Bert’s bossa nova

16. Jay z – I know

17. Sylvia Striplin- You can’t turn me away

18. The Charmels – As long as i’ve got you

19. Aretha Franklin – One Step ahead

20. Mos Def – Ms Fat Booty (Amen ra Acapella BLend)

21. The Impressions – Man OH Man

22. Isaac Hayes – Break Through

23. Claudia Barry – Love For The Sake Of Love

24. Labi Siffre – I Got The

25. Yung Bae – I know

26. J Dilla – Stop

27. Abstract Orchestra – Stop

28. Abstract Orchestra – Dilla Mix 1

29. Abstract Orchestra DIlla Mix 2

30. Northeast Groovers – Booty Call (w/ Elijah Jamal Balbed)

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Episode 021 – Winter Is Here

We’re “back” from our top secret mission entailing raw footage of the legendary, Blackbyrds, in London. Summer is winding to an end but the hustle and fun does not stop for TB&P and friends. Lessons are being learned, knowledge is being gained, power is being cornered, imagination is set for the ultimate foliage. The beginning is now.

DJ Amen Ra brings two sets of uninterrupted house, while Aperture and HotSauce, joined by in-house guest Giggle Foot AKA Des the Destroyer AKA Diabolical Des AKA GodDES, feed your brains with some comical, knowledge. Hot takes on everything from happenings in the TB&P community, sexism in the hip hop industry, and of course, the alt-right — actually, let’s keep it 100 and call it what it is — nazis. We have a multi-cultural discussion on how it’s 2017, our President is a nazi sympathizer, and all we do is tweet about it.

Whether you’re working out, in your ride, or crunching those numbers in your cubical, enjoy this audible escape cause we’re taking it to a whole new level.


1. Friend Within & Kideko – Burnin’ Up
2. DJ S.K.T ft. Iris Gold – 4am in London
3. Black Caviar Feat U.N.I- Coco Puffs (Extended Version)
4. Clayton Ft George Kranz – The Drums (Din Daa Daa)
5. Major Lazer – Pon De Floor (Noise Frenzy Remix)
6. Taisun/Justin Timberlake – Señorita (Perfect Driver Music)
7. Kolsch – Grey
8. Kara’s – Charge (Alexander Lewis Remix)
9. Travis Scott Ft Young Thug – Yah Ya (Nick Bike Edit)
10. Outkast – B.O.B (Bombs Over Baghdada Acaepplla)
11. Kendrick Lamar – Humble
12. Jay-Z x Damian Marley x Sister Nancy – Bam (Devolve Remix)
13. Ice Cube – Today was a Good day (Edit)
14. Angel Haze – No Limits
15. Nitty Scott – Pxssy Powah!
16. Jodie Shane – Drip ON My Walk
17. RoxXxan – Too Fucking Facety
18. Sharaya J – Shut It Down
19. Rye Rye & Filthy Fidgets Feat Spankrock – Work Mommi
20. Karol Conka Feat Tropkillaz – Tombei
21. Cha Cha – bougie
22. Princess Nokia – Tomboy
23. Lady Leshurr – Queen Speech 3


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Episode 020 – UK Massive (feat DeEnfinite)

How’s this for a surprise? TB&P is invading the UK! The chaps, along with semi-permanent guest, @DeEnfinite (Charles DeRaun), go into detail on their upcoming business-adventure to London, taking part in the production and direction of a future documentary for legendary funk act, The Blackbyrds.

Fronted by an episode of UK-inspired, house beats from @DJAmenRA, the lads discuss their previous arse-over-tit, nutter ventures to Europe and how this will be their first dog’s dinner trip. The never-ending sub genres of garage music are discussed, as well as, pop culture in the UK vs the US. Is it acceptable to do a few “touristy” things when on vacation?

1. Craig David – ReReWind (HavocNdeeDRemiX)
2. Majestic – Raised in the 90’s
3. DJ Pied Piper – Do you really Like it.
4. Jamiroquai – Canned Heat
5. Fatboy Slim – Where U iz
6. Jay Jones X Basement Jaxx- Where’s yo house work (Amen Ra blend)
7. Ghetts Ft Shakka – Know My Ting
8. Disclosure – Voices (Wookie RMX)
9. Groove Armada – Superstylin’
10. Wise guys – Oh La La
11. Shanks & Bigfoot – Sweet Like Chocolate
12. Sweet Female Attitude – Flowers (Sunship)
13. M- Dubs – Bump N Grind ( Doc Adam Edit)
14. Estelle Feat Kanye – American Boy
15. Alyssa – Pyramid
16. Pharrell & Jay Z – Frontin (Disclosure Re work)
17. J Huss- Did you See

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Episode 019 – It’s Dark and Hell is Hot

Coming at you live (from a few days ago) from Washington D.C. is the improved sound of The Beat & Path podcast with the global-educated sounds of DJ Amen Ra.

HotSauce and host, Brandon Russell, delve into the latest TB&P happenings around The District, as well as at your fingertips on the Internets. Could the simple sound of a DMX bark replace a symbol of hate? Nostalgia leads to a discussion on the global impact of the 1993 film The Sandlot and scrambled porn.

1. Miles Davis – So What
2. Take Five – Curfew
3. Mura Masa Ft Designer – All Around the World
4. wntr -Coca w/ Rilla Force
5. Aztec Sun – Pa Ra Ra
6. Future – Mask Off (Trayze Sample Edit)
7. Kendrick Lamar – Humble
8. Sam Gallantry – Jungle Waters
9. Frank Ocean – Solo (Louis Futon Flip)
10. Cadenza & La Panga – Tek Dem Feat Sukuward
11. Sampha – Blood on me
12. Billie Elish – Bellyache (Marian Hill Remix)
13. Orange Drink – Circus
14. Missy Elliot – I’m really hot (Acapella)
15. Code Walk – Guess What
16. Migos – Bad and Boujee (DRKTMS Remix)
17. Whitney Houston – Fine (LeMarquis & FAB Remix)
18. DJ S.K.T – Where you went
19. Drake Feat Black Coffee & Jorja Smith – Get It Together
20. Due Lipa – Be the one


Episode 018 – The Purple One

Are you tired of Prince-tributes yet? Shut your damn facehole! No you’re not! Besides, you haven’t heard one like this before. This is beautiful! We’re back from LA and recording in DC for the first time since December. Amen Ra pays homage to The Artist, Rogers Nelson, whom he dubs as, “the creator of the visual mixtape”. Our award-winning soundtrack to the web series, Walk of Shame, is featured heavily throughout. We’re bringing a funktastic, sensual blend of music from all generations for this episode of funk-n-roll.  Take a seat on the couch as we talk about the ongoing, controversial, world-wide issue of #TallPeopleProblems – yes, the hashtag was very necessary.


1. Buhay – d r e a m z z z
2. Prince –  I would Die 4 U.
3. ODESZA – Bloom
4. Dunson – Broke Ass Dope Ass Raper
5. Prince – When Doves Cry
6. Alfa Paare – Loving You
7. Russ Chimes – Back 2 You (Hot Since 82 Remix)
8. Prince – Wanna be Your Lover
9. Nadastrom – Intro
10. Casio Social Club – Summer of 83 (Remastered)
11. Frank Ocean – Love Crime
12. Buena Vista Social Club – Candela (Panama Cardoon Edit)
13. Natasha Kmeto – Embrace
14. Phillip Glass – Rubric
15. Mr Fntsma – Ep 4 Cindy’s Monologue
16. Onions – Boring
17. JSTR – Party
18. Childish Gambino – 3005( Enferno Remix)
19 Prince – The most Beautiful Girl In the World
20. Jackal – Power Move
21. Beauty Brain X Dj Nexxa – Fuck the Police
22. Prince – FUNKNROLL (Canblaster ReMIX)
23. Dinosaur Bones – Birthright
24. Oliver $ – Doin Ya Thang ft. Moodyman (Sabo Edit)
25. Lil B – Hipster Girls (Mad Villains & BLWNSPKRS Bootleg)
26. Alex Young – Boomerang
27. Drake – Trophies
28. Drake – Hype
29. Drake Ft Party Next Door  – With You
30. Drake Feat Rihanna – Too good
31. Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz – Sweet Mother
32. Whizkid – On Top Your Matter
33. Whizkid feat Femi Kuti – Jaye Jaye
34. Joe Hertz Feat Amber Simone  – Stay Lost
35. Xander-  ifitsmoreii’sshelikesyou


Twitter: @aperture01 @DJAmenRa @311HotSauce @TheBeatAndPath @WalkOfShameTV
Instagram: @aperture01 @djamenra @hotsaucepalmtrees @thebeatandpath @walkofshametv