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Episode 031 – Transitions (w/ G Yamazawa)

The TB&P crew is joined in the dope house by MC and award winning spoken word artists G Yamazawa! Fresh on the heels of a nationwide tour the lyriacist talks about his journey to becoming a world class MC. Having been featured on ABC, NBC, NPR, PBS, and performances at the Sundance Film Festival this dude is on his grind. His unique experience as a japanese american provides him with perspective on hip hop and what it means to be an american. His words challenge the human condition, aiming to inspire and unite. If Hip-Hop is has no limits G emobides it in every word he spits. Having just dropped his first fully japanese track “Buri Buri” the MC breaks down the power of lyrics, and how they can affect you even if you don’t know what is being said. Amen Ra gives us a throwback to the good ol’ Timbaland days and G provides the crew with a surprise freestyle that is a must listen. This episode is lit, download and subscribe now!



Yung Bae x Flamingosis – Cookout on Cloud 9

Kanye West – Go feat. Common (Acapella)

Ann Peebles – I Can’t Stand The Rain

Delfonics – Ready Or Not

Missy Elliott & Da Brat  – Sock It 2 Me

Aaliyah – Hot Like Fire

Timbaland & Magoo F Raje Shwari – Indian Flute

Timbaland Feat. Jay Z – Lobster & Scrimp (Instrumental)

Jay-Z – Dirt Off Your Shoulder (prod Timbaland) (Acappella)

Tweet feat. Missy Elliot – Oops (Oh My) – Linden Jay x Fabienne Refix

Aaliyah  – Rock The Boat (Acapella)

Timbaland – Here We Come (Instrumental)

G. Yamazawa – Buri Buri (Bonus Track) [feat. Miyachi & Pablo Blasta]


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Episode 030 – OSHUN (ft. Dr. Zelaika Clarke and Isabelle De Leon)

WE MADE IT EPISODE 30 YALL! It’s a doozy. In a very special episode the crew is joined by Sexosopher Dr. Zelaika Clarke and drummer Isabelle De Leon. What’s a sexosopher? What does OSHUN mean? I’m not even sure we’re experts yet, but you better listen to find out. We dive deep into the world of sexuality and gender stereotypes. In todays post #metoo world these topics are more important than ever, and surely affect you on a daily basis. Learn how to be conscious of others and lead the change. DJ Amen Ra drops a fire female forward set and we also dissect the hidden meaning behind todays misogynistic hip hop lyrics. Are they as bad as they seem or are they secret empowering statements in disguise? Oh and DJ Amen Ra ruins Prince’s seminal hit “Nothing Compares 2 U” We go deep. Waaaaayy deep. Stay woke.

1. Patrice Rushen – Remind Me
2. Mtume – Sugarfree.
3. K Le Maestro – One Thing
4. Ryan Leslie – JV 07 ) Addiction
5. NAO – DYWM (Sam Gallantry Remix) Trayze Edit – Neo
6. Star Slinger – I/IV
7. Amber Olivier – When it’s over (K Le MAESTRO dance Edit)
8. Alicia Myers – I Want To Thank you
9. Earth Wind Fire – September Soul (Vandalized Edit)
10. K Le Maestro Feat Missy – Make YOU DO A DOUBLE TAKE
11. Gwen MCrae – All This Love i’m Giving
12. Chaka Khan – I know You, I Live You
13. Robin Love – Show Me Love (IN the moment DJ Amen Ra Blend)
14. Crystal Waters – 100% Pure Love
15. KAYTRANADA – Breakdance Lesson N .1
16. Hamas Life – Oshun
17. Janet Jackson – if (Kaytranada Edition)
18. Evelyn Champagne King – Love Come Down
19. Prince – Wanna Be Your Lover
20. Ta-ku – Love Lost
21. Strafe – Se tit off Instrumental
22. Prince – Nothin Compares To U

Dr. Zelaika Clarke

Isabelle De Leon
Prinze George Band:


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Episode 029 – GLOW (w/ DJ Bo & The Prince of Entertainment)

The crew is joined by Red Bull finalist DJ Bo on the decks. He hits us with a fire mix, and discusses his work with DC comedy troop “The Overachievers”. If that wasn’t enough The Prince of Entertainment joins us who may know as “Francis” from the TB&P original series “Walk of Shame”. We learn how he got the part and how he moonlights as a Michael Jackson impersonator.  Des hits us with another “Fake News” segment that the crew isn’t quite sure is up to par. All in all this is a funny ass episode ya dig?! Kick back listen and enjoy.


No Tracklist this episode but it definitely has a lot of Michael Jackson.



The Overachievers
The Prince of Entertainment


Walk of Shame

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Episode 028 – Black Panther (w/ Carlo & Minh-Chau)

WHAAAATTT UP! What’s taken so long?!?! Don’t ask. Anywaaaayyzz…Aperture & DJ Amen Ra are joined in the studio by close friend and upright street dancer Carlo C-Lo and his girl Minh-chau. You may or may not know them from the first episode of TB&P Presents: Electrosoul. The gang raps it up about how they met, and how Electrosoul was planned and has evolved. DJ Amen Ra drops an old school breaks set that will take you back… waaaayyy back. Amen Ra doesn’t feel like he’s living is own body, we try to help him through this tough time.

Episode is lit y’all! 



1. All the People – Cramp Your Style
2. Creative Source -Who is He
3. The Grassroots – You and Love are The Same
4. The Winstons – Amen Brother
5. The Commodores – The Assembly Line
6. Jimmy Castor – Its Just Begun
7. Teddy Pendergrass – You Can’t Hide From Yourself

8. Kid & Play – Last Night Changed IT All
9. Chic – GooD Times
10. Kurtis Blow – The Breaks
11. Patrice Rushen – Forget Me NOts
12. The Bar-Kays- Soul Finger
13. Brass Construction – Can you See THe Light
14. RIck James – Ghetto Life
15. Paul Hardcastle – Rain Forest
16. Midnight Star – Operator Poppin
17. Zapp – So Ruff, So Tuff
18. Kendrick LAmar – King Kunta
19. Positive Force – We Got The Funk
20. James Brown – Cold Sweat Pt 1 &2
21. Emotions – Blind Alley
22. Bozo MEkO – Fusion Beats
23. Rythmn Heritage – Theme From The Planet
24. Marva Whitney – Its My Thing
25. Le Pamplemousse – Gimme What you Got
26. Miami – Chicken Yellow
27. Georgz Kranz – Din Daa Daa


Carlo C-Lo


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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





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 @ and

Photo by R-Theory Productions (

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)