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Shine Travis talks to Shawn Chrystopher about his album "A City with No Seasons". They also discuss the importance of songwriting and storytelling, Shawn Chrystopher's single "Heartbreaker", graduating high school at 16 and what college taught him about "being yourself" as a hip hop artist, his influences, and more.

Shawn Chrystopher Freestyle on CDR

Shawn Chrystopher spits some bars during his appearance on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio. Pick Up His Latest Project "A City With No Seasons" on Itunes. CDR Airs Mon-Thurs 6pm-8pm on

LEMAR AND DAULEY INTERVIEW on CDR: Fashion Branding, Le Da Soul Mixtape, + More

Shine Travis and Holley Monelle talk to Kareem Co-Founder of Lemar and Dauley about the success of his brand, their new De La Soul Tribute project with Mick Boogie available now, how Lemar and Dauley was founded, urban fashion trends, collaborations between hip hop and fashion, what new pieces we can expect by the brand and much more...

JOE SCUDDA FREESTYLE on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

Joe Scudda of the Hall of Justus spits bars on CDR over the Clipse "Kinda Like a Big Deal" -Tune in LIVE Monday-Thursday 6pm-8pm on


Sean Falyon visits CDR and spits bars during our "Classic CDR Freestyle"

Rocksmith Presents: ALL THAT MATTERS (The Short)

As some of you may know I've been a fan of Rocksmith Clothing for awhile, and above The Rocksmith crew yet again delivers with dope visuals, this time for their Holiday '09 collection. Check out the short above which was shot by the brand in NYC's Lower East Side.


Kel Spencer came through to CDR and spit a dope freestyle for our live audience over Notorious BIG's "Dead Wrong".

CHIP THA RIPPER INTERVIEW on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

Shine Travis and Holley Monelle talk to Chip Tha Ripper about his upcoming project with Mick Boogie & Terry Urban "The Cleveland Show", his friendship and group "The Almighty GloryUs" with Kid Cudi, working with Hi-Tek, the love he receives from his home state of Cleveland, and much more.

KIDZ IN THE HALL INTERVIEW on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

Shine Travis talks to Kidz in the Hall about their upcoming projects, Land of Make Believe, The Professional Leisure Tour, Duck Down, their recording process, and J.Introvert asks about the story behind Double 0's hair.


Chip Tha Ripper and Kidz in the Hall stopped through CDR and spit some bars over The Lox Classic, "Money Power Respect"

Curtis Santiago Interview on CDR

Shine Travis talks to Curtis Santiago and Mike Schlosser about the canadian music scene, songwriting, music inspirations like Prince & David Bowie, working with artists like Mickey Factz, genre bending, as well as their project Have Mercy presented by Mick Boogie, GakCity, and

MEEK MILL : CDR Presents Part 1 [Interview]- The Conversation

CDR Presents: A Conversation with Meek Mill. Shine Travis takes CDR to Philly to visit with one of the city's hottest emerging artists; MEEK MILL. Meek has been a rising name in Philly's Hip Hop scene with his hit "In My Bag" and then making news a few months ago when T.I. announced him as the next artist on his label Grand Hustle. Since then Meek has finished serving a stint in jail and is ready to take over the charts with his newest project Flamers 2.5 and is currently readying his Flamers 3 Album with DJ Drama.

In Part 1 we discuss his Flamers series, how he met Charlie Mack & T.I. and eventually linked with TI's Grand Hustle Records, we also touch on songwriting, jealousy, jail, his hometown of Philadelphia, what the future has in store, and much more. Make sure to be on the look out for Part 2 of Shine's conversation with Meek Mill coming soon!

Sony Pictures Presents: Takers Movie Trailer Starring T.I. & Chris Brown

Here is the theatrical trailer for the latest action movie Takers starring Hip Hop & R&B stars Tip “T.I.” Harris & Chris Brown and also staring Idris Elba, Matt Dillon, Zoe Saldana, Michael Ealy, Paul Walker, Jay Hernandez & Hayden Christensen.

Takers is in Theater February 26, 2010

Kyle Lucas & PH Freestyle on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

Kyle Lucas of Purple Ribbon Entertainment and PH formerly "PumpkinHead" spit bars during their cipher at CDR over Wu-Tangs "Triumph"

LEADERS OF THE NEW COOL: Part 2 [Spree Wilson & Stalley]

Go behind the scenes of "The Leaders of the New Cool" Event Series, which took place at 92 Y Tribeca on 9.30.09. Part 2 features Spree Wilson, Stalley, Donwill, and Jesse Boykins III explaining exactly what the "new cool" is to them.

THE ILLZ Freestyle on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

The Illz spits a dope freestyle over Big Pun's Classic "You Aint a Killer". Tune in LIVE Monday-Thursday 6pm-8pm on

LEADERS OF THE NEW COOL- The New Cool 9.30.09 Part 1

Leaders of the New Cool Part 1- Featuring Sean Falyon, Ms Brown, Monica Rush, and Harlems Cash.

TEK of SMIF-N-WESSUN INTERVIEW on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

Shine Travis talks to Tek about his new LP 24K Smoke, he also goes in-depth about Smif-N-Wessuns upcoming LP entirely produced by Pete Rock, the single "Touchin That Green", and Smif-N-Wessun's legacy in hip hop.

TANYA MORGAN Freestyle on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

Donwill & Von Pea of Tanya Morgan spit bars over Nas's "Purple" Live on CDR. Tune in LIVE 6pm-8pm on

BOAZ Freestyle on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

Pittsburgh's own BOAZ spits bars over Nas "Made You Look" and 50 Cent's "Problem Child" live on CDR. Tune in LIVE Monday-Thursday 6pm-8pm on

NERO "Guess Whos Back" FREESTYLE on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

Nero freestyles over Scarface's "Guess Whos Back" during Mike Waxx's visit as co-host on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

DONNIS INTERVIEW on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

Shine Travis, Holley Monelle, and Mike Waxx of talk to Donnis about how he linked with 10 Deep for the release of his new mixtape; Diary of An Atlanta Brave, if he reads comments on Blogs, and how he secured features for his new project. They also discuss the hip hop community in Atlanta compared to New York, if he felt pressure being the next artist presented by 10 Deep after Kid Cudi, The Snack Pack Series, and Holley asks Donnis how many "thangs" hes popped in reference to his song "Pop Them Thangs."

DONNIS [NEW] FREESTYLE on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

Donnis spits a dope freestyle over Mobb Deep's "Burn" and Red Cafe's "Hottest in the Hood" while on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

YOUNG CHRIS INTERVIEW Pt. 2 on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

Shine Travis and Holley Monelle talk to Young Chris about his craziest "groupie" experience, The Network Part 2, touring with Wale, his advice for Philly's Grand Hustle artist Meek Mill, the story of how Young Gunz got signed to Rocafella as teenagers, and the best advice he received from Jay-Z.

YOUNG CHRIS INTERVIEW Pt. 1 on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

Shine Travis and Holley Monelle talk to Young Chris about The Network, Mark Ronson and Jay-Z executive producing his LP, Split of Rocafella, his new deal, Jay-Z's help with getting a record from The Dream, how he linked with Mark Ronson for production, growing up as a teenager as a Rocafella artist and much more.

JY and YUNG NATE FREESTYLE on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

YOUNG CHRIS FREESTYLE on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

Young Chris spits some bars over Mobb Deep's "Shook Ones" live on CDR: Crack Distributors radio on

DIZ GIBRAN FREESTYLE on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

DON CANNON INTERVIEW [Audio] on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

Shine Travis and Holley Monelle talk to Don Cannon when he calls into CDR: Crack Distributors Radio about his production, being influenced by J.Dilla [Dollars Circulate], his new production team with legendary producer NO I.D., his upcoming LP, working with Marsha Ambrosius, the importance of being a tastemaker, and as a dj/producer breaking talent the likes of Young Jeezy, T.I., Asher Roth, and more.

NICKELUS F "Incarcerated Scarfaces" FREESTYLE on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

Nickelus F stops through NYC to CDR : Crack Distributors Radio on and spits a freestyle over Raekwon's classic "Incarcerated Scarfaces"

Esso and Woody "Off the Wall" INTERVIEW on CDR

Shine Travis and Chance talk to Esso & Woody about how they conceived the idea for their collaborative concept project, "Off the Wall". Esso also talks about becoming "Show and Prove" in September's issue of XXL and how Michael Jackson's death affected their project, and where they were when they heard the news since they were already in the process of making the project. Woody gives some insight on how he made the production on OTW unique & Esso also discusses the parallels between the original "Off the Wall" and this project.

Luguz Freestyle on CDR

RAIN FREESTYLE on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

Rain goes in while at CDR: Crack Distributors Radio with a dope freestyle over Dr. Dre's "Topless"


Trav spits a freestyle over Beanie Sigel's "The Truth" exclusive on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio on

XV and SUBCON THREADS INTERVIEW on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

Shine Travis and Holley Monelle talk to XV and Dara of Subconcious Threads. XV discusses his new project "Everybodys Nobody", being cosigned by DJ Enuff & DJ Benzi, features from Wiz Khalifa & Big Sean, getting played on Hot 97, and tracks that didnt make the project. Dara of Subcon Threads talks about building the brand, working with XV, artists like 50 Cent & Raekwon wearing Subcon, SubCon being used on tv & movies, plus much more.


Tone Trump came through CDR & spit a crazy freestyle over JAY-Z's "Run This Town" Instrumental.

XV FREESTYLE on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

XV Freestyles over Q-Tips Renaissance Rap instrumental on his latest trip to NYC last week.

SHOW TUFLI INTERVIEW on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

Shine Travis and Holley Monelle talk to Show Tufli about dealing with hate in hip hop, the message hes trying to convey on his upcoming EP and his Fox 5 Series, what audience his music is for, and how going through medical obstacles have prepared him for his future.

JESSE BOYKINS III INTERVIEW on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

CDR's Shine Travis and Holley Monelle talk to Jesse Boykins about how he is making his own lane in R&B, his songwriting process, time management as an independent artist, staying humble, being compared to artists like Dwele & Eric Roberson, and much more.


FRESH DAILY INTERVIEW on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

TRIFE DIESEL INTERVIEW on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

TRIFE DIESEL FREESTYLE on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

FKi Interview on CDR

Shine and J.Introvert talk to FKi about how they formed, how they linked with GFCNY & Mickey Factz, the Atlanta music scene, bringing a electronic/dance sound to hip hop, and more! Also look out for their new project, Magnum coming soon!

STALLEY Interview on CDR

GFCNY's Stalley stops through to discuss his background, the MADStalley: Autobiography project, incorporating Madlib in his new project, giving his hometown in Ohio a voice, and his future in the hip hop game.

FKi & Stalley FREESTYLE on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

MURDA MOOK Interview on CDR

Murda Mook sits down with Shine and Holley Monelle to discuss signing to Ruff Ryder, working with Cassidy, world series of hip hop, his battle with Young Hot, addresses the stigma of being a battle rapper, and what we can expect from his LP.

PRINT INTERVIEW on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

Print comes through and talks with Shine and Holley Monelle about his project "Comic Books Unlimited", he also discusses our hip hop attention span, his music being featured on pornstar Marie Luv's upcoming movie "Go Hard or Go home", and his future conceptual projects.

Theophilus London "This Charming Interview" PART 2

In this Final part, Theophilus discusses his European tour, talks to Holley Monelle about if he'll be collaborating with Solange because of the success of his Sandcastles remix, J.introvert asks about his role in todays music industry, he bigs up Kid Cudi and discusses the importance of performing with Amadou & Miriam.

TIARA WILES performs "The Minimum"

Tiara Wiles sings her hook from "The Minimum" off of Daytona's "Come Fly With Me"


XO spits some bars on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

"Monumental" Download Link:


Murda Mook spits some crazy bars at CDR: Crack Distributors Radio.

Theophilus London: This Charming Interview on CDR Part 1

Theophilus London discusses his new collaborative TShirt with Vashtie, his musical goals for "This Charming Mixtape", and why he pours so much emotion into his live performances.

THEOPHILUS LONDON performing "GREY x SAGE" Live on CDR:Crack Distributors Radio

Theophilus London performing the intro to his acclaimed "This Charming Mixtape" on-air during CDR. Check soon for his NEW interview on CDR coming in full this week.

LOJ Freestyle on CDR: Crack Distributors Radio

LOJ spits some intense bars during his appearance on CDR. Definitely a memorable freestyle from ThinkNeg's own Loj. Make sure to check for his project "Theme Music Vol. 1" presented by Vitamin Water.


CDR Presents Brittany Bosco. She visited the PNC Radio studios and we conducted an in depth interview, adding her to our "CDR Presents series". During our conversation we spoke of Brittany's projects "Spectrum" & "City of Nowhere" as well as her influences, her upcoming project "BLACK", the Atlanta music scene, and her growth as an independent artist.

Brittany Bosco CDR Presents: Teaser

Teaser for CDR Presents: Brittany Bosco. She Explains and performs a snippet of "Lemonade"

NERO Freestyle on CDR

Nero came through to CDR with Mike Waxx of and Jacques Morel of and did his thing during our freestyle segment, definitely an off the top freestyle. Check out for his mixtape and look out for his next project; Alive & Vibrant: Propaganda

And dont forget ppl, tune in live! CDR has officially relaunched on now Monday-Thursday 6pm-8pm, please share and get the word out!

Outasight and 6th Sense Freestyle on the deck at CDR

Outasight and 6th Sense came through on CDR's new home at to discuss their respective new projects and their many collaborations. After the interview we took them out on our deck and the freestyle cipher began. Enjoy, this is straight off the top.

CDR Presents XV: Interview

XV came through for an interview on CDR during his trip to NYC. Check it out to learn about his new project "Everybodys Nobody", his experience meeting artists like Esso & Donny Goines, spending time in the studio with Charles Hamilton, his personal opinon on his 40 days/40 nights campaign, and during our Digital World segment he discusses how he was introduced to the blog world of hip hop.

ESSO & AC New Exclusive CDR Freestyle

Harlems rising star Esso & Staten Islands own AC stopped by and spit some dope bars acapella for the CDR audience. Tune in 6pm-8pm on

Wiz Khalifa Interview on CDR

Wiz talks about the origin of "say yeah", his growing popularity online & youtube, explains the origin of Taylor Gang, discusses the video release of "Ink My Whole Body", & much more. Click the link & share!

WIZ KHALIFA Freestyle on Crack Distributors Radio

CDR has officially relaunched on now Monday-Thursday 6pm-8pm, please share and get the word out! Wiz Khalifa was our first guest at our new station and he spit a dope freestyle over the Cassie/Diddy track "Must Be Love". Look out for interview coming soon!

CDR Returns: CDR PODCAST Episode 1

The CDR Podcast episode 1 with hosts Shine, Chance, & Holley Monelle
In the podcast; topics include the new show coming mid may on, Eminem's Relapse, Eminem vs. Jay-z, 4/20 Activities, Obamas 1st 100 Days, artist email etiquette, and much more. Download, Listen, Post, and Share CDRs new voice on day to day topics and hip hop.

CDR Presents Triple Cs Freestyle

Our next feature on CDR Presents is Carol City Cartel aka Triple Cs. Below is our freestlye segment, the group is affiliated & signed with Rick Ross's Maybach Music. Stay tuned for the feature "CDR Presents: Triple Cs" coming very soon. Our footage was taken the same night 50 Cent "allegedly" claims to have had Gunplay assaulted, we were with them that night and below is the prequel to our feature interview. CDR Presents: Triple Cs Freestyle...

The Kid Daytona Interview on CDR

Following the freestyle with Harlems Cash, The Kid Daytona discusses an array of topics including his new project/mixtape, his last mixtape "A Tribe Called Fresh", and how he linked with Jack Move & Cipha Sounds.

CDR Presents: CDR Mix/Playlist #2

Tracklisting & Download link below:
1. Mayor- Pac Div
2. I Used to Get It In Ohio- Cam'ron
3. Bamma Gettin Money- Paper Route
4. Congratulations- Drake
5. Blame It- Jamie Foxx
6. Save The Cheerleader, Save The World- Print
7. Flight School- Kanye West & T-Pain

TiRon call-in Interview & Mixtape DL (Audio)

TiRon calls into Crack Distributors Radio to discuss his new mixtape "Ketchup". Audio/Download link below:

Call in/Phone Interview Link:

Mixtape Download:


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New material on the way this week, plus some news & updates...stay tuned, its CDR!

The Kid Daytona & Harlems Cash Freestyle Live on CDR

Harlems Cash & Daytona came through to CDR on Wednesday and spit some bars over the Rich Boy "Drop" instrumental, both have projects dropping very soon so stay tuned! Look out for their interviews dropping early next week!

CDR Presents: CDR Mix/Playlist #1

CDR Presents: CDR Mix 1

Tracklisting & Download link below:

1. Pennies- The Cool Kids
2. Ignorant Shit- Drake
3. Ink My Whole Body- Wiz Khalifa
4. Talking Smart- Pimp C & Project Pat
5. Thats Not It- Jasmine Solano
6. Pussy Nigga(Failure)- Gucci Mane ft. NickiMinaj
7. Turn My Scale On- Young Jeezy
8. Buggin Out 09- Consequence & Kid Cudi
9. Feelings- Mike V/Brick Bandits
10. Every Girl- Young Money
11. Up In This Club- Swizz Beatz
12. Exhibit A (Transformations)- Jay Electronica
13. So Easy Remix- Red Cafe
14. Hip Hop (Diplo Remix)- Dead Prez
15. Drop- Rich Boy

wow you say? we're back live soon...

Update to all those looking for the next live show, CDR returns live on 2/18/09 at 9pm. I'll announce the guests later this week, so stay tuned because its going to be a crazy show.

Until then SUBSCRIBE PEOPLE! lol

CDR Presents Mickey Factz, Smoke Dza, Theophilus London, and Curtains Cipher: Part 2

Part 2 and final part of our ill cipher at the CDR studio, this time Smoke Dza jumps in to set off round 2.
CDR Presents Mickey Factz, Smoke Dza, Theophilus London, and Curtains in a classic Crack Distributors Radio Freestyle Cipher.

Official Nipsey Hussle Freestyle on CDR (Extended Version)

The West Coast's rising star, Nipsey Hussle visits NYC and kills an extended freestyle on CDR

Mickey Factz, Curtains, & Theophilus London Freestyle Cipher "Live From the Black Apple Edition": Part 1

CDR Presents Mickey Factz, Theophilus London, and Curtains in a classic Crack Distributors Radio Freestyle Cipher.

Barack Obama: Inauguration & stream

Today is one of the most important days in American histroy. Barack Obama, our nations first African American President will be sworn into office. Im watching & listening to todays event via a stream online, unfortunately I couldnt be in DC but we should all reflect on the last eight years of this country governing body and have hope that our future will bring forth necessary change.
Heres a link via 2dopeboyz

DJ Mike Nice - Brooklyn Bullshit (Mixtape): Rare/Unreleased Jay-z, Notorious B.I.G, and More

I wouldnt be a true hip hop fan if I didnt use my blog to spread a project with true hip hop history in every sense of the words. Here is a mixtape from DJ Mike Nice via Legend (OS).
This mixtape has rare, unreleased, and demos from Biggie, Jay-Z, & Big Daddy Kane. Ive been bumping a few joints that were sent to me earlier this week, but here is the official full project for your enjoyment.

01. Notorious B.I.G. - Intro
02. Shakespeare - KingsCounty (Brooklyn Bullshit Anthem)
03. Notorious B.I.G. - Spittin At Age 120
4. Notorious B.I.G. - Video Music Box Freestyle
05. Notorious B.I.G. - Soul Power 197 Rhymes
06. Notorious B.I.G. - Fulton St. Battle (Age 17)
07. Big Daddy Kane & Jay-Z - Birthday Party Freestyle (09-10-91)
08. Notorious B.I.G. - Guaranteed Raw (Demo)
09. Big Daddy Kane - Raw (Demo) (feat. Kool G Rap)
10. Jay-Z- Rippin' It Up (Demo) (feat. Sauce Money)
11. Big Daddy Kane - Ain't No Half Steppin' (Demo)
12. Notorious B.I.G. - Blind Alley Freestyle (Demo)
13. Notorious B.I.G. - I Love You (Teenage Recording)
14. Notorious B.I.G. - Don't Love No Ho (Demo)
15. Jay-Z - Nothing But Love (Demo) (feat. Sauce Money)
16. Notorious B.I.G. - Biggie Got The Hype Shit (Demo)
17. Big Daddy Kane - Raw Attitude (Unreleased)
18. Jay-Z - High Powered (Verse - Age 17)
19. Jay-Z Broken English & Drug Selling (Demo) (feat. Sauce Money)
20. Notorious B.I.G. - Party & Bullshit (Extended Version)
21. Notorious B.I.G. - 16 Bars At The Lyrical Lounge 1993
22. Jay-Z - What's In A Name (Demo)
23. Big Daddy Kane - Sing My Song (Unreleased)
24. Jay-Z - Pass The Roc (Demo)
25. Big Daddy Kane - Set It Off (Unreleased Remix)
26. Big Daddy Kane - For Your Own Concern (Demo)
27. Notorious B.I.G. - Childhood Rhymes
28. Jay-Z - Greatest MC (Demo)
29. Notorious B.I.G. - Come On (1st Take Demo) (feat. Sadat X)
30. Notorious B.I.G. - Niggaz Bleed (DJ Mike Nice / Frank Lyon Remix)
31. Notorious B.I.G. - B.I.G. Millionaire (Unreleased Verse) (Produced By DJ Mike Nice & Frank Lyon)

DOWNLOAD: DJ Mike Nice - Brooklyn Bullshit (Mixtape) : alt. Link

CDR Presents: DJ Blaqstarr

In our fourth installment of "CDR Presents...", we bring you Blaqstarr. We discuss his start as a DJ, breathing life into club music, and his production style...CDR Presents DJ Blaqstarr. Check out more of Blaqstarr and the Mad Decent family here:

CDR: Twitter

Whats going on people? CDR is officially on twitter. Hit me up directly about anything...well let me correct that about anything you think i'll respond

so follow me!

New 50 Cent featuring R.Kelly: Update!

Radio Rip from DJ Envy, supposedly off Detox
shout to YN for the link via twitter. Ill update with CDQ when it drops. What do you think of the new material form the big 3 at interscope lately?
update: the NMC Wins again, this track is really Bishop Lamont ft. 50 Cent & R.Kelly- It Could Have Been You (or Dr. Dre reference track)