Archive for the ‘rap music’ Category

RTH: King of All Media!

September 13, 2010

What some of you may not know…

Is that, since as far back as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be on the radio. I love the idea of it. I like the intimacy. I like that my voice sounds cool when recorded. I like the idea of playing songs and having people bop around to them.

Yep, ol’ RTH has always wanted to be a D.J.

So, when my buddy Dom (aka “Maverick”, the father of my nephew Nicholas) expressed interest in doing a PodCast, I said “Sure!”

(with the caveat that I got to focus on the marketing, promotion, and content side while he did all the techie crap that makes me go “Ehh, I’ll just write it down.”

But! True to his word, Dom got us all PodCastable, and yesterday afternoon we knocked out our first show. It’s 27 1/2 minutes of irreverence, entertainment, and us fulfilling our Funkmaster Stern daydreams.


So, without further ado, here is the link to the show:

You can stream it or download it. It’s the perfect companion to a train ride home, or to be entertained at work, or a nice alternative to morning radio drivel or afternoon drive repetitive playlists.

Thanks for checking it out.

Also… You can follow us/leave show ideas at, or e-mail

The show is its infancy, and you–YES YOU–can be a part of it!


IATS Review: “Marvelous World Of Color”

August 31, 2010

Jason James & Rodney Hazard’s Latest Gets Reviewficated


IATS Review: Gerald Walker, “I Remember When This All Meant Something”

July 15, 2010

Okay, so I got an e-mail from this dude and onnastremf of the title of the attached song, I listened to it. I loved the song, and offered to review. Here it is.


RTH vs TML: The Final Showdown Of Finality

June 12, 2010

Dr. Beardhussein Examines Drake’s Debut Project [||]

(you know, if you don’t count the 2 mixtapes and the 13 songs he’s been featured on in the last 16 months)


IATS Reviews Web’s “Inferno”

July 12, 2009


Dr. Beardhussein’s Diagnosis of Web’s Latest Project

Get Web’s “Inferno” Here.



May 11, 2009

As some of you may know, the homey Web (, is probably my favorite under-the-surface MC.

Of course, if there were any justice in the world, he’d be at the surface. Or on the surface. Or gettin’ it on with Meagan Goode just out of view…on the surface. (pause, just in case).

Anyway, he released a new single to the masses, and of course, it’s dope. Insightful, passionate lyrics combined with an awesome beat that knocks. I dig the track, and the fact that it comes with one of the only people I met on the internets I consider to be an actual real friend. (along with and commenter extraordinaire England Represent).

Here’s Web with “The Natural”, off the forthcoming LP, Inferno. Enjoy.


Late Nite Rizzamblings

May 10, 2009

Dr. Beardhussein Kicks It In The On-Call Room After Hours

(yes, it’s a couple of llamas. *points to name of site*)


IATS Review: Asher Roth’s “Asleep In The Bread Aisle”

April 21, 2009

Dr. Beardhussein Examines Mr. Roth’s Major Label Debut


Valentine’s Day Week: Set The Mood Music

February 10, 2009


Friend & ally of IATS, Millionaire Rob’s Song, “Bonjour”

(linkage after jump)


IATS Cosigns: 810

February 3, 2009

Another Baltimore Resident Earns The Cosiggity

It’s a good day for music submissions!

So, no sooner than I was done posting the tunes from The Black Sunn did I receive an e-mail from 810, another B-More cat making good music.

I checked out all 3 of this songs:

810 – Bill Gates (Prod. By Mydus)

810 – Pay Day Prod. By Mydus

810 – Where U Been Prod. By Mydus

“Bill Gates” knocks with a beat that would be right at home on any of the classic Rocafella songs from 2001-2004–in a classic way, not in an old way. The voice of 810 is straight East Coast Rap. Nice flow, and the boy kicks some knowledge in the one on one manner of all good poets.

“Pay Day”‘s drums go hard, and a vocal sample flows in and out, complimenting some nice keys. Utilizing a double-time flow on spots, 810 weaves a story everyone can relate to: Waiting for pay day, when you can do what you want and live at least one day a week (or every other week) without counting pennies.

“Where You Been” might be my favorite out of these three. More perspective-filled rap, with a quicker flow than was used on “Bill Gates” or “Pay Day”. The beat itself is refreshing in that it doesn’t sound anything like the same 808’s and Dramatic synths what are omnipresent in today’s hip-hop. The boy’s lyrics work well, and he rides the fast-ish beat very well. Quite frankly, this song could work on any album today. It’s good ride-out music.


From 810’s Bio:

 When people look me they usually don’t expect me to be a rapper, but they call me 810. I’m a mellow chilled back type of nigga but I’m no slump when it comes to the mic. I’m 19 years old from Baltimore, MD. I started rapping at the age of 11 but music has always been in my life.

One day me and a few of his friends decided to start a rap group, but for the most part I honed my skills during high school where I would often try to impress people with my talent. I started to gain more conifidence when people would pull me off to the side like “Yo, You can actually spit”.

The more I listened to hip hop the more my love for it grew and the more music I make the more my confidence grows. I try to keep my music 100%, I don’t try to pursue an image just to impress niggas. I ain’t sellin’ no gimmicks and I’m not afraid of being intelligent.

Besides that, I’m a funny, hyper, yet also very calm type of dude. I feel like I deviate from the norm in Baltimore–I go to Community College, I rap and I work. I’m definitely trying to take my music to the next level and I feel like I’m gonna have to grind it out.

I put my charisma and personality in my music, and my influences vary. I like Nas and Hov no matter how cliché of an infuence they are. I listen to Lupe Fiasco, Lauryn Hill, Saigon, AZ, SWV, 2Pac, Jamie Foxx, Emnem, B.I.G. & Marvin Gaye.

In the end I’m 810 I’m using music as my release and therapy.


Call Reynolds, Cuz it’s a Wrap.

There you go, 810. Like I said, when I step in to the recording booth, I try to tell my story, and at the same tell stories that other people can relate to. I’m gonna keep posting the under-the-radar guys that I feel place the same value on entertainment and inspiration without being corny or cliche that I do.

For more info on 810: