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Antitainment Vol. 2: Truth...Lies...Etc.

1. Jonny Black Attack!
2. Still Cool Witchu feat. KRS-ONE
3. Raw Hip-Hop S***
4. Waiting on Nine
5. Pimpin Movin and Pushin
6. Truth...Lies...Etc.
7. Welcome to D.C. feat. Akshan
8. Here to let you know
9. I'm Saying Sorry
10. Potential Girl feat. V. Rich
11. I.N.D.E.P.E.N.D.E.N.T.
12. Terrell Avenue

Twelve brand new tracks from the illest live hip-hop band in the land. Mello-D & the Rados mesh drum & bass, jazz, reggae and soul all into the patented in-your-face hip-hop sound that has made this band famous all over the world.
This album features appearances from KRS-ONE, Jonny Black, Akshan and V. Rich.


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ANTITAINMENT

1. Antitainment
2. Shades of Grey f/ Akshan
3. Cool Witchu f/ D'Mite
4. Teasin' f/ D'Mite, Haze, Jarrard Anthony
5. Livin' Single
6. The Ride: Bonita 2004
7. The Square Dance f/ D'Mite
8. Come Fi Seh
9. Dancing You Home
10. Find a Way f/ Nkeng Alemanji
11. Second Chances f/ Haze
12. Shipload of Africans f/ Jonny Velvet
13. Anti-Lude

 

Washington, D.C.-area rapper Mello-D, aka Darnley Hodge, is one of the more positive hip-hop artists out there, as displayed in "Cool Witchu," the leadoff single from his third album, Antitainment. The rap displays a remarkable degree of tolerance for everyone from atheists to fans of football teams other than the Redskins. No matter what you're into, Mello-D assures the listener, "I'm cool witchu." Elsewhere, the rapper at first seems to be indulging in a seduction fantasy in "The Ride: Bonita 2004," only to reveal at the end that he and his girlfriend have simply been role-playing. In "The Square Dance," he takes on a subject not much discussed among rappers, the working world in which an employee must deal with middle management (now there's a phrase you don't hear much in rap) in seeking a raise. Mello-D isn't above expressing himself in common ethnic vulgarities and obscenities (although the album does not contain a parental advisory), and, despite his name, he isn't entirely mellow. He gets angry and frustrated here and there, but even when he does, as on "Find a Way," his problems are those of a conventional man in conventional social and business situations, not the usual outsider rage heard in rap: he's worried about his blood pressure, his girlfriend wants him to be more communicative, BET thinks his video doesn't have good enough production values. (Well, OK, most of us don't have that last problem.) If rap is supposed to be about real life, Mello-D nevertheless presents a real life actually rarely discussed in rap, the life of paying bills, working for a living, and maintaining a relationship. This is one rapper who isn't celebrating drug-taking, misogyny, and violence, and it's also one who is not dependent on musical samples; he's perfectly capable of writing his own music and playing a mean saxophone, too.

- William Ruhlmann, All Music Guide




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THE ULTIMATE TRUTH
1. Rados Theme
2. Keep On (#2 Nationwide!!!)
3. 4:16 a.m.

4.Music Theory f/Raw Poetic
5. Too Many f/Candice Mills
6. Total Facination
7. Who I Am
8. Different Category

9. Stupid Jerk (Video seen on BET!)
10. Suspicious & Shady f/Jonninfinit
11. She got a Blister
12. Love is Blind?
13. The Ultimate Truth

FeThe 2002 release of The Ultimate Truth built on Backsliding's momentum producing the blazing lead single, "Keep On", which dominated college radio in the U.S. and debuted in the top 20 on most major national music charts. The single climbed all the way to ..2 on the HITS / Rap Attack radio charts! Along with the success of "Keep On", MDR also released a video for the second single "Stupid Jerk" which features comedian T.L. Fitz (Comic View, Apollo) and was televised on BET, MHZ Networks and other national video programs. The band has sold thousands of CDs at live gigs and online.



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BACKSLIDING
1. Rados Intro
2. The Illest Rhyme Ripper
3. Stop Saying Sorry
4. Backsliding
5. It's the Legend
6. Breastroke f/ George Brown
7. O-U-E f/ Terry Murphy
8. One Emcee
9. End of the World
10. Sick in the Head f/ Jonninfinit
11. Third Eye
12. I Go Crazy f/ Jarrard Anthony
13. Next Time

The 1998 debut of Mello-D's first album, Backsliding, received high praise from within the music industry, introducing this multi-talented artist to the world in a big way.
 


"Cool Witchu"
Vinyl

Side A -
Cool Witchu (album version)
Cool Witchu (instrumental)
Total Facination

Side B -
Shades of Grey (album version)
Shades of Grey (instrumental)
She Got a Blister

 

#2 most added, #3 song nationwide in U.S. :
HITS/Rap Attack, Rap Network
Major Rotation in Sao Paulo, Brazil
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"Keep On"
Vinyl

Side A -
Keep On (album version)
Keep On (radio version)
Keep On ( Instrumental)
Keep On (a capella)

Side B -
Stupid Jerk (album version)
Stupid Jerk (radio version)
Stupid Jerk (instrumental)
Stupid Jerk (a capella)

Mello-D & the Rados tore up the college and rap radio charts nationwide with the HipHop Anthem
"Keep On"!!!

HITS/Rap Attack: #2
CMJ: #12
Insomniac: #13
Urban Network: #20

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