We mix dope tracks together live, talk about what's on our minds, and discuss upcoming TB&P works.
The Beat & Path is a "digital media" collective based out of Washington, DC that uses music and new media to explore art in fun and interesting ways.
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]
Learn More about G Yamazawa
Episode 030 - OSHUN (ft. Dr Zalaika 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: http://www.prinzegeorge.com/
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 Prince of Entertainment
Walk of Shame
Episode 028 - Black Manther
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
Watch TB&P Presents Electrosoul
Episode 027 - Manteca w/ TRESQUIRE
GIANT EGYPTIANS IN THE BUILDING!
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
JZL – The Empress of the DMV
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
* Dizzie Gillespie & Chano Pozo – Manteca
* JZL – Goaldiggers
Episode 026 - Sunshine f/ 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!
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)
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)
So much fun!
Can't believe I just discovered this podcast. These guys keep the grooe going and manage to entertain me in the process. Like hanging out with homies!