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by Mello-D & the Rados

3rd album by Washington DCs hardest working Live Hip-Hop Band, Mello-D & the Rados.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Antitainment
3:16 $0.99
2. Shades of Grey f/ Akshan
3:40 $0.99
3. Cool Witchu f/ D'Mite
3:33 $0.99
4. Teasin' f/ D'Mite, Haze and Jarrard Anthony
3:55 $0.99
5. Livin' Single
1:29 $0.99
6. The Ride: Bonita 2004
3:44 $0.99
7. The Square Dance f/ D'Mite
3:20 $0.99
8. Come fi Seh f/ Akshan
3:08 $0.99
9. Dancing You Home f/ Nadia
3:11 $0.99
10. Find a Way f/ Nkeng Alemanji
4:49 $0.99
11. Second Chances f/ Haze
3:37 $0.99
12. Shipload of Africans f/ Jonny Velvet
3:50 $0.99
13. Anti-Lude
1:10 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
He is a visionary whose goal is to take live hip-hop bands out of the "novelty" section of the music industry and to make real instruments and live bands the standard for hip-hop music. "Live musicians and relevant content are the future of hip-hop music", says Mello-D. And he is determined to see his movement spread worldwide.

In the 7 years the band has been touring, Mello-D & the Rados have gotten a lot of national attention. The 1998 debut of Mello-D's first album, Backsliding, recieved high praise from within the music industry, introducing this multi-talented artist to the world in a big way. The 2002 release of The Ultimate Truth built on that momentum producing the blazing lead single, "Keep On", which dominated college radio nationwide and debuted in the top 20 on most major national music charts. The single climbed all the way to #2 on the HITS 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.

Now, for 2004, Mello-D & the Rados have taken another giant leap forward with the risky new album Antitainment. "This album represents a deviation from the empty, lifeless music called 'hip-hop' by the mainstream." Says Mello-D. " It's an appeal to the conciousness and humor of the listener without being silly, preachy or redundant. This is relevant music." The title Antitainment is an adaptation of BDP's classic hip-hop album, Edutainment, an album that helped further solidify hip-hop music as a viable means with which to spread a positive message to the world.

Mello-D & the Rados has graced the stage with such popular acts as Jill Scott, Cocoa Brovas, Poor Righteous Teachers, and jazz legends like Charlie Hampton, Herb Smith, Barry Harris, George Coleman and Clark Terry. They have even gotten down with rock bands like Carbon Leaf and Weekend Excursion.

Mello-D's primary mission is to bring back the real talent and creativity that was exemplified by the many great artists of the past. He has made concentrated effort to make songs that are relevant in today's world because there is "already too much meaningless music in the public eye."



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Jennifer Bogerty

Stop listening to the radio if you're looking for REAL hip hop music! Mello-D & the Rados is Hip Hop in its purest form. Mello-D puts out positive, real life stories over the sickest beats you'll ever hear. Can't wait to see the live show.

Aaron Etienne

Shades of Grey
Hey, that song was tight! Hope to see you live sometime.


Taking it back to the Roots
If you have not been satisfied with all the Bling Bling and 'Drop it like its Hot' Hip Hop lately then you need to get this CD. Antitainment has exactly what is missing from Hip Hop music today. Mello D takes it back to the roots of Hip Hop delivering a positive message,creative storey telling and Beats that make your head Nod!

Adrienne Bryant

It is geat. Nice to hear music that's real.
It is refreshing to hear music that is real and comes from the artist's experiences and life. So much of the music today simply doen't make any sense and you don't know what the artist is talking about.

C. Kidd

Epitome - A person or thing that is representative or typical of the characteristics of general quality of a whole class.
I truly beleive the word fits. This album's clarity, creativity, orginiality, and live instrumentation secures its spot in the realm of TRUE HIP HOP.