1st De-U.c.e. Double show out VA Jan. 6th!!!

Last time I went 2 a VA Hip-Hop joint was when my nigga BobKat performed rep'n De-U Records & my F.A.M. MLG lunch'd out & knocked da projector, DVD player, VHS player, or whatever (Can't remember right now I'm jai fried it's new year's...LOL!!!) out da ceiling...LMFAOLS!!! FREE BobKat!!! Dis is my 1st time ever performing out VA so make sure U start da year off right & come thru DMV!!!

Certified Funk - Mind Trippin

Dis is da GoGo band dat reps Ft. Washington, MD even harder than I do...LMFAOLS!!! My cousin Zo 1st started out wit back in da day!!! We went 2 see em' da day after Christmas & wholetime I thought dat Zo was just sitting in wit em' dat night. Come 2 find out dat dis bamma Zo in 2 GoGo bands at da same damn time...SMH!!! & LOL!!!


Money Federation presents: "The Imprint"

Money Federation's 4th mixtape realease "The Imprint" as always everything 100% freestyle (Unscripted)

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Fist of all shoutout to WKYS 93.9's DJ @EZstreet for putting me & my nigga Oogie on dis showcase!!! We can't never get nuffin' but open mic features...LOL!!! Don't get me wrong us De-U boys could be on alot more shows but we refuse 2 pay 2 perform...HELL NO!!! No disrespect meant 2 those who do tho...LOL!!! Hey...gotta get it how U live pimpin'!!! Dis Hip-Hop showcase will take place at @PureLounge on January 7th. It’s located in the same spot formerly known as The Bar Nun right across from Ben's Chili Bowl at 1326 U street!!! Come out & see performances by @whitefolkz @hollywoodizme @therealjaymills @booby28 & myself @deucedouble!!!


Throwback Moola Fedi!!!

Money Federation - Pay Homage (2007) Mixtape @ DatPiff.com: http://bit.ly/6NpaLH

Money Federation - Meeting Of The Bosses (2006) Mixtape @ DatPiff.com: http://bit.ly/5HU4NR


Tabi Bonney - Duhh

December's Diamond in the Rough

Quiet as kept there's actually an open mic in da DMV where all da people in da audience aren't all waiting 2 perform next...LMAO!!! Dis joint is like da real life DC version of dat scene in 8 Mile!!! We ain't too big in DC, MD, & VA on da whole battle rap scene but we very big on our local GoGo scene!!! Da www.theuauopenmic.com goes down every Tuesday @ 9pm for only a measly $5 dollars!!! It's hosted by a DMV rap group called Godsilla & da house band is none other than da Mambo Sauce Band!!! When U come 2 dis joint make sure U leave all U're CD's in da crib but also make sure dat U don't forget 2 bring U're A game out da house wit U...LOL!!! If U got talent & need an outlet (besides da web), try'n 2 make sales & fans, or even if U're just looking 2 have a good time...dis is da place 2 be REAL TALK!!!

November's Diamond in the Rough

Any other day I would've peeped a DMV video on VladTv but da day they uploaded dis was da same day they deleted my twitter joint & dis blog 4 promote'n our 1st Indulj show wit my F.A.M. E One Letter & Epitome too much...SMH!!! Needless 2 say I wasn't fuck'n wit da web at dat time...LOL!!! At 1st I was gonna post "Attention Deficit" dis month but I said...nah!!! Then I thought re-post E's "Now Or Never" joint but I said...nah!!! I was searching Vlad today & stumbled upon dis joint!!! Wholetime my cousin Zo seen me watching it on PS3 & said he recognized Paypa Boy & he bought E's CD so dat sealed it...LMAO!!! Dis joint ain't been on no other blogs in da DMV dat I done seen at least so I decided to make it dis month's diamond in the rough. It don't hurt dat da song crank & dat da video vicious either...LOL!!!

Likeblood - Like Us

No Love - J-Scrilla ft. K Beta, XO, Oddisee, RAtheMC, Wordsmith, Judah, & Teflon

Dis hook is exactly how da DMV area can make U feel from time 2 time...LOL!!!

De-U.c.e. Double EduBasics Interview!!!

EduBasics: A Children's Educational Tool
By md20737

Q: What is De-U Records?

De-U Records is a family owned & operated record label that was started in Ft. Washington, Maryland by my father the CEO/President David Printis & my uncle Steven Printis the Vice President. De-U Records has been around for many many years but was officially established as an indie label in the year 1999. We have a few Hip-Hop, R&B, & GoGo acts but we’ve received the most success with our EduBaiscs CD’s/DVD’s that we produced, manufactured, & marketed ourselves. These products have been featured in media outlets such as MSNBC, The Washington Post, NPR, Business Week, CNBC, News Channel 8, Black Enterprise, as well as BET News & have sold over 150,000 units throughout the DMV area & abroad. We also have Shirley Ables & The Joy Gospel Singers signed under our Gospel division of the De-U label. They were inducted into the Gospel Hall of Fame in the year 2003 & have a greatest hits CD out released through De-U Records available exclusively through us as well as online.

Q: How did the idea of edubasics come about?

Back in the day my father made a poor man’s version of “Multiplication Hip-Hop” on cassette tape when I was a child in elementary school in the late 80’s to help me memorize my times tables & it worked. In the year 1999 we moved the studio from out of the basement to a location in the Ft. Washington business/club district. Once we moved my father found that he needed to create something that would keep the new studio bills paid aside from the normal studio sessions we already charged recording artists for. He came up with the idea for an audio CD called “Multiplication Hip-Hop” our first of many future EduBasics products. He got my cousin Angie who’s an aspiring artist to do the artwork creating the initial “EduBasics” characters while me, my cousin MLG, & my pops lent our voices to the multiplication CD via Auto-Tune so our adult voices would sound more childlike. Once we got the initially copies back us De-U rappers/artists/producers started going to K-Mart/Target parking lots & downtown streets corners aggressively selling the CD’s & passing out fliers non-stop. Most of us had no other day jobs or source of income including my father so essentially we had no choice but to make sales or we’d have no studio & no way to eat or pay bills. We did this on a daily basis until we organically grew to the point where we’re at now in 2009 with the original “Multiplication Hip-Hop” CD now being available in 50 different FYE stores across the country, 4 different audio CD’s, 3 DVD’s, & 2 life sized cartoon costumed characters who perform at schools daily & do a full blown educational concert for kids at least once a year.

Q: Explain how hiphop and music translates into learning?

Hip-Hop music is the only music beside pop that kids of all colors are into now. Our products seem cool to most kids because they incorporate Hip-Hop music. (no rapping or rhymes just music) Older parents tend to say “Why Hip-Hop music” but it’s just the Hip-Hop music that grabs the kids attention more than anything. Kids listen to rap songs trying to learn the words but with our CD’s kids listen to Hip-Hop beats & try to memorize educational facts instead.

Q: How has edubasics improved children’s learning?

It has been proven that some schools systems math scores have jumped up over 70% from one year to the next after incorporating our products into their classroom curriculum. In particular the “Multiplication Hip-Hop” audio CD.

Q: What have do you think children are lacking their learning of the basics? What can teachers, parents, & educators do to better prepare children to learn? What void is edubasics filling that the school systems are not?

EduBasics is not here with the purpose or intentions of replacing any teachers or other teaching methods it’s just a fun learning aid that happens to work really well. EduBasics is just a fun way to help kids learn point blank. EduBasics provides kids with a way where they can laugh, joke, dance, clap, sing, all while in class but at the same time still learn a lot. Now days alot of kids are to grown for their own good & find shows we used to watch growing up like Barney, Mr. Rogers, & Seasame Steeet to be boring but yet & still know how to do all the newest Souljaboy dances. Our products help parents & teachers to bridge that cultural gap so to speak much like school house rock did back in the day. Kids can put our CD’s or DVD’s in their iPod, PS3, or Xbox360’s & feel like they’re not even learning but rather listening to a favorite song & remembering the words.

To be honest sadly I think that the children are lacking the positive reinforcement from their parents at home while not at school. You’d be surprised how many parents will walk past you with their kid saying “I want that mommy” but the mother saying to her child “you don’t need that bullshit baby” what kind of examples are we setting for our children when you have those types of mind states about education? So many parents expect a school, a teacher, or a product like ours to be their scapegoat in which they don’t have to teach their own child. When I was a child my mother & father would grill me everyday as to whether or not my homework was done & ask me what I did while in school. My mother would even make homemade crossword puzzles with my spelling words on them…LOL!!! You can’t expect someone else to put more energy into something that’s yours than you in fact do put in yourself. My daughter’s only 1 but she’s already learned her abc’s & 123’s from the EduBasics products without my instruction at all. You’d be surprised how many 1,000’s of parents in this area I’ve try to sell to who’s kids are 2-5 & the parent is telling me they’re too young for our products. You stunt your child’s intelligence with those type of ignorant mind states.

Q: What are you favorite products? Where can we find them?

My favorite EduBasics product used to be “Science & Geography” back in the day because I produced “Solar System” & it played on NPR news. Now my favorite product is “Multiplication Hip-Hop in Concert” because my daughter gets so happy every time it on. You can find them all at www.edubasics.com

Q: What else can we expect from the edubasics line?

You can expect us to release the DVD versions of our existing audio CD’s “Science & Geography” as well as “Addition & Subtraction”, You can also expect us to release an audio CD for the process of doing Division. We’ll be doing another live stage concert for the kids in the DMV soon so stay tuned to our websites for details www.edubasics.com

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De-U's HU Homecoming Celebration!!!

Dis weekend is Howard's Homecoming & at da same time we're still partying hard for my B-Day all month long so U know dis joint here is gonna be extra super duper stupidly dope as well as ignorantly insane...LOL!!! We getting whiteboy wasted tomorrow so come fucks wit me & dem De-U, KJE, & RD boys DMV!!! If U wanna find me just meet me at "The Bar"!!! Word 2 da www.EpitomeBand.com!!!

HU Homecoming Celebration @ Zanzibar

The Annual Caribbean Homecoming Celebration @ Zanzibar

"Beenie Man Performing LIVE on stage"

Music by: Jazzy T (Renaissance Sound) - Back2Basics (NYC) - Pump Station Sound - Spyda the dj

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De-U.c.e. Double - 40. Wattage

I took time outta my busy ass schedule 2 post dis not only on da weekend but on my B-Day!!! Wit dat being said if U reading dis & U don't listen & or download dis joint...U a bamma mo!!! Dis joint was produced by da infamous Royal District who produced da majority of my big cuz E One Letter's new mixtape "Now Or Never Vol.1" & his single "Success". It's da title track & da last track dat I'm gonna leak off of my new debut FREE solo EP/mixtape called "40. Wattage"...coming soon!!!

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October's Diamond In The Rough

Some local DMV rappers are gonna be in da Washington Post dis Sunday so instead of picking myself like I had planned...LOL!!! I chose DMV Hip-Hop dis month's Diamond in da rough!!! Our home grown GoGo music has overshadowed us rappers here in DC, MD, & VA 4 so so long dat 4 a while it was as if we almost didn't even exist outchea...LOL!!! Since I graduated in da year 2000 not only did my family form The F.A.M., De-U Records, & EduBasics dat year but also since dat time it seems like dis area has been making major strides further & further every year since da dawning of dis Century. Hense my lyrics..."If it happens like it's meant 2 be...then DC & PG run dis Century!!!"

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Indulj Saturdays w/ The Epitome Band

We've got an event at Indulj Lounge being thrown by us De-U boys in association with Royal District & KJE Ent. with The Epitome Band performing live dis Saturday October 3rd from 6pm-9pm. This event will feature a few special guest such as myself, E One Letter, & MLG. With your support hopefully dis event will go down each & every week starting dis Saturday!!! Make sure you slide thru to get your fix for Hip-Hop, R&B, & GoGo all in one night!!!



September's Diamond In The Rough

Zo is da head producer for De-U Records, EduBasics, & The Epitome Band. Zo's music has been featured in The Washington Post, CNBC, WorldStarHipHop.com, BET, VladTV.com, NPR, OnSmash.com, BusinessWeek, Black Enterprise, WPGC 95.5 & WKYS 93.9 just 2 name a few!!! Unlike alot of producers who mimic da latest trends & da others dat search 4 samples 24/7 Zo's a true musician at heart. He produces all styles of music from Hip-Hop, to R&B, Gospel, Reggae, Rock & Roll, GoGo, & last but not least children's educational music...LOL!!! Zo is truely da definition of a DMV diamond in da rough!!!

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Drake ft. Kanye West, Lil' Wayne, & Eminem - Forever

Ummmm...I hate 2 be rude & interrupt U while U're watching dis video but...T.I. had da best overhyped compilation of all time!!! LMFAOLS!!! Da hook on dis joint is MY LIFE wit only 2 slight differences...#1 Whenever I'm shut'n shit down @ da mall people are buying my www.EduBasics.com CD's & DVD's from me...LOL!!! #2 Every girl thinks they da 1 for me but I don't fake wit em' instead I tell yungenz off da break dat I ain't even planning 2 call...LOL!!!

Lost Vibe Tupac Interview!!!

YOUNG-i™ - Best Theft Secret

Dis joint is sick & definitely iPod worthy if U got 1 unlike my broke child support paying ass...LOL!!! Dude is 1 of my favorite up & coming DC rapppers out right now off jump but on top of dat he got features on dis joint wit my favorite O.G. DC rappers X.O. & T.N.T.!!! Definitely 1 of da best mixtapes 2 come outta dis area in a minute if U ask me but hey...WTF do I know!!!

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Three 6 Mafia ft. Webbie - Lil' Freak

I was just thinking da other day it's about time dat both Webbie & Three 6 Mafia surfaced on da net wit some new music & wholetime they surfaced wit something they did together. I already heard dis joint a while back on dis mixtape dat 1 of my South East D.C. niggaz was playing. Regardless of wut ya'll think bout these dudes coming outta da south's talent U can't deny their drive slim. I fucks wit deez bammas real talk they get big play in da whip but If U rap & U don't then don't hate on em'..."get U're grind up dat's wut U would wanna do"!!!

Epitome Band - The Bar

Dis is Epitome Da Super Band's new "single" as heard on WPGC 95.5...take note DMV GoGo bands!!! Start doing more original material, more youtube videos, more singles, & way way way less cover tunes....lol!!! Dis song was produced by my big cousin Zo who's the keyboard player for Epitome & head producer from De-U Records. He's also the main producer behind Edu-Basics, myself De-U.c.e. Double, E One Letter, The F.A.M., Lemme, & also Shirley Ables & The Joy Gospel Singers.

E One Letter/De-U.c.e. Double (Re-Post)

Dis is how me & E was go'n dis time last year!!! E One Letter - Success: "If U ain't move'n forward wut U do'n wit U're life"

I'm helping to unify the DMV through my Baltimore connects with Round Table Music Group rep & XM Radio's DJ DNA. De-U Records & E One Letter have recently linked up with DNA & DJ Drama for his newest mixtape project. DNA & DJ Drama's new gangsta grillz edition mixtape is called "Motion Picture Sh*t Vol.3: Street Kings" & it's finally out now!!! This mixtape features DMV's own "Go Get It Boy"...E One Letter!!! His single has also been rocking da radio on XM & WPGC 95.5 lately. This man is the next big artist to come out of the DMV. Dude can freestyle or write any style of song & have it memorized in a matter of minutes!!! His EP "You Talk It I Walk It" is available for sale on cdbaby, itunes, amazon, etc...right now. He's hard at work now on his debut solo mixtape called "Now or Never". Like he said ya'll better check his resume...he's been at this for a while now but trust it's still only just the begining!!!




I De-U.c.e. Double Mr. aka 40. Watt have recently linked up with Street Credibility Austrailia's Co-CEO & Swagg News head writer A&R Drekz!!! We got major things planned for the year 2009 already but we're keeping our moves under wraps for right now so I can only let U know bout what we got going on up till December. My debut Hip Hop/Go Go DC single "Sexy Lady" is on a couple of Street Credibility's mixtapes right now but the most noteable is "Check My Global Stats Vol.7: Hosted by Slim Thug"!!! Check it out now on my myspace solo page or at the following website links.

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August's Diamond In The Rough


Dis month's DMV Diamond in the rough is GoGo!!! After U watch dis movie U out of towners will understand us near da nation's capitol just a lil' bit better. Shout out 2 Chuck brown I met him 4 da 1st time last week & he said he knew about my grandma Shirley Ables!!! Shout out 2 my cousin Zo too his band Epitome was originally formed in 1989...good year!!!

Kid & Play - Rolling With Kid & Play

Here goes a throwback Hip-Hop/GoGo joint from back b4 dis bounce beat madness came about...lol!!! At dis time Rap & GoGo or rather NY rappers & DC GoGo bands collaborated alot & were in competition 4 da top underground new genre spot. I think we all know who won dat battle huh...lmao!!!

E One Letter live wit Epitome Band

E One Letter will start dis night of entertainment off wit The Epitome Band hitting da GoGo versions of his songs from off of his new "Now Or Never" mixtape. It's in our hometown of Fort Washington @ da Golden Dragon off of 210 highway. Slide thru early so U can catch E perform plus catch da club while it's still FREE...see U there DMV!!!

Jay-Z ft. Rihanna & Kanye West - Run This Town

G*Two - Sunrise

Congrats 2 da yung homie G*Two on make'n it up on VladTV.com!!! DMV Hip-Hop is making some major moves right now joe!!!

E One Letter live @ Indulj tomorrow!!!

It's FREE all night long so come thru but no athletic wear please...thanks!!!

E One Letter, Epitome Band, & Ms. Tia Dae Live @ Indulj this wednesday!!!




Come see my big cuz E One Letter & myself perform live dis Wednesday Aug. 19th with the Epitome Band. Solo performances by the lovely Ms. Tia Dae & Epitome as well. It all takes place dis wednesday @ Indulj Lounge on U street. Hip-Hop, R&B, & GoGo all night...don't miss out DMV!!!


1208 U St
Washington, DC 20009-4443
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Mary Mary - God In Me

Drake - Best I Ever Had

Video directed by Kanye West

Pure Hip-Hop mondays

My F.A.M. E One Letter gotta feature slot at Pure Lounge dis monday night so make sure U don't forget 2 slide thru DMV!!! It's uptown on U street between da Reeves center & Ben's Chilli Bowl but on da opposite side of da street @ da old Bar Nun. If U're looking 2 find me U can do like The Epitome Band & "Meet Me at the Bar" dat is unless I'm already drunk...lol!!! Come early & U just might catch me or ya boi Oogie performing as well.


Phil Ade - Goin' Off

Money Federation bka Moola Fedi Presents..."The Arrival: Unscripted" (Re-Post)

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"Hip-Hop ain't dead it just moved to the DMV!!!"

Brrr...Gucci!!! If U ain't heard da bossman joint yet but U already have heard da Wale joint already chances are...U're a get wit!!! If U ask me deez 2 songs should 2 be all over da billboard charts right now slim but hey...it is wut it is. Wutz good thow DMV? I'm tired of all da bullshit excuses joe. Stop loafin' & debate'n, & hatin' & fakin'. Stop procrastinate'n...start supporting & stop waitin' cause da movement starts here wit us...ya digg!!! Support U're local rappers & not da W.A.R. (Wack ass rappers) No bamma assness allowed in da DMV in 2010!!!

July's Diamond in the Rough

It was only right...lol!!! Seriously thow dis CD fits da definition of a DC "diamond in the rough" in many more ways than just da title similarities. Not too many DC, MD, or VA rappers have managed 2 get over 10,000 downloads...shit a mere 1,000 downloads is really a big accomplishment out here!!! I think dis joint is somewhere past da 15,000 mark right about now so dat says alot since it just dropped dis summer. "Numbers don't lie people do" so stop faking wit U're self & get hip!!! It's a serious movement going on outchea in da district but it's F.R.N.O.!!!

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"It's still UGK 4 Life!!!"

"U lost U're spot when U & Pac CD flopped U ain't hot...but da game been good 2 me...hold up bitch!!!"

Guess Who's Bizzack...Again...lol!!!

Let's do it right dis time people & stop fuckin' up my favorite spot 4 God's sake!!! X.O. runs dis joint so U should know by now dat dis open mic joint is F.R.N.O.!!! Keep U're personal life, issues, & problems away from dis place because 4 many of us outchea it's all about take'n care of business slim...PLEASE no more BS allowed in dis club!!!


Whitefolkz Freestyle

I ain't know dis twiggaz govt. name was Dave too.

MTV VMA Best Breakout DC Artist

Make sure 2 go & vote 4 ya boi De-U.c.e. Double & my big cuzzo E One Letter in dis new competition dat MTV2 & Ourstage.com is puttin' on 4 our city called "MTV VMA Best Breakout DC Artist". U can vote several different ways & U can vote more than once so make sure U don't forget 2 vote at least once a day 4 me & once a day 4 E One Letter...De-U.c.e.'s!!!

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Dime$ Presents... "Unscripted: The Mixtape"

Dis mixtape is composed of all freestyles but since these fake ass rappers now days are calling their written verses freestyles U can just call dis "unscripted". If U hear any other rappers using da term "unscripted" & it ain't Dime$ or Q-Money then they're attempting 2 "swaggerjack" a.k.a. "bite'n da swagg"...remember where U heard it 1st!!!


Oogie - Streets Keep Calling My Name

Produced by Black Chris

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8th Annual African American Heritage Festival

Come & catch my big cuz E One Letter & myself perform dis saturday da 4th of July @ 5pm during the 8th Annual African American Heritage Festival!!! Bring da kids out 2 come see Dezmo perform too @ 2:30pm!!! We gotta lil' something 4 everybody...lol!!!



Michael Jackson ft. Kanye West - Billie Jean (remix)

In his 50 years on dis planet Earth MJ influenced alot of people's lives musically. I remember back in da day when I was only 2 or 3 years old I used 2 immitate all his dance moves from da "Thriller" music video. Yes even tho I smoke tree like a chimney my memory is still dat good slim...lol!!! R.I.P. Micheal Jackson...U'll be greatly missed by all true musicians!!!

June's Diamond in the Rough

In October of da year 1999 my pops da De-U CEO came up wit an interesting idea 4 a new revolutionary product called "Multiplication Hip-Hop". He & us De-U boys had absolutely no idea at all how popular dis CD would quickly become. We sold these CD's & passed out fliers on many a DMV parking lot & street corner 7 days a week from 9-5 in order 2 fund studio time & 2 pay our bills. Within da 1st couple months of creation & of street sales we already had BET News calling us 4 an interview. From 1999 to da year 2009 we've managed 2 release several more educational Hip-Hop based CD's/DVD's & have moved over 150,000 units off of virtually street sales alone!!! Now days U can still find us in da streets selling if U wanna get dat good ol' De-U discount...lol!!! Our CD's are now also available at most FYE locations in all major urban cities & online as well.


K'Naan - T.I.A.

K'NAAN "T.I.A" music video directed by: NABIL from nabil elderkin on Vimeo.

My little brother put me on 2 dis bamma recentley. Cuz on his O.G. African shit slim...lol!!! But seriously tho...Dude jai nice wit da flow.

Kanye West ft. Rihanna - Paranoid

WALE ft. Lady Gaga - Chillin' (Official Video)

I don't know how long dis is gonna last b4 Universal acts like some bammas & stops people from embedding dis but 4 now...enjoy!!!