Posts Tagged ‘Toine’

The Breaks: The Busy March Edition

What writer can't relate to the grind of trappin' out a Starbucks?

On Cycles, Dunc Gets Reflective With Fluid Electro-Soul

A great record for rainy days and late nights, for driving through the city—a soothing safe-for-work compilation that sounds wonderful in your headphones.

DTMD’s Toine Wants a Better Job for Better Pay on Antoine Jameson

Toine wants to break away from his current financial status, his place as an underground—and somewhat unheralded—rapper, and the D.C. region for a little while. He's made some noise, though: In 2011, Toine turned in a notable performance on Oddisee's song, "Different Now." More recently, he offered a dope verse to Sean Born and Dunc's impressive [...]

Listen to DTMD’s New EP, 3 & Out

It's been a while since DTMD dropped new music. Released in 2011, the duo's impressive debut, Makin' Dollas, was a clear-headed tribute to dream chasing, even if rapper Toine and producer Dunc were still trying to forge a creative path. These days, the collaborators are working on their own solo projects: Dunc is finishing an instrumental album, and [...]

Listen: New, Chill Instrumentals From Producer Dunc

Dunc has a busy year ahead. DTMD, his duo with rapper Toine, plans to drop a three-track EP called 3 & Out in the next few weeks. Later this year, DTMD will release a full-length album, Reset, which Dunc says is completely different from the group's 2011 debut, Makin' Dollas.
Not only that, Dunc is finishing his own instrumental [...]

Another Reason You Shouldn’t Sleep on Sean Born

In January, Prince George's County MC Sean Born dropped one of the best albums I've heard this year, Behind the Scale, which combined Born's gritty tales of struggle with dusty, '90s-style boom bap, courtesy of producers Kev Brown, Dunc, and Oddisee.
Released today, Born's "12/12" is a lively posse cut featuring Low Budget crew member Kaimbr and [...]

DTMD + Def Dee = Head Feed

The Flame (Def Dee Remix) by DTMD
While you were sorting out your feelings about Wale this morning, P.G. County's DTMD was releasing this thumped-up remix of the first chunk of "The Flame," the track that wraps up its nifty DTMD: Makin' Dollas album. The original is all huggy synths and hopefulness; the remix by Seattle's [...]

DTMD Are Makin’ Dollas and Making Sense

Looking at DTMD, you wouldn't think they were a hip-hop duo, much less one of the promising young rap groups in the D.C. region.
Dunc is a scrawny white kid, but his thumping beats show an affinity for '60s classic soul and the '90s percussive boom bap. Toine, whom we last heard trading bars with Oddisee [...]

New Video: Oddisee feat. Toine, “Different Now”

Oddisee recently took a break from recording his solo debut to drop this video for "Different Now," directed by Zack Schamberg. The track, featuring Toine from the local DTMD trio, is one of the better songs from Mello Music Group's Helpless Dreamer compilation, released in November.
As is the case with most Oddisee songs, the track is carried by a dusty soul sample, a [...]