IFWT: B.Dot’s 10 Overlooked Songs

So here’s the skinny. Last Friday, yours truly called out Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex for putting too much energy into his beef with Power 105.1—instead of breaking records. Dialogue followed and Flex told me to make a list of 10 songs that I felt were overlooked for NYC radio play.

It wasn’t an easy task. And after listening to a string of recent releases, here’s a list of recordings that I felt had the most potential for the airwaves. Here they are: in no particular order.

1. Trouble “U Don’t Deserve Dat

2. 360- “Own Thing

3. 3′D Natee- “No Love

4. Curren$y “Chasing Paper

5. L.E.P. Bogus Boys “Kush & Leather

6. Angel Haze “New York

7. Big Krit “I Got This

8. Lupe “Around MY Way

9. Mac Miller “L.O.U.D.

10. Super Jay “Put It On The Set

UPDATE: Now with phone call.

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  • THE LIST IS DEEMED IRRELEVANT WITH THE ADDITIONS OF LUPE FIASSHOLE (C) (@THEKIDMERO)AND MAC MILLER

    THANKS.

  • Faded

    Only Ones Ill Give You Are, Chasing Paper x I Got This x Loud.

  • whats beef

  • Mattew Cole

    I think that Denzil Porter dude from the bronx should be in that conversation dude is a MONSTA!!

  • Citylivin’

    #7 & #8 yes!…i didn’t listen to Curren$y’s & Mac’s….i’m pretty sure they good tho…i’m lazy listening to new music, too much bullshit ass music….but what about Joey Bada$$ tho??…that nigga dopeee!

  • mac DIESEL

    @ B.Dot

    I CAN’T BELIEVE U STILL GOT A JOB!!!! ARE U SERIOUS, NEGRO??!!! LAUGHABLE AIN’T THE WORD FOR THIS BIASED LIST!!!!

    ……HA!!!! QUEENS LOST!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • TheTruthIs…

    Krispy Kreme should be all over that list

  • JustMyOpinion

    This is so true. But, they would be played only if they had clout. DJs are irrelevant, they don’t break records/artists anymore, they play what they’re told to play. you know that @B. Dot.

    They’ve become more groupies that anything, don’t believe me? Listen to a Funk Flex AND/OR Angie Martinez interview with any of the following rappers, Jay-z, Nas, 50 Cent, Game, Kanye West (rare) or Eminem. You hear more laughing and IRRELEVANT questions than anything.
    ——
    But……on second thought….Wait………so REGULAR radio don’t play these records already? Plus, who still listens to terrestrial radio? No, for real. I have listened to regular radio in OVER 6 years. I only know these people from growing up. #gosatellite

  • Faded 4evaNaDay

    Spitta Krit Mac Miller and Lupe are def on point as far artists w radio potential. Yall hate B.Dot way too much….

  • JustMyOpinion

    But to comment on the list, I don’t understand why 3D NA’TEE has not made it to the mainstream. She is lyrical beyond all means AND no comparison to anyone else. She stands on her own two.

  • NYC Shorty

    3D Na’Tee >

  • Black Shady

    except Krit and Lupe….I didnt give any other song a chance. Imma check ’em out

  • B.Dot

    ^
    And that’s fair.

    @Faded 4evaNaDay i pay these clowns no mind.

  • Payso

    You obviously sit behind a computer all day every day and get most of your music info from there bec

  • Collar Cali

    Kudos B.Dot, but proof read homie! LOL

  • West coast

    What about Glasses Malone #rihanna

  • Payso

    You obviously sit behind a computer all day every day and get most of your music info from the net because there are so many more records from NYC artists that deserve radio play from Flex on NYC radio. No Smoke DZA? No AL Doe? No Maffew Ragazino? No Dutch New York? No Dub? No Fred The Godson? No Vado? No Emilio Rojas? Come one man expand your music library to beyond what you see on the blogs!

    • B.Dot

      @Payso trust me, my ear is to the street.

  • trillliving

    REPOST

    Mattew Cole says:
    Monday, July 09 2012 at 8:54 PM EST
    I think that Denzil Porter dude from the bronx should be in that conversation dude is a MONSTA!!

  • Kemosabi

    @B.Dot before anyone bash’s the list you should get credit for taking a stance with someone of Flex’s influence. I ain’t gonna lie ten under played joints is a tough task for anyone to come up with. I cosign the list but you should show K.Dot some love lol

    • B.Dot

      I was one of the first, if not THEE first to tell the world about Mr. Lamar’s talents.

  • PPrrootteesstt

    Smh… Trouble? I wish you could hide posts on Rap Radar

  • Kemosabi

    I know it’s NY just saying though

  • No “Bands A Maker Her Dance” bruh? …no Troy Ave bruh… Bruh you put 360 up there and the entire list for tainted and poisoned

  • chris

    ^^^
    Troy ave? Psssh hahahahhaha. That nigga is trash.

  • Payso

    If it is then how can you put that list together for a NYC DJ to spin on NYC radio??? I mean damn man you didn’t put not one New York rapper on that list. We don’t have spitters anymore??? They don’t make records??? You cant go to any other city and expect them to break artists that aren’t from their city so why is it that in New York local talent isn’t supported….matter of fact give that list of yours to Kay Slay and see what he tells you if your “ear is to the street”

  • franky

    Hmm barely know 1 song on that list bro.. But all the people judging big club dj’s/radiojocks need to fall back because its easy to critize from the sideline.. But if you’re playing in a popular club/radiostation you will notice that the moment a dj puts on an underground tune or even commercial cuts that have no buzz the crowd will REFUSE to move.. dj’s know what i’m talking about.. and at the end of the day everyone gotta eat.

  • franky

    if u can’t make them dance or sing along you’re outta door..

  • eyeGoN

    3DNATEE x SPITTA >>>> I LIKE MAC MILLER TOO

  • Ali87

    My only gripe with the list is not necessarly the artists themselves, but it should’ve been more of a NY repersentation on there. Especially with the history of Hot97, Flex show, and NY radio in general. You have artists like Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Troy Ave, Mr. Reck, Push! Montana, Roc Marciano, Meyhem Lauren, Denzil Porter, etc that are really putting it down. And for them to be overlooked by NY radio (with the exceptional Kay Slay or Rosenberg spins after midnight) is just sad imo. Now you may make the argument and say, “Well I chose the songs that have the most radio appeal” but not all songs should appeal to daytime radio rotation. Especially during the time slot that Flex is on (from 7 to 12) You could’ve gave him some more street bangers that he can mix up with the mainstream hits. Mixing the hits from Ross, Drake, Kanye, Wayne, etc with the up and coming underground NY heat like Bronson or Joey Bada$$ would make terrestrial radio doper again.

  • Payso

    I couldnt of said it better @Ali87 …The crazy shit to me is how a dude can put together a list like that and then right behind that say “my ear is to the street”…..shit like that is wild confusing. This is why NYC radio sucks now because NYC decided to jump on everybody else’s coat tail. Last time I was in Atlanta I literally heard nothing but artists from their region. I got back to New York City and it sounded like I never left Atlanta smfh

  • Ricky Retardo

    i feel @Payso cuz Smoke Dza is overdue a radio slot… but Vado and Fred get hella play on the radio when they make a banger. just waiting on joe budden

  • DAT WHITE NIGGA

    WACK MILLER? REALLY?

  • Citylivin’

    Payso says:
    Monday, July 09 2012 at 9:59 PM EST

    “Last time I was in Atlanta I literally heard nothing but artists from their region. I got back to New York City and it sounded like I never left Atlanta smfh”

    ^^^^^
    LMAOO….that shit is funny as hell…but sad.

  • loyalty

    J. Cole Rise and Shine, Dollar and A Dream, Nothing Last Forever

  • Pretty good list my dude. Def like krit n natee on there. Trouble is a dope ass artist also. He should have been the one to get the shine b4 Alley boy. But,he def talented. Right now I have spitta’s new joint n rotation. A lot of bangers on there too. So I respect that. Angel haze n super jay..I gotta check them tracks out. Ppl still sleep on Ace..B.L.A.B

  • I agree with everything @Ali87 said. im not too familiar with up and coming NY artists, but Flex should be giving NY artists more shine compared to other cities. its only right. DJs from other cities are not jumping to break artists not from their city

  • Aportis06

    You Should’ve added Lil Reese “Us”. Hottest song in chicago after “I Dont Like”

  • Confused

    Some of you are clearly missing the point of this list. Yall just throwing artist out there who do not get radio play but no 1 is saying which record is worthy. Like someone said Joey Badass at the beginning granted I like the kid but he has a long way to go, truthfully I doubt he will make the radio he doesnt make that kind of music, dude should stay the hardcore underground lane and develop his lyrical skill even more. And this is based on opinion so dont come at B. Dot neck at least he is looking to help some unknown artists get on the radio instead of the same 5 songs and YMCMB records they play all day on NY radio.

    I really would love to see Mac Diesel list, I barely comment but any post i read he has something to say especially to B. Dot. Where is your list Mac? And you cant ignore this cuz you on this site between each breath you take so where is your list bruh?

  • Payso

    @Confused We clearly did understand the point of the list. It still sucks and NYC still needs to break radio records from local NYC artists…..so what are you rambling about?

    And what exactly is “that kind of music”??? were we saying that when stretch armstrong and Kid Capri was playing Wu Tang’s “Can It Be All So Simple” on the radio??? If its dope and from the city why cant it be played on NYC radio??? STFU with that “kind of music” nonsense

  • the void

    @ b.dont. your opinion will never matter.

  • Trouble. Really. Trouble.

  • deez

    what’s really being overlooked is that this sight is looking like a gay pride parade with all this gottt damn orange,

  • deez

    now @b.dot i see y you “fucks with mmg” if this is honestly the shit your into and find up this is why hip hop is in the state its in right now, bloggers that are jokes, this is ridiculous you know damn well you do’n’t listen to no mac miller..

  • Citylivin’

    i remember when niggas said “Goldie” was a bad radio single…or it “wasn’t the type of song that would work on the radio”….smh y’all niggas boy with y’all mindset it’s no wonder radio is garbage now.

  • deez

    you should just put control system on the list instead..of this bullshit that shit was odeeeee overlooked

  • Jay

    I’ll give you the Lupe, L.E.P b.boys, Krizzle, Currensy, and Mac Miller but B. Dot… Get off of 360’s nuts son.. I know you’re cool with him and all but damn he is not that good that song is a decent song just like 3d na tee just cuz she can flow for a “girl” doesn’t mean anyone wants to listen to that bullshit. Trouble song is decent that’s it and it’s number one? Come on I was waiting for this and I’m disappointed broski.. I’m waiting for Jay to get at u again haha

  • brl

    @B.Dot

    The versatility is there, but this list isn’t for me, personally. I did, however, enjoy the 360 record. With some of the other records, same song and dance as far as beat selection and lyrical content. The lyrics are what’s giving Hip Hop a black eye. Lupe has the only record with an obvious positive message, but he chose to do it in the worst way (S/O to Pete Rock and CL Smooth). But then again, this is your list and I respect your opinion.

  • KillaK

    Joey Bada$$ needs to be there doe!

  • deez

    b.dot is a fucking joke as a hip hop blogger and literally has biased opinions, based on the money or “benefits” rap radar as whole receives..from false promotion..

  • deez

    literally could eat a bowl of dicks with his biased opinions**

  • deez

    rap radar get this orange off, no one is going to really fuck with frank ocean no more, its the truth people..

  • EMCEE COMPANY

    NO JOEY BADA$$?! NO DREAM CITY RECORDS?! NO KENDRICK?! CMON SON!

    BUT I DO GIVE YOU PROPS FOR STANDING UP TO FLEX. IT HAD TO BE DONE

  • deez

    people will try to continue to make songs with him but no one is going to openly support that batti bwoys shitt…

  • deez

    @^ nigga above u ….i 1000000% agree

  • deez

    me* im piss drunk right now**

  • Crew Love

    It’s a great move y’all did B.Dot

    Joey Badass if you ask me.

    • B.Dot

      @Crew Love Joey badass is a a good rapper. Very raw though. Has to improve as an artist.I think that will happen eventually. He has promise but he doesn’t have a record that would fit Flex’s or radio’s audience yet.

      There’s nothing wrong with making radio records. The problem is that so many of ’em are executed badly.

  • Crew Love

    @deez

    WATCH

  • Damm d dot all those records accept Lupe are Mad ignorant like that R&B jiont but naa Joey Badass

    AB soul your list makes me scared TITO LOpez damm D dot thats a weak list

  • deez

    lolllll @payso everything you said made entirely too much sense to me..

  • deez

    except vado, mufucka is wack he got an on switch for one flow, i will continue to say that until he proves otherwise..

  • the story about Atlanta radio and going back to NY to listen to the same stuff is probably the comment of the day … I leave with that …

  • Confused

    Payso you dont understand because all you saying is NYC has spitters and Kay Slay should make a decision about the list. The list isnt just based on the ability to rap but to make good radio music. There are mad spitters across the nation but how many can make good songs for radio, there is a difference thats why plenty spitters have to live on the mixtape circuit. Not cuz they suck but you need records that will make billboard charts. Sorry bruh it is about that “kind of music”.

  • Confused

    How many hit records does Kay Slay break? He breaks street records that is why he is on late at night but djs like Flex, Clue break the bangers which will probably make rotation.

  • 30,000 up

    check out this cat out of jacksonville fla BALIZE….this guy is a star

  • Trill Cosby

    Flex played that 360 record last night. NY back!

  • Flaka

    Joey Badass songs DO NOT fit on the radio. When i’m driving home i don’t wanna hear that man. Some of don’t understand what a radio friendly song is. Joeybad <<<<

  • YBF

    That 360 record go hard tho

  • mason dolby

    TRUTH BE TOLD THAT DENZIL PORTER DUDE IS THE BEST COMPLETE UNDERGROUND ARTIST FROM (NY, BRONX) LIKE WHY ARE WE STILL MENTIONING NON-NY ARTISTS WHEN IT COMES TO HOT 97 LETS KEEP IN ORIGINAL GRITTY, JOEY IS DOPE BUT I REALLY THINK THIS PORTER DUDE IS BEST UPCOMING & NEEDS HIS SHINE

  • nobody’s going to %100 agree with the list, but i’m all about anyone speaking up to make DJs break artists again. salute Bdot for that. The reason you hear nothing but local artists in Atlanta and Houston on the radio is because their rap scene can survive with/without the industry. In order for that to happen; a large percentage of the population in your city has to consistently support local artists by filling up whatever venue they perform in

  • IZM

    KING L – VAL VENIS is getting crazy play here in Chicago, but nobody else has heard of him

  • migga

    good list

  • Big ups to B.Dot for pointing out what needs to be done at radio stations. Play music and break artist. Definitely check out #10 “Super Jay”. His song “Put It On The Set” is big here in Oklahoma City and we get looked over a lot but we have some good artist here including myself….. http://www.reverbnation.com/xman405

  • B.Dot

    ^
    Salute. Song is hot.

  • cruz00005

    @B.Dot Do if u listen to the streets then u must listen to Elzhi. support him, he may one of the best lyricist out. Listen to Elmatic or The Preface

  • U GAY 2

    hahahahahaha

    this list is so bad

  • YUNG CREEM

    DAMN

    ITS A SAD WORLD WHEN NIGGAZ BETWEEN THE AGE OF 40 AND 50 ARE TRYIN TO TELL US WHAT HOT NEW RAP MUSIC IS

    THIS LIST IS EMBARRASIN TO LOOK AT

  • U OLD

    Nothing on that list is hot!!!!!

    wow is the rap game really that weak right now? or is b.dot just that much out of touch?

  • B.Dot

    ^^^ this is the same person commenting fyi

  • A BETTER LIST

    WAY HOTTER NEW RAPPERS THAT DESERVE 2 BLOW:

    Rocko

    Fat Trel

    Tree

    Dom Kennedy

    The Team

    HBK Skipper

    Spaceghostpurrp

    Lil Ugly Mane

    Young Giftz

    Metro Zu

  • NoLie

    I’m looking at this list & I’ve come to the conclusion that the only NY Hip Hop artist on this list is actually your artist , Now don’t consider this hating you have every right to rep your product since you built the platform BUT you’re telling me Joey Badass , Troy Ave , PUSH! even Nina B doesn’t belong on the radio… Your artist is only featured on Rap Radar no other reputable blogs but his record needs to be broken smh Sickamore should’ve faded you at Angela Yee party a couple years bro

  • NoLie

    S/O to Jovonn & Power 105 #TheNewNY for breaking new records

  • PlayMyDemo

    Why didn’t the choose Steve & Sav to do this list The Best Of Both Offices be in the street & in the office …. You’re just on the blog homeboy

  • B.Dot

    ^
    i have an artist? Ha! Nice try. Next time u try to throw me under the bus, use a different IP address when making 3 comments.

  • YOU CAN’T KILL ME

    NO JOEY BADA$$? STOP SUCKING 360.

    WHERE ARE THEY NOW?