Category Archives: R&D compilation

Grey – Grey Dawn: The Mixtape

Grey Dawn album art

The wait is over!

It’s finally here, exclusively on RandD & GhanaMixtapes!  Grey, formerly of “The Mobile Boys” with his first official full length mixtape “Grey Dawn”!

Check out Grey online here: Facebook Fan pageTwitter

The 19 track mixtape features Obibini, Rakimlist, Rocky, Stone Boy, Tinny, Nii, Chimney, Pope Skinny and check out Eazzy on the bonus baby!

01 The Mobile Boys Past: The Intro
02 Walk With Me
03 H.I.P.L.I.F.E.
04 Still!
05 Quickies
06 I Can’t Breathe
07 No, No, No
08 Envy (freestyle)
09 Everlasting Groove
10 Four Paddies
11 Free (freestyle)
12 Wrong Man
13 Mic Check (freestyle)
14 Woni Car
15 I Dey Feel You
16 H.S.B. (Hiplife Suggestion Box)
17 Born To Be a Star
18 Mpaebo
19 (unofficial remix bonus track)


R&D Music presents… Grey: The Facebook Promo

Grey (formerly of The Mobile Boys)

The cousins R&D are proud to be able to bring you 4 exclusive pre-mixtape/pre-album Grey leaks!  If you are into your Hiplife and you do not know Grey – you do not know Hiplife!  Trust us, it’s that simple!

For more on Grey including some video footage, check out or

Get acquainted with this underground street star on his mainstream come up hustle – get this promo & spread the word!

Stay tuned for the next R&D Grey exclusive!

Grey FB Promo AlbumArt

Grey: The Facebook Promo
01 Born to Be A Star [ft. Nii]
02 Mic Check
03 I Can’t Breathe [ft. Tinny]
04 Still Grey!

QoQ/5 On It… Ghana

5-on-ghanaGhana: The first of the R&D QoQ/5 On It mini-mixtapes!

What is QoQ?  Acronym for Quality over Quantity.

With everything the cousins R&D try to get done in our lives, coming up with full length mixtapes regularly can be a bit much.  So the “QoQ/5 On It” series is going to bring you a mini-mixtape every week, with 5 tracks each time.

As you know our track selection for mixtapes can be pretty random, as long as we’re digging it, we’re sharing it!  So expect oldies, classics, varied genres & styles & exclusives when we can!  Basically music you will hopefully enjoy!

So since we rep to the fullest, our first offering in the series is Ghana.  5 tracks from 5 of some the hottest artists on the local music scene.  Watch out for these 5 in 2009 – BIG THINGS!

Irene Logan, now a solo artist, is looking to make her mark on African R&B.  She features Asem on her smash single “Run Away“.  She is signed to Lynx & with a stellar team behind her, expect greatness!

Sarkodie, with a new album released hot off the press this Easter weekend gone, is a lyrical force to contend with! His song “Borga” features J-Town on the hook, it is a solid offering from is consistent debut LP “Makye”.  The album also features Sway DaSafo, R2Bees, Jayso & many more.

Ayigbe Edem, a “country man” after my own heart, with his confident flow & great swagger, is asking “where the ladies at?” on “Nyornuviade“.  Anyone who knows ladies knows pairing with Kwabena Kwabena can only be a good thing!

Macho Rapper, the self proclaimed “only Macho Rapper in West Africa”.  Macho Rapper is an underground artist I want to shed light on, his music is fun & I love the whole Macho thing – LOL!  On “Twi Pop” a yet to be released underground hit featuring Castro the Destroyer & Wanlov the Kubolor.  Heavyweight co-signs for this unsigned artist!

Sonni Ballie, has been away for a minute – now he’s back!  This time without Slim Buster, but solo with “When You’re Gone“.  A track on heavy rotation on my iPod!  Samini better come correct or make way for the new king of GH Reggae!

QoQ/5 On It: Ghana
01 Irene Logan – Run Away [ft. Asem]
02 Sarkodie – Borga [ft. J-Town]
03 Ayigbe Edem – Nyornuviade [ft. Kwabena Kwabena]
04 Macho Rapper – Twi Pop [ft. Wanlov the Kubolor & Castro da Destroyer]
05 Sonni Ballie – When You’re Gone


PS: Sarkodie & Ayigbe Edem have albums out… BUY THEM!  If you can’t find them, get in touch & the lovely people @ R&D will try & hook you up!


N-Dex – Gimme Blow (Unofficial Remix)

i be dada-b, u are just a hater, your house get light of cause you bust your generata

The Launch: RenéeQ bespoke | The Music



Music to watch girls strut their stuff to.  November 14th 2008, the launch of RenéeQ bespoke!  Great outfits & great music to party to!  This is the official soundtrack to the launch!  Enjoy! 

CLICK TO: see photos from the launch on the RenéeQ Facebook fan page

The Music:
001  I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
002  Wanna Be Startin’Somethin’ 2008 [with Akon] – Michael Jackson
003  Who’s That Girl?! – Madonna
004  Candy – Cameo
005  Roll It – P-Square
006  Kini Big Deal? – Naeto C
007  Stronger – Kanye West 
008  The Boss [with T-Pain] – Rick Ross
 009  Rhythm Is a Dancer – SNAP!
010  Drop the Pressure – Mylo


Come As You Are

A rather unusually themed compilation from R&D…but it shows that we “just like music”

retro/tape: #1 Fan

#1 Fan

While trying to come up with some new stuff, I thought I should post this lil mix I compiled a few years ago. This is not a compilation. I tried to blend, chop, mix, fade the tracks together using nothing more than a wave editor (Goldwave v5.09).

There’s nothing more to say here. It’s a short 60 minutes journey through hiphop/rap/funk and junk. Listen and enjoy.

In case you’re wondering about some weird sections, don’t wonder: the tape was designed for someone specific…I think the person “got it” 🙂

Track listing (mix, individual tracks):
01. #1 Fan / (Intro) 0:40
02. Get Low / Lil Jon 2:24
03. Stand Up / Ludacris 2:25
04. What Happened to That Boy Ft Baby / Clipse 2:45
05. Can’t Stop Won’t / Young Gunz 2:43
06. Really Special… / Skit 0:39
07. The Song About Me / Skit 0:41
08. Daisy Lady / 7th Wonder 0:47
09. Dance Floor / Zapp & Roger 2:12
10. Criminal Bill / M.J. vs Alien Ant Farm 2:42
11. Rollin (Remix) / Limp Bizkit 3:15
12. 99 Problems / Jay-Z 3:15
13. Deja Vu (Uptown Baby) / Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz 1:44
14. Nuthin’ But a G Thang Ft Snoop Doggy Dogg / Dr. Dre 1:57
15. Who Am I (What’s my Name) / Snoop Doggy Dogg 1:49
16. Regulate Ft Nate Dogg / Warren G 2:41
17. This Dj / Skit 0:18
18. Whoomp / Tag Team 1:05
19. Planet Rock / Afrika Bambaataa 1:44
20. Tour De France / Kraftwerk 1:29
21. Al-Naafiysh [the Soul) / Hashim 2:13
22. I Luv U / Dizzee Rascal 1:35
23. Smack my Bitch Up / Prodigy 2:14
24. Simon Says / Pharoahe Monch 1:58
25. Who Want What Ft Memphis Bleek / Beanie Sigel 1:42
26. We Gon’ Make it Ft Styles / Jadakiss 1:49
27. What We Do Ft Jay-Z,Beanie Siegel / Freeway 2:12
28. We Pop / RZA 3:39
29. Song For The Ladies / (Outro) 2:48

… Hides a Sad Soul

Monday 11 December 2006, was the last time I uploaded a mixtape for y’all webcrawlers. Since then I’ve left Her Majesty’s Queendom, settled in sunny old Ghana & had 6 babies with a Swahili princess! LOL!

On the real, anyone who’s got one of my 5 mixtapes knows I loves me some Hip-Hop, Reggae & R&B/Pop-ish. I’m into all sorts of musical styles and genres so this time the “compilation” (not mixtape), I think would be classified Soul with a touch of Funk & R&B.

Most of these tracks are old time classics, some not so old, but all of them were sampled in various tracks by producers for various artists. So you may, or may not, recognize stuff from Ghostface Killah, DipSet, Jay-Z/Roc-A-Fella and The Game to name a few.

The underlying theme I think is Love, mainly of the unrequited kind. Can be sad at times, but it inspires some great music.

I hope you enjoy what is hopefully the first of many. Waiting for n88888 to put his up, until then stay tuned for more R&D stuff & your feedback is greatly appreciated! Peace!

The Man Who Laughs hides a Sad Soul
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01 Too Blind To See – Dorothy Moore
02 Castles of Sand – Jermaine Jackson
03 Help! (Somebody Please) – The O’Jays
04 I Can Sing A Rainbow (Love Is Blue) – The Dells
05 I’m Not To Blame – Bobby Byrd
06 Ain’t Gonna Happen – Ten Wheel Drive + Genya Ravan
07 Motherless Child – O.V. Wright
08 Can’t We Try? – Teddy Pendergrass
09 Soon I’ll Be Loving You Again – Marvin Gaye
10 With You – The Main Ingredient
11 Missing You – Diana Ross
12 Aretha, Sing One For Me – George Jackson
13 Yes I’m Ready – Barbara Mason
14 What I’m Waiting For? – The O’Jays
15 Ecstasy – The Ohio Players
16 My Hero Is A Gun – Diana Ross