'Dunc & Toine Makin' Dollas': "I Can't Be 'Young Killer' After 10 Years..."

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5 Reasons Why You Should Buy...: 'Dunc & Toine Makin' Dollas': "I Can't Be 'Young Killer' After 10 Years..."

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011 5:35PM

Written by SOHH for Toine

[With this week's release of their Dunc & Toine Makin' Dollas album, DTMD's Toine gives you his top five reasons to dunk this long-awaited debut into your collection.]

1. All Money Is Legal

The first reason is because we inspire to make money but we're doing whatever is necessary. It's somewhat self titled. I don't know if you know how hard it is to get a moniker, but that sh*t is tough but you got to live with it. I can't be "Young Killer" and after ten years talking to my family and having them ask what my rap name is. "Young Killer? Oh yeah? How many people have you killed?" So me and Dunc were chilling, smoking and we said, "Why don't we just name ourselves DTMD: Dunc & Toine Makin' Dollas?" It kind of stuck. I feel like it definitely does its justice with the sounds that we are bringing forth. It's very inclusive to all genres of music. We touched on a lot of core sounds on this one album. I think the name Makin' Dollas is very appropriate.

2. Ladies Love Cool Toine

Number two, if you've ever been to a hip-hop show, there's mad dudes [in the audience]. There are good amount of girls at DTMD shows. So if you want to meet girls, that's a cool reason. Obviously I have a nice physique. Just messing with you. But I would listen to cats like Slum Village and think, "How are these cats being d*mn near misogynistic and girls love their sh*t?" I realized it's not what you say but how you say it. I feel like we make a lot of accessible hip-hop. If you go to our shows, you're not going to feel like there's some random activist in your face because you're not as vocal as Troy Davis, but it's intelligent and the vibe is smooth. For real for real, a lot of the songs have women in mind. Like, you can like hip-hop that isn't trying to blatantly sell itself to you. The vibe is something you can really relax to and chill to.

3. Trend Setter Status

Number three is if you want to have somebody to put your friends onto, like the new hype and it may not be the new hype. This album may be something that cats like daily. They'll be like, "Yo, you heard the new DTMD?!" But if you want to be the one to put your friends onto all of the classic sh*t, this is definitely an album you want to buy.

4. Dope Beats, Dope Rhymes, What More Do Y'all Want?

Based on the climate of what's going on in music, this definitely stands out regardless of our tenure or lack thereof, in the music industry. We don't really have any crazy gimmicks that's trying to get your attention. If you like dope music and you miss the days when cats like [rap duo] Group Home were getting looked over, where beats and rhymes were just as important and neither outhsined the other, this is what you want. You knew you would not be disappointed by either the beats or the rhymes. That's a reason why you should cop our joint. There's equal attention paid to everything. Dunc did all of the production except for maybe one song. I don't know too many albums like that.

5. New Kids On The Block

I would say if you've heard a song like "See Me Son" from the album, I feel like I haven't heard a song like that in a while. I listen to a lot of hip-hop and I haven't heard a song like that in a long time. It's very uptempo. It's totally different from every other song you'll hear this year in hip-hop. That's a big reason why you should get it. I feel like it really speaks for itself. If you feel like the youth is killing hip-hop, there's an alternative movement of good stuff coming out for you. It's going to feel fresh.

You Decide. Will you purchase DTMD: Makin' Dollas?

To purchase the new album, just click here.

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