DTMD (Dunc & Toine) Makin’ Dollas is officially available everywhere today digitally and on CD. To give supporters a sonic sample of what the 20-something year old duo is all about, we’re offering a free download of the song 95 Live (featuring Quartermaine).
“DTMD (Dunc & Toine Makin’ Dollas) has officially released their debut album! To celebrate the exclusive early itunes release, DTMD is giving away the title track “Makin’ Dollas”. The new album features DMV representers Kev Brown, Oddisee, Drew Kid, yU, Quartermaine, and Godly MC.”
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“Dunc on the beats and Toine on the mic, the moniker Dunc and Toine Makin’ Dollas (DTMD) is a nod to the classic East Coast act EPMD, but the sound is DMV. Dunc & Toine both have worked closely with standout producer/emcee Oddisee to polish their crafts at a very young age (yeah these guys are like 20 years old, but have the skills of some serious vets). You may recognize Dunc from his contribution to Diamond District’s critically acclaimed album In The Ruff or Toine from his appearance on “Different Now” with Oddisee. Last week 2DopeBoyz featured DTMD in their (2)Dope to Sleep On series. After putting out a stellar EP called The Basics, they signed to Mello Music Group and are releasing their debut album Makin’ Dollas September 20th!”
Prince George County, Maryland duo DTMD represents the youth movement among DMV hip hop. With Dunc on the beats and Toine on the mic, the moniker Dunc and Toine Makin’ Dollas is a nod to the classic East Coast act EPMD, a duo that first hit stardom before Dunc and Toine were even born, but also serves as a strong indicator of their craft—striving to produce fresh and innovative music while maintaining a deep reverence for the pioneers who preceded them.
Dunc’s rich, full-bodied production serves as a natural backdrop to Toine’s technically astute rhymes, layered deep with smooth instrumentation evocative of such luminaries as J. Dilla, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Pete Rock, each of whom shaped the classic hip hop sounds of Dunc’s childhood. Toine’s energy and bright delivery belie wisdom beyond his years, inspiring deep reflection as easily as sharp battle fare and complex rhyme schemes. Maintaining a close working relationship with PG neighbor Oddisee and assuming a strong presence in the collective atmosphere of the DMV’s hip hop scene, DTMD appeared separately on MMG’s “Helpless Dreamer” compilation, Toine rhyming on “Different Now” and Dunc producing Stik Figa’s “From the Top.” The single “You” serves to whet appetites for their forthcoming MMG full-length “Makin’ Dollas.”