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It is official! Duane “Spyder D.” Hughes, a pioneer of hip-hop & rap music has chosen WaTunes, the world’s first free online music distributor to sell his latest single ‘Who You Follow (My Twitter Baby)‘ from his final full-length album ‘Legendary’! For those who is not familiar with Spyder D, he is considered the first rap artist to ever start a record label (Newtroit Records) and has laid acclaim with his hit single “Big Apple Rappin’ in 1980.
Excerpt from Wikipedia:
“As an artist/producer, Duane Hughes (aka Spyder, or Spyder D), shared the 80’s musical spotlight with fellow Hollis natives Run-DMC, LL Cool J, Davy D, Hurricane, Orange Krush and Alyson Williams. Childhood schoolmate Russel Simmons later became his manager and mentor in 1983. As a young upstart with entrepreneaurial ambitions, Spyder formed Newtroit Records with college friend Tito Lewis with financial backing from his mother, Doris Garrett. That endeavor spawned the above mentioned classic “Big Apple Rappin'”, listed in “Ego Trip’s Book of Lists” as one of the all time 12″ rap singles. Other hits followed, including the twice Gold “Smerphie’s Dance”, co-produced by “Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll” artist Vaughan Mason & Butch Deyo, which was based on the 808 beat created by Spyder in Vaughan Mason’s East Orange, NJ basement studio (this beat became the backing track for the Dr. Dre/Fifty Cent produced “How We Do” by The Game which earned Spyder a 1986 BMI writer/publisher award . Spyder produced several more classics for artists such as Infinity Machine’s DJ Divine, Sparky D, Roxanne Shante’, as well as a string of independent record label hits for Profile Records , Select Records, Spring Records and a joint label venture with Next Plateau (launching Fly Spy Records).”
Spyder D’s new single “Who You Follow? (My Twitter Baby)” is now available on iTunes through the revolutionary business model of WaTunes!