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DITCRadio began in 2010. For a number of great years this was the DITCRadio's website.
Post content is from the site's 2010 & 2013 archived pages providing just a taste of what Papy Saygbay offered his followers. Enjoy!

Jump ahead to 2018. DITC Radio was an Internet Radio station broadcasting from Tampa, Florida, United States, providing hip hop, Old School, Pop, rap and R&B Music. Unfortunately, DITC Radio is no longer broadcasting, but you certainly can listen to old shows from a number of sites online including





I’m Papy (Poppy… yes that is my real name) and started my career in radio in 2000, but now radio has become extremely corporate; which takes a lot of the spontaneity, creativity and variety out of the music.  Working for many different radio stations in 6 different formats (Philly, Memphis and Dallas) has exposed me to a wide range of music. There is so much missing from radio or music in particular. Look at it like this:

Hip hop is more than just a type of music, it’s a way of life. One of the original pioneers of hip hop, KRS1, said it best. “Rap is something you do, and hip hop is something you live.” Diggin’ In the Crates has taken this concept, perfected it and made it into a syndicated radio program. When most people think of old school, they think of their parents music, or either something outdated.

DITCRadio has flipped the script on all of the old conventional thinking; it’s electric and gives the listeners an old school show with a new school feel. The passion and knowledge of the culture penetrates through and holds your attention. From rap to R&B, hip hop has effected both formats and made its mark on the American culture.

We go back to when, where and how it all began. The art form that started on the streets of Bronx, NY, the graffiti that stain the sides of train cars, the two turntables and a microphone and the art of battle rappin,’ is just all but a small part of the culture. DITCRadio began in 2010 and since it’s creation has become the official station for old school hip hop, changed the way people listen to and enjoy the hip hop classics, and has been featured in In Touch magazine as well as CNN.


2010 Recent News & Events

“Say To The Moutain Move And It Shall”

“Say To The Moutain Move And It Shall”



Wesley Snipes Ordered To Surrender To Bureau Of Prisons

Wesley Snipes Ordered To Surrender To Bureau Of Prisons

Orlando Sentinel reports -

A federal judge today rejected movie star Wesley Snipes’ demand for a new trial and ordered the actor to surrender to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons to begin serving a 36-month prison sentence for tax-related crimes.

In a 17-page order, U.S. District Court Judge William Terrell Hodges said, “The Defendant Snipes had a fair trial; he has had a full, fair and thorough review of his conviction and sentence by the Court of Appeals; and he has had a full, fair and thorough review of his present claims, during all of which he has remained at liberty. The time has come for the judgment to be enforced.”

Snipes, 48, an Orlando-born star of “Jungle Fever,” “White Men Can’t Jump,” and the Fugitive sequel “U.S. Marshals,” was convicted in 2008 of three misdemeanor counts of willfully failing to file federal tax returns.

Prosecutors contend he obstructed the IRS and attempted to avoid paying millions in federal taxes.

The judge’s order requires Snipes to “surrender himself” upon receipt of notice from the U.S. Marshal Service or from the federal Bureau of Prisons. It is unclear in the order where and when he must turn himself in.

Best known as the vampire-killing hero in the science-fiction trilogy, “Blade,” Snipes was accused of conspiring with Eddie Ray Kahn of Lake County to avoid paying more than $15 million in taxes from 1999 to 2004.

The conspiracy charge accused Snipes of seeking a fraudulent refund of $7.3 million.




How Eva Longoria Really Busted Her Husband

How Eva Longoria Really Busted Her Husband

Eva Longoria’s marriage unraveled when she busted her husband hiding information from her about his relationship with Erin Berry and it’s all because Tony Parker forgot to close an electronic program, learned exclusively.

Tony Parker is an NBA superstar known for eluding defenses but off the court he was caught by Eva because of his own mistake.

“Tony had Erin’s personal information stored in an electronic program that only he could access,” a source familiar with the situation told “But one day he forgot to close the program and that’s when Eva found it.

“It was a double shot for her because not only did she find all the information but Eva also realized immediately that Tony had taken steps to hide it from her.

“The fact that Tony had been hiding Erin’s information and their correspondence made Eva feel like he had been lying to her for months, and basically he had been.”

That’s the moment the marriage blew up, the source said.

“They have a long-distance marriage and that alone is not easy,” the source said. “There was already a lot of stress between them. But then when Eva discovered Tony had taken elaborate measures to lie to her she knew it was over.”

Erin’s name and phone number were in a program that only Tony could access, a program designed to hide information, the source said. The text messages were then discovered by Eva and it was all over.

“They both agreed a while ago that the marriage was over. Tony was going to file for divorce but Eva told him that she wanted to file.”

But when Eva filed the timing surprised Parker, the source said.

“They were still talking over details and she blindsided him. He found out about the filing from his people, not Eva.”

Then Eva told the media that she found text messages.

“That also wasn’t part of the plan,” the source said. “Tony didn’t know she was going to reveal that.”

Meanwhile, Erin, who was married to Tony’s ex teammate Brent Barry, was also getting divorced.

“Her marriage broke up for a lot of reasons,” one source said. “But she thought that she and Tony had a future together. That’s not really what Tony was thinking but Erin was. Their text messages weren’t innocent. They were way, way over the line.”

Even more stinging for Eva is the fact that she and Tony were friends with Brent and Erin.

“That’s how the whole thing started between Erin and Tony. They would go out as couple’s and there was a strong attraction. Then they started secretly talking to each other and then that progressed to flirting and then it got worse from there,” the source told

“Erin wanted to be with Tony. Tony was attracted to her and away from his wife most of the year.”

Parker recently signed a lucrative extension with the San Antonio Spurs and Longoria asked for spousal support in her divorce filing. But people close to Parker point out that the couple has a prenuptial agreement.

“Eva and Tony still talk to each other,” a source said. “But there is some nervousness about if this divorce is going to be smooth – or turn into a battle.”




DMX Arrested AGAIN!!! for Violating Probation

DMX Arrested AGAIN!!! for Violating Probation

PHOENIX – Rapper DMX is back behind bars. He was arrested on Thursday for a felony charge of violating probation. The well-known rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, has a long history with breaking the law in Maricopa County.

DMX performed in Scottsdale one week ago. The artist has been arrested six times now in Maricopa County.

He was arrested for not following the terms of his probation, including checking in with his probation officer. DMX was on parole after an assault conviction.

His publicist told FOX 10’s Alexis Vance that DMX had a late-night court appearance on Thursday.

FOX 10 sat down with the rapper last weekend, and he talked about his stay in Tent City.

“I was in Tent City for awhile. I don’t take orders well or direction. He (Sheriff Joe Arpaio) said, ‘You had an attitude problem.’ They talk to you any kind of way. At the end of the day, I am still a man,” DMX said.

DMX also told FOX 10 he wanted to stay under the radar and focus on his music.

He said he has no hard feelings toward Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the man who keeps arresting him.

“No, hate would ruin my life. I wish him the best — good health, long life — leave me alone,” DMX said.




Keri Hilson At UNICEF’s Snowflake Lighting Ceremony

Keri Hilson At UNICEF’s Snowflake Lighting Ceremony

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2013 Recent News & Events



ESPN’s 30 For 30 “Broke” (Video)

ESPN’s 30 For 30 “Broke” (Video)

This came out a while ago and was re-aired…this documentary shed much needed light on how athletes go from being wealthy to the poor house.



Halle Berry Solidifies Her Role As Storm In “X-Men: Days Of Future Past”

Halle Berry Solidifies Her Role As Storm In “X-Men: Days Of Future Past”

Halle Berry currently filming the fifth installment of the Marvel Comics  blockbuster “X-Men” film, “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” due in 2014.

“I love that character and people love that character. I’m really happy to be back.”

“Before I did Storm, I wasn’t a fan of that comic book. I didn’t grow up reading comic books. It’s not what I did,” she said. “But I’m now a fan of that one for sure.”





Laila Ali Amazing New Post Baby Look!! (photo)

Laila Ali Amazing New Post Baby Look!! (photo)

Laila Ali has snapped her body back in shape after her second child and is looking outstanding! She had this to say:

“The second time around I knew what to expect so I was a little easier on myself,” says Ali, who also has son CJ, 4, with her husband, former NFL star Curtis Conway. “Once I saw that you just have to eat right and exercise that’s what I did and it worked.”

“I’ve never done a bikini shoot before,” she admits to PEOPLE.

“I’m kind of shy, I’m not one of those people whose comfortable walking around with my butt out. But I had a baby, I got my weight down and I’m always talking about fitness and health. It’s time to show people what I’m working with.”

“I’m naturally a big girl,” Ali explains. “I have to work to be fit. I love running. I run three times a week and I do strength training and weights. And sometimes I throw a little spinning in there.”

“It’s what you do 90 percent of the time that matters,” she tells PEOPLE. “I’m not really into junk food, but I like to have a cheat day no matter what, usually on the weekend. I might have pizza, frozen yogurt or a brownie.”





Janet Jackson Is Officially A Billionaire

Janet Jackson Is Officially A Billionaire

US Magazine reports,

According to Variety, Janet Jackson, who is one of the best-selling artists of all time, has earned $458 million thanks to her successful concert tours, $304 million from acting roles in films like “For Colored Girls” and “The Nutty Professor II,” $260 million in album sales, and more than $81 million from tour sponsorships and licensing fees.

And the “Control” songstress isn’t the only billionaire in her household. Jackson secretly married retail tycoon Wissam Al Mana, who’s made his fortune investing in the Middle East.

As for fellow celeb billionaires, Jackson joins a club with members including Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, J.K. Rowling, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, whose “Seinfeld” money helped … but whose main fortune came from her dad, billionaire Gerard Louis-Dreyfus, chairman of the Louis Dreyfus Energy Services.




Chinese Baby Born And Flushed Down Toilet, Survives (video)

Chinese Baby Born And Flushed Down Toilet, Survives (video)

CNN reports

Tenants in an east China apartment building first heard the cry, like the mewling of a rabbit or a cat.

Then they saw an incredible thing — a newborn’s foot in the opening of a toilet pipe.

When rescuers arrived Saturday, they first tried to pull the child free by cutting the pipe. But that didn’t work, and the baby remained stuck.

So they sawed away the entire pipe, with the infant still inside, and brought the section to a hospital in Jinhua.

Working together, doctors and rescuers used pliers to pull away bits of the pipe, eventually revealing the baby, its shoulders and head pressed against the pipe’s lining. The placenta was still attached.

On Wednesday, the infant, a boy referred to as “Baby 59,” is in stable condition and is drinking formula, doctors told CNN.

His story of improbable survival is making headlines across the globe, but it’s barely made a ripple in mainstream Chinese media.

Mystery mother

The mother of the infant is not being identified, but police say she is 22.

Local police say that, so far, they believe her account of how the baby ended up in the pipe.

“That day she felt stomachaches,” said Jiang Song, the vice director of police. “So she went to the toilet. It was actually close to her due date and the baby just slid out.”

Police questioned the woman, who told them that she did not intend for the child to fall into the toilet, according to a local TV channel that was posted on the official police Weibo account.

The police said she tried to retrieve the baby with a stick, then decided to flush the toilet to clear away the blood.

The tenants told CNN that they called authorities. The police say that the mother called her landlord, saying she’d heard a strange sound that seemed like it might be a baby and suggested that the landlord and others come to check.

When police arrived at the apartment, they said, they found a pair of pants stained with blood.




MiMi Faust In Her Man Nikko & His “Friend” Johnny’s “NY 2 LA” Music Video

MiMi Faust In Her Man Nikko & His “Friend” Johnny’s “NY 2 LA” Music Video

On Monday’s episode of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,”  (full episode click on LHHATL link) we saw MiMi Faust entering the combat zone on the set of her man Nikko‘s new video “NY 2 LA”.  And the battle was over K.Michelle (who was there to supposedly be in the video too) and Nikko’s rap “partner” Johnny and their alleged down-lowness.

Did you miss it ? Well, we’ve got the fight and the actual finished video product inside…

K.Michelle and co-star/friend Ariane really dodged a bullet by not appearing in this video.  Because the basicness is at an all time high.  For some reason, we continue to hold out hope that MiMi will end her reign as Queen of Patheticness (but we REALLY want to like her!) and wake up and smell the GLBT coffee.  But she clearly didn’t (and still hasn’t since she recently posted a pic of her and Nikko at her charity event saying they’re still together).

In the above foolishness, we see Nikko and Johnny acting like pilots while Diddy bop’ing all in the airplane hangar and on the tarmac.  And as we watch, we keep saying under our breath, “Please don’t let MiMi actually appear, please say she changed her mind last minute”.

Last night’s fight scene drama: While MiMi got her hair done at a conference room table, K. and Ariane revealed that they know people… who know people…who know that Johnny is indeed gay.  Which means they believe he’s on the down low and acting like he likes women…and they’re not feeling that.

MiMi cut hard for Johnny saying, “I’ve only seen hm with bad bishes and he’s not gay.”  Alrighty then.

The conversation soon turned into a war–with K. accusing Nikko of being gay himself.  She said, “You have a roommate in Atlanta. Rent is not that high boo boo in Atlanta.  You have a roomate for $1000 rent?  This is not New York.  GTFOH.”

Boom.  Peep the above video clip from last night.  Nikko also released a video last week called “I’m Ready Girl” that he dedicated to MiMi.  Peep that at your own risk.




Cheers To New Vh2 Dramatic Dance Series “Hit The Floor ” (First Episode)

Cheers To New Vh2 Dramatic Dance Series “Hit The Floor ” (First Episode)

 That’s right there’s a new TV series taking a time slot on Vh2 and once again they never disappoint. With a cast consisting of Logan Laurice Browning, Kimberly Elise, Taylour Paige, Dean... 



Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Season 2 Episode 6 (video)

Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Season 2 Episode 6 (video)



Will Smith Surprises Audience On “The Graham Norton Show” And Does Carlton Dance With Co-Stars Alfonso Ribeiro & DJ Jazzy Jeff (video)

Will Smith Surprises Audience On “The Graham Norton Show” And Does Carlton Dance With Co-Stars Alfonso Ribeiro & DJ Jazzy Jeff (video)

Will Smith was in the UK epromoting his latest film “After Earth” with his son Jaden on The Graham Norton Show.

Last year when he stopped by the show he performed The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme, so this year her topped that performance and surprised the audience with co-stars DJ Jazzy Jeff and Alfonso Ribiero, then broke out in the famous Carlton dance.




SiriusXM Praise Channel Is Now “Kirk Franklin’s Praise”

SiriusXM Praise Channel Is Now “Kirk Franklin’s Praise”

Urbaninsite reports,

Sirius XM Radio says that its gospel music channel, Praise, will become Kirk Franklin’s Praise, a commercial-free music channel executive produced by multi-Grammy® Award-winning, multi-platinum selling, crossover gospel artist Kirk Franklin.

Kirk Franklin’s Praise channel will give SiriusXM listeners the opportunity to hear contemporary and classic gospel music from artists such as Shirley Caesar, Fred Hammond, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp, Isaac Carree, LeAndria, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Mali Music and Lecrae.

Kirk Franklin’s Praise will be available via satellite on channel 64, and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online The 24/7 commercial-free gospel music channel will launch on Friday, May 24, at 12:00 pm ET.

Kirk Franklin will celebrate the launch of Kirk Franklin’s Praise with a live performance and an intimate Q&A in front of an audience of SiriusXM listeners for SiriusXM’s “Artist Confidential” series. The performance will air on Kirk Franklin’s Praise channel, on Monday, May 27 at 8:00 am ET and throughout the following week.  SiriusXM’s “Artist Confidential” with Kirk Franklin will also be available on SiriusXM On Demand for listeners listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online more information on SiriusXM On Demand.