New distribution deal with Thompkins Media Group/MRI/ Red
see www.newtroitrecords.com for details.
According to Wikipedia, “Spyder D (Duane Hughes) was a classic "old school" rapper and producer from New York City who combined elements of jazz and funk in his live instrumental backing tracks. "Big Apple Rappin'" was perhaps his most famous 12", released on his own Newtroit Records in 1980, becoming the first rapper to do so.He has recently resurrected Newtroit Records as Newtroit Music Group and has signed a distribution deal with Thompkins Media Group who utilize the Sony/Red/MRI distribution network. Another notable release was "I Can't Wait (To Rock The Mike)", released in 1986 as single—a version of the Nu Shooz hit "I Can't Wait".
Other Spyder D releases include "Buckwheat's Rap" (Profile, 1985), and the house party hit "Smerphie's Dance", now an often-sampled cult classic (not to be confused with another early 80's song called "The Smurf", performed by Tyrone Brunson). Spyd