See what had happened was … in 2011 French filmmaker Mikael Colombu directed a video for Drake – “We’ll Be Fine“ (off Drake’s last album “Take Care“), but it was never released. Supposedly, both Drake and the director weren’t happy with how it was coming out, so they scrapped it.
Colombu wanted to put it out, but couldn’t get the label to sign off on it, since they felt promoting a song off the old album might distract from the NEW album, “Nothing Was The Same“, so Colombu couldn’t use the audio for the song or it would get pulled for copyright infringement / unauthorized use yada yada. Follow me?
Colombu released it anyway, using the music “Don Carlo” by Verdi instead. The result is kind of awesome! Watching the visuals while listening to the classical music is eerie and puts you in a mood. I like it. Let me know what you think.
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Okay so you’ve probably heard of STOMP, the International stage show where they act crazy onstage and bang out beats on just about EVERYTHING except a musical instrument (brooms, garbage cans, tubes and buckets are some of their favorites). But you might be wondering why MCMIreport.com is posting an article about one of the longest running cast members of the show, Keith “WildChild” Middleton. Well the answer is simple. This is the same WildChild who is one third of the group HYDRA, co-founder of the underground Hip Hop crew The PLAGUE!
WildChild performing in STOMP
He is also a talented musician, composer, super producer (check the tracks “Twelve” and “Love Is …“, for examples) and my very own “brother from another mother.” (I am actually the friend he is talking about in the piece, who did magic shows for money at age 12 and then ran to the studio to make rap demos.) So, when NewYork.com put up this awesome interview, as one of their “COOL JOBS Q & A” stories, I had to share it with y’all.
CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW
Keith “WildChild” Middleton of ‘Stomp’ Takes Center Stage (NewYork.com)
* UPDATE: WildChild is gearing up to release a solo album of his original music and spoken word, early 2014, as well as more music from HYDRA and The PLAGUE. Click to FIND OUT MORE about his album “TRANSITIONS“.
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I heard this song on SiriusXM Radio on the drive home today (big up @LordSear) and I got so hyped! Busta Rhymes is in rare form, spittin’ ferocious on this and Q-Tip bodies the track as well. I had always wondered why some MC’s had never exploited the “I wanna thank you, heavenly father …” sample for a chorus. Well now they have.
Kanye West and Lil Wayne both play cheerleaders to their star players. Adding their names and presence in the videos is sure to make sure the younger audience sit up and pay attention to the legendary Native Tongues representatives. Smart move. But I have a suspicion they are planning a remix with everybody’s verse, this is just the teaser. The video is pretty slick. Simple, but with a lot of ‘production value’. The beat, the personnel, the rhymes and the hype are sure to make Thank You a classic. A great vehicle to promote Busta Rhymes’ upcoming ELE2 (Extinction Level Event 2) album.
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Shabaam Sahdeeq has come along way from the days of Rawkus Records, “5 Star Generals” (ft. Eminem, AL Skillz, etc.), “Arabian Nights” and performing at shows produced and hosted by yours truly (pats self on back, heh heh). The veteran spitter is still cranking out hip hop bangers in the form of mix-tapes, albums and collaborations like this one, over a track by Alterbeats.
The visuals for “Stop It”, off of Alterbeats’ new album ‘Class Struggle,’ have Sahdeeq bringing heat to all parts of the County of Kings, representin’ BK to the fullest, to quote a Biggie lyric. The song is basically a showcase of an Alterbeats production while Sahdeeq entertains with above average lyrics, wordplay and delivery. It also features cuts by DJ Tricks. If you had any intention of frontin’ on any of these brothers … Stop It!
Class Struggle on iTunes and Fat Beats
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Wow, whether you believe Eminem is a “Rap God” or you want to argue about it, this video directed Rich Lee and produced by Justin Diener & Kathy Angstadt, is hot!
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