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Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) Count On Us / Writing My Wrongs [MUSIC VIDEO]

Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) Count On Us / Writing My Wrongs [MUSIC VIDEO]

Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) Count On Us / Writing My Wrongs [MUSIC VIDEO]

Earlier this year, after a brief tour in Japan honoring the late Nujabes, Substantial & Marcus D, together known as Bop Alloy filmed a new music video. Directed by Robert Lewis and edited by Robert Lewis the video includes clips shot by Cameron Ross, Stan Robinson & Ramzey Staples. 

Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) Count On Us / Writing My Wrongs [MUSIC VIDEO]

Count On Us / Writing My Wrongs was filmed mostly in Tokyo, Japan, but also in the USin Baltimore, MD, Seattle, WA and Oregon, and features our dapper duo switching from Blackjack to seeking therapy. Both songs are standout tracks from the group’s 2014 sophomore album Another Day in the Life of… available on CD, Vinyl and streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and BandCamp. 

LYRICS COU: https://genius.com/Bop-alloy-count-on… | WMR: https://genius.com/Bop-alloy-writing-…

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Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0ls1K…

– GMS (@GMS_MCMI on IG & TW)

Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) Count On Us / Writing My Wrongs [MUSIC VIDEO]

Pharoahe Monch, Black Thought & Rakim – J Period Live Mixtape

Pharoahe Monch, Black Thought & Rakim - J Period Live Mixtape

J.PERIOD Presents…

The Live Mixtape [#Top5 Edition]

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Featuring performances by

Rakim
Pharoahe Monch
with Special Guest
BlackThought 

Opening DJ Sets by @DJMoma [Everyday People] & @TheWhooligan

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MCMI REPORT: Erick Sermon – Vernia (Official Trailer)

MCMI REPORT: Erick Sermon – Vernia (Official Trailer)

MCMI REPORT: Erick Sermon – Vernia (Official Trailer)

MCMI REPORT: Erick Sermon - Vernia (Official Trailer)

The Funk Lord, Erick Sermon, releases the official trailer to his soon to be released album, Vernia. The album boasts features from AZ, Styles P, Big Krit, Malice, Too Short, Xzibit, K Solo and more.

With countless classics, hit songs, gold and platinum albums, Erick Sermon and EPMD are legends in the game, laying down the foundation for groups, solo artists, crews and labels. Are you anticipating this new solo project from the “Green Eyed Bandit”?

Let us know in the comments below and follow our social media for more updates.

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MCMI REPORT: Erick Sermon – Vernia (Official Trailer)

DIRTBAG DAN: CADDY PH IMMORTAL (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

DIRTBAG DAN: CADDY PH IMMORTAL (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
DIRTBAG DAN: CADDY PH IMMORTAL (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

DIRTBAG DAN: CADDY PH IMMORTAL (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

West Coast rapper / battler / comedian Dirtbag Dan has a great video out for “Caddy PH Immortal” a memorial for Robert “PH” Diaz and Robert “Cadalack Ron” Paulson, two of Dan’s Hip Hop peers who the world lost too soon.  Dirtbag battled both MC’s, Ron for Grind Time Now and PH for PoisonPenTV/URL, but behind the scenes they were friends and all three respected each other’s talents.

DIRTBAG DAN: CADDY PH IMMORTAL (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

The video has Dan skateboarding thoughout Los Angeles lamenting about his friends and how their musical legacies not only immortalized them, but made him realize that he has wasted a lot of time (haven’t we all?) and it’s a race against the clock to get his music out and accomplish his life’s goals. Clips of Cadalack and PH, a beautiful mural of Ron and a street sign that reads “Robert ‘PH’ Diaz Way” bring the spirits of both Roberts into the video, which was directed by Kyle Gray and filmed by Jeff Hammerton. The song was produced by Rey Resurreccion, mixed and Mastered by Chris Paxton at Nexus Audio

Dirtbag Dan explained to HipHopDX about the personal significance of making this video:

“Caddy and PH had a lot more in common than most would assume. They were both battle rappers, but they were also respected musicians who personified the places they came from. They inspired. They left a legacy. To me, they’re immortal now. That’s what I wanted to write about.”

CADDY PH IMMORTAL by Dirtbag Dan (feat. Ichy the Killer) is available on itunes and on the artists BandCamp page. The full project 3RTYS drops 8/30/18.

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DIRTBAG DAN: CADDY PH IMMORTAL (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Jay ARE (John Robinson + J Rawls) Youth Culture Power (Sampler) Feat. Tiffany Paige

Jay ARE (John Robinson + J Rawls) Youth Culture Power (Sampler) Feat. Tiffany Paige

Jay ARE (John Robinson + J Rawls) – Youth Culture Power (Sampler) Feat. Tiffany Paige

I will admit, when my long time friend and musical peer John Robinson sent me the link to this project, I didn’t really know what to make of it. It’s Soundcloud audio, so, is it a podcast? Not really, but there are conversations. So, is it an EP? Not really, but there are some songs.

The beats knock, the musical landscapes are incredible and Jay ARE are dropping serious barz (with a “z”) on us, but it’s not a traditional album format. Having had a few conversations about education myself (I am a 20+ year veteran of the public school system, as a teacher and recently became certified for administration), I knew it would be interesting to say the least and probably incredibly dope musically, so I gave it a thorough listen. The audio feast that ensued was so flavorful I had to go back for seconds and thirds. 

Jay ARE (John Robinson + J Rawls) - Youth Culture Power (Sampler) Feat. Tiffany Paige

So what is it? Youth Culture Power is essentially several dope J Rawls produced, jazz-infused hip-hop tracks, blended with live instrumentation of the Liquid Crystal Project, over which the emcees rhyme poetics laced with the melodic tones of Tiffany Paige. This is merged with snippets of conversations from educators and scholars such as Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, Dr. Jocelyn Wilson, Martha Diaz, Dr. Bettina Love and Dr. Christopher Emdin, talking about attitudes towards students, the public school system and the current state of educating inner city youth.  This soundcloud player contains a sampler of the full project (Book + Album) that is on the way. 

At times it feels like you are listening to some good talk radio on WNYC or NPR. At times it’s some revolutionary, hardcore yet intelligent Hip Hop, the likes of which you get from artists like Dead Prez or Common. Some of the music is simple boom bap, hard beats and MCees dropping science. Other tracks contain sweet melodies in hooks, reminiscent of Lauren Hill’s contrasting her singing voice with her and the other Fugees’ intricate lyricism. The end-result is ear candy – audio that is equally rich in it’s musical tapestry as it is intellectually and spiritually stimulating. 

Jay ARE (John Robinson + J Rawls) - Youth Culture Power (Sampler) Feat. Tiffany Paige

Jay ARE consists of educators and hip-hop kids J Rawls and John Robinson turned musical maestros, who have merged their musical work with their educational theories. Their upcoming Book + Album project, Youth Culture Power promotes their philosophy on education: Youth Culture Pedagogy (YCP). The group  believes that their pedagogy can “maximize students’  full potential for success and promote lifelong engagement in learning,” so this is more than just music.

To learn more, visit the website: itsjayare.com and follow: @ItsJayARE | @Whoisjr | @Jrawls82

– GMS (@GMS_MCMI)

Jay ARE (John Robinson + J Rawls) Youth Culture Power (Sampler) Feat. Tiffany Paige