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EOW NYC: DAMA NILLZ + DJ GMS + OPEN MIC! (Feb 16th)

EOW Dama Nillz and GMS flyer

Just a quick reminder that I will be spinning Sunday night, Feb 16th, at End of the Weak (#EOW, #EOdub, etc), the longest running weekly Hip Hop Open Mic event in NYC. Being that it is Valentine’s Day Weekend, the ‘Dub has enlisted in me to provide a soundtrack for the LOVE of HIP HOP, as I did on my recently released The LOVE IS Mixtape.

Since it is a special occasion I will be giving out a LIMITED EDITION physical CD of the 80 minute mix, to the first 100 people who show up, so be on time, or better yet, be early! The event starts at 7pm and goes to midnight.

The featured artist for the night is DAMA NILZ, a dope MC who is having it as her Release Party for her album It’s All About You, available on iTunes.

Here is footage of her last performance when she tore it down at EOW NYC! Skip to 1:37 where the actual song starts.

If you’ve got bars get down early and sign up for the OPEN MIC, hosted by Jess Jamez, Majesty, and Ayy Pii, with DJ Callabrass. MC’s start lining up for the Open Mic at 7 and the list is usually filled by 7:30, but sometimes not, so still ask for it if you get there later. There is no extra charge for signing up for the open mic. It’s usually $10, but you can now get advance Tickets for $7, here.  MC’s who rock the open mic perform at least one song or do 2 verses over the DJ’s beat.

@GMS_MCMI | @MCMIreport | @DamaNillz | @EOdub

Keith WildChild Middleton – M Pire Magazine Exclusive Interview (Video)

M Pire Magazine cover copyM Pire Magazine gets an exclusive interview with lyricist, producer and actor, MCMI’s  Keith “Wild Child” Middleton. Known for his NY underground Hip Hop group HYDRA and crew The PLAGUE, and his years in the hit musical show STOMP at the Orpheum Theater, the WildChild speaks out on his new album of Spoken Word and original music, “Transitions”.

M Pire magazine article

CLICK TO READ FULL Feb 14th 2014 ISSUE.

@GMS_MCMI | @KeithWildChild | @MCMIreport

DJ GMS: The LOVE IS Mixtape (Stream + Download)

THE LOVE IS MIXTAPE

Last year MCMI Records dropped the HYDRA song “Love Is …” right before Valentine’s Day. The song “Love Is …”, produced by Keith “WildChild” Middleton, is a celebration of the Love of Hip Hop and a challenge to any rappers who do this for the money, without a true Love for the art.

Now in 2014, on Valentine’s Day, we present yo you … “The LOVE IS Mixtape”, mixed by DJ GMS, with a special intro from LR Blitzkrieg and testimonials from Masta Ace, Torae, Sha Stimuli, PackFM, Substantial, Chordz Cordero, Rich Medina, DP One, WildChild and many more, talking about what Hip Hop means to them.

GMS DJ picThis 80 minute continuous blend of amazing music is a tribute to all the Hip Hop songs that celebrate Love of music, Love of the culture, Love of being in the studio, and Love of making something special for the people!

There are so many great artists on this CD, from The ROOTS, to SLUM VILLAGE, TORAE, MASTA ACE, BUSTA RHYMES, COMMON, MOS DEF, NAS, SCARFACE, ATCQ, ERYKAH BADU, SOUL PURPOSE, PHAROAHE MONCH, SNOOP, Dr. DRE, DE LA SOUL …  the list goes on and on. And of course, HYDRA!

So the next time you are in the mood for some “Love & Hip Hop”, put down the TV remote and put on “The LOVE IS Mixtape” - absolutely, 100% FREE!!! If you want to support, show your Love by coming to an event, copping a Tee or Sweatshirt off MCMIapparel.com, or other music on MCMI Records.

The Love Is Mixtape Back Cover

Stream as one continuous track on MixCloud
Stream + Download from BandCamp

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COUNTY OF KINGS (PH ft. LR Blitzkrieg) at RAKIM Concert in Red Hook Park


Check out this performance by PH ft. LR Blitzkrieg at Red Hook Park, this past summer. The God RAKIM was headliner of the free outdoor performance, hosted by the Lyricist Lounge in conjunction with Summer Stage. The song in the video is County of Kings – PH ft. LR Blitzkrieg, Skyzoo, Sha Stimuli & Ruste Juxx, off of PH’s album KNOW THE LEDGE (MCMI Records), performed over Jay Z’s “Where I’m From” instrumental.

Shout out to Poison Pen who was hosting and DJ DP ONE on the wheels. I haven’t seen a lot of this show on youtube, so I am going to upload some more footage of the event soon. For more great videos, SUBSCRIBE to MCMI REPORT on YouTube.

Know The Ledge booklet art

@GMS_MCMI | @MCMIreport | @PH_TeamHOMI | @LR_Blitzkrieg | @PoisonPenBK | @DJDPONE

PH & Q-UNIQUE: GATEKEEPERS (Single)

PH & Q-Unique

Over 14 years ago, there was a double A-Side record called “Plan A”, produced by Skeme Team, which had The Arsonists & Non Phixion (“14 Years of Rap”) on one side and Brooklyn Academy (“Con Artists”) on the other. At the end of 2013, right on time for Christmas, comes a new song from PH & Q-Unique, as the Brooklyn Academy and Arsonists veterans come together once again, over a DJ Supa Dave production, “Gatekeepers”.

“Gatekeepers” is a statement from the two artists showing that they can verbally spar with the best old and new rappers in the game, keeping Hip Hop exactly that – “Hip Hop”! The song is dope, with both MC’s spittin’ fire over the Supa Dave banger and the artwork is pretty sick as well. I hear there is a video in the works.

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