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MCMI REPORT: Seed x Nottz – No Way in Hell (Album)

Seed x Nottz – No Way in Hell (Album)

Seed x Nottz - No Way in Hell (Album)

Last week MCMI’s LR Blitzkrieg, Keith “Wildchild” Middleton, GMS and MrMecc attended an advance listening party for Seed X Nottz – No Way in Hell featuring the Bad Seed and produced by Nottz, atIMI Studios in Manhattan. The project brings the BK-VA duo of Seed & Nottz back together again, giving you another dose of the hypnotic hip hop serum they concocted years ago with songs like For the Kids, Uhhnnh, Would You Luh Me. The pair sounded great together back in the day, but then went their separate ways for quite awhile. Both released a plethora of songs with other artists and 20 years later Seed announced that he was going to retire as an MC.

But before retiring Seed dropped his “final” album Coreyography, featuring one joint produced by Nottz, Belt Off (Official Video). I’m sure if someone asked if he would drop another album he answered “No way in hell,” but the song knocked so hard that it inspired the two to talk about possibly, just maybe, recording another project together.

Fast forward and we are sitting in a room listening to No Way In Hell. The room is filled more with friends, family and real MCees than Industry, which is fitting, because if you know Seed or Nottz, there is nothing industry or contrived about either of them. As Seed and his daughter Boopy hosted the event, playing some tracks twice at our request, one thing was incredibly clear: this project was definitely worth the wait.

The concept is that the album is narrated by a female disc jockey broadcasting over W-HELL 66.6FM radio. Seed tells us he was inspired by the way the cult classic gang movie WARRIORS was narrated.

No Way In Hell starts off with the politically charged lead single “The Devil’s In The White House.”

Then there’s the “Belt Off Remix”, featuring Rockness Monsta (of Heltah Skeltah) and NapsNdreds. As Seed tells it, Rock was originally set to appear on “The Devil,” but it just felt right to have him on the revamped “Belt Off.”

“I decided it would be doper to hear him on there due to the subject matter,” Seed says. “As a fan, I wanted to hear Rock take his belt off and whoop some ass. And as far as Naps goes, dude’s my new favorite rapper. Period.”

Other standouts include the relationship drama of “Pretty Little Liar” featuring Tiye Phoenix, the super-funky “Yellow Lights” featuring Sauce Money, and the verbal middle finger Bad Mood.” And when put together, they form one of the year’s best rap releases. Hopefully it doesn’t take another 20 years for these two to drop another project.

No Way in Hell which also boasts guests appearances from Sauce Money and DJ Total Eclipse (X-Ecutioners), is available now through all major digital retailers and streaming platforms via Crisis Center Collective!

If you are in NYC you can attend the NO WAY IN HELL Album Release Party tonight at The Delancey, part of the Rock Da House series, presented by Doc Ahk, Mic Handz and DJ Toshi. The line up is sick, admission is free and there’s drink specials early.

Seed x Nottz - No Way in Hell (Album)

Seed x Nottz – No Way in Hell (Album)

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-…

FOLLOW BOP ALLOY Facebook, IG, Twitter: @BopAlloy
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]

PH MEMORIAL SHOW: Immortal Technique, Apathy, Dwellas, Nems, DNA, Charlie Clips

PH MEMORIAL SHOW: Immortal Technique, Apathy, Dwellas, Nems, DNA, Charlie Clips

PH MEMORIAL SHOW: Immortal Technique, Apathy, Dwellas, Nems, DNA, Charlie Clips

June 8th, 2018 10:30pm – 3am

IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE
CELLA DWELLAS
NEMS \ DNA \ CHARLIE CLIPS
TEAM HOMI \ BAD SEED \ THE PLAGUE
(LR Blitzkrieg, GMS, Wildchild, PackFM, Tonedeff, MrMecc)

DP ONE – ECLIPSE – TOSHI – BLOWOUT – JOE BODEGA

HOSTED by EOW!

21+ ID is a MUST!!
@MERCURY LOUNGE: 217 E Houston St, NYC 10002
TICKETS: $10 ADV / $15 day of, at door *

* Proceeds from Ticket Sales, Merch and all Contributions go to the children of Robert PH Diaz. Thank you for your support!

What more can be said about this legendary MC, friend, father and true artist, who did a lot for Hip Hop, fellow artists and the battle rap game that hasn’t been said already? The friends and family of PH aka PUMPKINHEAD have dedicated ourselves to keeping his legacy alive, musically and in support of his seeds. The events are packed with great music from incredible artists, but are also a great time to reconnect with fam, remember PH and toast to those who are gone but not forgotten, as many good brothers and sisters have transcended in recent years.

PH MEMORIAL SHOW: Immortal Technique, Apathy, Dwellas, Nems, DNA, Charlie Clips

Salute to EVERYBODY on the bill (and those not on the bill), because everyone is donating their time whether promoting, working the event or performing onstage. Previous memorial shows featured a gazillion artists, who were all PH’s friends and musical collaborators, but with so many on the stage each artist got very little shine in the few minutes allotted. This year we scaled it back a bit, so that the line up will not be the same every show and the artists have more time to pay homage with their musical renditions.

Shouts to Doc Ahk who did much of the legwork, booking and promotions, the flyer itself and is one of the best event promoters and stage managers in New York. The show is going to be incredible – of course. IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE will inspire, motivate and incite. APATHY joining us is a new treat. The CELLA DWELLAS are definitely a hometown favorite. While notorious for their battle rap careers, this is an awesome opportunity to hear artists like NEMS, DNA, CHARLIE CLIPS and Team HOMI flex their material, a countermeasure to the mumble rap music movement (YOU WILL HEAR ACTUAL WORDS! LOL) and represents 100% REAL HIP HOP.

PH MEMORIAL SHOW: Immortal Technique, Apathy, Dwellas, Nems, DNA, Charlie Clips

These will be available at the event – while supplies last!!

As for my crew, The PLAGUE? … hell yeah, we will do our thing! Not about to let anybody upstage us, LOL. The BAD SEED is rocking joints from his new project SEED x NOTTZ, produced by NOTTZ obviously and that is all I need to know. Seed with the verses, Nottz with the beats. Let’s go!

Me (GMS), Wild Child, LR Blitzkrieg, PackFM, MrMecc and Tonedeff, plus Poison Pen (who reps Team Homi, Stronghold and The Plague) and DJ DP ONE are coming with some classics, but also some brand new material, which has never been performed before. All in honor of our fallen champion, the Underground King, PH aka PUMPKINHEAD!

Other DJ’s ECLIPSE, TOSHI & JOE BODEGA will keep the party rockin’ before, after and in between sets and the whole night will be hosted by EOW (End of the Weak) so this night is going to be extra special!

#ripPH #PHforever #RobertPHDiaz #PUMPKINHEAD

Celebrate Life!

Stay blessed!

– GMS (@GMS_MCMI)

PH MEMORIAL SHOW: Immortal Technique, Apathy, Dwellas, Nems, DNA, Charlie Clips

MCMI REPORT: LR BLITZKRIEG – IN THESE STREETS feat MR. LIVE & UG

LR BLITZKRIEG – IN THESE STREETS feat MR. LIVE & UG

LR BLITZKRIEG - IN THESE STREETS feat MR. LIVE & UG

MCMI’s LR Blitzkrieg is back with his second single/video, “In These Streets”, featuring hip hop veterans, Mr. Live and U.G. (Cella Dwellas), off his forthcoming project, “Outta Nowhere” TBA. 

The track bangs with hard-hitting production by U.G. (aka P90X). Mr. Live’s sets it off with simultaneous humor and gun bars:

“John Smith..Bringin’ a long fif..a couple of broadswords and a Tec with the wrong grip..a 30 Odd six, right body, the wrong ditch..a nigga way off you can tell by the strong twitch…”

U.G. of Cella Dwella fame also kills it and let’s us know:

“It’s UG and Blitz, Wu-Tang ain’t the only ones NOT to F–k with!”

Blitz is the clean up hitter and packs so many hard hitting punches into his 16, I don’t want to give too much away, but one line that could sum up the intentions of his verse is:

“Learn young’, I burn somethin’, You earned nothin’, y’all Taxed the game too long and our Return’s comin’…”

The video shot and edited by Mic Handz of Soul Mazonz, is a mad dash through the streets of Brooklyn, as Blitz and his like-minded MC friends chase “Lil” and “Yung”, played by Qaasim and Khalil Middleton (of the group Juggernaut War Party, and of television’s The Get Down, The Naked Brothers Band and American Idol). At the end of the video, ‘Krieg catches the youngsters and hands them CD’s from Busta Rhymes, Sean P (#RIP) and PH (#RIP), to give them examples of what real hip hop is. Like a Marvel Studios after credits scene, there is footage of the two MC’s excitedly reciting parts of Busta’s “Show Me What You Got” off of the Anarchy album.

The single was supposed to drop in March, but Blitz decided to bless y’all with a present on his birthday and leaked it himself on February 6th. It is available on SoundcloudBandcampiTunes, Amazon and all digital outlets worldwide!

Enjoy!

GMS (@GMS_MCMI)

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LR BLITZKRIEG – IN THESE STREETS feat MR. LIVE & UG

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MCMI REPORT: SUBSTANTIAL ‘SEEDS’ EP

MCMI REPORT: SUBSTANTIAL ‘SEEDS’ EP

MCMI REPORT: SUBSTANTIAL ‘SEEDS’ EP is an instrumental project produced by SUBSTANTIAL, available now on BANDCAMP and available everywhere else on Dec 29th, 2017.

Happy Holidays from Substantial! Here’s a little something he’s been been keeping quiet for a long time: not only is he an amazing MC, he makes beats!  

I produced my first beat when I was 15 years old and never looked back. But even though I have been making instrumentals virtually nonstop for two decades, these days, I have only really shared them with my students and officially released even less. – Substantial

Fast forward to 2017. With a boatload of beats, more than he has written songs to, Stan decided to embark on a mission to produce his first official instrumental album, entitled, The Garden (out in 2018). But before there can be a garden, we need seeds to plant.

MCMI REPORT: SUBSTANTIAL 'SEEDS' EP

Enters the 8 track EP, Seeds featuring seven instrumentals and one remix. The project consist of several older beats Substantial produced, plus a few new ones and an insane remix of Tonedeff’s song Moment. 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Listen. Enjoy. Share.

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MCMI REPORT: SUBSTANTIAL ‘SEEDS’ EP