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BLACKOUT 2: PH vs AFTERSHOCK (How To Battle)

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PH vs AFTERSHOCK in the K.O.T.D. battle league up in Toronto, Canada. Before this battle, the artist formerly known as “Pumpkinhead” was on a winning streak, consistently catching bodies for Team Homi (-cide) both in the States (GTEC) and up north at King of The Dot. Aftershock is known to be ill with the pen. Will PH catch another victory or will Aftershock put an end to the hype? Watch this awesome battle at the event “BLACKOUT 2” hosted by Organik. I have been at a K.O.T.D event and they definitely do it proper, so big up to them.

After the battle, judging and comments from both contestants there is a quick commercial for PH’s current Album which features County of Kings video and How To Battle, which we hope to make a video for and release as a single in the near future. You can stream it below and hear the full version. This is the song in which PH shouts out mad battle MC’s in the game right now. Go to MCMI.BANDCAMP.com to preview other songs off the album as well. If you like what you hear, you know what to do, fam.
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[New Music] PH: My Type of Angel (Valentine’s Day release)

My Type of Angel

Ya boy PH hooked up with Chordz Cordero for this special Valentine’s Day release. Of course it’s for the ladies, but fellas will relate. The track is produced by Becoming Phil. You can preview and purchase this on the artist (formerly known as Pumpkinhead)’s bandcamp, starting Valentine’s Day, followed by an EP also featuring Chordz Cordero (also check Chordz’ single Freedom: How We Get).

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[New Music] FREEDOM (How We Get) by GMS & CHORDZ CORDERO

Freedom (How We Get)
 

On Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, MCMI Records presents FREEDOM (How We Get)“, a musical collaboration between GMS (Hydra/The Plague/MCMI) and Chordz Cordero (Intaphaze/MCMI).

According to GMS, “The song kinda came about by accident. We were in the lab to work on something else and I had this beat playing. Chordz said, ‘Wait, leave that on. Let me write to that.’”

Ten minutes later, they recorded it. Once Chordz dropped his vocals on the track, the two knew they had something powerful on their hands. GMS added speeches from several historical figures who have championed the cause of freedom, to enhance the feeling of inspiration generated by Chordz’ lyrics and harmonies.

“I chose people who have stood up for people’s rights and fought for an ideal of freedom,” explains GMS.

GMS Brooklyn picGMS is an emcee in the group Hydra and a larger collective known as The PLAGUE. He has appeared on projects on QN5 Music and on PH’s last 2 albums “Orange Moon Over Brooklyn” (Soulspasm/Rawkus) and “Know The Ledge” (MCMI), as well as put out 2 Plague mixtapes featuring the crew. He also DJ’s and plays several instruments. He has been making tracks on the low for years, but this is the first song he has released as a producer.

“A lot of people know me as an emcee / lyricist.” GMS tells us, “Most people don’t know I am also a musician.”

Chordz Cordero is a Jamaica Queens artist that has been perfecting his skills as an emcee, singer, producer, andChordz Cordero MCMI musician since 1995. He has collaborated with artists such as St. Joe Louis, Brokn.Englsh, Daniel Joseph, Swave Sevah, and PH, to name a few. You might also remember him from playing the trumpet and singing the intro to PH’s song King Latifah at the Album Release Show at Southpaw.

“I met PH at a Jean Grae concert at Highline Ballroom a few years back,” Chordz recalls, “when he was performing with his former group Brooklyn Academy. After a few chats we got together to do some tracks for both of our projects.“

PH introduced Chordz to GMS and LR Blitzkrieg, his partners at MCMI Records.

“GMS gave me some beats to rock to and I had ideas for some, but nothing hit me like “Freedom“.”, Chordz explains. “I needed a song that spoke to the people and not just one group or race. “Freedom” is for all mankind. We live in a crazy world and everyone screams daily to be “free” from something (self destruction, poverty, prison, debt, social stigma, etc.). This is for all of us!”

The song is dropping on Jan. 15th 2012 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s on his birthday, but celebrates all those who have fought for freedom, from Bobby Kennedy, to Gloria Steinem, to Malcom X, to others in the worldwide struggle, including the struggle within ourselves.

DJ’s, producers, MC’s and Spoken Word artists who want to create remixes of the song, get in touch with GMS [at] MCMIreport.com. There will be a video contest announced in the near future as well.

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DJ Eclipse Interviews PH on “Halftime Radio” WNYU 89.1fm (Video) + “How To Battle” (Audio)

PH went up to The Halftime Radio Show on WNYU 89.1fm, with Chordz Cordero and myself, GMS, to talk to host DJ Eclipse about his new album KNOW THE LEDGE. The conversation quickly turned to battling, then and now, the differences between the rules from the days of Blaze Battle and Braggin’ Rites and the popular battle leagues today, like GrindTimeNow and KOTD. This was a perfect segway into PH’s song “How To Battle” off the album, where PH flips the 50 Cent classic How To Rob but names dozens of MC’s in the battle game today.

The interview is dope. This is just part 2, the only part I had video of, but I will put up the audio of the rest in a few days. A lot of interesting stuff is talked about, plus a cypher between PH, Chordz and myself towards the end.

I included the full audio of the song “How To Battle”, below the video. See how many battle rappers you can catch as PH weaves their names into metaphors!

PH – ALBUM RELEASE SHOW INTRO x KING LATIFAH (video)

PH KING LATIFAHHere is the first installment of clips from the MCMI records album release show for PH’s newest album “Know the Ledge” held at SouthPaw Bklyn. The show and party was an amazing event Hosted by Jean Grae and DJ’d by Heavy Hitters DP ONE and DJ Enuff. With a talent heavy line up of MC’s like Math Hoffa,Poison Pen, YC the Cynic, Iron Solomon, Rah Digga, Pack FM, just to name a few that all came out to show love and support of the underground king.


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With a crazy intro by Chordz Cordero, PH rips into the track King Latifah off the “Know the Ledge” album. If you don’t already have it, Pick up a physical copy at FatBeats & UGHH or digital at MCMIbandcamp.com, or iTunes, – The Tees worn by PH, Chordz Cordero, and LR Blitzkrieg: “King Latifah“, “Pen X Sword“, and “MCMI Forever” respectively can be bought at MCMIapparel. Support great Hip Hop.

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