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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.


Video by:SevenEighteenMedia
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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“County of Kings” ft. Sha Stimuli, SkyZoo, Ruste Juxx & LR Blitzkrieg (official video)

“HOLLYWOOD” (prod. DJ STATIC)

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PH: KNOW THE LEDGE on CD @ UGHH!

KNOW THE LEDGE album cover
PH: KNOW THE LEDGE
dropped digitally in August, but the response for the album was overwhelming and many fans asked if it would be released on CD or Vinyl. You asked and we delivered! MCMI Records proudly presents KNOW THE LEDGE on CD (4 panel digipak!) available right now on UGHH (UndergroundHipHop.com). The physicals were available at the Album Release party in September – and thank you to the numerous supporters who copped one right at the door of Southpaw – but now they are available worldwide, so international Hip Hop fans can order them.

We are currently setting up a Tour Schedule, so if you want PH to come to your city, let your local promoters know to holler at us @MCMIreport or info@MCMIreport.com!

 

PH Album Release Show (@Southpaw – Brooklyn)

MCMI RECORDS presents


PH


(formerly Pumpkinhead)

KNOW THE LEDGE

ALBUM RELEASE SHOW!


Thursday, Sept. 15th, 2011

hosted by

Jean Grae

on the wheels

DJ ENUFF + DP ONE

@ SOUTHPAW (details below)

Appearances + Performances by

ST. JOE LOUIS * TEAM HOMI *YC THE CYNIC
THE BAD SEED * HYDRA * IRON SOLOMON
POISON PEN * PACKFM * THIRSTIN HOWL
the 3rd
DANIEL JOSEPH * CORTEZ * E.O.W
MATH HOFFA * RUSTE JUXX * NEMS

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for the
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Hip Hop Ain’t Dead,
It Lives In The North

Location: Southpaw - 125 5th Ave. Btwn. St. Johns pl. and Sterling Pl
Admission: $15.00 and $20.00 with Album
Doors: 8pm 18+

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