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The BAD SEED & LR BLITZKRIEG are “The 6IXERS” [EP] prod by NOTTZ

New EP The 6iXers by The Bad Seed & LR Blitzkrieg produced entirely by Grammy nominated hip hop producer Nottz

The BAD SEED & LR BLITZKRIEG are “The 6IXERS”.

Prod by NOTTZ, this collection of heatrocks is super Boom Bap, has the sonic qualities that got it played on DJ’s from Statik Selectah’s #SHOWOFFRADIO, to DJ Premier’s #LiveFromtheHeadquarters, to DJ Eclipse & DJ Riz‘ #RapIsOuttaControl even before it dropped, with the attitude of protesters turned rioters, who’ve had enough of this 2020 bullshit.

Got a problem you need solved? someone you need to make “disappear”? call The 6iXers!

The 6ixers has equal parts tough talk, humor, hardcore realism, social commentary and enough lyricism to satisfy any connoisseur of fine Hip Hop. The longtime friends and members of The Plague, are also united by their brotherhood with the late great underground king Robert PUMPKINHEAD “PH” Diaz, plus share the same birthday (February 6), which inspired the name, so you might say it was fate. The two have been on Plague tracks together in the past, but have wanted to do a project like this for years.

Speaking of Pumpkinhead, he is featured on the infectious “Got Your 6ix”, while the 6ixers are joined by Planet Asia on the neck-breaking track “Riot Music”. Cuts by Tone Spliff and DJ Eclipse are the icing on the cake.

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And the beats? … Oh yeah, they BANG!! Super Producer NOTTZ put his foot all the way in this one. I have my favorites, but honestly, you can rock this 8-track EP straight through (6 songs, 2 skits), without touching the skip button.

If you are familiar with Nottz work – “Home Sweet Home” (Lord Have Mercy/M.O.P), “Dangerous MC’s” (Notorious B.I.G/Busta Rhymes), “W.O.L.V.E.S.” (Krumbsnatcha/M.O.P.), “Say Dat Then” (Slaughterhouse), and more recently several tracks off of Busta Rhymes ELE 2, including “Slow Flow” (with Ol’ Dirty Bastard) and “Look Over Your Shoulder” (ft Kendrick Lamar), just to name a few – then you are going to call this “CLASSIC Nottz!” Discog: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nottz_production_discography)

I personally was introduced to Nottz when he and The Bad Seed first collaborated on the songs “Uhhnnh” and “For The Kids”. If you want to do your homework, look those classics up. Nottz’ track record since then is impressive, but it’s nice to see he still puts in work with independent artists. He even circled back around and hooked up with Bad Seed again a couple years ago for “No Way In Hell”.

Fast forward to 2020 and this project is a PROBLEM! Major label or Indie, a great song is a great song and The Bad Seed and LR Blitzkrieg (listen on SPOTIFY) have been putting out classic material on the independent scene for years. Both have dropped music with groups (Hydra, The Plague, OBS) and solo. Seed reps 6th Man Entertainment and Blitzkrieg is co-founder of the MCMI, the label, clothing brand and creators of this actual website!

Both also know how to play supporting roles, from touring with Mims and Miri Ben Ari, to performing and producing music in groups with PH, Jean Grae and others. So when these two friends of 20 years – who just happen to share the same birthday, get together over an album of Nottz beats? … What’d you expect would happen?

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MCMI REPORT: NEMS – Love Love [Official Video]

MCMI REPORT: NEMS - Love Love [Official Video]

NEMS drops an official video for “Love Love” featuring Zandra Kaya aka Zee Funk; an unreleased record from the acclaimed “Gorilla Monsoon” album, which also features the underground favorite “Gahbage“, the slice of reality “Heavy Metal” and the heartfelt “Kings“.

This track is a parody/remake of Mase’s “Tell Me What You Want From Me” and proves the FYL general and battle rap heavyweight can also spit game to the ladies and put together a song which approaches commercial sensibilities (use of eye candy, humor, clever quote from Ghostface off “Cream”). But don’t be fooled by the title and Mos Def like crooning of “Love Love” in the outro, NEMS is a foul-mouthed thug and this song is not to be played when the kids are in the car!

If you like the more vulnerable side of NEMS, check out this other joint off his mixtape Skinny Nems, called Light One. NEMS also has an dope collab project with ILL BILL called GORILLA TWINS, available on every platform.

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MCMI REPORT: LEVELS – A PLACE (VIDEO)

MCMI REPORT: LEVELS – A PLACE (VIDEO)

A Band, A Movement, A Musical Journey, An Experience

A PLACE is the 1st single off of the debut album LEVELS, which is also the name of the band, lead by frontman Keith “WildChild” Middleton, along with Aaron Marcellus on vocals, guitarist Luca “Mack” Marcias, Jacopo “Snow” Mazza on Keyboards. The group is international, one from NY, one from Atlanta and two from Italy and have been performing on stages in Europe, Japan and the US, the past couple of years, writing, performing and testing out songs for this album. The four artists – all on different musical paths, from Rock to Funk, to Hip Hop, to R&B, to Jazz and Classical – have arrived at the same destination – LEVELS!
MCMI REPORT: LEVELS - A PLACE (VIDEO)
A PLACE, seems at first a simple love song “There’s no place that I would rather be … right here with you, my dear, beside me…” but it actually is a more complex and textured interpretation of Adam and Eve as our common ancestor, what binds all mankind in love and unity. Delving into the multi dynamic layers of Love, the international super group, LEVELS, explore the musical nuances of Hip-Hop, Neo Soul, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Funk, Afrobeat, and Latin genres. These diverse styles help to fully articulate the time traveling journey of Adam as he searches for his soulmate Eve after being exiled from paradise.

 

Keith explains “They say the legend of Adam and Eve is written in the stars. If you look closely, you may notice the two were cast out of paradise as punishment for eating an apple from the Forbidden Tree of Truth. Now both mortal, Adam vows to Eve that he will always find her in their next lives. A secret he learned from his one bite of the apple. In present day, it is written that Adam will find Eve at one of his shows with his band LEVELS.”

 

This album is the journey that we all share, reflecting life as Adam or Eve. The concept of belief in true love, faith you will find it, the pursuit of happiness the struggle of adversity subsequent loss and sometimes, satisfying triumph. Life is full of diversity and dynamics, and so is this album. A PLACE is your first taste of the Apple of Truth that is on its way.

 

Music Video Credits:
Artist: LEVELS
Director: Ahmed Best
Producer: BISN Media (Ahmed Best, Nikit Doshi)
D.P. : Kevin Zeigler
Editor: Salman Syed
Post Production: LaurelWood Pictures (Jeff Billings)
Model TUNISHA
Mixed @stonebrownstudios
Mastered by Andrea Pellegrini

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MCMI REPORT: LEVELS – A PLACE (VIDEO)

JAY CRITCH – ON A BUDGET + RESORT (Videos)

JAY CRITCH – ON A BUDGET (NO STYLIST) (Video)


In an interview with ESNTLS, Jay Critch shows how he dresses on a budget. The 21- year old Brooklyn native gets put to the test when he has to make an outfit under a rack ($1000). The Brooklyn rapper has generated a serious buzz in the past 2 years within New York City with hits like “Thousand Ways”, “Fashion”, and his break out single, “Did it Again ” which he released in late 2016. He’s also featured in songs with French Montana, Fabolous, and Don Q.

JAY CRITCH - ON A BUDGET (NO STYLIST) (Video)

How do you think he did? How would you spend $1000 on an outfit? Let us know in the comment section below.

And speaking of Jay Critch, check out his new heat called “Resort” that just dropped.  Rate his drip 1-10 on this visual.

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JAY CRITCH – ON A BUDGET (NO STYLIST) (Video)

MCMI REPORT: FOR ME – MIC HANDZ (official Video)

MCMI REPORT: FOR ME – MIC HANDZ (official Video)

MCMI REPORT: FOR ME – MIC HANDZ (official Video)

MIC HANDZ has been going through a lot this past year or two. From the loss of loved ones, to his own health struggles, starting dialysis and looking for a kidney transplant, he has been going through changes physically, mentally and spiritually and that has to come out in the music.  “FOR ME”, a delayed visual off of the 2017 release HELL ON MY BACK: HEAVEN IN MY WAKE, was written as therapy. According to the Flatbush based MC, producer, graphic artist, video director and tour promoter, this song represents

“self-reflection of myself for myself ”  “I believe going public and being transparent is key to growth.”

MCMI REPORT: FOR ME - MIC HANDZ (official Video)

You wont find cliched boasting about lyrical prowess on this song. Produced by the German underground producers DICHTER 2 PRODUCTIONS, the musical soundtrack, introspective bars and passionate delivery, platformed by a LAST AMERICAN BBOY supplied visual in the heart of Brooklyn, is a release from pain by creating art through music, in the vein of Muddy Waters and the Blues tradition. The visuals, with assistance from Taz , Jana, Wendy, Uncle Freddy , Nayarah, Parnia and ROCKNESS MONSTA, help set the mood and fill in parts of the story untold by Handz’ documentary lyrics.

If you missed the album when it dropped, it’s not too late.

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MCMI REPORT: FOR ME – MIC HANDZ (official Video)