I met up with MURS recently, at a show at Public Assembly, in Brooklyn. Me and the homie PH blessed him with some official MCMI Â APPAREL shirts and we chatted for a few. He’s a cool guy, and he definitely takes his music seriously, plus, he has something to say. We were chillin’ that night, but we definitely will hook up with him for a full Interview in the near future.
Meanwhile, here is the title track/video of the new six song EPÂ Varsity Blues 2, now available onÂ iTunes.Â The video was directed byÂ Darryl Richardson. Production by Aesop Rock. The original Varsity Blues came out in 2002. Besides Aesop, this oneÂ has production by Terrace Martin, Issue, Foundnation, Karl Berringer, andÂ Droop-E.
Here is the first leak taken from the forthcoming mixtapeÂ “Born Again Sinner” from the one of a kind, multifacetedÂ Brooklyn emcee,Â I Am Many. Some of you might remember him from way back when he went by the name “Many Styles”.Â The new joint “Savage(Slow Burn)” is produced byÂ Logik Proof.
First single offÂ Fabolous presents The Soul Tape. I can hear the haters now “Fab only spittin’ for the ladies, blah, blah, blah” but hey, he has cornered that lane (dare I say the new LL in terms of that?)Â Fab does his thing lyrically (as usual), the chorus is dope. Track is blue flame. A compliment to the pt. 1. It doesn’t top it by any means, pt. 1 is crazy, but it’s nice. And this is a free song off a mixtape. Not mad at all.
[audio:http://www.mcmireport.com/sites/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Look-At-Her-Killin_-Em-pt.2-f.-Ne-Yo-Ryan-Leslie-1.mp3|titles=Fabolous – Look At Her (Killinâ€™ Em pt.2) ft Ne-Yo & Ryan Leslie – MCMIreport.com]
I don’t know who leaked this, or if they put it up as a teaser to get you to see the film, but I have to give credit to 2DopeBoyz for putting me on to it, so shouts to them. I know Q-Tip didn’t support the documentary for some reason, but I can’t help it. I am such a Quest fan, I have to see this. If there’s something wrong with it, I’d love to read about it, get Q-Tip’s perspective. But I have to watch the film. That much is a no-brainer.
“Beats, Rhymes & Life, the feature directorial debut of acclaimed actor Michael Rapaport, documents the inner workings and behind-the-scenes drama that follow the band even today and explores whatâ€™s next for a group many claim are the pioneers of alternative rap. Rapaportâ€™s passion for his subjects allows them to open up to the camera, resulting in a remarkably honest, emotional portrait that does justice to this seminal band.”
* NOTE: The Trailer was taken down, but here is an emotional Phife explaining his reaction to seeing the film at Sundance. We will put up links to the Film or Trailer when they become available. – MCMI