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MCMI REPORT: The HighBred LP – Release Party + New Single “The Ride”

MCMI REPORT: The HighBred LP – Release Party + New Single “The Ride”

The HighBred LP - Release Party + New Single
MCMI REPORT: One of the last things Plague Co-founder PH aka PUMPKINHEAD did as President of A&R at MCMI Records, was introduce us to the artist Chordz Cordero, an MC and singer, who is a gifted songwriter and storyteller. We are ready to release one of many albums from Chordz, starting off with The HighBred LP, which is a group effort, with fellow MC Sir Manley, DJ Eminent on the scratches and produced entirely by Boonie Mayfield.

MCMI REPORT: The HighBred LP - Release Party + New Single "The Ride"


We are proud to announce the ALBUM RELEASE PARTY for The HighBred LP by Chordz Cordero & Sir Manley! The album drops onDec. 1st on MCMI Records / Intaphaze Records / Man@Work Productions.

We will celebrate the album release at the popular nyc industry event, the UFMX Experience, at The Delancey, from 6 – 11pm, hosted by the MarXmanco-hosted by MCMI’s co-CEOs GMS & LR Blitzkrieg!

MCMI REPORT: The HighBred LP - Release Party + New Single "The Ride"Chordz & Manley will rock music off of The HighBred LP, with special guests and supporting acts, plus the UF Music Group that always rocks the house! CD’s of the album will be on hand, so you can get your copy autographed. This is going to be an incredible night that you don’t want to miss!

We will announce more DJ’s and special guest artists in the next few weeks. For now, RSVP to the event on FacebookPreview the new single The Ride, plus the first two singles, Original (We Remain) (song | video) and How I See It (song | video), follow on social media (links below) and pre-order the The HighBred LP here.


MCMI REPORT: John Robinson & Chief – Mega Fly Feat. U George (Official Video)

John Robinson & Chief – Mega Fly

MCMI REPORT: John Robinson & Chief – Mega Fly, is the official single from the album We The Prolific, available digitally on Bandcamp & iTunes, and on vinyl & CD at UGHH & HHV. With a soulful, head-nodding, jazz influenced, east coast, underground hip hop beat, this track is bangin’!MCMI REPORT: John Robinson & Chief - Mega Fly

The video, edited and directed by Rick Foy for DVID FILMS, is shot in the perfect setting for the grown man bars John & Chief are smacking you with, a Cigar Shop. Chief drops science on being 40, a grandpa, but still having bars for all challengers and J.R. give praise to Bobbito Garcia for dropping his former group Science of Life’s first single “Nine Ether”, back in the day, when he had his indie label Fondle ‘Em Records, so you could say this record is “scientific” to say the least.

This song and video actually did exactly what every single is supposed to do – made me curious to check out the rest of the album, so I went to the Bandcamp page and skimmed through the tracks giving it a first listen. Every joint was flavor, so I will be back to purchase, soon as I finish this article. I am going to download of course, but the fact that this brand new record is coming out on Vinyl as well as CD is a testament to the artistry and dedication to fans, in the US, Europe and all around the world.

Salute to John Robinson and friends like Skitslam, Cymarshall Law, ID 4 Windz (Scienz of Life & Everliven Sound), Dexter St. Jock (Savage Balet), Stan 1, Jocelyn Ellis, U George, and Tiffany Paige, who all bless this album, for continuing to making great Hip Hop in 2015! A lot of people criticize the Bobby Schmurdas and other super young rappers for the immaturity or irresponsibility of their subject matter, but we can’t expect babies (no disrespect), to drop knowledge on this level. Sometimes we need elder statesmen, rap veterans and underground legends to take the lead and show these young bwoys how it’s done.         - GMS (Twitter | Facebook)

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MCMI REPORT: John Robinson & Chief – Mega Fly

MCMI REPORT: UG (Cella Dwellas) “Letter To My Boy PH” [PH Memorial Concert]

MCMI REPORT: UG (Cella Dwellas) “Letter To My Boy PH”

UG of Cella Dwellas performs Letter To My Boy PH at the PH Memorial Tribute  Concert at Santos Party House in Manhattan, August 5th, 2015. #ripPH #MCMI #MCMIreport #CellaDwellas #RestInPower #Pumpkinhead

MCMI REPORT: UG (Cella Dwellas) "Letter To My Boy PH"

This is one part of an incredible Hip Hop set at the PH MEMORIAL TRIBUTE CONCERT, thrown by the PH MEMORIAL TRIBUTE COMMITTEE. In the event, we matched up groups of MC’s to perform super-sets together, each artist contributing one part to the set. This is U.G. of the CellaDwellas. Also in that set were Mic Handz and Skyzoo – videos coming soon.

First, U.G. sets the mood with some choice words for our fallen angel PH aka PUMPKINHEAD, then spits fire over a crazy beat, but not before hyping the crowd with some energetic call and response. This is MC-ing at its best, for a good cause. We call this one “Letter to My Boy PH”. Shout out to U.G. and all the artist who rocked that night. You raised money for his kids, you raised his wife’s spirits and all of ours as well, as we poured our hearts out in the music, for our brother PH.

MCMI REPORT: UG (Cella Dwellas) "Letter To My Boy PH"For those of you who are not familiar with Cella Dwellas, the group consists of U.G. & Phantasm. These lyrically gifted brothers came to fame as a staple of the lyricists Lounge in the early 90′s and then got a record deal with LOUD in ’94. They were also known to body Stretch & Bobbito’s world renowned radio show with freestyles and appeared on Lyricist Lounge’s Underground Airplay cassette’s that came with Ecko Clothing back in the day. Their first single on Loud, “Land of the Lost” is hailed as a classic. They also dropped “The GoodDwellas” and “Perfect Match” off of that first album, but personally I feel the whole album is classic. If that was before your time, or you missed it, go do your research. The album is bangin’!

MCMI REPORT: UG (Cella Dwellas) "Letter To My Boy PH"
In the 2000′s the group shortened their name to The Dwellas and dropped The Last Shall Be First, also on LOUD Records. That album also got rave reviews, so go check for it.  Since then, U.G. and Phantasm have made many guest appearances, released group songs as well as solo material. The styles are updated, but the skills are still next level.

MCMI REPORT: UG (Cella Dwellas) "Letter To My Boy PH"

You can check out Phantasm’s recent release, Shed No Tears (which is dedicated to PH and fellow Decepticon Sean Price).

We will be putting up another clip from that night each week, so stay tuned and subscribe to MCMIreport Youtube Channel, for Hip Hop events, interviews, behind the scenes videos, and more, if you haven’t already. Shout out to Bryan form who shot this footage for us.

Stay blessed!


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MCMI REPORT: UG (Cella Dwellas) “Letter to My Boy PH”
MCMI REPORT: UG (Cella Dwellas) “Letter To My Boy PH”
MCMI REPORT: UG (Cella Dwellas) “Letter To My Boy PH”

A Tribe Called Quest Perform “Can I Kick It” On Fallon

A Tribe Called Quest Perform “Can I Kick It” On Jimmy Fallon

A Tribe Called Quest Perform for the first time since 2013

A Tribe Called Quest has been a troubled group for years, breaking up, then reuniting for a couple of shows in 2013, then breaking up again. But now that the on-again off-again Tribe are reissuing their classic debut album People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, marking the 25th anniversary of the classic album, they have to make some appearances to promote the release. What better way to celebrate that to perform “Can I Kick It” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon?

Jimmy is a true Hip Hop head (go look up his “History of Rap” series on Youtube if you don’t watch he show much), so it was a fitting venue for a re-union. This is their first performance as ATCQ since 2013 and their first performance together on television in 15 years (according to FADER).

A Tribe Called Quest Perform

A Tribe Called Quest Perform on Jimmy Fallon

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Phife said that it was Q-Tip who did not want the group to continue the tour.

“I don’t agree with it and we’re doing the fans a great injustice by not getting together and rocking, and that’s all I can really speak on as far as that goes.”" – Phife told Rolling Stone

I hope they can iron out whatever reasons Q-tip put a stop to their touring in 2013 (according to Phife), when they were supposed to open for Kanye West for the entire Yeezus tour. I know they have their disagreements, but I think they are such a classic group that they could sustain their own tour, headlining and adding fellow Native Tongues artists, like De La Soul, Jungle Brothers and even smaller acts such as the Bush Babies. In fact, they could call it the “Native Tongues Tour”. That would be hot! Am I onto something here or am I just fantasizing?

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MCMI Report: Yasiin Bey – “NO Colonial Fiction” (New Song) + Comments on ISIS

MCMI Report Yasiin Bey NO Colonial Fiction - Comments on ISIS attacks in Paris

MCMI Report Yasiin Bey NO Colonial Fiction

MCMI Report Yasiin Bey NO Colonial Fiction

MCMI Report Yasiin Bey NO Colonial Fiction - Spotted this on OkayPlayer. Apparently, hours after the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, which are being attributed to ISIS, Yasiin Bey (previously known as Mos Def), did an interview on a radio show called  Ferrari Sheppard‘s A Country Called Earth Acce Sessions. In the interview, Yasiin commented on the Paris ISIS attacks, giving a big “F*CK Off” to ISIS, saying that they don’t represent Islam. He also directed his choice words to “to everybody trying to say ‘see, this is Islam’s fault.‘” Yasiin then goes on to explain,

“The problem is not Islam [or] organized religion. The problem is people’s lack of compassion and caring for themselves and their fellow human beings. “

In the interview, which took place while he was in Germany, Yasiin said,

“Love must and will prevail, I don’t care how corny it sounds,”

and compared the attack to the Tamir Rice shooting and other events of injustice and murder of innocent people.

Yasiin also dropped an unreleased song, NO Colonial Fiction. I don’t know if this is for a specific project, or if it is just a song he had not released before, but he probably knew it would bring attention to his comments. I am a fan, so any new material is always welcome. Let me know what you think of the track, as well as Yasiin’s comments, in the comments section below. Is he on point or off track?

Here is the full interview, from: A Country Called Earth

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