Categories Archives: MUSIC

PHAROAHE MONCH: Lost In Translation [ALBUM STREAM + DOWNLOAD]

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Did you know Pharoahe Monch just dropped an album, “Lost In Translation,” available for ‘name your price‘ on his Bandcamp page? I didn’t. Apparently, it is his Valentine’s Day gift to us all, released on Feb 14th and is much appreciated! (Thanks Pharoahe, we didn’t know you cared!)

The project is a retrospective collection of  previously released songs and features from 2000 to 2015, but it does include one new song “Home (HGH)” featuring Phonte’ and Tamisha. “Lost In Translation“ is no joke, also featuring Jill Scott, Justin Timberlake, Will.I.Am, Mela Machinko, jazz great Robert Glasper and more!

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The theme of the collection is “Love” of course, hence the Valentine’s Day release date (kinda like MCMI’s “Love Is” mixtape, shameless self-plug). Stream “Lost In Translation” or download it for anything you want to contribute (drop some $, don’t be a moocher! lol). Remember, support the artists whose music you dig, or else don’t complain about what you hear on the radio.

For more info on Pharoahe, check out his website: Pharoahe.com.

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PHAROAHE MONCH: Lost In Translation

Rhythm & Bleu – Valentine’s Day Mix Vol. 1 [EDM, HOUSE, RnB]

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Rhythm & Bleu – Valentine’s Day Mix Vol. 1 

This 45min Valentine’s day themed mix is from @RhythmAndBleu, two brothers who are sick with the beats as well as photography, web design, film and video. They are often behind-the-scenes at MCMI, designing and making sure our website is functioning correctly, shooting videos and taking pictures. Musically, they DJ and produce Hip Hop, House and EDM and will be releasing more music in the future.

Genres in this mix range from house/edm, rnb and chill music. You can throw it on in the car, at home, while you are doing the dishes, or just feel like dancing around the house on Saturday! Enjoy!

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FREEDOM: How We Get – GMS & Chordz Chordero (MLK Jr Day Tribute)

FREEDOMIn honor of MLK Jr. and all the other freedom fighters around the world throughout history, I thought I’d bring this one back today, for MLK Day. This one-off single, FREEDOM: How We Get dropped a few years ago on this day, on MCMI Records, produced by yours truly, GMS. Words and vocals by Chordz Cordero. Check out the “Bookends Mix” that Chordz Cordero blesses with an inspiring verse and the “Political Mix” for more inspiring messages.

Chordz has a project with label mate PH (“This Is Not a Tyler Perry Movie“) and an EP with DubMD and DC producer JUDAH (“Catalyst: [E]volution (EP)“). He will be releasing a collaborative project called HighBred, in February. GMS appears on the song Here I Go Again, off of the album TRANSITIONS, by Keith WildChild Middleton, out now, and has several projects in the works, coming soon on MCMI Records.


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M-Dot – “Shine” ft. Method Man, Dominique Larue, Katy Gun

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M-Dot – “Shine” ft. Method Man, Dominique Larue, Katy Gun

The Wu-Tang’s Method Man doesn’t do many features.  The only recent one I know of is Load Luxx’s single “Rite” which featured both Method Man and Redman. So I was curious to hear this single “Shine” from the Boston MC M-Dot also featuring Dominique Larue, with California producer Soulplusmind on the boards and New York vocalist Katy Gunn on the hook. The results add up as the track is a banger. Meth sets the tone making this official tissue, followed by Dominique Larue who spazzes lyrically and M-Dot bats clean up with a killer verse to wrap things up. Katy Gun nails the chorus, so what else is left? This is a dope record. And no need for a “radio edit” as not one of the MC’s on this have any profanity in their verse.

“Shine” is off of M-Dot’s two part debut album “Ego and the Enemy” (in stores sometime in 2015). What’s finished of the album has production by Hi-Tek, Marley Marl, M-Phazes, Marco Polo, and 7L so far.

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PROFIT ft. CASSIDY – ON SIGHT

on sightHere’s a new song from Profit ft. Cassidy – On Sight. I could be wrong, but I think this is the first thing released with a Cassidy verse on it since the Cassidy vs Disaster battle. Does he still have it? I’ll let you all figure that out.

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