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MCMI REPORT: SKULL N TONES – BLAZE

MCMI REPORT: SKULL N TONES – BLAZE

MCMI REPORT: SKULL N TONES – BLAZE

As Skull N Tones get ready to release their new single called Blaze on July 14th, they drop a pre-release music video featuring two female artists. One is a crystal enthusiast (someone who studies crystals and their healing powers within the human body) by the name of “Ms. Lady NYX“. It may seem psychedelic or demonic, but it’s actually spiritually positive. From what I understand, she is cleansing the stones through sage smoke, which is supposed to cleanse the impurities and bad spirits out of the crystals. The art direction and body painting involved was done by “Blessed“.

Is it Hip Hop? … Trap? … EDM? It’s hard to define. It’s a mix, containing attributes of each. Either way its a cool video to look at and the track could bless the dance floor either a rave or a Hip Hop party. Once again Skull N Tones combine visual art, film making and musical production to create dope aesthetics. Enjoy!

Stay blessed!

GMS (FBTWIGSC)

MCMI REPORT: SKULL N TONES - BLAZE

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Skull N Tones: Blaze – free on SoundCloud, July 14, 2017

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MCMI REPORT: SKULL N TONES – BLAZE

Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose: Baby, Baby, Baby/FreeDome [Music Videos]

Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose: Baby, Baby, Baby/FreeDome


This is a double video featuring two joints off Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose‘s 15 track project THE BUILDING, available on bandcamp and itunes. The first song, Baby, Baby, Baby featuring the eargasmic James Brown sample from I Got That Feelin’, is all funk ‘n’ fun, something for the party people and the dance crew to get busy to, as you can see they do in the video. The second song, FreeDome is a little more serious, Mazzi drops knowledge, but is still incredibly soulful and head nodding, just slightly more somber.

Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose: Baby, Baby, Baby/FreeDomeBoth videos directed by Exile Ramirez, were shot in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Baby, Baby, Baby was shot in a studio. FreeDome was shot outside, a beautiful backdrop of the waterfront on the right and a magnificent mural on the left, a landmark which lets you know exactly where they are. There are a number of Hip Hop notables in the band (not to mention yours truly, GMS). See if you can spot ’em and give a shout out in the comments.

Stay blessed!

GMS (FB, TW, IG, SC)

Mazzi & S.O.U.L. Purpose “Baby, Baby, Baby/FreeDome”

Substantial: Nujabes & DJ Deckstream Tribute (Paris) + Tour Dates

Substantial: Nujabes & DJ Deckstream Tribute (Paris) + Tour Dates

Substantial: Nujabes & DJ Deckstream Tribute (Paris) + Tour Dates

In case you haven’t been fortunate enough to catch Substantial live on THE SUBWAY TOUR, we know fans of Substantial, Nujabes and Deckstream would appreciate this tribute Sub and his BOP ALLOY partner Marcus D performed, in Paris last Spring, filmed at Le Pop-Up du Label by Kahlex. The BOP ALLOY duo closed their set with a tribute to Substantial’s late producers, Nujabes and DJ Deckstream, performing classics such as Home Sweet HomeHikari and Blessing It.

The DMV MC is currently on back in the States on the West Coast. Check his remaining tour dates below.

Substantial: Nujabes & DJ Deckstream Tribute (Paris) + Tour Dates

THE SUB WAY TOUR (WEST COAST)

07.03.2017  Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp TICKETS | INFO
07.06.2017  SF Bay Area, CA @ Bottom of the Hill TICKETS | INFO
07.08.2017  Seattle, WA @ Everyday Music TICKETS | INFO
07.09.2017  Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Back Bar TICKETS | INFO
07.11.2017  San Diego, CA @ Kava Lounge TICKETS | INFO
07.12.2017  Los Angeles, CA @ Union TICKETS | INFO
07.14.2017  SF Bay Area, CA @ 924 Gilman TICKETS | INFO

We also want to mention that his latest solo release THE PAST IS ALWAYS PRESENT IN THE FUTURE is now available on vinyl, as well as other formats.

Substantial: Nujabes & DJ Deckstream Tribute (Paris) + Tour Dates

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Substantial: Nujabes & DJ Deckstream Tribute (Paris) + Tour Dates

PACKFM: LEGENDARY – Prod UG (Cella Dwellas) [Music Video]

PACKFM: LEGENDARY – Prod UG (Cella Dwellas) [Music Video]


PACKFM: LEGENDARY - Prod x UG (P9D) of Cella Dwellas [Music Video]

It’s been a few years since PACKFM has dropped any new music. The last thing I can recall is the single “Want What’s Mine” in 2011 and then the DOMINION meets HYDRA track “TWELVE“, which dropped 12/12/12. After that, there was the promise of “The Human Highlight Reel” coming in 2012 … … never happened. Well, this is not that, but it is a brand new song, with a video. It’s not from a specific project. It’s a Birthday present to his fans and to himself. See Pack is doing a 40th Birthday Party performance at DROM NYC tonight and so it was a perfect time for the QN5 MC to remind the world that he does this.

Produced by UG P9D (from CellaDwellas), recorded and mixed at Stonebrown Studios, the joint will definitely nod your head. It makes you want to rhyme, which is exactly why Pack returned after his long hiatus.

This track is a result of me just wanting to rhyme. Period. I don’t care about “views” or “likes” or blog posts, because none of those things have anything to do with how we as MC’s put words together. To me that is what makes what we do art. – PACKFM

Pack actually had this entire video shot by his wife using his phone, directed and edited it himself. If you want to catch him in a rare live performance, come to his 40th Birthday Celebration, tonight at Drom. These shows only come once a year. There will be a few surprise guests from MCMI, The Plague, Team Homi and UGHH in the building.

PackFM’s 40th Birthday Celebration June 16th – 8pm – 10:30pm DROM NYC

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PACKFM: LEGENDARY – Prod UG (Cella Dwellas) [Music Video]

Substantial: Black Of All Trades (V2) – NPR Tiny Desk Submission [Video]

Substantial: Black Of All Trades (V2) – [NPR Tiny Desk Submission Video]

Substantial: Black Of All Trades points to the fact that there many Black Americans go unrecognized for their numerous talents and achievements. Take Substantial for example, he raps, yes, but he also is a visual artist, both with pencils and brushes and as a graphic artist with the computer. He is also an educator and an A&R at his label. And he does all of those things WELL! Black of All Trades.

In the single’s liner notes on BandCamp, Substantial includes a quote from Hill Harper, an American film, television and stage actor, and author, who says

“I believe we all have the capacity to be masters of many things, and there’s nothing that we can’t do. You can be a great actor and also be a great writer. There’s so many things that all of us have the capacity to do. But somehow, life tries to convince us that we’d be lucky to do even one thing well, and I disagree.” ― Hill Harper

The video, featuring DJ JAV is a submission for NPR’s Tiny Desk contest. It was filmed and edited by CAMCAMTV, at Substantial’s desk at Oxon Hill Middle School where he works with 12 to 14 year olds as a Student Advocate and teaches music production afterschool.

The song, produced by THE OTHER GUYS, is off the recently released LP, THE PAST IS ALWAYS PRESENT IN THE FUTUREavailable on COMPACT DISC, & CASSETTE as well as digital download from

iTUNES | BANDCAMP | SPOTIFY | GOOGLE | AMAZON

Substantial: Black Of All Trades (V2)Substantial: Black Of All Trades (V2) – [NPR Tiny Desk Submission Video]