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MCMI Report: Jason Spirit – You Make Me Shine (Video) Directed by Jarrett Robertson

Jason Spirit - You Make Me Shine

MCMI Report: Jason Spirit – You Make Me Shine – debut single and video


Although I usually write about Hip Hop music, like most Hip Hop heads its not the only type of music I listen to. As a musician myself, who grew up on Folk, Classical, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Blues and Classic Rock, I have very eclectic musical tastes. As a producer and songwriter, I know a great song, regardless of genre. As a flautist (oh, you didn’t know? … check me on this track Freedom, with Chordz Cordero), I also can appreciate a good melody. Well Jason Spirit, a singer / songwriter of incredible talent and passion, embodies all of the above.

MCMI Report: Jason Spirit - You Make Me ShineI guess I decided to write about Jason Spirit, because of his unique style, the likes of which you don’t come across often. His songs are incredibly soulful, yet universal. The Brooklyn native’s lyrics are honest and real. And he has the guts to break out a flute solo in the middle of what could potentially be a pop record! There are very few popular singers who also play an instrument and take extended solo breaks on the middle of a song. In a performance? Sure. But on the record? We used to hear it all the time. That’s something we are missing these days and its a sound for sore ears.MCMI Report: Jason Spirit - You Make Me Shine

As is his flute. His playing falls somewhere between Ian Anderson and Hubert Laws. His music has a Jamiroqui meets The Police feel to it, soul-stirring and danceable at the same time. His singing – all Jason. Although he has done some writing, producing and playing for various bands and on some dance records in the past, this is his solo debut. It’s also his first music video, directed by Jarrett Robinson (RhythmandBleu), who really brings out Jason’s cool spirit (pun intended), with breathtaking outdoor visuals.

You can hear this song plus three others he is previewing, on his website jasonspiritmusic.com and catch him live at the world famous Blue Note jazz club in NYC, on January 29th, at 12-midnight. Advance tickets only $10, more the day of the show.

- GMS (@GMS_MCMI – IG & TW)

MCMI Report: Jason Spirit – You Make Me Shine

MCMI REPORT: The Return of MCMI RADIO! (VIDEO) #MCMIradio

MCMI REPORT: The Return of MCMI RADIO!
MCMI REPORT: The Return of MCMI RADIO!

MCMI RADIO: BAD SEED talks Thin Black Line & Police Brutality

Episode 1 – pt 1
MCMI RADIO: Real Hip Hop. Real Talk. Corey “BAD SEED” Pierson

For those who never knew about MCMI RADIO, it was launched Friday June 8th 2012, as part of the 6th Man Radio station (shout outs to Bad Seed), hosted on BlogTalkRadio. our first episode was MCMI RADIO: Real Hip Hop. Real Talk. Ep 1 “LYRICISTS LOUNGE” and continued for 50 straight episodes, until our final broadcast “MCMI RADIO: Ep 50 – Rock Steady Crew & End of the Weak”, on Friday, July 26th, 2013. The show was primarily hosted by myself (GMS) and my partner in MCMI, The Plague, Hydra and basically my brother from another mother, LR Blitzkrieg.

MCMI REPORT: The Return of MCMI RADIO!

Over the year, we featured co-hosts and special guests including PackFM, MrMecc, Poison Pen, PH (#ripPH), Wordsworth, D-Stroy, Tonedeff, Sha Stimuli, Masta Ace, Mazzi, Vicky Green, Substantial, Bad Seed, Billy Screem (TeamHOMI), Organik (KOTD), Sara Kana, Homeboy Sandman, Vice Verses (EOW), Kosha Dillz, Audible Doctor (BrownBagAllstars), Chordz Cordero, yU, Steph the Saphic Songstress, The MarXman, Angel “Sweetness” Garcia (Pro Boxer) and Novell “Black Taoist” Bell (ManUpStandUp / BET’s “IRON RING”), I Am Many, Jess James Figeroa, Swave Sevah (TeamHOMI), Bryan from theBeeShine, Keith “Wild Child” Middleton, Icon the Mic King, and Kevin “DJ Organic” Fitzgerald (Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme).

MCMI REPORT: The Return of MCMI RADIO!

After a year of doing the talk show live almost every week, LR Blitzkrieg and myself just couldn’t keep it up. The show took a lot of work, preparing, setting up interviews, getting crates ready. We needed to dedicate more of our time to the record label and to other aspects of MCMI, so we stopped doing the show.

Well, almost three years later – WE ARE BACK, BABY! This time the show will not be live and will not be weekly. It is now hosted on the MCMI YouTube Channel (Subscribe), which has MUCH better sound quality than BlogTalkRadio and will drop from time to time, whenever we have a good interview or something to talk about.

MCMI REPORT: The Return of MCMI RADIO!

All of the previous BlogTalkRadio shows are archived and can be found on MCMIreport.com/radio-archives. That will be considered “Season 1″. The new shows on Youtube are “Season 2″. Some will be mostly audio, with photos and video clips inserted throughout. Others will be full video format. New music and videos will occasionally be featured between segments of talk.

The new shows will be alternately hosted by MCMI’s GMS, LR Blitzkrieg, Keith WildChild Middleton, MrMecc and other artists affiliated with MCMIreport.com and MCMI Records. So, subscribe, listen, like, comment, share and stay tuned!!!

- GMS

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MCMI REPORT: Busta Rhymes – The Return Of The Dragon (The Abstract Went On Vacation) *FREE DOWNLOAD

Busta Rhymes – The Return Of The Dragon (The Abstract Went On Vacation)

Busta Rhymes - The Return Of The Dragon (The Abstract Went On Vacation)

That’s right. Q-Tip went on vacation and Busta Rhymes dropped a solo Dragon joint without him. It’s all love though. Watch the video to see how it went down int he studio. This is not really a “mixtape” although they call it that. It’s a FREE ALBUM, you can download here, for Christmas. Happy Holidays! I’m not going to run down special guests who appear on the album. That’s irrelevant. It’s a free Busta Rhymes album. Go grab it quickly!

- GMS

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Busta Rhymes – The Return Of The Dragon (The Abstract Went On Vacation)

M-Dot – “123 Flow” [360° Interactive Video] (Must Watch!)

M-Dot – “123 Flow”

M-Dot - "123 Flow"Boston artist M-Dot , drops his new video “1 2 3 Flow“ in preparation for the 2016 release of the anticipated debut double LP ”Ego & The Enemy,” on Own Lane Music. 

This is one of the first EVER interactive 360° music videos, so this is a MUST SEE! M-Dot’s lyrics will not disappoint and the 360° Technology and multi-person replication are visually intriguing enough to make you watch it a few times.

Directed & Edited by Victor Keys, the 360 video places you in the drivers seat for a new interactive viewer experience. You can see different M-Dots in different parts of the video, spitting the verses, based on which way you manuever the controls. It’s fun, try it out for yourself! 

-GMS

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M-Dot – “123 Flow”

MCMI Report: Jean Grae’s 3rd Holiday Album – Christmakwannuvuswaliyears

MCMI Report: Jean Grae’s 3rd Holiday Album – Christmakwannuvuswaliyears

MCMI Report: Jean Grae's 3rd Holiday Album - ChristmakwannuvuswaliyearsJean Grae returns with her 3rd holiday album, available EXCLUSIVELY at jeangrae.bandcamp.com on Christmas Day.

So what’s on there?

Christmas Jams? Yup. The Kwanzaa Song? Of course. A Festivus ditty? How could there not be? Belated Diwali wishes in the form of a song? Why are you even asking anymore questions? Global warming? SHUT UP! Finally have a song to dance to specifically for New Years? GTFOH. Yes, man.

MCMI Report: Jean Grae's 3rd Holiday Album - ChristmakwannuvuswaliyearsFeaturing special guests Quelle Chris and Don Will, you are warned NOT to play this at your parent’s house (unless you’re all smashed and just don’t give a —-!)

Check for the “White Christmas” video the SAME DAY and “The Kwanzaa Song” video on 12.26, because that’s when Kwanzaa starts.

Happy Holidays! And don’t say Jean Grae never gave you anything!

* Don’t forget to pick up #5 on iTunes.

MCMI Report: Jean Grae’s 3rd Holiday Album – Christmakwannuvuswaliyears

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