PH TRIBUTE: Rock Steady Crew 38th Ann. 7/26/15

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In the past month, there have been several amazing Tribute’s to our fallen brother PH aka Pumpkinhead aka Robert Diaz. A few that stand out to me are the E.O.W. MC Challenge of Champions, which PH was scheduled to participate in, where members of The Plague, Brooklyn Ac and Team Homi performed each of the rounds of the challenge, in the name of the Underground King. There was also the Legendary Cypher, in Union Square, which was attended by hundreds of friends, as well as PH’s wife and two sons, the eldest of whom spit a rhyme for his dad. Lot’s of people kicked rhymes in the cypher and it was a blessed event. Then there was the PH TRIBUTE MEMORIAL “All White Party” at Littlefield, Brooklyn, in Park Slope, one block from where PH grew up.

Several other events spontaneously happened all over, as well as numerous Radio Show tributes. It was all love and all proceeds have been going to the Fund for PH, which was set up by LR Blitzkrieg of MCMI, to provide money for PH’s children.

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The next PH Tribute will be a set performed at RockSteady Crew 38th Anniversary concert, by friends and family, in Central Park. Big up to DJ Eclipse for reaching out to facilitate this and to Crazy Legs and the whole Rock Steady Crew, who PH and MCMI have been down with for years and always attend and participate in, regardless. This was one of PH’s many “homes” within Hip Hop culture and it is an honor to bless the stage for PH and his family, to further promote his musical legacy.

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There will be more events throughout the summer, honoring our beloved friend and fellow Hip Hop artist, PH, so check MCMIreport.com for updates and subscribe to MCMI REPORT newsletter to be notified by email.

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Substantial & Algorythm ‘Lasting Impression’ f. Wayna [NEW EP Pre Order]

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Check out the new single “Lasting Impression” from emcee Substantial (ef@mm/The Plague/Fanomm/Bop Alloyand producer Algorythm  (The Stuyvesants), featuring GRAMMY nominated, Ethiopian-born singer/songwriter Wayna, off of the new EP Always, produced entirely by Algorythm.

Always, the second of three EPs leading up to Substantial’s fourth studio album, The Past Is Always Present In The Future, drops July 17th, but you can stream it and download it now when you pre-order the EP from Bandcamp

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Besides Wayna, the album will also feature Tonedeff (QN5), DC based singer/songwriter Deborah Bond, Danish singer/songwriter/producer Fjer, and Marcus D, from Bop Alloy. All this combined with Substantial’s thought provoking lyrics and Algorhythm’s amazing production should make for a pretty slammin’ album!

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Statik Selektah f/ Royce Da 5’9” – “Crystal Clear”

Today, via a premiere with Rapradar, Statik Selektah leaked a new track, “Crystal Clear,” which features Royce Da 5’9.  “Crystal Clear” can be found on Statik’s upcoming album, Lucky 7, which will be released 7-7-15 on Showoff Records/Duck Down Music.

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Statik Selektah’s Lucky 7 features a star-studded line-up with original songs from: Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Big K.R.I.T, Royce Da 5’ 9,” Ab-Soul, Bun B, Styles P, Elle Varner, Talib Kweli, Sean Price, Bodega Bamz, Your Old Droog, Rapsody, Dave East, Mick Jenkins, Smif N Wessun, Young M.A, Buckshot, Skyzoo, A$AP Twelvyy, Kirk Knight, CJ Fly, Termanology & more. The album also features comedic interludes throughout by Hannibal Buress.

Statik’s Lucky 7 NYC album release show will take place at: Santos Party House on 7-6-15
Advance tickets are available here.

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KXNG Crooked f/ Truth Ali “Ashamed” Remix [BTS Video]

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When the Slaughterhouse is away, the solo members will play. And with Joell running his Humans collab with Illmind, the big bad wolf of the west known as KXNG Crooked is out here with Truth Ali for Ashamed. 

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Don’t Close Your Eyes (Ashamed Remix)” was put together by producer Jonathan Hay, Mike Smith & King Tech, who decided to pay tribute to the late singer Keith Whitley who would have turned 60 years old this week. This is the mashup/remix of Keith Whitley’s 1988 single “Don’t Close Your Eyes” alongside verses from KXNG Crooked of Slaughterhouse and Truth Ali.

The official video for the “Ashamed” (Remix) will be premiered later on this month, but check out the behind the scenes video with KXNG Crooked and company that has special cameos throughout.

KXNG Crooked and Truth Ali’s “Ashamed” (Remix) will appear on The Urban Hitchcock album which will be released on 8-4-15.

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Joell Ortiz x !llmind – “Lil’ Piggies”

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Check out the official single “Lil’ Piggies“ via Joell Ortiz and !llmind, off the Human album, scheduled for release
July 17th.

Lil Piggies is about Joell addressing the other side of the music and him staying true to himself. “I’m beyond tired of all the politics, rappers with their gimmicks, and following trends,” says Joell, “Every now and again you have to remind people that it all starts and ends with rapping well. Well at least to me and my fans it does.”

iTunes Pre-Order:  Human | Official Website: http://www.waytoohuman.com/
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