This is a cool stop-motion animation video promoting the upcoming release of Buckshot & P-Money ‘BackPack Travels’ Album (out June 24th). You can check out the video for Buckshot & P-Money – Flute (Explicit) ft. Joey Bada$$, CJ Fly of Pro Era, which we put up last week. For those unfamiliar with the project, Buckshot and platinum-selling producer, P-Money, from Auckland, NZ, have teamed up on this new album, ‘BackPack Travels,’ which comes out on Dirty Records / Dawn Raid Records / Duck Down Music. featuring Pro Era’s Joey Bada$$ and CJ Fly, Steele of Smif N Wessun, David Dallas, Raz Fresco, Chelsea Reject & T’Nah Apex. There will be two album release shows, one in Boston, June 24th, at Middle East and one in New York at Webster Hall on June 26th.
Coming off his recent release of remixes for Home Is Where the Art Is, entitled “Art is Where the Home Is”, Substantial has teamed up again with Marcus D, his partner in Bop Alloy, who handles all of the beats. The DMV duo have released their second full-length collaboration, Another Day in the Life Of…
While Marcus D handles the production, Substantial, part of the Hip Hop crew ThePLAGUE and 1/4 of QN5′s Efamm, spits about everything from his marriage proposal to letters from prison. The lead single “Count On Us,” features Grammy Nominated vocalist Carolyn Malachi. Other features on the album include Cise Starr (of CYNE), Justis, Oma Pearl (of Conjure Woman), Pismo and Steph the Sapphic Songstress.
Bop Alloy is on a West Coast tour right now, on CunninLynguists’ Strange Universe Tour with J-Live, Sadistik & Nemo Achida, with some other dates added as well. Click here for TOUR DATES.
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Friend to MCMI, producer !llmind is always known for that heat. Whether he is producing something for underground spitters like Skyzoo, veteran artists like Redman, or 50 Cent and G-Unit, you know your head is going to nod if it says “produced by !llmind” on it. So Mobb Deep – Say Something produced by !llmind, off of the Queens duo’s new album The Infamous Mobb Deep, is a treat we are happy to share with you.
This is their second single (the first was “Taking You Off Here”) off of their new album, which celebrates the 20-year anniversary of their classic effort The Infamous. The double-disc LP contains new joints and all of the classics from the original LP, plus extra content from their original studio sessions.
Over the years, on wax battles with other major artists, beef, jail bids and reported internal differences have not stopped Mobb Deep from consistently releasing classic material. Throw on any album of theirs, from any era, and you are sure to find bangers that make you wanna “rock that sh*t, that real life sh*t,” ’cause “when my n*ggaz step in the place
damn, you gotta luv it.”
Listen to the joint, then head over to Amazon to support this classic Hip Hop group’s newest effort.
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Shabaam Sahdeeq – “That Dope” ft Wais P & Sha Stimuli (Prod. by DJ Skizz)
Shabaam Sahdeeq is back with the much anticipated album, Keepers of the Lost Art! S-Dub definitely brings the lyrics on this one, complimented by beats from Ran Reed, Lewis Parker, DJ Dister, DJ Ready Cee and DJ Skizz to name a few. Despite setbacks such as a prison bid, haters and industry bullsh-t, the Brooklyn vet is motivated to stay in the game and fight for the culture along with other Keepers of the Lost Art. On the DJ Skizz produced street banger “That Dope,” Shabaam is joined by two of Brooklyn’s finest – Wais P and Sha Stimuli. Party rocking’ DJ’s will be happy to throw on the dance friendly “Fall In Line” produced by DJ Wonder.
But anyone who sees the album cover art and title of this gem will instantly understand where S-Dub and his collaborators (Tragedy Khadafi, REKS, El Gant, Wais P, Sha Stimuli, Skyzoo, F.T., Mic Handz, General DV, Spit Gemz, and Bekay) are coming from. Hip-Hop’s younger generation has gone astray. The airwaves are filled with so much simplified, watered down pop rap that the true art of Hip Hop is being lost. It is up to the keepers of the lost art to guard and protect Hip Hop, like the guardians in the classic si-fi movie ‘The 5th Element,’ in order to maintain and preserve it for future generations. Those youth who seek out the truth only need look towards the solid gold boombox, jewel crusted crowns, drum machines, and outboard gear, that adorns the album cover.
“Imagine the world came to an end in an apocalypse and some kids survived in a bunker,” Shabaam Sahdeeq explains about the cover art. “Now when the dust settles and the smoke is gone, the kids come out the bunker and discover a treasure chest in an old music store that contains all the elements of Hip-Hop, and started having fun with it.”
If this album was in that treasure chest, representing the Elements of the DJ and the MC, those kids would be in pretty good shape. For your first hit of the dopiness, start off with “That Dope”, then dig deeper in the treasure chest yourself.
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M Pire Magazine gets an exclusive interview with lyricist, producer and actor, MCMI’s Keith “Wild Child” Middleton. Known for his NY underground Hip Hop group HYDRA and crew The PLAGUE, and his years in the hit musical show STOMP at the Orpheum Theater, the WildChild speaks out on his new album of Spoken Word and original music, “Transitions”.