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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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MCMI REPORT: KRS-ONE – Now Hear This [Stream Album Free]

MCMI REPORT: KRS-ONE – Now Hear This [Stream Album Free]OkayPlayer posted this two days ago, but I had to help spread the word. KRS is back with a new album and yes – he is tryna’ kick knowledge! You can Stream KRS-One’s Entire Album ‘Now Hear This’ right here!

The album boasts 18 tracks (well, the last one was given to his wife G Simone), several of which have potential to get lots of ‘underground airplay’ (shout out to the Lyricist Lounge).

My personal favorites are the song Drugs Won, about the failure of the “war on drugs” and the how conflicted we are as a nation, with some states having marijuana dispensaries and others locking people up for couple joints, and the song American Flag, which points out that the Confederate Flag was bad, but um, the American Flag was flown when Americans captured and sold slaves, and did all sorts of other unjust, despicable things. So were the flags of Spain and Germany and England and every country that has a flag. So take them all down, I guess, is the Blastmaster’s message.

MCMI REPORT: KRS-ONE - Now Hear This [Stream Album Free]

I have to admit, Kris is still coming up with original ideas, new styles and concepts, like the track Soundman, which is actually dedicated to the soundman – the engineers at your show who keep the levels straight and allow your music to thump. Check out this teaser video of the song.

He also has a track where he raps the whole song over only a live guitar strumming chords, no beat at all. Let’s Go and Invaders are good tracks too. The Teacha is at his best when he has a message, which is pretty much throughout this whole album.

Stream it right here for free, skip through and see if you agree with my favorite tracks. If you like what you hear, you know how to show love – cha-ching!

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MCMI REPORT: KRS-ONE – Now Hear This [Stream Album Free]

MCMI REPORT: St. Joe Louis – “Cloud Club / Everything” [Album]

St. Joe Louis - "Cloud Club / Everything"

New JerseyJ/LA trio St. Joe Louis are back with a new full-length LP “Cloud Club Over Everything.”  We told you it was on the way when we reported on the lead single “I Rise” featuring Nemo Achida. For those who don’t know, St. Joe Louis are a group comprised of producer/emcee Elete Wright, and two MC’s Michael Cardigan and Tom Chase. Numerous smoke filled studio sessions led to the crew birthing a social movement called “The Cloud Club,” which obviously explains the title of their album. 

Produced by Dolla (Brick Bandits), Ezrakh and Elete Wright“Cloud Club Over Everything” is as sonically beautiful as it is lyrically deeply personal. The production is ultra modern, with futuristic sounds, airy chords and choruses that are as blue as the crystals on that good Cali weed. The trio set the album off immediately, with CC“, jumping right into a verse as soon as the first beat touches down.

High energy mixed with bravado and storytelling over a powerful groove let’s you know right away that this team means business. Jahnia Holterhoff & Bad Pegasus singing at the end of the verses takes you for a ride on a cloud … of smoke. Get right to this.

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Supastition’s new album: “Gold Standard”

Gold Standard Front

Supastition releases his new album, ‘Gold Standard,’ via Reform School Music/World Expo Records on Digital and CD. With countless artists claiming to be the “best” without having a catalog to back their words, Supa speaks powerful words with the content to back him up. Guest features include Kenn StarrBoog Brown, and Soundsci with production from PraiseMoSSCroup, and a few others. Supastition is currently performing on a 50+ city U.S. tour with Blueprint to promote the ‘Gold Standard‘ release.

01. Gold Standard (Prod. by Praise)
02. Flawless (Prod. by Praise)
03. Know My Worth ft Boog Brown (Prod. by Praise)
04. In-Crowd ft Kenn Starr (Prod. by Rik Marvel)
05. Black Bodies (Prod. by Praise)
06. The Day After (Prod. by Veterano)
07. End of Forever ft Audessey and Octavio N. Santos (Prod. by Croup)
08. Song for the Mrs (Prod. by Praise)
09. Unorthodox (Prod. by MoSS)
10. Changing of the Gods ft Soundsci (Prod. by Jonny Cuba)

Supastition’s new album: “Gold Standard”

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Substantial & The Other Guys: The Past… [EP]

If you haven’t heard the most recent Substantial project The Past … [EP] produced by The Other Guys, it’s really bangin’! I don’t know if you are more into previewing individual tracks, or if you are a ‘youtube’ person, so here’s both.

The Past… is the first of three EPs from Substantial, produced by HiPNOTT Records producer duo and fellow Maryland natives, The Other Guys, which will lead up to his leading up to his fourth full length album, The Past Is Always Present In The Future, dropping fourth quarter 2015. Besides The Other Guys’ production, the EP features Von Pea of Tanya Morgan, Substantial’s protegé, See King and cuts from DJ Jav.

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You can get The Past… [EP] on the usual iTunes, Spotify, DJBooth, etc. BUT purchase the album on Bandcamp and you get a bonus download of Substantial’s 1999 demo tape entitled Before Sunrise: Pre-Hyde Out Demo ’99!  That’s 5 songs on The Past… + 5 songs on the Pre-Hyde Out Demo, for only $5. You can’t beat that.

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