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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.


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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Did you know Pharoahe Monch just dropped an album, “Lost In Translation,” available for ‘name your price‘ on his Bandcamp page? I didn’t. Apparently, it is his Valentine’s Day gift to us all, released on Feb 14th and is much appreciated! (Thanks Pharoahe, we didn’t know you cared!)

The project is a retrospective collection of  previously released songs and features from 2000 to 2015, but it does include one new song “Home (HGH)” featuring Phonte’ and Tamisha. “Lost In Translation“ is no joke, also featuring Jill Scott, Justin Timberlake, Will.I.Am, Mela Machinko, jazz great Robert Glasper and more!


The theme of the collection is “Love” of course, hence the Valentine’s Day release date (kinda like MCMI’s “Love Is” mixtape, shameless self-plug). Stream “Lost In Translation” or download it for anything you want to contribute (drop some $, don’t be a moocher! lol). Remember, support the artists whose music you dig, or else don’t complain about what you hear on the radio.

For more info on Pharoahe, check out his website: Pharoahe.com.

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PHAROAHE MONCH: Lost In Translation

Keith WildChild Middleton – FeelsGood [Video] #TRANSITIONS

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MCMI Records artist Keith WildChild Middleton is back from his JAPAN TOUR! This is the second video off of the album “TRANSITIONS” scheduled to drop next month. The song was written, composed & produced by Keith Middleton. The video was directed by Brandon Polanco. Here is what the man himself had to say about it:

Avoiding taking meds, while recovering from my car wreck in ’08, I channeled all of my thoughts and energy towards things, places, people, memories etc that made me “feel good”.

Everyday I would add to this list. Eventually that list became a poem and that poem became this song.

I hope it heals you as it did me.  - Keith

Keith WildChild

The album drops next month, but if you pre-order it now on Bandcamp, you get FeelsGood, B.M.F (see the video for that here) and Supreme, immediately. For more info on Keith, check out these recent interviews on Copastyle and MCMIreport.

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Artist Page: Keith WildChild Middleton