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Mobb Deep – Say Something Produced By !llmind


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.

The Infamous Mobb DeepThis 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 (Album: Keepers of the Lost Art)

Shabaam Sahdeeq – “That Dope” ft Wais P & Sha Stimuli (Prod. by DJ Skizz)

Shabaam Sahdeeq

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.

Keeper of the Lost Art coverBut 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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Keith WildChild Middleton – M Pire Magazine Exclusive Interview (Video)

M Pire Magazine cover copyM 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”.

M Pire magazine article

CLICK TO READ FULL Feb 14th 2014 ISSUE.

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KOSHA DILLZ: Tupac Gone Fishing + Awkward In A Good Way [Video + Album]

You might have to watch this video a few times to understand what’s going on, with guest appearance by ‘Tupac’ (no holo’!), but Tupac Gone Fishing is just Kosha being Kosha.  This is off the brand new album “Awkward In A Good Way”. One thing I know about Kosha Dillz, from the man himself, is that he is always been “so comfortable being uncomfortable.” That’s why the album’s title is so appropriate.

The Israeli-American, obviously (from the name) Jewish rapper, has always done his own thing, oblivious to fads and trends. He has always kept it true to himself, whether in a cipher in the park, at the B.E.T Cypher or on tour with the RZA and U-God of the Wu-Tang Clan. At times he can be humorous and playful, at others dead serious, but he always tells stories of his own life, his culture, the triumphs and struggles of ‘everyman’.

“The title was really pushed on me by Murs,” Kosha explains, “He told me that people will take me seriously once I realize that I’m never going to fit in, and that’s ok.” This album is actually released through Murs’ own label, Murs 316.

kosha dillz awkwardIf you have heard any of his music, seen his zany DIY videos, or caught him performing live, possibly rhyming in English, Spanish and Hebrew at the same time, you know that Dillz has created his own lane. As much at home in New Jersey, California or France and as comfortable freestyling with A$AP Rcoky, C-Rayz Walz or Hasidic rapper Matisyahu, Kosha Dillz is always certain to do one thing: entertain.

“Awkward In A Good Way” is produced entirely by one producer, Belief. According to Kosha, “Creatively, Belief evokes a certain emotion in his production that embraces my awkwardness, in a way that no other producer has really captured.”

The beat to Tupac Gone Fishing is definitely knocking’. To preview the rest of the album, you can listen to a free stream on Billboard. Then head on over to iTunes.

To learn more about Kosha Dillz, check his videos, albums, mercy and even play Space Invaders, hit up KoshaDillzWorld.com

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David Dallas – Runnin’ [Official Video]

Duck Down Music was founded on Brooklyn spitters from the Bootcamp Click (BCC), but David Dallas’s new album, ‘Falling Into Place,’  which dropped on Oct 22nd, went #1 on New Zealand iTunes first and is now picking up steam in North America. This is the video for the lead single “Runnin”, which is now a sports anthem due to placements on ESPN’s Monday Night Football, FIFA 14 Soundtrack, Madden 25 trailer, Major League Baseball’s postseason coverage, and NFL Thursday Night Kick-Off.

David Dallas Falling Into PlaceThe video, directed by Tom Gould, captures beautiful outdoor scenes of what I assume is the New Zealand countryside.

When Eminem comes to New Zealand for the first time ever, for his concert at Auckland’s iconic outdoor Western Springs Stadium, David Dallas will be opening for him, along with performances by Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, so his future is looking real bright right now.

If you like the video/single, you can stream the whole album at Billboard.com and purchase the single here: http://smarturl.it/Runnin.

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