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MCMI REPORT: 3rd STONE BLUES ft PH & Trademark Massey [Single] off The HIGHBRED LP

3rd STONE BLUES ft PH & Trademark Massey

On the anniversary of PH’s passing MCMI Records, Intaphase & Man@Work present 3rd Stone Blues feat PH & Trademark Massey the next single off of The HighBred LP by Chordz Cordero & Sir Manley, with production from Boonie Mayfield and a visit from Robert “PH’ Diaz aka Pumpkinhead, Mr. Orange Moon Over Brooklyn himself!

3rd STONE BLUES ft PH & Trademark Massey

If you didn’t know, one of PH’s roles in MCMI Records was President of A&R. He worked with groups and brought people through to MCMI to meet us that he thought we should work with. One of those artists he introduced us to was Chordz Cordero. With Chordz’ talent (he sings, raps, plays trumpet and is a great songwriter), ear for dope beats and incredible work ethic, he certainly is a good fit for the brand. Cordero hooked up with Sir Manley, they got beats from Boonie and the rest is history!

3rd Stone Blues is special to us, because it is the last song released on MCMI before PH passed away, a mere 6 days later. Chordz first verse is prophetic, because he raps

“My heart can’t take another loss of a favored friend”

after a lamenting acapela intro with beatboxing by Chordz himself (triple threat!). It’s eerie, almost as if he made the song as a requiem, but the song was recorded long before PH left us, so the two friends definitely had a strong spiritual connection. Here is a picture of the two of them taken by Natty Night photography in 2010.

3rd STONE BLUES ft PH & Trademark Massey

On the song, PH talks about feeling “biologically different“, as in not of this Earth. If you subscribe to the “Ancient Aliens” theory you know what he is talking about. He drops gems of knowledge and wisdom and exposes the Illuminati at the same time. PH was truly a gifted lyricist and this verse perfectly illustrates just how nice he was.

More music by PH is on the way! In the meantime, check out the last album he released, KNOW THE LEDGE, with classics like KING LATIFAH, NOW YOU KNOW COUNTY OF KINGS, NEVAH HAVE, HOW TO BATTLE and many more. And check out the rest of THE HIGHBRED LP. The whole album is incredible!

3rd STONE BLUES ft PH & Trademark Massey3rd STONE BLUES ft PH & Trademark Massey

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3rd STONE BLUES ft PH & Trademark Massey 

 

 

HighBred (Chordz & Manley) – THE RIDE feat. Zo’ Kimoni (Official Video)

HighBred (Chordz & Manley) – THE RIDE feat. Zo’ Kimoni (Official Video)

Full Disclaimer: I am one of the Executive Producers of this album, so my review is not objective. On the other hand, this album was created by The HighBred first and then brought to MCMI Records and when my partners and I heard it we immediately wanted to co-pilot, release this on our label, jointly with Intaphaze Records and Man@Work Productions. Why? Because its good music and good MCing. Pretty simple formula at MCMI, music is dope + the artist can “move the crowd”.

HighBred (Chordz & Manley) - THE RIDE feat. Zo' Kimoni (Official Video)

The production style, as you can hear, is organic, soulful, yet rugged, a perfect backdrop for gritty vocals filled with street knowledge, weed smoke and everyday struggles. Boonie Mayfield produced the entire album and he is a beast. All of the songs are tough but this one will make your face extra crunchy. Lyrically, nothing  pop and no cliche tough guy raps. Just truth, reality and attention to the craft of MCing. On top of that Chordz doubles on vocals for the chorus.

The video, directed by The HighBred themselves, with editing done by Chordz brother J’ Mel Lu, with some after touches by Sir Manley. If you haven’t see the first two videos off of this project, check out Original (We Remain) and How I See It.

HighBred (Chordz & Manley) - THE RIDE feat. Zo' Kimoni

The HighBred LP – Chordz Cordero & Sir Manley
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HighBred (Chordz & Manley) – THE RIDE feat. Zo’ Kimoni (Official Video)

MCMI RADIO: Chordz Cordero, LR Blitzkrieg & Ness Lee Talk New Music with GMS

Chordz Cordero, LR Blitzkrieg & Ness Lee Talk New Music with GMS 

Be on the lookout for LR Blitzkrieg’s upcoming project Outta Nowhere, executive produced by Ness Lee (also a dope MC and top battler), Chordz and Mela Mechinko both sing on the track “Hush“, recorded at Stonebrown / MCMI Studios. Chordz Cordero, LR Blitzkrieg & Ness Lee Talk New Music with GMSNess did most of the tracks on the album, which is set to be the first release of a 4-Part series from the members of the Brooklyn Hip Hop trio HYDRA, later in 2016.

Chordz project The HighBred, featuring him and Colorado MC Sir Manley, is out now on MCMI / Intaphaze / Man@Work, produced by Boonie Mayfield from Colorado. The videos How I See and Original (We Remain) give you a taste of what’s on the album. At the end of the interview you get a preview of the next single, The Ride, featuring (feat. Zo’ Kimoni)New video coming soon.

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MCMI RECORDS: Chordz Cordero & Sir Manley present The HighBred LP [Full Album]

MCMI RECORDS: Chordz Cordero & Sir Manley present The HighBred LP
MCMI RECORDS: Chordz Cordero & Sir Manley present The HighBred LP

The “HighBred” consists of two MC’s, Chordz Cordero (Jamaica Queens, NY) and Sir Manley (Muskegon, MI). The HighBred LP is their first project presented to the world, a joint effort from Intaphaze Records, Man@Work Productions and MCMI Records. The LP brings you back to a time where music was simple: good music, good lyrics, good choruses. What more could you ask for?

MCMI RECORDS: Chordz Cordero & Sir Manley present The HighBred LP

Sir Manley (left) & Chordz Cordero (right) are “HighBred”

The best way to describe the album is Soul + Hip-Hop, something the group likes to call “Soul Hop. On it, Sir Manley and Chordz Cordero trade verses, while Chordz and a few guest artists sing beautifully on the hooks. The beats and music, provided by Boonie Mayfield are soulful Boom Bap, while the lyrical content can be described as truthful and poetic, yet still gritty and hardcore, and at times spiritual or soul searching, as the duo explore topics such as life, love and the struggle to remain original, in an era of clones.

Besides Chordz, Manley and Boonie Mayfield, the album is blessed with supporting artists who really add something to the project, such as Zo’ Kimoni, Venson Dix, Passionate Poet, Che’ V, Mickey Wallace, Trademark Massey and J’Mel Lu, the last of whom also did all the editing for their two videos thus far, How I See It, Original (We Remain) and is working on The Ride ft. Zo’ Kimoni, which is set to drop next. With three teams behind the project, Intaphaze, Man@Work and MCMI, the HighBred LP is gathering considerable buzz.

MCMI RECORDS: Chordz Cordero & Sir Manley present The HighBred LPThe song 3rd Stone Blues also offers a welcome visit from the late great PH aka Pumpkinhead. This song is just a sample of previously unreleased material that will be released on MCMI Records in the coming year from the legendary MC, Plague co-founder and former President of A&R at MCMI Records, who was actually responsible for bringing the label in on this project, right before his tragic passing.

 

The HighBred LP is available on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, can be found on Spotify, Shazaam and all digital outlets. CD’s will be available soon.

MCMI RECORDS: Chordz Cordero & Sir Manley present The HighBred LP

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MCMI REPORT: The HighBred LP – Release Party + New Single “The Ride”

MCMI REPORT: The HighBred LP – Release Party + New Single “The Ride”

The HighBred LP - Release Party + New Single
MCMI REPORT: One of the last things Plague Co-founder PH aka PUMPKINHEAD did as President of A&R at MCMI Records, was introduce us to the artist Chordz Cordero, an MC and singer, who is a gifted songwriter and storyteller. We are ready to release one of many albums from Chordz, starting off with The HighBred LP, which is a group effort, with fellow MC Sir Manley, DJ Eminent on the scratches and produced entirely by Boonie Mayfield.

MCMI REPORT: The HighBred LP - Release Party + New Single "The Ride"

DECEMBER 1st– ALBUM RELEASE PARTY! – The HIGHBRED LP

We are proud to announce the ALBUM RELEASE PARTY for The HighBred LP by Chordz Cordero & Sir Manley! The album drops onDec. 1st on MCMI Records / Intaphaze Records / Man@Work Productions.

We will celebrate the album release at the popular nyc industry event, the UFMX Experience, at The Delancey, from 6 – 11pm, hosted by the MarXmanco-hosted by MCMI’s co-CEOs GMS & LR Blitzkrieg!

MCMI REPORT: The HighBred LP - Release Party + New Single "The Ride"Chordz & Manley will rock music off of The HighBred LP, with special guests and supporting acts, plus the UF Music Group that always rocks the house! CD’s of the album will be on hand, so you can get your copy autographed. This is going to be an incredible night that you don’t want to miss!

We will announce more DJ’s and special guest artists in the next few weeks. For now, RSVP to the event on FacebookPreview the new single The Ride, plus the first two singles, Original (We Remain) (song | video) and How I See It (song | video), follow on social media (links below) and pre-order the The HighBred LP here.

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