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MCMI Report: Keith ‘WildChild’ Middleton – Transitions (Interview)

MCMI’s own Keith ‘WildChild’ Middleton (STOMP/HYDRA/ThePLAGUE) gives us an exclusive interview on the set of his video shoot for his song “Feels Good”!

Keith MCMI LogoEven though he is a my brother from another mother and fellow recording artist on MCMI Records, it is hard to catch up with Keith ‘WildChild’ Middleton these days!! When he is in New York, he is locked in the studio, creating, recording, mixing almost 24/7. Between back and forth trips to Japan to promote his album, video and photo shoots – the man stays busy! So at a recent video shoot for his song “Feels Good,” off of his upcoming album “TRANSITIONS“, I asked him some questions, to give the fans some info on his music, his life and his new project. Here is a snippet of it. Click “Read More” to go to the full interview.

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GMS: Most people know you from STOMP, the musical, producing and rapping for HYDRA and The PLAGUE, but you are working on this incredible Spoken Word album now, that many people did not even know about. How did that come about?

Keith: I always kept my poetry on the low. It’s private. I had played with blending it with my original music for years with aspirations of completing an album but never went further than the thought. Jan 15th 2008 12:15pm was the car wreck that became the game changer. From my Hospital bed I vowed to complete my album and live my life to the fullest! Thank Goodness for the second chance.

GMS: This album is being simultaneously released in the US and overseas in Japan. You’ve been getting a lot of support from Japanese radio and been doing performances in Japan. How did you develop your Japanese audience?

Keith: A great friend of mine / manager in Japan, Ayumi Hoshikawa, has been instrumental in introducing me to radio stations, musicians, venues, festivals and just good people in general. She’s awesome.

GMS: Having been an MC and cast member of STOMP for many years, you are no stranger to the stage or the mic, but this time you are performing your poetry. Does it feel different? How does that compare with your past experiences?

Keith: It’s more frightening because in STOMP there are no words and it’s an ensemble. Now it’s just me sharing my truths. So I am literally exposed and leaving myself open. (more…)

MCMI Report: GMS featured on NoticeWorthy (#Recognition)

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GMS, co-ceo of MCMI Incorporated, one third of the rap group HYDRA and founding member of The PLAGUE, has been featured on the new website NoticeWorthy.com! Noticeworthy features “a brand of nightlife and entertainment tastemakers who paid their dues, came out on top, and deserve the recognition.” 

According to the site, GMS is a visionary who’s contributions to Hip Hop help shape and mold the culture. Browse around the site and you will find other notable industry insiders “making moves and leaving their indelible mark.”

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Mic Handz (feat. Jaz-O) – “Bright Lights” (Video)

Mic Handz has been putting in serious work in the New York Underground scene in the past couple of years. Collaborations with Rockness Monstah and Sean Price (of Heltah Skeltah), Mims, Shabaam Sahdeeq and other New York underground heavy hitters, plus throwing and hosting his own Hip Hop events, his face on your screen, his words in your ear. Mic Handz made enough noise this past year to rank in the “Top 50 Emerging Artists of 2013″, according to AllHipHop.com.
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This latest joint venture, “BRIGHT LIGHTS“,  will once again make you sit up and take notice as the Brooklyn MC is joined by the legendary Jaz-O, best known as Jay Z’s mentor and rhyme collaborator in the late 80′s (“Hawaiian Sophie”) and 90′s (“The Originators”). Who can forget the smash hit single “Nigga What, Nigga Who (Originator 99)” off Jay Z’s  Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life.

Directed by Donald Robinson Cole, the video is about the bright lights of the city and the pride of reppin’ your hometown.

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COUNTY OF KINGS (PH ft. LR Blitzkrieg) at RAKIM Concert in Red Hook Park


Check out this performance by PH ft. LR Blitzkrieg at Red Hook Park, this past summer. The God RAKIM was headliner of the free outdoor performance, hosted by the Lyricist Lounge in conjunction with Summer Stage. The song in the video is County of Kings – PH ft. LR Blitzkrieg, Skyzoo, Sha Stimuli & Ruste Juxx, off of PH’s album KNOW THE LEDGE (MCMI Records), performed over Jay Z’s “Where I’m From” instrumental.

Shout out to Poison Pen who was hosting and DJ DP ONE on the wheels. I haven’t seen a lot of this show on youtube, so I am going to upload some more footage of the event soon. For more great videos, SUBSCRIBE to MCMI REPORT on YouTube.

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