A Band, A Movement, A Musical Journey, An Experience
A PLACE is the 1st single off of the debut album LEVELS, which is also the name of the band, lead by frontman Keith “WildChild” Middleton, along with Aaron Marcellus on vocals, guitarist Luca “Mack” Marcias, Jacopo “Snow” Mazza on Keyboards. The group is international, one from NY, one from Atlanta and two from Italy and have been performing on stages in Europe, Japan and the US, the past couple of years, writing, performing and testing out songs for this album. The four artists – all on different musical paths, from Rock to Funk, to Hip Hop, to R&B, to Jazz and Classical – have arrived at the same destination – LEVELS!
A PLACE, seems at first a simple love song “There’s no place that I would rather be … right here with you, my dear, beside me…” but it actually is a more complex and textured interpretation of Adam and Eve as our common ancestor, what binds all mankind in love and unity. Delving into the multi dynamic layers of Love, the international super group, LEVELS, explore the musical nuances of Hip-Hop, Neo Soul, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Funk, Afrobeat, and Latin genres. These diverse styles help to fully articulate the time traveling journey of Adam as he searches for his soulmate Eve after being exiled from paradise.
Keith explains “They say the legend of Adam and Eve is written in the stars. If you look closely, you may notice the two were cast out of paradise as punishment for eating an apple from the Forbidden Tree of Truth. Now both mortal, Adam vows to Eve that he will always find her in their next lives. A secret he learned from his one bite of the apple. In present day, it is written that Adam will find Eve at one of his shows with his band LEVELS.”
This album is the journey that we all share, reflecting life as Adam or Eve. The concept of belief in true love, faith you will find it, the pursuit of happiness the struggle of adversity subsequent loss and sometimes, satisfying triumph. Life is full of diversity and dynamics, and so is this album. A PLACE is your first taste of the Apple of Truth that is on its way.
Music Video Credits:
Director: Ahmed Best
Producer: BISN Media (Ahmed Best, Nikit Doshi)
D.P. : Kevin Zeigler
Editor: Salman Syed
Post Production: LaurelWood Pictures (Jeff Billings)
In an interview with ESNTLS, Jay Critch shows how he dresses on a budget. The 21- year old Brooklyn native gets put to the test when he has to make an outfit under a rack ($1000). The Brooklyn rapper has generated a serious buzz in the past 2 years within New York City with hits like “Thousand Ways”, “Fashion”, and his break out single, “Did it Again ” which he released in late 2016. He’s also featured in songs with French Montana, Fabolous, and Don Q.
How do you think he did? How would you spend $1000 on an outfit? Let us know in the comment section below.
And speaking of Jay Critch, check out his new heat called “Resort” that just dropped. Rate his drip 1-10 on this visual.
Brooklyn emcee LR Blitzkrieg, CO-CEO of MCMI, 1/3 of Hydra and founder of the rap crew The Plague, is here with his first solo release “Proxy.” Produced by Atlanta MC/Producer Ness Lee, Proxy takes you on a journey of living life to the fullest. Through the lens of newfound fame and wealth, Blitz paints a picture of hip hop extravagance and classic fun, with a hook that starts off with a prayer:
“Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the lord my soul to keep And if I don’t die before I wake When I wake up we gon’ spend all this cake!”
While he can still draw breath, LR Blitzkrieg is not only going to live each day as if it is his last, he will live it up for those who will never have the chance to. The song is a tribute and prayer for people like Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Philando Castille as well as for Blitz’s lifelong friend and label mate Robert “PH” Diaz, all whose lives were cut short far too soon. Filmed in Las Vegas, in collaboration with HYDRA and friends and represents living your life to the fullest because you never know when your time is up.
PROXY is the first single and video off of LR Blitzkrieg’s debut solo Album Outta Nowhere, which will drop “outta nowhere” sometime soon!
Sean Price’s highly anticipated posthumous album “Imperius Rex,” drops August 8th.
Fans can get Sean P’s 4th official studio album bundled with an 84-page hard cover book packaged with rare photos spanning Sean Price’s life; exclusive fan art; an iconic 11×17 poster featuring the album cover art, and a Sean Price Challenge coin (only 1,000 were minted!), atshopduckdown. You can get a taste of the new album by watching the video. MCMI Report: SEAN PRICE – IMPERIOUS REX
The project features all new Sean Price songs featuring guests such as DOOM, Prodigy, Styles P, Smif N Wessun, Rock, Method Man, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Junior Reid, Buckshot, Ruste Juxx, Bernadette Price & more, with production fromthe Alchemist, Harry Fraud, Nottz and others.
Know a lot of Sean Price songs, all the lyrics, by heart? Want to help celebrate the release of the new album IMPERIOUS REX, in Brooklyn, August 8th? Head over to Brooklyn Bowl for the album release plus Hip Hop Karaoke!! Click the flyer for ticket info.
MCMI Report: PUMPKINHEAD – Park Slope Renaissance: Vol 1 (Re-released!)
Back by popular demand, the once out of stock RARE mixtapes are again available!
For years, even before his transition in 2015, many of PUMPKINHEAD’s classic Mixtapes had sold out and were not available as CD’s or digital downloads. Some of the songs can be found here and there on Youtube or a bootleg free downloads website, but several of them are considered RARE and cannot be found anywhere. The few copies that were on ebay for hundreds of dollars have long been sold.
At Robert PH Diaz‘ widow’s request, MCMI is excited to put these classic Pumpkinhead mixtapes back into rotation! These collections were curated by Pumpkinhead himself. They contain original songs that never made an album, freestyles and songs recorded over known beats, and songs he would record just for those mixtapes, to hold his fans over between his major releases.
Every couple of weeks, we will be uploading another of PH’s classic mixtapes. We already have My Era: No Skinny Jeans Allowed (which comes with a high quality download of his video for That’s That Sh*t!) and now Park Slope Renaissance: Vol 1 is available, at PHmcmi.bandcamp.com, where you can also find his latest singles and albums and other past works.
The cover of the Park Slope Renaissance mixtapes Pt 1 & 2 (pt 2 will be released in 2weeks!) were done by MCMI’s LR Blitzkrieg, who will be dropping a solo album #OuttaNowhere, soon, with a song featuring PH and the legendary MOP. The photo is in front of the actual Marlboro sign on the corner bodega of the block PH grew up on, Degraw St & 5th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, which as you may already know will forever be know as Robert “PH” Diaz Way, thanks to our petition brought to the City Council by Councilman Brad Lander and signed into law by Mayor De Blasio last year.
All proceeds of the mixtapes (and his entire MCMI catalogue) go to PH’s surviving three children, Raiden, Royce & Robbie, so go download some music, listen to some powerful Hip Hop and look to the East for that orange moon over Brooklyn!