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.
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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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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Maffew Ragazino teams up with heavy spitters Sean Price and Billy Danze (of M.O.P.), on this BK anthem, “Land of the Crooks”. DJ Babu (Dilated Peoples/The Beat Junkies), provides the cuts in the hook. Production by M-Phazes, who won Sha Money’s “2008 One Stop Shop Producer’s Conference with an overtime victory against Canei Finch, with this very instrumental.” Coalmine Records label compilation, Unearthed, which includes this banger, will be out in January 2014. As usual, “Brooklyn keeps on takin’ it”!
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New music from one of my favorite groups The Dwellas drop “Be True“. Shot in their hometown of Brooklyn NY with cameos by Duck Down‘s Tek & Steel, Phantasm and U.G. show us they’ve still got the skills that made us love their tracks in the first place. Let’s hope there is an album on the way!
Checkout the story driven visuals for “Hamster Wheel” directed by Slick & Sam Sneed off the Brooklyn MC’s newest album Prisoner of Conscious out now.
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