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MCMI REPORT: KRS-ONE – Now Hear This [Stream Album Free]

MCMI REPORT: KRS-ONE – Now Hear This [Stream Album Free]OkayPlayer posted this two days ago, but I had to help spread the word. KRS is back with a new album and yes – he is tryna’ kick knowledge! You can Stream KRS-One’s Entire Album ‘Now Hear This’ right here!

The album boasts 18 tracks (well, the last one was given to his wife G Simone), several of which have potential to get lots of ‘underground airplay’ (shout out to the Lyricist Lounge).

My personal favorites are the song Drugs Won, about the failure of the “war on drugs” and the how conflicted we are as a nation, with some states having marijuana dispensaries and others locking people up for couple joints, and the song American Flag, which points out that the Confederate Flag was bad, but um, the American Flag was flown when Americans captured and sold slaves, and did all sorts of other unjust, despicable things. So were the flags of Spain and Germany and England and every country that has a flag. So take them all down, I guess, is the Blastmaster’s message.

MCMI REPORT: KRS-ONE - Now Hear This [Stream Album Free]

I have to admit, Kris is still coming up with original ideas, new styles and concepts, like the track Soundman, which is actually dedicated to the soundman – the engineers at your show who keep the levels straight and allow your music to thump. Check out this teaser video of the song.

He also has a track where he raps the whole song over only a live guitar strumming chords, no beat at all. Let’s Go and Invaders are good tracks too. The Teacha is at his best when he has a message, which is pretty much throughout this whole album.

Stream it right here for free, skip through and see if you agree with my favorite tracks. If you like what you hear, you know how to show love – cha-ching!

@GMS_MCMI | @MCMIreport | @IAmKRSOnehttp://www.krs-one.com/

MCMI REPORT: KRS-ONE – Now Hear This [Stream Album Free]

Jean Grae – “Ho X 3″ (free Christmas EP)

Jean Grae Ho X 3

Look, we all know Jean Grae raps (I mean like really, rapitty rap, she’s f*ckin’ lyrical), but … this is not about that. You might not know that Jean can really sing, it’s all her singing on this project, but … it’s not really about that either.

Well then, how to explain? … I’ll just take Jean’s own words off of Facebook:

Jean Grae gifts us on Christmas again this year. Jamming all the fuckery into a tiny project, like she’s got her hand up a chickens butt. You know the routine. Some of your favorite songs get a once over and a reach around. It’s “Ho X 3″. There’s kids, rohypnol and a bass solo from Jerome.

Click to Download the full Ho X 3 Christmas EP and have yourself a Jeanie little Christmas!

P.S. If you want to hear some more holiday f*ckery from Jean Grae, jam out to Hellpit Faeries ”Jingle Fucking Bells EP” from last year.

@Jeangreasy | @GMS_MCMI | @MCMIreport

PRETTY IN INK (Your Next Tattoo FREE!)

Pretty In Ink Tattoo Contest: One lucky winner will be selected to recieve their tattoo **LIVE** at the Album Release Show for PH’s album “KNOW THE LEDGE”, September 15th, 2011 @ Southpaw (Brooklyn, NY).


1. Create a 60 second or less video blog, showing and explaining your existing tattoos. (Can send pics and email explanation if not able to make video).

2. Explain in the video what you want your next tattoo to be – what you would get inked live at the show if you win the contest.

3. The judges and tattoo artist are looking for a complex, artistic design that will be interesting to do and awesome to look at. Super simple designs wont be considered.

4. Upload your video to sendspace.com and send us a link to download it, to INK@MCMIreport.com

5. By submitting the video and entering the contest you grant us the right to post your video on our website and other places in promotion of the show, song “Pretty In Ink” and Puncture Tattoo & Piercing.

6. Include your full name and phone # to contact you, in the email with the video link.

7. Must be 19 & over to participate in the contest and to be at the performance.

The winner will receive free tattoo work, live @ Southpaw during PH’s Album Release Show. Runner ups will have the opportunity to appear onstage during PH’s performance of the song “Pretty In Ink” and may be cast for the music video for said song, to be filmed partly at the event and partly at a later date.

* Any women with tattoos who would like to participate at the event, and be considered for casting for the video for “Pretty In Ink” (MCMI Records), but are not interested in getting the tattoo at the event, may still come to the event and build with us further.


MOS DEF headlines Fort Greene Festival (Complete Line Up)


Last year’s festival was amazing. There was so much talent showcased and celebrated. I can think of a few such as GC & Soul Mafia, the headliner Common, and Mr. Mecca, to name a few. I have video footage of last year’s event, but we didn’t have MCMIreport.com up and running yet, so I never used it and it is sitting in the “vault”. MCMI will definitely be out in force for this year’s festival, so next week we can bless y’all with footage of some of the performances and exclusive interviews.

This year’s FORT GREENE FESTIVAL is SATURDAY JUNE 25th, 2011 all day at Fort Greene Park, in Brooklyn, NY.

Here is a description of the Fort Greene Festival for those who don’t know.

Fort Greene festival is a two-day music, film, and cultural festival that brings over 10,000 people to Fort Greene to celebrate one of Brooklyn’s most vibrant and artistic enclaves. Fort Greene Festival provides local performing arts and community media programs that reflects Fort Greene’s diverse community. The festival serves as a platform to provide and support the community’s creative progress. Fort Greene Fest not only celebrates Fort Greene’s rich culture, but respects the very ground where it will take place. The festival is working closely with ConEdison and National Grid to make the event as green as possible.

2011 Line Up:


Taking a cue from the Afrocentric stylings of the Native Tongues crew, which included De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest and Andres Titus, Mos Def has emerged as one of the more conscientious voices of new school hip-hop, alongside the likes of Common, Outkast, Goodie Mob and The Roots, to name just a few.


Full Line up with Photos after the jump!





Back with another exclusive from the upcoming mixtape ”Born Again Sinner”, from Brooklyn emcee I Am Many (formerly Many Styles), the song is entitled “Coo Coo Crazy” produced by Ide.

Free Download of the mp3 after the jump. (more…)