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Constant Flow – ASCENSION (Album)

Constant Flow - ”Dog Tags” ft Swave Sevah & Akir, produced by Southpaw.

Constant Flow dropped his album ASCENSION in September, through Viper Records. Some of you may know the Jersey City native by his abbreviated name “CF” and you may have caught him opening for the likes of Nas and Mobb Deep, or on tour with Immortal Technique. Myself, I have seen him spit plenty of times at SOB’s, at the End of the Weak open mic series at PYRAMID and in other new talent showcases in NY, so I have been waiting for a debut album from this lyrical powerhouse.

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CONSTANT FLOW – ASCENSION
iTunes * Soundcloud * Audiomack

CF told The Village Voice:

“The album’s filled with interesting twist and turns from the title track which introduces myself to the people to “Dog Tags” showcasing the more militant CF. Then there’s “Moment of Peace” featuring Immortal Tech which deals with the breaking of stereotypes and “Celebrate Life” which deals with the idea of finding life in death.”

To read the full Village Voice interview, click here.

The album features guest appearances by Immortal Technique, Akir, Swave Sevah, Wyseme, Dontique, Kelly Finnegan (of Monophonics), P.J. Pacifico and Melanie Fontana. You can download it or stream it from the sources below.

* UPDATED: Here is the first video off of the album! 

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KOTD – Compliment Rap Battle – Pat Stay vs Rone (Hilarious!)

I remember the first KOTD - Compliment Rap Battle ever. It was Tricky P vs Deffinition. I was there at King of the Dot (KOTD) World Domination 2, in Toronto Canada, summer of 2011 and this was the most creative, innovative and HILARIOUS battle I had ever seen.

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Shout out to the whole KOTD organization, one of the best leagues out there, period. They elevated the game with their attention to detail, graphics intros and legendary match ups. You see how I just complimented them? That’s how the Compliment Rap Battle works. Instead of dissing your opponent, you have to go out of your way to compliment them, better than they compliment you. Now battle champions Pat Stay and Rone return to the Compliment battle ring, at the Hopscotch Festival 2014, to secure their legacies as not only the meanest battle rappers in the game, but the NICEST as well. Literally.

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Watch Pat Stay vs Rone, above, and then you can check out the first ever compliment rap battle with Tricky P vs Deffinition, below. (Catch me to the left of Organik, behind PH’s left shoulder, cracking up!).

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SHABAAM SAHDEEQ – “SKILLET” (Prod. by DJ READY CEE)

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SHABAAM SAHDEEQ – “SKILLET” (Prod. by DJ READY CEE) 

Shabaam Sahdeeq cooks on this aptly titled DJ Ready Cee track. I have been a Shabam Sahdeeq supporter ever since his Rawkus days and lately, he has reignited his career with bangers like this one. His last LP Keepers of the Lost Art was a classic and I see he has no plans of slowing up. The flame is turned up real high on this one. Salute.

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MCMI presents: the marXman ‘DAYS OF FUTURE PAST’ [Free Download)

MCMIreport.com & MCMI Records presents:

MarXman Logo‘DAYS OF FUTURE PAST’

MCMI releases hip hop project with the MarXman and announces Fall indie tour of Western Europe.

mxm-dofp-cover-front570webThe MarXman in collaboration with MCMI releases Days of Future Past, a musical journey from the Golden Age of Hip Hop into the unknown future. 

Days of Future Past is an alternate universe, a re-imagining of hip hop reality through the eyes of a poet. The MarXman eloquently conveys the story of a displaced artist finding his own sound in the main stream of consciousness.

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The album commences with a sound byte from the classic cartoon X-men: The Animated Series, depicting an apocalyptic era following the “assassination of the90s.” All 15 tracks are written and performed by the MarXman with the exception of “Where I’ll Be” featuring King Chung and “Beautiful Struggle featuring Sheena O. Murray.

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Each song is infused with the MarXman’s lyrical experience, blending R&B melodies with memorable “golden era” instrumentation. Listeners are challenged to rethink their inner most desires in “T.P.I.R.” a sample from the game show The Price Is Right. Buckshot of Black Moon’s “I Got Cha Opin” is remixed into a tribute to the nightlife in “Me & My Crew.” “Off the Ground” and “Take A Flight” directly refer to the MarXman’s upcoming solo independent tour of Western Europe in the Fall, advocating the need to soar over your comfort zone to follow your dreams.

Days of Future Past can be found on MCMIreport.com, or downloaded directly from MCMI.BandCamp.com


For more about the MarXman’s European Tour, go to http://www.gofund.me/theMarXman.

MarXman-Bio-pic-1More about The MarXman: The MarXman is a 13 year stage performer who hit the NYC scene as a spoken word artist. In 2008 he plunged into the party scene and released his first music project the NeXt: the MiXtape in 2010. As an event planner he seeks to uplift the artistic integrity of mainstream culture, starting with New York City.

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Audible Doctor Feat. Guilty Simpson “Leave Me Alone”

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Check out this new single, Audible Doctor Feat. Guilty Simpson, “Leave Me Alone”, off “Can’t Keep The People Waiting” EP. Audible Doctor is one member of the Brown Bag Allstars, which includes MC’s, DJ’s and Producers who met and formed their crew around the time they were all working at Fatbeats Records Store NYC.

Guilty Simpson comes off strong over Audible Doc’s beat. But Doc get’s busy as well, proving his skills on the mic as well as behind the boards. For more info, check him at audibledoctor.com and check out his appearance on  MCMI RADIO: Real Hip Hop. Real Talk, as well as some of his other releases:

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