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SEAN PRICE (RIP) & SMALL PROFESSOR’S COLLAB LP, ’86 Witness

SEAN PRICE (RIP) & SMALL PROFESSOR’S COLLAB LP, ’86 Witness

SEAN PRICE (RIP) & SMALL PROFESSOR'S COLLAB LP, '86 Witness

SEAN PRICE (RIP) & SMALL PROFESSOR’S COLLAB LP, ’86 Witness

SEAN PRICE (RIP) & SMALL PROFESSOR’S COLLAB LP, ’86 Witness is a collaborative album from the late Sean Price and producer Small Professor. Check out the first single, “John Gotti”. Although it features AG Da CoronerGuilty Simpson, and Your Old Droog, hometown hero Sean P sets it off right away as soon as the record drops.

Of course everyone on the track spits impressive bars (or I wouldn’t have thrown it up) The single is an instant download with iTunes pre-order for 86 Witness, which is also available now for pre-order in a limited magenta/black swirl vinylCD with bonus content, and bundle package equipped with a “Refrigerator P” jersey-style T-shirt.

“Lyrically, P pays homage to the year 1986 with clever bars boasting slick, pop culture-referencing wordplay. He big-ups the Bears’ Super Bowl XX win on “Refrigerator P”; references Herbie Hancock’s time-honored Round Midnight OST on “Midnight Rounds”; shows love to Just Ice’s “Latoya” on the Quelle Chris-featured “Latoya Jackson”; and dedicates track six to John Gotti with the help of AG Da Coroner, Guilty Simpson and Your Old Droog.

Throughout the rest of the album, P spits slick nods to Boogaloo Shrimp, Joe Joe Dancer, Sinbad, and other characters central to that era. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Ruckus project without mentions of the man who inspired his ‘Mic Tyson’ alias. And sure enough, sound bytes from the heavyweight bruiser appear on closer, “Word to Mother.”” – Press Release

The album, which includes additional guest features from Rock, Quelle Chris, Illa Ghee, Elucid, Caste, Zilla Rocca, Reef the Lost Cauze, DJ Revolution and more is due out Feb 08 as a dual-label release via Coalmine Records and Duck Down Music.

SEAN PRICE (RIP) & SMALL PROFESSOR'S COLLAB LP, '86 Witness

SEAN PRICE (RIP) & SMALL PROFESSOR’S COLLAB LP, ’86 Witness

According to the official Press Release,

86 Witness is a testament to both Hip-Hop’s Golden Era, and the unbelievable talents of Sean Price, one of the genre’s biggest and best voices who was taken from us far, far too soon. His hilarious, tack-sharp rhymes are complemented by the imaginative and dusty production of Philly’s Small Professor, who may just be rap’s best kept secret.”

Tracklist:

  • 01. Bear Witness (Intro) [feat. DJ Revolution] 
  • 02. Refrigerator P (feat. Rockness Monstah & DJ Revolution) 
  • 03. Latoya Jackson (feat. Quelle Chris & DJ Revolution) 
  • 04. Midnight Rounds (feat. Elucid & Castle) 
  • 05. P’s Theme (Interlude) 
  • 06. John Gotti (feat. AG Da Coroner, Guilty Simpson & Your Old Droog) 
  • 07. Think About It (feat. Illa Ghee, Rockness Monstah & DJ Revolution) 
  • 08. Word to Mother (feat. DJ Revolution) 
  • 09. John Gotti (feat. Reef the Lost Cauze, Curly Castro & Zilla Rocca) [Philly Blunt Remix] 
  • 10. Refrigerator P (feat. Rob Kelly) [Peaky Blinders Remix]

Younger heads will appreciate Sean’s classic witty punchlines, wordplay and no-holds-barred hip hop ethic of brutal honesty, at times self-depreciating and always rugged, yet humorous. Veteran’s closer to the God’s age will delight in 80’s references and celebrated nomenclature. Every Hip Hop head will appreciate music that knocks. Salute Sean Price! Sean lives on! #RIP 

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SEAN PRICE (RIP) & SMALL PROFESSOR’S COLLAB LP, ’86 Witness

Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) Count On Us / Writing My Wrongs [MUSIC VIDEO]

Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) Count On Us / Writing My Wrongs [MUSIC VIDEO]

Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) Count On Us / Writing My Wrongs [MUSIC VIDEO]

Earlier this year, after a brief tour in Japan honoring the late Nujabes, Substantial & Marcus D, together known as Bop Alloy filmed a new music video. Directed by Robert Lewis and edited by Robert Lewis the video includes clips shot by Cameron Ross, Stan Robinson & Ramzey Staples. 

Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) Count On Us / Writing My Wrongs [MUSIC VIDEO]

Count On Us / Writing My Wrongs was filmed mostly in Tokyo, Japan, but also in the USin Baltimore, MD, Seattle, WA and Oregon, and features our dapper duo switching from Blackjack to seeking therapy. Both songs are standout tracks from the group’s 2014 sophomore album Another Day in the Life of… available on CD, Vinyl and streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and BandCamp. 

LYRICS COU: https://genius.com/Bop-alloy-count-on… | WMR: https://genius.com/Bop-alloy-writing-…

FOLLOW BOP ALLOY Facebook, IG, Twitter: @BopAlloy
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0ls1K…

– GMS (@GMS_MCMI on IG & TW)

Bop Alloy (Substantial & Marcus D) Count On Us / Writing My Wrongs [MUSIC VIDEO]

Pharoahe Monch, Black Thought & Rakim – J Period Live Mixtape

Pharoahe Monch, Black Thought & Rakim - J Period Live Mixtape

J.PERIOD Presents…

The Live Mixtape [#Top5 Edition]

An EPIC Hip Hop Mixtape Recorded Live Onstage In One Take.

Featuring performances by

Rakim
Pharoahe Monch
with Special Guest
BlackThought 

Opening DJ Sets by @DJMoma [Everyday People] & @TheWhooligan

ADVANCED TICKETS: JPERIOD.COM/TOP5

* Use our Special DISCOUNT CODE: MIXTAPE Tickets for $30 (limited tickets available)

MCMIreport: Loopin’ (Lupin) produced by Substantial [Free Download]

MCMIreport: Loopin’ (Lupin) produced by Substantial [Free Download]

MCMIreport: Loopin' (Lupin) produced by Substantial [Free Download]


New music from the homie SubstantialLoopin'(Lupin) a jazz infused instrumental break with all of the intrigue and adventure found in the classic anime Lupin the Third, which Substantial sampled to create this track. This is a dope instrumental track you can listen to at work, in the car or anywhere to get teh creative juices flowin’. And its FREE! Enjoy!

DOWNLOAD NOW for free on Bandcamp.

Substantial gives a little background on the track saying “The homie DJ AAROCK originally made a beat using the sample but overtime lost the files. I asked him to send me the original sample so I could flip an updated version and add some more flavor to it.

MCMIreport: Loopin' (Lupin) produced by Substantial [Free Download]

MCMIreport: Loopin’ (Lupin) produced by Substantial [Free Download]

Jay ARE (John Robinson + J Rawls) Youth Culture Power (Sampler) Feat. Tiffany Paige

Jay ARE (John Robinson + J Rawls) Youth Culture Power (Sampler) Feat. Tiffany Paige

Jay ARE (John Robinson + J Rawls) – Youth Culture Power (Sampler) Feat. Tiffany Paige

I will admit, when my long time friend and musical peer John Robinson sent me the link to this project, I didn’t really know what to make of it. It’s Soundcloud audio, so, is it a podcast? Not really, but there are conversations. So, is it an EP? Not really, but there are some songs.

The beats knock, the musical landscapes are incredible and Jay ARE are dropping serious barz (with a “z”) on us, but it’s not a traditional album format. Having had a few conversations about education myself (I am a 20+ year veteran of the public school system, as a teacher and recently became certified for administration), I knew it would be interesting to say the least and probably incredibly dope musically, so I gave it a thorough listen. The audio feast that ensued was so flavorful I had to go back for seconds and thirds. 

Jay ARE (John Robinson + J Rawls) - Youth Culture Power (Sampler) Feat. Tiffany Paige

So what is it? Youth Culture Power is essentially several dope J Rawls produced, jazz-infused hip-hop tracks, blended with live instrumentation of the Liquid Crystal Project, over which the emcees rhyme poetics laced with the melodic tones of Tiffany Paige. This is merged with snippets of conversations from educators and scholars such as Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings, Dr. Jocelyn Wilson, Martha Diaz, Dr. Bettina Love and Dr. Christopher Emdin, talking about attitudes towards students, the public school system and the current state of educating inner city youth.  This soundcloud player contains a sampler of the full project (Book + Album) that is on the way. 

At times it feels like you are listening to some good talk radio on WNYC or NPR. At times it’s some revolutionary, hardcore yet intelligent Hip Hop, the likes of which you get from artists like Dead Prez or Common. Some of the music is simple boom bap, hard beats and MCees dropping science. Other tracks contain sweet melodies in hooks, reminiscent of Lauren Hill’s contrasting her singing voice with her and the other Fugees’ intricate lyricism. The end-result is ear candy – audio that is equally rich in it’s musical tapestry as it is intellectually and spiritually stimulating. 

Jay ARE (John Robinson + J Rawls) - Youth Culture Power (Sampler) Feat. Tiffany Paige

Jay ARE consists of educators and hip-hop kids J Rawls and John Robinson turned musical maestros, who have merged their musical work with their educational theories. Their upcoming Book + Album project, Youth Culture Power promotes their philosophy on education: Youth Culture Pedagogy (YCP). The group  believes that their pedagogy can “maximize students’  full potential for success and promote lifelong engagement in learning,” so this is more than just music.

To learn more, visit the website: itsjayare.com and follow: @ItsJayARE | @Whoisjr | @Jrawls82

– GMS (@GMS_MCMI)

Jay ARE (John Robinson + J Rawls) Youth Culture Power (Sampler) Feat. Tiffany Paige