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maticulous – “That Ain’t U” ft Rock (Heltah Skeltah) & Guilty Simpson


rockness monstahThis collabo from maticulous – “That Ain’t U” ft Rock (Heltah Skeltah) & Guilty Simpson, takes shots at all the phonys, posers and BS artists who claim everything in their music that they do not do, women they do not date, things they do not have and just are straight up not being real. It is the 4th track from maticulous‘ full length album, The maticulous LP, abailable now on iTunes, CD & Cassette.

 

You just gon’ stand there, hollerin’ bout ya guns and ya thugs and ya drugs? (THAT AIN’T U!)
Oh, you gon’ ball til you fall, cause ya money stack tall, you the Don, n*gga? (THAT AINT U!)
You smash nothin but model bitches? Does ya wife gotta lotta n*ggas? (THAT AINT U!)
That is not you, and to keep it hunnid, sh*t is NOT cool (THAT AINT U!) – Rockness Monstah

Guilty SimpsonFirst off, ROCKNESS MONSTAH opens this song up right from the start with the craziest scheme on his and Guilty’s names. The HELTAH SKELTAH / Duck Down veteran straight SPAZZES on this joint!! And then bodies the hook too! GUILTY starts off in a similar vein, flipping the name Rock, as Rock did with his name. His flow is less aggressive, more of a laid back disdain for fakers and frauds. Guilty’s verse is straight fire.

This music has an East Coast flavor (maticulous if from PA). With Rock from NY and Guilty from Detroit, this is the sound that some people complain is missing in Hip Hop lately, being oversaturated with southern trap music. If you are one of those people, then this is earcandy you will be bumpin’ in your whip, your face crunched up because of the beat, but smiling at the same time because you are loving it. Support that so we get more of it. You wont be sorry.

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* ROCKNESS MONSTAH will be performing at the PH MEMORIAL TRIBUTE CONCERT at SANTOS (nyc) on August 5th, along with PHAROAHE MONCHE, IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE, JEAN GRAE, SEAN PRICE, SMIF N WESSUN, SKYZOO, SADAT X, THE PLAGUE, TEAM HOMI, Mr. METAPHOR of BROOKLYN AC, KID CAPRI & EVIL DEE. TICKETS: bit.ly/phshowtix #ripPH

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Substantial & Algorythm: Always [EP] (Stream Full Album)


Substantial & Algorythm: Always [EP]

00:00 Lasting Impression (feat. Wayna)
04:08 Black of All Trades
08:04 Tony Stanza (feat. Tonedeff & Marcus D)
13:10 Cool Mornings (feat. Deborah Bond)
16:47 Always (feat. Fjer)

Sub2-By_Tattiana_HowardSubstantial & Algorythm: Always EP dropped a few weeks ago on HipNOTT Records and it is BANGIN’! Always one to “show and prove” Substantial offers you a chance to listen to the new EP in its entirety right on his Youtube Channel. You can choose your level of support, if you’re feeling the music, be it Amazon, Google Play, iTunes & Spotify, referring to friends, liking and commenting on Youtube, etc.

More about the project:

‘Always’ is the second of three EPs leading up to Substantial’s upcoming fourth studio album, The Past Is Always Present In The Future. Always features GRAMMY nominated, Ethiopian-born, singer/songwriter Wayna, QN5 founder and emcee Tonedeff, DC based singer/songwriter Deborah Bond, Danish singer/songwriter/producer Fjer, and Seattle based Bop Alloy producer Marcus D. Musically, Algorythm provides the perfect soundscape for Substantial’s witty and thought provoking lyrics which are sharp as ever.

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Website: IamSubstantial.com

Substantial’s full length album The Past Is Always Present In The Future drops fourth quarter 2015. Drop a comment and let me know if you’re feeling this project as much as I am.

* SUBSTANTIAL will be rocking with The PLAGUE at the PH MEMORIAL TRIBUTE CONCERT, at SANTOS, in NYC, this Wednesday, August 5th, along with IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE, PHAROAHE MONCH, JEAN GRAE, SEAN PRICE, ROCKNESS, SMIF N WESSUN and many other stellar artists. #ripPH
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PH – Orange Moon Still Shines Over Brooklyn

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PH (formerly known as “Pumpkinhead”)

PH – Orange Moon Still Shines Over Brooklyn

Born Robert Alan Diaz, in Brooklyn N.Y., on Sept. 17th, 1975, PH did not know what his future had in store for him. The son of a single, hard working mother, grew up in Park Slope Brooklyn with his mom and younger sister, in a 2 bedroom apartment. He started getting into Hip Hop in the early 80′s. As a 10 yr. old B-boy, Robert would battle local crews alone in search of acceptance for having heart and skill for his age. Movies like Beat Street, Breakin and Wildstyle, inspired this B-boy to embrace the culture to the fullest and be the best at what he does today.

After gaining acclaim for his breaking and popping skills, he quickly moved on to his next goal, which was to be an MC. After Hearing Dana Dane’s “Nightmares”, young Robert started penning raps during his 6th Grade Language art class, where he was the top Poet.

Soon “Pumpkinhead” first leapt onto the Underground Hip Hop scene, when a friend of his went to Bobitto Garcia, and handed him a promo that PH had created for his Hip Hop radio show, along with the legendary DJ Stretch Armstrong, “The Stretch Armstrong Show”.

They played the promo for 8 weeks straight.

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After New York’s first taste of this underground MC, they demanded more , So PH joined the stable of Makin’ Records, which was home to the group Natural Resource (including Jean Grae) and The Bad Seed. Ph’s first 12″ single was “Dynamic” b/w “It’s Over”. The record was embraced by all and went #1 in the Hits, Gavin and CMJ charts. The rest, as they say, is history.

Pumpkinhead became known as a battle Champion, holding two “Braggin Rites” Championships, winning several End of the Weak (EODub) Challenges and coming in first or second in numerous other battles and contests. During this time, he rocked many performances and destroyed countless opponents in freestyle street battles with ThePLAGUE, a crew of MC’s that he still records and performs with to this day.

PH also formed a group with Mr. Metaphor, Block McLoud, Will Tell & I.C.ON called “Brooklyn Academy”. They released a classic single called “Con Artists”, which charted on radio before the label folded. The group pursued individual careers before reuniting years later to drop the classic Brooklyn Academy album “Bored of Education” in 2008.

Over the years, PH has toured and traveled to Japan, Australia (Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne), Sweden, Amsterdam, Canada and over 40 U.S. states. He has opened up for the likes of the rock group Goo Goo Dolls on the Lyricist Lounge Technology Tour, Bootcamp Click on the lyricists Lounge Tour, Kanye West, Ghostface, Big Daddy Kane, The Lost Boys, Tony Touch, Jedi Mind Tricks, to name a few and has also headlined his own shows all over the United States.

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As Pumpkinhead, PH has released his debut album “The Old Testament”, the E.P. “A Beautiful Mind” and his sophmore album “Orange Moon Over Brooklyn”. He has produced several mixtapes, including “Kill Music vol.1″, “Time Chronicles” Vol.1 & 2 . “Border Blockers” released in Canada, “Power Man & Iron Fist” with Cy Marshall Law, and “Picture That: The Negative”.

In 2011, the MC shortened his name, preferring to go by the initials that most of his friends referred to him as, “PH”, and dropped another classic album, KNOW THE LEDGE,  on MCMI Records. The album did very well, lead by the single County of Kings, a Brookyn anthem featuring Sha Stimuli, Ruste Juxx, Skyzoo & label-mate LR Blitzkrieg. The album also featured notable spitters such as Nems, Poison Pen, Marv Won, Charlie Clips and Plague members GMS and Substantial.

For the next few years PH focused his time cultivating the battle scene, as host and then President of GRINDTIME EAST COAST (GTEC), until he gave that up and threw his hat in the ring, to battle once again, this time using the more modern, pre-written battle rap format. His first battle was against the top West Coast battle rapper Dizaster. PH’s victory sparked a winning streak as he battled in multiple leagues, in the US, Canada and the UK. In his passionate return to battling, he formed an alliance with like-minded MC’s, producers and battlers under the name Team Homi, which became a house-hold name in the world of battle rap.

During the next few years PH continued to record music with his label, MCMI Records and collaborated with numerous underground and up and coming artists from all over the world. He  also entered and won many notable rap contests, winning the EOW Challenge a total of 4 times and being named “NYC MVP” by legendary rapper Ludacris, in Magnum’s Live Large Rap Battle.

After taking a break from music to focus on family, PH began work on what he said would be his final album. On Tuesday, June 9th, 2015, 5:40am, PH passed away unexpectedly after checking into a New Jersey hospital for a minor surgery. He is survived by his wife and two sons, with a daughter on the way.

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A friend to all, he will be sorely missed by his friends, family and throughout the industry. He will be remembered for being a family man and for his many contributions to Hip Hop culture.

On Wednesday, June 10th, at 1:30am, at a rooftop gathering in mourning and celebration of Robert “PH” Diaz‘ life, the moon appeared suddenly and glowed bright orange for 30 to 40 minutes, signaling to family and friends that he is still here in spirit and shines brightly over all of us. Over a dozen people on that roof witnessed this miraculous event and took pictures and video of the Orange Moon over Brooklyn, one of which is posted here.

R.I.P. Robert Alan Diaz (1975-2015)

SALUTE the Underground King, PH!  REST IN POWER!

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Substantial & The Other Guys – No Turning Back [MUSIC VIDEO]

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Brought to you on HiPNOTT Records, No Turning Back, by Substantial and The Other Guys, is about ”those who continue to live in the past while Substantial looks to move forward.“ Dedicated to his friend and former producer Nujabes, and those who try to exploit his legacy, after his passing. The Past… EP is available now via all digital outlets. You can stream it on Youtube here.

STREAM / PURCHASE THE PAST… EP

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Website: iamsubstantial.com

HighBred (Chordz & Manley): Original (We Remain) [Single + Video]


HighBred (Chordz & Manley): Original (We Remain) [Single + Video]

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Chordz Cordero and Sir Manley drop their single “Original (We Remain)“, with a fresh video shot by J’Mel Lu and edited by the group themselves. Produced by Boonie Mayfield, it is the second video to drop off of the full length project The HighBred (LP), a collaborative venture from MCMI Records, Intaphaze Records and Man@Work Productions.

Chordz (Jamaica Queens, NY) and Manley (Muskegon, MI), bring you back to a time where music was simple: good music, good lyrics, good choruses. What more could you ask for? Tired of the same topics, sounds, and lack of creativity in the industry… they’ve come together to begin a movement of new Soul + Hip Hop. This movement has been given the title “HighBred” and represents a new quality of soulful, truthful music.

The HighBred (LP) 

The title “HighBred” is a play on words. “High“… meaning, the quality of life, wisdom, love, and honor we strive for and seek everyday on our journey and “Bred” … meaning, a new breed of artists who live freely, and truly express themselves passionately through their art form! Together these words represent the fresh new sound that’s created when merging the styles of this collective.

The HighBred (LP) is more than just music, more than beats and rhymes … it is an album that will truly touch the lives and hearts of many.

NOW GOING FOR PRE-ORDER! Click the artwork below to pre-order the album. and get the singles How I See and Original (We Remain) immediately!

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