Baltimore, Maryland artist SUBSTANTIAL is back with a new SOLO Album, HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS. We will feature songs off the album as well as hear from him about the making of the album, the sound and process, producers, concepts.
Jack Thriller brings up some people’s reaction to the song “My Life” featuring Cee-Lo Green, which is that it is too “commercial” sounding or doesn’t sound like a Slaughterhouse type of song. The 4 man group takes issue with that and Jack starts to feel like they are going at him, lol. It’s a funny moment and also a nice chat with Slaughterhouse, Royce and Crooked revealing their emotional connections to the lyrics of that song.
MCMI recording artist Keith “Wild Child” Middleton was interviewed by 106 & Park’s Terrence & Rocsi, as the cast of STOMP performed on the show this past Thursday. You can tell from the cheers the audience loved him, but at the end Terrence got everybody’s name except for the guy he was interviewing … Keith! [Correction: He had already introduced him before the interview, but it’s not on the online video post. My bad. – G]
When he is not STOMP-ing all over the world, from New York to Japan to Africa to Brazil, Keith “Wild Child” Middleton records for MCMI Records with his Hip Hop group HYDRA and his crew The Plague, as well as his own solo jazz-fusion Spoken Word projects. You can also find him playing Djembe at the legendary house party “Funkbox” (DJ TONY TOUCH) and the Hip Hop/RnB/Soul/House/Reggae mash up “Brooklyn Delight” (DJ DP ONE & DJ PEACE). Dat boy got talent!
Music fromÂ the Wild Child’s spoken word project, as well as music from HYDRA and The Plague will be dropping later this year. You can catch him most nights in STOMP at the Orpheum Theater in NY.
This is such a short interview, but Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith of EPMD drop gems on how they got their first record deal, made loops by splicing tape (do kids even know what “tape” is at this point?) before samplers and the most important thing in Hip Hop – or any artform – is to “be original”. This one is right on the money! Thank you to Converse Rubber Tracks and HipHopSite.