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SWAVE SEVAH: Radio Interview and Album Release Party

swave sevah

Swave Sevah has made a name for himself battling MC’s Dizaster, Head Ice, Shotgun Shug to name a few (search “Swave Sevah vs” on youtube) and touring with J-Live, Poison Pen and Immortal Technique. This past Friday on MCMI RADIO, we got an exclusive preview of some Swave Sevah songs off his album “Son of a One Armed Man”, set to drop in 3 days on Creative Juices Music. Everything on the album, even the title “Son of a One Armed Man”, is inspired by real life (Swave’s dad actually had one arm since a childhood accident and yet overcame that, to become a champion martial artist) and features veteran spitters Killer Mike, Sean Price, Poison Pen, Marv Won, Ike P, Chordz Cordero and others.

Besides making music and winning MC battles, the Harlem native is known to have a mean knuckle game. The conversation heated up as we talked about the right to “shoot the fair one”, Washington State’s “Mutual Fight Agreement” law and what happened to someone who posted a disrespectful sexual reference under a picture of Swave’s daughter on Facebook. I know, Facebook beef is corny, but you wont believe what this guy had the nerve to say about his daughter. This one might be the exception to the rule.

To find out how the story ended, and hear exclusive tracks before the album drops, listen to MCMI RADIO: Real Hip Hop. Real Talk.

swave album coverALBUM RELEASE: March 8th at PUBLIC ASEMBLY. Click for Flyer.

PURCHASE: SON OF A ONE ARMED MAN physical CD with autographed Sticker.

Digital copy available on iTunes.

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Sha Stimuli & Dynamite Bruhz “The Present” (Free Download)

Sha Stimuli the PresentHAPPY HOLIDAYS from Sha Stimuli & Dynamite Bruhz! What better way to thank you for all the support this past year, that with “The Present” (FREE DOWNLOAD).

Sha Stimuli, Dynamite Bruhz, and Salem Psalms want to thank you for all the love, downloading the Rent Tape Series. Due to the overwhelming support of the first 11 EP’s, they have decided to give you #12 as a gift to friends, fam and fans. So, go download the project for free and make sure you share the link with as many people as you can.

The project features Planet Asia, J Live, Reks, Boog Brown, Torae, Skyzoo, Big Pooh, Playboy Tre, 4ize, Midaz, Wordsworth, Jamal Buford, King Malachi of the Dungeon Family, and many more.

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Senor Kaos feat J-Live: “Restless” (w/ Album Art + Tracklist)

The Kaos Effect

Señor Kaos highly anticipated album The Kaos Effect dropped digitally yesterday. The CD will be out next week. The Album Release party was in Atlanta last night. For a hint of what’s to come, check out Restless, featuring J-Live, off the album. Then head on over to iTunes or another digital store and cop the album.

Restless feat J-Live by HighWaterMusic

Tracklisting:

  1. The Understanding Feat. Fort Knox
  2. New And Improved Feat. Ozy Reigns & Lyric Jones
  3. Its Like That Feat. Ekundayo
  4. Did You Miss Me Feat. Binkis Recs
  5. Restless Feat. J-Live
  6. Automatic Classic 2.0
  7. You Couldn’t Relate Feat. Fresh Daily
  8. Girls Rock Too Remix
  9. Spirit Of Jax
  10. Last Call (Toast Up)
  11. *Bonus* No More (Produced By Marcotiks)
  12. *Bonus* Automatic Classic Remix

Info: highwaterismusic.com

 

PH Wins Magnum Live Large Project: Pronounced “NYC MVP” by Ludacris

PH and LUDACRIS

MCMI’s
own PH took first place in TROJAN and LUDACRIS‘ rap contest called “Magnum Live Large Project 2″, which had competitions in Detroit, San Francisco, Miami and NYC. The New York one was held at Highline Ballroom, on April 4th, 2011 and pitted 16 MCs against each other, not spittin’ battle raps like they do in GrindTime, but competing in three categories: a capella verse, freestyle off the dome and performance of an original song.


For those who don’t know, PH (formerly “Pumpkinhead”) is also a GrindTimeNow battler. PH was the GrindTime East Coast President for awhile, but passed the torch to current President Poison Pen, so that he could step in the ring a few more times. He also is a 2 time Braggin’ Rites title holder, 2 time EOW MC Challenge winner, EOW Challenge of Champions winner (he went against all the other champions and came out on top), came in 2nd in the infamous BLAZE Battle and has recently won battles in the GrindTIme and KOTD (King of the DOT) leagues, so he’s versatile and can compete in multiple formats.

Trojan’s “Magnum Live Large” Project is not an MC battle, but an “EMCEE COMPETITION”. What’s cool about it is you get to freestyle and also do one of your songs. Plus you spit accapela one round, so everyone definitely hears every word of your verse, with no beat to play a factor. Whether you’re nice off the top, can write a killer verse, or are really good at putting a song together, you get a chance to put your best foot - er, rhyme – forward. Besides MCing, there also were B-Boy , Graffiti and DJ elements and even an educational panel discussion. Check out the NYC Highlights video:

The  judges for the New York event were either MC’s or C.E.O’s of reputable Hip Hop companies, from East and West, North and South, so we had people who really knew what they were listening to. There was Opio from Souls of Mischief (Cali), Prince Po from Organized Konfusion (Queens), J-Live (Philly), Danny Castro from the Legendary Lyricist Lounge (Brooklyn), Mad Illz, who reps Florida and is one of the C.E.O.’s of GrindTime, and R.A. the Rugged Man (Long Island). 14 hungry MC’s and one singer, who jumped in the contest to get some light, performed  their hearts out in hopes of winning the money and going to Miami to perform with Ludacris. The event was hosted by local host Posion Pen (GrindTime, Stronghold), and tour hosts Othello and Rahman Jamaal.

LUDA on the mic

All PH’s rounds were strong, obviously, or he wouldn’t have been able to win, but the performance of his song “Oxygen” (video after the jump) really rocked the crowd. From the beat to the hook to the subject matter, the audience showed a lot of love. PH’s delivery and stage skills from years of touring the States and abroad, allowed him to tear down the stage effortlessly for the New York crowd.

Videos of PH’s song “Oxygen” that he performed live that night, plus his a capella round, both of which have not been previously released, after the jump!

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