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HighBred (Chordz & Manley) – THE RIDE feat. Zo’ Kimoni (Official Video)

HighBred (Chordz & Manley) – THE RIDE feat. Zo’ Kimoni (Official Video)

Full Disclaimer: I am one of the Executive Producers of this album, so my review is not objective. On the other hand, this album was created by The HighBred first and then brought to MCMI Records and when my partners and I heard it we immediately wanted to co-pilot, release this on our label, jointly with Intaphaze Records and Man@Work Productions. Why? Because its good music and good MCing. Pretty simple formula at MCMI, music is dope + the artist can “move the crowd”.

HighBred (Chordz & Manley) - THE RIDE feat. Zo' Kimoni (Official Video)

The production style, as you can hear, is organic, soulful, yet rugged, a perfect backdrop for gritty vocals filled with street knowledge, weed smoke and everyday struggles. Boonie Mayfield produced the entire album and he is a beast. All of the songs are tough but this one will make your face extra crunchy. Lyrically, nothing  pop and no cliche tough guy raps. Just truth, reality and attention to the craft of MCing. On top of that Chordz doubles on vocals for the chorus.

The video, directed by The HighBred themselves, with editing done by Chordz brother J’ Mel Lu, with some after touches by Sir Manley. If you haven’t see the first two videos off of this project, check out Original (We Remain) and How I See It.

HighBred (Chordz & Manley) - THE RIDE feat. Zo' Kimoni

The HighBred LP – Chordz Cordero & Sir Manley
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HighBred (Chordz & Manley) – THE RIDE feat. Zo’ Kimoni (Official Video)

MCMI RECORDS: Chordz Cordero & Sir Manley present The HighBred LP [Full Album]

MCMI RECORDS: Chordz Cordero & Sir Manley present The HighBred LP
MCMI RECORDS: Chordz Cordero & Sir Manley present The HighBred LP

The “HighBred” consists of two MC’s, Chordz Cordero (Jamaica Queens, NY) and Sir Manley (Muskegon, MI). The HighBred LP is their first project presented to the world, a joint effort from Intaphaze Records, Man@Work Productions and MCMI Records. The LP brings you back to a time where music was simple: good music, good lyrics, good choruses. What more could you ask for?

MCMI RECORDS: Chordz Cordero & Sir Manley present The HighBred LP

Sir Manley (left) & Chordz Cordero (right) are “HighBred”

The best way to describe the album is Soul + Hip-Hop, something the group likes to call “Soul Hop. On it, Sir Manley and Chordz Cordero trade verses, while Chordz and a few guest artists sing beautifully on the hooks. The beats and music, provided by Boonie Mayfield are soulful Boom Bap, while the lyrical content can be described as truthful and poetic, yet still gritty and hardcore, and at times spiritual or soul searching, as the duo explore topics such as life, love and the struggle to remain original, in an era of clones.

Besides Chordz, Manley and Boonie Mayfield, the album is blessed with supporting artists who really add something to the project, such as Zo’ Kimoni, Venson Dix, Passionate Poet, Che’ V, Mickey Wallace, Trademark Massey and J’Mel Lu, the last of whom also did all the editing for their two videos thus far, How I See It, Original (We Remain) and is working on The Ride ft. Zo’ Kimoni, which is set to drop next. With three teams behind the project, Intaphaze, Man@Work and MCMI, the HighBred LP is gathering considerable buzz.

MCMI RECORDS: Chordz Cordero & Sir Manley present The HighBred LPThe song 3rd Stone Blues also offers a welcome visit from the late great PH aka Pumpkinhead. This song is just a sample of previously unreleased material that will be released on MCMI Records in the coming year from the legendary MC, Plague co-founder and former President of A&R at MCMI Records, who was actually responsible for bringing the label in on this project, right before his tragic passing.

 

The HighBred LP is available on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, can be found on Spotify, Shazaam and all digital outlets. CD’s will be available soon.

MCMI RECORDS: Chordz Cordero & Sir Manley present The HighBred LP

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