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MCMI REPORT: KRS-ONE – Now Hear This [Stream Album Free]

MCMI REPORT: KRS-ONE – Now Hear This [Stream Album Free] – OkayPlayer posted this two days ago, but I had to help spread the word. KRS is back with a new album and yes – he is tryna’ kick knowledge! You can Stream KRS-One’s Entire Album ‘Now Hear This’ right here!

The album boasts 18 tracks (well, the last one was given to his wife G Simone), several of which have potential to get lots of ‘underground airplay’ (shout out to the Lyricist Lounge).

My personal favorites are the song Drugs Won, about the failure of the “war on drugs” and the how conflicted we are as a nation, with some states having marijuana dispensaries and others locking people up for couple joints, and the song American Flag, which points out that the Confederate Flag was bad, but um, the American Flag was flown when Americans captured and sold slaves, and did all sorts of other unjust, despicable things. So were the flags of Spain and Germany and England and every country that has a flag. So take them all down, I guess, is the Blastmaster’s message.

MCMI REPORT: KRS-ONE - Now Hear This [Stream Album Free]

I have to admit, Kris is still coming up with original ideas, new styles and concepts, like the track Soundman, which is actually dedicated to the soundman – the engineers at your show who keep the levels straight and allow your music to thump. Check out this teaser video of the song.

He also has a track where he raps the whole song over only a live guitar strumming chords, no beat at all. Let’s Go and Invaders are good tracks too. The Teacha is at his best when he has a message, which is pretty much throughout this whole album.

Stream it right here for free, skip through and see if you agree with my favorite tracks. If you like what you hear, you know how to show love – cha-ching!

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MCMI REPORT: KRS-ONE – Now Hear This [Stream Album Free]

KRS ONE Live in New York! (“One Night Only”) @ SOBs

As we celebrate the 40th Birthday of Hip Hop, let’s celebrate one of the Gods of Hip Hop, the man who said “I Am Hip Hop” and “Rap is something you do, Hip Hop is something we Live!” Here, this video will remind (or edu-tain) you what KRS ONE contributes to Hip Hop culture. If you are in New York, come through to SOBs tonight and prepare to be amazed that the “Blastmaster” still has it! And hosted by none other than MCMI’s own @MrMECC!



Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap (Trailer)

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Back in the days when i was a teenager… myself and GMS (MCMI co-owners) met Kevin Fitzgerald aka DJ Organic in central park at a summer stage concert. He was traveling around filming what would later become the critically acclaimed Documentary “Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme” We introduced him to the MC’s we knew, took him to the events we threw and frequented, helped plug him in to the new york Hip Hop scene and even made cameos along with PackFM, Mr.Mecc, Substantial & PH – our fellow crew members from “The Plague” Flash Forward over a decade and a new documentary with the same great feel, love (and many of the same artist) directed by Ice-T is about to hit the big screen….

Ice-T takes us on an intimate journey into the heart and soul of hip-hop with the legends of rap music. This performance documentary goes beyond the stardom and the bling to explore what goes on inside the minds, and erupts from the lips, of the grandmasters of rap. Recognized as the godfather of Gangsta rap, Ice-T is granted unparalleled access to the personal lives of the masters of this artform that he credits for saving his life. Interspersed with the performers’ insightful, touching, and often funny revelations are classic raps, freestyle rhymes, and never before heard a cappellas straight from the mouths of the creators. What emerges is a better understanding of, and a tribute to, an original American art form that brought poetry to a new generation.

Be sure to watch Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme in Full HERE

Shout out to my brother Keith “Wild Child” Middleton for the assist!  

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KRS-One – “Just Like That” (Video) prod. by Mad Lion

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The Teacha is back! With a brand new song and video. The beat is dope! Lyrically, Kris is on point. This is an entertaining look at a slice of Hip Hop’s history as KRS ONE talks about his first wanting to rap, as a boy in 1981. On his trip down memory lane, the Blastmaster brings us up to about 1991, but this is not really an “I Remember …” kind of song. It is literally a lesson. Be you, speak into the air, and you will achieve your dreams. Russell Simons couldn’t have said it better.  And the subway shots with all KRS’ albums, BDP and solo, as the movie posters on the wall, is such a genius idea. Props to Mad Lion, who directed the video.

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DJ Revolution – King of The Bridge (Serato & Ableton demo)

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DJ’s and Music Technology heads take note. The following demonstration is performed by a master at work, a trained professional. Nevertheless, YOU MAY TRY THIS AT HOME! Pick one up and enjoy!

The Bridge is a new technology born of a Serato & Ableton partnership. My boy Paze Infinite first hipped me to using the Akai APC, cause he uses it to rock live performances of music he produced in Ableton, but DJ Revolution shows us just a few of the endless possibilities for serious turntablism, if you were to add this to your DJ rig, now that Serato and Ableton can be linked via The Bridge.

Play the clip below and enjoy some nasty turntablism by one of the illest DJ’s in Hip Hop, DJ Revolution. Underneath that you will hear how some veteran DJ’s Kenny Dope, Jazzy Jeff & ?uestlove feel about The Bridge. If you are a DJ/Producer yourself, especially if you already use Ableton and Serato separately, then check out http://serato.com/thebridge for more information.