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EOW Dama Nillz and GMS flyer

Just a quick reminder that I will be spinning Sunday night, Feb 16th, at End of the Weak (#EOW, #EOdub, etc), the longest running weekly Hip Hop Open Mic event in NYC. Being that it is Valentine’s Day Weekend, the ‘Dub has enlisted in me to provide a soundtrack for the LOVE of HIP HOP, as I did on my recently released The LOVE IS Mixtape.

Since it is a special occasion I will be giving out a LIMITED EDITION physical CD of the 80 minute mix, to the first 100 people who show up, so be on time, or better yet, be early! The event starts at 7pm and goes to midnight.

The featured artist for the night is DAMA NILZ, a dope MC who is having it as her Release Party for her album It’s All About You, available on iTunes.

Here is footage of her last performance when she tore it down at EOW NYC! Skip to 1:37 where the actual song starts.

If you’ve got bars get down early and sign up for the OPEN MIC, hosted by Jess Jamez, Majesty, and Ayy Pii, with DJ Callabrass. MC’s start lining up for the Open Mic at 7 and the list is usually filled by 7:30, but sometimes not, so still ask for it if you get there later. There is no extra charge for signing up for the open mic. It’s usually $10, but you can now get advance Tickets for $7, here.  MC’s who rock the open mic perform at least one song or do 2 verses over the DJ’s beat.

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DJ GMS: The LOVE IS Mixtape (Stream + Download)


Last year MCMI Records dropped the HYDRA song “Love Is …” right before Valentine’s Day. The song “Love Is …”, produced by Keith “WildChild” Middleton, is a celebration of the Love of Hip Hop and a challenge to any rappers who do this for the money, without a true Love for the art.

Now in 2014, on Valentine’s Day, we present yo you … “The LOVE IS Mixtape”, mixed by DJ GMS, with a special intro from LR Blitzkrieg and testimonials from Masta Ace, Torae, Sha Stimuli, PackFM, Substantial, Chordz Cordero, Rich Medina, DP One, WildChild and many more, talking about what Hip Hop means to them.

GMS DJ picThis 80 minute continuous blend of amazing music is a tribute to all the Hip Hop songs that celebrate Love of music, Love of the culture, Love of being in the studio, and Love of making something special for the people!

There are so many great artists on this CD, from The ROOTS, to SLUM VILLAGE, TORAE, MASTA ACE, BUSTA RHYMES, COMMON, MOS DEF, NAS, SCARFACE, ATCQ, ERYKAH BADU, SOUL PURPOSE, PHAROAHE MONCH, SNOOP, Dr. DRE, DE LA SOUL …  the list goes on and on. And of course, HYDRA!

So the next time you are in the mood for some “Love & Hip Hop”, put down the TV remote and put on “The LOVE IS Mixtape” – absolutely, 100% FREE!!! If you want to support, show your Love by coming to an event, copping a Tee or Sweatshirt off MCMIapparel.com, or other music on MCMI Records.

The Love Is Mixtape Back Cover

Stream as one continuous track on MixCloud
Stream + Download from BandCamp

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HYDRA – “Love Is …” produced by Wild Child (MCMI Records)


Just in time for Valentine’s Day, MCMI Records flagship group HYDRA has pulled the gem “Love Is…” out of the vault to share with the world. The subject matter of “Love Is…” is not new, but is the group’s spin on what love of their craft means to them. Sampling the 1973 hit by MFSB “Love is the Message”, Wild Child, the producer of the group, crafts an energetic track that the trio flow effortlessly on.

To further the message, the other two members of HYDRA, GMS and LR Blitzkrieg, have put together The “LOVE IS…Mixtape”, compiling various songs on the love of music, that will be available for free download soon, including many Hip Hop classics as well as a few surprises.


The song “Love Is …” can be found on MCMI.Bandcamp.com. Download for free if you want, or pay any amount and show us what love is! (see what I did there?)

Happy Valentine’s Day and thanks for the love!

– MCMI Records

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