New JerseyJ/LA trio St. Joe Louis are back with a new full-length LP “Cloud Club Over Everything.” We told you it was on the way when we reported on the lead single “I Rise” featuring Nemo Achida. For those who don’t know, St. Joe Louis are a group comprised of producer/emcee Elete Wright, and two MC’s Michael Cardigan and Tom Chase. Numerous smoke filled studio sessions led to the crew birthing a social movement called “The Cloud Club,” which obviously explains the title of their album.
Produced by Dolla (Brick Bandits), Ezrakh and Elete Wright, “Cloud Club Over Everything” is as sonically beautiful as it is lyrically deeply personal. The production is ultra modern, with futuristic sounds, airy chords and choruses that are as blue as the crystals on that good Cali weed. The trio set the album off immediately, with “CC“, jumping right into a verse as soon as the first beat touches down.
High energy mixed with bravado and storytelling over a powerful groove let’s you know right away that this team means business. Jahnia Holterhoff & Bad Pegasus singing at the end of the verses takes you for a ride on a cloud … of smoke. Get right to this.
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MIC HANDZ “STREET REGULATOR“ PROD. BY RAN REED
Mic Handz is known in the streets as a part of Boot Camp Click, a Decepticon, Co-CEO of T.H.E.M. Recordings, NOT97fm, and the Writters Block Concert Series. He also rolls with us at MCMI. He was part of the team behind our “Masters of the Underground” showcase and a member of the PH Memorial Tribute Committee. Wearer of many hats, Handz never lets too much time go by without hitting us with some music, his #1 talent and passion.
This time he hits us with STREET REGULATOR produced by RAN REED and mixed by NICK WIZ, off of his forth coming project “HELL ON MY BACK“. The Brooklyn bred spitter speaks on his roll in protecting the integrity of the culture, calling out those that tend to do otherwise. Ran Reed gives Handz a gritty back drop to work with, as MIC walks comfortably across the dusty banjo and regulates.
Radio DJ’s (and anyone else!) you can download the clean version MP3 for free!
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Funk Volume’s Jarren Benton revisits his Slow Motion EP with the Jesse Ray Diamond-directed video for the projects closing track, “Silence.” Produced by Kato, the personal track features a solemn hook by Sareena Dominguez as a dedication to Benton’s friend/manager Jahmal “Slow Motion” Pryor who passed away in 2013.
In January, the 2014 XXL Freshman class “People’s Choice” winner released the eight-track Slow Motion EP which featured appearances from Jon Connor, ¡Mayday!, Rock City, Sy Ari Da Kid, Hemi, Sareena Dominguez and Funk Volume family Hopsin, Dizzy Wright and SwizZz.
Slow Motion is available for download at http://flyt.it/SlowMotion or via hard copy at http://myfunkvolume.com.
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MCMIreport.com & MCMI Records presents:
‘DAYS OF FUTURE PAST’
MCMI releases hip hop project with the MarXman and announces Fall indie tour of Western Europe.
The MarXman in collaboration with MCMI releases Days of Future Past, a musical journey from the Golden Age of Hip Hop into the unknown future.
Days of Future Past is an alternate universe, a re-imagining of hip hop reality through the eyes of a poet. The MarXman eloquently conveys the story of a displaced artist finding his own sound in the main stream of consciousness.
The album commences with a sound byte from the classic cartoon X-men: The Animated Series, depicting an apocalyptic era following the “assassination of the‘90s.” All 15 tracks are written and performed by the MarXman with the exception of “Where I’ll Be” featuring King Chung and “Beautiful Struggle” featuring Sheena O. Murray.
Each song is infused with the MarXman’s lyrical experience, blending R&B melodies with memorable “golden era” instrumentation. Listeners are challenged to rethink their inner most desires in “T.P.I.R.” a sample from the game show The Price Is Right. Buckshot of Black Moon’s “I Got Cha Opin” is remixed into a tribute to the nightlife in “Me & My Crew.” “Off the Ground” and “Take A Flight” directly refer to the MarXman’s upcoming solo independent tour of Western Europe in the Fall, advocating the need to soar over your comfort zone to follow your dreams.
Days of Future Past can be found on MCMIreport.com, or downloaded directly from MCMI.BandCamp.com
For more about the MarXman’s European Tour, go to http://www.gofund.me/theMarXman.
More about The MarXman: The MarXman is a 13 year stage performer who hit the NYC scene as a spoken word artist. In 2008 he plunged into the party scene and released his first music project the NeXt: the MiXtape in 2010. As an event planner he seeks to uplift the artistic integrity of mainstream culture, starting with New York City.
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