I met the Barchitects through my brother PH, who was in the crew. He first hipped me to this young kid he was mentoring in the battle game, T-Money Bagz, so when I saw him battle, I paid attention. Longtime fam of half of Team Homi (Poison Pen, Sara Kana, Ike P, Swave Sevah, Amzilla, J Arch, Scream) I later started seeing Bugz with the crew, but we didn’t really build that much until recently, brought together in requiem of PH’s passing. We all felt the hit when he left us in June, (R.I.P PUMPKINHEAD) and it brought all of his mutual friends closer together. Now I’m getting to know Money Bagz & Bugz lyrically, through freestyles and mixtapes they have been producing, for the past couple of years. So far I like what I am hearing. These dudes got heart, talent and most of all, BARS!
The Barchitects rep TEAM HOMI hard on ‘HOMI OVER EVERYTHING’. It is the first single off of ‘THE BARCHITECTS VOL 1’, hosted by DJ STATIC, available on Dat Piff right now.Rob Dinero produced the joint. The video is directed by Deadeyez. I’m feeling this track and the team is making all the right moves right now. You are definitely going to see more from The Barchitects and Team Homi. – J.Arch & PH – Rise in Power – GMS
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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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