Big ups to HIGRADETV for this awesome footage of the God Sean Price(‘Sean Peeee!!’) rockin’ joints off of his album “Mic Tyson“, plus past classics, live in Toronto on April 19th, 2013, accompanied by the homie PH for their song Batterin’ Bars. Click on “more” to see Parts 2 & 3 after the jump.
When I was a young pup, growing up in the Golden Era of Hip Hop, ULTRAMAGNETIC MC’s dropped a single that blew my mind and literally changed my life. Up until then I knew I wanted to rhyme, but it was the song Ego Trippin’ that made me really take notice to the scratching and the production. the beat was so funky, the breakbeat, the baseline, the synth stabs and the scratches on the chorus made me want to some day also produce and DJ. I am sure countless artists have similar stories of inspiration from this seminal pioneering Hip Hop group that also was the first (that I know of) that had rhymes that didn’t – well, rhyme – not always at least.
So I got real exited when I saw that ULTRAMAGNETIC MC’s are on a European Tour, marking the 25th anniversary of that first album “CRITICAL BEATDOWN” with 10 shows
The Ultramagnetic MC’s have come back together to give Hip Hop Fans all across the globe what they are missing, a true authentic hip-hop show! This tour is not only for the fans they made 25 years ago but also serves as an introduction to those of a younger generation who may have never heard of them, showing them where their favorite rappers got their style from!
TeamHOMI doesn’t just rep for battling, as those who have checked out Swave Sevah’s recent album Son of A One Armed ManÂ orÂ PH’s Know The Ledge, surely must know. This time with some heat it’s Bugz, with a heartfelt trip down memory lane,Â “Used To Be”. The way he flips the words “used to” will keep you listening, as he gets deep, rapping about growing up conflicted.Â “Smart enough to stand out, but dumb enough to wanna fit in,” BugzÂ vents over a lamentful Meek Mills track, with a soulful chorus. AÂ good student, but poor and struggling to eat, with a crack addicted mother, among other things,Â BugzÂ turned to that life, to increase his dividends. Bugz makes us feel his pain.
Directed byÂ @Capnels, the black and white video has a nostalgic effect,Â with a cameo from crew memberÂ Swave Sevah.
Baltimore artist SUBSTANTIAL prepares to release a Jill Scott tribute project, entitled “Jackin’ Jill”, built by “Jackin” music from various Jill Scott releases. I call him an artist, not just an MC, because besides working well with words, ‘Substizzle‘ also drew the sketch which is the cover art. Intrigued by this new project based entirely on the work of Jill Scott, I had to get at my Plague brother and ask him a few questions.
GMS: How did the idea of a Jill Scott Tribute album come about?
SUBSTANTIAL: Back in 2011 when I had the cancer scare, I decided to work on a tribute album to Jill Scott. I figure, celebrate people while they are still here, you know? Jill Scott has always been one of my favorite artists. It’s been about two years since I had the preventative surgery and I’m ready to put out the music, as a free download of course.
GMS: What is the song “Golden Lady” about?
SUBSTANTIAL: It basically tells the story of how I was first introduced to Jill Scott’s music, and how it influenced me over the years.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, MCMI Records flagship group HYDRA has pulled the gem “Love Isâ€¦”out of the vault to share with the world. The subject matter of “Love Is…”is not new, but is the groupâ€™s spin on what love of their craft means to them. Sampling the 1973 hit by MFSBÂ “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 â€œLOVE ISâ€¦Mixtapeâ€, 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?)