Tags Archives: MCMI

MCMI REPORT: LEVELS – A PLACE (VIDEO)

MCMI REPORT: LEVELS – A PLACE (VIDEO)

A Band, A Movement, A Musical Journey, An Experience

A PLACE is the 1st single off of the debut album LEVELS, which is also the name of the band, lead by frontman Keith “WildChild” Middleton, along with Aaron Marcellus on vocals, guitarist Luca “Mack” Marcias, Jacopo “Snow” Mazza on Keyboards. The group is international, one from NY, one from Atlanta and two from Italy and have been performing on stages in Europe, Japan and the US, the past couple of years, writing, performing and testing out songs for this album. The four artists – all on different musical paths, from Rock to Funk, to Hip Hop, to R&B, to Jazz and Classical – have arrived at the same destination – LEVELS!
MCMI REPORT: LEVELS - A PLACE (VIDEO)
A PLACE, seems at first a simple love song “There’s no place that I would rather be … right here with you, my dear, beside me…” but it actually is a more complex and textured interpretation of Adam and Eve as our common ancestor, what binds all mankind in love and unity. Delving into the multi dynamic layers of Love, the international super group, LEVELS, explore the musical nuances of Hip-Hop, Neo Soul, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Funk, Afrobeat, and Latin genres. These diverse styles help to fully articulate the time traveling journey of Adam as he searches for his soulmate Eve after being exiled from paradise.

 

Keith explains “They say the legend of Adam and Eve is written in the stars. If you look closely, you may notice the two were cast out of paradise as punishment for eating an apple from the Forbidden Tree of Truth. Now both mortal, Adam vows to Eve that he will always find her in their next lives. A secret he learned from his one bite of the apple. In present day, it is written that Adam will find Eve at one of his shows with his band LEVELS.”

 

This album is the journey that we all share, reflecting life as Adam or Eve. The concept of belief in true love, faith you will find it, the pursuit of happiness the struggle of adversity subsequent loss and sometimes, satisfying triumph. Life is full of diversity and dynamics, and so is this album. A PLACE is your first taste of the Apple of Truth that is on its way.

 

Music Video Credits:
Artist: LEVELS
Director: Ahmed Best
Producer: BISN Media (Ahmed Best, Nikit Doshi)
D.P. : Kevin Zeigler
Editor: Salman Syed
Post Production: LaurelWood Pictures (Jeff Billings)
Model TUNISHA
Mixed @stonebrownstudios
Mastered by Andrea Pellegrini

CONNECT: @LEVELSBAND (IG & FB) | @MCMIreport (IG, TW & FB) | @GMS_MCMI (IG & TW), itsGMS (FB)

MCMI REPORT: LEVELS – A PLACE (VIDEO)

JAY CRITCH – ON A BUDGET + RESORT (Videos)

JAY CRITCH – ON A BUDGET (NO STYLIST) (Video)


In an interview with ESNTLS, Jay Critch shows how he dresses on a budget. The 21- year old Brooklyn native gets put to the test when he has to make an outfit under a rack ($1000). The Brooklyn rapper has generated a serious buzz in the past 2 years within New York City with hits like “Thousand Ways”, “Fashion”, and his break out single, “Did it Again ” which he released in late 2016. He’s also featured in songs with French Montana, Fabolous, and Don Q.

JAY CRITCH - ON A BUDGET (NO STYLIST) (Video)

How do you think he did? How would you spend $1000 on an outfit? Let us know in the comment section below.

And speaking of Jay Critch, check out his new heat called “Resort” that just dropped.  Rate his drip 1-10 on this visual.

Follow: @MCMIreport on IG & TW | @JayCritch

IG:@geoflexo

JAY CRITCH – ON A BUDGET (NO STYLIST) (Video)

MCMI REPORT: FOR ME – MIC HANDZ (official Video)

MCMI REPORT: FOR ME – MIC HANDZ (official Video)

MCMI REPORT: FOR ME – MIC HANDZ (official Video)

MIC HANDZ has been going through a lot this past year or two. From the loss of loved ones, to his own health struggles, starting dialysis and looking for a kidney transplant, he has been going through changes physically, mentally and spiritually and that has to come out in the music.  “FOR ME”, a delayed visual off of the 2017 release HELL ON MY BACK: HEAVEN IN MY WAKE, was written as therapy. According to the Flatbush based MC, producer, graphic artist, video director and tour promoter, this song represents

“self-reflection of myself for myself ”  “I believe going public and being transparent is key to growth.”

MCMI REPORT: FOR ME - MIC HANDZ (official Video)

You wont find cliched boasting about lyrical prowess on this song. Produced by the German underground producers DICHTER 2 PRODUCTIONS, the musical soundtrack, introspective bars and passionate delivery, platformed by a LAST AMERICAN BBOY supplied visual in the heart of Brooklyn, is a release from pain by creating art through music, in the vein of Muddy Waters and the Blues tradition. The visuals, with assistance from Taz , Jana, Wendy, Uncle Freddy , Nayarah, Parnia and ROCKNESS MONSTA, help set the mood and fill in parts of the story untold by Handz’ documentary lyrics.

If you missed the album when it dropped, it’s not too late.

CDbaby | iTunes | Bandcamp

Follow GMS as @GMS_MCMI on Instagram, Twitter, SnapChat

MCMI REPORT: FOR ME – MIC HANDZ (official Video)

SEAN PRICE (RIP) & SMALL PROFESSOR’S COLLAB LP, ’86 Witness

SEAN PRICE (RIP) & SMALL PROFESSOR’S COLLAB LP, ’86 Witness

SEAN PRICE (RIP) & SMALL PROFESSOR'S COLLAB LP, '86 Witness

SEAN PRICE (RIP) & SMALL PROFESSOR’S COLLAB LP, ’86 Witness

SEAN PRICE (RIP) & SMALL PROFESSOR’S COLLAB LP, ’86 Witness is a collaborative album from the late Sean Price and producer Small Professor. Check out the first single, “John Gotti”. Although it features AG Da CoronerGuilty Simpson, and Your Old Droog, hometown hero Sean P sets it off right away as soon as the record drops.

Of course everyone on the track spits impressive bars (or I wouldn’t have thrown it up) The single is an instant download with iTunes pre-order for 86 Witness, which is also available now for pre-order in a limited magenta/black swirl vinylCD with bonus content, and bundle package equipped with a “Refrigerator P” jersey-style T-shirt.

“Lyrically, P pays homage to the year 1986 with clever bars boasting slick, pop culture-referencing wordplay. He big-ups the Bears’ Super Bowl XX win on “Refrigerator P”; references Herbie Hancock’s time-honored Round Midnight OST on “Midnight Rounds”; shows love to Just Ice’s “Latoya” on the Quelle Chris-featured “Latoya Jackson”; and dedicates track six to John Gotti with the help of AG Da Coroner, Guilty Simpson and Your Old Droog.

Throughout the rest of the album, P spits slick nods to Boogaloo Shrimp, Joe Joe Dancer, Sinbad, and other characters central to that era. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Ruckus project without mentions of the man who inspired his ‘Mic Tyson’ alias. And sure enough, sound bytes from the heavyweight bruiser appear on closer, “Word to Mother.”” – Press Release

The album, which includes additional guest features from Rock, Quelle Chris, Illa Ghee, Elucid, Caste, Zilla Rocca, Reef the Lost Cauze, DJ Revolution and more is due out Feb 08 as a dual-label release via Coalmine Records and Duck Down Music.

SEAN PRICE (RIP) & SMALL PROFESSOR'S COLLAB LP, '86 Witness

SEAN PRICE (RIP) & SMALL PROFESSOR’S COLLAB LP, ’86 Witness

According to the official Press Release,

86 Witness is a testament to both Hip-Hop’s Golden Era, and the unbelievable talents of Sean Price, one of the genre’s biggest and best voices who was taken from us far, far too soon. His hilarious, tack-sharp rhymes are complemented by the imaginative and dusty production of Philly’s Small Professor, who may just be rap’s best kept secret.”

Tracklist:

  • 01. Bear Witness (Intro) [feat. DJ Revolution] 
  • 02. Refrigerator P (feat. Rockness Monstah & DJ Revolution) 
  • 03. Latoya Jackson (feat. Quelle Chris & DJ Revolution) 
  • 04. Midnight Rounds (feat. Elucid & Castle) 
  • 05. P’s Theme (Interlude) 
  • 06. John Gotti (feat. AG Da Coroner, Guilty Simpson & Your Old Droog) 
  • 07. Think About It (feat. Illa Ghee, Rockness Monstah & DJ Revolution) 
  • 08. Word to Mother (feat. DJ Revolution) 
  • 09. John Gotti (feat. Reef the Lost Cauze, Curly Castro & Zilla Rocca) [Philly Blunt Remix] 
  • 10. Refrigerator P (feat. Rob Kelly) [Peaky Blinders Remix]

Younger heads will appreciate Sean’s classic witty punchlines, wordplay and no-holds-barred hip hop ethic of brutal honesty, at times self-depreciating and always rugged, yet humorous. Veteran’s closer to the God’s age will delight in 80’s references and celebrated nomenclature. Every Hip Hop head will appreciate music that knocks. Salute Sean Price! Sean lives on! #RIP 

Follow GMS as @GMS_MCMI on Instagram, Twitter, SnapChat

SEAN PRICE (RIP) & SMALL PROFESSOR’S COLLAB LP, ’86 Witness

Pharoahe Monch, Black Thought & Rakim – J Period Live Mixtape

Pharoahe Monch, Black Thought & Rakim - J Period Live Mixtape

J.PERIOD Presents…

The Live Mixtape [#Top5 Edition]

An EPIC Hip Hop Mixtape Recorded Live Onstage In One Take.

Featuring performances by

Rakim
Pharoahe Monch
with Special Guest
BlackThought 

Opening DJ Sets by @DJMoma [Everyday People] & @TheWhooligan

ADVANCED TICKETS: JPERIOD.COM/TOP5

* Use our Special DISCOUNT CODE: MIXTAPE Tickets for $30 (limited tickets available)