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CHORDZ CORDERO

CHORDZ CORDERO in studio

CHORDZ CORDERO

Chordz Cordero is a Jamaica Queens artist that has been perfecting his skills as an emcee, singer, producer, and musician since a child. He has collaborated with artists such as St. Joe Louis, Brokn.Englsh, Daniel Joseph, Swave Sevah, PH and GMS, to name a few. A few years ago, a chance encounter with PH led to some musical collaborations with MCMI.

 “I met PH at a Jean Grae concert at Highline Ballroom a few years back, when he was performing with his former group Brooklyn Academy. After a few chats we got together to do some tracks for both of our projects.“ – Chordz

PH introduced Chordz to GMS and Blitzkrieg at MCMI Records.  Hearing great talent and potential, they decided to work with Chordz on music to release on the label.

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Chordz’ first work on the indie label was a collaboration with MCMI co-founder GMS, a talented MC, Musician, DJ and producer, who laid the musical foundations for the song FREEDOM: How We Get. The song is an ode to personal, spiritual freedom, with production by GMS and vocals by Cordero. Besides handling production, GMS plays flute while Chordz takes ‘em to church with his original heartfelt lyrics about struggle, perseverance and redemption. The song was released digitally only on January 15th, 2012, just in time for Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.  The song was very well received all over the world, getting airplay in South Africa, where some producers, moved by the lyrical content and soulful vibes, put out unofficial, unauthorized dance remixes of the record. An official dance remake of the song is in the works and will appear on an upcoming Chordz Cordero solo project.

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Since Freedom, Chordz has dropped a project with label mate PH (“This Is Not a Tyler Perry Movie“) and an EP with DubMD and DC producer JUDAH (“Catalyst: [E]volution (EP)“), as well as laced a few lucky artists with catchy choruses. The two projects received a flood of positive feedback from the blogosphere and have expanded Chordz audience, doing well throughout Spain, Germany, Australia, Japan, the UK and the United States.

In 2015, Chordz is dropping several projects, including “HIGHBRED“, a collaboration with fellow MC Sir Manley and producer Boonie Mayfield, with a solo EP and album to follow, on MCMI Records. He is still available for collabs and choruses, so you better buy his rookie card now, cause after this year, the price ain’t goin’ down.

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PROFIT ft. CASSIDY – ON SIGHT

on sightHere’s a new song from Profit ft. Cassidy – On Sight. I could be wrong, but I think this is the first thing released with a Cassidy verse on it since the Cassidy vs Disaster battle. Does he still have it? I’ll let you all figure that out.

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Constant Flow – ASCENSION (Album)

Constant Flow - ”Dog Tags” ft Swave Sevah & Akir, produced by Southpaw.

Constant Flow dropped his album ASCENSION in September, through Viper Records. Some of you may know the Jersey City native by his abbreviated name “CF” and you may have caught him opening for the likes of Nas and Mobb Deep, or on tour with Immortal Technique. Myself, I have seen him spit plenty of times at SOB’s, at the End of the Weak open mic series at PYRAMID and in other new talent showcases in NY, so I have been waiting for a debut album from this lyrical powerhouse.

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CONSTANT FLOW – ASCENSION
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CF told The Village Voice:

“The album’s filled with interesting twist and turns from the title track which introduces myself to the people to “Dog Tags” showcasing the more militant CF. Then there’s “Moment of Peace” featuring Immortal Tech which deals with the breaking of stereotypes and “Celebrate Life” which deals with the idea of finding life in death.”

To read the full Village Voice interview, click here.

The album features guest appearances by Immortal Technique, Akir, Swave Sevah, Wyseme, Dontique, Kelly Finnegan (of Monophonics), P.J. Pacifico and Melanie Fontana. You can download it or stream it from the sources below.

* UPDATED: Here is the first video off of the album! 

@GMS_MCMI | @MCMIreport | @CF201 | @swavesevah | @akirone

the marXman

MCMIreport.com & MCMI Records presents:

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* UPDATE: Info on European Tour http://www.gofund.me/theMarXman

‘DAYS OF FUTURE PAST’

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 the90s.” 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.

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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.

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Days of Future Past can be found on MCMIreport.com, or downloaded directly from MCMI.BandCamp.com

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.

Find the MarXman on: ReverbNation | Facebook | Twitter | BandCamp | MCMIreport.com

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HYDRA

HYDRA

HYDRA (LR Blitzkrieg, WildChild, GMS)

GMS and Wild Child met in Grade School and soon collaborated on their first Hip Hop song – a homework assignment where they rapped and beatboxed their report. By Junior High they began earning their stripes in local contests and talent shows and by high school Wild Child’s younger brother LR Blitzkrieg joined the group

Growing up in Brooklyn, the trio strived to surpass the lyrical mastery of their “Golden Era” role models. They began to make noise in the underground music scene, performing all over New York, battling rivals with their crew, The PLAGUE.

For awhile, the three entered as many open mics and competitions as possible, gaining valuable stage experience. They formed HYDRA in 1999 and when it became clear that HYDRA could attract a crowd to fill a venue, promoters and club owners began booking them. They performed at S.O.B.’s, Knitting Factory, The Tunnel, China Club, CBGB’s, Wetlands, Joe’s Pub, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Lion’s Den, Downtime, Pyramid, Marc Ballroom, Culture Club, Southpaw, at several colleges and Lyricist Lounge events, just to name a few.

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The strength of their following led GMS & LR Blitzkrieg to create STORMTROOPERS ENTERTAINMENT, producing and promoting Hip Hop concerts, parties and events in NYC for several years. In 2006, they replaced Stormtroopers with their current brand MCMI Incorporated, under which they have developed MCMI Records, MCMIreport.com, MCMI Apparel, MCMI Studios, MCMI Radio and MCMI Warzone (MC battle league).

Over the years, HYDRA’s lyricism, musicality and showmanship developed them a following and earned them mentions in The Source, Trace, Stress, Mass Appeal & Frank151, dozens of music websitesand a few appearances on local Hip Hop radio.

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For years, HYDRA focused on collaborations with members of their crew The PLAGUE, releasing 2 CD’s, “The Plague: Gang Green” and “The Plague: 28 Tracks Later“, appearing on highly acclaimed QN5 Music’s EF@MM album “Happy F*ck You Songs”, PUMPKINHEAD’sOrange Moon Over Brooklyn” (Rawkus/SoulSpasm) and other Hip Hop mixtapes and compilations.

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In 2010, they focused on the release of the album “Know The Ledge” by Plague member and label-mate PH (formerly ‘Pumpkinhead’). GMS & LR Blitzkrieg appeared on the song Never Had, Never Will and LR Blitzkrieg was also on the album’s lead-off single County of Kings.

STOMPIndividually, Keith “WildChild” Middleton joined the cast of the musical sensation STOMP at the Orpheum Theater, later touring the world with the show, doing a 3 year residency in Las Vegas, staring in films, commercials, HBO Specials and TV Drama’s as an actor and musician. During this time WildChild performed at The Oscars (Academy Awards), on David Letterman, Jay Leno and even Sesame Street, teaching kids how to make music with bobby percussion and found instruments. He wrote and/or produced some off-Broadway Theater productions and even did some choreography and comedic writing for the hit animated film “ROBOTS“.

stomp575While WildChild was performing with STOMP and working in theater, film and television, LR Blitzkrieg was further developing the MCMI brand as a graphic artist, creating the designs for MCMI Apparel, logos and album covers, while GMS started DJing and working on his own music production, dropping several DJ mixtapes and the single “Freedom (How We Get)” with singer Chordz Cordero, in January 2012.

On December 23, 2012, HYDRA released a one-off concept single called “Twelve“, in collaboration with Plague members PackFM, Substantial & MrMecc, on MCMI Records. The song was inspired by the number 12, which was the original amount of members in The PLAGUE (-aka-Army of the Twelve Monkeyz). It was recorded on 12/12/12, each MC on the song spit 12 bars, etc. Although a Plague song, it was marketed as a collaboration between two sub-groups DOMINION & HYDRA and is the first time the name “HYDRA” appeared as the artist on any official release.

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In 2013, they decided to put out the HYDRA song “Love Is“, originally a demo, that had gotten a lot of praise at performances, as a digital single on MCMI Records. Both “Twelve” and “Love Is” feature the production of WildChild, the main producer of the group.
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HYDRA is currently in the studio working on a project that will feature all three members as individual artists, as well as a group. This is slated to come out sometime in 2015. In the meantime, WildChild is releasing his solo spoken word debut “TRANSITIONS“, a unique merging of his original production and poetry written as he lay up recuperating from a near-fatal car accident. The singles, Supreme, B.M.F and FeelsGood are available now with pre-order of the full album, here. You can check the videos for B.M.F & FeelsGood at YouTube.com/MCMIreport.

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Keith WildChild Middleton –  ”TRANSITIONS”