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What Do You Think ?? Pete Rock And Lupe Fiasco Troy Sample (Poll)

Lupe Fiasco Pete RockLupe Fiasco hit’s us with a new record entitled “Around The Way”  (Freedom Ain’t Free), where the producer re-did the classic Pete Rock & CL Smooth record T.R.O.Y (They Reminisce Over You), which was a dedication to the Heavy D and The Boyz member Trouble T-ROY. The song has a message and is very positive, something we need in the culture right now. So with that being said, I was on twitter when I saw the legendary @TheRealPeteRock tweet

“No disrespect to Lupe Fiasco and I like him alot but T.R.O.Y should be left alone. Feel so violated,the beat is next to my heart and was made Outta anguish and pain. When it’s like that it should not be touched by no one. It’s so hard for folks to make original music, I possess that, but these dudes are scared of that and this is supposed to be HIP HOP? Man I’m a lupe fan and everything but TROY was my homie man. I think about him and Hev every fucking day!!!! Smh”….

And he continues to state that the producer should be ashamed of himself that the beat is “Wack”. So people, we will let you be the judge – do you think that T.R.O.Y is that classic that should have never been re-done or touched? Or, based on the positive message that Lupe is sending out on his song “Around The Way”, do you think it’s ok?  You decide.

Is Lupe wrong for touching the Classic T.R.O.Y ?
yes
No
See Results

* Just so it’s known, we at MCMI Respect both artists for their body of works throughout the years.

UPDATE: We had GMS, LR Blitzkrieg, PackFM, MrMecc & Poison Pen debate and discuss results of this poll on MCMI RADIO: Real Hip Hop. Real Talk. Ep#2. You can hear the show in the player below. 

Follow on Twitter: @TheRealPeteRock | @LupeFiasco | @PH_TeamHOMI | @GMS_MCMI | @MCMIreport | @MrMecc | @PackFM | @PoisonPen

QN5 Evolution Documentary [complete] – “Past, Present, Future”

QN5 Roster photo

At the QN5 Megashows it has become a tradition to play a hilarious animated video during the show. between performances. Every year QN5 has produced amazing videos that have helped build the foundation of their brand. Do some research if you haven’t been to all of the MegaShows. Look up the videos on youtube. You will die laughing at all of them.

Well, this year they really outdid themsleves! The greatest humor comes from making fun of your self and in this video “documentary”, the artists on the label make light of their own idiosyncrasies. The results are equally revealing of QN5‘s history as it is of their dark twisted, slf-depreciating sense of humor, which we have all come to know and love. After all, how can you not like someone who pokes fun at themself? Our flaws make us human. Ability to laugh at yourself can make you invincible (Eminem’s career is based on that).

(Part 1 of 3) After famed documentarian Ken Burns, shot an in-depth film about QN5‘s decade-strong history for the 2011 QN5 Megashow, Evolution, he accidentally sent the final video as an audio CD — and the label was forced to recreate the footage on a shoestring budget in time for the show. Here’s what they came up with.

CREDITS: Written By: Tonedeff & PackFM // Directed By: Tonedeff // Puppeteers: PackFM & Mrs. Deff // ©2011 QN5 Inc. All Rights Reserved

Parts 2 & 3 after the jump! (more…)

Roundin’ Out: A Tribe Called Quest Part 2 (video)

Pack FM

Here is the second installment of the discussion based around “Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest” documentary. Part II features artist/producer Masta Ace, producer Marco Polo & artist Pack FM discussing their favorite Tribe tracks as well as the possibility of a new ATCQ album being released in the near future. Shot st Pedigree Sneaker Gallery in Fort Greene Brooklyn.

* Pedigree Sneaker Gallery is located at 45 Willoughby St, between Adelphi and Clermont and is open 12 – 7pm. For info contact Asio@BrooklynPedigree.com.

Part 1 can be viewed here.
More behind the scenes pics after the jump! (more…)

Roundin’ Out: A Tribe Called Quest Part 1 (video)

SevenEighteenMedia and MCMIreport bring you the first of their collaborative efforts with Roundin’ Out A Tribe Called Quest Part 1 shot at Pedigree Sneaker Gallery in Fort Greene Brooklyn.

“Roundin’ Out” is a series that features various music industry artists and professionals speaking candidly about current events within the business as well as reflecting on their creative influences and peers. “Roundin’ Out: A Tribe Called Quest” Part 1 features artist/producer Masta Ace, producer Marco Polo & artist Pack FM reflecting on Michael Rapaport’s documentary “Beats Rhymes & Life” as well as discussing their early memories of ATCQ and the pivotal influence the group had on hip-hop production and music in general.

* Pedigree Sneaker Gallery is located at 45 Willoughby St, between Adelphi and Clermont and is open 12 – 7pm. For info contact Asio@BrooklynPedigree.com.

Check out some of the behind the scenes pics and link to PART 2 after the jump.
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DJ JS1 – Reppin NY Ft.Lil Fame, Joell Ortiz & Freddie Foxxx

DJ JS1
Not sure how i missed this one when it dropped a few days ago but it definitely deserves posting. This track is off JS1’s new album “No one cares” out June 21st on fatbeats and features a ton of top M.C’s and MCMI affiliates. Here’s the rundown:

MOP, Joell Ortiz, KRS-ONE, Rass Kass, Freddie Foxxx aka Bumpy Knuckles, Ill Bill, Guilty Simpson, Sadat X, Tonedeff, Homeboy Sandman, Blaq Poet, Jeru Da Damaja, Torae, AG, Ruste Juxx, Sick Jacken, OC, Slaine, Akrobatik, Craig G, Rahzel, Akil The MC, C Rayz Walz, Eternia, BrownBag Allstars, Punchline, Sav Killz, Rise, Dominion (Pack FM, Substantial, Mecca), LifeLong, Freestyle, Sabac, Nutso, Illa Ghee, Icon The Mic King, Bekay, Tanya Morgan (Von Pea & Ilyas), Jak D of Cold Heat, Steven King & Dj Eclipse

I mean come on, you gotta check this one out. Also don’t miss DJ JS1 hold it down for the QN5 crew at the MEGASHOW on August 19th at the Highline ballroom.