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MCMI Report: JEAN GRAE – “What You Came For” for MARVEL’s BLACK PANTHER

JEAN GRAE – “What You Came For” for MARVEL’s BLACK PANTHER

JEAN GRAE - "What You Came For" for MARVEL's BLACK PANTHER

Everything about this story is awesome! First, Marvel has revived the Black Panther comic, with a storyline called “A Nation Under Our Feet”. They then decide to promote the ‘new‘ comic series with a video series, narrated by the comic’s writer, esteemed author and political journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates (the book is drawn by Brian Stelfreeze. For the first two videos, Marvel enlisted Prodigy of Mobb Deep and Mark the Beast, and Run the Jewels.

JEAN GRAE - "What You Came For" for MARVEL's BLACK PANTHER

JEAN GRAE – “What You Came For” for MARVEL’s BLACK PANTHER

Now they have brought in Jean Grae (yes!), who contributes a new song, What You Came For to the third installment. Not only is the Black Panther project incredible, featuring real hip hop in the videos, but we have a new song from Jean (yay!), which you can hear below and purchase on her bandcamp.

When she is not creating music, touring or acting, you can find Jean Grae tweeting her 100,000+ followers on Twitter. Follow her @JeanGreasy.

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JEAN GRAE – “What You Came For” for MARVEL’s BLACK PANTHER

MCMI Report: Yasiin Bey – “NO Colonial Fiction” (New Song) + Comments on ISIS

MCMI Report Yasiin Bey NO Colonial Fiction – Comments on ISIS attacks in Paris

MCMI Report Yasiin Bey NO Colonial Fiction

MCMI Report Yasiin Bey NO Colonial Fiction

MCMI Report Yasiin Bey NO Colonial Fiction – Spotted this on OkayPlayer. Apparently, hours after the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, which are being attributed to ISIS, Yasiin Bey (previously known as Mos Def), did an interview on a radio show called  Ferrari Sheppard‘s A Country Called Earth Acce Sessions. In the interview, Yasiin commented on the Paris ISIS attacks, giving a big “F*CK Off” to ISIS, saying that they don’t represent Islam. He also directed his choice words to “to everybody trying to say ‘see, this is Islam’s fault.‘” Yasiin then goes on to explain,

“The problem is not Islam [or] organized religion. The problem is people’s lack of compassion and caring for themselves and their fellow human beings. “

In the interview, which took place while he was in Germany, Yasiin said,

“Love must and will prevail, I don’t care how corny it sounds,”

and compared the attack to the Tamir Rice shooting and other events of injustice and murder of innocent people.

Yasiin also dropped an unreleased song, NO Colonial Fiction. I don’t know if this is for a specific project, or if it is just a song he had not released before, but he probably knew it would bring attention to his comments. I am a fan, so any new material is always welcome. Let me know what you think of the track, as well as Yasiin’s comments, in the comments section below. Is he on point or off track?

Here is the full interview, from: A Country Called Earth

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MCMI REPORT: Phantasm (Cella Dwellas) – Shed No Tears (Official Video)

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Since the days of the Lyricist Lounge, when the Cella Dwellas were the hot up and coming group that we loved to hear freestyle on the radio, perform onstage and spit in the cyphers, I have admired the originality of these brothers U.G. and Phantasm (pka The Tallman). Their style was something new brought to the game and while there were some imitators, no one was ever able to duplicate their mixture of Realms & Reality (the name of their 1996 Debut album on LOUD Records). Since then, they have changed the group name to The Dwellas and also have put out solo work.

This time up to bat is Phantasm, taking on a subject that touches dear to my heart, the reality that all men must die and asking his friends and family to Shed No Tears when it is his time to go.

After the deaths of two comrades in the music industry, Pumpkinhead & Sean Price, the lyrical vet was inspired to write on this topic, thinking about his own mortality. Directed by Olise Forel for Moving Silence, the visuals are moving and as a friend of both PH and Sean Price (who the video is dedicated to), I was moved to tears, despite the title.

Glad to see this veteran spitter putting in work, telling the true stories that need to be told. This is real Hip Hop at its finest.

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Mos Def changes name to Yasiin Bey (New Black Star song)

Black Star premiered this new song on Colbert Report. In the interview, Mos drops the bomb that he has changed his name and will no longer use “Mos Def” as his professional name. He says it’s his “nom de plum”. The duo rocked their brand new “Fix Up” and a previous collaboration “Astronomy (8th Sign)” after the interview. Here is the performance, followed by the interview.