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


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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Shabaam Sahdeeq – Keepers Of The Lost Art (Official Video)

Shabaam SahdeeqShabaam Sahdeeq – Keepers Of The Lost Art (Official Video)

Sahdeeq-Album-cover350The album “Keepers of the Lost Art” has been bubbling for awhile. Packed with dope tracks from S-dubb -aka- Shabaam Sahdeeq, the veteran Brooklyn spitter who first blessed us with vinyl on Rawkus Records in the 90′s and was one of the first to recognize the talents of a then unsigned Eminem, featuring him on his single “5 Star Generals” back in the day, this album is a recipient of an Underground Music Award for best indie album of 2014. This video was on youtube then removed and reloaded twice due to mistaken content issues which have since been cleared up (you know how youtube is). It’s back up, so I thought I’d throw it up here, to give it some more light.

If you missed this album, you should definitely grab it, it is full of that boom gap original New York rap, with tons of features and an excellent beat selection.

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David Dallas – Runnin’ [Official Video]

Duck Down Music was founded on Brooklyn spitters from the Bootcamp Click (BCC), but David Dallas’s new album, ‘Falling Into Place,’  which dropped on Oct 22nd, went #1 on New Zealand iTunes first and is now picking up steam in North America. This is the video for the lead single “Runnin”, which is now a sports anthem due to placements on ESPN’s Monday Night Football, FIFA 14 Soundtrack, Madden 25 trailer, Major League Baseball’s postseason coverage, and NFL Thursday Night Kick-Off.

David Dallas Falling Into PlaceThe video, directed by Tom Gould, captures beautiful outdoor scenes of what I assume is the New Zealand countryside.

When Eminem comes to New Zealand for the first time ever, for his concert at Auckland’s iconic outdoor Western Springs Stadium, David Dallas will be opening for him, along with performances by Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, so his future is looking real bright right now.

If you like the video/single, you can stream the whole album at Billboard.com and purchase the single here: http://smarturl.it/Runnin.

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Shabaam Sahdeeq – Seasons Change (Official Video)

Here is a look at the visuals for ‘Seasons Change‘, directed by Olise Forel, from the forthcoming Shabaam Sahdeeq EP on KingUnderground Records coming later in 2013. S Dub drops lessons for what looks like his son, on this Lewis Parker track.

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Rick Ross feat. Dr. Dre and JAY Z – 3 Kings [Official Video]

Rick Ross feat. Dr. Dre and Jay Z – 3 Kings Official Video.

3 kings Jay Z Rick Ross Dr DreI know this is not new new, but its a real dope video (they call it a “Maybach Films Visual Piece“). I love the flashbacks to Dre and Jay’s pasts (Ross doesn’t do that as much but he doesn’t have 20 years in the game to build upon). The song (and video) are part flossing, part autobiographical storytelling, with a touch of street knowledge and politics. I know, some argue that Ross hasn’t earned the title of a “King” yet (though some think he has), but if you don’t give that to him lyrically, you have to admit he’s heavy on the business acumen. As for Dre (for beats, career) and Jay (lyrics, career), they definitely got it. Ross ain’t on their level yet, but he’s workin’ on it and this song with both giants certainly brings him one step closer.

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