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MCMI REPORT: Bad Seed Drops Final Album ‘COREYOGRAPHY’

Bad Seed Drops Final Album 'COREYOGRAPHY'

Bad Seed Drops Final Album ‘COREYOGRAPHY’

After a brief hiatus from rap to work on some films and a web series, Corey Pierson, aka Bad Seed is back with what he calls one final album. Inspired by the loss of his close friend and crew member Robert PH Diaz last year, Seed decided to toss his hat int he ring one last time. This time it’s personal. Executive produced by PH, Bad Seed brings you COREYOGRAPHY.

The first single off the album is BELT OFF, produced by NOTTZ, for which a video will be dropping shortly. If that track is any indication, fans are not going to be disappointed by this new album. With beats by NottzMarco Polo, Will Tell and other dope producers, this is definitely one of his finest works.

After listening to an advance copy of the album, I have to say one of my personal favorite tracks is Are They OK, produced by Tone Jonez, about losing so many of our favorite artists recently, from Prince to Phife, and wondering about Sade, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Chaka Khan and other musical treasures. ‘Keep Bouncin‘, produced by Dr, No, is a tight ‘down the line‘ track, with Seed, Mic Handz and Mims, spittin’ bars over a hot beat.

Bad Seed Drops Final Album 'COREYOGRAPHY'

Then there are concept songs ‘Django Unfiltered, about feeling like a slave to our 9 to 5, F*ck Cancer, about losing loved ones to the cursed disease. All in all it is a very well rounded album, giving us just the right balance meaningful content and hard beats and rhymes. At first because of the title, ‘Coreyography’, I thought it would be more autobiographical, but I see now, it actually touches on different things that Seed feels strongly about, different sides of Corey.

In the song ‘5 Minutes’, Seed airs out his feelings about the old Makin’ Records crew, which had differences and went their separate ways long ago. He references “307”, meaning 307 Clinton, which was the old Makin’ headquarters, in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Half way through the song, the beat changes and the late great PH drops some poignant lyrics, mentioning Makin’ Records and his transition to partner in MCMI Records, years later.

The album drops July 8th, on all digital outlets…iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon – all the usual suspects. The single is available on those outlets as well.

Check out the interview below.

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MCMI REPORT: Tribute to Robert PH Diaz at Park Slope’s FABULOUS 5th AVENUE FAIR, 5/15/16

MCMI REPORT: Tribute to Robert PH Diaz at Park Slope’s FABULOUS 5th AVENUE FAIR

MCMI REPORT: Tribute to Robert PH Diaz at Park Slope's FABULOUS 5th AVENUE FAIR

Rapper Wordsworth of EMC pays homage to his friend PH, on the corner of 5th Ave & Robert PH Diaz Way.

The late great rapper Robert “PH” Diaz aka Pumpkinhead, who passed away less than a  year ago from gall-bladder related health problems, represented Park Slope, Brooklyn, all his life. Even when he migrated to Staten Island and New Jersey, he always claimed Park Slope as his home, often shouting out the formerly socio-economically mixed neighborhood, that in recent times has become more and more gentrified, in his music. Then in the early 2000’s PH did a mixtape series (Park Slope Rennaisance Vol. 1 & 2) and had a song called Park Slope on his Beautiful Mind EP (Third Earth Music). PH visited his hometown often, doing shows, parties and charity events at the now closed Southpaw, Voodoo Lounge and SRB (now Analog). And shortly before his ultimate departure, Robert returned to Park Slope one last time, with his two sons, to show them the block “where daddy grew up”.

So it is extremely fitting for that block on De Graw Street, between 4th & 5th Avenue, to be co-named “Robert PH Diaz Way“. And it is also fitting that this year’s FABULOUS 5th AVENUE FAIR in Park Slope, will include a Musical Tribute to PH aka PUMPKINHEAD, on the corner of 3rd St & 5th Avenue, beginning at 1pm. DJ GMS will play a set of PH’s best music, including songs about Park Slope. There will also be guest performances by MCMI Artists and friends, including HYDRA (Keith WildChild Middleton, GMS & LR Blitzkrieg), Chordz Cordero, the MarXman, Qaasim & Khalil Middleton, Mic Handz and Jay Lonzo. The first time Pumpkinhead, GMS, LR Blitzkrieg & Keith WildChild ever performed together was at the FABULOUS 5th AVENUE FAIR in the 90’s when they were just teenagers. The friends would go on to found the crew The Plague and later form the brand MCMI.

MCMI REPORT: Tribute to Robert PH Diaz

The DJ Booth will be set up in front of The Gate on 3rd Street. The party will start off with classic dance music brought to you by Baby Loves Disco, with DJ MIKEY PALMS and Mr. Metaphor from Brooklyn Academy on the mic, from 11:30 – 1pm. The MCMI / PH Tribute set will go from 1 to 3pm, followed by DJ TOP SPEED, who will play classics honoring David Bowie, Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest & Prince, until the fair is over. Classic PH albums & mixtapes, tee shirts, posters and other collectibles will be available behind the DJ booth.

So come out to Park Slope this Sunday, enjoy the fair, check out the music on the corner of 3rd Street and you can also walk down 5th Avenue and take a pic under the newly unveiled street sign on the corner of De Graw St & 5th Ave, as we continue to “Rock Rock On …”.

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MCMI REPORT: Tribute to Robert PH Diaz at Park Slope’s FABULOUS 5th AVENUE FAIR

MCMI Report: UG (Cella Dwellas) “Letter to My Boy PH” [PH Memorial Concert]

UG (Cella Dwellas) “Letter to My Boy PH”

UG of Cella Dwellas performs a heartfelt “Letter to my boy PH” at the PH Memorial Tribute Concert at Santos Party House in Manhattan, August 5th, 2015. First UG, which stands for “UndaGround”, also known as the producer P90 Ug, spoke from the heart to our risen Champion PH.

Real quick, five seconds … Letter to my
boy PH.

Dear PH,

I know its kinda hard for you to look down and see everybody rockin’ out, but know we just love you. I know people would never see us together as much, but I just want you to be proud of your Team Homi, in takin’ care of your family, good. We all love you in here. We all represent for you, nahmsayin’?

So, I just you to know I love you and I’m about to turn up for you, nahmsayin’? Word up! Let’s do it! Let’s do it, Let’s go to the next one. I’m ready now. I’m ready…

UG (Cella Dwellas) "Letter to My Boy PH"

UG then proceeded to get the audience to “Wile out! …” and spit a verse which sounded like it might be off his upcoming album “Portals“, which he has been working on, quiet as kept, and which should be out soon.

UG (Cella Dwellas) "Letter to My Boy PH"

On another note, if you are looking for heat, beatwise or a feature, holler at UG aka P90. In fact, go friend him on Facebook and you can hear a sampling of some of his beats, as he posts beat videos all the time. That’s how I can to snatch one of his beats up recently, for a song I am working on. He has fire. Go see for yourself.

FUND for PH: http://bit.ly/fundforph

#ripPH #MCMI #MCMIreport #CellaDwellas #P90 #RestInPower #Pumpkinhead #Portals #UG

Footage courtesy of Bryan from theBeeShine.com

Also check out: Thirstin Howl 3rd: “Word to My L’s”

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UG (Cella Dwellas) “Letter to My Boy PH”

MCMI REPORT: Special Halloween Dedication to PH (PUMPKINHEAD)! [Oct 28th]

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Full Circle Productions Inc  & MCMIreport.com present

A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE & RHYMES OF PH aka PUMPKINHEAD!

You heard right, Behind The Groove @ Le Poisson Rouge (LPR), will be the place to be in NYC, Weds Oct 28th, as we celebrate the BTG Monster Jam in The Big Room! The house is gonna be rockin with DJing, Breakin, MCing, Graff, and Beatboxing as we hit you with a Live, All Hip Hop Elements Special Halloween Dedication to PH (PUMPKINHEAD)!

This is a special fundraising effort for our fallen Hip Hop souljah – a portion of all proceeds from this BTG event along with all donations will go to the PH Fund in order to help with his two sons and wife who is expecting his Baby Girl in November.

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For those of you who missed our PH Tribute Performance on Summer Stage at the Rock Steady Crew 38 Year Anniversary event, here it is. You can see it was an emotionally charged event.

This one will be a little different as we include the elements of visual art, breakin’ and even beatboxing. Special guests are being announced every few days on Facebook, so join the event page.

* * * SPECIAL VISUAL ART PERFORMERS * * *

Auctioning their Live Art for the cause are: Tomas Manon, Marthalicia Matarrita, Jorge A. Matarrita, Cern, Ralph Serrano, Albertus Joseph, Luis Perez, Fausto M. Ramos, Nelson 69 Seda & Sole Rebel.

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On top of all that, music will be provided by DJ’s DP ONE & KWIKSTEP (aka KS360) of Turntable Anihilists & Full Circle. You KNOW how they get down! There will also be prizes for best costume in this pre-Halloween “Monster Jam“. This is a great place to test out your costume before Saturday, dancing to the best breaks, dance classics, classic Hip Hop and of course, music by PH, the Underground King!

You can buy reduced advance tickets, as well as a “Patron Package” which includes admission, plus a PH Memorial Tee Shirt, PH Poster and the CD Album “Know The Ledge”! You can also donate at link provided below. THANK YOU!

Tickets Link: bit.ly/btgphtix | Donation Link: bit.ly/fundforph

Event on FACEBOOK | More about: Behind The Groove Halloween Monster Jam

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#ripPH #BTGPH #LiveAtLPR #BTGMonsterJam #BehindTheGroove #MCMI

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PH TRIBUTE: Rock Steady Crew 38th Ann. 7/26/15

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In the past month, there have been several amazing Tribute’s to our fallen brother PH aka Pumpkinhead aka Robert Diaz. A few that stand out to me are the E.O.W. MC Challenge of Champions, which PH was scheduled to participate in, where members of The Plague, Brooklyn Ac and Team Homi performed each of the rounds of the challenge, in the name of the Underground King. There was also the Legendary Cypher, in Union Square, which was attended by hundreds of friends, as well as PH’s wife and two sons, the eldest of whom spit a rhyme for his dad. Lot’s of people kicked rhymes in the cypher and it was a blessed event. Then there was the PH TRIBUTE MEMORIAL “All White Party” at Littlefield, Brooklyn, in Park Slope, one block from where PH grew up.

Several other events spontaneously happened all over, as well as numerous Radio Show tributes. It was all love and all proceeds have been going to the Fund for PH, which was set up by LR Blitzkrieg of MCMI, to provide money for PH’s children.

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The next PH Tribute will be a set performed at RockSteady Crew 38th Anniversary concert, by friends and family, in Central Park. Big up to DJ Eclipse for reaching out to facilitate this and to Crazy Legs and the whole Rock Steady Crew, who PH and MCMI have been down with for years and always attend and participate in, regardless. This was one of PH’s many “homes” within Hip Hop culture and it is an honor to bless the stage for PH and his family, to further promote his musical legacy.

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There will be more events throughout the summer, honoring our beloved friend and fellow Hip Hop artist, PH, so check MCMIreport.com for updates and subscribe to MCMI REPORT newsletter to be notified by email.

#ripPH #ripRobertDiaz #ripPumpkinhead | bitly.com/FundForPH to contribute

* To SPONSOR or otherwise get involved in the PH TRIBUTE MEMORIAL CONCERT being organized, contact us at mcmireport [at] gmail.com