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SEAN PRICE MEMORIAL SHOW @ SOB’S AUGUST 27 , 2015

Sean Price Memorial Show

SEAN PRICE MEMORIAL SHOW @ SOB’SAUGUST 27 , 2015

A few weeks ago we lost another rap legend, Sean Price aka Ruk from Heltah Skeltah, aka Sean P. Duck Down Records put on a beautiful Memorial Show in his honor, at SOB’s in NYC. It was a night filled with Sean Price videos, his label mates, friends, fam and collaborators reciting songs they had with their brother, who passed away much too early at age 43. Salute Duck Down Records, Boot Camp Click and all who helped put on the show and who are keeping Sean Price’s memory and musical legacy alive. #RIPSeanPrice #RIPSeanP

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R.I.P. Sean Price: Planet Apes + ‘Songs In The Key Of Price’ + Memorial Concert Info

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We are hit this summer with another tragic loss, this time Boot Camp Click and Duck Down Records powerhouse, SEAN PRICE aka Sean P aka Ruk from HELTAH SKELTAH. Our hearts go out to his wife and 3 kids, his rhyme partner Rockness, the whole label and staff, friends and family. Sean was a friend to MCMI and was close friends with PH (Pumpkinhead) who passed away 2 months earlier, so a lot of mutual friends of both of them are left with that “wtf?” feeling, like “what is really going on?” We are losing our people – good people – who were close to us in friendship and who were champions of this thing we call Hip Hop, pushing the culture forward with every rhyme, every album or mixtape, even skits, freestyles and jokes.

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But Sean P left us a lot of great music, so we have to celebrate his life, much in the same way as we celebrate PH. For those who want to donate directly to Sean Price wife and kids, you can do that here, but you can also support by purchasing his music. As an independent artist on an independent label (Duck Down), your purchases are guaranteed to support his family, while at the same time bringing you joy, listening to his music.

Sean Price music is like fried chicken, collard greens and mac n cheese. If you love Hip Hop, you can’t get enough of it. He was an inspiration to all of us who do this (from your most underground “backpack” rapper to Jay Z), because he did it for the love of the music. That sounds cliche, but it’s true. Listen to him on the radio, in interviews he skips past all the marketing, the “fans get to know you as a person” stories, and just proclaims, “I just rap. I’m here to rap. I’m the nicest at this, nobody can F— with me. That’s it.” That’s all he cared about, being the best lyricist, the dopest MC, and he maintained that standard up until his last day.

Sean Price bundle package

We are so lucky that Sean Price was actually finished with his next project! They were planning his album release party for “Songs In The Key Of Price”, when he left us so suddenly. You can get the single Sean Price: Planet Apes or the full album, itself or in a package that includes the Songs In The Key of Price CD + digital MP3 download, Sean Price ‘Key’ bottle opener, P! socks, Songs In The Key of Price T-shirt, and RIP! T-shirt. The first 100 orders will receive an autographed copy of the Songs in The Key of Price CD.

Sean Price That's Hard CK shirt 2 copySean Price was there for MCMI many times, when we needed him. He rocked the COUNTY OF KINGS tee-shirt in Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun’s video for “That’s Hard,” (featuring Sean Price and Styles P). He collaborated with PH on Batterin’ Bars, on his album Mic Tyson. He was the first to tell us he wanted to perform at the Pumpkinhead Memorial Tribute Concert. That night, I got word from Royal Flush that Sean could not make it. I knew he wouldn’t have missed that show for the world, so I was a little concerned about if he was okay. Three days later, Sean was called to Paradise. He was 43 years old and survived by his wife and 3 children. #DejaVu all over again.

And so, once again too soon, we have a trending hashtag, numerous articles and radio stations playing tributes to a great lyricist. (Sidebar: Why does it take tragedy for radio to suddenly be filled with great Hip Hop music?)

Several years ago, we through a fundraiser for the Robin Hood Foundation, MCMI Presents Vol. VII, which Sean Price headlined for us, with Pumpkinhead, Hydra, Shabaam Sahdeeq, DJ Evil Dee and some others. Even though neither Sean nor none of us were millionaires, it was all for charity. Sean Price SOB's Flyer MCMI Presents

That’s the type of person he was. When his brother PH called him for the favor, to headline the bill for a good cause, he was there.

Now we are gearing up for the SEAN PRICE MEMORIAL SHOW @ S.O.B’s, August 27th. Tickets available at: tktwb.tw/1PiOwQB. All proceeds will be donated to the family.

RIP Sean Price

Salute Sean Price, one of the nicest and one of the nicest, on the mic and off of it. An MC’s MC. A father, husband and friend to many. We are proud to have heard him utter the words “MCMI, people call me Sean.” R.I.P. Sean Price. Your music and legacy live on forever. #ripSeanP #ripSeanPrice #RestInParadise

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Statik Selektah f/ Royce Da 5’9” – “Crystal Clear”

Today, via a premiere with Rapradar, Statik Selektah leaked a new track, “Crystal Clear,” which features Royce Da 5’9.  “Crystal Clear” can be found on Statik’s upcoming album, Lucky 7, which will be released 7-7-15 on Showoff Records/Duck Down Music.

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Statik Selektah’s Lucky 7 features a star-studded line-up with original songs from: Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Big K.R.I.T, Royce Da 5’ 9,” Ab-Soul, Bun B, Styles P, Elle Varner, Talib Kweli, Sean Price, Bodega Bamz, Your Old Droog, Rapsody, Dave East, Mick Jenkins, Smif N Wessun, Young M.A, Buckshot, Skyzoo, A$AP Twelvyy, Kirk Knight, CJ Fly, Termanology & more. The album also features comedic interludes throughout by Hannibal Buress.

Statik’s Lucky 7 NYC album release show will take place at: Santos Party House on 7-6-15
Advance tickets are available here.

Statik Selektah f/ Royce Da 5’9

Diabolic (feat. Sean Price & Vinnie Paz) – “Game Time”

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I have to admit, I love a good fight record. Sean Price and Diabolic I know personally and they have been in their share of knockdown brawls over the years. I don’t know Vinnie Paz,  but his voice is very convincing, lol. Throw this between Ante Up and The WWKYA Tour (ft. Extended Famm) on your iPod and play it next time you are at the gym in front of a heavy bag.

Fightin-WordsThis is a track off of Diabolics new LP FIGHTIN’ WORDS, on his own label, Warhorse Records. The album features guest such as R.A. The Rugged Man, Apathy, Celph Titled, Locksmith, Nino Bless and more, besides Sean Price and Vinnie Paz. Production from DJ Premier, The Snowgoons, Brooklyn’s 5th Seal and others make this an all around solid project.

Diabolic explains how his process has evolved since his last album:

 

The difference between Liar & a Thief and Fightin Words is that on L&T, I felt like I forced a lot of it. I was trying to do what I felt like people wanted to hear and put myself into a box. I had a lot more fun with Fightin Words. I did the music organically, just taking tracks that I liked, rocking to them and letting the record take on it’s own life. I truly feel it’s some of my best work, and reflects more of my personality than previous releases.

You can pick up the album FIGHTIN’ WORDS at iTunes • Fat Beats [CD/2xLP] • UGHH.

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Sean Price & M-Phazes – Murdah Type Thinkin’ f. Roc Marciano

sean-price-m-phazes-land-of-the-crooks Brooklyn’s Sean Price and Aussie Producer M-Phazes just blessed with another track off “Land of the Crooks” EP (out Dec. 17) The aggressive “Murdah Type Thinkin’” featuring Roc Marciano and a true school hook scratched by DJ Devestate is sure to please anyone who frequents this site! listen below and pre order the full Ep. on iTunes

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