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MCMI REPORT: Talib Kweli – Heads Up Eyes Open ft. Rick Ross & Yummy

MCMI REPORT: Talib Kweli – Heads Up Eyes Open ft. Rick Ross & Yummy

MCMI REPORT: Talib Kweli - Heads Up Eyes Open ft. Rick Ross & Yummy

This just dropped on Javotti Media / 3D and it’s really dope. Talib Kweli and Rick Ross is not a duo you would expect to hear together on a record which makes you want to hear what they will each do on the song. I remember Yummy Bingham from one of my favorite De La Soul songs, Much More. Her hi-pitched vocals are infectious on this one as well. Video directed by SmithHouse, Talib Kweli had this to say about where the title and concept for the song came from 

“When I was on Rawkus, there was a guy working there named Headqcouterz, a good friend of DJ Premier, who’s spirit was so beautiful that he would brighten any room he would enter. He lost his life years ago, but there was one thing he used to say each and every time he said goodbye – Heads Up, Eyes Open. This phrase has stuck with me and become a guide thru my career and life. Produced by J. Rhodes, Heads Up, Eyes Open is a song dedicated to the memory of Headqcourterz. It is a song about how faith informs the way an artist moves and creates. It was a pleasure to be joined by Rick Ross and Yummy Bingham, two of my favorite artists.” – Talib Kweli

The song is from Talib Kweli’s upcoming album ‘Radio Silence’, which drops November 17. Pre-order the album now: http://smarturl.it/RadioSilence

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MCMI REPORT: Talib Kweli – Heads Up Eyes Open ft. Rick Ross & Yummy

MCMI Report: Dezert Eez (feat. Talib Kweli) – Rolex Dreamin’

MCMI Report: Dezert Eez (feat. Talib Kweli) - Rolex Dreamin'

MCMI Report: Dezert Eez (feat. Talib Kweli) – Rolex Dreamin’

The Michigan-based crew Dezert Eez kick off their 6th album (since their 2005 debut mixtape, The Realness), with lead single, “Rolex Dreamin’,” which starts off with a verse from the veteran Brooklyn MC Talib Kweli, followed by the trio of 5-Star, Nivek, and O’Nill. Kweli sounds right at home over the jazzy Thovo production. The group shows their confidence by letting him go first. Most people put the celebrity guest feature last on a track, but Dezert Eez have no need to follow that convention.

MCMI Report: Dezert Eez (feat. Talib Kweli) - Rolex Dreamin'

The single is off their album Late Night Cognac Sessions, on iTunes’ for pre-order, dropping November 3rd through all major digital retailers and streaming outlets, via Soul Krush. The album’s only other guest feature is Skyzoo“He is just dope!” Nivek notes—who appears on “Diamond Runnaz.” If you like the single, links to pre-order the album are below. Enjoy.

STREAM: “Rolex Dreamin‘” – AudioMackSoundCloud

BUY-LINKS: Late Night Cognac SessionsiTunesAmazonGoogle Play

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MCMI Report: Dezert Eez (feat. Talib Kweli) – Rolex Dreamin’

MCMI REPORT: Shabaam Sahdeeq – Men of Respect ft Pumpkinhead, Torae, 8thW1


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Shabaam Sahdeeq’s new album Modern Artillery drops next Tuesday, October 13th! Shabaam is laying out all the stops with this release – graphic art, videos, Limitted cassette tape edition, a future vinyl pressing in the works, heavy hitting features (Torae, Ruste juxx, PH, Reef tha Lost Cause & more), with one producer – Big Ape – keeping the whole project cohesive.

I am looking forward to the rest of the album, but for now … this joint right here? … Shabaam Sahdeeq – Men of Respect is a really dope record. Sahdeeq’s flow is fresh and invigorated, like he is a new artist just coming out (can you believe this dude was on Rawkus Records Soundbombing? Then again, so were Eminem, Mos Def and Talib Kweli and they are not slowing down either). Big Ape’s production is crazy, heads will nod, no question and then you have Torae, 8thW1 (who I am unfamiliar with, but am feeling the verse) and from beyond the grave, the Underground King, Pumpkinhead aka PH.

I think I’ve said enough. You know what to do – hit play, feel the joint and get ready for the full project, Tuesday. After you check the single, peep the promo video, complete with animation style artwork of the features on the album.

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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

Talib Kweli ft. Res – What’s Real (Video)



Although the BK MC shouts out Brooklyn, Biggie, Jordan and Mike Tyson, this track has southern appeal and would blend nicely with Jay-Z / UGK collaboration “Big Pimpin'”, which shows Kweli’s versatility, but he doesn’t pimp on this track, he drops gems. The video is dope and Res does her thing at the end.

Talib Kweli ft. Res – What’s Real is off the Gravitas LP, which can be purchased on vinyl, CD or digitally, at Kweliclub.com.
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