Tags Archives: TALIB KWELI

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

INSTAGRAM@GMS_MCMI | @MCMIreport | @dezerteez


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

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

Shabaam Sahdeeq

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.

@GMS_MCMI | @MCMIreport | @ShabaamSahdeeq

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.


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.

@GMS_MCMI | @TalibKweli | @MCMIreport



MEDINA GREEN MC DcQ, also known as “Ilias Bey”, began his music career at 17, in a group I first saw rocking’ at the legendary Lyricist Lounge in the 90′s, as the Urban Thermo Dynamics or UTD’s for short. Singles like “My Kung Fu” and “Manifest Destiny”, dropped on Payday Records  quickly garnered underground respect. This was also the first time people heard the lyrics and vocals of fellow group member Mos Def (yes, he was always singing, even back then). UTD’s had a good run, Mos came out with his solo work and shortly after DcQ emerged with a new group, a larger collective called Medina Green. They had some great joints, most notably the classic “Crosstown Beef”.

After years of touring the world as an independent artist, opening for “De La Soul”, “BlackStar”, “Talib Kweli”, and “Mos Def” and on the public speaking circuit under his pseudonym “Illias”, DcQ is back with a new project which not only is dope beats and rhymes but promotes a positive social message, SAVE THE CHILDREN – The EP.

dcq1While the title track and one other are solo DcQ joints, the EP features other members of Medina Green (including Yaslin Bey -pka- Mos Def) and some special guests, like SADAT X and JOELL ORTIZ. The beats on this project are rough, rugged and raw, produced by Shawneci Icecold and Ayatollah, my favorites being the title track, “Stop The Madness” and the closer “Party Done”. The whole project is extremely well put together and amazingly is a FREE DOWNLOAD available here.

Save the Children The EP

@GMS_MCMI | @MCMIreport | @IliasBey