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SEED X NOTTZ: SUNDAY MORNING ft DJ Total Eclipse #NoWayInHell

SEED X NOTTZ: SUNDAY MORNING ft DJ Total Eclipse #NoWayInHell
SEED X NOTTZ: SUNDAY MORNING ft DJ Total Eclipse #NoWayInHell

SEED X NOTTZ: SUNDAY MORNING ft DJ Total Eclipse #NoWayInHell

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MCMI REPORT

Bad Seed and Nottz are back with a collaborative album called No Way In Hell and the first single Sunday Morning ft DJ Total Eclipse has just hit the airwaves.

Bad Seed first teamed up with Nottz  to produce two Hip Hop classics in 1999 “For the Kids” and “Uhhnnh”, both of which did incredible sales for indie releases, the latter making it to Funk Flex 60 Minutes of Funk Vol IV: The Mixtape. After signing to a major (Warner) that then shelved their entire Hip Hop roster, Seed was sour to the industry for awhile, but released several notable independent albums over the years, remaining so-called “underground“, although some records such as Yankee Fitted featuring Mims and Talib Kweli off the album Intelligently Ignant, bubbled up slightly into the mainstream consciousness.

In 2016, Seed dropped Coreyography, which was set to be his last album, his farewell tour. After trying some acting, writing and directing, I think Seed was done with rap, perhaps feeling there was no way in hell he was going to drop another album. But the lead single “Belt Off” reunited Corey with Nottz and the results were amazing (video). The rekindling of their professional relationship led to this new producer/MC project No Way in Hell by SEED X NOTTZ.

For those unfamiliar with the Grammy Award winning producer’s work, Nottz has produced tracks for Busta Rhymes, the Notorious B.I.G, Fat Joe, Rah Digga, M.O.P, Exhibit, Snoop Dogg, Scarface, 50 Cent Method Man, Ghostface, Drake and Ne-yo just to name a few. He also works with more independent artists such as Krumbsnatcha, Apathy, Evidence and Sean Price. For his full discography, go here.

The first single off the project is “Sunday Morning” available now on Bandcamp. The Bad Seed hasn’t lost a step and Nottz beats are always bangin’ so we know this album is going to be tough!!

Let us know what you think of the track and the video and let us know, are you as amped as we are to hear this Seed X Nottz project? Also, what is your favorite Bad Seed or Nottz record? See you in the comments. Enjoy.

– GMS (@GMS_MCMI)

SEED X NOTTZ: SUNDAY MORNING ft DJ Total Eclipse #NoWayInHell

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


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.

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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