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DJ GMS: The LOVE IS Mixtape (Stream + Download)


Last year MCMI Records dropped the HYDRA song “Love Is …” right before Valentine’s Day. The song “Love Is …”, produced by Keith “WildChild” Middleton, is a celebration of the Love of Hip Hop and a challenge to any rappers who do this for the money, without a true Love for the art.

Now in 2014, on Valentine’s Day, we present yo you … “The LOVE IS Mixtape”, mixed by DJ GMS, with a special intro from LR Blitzkrieg and testimonials from Masta Ace, Torae, Sha Stimuli, PackFM, Substantial, Chordz Cordero, Rich Medina, DP One, WildChild and many more, talking about what Hip Hop means to them.

GMS DJ picThis 80 minute continuous blend of amazing music is a tribute to all the Hip Hop songs that celebrate Love of music, Love of the culture, Love of being in the studio, and Love of making something special for the people!

There are so many great artists on this CD, from The ROOTS, to SLUM VILLAGE, TORAE, MASTA ACE, BUSTA RHYMES, COMMON, MOS DEF, NAS, SCARFACE, ATCQ, ERYKAH BADU, SOUL PURPOSE, PHAROAHE MONCH, SNOOP, Dr. DRE, DE LA SOUL …  the list goes on and on. And of course, HYDRA!

So the next time you are in the mood for some “Love & Hip Hop”, put down the TV remote and put on “The LOVE IS Mixtape” – absolutely, 100% FREE!!! If you want to support, show your Love by coming to an event, copping a Tee or Sweatshirt off MCMIapparel.com, or other music on MCMI Records.

The Love Is Mixtape Back Cover

Stream as one continuous track on MixCloud
Stream + Download from BandCamp

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Statik Selektah: Bird’s Eye View f. Raekwon, Joey Bada$$ & Black Thought (Audio)

Statik_BirdsEYEAnimated500This track has been on heavy rotation ever since we heard it. While we have been playing it on MCMI RADIO, I realized we didn’t have the song up on the site, so here it is.

Statik Selektah brings together Wu-Tang, Pro Era and The Roots for the first track off his upcoming ‘Extended Play’ album out June 18th on Showoff Records/Duck Down Music.

Click to Purchase the track on iTunes

@StatikSelekt | @GMS_MCMI | @MCMIReport

Jimmy Fallon X Justin Timberlake X The Roots – History of rap pt.1,2 & 3

I’m kind of mad at myself for having never seen any of these before. Parts 2&3 showed up in my Facebook feed (Thanks Dutch Vega!) and i went on a hunt for part one. I give them props for adding and knowing quite a few songs that i didn’t think they would and it’s just all in all really fun to watch!

Part 1.

Part 2.

Follow: @JimmyFallon | @jtimberlake | @TheRoots | @DutchVega | @LR_Blitzkrieg

The Roots x Q-tip x Talib Kweli ‘Electric Relaxation’ [Live]

Black Thought and Talib Kweli had fun filling in for Phife in this playful love rendition of the A Tribe Called Quest classic, Electric Relaxation. Video thanks to OkayPlayer! Q-Tip’s mic cut out for a minute, but it didn’t matter, we all knew the words. For those who were upset about the mic or Phife being absent “relax yourself girl, please settle down!”  


If you are not mad (as I am) that you were not able to be in Philly to catch The ROOTS PICNIC 2012, maybe you just didn’t know about it. Come on, The ROOTS, De La Soul, Yaslin Bey (formerly Mos Def), the GOD Rakim and more? … Not fair y’all, not cool at all. This should have been held in Ft. Greene Park (Brooklyn), :-D.

I couldn’t believe this only had 17 views when I saw it on OKAYPLAYER. I must be one of the first to see it! Now I can put y’all on. It’s a summary, not the full performances, but it makes you feel good that in 2012 Hip Hop is still alive (it’s ALIVE I say! rrrghh!) Thank you OKAYPLAYER, for such a dope event! Stay blessed! – @GMS_MCMI