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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

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

@GMS_MCMI | @MCMIreport

Q-Unique – What Can I Do f. Torae & PH

Q-unique ph Torae
Damn Q-Unique is not letting us catch our breath from the last dope single before he drops another! On What Can I Do, ft. Torae & PH, this trio of dope MC’s ask some poignant questions while bodying the track. Shouts to Sicknature of SnowGoons, who produced the track. That “What can I do …?” sample is so catchy, you won’t be able to get it out of your head once you listen to the song.

Q-UniqueAll these songs are coming from Q-Unique’s project Marvels Team Up, which also features ILL Bill, PMD, Nems Guttah, Vinnie Paz, Sabac (!), Slaine, Realm Reality and more … available on iTunes.

@GMS_MCMI | @MCMIreport | @PH_TeamHOMI | @Q_Unique17 | @Torae | @SnowGoons | @Sicknature



Cres , !llmind, skyzoo, Torae
Super Producer !llmind only works with artist he really likes and all the artist he likes are really really dope! So when I heard he was doing a collab project with an MC named Cres out of Spain, I had to check it out, and YEP. Just as I expected. DOPE! Add Skyzoo to the mix on the single/video “Stop Me” plus a cameo from Torae and you’ve got the makings of an underground classic. Be sure to keep a lookout for the Cres + !llmind project!nfinate” coming soon.

Follow: @CRESONE | @illmindPRODUCER | @skyzoo | @Torae | @LR_Blitzkrieg

Marco Polo – Newport Authority 2 (Mixtape Download)

Marco Polo

This new collection of bangers produced by Canadian Brooklyn transplant producer  Marco Polo is basically material that couldn’t be cleared for Port Authority 2: The Directors Cut. So its really an album more than a mixtape. We’ve already been playing some of these on MCMI RADIO, but here is the full mixtape download. The project features today’s generation of heat-makers alongside some of the legendary veterans that ushered in the Golden Era of Hip Hop, including Torae, Ruste Juxx, Lil Fame (of M.O.P), The Artifacts, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane and Das EFX, just to name a few.

And now …

What we’re gonna do is go back … back into time: GMS interview of Marco Polo outside Sputnik in Brooklyn. (2009)

@MarcoPoloBeats | @GMS_MCMI | @MCMIReport