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MCMI Report: Keith ‘WildChild’ Middleton – Transitions (Interview)

MCMI’s own Keith ‘WildChild’ Middleton (STOMP/HYDRA/ThePLAGUE) gives us an exclusive interview on the set of his video shoot for his song “Feels Good”!

Keith MCMI LogoEven though he is a my brother from another mother and fellow recording artist on MCMI Records, it is hard to catch up with Keith ‘WildChild’ Middleton these days!! When he is in New York, he is locked in the studio, creating, recording, mixing almost 24/7. Between back and forth trips to Japan to promote his album, video and photo shoots – the man stays busy! So at a recent video shoot for his song “Feels Good,” off of his upcoming album “TRANSITIONS“, I asked him some questions, to give the fans some info on his music, his life and his new project. Here is a snippet of it. Click “Read More” to go to the full interview.

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GMS: Most people know you from STOMP, the musical, producing and rapping for HYDRA and The PLAGUE, but you are working on this incredible Spoken Word album now, that many people did not even know about. How did that come about?

Keith: I always kept my poetry on the low. It’s private. I had played with blending it with my original music for years with aspirations of completing an album but never went further than the thought. Jan 15th 2008 12:15pm was the car wreck that became the game changer. From my Hospital bed I vowed to complete my album and live my life to the fullest! Thank Goodness for the second chance.

GMS: This album is being simultaneously released in the US and overseas in Japan. You’ve been getting a lot of support from Japanese radio and been doing performances in Japan. How did you develop your Japanese audience?

Keith: A great friend of mine / manager in Japan, Ayumi Hoshikawa, has been instrumental in introducing me to radio stations, musicians, venues, festivals and just good people in general. She’s awesome.

GMS: Having been an MC and cast member of STOMP for many years, you are no stranger to the stage or the mic, but this time you are performing your poetry. Does it feel different? How does that compare with your past experiences?

Keith: It’s more frightening because in STOMP there are no words and it’s an ensemble. Now it’s just me sharing my truths. So I am literally exposed and leaving myself open. (more…)

HYDRA – “Love Is …” produced by Wild Child (MCMI Records)

HYDRA LOVE IS

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, MCMI Records flagship group HYDRA has pulled the gem “Love Is…” out of the vault to share with the world. The subject matter of “Love Is…” is not new, but is the group’s spin on what love of their craft means to them. Sampling the 1973 hit by MFSB “Love is the Message”, Wild Child, the producer of the group, crafts an energetic track that the trio flow effortlessly on.

To further the message, the other two members of HYDRA, GMS and LR Blitzkrieg, have put together The “LOVE IS…Mixtape”, compiling various songs on the love of music, that will be available for free download soon, including many Hip Hop classics as well as a few surprises.

HYDRA

The song “Love Is …” can be found on MCMI.Bandcamp.com. Download for free if you want, or pay any amount and show us what love is! (see what I did there?)

Happy Valentine’s Day and thanks for the love!

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STOMP CAST on 106 & Park (Video)

MCMI recording artist Keith “Wild Child” Middleton was interviewed by 106 & Park’s Terrence & Rocsi, as the cast of STOMP performed on the show this past Thursday. You can tell from the cheers the audience loved him, but at the end Terrence got everybody’s name except for the guy he was interviewing … Keith! [Correction: He had already introduced him before the interview, but it's not on the online video post. My bad. - G]

When he is not STOMP-ing all over the world, from New York to Japan to Africa to Brazil, Keith “Wild Child” Middleton records for MCMI Records with his Hip Hop group HYDRA and his crew The Plague, as well as his own solo jazz-fusion Spoken Word projects. You can also find him playing Djembe at the legendary house party “Funkbox” (DJ TONY TOUCH) and the Hip Hop/RnB/Soul/House/Reggae mash up “Brooklyn Delight” (DJ DP ONE & DJ PEACE). Dat boy got talent!

Keith Wild Child Middleton
Music from the Wild Child’s spoken word project, as well as music from HYDRA and The Plague will be dropping later this year. You can catch him most nights in STOMP at the Orpheum Theater in NY.

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[EVENT] Brooklyn Delight @ DIETY


This looks to be muy bueno. Featuring MCMI’s own Special Guest Percussionist: Wild Child (STOMP / HYDRA / MCMI Records) + DJ PEACE (Good Life Crew) + DP ONE (Heavy Hitters / Turntable Anihilists), this is the place to be Friday night, if you live in New York.

Friday, Sept. 30th @ Deity 368 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY (Btwn. Hoyt St. & Bond St.). 21+. 11pm-4am. Ladies free until midnight. $10 Admission.