Josh: Taking a close and personal look at the bullying problem, “Don’t Push Me” tells a story that unfortunately is still too familiar for too many youth. Featuring the Soul Children of Chicago - a 60+ ensemble of city kids led by Dr. Walt Whitman - and produced by Hilton Wright II, J.Kwest has penned an anthem of self-affirmation and SPEAKING UP. As the stats at the end of the video remind us, 64% of kids that are bullied never say a word, and it's changing lives.
Tom: Australian emcee OptiMystic presents his new video “Fearless” which features Afu-Ra, Doitall & Chip-Fu. Shot on a rooftop in Flatbush Brooklyn, the infectious track is lifted from his forthcoming project; “Day of the Guiding Light”. “Fearless” has that Hip Hop/Reggae vibe fully laced with dope verses while Chip-Fu brings it altogether with the self-empowering & positive message that he delivers all too well.
M.L.: Experience a 65 min sonic assault that features high powered unreleased personal remixes from the MMM Vault. Methodically decomposed by the serial wax killer, Magma Chamber takes you on a journey through aggressive wormholes of sound, behind gigantic bass drums, epic soundscapes of scratching, sci fi loops and combative wordplay, challenging the listener during every moment of this Odyssey of work.
Experience a 65 min sonic assault that features high powered unreleased personal remixes from the MMM Vault.
Methodically decomposed by the serial wax killer, Magma Chamber takes you on a journey through aggressive wormholes of sound, behind gigantic bass drums, epic soundscapes of scratching, sci fi loops and combative wordplay, challenging the listener during every moment of this Odyssey of work.
Audio: Praverb The Wyse f/ M-Dot, Revalation - "Average Joe"
Chris: On September 17th 2014 MC/Blogger/Hip-Hop Activist Earl (Praverb the Wyse) McNease passed away unexpectedly. His loss has been greatly felt throughout the music community, leaving a lasting positive effect on many aspiring artists even today. "Average Joe" is a posthumous track from Praverb, previously unreleased and features guest contributions from EMS members M-Dot & Revalation. Production by Soulmade. The single appears on Praverb's "The Legacy" vinyl out now. Appearances by J Live, Supastition, M-Dot & more.
Matt: After a handful of singles, including “When The Sun Comes” featuring Masta Ace, “Digital Warfare” featuring Inspectah Deck and “Anyway It Goes” featuring MC Eiht, Basement Chemistry’s formula stays true to the game, official boom-bap, with obscure samples and intricate cuts and Benef drops rejuvenated flows and shares mics with hip-hop's elite lyricists on Basement Chemistry, including Inspectah Deck, Masta Ace, MC Eiht, El Da Sensei, AG, Dres and Chubb Rock among others. Once again the Artifacts affiliate traps the listener into slick, thought provoking rhymes backed by hard hitting yet soulful production from DJ Spinna, Da Beatminerz, Confidence and L'Orange.
Matt: It’s been said that good things come to those who wait and we know fans have been waiting! So, without further adieu, Elzhi is proud to present Lead Poison. Elzhi’s Lead Poison will be released in March via his new label alliance with GLOW365 and will be available for pre-order via iTunes.