OMEN44 ANNOUNCES “BUILDING A NATION” ALBUM RELEASE PARTY, AUGUST 24TH IN BROOKLYN @omenfourfour

The Plug International presents Omen44’s “Building A Nation” Album Release Party on Friday August 24th, 2018. The celebration, hosted by Nikki, will take place at Café De La Esquina in Brooklyn and show time begins at 8pm!

The Brooklyn emcee enlisted some of New York’s most elite Hip Hop legends and artists to rock the stage. There will be performances by Tragedy Khadafi, Steele of Smif N Wessun, Bankai Fam, Radamiz, Chelsea Reject, Supreme Sniper, Ju Muny, and Carmen. Blazing on the wheels of steel will be DJ Tomo aka Ta-mu, DJ Ken-G, DJ Ishiura, and DJ By. Omen44 will be headlining music off his new album “Building a Nation” .

Tickets are available via Eventbrite and $15 at the door. Ladies arrive before midnight for $10 entry.  Must be 21 and over with proper identification.

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Watch “If I Lose Noah Remix” off “Building a Nation” EP below 

Grand Groove Unlimited Records Releases New Album “Grand Groove Unleashed” @DTEasyTee

Grand Groove Unlimited Records announces the release of their latest project titled “Grand Groove Unleashed”. The album, which hosts a variety of skilled first-rate Artists including Boogie Black, Veteran Jeff Redd, B Smooth, Victor Daze, Petawane, John Jigg$, Spark Ezy, Relly Waterz, and Addictt is available now on all digital streaming platforms.

The album is a timeless and innovative collective that fans of all genres can revel in.  Listening to the album will transcend listeners onto a journey beginning with the euphoric sounds of the 70’s, composed jazz and funk mixtures, classic Hip Hop and R&B, and culminating through today’s modern animated sounds and beats.

“Get’ Em”, the paramount single off the album by Boogie Black and Jeff Redd, defines how electrifying music can be.  This single will metamorphose anything into a dance floor and all bodies into move and groove mode.  Boogie Black delivers another cut a rug record, “New York Party Sounds Like This” featuring Ron Browz.  This one is an ode to New York, the mecca capitol of the world. Boogie mentions the essential landmarks, deep rooted boroughs, and of course the gratifying rooftops. Both records are amplified by pulsations of Boogie Nights meets Fast and Furious.

Relly Waterz and Addictt contribute records for the newer generation; music to bounce to while sipping Cîroc at the club. “Oragami” and “Saucy” are fun tracks that relish in their come up, “from chicken to sushi”.  B. Smooth and Boogie Black also offer a turn up record titled “We Came to Get Down”, with more of a robotic and futuristic sound over a rhyming flow.  “Talk My Shit” by Spark Ezy takes the cake with an incredible mix of Clash of the Titans and club beats over Ezy going in on falsified rappers.

John Jigg$ is known for his mic drop punchlines and “Nights Like This” is no exception. Bar for bar he highlights a young Jigg$ who visions his name in bright lights, to current time of burning stage bulbs worldwide.

B Smooth, Victor Daze, and Peterwane take listeners back to that feel good, soul grabbing R&B.  “Game Over”, Waste of My Time”, “Cheated”, “I Apologize”, and “You’re the One” are genuine records about love and heartbreak.  Smooth, Daze, and Peterwane haven’t lost sight of granting listeners a taste of their smooth and passionate sides.

The album concludes with a party mix of “Get’Em”, which embodies every decade of the finest music.

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Grand Groove is a record label which focuses on what is significant ; investing in music as well as the the talented artists that create it. The label believes in creating a collaborative and innovative environment where artists can thrive and reach their maximum potential  in a stress free atmosphere.

Billboard Chart-Toppers Monsieur Job Grabs No Mercy for New Hit, “Chow Chow Eyyy Pow Pow”

With Their Unique Blend of Electronica, Urban Beats, and Latin Grooves, Monsieur Job’s Debut Album Continues to Climb the Charts. In support of the new album, the duo out of Bogota campaign with new video for album cut, “Chow Chow Eyyy Pow Pow”.

Monsieur Job on new video:

“It makes some demands of the listener, but none they won’t be happy to oblige. The demands are centered on how artfully ‘Chow Chow eyyy Pow Pow’ upends expectations for pop music in this vein thanks to its strong musical pedigree and vocal presentation. The performance is unfailingly accessible, but there’s a real sophistication present in the song as well.The three and a half minute radio edit of this initial offering from the quartet is augmented by the presence of guest star Martin Cintron, lead singer for the band No Mercy, and the Bronx born vocalist is the added cherry on top of what will likely prove one of 2018’s more delectable musical confections”

Latino/Pop/EDM superstars Monsieur Job are continuing to climb charts worldwide, with the album hitting #6 on the Billboard Latin Charts this week.

History on Monsieur Job, Toby Holguin dreams music, lives music and gives music life. It was Toby’s vision to create Monsieur Job, a band that will rock you make you move your feet. A band that will make you cry with passion. Formed by Toby Holguin from Cali, Colombia, a beautiful place high in the mountains above the clouds . Toby then asked Stan Kolev from Sofia, Bulgaria, Charlie Illera from Barranquilla, Colombia, and Leo Jaramillo from Bogota, Colombia. To become one musically as Monsieur Job.


For their debut release of “Chow Chow Eyyy Pow Pow” , The record has hit the Euro Indie Music Chart at #1 for 9 consecutive weeks, the Digital Radio Tracker Top 10, and the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard Top 100 Songs for their single and Top 200 for Best Albums for their album “Bass Passi”. 

 

The album “BASS PA$$I” was recorded in Bogota and Miami at Basswalk Studios, Outta Limits Studios in Miami, and Barba Studios in Belgrade and mastered at Sterling Studios, New York.

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NEW MUSIC | THE PLUG INTERNATIONAL AND OMEN 44 RELEASE “BUILDING A NATION” EP @OMEN44

NY-Tokyo based label, The Plug International, presents the release of their latest EP by Omen 44 titled “Building a Nation”.  The label is known worldwide for its promotion, events, videos, and promotion.  Some of Hip Hop’s greatest have worked with the label such as Statik Selektah, Smif-N-Wessun, Marley Marl, 9th Wonder, and countless others.

Omen 44 originally from Kobe, evolved into a seasoned and respected Hip Hop artist since claiming NY as home and placing his stake in the music scene.  The quick buzz and notoriety from his music resulted in shared global stages and collaborations with the likes of such heavyweights as Sadat X, Craig G, Large Professor, and more.  44 offers fans a lengthy catalog of albums, mixtapes, and EP’s all of which incorporate a mixture of sounds and beats from Jazz to Funk over his lyrical imagery.

His latest EP “Building a Nation” features Brooklyn’s very own Bankai Family, Ida Divine, and Sav Skillz.  44 is pure genius for this impeccably created masterpiece! “Samurai Code” one of the singles off the EP sets a tone for a Hip Hop meets Bruce Lee face-off.  While “Can’t Take Man Fi Toy” is on another level with a smooth reggae tone background over boom bap lyrics.  Like his other projects 44 gives listeners an exceptional balance of lyrics, polished sounds of drums and piano’s, over classic Hip Hop beats.

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Tribeca-Grand Announces The Release of “Sport of the Gods” Album @SportOfTheGods

Tribeca-Grand, lyrically mastered and iconic Hip Hop duo, present their latest album titled “Sport of the Gods”.  The ten track line-up is available now on all digital streaming platforms and CD.

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“Sport of the Gods” represents the true essence of Hip Hop notably the lyricism and storytelling in Boom Bap’s truest form.  The first track off the album “NY-PHI” can be coined as the next arena size chanted anthem on the East Coast.  The record is also symbolic as Tribeca and Grand represent two different boroughs and two different states, but are bonded in a lyrical brotherhood.

Although the album only dropped a couple of weeks ago, one of the records is already being celebrated in France, Italy, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and Poland.  “Let’s All Get Funky” is a let loose, fun record that all walks of life can kick back and vibe along with.  It is also going down in the history books for uniting those countries that some leaders have diligently been trying to divide.

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Tribeca-Grand have claimed their stance in Hip Hop and hold the highest respect from other major artists, peers, and fans.  “Suicide Rhymer”, another record off the album, bar for bar tells that story with no skits or cockiness, just three and a half minutes of bodied punchlines!

“I put my life on the line, don’t go no patience nor the time, recline lazy boys get left behind”

“Sport of the Gods” undeniably will be another notch for the duo to add to their countless accolades including college and FM radio chart toppers, international tours, and collaborations with other Hip Hop iconic pioneers.

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Flame Da Darkchild Releases New Video “Other Side of the Tracc” @FlameDarkchild

Flame Da Darkchild presents “Other Side of the Tracc” official video featuring E-Pilz and directed by Glass Vizionz. This hit single is off the new album “Raleigh Bars 4: Beyond the City”, out now on all digital platforms.

“Where I come from the sun don’t shine, the skies ain’t clear

folks don’t smile, hope ain’t gone but love don’t lie…”

“Other Side of the Tracc” is a lyrical proclamation by Flame intended to wake folks up who struggle daily with inner demons.  Flame uses catchy hooks and heavy bars to exploit the need to resurrect his own morals.

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Mercy Gang Emancipates Hip Hop With Their Latest Album “M.E.R.C.Y.” (Murdering Every Rapper Coming at You) @MercyGang1

MJ here your favorite Hip Hop blogger!  Tonight it is more than a pleasure, it is an honor to interview Pennsylvania’s and East Coast’s own Mercy Gang!  Mercy Gang embodies the definition, lifestyle, and culture of Hip Hop.  Album after album the group conveys unity, brotherhood, and Hip Hop in it’s true form.

Their latest album “M.E.R.C.Y.” is an imperishable work of art created with blended talent and a mastery of lyricism, beats, and straight bars! This album is in tribute to the group’s fallen soldier Hefty Metal…

MJ: Let me begin by thanking you for taking the time to chop it up with MJ. Its an honor, you’re an amazing journalist, and poet.  Let’s jump right in and talk about the new album M.E.R.C.Y.  You have some of my favorite emcees on the album as features such as Chris Rivers and Ren Thomas.  Give everyone the who, what, where, when, why, and how of M.E.R.C.Y.  What does the acronym stand for?  Talk about the production. Talk about the cover art. Talk about the meaning behind it.  How was it creating music and an album without the core member Hefty (RIP)?

MG: The acronym M.E.R.C.Y. stands for Murder Every Rapper Coming at You. It was an honor to work with some of the nicest lyricists in the game.  Ren Thomas is like family, we have done plenty of shows with him and our brothers over at Sensi Starr so it was bound to happen. Our fellow Bax War brother Pryme Prolifik did the production on that record. As for Chris Rivers we chopped it up on the phone with him, sent him the track and he murdered it. We also have U.G from the legendary Cella Dwellas. He has been like a big brother and mentor to us since we went on tour with him, and Adlib in 2013. We wanted to work with some producers we didn’t get a chance to work with on our first album, but still keep that in your face sound that our fans were used to. We had some of the usual suspects like JL Studios, Level 13, U.G, Chris Fields, Nysom, and a couple of new producers like Holla da Schollar, Will Sully, and Pryme Prolifik. The artwork was done by the Soloist. We wanted to let Hefty know how much we miss him and that we know he is watching over us. This was a long and emotional 2 years; a lot of tears were shed working on this album without him. He was very creative and had such a powerful voice that was a big part of our sound. We appreciate the amazing poem you wrote for Hefty on this album; it really meant the world to us and his family.

MJ:  What do you want fans to embrace most from this album? Tell us what three words would Hefty use to describe the album.

MG: We want the fans to truly appreciate the blood, sweat, and tears we put into this album. The three words Hefty would use would be amazing, compelling, and honored.

MJ:  Will there be a M.E.R.C.Y sophomore album or trilogy?

MG: Yes, we’re constantly working on new material. Maine has a project with suspect from Marmel coming soon, and DJ Merc is working on a mixtape.

MJ:  I have to share that Mercy Gang is in my top 5 of favorite Indie Hip Hop groups for many reasons!  To begin each of you share the same core belief that Mercy Gang is a reflection of a family and true brotherhood.  To further, the group has an incredible know-how and skill to combine individual unique talents into fused perfection!  So often you hear of groups that break up or call it quits after a few hits or an album.  2017 Mercy Gang is still thriving.  Share the secret of a successful group. Also what would you say are some challenges?

MG: Thanks MJ! That’s means a lot coming from you, being the Hip Hop head you are.  We trust each other’s creativity and respect each other’s point of view as it comes to beats, rhymes, and life. We argue and bump heads like most groups do, but the love and respect that we have for each other and for our Mercy Gang Brand is stronger than our pride or any egos.

MJ:  Listening to M.E.R.C.Y talk about how the group has progressed musically from previous albums.  How would you like to further progress as a group?

MG: Just continuing to make the music from our hearts, and daring to be different. We’re not afraid to take risks, always giving our all on every song, verse, or hook. We don’t sit around trying to make a hit. We just let the music bring the best out of us organically.

MJ: Mercy Gang has shared the studio and stages with several major artists!  Talk about a memorable time in your career that still stands out to you.  Also, who would you like to add to that list of collaborations?

MG: We have had a few but the performances that stick out the most were the Staten Island shows where Method Man came on stage and started rocking to our song. We have also had the honor of rocking the stage with both Sean Price and Prodigy who sadly are no longer with us. May they both rest in peace. Our bucket list of artists we would love to work with, for Maine would be Redman and Nas. Paulie would like to collaborate with Eminem and Tech N9ne. We would also love to work with Philly’s own the 30 and Over League.

MJ:  As we move into the new year give us some inside scoop on upcoming shows or other projects you will be working on.

MG: We’re working on some dates for a couple of mini tours in Canada with Marmel and with universal entities from MA, VA, and NC.  We are working on another Mercy Gang album. Maine and Suspect are working on a project titled “Cross Boarder Connections Vol 2”.  DJ Merc has a mixtape coming out, and we have a couple of surprises under our sleeve as well, so stayed tuned!

MJ:  Let’s talk about support!  I find it amazing how incredibly supportive and encouraging you are to other artists.  I remember one show, our first time meeting in person, you arrived early, supported every single performance and performer, and even stayed afterwards to network.  Why is that so important to you?  How does that help you as artists?

MG: Well first and foremost I’m a fan of the culture so I love to see other dope artists, and we are always down to do build for collaborations. Networking is extremely important when you’re an artist, dj, promoter, manager, or even just a fan. So many doors can open up through networking. We’ve met some great people who share the same love and passion as we do.

MJ:  I get called an ol’ head quite frequently because I debate and critique music that so many are quick to categorize or label as Hip Hop.   When I think of Hip Hop I think lyrics, boom bap, knowledge, delivering a message, instruments, poetry, art, etc. I think of a 4-minute track with a hook.  I think of catchy intro’s and outro’s.  I think of longevity; I can go on forever.  Tell me in your own words how do you define Hip Hop?  Do you see Mercy Gang ever conforming to fads or trends?

MG: We will never conform to fads or trends, that’s just not us. Hip hop is a way of life for us!  we eat, sleep, and shit Hip Hop…Hip Hop is a feeling, Hip Hop is competitive, Hip Hop is beats, rhymes, originality. It’s being true to yourself, and not trying to fit in.

MJ:  I’m curious, how did everyone link up and create Mercy Gang?  If it wasn’t for music where would you be right now in life?

MG: Maine did a record with Sway one of our earlier members, and Hefty came to the session and the three of them hit it off instantly. I was part of a group called Unstable Minds when Hefty reached out to me about joining the group. The original group consisted of Hefty, Maine, Ace, Sway, myself, Paulie, and Bagz. Our name was “The Mercenaries,” but Maine wasn’t feeling it so he started saying Mercy Gang and it stuck. We met DJ Merc at a show we did in Jersey and he was dope. So three months later Hefty approached him about being in the group and the rest is history. We still try to keep the essence of the original group by putting the former members on a lot of our projects. If I weren’t doing music I would probably be pursuing my interest in writing scripts for movies (Maine).

MJ:  Play along with the quick 3…. Name three places you would like to tour.  Name three artists in your playlist regardless of genre. Name 3 people who have influenced you both personally and musically.  Describe in three words a Mercy Gang performance.

MG: We would love to tour overseas like Europe, Japan, and definitely the United States. My playlist right now has Redman, John Mayer, and Conway. Paulie’s playlist right now has Twiztid, Wu Tang, and Benny from Griselda. My three influences would be my cousin Sudan who I learned how to rap from. My mom who made me the person I am today and I would have to say the culture of Hip Hop.  Three words to describe a Mercy Gang show without a doubt would be energetic, raw, and amazing.

MJ:  Each member of the group has their own personal lives, where does the balance come in?  How do you balance career and family?  Sometimes in this industry to be successful in both is extremely difficult.

MG: It’s a thin line, because one is going to effect the other.  For Paulie and myself we both have wives and kids, and both of our wives are nurses and their schedules are crazy.  So when it comes to touring we have to work around our family’s schedule. But the thing that makes it work is the love and support our family shows us when it comes to our music, they know how much it means to us.

MJ:  As we wrap up, is there anything else you would like the world to know about Mercy Gang?

MG: We would want the world to know that we love what we do, and we try our best to give our all on every track we do. We love Hip Hop!  We love our fans, and we love making music.

MJ:  I wish Mercy Gang a future filled with success and extraordinary accomplishments! Thank you for being true to Hip Hop, salute!

MG: Same to you MJ.  We want to thank you for being our voice for Hip Hop. Continue to hold it down for us independent and underground artists. We salute you and it was an honor to do this interview with you.

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Albany’s Own Emcee Clear Mind Is Gaining Well Deserved Respect From His New Project @Kvng_Clear

Residing in Albany, New York is up and coming local artist by the name of Clear Mind.  With a large grass root fan base, he is on his way to claim fame outside of the Tri-State area as evidenced by mass media footage, live events, showcases, and radio airplay.  I was shockingly impressed when I caught wind to his newly released mixtape “Swords, Metaphors, & Pressure Points”, which is predominately self-produced by Clear Mind.  I was also astonished by his level of excellence and execution with lyricism, versatility, and beat selection.  Not one track is repetitive in flow, rhyme, sound, or message. He gives listeners something real to grasp, embrace and relate to especially with tracks “Fire at my Feet”, “Legend”, “Walk with Me” and the most heartfelt track “Freestylin’ Under Influence”.  This mixtape also illuminates a fusion of Hip Hop, Jazz, Soul, and personal scriptures which define Clear Mind as artist and man, from struggles to confidence, and with the certainty of becoming a legend in his own right. Clear Mind has the ability and conviction to create timeless and extraordinary music.

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BRONX ARTIST ALONZO FURY STORMS THE AIRWAVES WITH HIS LATEST SINGLE “THAT’S THE WAY LIFE GOES” |@ALONZOFURYOFF

“The sacrifice is worth it that’s why I write these verses.  I changed the man in the mirror cause I ain’t like the person”. -Alonzo Fury

Although just recently ascending into his career, Hip Hop artist and producer Alonzo Fury has secured a magnitude of fans throughout the East Coast and internationally.  In his latest single “That’s The Way Life Goes”, Fury demonstrates that undeniable stamped New York Hip Hop.  The symmetry between the emotion of his solid, irrefutable bars and production are perfectly aligned. Fury imposes strength and change as weapons to rise out of the gutter, turn cold nights into warm nights, and evolve from one meal a day to multiple three course meals.  It is refreshing to hear music that delivers a message to encourage, motivate, and alter a hopeless state of mind.  Stay tuned for Alonzo Fury’s forthcoming album titled “Art Of Survival”.

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JOHN JIGG$ LATEST VIDEO OFF THE “TWIN CANNONS” LP |@JIGGSTHEGREAT

John Jigg$…One phrase comes to mind and that is lyrical powerhouse!  Straight out of Long Island Jigg$ is the Hulk of Hip Hop with a tongue of the Joker!  Since the release of his latest album “Twin Cannons”, Jigg$ has received incredible notoriety from  big dogs in the industry as Kid Capri, Parrish (EPMD), Lord Finesse, Granddaddy IU, and Sway who invited Jigg$ to return to his show after his “killer” freestyle!

In his latest video “The Message” it’s all bets off for this era of rappers bringing shade to Hip Hop. “Pack up that wack shit it’s time to go”.  Jigg$ exudes four minutes of genius, sharp, yet raw bars “…fuck the whole industry with one rubber”!  Each bar delivers a serious and relevant message worthwhile of a frequent encore!

“Twin Cannons” produced by K Sluggah and mastered entirely by Rkitech is available in retail stores and on all digital music outlets.

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