Mike Mictlan Interview Pt. 2 By Kyle Eustice
On New Year's Eve 2014, Mike Mictlan was undoubtedly doing something way more interesting than typing on his laptop. But in the words of Snoop Dogg, "That's the life of a G, I guess." Hopefully he was in good spirits. He should be. After all, the Doomtree emcee just finished the tenth (and final) year of the crew's annual Doomtree Blowout in Minneapolis, dropped his third solo album, Hella Frreal, on October 27, 2014 and is about to drop another record with Doomtree. Not to mention, he pulled himself out of the depths of hell and got back on his feet over the past year. As revealed in Part One of the Mictlan interview (www.rapstation.com/news/mike.mictlan.pt1), it was a rough road. In Part Two, Mictlan addresses his battle with addiction,Read more
Minneapolis hip-hop duo Atmosphere, which features emcee Slug (Sean Daley) and producer Ant (Anthony Davis) have announced their most recent video for the track "January On Lake Street." The song comes off of the duo's critically acclaimed studio album, Southsiders, which dropped May 6, 2014. The video is currently sitting at just shy of 27,000 views in the past 48 hours.
Over the span of the last twenty plus years, Daley continues to write introspective content and paint audible pictures with his poignant words. It’s also fitting Rhymesayers Entertainment, the independent hip-hop label Daley and Davis co-founded, is celebrating its 20th year as an imprint.
Atmosphere recently concluded their massive 100+ date North of Hell Tour and brought in the New Year at Lake Tahoe'Read more
Idris Goodwin The RAPstation Interview By Kyle Eustice
HBO Def Jam spoken word poet, award-winning playwright, educator, and emcee Idris Goodwin spent six months steadily writing material for his new album, Rhyming While Black. The Colorado Springs transplant spits with honesty, conviction and passion, which in turn makes powerful hip-hop music. Goodwin isn't rapping about materialistic matters, he's addressing race, politics and his role in hip-hop culture. From the very Public Enemy-inspired album opener, "Ode to the Mic" to "Culture Wars" and closer "Still Got It," Rhyming While Black is brimming with neo boom-bap flavor and classic, hard-hitting bass. The album was partially funded through an Indiegogo campaign. "The crowd funding approach is really gratifying," GoodwinRead more
M-Eighty, longtime friend, A&R and Collaborator of Wisemen member Kevlaar 7 who passed away on 12/22/14 from a long term blood disorder, provides fans of the late legendary Emcee / Producer with a FREE 7 Track EP entitled "The G.O.D Hour - A Tribute to Kevlaar 7" featuring 2 previously unreleased tracks and 5 additional songs derived between 2008 and now.
Kevlaar 7 who is survived by his younger brother Emcee / Producer and Wu-Tang affiliate Bronze Nazareth and both his Wisemen and Almighty families appreciate your support during this trying time and appreciate all the kinds words and gestures fans have offered in respects to the memory of our brother Kevlaar 7.
Contributions to the family can be made via paypal at [email protected]
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California native and Doomtree emcee Mike Mictlan dropped his new video for "so so STRAYNGE" Thursday, January 8. The Adam Dunn-directed video was filmed in the deserts of Victorville, California and follows Mictlan as he roams the streets and abandoned apartment complexes nearby.
The track comes from his latest album, HELLA FRREAL, which was released last October on Doomtree Records. HELLA FRREAL features Mictlan spitting introspective lyrics with solid conviction and larger-than-life production from Cecil Otter, RedVelvet Beats, 2% Muck, 1990, Mike Frey, JuanL, and Lazerbeak, with guests Greg Grease, Ceschi, and Aby Wolf.
In addition to his solo performances in Minneapolis and Fargo, Mictlan hits the road with the rest of the Doomtree crew starting in late January to support theiRead more
There isn't a stronger, more commanding voice in hip-hop right now louder than Karega Bailey's. Born in Brooklyn, Bailey's parents emigrated from Jamaica and relocated to Sacramento when he was a child. Now the award-winning spoken word poet, D.C. educator and politically minded emcee is just waiting to explode.
Endorsed by Public Enemy's Chuck D on his RAPstation show "Songs That Mean Something," Bailey is on rap's radar. His forthcoming album, the Peace King EP, drops at the end of January 2015. In anticipation of the album, Bailey is proud to announce a new video for "Sunny Days," the 5th track on the record.
Produced by EOM and directed by JaeSynth, it features California-based emcees Mark Knoxx and Chaycin Change with Malcolm Stokes on the trumpet. In perhaps one of theRead more