Category: Culture

Q&A: Docu-Series “Checkout My Melody” (Rakim) Pt. 1&2

Today’s Q&A is with James “Kraze The King of Content” Billings, Director/producer/Marketing specialist, owner of Industry Muscle and producer of the Docu-series: “CHECKOUT MY MELODY”(Rakim)… Its just one of several short doc’s that focus on certain individuals, legends, icons and groups that have made an impact on hip-hop culture whether through sound or fashion. We got to chop it up with Mr.”Kraze” Billings about his Docu-series on Rakim and why these films are important to him. Check out the Docu-series parts 1&2 totally for free below on youtube. Please share! Q. MRCPROMO: How did making the film Checkout My...

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Q&A: Columbus Ohio’s 2X2 Hip-Hop Festival

The 2×2 hip-hop festival will be happening the weekend July 22 Sat. in Columbus Ohio. It will be the 3rd edition this year and will feature groups such as: Cannibal Ox, Wordsworth, Clear Soul Forces and Mad Squablz. We caught up with one of the festival’s co-founders and organizers, Josh Miller of Matchbox LTD, to tell us about his role and what goers can expect.. Q. MRCPROMO: Peace Josh, tell me about yourself? How did this event start out? A. JOSHMILLER: Peace my man. Thanks for the opportunity to chat. 2×2 (pronounced 2 by 2) came to life after...

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Q&A with Dub Artist Barbes.D

In this interview we cover French veteran Riddim Maker, Dub Producer and Live Dub Act Barbes. D, following his new releases ‘Sisters from Conscious Land’ and the follow up versions ‘Sisters from Conscious Dub’.. out now on ODGPROD (Original Dub Gathering Production) Label. Q. MRCPROMO: Peace Barbes.D where you from and how did you get your name? A. BARBESD: Greetings MRC crew I’m originally from North of France (Lille) I moved to Paris, Marseille and now I live in the country side in south East of France where I grow my own organic vegetables for conscious eating. Barbes D...

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Ganja Fi Legal By Artist P. Nyne Ft. Adonis (Lion Rock Riddim)

Undeniably dancehall, Lionrock Riddim will get your feet and body moving no matter how still you think you want to be.. this particular track gets your head in the game too, with vocal contributions from Jamaican toasters P. Nyne and Adonis. With a combination of a lyrical sing-songy bounce and a personal quality to the socially conscious narrative that draws you right in, it’s a little slice of reggae hard candy that can’t help but make you smile. While the subject matter is popular in its own right, the delivery is what sells it: an impassioned rap over a...

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Tippa Lee – Sound Killer [Stream/ Listen]

Sound Killer is Tippa Lee’s newest single, released on Stones Throw Records out of Los Angeles. With this song, Tippa Lee is creating a new paradigm within his own genre, his unique delivery combines reggae, dub, Rasta gospel and rap into what could be the new negro spiritual at once conversational and danceable, it delivers the full package of body moving beats and thought provoking lyrics with question-and-answer style background vocals that continue to testify, echoing in your head long after the song has come and gone. As the first single from the album Cultural Ambassador, it was released...

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MRC Interviews DJ DOUBLE KK

Let’s take it back to the beats when rap was hardcore..rocking in the streets with the Kane’s and the RA’s more, Lyrics by the pound plus how you gon lose.. with Dj Double KK on the ones and Twos.. When it comes to Hip-Hop long gev, masterful mixing, style, finesse and the esssence of Hip-hop cultures raw diggity..While entertaining all in the midsts of staying rock you, and rock a party relevant, there’s no doubt that Dj Double KK has it all .. and then some… and if you don’t know don’t ask somebody. Look him up!!! Meanwhile hop...

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MRC Interviews Reggae Artist Bryan Art

In 80’s RAP…. Kool Moe D let us know that ” Knowledge Is King”.. good point! In the new millenium and inspired by the likes of one of reggae music’s all time greats (as well as one of our all time fav’s) Dennis Brown… it’s no wonder that Jamaica’s Bryan Art brings a strong sense of consciousness with his own brand of roots, culture & positive vibes… to proclaim and remind us that “Knowledge Is Power”. Q. MRCPROMO: Peace Bryan Art, how are you? A. BRYAN: Greetings, I am doing wonderfully, thank you. Q. MRCPROMO: Where are you from?...

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Q&A with Reggae Hip Hop Artist P.NYNE

MRC INTERVIEWS P.NYNE Q. MRCPROMO: Peace P.Nyne, Whats good fam? A. PNYNE: Blessed, I’m fine thank you. Q. MRCPROMO: Where are you from? A. PNYNE: Kingston, Jamaica.. Q. MRCPROMO: When did you began producing music? A. PNYNE: Well, I began producing my own music in 2010. Q. MRCPROMO: Do you makes your own beats? What do you use? A. PNYNE: Yes.. well first I started out using FL studio then a friend introduce me to acid pro. Q. MRCPROMO: Any other types of music you listen too? A. PNYNE: Well besides listening to reggae music I listen to alot...

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Pioneer puts the disc back in Disc Jockey

  What’s Pioneer Up To? Despite many digital music tools being available these days, there are a good many DJs who would rather break out a pair of old school turntables than use systems like the XDJ-AERO or DDJ-SX. To help satisfy the desire for a gorgeous slab of 12-inch black vinyl, Pioneer has today announced the DJ quality PLX-1000 direct drive analog turntable. Though it’s brand new, the PLX-1000 offers a familiar control layout, so there should be no learning curve for veteran platter spinners and scratchers. The two-speed deck with illuminated speed guide has a stop/start to...

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MRC Interviews Brooklyn Artist Fyaworks

  You may not know the name “FYAWORKS” but we proclaim that what drives and inspires him is what music in general and the world needs more of. Evidently truth and what really matters are a big part of his motivation and he infuses that energy into the blazing music that he produces. Step into the “Fiya” with MRC and FYAWORKS.. MRC INTERVIEWS Fyaworks   Q. MRCPROMO: What city you from? A. FYAWORKS: Brooklyn NYC.. Q. MRCPROMO: When did you start producing music? A. FYAWORKS: Professionally, 10 years now. Q. MRCPROMO: Who or what inspires you to write music?...

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Dub Addxx / The NeyBuzz MRC Exclusive Interview

Being Reggae and Dub addicts ourselves its only academic and natural that we can’t bypass taking the opportunity to indulge in some worthwhile words with a versatile west coast based group of conscious heads with a longstanding dedication to representing their flavor of Dub. With a name like Dub Addxx/The Neybuzz its academic and more than par for the course and the cause extended to being their dedication to rocking with a vengeance and evolving their music and their brand of that soul filled and unique vibe “dubbed” as Dub. MRC INTERVIEWS DUB ADDXX Q. MRCPROMO: Big Up! Thanks...

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Mighty Mystic “Cali Green”

Think of God as a great ocean… though we all might take different streams and rivers to get to him, we’re all essentially going to the same place.” – Mighty Mystic BIOGRAPHY Considered one of the leaders in the East Coast Reggae Movement, reggae artist Mighty Mystic’s fresh sound and musical diversity has proved to be a magnet for music lovers in search of something refreshing and new. It has attracted listeners of all ages, and from all walks of life. A charismatic man on a mission: Mighty Mystic has gone from being a fan of reggae music, to...

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