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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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Turntable Buyers Guide The Basics

Photo of Turntable Lab NYC. “If you are a music lover who is also an audiophile, vinyl records give you so much more than a digital file ever can. Rich, warm, and enveloping, there is nothing quite like the sound of high fidelity analog! But first things first — you’ll need a turntable. This article is an excellent primer on turntables, giving you the goods on what you need to satisfy your vinyl urge, no matter what your budget.” MRC came across this article on electronic retailer Crutchfield’s website we thought it would be a cool share check out...

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Q&A: The Original Bronx DJ MC Ray Boogie (New Music)

2nd generation hip-hop pioneer, opening for the legendary Cold Crush Brothers, co-writing, recording & performing with west coast artists such as The Latin Alliance ,Kid Frost and the iconic Cypress Hill. Some of you may remember hip-hop classic’s Puerto Rico Ho!!! or Boricuas on the Set with Fat Joe, Doo Wop & True God. If you didn’t already know, it is our pleasure to reintroduce to you the original BX DJ MC Ray Boogie. Today he blessed us with his new track ‘Bless the Kidz’ produced by the legendary Frankie Cutlass, which you can stream on the soundcloud link...

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UGHHDOTCOM 25 Best Sellers (2017)

Thanks to Adam Walder from UGHHdotcom for informing us about their top 25 Best Sellers page. The page is a list of the top selling hip-hop releases getting the most attention in the UGHH community from the past 30 days. It was last updated Monday July 03, 2017.. please share! #1 KOOL G RAP – Return Of The Don #2 SHOWBIZ & A.G. – Take It Back #3 BLACASTAN & STU BANGAS – The Uncanny Adventures of Watson & Holmes #4 BILLY WOODS – Known Unknowns #5 RAEKWON – The Wild #6 JONWAYNE – Rap Album Two #7 GENSU...

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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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Danger Mouse – “Chase Me” ft. (Run The Jewels & Big Boi) Video

Danger Mouse has unleashed the first track for the soundtrack to upcoming film Baby Driver, directed by Edgar Wright. “Chase Me” not only features Danger Mouse’s consistently brilliant production talents, but the wicked combination of Run The Jewels and Outkast’s Big Boi. The track is aggressive and punchy, with a heavy, spaced-out beat setting the scene, embellished by heavy guitars, a menacing bass and melodic breakdowns. Each artist deliver heady, braggadocios verses, with some really fun alliteration and wordplay throughout (“I’m bagging a bag, then I’m backing out, better back off” / Bad manners, the bad manor do bad...

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Q&A with Hip-Hop Artist RMLLW2LLZ New Video!

Today we’re thrilled to introduce to you Louisville hip-hop artist and fellow fm radio dj/host RMLLW2LLZ (pronounced Romell with 2 LL’s). Recently he dropped a new video for a single release called ‘So Amerikkka’ off his upcoming LP Concerto No. 9 Movement II due out in August. The video addresses racism, politics and every day life struggles. Peep the Q&A add the fam on your social networks please share the music and be sure to check for the full album… Q. MRCPROMO: Peace Romell, where you from and where is home now?? A. RMLLW2LLZ: Peace fam… I’m originally from...

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Binary Star – “Subterraneous” Prod. by Decompoze

“Subterraneous” is the first single taken from one of Michigan’s favorite underground families, Binary Star, promoting their long-awaited WaterWorld Three album. Produced by Decompoze, “Subterraneous” features Binary Star’s active members One Be Lo and Decompoze, along with original Sub crew members ILLite aka T Calmese, RoSpit and Malaki. Pre-orders of WaterWorld Three are available and the album is scheduled for release on June 2nd. Thank you! – Sav Water World 3 by Binary Star TRACKLISTING: 1. KoBe 03:01 2. Global Warming 04:09 3. Wolf Man Jackin for beats 04:42 4. Shogun 03:01 5. Slang Blade II 02:35 6. Fresh...

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Q&A: Music Licensing w/ SteeleSync Founder Mathew Steele

Mathew Steele founder of SteelSync based out of Atlanta, Ga. is one of the fastest growing entertainment companies in the southeast. SteeleSync was created to give indie acts a chance for added exposure and an increased budget to help blossom their careers. Recently Mathew took time out to answer our questions about the business of music synchronization, music licensing, submitting music for tv and film placement, upcoming events and more.. Q. MRCPROMO: Thanks for taking time out for us.. how long have you been in the sync business? A. MATHEWSTEELE: Five and a half years now. Q. MRCPROMO: Do...

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Q&A with DJ Lord Ron

You may know of him from his production with the iconic Guru of Gangstarr, Group Home or Big Shug, other famous emcees he’s blessed with tracks are Krumsnatcha, Wildelux, C-Rayz Walz and more.. You might have seen him out spinning wax in the L.A. club scene, or at a park event or on urban radio ect. ect.. here’s the update on what the homie’s been up too lately. Check it out yall.. team MRC chops it up with the legendary dj/producer Lord Ron.. Q. MRCPROMO: Peace Lord Ron thanks for taking time out for our readers, how are you...

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Baker’s Dozen: by Marco Polo Vinyl LP – 2017

Baker’s Dozen heads back to the East Coast where veteran producer Marco Polo brings a welcomed boom bap flavor to the series. New York City is the birthplace of Fat Beats (and as many would say, Hip-Hop in general) and current NYC resident Marco Polo is true to form in representing our roots. As always, every volume of BDZ features one artist and twelve tracks (with limited random copies including the Baker’s Dozen bonus track on a flexidisc) and comes equipped with a 5×7” postcard insert that features a photo of the artist’s workspace along with the equipment used...

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Q&A: Symphonic Distribution Director of Marketing

Are you an artist planning a self-release album or a label with several different projects for release?? Finding music distribution is not always easy. In this interviewed MRC reached out to Symphonic Distribution’s Director of Marketing Janette Berrios. We had some questions about how the company started ,the types of music they represent, and what kind of the deals they offer.. Q. MRCPROMO: Hello Janette, thanks for taking time out for our readers. What is your roll at Symphonic Distribution? A. JANETTE: You’re very welcome, thanks for having us! I am the Director of Marketing at Symphonic. I focus...

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