Mic Handz talks Hell On My Back: Heaven in My Wake album
Brooklyn emcee Mic Handz has been putting in work as a professional artist for decades. After losing several albums worth of material due to studio mishaps, he never quit or stopped moving forward. With the release of this new album, Hell On My Back: Heaven In My Wake, Handz describes it as a “journey project” where he shares stories that took place in between his starting point and his current situation in life. For that reason, there are more solo songs and less features than his previous releases. Handz goes on to inform DJ Eclipse about his upcoming appearance at the popular SXSW where his Writter’s Block concert series will host a showcase. Purchase Hell On My Back: Heaven In My Wake which includes features from Rockness (Heltah Skeltah), Big Twins, Lil Fame (M.O.P.), Napoleon Da Legend, Prince Po (Organized Konfusion), and more.
Innocent?, Little Vic, & Mic Handz Freestyle
We had another great show with a group of talented New York natives in the studio. Mic Handz, Innocent?, and Little Vic showed up to discuss upcoming projects. Mic Handz released his latest album Hell On My Back: Heaven in My Wake and Little Vic will soon be dropping his long-awaited follow-up album Widowmaker. Check out this freestyle video where all three emcees tore up the mic.
M-Dot talks debut album egO anD The eneMy
M-Dot has just released his official debut album egO anD The eneMy with an all-star lineup of legendary producers. In this video interview with DJ Eclipse, M-Dot talks about his journey to NYC as a Boston-native and visiting Fat Beats in hopes of seeing his record displayed on the store shelves. The local award-winning emcee has worked hard for over a decade releasing mixtapes, touring, and collaborating with countless artists domestically and internationally. M-Dot speaks on why he took his time to record his debut album and it has undoubtedly paid off. With very few guest appearances from greats like Method Man, Krumb Snatcha, Jaysaun, Camp Lo, and more, M-Dot also has cuts on his songs by DJ JS-1, DJ 7L, and the ultimate legend Marley Marl. It gets better with a dream-team cast of producers like Marco Polo, Hi-Tek, Buckwild, Khrysis, Large Professor, Snowgoons, and more. Do not miss out on this one; check out the video interview and purchase egO anD The eneMy.
Massachusetts natives Code Nine and Estee Nack of the super group Tragic Allies have joined DJ Eclipse up at Sirius XM to talk about their music ventures. Code Nine’s first recorded appearance with Tragic Allies was at age 16 and now he’s released his debut solo album, Below Sumerian Skies. Fully produced by Tragic Allies member Purpose, the project includes guest features from Paranom, Estee Nack, and M-Credible. The album is a gritty, soulful sound, blended with Code Nine’s raw lyricism and wordplay. Watch the interview and purchase Below Sumerian Skies.
Massachusetts was heavily represented on Rap Is Outta Control with four seasoned emcees; M-Dot, Undu Kati (EMS), Code Nine, and Estee Nack (Tragic Allies). M-Dot has just released his official debut album egO anD The eneMy with an all-star lineup of legendary producers and Code Nine released his latest album Below Sumerian Skies fully produced by Purpose. Check out this freestyle video with all four emcees who ended the show on a great note.
Legendary promoter, emcee, and entrepreneur Joe Fatal has relaunched the infamous publication, Fish N Grits Magazine. With its official debut in 2003 and hiatus at the end of 2005, the magazine is back in action in 2016 for all lovers of both Hip Hop and porn. Joe goes on to talk about the vision of the magazine to be released quarterly with a featured columnist on various topics including relationship goals. The magazine continues to feature some of the top models and porn stars as well as Hip Hop icons such as Fat Joe, The Game, Uncle Luke (2 Live Crew), Treach (Naughty By Nature), Smif-N-Wessun, Rockness (Heltah Skeltah), Mr. Cheeks (The Lost Boyz), Lil Wayne, and more. Check out this Joe Fatal video interview with DJ Eclipse on Rap Is Outta Control and purchase Fish N Grits Magazine.
In January 2017, Neek The Exotic released his latest solo album with 11 tracks of that classic boom bap sound for the Hip Hop heads. The Queens native has collected some heavy guest appearances including Mr. Cheeks (The Lost Boyz), Freddie Foxxx, Craig G, BigLeto, Father D, and Tommy Strong. Check out this Neek The Exotic interview with DJ Eclipse on Rap Is Outta Control and purchase The Neek The Exotic Experience.
Dinco D, emcee from the pioneering Hip Hop group Leaders Of The New School, showed up to RIOC with long-time friend and collaborator Jarobi White of A Tribe Called Quest. It’s been over 25 years since Dinco began releasing music with his group LONS, and 2016 marks the release of his first official debut album, Cameo Flows. Dinco expressed wanting to bring a lot of his friends together to make an album together as he prepares for a follow-up that will focus on himself mostly. Features on Cameo Flows include Shinobi Ninja, Jarobi White (A Tribe Called Quest), Money B (Digital Underground), Charlie Brown (Leaders of The New School), Mazzi, MINX, and more. Check out this video interview and purchase Cameo Flows.
Pittsburgh emcee HUBBS visited NYC to watch the Steelers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs by 2 points as well as promote his latest album, Black Privilege. In addition to football, HUBBS came up to chat with DJ Eclipse about his album Black Privilege with producer M16. HUBBS goes on to describe the album title meaning “Love is the black privilege, the lost privilege, the dead privilege that we all neglect for the sake of worldly power.” The album has a serious tone but is mixed with some lighthearted songs as well, with Skyzoo being the only guest feature on the project. Notables artists that M16 has produced for includes Jay-Z, Andre 3000, Lil Wayne, CyHi The Prince, Ludacris, and more. Check out the interview and purchase Black Privilege.
Pittsburgh emcee HUBBS visited NYC to watch the Steelers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs by 2 points as well as promote his latest album, Black Privilege. Check out his freestyle with DJ Eclipse from the end of the show and purchase Black Privilege.