Monthly Archives: September 2014

#MKEtoA3C Countdown Day 12 // MC(mikal) x Blax Drop ‘Lucid’

PRESENTING ‘LUCID’ BY BLAX DIRECTED BY MC(mikal)!    [Yes, I was just writing in the third person]

USE THIS BLAX WEB ART

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#MKEtoA3C Countdown Day 12 // REGGIE BONDS x MICK JENKINS

#MKEtoA3C performer, REGGIE BONDS announces upcoming collaboration with rising star MICK JENKINS

Reggie Bonds and Mic Jenkins

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#MKEtoA3C Countdown Day 13 // Unifi Records pt.2 ‘Mammyth’

AS WE PROCEED AND CONTINUE…

This is the 2nd installment of my multi-iphone-camera shoot with the artists at Unifi Records. Today we’re taking a look at a legendary prehistoric creature… the Man, the Myth, the MAMMYTH!

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#MKEtoA3C Countdown Day 14 // MC(mikal) Provides The Quintessential A3C Playlist!

TURN DOWN FOR WHAT?  Well, it’s a rhetorical question so you really don’t need to answer it and in fact it’s kind of annoying if you do.

TURN UP WITH WHAT?  Now that question, I can answer.

My hyper-responsive tympanic membranes, and I, are proudly resonating with pride-pulsations as we present this quintessential playlist…

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#MKEtoA3C Countdown Day 15 // Unifi Records pt 1 “SPEAKEasy”

MUSIC IS MY HIGH AND I’M NEVER COMING DOWN, BUT I’M STILL IN THE TRENCHES BREAKING GROUND” –SPEAKEasy“20/20”.

‘Trenches’ is certainly an apt nickname for our post-industrial hometown, Milwaukee, WI. The  ILL Mil can be a difficult place to navigate and is fully adorned with lots of pot-holes to stall your progress. Taking ‘pot-holes’ in the literal sense, you could argue that most of our grounds are already broken (my suspension can attest to this) and that therefore SPEAK is just saying things as verbal exercise to keep speaking easy. But that’s just me being a facetious jackass with an expensive semantics fetish.

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#MKEtoA3C Countdown Day 16 // How We Do Thangs

Milwaukee?!? Where is that, Michigan? You guys have like cows and stuff?…”

These are some of the things ignoramuses say when we tell them where we’re from. No there aren’t cows in our metropolis. Milwaukee is the 31st most populous city in the US. To perspectivicate* this, Atlanta ranks 40th. Yes we like cheese, and yes many Milwaukeeans can drink more than is necessarily safe and still go to work in the morning.

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#MKEtoA3C Countdown Day 17 // Moses

Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax…

No one has more eloquently summarized the depth of the Jewish tradition than Walter Sobchak. He won’t roll on Shabbos and you know what … I’m not going to either.

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#MKEtoA3C 2014 Countdown!

Milwaukee is Going Down… #MKEtoA3C

That’s right, we’re going down… cue Mary J.

I, MC Mikal, he whose upkeep keeps him coming-down, will be counting down, until it goes down, at which point we’ll all be turning up. So please be sure to keep up as I put you on the up-and-up.  Are you still down? Splendid.

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Raw Elementz f. Chuuwee – “Keep Coolin”

Raw Elementz and West Coast Artist Chuuwwe are smooth on the beat speaking on the struggles of this game – failure, doubt something we can all relate too. 

Marvelous Mags Digital Cassette Tape “Florida Orange Juice”

Hearing bits of Dilla, J. Rawls and Nujabes on Florida Orange Juice, tells you what kind of emcee you’re dealing with. This is a product from the soul: the outcome of a genuine passion for hip hop music, bringing it back to the days of mixtapes and interludes.

Marvelous Mag: “the concept of the mixtape is to bring you back to the 90s era. To the original style of mixtapes, or when you’d pop the tape in and leave the tape playing all the way through. Nowadays I think we’ve totally gotten away from that and now artists release albums like they’re random mixtapes. The job of the mixtape is to let the listener hear a mixture of your sound, and what you can do with it, while making it interesting enough to keep their attention. That’s the reason why I made it sound like a radio show with drops and clips from movies; to keep you intrigued.”