Tonight on the Live In The Cipher Show we rate and review Ed O.G. new release Ignorance & Intelligence. Special guest Murphy Lee, member of the St Lunatics. In studio guests J-Sass and Crisis. Join the bks1 radio experience, where your opinion counts. Chat live or call in 646-233-1302. MC’s don’t be scared to call and spit your hot 16.
Artist Review: Ed O.G.
Boston hip-hop legend Edo G has nothing left to prove. With his pair of debut singles “I Gotta Have It” and “Be a Father to Your Child” in 1991, Edo introduced himself to the world as a unique MC, one able to deliver both sharp social commentary and reality-based raps with slick rhymes and wit to spare. Having collaborated with legends like DJ Premier, Pete Rock and Masta Ace over a two-decade career, his status in the game is undisputed.
But on A Face in the Crowd, Edo returns to mark the 20-year anniversary of his first album with a hunger to bring real hip-hop back to the forefront. Led by the single “ I Was There” His Boston-based Special Teamz crew of Jaysaun (Kreators) and Slaine (La Coka Nostra), the album features guest appearances from Bishop Lamont, Chali 2Na, and M1 (dead prez), with production from DJ Premier, Statik Selektah, Explizit One, M Phases, The Breaks, Young Cee and others.
Whether you call him Murph Derrty, The School Boy, Mr. Winter Time, or Grandpa Game Tight; Tohri “Murphy Lee” Harper has been wowing audiences all over the world for over a decade with his flirtatious flows and manipulative metaphors. As the youngest member of the multi-Platinum selling group, St. Lunatics, Murphy Lee exploded on the scene holding his own with some of the heavy hitters in the game. In Jermaine Dupri’s “Welcome to Atlanta” remix, which also featured Snoop Dogg, and P. Diddy; Murphy Lee stood out as a shinnying star, representing St. Louis as a city with major talent.
He partnered again with P. Diddy and Nelly on his first single “Shake a Tailfeather”—which was also featured on the Bad Boys II soundtrack. It soared to the top of the charts to become a number 1 hit, selling over 2 million copies and winning a Grammy. He continued to light up the charts with hits like “Wat The Hook Gone Be” and “Luv Me Baby”—produced by beat bangers Jermaine Dupri and Jazzy Pha respectively—both landing on the Top 40 charts from his first platinum solo album Murphy’s Law.
As he continued to grow from a 16 year old school boy to a business man, he quickly adapted to the ever changing music industry and decided to take destiny into his own hands. He left his record label as an individual artist, still signed as a St. Lunatic, and decided to become a student of the business and his own boss. In 2008, Murphy Lee started his own record label, UCME Entertainment, while also opening a restaurant and a clothing store in St. Louis.
His hunger for success and love for music grew even deeper as he has since released over 10 independent projects including over 40 videos and features which can be viewed at www.murphyleeucme.com. Today Murphy Lee has his own wine “Freaky Muscato” www.drinkfreaky.com and serves as part owner of “Air Play,” oil fragrance www.airplayfresh.com. Murphy Lee continues to pursue his love for music and entertainment while performing around the world with the St. Lunatics.
With a history of being a part of over 30 million albums sold, a Grammy, and countless top 40 hits, the humble, hungry and ambitious Murphy Lee continues to work with the drive of a rookie and the experience of a hall of famer.
Special Guests: J-Sass and Crisis
To be successful in the music industry, the talent must be innovative, gifted, and have a consistent and ever evolving work flow. Hip- Hop rap trio The HEAT has these qualifications in spades.
Birthed in 1998, three talented individuals, all born and raised in Jersey City, NJ, Crisis, Monroe, and Panic discovered they all shared similar backgrounds. Yet, through their distinct and different personalities, perceived and could express real life situations and topics in a cohesive yet individualized and unique flow. Crisis's conscience and amusing flow along with Monroe's style of street swag and distinguishment, mixed perfectly with Panic's raw no nonsense lyrical approach, were the perfect ingredients to create the elixir know as The Heat.
Creating an immediate buzz for their realness to their city and unique approach of relaying life's harsh realities enabled The Heat to work with top notch counterparts early off. Starting off with Grammy Award winning producer Easy Moe Beats, one of the lead producers on Notorious BIG's Classic "Ready to Die"(2007) album. Even with professional beats, The Heat struggled with breaking through on a major level. This struggle inspired them to take the route of independence starting their own label 81 Illatainment. 81 Illatainment spawned two celebrated albums, "Jersey Journal" and "H2".
Their command of the streets caught the attention of Robert "Screw" Montanez, CEO of Block Royal Records, responsible for the careers of industry greats Akon and Joel Ortiz. In this time, The Heat opened up for several Hip-Hop artists such as, Lloyd Banks, Pitbull, Akon, D-Block, and Remy Martin. Unfortunately, with "Screw's" sudden passing and a change in management, The Heat decided to continue on independently.
While working on their third album "Fever" The Heat joined forces with local artist/film maker "Maine Gotti" and his company Conglomerot Enterprises. Through this merger they composed, pressed, and distributed over 15,000 units of the trio's exalted albums, "Fever", Through the Fire" and "Deal or No Deal".
By 2006, The Heat having a solid fan base and viewed as leaders in their community, took a stand on the overwhelming violence going on around them and in the African American community in general. They took this stand of course with music, bringing together local artist to recreate KRS One's legendary stop the violence anthem "Self Destruction". (1989) Since it's release in 2007, The Heat's remake of Self Destruction has received rave reviews, over 100,000 and counting YouTube views, has been performed at numerous stop the violence rallies, and occupied over a year of rotation on Video Music Box.
Inspired by the success of Self Destruction, the boys decided to up the ante by contriving the "New Jersey Xperience", an album, documentary, and short film paying homage to legendary Hip-Hop artist from New Jersey and their experience's being from the Garden state. The making of the "NJX" package sparked a still present camaraderie and respect between The Heat and Grammy and American music award winning rap group Naughty by Nature.
Over the past fourteen years, Crisis, Monroe, and Panic have not only made great music; they have become an inspiration to their peers and fans by displaying unprecedented perseverance, dedication, selflessness and growth. Their catalog of community service, acting roles and all around creativity is the proof. After years of training and seven albums under their belts, The Heat has perfected their craft and is at the top of their game. The trio is consistently cranking out industry style music and visuals, simultaneously helping to create and maintain a platform for Jersey City's underground and overlooked talent; 201 The Movement.
Currently, Crisis, Monroe, and Panic have their hands in everything from independent films to clothing lines. Coming off a successful release of 201 The Movement's street acclaimed Classic compilation album entitled "The Movement and Me" (2012) The Heat is right back at it, creating what is anticipating to be one of the hottest and most creative albums for the dynamic trio. For this album they will be combining their original style of Hip-Hop with a highly talented up and coming Pop singer/songwriter out of Jersey. (Album to be released early 2013.) Fourteen years of longevity proves that The Heat flames are infinite.
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Live In The Cipher show brings you Love and Hip Hop star rapper/producer Consequence new release Movies On Demand 4 for our artist review. Special guests: MC Robbie Maxx and Subcon Savant. Tune in and see if Consequence can continue to deliver the quality hip hop he is known to bring to the masses. Working with the likes of Kanye West, A Tribe Called Quest and many more Consequence has cemented his place in hip hop a long time ago. Lets see if he still has what it takes to survive in the hip hop game of today.
Artist Review: Consequence
Consequence, is an American rapper. He is the cousin of rapper Q-Tip of the hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, and was formerly an affiliate of Kanye West's GOOD Music family. Consequence debuted in 1996 on A Tribe Called Quest's album Beats, Rhymes, and Life. In 2007 he released his debut album Don't Quit Your Day Job!.
Con at the age of nineteen, he made his first official appearance on A Tribe Called Quest's 1996 album Beats, Rhymes, and Life. Q-Tip, a member of A Tribe Called Quest, is Mills's cousin.After the group disbanded in 1998, Consequence was forced to search for a label on his own. Consequence soon earned a deal at Elektra Records. He recorded an album's worth of material to be released in 2000, but the label cut back that year and by 2004, the label had ceased operations.
In 2004, he released the mixtape, Take 'Em To The Cleaners, that featured songs recorded with Kanye West in 2003 and also featured artist such as Rhymefest, John Legend, and Kanye West, which would find its way into the hands of Kanye West after the two already had a well established music and working relationship. After this West offered him a guest spot on his debut album The College Dropout. He went on to appear on West's second album. In 2005, Kanye signed Consequence to his label GOOD Music, after already being a member of GOOD Music since 2003, through a deal with Columbia Records.
In 2007, Consequence released his debut album, Don't Quit Your Day Job!. Singles from the album were "Callin' Me" and "Grammy Family". I See Now is his magnum opus which features Kanye West and Little Brother.
From State Championships to college recruit, from a College student/athlete to College dropout, Robbie Maxx has revamped his past into an unexpected Musical/Lyrical/Personable artist through determination, patience, and that same 'Never Back Down' mentality that has traveled with him through his competitive past. Finally, Robbie Maxx and Airplay Entertainment proudly introduce to you an 'Industry Beast' ready to tackle what too many take for granted, LIFE!
A young athlete, Robbie has dabbled with music since freshman year in college where he began with simply putting up a myspace. After friends began to catch on and see some talent, he began running into producers and others working hard like him looking for a come up. In his third year in college, Robbie met Airplay Entertainment by chance at Montclair State University. He soon found his way to their studio in Bloomfield, NJ called 'The Booga Basement' where legendary artists such as The Fugees, City High, and Akon made their come up! After dropping the "The Universal Milkyway" mixtape and doing shows at SOB's, Don Hills and more, in a trio group with Keith "Lil Wonda" Duplessis and B. Madison, Robbie soon found himself revamping his solo career after the group parted ways.
A year and a half later Robbe Maxx dropped his debut solo mixtape "Industry Beast Volume 1: The Alter Ego" which got great reviews and had some classic visuals and anthems! He just recently dropped his second solo tape, 'A Different World' on 12.21.12! Robbie considers this project "the start of his career" and "a maturity unheard of in less than a year". The world needs to prepare themselves for one of the most cool, unique, and lyrically talented up and coming artists New Jersey has seen in a while! Robbie Maxx is on a mission to prove that hip hop can come from anywhere, and it's those who keep it real that succeed! Enjoy and Embrace a new look and face of Music and Art! Robbie Maxx is here to FUG SH*T UP! #bxxbSwaggerific
Subcon Savant is a lyricist, poet, and songwriter coming out of the state of Washington. He is poised to be a powerful voice of truth for all generations. His struggles with his own adoption, juvenile hall, jails, prisons, health problems, and religious oppression are sources that he references throughout his music. Finding freedom from blame, pain, and shame he found his voice...his worth...his truth. His music is a weaving of that upbringing coupled with mystical spirituality and urban realities.
With his new mixtape being released February 14, 2013 he is out to change the game. "Peace Hop: The Movement" is a war cry to the Warriors of peace. It's a call to the Eternal Source within all of us white, black, suburbia, or hood. It is a spark to a flame that is here to change the way we think about ourselves, and in turn change the world. He doesn't preach from the podium, however. He walks with the people. He is the voice of our tomorrow and a much needed addition to this great culture we call hip hop.
Real hip hop fans only...tonight let's go it's hip hop Wednesdays on bks1radio.com get ready for the live in the cipher show from 9pm to 11:30pm et. Join us tonight as we rate and review along with you the listener Raekwons's new release "Lost Jewlery". Live guest rap artist Diggs Gully. We got hip hop news, gossip, trivia and more. Chat live or if you got skills call in and give us a hot 16 bars 646-233-1302.
Special Guest: Diggs Gully
Somewhere between Eminem, Redman and Method Man’s animated comedic fun sound. Combined with M.O.P and Onyx’s gritty live energy, hard hitting, vulgar, spit in your face, slap your momma vibe lies “Diggs”. The old saying is that “a man of many names is a man of many mysteries”. Born Omarr Rashon Maurice Jacobs, “Diggs” is a native of Newark, NJ whom has not only developed a talent for music, writing, and producing but, also is working on his craft for acting and designing.
“Diggs” better known as the leader of the 7 member crew of first- rate emcees’ and producers’ called “Murksville U.S.A”, has made a well deserved name for himself and his allies spanning a direct fan base from New York to Florida, opening for artists from T.I, Lil Jon & the Eastside Boys, to Boot Camp Click, Naughty by Nature, and Ja Rule. Anyone who knows Diggs knows that he is more than just the founder and C.E.O of Murksville USA; he is as well the creator of Makiaomar Clothing a Prep/ Retro Apparel for the "Young, Bold & Flashy". Dusting off more opportunities to expose himself, he began acting as an extent of his career.
As a child being the oldest of 7 children, Diggs has always had an excitement for the performing arts. He has performed in over 10-12 playwrights from elementary to college gaining his first “Big!” opportunity as a co-star in the independent movie “Down on my Luck” and the Christian Broadway play “Who is a Virtuous Woman?” With his undying focus and sharp tenacity to succeed he is nothing short of being another successful young black entrepreneur.