Statik Selektah and Termanology join together to form the group titled 1982. Together they bring the hip hop world another project titled 2012. Join the live in the cipher team as we rate and review this project from this talented duo. 2012 will mark the 3rd collaborative effort from Statik Selektah and Termanology, each of the previous efforts receiving acclaim from true hip hop heads. Lets see if they can continue to deliver the quality sounds that they are known to bring.
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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Rick Ross, is an American rapper. In 2009, Ross founded the record label Maybach Music Group, on which he released his studio albums Deeper Than Rap (2009), Teflon Don(2010) , God Forgives, I Don't (2012) and Mastermind (2014). Ross was also the first artist signed to Diddy’s management company Ciroc Entertainment. In early 2012, MTV named Ross as the Hottest MC in the Game.
Isyss Monroe is an African American and Irish model. She grew up in the small town of Hillside, New Jersey. Some of her interests include dancing and traveling. Monroe gained interest in modeling from noticing the unique qualities of her favorite models: Blacchyna, Roxanne Montana, and Deelishious.
Monroe hosts special events, makes club appearances, stars in music videos, and is even on the cover of the premiere issue of BTV magazine. She is best recognized by her exquisite body art and love for sporting vibrant lipsticks. Monroe will be releasing a unique lipstick line of her own this coming fall. Isyss Monroe aims to be a role model for people of all ages that wish to pursue their dreams.
“There are people still in the hood—I understand their struggles and what they are going through because I lived it,” says Leonard Grant, also known as Uncle Murda, “…the voice of those trying to survive in the hood and those trying to make it out of the hood.” With a promising rap career that spawned from the guttered streets of Brooklyn, New York, Uncle Murda is the embodiment of the rags to riches dream. Known as the voice of the streets due to his hardcore lyrics about his real life experiences, Uncle Murda is living out his mandate as one of the most powerful authoritative voices of Hip Hop, painting a detailed mural of his past life in the streets relating to the everyday struggles of those in the hood.
Uncle Murda and his longtime manager/producer, Cooch (Tuneheadz), secured his first record deal with Ruff Ryders in 2002. After some initial success with the label, Uncle Murda and Cooch were ready to stake a bigger claim in the music industry, joining forces with the late great Chris Lighty of Primary Violator in 2006. The relentless MC went on to garner mainstream attention in the underground rap scene in New York and beyond with the release of his two widely successful singles, “Bullet Bullet,” and “Run the City,” produced by Tuneheadz - the single that ultimately caught the attention of Jay Z. The Brooklyn bred rapper/CEO signed Uncle Murda to his label, Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella Records in 2007 and immediately, Uncle Murda went to work, landing a coveted spot on his label mate, Fabolous’ song,
“Brooklyn,” (From Nothin To Somethin) alongside Jay Z. The hit song, along with the success of his trailblazing mix tapes, evolved Uncle Murda from the underground music scene to achieve more commercial appeal. “Unfortunately, the record deal didn’t work out when Jay left the label,” the MC reveals. “Jay and I are cool, he’s still that dude. I appreciated the opportunity, and know that everything happens for a reason.”
Following the success of his two hit singles, Uncle Murda turned the streets up once again with three popular mix-tapes (Hard to Kill, Back On my Bullshit, Summer Time Shoot Out) later followed by New York’s underground street anthem, “Warning.” Uncle Murda’s resilient hustle continued under the tutelage of Lighty--ultimately landing a record deal with Epic Records under music mogul, LA Reid, at the end of 2011. “I knew that if I continued to beat up the streets up with my music,” Uncle Murda says, “Chris would go get that deal, and that’s exactly what happened.”
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Army of the Pharaohs (most commonly abbreviated as AOTP or A.O.T.P.) is a hip hop super group originating from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed by Jedi Mind Tricks MC Vinnie Paz in 1998. The group has strong links to other underground groups such as; OuterSpace Snowgoons, La Coka Nostra, The Demigodz and Jedi Mind Tricks. It has changed several times ever since its formation.
Paz formed the outfit in the late 1990s with the original roster of Bahamadia, Chief Kamachi, Virtuoso, 7L & Esoteric, plus Jedi Mind Tricks' other members Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind and Jus Allah. The group first released the "Five Perfect Exertions" and "War Ensemble" 12" on Paz's short-lived Recordings in 1998, but then the underground supergroup remained silent for several years. After a couple of successful Jedi Mind Tricks albums and a new deal with Babygrande by 2003, Paz resurrected the crew, adding OuterSpace, Celph Titled, Reef the Lost Cauze, King Syze,Des Devious, and Apathy; however, Bahamadia, Virtuoso, and Jus Allah had defected from the group. Babygrande issued their "Tear It Down" 12" and first album, The Torture Papers, in 2006. The 2007 follow-up album, Ritual of Battle, saw JMT protégés Doap Nixon and Demoz joining the Pharaohs, as well as a return by Jus Allah.
Minneapolis is known for many things — pretty lakes, the Mall of America, lutefisk. But 17 years ago, hip-hop act Atmosphere transformed the city into something else entirely: a nexus from which underground rap spiraled-out to the masses. And thanks to the duo’s indefatigable touring habits, Top 20-charting albums, and their galvanizing artist-owned label Rhymesayers (MF Doom, Aesop Rock), they’re still pushing the boundaries of what indie rap can mean.
It’s with that overachieving-underdog spirit that MC Sean “Slug” Daley and producer Anthony “Ant” Davis have named Atmosphere’s eighth studio album Southsiders (out May 6, 2014), a shout-out to their native neighborhood. Because, says Slug, “We have spent the majority of our career — God, we can call it a career! — repping the south side of Minneapolis pretty hard.”
While Southsiders is a celebration of the group’s fortitude, it is also a deeply introspective, and sometimes conflicted, work. “It’s a natural progression from the last record, The Family Sign, which was about growing my family,” says Slug, now a father to three, who finds himself contemplating mortality. “I’m starting to think, ‘What is post–family man? What am I supposed to rap about now?’ I’m sticking to my roots, rapping about what I’m doing, what I think about. This record is — much like the other ones — a very detailed look at my life.”
The album captures everything from a blazing, anthemic takedown in “Southsiders,” to the ebb-and-flow of loss in the sauntering “Arthur’s Song,” to emotional abandon in the rousing “Kanye West.” The latter — and its mantra, “put your hands in the air like you really do care” — is a high-five to the rapper whose emotional reactions are often misperceived as not caring. Say Slug, “I wanted to write a song about loving something so much that you submit to the moment."
Canibus, is a Jamaican-American rapper, actor and member of The Hrsmn, Sharpshooterz, Cloak N Dagga, The Undergods, and one-half of T.H.E.M. Canibus rose to fame in the mid-nineties. About.com placed him at number 32 on their list of the "Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987–2007)", while in 2012 The Source placed him number 44 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.
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