A couple of Sundays ago, MC Homeless teamed up with HaplogroupX for an online show titled Homeless/Haplo virtual show to end police brutality. Had the goal stated in the title of the event worked, then the team would have done something extraordinary, but what was achieved was the release of Duress, an collaborative EP between the two camps. During the live show, Bernichus and Transplant performed and documented their portion of the live show and decided to share it via YouTube for those unable to tune in to the event. Check it out, leave a like and a comment if you dig it, and share it around if you know somebody that would enjoy this.
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If you like your hip-hop reference-filled, sarcastic with a side of hard truth, all over jazzy melodies that hold ill drums together, then Duress has arrived for you like pennies from heaven. HaplogroupX (consisting of Bernichus and producer/engineer Transplant) has teamed up with the formidable MC Homeless to release the project on Milled Pavement Records, and honestly, I’m surprised that this combination did not happen sooner, as it sounds completely natural. Transplant has put together an amazing collection of tracks that are sequenced like a film score, and the MC pairing (along with special guest Anthony Maintain) have put out an early contender for the 2020 Top 10 lists for those smart enough to get hip. Definitely don’t skip this one out… seek it out on Bandcamp to support directly, or find it on your favorite digital storefront/streaming service, and support your local creatives.
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In the immortal words of Rakim, ‘it’s been a long time…’. After nearly 3 years, one of the longest breaks in between projects I’ve ever taken, comes the release of A Memoir Called Noir, the latest self-written and self-produced output from Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice. This time around the beats are a bit darker, and the lyrics are more forthright and honest than usual. Dynamite verbal assists are included from Kazee Queen and BERNICHUS. Thanks to the good homey at Frownland Records, this album (and all of my other albums) are available on every digital streaming/storefront service your little heart could desire, so don’t sleep on the project. For those about to support, we salute you.
I’ve been hard at work on A Memoir Called Noir for a long time. I’ve probably been working on Old Time Religion for a good 16 months or so. I knew from the moment this song started to take shape, however, that I wanted Bernichus on the track. His vocal timbre, wit and delivery, in my opinion, were a perfect match for closing out the track. Recently, Bernichus laced me with his recorded verse (shout out to Chris Boasso for the engineering assist) and I liked it so much that I decided to leak the track prior to the upcoming release of the full length album (stay tuned for details on that). If you dig the track, give it a like, share or comment, and hopefully this album lives up to expectations… I’m very happy with it, and ready to share it.