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More Savage :: Moodie Black Unleashes ‘M B I I I’

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As cutting edge and ahead of the curve as Moodie Black can be, they have one consistent quality about them : an EP release following each full length release.  These four song gems have always been high-quality work, and I I I keeps the tradition going while pushing the envelope in terms of K‘s vocals (both in the topic choices and the way they are mixed into the track, which is much more up front than normal).  The sense of urgency found in this collection of songs matches the times, but the sound stays fresh and unique, something that us Moodie Black fans have come to love and expect.  I imagine this is the predecessor to another full length project, and I know has been lacing all kinds of folks (myself included) with production, so I know she’ll be on point for whatever Moodie Black has lined up next.  Dig this one and dig it good.

-chief

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Vice Principles :: MC Homeless Drops Fake Four Debut In The Form Of ‘Sex And Death’ EP

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When I caught wind of the fact that MC Homeless had a handful of Moodie Black-produced beats and was working on an EP, I knew that we were all in for something memorable.  Over the past year, MC Homeless was showcasing tracks off the project, but there’s something about finally getting to experience a fully realized creation that not even the arresting nature of live performance can capture.  Sex and Death is part examination, part celebration of the trappings that come with the creative spirits.  Sex, depression, drugs and death form the four corners of the framework for Sex and Death, and the instantly iconic artwork is pitch perfect.  Definitely download and share this one around, and if you can, get a hold of the limited edition vinyl, which is equally dope.  Props to Fake Four for putting this one out.

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Dark Arts :: Evolve And Crew Combine With Moodie Black On ‘SHANKS AND CHANDELIERS’

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Collective efforts can add momentum and weight to a project that solo ventures rarely possess.  Recently, Evolve secured a group of Moodie Black produced beats, called up a crew of folks with bars, and the result is the brief put powerful Valley Winter Chasing Fire by SHANKS AND CHANDELIERS.  The collective is made up of MCs PHreddy Lou Saint LaurelRORSCHACH THE ANTI HERO, CARMEN CASTILLO A.K.A CARMEN FRIA and MELTER SKELTER, with additional guitars by SERGE DE LEON.  There’s a lot to sift through and work with on this one, so definitely take a dive in, share it around, and support monetarily if you can.

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Political Discourse :: Moodie Black And Ceschi Connect For ‘Ye Death’

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Moodie Black, a standout group from the Fake Four roster full of massive talent, has always been observant of what other boundary-pushing artists are doing, especially polarizing artists like Kanye West.  has always envisioned her band being as relevant as Ye, while offering a balancing set of opinions, ambitions and skill sets to offset that of the Chicago-based ‘mad genius’.  You can imagine, then, that Ye‘s embracing of MAGADonald Trump and the Right in general has been fuel for the Moodie Black creative fire.  Add to the fact that Fake Four label head (and incredible artist in his own right) Ceschi stopped by the studio to commit a hook to the inspiration, and the result is Ye Death, an observation on living in the madness we do now and feeling like a kite off the string, which is probably very much how Ye feels now (in light of recent reports that he feels ‘used’ by the same political machine he wholeheartedly embraced, and all within the span of about 2 months).  and company always have something deeply introspective and relevant to say about what’s rocking the societal boat, and this is just another notch in the belt.  Definitely check it out.

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Tromatic Therapy :: MC Homeless Joins Protextor For Latest Episode Of ‘Rappers Playing Games (RPG)’

I’ve been wondering for a couple of weeks who would be the next guest on Rappers Playing Games (RPG), a piece of Baby Lion programming that has grown on me quickly and deeply.  It was a refreshing surprise to see MC Homeless as the latest guest, because I know how deep his love for various pop culture realms runs.  For his episode, he and Protextor sat down over a game of Toxic Crusaders on the Sega Genesis and discussed a wide variety of topics, including horror-core rap, horror movies from around the world that both find influential, their mutual love for Troma films, collaborations with Fake Four artist Moodie Black, and much more.  Not only is MC Homeless a solid interview, dude handled his business on the gaming front as well.  That Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice shirt is a nice touch as well.  Leave a like, a comment, subscribe, and don’t forget to share this one around!

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Systematic Breakdown :: Moodie Black Waxes Poetic On Free Thinking With ‘Freedom’ Video

Moodie Black has never been a crew afraid of taking a stance, and there has always been a sense of creative freedom fostered by K that was admittedly influenced by artists like Kanye West.  It should come as no surprise, then, that the latest video from the dynamite Lucas Acid, a little diddy about unrestricted thought and acceptance of self known as Freedom, would fall in an eerily similar trajectory with Kanye‘s latest batch of polarizing statements and actions, a fact which was not missed by in preparing the video and its rollout.  All of that jazz aside, this video is showing Moodie Black honing in on their well-developed aesthetic in a way that may finally be palatable to listeners and viewers that continue to front.  Then again, the information age does not equal the enlightenment era, so maybe artists like Moodie Black will continue to break new ground that will be recognized far too late.

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Capturing Noise :: Punk With A Camera Welcomes Moodie Black

Aside from shooting music videos and live show footage for acts all across the country, Punk with a Camera hosts a YouTube channel featuring sessions from local and touring acts.  Recently Moodie Black stopped by while on the road in support of their latest release, Lucas Acid.  The duo performed V a n o w e n, the opening track off of the incredibly forthright project.  Check out the video, share it, leave a comment and all that jazz.

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