Here's the video to "Black Messiah," the lead of track to my album "In Search of The Black Messiah." The song was produced by E.F. Cuttin, shot/cut by The Works LLC on location in Jackson Mississippi.
Friday, November 15, 2019
Friday, November 8, 2019
On Friday November 1st, I returned to Baton Rouge for the last show on Phase 1 of my "In Search of The Black Messiah Tour" in which I was on the road for 12 shows in 15 days. It was great to come back home and rock for my friends and family. With performances by Mauley Sincyr, John Teller, and Noveliss (of Clear Soul Forces), with Sole Lab BR on the tables.
With Southern's homecoming, Nappy Roots, Juvenile, and freaking KANYE WEST in Baton Rouge the same time as my show, we still rocked out. Phosfiend interviewed me and we had a great convo.
Video shot & edited by WhiteDirt.
If you haven't heard the album, click here to listen/buy.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
IT'S FINALLY HERE!!! After a a little over a year and a half, I'm proud to present to you what I feel is my greatest contribution to the cultural legacy of Hip-Hop, my 12th project (4th full length album), "In Search of The Black Messiah."
I wanna say thank you to 5th Child for allowing me to come to his crib multiple weekends and sleep in his guest room while working on this album @ his house in Jackson, Mississippi. He executive produced it, engineered, mixed, & mastered the entire album, even produced a beat for me. I couldn't have done this LP without him.
Huge s/o to all my incredible guest features: Skyzoo, Noveliss, Big Sant, D. Horton, Mark Dub, Chen, Phosfiend, Milah T, and Cartoon Character. Ya'll played a huge role in making this incredible album.
Shout out to my A&R's too, my son Amari & my daugher Aamilah. They picked 8 of the beats on this album. If they didn't like the beats it didn't make it.
Thank you to Kira with The Works LLC for the artwork and music video for "Black Messiah." You are extrememely talented and a delight to work with.
S/o all the producers on the album: EF Cuttin, J Filly, Backpack Beatz, Donche', King Tall T, 5th Child, Tezz Did That, and DJ M80. Ya'll gave me the soundbed to tell the best story I've ever told on record, and I'll be forever greatful.
Thank you to my beautfiul wife Jessyca for all your support during this process, my parents for riding with me when times got tough, Alfred, Joe, Donney, Stephen, Mark, and all my other homies who every heard me vent about the struggles during this process.
Last but not least, all praises due to the Most High for allowing me to create something that has the capacity to touch lives. Music is my ministry, and I'm forever greatful to be able to engage in this culture/craft/artform to reach people.
Monday, September 30, 2019
Here is the final artwork for "In Search of The Black Messiah." It's a piece paying homage to the legacy of the Late Great Mrs. Sadie Roberts Joseph, a community activist, historian, and empowerer of young people in Baton Rouge. Artwork by The Works LLC.
The album officially drops on 10.15.19 on all digital platforms, but you can now pre-order your digital download ($7) AND physical CD ($10) at the link below.
Here's the tracklisting for the album:
1. Black Messiah (Prod. By EF Cuttin)
2. God's Trombone ft. D. Horton (Prod. by J-Filly)
3. Black God Fresh ft. Big Sant (Prod. By Backpack Beatz)
4. #RapDadMiniVan Freestyle #1 ft. Cartoon Character
5. HHIAW ft. Noveliss (Prod. By 5th Child)
6. Someday ft. Skyzoo (Prod. By Donche)
7. Forever Right Now (Prod. By Donche)
8. #RapDadMiniVan #2 Freestyle ft. Milah T
9. Live for Me (Prod. By King Tall T)
10. Shakeback (Prod. By King Tall T)
11. Feds Watchin' ft. Phosfiend & Chen (Prod. By J-Filly)
12. Lawd Knows (Prod. By J-Filly)
13. Until Then (Prod. Tezz Did That)
14. Over (Prod. By DJ M80)
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
If you know you know me, you know I'm a huge Skyzoo fan. When we met, we vibed, and discussed making a record. Less than two weeks later he sent the record back. 18 months later, here we are. Two husbands and fathers discussing our intentions as men, and discussing what we want our legacies to be when it's all said and done.
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"In Search of The Black Messiah" drops on 10.15.19 on all digital retailers.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
"Discussing his musical journey, his passion for educating the culture through his music. Also talking about the music culture, the underground music scene, as well as touching on his new project and so much more!"
Come join Marcel P. Black & DJ Illadope as they end phase one of the "In Search Of The Black Messiah Tour" in the Capital City on Friday November 1st.
Opening Sets By:
Noveliss of Clear Soul Forces (Detroit, MI)
KS_DHorton (Columbus, MS/Atlanta, GA)
Mauley Sincyr of Made Groceries (New Orleans, LA)
Doors: 8pm, Show: 9pm
Cover: $10 Pre-Sale, $15 @ The Door
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