Monday, November 30, 2020
Today's episode is talking about one of my all time favorite songs in my catalog, "God's Trombone," featuring Atlanta by way of Mississippi emcee D. Horton, produced by my frequent collaborator J Filly.
I break down the inspiration & of songs concept, even taking time to dissect lyrics.
You can stream/buy "God's Trombone" here:
Saturday, November 28, 2020
My 2nd solo album "Black Collar" dropped 6 years ago today on 11/28/14. Listen to me run my mouth about how "Trap Hop", the A3C Festival, Kevin Nottingham, and Chuck D all influenced the creation and success of this album.
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
For those who don't know, "Black Soul" maybe my favorite EP. It was my 4th solo release on 11/25/11, and it was super Black, super boom bap, super underground. It was the backpack rap that reflects who I am at the core. To celebrate it's 9th anniversay, I did a little behind the scenes audio recap which features to of my favorite songs from the project, "Henry Clay" & the title track "Black Soul."
The EP features guest verses by Thaione Davis & Marz The Superior, with production by Rick Flare, DLMA, Pro Prospek, Thaoine Davis, DJ Automatik, Joe On The Track, & J Filly.
I also released a video to the song "Fred Hampton," shot by Iboro Udoh.
You can stream/download the "Black Soul" EP here for free!!!
Monday, November 23, 2020
On this edition of "In Search of The Black Messiah: Deconstructed, I have a dope convo with legendary Chicago producer Coolout Chris about our song "Black Liberation Theology." We also discuss his musical resume, his recent collaborations, and so much more.
You can check out Coolout Chris @ http://www.urbanizedmusic.com.
You can stream/buy "Black Liberation Theology" below.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Mane... Welcome to the "Really Outchea Podcast," I'm your host, Marcel P. Black lol. So yeah, I decided to do a "pilot" episode with my brother Alfred Banks, and we kicked like we always do every other day. We talked about how we first met, crazy tour stories, played some old music we have together, the negative effect of the pandemic on his career as an indie touring artist, his new group SaxKixAve, & the importance of mental health. You can follow Alfred @: Facebook: Alfred Banks Instagram: @underdogcentral Twitter: @underdogcentral Bandcamp: underdogcentral.bandcamp.com New interviews online every Thursday beginning December 3rd, 2020. For all heads interested in being interviewed on the Really Outchea Podcast email your social media links, website, and youtube videos to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
It's been 12 years to the day I released my first ever solo project, "The Only Child." After I left my group/label in February 2017, I kinda quit rap. I went to NYC to intern for the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, and got inspired to rap again. So I decided to make a super introspective back pack EP when everyone else was dropping beat jack mixtapes.
I put this out, and didn't really push it because I felt it was too personal. I didn't know what I was doing, I just really wanted to express myself. Listen below.
Also, I interviewed myself. Read below.
Monday, November 16, 2020
So I decided to break down my latest album "In Search of the Black Messiah" song by song. Listen as I tell the motivations, inspirations, and details that went into creating the art. This week, I'm breaking down "Black Messiah," produced by EF Cuttin, video by The Works LLC.
You can stream/watch/buy "Black Messiah" below:
Friday, November 6, 2020
Yeah I know it's Friday, but #FDT.
Produced by J Filly from the 2017 "Seven" EP.
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