When creating a hip-hop song, a certain formula can often be followed in order to obtain a successful outcome. Head nodding beat, in this case provided by Joe On The Track…check. Recognizable sample, insert Cee-Lo Green from his Goodie Mob years…..check. Notable guest appearance, say hello again to Kamikaze from Mississippi’s pioneer hip-hop duo, Crooked Lettaz. Bars as it pertains to conditions that are identifiable with a wide audience, Baton Rouge’s Marcel P Black offers that in abundance, so……..check. What you get here is “My Mind”, the latest song to get the video treatment off Black’s Cry Freedom out now on Grand Union Media. The video was shot on location in Jackson, MS, which Marcel P Black considers one of his second homes. If you have not had a chance to check out Cry Freedom, click one of the links below and listen. I assure you that you will not be disappointed. Cop it and support someone who is out here speaking for his people. Also of note, the video was shot and edited by Theca Jones!
Marcel P Black described his forthcoming album Black Collar as more about being a conscious brother trying to do right by my family, my community, & finances. The album is dropping on November 28th, also known as Black Friday to you victims of capitalism. Put this album on your Christmas list and provide a copy to all your friends. It is the gift which will keep on giving.
Below you will find the lead single and title track “Black Collar”, produced by Chi-town producer J Filly. The Oklahoma born, Baton Rouge resident breaks introduces us to his definition of Black Collar on this head nodding track. While you are waiting on Black Collar to drop head over to Marcel’s Bandcamp page and download his previous albums, you will not be disappointed.
Not what one usually expects from Baton Rouge, Cardell Flare, draws a picture of his perfect society on a canvas provided by A.D.D. Beats. Look forward to seeing what the future has in store for Cardell. It’s good to see an artist who is willing to go their own route instead of following the trail blazed by another.