So would some like to let me know what it is that they are putting in the water in the United Kingdom? All these soulful female singers are getting a little out of control. I’ll trade you 6 Lady Gagas and 48 Miley Cyruses for just one Alice Amelia, Emeli Sande, or Juliette Ashby. “11:11” hosts a feature from Mr J. Medeiros of The Procussions, who’s self-titled album Alice appeared on in 2013. Click on the soundcloud link below and check out some more of her music. A special shout-out for the Great Dictator speech. Definitely anticipating her EP titled 11.
Imperial is not only an incredible producer and enthusiastic personal trainer, he can also put it down on the wheels of steel. Check out his HolyTape 5 mix for Holy Chill’s Youtube channel. The mix features the likes of Mr J Medeiros (The Procussions), Sareem Poems (L.A. Symphony), J-Live, Wes Pendleton, K.I.N.E.T.I.K., and other very dope selections. Can we get some more of the Sareem Poems project homie? Shout out to Illect Recordings for noticing the talent and introducing me to Imperial’s music.
1: Imperial – Everday
2: Sourface – Good Terms
3: Vanilla – Still Love You
4: Moods – Rain Showers
5: Mr J Medeiros – Forenoon (prod. Beatsofreen)
6: J-Live – Brand Nu Live (Imperial Remix)
7: Imperial & K.I.N.E.T.I.K. – Relax
8: Wes Pendleton – Don’t Make Me Wait
9: Handbook – The Way I Do
10: Sareem Poems & Imperial – God Bless The Child
11: Hawk House – Tidal Tendencies
Taken from their Self-titled release, “The Fringe” is the kind of track from we have come to expect from Mr J Medeiros and Stro Elliot known collectively as The Procussions. Check it out and see what Brother ?uestlove was talking about on twitter.
— Questlove Jenkins (@questlove) February 3, 2014
If you haven’t already, you should pick up the album. It’s simple, click on the link provided below, point your cursor on the Buy Now option which best suit you, I suggest the “Old and New” link and get both the new album and their album 5 Sparrows for 2 Cents on Rawkus Records, for the low price of $12.00 plus shipping and handling costs. You can’t beat that deal.
Mr J Medeiros, of The Procussions, is one of the hardest working artists in the industry. Fresh of The Procussions self titled third studio album last year, he releases a new solo track “Forenoon” produced by Beatsofreen of The Netherlands. The beat is dominated by the piano and drums, a live feeling that makes the work of The Procussions so appealing. The genius of Mr J’s work is how effortlessly he can rhyme over any beat. He glides on the track like it is second nature to him, which leaves one to believe that it is. No word on this being on his next solo project, though he’s been working on it. It’s going to be a busy year as The Procussions recently announced a European tour for this Spring and word is they are working on something state-side for the summer.
The Procussions’ self titled third release was one of the most complete albums of 2013. Today, Mr J Medeiros and Stro Elliot released a remix to one of their strongest songs from the album, “Phantasm” which features 20Syl of the French Hip-Hop Juggernaut Hocus Pocus. Remixed by producer Atom!, it gets an edgier electronic reboot. Since Stro Elliot handles the groups production, it’s always interesting to hear what other people do when remixing their songs.
The Procussions, off the heels of their new self-titled album, release a new in 5th entry in their Pro-Exclusive series. The series is an effort to connect with their fans by offering free songs which were not intended in to be included on any projects. The result here is “Lush”, a song in response to the rising troubles of sexual exploitation. Mr J Medeiros has a history of tacking the subject. On his 2006 release Of Gods and Girls, he recorded Constance (Click here for the video), the story of a 13 year old Filipina being sold for sex. Alice Amelia sings beautifully and hauntingly on the hook “It’s the eyes that betray you. They were never your best friends. Two liars with the same truth. But the touch don’t pretend”. It’s an industry that destroys and it’s consuming at an alarming rate. I applaud anyone who steps up and addresses these issues.
Let me get this straight, this is a Procussions’ track, period. I’ll accommodate the powers that be by separating the two, but it’ll go into my iTunes as such. It’s really good to hear these two rapping together. What’s more hip-hop than hating one’s job? Very interested in hearing if and when the new Procussions project will see the light of day…….
Mr J Medeiros (The Procussions) & Pigeon John (L.A. Symphony/Rootbeer) join forces with Rational, a Canadian-born emcee who’s album The Birthwrite is available for purchase now on I-tunes. This track is a smooth, jazz type of vibe one would expect to hear during the second hip-hop golden age……I highly recommend checking the track and the album out.
If you ever had the chance to see a Procussion’s show you know that the chemistry and music these guys are capable of is undeniably excellent. Hailing from Colorado Springs, before the fires started. They toured with a who’s who in the hip hop world. They crafted two decidedly solid efforts, the second 5 Sparrows for 2 cents on the relaunch of Rawkus Records. The achieved much critical acclaim, however, the label wasn’t prepared to compete in a market place that had changed so much. Fast forward several years and the Procussions haven’t released anything under that moniker since. It was announced last month that they would be returning to their home state and performing together, the last incarnation of the group that is. Stro Elliot and Mr J Medeiros, who have been working together since the split of the group, will be taking the stage together for 3 dates while in Colorado. Click on the pic below for details. On the eve of those shows, starting on July 6th, Mr J Medeiros drops his ode to Colorado, produced by Stro Elliot. With the chaos going on in the state, it’s even more of an anthem right now. The essential drums from Stro and the furious bars of J make for some beautiful music, que no?