Posts tagged with "MC"

BLACK THOUGHT RELEASES EP “STREAMS OF THOUGHT, VOL. 3: CANE & ABLE”

“Black Thought, the rapper, MC for The Roots and freestyle genius, goes all-in on the latest installment of his stunning Streams of Thought trilogy” – NPR

Renowned, legendary MC for GRAMMY-Award-winning, platinum-certified, hip-hop luminaries The Roots, Black Thought releases today his new EP, Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane & Able, and is available at all digital retailers. The third installment, including lead single “Thought Vs Everyone,” continues the critically acclaimed “Streams of Thought” series launched by Black Thought.

Listen/download “Steams of Thought Vol. 3: Cane & Able” HERE.

Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane & Able was produced entirely by Sean C (JayZ, Diddy, Pusha T, Joey Badass). The thirteen-track collection sees Black Thought continue to hone his inimitable and impenetrable improvisation. The EP includes features with heavy hitters like Swizz Beats, Portugal The Man, Pusha T, ScHoolboy Q, The Last Artful, and Dodgr.

Black Thought teamed up with a Black American visual artist for the cover in service of a mission to elevate hip-hop to high art. This time, he worked with Khari Turner who created a stunning portrait inspired by the MC for the album cover.

Khari Turner’s work right now is a diary of struggle and overcoming struggle. He explores the history of Black defeat, Black revolutions and Black accomplishments coalescing through mark making, realism, and expressionism.

Black Thought’s previously released “Streams of Thought, Vol. 1&Vol. 2” have set the stage for the follow-up’s arrival. A tastemaker-approved phenomenon, Pitchfork, proclaimed it, “a small testament to his sustained excellence. “Rolling Stone, and more offered praise. In addition to bowing in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top Independent Album charts, “Thought” and “Twofifteen” both surpassed 2 million Spotify streams each.

Streams Of Thought, Vol. 3 Track List

About Black Thought

As Co-Founder of The Roots, a critically acclaimed solo artist, actor, writer, producer, and creator, Tariq Trotter, aka Black Thought, has quietly affirmed himself as one of the most prolific, prescient, and powerful voices in hip-hop. Over the course of his career, he has won four GRAMMY Awards and three NCAAP Image Awards. Not only did he deliver eleven applauded albums with The Roots, but the group also joined The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as the house band and is now a beloved mainstay of late-night television.

Beyond collaborations with everyone from Eminem, John Legend, J Dilla, and Big Pun, Linkin Park, Logic, and Fall Out Boy, he co-produced the multiplatinum GRAMMY-award-winning, original Broadway Cast Recording of Hamilton. Alongside fellow The Roots co-founder Questlove, he launched the production company Two One Five Entertainment, executive producing the AMC documentary series, Hip-Hop: The Songs That Shook America. Teaming up with Academy-Award-winner John Ridley, he makes his theater debut with the musical “Black No More” in 2021.

His presence has also seamlessly translated into roles in film in television such as HBO’s The Deuce. Black Thought’s solo career accelerated at full speed with his “Streams of Thought” series in 2018. Pairing him with a legendary producer for each release, “Streams of Thought, Vol. 1 with Wonder generated millions of streams as Pitchfork proclaimed he “is somehow still improving decades after his peers’ primes, which in hip-hop sounds almost as crazy as a professional athlete doing the same.”

He joined forces with Salaam Remi on “Streams of Thought, Vol. 2” before returning with producer Sean-C for 2020’s Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane & Able. Marking his debut for Republic Records, it features collaborations with Portugal The Man, ScHoolboy Q, as well as the lead single “Good Morning” feat. Swizz Beatz, Pusha T, Killer Mike. Lyrically dexterous, politically provocative, and consciously incisive, Black Thought encourages the game to move forward with him yet again.

Follow Black Thought:

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Lexus ES, Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE, Harlem, Upper Eastside

Top 3 Corporate Events Where a Pro MC Is Necessary

Almost all corporate events should have a professional master of ceremonies overseeing it. These corporate events are there for a reason. They’re meant to achieve a certain result that the planners had in mind when they were designing them. Whatever type of corporate event, the idea is not only to bring many people together but to encourage certain types of interactions and relationships between people that would not have been possible in the formal office environment. A professional MC is important when it comes to facilitating those relationships and interactions. They are like the secret sauce that makes your event extra special.

So, the next time you’re planning any of the following corporate events, consider getting yourself an MC for hire at cleancomedians.com to spice things up and improve your success rate, no matter what you’re aiming for.

1. Conferences and Seminars

The whole point of these events is to provide the target audience with certain information that is relevant to them. The seminars are much shorter than the conferences, with seminars lasting a few hours or a few days. They have a few speakers or, sometimes, only one and keep everyone together in the same place. Conferences will have lots of different sessions and speakers and will be held in hotels. They also have keynotes followed by topics and breakout sessions 

An MC is necessary at such events to prevent monotony. When you have many people in the same place listening to what is largely the same topic for an extended period, they can start to lose focus and get bored. An MC is important when it comes to giving the much-needed comic relief every once in a while. They are also great for organizing things and making sure every speaker is lined and ready for their session and introducing them onto the podium.

2. Appreciation Events

These events are usually meant to bring about an informal environment where the host can spend time with the guests and focus on building rapport and learning about their mutual interests. These events can be employee appreciations or client appreciations.

An MC is important at such events since they help to build up the informal atmosphere and get everyone to loosen up and relax. That encourages them to open up and network more easily. 

3. Team Building Events

These events are meant to boost employee confidence, morale and goodwill while building on the existing strengths of the company. They are meant to build the team, just as the name suggests. 

Such events need to be highly charged and energetic with lots of games and workshops that require everyone to be engaged. Who better to bring in that energy than an MC? The MC will not only help in the planning of the event but will also add the light touch necessary to get everyone pumped up for the event. 

All of these events are highly engaging and need an MC to sort of act as the “captain of the ship” to bring the program from the commencement to the conclusion successfully, leaving everyone feeling happy and fulfilled at the end.

Supermarket Soundtrack

LOGIC “DIVES INTO NEW GENRES” WITH SURPRISE RELEASE OF MELODIC SOUNDTRACK TO HIS DEBUT NOVEL “SUPERMARKET”

ORDER THE BOOK & LISTEN TO THE SOUNDTRACK HERE!

LOGIC EMPLOYS GUITAR-DRIVEN, LIVE BAND SOUND ON MELODIC NEW SOUNDTRACK, TEAMS WITH MAC DEMARCO ON SEVERAL TRACKS

“I wanted to use my novel as an opportunity to challenge myself musically diving into a completely new genre”

“Bobby Hall has crafted a mind-bending first novel, with prose that is just as fierce and moving as his lyrics. Supermarket is like Naked Lunch meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest—if they met at Fight Club.” —Ernest Cline, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Ready Player One

From one of the greatest creative voices of this generation, Bobby Hall—aka Logic, the Grammy-nominated and platinum-selling recording artist—comes a dazzling debut novel: SUPERMARKET (Simon & Schuster; Publication Date: March 26, 2019). With this publication, Bobby Hall proves that his incredible artistic talents extend far beyond the walls of a recording studio.SUPERMARKET is a fresh, funny, and deliciously dark thriller that stands on its own as a propulsive and entertaining excursion into madness and creativity.

SUPERMARKET opens with Flynn: depressed, recently dumped, and living at his mom’s house. When he gets a job at Muldoon’s, the local supermarket, he hopes that his boring suburban existence will get a spark of inspiration. A diverse group of eccentric coworkers await him. As Flynn gets accustomed to his new gig and makes some friends, his creative juices start to bubble again—just what he needed to jumpstart his novel based on the people he meets on the job. He even finds himself falling for a colleague who may restore his faith in love.

When Flynn arrives at work one day to a crime scene, he discovers that nothing about the supermarket is what it appeared to be, and the secrets of his tortured mind are revealed as his world collapses. Something seems to be after him at the supermarket, but Flynn isn’t sure that he wants to confront it.

Crackling with dark humor, extraordinary twists, and larger than life characters, SUPERMARKET is a compulsively readable thriller with echoes of work by Quentin Tarantino, Chuck Palahniuk, and Kurt Vonnegut. Bobby Hall flexes his tirelessly creative muscles to create a world that feels so real, you believe you can reach out and touch it. Who knew that you could find sex, drugs, and murder all in aisle nine?

About the Author

Bobby Hall a.k.a. Logic, the Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling recording artist, quickly established himself as one of the most original young stars in music. Through a streak of hit records, Logic has cemented his status as one of the greatest MCs at work, hailed for his lyricism, cinematic storytelling, and inspiring message of peace, love, and positivity. His music touches on societal issues that affect us all, including anxiety, depression, and race. SUPERMARKET is his first novel.

Boogie × Shady Records

SHADY RECORDS SIGNS COMPTON-BORN RAPPER BOOGIE TO ITS ROSTER

Hailing from the Westside of Compton, Boogie grew up in the same city that produced a who’s who of rap’s greatest superstars including Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, The Game and YG. Boogie released a series of mixtapes that put the young MC on the map and captured the attention of Interscope Records which then brought interest from Eminem and Shady Records. His second mixtape, The Reach, released in 2015, led Pitchfork to call him “one of the best young rappers in the country” and the LA Times to comment that it features “the kind of vivid, full-fledged production usually reserved for a successful mainstream artist on his or her second or third major-label effort.” 

Boogie is everything I look for in an MC,”, said Eminem. “Unique voice and point of view combined with crazy wordplay. This is a great fit and I’m excited for what’s to come.”

Boogie is currently working on his Shady Records debut.  

http://shadyrecords.com/