Is New York facing an identity crisis? While other emcees are quick to point out their views on the NY scene and it’s cooled off status, Mic Handz and Jaz-O come bearing hope and are keen on bringing the heat back to the coast that birthed the genre. “Bright Lights,” with it’s inescapable head nodding, frantic piano direction and rugged rhymes from the aforementioned emcees, is the anthem for those who live and die for their home. From the Donald Robinson Cole directed video, which harnesses a nice contrast from light and dark to the almost mentor/mentee relationship between the legendary Jaz and the always dope Mic Handz, the song is bound to ignite the streets. “Bright Lights” will be featured on T.H.E.M. Recordings forthcoming compilaiton album Killing The Game, which is set to be released in the beginning of April. Hit the jump for the visuals and free .mp3 download!
Flatbush representative Mic Handz gets the visual treatment for his single “My Life” as featured on Alterbeats sophomore compilation album, Class Struggle. Featuring cameo’s from Boot Camp Clik’s Buckshot and The Rocknes Monstah, along with Alterbeats himself, “My Life” takes us on a tour of Kings County from Cortelyou and Parkside, to the Seth Low Houses and beyond. “Ain’t a crumb that I’ma see let go, I’m tryina get it in this life that i know..” Class Struggle is now available for digital download via iTunes and on CD through Fat Beats. Hit the jump for the visuals..
Class Struggle is the sophomore producer compilation from ALTERPROD‘s in-house producer, Alterbeats. The album expands upon the creative direction as its predecessor The French Revolution, by adhering to a social commentary on class struggle, while addressing the current global economic crisis. The album boasts guests appearances from both legendary and upcoming underground mainstay emcees Tragedy Khadafi, Neek The Exotic, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Copywrite, Bekay, Verbal Kent, Skeezo, and Mic Handz, among others. Class Struggle is now available in both digital format through all major digital retailers, as well physical CD, where it will be sold through several record shops and online outlets. Hit the jump where you can stream the project in its entirety before heading over iTunes or Fat Beats to cop!
Although The Tuckerman Hall Psychiatric Center in Middletown, New York may be abandoned, it seems as if the 140 year old facility might have acquired a few new inpatients with the arrival of Shabaam Sahdeeq (S-Dub), Skeezo and Mic Handz. The trio put on a clinical demonstration of how to properly grind and hustle amidst the insanity of the modern day rap game, with “Grustle,” the debut video off French producer Alterbeats‘ sophomore compilation LP, Class Struggle, which becomes available on CD and digital download on October 29th. Class Struggle includes guests appearances from both legendary and upcoming underground mainstay emcees Tragedy Khadafi, Neek The Exotic, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Guilty Simpson, The Rockness Monstah, Copywrite, Bekay and Verbal Kent, among others. Hit the jump and let the madness begin!
If you’re looking for an artist that has the ability to leverage his opportunity within the streets using his rhymes, look no further than Flatbush native Mic Handz. Joining forces with Money Bag Maj, the duo display a strong understanding of what it takes to rise to the top, and that the best things in life are those in which we never stop pursuing. On “Patchwork,” Handz expresses his ability to tell a poignant story, over head-nodding production and some very impressive cuts, both courtesy of DJ Kid Cut, that perfectly complement the rapper’s flow and style. Hit play and let “Packwork” be the soundtrack to your day as you go about taking care of your business. Now go hit the jump and go grab that download!