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New Trifecta Track! Jawbreaker Clique

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Back to burning mics again like we used to. Here’s another heater, with our very own Brian Bullion on the beat. Stay tuned, because this is only the beginning. =]

More coming your way, very soon!

-mnshyn

Welcoming Doc L Back to Music

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

This here is a personal post, so there really isn’t much you might get out of this, aside from some advice I guess if you have a group and are suffering from that “creative differences” bug that groups tend to get that cause them to split. Read on if you’re on that boat, or if you just want to know more about me. =]

Back in 2000, right before I finished high school, I figured out how to make beats. I always wanted to rhyme, and two of my best friends, Doc and K, wanted in. And so, the group D.i.c.K. (lol at that name, horrible choice, and that was mostly my fault) was born. The name was an acronym built on our rap pseudonyms, Doc L, iLL cHrome (MooN ShynE), and K-Dogg (K-Maculate).

After two years of that, we disbanded over creative differences, or more specifically, I was just too dicator-like. After a few years, I understood that, and it was only then I started to really value what a true collaboration was like. I did collaborate with them a few times, but on separate projects and never together like before.

Years later, after some time apart (though we never truly lost touch, just weren’t seeing each other nearly as often), we all ended up hanging out again and staying connected. Eventually, K and I started Black and Blue Ink. with two albums recorded so far, and now Doc is back.

To say that I’m happy he’s back is an understatement. I feel now that my musical life is complete again because I have my two original brothers with me. The only thing to truly seal the deal is for us to record a track again. Three solid verses from three solid emcees on a beat. If we record an album, I’d be ecstatic, and this time we’d all enjoy it, and we’d all get as creative as possible. It’d be amazing, I’m sure. The BBI albums were great projects, and I’m sure these next projects with Doc will be just as awesome.

The one thing I appreciate about being a solo artist is that you have no boundaries. Since I have the freedom to be both in a group and a solo artist at the same time, I can just divide up my ideas between my solo self or group self, whichever is more appropriate. When I’m in group mode, we make the best of the sum of our parts. Any ideas that I don’t use with the group I can use on my own, and I wouldn’t have any reservations about that.

My goal now is to see how creative my boys can get. I want to see Doc rhyme the breaks off a beat like I know he can do, K hit the track off with some off the wall stuff, and I want to get a couple of moments where we all listen to a mix and go crazy because the illness we are listening to was a product of all of our ideas. High-fives, pounds, and cheering all around. That kind of experience. I’ve been there with everyone I’ve worked with, except the two of them at the same time, at least recently.

Here’s hoping to that! =] And here’s the first track we’ve done in 10 years, called “Our Times.” Hopefully, it’ll be the first of many. =]

More to come from us. 2012 is shaping up to be a great year for MsP, after a fairly quiet 2011. =]

-mnshyn

Official Video: Black and Blue Ink. – Wordsmiths

Monday, August 8th, 2011

New Official Video for Black and Blue Ink.’s track Wordsmiths, off The Lyricist Manifesto album, available on iTunes! Editing done by ADM, directed by K the Strong Armed Balkan.

I know it’s been real quiet around here lately… but things will be picking up again soon, starting with this video!

Stay tuned!

-mnshyn

Black and Blue Ink.’s Recent Album Release, “The Lyricist Manifesto,” now on iTunes!

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

After a slight delay, “The Lyricist Manifesto” has finally made it to iTunes! This one is the follow up to “The Black and Blue Ink. EP,” and promises to give more lyrically than the last album. It’s been on Amazon.com for a week, and now for those who favor iTunes and their iPods, you can now get the album or individual tracks from the album on iTunes today!

Here’s two tracks from the album:

Wordsmiths:

Two Eyes for an Eye:

If you’d like to buy the album from iTunes, click here!

More coming soon, including ADM’s Chamber Waves and more Roll Call ’10!

-mnshyn

Black and Blue Ink’s New Album, “The Lyricist Manifesto,” Coming to iTunes December 24, 2010! ADM’s “Chamber Waves” Also Coming Soon, and More Roll Call ’10!

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

“The Lyricist Manifesto” is now completed and is on its way to iTunes and Amazon.com!  Stay tuned for more updates!

ADM’s album, “Chamber Waves,” will be coming soon as well, hopefully by the end of the year, as only one more track needs to be completed.

Roll Call ’10 has two songs on the way coming, both Brian Bullion’s and DiMpLeZ’s contributions.  Brian Bullion’s will be a beat he made, which sounds like classic Roc-a-Fella with an STFU twist.  It’ll feature both MooN ShynE and FoRcE oNe.  DiMpLeZ’s will be a club track of the house variety that’s been hitting the clubs in Jersey quite heavily.  “Fistpumping” is the word that comes to mind.  There are previews of both tracks on MsP’s YouTube page.

More coming soon!  Stay tuned!

-mnshyn

Hypersonic 2 on 64-Bit Windows, and Get MsP Tracks on Amazon!

Friday, December 10th, 2010

UPDATE: There were other issues too that needed to be addressed for Hypersonic 2, including crashing and not being able to load settings when you open a saved project. I’ve addressed those in a different entry that you can read here.

I like Hypersonic 2 (a great multi-instrument VSTi that has been discontinued) as a multi-instrument VSTi, and it has helped me out on different projects. So when Brian Bullion (fellow in-house producer and MsP member) bought a new computer I told him to try it out. Only problem was that we could never be successful in installing it due to the dongle software that was included in the installer. On 64-bit Windows 7 (and more than likely on Vista), it would fail with an error on CLEDX.EXE.

Good thing though is that someone was able to find a way around it, and now we have a version that will install just fine on 64-bit Windows 7 without any issues. It’s in the form of an ISO, RAR’d for a little bit of compression. Just burn the ISO or open it in your favorite CD/DVD Virtual Drive application and run the setup.

You can download this version here.

And also, for those who don’t know, MsP music is not only on iTunes, but now we’re on Amazon as well! So if you’re one of those guys who can’t buy stuff on iTunes, or don’t have an iPod, you can now buy our MP3’s from Amazon.com.

MooN ShynE’s music on Amazon.com can be found by clicking here, and Black and Blue Ink.’s music on Amazon.com can be found by clicking here.

More to come soon, including the release of an ADM album AND a Black and Blue Ink. album before the year’s end, which will both be available on Amazon and iTunes! Stay tuned!

-mnshyn

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