iMPERFEKT – “NEON CREATIVITY” – AVAILABLE NOW!!

We at Mic Hand Recordings are very proud to announce the release of another solid project and would like to invite you all to join us in celebrating this and all the 2014 Mic Hand releases at the Break Room in Cedar Rapids TONIGHT! (Tuesday Oct. 28th) and Saturday Nov. 1st at the 9th Annual Neon Dragon Halloween Costume Party at Tailgators in Cedar Rapids, IA.  Featuring live performances by the mighty Mic Hand Crew and guests prosmoke & Haze.  PLUS!…..prizes, giveaways and more!
> RSVP the Neon Creativity Album Release & Listening Party <
> RSVP the Neon Dragon Halloween Costume Party <


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DOWNLOAD NEON CREATIVITY NOW!

Picture a musical joyride in a quick red Ferrari through the downtown bright neon lights of the Las Vegas strip.  At high speeds, taking in and absorbing all of the illuminating color passing through the retina…breathtaking.  As is the title track from Imperfekt’s newest release, Neon Creativity. Harnessing that Vegas energy and emerging with a new sound that is electric, funky, and still soothing is exactly what Imperfekt has done. Forget previous Imp releases, ‘Neon’ is much different.  Lazer beam lyricism, precisely urgent hooks, over hypnotic trance-like infectious beats.  A six song teaser of sorts,  ‘Neon Creativity’ is like that ride at the amusement park that you never want to exit, and just wish it lasted longer.  The production is simply top notch, with beats by imperfekt, King Schmidt and a solid keyboard solo by Matt Sawicki, who also mixed and mastered the whole thing.  And as if the tracks were not already embraced with excellence, the new effort has seemingly flawless featured artists. The songs truly come together and excel because of these artists input. From Indygrounds’ Farout on “So Good”, to local Cedar Rapids gem Rachel Stickley’s vocals on “Silver and Gold”, the sound meshes just right…Mic Hand ringmaster Imperfekt amazes again, and consistently proves he will not lose a step as he continues to set the bar for Iowa hip hop music.

”Im pretty bright for a wise guy/ true indeed, shoot the breeze like a drive-by/ blindside ‘em, my whole presence is florescent/ neon creativity, electric is my essence.” imperfekt – “Neon Creativity”
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written by C. Olinger for Mic Hand Recordings


LISTEN HERE:


CHECK OUT THE FIRST OFFICIAL REVIEW HERE:

> imperfekt – “Neon Creativity” Review < 


**Physical copies now available at shows and will be added to our online store, along with Strangers of Necessity’s “Tangerine Avenue” and Opt Rhyme’s “The Joe Carter LP“.
> LISTEN & DOWNLOAD VIA BANDCAMP HERE <


Find more by iMP and follow him here:

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Boa Constrict Video
Neon Creativity Promo Video


Thanks for your continued support.
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Word of mouth is key.
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“Neon Creativity” – A New EP from iMPERFEKT!

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 NEON CREATIVITY PROMO VIDEO


Physical copies of “Neon Creativity” will be available for purchase at the Official Album Release Party on November 1st, 2014, at Tailgators in Cedar Rapids.  Full event description and RSVP here.

Watch for the leak to be released on Oct 21st on imp’s Souncloud.
To find more, follow, listen and like imperfekt follow the links below:

imperfekt on Facebook
imperfekt on Twitter
imperfekt on SoundCloud
imperfekt on Bandcamp
Boa Constrict Video
Neon Creativity Promo Video

 

DOWNLOAD THE DEBUT ALBUM BY STRANGERS OF NECESSITY

>> DOWNLOAD TANGERINE AVENUE <<
Strangers Of Necessity - Tangerine Avenue >> DOWNLOAD TANGERINE AVENUE <<
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Strangers Of Necessity is the true return of the Emcee & Producer duo.  With J-Dilla-esque production by CoryaYo laced with the smooth bars of Fooch The MC.  This album just feels good and is bound to hang around in your CD player or stay at the top of the list on your iPod for weeks and months to come.  “Tangerine Avenue” maintains the same vibe from start to finish with a highly jazz inspired sound which makes sense as this album is being co-released by and internet label from London called Hard Jazz 7.  Fooch’s lyrics hit home with Hip Hop heads and casual rap fans alike, especially on “At They Heads” which should be taken as a refresher course on how to ride a dope beat and “You’ll See” in-which Fooch shows off some of his vocal range as he sings the R&B style hook.  All in all, this is a well-rounded album with something for everybody and we at Mic Hand Recordings are very proud to be releasing this project and to have them on the team.  This is just the beginning…


Physical copies of “Tangerine Avenue” will be available for purchase at the Official Album Release Party on September 19th 2014, at Red Baron in Cedar Rapids.  Full event description and RSVP here.

To find more, follow, listen and like Strangers Of Necessity follow the links below:
>> DOWNLOAD TANGERINE AVENUE <<

S.O.N. on Facebook
S.O.N. on Twitter
S.O.N. on SoundCloud
S.O.N. on Bandcamp
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S.O.N. Promo Video

VERY HONORABLE MENTION OF iMPERFEKT

On Tuesday August 12th 2014, PasteMagazine.com released the Iowa edition of their 50 States Project titled “12 Iowa Bands You Should Listen To Now”. The only artist/band mentioned from Cedar Rapids is iMPERFEKT sitting at #5, followed shortly by our good friends Maxilla Blue from Des Moines at #7. iMP and Maxilla were also the only 2 Hip Hop acts mentioned on the whole list. Click on the pic below to peep the whole list and make sure you click on the links and check out all the goodness Iowa has to offer. Oh, and hit the Facebook share link when you’re in there looking around. More people should know about this.

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“THE JOE CARTER LP” by OPT RHYME

DOWNLOAD HERE: “THE JOE CARTER LP”

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The Joe Cater LP - Tracklist


In the spirit of Joe Carter’s 1993 World Series game winning homer in the bottom of the 9th,comes Opt Rhyme’s new effort, the Joe Carter LP. Opt’s newest effort relentlessly projects that mid-90′s hip hop feel with an impeccable guest appearance list that will leave you begging for more. From its inception on track one, Break it, listeners get a reminiscent vibe of A tribe called Qwest meets Brother Ali. Increasingly aggressive, Opt Rhyme’s delivery comes straight at you, yet remains smooth throughout the album.-”Cracking the bone in two and drinking all the marrow/Birds of prey, you know we’re always feasting on the sparrow.” Emotions get tested on tracks like Jump and Ancient History,(featuring Chicago’s Matlock) where you can feel the pain pouring from Mr. Brennan’s pen. If you’re looking for energetic gimmicks, you’ll be at a loss with the Joe Carter LP. Straight up hip hop beats and rhymes are in abundance from the Mic Hand veteran emcee, Rockford Illinois own Opt Rhyme….it might be, it could be, it IS…a home run!

-C.Olinger


LISTEN & DOWNLOAD NOW.  DOWNLOAD INCLUDES 4 BONUS TRACKS.


Find and connect with Opt Rhyme here:

http://optrhyme.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/opt-rhyme
https://www.facebook.com/OptRhyme
https://www.twitter.com/optrhyme

EXCUSE US, THIS UPDATE IS A MONTH OVERDUE!

Sorry for the delay folks!  We’ve been very busy creating and booking events for the summer touring months and haven’t been able to update the website.  We’ve got a lot to tell you, so here we go!

THE BEFORE SWAG TOUR w/ RAS KASS & THE OTHER ELEMENTS:  First and foremost we need to fill you in on this tour we’ve lined up!  Starting in Iowa and progressing around the Midwest and beyond, imperfekt & Colorless aka The Other Elements will be joined by the legendary Ras Kass.  Peep the official tour poster below to see where they will be!
And stay tuned to our EVENT PAGE for tour updates and specific info for each show.

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NEW TRACKS BY iMPERFEKT & COLORLESS:  iMP & Colorless have both released new tracks on their respective SoundCloud pages.  Click on the links below to listen, follow and connect with them on SoundCloud.

NEW MUSIC AND NAME TO GET TO KNOW:  Fooch the MC has teamed up with an incredible producer by the name of Coryayo to form a very organic sound as well as a group called S.O.N. or Strangers of Necessity.  Peep the vid featuring Cosmic Lloyd, and watch for the debut S.O.N. release on Mic Hand Recordings coming this fall.

SUPER FRESH CULTURE FEST 3:  If you attended or were a part of it in any way, we really can’t thank you enough.  We were very pleased with the event and very well accepted by the venue which means we will most likely be doing there again next year; bigger and better.  If you missed it for whatever reason, we can only hope you attend next year to share the good vibes with us.  Below is a recap video by Finger&Thumb Films as well as a link to a recently created YouTube playlist featuring every video of SFCF we could find.  Check it out to see what you’ve been missing, or to reminisce on 3 great years:
>> Super Fresh Culture Fest Playlist <<

As always, thanks for supporting your local Hip Hop.  There is no Hip Hop scene without you. #RESPECT