Brother Menelik – Guns & Coke (Rough)

No mastering, unedited, uncut, raw right from Da’Kitchen floor, Brother Menelik – RAW….Worcester stand up b. 2nd single off the RAW mixtape, peace wu this jus a kid who grew up and needed pay homage someway b

Brother Menelik – Punks Jump Up (Rough Cut)

No mastering, unedited, uncut, raw right from Da’Kitchen floor, Brother Menelik – RAW….Worcester stand up b. Much respect to the older gods Krs-One & Brand Nubian for inspiring a nigga b.

RIP Rob V (3 yr Anniversary)

Today is a good day as my nigga Cube would say, for one its my birthday  and today I got a special gift. It has been 3 yrs since my brother Rob V has passed on and  it would only be fitting to celebrate with my nigga.

RIP Rob V, We love and miss you b.

Brother Menelik (Av) – & Coke.

& Coke is a free preview to the Hot Dogs & Coke (Coney Island shit) MixtapeI get so many questions about my music, many people don’t understand it. The ones who do understand know ya Big Brother Menelik is on the verge of something incredible. For all those who support me, I figured I would give you an in-depth look into my music and my thought process. Download the free Mixtape/EP & Coke

Sell Drugs (Cocaine) Hot Dogs & Coke Mixtape

After a brief hiatus from rap to focus on journalism I found myself still writing songs and rhyming. After hearing Mos Def’s Auditorium to the madlib beat I knew I had to jack it! I thought of my childhood in Mainsouth and what I considered cool as a kid. It wasn’t meant to be something brilliant, I wanted to be simple as possible; I wanted to explain what a kid growing up in Mainsouth Worcester, MA thought was cool. Ima sell cocaine/ get a gold chain/ 4 piece ring (rang)/ gun go bang/. The hook says it all b! I have two sons and never want them to experience some of the things I went through growing up but I will be dammed if I act like it didn’t exist. This song is actually the first time I made reference to my brother’s passing RIP Rob V. Toca did more than his thing on the mixing side, I trusted him to engineer me a classic and he did. Juice (the movie) is a gem for my team so the samples he added in were only fitting.

Mass Second – Cocaine Robots Hot Dogs & Coke Mixtape

 

My older brother (OG) just did a dime for some manslaughter shit and was back home. I re-connected with him and heard his story, his pain, and his fears. A few months later my brother was back in jail, caught back up in the cycle. When I found out the news I felt hurt, my older brother who went away when I was 17 was now gone again. That day I wrote my verse… Older brother OG, did 10 years flat/ manslaughter shit, cut a jugular and went back/… I wasn’t that kid anymore when he left; I became a man with my own family and responsibilities but still never forgot how I came up. The music I do now is kind of a way for us to re-connect, he was my hero growing up and even though he did wrong he is my older brother and blood runs deep. French had the song NY Minute playing hard in the streets so I decided to jack the beat on some mixtape shit and big up my state in the process.  I remember going to T to ask him to get on the track and after letting him know the deal he jumped on and brought that heat. T knows what it’s like being locked down and he is someone I hold high regard for in the streets and shit he my brother b!

TriggaMan feat. Lex Luthor Da’ Kitchen EP/& Coke

 

The chorus I had for a while in my head, I do this for my nigga man/ RIP Rob V, forever be my triggman/. Most people doing tribute songs go the slow tempo route but I felt that wouldn’t be true to me or to my nigga. Rob V loved Wu-Tang and especially the track Punishment off Wu-Forever, so deciding on a beat wasn’t very difficult. The difficult part was writing the track, every time I began to write I would tense up and think about my nigga. So many memories we had together I felt I was doing injustice by leaving something out but I realized just doing the song is a tribute to him enough. I met up with Lex @ his crib and we finalized on the hook and melody. It was not a question to get Lex on the track alongside myself knowing the relationship we all shared with V. T really blessed the track and I personally consider it his finest work to date on engineering. Lex had the idea to release it on his birthday which was genius and ironic, ironic for the part he brought us all together but was not here to be apart. He is with Allah now and I know he looking down on us, I miss u V.

Crack & a Dookie Rope Hot Dogs & Coke Mixtape

 

Heavily inspired from New Jack City, is my personal favorite Crack & a Dookie Rope. If you grew up in the late 80’s/ early 90’s then the name of the song should not seem foreign to you at all. Crack and a Dookie Rope symbolized power when I was growing up, I remember my brother had a dookie rope and I thought he was a king b! I was a kid watching talespin but in the next room my brother and his friends were bagging up work, rocking kangols and 4 piece rings from Kims. What was I supposed to think? YO MTV RAPS showed me niggas like Big Daddy Kane, Biz and Kool G Rap who all spoke of crack and rocked dookie ropes and they were cool as fuck in my eyes, this is what I wanted to be like! The flipside is you see how foolish it is, niggas die for some crack and a dookie rope in the hood b. Young men are growing up thinking their only chance at making revenue is selling drugs or engaging in criminal activity, which is false. I aint gonna sit back and act like I was not myself once foolish and did some dumb shit but that’s why I do this, to shed light and honor the older gods who put me on to how to rock this.

Music has become real fluffy; the east coast has lost its identity. I want to bring back that grittiness, that grime from the 90’s era of rap, my era of rap. – Brother Menelik

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Tracklist

Sell Drugs (Cocaine)

Drug Dealer, Drug Dealer

Crack& a Dookie Rope

Mass Second- Cocaine Robots (Toca & Brother Menelik)

TriggaMan feat. Lex Luthor

All music recorded in Da’ Kitchen mixed and engineered by Toca Legacy H2T2 Productions Hulkhatetimetravel.com

HHTT Productions: Streets (Preview)

You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge.

Hot Dog’s and Coke mixtape coming very soon b stay tuned, Worcester we do this for you.

HHTT Productions: Brown Bag Rap

As we get closer to MASS STAND UP III let HHTT show you how we prep. World Premiere, Elijah Divine, XXL Lex Luthor and Brother Menelik in Brown Bag Rap.  HHTT is the machine this is for my team, the city, the world, lets get it b! And how can i forget the block peace Mainsouth/Chandler this where we came from, Worcester we here.Directed by: Rev & Lex Edited by: Brother Menelik Ebna la-Hakim

Lex Luthor feat. Brother Menelik – Go Hard (Keep Shining)

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The more I hear from the Hot Dogs & Coke mixtape the more I am impressed. Each artist has come to the table dropping material that seems more fitting on an album than on a mixtape, which shows the level of dedication they have for the project. In the last few months Lex Luthor (Double XX) has been in the lab prepping his debut for the mixtape, practicing relentlessly and building with the gods. What we have here is the completed work, another banger off the Hot Dogs & Coke mixtape, HHTT GO HARD, CAN’T GO WRONGlex beer

PRESS RELEASE: Nytmare’s Insomniaddict CD Release Party @ The Lucky Dog Music Hall

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WORCESTER, MA – Worcester hip hop artist Nytmare has announced that his CD Release Party for his first full length CD, Insomniaddict, will be held on Saturday, October 10 at The Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green Street, beginning at 9 PM.

After more than 10 years on the Worcester music scene, Nytmare says it’s about time that he shared his music beyond the scope of a live performance. “I’ve had tons of music finished for years,” he explains. “I just went through my archives, and took some of my favorites that I wanted to put out there and encapsulate.”

Featuring 15 tracks written between 1999 and 2009, Insomniaddict covers vast musical grounds, from underground to industrial and everything in between. It personifies Nytmare’s journey through 10 years of life, documenting raw emotion unapologetically and unabashedly. One moment, you’re caught in clever, and sometimes lewd, wordplay. The next, you’re in deep, philosophical thought over political metaphors. Insomniaddict’s only consistency is its ability to keep transforming into something else. It’s just not what you think it is.

“To me, these songs are Polaroids, thoughts, feelings and ideas from a specific time and place,” he adds. “For me, through music, I can genuinely capture a snapshot of a moment in time.”

Scheduled for the night of Saturday, October 10, the Insomniaddict Release Party guarantees any patron who walks in the doors of The Lucky Dog a copy of Nytmare’s first CD. “This night is about people who appreciate music that resonates and means something after all is said and done,” says Nytmare of the show’s lineup, which will feature musical acts across many genres. “It’s about crossing boundaries.”

The evening will open with a set by Spit Supreme, a homegrown solo MC known for his smooth flow and sharp lyricism, followed by the high energy hip hop duo Cocaine Robots, who never disappoint with great throwback tracks and satirical lyrics. Next up will be Shane Hall & The TickleBomb Orchestra, an eclectic and experimental collective fusing the sounds of folk, rock, and hip hop, then a performance by Evince Ethos, a symphonic metal band led by a captivating female vocalist. Nytmare hits the scene last, closing the night with a set arsenal sampling music from Insomniaddict as well as unreleased tracks from his archives.

“I’m looking forward to unveiling Insomniaddict and celebrating with old and new fans alike,” noted Nytmare. “I’m also excited to be involved in a show that really highlights the diversity that exists in the Worcester music scene.”

 

For more information about Nytmare, visit: www.nytmare.com
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Twitter: www.twitter.com/nytmare
Email: nytmare508@gmail.com

press release provided by nytmare.com

Tony Velez – Bump-A-Bump

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Some people have a problem with Mainsouth, some people prefer that we not say the name at all……….fuck em. Worcester is a beautiful city and I’m more than happy to rep it all, especially where I hail from MAINSOUTH! My lil homie Tony has been working hard in the lab and the work has been paying off, when I first heard this track I knew it was gonna be something to look out for, real talk! Check for Tony on the Coney Island Hot Dogs & Coke Mixtape dropping this fall.

Cocaine Robots – Put You On

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For a while now the females have been requesting more music to their liking and Cocaine Robots is more than happy to oblige. As you may have noticed in the last couple of weeks we have been promoting heavily our She’s Dope section. HHTT knows dope women and dope women know us, check the brand new track from Cocaine Robots …….let me put you on.honey shes dope