#MIDWESTBEST “Used To Be Bobby & Darrick”

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#MIDWESTBEST in the maaahhh fuggginnn’ building! It’s your girl, MidWest Melly. I would like to introduce you to yet another Chi-Rock Nation collaboration. The “Used To Be Bobby & Darrick” album has been released August 12th and artists: Jah Ora (Bobby) and KD Assassin (Darrick) are putting St. Louis on the “Street Hop” map! Their infectious blend of Hip Hop mixed with soul, reggae and classic boom bap is something the game not only wants… it requires! It is the first collaborative effort from KD Assasssin and Jah Orah which also features MC923. While Stephen Instumental King (from Systematic Muzick), 44 Degreez, Josef Leimberg, Pop dDub, Tony Baines, Baby Paul, Akili and DJ Reminise produce plenty of magic… Jah and KD lyrically lay down the tricks, track for track.

Used To Be Bobby and Darrick

Stop What U Doing, every track on this album is a BANGER-BANGER. Self titled track, “Used To Be“, will give you a taste of the head knockin’ experience. Be prepared to press play and then repeat on “BruisHer” featuring Tef Poe. The song and video for “It’s Not The Same” have a serious West coast vibe and are an anthem to everybody and anything that used to be important in each of our lives. “No Way” has a rebellious reggae flow. Check the bonus track for the beat on “Troubled Mindz – Skinny Gorillaz” featuring MC923 as it is so, so, so serious. There are plenty more notable features including artists such as: Bo Dean, Aceyalone, Black Spade and Dharma Jean.

This is not your average production. This is not your average mainstream music. This is a reminder to everything REAL HIP HOP Used To Be and then some. Make sure ya’ll cop and rock this entire download. MidWest Melly, signing off! Shout out to my CRN4 family. ONE LOVE.

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“Used To Be Bobby & Darrick” is available on iTunes. Listen to and download this album at Audiomack!

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(Spotlight on center stage). *Clears throat and grabs mic* “AND YOU SAY CHI CITY!!!” It’s your girl, MidWest Melly, ambassador of all things FLY in the city of CHI… and MIDWESTBEST. First, I would like to announce that I am beyond honored to recently be welcomed to the Chi-Rock Nation fam, Chapter 4! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Chi-Rock, they contribute an INFINITE amount of creativity to the city of Chicago and beyond. Chi-Rock educates the youth and stands for anti-violence. They promote Hip Hop in a positive light and have built a long standing, respected platform for artists of all kinds. (Lights dim).

Stepping up to the stage is an artist that is NO stranger to the Chi-Rock Nation, Chapter 4 family or the Hip culture nationwide. He is a native of the Southeast side of Chicago and boasts an impressive resume and is a man of many titles. MEET: SamIam The MC! (Spotlight ON).

Photo By:  Ian Hitre

Photo By: Ian Hitre

SamIam The Mc is a MC/Breakdancer, Freestyle Veteran and Event Promoter. He has been participating and winning battles at open mics in Chicago for yeeears, SON! He has rocked the mic and dominated the dance floor at venues like: The Note (my stomping grounds back in the day for classic hip hop), Jerry’s and Subterranean a.k.a. “SubT” (current favorite, shouts to Shawdowmaster MC, J. Norm and 606 Entertainment). SamIam The Mc has won the 2007 Rhymespitters 4 All City Freestyle Championship.

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This talented and lyrical artist has opened up for legendary acts like: Cormega, Keith Murray, Brand Nubian, Jus Blaze and Jeru The Demaja to name a few. He has been recognized by the National Media & Industry. He has had his single “Uprock” featured on dance video/arcade game “Pump IT Up”. Oh… and SamIam The MC just happens to be 5-time champion of BET’s 106th & Park Freestyle Friday…. aaaand was a finalist on MTV’s World Rap Championships For One Million!

YES. This Mc represents the “Windy” in a serious way. He has a passion for the classic elements of hip hop culture and believes that there is still room for true lyrical content in this present state of Hip Hop. He not only performs but promotes events all over Chicago (Wicker Park, Wrigleyville, Uptown).

“My mission is to help bring real hip hop back to the forefront and help usher in the new “Golden Age” of hip hop. – SamIam The MC

SamIam The Mc has been recently dropping gems from his new mixtape “Golden Era Pt. 2” set to release in September. His new single “Represent Skillz” featuring Aztec Dinero and Raw Dawg is a prelude for what is to come for the future of this freestyle King. There is also word he just shot a video for the track, although the release date on that is currently to be determined.

SamIam The Mc is a lyrical BEAST so it’s only right he pays hip hop homage to Chi-Rock Nation, Chapter 4… Home of The Beasts! Stay tuned for the “Golden Era Pt. 2” and stay connected with this artist to find out more on why he is most definitely a MIDWESTBEST.


Reverb Nation

Aug 7th, 2014
SamIam The MC presents…
Summer Mic Nite at Grandbar
HipHop Acts/House Music

1600 W Grand Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622.
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Photo Credit: Ian Hitre Video