Daimon Miles, Mr. X and K. Jotham of the HMC crew drop off a new track for the people titled, "That Boy Good." The Hive Mind Collective (HMC) is a crew of like minded emcees who are looking to lay a foundation for progressive rap. Check out the crews latest single, and If you missed the HMC cold blooded cypher, be sure to take that in as well.
The HMC crew is back with a huge posse cut titled, "Make It Home." When you look back at the cyphers, videos and singles the HMC crew have complied over the past few months there's not a question as to why this roster has made such big strides in the hip hop scene. While every artist in the HMC is heavily active/ successful in their own ventures, I always get excited I see a group track released. The Jesse Truman and Nick Kazlovskis directed video finds YS, K Jotham and Mr. X making their way through the Hamilton streets reminiscing on past struggles, accomplishments and future endeavors; a scenario that all artists can relate to in one way or another. When you've put in your time with this hop thing, it's essential to stay hungry and treat each aspect of your craft the same way a day one artist does. Looking at the moves the HMC have made over the years its evident that the boys looking to take the game over. If you've had the chance to see the HMC crew live, you already know the crew gets down- anytime the collective meets up for a live performance the turn up is always raised to another level. When describing the theme of "Make It Home," Mr. X revealed that after live shows there is always some kind of altercation that occurs; whether its a run in with the law or late night high jinks the team simply wants to make it home in one piece. Be sure to check this latest video out, and show some love in the comment section below.
HMC rep Daimon Miles drops some new visuals for his latest single,"Riding Round The 5." Generating a thousand plus views in just a matter of days, Daimon Miles proves to the people that he and the HMC crew have that sound the hip hop heads want to hear. The HMC team is one of the most versatile in the scene right now. With each member bringing something fresh to the table, there's no telling how far these emcees can take it. Be on the look out for the next HMC cypher, dropping soon. In the mean time take in,"Riding Round The 5," and show some love to the homie D.Miles.
The Hive Mind Collective (HMC) is a crew of like minded MC’s who are looking to lay a foundation for progressive rap. The crew comes together through a very organic process. Dayne Xavier Hunt, aka Mr. X, explained to us that he first met the founder of the HMC, Daimon Miles, while at a freestyle cypher at a house party. The pair quickly found their styles complemented one another, with rhymes focusing on the consciousness of the real world, politics, historical events, and religious based raps. A week after the initial meeting, the two started working together in the studio, laying down ideas for a group project. Daimon introduced Mr. X to YS a couple weeks later while on vacation. After hearing all three of their unique styles together it seemed inevitable that they would start representing the three MC's as a collective, with a name that gave meaning to their style, The Hive Mind Collective. Each artist brings a different element of rapping to the table, allowing each member to feed off of different perspectives, and move towards the same goal. Daimon Miles, Mr. X, Royal Blue, Y5 and K.and Jotham make up the HMC group. Take in their Cold Blooded cypher to see the crew at work!
[Interview] Kayo discusses his early career, working with The Escape Movement, and the status of his album
Interview by: Martin Bauman It's just a matter of time for Kayo right now. Having built a strong following from last year's The Escape Movement, and having learned from the likes of Snoop Dogg and Xzibit on tour, the St. Lucian emcee is all set to release his debut album with EMI/Halflife. All he has to do now is wait, which, as Kayo acknowledges, has been a challenge. In the meantime, he's been busy with other ventures. After graduating from St. Mary's University earlier this year, Kayo has been working closely with The Escape Movement clothing label and trying his hand at clothing design. The Come Up Show caught up with Kayo on tour to discuss his early career, working with The Escape Movement, and the status of his album, among other things. Read the full interview after the jump.