In feudal Japan, the Bushido Code defined the way of the samurai. It was a blueprint to conduct warfare with honour. A system built upon the qualities of rectitude and courage, honour and loyalty. In the modern world, these historical tenets may seem antiquated, or sometimes even obsolete. But the power of tradition is resolute and unyielding. The art of the rugged drum and the razor-tongued rap are timeless.
After a decade in the music business. Mello Music Group has witnessed the dealings and promises of the record industry. Running counter-clockwise to the mainstream ethic. Mello has settled on its own code of conduct and value system. Their catalogue is a Hagakare of hip-hop. A practical and spiritual guide to the essence.
While the sounds are varied, an MMG release ensures that the art comes first. The artists are religiously devoted to the upholding of standards and values. The musicians swing fast blades and fly the Mello banner with speed and strength.
Bushido, the latest Mello Music compilation gathering the current roster and the label’s closest brethren. As always, the core shoguns are present. Apollo Brown, Oddisee, Quelle Chris, L’Orange, Joell Ortiz, Skyzoo, and Homeboy Sandman. The rated rookies brandish sharpened swords: Solemn Brigham, Namir Blade, and The Lasso.
The legacy teammates with championship trophies are all present. Open Mike Eagle, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Elaquent, Kool Keith, and Mr. Lif. So are label affiliates, Murs, The Alchemist, RJ Payne, and B-Real. As well as Stalley, the newest member of the Mello family. A meticulously assembled arsenal of past, present, and future.
Listen /download Bushido below. It’s also available on other digital platforms such as Spotify and iTunes etc plus you can purchase CD and vinyl all from here.
- Montener The Menace featuring Guilty Simpson, Micall Parknsun & El Da Sensei -The Struggle
- Onyx feat Mad Lion – Ahhh Year
- Talib Kweli & Diamond D ‘Are Gotham’ featuring Skyzoo – Attention Span
- Beneficence & Confidence feat Masta Ace & Phantasm (of Cella Dwellas) – My Way
- JFliz releases his new single – Better Way produced by Tali Rodriguez