Stimulus (MC)
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Stimulus (MC)

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010

New York City, New York, United States
Established on Jan, 2010
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Following the release of "Electric Land" and "Crash Landin," Stimulus returns with the official leak to his new EP, Stimmi Hendrix: A Ritual Union which heavily pays homage to the legendary Jimi Hendrix. - 2 Dope Boyz


In July 1969 Jimi Hendrix traveled to Morocco. The short trip, which took place just one year prior to Hendrix’s death in September 1970, has been heavily mythologized and a source for urban legends about what he did and didn’t do while he was in Casablanca and the town of Essaouira. “The people of Morocco have never recovered from Jimi’s visit and the tales are remarkable,” Hendrix’s travelmate Deering Howe is quoted as telling researcher/biographer Caesar Glebbeck. “Like George Washington he slept in everyone’s house around the Moroccan countryside!”

For his latest music video, Brooklyn-born rapper/DJ/producer/style-guru and longtime globetrotter Stimulus set out to recreate Hendrix’s travels in Casablanca. Stim, who’s most recently been cruising the world in support of his new Stimmi Hendrix project, released a five-track homage to Hendrix last month. On the video for “Old Me” off the EP, Stim teams with Moroccan designer Amine Bendriouich, who previously linked with Hassan Hajjaj on the stunning Wax Super Deluxe menswear collection. Shot on location in Casablanca and Marakesh, the video follows Stim (and his Stimmi Hendrix persona) during the ten-day L’Boulevard music and arts festival. Explains Stim:

“I chose Morocco partly because the energy, color and diversity of Casablanca reminds me of the spirit of Jimi’s music. I became more interested in Morocco because of all of the myths and legends about Jimi Hendrix’s experience there. Rumors of him renting a place, the reasons why he never actually performed etc etc.

We were able to shoot on location in the apartment Jimi is rumored to have spent all of his time (apparently only 3 days, not 6 months) in Casablanca. He spent time with a muse, socialite, creative connector named Atika. Her son, whom she had with the late Herman Leonard (famous jazz photographer), still lives in the apartment.

Working with Amine was great. I have a huge amount of respect and admiration for his clothing design. His design process has a lot to do with the influences he gets from his friends, the things they do and the places they live. He excels at creating pieces with depth that show their inspiration while being unmistakably new and different. I have the same opinion of Jimi Hendrix’s music.”

Below we’re excited to premiere Stimulus’ Hendrix tribute video for “Old Me,” directed and styled by Amine Bendriouich. For more from Casablanca, see above for exclusive behind-the-scenes photos Stim sent us from L’Boulevard Festival. Stimmi Hendrix: A Ritual Union Pt. 1 is out now.
- See more at: http://www.okayafrica.com/news/stimulus-stimmi-hendrix-old-me-music-video/#slide1 - Okayafrica


Stimulus, seines Zeichens MC aus Brooklyn mit Wohnsitz in Berlin, veröffentlichte gestern sein Mixtape »A Ritual Union«. Dass das Releasedate auf den 72. Geburtstag von Gitarrengott Jimi Hendrix fällt, ist dabei alles andere als Zufall: »A Ritual Union« ist als Tribut an die verstorbene Rock-n-Roll-Legende zu verstehen. Der Brooklynite-Slash-Berliner gibt sich dabei experimentierfreudig und verbindet Elemente aus Rock, Blues und Jazz in seiner Musik. Stimulus selbst scheint in Hendrix eine große Inspirationsquelle gefunden zu haben, wie das Video zu »Crash Landin’« sofort klarmachen sollte. - Juice Magazin


Advertising teaches us that sex sells through magazine ads and television commercials. Music teaches us this as well, with artists like Trey Songz dominating airwaves essentially with sexual lyrics, abs and a mediocre voice; also on this musical platform would be the latest release from emcee/DJ Stimulus and producer/drummer Chris “Daddy” Dave entitled 3rd 1st Impression.

This project is fueled with sensuality, great production, great lyricism, nice drum work and sexual innenuendos like, “Morning Wood,” “Full Grown,” and “N2U.” Over tight snares and quality flows, this project is a well-balanced effort meshing together “real” hip-hop (whatever that is), music to put you and your significant other in the mood, and just great music in general.

This 14-track project, has a few really good tracks spaced out along the project which first begins with the intro “Say My Name.” This track is a great introduction to who exactly these two artists are. We learn early on that, yes, Stimulus can spell, and that he has a knack for lyricism. On the production tip, we learn that Dave is one heck of a drummer, and see early on why he’s been paired with artists like Mary J. Blige, Mint Condition and etc—he has a unique way of blending together so many different sounds.

The album highlights continue with “N2U Interview,” featuring the raspy rhyme stylings of emcee Ruck, who gives us a complete contrast to Stimulus’ voice. This track is rather smooth despite the introduction beat starting in a different direction. “Morning Wood,” featuring Stokely of Mint Condition and Malik Work follows suit, however, Stimulus is definitely overshadowed in this track by Work. Work’s verse lays out the fact through metaphors that he can and will four-letter word his potential companion but he won’t hurt her too bad.

Next comes “Full Grown,” featuring Bilal and Renee Neufville of Zhane, which essentially begs the question, “Are you full grown?” “Bad Habitz,” which features the sample of Maxwell’s single “Bad Habit,” from his 2009 release, BLACKsummer’snight, is a highlight as well. Part of the reason why this track is a highlight is the way the sample is flipped to a more jazzy, hip-hop infused track. The other reason this track is a highlight would be from the fact that Dave actually played the drums on the original so it has an almost sentimental feel.

The majority of this project is great; however, there are four shortcomings on the project, none of which are bad, that all got overshadowed with the other content making these tracks forgettable. With that being said, four tracks out of fourteen being forgettable is still a rather impressive project.

-Erin Duncan - Okayplayer


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Chris 'Daddy' Dave, who is known as the Mos Def and Robert Glasper drummer with the Tony Allen meets J Dilla sound, as well as the backing drummer for countless other names including Erykah Badu, A Tribe Called Quest, Sa Ra, and the producer behind tracks for Maxwell and Dr. Dre, has teamed up with the emcee and DJ Stimulus to put out a collaborative mixtape 3rd 1st Impression.

Stimulus & Chris Dave's 3rd 1st Impression mixtape will be out as a free download on a September 12, 2011. The entire project is produced by Chris Dave. We premiere their impressive new tune entitled "Bad Habitz." Enjoy! - Hypetrak


“The Real Live Show is a breath of fresh air. Life affirming lyrics, dope beats and rapid-fire flows are just a few of the reasons …and just wait ‘til you see them live on stage!” - Quote


"Stetasonic and the Roots may have come around to the idea of hip-hop band some time ago, but the cats in the Real Live Show are running with it. Put simply, head MC's Dionysos and Stimulus have some of the scene's finest musicians backing them up" - April 2005


“Not like other MCs and their staged displays of “coolness”, The Real Live Show stays true to its name, consistently injecting a dose of energy into the crowd. When Stim and Dio are on the stage, you can rest assured that the show will be real AND live.” - Quddus - VJ


Best Use of 10 Musicians and Two MCs - THE REAL LIVE SHOW
A tangible animated exhibition, a genuine breathing display, a true personal spectacle: If ever a group lived up to their name, it's THE REAL LIVE SHOW. With a distinguished palette of players backing them, New York City purebred MCs Stimulus and Dionysos paint a pitch-perfect portrait of hip-hop's spirit. Check the album, check the video, but the real-deal hip-hop experience is seeing them live. -Patrice Evans - The Village Voice, October 2005


“The…style and sound [is] unlike anything else currently in rotation. [The ultra stylized feature serves as a ‘calling card’ for The Real Live Show’s brand of funk and hip-hop flavour” - Unknown


Real Live music has it’s own distinct personality…. Please don’t make any comparisons. These cats have a sound so refreshing, vibrant and alive, you can’t help but smile. - Mugshot Media Corp.


"The vibe is so organic and the musicianship (is) so exquisite."

Nat Illumine, Editor-in-chief
- Undercover agentd LTD


THE BROOKLYN BRED AND BERLIN BASED MC & DJ PERFORMED THIS FEEL-GOOD TUNE IN THE COLORS STUDIOS. CHECK OUT THE VIBES AND FOLLOW THE LINKS BELOW TO HEAR MORE! - Colors Berlin


Today we are opening another chapter of our video series “Street Shots by Robert Wunsch”. This time we meet Brooklyn born – Berlin based DJ/MC/Musician Stimulus, showing us his unique and colorful, personal style.

Video Studio Wunsch

Music “ELECTRIC LAND” by Stimulus - Personal Issue


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Not
many artists can go from gracing the stage at New York's legendary Blue
Note with a full jazz band, to recording dance records with the likes
of Nickodemus & No Regular Play as well as performing in front of
thousands at Vienna's Donauinselfest. STIMULUS does it effortlessly.


The
Brooklyn born MC and DJ is a founding member of the New York based
live-band The Real Live Show. Versatility describes his talents best.
From Vogue's designer of the year dinner to Le Bain to Nike's open-air
celebration of the World Basketball Championship's in Turkey, Stim is
always on point as a DJ.


In
2014 Stimulus released his Stimmi Hendrix project, which he debuted at
the L'Boulevard Festival in Morocco. In 2015, he laid down roots in his
new hometown city of Berlin and continued touring in both Europe and the
U.S. The highlights included main stage at the Dew Tour in Ocean City
with Talib Kweli & Krewella, an amazing guest performance with Robert Glasper in Berlin and another successful tour
in The Caribbean with The Scratch DJ Academy, Royal Caribbean, Absolut
and Malibu. He followed up the success of his original music mix tape,
3rd 1st Impression, with releases on Wolf & Lamb, Nice Up Records
and Wonder Wheel while dropping mixes for Okayplayer, 93.6 Jam FM Berlin
and 98.8 Kiss FM Berlin.

2016 began with Stimulus hosting Volkswagen's Garagesounds web-series. Stim spent Grammy weekend in L.A. interviewing Wiz Khalifa, Raven Felix and others at Snoop Dogg's recording studio. His hosting duties continued when he performed and anchored at the Euro League Slam Dunk competition in Berlin


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