Detroit hip hop’s best-kept secret, emcee/producer Magestik Legend (of The Black Opera), returns to announce his third full-length solo album, All This Time, with the release of “Mind Woes: The Journey” (Mini Doc), premiered (4/18) by VIBE. Produced and directed by Magestik Legend, the “Mind Woes” mini documentary is a timely introspective art piece that provides insight on what makes Legend tick, setting the tone for the creative vibe of his forthcoming album.
“The conversation in this video is an internal dialog of self-realization, an exchange that isn’t foreign to most of us. Magestik Legend takes you through his personal bouts with self-doubt, or ‘Mind Woes.’” – The Black Opera
Watch “Mind Woes: The Journey” [Mini Doc]
Link to the premiere of “Mind Woes: The Journey” [Mini Doc] on VIBE: https://www.vibe.com/2018/04/premiere-detroits-own-magestik-legend-takes-us-on-an-introspective-journey-with-mind-woes/
All This Time will be Magestik Legend’s first full-length solo effort since his 2015 Legend Has It release, and is due out May 11.
Pre-order All This Time on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/az/album/all-this-time/1370452692
Pre-order All This Time on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/This-Time-Explicit-Magestik-Legend/dp/B07C27XM3Q/
More about Magestik Legend
Magestik Legend’s origins and influence in the Detroit Hip Hop scene are deep-rooted. The emcee/producer has been present for all of the city’s best hip hop eras– from the days of Awesome Dre, to the formation of Slum Village, to the birth of Eminem, to present day. What separated ML early on from many indie Detroit artists at the time was his mobility. His goal has never been to do just enough for the city to accept him.
In the late ’90s, high school classmate Nick Speed recruited ML to form a hip hop trio called 925 Colony along with Elzhi. Shortly after, ML joined Michigan hip hop supergroup Subterraneous Crew. The collective/label was comprised of Michigan’s then underground elites such One Be Lo (of Binary Star), RoSpit (fka Octane), T Calmese (fka iLLite), Decompoze, and more.
Following a fallout between ML and the crew’s leader, One Be Lo, ML went on to release six solo projects before joining forces with Ann Arbor, Michigan’s ‘Athletic Mic League King’ Jamall Bufford (fka Buff1) to form the now critically acclaimed counter-culture movement known as The Black Opera, which made its debut on Mello Music Group in 2011. Named by spiritual scientist Deepak Chopra as one of his favorite hip hop acts, The Black Opera has quickly grown from hip hop group to global creative collective and indie label. TBO’s evocative video for “Villains” landed the number one spot on Snoop Dogg’s “Underground Heat” show. Tajai Massey of Souls of Mischief says: “If you haven’t heard or seen TBO perform, you need to slap yourself. Literally my favorite group in hip-hop right now.”