Philadelphia, PA, February 20, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- East Coast Hip Hop visionary iCON the Mic King has released a freely available mixtape entitled "The Reintroduction", mixed by Chum The Skrilla Guerilla of Demigodz fame.
Available through several distribution mediums, including ITunes friendly pod-cast; The Reintroduction Mixtape is a collection of material from iCON's ever growing back catalog, along with breakout new songs including the single "Marked By Melody."
"The goal of The Reintroduction was to give people who'd checked me out before my maturation a chance to see my growth and just overall give people who've heard of me but never heard me a chance to get a sense of what my music is all about" - iCON The Mic King on The Reintroduction Mixtape.
Another project of great interest to iCON is the revival of Hip Hop as an artform by way of the Third Renaissance, expected to happen throughout 2008.
When asked what the Third Renaissance means to him, iCON The Mic King had this to say: "Hiphop's Third Renaissance is a people-driven resolution where consumers realize their power in the marketplace to affect change. The garbage in hiphop on both the underground and mainstream levels has hit a critical mass and the people are realizing that their support or lack of support is not a drop in the bucket, but it makes a huge difference in who we will see next year. It is also return forward of hiphop music as a whole on the backs of progressive musicians that bring a refreshing flavor to the artform."
True to form iCON leads the way, putting his money where his mouth is; using "The Reintroduction" to remind fans that their voice matters, and to highlight the importance of the internet as a distribution medium for artists and fans alike.
For those interested, The Reintroduction Mixtape can be downloaded free from: www.amalgamdigital.com or iconthemicking.mypodcast.com
iCON The Mic King can be reached at: www.myspace.com/iconthemicking