Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Al Shipley reviews Midas 's EP and predicts his future

Al Shipley, author of Government Names blog, has known and covered Midas for a good while, even before ManiaMusicGroup. In his recent review of Midas 's EP "LIVE FROM THE ARCADE," he talks about Midas growing as an artist and gradually approaching the point of perfection musically. He also dropped his 2 cents on the tracks "Plastic," "Your fired" and his favorite song of the EP, "Push Start." SO if you haven't already downloaded this EP, click here right Now. Plus go take a look at the article on Government Names Blog by following this link.

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Monday, December 1, 2008

Get to know Kane mayfield in the Baltimore Examiner

Kane gets examined by Brian Holsey of the Baltimore Examiner. A brief bio on how Chris became Kane is the subject of focus on this one. Did you know that Kane initially was drawn to DJ-ing? Imagine the blade runner spinning records, the world would've been deprived of the larger than life personality on wax. So go to the examiner by following this link, to read the article.


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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Kane is Crowned "Best Newcomer" at the Baltimore Crown Awards

To the left is Mr. Kane Mayfield, "Mr" for the distinguished look, cheesing for the crowd at the Baltimore Crown Event while he accepts the award in his usual gabby but witty way. First step, "Baltimore Crown," next step, "Grammys."
you can check out the Baltimore Scene's (the organizer's) myspace page by following this link
Viva la Mania

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Midas's records get blog-reviewed at "No Trivia" and "Only for the D.M.V"

Midas gets awesome reviews from some of the most reputable hiphop blog sites. On "No Trivia," they are impressed with his ability to infuse depth and fun in "Plastic." Not to give it all away, go check it out by following this link to the "NO TRIVIA BLOG" also he gets mentioned on the "ONLY FOR THE DMV BLOG" check it out. VIva La Mania!!!

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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Dappa Dan!!! Midas in The Mumbo Sauce vol. 3 Mixtape by Dj Heat

Dappa Dan!!! Midas is part of a DMV mixtape movement by DJ Heat. The featured song was "push Start" from his most recent EP release "Live from the arcade" downloadable for free from the maniamusicgroup website or by following this link "Live From the Arcade". The DJ Heat mixtape titled "The Mumbo Sauce Vol. 3" can be downloaded following either of these links or "" ENJOY!!

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Watch Kane perform at the Baltimore Crown Event

Kane will be performing at the five seasons on November 7th, during the Baltimore Crown event that commemorates the active and respectable forces to reckon with in the Baltimore Hiphop scene.
Come support Baltimore and Maniamusicgroup. Once again,
The location: The five seasons
The event: Baltimore's Crown

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Baltimore daily interviews the Heads of Mania

ManiaMusicGroups Brandon Lackey and Dwayne Lawson speak on mania's present state and future direction. They also restate their mission of producing unique material through the fusion of the manic minds that exist in the label. For a more indepth look at the mind of mania, go read the interview and see what all the fuss is about. Enjoy.

Follow the link or just click on the image to read the interview article:

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Kane Mayfield's EP "Prelude to the Blade Runner" gets reviewed on Governement Names

Drop by the Government Names blog, hosted by Al Shipley, and check out the review of Kane's recent EP "Prelude to the BladeRunner." If you have some thoughts on it too, feel free to drop us some lines of insight.

the review article can be found here:

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Wow! Even the Baltimore Examiner is talking about Mania

For article link: Click HERE
Mania must be doing something right. Maybe its just good music. Well, Brian Hosley a fellow musician / writer for the examiner takes his time to mention the month of mania and expresses his amazement as to how the music can be given away for FREE.
He also says, and I quote "The group prides itself on their dedication to originality, consistently breaking with mainstream currents to develop songs that are true expressions of their artists’ personalities." This sums it all.
In case you do not get a chance to read the article (here), there is also mention of the upcoming "Lunatic Fringe" track, set for release on Halloween.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Rapman Ron-G's New EP "LUNCH" has been served

In conclusion of the month of mania, Maniamusicgroup is serving you "Lunch", the name of the new Rapman Ron-G's EP. If the EP was a meal, Ron-G cooks up the meanest gourmet-soul food, meaning you get the best ingredients with a home-style delivery. For a youngster, Ron-G drops heavy-weighted messages like a sage, but plays with his vocals on the instrumentals like a kid in a sandbox to balance out the tone of seriousness he brings to the table. If you want to know what to expect of the future of hiphop, go to or get it directly from here, download and listen to Ron-G's EP "Lunch," You will be well fed.
Pardon the puns

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Midas is "Live from the Arcade", his new EP is CRAZY!!!

Many people use the word unique, but Midas chose to spell it out with every track on his new EP called "Live From The Arcade." There absolutely is nothing like it or even close to it for many miles from baltimore, so you might as well give it a try, Maniamusicgroup must be crazy to let it out for FREE!!!
Download it at the website or just follow this link "Live from the arcade"

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Month of Mania releases Kane Mayfield

With the EP "Prelude to the bladerunner," ManiaMusicGroup proudly presents Kane Mayfield, "The bladerunner."

In order to grasp the simple complexity of the individual, I suggest that you listen to the tracks on the EP, I mean REALLY LISTEN... you just might get it!!!

Download it @, or just click on the links above IT's FREE!!!

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Baltimore is looking

Check out the review article from AL shipley on the new ManiamusicGroup mixtape and the month of mania. Be on the lookout for the next release. VIVA LA MANIA!!!

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Mania Music Group Mixtape is out!!! FREE

Mania Music Group in the spirit of the month of mania, has released their first mixtape, featuring Midas, Ron G, and Kane Mayfield in an impromptu jam session, flaunting their exquisite lyrical accumen on familiar hiphop tracks. Go to and download the mixtape for free. ENJOY!!!

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Mania Featured in Baltimore City Paper

Mania Music Group has been featured in baltimore Citypaper (link). With mention of the upcoming MONTH OF MANIA. You can find the article by following the link below.
(Click here)-->Mania featured in Baltimore City Paper

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MMG's Brandon Lackey scores movie

Mania's co-owner and producer Brandon lackey scored the upcoming 2009 movie "Sister Switch," starring Different world's Kadeem Hardison a.k.a Dwayne Wayne and baltimore's up-and-coming young startlet Neenah Taylor.

The movie directed by Terrance Colvin of 24k black movies production is set to release in february, 2009. The score of the movie features original instrumental tracks by Brandon lackey and Dwayne Lawson, and also songs from the different artist's of mania, such as "Biggest Fan" by Midas, "Boulevard" by Ron G, and "Party in your face" by Kane. All these songs are included on the ManiaMusicGroup sampler, which is free for download on the website. Look out for more coming out of mania. The sky ain't the limit.

Mania Artists at sonar

AT the sonar on 09/11/2008, mania artist Kane, supported by co-artist Midas, will be a featured act for the Ground Zero urban music showcase hosted by the unstoppable nukleheadz.

This show gives the opportunity for up-and-coming artists and labels to showcase their work in the spirit of competition. Also participating in this event is Mania's own co-owner and producer, Dwayne Lawson a.k.a headphonez, in the panel of judges that will be deciding on the finalists and winners. Drop by this thursday and show your support and encouragement for Baltimore hiphop. PEACE!!!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

October declared the "Month of Mania"

October is the Month of Mania. Each week, we will be offering free downloads on the label's website, including solo EPs from each artist.
This is a welcome present to the fans, because taking is not what we are do here at mania.

The theme of the releases will be centered around Baltimore club music and old-school hip-hop. So mark your calendars with red ink, because we hope to give you a red october.

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