The G-Unit rapper is gracing us with his presence and G. Baki is helping us make things even more next level for you guys. Shouts to G. Baki on this one! Check the show flyers and peep all of the contest entry details after the jump.
Calgary, AB – On Dec. 3, G.Baki & Higher Learnin’ bring G-Unit’s own Lloyd Banks to Calgary for a show at Marquee Beer Market & Stage.
Lloyd Banks got some rumours circulating about his long long long long long awaited upcoming mixtape over the summer. During a show at NYC’s BB King’s, Banks hinted at the potential release of the Cold Corner 3 mixtape. HOWEVER, Banks also made it very clear that if the tape’s pre-sale figures weren’t high enough, he wouldn’t drop the project.
Then he randomly surprised us with the even longer awaited release of Halloween Havoc 2 after Halloween this year. The project didn’t really get a ton of notice. But it was Banks’ first project since 2013. So it was pretty major. No features and some RIDICULOUS production (AraabMuzik, Automatikk, Tha Jerm, etc). THIS PROJECT GOT SO SLEPT ON. But it was serious. This is the Lloyd Banks I always knew Lloyd Banks was capable of. You feel me?
But let’s get back to the show at hand, here. The show also features opening performances from DCTMG, Higher Learnin’, Merkules, Jay Fletch, and Bobby Blast’em.
General admission tickets are $40, and V.I.P. meet-and-greet packages are $65. Tickets are available for purchase online, as well as at all Next Level locations throughout Calgary. Check the official show flyer after the jump, and head on over here for more details and show updates.
Brampton, ON – B-Town up-and-comer Kenny Coldcuts recently released his latest single titled “F**k All The Fake Love” (produced by Mista OG Tint).
I seen Coldcuts tweeting about this all last week and I figured it was a lead up to a new song. His tweets were throwing mad shade at all the fake friends. And then – OF COURSE – he dropped this little banger titled “F**k All The Fake Love.” This is realness unfiltered Colcuts perspective. And I think you’ll feel him 100% on this one: “F**k all the fake love/ You do not f**k with me/ F**k off my property/ Moving this prophecy/ Profit on profit from overseas.”
Calgary, AB – Calgary’s Suicide Kings duo (MC Joey Knuckles and producer King Cole) recently linked up with the Bully Camp fam (Cancer, Aztek the Barfly and Southwest SOL) to release this flip of “Mind Playing Tricks on Me” by the Geto Boys.
If you’re even the slightest bit familiar with the Suicide Kings and their affiliates, you’ll know this is such a perfect song for them to take a stab at. Suicide Kings are the murky underground duo. Their roots are actually in the hardcore scene. But they also give a nod to the golden era of hip-hop on pretty everything they do.
They ALSO have their roots deep in the Detroit scene. MC Joey Knuckles is from Detroit so most of the artists SK collaborates with are also from Detroit. That’s why it’s always dope to see what they cook up. Their sound is a fusion of that underground Calgary sound and the gritty underground Detroit sound. That’s why this is ill. It’s not the Drizzy remix of “Back To Back” or “Hotline Bling” that everyone and their grandmothers finna release right now. It’s a throwback to the oldschool with a classic Scarface beat and some good ol’ rap game paranoia.
Mississauga, ON – Up-and-coming Mississauga rapper C. Wilson recently released his latest track titled “Me & My Clique” (produced by Clairmont the Second).
This song is dedicated to all the day-one homies who’ve been there from the start and have showed love and support over the years. As C. Wilson points out, this song isn’t just about his kin and his people. It’s also meant to get y’all feeling some type of way about the good people in your own life: “This drink got me reminiscing/ Man we done ran hella missions/ You know we f**ked hella bitches/ Got stories to tell our children.”
Ottawa, ON – This is a big one! Our very own Ottawa rep Lil’ Thrilla (also founder of CapCityHipHop and co-host of NuBRLRadio), will be celebrating his Sagittarius Pre-Birthday Party inside Ritual Nightclub, on Saturday, Dec. 18. Along with the birthday celebrations, BSB Records hip-hop artist Troy Ave will be performing along with a gang of dope opening acts: Ottawa’s own God Bless, Juvi Da Gemini, Frank Blak, Drae, Kidd Major & Antonyo Dinero and Léon ‘fa du Fond.
Doors open at 9 p.m. and this is a 19+ event so make sure you bring appropriate I.D. Tickets can be purchased for $15 at Early Bird rates, $18 in advance or you can pay slightly more at the door. They’re available at Vertigo Records (193 Rideau St.), NRML Clothing (184 Rideau St.) and online via TicketFly.
Come out and celebrate with Thrilla and the SkrillaBoyz!
Montreal, QC – Montreal producers Dear Lola and Thomas White recently teamed up to craft an instrumental titled “Brand New” exclusively for the Souletiquette collective. I have a major soft spot for both of these dudes; especially because they are both frequent collaborators with one of my favourite up-and-coming Montreal rappers – Wasiu.
But aside from that, both Dear Lola and Thomas White are at the forefront of a massive Montreal production takeover. I been saying this to guys for a minute but Montreal’s production scene is ridiculous right now. Kaytranada been making waves forever. But we’ve got a whole other generation of beatsmiths (like High Klassified, Lola, Thomas, Lunice, Shash’u, WYLN, Kiddbuu, and like a bajillion more dudes) who are also taking the charge.
Toronto, ON – Young L.O.R.D. JiMMY B – recently released his latest video for “Olde English” off Prince of The ‘Borough: Ch. 1 – The BRiCKZ.
“Olde English” is a drinking anthem in honour of the holiness that is Olde English malt liquor (which has a really high alcohol content BY THE WAY). JiMMY B has claimed his throne as the reigning rap star of Scarborough so it’s always so dope to see his video treatments. His visuals have that classic block party vibe. Except they’re given the full-blown Scarborough representation – and all the bottles of Olde English.
The video was directed by Jason Baskey at JiMMY’s house in the Borough. And for the record – it’s estimated that between 24 and 32 40oz bottles of Olde English were consumed over the duration of filming this video. Check it out after the jump.
Toronto, ON – T.Dot emcee Luca Mele calls on Demrick of Serial Killers and The MG for this visual for his latest single Infallible. David Strickland provides a banging backdrop for the hard-hitting street anthem which can be found on his new album Revenant: 4 Blood Moons. Take it in below and be sure to check in for more visuals off the project.
Toronto, ON – Excitement is undoubtedly brewing for the next official project from Toronto rising star Jazz Cartier, aka Jacuzzi Lafleur. The young phenom just posted a tune, “I Know,” produced by go-to producer Michael Lantz with the listed info hinting at an official album release in 2016. Along with an indication that the project has yet to be titled, the song was posted with the line “Water your flowers and dance like nobody is watching.” Check it out below.