Brampton, ON – This morning Toronto-Brampton supergroup EMP (Milly Manson, Pree, and producer Eestbound) released brand new visuals for their latest single release “Pink Nights.”
“Pink Nights” is a dripped out and draped up downtempo after-hours song about sipping lean, smashing, and being an impulsive yout in the afterhours scene.
The video takes us through a long faded night of promethazine-fuelled partying, one-night stands, and heated break ups. This record takes a different approach from EMP’s first two records – “Rebellion” and “Perfect Timing” – but it still so perfectly captures the rebellious heart of the next generation of Toronto rap.
This video comes to us as EMP gears up to release their forthcoming EP (which I’m guessing is going to melt some faces off, probably). Check out the video for “Pink Nights” below, and keep it locked on the upcoming new EP.
Brampton, ON – Last week up-and-coming Brampton artist Chxrlxss released a new track titled “Whatchu Want” (produced by Accent Beats).
This song tells the story of the lead-up to the end of a relationship. As Chxrlxss puts more of his focus on the music, him and his girl begin to drift apart. His girl tries to keep up with his lifestyle, but ultimately it’s not her or what she’s about and the break up becomes inevitable.
Listen to “Whatchu Want” below, and check our Q&A with Chxrlxss after the jump.
Waterloo, ON – Ramsay Almighty dropped a really dope Ramsay Rework of the new “Some Way” single by Nav featuring The Weeknd. I was expecting and hoping for some Wake-like bars over the original “Some Way” beat. But I was pleasantly surprised with Ramsay’s fresh spin on the track, flexing his production skills and creating a hot instrumental for something we could see him, or someone else, bless later on. Definitely worth taking in.
Ramsay’s “Wake” was recently featured on HipHopCanada as our Song of the Day. Nav’s “Some Way” is currently sitting on three billboard charts. Check out the “Ramsay Rework” below.
Toronto, ON – With his his new project on the way, T Gramz of 1000 Gramz Entertainment unleashes his new Vokab-produced “Mad Face” featuring 9-0-Nickel’s own Peter Jackson. Gramz has dropped a string of new tracks and videos as of late, keeping promotion steady for what he’s dubbed as a “new chapter in Toronto hip-hop.” We’re definitely looking forward to taking that in. Meanwhile, Jackson is currently promoting his new single, “On A Wave,” which comes in support of his next project, Married To Success. “Mad Face” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day. Look out for the video coming soon.
Toronto, ON – “Had to slow down on them tracks, too- busy making all them packs- move” – Following his 2016 release, Deeper Than The Music, Toronto up-and-comer Young King (aka Young King Dockz) drops a hot new 4-track EP. Especially feeling the EP’s title-track, “Level Up,” and the Face-assisted “Litty” – not to mention the slick Dragon Ball Z-inspired artwork. Peep the Level Up EP below.
Toronto, ON – “A sleek, triumphant arrival from the Toronto MC/producer.” Guaranteed to be part of the discussion when people are wrapping up the year in December, Nav’s highly anticipated, self-titled 11-track project – listed as a “vibed-out mixtape” on iTunes – is just $9.99 and worth every penny. If you’re a Nav fan, this post likely won’t do much for you since it’s been out for a few days. But if you’re still not convinced, or unfamiliar with Nav up to this point, stream the new project below via Spotify and find out why many consider him to be one of Canada’s future greats.
But in other news related to Nav, the album’s provocative single, “Some Way” featuring The Weeknd, is now charting on 3 different Billboard charts including the Canadian Hot 100 (#31), Twitter Top Tracks (#37) and R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales (#23). The album is also coming in at #12 on the iTunes Canada Top Albums chart, coming in two spots ahead of The Weeknd’s Starboy.
Toronto, ON – Two of Toronto’s rising artists, $eptember and FridaiNite, drop new visuals for their recent collaboration, “Trap Chirpin’.” The song, featured on FridaiNite’s new FN2 project, talks about a day in the life in the trap and the issues that come with the ‘trapping’ lifestyle. The video was directed by Die Fire Films, the same director behind Pressa’s “Novacane” video. Check out “Trap Chirping” below.
You can catch $eptember in Toronto at Revival Bar on March 12th as part of Music Fest Toronto (flyer available after the jump).
Calgary, AB – Last week Calgary artist Harm Franklin released a brand new remix of “Pull Up With Ah Stick” by up-and-coming buzzing Atlanta artist SahBabii.
Using some of SahBabii’s flows off the original track, Harm adds in a few of his own melodies and flows to make the track his own. And since Harm isn’t pulling up with ah stick, he switched the hook around so that he’s pulling up with your bitch. I usually hate remixes so much but I’m a huge fan of how Harm flipped this. He got to this remix before everyone else started remixing it, and he did himself major justice.
There are rumours floating around that “Pull Up With Ah Stick” may be the next track Drake hops on. But Harm Franklin decided to beat everyone to the punch by getting this remixed and released before even Drizzy got a chance to make his mark on the track. Listen to Harm’s remix below, and peep our Q&A with him after the jump.
Toronto, ON – At the beginning of the month Toronto artist Ambidextrous released brand new visuals for his Flying Lotus produced “What Do I Know” off the Real i’s mixtape.
The track serves as a duo-perspective on the street life; a life that Ambidextrous ultimately did not choose and therefore does not fully understand. Which is why he continues to ask the question: “What do I know?”.
Ambidextrous delivers a firsthand perspective of watching his friend get involved in the street life (on the first verse), while also taking on his friend’s perspective (for the second verse). The video plays out as a black-and-white nostalgic journey through all the old stomping grounds in Rexdale where Ambidextrous and his friends grew up.
Take in the video below, and scope our Q&A with Ambidextrous after the jump.