Toronto, ON – HCMG/CHIL/Prince Productions presents behind the scenes footage of the new Mezziah video, “4 My City (I Do It)” featuring Church Chizzle. It’ll be the first visuals in support of Ziah’s debut album Anointed which is set to drop later this year. The official single will be available on iTunes on Tuesday, May 28 so look out for that. The video features several cameos including the legend Adam Bomb, JellyTooFly and more. You can check out the Directors Union-produced footage below.
Vancouver, BC – Battleaxe Warrior Madchild presents his latest video for a tune called “Tiger Style.” The video was directed by Big Shot Music Inc. The Swollen Members MC will be releasing his LawnMower Man album on July 23, 2013. More details coming soon!
Meanwhile Swollen Members is promoting the Beautiful Death Machine album. Zack Noureddine of HipHopCanada’s Central Team recently interviewed the group to discuss the album and more. Click here to view it now or check out the epic “Tiger Style” video below. #BAXWAR
Toronto, ON – Directed by Lyme Lyte Video, Friday aka Ricky Dred drops new visuals in support of his Home But Not Free Part 3 mixtape. Produced by 5 Star Beatz, “MTL” pays homage to Friday’s hometown of Montreal. Even with 17 years and counting in Toronto, Friday’s heart still lies in Montreal. Stay tuned for Friday’s forthcoming releases, The Rick Resurrection and his official album debut, Born 2 Win.
Toronto, ON – LG Toronto drops off a new Daniel Worthy-produced single called “My Team” featuring Young Allwood. The song is brought to you by Pay In Full Entertainment and Eighty 8 Five. Listen below via LG’s SoundCloud profile.
Vancouver, BC – Legendary B-boy and artist Dedos has been working on his Hip-Hop Icons series for a minute – pictures of Public Enemy, Eric B and Rakim and Maestro Fresh Wes are already in circulation. His latest masterpiece pays homage to the Beastie Boys, and Dedos says of the piece, “I figured with the recent death of MCA it would be a good time to remember them in this light… as with all these artists I’m doing it’s really as reminder of that golden era during the late 80′s through the 90′s.” According to the artist, “I thoroughly research all my pieces, and will hunt for the details of things like Ad Rock’s tee shirt. A lot I use from memory when I was a kid and I still have old books with these artists in them that I can reference.” Want a print? Check out the rest of the Hip-Hop Icons series HERE, along with a vast portfolio of other great pieces from Dedos.
Calgary, AB – Halifax-born, Calgary-based William “bRavenous” Mosher gravitates towards everything hip-hop-related. Whether he’s spitting the microphone at 10 at 10 Hip-Hop Showcase or opening for touring acts (like the highly anticipated M.O.P. show next month), Mosher can always be found supporting his fellow rappers and the urban scene that he is so evidently passionate about. Don’t worry, though, east-coasters—Mosher still sends his love.
Though he is now proud to represent Calgary, he has “crazy love for Nova Scotia— always.” HipHopCanada caught up with Mosher to find out more about his new album release, adolescent rapping days, and his talented artistic wife.
Vancouver, BC – It’s been only a mere ten months since Shawn Morozza, better known by his stage name inCredible, entered the West coast hip-hop scene, but he’s already released his second album, Shawn’s Dreamscape. Co-signed by Vancity’s very own Matt Brevner, the up-and-comer’s distinctive sound has received nothing but positive responses from his peers. Having produced, recorded and engineered the whole project himself, he hopes to push the boundaries of hip-hop with his lyrical and beat-crafting prowess. Shawn’s Dreamscape was made to be an experience, so start living and check it out after the jump.
Vancouver, BC – This is the remix to Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O” by Ghost. The FBC member switches things up on this one and the result is a great track to chill out to. You can check it out after the jump.
Venice Beach, CA – Don’t miss the video for “Rhymes Like These” by up-and-comer Edmonton rapper Jo Thrillz. Along with the new visual content we’ve got an exclusive interview with Thrillz and HipHopCanada’s new Prairies Editor, Sarah Sussman. They discuss the new video and other Thrillz related topics. Click here to read the interview now or check out the Kavan the Kid-directed “Rhymes Like These” below. “Rhymes Like These” was produced by Jersey’s Ill Tal (@illTalBeats).
Edmonton, AB – Edmontonian MC Joel Vaillancourt—more commonly known by his stage name Jo Thrillz—recently released the video for his previously unreleased track “Rhymes Like These” as a follow-up to his successful October mixtape Just Another Weekend. Vaillancourt teamed up with producer Ill Tall, mix master Jeff Eckert, director Kavan the Kid and fellow rapper and hook-writer, Alex Lambert, for a cheeky track with obscure rhymes and catchy riffs. “I wanted to maintain the boom bap-old school feel it already had—but at the same time, do it with modern lyrics,” said Vaillancourt.
HipHopCanada caught up with Jo Thrillz to find out about his favourite rhymes, turquoise bicycle, and California video-shooting experience. Check out the interview after the jump.