Hip-Hop Ain’t Dead It Lives In The North Volume 4 [Mixtape]
Toronto, ON – Earlier in the evening inside Rockwood Nightlcub, the drop of a needle kicked off the official release of the Hip-Hop Ain’t Dead It Lives In The North Volume 4 mixtape. This post marks the official online release via mixtape sponsor HipHopCanada.com. The DJ Dames Nellas mixed project features some of the hottest new singles in Canadian hip-hop, exclusives, freestyles and a unique touch of character courtesy of company founder Jonathon “Bizz” Brown. Nothing left behind for a release of this magnitude.
It is, afterall, the follow-up release to Volume 3 of the series which received a nomination at the 2011 Stylus Awards for DJ Mixtape of the Year. Will they pull off a win this time around, or at least another nomination? Download it for free after the jump and be the judge.
Take in the intro featuring Bizz to get started and then click the jump link to download the entire mixtape for free.
Bizz – Intro
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01 – Bizz – Intro
02 – Luu Breeze – Hollalaluie
03 – I’m On One (Freestyle)
04 – Drake – Headlines
05 – Sese – Leave Me Alone ft. Syph
06 – Tory Lanez – 10 Times ft. Meek Mill
07 – Reema Major – Chucky Doll
08 – Kardinal Offishall – Anywhere (Ol’ Time Killin’ Part 2) ft. Lindo P
09 – Shaun Boothe – Safe To Say
10 – Burd & Keyz – Real Nigga Tears (R.N.T.) ft. Rich Kidd & DJ Grouch
11 – Mayhem Morearty – All The Way Gone ft. JRDN
12 – Trixx – Interlude
13 – Freedom Writers – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
14 – DJ Jazzy Jeff & Ayah – Notorious (RMX) ft. Freeway, Tona & Dosage
15 – Jack Flawless – I Get Faded
16 – Harvey Stripes – P.A.I.D. 2 ft. French Montana
17 – JD Era – Change ft. Lokz
18 – Devon Tracy – Otis (Freestyle)
19 – Church Chizzle – I’m Comin’
20 – Anti-Heroes – Listen Up ft. D-Sisive
21 – Tona – Wild Inn ft. DJ Dames Nellas & S-Roc
22 – Shad – Flawless
23 – Kayo – New Guy
This isn’t just another mixtape. This isn’t any old .zip file. Hip-Hop Ain’t Dead It Lives In The North Volume 4 is a moment in time. Over 30 artists appear across 23 songs, all masterfully handled by DJ Dames Nellas who floods the market releasing Volume 4 only seven months after his Stylus Nominated Hip-Hop Ain’t Dead It Lives In The North Volume 3 broke ground.
Compiled from start to finish in less than 30 days, Volume 4 takes listeners on a journey to the many sides of hip-hop in Canada during late 2011. Introduced by a bold, poetic statement on hip-hop’s current state, the mixtape runs 23 records and features names like Drake, Kardinal Offishall, Shad, JD Era, Reema Major, Devon Tracey, Mayhem Morearty, JRDN and more than 30 others. Meek Mill, French Montana, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Freeway also play guest spots on some notable collaborations.
Comedian Trixx, who recently hosted Battle Of The Beatmakers as well as the 2011 Stylus DJ Awards, chimes in with a very outspoken interlude. The brutally honest sound bite continues a tradition of interludes on this mixtape series that aim to provoke conversation about the culture.
With executive production by It Lives In The North founder and co-owner Jonathon “Bizz”Brown, Volume 4 boasts a balanced blend of hip-hop’s best with hip hop’s next coming from Canada. The cover art was designed by STIRLING and special thanks go to Jesse Plunkett, Sunny Diamonds and Tim D.
Don’t forget to check out http://www.itlivesinthenorth.com.