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I went to a Hedley show to watch Classified and Mike Boyd open [Review]

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Production Notes

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Anno Domini talks production success & advice for aspiring CDN producers [Interview]

Anno Domini talks production success & advice for aspiring CDN producers [Interview]

London, UK – In the early 2000′s, when the relationship between hip-hop and the internet really began to flourish, many aspiring MCs … Read More »

Boi-1da, The Maven Boys featured on new Mobb Deep album [News]

Boi-1da, The Maven Boys featured on new Mobb Deep album [News]

New York, NY – Boi-1da has added another dope credit to his production discography by being confirmed as one of the producers … Read More »

Canadians Jazzfeezy & Steve  Samson produce T.I. single “I Ain’t Goin” [News]

Canadians Jazzfeezy & Steve Samson produce T.I. single “I Ain’t Goin” [News]

Atlanta, GA – T.I.’s new single, “I Ain’t Goin,” was produced by Canada’s own Jazzfeezy and Steve Samson. Look out for the … Read More »

Boi-1da to coach Team Toronto at SXSW International Team Beat Battle [News]

Boi-1da to coach Team Toronto at SXSW International Team Beat Battle [News]

Toronto, ON – Grammy award-winning producer, Boi-1da will head up the coaching team for Team Toronto, as they compete in the first-ever … Read More »

Toronto producer Frank Dukes featured on OBX’s Villain album [News]

Toronto producer Frank Dukes featured on OBX’s Villain album [News]

San Antonio, TX – Toronto producer Frank Dukes was specifically sought out by OBX for his Villain album (available on iTunes). Dukes … Read More »

Daniel Worthy, Big Pops, Showboiz featured on new DUBB project [News]

Daniel Worthy, Big Pops, Showboiz featured on new DUBB project [News]

Los Angeles, CA – LA rapper DUBB has created a huge buzz leading up to the Jan. 14 release of his Never … Read More »

Soundsmith Productions credit missing on Nipsey Hussle’s Crenshaw tape [News]

Soundsmith Productions credit missing on Nipsey Hussle’s Crenshaw tape [News]

Toronto, ON – It has come to our attention that Nipsey Hussle’s popular Crenshaw mixtape has a Canadian connection that we hadn’t … Read More »

Big Pops, Burd & Keyz, Daniel Worthy, 2oolman & Pilz produce for Game’s OKE [News]

Big Pops, Burd & Keyz, Daniel Worthy, 2oolman & Pilz produce for Game’s OKE [News]

Compton, CA – When it comes to hip-hop, Canadian producers continue to account for a large share of the success Canada sees … Read More »

Boi-1da & WondaGurl represent Canada on Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail [News]

Boi-1da & WondaGurl represent Canada on Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail [News]

Toronto, ON – There’s only one man that can announce the existence of an album within only two weeks of its release … Read More »

Toronto’s Junia-T produces for DeLorean’s GRACE album [News]

Toronto’s Junia-T produces for DeLorean’s GRACE album [News]

Houston, TX – Houston’s own DeLorean, also known as DeLo, finally drops his long-awaited opus GRACE, a 19-track free album that plays … Read More »

Black Hippy – U.O.E.N.O. (RMX) / ScHoolboy Q – Yay Yay (Prod. Boi-1da) [Audio]

Black Hippy – U.O.E.N.O. (RMX) / ScHoolboy Q – Yay Yay (Prod. Boi-1da) [Audio]

Los Angeles, CA – Top Dawg Entetainment lets off a sick “U.O.E.N.O.” remix from the Black Hippy movement. The group is composed … Read More »

Wyclef Jean – Death Wish ft. Opium Black

Wyclef Jean – Death Wish ft. Opium Black

Vancouver, BC – A big track coming from Vancity producer Brall Beats with Wyclef Jean‘s “Death Wish” featuring Opium Black. This track … Read More »

Drake, T-Minus featured on Lil Wayne’s new album [News]

Drake, T-Minus featured on Lil Wayne’s new album [News]

New Orleans, LA – Lil Wayne has released the track listing for his upcoming I Am Not a Human Being II album … Read More »

Burd & Keyz produces lead single off Machine Gun Kelly’s new mixtape [News]

Burd & Keyz produces lead single off Machine Gun Kelly’s new mixtape [News]

Toronto, ON – Machine Gun Kelly is working on a new mixtape this year and he recently got in the studio with … Read More »

MoSS & A-Trak to appear on new Ill Bill album, The Grimy Awards [News]

MoSS & A-Trak to appear on new Ill Bill album, The Grimy Awards [News]

Canadians MoSS and A-Trak will be featured on the new Ill Bill album, The Grimy Awards, slated for release on February 26th. … Read More »

Boi-1da and The Maven Boys featured on Game’s new album [News]

Boi-1da and The Maven Boys featured on Game’s new album [News]

Toronto, ON – The frequency and amount of international success Toronto producers are having is just outstanding! I’m happy to report that … Read More »

Marco Polo produces Brooklyn Nets’ TV intro [News]

Marco Polo produces Brooklyn Nets’ TV intro [News]

Brooklyn, NY – You don’t have to be a patron of the Barclays Center to be familiar with the soundscape that’s now … Read More »

Boi-1da produces new Nicki Minaj single, “Freedom” [Audio/News]

Boi-1da produces new Nicki Minaj single, “Freedom” [Audio/News]

Toronto, ON – Boi-1da stays busy! Check out this new Nicki Minaj tune he produced called “Freedom.” The track will appear on … Read More »

Boi-1da produces 2 songs on Meek Mill album dropping Oct. 30 [News]

Boi-1da produces 2 songs on Meek Mill album dropping Oct. 30 [News]

Philadelphia, PA – As is the case for many big releases dropping lately, the new Meek Mill album will feature Canadian production … Read More »

Marco Polo featured on Vinnie Paz album, God of the Serengeti [News]

Marco Polo featured on Vinnie Paz album, God of the Serengeti [News]

Toronto, ON -Toronto producer Marco Polo continues to build his impressive resume with a placement on the new Vinnie Paz (Jedi Mind … Read More »

Frank Dukes makes huge contribution to Man with the Iron Fists soundtrack [News]

Frank Dukes makes huge contribution to Man with the Iron Fists soundtrack [News]

New York, NY – Canadian producers continue to make waves internationally as Frank Dukes lands 8 … Read More »

Toronto’s T-Minus produces first leak off new Joe Budden mixtape [News]

Toronto’s T-Minus produces first leak off new Joe Budden mixtape [News]

Jersey City, NJ – Check out the first leak off the new Joe Budden mixtape, No Love Cost. “Put It Down,” produced … Read More »

Toronto producer Marco Polo featured on upcoming MHz Legacy album [News]

Toronto producer Marco Polo featured on upcoming MHz Legacy album [News]

Toronto, ON – Man Bites Dog Records will release the self-titled album by MHz Legacy on October 30th. The group consists of … Read More »

Deion Gill – One Girl [Video]

Deion Gill – One Girl [Video]

Los Angeles, CA – Man+Machine drops new visuals for “One Girl” by Deion Gill, produced by Toronto’s own Spinz Beatz. Deion has … Read More »

Boi-1da produces for new DJ Khaled album, Kiss The Ring [News]

Boi-1da produces for new DJ Khaled album, Kiss The Ring [News]

Toronto, ON – Grammy-winning producer Boi-1da has added quite a few gems to his catalogue over the course of the summer and … Read More »

#5thAvenueBlogs | Side Chain Compression [Blog]

#5thAvenueBlogs | Side Chain Compression [Blog]

Toronto, ON – One of the most important sonic relationships in hip-hop music is the one between the kick drum and the … Read More »

#5thAvenueBlogs | Cutting samples and the importance of zero crossings [Blog]

#5thAvenueBlogs | Cutting samples and the importance of zero crossings [Blog]

Toronto, ON – Sampling is a major element of hip-hop production; just about every beat-maker has used one in their music-making life. … Read More »

#5thAvenueBlogs | Why rappers get a bad rep in the studio: Part 2 [Blog]

#5thAvenueBlogs | Why rappers get a bad rep in the studio: Part 2 [Blog]

Toronto, ON – In the first part of this blog, I went over preparedness in the studio and how it pertains to … Read More »

#5thAvenueBlogs | Why rappers get a bad rep in the studio: Part 1 [Blog]

#5thAvenueBlogs | Why rappers get a bad rep in the studio: Part 1 [Blog]

Toronto, ON – The studio is a place where musicians of all genres come to fully realize the creative process of making … Read More »

Tone Mason comments on producing new 50 Cent single [News]

Tone Mason comments on producing new 50 Cent single [News]

Toronto, ON – Canadian producers continue to kill it internationally! Tone Mason landed a huge placement with 50 Cent’s … Read More »

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