Vancouver, BC – We have the final video – number 5 – from Adlib and Rob The Viking‘s Teenagers From Mars vlog series. This round the boys break down their track “New Breed”. Peep that down below and if you haven’t already, make a point of copping Teenagers From Mars now.
Edmonton, AB – “Ladies and gentlemen! Live and direct from the south side!” That dude Conch spits fire in his recently released track “Writing Wrongs.” From wordplay, flow and production (CompactDisc and DUNNA) – everything is on point. If the name sounds familiar you’ve probably caught Conch performing with his partner-in-crime Mitchell Lawler. While they make a solid duo – Conch’s skills as an MC shine even brighter on his own. Check the impressive track below.
Winnipeg, MB – Don’t miss this dope new video from Living Proof (Abstract Artform and Doodlebug) featuring Toronto vet Thrust. “Electric” is the second single off LP’s EP debut, which is available on iTunes and Bandcamp (where you can also download the instrumentals). The album launch party is going down July 31 in Winnipeg at Le Garage. The “Electric” video was edited by F.O.L. with still photography provided by David Andrén. Check out the video now after the jump link below.
Toronto, ON – Last night’s footage from Toronto emcee/producer Raz Fresco’s release party for his highly anticipated album Pablo Frescobar. The night filled with high energy and genuine love and support also featured notable guest performances from, Redway, Rich Kidd, Sha Hustle, The 6th Letter and Jazz Cartier. Raz Fresco’s Pablo Frescobar is available on iTunes today!
Calgary, AB – On Jun. 27, Jazz Cartier came through Calgary to wrap Sled Island 2015, and delivered the best show of the entire festival. Ya heard? This was the BEST show of the entire festival. It was announced really last minute, too. On Jun. 18, the good people of Sled Island announced that Fido and VICE had teamed up to bring High Klassified, Jazz Cartier, and Keys N Krates to Nite Owl during Sled Island.
So all of us Calgarian hip-hop heads lost our ish. Because Jazz Cartier has one of the biggest buzzes in the game right now. Mostly because Marauding In Paradise was so damn crispy. But either way, we were juiced for the show.
Jazz Cartier’s set straddles the line between a rap show and a hardcore show. I love y’all rappers. But goddamn – when you’re performing a show you can’t just hop on stage and spit your bars into the mic. That’s boring AF. Take a lesson from Jazz. Dump some water on your crowd. Jump on to the speakers. Jump into the crowd. Jump on to the people. Jump on anything, actually. And do it all with the cheekiest little shit-disturbing smirk you are capable of. THAT IS HOW YOU DO A RAP SHOW, GUYS.
Toronto, ON – Roughly a year after the release of his mixtape debut, Take Off, Toronto rapper YYZ returns with his second offering, The Reason. Backed by top notch production provided by Cease Fire, The Reason features guest appearances by Ambre McLean, D’eve Archer and Cease Fire’s own Braden K. You can stream the project below and downloading is available through iTunes.
Los Angeles, CA – Don’t miss this newly released banger from West coast R&B act Jake&Papa. While some of our viewers might just be discovering what the soulful duo bring to the table, others might recall seeing the pair featured on various records we posted by LA rapper DUBB including the video for “6 Months.”
For their latest single, “Beat in the Trunk,” brothers Jake&Papa enlist the support of producer Ken Nana as well as up-and-coming Miami crooner, Major Myjah. The hard hitting tune will serve as an official single to the group’s new album, Sexual Warfare, set to drop in August.
“More than my girl, that’s my dawg. She wherever I’m at.’ That line pretty much embodies what this song is all about. Where you’ve been putting in work and you feel shit about to take off… If you’re a real one, you’re giving your girl he game as it comes to you so that she’s confident, well aware and well prepared.”
Calgary, AB - Fresh off his superlative performance on Jun. 25, Tory Lanez hit Calgary with a second show during Sled Island 2015 at Hifi Club on Jun. 26.
Tory exited his first performance on Jun. 25 seeking medical assistance for an injury. So the Sled Island festivalgoers weren’t sure what they were in for at Tory’s second show. Some people hypothesized that the injury would result in a cancellation of the show, while others assumed he’d have a cast or something equally debilitating. Either way, people were buzzing about his block party performance all day. “DID YOU SEE TORY LANEZ AT THE BLOCK PARTY???????????” was one of the top icebreakers of the day.
Admittedly, I jumped to conclusions in my review of Tory’s first show. I said that Calgary almost broke Tory Lanez. Well, I hate to say it, but I can assure you that I stand corrected. Because Tory Lanez definitely broke Calgary during his second show at Hifi.
Calgary, AB - On Jun. 25, one of my all-time favourite up-and-comers – the great Tory Lanez – blessed the people of Calgary with a free show at East Village Block Party 2015, as part of the Sled Island music festival. This show also marked Tory’s debut performance in Calgary.
Most of the crowd came out not knowing who Tory Lanez was. But trust when I say they sure as hell left the show knowing just exactly who the f**k Tory Lanez is. This show got lit.
Tory went so hard that he actually injured himself. You heard that, y’all? Calgary almost broke Tory Lanez. He played it off like no big deal, though. But as soon as he wrapped his set, his crew helped him off the stage and brought him to the medical tent for assistance.