Vancouver, BC – JBlaq recently hit us with a freshly-cooked audio release for his track titled “I’m On.” JBlaq comes in over some hard-hitting Leeyou & Dancey production and hits us with a hungry joint of serious motivational status: “I’m a boss-ass n**ga like I run the congregation/ My style is kind of different/ Your style has been in rotation/ So I smile when I run into you/ Consider it consolation/ It’s been a while since you’ve been in the f**king conversation.”
JBlaq laces the track with this smooth R&B-style hook to balance out his fiery bars of flex. So despite the fact that this is actually one of tracks with warning shots firing off, it still sounds sexy AF. Check it below.
Toronto, ON – Today’s Song of the Day is a new single off the Peter Jackson album dropping March 31, 2015. “Hold Up” was produced by Pam Singh Ramgarhia and the track features YG and Mazze. Since I Was 16 is available for pre-order now through Bandcamp. The accompanying Since I Was 16 Canadian Tour with Nightmare Klub’s Sese is kicking off the next day, April 1, inside Toronto’s Nocturne. Click here for the full tour listing – more dates coming!
Halifax, NS – Bru-Print Music and Ravish Entertainment bring you The Cratez-produced “Daily Operation,” the first single off the upcoming J-Bru album, Sovereign. “Daily Operation,” directed by Jason Levangie, features Classified and Choclair. Sovereign will be out May 5.
Fort Erie, ON – DJ Shub, formerly of A Tribe Called Red, releases a new track called “Champion” through Nixon and ColdWax Music. The JUNO Award-winning producer/DJ will be performing in Toronto at Parts & Labour (1566 Queen St. West) on Friday, March 27, 2015 as part of Collage. He’ll be joined by Toronto’s DJ Dopey and Ottawa’s DJ Acro. Click here for more details or click here for the Facebook event listing.
Toronto, ON – Bias Truth just hit us up to let us know that he dropped his latest visuals for “What We Gon Do Now” off last year’s #AllRise project. This video comes to us as Bias gets ready to launch his highly-anticipated Better BMore BFore. I say it’s highly-anticipated because Bias is one of my favourite Canadian conscious rappers in the game right now and I feel like Better BMore BFore is going to get all up in my head and under my skin.
But back to the video for “What We Gon Do Now.” Bias hits us with a heavy knowledge bomb – the cycle of violence, drug use, and hurt is all-encompassing. Even if you think you’re far removed from it all, you’re not: “The problem is you don’t think the way you think is a problem.”
Los Angeles, CA – Singer-songwriter (and marine conservationist) Anjali World is a young Indian-American artist from the Bay Area making some noise with singles featuring Tyga and French Montana. She also happens to be the daughter of Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive. Ajanli first turned heads back in April 2014 with her debut single “We Turn Up” with production by Super Dave and a guest feature from French Montana. She followed that up towards the end of 2014 with another big record called “Nobody” featuring Last Kings rapper Tyga. Anjali has been busy on the performance circuit and has already opened for the likes of Trey Songz, Raghav, and the New Boyz. She also performed it at the Sacramento Kings halftime show in December to rave reviews. You can check out “Nobody” below and a download is available through iTunes.