Montreal, QC – FW6 and SkrillaBoyz Ent. present a new RealCity411.com-directed visual from Montreal rapper T-Tymes and Ottawa up-and-comer, DaBoiLoc. Stay Tuned as DaBoiLoc is set to drop his debut mixtape, SouthSideSkrillaBoyz.
Toronto, ON – After releasing the remix to SZA’s “Babylon” a few months ago, Toronto upstart Nyce Brown has captured the attention of not only his city, but those outside of it too.
Coming in as a new voice in R&B, Nyce Brown has liberated a 6-track EP that meddles in smooth vocals and sultry baselines, as well as production from Kyle Justice, Devid Neale and AndreOnBeat. From the sensual “Screamin'” and “Lay It Down” to the romantic “Need Your Love” and “Prince of Hearts,” Nyce Brown paints a picture etched in love and the essence of true R&B.
Prince of Hearts is available to stream below, and for download on iTunes.
Sault Ste. Marie, ON – New music coming out of Northern Ontario. Outspoken Corboy of Sault Ste. Marie jumps on Nicki Minaj’s “Truffle Butter” instrumental for his own remix. Check it out below.
Toronto, ON – For our Song of the Day, the 6ix side connects with Brownsville in this gritty collaboration between Fortunato and Sean Price. Check out the Sean One-produced “Don’t Drink The Kool-Aid” below.
Vancouver, BC – Local co-op radio show hosts DJ Denise and DJ Natural take to the airwaves weekly for their hip-hop show Urban Renewal Project on 100.5FM on Tuesdays between 10pm to 12am. They showcase local and Canadian talent and this March 19th they will be hosting a Vancouver hip-hop showcase and fundraiser at the Wise Hall (882 Adanac St.).
From Yo! Vancity Laughs Brendan Bourque, James Kennedy & Game Genies will help kick off the evening with performances from Skulastic, Dubgee, Ayetown, KV, Cander, Rupert Common, C Dub Glazier, & Blue Team Blue
$10 tickets can be purchased at the door online here. All proceeds will go to Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5fm in support of the Urban Renewal Project. See the event poster below.
Toronto, ON – OVO FEST 2015! The 6ixth annual OVO Fest is going down August 1 to 3 with tickets going on sale March 20th. The line-up already includes Drake, J. Cole, Big Sean, Kevin Hart and more. Stay tuned for further details!
Vancouver, BC – Hip-hop artist and Vancouver transplant Tyler Skyy has been heavy on his grind over the past few years and after living through multiple heart surgeries and working with charities such as Ronald McDonald House, he has no shortage of stories to tell.
His recently dropped project Intergalactic is just that. An eloquently told story of his past, present and hopes for his future expressed through his laid-back rhyme style and astute wordplay. A bit of double-time rapping mixed with some light singing has Skyy showing off his diverse skill-set while providing a thrill to listeners ear drums.
The title track gives an outer-space vibe off the bat with it’s airy production. Skyy’s mellow flow and fierce narrative are apparent with lines like, “I was literally born with a broken heart/but Ima die with the chest of a lion beneath these scars.” Vancouver OG JayKin provides a verse on “Gifted” where Skyy continues to express those past struggles with heart complications. “I’ve been given the gift of life/ So while I’m here Ima live it right” he croons while getting real and honest about his past.
Tyler Skyy is like an open book filled with anecdotes of struggle, perseverance, heartache and hope. Features from Quake Matthews and Britti Noble add a welcome assortment to the mix although Skyy could have easily held his own on this project. Don’t be fooled by his positive demeanor, the longer this young up-and-comer keeps his head in the game, he is sure to grow only more tenacious.
Purchase Intergalactic on iTunes here or stream it below.
Vancouver, BC – Vancity rap veteran and two time Juno Award nominee Concise just dropped his steamy new video featuring Vancouver’s baddest video babe, Johla Safi.
The G-Vine produced track has a confident ‘Cise boasting is sex style while changing up his signature sound with a little auto-tune. A sexy hook and even sexier visuals has this video earning it’s name “Sex On Fire”. Check it out below.
“Sex On Fire” is also available on iTunes here.
Toronto, ON – Tay Lewis and Sunny Diamonds have just teamed up with hit us with this monster new beat titled “Word On Street.”
This instrumental is the murkiest of murk. It’s a trappy shade-fused shadow track. It’s got biohazardous audio leakage oozing out of every bar. It’s very unsettling, and it’s also one of the hardest beats you’ll hear this month. You could actually rap the flimsiest bars over top of this and you’d still end up sounding hard as nails. Shoot. You could do Jay Z’s “Pound Cake” verse on here, and still sound like daggers. Check it out.
Ottawa, ON – After a hiatus from music, Ottawa vet El Dollar teams up with Emerick for the remix of “Makes Me Sad.” The visuals were handled by director Rexx. Check it out after the jump.