Toronto, ON – Between YouTube and SoundCloud alone, the new ode to “Money” single by 365’s Jayy Brown has racked up close to 45k streams in just over a week. The video was shot and edited by Charlton Visuals and the song was produced by TheBeatPlug. Peep it below.
Toronto, ON – “Who can I trust when it’s sticky? 10 toes in the field like I’m Messi.” Toronto Ricky, formerly BenFrank, returns with fresh visuals powered by veteran director Zecko J. “Sticky” comes in support of Ricky’s 12-cut Neighbourhood Santa mixtape which came out towards the end of 2016. Check out “Sticky” below.
Toronto, ON – “Call me 22 and don’t forget the dollar signs.” $22$ has been posting heat to his SoundCloud profile for close to a year, and his name is really starting to get out there.
His latest, “My Head Cannot Handle” packs together smooth harmony and catchy bars as he goes in on the fakes giving him a headache. Other recent releases include “Starting 5” and “6Side.” You can find those after the jump.
$22$ – My Head Cannot Handle
Ottawa, ON – Cashtro Crosby goes in on Dave East’s “Type of Time” instrumental for his new “Type of Bars” freestyle. The track will be featured on his forthcoming release, #3MillionFans, slated to drop soon along with his Live from Neverland album. Check out the RJ aka @Creatr-directed video below.
Toronto, ON – Following up on his Riff Raff-assisted “Married To The Game,” trap artist Loonie Blue returns with a new tune backed by Pops On Da Beat. You can check out “Band$” featuring “Lsd” rapper Reggie Mills below and “Married to the Game” after the jump.
Loonie Blue – Band$ ft. Reggie Mills
Prod. Pops On Da Beat
Montreal, QC – With his Life Of a PI EP on the way, Real City rapper Boy6lue has released a pair of dope visuals backed by 2 of the hottest directors coming out of the city. Lowkey Entertainment presents “Real One” directed by veteran Michael Jacobs, and “Blues Nursery” directed by 9-0-Nickel’s Fatty Soprano. Check out both videos below. Interview with Boy6lue coming soon. “Blues Nursery” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.
Boy6lue – Real One
Halifax, NS – East Coast rapper and one half of The Search duo, Quake Matthews just released a new solo cut in collaboration with Reeny Smith titled “Just Another Love Story.”
The track was produced by Classified and serves as a commentary on the parallel between romantic relationships and Quake’s own relationship with alcohol over the last decade. Quake personified alcohol as a female he’s having relations with, and he takes us through the highs and lows of trying to navigate a love story.
It’s not a glorification of drinking; and it’s definitely not a write-off on drinking for Quake, either. It’s simply a look at both the joy and devastation that go hand-in-hand with any relationship. Check out “Just Another Love Story” below, and scope our Q&A with Quake after the jump.
Ottawa, ON – Ottawa recording artist King Tutt returns with impressive new visuals powered by Hawk Eye Creations. In less than 72 hours, the “Excessive” video has received over 12,500 views with no signs of slowing down.
The video, brought to you by Kings of the Jungles, was slickly woven together in a manner that showcases Tutt’s lifestyle, shows love to his Ledbury Ave. squad, pays homage to the city he represents, and still tells a bit of a story.
With crisp aerial shots of his hood and various locations around Ottawa, the song starts off with the catchy hook as Tutt asserts his command of attention and boss status. He makes a pick-up, Timmy’s cup in hand, and as the story of that package unfolds, Tutt lives it up on a yacht with his team, kicks it with the crew back home and drifts into doing donuts with luxury cars.
A perfect approach for a song called “Excessive” and it should do good things for Tutt’s move to push his career forward. Check it out below.
Vancouver, BC – The first stop of Run The Jewels Run The World Tour recently took place at Vancouver’s PNE Forum to a nearly sold-out all-ages crowd. Bringing their signature sound back to their devoted West Coast fans, RTJ played for a crowd more than five-times the size of their last show in Vancity in 2014.
With support from heavily anticipated acts like The Gaslamp Killer, Gangsta Boo and Nick Hook the entire show went off from beginning to end. Jamie Sands was front and centre to capture the action, check out his gallery below.
The Run The World Tour continues with stops in Toronto and Montreal. Special thanks goes out to Timbre Concerts.