Atlanta, GA – Who’s next? Well friends, that would be Zach Farlow with his latest single “Pullin Up.” Hailing from the ATL and representing Special Ent., this young MC has been taking the scene by storm right in the heart of hip-hop – New York City.
After spending a week in New York at the beginning of June, I noticed a common trend from club to club, that trend was none other than Zach. Now I’m not talking any club; The Griffin, Opus Lounge, 1OAK – there’s levels to this. Special Ent. is out here moving, putting Zach on front and centre to perform this Deafh-produced hit for the likes of Chris Brown, Drake and (Roc Nation’s) Von Smith.
Don’t let the boyish good looks fool you, this cat has got HEAT. I’ll admit that at first glance, even I was taken aback by the power behind those pipes. In my humble opinion, it’s only a matter of time until you see Zach’s name up in lights around the globe. If you don’t believe me now, you just might when you check out “Pullin Up” below.
Calgary, AB – Young lord Dirty Harry just hit us with his latest offering titled “The Condo” off his forthcoming project, The Learning Curve 3.
“The Condo” is about being posted up alone in the condo. Being alone has kind of become Harry’s thing lately. He’s doing some work in Edmonton right now and he’s staying in a condo. And he’s away from his Calgary kin. I mean, he’s not entirely alone. Because he stays working with some of my favourite cats (shout-out to Fingaz, Pleuto, New’L, and all you guys!). But Harry’s rolling with the whole lonely thing right now. Remember his last release? Yeah. That’s two songs in a row about Lonely Harry.
Harry comes into this track over top of a spacey cloud trap Melrose Zee beat. Which I was super stoked to see. Melrose Zee has done a lot of production for Harry and I’m a huge fan of the dude’s work. He fuses spacey psychedelic cloud rap melodies with hard-hitting trap drum lines. That’s why it’s cloud trap.
Toronto, ON – A few weeks ago, Allan Rayman released a new three-part song titled “The Bird & The Cage.”
In case you missed it, Allan recently dropped his Hotel Allan project and as far as I’m concerned, he’s a musical legend demigod. He’s got this moody blues-hip-hop-R&B sound that can only be described as Allan Rayman.
He’s taken on the role of the loner, so his music always has a hauntingly lonely undertone. There’s always some sort of void that Allan seems to be scratching at. So trust when I say this is one of the most complex audio gems I’ve come across this year.
Allan delivers an extensive three-part song titled “The Bird & The Cage.” The track alternates between dialogue skits and music tracks. For the record: you have to listen to it all, and in the order it was received. No skipping anything over. Okay? Check it out.
Toronto, ON – The team that brought you the hilarious “26 Types of Rappers In The Studio” and “23 More Types of Rappers In The Studio (featuring Boi-1da)” comedy skits are back with their latest release. This is “THE MOMENT THE HOMIE PULLS OUT THE AUX CORD!” by 4YallEntertainment.
Just recently it had been announced that the 4Yall squad (along with various other YouTube creators) partnered with MuchMusic for a new venture known as Much Digital Studios.
“What it’s like when the homie pulls out the aux cord in the whip. Who has the best tracks? The newest? The most exclusive? Who’s the sneaky one who will try to Shazam the track of a fellow brother? Find out!”
Vancouver, BC – If you haven’t heard of Moka Only by now, you will after his latest release Magickal Weirdness, dropping July 14th, 2015. Moka has released countless albums since the late 90’s, working with legends like; MF DOOM, J Dilla and most notably, Swollen Members – where he shared the success of three Juno’s, seven MuchMusic Video Awards and seven Platinum plaques during their success.
2015 is a very special year for Moka Only launching his own record label, Beautiful Records, with manager Nic Bambrough. Moka’s label is subscription based, and will offer all of his latest releases, some unreleased material plus tons of awesome extras for a yearly membership fee.
Vancouver, BC - On the heels of his latest album releaseSilver Tongue Devil (July 24th) Madchildhas just dropped a new video interview.
In this exclusive one-on-one Madchild goes deep into the making of his new album, talks early success of Swollen Members, signing with Nettwerk Management (Sum 41, Avril Lavigne), and the deal that made him a millionaire.
Pre-order the album on iTunes here and peep the interview below.
Ottawa, ON – If you’re looking for a tight mix to listen to this afternoon, make sure you tune into Nu BRL Radio between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. The show airs every Friday on Ottawa’s CHUO 89.1 FM with your hosts Lil Thrilla and DJ Alive.
You can listen to the show by downloading the mobile CHUO app for free on iTunes. You can also find it on digital cable on channel 943.
Nu BRL Radio plays a ton of Canadian hip-hop and R&B (as well as from around the world), run contests and giveaways, provide event listings, news updates, live interviews and more.