Vancouver, BC - Kyirim releases his brand new single “Where I Live” ft. Moka Only & DJ K-Rec (prod. Young DeVito). It is probably the most ‘Vancity’ music videos you’ll ever watch. BBoys, smoke shops, homies chillin, skating, DJing, graffiti and of course – rapping! “Where I Live” encapsulates 1st generation to 3rd generation hip-hop in Vancouver. Kyirim’s new EP titled Mic Cheque is set to release online August 26th 2014. Enjoy!
Hamilton, ON – Hamilton-based MC T.Y. is back from his brief hiatus and gearing up to hit us with a new project release. We recently featured T.Y.’s 500 Autumn Nights: Side B here on HipHopCanada and y’all seemed to really like it. In fact, a lot of other cats liked it too. T-Dot’s Chef Byer (who produced OB O’Brien’s “Steve Nash”) copped a listen to the project and decided he wanted to executive produce T.Y.’s forthcoming project.
So to get the hype stirring, T.Y. is dropping a series of remixed classic hip-hop tunes for our listening pleasure. Every single Tuesday – it’s called #TYTuesday, by the way. And we’re going to debut these tracks for you here on HHC.
This week T.Y. kicks off the series with a new wave update on Souls Of Mischief’s classic “93 Til Infinity.” Everyone and their grandmothers have done spin-offs on this track. But T.Y. is a fresh face on the scene. Think of him as Canada’s answer to Joey Bada$$ and the Pro Era crew. He’s got the K.I.N.G.S. (Knowledge is Need for Great Success) backing him up. He’s young and on the come-up. He’s hungry. And he delivers. Check the track below.
Toronto, ON – It’ll seem like a small price to pay if Kevin Durant ends up joining the Raptors, but we won’t know how it plays out for couple of more years. As the NBA reported earlier though, they’ve fined the Toronto Raptors $25,000 in accordance with their anti-meddling policies, after Drake built a case for KD joining the Raptors’ organization during OVO Fest.
Durant was in attendance at OVO Fest, where Drake encouraged the crowd to give him a sample of the type of support he’d expect to see if he joined the team. As you can see in the clip located after the jump link, the mostly Toronto crowd gave him a hero’s welcome.
Durant becomes a free agent in 2016 so the $25,000 could be perceived as just a cheap expense to plant the Raptors seed in his ear, well before his actual availability on the free agency market.
Toronto, ON – Currently on the road for the Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour, Drake dropped a remix to the catchy “Club Going Up on a Tuesday” by ILOVEMAKONNEN, produced by Metro Boomin & Sonny Digital. The original song is featured on the ATL artist’s I Love Makonnen EP. Check it out below and look for the original “Club Going Up On A Tuesday” video after the the jump.
Toronto, ON – With Money Over Every Thing 3 set to drop this week, Money Marlo lets off new supporting visuals. This time he self-directs and edits the new video for the TMF BeatzSquad-produced, “Flock of Birds.” Scarborough ting from time, G…check it out after the jump link below!
“Flock of Birds” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.
Hamilton, ON – Originally published July 30, 2014 – Steel City’s Jigz Crillz is gearing up for the fall release of his new EP, Humble Beginnings.
After a brief hiatus and relocation, Crilly has returned to Hamilton with a new outlook on life and a new lease on his desire to be an artist. Between building a record label (Stainless Steel Records), launching a clothing brand (The Stainless Collection) and finalizing his new project, there is no shortage of work to get done.
But one chat with Crilly and you’ll see he’s more than up for the task, and motivated to succeed. We were lucky enough to catch up with him for a quick question and answer session. Check it out after the jump.
Montreal, QC – Originally published August 9, 2014 – The highly-anticipated Osheaga Music Festival 2014 embraced thousands of music fanatics with loving arms during its opening days in August. Over 40,000 people from Montreal and Toronto, along with international guests and vacationers saturated the tiny satellite island of Parc Jean-Drapeau to enjoy the vibrant summer rhythms of more than 100 performances on six outdoor stages.
Food trucks serving delicious delights were present, booze flooded the atmosphere, and port-a-potty lines were invitingly outstretched. Several talented and distinguished hip-hop artists represented the culture well over the three-day fete. Check after the jump for Aneesah Marie’s review of the historical and immortal moments that went down.
Kitchener, ON – Kitchener MC Pizzy Only recently dropped a new single on us entitled “JLMA” off his forthcoming EP release, DeathxDontxDiscriminateX. “JLMA” stands for “just leave me alone,” by the way. This is the anthem for the anti-social stoners, as well as us introverts who generally dislike the company of others. We just want cats to leave us alone, from time-to-time. JLMA, people! JLMA!
Pizzy teamed up with Kxlla for this, and got in over top of some dope production by Computorfresh. The track has a spaced-out trap beat. And Pizzy hits us repeatedly with this warning: “When I’m high/ Just leave me alone.” The song goes on for almost seven minutes – it really drives the point home. And then it all winds down with some humble Pizzy spoken-word dialogue: “You still have a lot to learn/ And you’re still foolish and naive/ But hey, let’s keep moving.” Check the track below. And keep it locked on that new DeathxDontxDiscriminateX EP.
London, ON – K.I.V. (who you may also know as your friendly neighbourhood radio host at The Come Up Show) recently launched new visuals for his track “Flawless.” K.I.V. is gearing up to drop his debut mixtape – K.I.V- Long & Prosper – later on this year.
So to tease us up for the big release, K.I.V. teamed up with his Revelated.me fam to release this old-school black and white-style video that is just so on-point with K.I.V.’s old-school throwback style. The visuals were shot by Tim Freelink. Check it after the jump.
Toronto, ON – T-Dot’s own ShaqIsDope recently dropped his latest single entitled “Emotions.” You might remember this track off Shaq’s recent EP, Early Beginnings: The Shaquille Baptiste Story (shameless self-promotion: I reviewed the project and you can read it over here).
Anyways, “Emotions” is a great little joint that explores the great lengths we go to in order to avoid feeling things. That hook kills me every time: “We’ve been drinking/ Smoking/ Tryin’ to cope with our emotions.” Because despite the fact that being emotional is semi-cool now, we’re all still fronting that we have thick skin. And when the feels start to get to us, we turn to other coping mechanisms to keep our cool. Check the track below.