Toronto, ON – Love can make people do crazy things. Sha Prince gets pushed over the edge in his latest set of visuals for “Stirred Echoes.” Latex & Perfume drops October 31st via DJ Booth.
Philadelphia, PA – Fans in Philly had already started to take their seats when it was announced that Drake’s Would You Like A Tour? would be postponed due to technical difficulties. The Drake concert at the Wells Fargo Center was the second stop on the tour behind Pittsburgh which went down without incident a day earlier.
Rebecca Goodman, spokeswoman for the arena, said, “Due to the elaborate nature of tonight’s show and an unexpected technical issue, Drake’s ‘Would You Like A Tour’ concert at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia has been postponed until Wednesday, December 18.”
Drake brings Would You Like A Tour? back to Canada on Nov. 28 at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena, followed by Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome on Nov. 30 and Edmonton’s Rexall Place on Dec. 1. It then goes back down South to close off the remaining 11-dates of the tour, including the postponed Philly date. The tour comes in support of Drake’s latest studio album – Nothing Was The Same – available on iTunes.
Would You Like A Tour? Ottawa, Oct. 22, 2013 | Photo: Standout Media
Edmonton, AB – Edmonton MC Kryple teamed up with Levente Kovacs (of LK Visuals) for the latest installation in the Hot 16 series. You know the Hot 16 drill, by now: rappers verse 16 bars over their favourite beats. Kovacs started his own Hot 16 series where he works with artists to conceptualize accompanying visuals for the rhymes. For this Hot 16, Kryple drops some fast tight rhymes (and by fast, I mean really fast) over an old-school beat, courtesy of Edmontonian producer Feltersnatch.
Some of you may know Kryple as one third of the Doom Squad crew. But he’s been cranking out a ton of dope solo stuff, too. He really gets his bars’ worth of Hot 16 on this joint. The number of rhymes he condenses into this short video is impressive. Check it out below. And make sure you check out the LK Visuals website if you’re interested in working with Kovacs.
Sun reporter Jane Stevenson chats Flying Colours, Drake, Jane Austen, Vancouver and more with London, Ontario rapper Shad. Flying Colours is Shad’s fourth studio album – available on iTunes.
Vancouver, BC – Clever Canadian rapper Shad isn’t exactly what you call a slacker. In between his third and just-released fourth album, Flying Colours, the Kenyan-born hip hop artist got his masters in Liberal Arts at Simon Fraser University. This after getting a business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont.
“This is my second degree and in a way I think both of them, in a way I didn’t expect, shaped my thinking, kind of crept up on me,” says Shad, 31, who’s got an impressive all-Canadian list of guest artists from k-os to Lights.
Photo: Dave Abel
Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada has teamed up with Calgary producer, Guy Bombardo, to bring you the debut of a fresh new track titled “In Tha House.” If you don’t remember Guy Bombardo—he made a name for himself this summer by winning the Season 2 opener of the Beat Street West producer battle.
Bombardo’s signature drum-and-bass-laced hip-hop beats changed his status from unknown underdog to up-and-coming producer on the rise. For this track, Bombardo teamed up with Guelph-based MC, Vic NS, to create a vibed out trap joint. Check it out below.
Toronto, ON – GiNZ kicks off his new weekly #FreestyleGINZday series with the release of his new “Hope Floats” video. For the first installment, GiNZ flips the song “Strangers” by Portishead with video direction coming from Jason Li aka Siego. Check it out below and look out for more new visuals from GiNZ every Friday.
Vancouver, BC - Out of left field J. West drops an unexpected new five track digital EP with producer im’peretiv, The Throwback. The project includes unreleased material the two recorded between 2012-2013 and is a mere glimpse into what the rapper/producer duo have been working on for the last year while taking advantage of the current digital trend known as #throwbackthursday in order to release some older material.
J. West and im’peretiv have been steadily working on a full-length project titled KINGDOM so be on the lookout for that. Until the two are ready to release a single from KINGDOM they have decided to give fans The Throwback – check it out below.
Vancouver, BC – New video from YN Music’s DatboiYC titled “I Need You”. Directed by Marco Abraham YN Music and Motion Media check it out below.
Vancouver, BC – Vancouver based dancer T-Swagg and rapper Swisslizz are back at it with their latest “Shut It Down”. Directed and edited by Marco Abraham and produced by Swisslizz for YN Music – check it below.
Toronto, ON – Brand new music and visuals from your boy Bishop Brigante. The Scarborough MC/actor has been laying low publicly on the music side of things for a minute while putting in quite a bit of work to advance his acting career. Fans will be happy to know that he’s stayed busy with recording in between roles for movies like Evil Feed, Chupacabra vs. the Alamo, and TV show appearances that included Cracked and The Listener.