Vancouver, BC – Team FBC takes you in depth on the building of Ghost‘s new album and the journey taken to get to that next step in the hip-hop world. This weeks guest is Vancouver recording artist, Merkules. Footage was taken from in studio and live performance and the purpose is to showcase the hard work and dedication put into the music. Check out Have Nots Episode 5 after the jump.
Montreal, QC – The collective known as Nation Ruckus are back this week with an aggressive, hard hitting track featuring Liz Skalak & Jmic that gets backed up by some mean street shaking drums. Peep the joint titled “Victory” below and to check in another new release coming in 2 weeks!
Calgary, AB – The second round of the King of the Dot (KOTD) 2013 Ground Zero Grand Prix battles goes down on May 11 at The D (222 – 7 St SW) in downtown Calgary with host and former KOTD champion, Sketch Menace. Seasoned MCs Uno Lavoz and Ape Yola face off in the main event battle and Wize Guy goes up against Adamantium in the highly anticipated Round 2 Ground Zero Grand Prix Battle.
Philadelphia, PA – The annual Mad Decent Block Party (MDBP) tour from Diplo’s own Mad Decent record label makes two stops in Canada this year— it kicks off in Calgary on July 19 and will stop at Fort York in Toronto on July 26. Aside from being headlined by Diplo’s Major Lazer project, MDBP includes a stellar lineup with acts including Riff Raff, A Tribe Called Red, Danny Brown, and more.
Calgary, AB – There’s virtually nothing that local rapper Dylan Roberts, better known as King Dylan, hasn’t dabbled in. He has taken ballet lessons, trained for professional speed-skating, and holds a communications major and arts minor from the University of Calgary. This ambitious regime translates into everything the king reigns over—hip-hop included. The self-described “alternative rapper” plays piano and bass guitar, while contributing his own lyrics and vocals to his tracks. “I want to try new things. I don’t want to be doing the same rap song over and over again,” said Roberts, admitting that he recently picked up music production and has decided to teach himself the guitar. He also does a killer freestyle to Andre Nickatina’s “Ayo For Yayo.”
Minneapolis, MN – Posted with only a few hours to spare in the day, “Danny Brown gets head on stage” became RNBCanada’s most viewed post and most searched item of the week.
At one point people in over 50+ countries simultaneously took interest in the brazen act of groupie love offered to Danny Brown who continued to rap without skipping a beat. It was the blowjob seen around the world… well not really, you can see a photo of it but it doesn’t show much. What’s even more amusing was the Twitter exchange between Brown and Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar shortly after it happened. Click here for more.
Toronto, ON – Drake continues to build his connection to the leading ladies of the 90′s. His love for Aaliyah is no secret and he’s been connected to talks of her next posthumous project. Back in August, Drake and Noah “40″ Shebib released a new Aaliyah song entitled “Enough Said” which lead many people to believe that an official release was on the way.
Now the young Toronto millionaire is working with the remaining members of TLC for their first album since the loss of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes back in 2002. So far we know the album will likely feature Drake, J. Cole and Ne-Yo, as T-Boz and Chilli have hit the studio with them just recently. Click here to read more on our new site, RNBCanada.com.
Toronto, ON – JD Era lets go of a dope freestyle over ASAP Rocky’s “1 Train” track, which was released back in December. Listen below.
Check out Era on the red carpet at the JUNO’s after the jump!