Ottawa, ON – Earlier this summer, veteran Ottawa rapper God Bless released a new EP, produced entirely by his brother, Midas Touch. Shoot Em All Let God Sort Dem Out features seven tracks with guest appearances by Tajahry King, Hawkeye and Frank Blak. Purchase the release now through Bandcamp to get a copy of the CD with 3 bonus tracks as well as a God Bless t-shirt.
Mississauga, ON – Earlier this month, Mississauga artist AR released a new track titled “Pressure” (produced by Mister E).
The track is a commentary on pressure; and how it ultimately made AR work harder in order achieve success. It’s also one of AR’s favourite tracks he’s ever released.
AR recently made the decision to make a comeback in the rap game. And with that came a ton of pressure. But AR took that pressure and used it to his advantage. He stayed on his grind and put in the work in order to get to where he’s at now: “Moving through the dirt to be diamond.”
Listen to “Pressure” below, and check our Q&A with AR after the jump.
Newington, CT – It was 5 years ago when many listeners first saw Connecticut rapper, OnCue arise on on many prominent music blogs. He had just released one of many tracks to go viral, “It Usually Goes,” and was currently in the process of being vaulted from musical obscurity to a constant feature on a surplus of the best sites for up and coming rappers in the Southern states. Everyone online was talking about his heavy hitting bars, and relentlessly honest lyrics that had easily won him the respect of a fast-growing fan base. He quickly became known for being one of the few emcees who fearlessly talked about challenging real life situations that many of us could relate to – the most common subject being overcoming both situational and personal adversity. By the end of 2014 he’d released multiple celebrated projects, and recruited renowned producer Just Blaze for the majority of the production on his latest, Angry Young Man.
Editor’s note: As people smarter than myself have previously pointed out, Addi “Mindbender Supreme” Stewart is a genius and a legend among legends when it comes to Canadian hip-hop. As such, his writing needs no editing and his words are presented as he sees fit. Sometimes it’s even all caps, be warned. Any mistakes were intentional. All kidding aside, his review of the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour stop in Toronto is a great read that will make you mad that you missed the show. He tells you as much in the opening paragraph: “they smashed the fucking world stage to pieces.” Sit back and take it in. This is the word of Mindbender.
Toronto, ON – Bad Boys usually move in silence. But sometimes, like a mafia Godfather trying to shut down the family business and start a legal waste management / construction company, sometimes Bad Boys have one last family reunion tour, and smash the fucking world stage to pieces before they make their retirement to a beach house in Florida officially final. And the Hip-Hop Mafia Godfather of Harlem is on his “victory lap,” as he calls it, as he proceeds to give the people what they need, one last time…
Bad Boy Record’s Grand Finale happened in Toronto and I saw it, for real. Shout-out to HipHopCanada, Stolen From Africa, and Eternia, Kalmplex, Robbie G, who I saw at the show. Good times!
Toronto, ON – Kanye West recently alluded to the long-awaited collaborative project with Drake during an appearance at OVO Fest, and now it seems like that album is getting closer to seeing the light of day.
West asked the Toronto crowd back in August, “Ready for this album?” before pointing to Drake and then back to himself.
Some Toronto insiders had speculated about the existence of the project long before the on-stage announcement, but this was the first real indication that an official release was in the works.
Ottawa, ON – Ottawa vet Vico kicked off the weekend with a new Sixx Digits-produced record called “Focused On A Bag.” Check it out below.
Medicine Hat, AB – With a pair of dates already in the bag Kayo and Quake Matthews continue their Lost & Found Canadian Tour on Sunday with a show in Medicine Hat’s Liquid Nightlcub. The group will run through selections of their new project by the same name. Lost & Found is available on iTunes.
Quake commented on last night’s show in Calgary through an Instagram post early this morning: “Calgary was amazing tonight! I was blessed to have cousins from my mom and my dad’s side both in the building.”
After tomorrow’s show, The Search will head to Toronto for a show on Sept. 15, Halifax on Sept. 18 as part of East Coast Lifestyle’s 3rd Anniversary Party, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia on Sept. 22, Antigonish, Nova Scotia on Sept. 27, Halifax again on Sept. 28, Wolfville, Nova Scotia on Sept. 30, yet another Halifax show to cap off the month and then a show in Truro, Nova Scotia to start off October.
Brampton, ON – More new music from OSOT’s Romeyo Wilson. This is the 1UP-produced “RnB Chick,” mixed and mastered by Mnstrm. Peep it below.
Oshawa, ON – Classified will be at The Music Hall (39 King Street East) in Oshawa this evening for the latest leg of his Beautiful Escape Tour 2016.
Brought to you by 9-0 Nickel Entertainment and Highlife Naturals, the event features additional performances by special guests Robbie G, Raw Dog ENT, Ethic, and Grim Logik. Hosting duties are being handled by Stacee Brizzle and music will be provided by DJ Tyco. Tickets are still available so act now to avoid disappointment. General admission tickets are still available though TicketScene.ca. Click here to view the Facebook event listing.
If you can’t make it to The Muisc Hall tonight, Class has a ton of other dates booked for September including Fredericton on Sept. 15, Victoria, BC on Sept. 17, Wolfville, Nova Scotia on Sept. 22 and Toronto on Sept. 24. Visit his official site for more details.
Classified | Photo: Sarah Jay (HipHopCanada)
Toronto, ON – Veteran Scarborough MC Gangis Khan aka Camoflauge is hitting the road this month for a string of shows in Eastern Ontario. Presented by 9-0-Nickel Entertainment & International Touring Agency, and coming in support of The Story of Camoflauge project, the tour will bring Camo to some new markets as well as a highly anticipated Toronto homecoming on Sept. 23 with special guest T Gramz.
Other dates include Thursday, Sept. 15 in Sudbury, Friday, Sept. 16 in Newmarket, Sept. 17 in Timmons, Sept. 20 in Oshawa, Sept. 21 in Barrie, and Sept. 22 in Guelph. Supporting acts vary for each date but MoneeTalkz/9-0 Nickel’s own Bandit will be a special guest on the tour each step of the way. More dates could be announced soon so stay tuned. If you’d like to see Camo in your city, please ask your local promoter to contact 9-0 Nickel Events via 90NickelEvents@gmail.com.
The Story of Camoflauge is available on iTunes. Click the jump link below to see more information about the tour.