Toronto, ON – Get a sneak peek at the new Timbuktu album, The Legend of Howard Huge, with the first single, “Motel 6.” Lauding the hardships and good times of life on the road, “Motel 6″ boasts a classic ‘Buktu rap over a beat produced by the inimitable Bix with cuts by The Extremities deck master, Uncle Fester. Check it out below.
Producer/MC, Timbuktu, one third of Swamp Thing, is preparing for the April release of his sophomore album. Check out the press release below and look for the track listing after the jump.
Toronto, ON – Timbuktu is about to reveal something huge. How Huge? Exactly. Droppin’ this April, Timbuktu presents How Huge: The Legend of Howard Huge.
Following the success of his 2010 debut solo album Stranger Danger, How Huge chronicles the eccentric behaviour and disorderly lifestyle of an exuberant, famously moustached, notoriously carousing, and uproarious rap magnate. His legend unfolds over 14 Timbuktu slathered tracks featuring production by Timbuk himself, Bix, Ghettosocks, The Herbaliser, and Fresh Kils; cuts by Thomas Ambient, Ollie Teeba, and Uncle Fester; with guest appearances by The Artifacts, The Herbaliser, Ghettosocks, John Smith, Swamp Thing, Relic, Ambition, Chokeules, More Or Les, Wordburglar, and Wolves.
Stay tuned for more details.
Toronto, ON – Up and comer K Dun lets off the second single from his City of the Don album. “Toronto Lights” features JustJ and was produced by The Cratez. The video also features a preview to the song “Erick Sermon” which will also appear on the album. The video was directed by Brandon Craggs and produced by Studio 206. Check it out below.
Edmonton, AB – E-Town’s own Emotion Beats recently launched some new visuals for their track “Overdose” via Vigor Media. This track’s got a smooth undertone with a lot of R&B influence. People would probably grind to this joint in the club. It’s got that feel to it. So let’s get down to business: there’s Grey Goose. There are strippers. There are stacks of money being thrown. And there’s an e-cigarette. Yay, vices! Yay, let’s overdose on them all! Seriously, though. It’s more than that. Emotion Beats are preaching overdosing on life. Because putting limits on yourself takes you nowhere. Can I get an Amen?
The video was directed and edited by Steve van Diest, and produced by Tiburon Films Inc. The track was mixed and recorded at Turnkey Studios by Randor Lin. Check it out below.
Eugene, OR - Josh Martinez and Camobear Records have released the visuals for “Cross That Road” from his latest album Blotto. The video, directed by Sapient and produced by Artistic Outlet Media in Eugene, Oregon, is a writers hectic fever dream of soul searching as portrayed by our ever maniacal master of ceremonies. Song is co-produced by Stuey Kubrick and Sapient – check it out below.
Edmonton, AB – The good people over at Pearl Entertainment, Hot 107, Nightshift, Mez Muzik, Dubsac, Jakmove, Diamond Kings Entertainment, and IPartySask recently announced the inception of Western Canada’s biggest indoor hip-hop music festival: Iron Mic Music Fest. And the first headliner for the festival has just been released: Machine Gun Kelly is heading to Edmonton to rile things up. Again.
Iron Mic Music Fest goes down on Apr. 19 at the Edmonton Expo Centre. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. And it’s going to be insane. The promoters are teasing us up for it, too – the full lineup hasn’t even been released. But the hype is building. And the hype is real. Additional headliners will be announced tomorrow and Thursday at 5 p.m., as well as on Mar. 14 and Mar. 15 at 10 a.m.
Vancouver, BC – After ripping stages across the country over the last year, Stealth Bomb Record’s own Snak The Ripper takes some time off from his busy touring schedule to announces a brand new studio album titled JUST GIVER to be released on April 20.
Although he hasn’t released the official track list as of yet, Snak has confirmed guest appearances from his SBR family Jaclyn Gee, Merkules, Young Sin and Caspian. On the production side, he calls on the likes of The Audible Doctor, C-Lance, Sapient, Vokab, Kid Lithium, Religion Beats and more.
Get an exclusive look at the official album cover (masterpiece, actually) by artist Keep6 below and be sure to look out for the first single off the project in the next couple of weeks!
Calgary, AB – On Wednesday night, our 10 at 10 fam present a special Outtatowners Edition of the monthly hip-hop showcase at Commonwealth Bar & Stage. Five of the performing artists will be repping the YYC. And the other five will be repping the rest of Alberta. The roster of performers includes Alpha Uniform, G-Neeus, Q-82, Kidd Gizzle, Shawtee Re, Deuce Fantastick, Muta Mouraine, Rougies, Ms. Teaze, and Ha1 Def.
Doors open at 9 p.m. and performances begin at 10 p.m. Admission is $10, but if you arrive before 10 p.m. you get in for free. As always, the evening is hosted by our dudes, Beni J and RS Poe, with music by DJ Rico and DJ GrimRock. Peep the official event flyer after the jump, and head over to the official 10 at 10 Facebook page for more information.
Toronto, ON – T-Dot-based JesseRay (of StarCity Music) recently dropped his new album entitled 1990. JesseRay goes hard on the auto-tune. But it’s like Kanye West auto tune. Not T-Pain auto tune. There’s a big difference. He brings a vibed-out mixture of R&B, spacey production, and hip-hop.
This album falls somewhere between the tuneage you’d listen to when you want to vibe out alone, and the tuneage you’d pop on when you’re looking to get some skin-to-skin action. The album was produced by JesseRay and Channing Anderson. Check it below.
Montreal, QC – Last week, CJ Flemings dropped his latest track “City Ain’t Know.” This track hears this young MC collaborating with his fellow Montrealites, TasK The RaDD (of Big Dreams) and J.O. The Corrupted. Check it out.