Vancouver, BC – After an extremely positive response to the first COOKING event – which featured Vancouver-based music producers Ekali, Pat Lok and Joseph L’Etranger – the potluck is back for it’s second course.
COOKING is a workshop and party dedicated to the art of making beats. Learn from some of Vancouver’s greatest leading music producers as they dissect their latest work live and share their favourite and signature production techniques.
This Friday February 6th at Fortune Sound Club the COOKING 2.0 series will feature guest speakers Tails, James Deen & Waspy from 7:30 – 10pm sharp.
Prizes will be given away throughout the seminar from our sponsors Savant and Cariboo Brewing including a special door prize of a studio session at The Vault.
$5 fee with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject ‘COOKING’. All Nimbus students should bring their student cards for an extra special discount price at the door.
CANADA – Atlanta up-and-comer Rich Homie Quan is coming north of the border for his 2015 Canadian Tour. The Rich Homie Quan Tour features opening support from special guests FriskOlay and Toronto’s A-Game. The tour kicks off inside Vancouver’s Harbour Event Centre on Wednesday, February 11, and wraps up in the East on Saturday, February 21 inside Halifax’s Marquee Ballroom.
The Quaninator has been making some serious waves on the scene in the last couple of years with hits such as “Blah Blah Blah” and “Walk Thru” (shout-out to Songza for putting me on to that joint – by the way). He’s also collaborated with most of the trap lords in the game right now, including Young Thug, YG, and Gucci Mane. But he’s also worked with August Alsina on that “Ghetto” joint, which was about as suave as it gets.
Anyways, all supreme song listing aside, this tour is going to be the best. And since we know y’all are itching to catch the big Homie Quan in concert, we’re giving away a pair of tickets for every stop along the tour. Check out all of the details after the jump.
Toronto, ON – StreetCode Entertainment Canada presents new music from Jane Strip rapper Sling Dadz. The C-Sharp (of HWB Productions)-produced single “explains how in everything we do, someone is watching, visualizing, or analyzing what we are doing at all times…” Take notice! Check out “The Watching” below.
Brampton, ON – New music from our ReverbNation fam. This is Ras Lopez with “Ace of Spades.” You can find the track on Ras’ Diamonds N Liquor album, available on iTunes. Don’t forget to check out Ras’ profile on ReverbNation.
Toronto, ON – Bias Truth has just hit us with his latest offering titled “PM’s N Presidents (The Revisit).” Bias goes in over top of a self-produced beat with a heavy commentary on the glorification of money.
Bias takes a thorough look at what – exactly – the pursuit of C.R.E.A.M. is all about. He urges us to stop worshipping the dollar by using it as a measure of happiness. He instead asks us to find joy in the motions of our day-to-day lives: “The goal to overcome the struggle/ And search for my garden of peace amongst the hustle.” Check it below.
Thunder Bay, ON – Clearly not a hip-hop record, but this “Four Five Seconds” cover by Thunder Bay singer-songwriter Natasha Fisher is too good not to share. The original tune is by Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney and available on iTunes. Personally, I couldn’t stomach the original, but this cover is beautiful. Stay tuned for more from Canada’s own Natasha Fisher.
“The Canadian songstress provides an interesting twist to the original record with her soft angelic falsetto notes.”
Toronto, ON – With Black History Month having kicked off officially this past Sunday, we bring you a big video by Maestro Fresh Wes, featuring Divine Brown, which was released last year. “Timeless” is a celebration of black history, and a tribute to Nelson Mandela, who passed away December 5, 2013. Check it out below.
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela
Los Angeles, CA – Toronto rapper Prenze drops off the dope new visuals to his single “Ice Cube,” fittingly shot in the Westside Connection legends’ old South Central stomping grounds. The song, which references Cube’s ’92 classic “It Was A Good Day” among other popular hip-hop references, was produced by 280Houses, while the video was directed by Jayson Vaughn. Check it out after the jump link below.
“Either they don’t know, don’t show, or don’t care
about what’s going on in the hood.” – Doughboy (Boyz n the Hood)