Toronto, ON – ATC Musik Group’s Meezy Musik has released the track listing and back panel artwork for his upcoming release, Rvse of The Fxllen. Set for a June 3 release, the album explores the struggles faced by a Christian living in the hood, issues of lust, marriage, children and, ultimately, triumph.
Hamilton, ON – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is proud to announce additions to their 2015 JUNOfest Nominee Showcase. Presented by CBCmusic.ca and sponsored by Steam Whistle Brewing, nominees from the Contemporary Christian/Gospel, Rap, and R&B/Soul Categories will be doing a pre-JUNO special performance at the luxurious waterfront venue SARCOA (57 Discovery Drive) in Hamilton on Friday, March 13.
Featured performers will include Contemporary Christian/Gospel nominee Manafest, R&B/Soul Recording nominees Ben Stevenson, JRDN and Melanie Durrant, and from the Rap Category, Adam Bomb and Tona of Naturally Born Strangers, Saukrates, and Tre Mission. It’ll also feature DJ MelBoogie and DJ Verse with MC Coach. This is the perfect event leading up to the stellar JUNO Awards show on Sunday, March 15, 2015. The 2015 festivities will be hosted in Hamilton, Ontario, with JUNO Week running from March 9 to March 15. The 44th Annual JUNO Awards will be broadcast on CTV from Hamilton’s FirstOntario Centre, on March 15.
Tickets are $15 at the door or $30 for the JUNOfest wristband (on sale now through Ticketmaster or in-person at Dr. Disc located at 20 Wilson St., Hamilton). Tickets can also be purchased online via TicketFly.com. JUNOfest wristbands can be purchased via TicketMaster.ca. For more details about JUNOfest, click here.
Toronto, ON – On Thursday, March 19, The Academy presents the third edition of their monthly series, #TheHustle, inside the Drake Underground (1150 Queen Street West). This month they’re showcasing an all-Toronto line-up, headlined by Keita Juma and supported by Beaugé, StayOutLate (Tremayne x Scott Free x Jape) and DJ Yobi. Check out the official flyer below and you can find the press release after the jump.
Toronto, ON – If you love the 90’s and you happen to be in Toronto on Saturday, March 14, we have the event for you! Urban and Interactive presents I Love The 90’s: Ol’ Skool Concert Series & After Party inside Sound Academy (11 Polson Street). The event will feature lives performances from Jon B, Case, Mya, Intro and Mr. Cheeks (of the Lost Boyz). Hosting duties will be split three-ways between comedian Jay Martin, Kid Kut (The Voice of the Vibe) and Puddy (The Mayor of Nova Scotia), while music will be provided by Starting From Scratch, DOC and NYC’s Mo Betta. On top of the great list of performers and top notch DJ line-up, this event will also be a 40th birthday celebration for Dougie of 6Five Ent.
Doors open at 10 p.m. This is a 19+ function so even if your beard is longer than Steve Carell’s chest hair in The 40-year Old Virgin, you still need to be able to prove your age with proper ID. Advanced tickets are $50 and available online through TicketGateway.com. You can also find tickets around Scarborough (2 Lined Music Hut or Broadway Fashion), Ajax (Rum Diaries), Mississauga (Nappys) and Brampton (Shine Barber Shop).
Toronto, ON – Another new release from Toronto vet D-Sisive. “Fat Cage” now, aboyinaroom, come Monday. Don’t miss it. “Fat Cage” lyrics can be found after the jump link below.
Calgary, AB – Up-and-coming Calgary MC Dirty Harry recently teamed up with New’L and Fingaz to hit us with this dope new single titled “I Do My Thing.”
This song is all about hustle. To clarify – this isn’t about the hustle of chasing paper or anything like that. It’s about the hustle of staying true to yourself in the rap game.
It’s harder to be you than you’d think. But Harry and his posse seem to have it on lock: “Do my thing/ Do my thing/ Bitch you know I do my thing/ Double check when I’m changing lanes/ ‘Cause my rearview full of lames/ Turning two cents into change/ So just let me do my thing.” Check it out below.
Toronto, ON – In case you missed it, click the jump link below to check out the Title Match from OVO KOTD’s Blackout 5 event. Ottawa’s Charron faces off against the defending champion, Pat Stay. The second video embed is the judges decision. KOTD West Coast is currently preparing for their Back To Basics event in Los Angeles on April 18. Click here for details on that.
Pittsburgh, PA – Taylor Gang’s Chevy Woods has released a new single backed by some dope production by Toronto’s Rich Kidd and Arthur McArthur. “Gold Chains Gold Daytons” is featured on Chevy’s Gangland 3 (Hosted by DJ Holiday) project (available on DatPiff) and the newly released video was directed by David Camarena. Check it out after the jump link below.
Los Angeles, CA – King of the Dot is putting together what is sure to be another memorable event. Match-up announcements are starting to roll in for KOTD West Coast’s Back To Basics event going down April 18, 2015 inside Los Angeles’ House of Gods (225 Union Pacific Ave.) venue. Tickets are on sale now via TicketFly.com while a Live PPV (pay-per-view) option will be available on April 5. So far The Saurus vs Rone and KG The Poet vs Head ICE have been announced. Check out the match-up announcement videos after the jump.