Hamilton, ON – Young rap prince Yours Truly, T.Y. recently teamed up with Canadian vet Rich Kidd to hit us with this fresh new audio release titled “Do It.”
This song was penned a while ago by T.Y. as a tell-all on why he does what he does. It’s almost as if someone asked him, “Hey T.Y. Why do you rap?” and he cranked out this joint as a response. T.Y. slept on releasing this joint until much more recently when he got the Rich Kidd feature.
So you’re probably wondering why T.Y. does it all, right? The answer is found on the hook. First you’ll hear the repetition of “I do it for my n**gas.” And then T.Y. repeats “I do it for my momma” a few times. So long story short: T.Y. raps for his crew and his kin. Check it out below.
New York, NY – Check out the Youngjdbeatzzz-produced remix to “Alexander Wang” from NYC duo G4 Boyz, a tune we posted just the other day. The new UK Remix features London rapper Blade Brown, best known for his Bags and Boxes mixtape series.
G4’s Ice Baby and Buggy ended off the month of May with yet another new single, “On My Mama” featuring Jose Guapo and production by YL On Dem 808’s. Click here to check it out.
Toronto, ON – Dom Alli is an upcoming artist in the Toronto hip-hop scene. He released his debut mixtape Slippin’ in January and has released two singles since in preparation for his next release. He was an opener on the Peter Jackson Since I was 16 Canadian Tour and is receiving a great deal of positive response from hip-hop blogs across North America. His latest single “Feelin’ It” featuring DuTcH is a bouncy, electronic synth festival with smooth strings and nasty snares. Check it out along with an interview with Dom Alli after the jump.
“By my last year in high school I realized that one of the only things I was really inspired to do in my free time was to make music.” – Dom Alli
Vancouver, BC – Whoever counted the term “Love hurts,” was certainly on to something. In newly-appointed Vancity favourite Frak’s new single, he eloquently and skillfully expands on this. “Lonely” is a love-gone-sour tale with a contemporary flavour. For all of his fears and insecurities, Frak’s confident and boisterous delivery leads the soft synth line to a fast paced drum and kick. For such a dark and challenging subject matter, Frak’s palpable swag makes “Lonely” an inviting opportunity into his world. Look out for Frak as he prepares his forthcoming EP She Is and for local shows in the not too distant future. Check out the new single below.
Toronto, ON – New sounds from the WaenGang. Tha Real K.I.D. drops “Ain’t The Same” off the W.A.E.N. Volume 1 mixtape which will be out later this month. The post also contains the Kaleb Simmonds-supported “Story Book,” which you can find after the jump.
Vancouver, BC – Odd Future’s Mike G& Left Brain have announced their Mind Gone Tourcoming to Vancouver June 21st.
Presented by Full Frequency Live, Holy Shipyard is a free, all ages event being held at North Shore Shipyard with additional performances by Bizarre (D12) and a slew of local Vancouver performers including Northwest Division, Ollie Ple, Stevie Ross and more.
Free tickets can be claimed online here and the official event poster can be seen after the jump.
Vancouver, BC – Shit is about to get weird at Vancouver’s Alexander Gastown. For the launch of their weekly Thursday nights Super Ugly, they are kicking it off with Miami youngin’ Pouya and his South Side Slugs Tour on July 9th.
Special guest Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids is set to join with opening acts Fat Nick, Mikey The Magician, Germ, Don Krez, ilLL Chris, HeatWave, Tony Mason, Creed Taylor and DJs Seko & Sailor Gerry.
Tickets can be purchased online here and official event poster can be found after the jump.
Vancouver, BC – It’s becoming an annual tradition to throw a ‘hood party in the park every summer in Vancity; Timbre Concerts and The Music Tree are setting out to do just that with the second East Van Summer Jam.
TDE’s own Ab-Soul will headline the event on July 4th at Strathcona Park with special guests Mayer Hawthorne, Kelela, BJ The Chicago Kid, Esta (of Soulection) and locals The Boom Booms, SJS (Slow Jam Sundays), Kinnie Starr, Star Captains, and Chin Injeti & the Lifetimes.
Proceeds from the festival will support Fresh Roots, an organization that teaches local youth about growing food, and the Bavubuka foundation, which uplifts the youth of Uganda through art and hip-hop.
Beer garden will be sponsored by Red Truck Brewing with plenty of fun food trucks and vendors on spot. Cop tickets ASAP at the link here. All ages are welcome but must be 19+ to enter the beer garden. Now you know what’s good in the ‘hood.
Vancouver, BC – Coming off a European tour with Onyx, Vancouver’s own Doug Crawford finally releases the official video for the remix for his track About That featuring Shady Records own Royce Da 5’9″. The original song was originally featured on Crawford’s Perseverance album. Watch the Stuey Kubrick directed video below and be on the look out for some new music coming soon.