Toronto, ON – Originally published July 18, 2016 – As he gears up for the highly anticipated release of Black Sheep Nirvana next month, IXXI Initiative founder Sean Leon lets loose a hot new track titled “XXXCITED” in collaboration with Milly Manson and Eestbound.
Sean Leon posted the track up on SoundCloud accompanied by the following caption: “JUST GOT LAID & PAID SO I’M DROPPING THIS TO HOLD US ALL OVER UNTIL BLACK SHEEP NIRVANA DROPS IN AUGUST.”
This song won’t be on the new album, but it serves as a gift to all of us who are waiting on the edges of our seats for BSN to finally drop. Sean’s been tiding us over all year with these fire releases. And with every release, I get more and more itched for the album to drop.
Brampton, ON – B-Town up-and-comer Kenny Coldcuts just dropped this fresh new single on us titled “I Can Never Let It Go” off his forthcoming mixtape release.
Kenny penned “I Can Never Let It Go” after his friend recently ended up in jail. The track is about the darker side of trapping that some guys won’t even touch on within their raps. It’s about the struggle of being completely consumed by the hustle lifestyle.
Here’s what Kenny had to say about this joint: “This track all started when a good homie of mine got recently locked up behind bars. The idea of the song is simply inspired from the people and world I’m surrounded with, and the daily situations we been facing day to day. There is a lot of real-life situations people don’t see behind the music scene – the fast life. It gets cold out here.”
Vancouver, BC – It’s not hard to tell the HHC team has been riding with the come up of Sean Leon from time. He’s been making his mark heavy in Toronto throwing super lit shows and most recently dropping the fresh new banger “XXXCITED”.
Heading out West to show Vancouver what’s good, Leon will be hitting up Alexander Gastown (91 Powell St.) on Saturday August 6th with support from ninetyfour and proudly sponsored by yours truly at HipHopCanada. Needless to say our West Coast team will be in the building to catch the first time appearance from this rising Toronto artist.
Tickets can be purchased online here or at the door. Doors open at 9pm.
Toronto, ON – On Thursday July 28, our friends over at Red Bull Music Academy team up with BEVSTMODE to bring Metro Boomin, Boi-1da, and BEVSTMODE’s CRSB to The Hoxton.
The evening brings together some of the best producers in the game for a night of beats and vibes for all of you producer-heads. Metro Boomin and Boi-1da are two of the biggest names in hip-hop production right now. They both produce using FL Studio, they’re both at the height of their respective careers, and they’re both going to be in Toronto performing at the same show on July 28 along with CRSB.
Doors to the venue open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase online. Check the event flyer after the jump. And for more information, check out the event’s official Facebook page.
Toronto, ON – Up-and-comer Don Giovanni is back and better than ever with his newly released single, “Bankroll.” There’s no official date in place yet, but Don is gearing up for the release of his next project and it’s looking like fall is a likely time to expect it. Stay tuned for more details about the release but for now check out the CashMoneyAP-produced “Bankroll” below.
Toronto, ON – In the underbelly of the Toronto’s hip-hop scene lies Reel Wolf Productions; a film, video and music production company has been producing music videos for years with artists like Mobb Deep, DJ Premier, Yelawolf and D12.
Reel Wolf Production are back with their recent album The Underworld 2 – with features from Havoc, ILL Bill, Kool G Rap, Fredro Star, Bizarre, Merkules, and more. The accompanying visuals for “Shotgun Symphony” features Philadelphia’s Adlib, Boston’s own Rite Hook, and Ontario’s Suspect and Seen B. Check out the video below and grab the album on iTunes here.
Halifax, NS – Squaretown rapper Awol recently released a 16-track project called The Prequel Mixtape. It features guest appearances by Sese, Raspy, King Dube, Thoby G, and our late friend Justice, aka Don Mulatto. You can check it out now below via Awol’s Bandcamp profile.
Toronto, ON – We’re back with 2 new episodes of your favourite new shoe culture web series, Sneaker Adiccion. Episode 4 just landed in our mailbox and features Halifax’s Awol (and his ShellToe Pharrell’s). He’s currently promoting his new project, The Prequel, which features various guest appearances including Sese, Raspy, King Dube, Thoby G, and the late great Don Mulatto, who passed away late June at the age of 20.
The post also has Episode 3 of Sneaker Adiccion, featuing a shoe connoisseur with a ton of knowledge about the footwear industry: In Kix We Trust founder Rich (better known as GrailStatus13) on Instagram Part 1 can be found below, and you can find Part 2 after the jump.
St. Catharines, ON – New music from your boy Scorsese. With two Saga Series releases already under his belt, Sese has kicked off the campaign for the third one by releasing the tape’s first official single, “Hyperbolic Time Chamber.” Slated to appear on The Buu Saga mixtape, the new single presents Sese in his final form, over some trap inspired Yedgar production.
Staying true to the Dragon Ball Z themed Saga Series, the song is based off the hyperbolic time chamber in which DBZ characters would train to raise their power levels to compete in epic battles. One year in the chamber would be the equivalent to one day on the outside.
“If you train for a day then it count for a year / you need 500 days just to give him a fade / Super Buu pink but no pussy right here.”
Look out for the release of the final Dragon Ball Z-themed project, The Buu Saga, coming in August 2016.
Toronto, ON – Following the release of his monstrous debut Saviors album, Shan Vincent de Paul (SVDP) just let loose a new single titled “2Proud2.”
This track is SVDP’s own flip on the track “Proud” by Jam City (off the Dream a Garden album). It’s a song that low-key has the answers to everything you’ve ever wanted to know about making a relationship work.
SVDP lays it all on the table for us: the secret to receiving forgiveness is by not ever being too proud to admit when you’re wrong. There’s also some face-sitting involved. But mostly it all comes down to an ability to keep your ego out of the equation.
This song is on a much more mellow tip than we’ve come to expect from SVDP. While Saviors was a high-energy project fuelled by intense emotions, “2Proud2” takes a slower and softer approach. Don’t get me wrong: there are some lots of intense emotions on here. But the song rides out on a more humbled, soft-spoken type of seduction. Check out the song below, and peep our Q&A with SVDP after the jump.