Vancouver, B.C – Here’s the official music video for “Juggernaut”, the brand new music video by Swollen Members off of their most recent album Beautiful Death Machine. Cop the album on iTunes here and check out the video below.
Calgary, AB – Calgary’s recently formed Cellar Door duo just dropped a new track entitled “Make War, Not Love” off their forthcoming Cellar Door EP. The Cellar Door duo consists of Twizzie (of the ContraVerse crew) and vocalist Shelby Leiding. Their sound combines hip-hop and R&B with ’50s classical influence, which results in a fresh cross-genre mashup. Shelby’s vocals have this eerie haunting quality to them. And Twizzie (who’s come up in the battle scene) never fails to deliver the punches.
The track was produced by Epik Da Dawn, and mix-mastered by Twizzie. And get this: the track’s bridge uses lyrics from the song “Virgin Dirt” by the post-hardcore group, letlive., from California. So give “Make War, Not Love,” a listen below. And keep it locked on the release of the Cellar Door EP. It’s coming at you soon.
Toronto, ON – R-Low Music rapper K-Fresh releases a new street record “B.O.M.B (Back On My Bullsh%t)” with matching visuals. The last few releases have been toned down from the hard core street content that K-Fresh (aka Nem-s-iss) was originally known for. This track is for the hip-hop heads that love the gritty underground sound that was at its peak in the Golden era of rap music. The record features Toronto’s Young Grove and female rapstress Baby Grhyme. Production was handled by The Overdose and the video was directed by Check out the video below and look for the MP3 download after the jump.
Toronto, ON – Our Song of the Day is the third single released by Fortunato off his forthcoming Unseen Armada album. The new video was directed by J-True and the song was produced by Vokab (Ras Kass, Twin Gambino, Gangis Khan). Cameos include Bishop Brigante, Realiztic, and Notez.
More information is available in the press release after the jump. You can purchase “Fall For It” on Bandcamp.
Ottawa, ON – Up-and-comer Cody Coyote lets off a new leak from his EP, The Unity, set for release in 2014. “My Life (Hey Alright)” features Hyper T from Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut (Inuk) and Norval, ON singer-songwriter, Shannon Hamilton.
The song was produced by Sinima Beats and recording was engineered by Ottawa’s own Kemyst. “My Life (Hey Alright)” will also receive visual support with a video shot and directed by Good Guy Pictures. It’ll be available for viewing early 2014. For now, you can listen to “My Life (Hey Alright)” below.
Edmonton, AB – The guys from Doom Squad have teamed up with Deffine and Sonik to form a new crew out of Edmonton called L.O.D (which is an ode to famous wrestling team “The Legion Of Doom”). And they just dropped new visuals for the track “March.”
These dudes are all on different spectrums of the hip-hop audiometre. So the video comes together as a nice little introduction to what the crew has in-store: five guys and five solid verses. The video was directed by Sonik and the track was produced by Kryple. Check it out below.
Victoria, BC – Just over a year ago, HipHopCanada published a story about Serbian-Canadian rapper (turned humanitarian) Filip Filipi and his quest to send medical supplies to Kosovo.
After a long history of war and internal conflict, Kosovo experienced a vast shortage of both medical supplies and support. To counter the dilemma, Filipi decided he would take action by starting a new organization, 28.Jun, and launching his first major humanitarian project, Boj za Kosovo (Struggle for Kosovo).
Boj za Kosovo was geared towards raising money for medical supplies and the fund raising kicked off in the form of a song. Filipi teamed up with Grammy-winning producer Deezle (Lil Wayne, “Lollipop”) to release the single “Kosovka” – and all proceeds were donated to the campaign. The 9-month long initiative witnessed Serbian communities in over 80 cities, across 30 different countries, unite in a joint effort to raise an impressive $1.5 million in supplies. Filipi then arranged to have the supplies sent to Gracanica, Kosovo.
One year later, Filipi continues to expand on his humanitarian efforts and reflects on the importance of helping his homeland:
“This project was the most important achievement of my life. It proves the power of music can unite people to do good in the world.”
To date, 28.Jun has shipped nearly $5 million worth of humanitarian goods to Serbs in need and assisted medical centers who annually treat over 1 million patients. More information and photos are available after the jump.
Toronto, ON – Following a successful introduction in 2012, the Prism Prize is set to honour the Best Canadian Music Video released in the 2013 calendar year.
The Prism jury (comprised of over 100 industry professionals from music, film and media) has already begun the process of sifting through hundreds of eligible clips, in hopes of picking their favourite video released between January 1 and December 31, 2013. The jury’s votes will be tabulated by year’s end and the Top 10 Shortlist will be announced February 18, 2014. It all leads to the Winner’s Announcement and reception gala, held in Toronto on March 23, 2014. The winning video will be awarded the beautiful Prism trophy and an over-sized cheque for $5000.
Drake’s HYFR brought Director X to last year’s Prism Prize gala