Edmonton, AB – AllxDay brings us a lil’ R&B flavour with “Come Ride” featuring DreDay. The excess of luxury is at an all time high in hip-hop and this track caters to all that glitters; fast whips, stacks, and swag for days. The bravdo is real for both AllxDay and DreDay; letting the ladies know that if you’re down to ride with a real one, then look no further. Take a listen below.
Toronto, ON – Today is the best day ever because today Allan Rayman hit us with “Graceland,” which is the second official single release off the forthcoming Hotel Allan (slated for release in 2015).
I have a confession to make to y’all: Allan Rayman is ranked as one my Top 5 all-time favourite artists right now. That is how much I love what this dude is doing. He mixes new wave R&B with punk rock and hip-hop influence to create a serious mindf**k of a sound. It’s always undeniably suave and sexy, with this gritty edge of rawness. I feel like Allan is the musical equivalent of a one-night-stand; you take in his tuneage and it blesses you with a deep primal feeling. But when the track wraps and he’s gone, you feel a mess of unidentifiable feelings. And you’re left waiting on the next Allan Rayman release. Seriously. It was tough waiting on this release after Allan’s previous “Interlude” song drop shook me up. The wait was unbearable.
“Graceland” is less hip-hoppy than usual, and much more rock-fused R&B Allan Rayman-ness. But you should give it a listen anyways. Trust. The video was directed and cut by Steph Verschuren and Allan Rayman. Give it a peep after the jump.
New York City, NY – Calgary-raised, New York-based MC F. Virtue recently hit us up with his latest collaboration track with J57 titled “Helmut Lang.” This track comes to us off of J57’s free Wax Aesthetic EP.
The video shows our dudes partying it up with a laid-back coolness that is the epitome of what every dude turning up wishes he could be. The track features a line trade-off between J57 and F. Virtue. One MC spits two bars, and then the other one spits another two bars. And that whole back-and-fourth shapes each verse on the track.
If you’re familiar with the way the verses work on Souls of Mischief’s “93 ‘Til Infinity,” you’ll feel this. Except J and F are trading off a little more frequently: after only two bars. So it comes across as a bit of a dialogue – a very fancy Helmut Lang dialogue of supremeness. Check it after the jump.
Toronto, ON – If you’re in Toronto tomorrow night, make sure you make your way to The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West) for the Eye See You release party. Junia-T will be in the building and will be supported by Juice Money Collective, TassNata, LordQuest, DJ Mensa, Silverfox and Wan Luv.
“Wasting Time,” directed by Smiley Montague, is the latest video to be released in support of the album. Click here to check it out.
Toronto, ON – Having just returned from his UK tour, Junia-T drops a new video coming in support of his album, Eye See You. “Wasting Time” was directed by Kyle “Smiley” Montague and features the producer/MC addressing the younger generations and offering some wisdom for them to run with.
“‘Wasting Time’ is just about passing on the important stuff to the next generation on the come up. I’m the product of having older brothers who respected that responsibility,” said Junia-T.
The Canadian release party for Eye See You will be going down December 18 inside Toronto’s Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West). Special guests include the Juice Money Collective, TassNata, LordQuest (Junia-T’s Chef’s Plate partner) and more.
Click the jump link below to watch “Wasting Time” now.
Edmonton, AB – Up-and-coming Edmonton MC Tsar recently dropped his latest video “POMPEII” (directed by Jeff Eckert). For being so fresh to the scene, Tsar is an impressive lyricist in-the-making. This track (produced by Jordeaux and recorded and mixed by Nato Down) has a clean-head nodding vibe, giving Tsar room to showcase his talent over the beat. Peep the visuals after the jump and keep watch on Tsar as he’s set to release his first EP in 2015.
Toronto, ON – “Fee-fi-fo-fum,” the line made famous by the English fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk, which made it’s first appearance in the early 1800’s. The story is of a young boy named Jack attempting to provide for his widowed mother and avoid becoming an angry giant’s next meal.
But there’s no Jack here. No, just an up-and-coming artist from Toronto named Just John and in this case he’s embracing the role of the giant. Originally, the title gave off the impression that the song was a metaphor for depicting a David vs. Goliath scenario that most artists find themselves in when they’re attempting to make it in the music industry. But that’s not the case here.
Instead, John beams with confidence and he lets you know early that lately he’s been “feeling large” and in charge. The song serves as a warning to anyone doubting his capability to make it on the scene and he mocks the naysayers each step of the way.
The Biird & Lahghost-produced “Fee Fi Fo Fum” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.
Kitchener, ON – RMSY (formerly Ramsay Almighty) drops off his new project, the Dear Winter EP. After a strong debut in the form of his album Metropolis, the young Kitchener-Waterloo native has attracted the interest of producers from around the world including Germany’s IAMNOBODI, Nova from the East End of London, UK and Boeboe who hails from the Dutch municipality of Lelystad, and more.
Dear Winter also features production from HXNS, Sir Achilles Beats, Risk and Megalith. Boeboe’s production isn’t on the project, but he collaborated with RMSY on a record called “Last Dance” that has done good things for the young Canadian’s online buzz. I’d be surprised if they didn’t reconnect sometime down the road for RMSY’s full-length project. He’s got 2 EPs under his belt now so a Long Play release must be getting close.
For now, check out Dear Winter below, and if you’re looking for more, bring it back to Metroplis by clicking here.
St. John’s, NL – Originally published December 9, 2014 – East Coast MC Dope Piece recently dropped new visuals for his track titled “Fogtown @lanti$.” This track is an eerie cloud rap joint, laced with some dope old school influenced Mike’L production.
Dope takes us on a trip to the land of Fogtown @lanti$ (which is pronounced “Fogtown Atlantis” – for the record). Spoiler alert: there is lots of psychedelic imagery involved and there is some serious Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan reppin’. DP has a monstrous fast flow, and he hits hard with a hook that will definitely get stuck in your head: “Baby where you at?/ Fogtown @lanti$/ Baby where you at?/ Fogtown @lanti$.”