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Dope Piece gets the party started in his new video for “Party Joint”

Dope Piece gets the party started in his new video for “Party Joint”


24 Oct

TassNata – Sherbert ft. JD Era [Audio]

Vernon, BCTassNata recently teamed up with JD Era to bring the East Coast and West Coast together for this new joint titled “Sherbert.” The two MCs get in over top of a super dope Pops beat. Seriously. This beat is sweet. I mean that in more ways than one. You’ll notice several samplings from other sweet dessert-themed hip-hop anthems including Method Man’s hook off Raekwon’s “Ice Cream” and Jay’s cake line from “Pound Cake.”

This track features a dope little verse from JD Era. And he rolls with the whole dessert theme. Dude’s got his girl butt-naked licking sherbet off his body. Which will inevitably lead to a sticky situation. And – of course – he throws in that great line about his main squeeze making his “brain freeze.”

And through it all, you’ll notice that TassNata has a flow of supreme status. Tass is one hungry rap cat: “Red light red light/ Don’t know what it means/ Red light red light/ All I see is green.” Tass is looking for his sherbet fix. More specifically, he’s hankering for some green sherbet. Dolla dolla bill, y’all!

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24 Oct

Tonight: Ty Dolla $ign’s In Too Deep Tour is live at Toronto’s Mod Club [News]

Toronto, ON – Taylor Gang’s Ty Dolla $ign brings his In Too Deep Tour to Toronto this Friday, October 24 inside Mod Club (722 College Street). The all-ages event will feature special guests, Lil Bibby, DJ Charlie B and hustleGRL. Click here to purchase tickets. Click the jump to check out the official flyer.

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24 Oct

This Saturday in Ottawa: Some Birds Walk For The Hell Of It [News]

Ottawa, ON – If you’re in the National Capital Region on Saturday, October 25, don’t miss a new event presented by the good folks at House of PainT and Anvil Press. Some Birds Walk For The Hell Of It is a night of hip-hop and burlesque starring the beatbox poet, punk pianist and iconoclast C.R. Avery; Vancouver dancers Melody Mangler and Annie Moore; master Projectionist Blair Bouskile and opening support from PrufRock Shadowrunner (Missing Linx / Nationless Mind Records). It takes place inside HUB Ottawa, located downtown at 61 Bank Street.

Tickets are $18 in advance at Vertigo Records or online at There is limited seating (only 100 tickets available) so act now to avoid disappointment! If you don’t happen to get access, be sure to stay tuned for more great events fueled by the House of PainT ‏team.

Click the jump link below to peep the official flyer.

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24 Oct

Sese – iWanner ft. JRDN / Love It [Audio] #SOTD

St. Catharines, ON – With YFRWN3 dropping on Halloween, October 31, Sese leaks 2 new tracks from the project. This is the Don Griddy-produced “Love It” and the Duke-Dinero-produced “iWanner” featuring JRDN. Look for “iWanner” below and “Love It” after the jump link.

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24 Oct

J. West – Youngin / Home [Audio]

Vancouver, BCOctober 24, 2014 – Coming to the end of the #WestWednesdays series, we have the grande finale of tracks wrapped up into one post.

J. West goes out with a bang on his final pair of tracks from this week and last. “Youngin” tells a story of his come up in the streets and features production from Kayden Crooks while “Home” takes a bit of a smoother tone. West raps about repping the V and has Crooks joining him for a verse and production credits go to The Deep Notes. Peep the last of the #WestWednesdays joints below.

J. West – Youngin

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23 Oct

MMac – Class Clown [Audio]

Toronto, ON – On Oct. 18, SmashMouth Music Group producer MMac turned 26 years old. So he decided to give us all a birthday present in the form of this new beat titled “Class Clown.” He’s also offering the beat for free for the first 100 people who download it. Ya heard correct, MCs: free beat! Get on it!

This instrumental shows love to all of the cats who used to be the class clowns. You know the ones, right? I find that “artist” and “class clown” are pretty synonymous. The beat samples a jack-in-the-box-like key sample, and laces it with this hard-hitting, head-shaking beat. Even though there are no lyrics on here, it’s all pretty self-explanatory: just because you fool around and don’t roll with the norm, you shouldn’t put limits on yourself. Because you are capable of some pretty dope ish. Serious warm fuzzy feelings just happened. Check the beat below.

MMac - Class Clown [Audio]-

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23 Oct

Dre.Square – Bitches In The 6ix / Proud Of Me [Audio]

Toronto, ON – Up-and-comer Dre.Square drops off a catchy new tune dedicated to the ladies of Toronto. Check out the Papamitrou-produced “Bitches In The 6ix” below. The post also contains the DA-produced “Proud Of Me” which you can find after the jump.

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23 Oct

Tyga talks Young Money with VIBE; why he doesn’t like Drake or Nicki Minaj [News]

Los Angeles, CATyga hoped on Twitter a couple of weeks back to make it clear he was done with Lil Wayne’s Young Money movement. He responded to questions about still being in YM with “not for long” and “#LastKings is what i built and the only thing I rep.” The tweets fueled a ton of speculation on what would happen next, but a new interview with VIBE has confirmed Tyga’s dissatisfaction with the label. As their cover story for their first digital-only issue, Tyga explains himself in great detail, including his thoughts on YM stars, Drake and Nicki Minaj:

“I don’t like Drake as a person. He’s just fake to me. I like his music; you know what I’m saying? I think his music is good, but we’re all different people. We were forced together and it was kinda’ like we were forcing relationships together. It is what it is. But I been friends with Chris [Brown] for like six years. That’s my real genuine friend. We hang out all the time. He lives up the street from me, so we don’t just do music we hang. I think being signed to Young Money, everybody felt like they had to force a relationship ‘cause Wayne put us together. At the end of the day the reason why I signed to Young Money is because of Wayne. Not because of Drake, not because of Nicki. It was because of Wayne and my relationship with him. I try to be cool with everybody, but sometimes, everybody just has different personalities, motives, and different characters. When you realize that, you realize that’s not a place where you want to continue to grow.”

Click here to read the full interview on VIBE

Drake has yet to address the comments publicly and could very well ignore them altogether. To be fair, he doesn’t really benefit at all from engaging Tyga. Meanwhile, another former Last Kings affiliate, Honey Cocaine, has released her new project without any appearances from Tyga, or any connection to his Last Kings label. Additionally, she has the hashtag “#FirstQueens” listed in her Twitter bio. Could be just a coincidence though… ha!

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23 Oct

Honey Cocaine – Like A Drug [Mixtape]

Toronto, ON – In the midst of celebrating her 22nd birthday, Toronto rapper Honey Cocaine released her highly anticipated new project, Like A Drug. The first single, “Curveball,” was extremely well received and the newly released video had upwards of half a million views less than 24 hours after being published. The mixtape has 13 other tunes which also includes features from fellow Torontonian, Tory Lanez, T Rell, Kid Ink, Maino, Kirko Bangz, Constantine and Snow Tha Product. Download and/or stream Like A Drug after the jump link below.

And if you’re in the Toronto area, tonight (Oct. 23) is the official release party for Like A Drug inside Red Nightclub (hosted by Lil Skitzz). Click here for more details or click the jump to peep the flyer.

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22 Oct

G Milla – Dimes (Prod. Litewrks) [Video] #SOTD

Toronto, ON – Today’s Song of the Day is the new video single from 22-year-old Toronto recording artist G Milla. As the title suggests, the Litewrks Creative-produced “DIMES” features G expressing his addiction to the opposite sex and bragging about his ability to kick serious game. The video was directed by Frogy and features actors Ashley Denise, Genevieve Ross and Raelynn Chase. Check it out after the jump link.

On top of premiering the new visuals, Noisey’s Tania Peralta just posted a dope interview with G that you won’t want to miss:

Noisey: Just even within the last few years Toronto has seen rappers come and go, you hear about them a lot during the build up and then not at all. Yet you still seem not only so happy to be here, but also excited to be taking this career on. What’s it like for you to watch other rappers fall off or continue after years and years of no success?

G Milla: It’s scary. It scares me because it puts you in a position where you’re like “Shit, is that what’s going to happen to me?” But I just realized, while talking to those people that fall or don’t reach any success, that that is not my motive. If it gets bad I’m going to work even harder and find a different way. Most of them just stop. Shit gets hard and they just stop. And for me it’s about going on even when it gets bad, being consistent and continuing to work hard. If the opportunity is in New York and I can’t fly there then I’m going to drive all the way there and get it instead of just stopping. If I have to record by myself in the basement, I’ll do it.

Read the full interview on Noisey

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