Vancouver, BC – Moka Only teams up with freshly launched Self Serve Records for the labels first official full length release and Moka’s most recent project Chicken Wingz.
Chicken Wingz boasts 10 tracks and a summer ready single featuring label mate Illa J titled “Freak Ya Heart Out”. Moka sits with good company on Self Serve Records with an artist roster containing the likes of Illa J, AstroLogical, Potatohead People, Mosaic Beats, and Nick Wisdom to name a few, and proves yet again he is the complete package having produced the entire album out of his home studio in
“I made some beats, ate some chicken and did some other things and here’s the result. It’s pretty much the best thing you could ask for”. – Moka Only.
Los Angeles, CA – Get a glimpse into the creative process of renowned producers Alchemist and Oh No as they reveal the inspiration and techniques behind their new, Grand Theft Auto V inspired album, Welcome To Los Santos.
Taking cues from the game’s deep and atmospheric portrayal of modern Southern California and the original score they helped create, Alchemist and Oh No collaborated with a range of artists to create a brand new album. Welcome To Los Santos is available now on iTunes and other outlets.
Toronto, ON - One month after the single release for “We Like To Party,” Rashid St. James just dropped the track’s accompanying video.
In case you slept on the song the first time around, here’s a breakdown of the song: Rashid took the song “We Like To Party” by the Vengaboys, and warped it into a real talk commentary on what the party scene is actually like. It’s a heavy look at the push-and-pull relationship we have with partying.
Yeah, you might wake up in some stranger’s bed with no recollection of the previous night. Yeah, you might have a crippling hangover. Yeah, you might still have a bit of Molly in your system. And yeah, you might really hate your life and regret everything that happened. But at the same time, something about it all keeps you coming back, and you sure as f**k can’t wait to do it all over again.
Shout-out to Solid Mas for cooking up one hella dark beat on this one. And shout-out to Pavel Ioudine for directing the video. Check it after the jump.
Ottawa, ON – “Came From Nothing” is the lead off track to the new Belly mixtape, Up For Days, and HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day. Based in Ottawa’s Trappers Park and surrounding neighborhoods, the video was directed and edited by Toronto vet Zac Facts. Click here to check out the new project, or click the jump link below to watch the video.
Toronto, ON – Drake jumps on the remix to “My Way” by Remy Boy ZooWap aka Fetty Wap, representing Paterson, New Jersey and 300 Entertainment. Prior to this look from Drizzy, Fetty Wap is best known for his work on the Remy Boyz mixtape 1738 and his 2014 solo single, “Trap Queen,” which went gold and currently sits at an impressive 53,015,002 plays on SoundCloud with 879,821 likes. Check out the “My Way” remix below and look for “Trap Queen” after the jump (and iTunes).
Charlotte, NC – New Orleans-native Shome releases his 8-track Kinda Sorta project which includes the track “Kill Bill” featuring Toronto’s DillanPonders, as well as guest appearances by Jerm9V, Elevator Jay, Senior and Nevamind. Nevamind and Jerm9V also contribute to the project’s production along with Soulful, Ryu Alexy, and Promise (a producer from Charlotte, not Toronto’s Promise). However, Kinda Sorta does feature production by Toronto’s own Tay Lewis on the DillanPonders collab.
HipHopCanada Associate Editor Sarah Jay dropped her take on the pair’s SwitchMedia-directed video for the single: “I feel like “Kill Bill/ Trill Bill” would have made for a solid name for this record. Because it’s two-part in nature. First, Shome hits us with hungry MC bars of slaughter-status. And then Dillan takes us into his wavy drug king reign. Shome is the ‘kill’ and DP is the ‘trill.’”
We also highly recommend you check out “Road Trip,” featuring Charlotte MC Elevator Jay, Senior and and Nevamind. As Respect Mag’s Darien Talley put it, “each track has its own bang but ‘Road Trip’ has that down south funky sound that many don’t capture these days.”
Toronto, ON – Another throwback from BaghdadBully and producer Daniel Worthy. The Highroglyphics EP was released back in March 2014 but BB just uploaded it to his SoundCloud profile earlier today. Check it out below. Look out for brand new music from BaghdadBully and Daniel Worthy, coming soon.
Toronto, ON – After bringing you the singles “Us” and “Six and the City” earlier in the year, BaghdadBully has left fans anticipating his next move. Now, in the spirit of Throwback Thursday, the artist formerly known as Ne$ has upload his Iraqavelli EP to SoundCloud for free streaming. Much like the previous singles we shared with you, the entire Iraqavelli is produced by Daniel Worthy of the MostHigh Production Group and was originally released on July 16, 2014.
Vancouver, BC – Presenting Sam Lucia‘s latest music video for his single “Golden Goose.” The 21 year old Vancouver based rapper and producer recently released a demo titled Pharaoh Moans which surfaced back in February and now he’s brought the icing to top it all off. Sam has linked up with Blake Davey and LawnPartyFilms to create spooky yet satisfying visuals for the heavy hitting track along with animation from Niky Pockets. Check out the video below.