Toronto, ON – From the producer who brought you Cam’ron’s “Golden Friends” single, triple threat KinSmuv is back with a new project showcasing his rapping, singing and production skills. The 13-track Evolution 3D album was self-produced by Smuv and features guest appearances by Izhe Da Kid, Mason Payne, CrookedLetter Schemez and AG (aka Astro Gadget). You can stream it from start to finish below and the album is available for download on Bandcamp.
Kitchener, ON – On Jan. 10, hip-hop legend Jeru the Damaja touches down in Kitchener-Waterloo to kick-off a 5-date Canadian tour with Klee Magor of Riviera Regime. Along with Magor, The Hammer Promo Tour will be supported by various acts along the way including vets 9th Uno, Viktor Shade & !Kryme Won, CrayzDom, Walter White and Dialog and more. The Kitchener date will take place this Friday inside Maxwell’s Music House. It’ll move to Hamilton for Jan. 11 inside Club Absynthe and then over to Montreal’s Cabaret Underworld on Jan. 16. Toronto is on Jan. 17 inside Hard Luck Bar and the good people at Ottawa’s Ritual Nightclub host the tour on Jan. 18.
Vancouver, BC – Previously scheduled for late November, the Slim Thug show will still go on. Bring Cash Entertainment is bringing Thugga to Gossip Nightclub in Vancouver for the rescheduled date on January 24 – co-sponsored by HipHopCanada.
The Southern boss will take the stage with local openers Ghost, Tony Mason, Juvi Dizzle, Money Hungry, J Dennis and Creed Taylor. Purchase online tickets here or in person at Dipt, Redmed or Junior’s Barber Shop. Tickets purchased for the originally scheduled date will also be honored. See you there Vancity!
Vancouver, BC - ”Devils In My Head” is a song about battling depression, and coping with lost love. It is a very personal song for Ty Zeta. The song features female singer Danica Danielsen, who adds the perfect touch to this ominous tune.
Vancouver, BC – #BlueprintLive is bringing one hell of a line-up to Venue Nightclub in Vancouver on January 30. The monthly hip-hop showcase COL:LAB will host Kool Keith, Onyx and Snow Goons with opening performances from Snak The Ripper, Merkules, The SDK Crew, ILL-Legitimite, Alex Cruz and ILL Tone. Find tickets at Ephin, Dipt, Zulu and Beatstreet or online at blueprint.ca.
New York City, NY – Our very own former Calgarian-turned- Fameless Fam New York rapper, F. Virtue, just released some sweet new visuals for “Stickers” off We Are Not The Shame. For this track, F. Virtue teamed up with Rhode Island MC Juan Deuce, and Philly-based rapper Andrew Milicia. The track was produced by Falside, and features cuts by DJ Emoh Betta. The video was directed by Ricky Shabazz and edited by Elan Alexenberg. Check it below.
Toronto, ON – Raheem teams up with in-house Refill Gang producer AxxxxGxxx and fellow Toronto emcee Vital for this brand new song titled “Fundamentals”. The duo will follow up with a new J.Baskey video for the track tomorrow. Also tune in for Raheem’s latest project titled “Dying To Live Forever” which is set to drop on Tuesday, January 14th.
Toronto, ON – Fortunato (of Angerville fame) drops off the video for his new single, “Lobotomy.” Directed by Patrick Ivan, “Lobotomy” was shot at Camp 30, a Nazi P.O.W. camp located in Bowmanville, Ontario. The backdrop provides a perfect Blair Witch Project vibe that perfectly sets the tone. The song was produced by Beaatz of the City Natives movement and is the fourth single off Fortunato’s new album, Unseen Armada.
Unseen Armada will be officially released on Jan. 27 via iTunes and other outlets. It features production from Nock Nock, Fresh Kils, and Vokab as well as appearances by Citizen Kane, Bishop Brigante and Ghettosocks. Stay tuned for Canadian tour dates, coming soon.
“In my latest piece I attack the mindlessness of popular Rap music with scornful lyrical content. My own commentary on the lack of thought and consideration that goes in to the majority of Rap lyrics currently … metaphorically it speaks to the punishment that I am going to deliver to any so called MC who violates the standards set forth by the Rap Gods.” – Fortunato
Montreal, QC – Having debuted as a DJ, Northern Quebec producer BeatAHoe now exclusively produces beats on his MPC 5000 for Canadian and International artists alike. On Dec. 30, BeatAHoe unveiled his first official album, Sewer Musicc, featuring Gore Elohim (Goretex formerly of Non-Phixon), Yung Kazh, Jak Tripper, Born Unique, Rainman, Shabaam Sahdeeq and more.