Vancouver, BC – As Ghost and Bo Beats gear up to release their up-coming project Have Nots they’ve been steadily dropping little bombs along the way. With a haunting sample and on-point production from Young Bo Beats and that signature razor sharp flow from Ghost the boys get trippy with it on their new video “I Think I’m A Ghost”. If this is any indication on the quality of their future releases, it’s looking very promising. Check the video by Spook below.
Vancouver, BC – Timbre Concerts brought a couple of West Coast Living Legends, The Grouch & Eligh, to Fortune Sound this past week on The Tortoise and The Crow Tour. Local openers A-Ro and Kapok with a few sassy babes, Ashleigh Eymann and Claire Mortifee gave the crowd something to scream about before G&E took the stage.
With their latest album The Tortoise and The Crow literally dropping the same day, the duo played a mix of classic G&E Music cuts, some solo joints and of course some of that new new. Check out the photo gallery by our boy Jamie Sands below.
Montreal, QC – As he begins a new tour across Europe with The Beatnuts, Montreal’s HMAN drops off the first single “Never In A Million Years” off his upcoming “Cloudsurfing” project. The song features a dope verse from Philly hip hop vet Freeway and is produced by DB Koopa.
HMAN has always been about preserving the hip hop culture while it moves forward into a new generation of listeners and this song is a reflection of just that. And of course, Freeway is an added bonus. Take it in below and tune in for more off his upcoming project!
Toronto, ON – With his new project, Barz: Volume 1, on the way, IceH2O Canada recording artist JD Era drops off new visuals for his Fast Life-produced single, “Rice In Chinatown.” The video, which was directed by longtime HipHopCanada West Coast contributor Machete Cortez, finds Era at a movie theatre with a lady on his arm and potential trouble brewing behind him. On top of that, there’s a nice shout-out to HipHopCanada’s own, CEO Fase, who has been riding with Era and the Black Market family since day 1. #FreeCEOFase
“Rice In Chinatown” is the latest release in Era’s weekly #EraFriday series. Check in for more new material next week!
Toronto, ON – Hundred PNP (of T.R.O.M Entertainment) has just dropped his debut street single, “Grindin.” And he’s also launched some visuals to go with it. So when I started watching this, I was like, ‘Yo this is just like that track Lupe Fiasco did called “Kick, Push.”‘ He’s got the whole boarding-and-rapping thing going on.
And then part-way through the song, Hundred gets in on a “Kick, push” hook. Which is great. But Hundred PNP gets more introspective on us, too. He verses about the role that grind has in helping an artist come to terms with their feelers. Deep. The video was directed by Deuce Vision. Check it out below.
Regina, SK – Regina’s own DJ-turned-rapper, Robin Trill, just released a remake of Playa G’s 1996 release entitled “Drink a Yak.” Trill linked up with Memphis-based Project Pat and got his longtime childhood friend, Suede, in on the production.
They created a suave, smoothed-out 2014 take on the track. It slows down, and Suede trips out into the production. So it becomes one of those vibe-out joints. With sexy undertones. Like, I feel if I drank a Yak (as instructed), I could acquire sex appeal, or something. And just so you know, Trill is also gearing up to launch his debut RobbnSpree mixtape. So keep your ear to the ground on that one. Check out “Drink a Yak” below.
Toronto, ON – Following a lengthy two-year hiatus, Sinister finally dropped a new track on us. It’s a sweet collaboration track entitled “Crystal Skulls.” Sinister linked up with SiXX, as well as rapper-producer N (of Dynasty 83 Records) to put it all together.
N comes in with this dope old-school, head-bopping beat. And then they go off on us with some anecdotal verses. The three of them also worked together on Sinister’s upcoming LP entitled The BarFather. So keep it locked on that. And if you’re feeling the vibes on this track, head over to Bandcamp to cop a download of it.
Toronto, ON – Our friends over at SmashMouth Entertainment just released Jimmy B‘s latest tuneage. This particular track is a remix of his “F.I.Y. (F*ck It Yo)” single. Except this time around, Jimmy linked up with Flex The Antihero and Smoke DZA for some really dope features. Consequently, the gnarly-factor of the track exponentially increases. It’s like “F.I.Y.” is a harder version of YOLO, or something.
The track was produced by Tay Lewis. If you want to peep the original track, make sure you cop Jimmy’s debut L.O.R.D.S (Life Only Respects Da Successful) EP over here.
Edmonton, AB – Edmonton MC Deffine just dropped visuals for his track “Shut Up” off his forthcoming New Definition project. So we start off with him looking all bummed out. Looks like the dude has writer’s block. And then his notepad starts talking to him. And then (by the mastery of our media guru, Sonik), a cartoon embodiment of Deffine appears on said notepad and starts spitting bars at writer’s-blocked Deffine.
So he gets a bit sketched out. Because his notepad is rapping at him. You feel me? That ish isn’t normal. But cartoon Deffine has some pretty hungry bars. He’s holding his ground as a YEG MC. Me thinks this is why it’s called “Shut Up.” Because Deffine wants us to take the time to listen to what he has to say. And just like that, the song’s written itself. Writer’s block, solved. Thanks, cartoon notepad embodiment of Deffine. The video was directed by Sonik, and the track was produced by Dunna. Check it out below.
Toronto, ON – Toronto’s own Clas’sick recently dropped some new visuals for his track “MindSet.” It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a look at the MindSet of Clas’sick. He gets in over some spaced-out production, and spits some serious T-Dot-representing bars. He’s keeps things mellow, but hits hard with that flow. And here’s my two cents: his word-enunciation is kind of borderline-Andre 3000. Trust. It’s dope. The video was shot and edited by Carlos “Suave Crooks” de Sousa for L.A. Familia Productions. Check it below.