Vancouver, BC – The first track being released off the upcoming Dayton Spokes project comes Immerze with “Haagen Daz”. Produced by Rich Kidd, drawing inspiration from Raekwon’s “Ice Cream” – check the track below.
Vancouver, BC – Vancouver based hip-hop artist Ray Gill releases his remix video to Migos street smash “Versace”. Peep the visuals directed by Freeze Wun below.
Toronto, ON – The time is NOW! Toronto supergroup Freedom Writers will officially release their album debut, NOW, this Thursday, along with a special performance inside The Mod Club (722 College Street).
This will be a historic night for Canadian hip-hop so mark down Oct. 10 on your calendars and take part in what is sure to be an exciting evening. Producer/MC Rich Kidd will kick things off with an exclusive performance followed by the 5 Fingers 1 Fist Poetry Collective featuring Jordon Veira (JV), Randell Adjei, Trevlyn Kay and Quentin VerCetty TheArtivist. Music will be provided by a line-up of dope DJs including DJ Riccachet, DJ Thera-P, DJ MelBoogie, DJ Grouch, D-Scratch and Phat Tony. Tickets are only $15 at the door and that gets you access to the event and your own copy of NOW. It starts at 9 p.m. so don’t be late!
Ottawa, ON – Let the lyrical assault begin as Swisha T unleashes a brand new video for a track titled Captain Kirk which is to be featured on a new EP coming soon. Things get a little wild in the visual directed Max Brinks and Galang, but between the chicks, bunny masks and hard drugs, Swisha puts on a beautiful display of wordplay, flow and lyricism. This is definitely not a video you wanna sleep on. Check it out below and be on the look out for more new music from Swish on the way soon!
Calgary, AB – Though he wasn’t able to make it to Calgary to accept his award, Madchild won the Western Canadian Music Award (WCMA) for Rap/Hip-Hop Recording of the Year for his album, Dope Sick. Dope Sick was released in August 2012. It hit the #1 spot on the iTunes Canada album charts within 12 hours of its release (which is pretty major business).
Madchild was up against some heavy competition (including himself) with fellow nominees Kyprios (The Lap Dog EP), Moka Only (Airport 6), Swollen Members (Beautiful Death Machine), and The Lytics (They Told Me).
Toronto, ON – ShaqIsDope had a great look a couple of days back as MTV host Sway Calloway featured the rising star on his weekly series, RapFix Live. Shaq has uploaded footage of the interview which you can check out below. It features Sway playing a clip of the young artist’s Mike Mulah-produced “No Time” single along with some great feedback from St. Lunatics rep Nelly. Click the jump to watch the footage. (Warning: not the greatest quality and we apologize for that).
Toronto, ON – “You gotta be there to know it” – Born Hungry Enterprises CEO and recording artist, GENERAL, pays homage to his hometown of Scarborough, Ontario with his new Amir Azimi-directed video. “Scartown Luv,” produced by Bazill Rush McIntosh, features fellow Scarborough-native KinSmuv from DNB/S.L.U.G. Check it out below.
Toronto, ON – Charlie Clips vs Hollohan is here! The battle between Charlie Clips and Hollohan was originally supposed to go down earlier this year but was rescheduled due to Hollohan’s legal issues. Fast forward a couple months to King of the Dot’s World Domination 4 event where the self-proclaimed Genius on Drugs and Harlem heavy-hitter finally got it in. Watch the battle below.
The next battle to drop from World Domination 4 will be Loe Pesci vs Daylyt, so stay tuned.
Winnipeg, MB – Zeek Illa just released his newest single, “Cleopatra,” (featuring J. Soul and produced by Phenom), off his upcoming album entitled I Am ILLA (Illustrating Love Loyalty Ambition), which drops this November. “Cleopatra” is a testimony to the hard-working, independent, and more-than-loyal modern queens of today. Yes, they still exist. So forget about short-selling for dimes, because Zeek Illa is talking about the women who emulate dollars, for sure.
“I basically wanted to make a track that would paint a picture of how a goddess, or how a woman who holds it down would be,” said Illa. Please note: not a dime or a bad bitch. “I get faded and let my mind wonder to wherever it takes me. This particular time it took me to this place,” he said. Give it a listen below.
Toronto, ON – Last month, Regina’s Malfunction launched his Good Look project. The 11-track tape cranks out a series of easygoing vibers. Good Look doesn’t get too hard at all. Okay, some of the lyricism is pretty hard. But the breezy beats keep things mellow: there’s a kicked-back jazzy feel about it all.
Good Look includes features from Malfunction’s fellow C.J.E. crew member, Pimpton, as well as Halifax’s own Abstract. The project also reps some promising up-and-coming producers including Saskatchewan-based Johnny Keys. Stream the tape after the jump and head over to DatPiff to cop a free download of Good Look.