St. Catharines, ON – Just under a week now until Sese releases his new project, Age of Aquarius (aka #AOA). We’ve got a new #AOA video blog for you and also a new Sese freestyle over Drake’s “5AM in Toronto” instrumental. You can peep the track below and the vlog can be found after the jump.
Sese’s “5AM” freestyle is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day.
Jersey City, NJ - This past February, Joe Budden released his album, No Love Lost (Download here). Yesterday (March 19th), the visuals dropped for a track off the album called “Castles”. The video, directed by Lil Internet and Thuan Tran, captures a bit of Budden’s day-to-day, but also flips into scenes where his life looks quieter. The simplicity in the shots of him sitting with his girlfriend or hanging out on a balcony doesn’t take away from the value of the message in the song where he talks about ridding himself of negativity and putting his foot down with fake people who take advantage of him. “Castles” was produced by Vinylz and Allen Ritter. In my eyes (and ears), Joe Budden can do no wrong when it comes to music. Check out the video below and make sure you grab No Love Lost.
“I never want to act a way with you, but passion and desire never blends with lackadaisical.”
Toronto, ON - Last week, Rich Kidd (@richkiddbeats) premiered his newest single “Syke” on XXL. The song will be part of his upcoming solo project, In My Opinion. In preparation for that, he released a behind the scenes video which is split between an interview and live performances of the track. The video, directed by Mark Valino (@MarkValino) for AHR Films (Art Honour Respect), is a first-hand look at how Rich Kidd creates what he calls “stadium music,” from production to the process of song writing. In My Opinion is set to drop in April, but for now, you can check out the video below.
“I always liked the reality approach to rap and, you know, telling it how it is. Real life situations, even being a joker throughout my raps and having some fun with it- putting some comedy in it. That’s who I am.”
Toronto, ON – Get excited about the event that spits in the face of every stush, pretentious party you’ve ever been to. You know; those parties where everyone stands around watching face? Bangers & Booze boils everything down to a good time and always creates an inclusive atmosphere. This is the party you’ll walk into with a few friends and walk out of knowing a few more. Expect an eclectic crowd of young professionals seeking the unpredictability of a house party in a central downtown Toronto location.
Brought to you by Live The Culture, Committed4Life and Forever & A Day, on March 28th, Bangers & Booze will feature music by DJ 2Nice (90s Party) and DJ G-Starr (Bricksquad Monopoly DJ). The dominant sounds will be hip hop, reggae and party anthems. Start your Easter weekend off right with hosts Littles The General, Bizz Brown, Ceaza Leon & Lil Skitzz (Brick Squad Monopoly).
Booth & bottle service is available. As an added bonus to every booth purchase, sponsors New Era and Rated Z will provide each table with a free snapback and a bottle of Rated Z Premium Mixer.
For the official flyer and more information, hit the jump.
Toronto, ON – BadGalRiRi aka Rihanna was in Toronto on March 18th on her Diamonds Tour for the first of two shows, where she came well equipped to rock the stage at the Air Canada Centre. New York based underground rapper, now turning mainstream, A$AP Rocky joined the singer on tour as her opening act.
Around 8:00pm, the quick blackout of the lights signified that the show was about to start. Rocky, dressed in a black jacket, black pants, a white hat and white sneakers walked down the middle of the stage, past two screens lit up by a static image and began performing “Long.Live.A$AP” off his debut album Long.Live.A$AP. The crowd seemed unsure of Rocky and I felt the reception towards him was a little cold, not negative, but it wouldn’t be a far stretch to say that many weren’t familiar with him or his music. Nonetheless, as the venue filled up, the overall volume in the building also rose. Hit the jump to continue reading.
Toronto, ON – We’ve all been loving JD Era‘s No Handouts mixtape, so we’re pretty happy that this ICE H2O artist has put out a new video – now we can see him rapping against all kinds of Canadian landscapes, from the mountains to the coast to the inner city. Check out the visuals for “Canada Eh” after the jump, and in the meantime you can download the mixtape HERE.
Toronto, ON – Sky High Productions and Four 20 Entertainment are proud to present Tyga live in concert on April 19th in Toronto. The YMCMB member will be turning up the Kool Haus along with hosts Peter Jackson and MC Crazy Chris and DJ Charlie Brown. This is an all-ages event and tickets have been on sale as of 10AM today. For more information on where you can purchase tickets and to see the official flyer, hit the jump.
Toronto, ON – Kendrick Lamar, who was recently crowned the #1 Hottest MC in the Game by MTV will be back in Toronto on August 2nd performing at The Sound Academy. Joining him will be special guest Earl Sweatshirt, who is also a member of the collective Odd Future. Less than a year ago, in September and right before the release of his debut album, KDot put on a killer show at The Sound Academy for a very packed venue, where he brought out hometown favourite Drake. It was probably one of the best live performances I’ve seen from an artist in a very long time. Considering the quality of good kid, M.A.A.D City and the positive feedback towards it, the tickets for this show will go fast!
Brought to you by Union Events and Goldenvoice this show is an all-ages event and tickets go on sale this Friday, March 22nd at 10AM on Ticketmaster. To find out more information on purchasing tickets, hit the jump.