Toronto, ON – Rex World recording artist Ricky Storm just released his latest self-produced track titled “Watch It Go” and announced the upcoming release of his debut project for later this year.
“Watch It Go” is a celebratory track about enjoying everything life throws at you. The track shows the duality of being a focused, work-driven artist, who also still likes to turn up and get lit. Ultimately, it all boils down to the necessity that is work-life balance. No matter how hard you stay grinding, it’s essential to take that time to enjoy life, as well.
Here’s what Ricky had to say about “Watch It Go”: “This song – to me – just feels like a celebration of life, where I’m at in life and how much more work I gotta put in. This is a song about working hard non-stop, but also still taking the time to turn up and be inspired by life.”
Toronto, ON – Toronto production duo Free n Losh recently teamed up with Terrell Morris for this brand new collaboration titled “Free Problems.”
The three have previously collaborated on “The Right Song” as well as the more recently released “Me 4 Prez.” At this point Free n Losh are basically unfuckwitable. But whenever I see they’ve linked up with Terrell, I get that much more excited.
“Free Problems” is a downtempo summer vibe-out track. Terrell puts the focus on his rapping and bars, while Free n Losh slide in with a minimalistic instrumental backdrop. Check it out below.
Toronto, ON – Check out the latest video from Toronto recording artist Sty-Low. The motivational “Unbreakable” was directed by The Knemesis and the fire breathing comes courtesy of Canada’s Fire Queen, Cherish. After just a couple of weeks, the video has been seen more than 115K times. Check it out below.
Vancouver, BC – Seth Kay resurfaces with a brand new single and video, representing Vancouver to Surrey in “Northside”.
While his whole Northside movement begins to gain momentum, Kay keeps it running with the re-release of “6 AM”. The track was originally previewed on the HICU Sound Tape N ° 2 but is now available for streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.
Now he’s back at it again with even more music. Which means if you haven’t had the chance to take in the 20-track listing on I Think You’ve Gone Mad (Or The Sins Of The Father), you’d better get caught up on that ASAP.
“Charge It To The WAV” was produced by Eestbound (of course) and it’s one of the hardest hitting bangers Sean has ever dropped. The hook sticks like glue: “I told my baby mama they gon’ feel this WAV!/ So much bullshit on my mind, it hurts my brain!/ So much bullshit on my mind that it’s insane!/ Charge it to the WAV!/ YA! YA! YA! YA!”
Toronto, ON – West End recording artist A.Mitch (aka Cheffie) of Music That Matters just dropped off some fresh visuals for his single “Interlude.” The new video was shot by BrownGuyMadeIT who is nominated for Director of the Year at the CUT Hip-Hop Awards. Check it out below.
Ottawa, ON – The Bourbon Room (400 Dalhousie Street) is the place to be in Ottawa tonight as Snak The Ripper continues his mini Eastern Canadian tour. Québec City’s La P’tite Grenouille hosted Snak last night along with special guests Junk, Golden, Philip Solo and Tyler Tracey.
Brought to you by Good Friday Entertainment and Snak’s own Stealth Bomb Records, the tour continues on to Toronto tomorrow night for a show inside Nocturne (550 Queen Street West), and then Barrie, Ontario the next day inside Escrow Restolounge (4 Mulcaster Street).
Toronto, ON – With his Enough album on the way, Toronto’s Meezy Musik lets off the project’s second single, powered by Young Taylor production. “Freedom” features Brampton’s BluRaae and is available for streaming below.
Calgary, AB – If you’re an Insane Clown Posse fan – a Juggalo or just a dabbler – Calgary’s Stampede CorralMarquee Beer Market is the place to be between April 7th and 8th.
The annual Gathering of the Juggalos, held in the United States, has 17 years of success drawing more than 20,000 people to the annual event. Now ICP is teaming up with our friends at Calgary-based promotions company, True Rhythm, to bring a similar concept to Canada for the first time.
Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every single week.
Each Friday we’ll hit you with a Canadian urban music playlist curated by our Associate Editor In Chief, Sarah Jay. Every week Sarah will be putting together a 38-track weekly selection of new releases, classic favourites, throwbacks, and songs she’s playing heavy on rotation.
This week’s playlist includes a bunch brand of new music including 12AM’s “No Good 4 U” (off the just released new Afterparty EP, which is one of the best projects I heard this month), Sean Leon’s “Charge It To The Wav”, Dr Maleek’s Tory Lanez and The Game assisted “Don’t Say Nothin”, Dead Obies’ Naadei featured “Game Over”, HMLT’s “LOE”, Emay’s “Ibn “son””, Mickey Blue’s “Attached”, Jordan Rivers’ “Feel Me Not”, Sayzee’s “Fire”, Luu Breeze’s “La Senza”, and Seth Dyer’s “Lock.”
This week’s playlist also features a ton of music coming out of Montreal. Mostly because I was bumping the Dead Obies’ new EP titled Air Max and it was too good. And then Wasiu put me on to this amazing vocalist named Charlotte Cardin. And then I saw the “Street Gospel” video by February Cxld and felt some type of way. And then Black Atlass (formerly of Montreal) popped up on a collaboration with Moonlight Matters. Then I discovered that Lunice made a track with Angel Haze this one time and I got really excited… And so on, and so on.
Check out the playlist and tracklist for Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 25 below, and make sure you go follow us on Spotify.