Toronto, ON – Young Allwood of Eighty 8 Five is back with a new banger called “Money x Bitches.” The record was produced by King Michael and the video was directed by Shankeith Creative. Video editing was handled by Zac Facts. You can find “Money x Bithes” on Allwood’s new Half Man | Half Savage album – available now!
Toronto, ON – Recording artist Young Allwood finally releases his highly anticipated solo project Half Man | Half Savage. Brought to you by Eighty 8 Five MGMT, the project features LG Toronto, Set2, Tona (Freedom Writers), and J.Barns. Production comes courtesy of FMG, King Michael, ArtoGotBeats and PrettyBoyBeats, just to name a few. The CD is heavily geared towards every crowd with a constant upbeat tempo that would most definitely make any radio or club rotation. Click the jump for the download link and more information.
Brooklyn, NY – It’s been six years since Marco Polo took the hip-hop world by storm with his Rawkus/Soulspazm Records debut LP, Port Authority. This album not only established the Toronto, Canada native as one of the top emerging producers in his field, but also transformed Marco into a very sought-after collaborator as well. He has since gone on to release the collaborative project with Torae, Double Barrel, in 2009 and has also worked with acclaimed artists such as; Masta Ace, Special Teamz, Heltah Skeltah, Buckshot, KRS-One, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Sean Price, Copywrite, Vinnie Paz and Large Professor.
After generating tremendous momentum this summer with his free LP, Newport Authority 2, Marco Polo returns to offer up the highly anticipated sequel, PA2: The Director’s Cut, which is the culmination of thousands of hours of creative energy, manpower, crate-digging, knob-twisting, Newport-smoking and coffee-bingeing, to create an impeccable infrastructure of music that will resonate with hip-hop fans across the world.
Click the jump for more details, including the album’s track listing. If you’re already convinced that you need this in your collection, you can pre-order it on iTunes now. The album will be out on November 12, 2013.
Marco Polo’s new self-produced LP is narrated by Michael Rapaport and available on Nov. 12, 2013
Toronto, ON – Action Bronson brought the 2 High 2 Die tour to Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night (Oct. 1, 2013) and debuted two new songs off his upcoming Blue Chips 2 mixtape. The first one samples Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason” and the second samples Lou Bega’s “Mambo No. 5.” ThisIsWalder was there to catch it all go down. Check out the video below.
Vancouver, BC – Stealth Bomb Records soldier and your mom’s favorite fat kid (we heard) Merkules drops his latest EP Hunger Pains. If ten deliciously gritty cuts featuring the likes of Hopsin, Snak The Ripper and Sean Strange aren’t enough, the EPs on-point and appetizing artwork should be. Don’t let us catch you slippin’ on this one – download Hunger Pains EP here.
Calgary, AB – Calgary-based MC Pleuto just dropped some fresh new audio for “Diesel” off his forthcoming #skeletun album. Pleuto uses this track to highlight a different side to his vocal abilities. And he’s got chops. Pleuto gets downright melodic with an evocative little hook: “I’ve been running on diesel.”
And in case you’re not familiar with fuel statistics, diesels get great mileage. They generally have more fuel economy than traditional gasoline-fueled vehicles. And Pleuto definitely gets his mileage out of this track. He showcases his suave singing abilities, as well as his slower lyrical rap versing. The track was produced by Makemdef (who’s really been landing the jackpot on Calgary collaborations lately). Give it a listen below and keep it locked for the drop of #skeletun on Oct. 31 (aka: Halloween).
Edmonton, AB – The guys in the Come Up Gang are getting ready to launch themselves across the nation. The Edmonton-based crew of Lion (aka: L. Luciano), Raw Malone, Akay Audemar, Ben E Brix, and Shaw Langley, are gearing up for the launch of several forthcoming projects and albums.
HipHopCanada recently caught up with rapper Raw Malone. Malone is known to spit some pretty sick trap rap verses. He told us about his appreciation for “OG” hip-hop, his Meek Mill inspiration, and more. Check it out after the jump
“I was listening to NWA, UGK, Three 6 Mafia – down south OGs. You can feel it. It’s not fake.” – Raw Malone
Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg’s J. Juan just dropped a new joint titled “Fast Life” off his recently released Fast Life mixtape. The track was produced by AyeSilver, and is the second single to drop from the album. ”Fast Life” samples “The Morning” by The Weeknd.
But J. Juan changes things up. Instead of crooning about the motivational money and the pole dancers (in true Weeknd style), J. Juan drops his verses and gets down to business. He’s not staying sober, and he’s inhaling the fast life. It’s a glimpse at the night-time shenanigans that go down prior to the morning after. Give it a listen below and head over to DatPiff to cop a download of Fast Life.
Québec City, QC – French-Canadian rapper Beeyoudee is getting ready to unleash a colossal new record called “They” (or “Ils” in French). What makes this record unique is that it will be the first rap record coming out of Canada to feature 50 rappers and 6 DJs from over 10 countries. The song unites Canada, USA, France, Germany, Tunisia, Jamaica, El Salvador, Bosnia, Croatia and New Zealand.
Today, October 1, Beeyoudee launched a video teaser to officialy kick-off the promotional campaign which comes to a head Oct. 22 when the song is released. The video, featuring GOD Part III (Infamous Mobb), Ruste Juxx, Scynikal (Murder Face), Junior Makhno and many others is available in two different versions (French and English). The complete list of artists and DJs featured on the song can be found after the jump. You can also find a french version of the song’s video teaser.
Toronto, ON – Beginning on Friday, October 25th and running through to Sunday, October 27th R.I.S.E Edutainment will be hosting The 1st Annual Edutainment Convention. This 3-day convention will include two concerts, workshops, panels, and info sessions all taking place at Toronto Centre for the Arts and North York Civic Centre. There will be some amazing guests and performances. Read part of the press release below from R.I.S.E Edutainment for more information on the purpose of the convention.
From R.I.S.E Edutainment
“The Edutainment Convention is an initiative solely to develop Toronto’s local artists by connecting, educating and empowering them with professional artists who have paved a sustainable path in their respective artistic fields. Our main goal for the Edutainment Convention is to bridge the gap between Toronto’s emerging and professional artists. R.I.S.E Edutainment will curate artistic and business facilitated workshops, two concerts, a grant information session, arts panel, and holistic opportunities to connect and build artists.”
Check out the flyers and breakdown for what will be happening each day after the jump.