East coast hip-hop journalist and enthusiast Jacob Smith linked up with KOTD Title Match winner, Dartmouth’s own Pay Stay, to discuss his recent victory at Blackout 5 this past weekend and the impact Drake had on the event. Check it out below.
Toronto, ON – A Dartmouth battle rapper has just claimed another victory in his fourth North American title match.
Over the weekend, in a pay-per-view battle at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto, Pat Stay defended his title in King of the Dot’s Blackout 5 against rapper Charron.
This was Stay’s third time defending the title and easily his biggest battle to date.
Vancouver, BC – In anticipation of his spring release Prestige 3, Billionaire B gives fans a triple dose of dope music with three brand new tracks.
He offers up “Hollywood,” the TaylorMade Beats-produced “Give Me Room” (featuring A.I.T and Rey Fonder) and “Down 2 Ride,” produced by VanCity Beats. All tracks are available on iTunes and can be streamed down below.
Campbellton, NB – Axe Ruler, an MC/producer hailing from Charlottetown, PEI and now living in New Brunswick, is a self-proclaimed derange, yet prolific, creator on the mic and MPC. Today he brings a 5-year long project in the making to a close with the a new 10-track project available for purchase on Bandcamp.
His new release, Augment Reality, was put together with precision with the help of Halifax based engineer CJ Lohnes. The duo created a collective named Glory Verses Failure and have been releasing works under that label since they first met. AR has been steadily stacking up pre-orders on the new project and is more than excited to push this work out to the fans. As he insists, “your love for hip-hop will ascend to a higher level!”
Guest appearances include Eric Broadbent, Lohnes, T-Stu, the award-winning DJ IV, and Mine+Us. You can stream Augment Reality below and show your support with a purchase – digital and hard copies available – on Bandcamp.
Vancouver, BC – Maryland emcee Logic hit Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre last week for an all ages affair on the West Coast portion of his Under Pressure Tour.
The rapper, who released his album Under Pressure to critical acclaim late last year, was joined by Michael Christmas and DJ Rhetoric on his first headlining tour. Our main man on the cam, Jamie Sands, was front and centre to catch the action.
Vancouver, BC – Leading up to the release of his Captain & Commander EP with Savage Beats, e.d.g.e. drops a little something to tide over the ears of his followers.
The Penwork Project is an 11-track album available on iTunes and features the likes of Claire Mortifee, Jaykin and Dave Ryan, with e.d.g.e’s signature smooth flow and clever wordplay scattered throughout.
This project comes to listeners via Stealth Bomb Records where e.d.g.e. recently became the newest addition. Look out for his Captain & Commander EP dropping this spring on SBR and cop that Penwork Project.
Calgary, AB – On February 7, the Suicide Kings kicked off their Canadian tour (with opener Halfcut) in Edmonton as the first of five stops across Alberta this month. The hip-hop duo of MC Joey Knuckles and producer King Cole recently dropped Crown Of Thorns (side note: I interviewed them about it here), and are already gearing up for the launch of a new project this spring titled Rock ‘Em to Sleep.
On Sunday night SK performed in Red Deer, and this upcoming Friday they will perform in Lethbridge. On February 14, the Kings head to Calgary to perform a supreme V-Day rap show at Nite Owl, followed by a show in Halfcut’s hometown Fort Mac on Feb. 15.
The Calgary show features opening support from both Halfcut and Dragon Fli Empire; which makes for a night of serious status. That line-up is stacked with three of Calgary’s most heavyweight hip-hop acts. These are all top-tier artists in this city, so it’s a great look to have them all on that bill.
If you have to do Valentine’s Day, this is the place to do it. Girls love rap dates. They do. Trust. It’s a thing. Take your girl to this show. Peep the tour flyer after the jump.
Montreal, QC – Check out the latest visuals from veteran Real City producer Manspino, who is signed to Beeyoudee’s Coznob record label. The name of the song is “Mauvais Garçon,” which translates to “Bad Boy.” Check it out below.
Toronto, ON – Today’s Song of the Day is a new gem from one of our favourite Toronto artists, Theo3. The DJ Fase-produced “Thoughts of a Child,” (co-produced by Phat Tony) touches on a child’s growth and understanding of the world, at a time when they’re seeing it with an unbiased point of view. Along with releasing the new song, Theo included a bit of a backgrounder on the track’s inspriation. You can find that after the jump (along with the lyrics) and the audio can be found below.
The post also includes the track “Any1,” produced by Phat Tony.
Calgary, AB – On Feb. 1, Calgary’s own Shawtee RE released new audio on us for her track entitled “Spazz.”
Shawtee is one of the hungriest Canadian femcees on the come-up. She reminds me a bit of Lil Kim in the sense that she holds her own as a girl in the game. She turns out; and she spits just as dirty as the boys. The track features production by Grammy Award winning producer, Ryan “Ghost” Bowser. Check it out below.