Pittsburgh, PA – Taylor Gang’s Chevy Woods has released a new single backed by some dope production by Toronto’s Rich Kidd and Arthur McArthur. “Gold Chains Gold Daytons” is featured on Chevy’s Gangland 3 (Hosted by DJ Holiday) project (available on DatPiff) and the newly released video was directed by David Camarena. Check it out after the jump link below.
Los Angeles, CA – King of the Dot is putting together what is sure to be another memorable event. Match-up announcements are starting to roll in for KOTD West Coast’s Back To Basics event going down April 18, 2015 inside Los Angeles’ House of Gods (225 Union Pacific Ave.) venue. Tickets are on sale now via TicketFly.com while a Live PPV (pay-per-view) option will be available on April 5. So far The Saurus vs Rone and KG The Poet vs Head ICE have been announced. Check out the match-up announcement videos after the jump.
Vancouver, BC – Philadelphia emcee Adlib has released the artwork, track listing, and set an April 21st release date through Sensi-Starr Records/Face Ent. for his new collaborative album with Rob The Viking titled Teenagers from Marz.
The effort was recorded at Chamber Studio Vancouver, BC and will feature Adlib working over Rob The Viking’s production on every track. Features include Madchild, J.O the Last Man, Ali Armz, Skrewtape, Ghetto MC, and UG.
London, ON – Introducing a rapper by the name of Shhadeh, born in Vista, California and currently residing in London, Ontario. Today marks the release of his new video for his Larry Bird-produced single, “Ask.” The video was directed by Jon Lines. You can check it out after the jump link below.
Vancouver, BC – Orion & Ike took a trip out to Aldergrove to link up with Thee Mayor and his buddy Junior. They had a few ideas and drove the Vancouver hip-hop duo around to the Bates Motel spot and around that area. There was some trouble with patrolling security but luckily they were able to film a few takes before being harassed. “Never Sleep” was shot by Junior and edited by Orion. Production for the new song was produced by Chris Wheeler Beats. Check it out below.
Halifax, NS – Rap Music is the fourth studio album from veteran Halifax MC, Quake Matthews. The 13-track release features original production from Rich Kidd, Cam Smith, YogiDaProducer, Tone Mason, Scena, 2oolman, Chris Noxx, Corey LeRue, Dylan Guthro, Remot and Neon Dreams.
Neon Dreams is also one of the project’s guest appearances along with JRDN, Ghettochild, Knotez, Dylan Guthro, Emanny and Ria Mae.
You can download Rap Music on iTunes or stream it below.
Ottawa, ON – SkrillaBoyz Entertainment releases the second video from Ottawa rapper DaBoiLoc. “Problems” was directed by Nathan Banze. Check it out after the jump and stay tuned for Loc’s debut mixtape, #SouthsideSkrillaBoyz, set for a Spring 2015 release. S/O Lil Thrilla.
Halifax, NS – Halifax vet Quake Matthews jumps on the “6PM in New York” instrumental to pay homage to Drake. Along with the new music, he provided an explanation for the motivation behind recording “6PM in Fairview.”
“Ever since Drake mentioned my name in the KOTD press conference, every interview I’ve done, scratch that every person I have talked to from acquaintances to close friends to family members have been asking me questions regarding the subject. Hopefully this song enlightens you on a little Canadian hip-hop history and answers those questions. Most rappers fear appearing vulnerable or weak when it comes to praising another artist but these are just my thoughts.”
The original song, produced by Boi-1da and Frank Dukes (with co-production credits going to Bobby White and Sevn Thomas), is the bonus track on Drizzy’s record-breaking If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late mixtape.
Toronto, ON – BW the DJ releases Round 2 of his “6ypher In The Six” series. This time enlisting Toronto artists K-Fresh “The Knemesis,” Baby Grhyme and Tommy Spitz. Check it out below.