Defenders of the Faith

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Catch Tayyib Ali, Moufy, DJ IV & Jofo live in Halifax on Sept. 4 [News]

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Archive Tagged ‘Defenders of the Faith’

Concise: Vancity veteran visits Toronto [Interview]

Concise: Vancity veteran visits Toronto [Interview]

Toronto, ON – Originally published March 20, 2014 – Let’s take it out to the West Coast. Vancity, to be specific; where … Read More »

Checkmate & Concise – Dream World [Audio] #SOTD

Checkmate & Concise – Dream World [Audio] #SOTD

Vancouver, BC – Today’s Song of the Day is a tune called “Dream World” off the new Checkmate & Concise album, Love … Read More »

Vancity Live (Series Premiere) [Video]

Vancity Live (Series Premiere) [Video]

Vancouver, BC – The hip-hop scene out in Vancouver can seem small when compared to bigger cities like Toronto or even LA … Read More »

Checkmate & Concise – Spit Game [Audio] #SOTD

Checkmate & Concise – Spit Game [Audio] #SOTD

Vancouver, BC – We posted the new Checkmate & Concise video for “Spit Game” the other day and the response has been … Read More »

Checkmate & Concise – Congratulations ft. Fizal Stars & P. Jericho [Video]

Checkmate & Concise – Congratulations ft. Fizal Stars & P. Jericho [Video]

Vancouver, BC – It’s a celebration with the latest Checkmate & Concise video “Congratulations” featuring Fizal Stars and P. Jericho. The Vancity … Read More »

All Is Fair In Love & War: Checkmate & Concise [Interview]

All Is Fair In Love & War: Checkmate & Concise [Interview]

Vancouver, BC – Since 2004 Checkmate & Concise have been a fixture in Vancouver’s hip-hop scene, dropping major hits, albums and mixtapes … Read More »

Checkmate & Concise at JoRich April 25 for Love & War release party [News/Album]

Checkmate & Concise at JoRich April 25 for Love & War release party [News/Album]

Vancouver, BC – Upon the recent release of Love & War Vancity giants Checkmate & Concise are throwing a party at JoRich … Read More »

#SOTD | Rascalz – Northern Touch ft. Checkmate, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust & Choclair [Video]

#SOTD | Rascalz – Northern Touch ft. Checkmate, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust & Choclair [Video]

Toronto, ON – This week’s Song of the Day segment has featured some personal Canadian hip-hop picks from the 90′s.
What better way … Read More »

#SOTD | Checkmate – The Longshot [MP3]

#SOTD | Checkmate – The Longshot [MP3]

Vancouver, BC – This week’s Song of the Day segment features some personal Canadian hip-hop picks from the 90′s. Next up is … Read More »

Christmas Rappin’ 3 brings Kid Capri and Vancity Giants [News/PSA]

Christmas Rappin’ 3 brings Kid Capri and Vancity Giants [News/PSA]

Vancouver, BC – Christmas Rappin’ has become a favorite Vancity holiday tradition – you always know there’s gonna be a stellar musical … Read More »

Defenders of the Faith – Killer Elite [Mixtape]

Defenders of the Faith – Killer Elite [Mixtape]

Vancouver, BC – Checkmate and Concise have been holding down the V for over a decade. Together they form the group Defenders … Read More »

Evil Ebenezer x SonReal x Defenders of the Faith x Snak The Ripper x DJ Flipout – Vancouver 2012 Stylus Cypher [Video]

Evil Ebenezer x SonReal x Defenders of the Faith x Snak The Ripper x DJ Flipout – Vancouver 2012 Stylus Cypher [Video]

Vancouver, BC – Don’t miss the Vancity edition of the Stylus Awards Cypher 2012 featuring Evil Ebenezer, SonReal, Defenders of the Faith, … Read More »

Royce Da 5’9″ at Red Room Vancouver (Live) [Photos/Review]

Royce Da 5’9″ at Red Room Vancouver (Live) [Photos/Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – When Royce da 5’9” declares  that “real hip hop is in the building” you can’t help but believe it: … Read More »

JD Era, SonReal and Defenders of the Faith on Coast 2 Coast Volume 167, hosted by Raekwon [News]

JD Era, SonReal and Defenders of the Faith on Coast 2 Coast Volume 167, hosted by Raekwon [News]

New York, NY – Big shouts to all the Canadian talent appearing on the latest release from acclaimed mixtape series Coast 2 … Read More »

Defenders of the Faith – Go Time ft. Bishop Brigante [Audio]

Defenders of the Faith – Go Time ft. Bishop Brigante [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – Check out this dope West/East coast collaboration called “Go Time” between Defenders of the Faith (Checkmaste and Concise) and … Read More »

Defenders of the Faith – All Tha Time ft. Bishop Lamont [Video]

Defenders of the Faith – All Tha Time ft. Bishop Lamont [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Defenders of the Faith continue to show people why they’re one of the hottest acts on Canada’s West coast. … Read More »

Defenders of the Faith – Neva Happen [Video]

Defenders of the Faith – Neva Happen [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – New visuals for the “Neva Happen” street video from Defenders of the Faith. Shouts to Checkmate and Concise.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ldbupr0LZ0&NR=1

Defenders of the Faith [Interview]

Defenders of the Faith [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancity veteran duo Concise and Checkmate – who make up the group Defenders of the Faith – are … Read More »

Defenders of the Faith – All Tha Time ft. Bishop Lamont [Video]

Defenders of the Faith – All Tha Time ft. Bishop Lamont [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Ever notice how your phone keeps ringing All Tha Time? Defenders of the Faith certainly know about that… Checkmate … Read More »

#420 | HeatWave – Smoke Out The Sunroof ft. Concise & Nova [Audio]

#420 | HeatWave – Smoke Out The Sunroof ft. Concise & Nova [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – Today’s Song of the Day is “Smoke Out The Sunroof” by HeatWave featuring Concise and Nova. The song appears … Read More »

Christmas Rappin with Rascalz, Maestro & Swollen Members (Live) [Photos/Review]

Christmas Rappin with Rascalz, Maestro & Swollen Members (Live) [Photos/Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – The Christmas Rappin party at Bar None featured nothing but old-school vibes, 90s hip-hop, R&B and Dancehall music. What … Read More »

Rakim with Kyprios and Defenders of the Faith (Live) [Review]

Rakim with Kyprios and Defenders of the Faith (Live) [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – It’s not too often than a hip-hop mastermind like Rakim will drive all the way across the continent – … Read More »

Skillzbeatz [Prolific Profile]

Skillzbeatz [Prolific Profile]

Vancouver, B.C. – Skillzbeatz finds his second home in Vancouver, but is based in the UK where he works with a variety … Read More »

Rakim, Defenders of the Faith and more to perform in Vancouver August 17th [News/Video]

Rakim, Defenders of the Faith and more to perform in Vancouver August 17th [News/Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – The mighty Rakim Allah will be hitting Vancouver on August 17th, accompanied by local hip-hop acts Defenders of the … Read More »

HeatWave – WestCoastin’ ft. Checkmate & Concise [Audio]

HeatWave – WestCoastin’ ft. Checkmate & Concise [Audio]

Vancouver, B.C. – Today’s Song of the Day is a cut off the HeatWave mixtape, Hotter Than July. “WestCoastin’” features the Defenders … Read More »

Yelawolf at Fortune Sound Club (Live) [Review]

Yelawolf at Fortune Sound Club (Live) [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Yelawolf – aka Catfish Billy – brought a rare freshness to Vancouver. His style alone proves that there’s room … Read More »

Defenders of the Faith – Power & Glory [Mixtape]

Defenders of the Faith – Power & Glory [Mixtape]

Vancouver, B.C. – Checkmate and Concise are two of the biggest names to come out of Canada’s West coast. Together the producers-slash-MCs … Read More »

EPMD with Defenders of the Faith (Live) [Review]

EPMD with Defenders of the Faith (Live) [Review]

Vancouver, B.C. – Defenders of The Faith came out swinging as the opening act for EPMD this Tuesday night at Fortune Sound … Read More »

Defenders of the Faith (Checkmate & Concise) – EMPD Event Promo [Video]

Defenders of the Faith (Checkmate & Concise) – EMPD Event Promo [Video]

Vancouver, B.C. – Two staples in the Vancity scene are uniting again as Defenders of the Faith to open for legendary rap … Read More »

Defenders of the Faith [Interview]

Defenders of the Faith [Interview]

Vancouver, B.C. – The group Defenders of the Faith is comprised of two notable Canadian hip-hop foundation-builders, Checkmate and Concise. Hailing from … Read More »