The Weekly Eight: Black iRI$H, Sir Jax, Young Deuces, TYE & more
This week’s edition features new music from Black iRI$H, Nickeal, TYE, Young Deuces, Sir Jax, DJ Nana, The Outsiders, Igor, and Rich Rick.
The Weekly Eight returns with its new condensed format, and eight new recent selections from our content submission box. Thank you to everyone taking the time to submit!
This week’s edition features new music from Black iRI$H, Nickeal, TYE, Young Deuces, Sir Jax (featuring Dillin Hoox), DJ Nana (featuring Saukrates and Keysha Freshh), J Shiltz and Royce Birth as The Outsiders, Igor, and Rich Rick (featuring Blueface).
Along with featuring some artists we cover regularly, The Weekly Eight segment also gives us a chance to show love to artists who weren’t already receiving coverage on HipHopCanada, and gave them a chance to connect with our viewers. Each week, we’ll try to include at least a 3-4 acts which we’ve never featured before.
On a weekly basis, we’ll select eight new submissions and feature them on our homepage for at least a 24 hour period. To be considered for The Weekly Eight segment, please submit your content using our Submission Form. International submissions are welcome. Please note, due to the volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to respond to each submission directly. Submissions with missing information will be deleted.
You can check out this week’s selections below (in no particular order).
Black iRI$H & Nickeal – Space Drip (EP)
Ottawa’s own Black iRI$H has had a busy year since the release of his debut project, Gemini Season 1.
Since opening for Beck at Ottawa’s annual Bluesfest, he dropped the IMAGINAMICK-powered “Mars” video in his animated cartoon music video (Dec. 2018), and released a string of dope singles: “Ride With Me,” the DZonY Beatz-produced “Ginobili,” and “Blue Cheese.”
“While on the way to the studio to finish Gemini Season 2, I lost my laptop with over three years worth of music. Instead of putting myself down, I challenged myself to the most music I’ve ever made in my life. That resulted in me not only finishing Gemini Season 2 but this EP, Space Drip.”
Black iRI$H will be releasing Gemini Season 2 on his birthday JUNE 13, 2019 (aka 6.13). You can catch him live in Ottawa at Babylon (317 Bank. St.) on Thursday, June 13 at 10 p.m. with special guests City Fidelia, Hueso Mlb, ADUB, NEWAGEHIPPIE, and DASH HYPE.
TYE – On My Mind
Halifax artist TYE of WaenGang Music recently teamed up with director RodZilla of Pro League Films to visualize his single, “On My Mind.”
The video was shot in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and features cameos from WaenGang members Ki (CEO) and AWOL (artist).
“On My Mind” is the first official release from TYE since the 2018 singles, “Like Me,” The Real Kid-assisted “Sauce,” and “Dance for Me, as well as his 13-track self-titled album, TYE. The new single is available on Apple Music, Spotify, and various other digital streaming outlets.
You can follow @WaenGang.TYE on Instagram.
Young Deuces – Run of Harriet
Milwaukee recording artist Young Deuces recently dropped a new video for his K. Mel Beatz-produced single, “Run of Harriet.”
“Run of Harriet” is the fourth video from Young Deuces’ solo project My Unapologetic Black Thoughts which dropped in 2018 on EMP Entertainment.
The single represents what Deuces imagined would be playing during the run on the Underground Railroad, similar to when you run in the gym and you play a song to get your adrenaline up.
“The music video plays off of that theme and shows a young Harriet Tubman, on a mission to wake up the lost ones in today’s world in the Black Community. Come watch as Harriet Tubman wakes up Stacey Dash, Ben Carson, Omarosa, Floyd Mayweather and deal with Kanye West with Donald Trump.”
You can follow @Young_Deuces on Instagram.
Sir Jax – Never Left
Featuring Dillin Hoox
Ottawa rapper Sir Jax recently continued his solo campaign with the release of his “Never Left” single.
The song deals with loyalty and people sticking with you through thick and then, regardless of the circumstances. Jax’s longtime friend and collaborator Dillin Hoox, also from Ottawa, slides in with the catchy chorus.
“Never Left” is a follow-up to Jax’s single debut, “Spend,” and his feature on Dillin Hoox’s “Switchin Lanes,” which also features Sam Hoss. Both “Spend” and “Never Left” are part of the promotional campaign to get Jax’s name out, but the songs might not appear on the project he’s currently working on behind the scenes.
You can follow @Sir.Jax on Instagram.
DJ Nana – Bessie
Featuring Saukrates & Keysha Freshh
Toronto’s own DJ Nana recently premiered his new single “Bessie” on popular American media outlet, Complex. The new song–featuring fellow Toronto musicians Saukrates and Keysha Freshh of The Sorority, speaks on gun violence plaguing the GTA and other major cities.
“The plague of gun violence (albeit by ‘street gangs’ or police misconduct) continues to surge in our major cities and surrounding countries, yet there is still no new cure. In an effort of being the change we wish to see, I enlisted Keysha Freshh and Saukrates to report on the matters at hand; the incurable wrath ‘Bessie’ continues to inflict on communities worldwide whenever she comes out to play.”
You can find “Bessie” on various digital streaming platforms including Apple Music, SoundCloud, and Spotify. Check out the single below.
You can follow @DeejayNana on Instagram.
J Shiltz & Royce Birth – The Outsiders 2
J Shiltz and Royce Birth release their second collaborative album, The Outsiders 2.
Produced entirely by Royce Birth, the album features sample heavy jazz and soul influenced production throughout the ten cuts. Lyrically, J Shiltz delivers introspective punch line driven rhymes ranging from the classic 16 bars and a hook approach to epic 48 bar verses that prove the Sauga City MC is as deadly as ever with the microphone.
Unlike the duo’s previous collaboration, The Outsiders 2 sees Royce Birth take to the microphone on select cuts, in addition to a feature from up-and-coming Brampton based artist, Philly Regs.
Stay on the look out for more new music with solo projects dropping from Shiltz and Royce later this year.
The Outsiders 2 is available on Spotify and other digital streaming services.
Igor – Impeccable
Producer-recording artist Igor, based out of Paris, France, recently reached out with his new “Impeccable” single.
Igor speaks about the new song in his owns words:
“The track is about me reinventing myself as an artist to fuck the game up basically. Throughout the song, I kill my old self and create the new, ‘Impeccable’ version of myself. I’m trying to get my streams up to a level where I can reassert myself as a ‘next up’ type of artist.”
He’s also really happy with how the catchy chorus turned out:
“The hook is extremely addictive, and the beat is the perfect combination between mainstream, accessible hip-hop and complex composition. You should listen to it because it’s a bop and a narrative journey at the same time. You can play it in stadiums, at the club or at home, at any time.”
You can follow @Igor.Egholm on Instagram.
Rich Rick – For the Gram
Crenshaw native Rich Rick teams up with sought after rapper Blueface (of “Thotiana” fame) for a club anthem brimming with bass and eccentric delivery.
In a whispery flow, the two tell the narrative of a woman more enraptured with attention-seeking via Instafame instead of focusing on her man. The sensual lyrics on “For the Gram” convey the complexities of motive in a digital era infatuated with social media while simultaneously producing a song anyone can get down to. Destined to be a hit, it’s only a matter of time before the track becomes a fan favorite amongst the masses.
Rich Rick’s recent rise to fame isn’t something unexpected. Hailing from Los Angeles, Rich Rick comes from a family of musicians as he is the nephew of Chaka Khan and developed musically under the guidance of New Edition member Ralph Tresvant. After getting his first record deal offer from Jimmy Iovine and after securing production work with TUG/Universal Rich Rick was framed and served jail time for a crime he says he did not commit. Vowing to prove his innocence even after serving his time, Rich Rick hopes to someday exonerate his record of any charges.
Despite his legal struggles Rich Rich gained notoriety for helping pen Lil Wayne’s hit song “How to Love”. From there Rich Rick has had the opportunity to work with some of Hip-Hop and R&B’s most popular acts including but not limited to: Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, E40, Too Short, Akon, Ty Dolla $ign, Detail Ray J, Marques Houston, Omarion, MYA, Lil Fizz, Joe Moses, Tee Flii, Glenn Lewis and more.
You can follow @RichRickOfficial on Instagram.
To be considered for The Weekly Eight segment, please submit your content using our Submission Form. International submissions are welcome. Please note, due to the volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to respond to each submission directly. Submissions with missing information will be deleted.