The Weekly Eight: Hanad Bandz, NojokeJigsaw, Mazzi 500, Junk, & more
After a brief hiatus, The Weekly Eight returns with a 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 Hanad Bandz (ft. Prenze and Proffit), Dro Pesci (featuring Pressha Dinero), NojokeJigsaw, Sankya, Ya Minko, Mazzi 500, Junk (featuring Hungry), Prometheus The Titan, and OMB Peezy (featuring Sada Baby).
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 blow.
Hanad Bandz – Day 1’s (ft. Prenze & Proffit)
“The Kings of Summer return with yet another smash hit that sets the bright tone for the legendary summer to come. Its Tribal East Season baby!”
“Day 1’s” is the latest release from the Tribal East camp. Toronto’s Hanad Bandz enlists Prenze and Proffit for the new video directed by Reid Bauman.
You can follow @HanadBandz on Instagram.
Dro Pesci – 22 Slugz (ft. Pressha Dinero)
“22 Slugz” is the latest visual released in support of the When I Blow Up Don’t Show Up Vol. 4 mixtape by New York’s own Dro Pesci, and the fourth video in total.
You can follow @DroPesci on Instagram.
NojokeJigsaw – Dangerous
Toronto budding star NojokeJigsaw is back with the “Dangerous” video in advance of his new project, It’s Complicated.
The ASozeVision-directed video follows the video for “Demons” which was shot by EPROD and released in collaboration with fellow Jungle rapper, Top5.
HipHopCanada’s King Cut recently caught up with Jigsaw for a Q&A we’ll be releasing soon. Here’s an excerpt from their brief exchange:
“I can give you hard bars and tell you some real street stories that are happening in the neighbourhood one minute and then write a love song for the ladies the next. I feel like that opens a lot more people up to me.”
You can follow @NojokeJigsaw on Instagram.
Sankya x Ya Minko – Peng Thing (Remix)
“Peng Thing” is a recently released remix by International multi-genre recording artist Ya Minko. The “Peng Thing” remix follows the original “Peng Thing” by Montréal-based singer, Sankya, with production by Toronto’s own I Am K-BeatZ.
The original single received visual support a few weeks ago, with Andres Anton being enlisted to bring the song to life. You can find both Sankya’s video and Ya Minko’s remix below.
The Ya Minko remix is available for streaming on SoundCloud, while the original is available on Apple Music, Spotify, and other digital outlets.
Mazzi 500 – Money Calling
“Money Calling” is a recently released self-directed visual by Scarborough recording artist Mazzi 500.
The video takes on a hypnotic and grunge approach to tone and editing style sure to have viewers glued in the state of disbelief.
The Zep Fire-produced single follows the release of Mazzi’s 4-track compilation LOOSIES which was in Nov. 2018.
“I don’t care for the money, I care for the recognition. And even though I mentioned my past, I wanna be an artist first. I left this road behind my… I’m taking this road to show them we are capable of more than the street life.”
You can follow @Mazzi.500 on Instagram.
Junk – Gangfire (ft. Hungry)
“His name is Junk but he ain’t no garbage clown rapper.” Vancouver’s own Junk started 2019 with the fresh Jac Films-powered visuals in support of his track, “Gangfire.”
The Starkore-prodcued single (which features Hungry) was originally released in 2018, and is expected to appear on a new Junk EP slated to drop in 2019.
With cameos by budding star Matt Brevner, and Ian Tonino—“‘Gangfire’ is an immediate Van city classic as it has been getting lots of traction thru spotify and the local nightlife scene.”
Junk’s most recent single is is “No Ragu” with Young Stitch, which is available on Spotify, Apple Music and other digital outlets.
You can follow @MyNameIsJunk on Instagram.
Prometheus The Titan – Olympus / Autotone Assassin
Olympus is a 7-track project released by 23-year-old BC-based recording artist Prometheus The Titan. Originally dropping back in Feb. 2019, the EP features guest appearances by pre kai ro and Wakeuplotus, as well as the single “Losing My Mind,” which we previously featured.
“This tape is just a preview of what I can do, but a short listen of what I’m about.” – Prometheus The Titan
We asked Prometheus to comment on the EP:
“Olympus is a look into my world, a world that’s a bit darker than most but we still live. This EP features my close friend and R&B artist pre kai ro who is upcoming in the underground RnB scene, opening for 6lack last year in Dubai. The only other feature is my friend and Swedish producer/artist Wakeuplotus who produced and layed his own verse on ‘Studio’ out in Studio during a single session.”.
Prometheus The Titan recently followed-up on Olympus with a new single called “Autotone Assassin.” You can find that track, as well as Olympus on Apple Music, Spotify, and various other digital streaming platforms. Check out both releases below.
You can follow @Prometheus_The_Titan on Instagram.
OMB Peezy – One Me (ft. Sada Baby)
Cali-based artist OMB Peezy, representing Sick Wid It Records and 300 Entertainment, just dropped the music video to his explosive new single “One Me” featuring breakout Detroit artist, Sada Baby.
Peezy also just announced his new mixtape, Preacher to the Streets coming Apr. 26 and currently available for pre-save.
The new record comes shortly after Peezy’s “Struggle” video with Boosie Badazz and “No Keys” featuring G-Eazy. Take a look at the Michelle Parker-directed visual below.
You can follow @OMB_Peezy 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.