The OBGMs (oOohh Baby Gimme Mores) have been on an ongoing high since their rise in popularity this past summer, due in part to their involvement with a nationwide Budweiser ad campaign. The four-piece Toronto indie rock outfit have since been on a tear, recently flooring crowds on a winding Winnebago tour this past summer that included big stops at both New York’s AFROPUNK Festival and Budweiser’s Made In America showcase in Philadelphia. As a result, the band have become known for their commanding, bottom-heavy and sweaty performances around North America, and are continuing to surpass the hype time and time again.
Some thought-provoking goodness for your Friday courtesy of that dude Theo3!
My childhood was good. I wasn’t wealthy, but I had a lot of friends, a lot of mentors. You know…sports, video games, watching WWF. Growing up in a big city like Toronto you have a million experiences to think back on and reflect about. But this song isn’t about anyone’s particular childhood, it’s about the essence of innocence, gaining knowledge, being unbiased by the eventual let downs and successes of life that will come later. It’s about being thankful for having an open mind, and whatever good or bad things you dealt with in your childhood…this song is about understanding the World from a child’s perspective. Whether it’s a time you wish to remember or forget, you once had the “Thoughts of a Child” and that’s what I’m saying here. Right when I heard DJ Fase’s sample of children playing in the beginning, I went in that zone. Close your eyes or nod your head or do both, take it in. Thanks for listening
THOUGHTS OF A CHILD – THEO3 produced by DJ FASE Co-produced by Phat Tony Recorded by Drex
Check out the new visuals for Happylaidback. This is the new single off of the critically acclaimed Sincere LP!!! King Reign takes his fans into where he finds his happy place….rockin the mic!!!
Toronto-born, Trinidadian/Guyanese-blooded rapper/producer King Reign (Rhyme Energy In God’s Nature) presents the self-directed music video for “Happylaidback”, the Gameboy-produced single from Sincere, Reign’s new album out now also featuring production from Gameboy, Rich Kidd, Pro Logic, Darp Malone, and Reign himself. A former Sony/Columbia artist, Stylus Award winner and Juno Award nominee (as part of group Brassmunk), King Reign has collaborated with Drake (stream “Fades Away” on Soundcloud), Pharaohe Monch (stream “One More Time” on Soundcloud), Raphael Saadiq, Saukrates (watch the music video for “Guilty”), Kardinal Offishall (watch the music video for “Money”) and Boi-1da (watch the music video for “This Means War”). Reign’s last video from the Sincere album was for “Chemical Romance” which premiered on 2DopeBoyz (watch). “The phrase ‘Happylaidback’ describes my everyday personality,” says Reign. “As a Libran I strive to stay balanced. Balance equates to happiness for me. No matter how busy or stressed I am, the plan is to stay relaxed through it all. The plan is to be happy. The verses tell you that I’m still working on it. ‘I’m busy like Tuesday, easy like Sunday morning’.”
Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Redway and WondaGurl hit us with another one!
Toronto, ON – Redway last had the city rocking with the release of his street anthem ‘You Know The Ones’ back in December of 2014. Not only did he bring us a detailed look inside the Toronto culture and it’s frustrations; but he also followed up with the exciting behind the scenes footage of his sold out show in Toronto with TDE’s own School Boy Q. Today, we get the first official release of 2015 entitled ‘EAT’. A very hard hitting, bass shaking banger constructed by Redway’s go to gal, WondaGurl.
Geeeeez. More Sam Smith murkeration courtesy of Voyce! Yo, Aion. Just my two cents man but you should consider posting the audio of the covers as MP3s. Either way, a new web cam would be dope too. Yes, we’re making demands up in here! Ha!
Haven’t heard from my dude Louwop in a minute! And then voila…! Couple videos and an album as part of a new group called Los Poetas alongside fellow MC, Che Uno. Get caught up on the push via their official website or peep the iTunes link for the album download. This one’s called “Slaughter”!
20-year-old Mississauga hip hop artist, John River,releases a brand new video for the first single off of his upcoming project, The Storm, titled “Hope City II”. The track title serves as a follow up to “Hope City” originally released on The Calm.
I’m admittedly usually late on posting DillanPonders‘ stuff because well…most of the time all the reckless “b*tch”, “hoe”, “n*gga”, drugs, “p*ssy” bla bla bla talk gets super boring and uninteresting to me. Still have no idea who this dude is beneath the surface but the flow can’t be denied so here ya go. Latest joint from DillanPonders!
DillanPonders releases a remix to Lil Wayne’s latest Drake assisted single, Used To. RETOX is coming.