‘Bout to bump this front to back. Shouts to the homies Grand Groove!
This our brand new Peace Collective Mix Series! We’ve enlisted the Grand Groove DJs (Big Jacks & Royale) to curate and create the series playlists which will feature a variety of great musical selections each month.
The first edition in the series is titled, Home Is Toronto. We felt it was only right to launch with a mix that spotlights some of the amazing hip-hop/R&B talent coming out and coming up from TO and the GTA, all mixed by DJ @BigJacks (of the Grand Groove DJs | GGBRFUCKEM). Listen now, share, and stand up for your own artists comin’ from the muthafuckin’ 6ix side…
Redway – you know the ones SYPH feat. Tory Lanez – 100 bandz P Reign feat. Party Next Door – realest in the city Tory Lanez – blow 11:11 – my bish Jahkoy – fool for you Roy Woods feat Drake – drama Safe – nuh time Partynextdoor – recognize Jimmy Prime – when the sun goes down Ram riddlz feat playboi carti – dem callin Fiji feat Castro Guapo – wrist Castro Guapo – what’s her name Sean Leon – miles Dom Meeno feat Jimmy Prime – front runners P Reign feat Travis Scott – palm trees Jazz Cartier – new religion Jazz Cartier – stick and move OSIYM – B.O.M.B. Jimmy B – Scarborough Tory Lanez – Diego 11:11 – Henny & gin Adria Kain – honour roll Jahkoy – downtown Drake – legend Safe feat Smoke Dog – don’t lie Drew Howard – you’re not my mans Derek Wise – how would you feel Devontee – the ends Drake & Future – live from the gutter Jay Whiss feat. Jimmy Prime – need it all
The 88 Days of Fortune collective drop a nice collaborative tape showcasing their sound / style. Just don’t know why the recently released “Architect of Heartbreak” isn’t on it as it’s probably the dopest joint out from the crew in a minute! Peep that one below!
Actually, you know what…this deserves its own post.
After grinding it out for a few years now with covers, viral videos, singles and features, Haley Smalls drops a solid full-length release called “This Is Me”. It’s a few months old now but we always like to say better late than never! Been a fan of this girl since her and Lokz (Yuri Koller) did a SICK cover version of “Butterflies” back in the day (that I think was never released unfortunately).
But yea. Take in the full-length which features Kardinal Offishall and more. There’s definitely some gems on there and is a strong offering overall (didn’t expect anything less). Oh, and it was completely produced by the homie Megaman – who I still rate for producing one of the illest beats out of the city ever. Congrats Haley!
Haley Smalls is a singer/songwriter/engineer and in other words, a young force to be reckoned with. Her classically trained voice, distinctive mainstream sound, and noticeable R&B influence make Haley one of the most intriguing up and coming young artists out of Toronto. Earlier this year, Grammy award- winning and multi–platinum selling artist Beyonce Knowles shared one of Haley’s Youtube videos on her Facebook page, stating that she “loved it”. Since then the video has reached over one million views and is still growing. When the Startaz was formed in January of 2014, a group of different creative minds and talents came together. Born as a result of that, was Haley Smalls’ highly anticipated project called “This Is Me”, a 16-track Mixtape that finally illustrates this Toronto songstress’ unique sound. The project was produced entirely by Megaman, who has also produced for well known artists such as Lil Wayne, Drake, Birdman, Tyga, Bow Wow, Kid Ink, French Montana, Ace Hood, Yo Gotti, & more.