NEW VIDEO: Jaydahmann “They Need Me” (Directed by Natty Beats)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Directed by Natty Beats.

Jaydahmann folks….


Previously: NEW VIDEO: Jaydahmann – Pound Cake Freestyle

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Jaydahmann feat. Krystle Chance & Moses Water “A Change Gonna Come”

NEW MIXTAPE: P. Reign ” Dear America”

Ty Harper | Album,Audio,Music | Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

P Reign - Dear America

HNHH gets the official drop on a shortened version of P. Reign’s “Dear America” album. The full version features appearances from Drake, Future, PartyNextDoor, Meek Mill, French Montana, Waka and A$AP.

Get it now @

Previously: NEW VIDEO: P. Reign – Where You Been (Directed by Footage)

NEW VIDEO: Dope Society – Move Freely (Dance Video)

rez | Video | Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014


With summer coming to a end one spontaneous afternoon in Toronto the homies decided to shoot a dance video in the heart of the city. Captivating the audience with another form of expression from the concrete jungle.  
“The word expression is not used very often , yet it defines us every time we choose to work creatively.”


Directed by : Tone 
Assistant Editor : Junior Gabriel 
Music : Little Simz – Devour (E.D.G.E)

NEW VIDEO: Staxxx – Ladies & Gentlemen (Directed by Chris Holvs)

rez | Video | Monday, September 1st, 2014

Staxxx is back.

Junia-T on the produce.

Greatness Returns.

Shot and Edited by Chris Holvs
Second camera by Cam Langendoen

NEW MUSIC: Minty Burns feat. Malik Ferraud “Never Been”

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Monday, September 1st, 2014

Latest from @MintyBurns featuring @MalikFerraud.

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Minty Burns feat. The Incomparable Shakespeare “Gotta Get It” (Prod. Pro Logic)

INTERVIEW: Jai Nitai Lotus w/ Different Kitchen

Ty Harper | Interviews,Music | Monday, September 1st, 2014



As long time readers know, I’m a big fan of Montreal rapper, Jai Nitai Lotus and his Something You Feel album from last year was certainly that! Enough for me to lend my endorsement to it for nomination consideration for Canada’s Polaris Music Prize last year. That didn’t happen but I stayed cool with Jai and when it cam time to start putting the THIS ONE GOES TO ELEVEN… album together, he was one of the first artists to commit a track to the project. Not only that, it also allowed us to have a full length video attached to the album too.

Jai is not only a talented artist & producer, he is a spiritual & thoughtful person and that essence is infused in the music he makes. It was again an honor to have him be part of the #DK11 project and a pleasure to get to chat with him and get some insights into his music and the world view that informs it. Check it out here:

DK: I think I discovered your Something You Feel album totally by accident while randomly surfing the mostly-Toronto focused cityonmyback site one day. Despite wanting to support as much good domestic hip hop as I can I find it hard to find out about much outside of Toronto where I live. What challenges have you found getting your music out as a Montreal-based rapper?

Jai: Everything is so saturated. It’s hard to get your music heard period. So I really feel like it’s about time, place and circumstance… and being different, by being yourself. Who you know can really play a huge part of it too. We tend to know more people and outlets within our own cities, so I feel my reach is sometimes hindered by not knowing the right people elsewhere. That being said, Toronto has actually showed me some love and I appreciate it.

DK: What’s your thoughts on the controversy around fellow MTL rappers, Dead Obies being attacked for rapping in French and English?

Jai: It’s silly.

DK: OK. Most outsiders probably share your sentiment that it’s silly to attack the Dead Obies on that basis but obviously the issue is quite serious for some in Quebec. I’m wondering if you have any additional thoughts on the matter? Is this, from a language pov, a source of concern for Francophones who’ve made it an issue analogous to how the rise of Macklemore or Iggy Azalea is for those who see their success as diminishing the role of Black culture or artists in hip-hop?

Read the full interview @

Previously: NEW ALBUM: Different Kitchen presents “This One Goes To Eleven….”

NEW MUSIC: Progress “Night Rhetoric” (EP) (Preview)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Sunday, August 31st, 2014

You don’t need to comb through much of this city’s 30+ hip-hop legacy to conclude the Mega’s got a lot of exceptional talent. Case in point: Progress, and his crucial contributions to the Freedom Writer’s collective, along with his own sparse but impressive releases. Dude’s an artist to check for, not just on a local rap-music-culture level, but on a community/engaging-with-the-problematics-he-spits-about level.

Anyways take in this preview of his upcoming EP, out real soon.

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Progress “Rock Sh*t” (Directed by Big Sproxx) + DJ Pack

NEW VIDEO: Redway “Years Ahead: The Documentary” (Directed by Dukey Dukez)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Directed by Dukey Dukez.

Get to know Redway’s story and what lead up to the release of his “Years Ahead” collabo project with WondaGurl.

Pick it up @…


NEW MUSIC: D-Sisive – Jonah Hill (Prod. Cam Bluff)

rez | Music | Saturday, August 30th, 2014


“Slow reveal. Jonah Hill.”


So glad this guy came back to the game. DJs are gonna hate that extra beat before the hook though. Shouts to the ending though, ha!

From the mixtape: The Great Mr. Nobody [available September 16|2014]

Music Hijacked from: Hilltop Hoods ft. Maverick Sabre’s Won’t Let You Down [ ]

Artwork: Justin ‘Chokeules’ Lepine [@chokeules ]
Producer: Cam Bluff
Mixed: Rob ‘Muneshine’ Bakker
Recorded by Tim ‘Timbuktu’ Wallace @ FUN, Toronto, Canada.


Huge thanks to Hilltop Hoods for permission to use their masterpiece!


NEW VIDEO: JD Era – Dope (Directed by Tommi Murshed-Parish)

rez | Video | Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Era drops his latest which was filmed while on tour across the pond.

JD Era performs his latest release “Dope” in London on his promo tour to the UK. Download the track here for free…

For more music by JD Era follow him on @Jdera.

Artist: JD Era
Producer: Showboiz
Label: Black Market Music Group

Video by Daylight House Studios (Kix Mag and MP Stills)

Producer: Trevor Small
Director: Tommi Murshed-Parish
Editor: Ruari Muir

Look out for JD Era on our compilation This Is Kix Mix Vol 2 out December 2014. Download This Is Kix Mix Vol 1 here…


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