NEW VIDEO: Kim Davis “I Will Always Love You” (Live)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Kimmy throwing down a live rendition of a Whitney classic.

Previously: EVENT: KIM DAVIS – THERE’S ONLY ONE (WEDNESDAY, JULY 3RD, 2013)

Previously: NEW VIDEO: KIM DAVIS “THE LIVE SERIES” (PART 3)

ARTICLE: The Grid: “1994: The Year the T-dot broke” (by Del F. Cowie)

Ty Harper | Editorial,Music | Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

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The Grid publishes a nice reflection on a critical year for hip-hop in Toronto from one of the city’s premier hip-hop writers, Del F. Cowie.

Twenty years ago, two independent singles—by Ghetto Concept and Saukrates, respectively—changed the future course of Toronto hip-hop.

The year 1994 saw the release of several landmark American hip-hop albums, and 2014 has been doing a good job of remembering them. In addition to Notorious B.I.G.’s debut, Ready to Die, 1994 yielded such classics as Nas’ Illmatic and Outkast’s Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik,whose 20th anniversaries are currently being celebrated with a remastered re-release and an extensive comeback tour, respectively.

With hip-hop firmly established as a global phenomenon by the early ’90s, Toronto aficionados were no less voracious in their consumption of these records than our counterparts south of the border. But the city’s rappers and producers were, in hindsight, also on the cusp of a key, transformative moment for the city’s embryonic yet prodigious hip-hop scene.

While mixtapes, Soundcloud pages, and YouTube videos define the independent hip-hop grind these days, 1994 saw a surge in the number of local MCs committing their work to vinyl, building on the groundbreaking success of Maestro Fresh Wes, Michie Mee, and Dream Warriors in the late ’80s and early ’90s, and ushering the phrase “T-dot” (coined by pioneering Toronto MC K-4ce) into the local lexicon. But of the countless people contributing to the scene at the time, two entities stand out from the crowd: Ghetto Concept and Saukrates.

Read the full article @ http://www.thegridto.com/culture/music/1994-the-year-tdot-broke/

NEW MUSIC: Reverb “Thank You” (Prod. The Blueprint Style)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Latest from Reverb!

Previously: NEW MUSIC: REVERB FEAT. DLOW “BELIEVE” (PROD. BASSQUEZ)

NEW MUSIC: Tre Mission “Eaton Centre”

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Tre bringing them UK sonics to the corner of Yonge & Dundas.

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Tre Mission – Stigmata feat. Thes (Directed by Andy Hines)

NEW MUSIC: Kendre’ “All Of Me” (BurdxKeyz Remix)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

ATL’s Kendre’ links up with Burd for a re-fix on the John Legend record.

Previously: NEW MUSIC: QUINCY FEAT. KENDRE “STAY AWHILE” (PROD. BEAT MERCHANT & MARK JAMES)

Previously: NEW MUSIC: IBC FEAT. KARDINAL OFFISHALL & LADY LESHURR “ANYTHING ILL” (PROD. BURD & KEYZ)

NEW MUSIC: Sean Leon “East District” (Prod. J’vell Boyce)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Catching up with Sean Leon and the IXXI movement.

Beat by J’vell Boyce.

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Sean Leon “Black Punk Motherfxcker” (Directed By Niko Nice & Sean Leon)

NEW MUSIC: Melanie Fiona “Where It Counts” (Snippet)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

A welcome taste of newness from Ms. Fiona, off BET’s “Music Matters” compilation, available now @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bet-presents-music-matters…

Previously: NEW VIDEO: MELANIE FIONA “COLD PIECE” (DIRECTED BY RYAN WICK)

 

NEW MUSIC: The Weeknd “Often”

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

New one from Tesfaye.

Previously: NEW MUSIC: JR HI FEAT. THE WEEKND “SECRETS” (PROD. JR HI)

NEW VIDEO: Grimace Love feat. Nish Raawks “20 Piece” (Lancecape Remix) (Directed by Big Sproxx)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music,Video | Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Directed by Big Spoxx.

20 Piece is the second single from Grimace’s arsenal as he leads up to the release of his sophomore album “Strength”.  Full project is slated for distribution in the late summer of 2014.

This remix is produced by Monolith’s own Lancecape, and the visuals were shot, directed/edited by Big Sproxx of the FreedomWriters. Each artist involved is well known for their crafts and contributions to the home grown Hip Hop crop in Toronto. Together they have created a new strain, that keeps his listeners high andjonsing for more.

20 Piece (Remix) – Enjoy

Previously: NEW MUSIC: GRIMACE LOVE FEAT. NISH RAAWKS “20 PIECE” (PROD. LANCECAPE)

NEW VIDEO: The Extremities “Adeltron Routine” (Shot & Edited by Jawn Taboika for 40oz Heroes)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Shot & Edited by Jawn Taboika for 40oz Heroes.

Oh so there’s a routine video too?! Niceness!

Fresh Kils & Uncle Fester, as The Extremities, celebrate their new EP with a blistering live mashup of Adele & Deltron 3030. Ladies and gentleman, Adeltron!!

The Extremities’ new record, Instruments, is available from Droppin’ Science on Bandcamp:http://extremities.bandcamp.com/album…

AUDIO & PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE HERE:http://extremities.bandcamp.com/album…

Shot & Edited by Jawn Taboika for 40oz Heroes

get.extremitiesmusic.com
www.freshkils.com

Booking contact: freshkils@gmail.com

Previously: NEW MUSIC: THE EXTREMITIES FEAT. GHETTOSOCKS “ADELTRON” (PROD. FRESH KILS & UNCLE FESTER)

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