The Red Music Music Academy hosted their “Drum Majors 2013” producer showcase event last month at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn and invited some of hip-hop’s current hitmakers to showcase some of their biggest hits. One of the event’s attendees was Boi-1da who ran through some of his biggest hits including new beats as well as new music. One of the exclusives 1da spun was a preview of October’s Very Own affiliate, TOPSZN leader OB O’Brien‘s upcoming joint, “Jewish.”
So far every time I get an email with this girl’s name on it, it immediately makes me smile.
Singer/Songwriter Shi Wisdom releases her second official video for single “EASIER”, produced by EnJ and directed by Danielle Da Silva.
Following her sold out headlining show last month presented by The Known Unknown at Revival in Toronto, The Canadian music scene has been buzzing non-stop about the electrifying performance of MissShi Wisdom. While her live show once again solidified her spot as one of Canada’s leading vocalists and performers, it left her fans and music critics yearning for more. The song “Easier”, which has been on heavy rotation on radio stations city wide marks Shi’s second official video which contains stunning visuals that effortlessly illustrate the essence of Wisdom’s lyrical insight and musical genius.
Shi has been a household name at The Known Unknown event series and we’re humbled to be able to present the world premiere of her newest release “Easier” to the masses. Without further adieu, “Easier” by Shi Wisdom.
Can’t lie. First time I heard of this chick (last year if memory serves correct) I thought the name was really wack and basically thought it was some crazy person just sending out emails (we get a lot of those, lol). All good though. Track + video are super dope. Glad I clicked on it.
Toronto’s Tasha the Amazon is an artist, producer, and bad gyal. Notorious for rude stage antics and warehouse parties shut down by police raids, her unconventional lyrics deal as much with partying, drugs, and hood mischief as they do with anarchy and civil disobedience.
She’s shared the bill with genre-defining acts like the Wu-Tang’s Ghostface Killah and Raekwon, The Roots, Killer Mike and fellow new-school icons like Action Bronson. Behind the boards, her bold production style has already earned her collaborations with the likes of DJ Green Lantern, Grammy-winner Che Vicious (G.O.O.D. Music) and more.
After cutting her teeth in collabs and collectives, the German-Jamaican powerhouse is dropping her first solo project, FiDiYootDem, in 2013.
Produced by herself and partner Danthrax (together, they form the production duo Bass & Bakery), the project experiments unapologetically with the future of hip hop. Meet the new school.
Oshaun pays homage to Pam Grier, Sylvia Striplin and Junior M.A.F.I.A. in the clip for his new viral joint “Get Money”. Speaking of Pam Grier, was crazy to hear that Foxy Brown called up Pam Grier to ask permission to use the Foxy Brown name before she blew up as an MC. Gotta pay homage always.
Check out my latest Video “Get Money”. Sampled from Junior Mafia and Sylvia Striplin mashup and featuring Clips from the original “Foxy Brown” bad B*tch Pam Grier. Directed by Xpress.
Oshaun has been working on his forthcoming project “Everything O” which is due out later this year. Before releasing the first official single, he collaborated with producer and Director Xpress for a special rendition of Junior M.A.F.I.A.’s “Get Money”. With additional vocals from the original sample from Sylvia Striplin and combined with the 70’s sound of the record, Xpress decided to incorporate visuals from one of the most influential Blaxploitation and beautiful actresses of the time period in Pam Grier. As everyone knows, her brand of acting and movies revolutionized black film as well as inspired the likes of Foxy Brown etc. So enjoy this Tribute/Mashup/Remix from GSX Music’s Oshaun and Xpress.
One videographer, many fascinating people. Join Ryan B. Patrick (aka The UrbanGuy) as he conducts one-on-one interviews with many of Toronto’s most eclectic personalities — profiling the best in art, film, music, culture and more.
Episode #5 “Ian Kamau”
Raised in Toronto to filmmaker parents who came from Trinidad in 1970, multidisciplinary artist Ian Kamau creates art with community building in mind. Kamau delves into musical and philosophical influences behind his latest hip-hop/soul album “One Day Soon” (8min.)
Get to know SBT in this clip that works in conjunction with her PledgeMusic page. And CONGRATS to her because it seems like she’s reached her goal! Any additional donations now go to the Alzheimer Society of Canada so don’t hesitate to still support!
So, I’m working on a new album and joined with PledgeMusic to create a place to interact with people on this journey. The album is called RedBlack&Blue, named after the colours of my three totem animals — Red Robin, Black Panther and Blue Butterfly — and about finding your voice, speaking your truth and empowering the human spirit.
Join me on this journey and choose one of the really cool exclusives that I’ve created to engage and build a community around the creation of this project, which includes releasing three 5-6 song EPs.