NEW VIDEO: Minty Burns “My Dream”

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Minty Burns shot “My Dream” while in NYC for the Smokers Club Tour 2013. The video is about the Canadian based rapper living out his dreams and exploring Hip-Hop in America.
Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Mats Anderson, aka “Minty,” has spent the last several years honing his craft and developing an enthusiastic global fan-base. Minty is definitely making his mark as an up-and-coming artist to watch. Proving his dedication to his craft, Minty established his own recording studio, Belvia Sound, which has quickly become one of the more respected studios in Toronto. Artists such as Drake, P Reign, Raekwon, Sean Price, Slaughterhouse, French Montana, Waka Flocka, Kardinal Official and Travis Porter have all recorded at Mint’s Belvia Sound. Introduced to the hip-hop world as the winner of the 2007 Mic 4 Your Life Battle hosted by Mad Linx of BET, Minty has since released four projects in the last four years: Magnificent Road, ’09; Red, White & Green, ’10; and Canadian Mint, ’11, which was his most well-received release to date includes features and production from artists including Smoke DZA, Freck Billionaire, Emilio Rojas, MoSS, and MPhazes. His mixtape, The Vacation, was released in 2012. Minty has also opened up for acts including Young Money, The Roots, Jay Electronica, Smoke DZA, Down with Webster, Black Thought and BIG K.R.I.T. Taking his career to the next level, Minty has now teamed up with Cinematic Music Group A&R Gully on his newest project, “The Golden Ticket,” which is set to drop January 14th 2014, and includes production from Chase N Cashe, Arthur McArthur, Wondagurl, Rich Kidd, Showboiz and more.

NEW VIDEO: NEM-S-ISS feat. Young Grove & Baby Grhyme “BOMB”

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Thursday, December 12th, 2013

NEW MUSIC: The Narcicyst “We Are The Medium” (EP)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Wednesday, December 11th, 2013


MTL’s The Narcicyst back at it!

Narcy Returns with his WEARETHEMEDIUM #WATM EP, a reflection on music, art, technology and life. Featuring voices from Al Jazeera News, and some of narcy’s old time friends, this project is the beginning of the Medium, Narcy’s independent artist collective and creative agency based out of Montreal, Canada.


Previously: NEW VIDEO: Rayban presents The Narcicyst “The Making of Rise” (Part 2) (Directed by Hala Alsalman)

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Rayban presents The Narcicyst “The Making of Rise” (Part 1) (Directed by Hala Alsalman)

NEW VIDEO: Raz Fresco (Interview w/ The Music Biz)

Ty Harper | Interviews,Music | Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

A bit of footage from Raz’s chop-up with The Music Biz.

Full interview available @


VIDEO: Reesee Zigga Zagga – I Tie My Hair with a White Ribbon (Spoken Word Piece @ R.I.S.E Poetry)

rez | Video | Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

This lady took OTA Live’s very first promotional pictures waaayyyy back in what seems to be another lifetime. What she’s been doing in the past couple years is much more important than shooting our ugly mugs though:). 500 Random Acts of Beauty is well…beautiful. And peep the dope spoken word piece above which took place at R.I.S.E. Poetry and was written as a gift for The White Ribbon movement. This is only Reesee’s 2nd spoken word piece, and first time performing it. Shouts to everyone in attendance.

500 random acts of beauty & Abuse: Survival Stories founder Reesee Zigga Zagga performing her second spoken word piece at R.I.S.E. Poetry. This piece was written as a gift for White Ribbon—the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls, promote gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity.


NEW VIDEO: Devon Tracy – Slow It Down (Directed by G-Dot)

rez | Video | Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Some introspective newness from the youngin’ Devon Tracy.

Thank You To All My Old/New Supporters!

Twitter/Vine: @DevonTracy

#RoomFullOfMirrors Coming Soon!

Directed By: @gdotSolo
Recorded/Mixed By: @SunnyDiamonds At Diamond Factory Studios
Produced By: @JayzeOfficial
Written/Performed By: Devon Tracy

LISTEN/DOWNLOAD Audio: To Purchase Merch!

Est. Dec 10th, 1993


NEW VIDEO: OKP presents “Player Xchange” – Black Milk x A K U A “Puddles”

Ty Harper | Audio,Music,Video | Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Interesting series I just caught via my man Nitai featuring Black Milk’s “Puddles” collabo with Ghanian/Canadian A K U A.

Detroit’s current crown producer/MC Black Milk teams up with up-and-coming Ghanaian/Canadian songstress A K U A, who you might’ve caught singing in Solange‘s band, (or just hanging out on Okayplayer, covering Prince) for this hazy installment of our Player Xchange series. In “Puddles,” A K U A lays down some hypnotically airy vocals that float steady over a signature avant-hip-hop Black Milk beat. Milk perfectly summed up the ethereal vibe of the track in his interview, explaining that “there’s a good contrast between [A K U A’s vocal] softness and that wind sample, like you’re kind of caught in that wind, blowing.” Watch the behind-the-scenes mini-documentary following the creation of the song and download Black Milk x A K U A’s “Puddles” below. Browse all of our previous Player Xchange collaborations here.

Previously: NEW VIDEO: A K U A “Gravity” (Directed by Kofi Anderson)

NEW MUSIC: Tre Mission x Manga x Wiley x Tommy Spitz x Saskilla “Shottas” (Freestyle)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Wednesday, December 11th, 2013


New Tre freestyle with fellow Mega emcee Tommy Spitz + Manga, Wiley and Saskilla out of the U.K.


NEW VIDEO: Asha Bromz feat. Keysha “Test Drive” (Directed by Ashley Iris Gill)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music,Video | Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Directed by Ashley Iris Gill.

First introduction to singer Asha Bromz via her single “Test Drive” – featuring Keysha, and produced by Bass Line.

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Keysha “Hands On The Wheel” (Dub)

NEW MUSIC: Rochelle Jordan – Follow Me (Prod. KLSH)

rez | Music | Tuesday, December 10th, 2013


Super dope release from ROJO. Nice to hear some new music! On first listen…maybe my favorite ROJO joint so far…? Will have to go back and do the math but this will definitely be on repeat for a few days. Shouts to Miss Simone for the heads up.

Not sure why they disabled the embed function on the Soundcloud so just click below to stream straight from the site.

Rochelle Jordan – Follow Me (Prod KLSH)
Written by Rochelle Jordan 
Additional Composition by Slikk
Mixed and Mastered by Steve Baughman at Next Level Mastering, Los Angeles, CA


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