EVENT: The Known [UN]Known – The Art of Story Telling feat. Adria Kain, pHoenix Pagliacci, ShaqIsDope & More
The Known [UN]Known movement continues Sunday night. Reacheration is a must.
The Known Unknown Presents:
The Art of Storytelling
Share Your Song.
Share Your Story.
Share Your Truth.
THIS Sunday, September 1st
296 Brunswick Ave.
$10 before 10; $15 after
DJ Lissa Monét & DJ Starvin Marvin
Hosted by: Tika Simone
• L The 12th Letter
• Adria Kain
• Kway Bliss
• Jaek DeLarge
• Made Wade
• Clairmont The Second
• Lola Bunz
• Phoenix Pagliacci
Directed by Big Spoxx.
“Olympics got money and so did G20 then, when comes to feeding hungry they ain’t got none.”- Adam Bomb
Originally released with a full length video in 2011, and appearing on the upcoming Freedom Writers project “Now” is the smooth, ominous indictment of the status quo entitled Arizona Bay. Featuring a specific delayed rhyme pattern fashioned by friend to the collective Franz Thomas, and carried on throughout the track by Freedom Writers Adam Bomb and Frankie Payne, this politically charged offering is sure to spark critical thought and dialogue. Big Sproxx delivers dark, airy production constructing the perfect backdrop to the song’s subject matter. Find out more about the creative process behind Arizona Bay as well as the meaning of the unique title in this week’s Freedom Friday installment.
Click here to watch Arizona Bay
Click here to watch the making of Arizona Bay
Directed by: LAH Media
Shot in Lewisham, London with Merky Ace and TKO (Family Tree)
This is a really nice sound for Yuri. If you ever got your hands on his cover of “Butterflies” with Haley Small then you know what I mean.
The somewhat staggering workload of managing the difficulties in a relationship – difficulties that many can identify with – are touched upon in Yuri’s new single “Always”. Although it’s often said that opposites attract, it ain’t all that hard for the common ground in many relationships to fall apart over time. In that case, it’s the “opposites” that become the root, and even the enforcers, of the endings to the bulk of today’s love affairs. However, right in the thick of it, all it usually seems to take is one reason for the instincts of perseverance to kick in, and to help the boat stay afloat. Over another Cxleb-produced joint, Yuri delivers this message loud and clear with a little help from fellow songwriter Dustin “89” Parchment.Performed by: Yuri Koller & Dustin “89” ParchmentWritten by: Yuri Koller & Dustin “89” Parchment
Produced by: Caleb Alleyne
Mixed & Mastered by: Yuri Koller at RCR Studios
The metamorphosis into Jonathan III continues with “I Do It”.
Directed by Che Kothari.
Shad releases the 2nd visual off his upcoming “Flying Colors” album, out October 15th.
Produced by Skratch Bastid.
TORONTO – With less than two months to the release of his long-awaited fourth albumFlying Colours, Juno award-winning Canadian emcee Shad puts on his dancing shoes and throws a party with his new video “Fam Jam (Fe Sum Immigrins)” which makes its Canadian broadcast premiere on MuchMusic and online via RapGenius.comtoday.
The MuchFACT supported video, directed by Toronto photographer and community organizer Che Kothari, sees Shad flex his acting muscle playing a sprightly old man ready to throw a party at his local community hall. The video shoot itself became such an exhilarating celebration of family, friendship and we’re-all-in-this-
togetherness, that the pure joy is perfectly captured on film.
Produced by Skratch Bastid, “Fam Jam” is an uplifting track, rooted in the joyous music of Africa, and is a proud shout out to Shad’s family and people everywhere who have experienced the struggle of finding their place in the world. Shad illustrates the obstacles and triumphs that are familiar to many with lyrics like: From donated clothes to caps and gowns/ just a little shout to my black and brown folks/ that know the game/ not in class to clown/ Had the funny accent/ well look who’s laughing now.
Born in Kenya to Rwandan parents and raised in London, Ontario, Shad also tells his personal immigration story. In the moving verse, he describes seeing the Rwandan genocide on TV and trying to comprehend the troubling images of the place his family once called home.
Watch the video and check out the lyrical references courtesy of RapGenius.com:http://rapgenius.com/Shad-fam-
Tickets for Shad’s upcoming headline tour, which kicks off in Toronto, Ontario and ends in Victoria, British Columbia, are on sale now through local retailers and online atwww.shadk.com. (Complete tour dates are listed below.) Flying Colours is available onOctober 15, 2013 via Black Box. A special pre-order bundle including the CD and concert ticket is also available at www.shadk.com.
Purchase Fam Jam (Fe Sum Immigrins) on iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/fam…
The A Penny and a Nightmare push continues with the release of the Jeremih assisted “Any Way You Want It”.
Directed by Zac Facts & Cazhhmere
DNDMG PRESENTS: HARVEY STRIPES “A PENNY AND A NIGHTMARE” OUT NOW!!!
Features include Jeremih, Jadakiss, Juicy J, Travis Porter, Tory Lanez and more….
Follow Harvey Stripes on Instagram & Twitter @harveystripes
So I guess JR Mint has officially changed his name to what was previously his nickname, Minty Burns. Ok! Another new one from Minty!
Facebook: Minty Burns
Produced by GByer @prodbychef
Directed by: Matt Beecraft
Read ‘History of Man’ at http://bit.ly/illangelohombook
Executive Produced by: Carlo ‘Illangelo’ Montagnese & Daouda Leonard
Written, Performed, Produced and Mixed by Illangelo
Mastered by Mark Santangelo at Masterdisk, NYC
Art created by Jonathan Zawada
Literature written by Giuseppe Antonio Rosi
Audio Tuned to Universal Frequency of 432 hz