NEW MUSIC: Frankie Payne “Hey Young Cuz” (Dub)

Ty Harper | Audio | Saturday, May 25th, 2013

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New Frankie Payne lyrical contemplations over an A$AP riddim, as we draw closer to the release of his “Clarity” project. The release party goes down in collaboration with Theo3 (who’s “Enticement” FreEp is also dropping) May 30th at Wrongbar (1279 Queen St W). We’ll also have a free ticket giveaway here next week!

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Frankie Payne “Nothing Lasts Forever”

NEW MUSIC: 4th Pyramid “The Sky Belongs To The Stars EP”

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Saturday, May 25th, 2013

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The new EP from Toronto MC/Producer 4th Pyramid is here! “The Sky Belongs To The Stars” includes heavy hitting guests & production by Grandtheft, Rich Kidd & 2 tracks with up & coming R&B sensation Ben Stevenson.

Available in stores & online now! Stream it now then grab your copy www.smarturl.it/PyramidSky

Previously: NEW VIDEO: 4th Pyramid “LookOut” (Directed by Silk Ivory Productions)

NEW VIDEO: Burd x Keyz TV presents MGK’s “The Pursuit of Pesos” (Directed by Zac Facts)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Friday, May 24th, 2013

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Proooooper.

Toronto-born producer, Burd x Keyz has been determined to make a name for himself in the music industry over the past few years. Anyone who comes into contact with Burd knows that not only is he talented on the boards, but is beyond motivated to see his dreams come to life. The new year has been an exciting one so far as Burd has teamed up with Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly on a song called “Pesos”. The track is the lead single off MGK’s upcoming mixtape titled Black Flag, that is set to release later in May. “Pesos” also features verses from heavy-hitters, Meek Mill and Pusha T.

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Machine Gun Kelly – Pe$os feat. Pusha-T & Meek Mill (Prod. Burd & Keyz)

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Luu Breeze – The Rewind (Prod. Burd & Keyz)

Previously: VIDEO: Machine Gun Kelly Debuts Burd & Keyz Produced Single “Peso” (feat. Meek Mill & Pusha T)

NEW ALBUM: Lancecape “Return To The Classics” (Vol.1)

Ty Harper | Album,Audio,Music | Friday, May 24th, 2013

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Perfect summer-in-your-whip music!

FRESH off the heels of releasing his debut album, “Always Fresh!”, veteran hip-hop producer Lancecape unleashes a CLASSIC instrumental project!

The driving force behind Toronto’s Mighty MONOLITH crew, Lancecape is back to showcase his uncanny skill of flipping some of hip-hop’s most liked samples with “Return To The Classics Vol. 1″.

From Bob James to Minnie Riperton, Grover Washington to Barry White, Lancecape delivers his “dirty, dusty” twist of soul on this new project.

Download it now from your site of choice!

BANDCAMP | http://lancecapeproductions.bandcamp.com/
SOUNDCLOUD |
https://soundcloud.com/lancecape/sets/return-to-the-classics-vol-1
MEDIAFIRE | http://www.mediafire.com/?k17anf8sc3flvt2

Previously: NEW ALBUM: Lancecape “Always Fresh!” + Album Release (Friday Jan 11th @ The Rivoli)

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Lancecape feat. Korry Deez (of IRS) “Napalm” (Directed by Black Iron Giants)

NEW MUSIC: Submotion Orchestra “Blind Spot” (Sol X Remix)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Friday, May 24th, 2013

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Dope!

As Toronto producer Sol X prepares for his forthcoming EP Dark Lights, he has released a loose single not featured on the project called “Blind Spot (Solmix)” 

Sampling “Blind Spot” by the Submotion Orchestra, a 7-piece band from Leeds, England, Sol X has streamlined the track into a euphoric production, filled with heavy synths and warm keys. Influenced by jazz, dubstep and soul, Sol X has transitioned the original song into a refreshing cut for warm nights and dark lights.

Expect the Dark Lights EP to be released later this year.

Previously: NEW VIDEO: SD The Scholar “Soul Searching” (Directed by Jason Matos)

NEW MIXTAPE: Jimmy B “Jimmy Eats World (Redux)”

Ty Harper | Album,Audio,Mixtape,Music | Friday, May 24th, 2013

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Toronto emcee, Jimmy B, drops off the re-release of his debut mixtape, Jimmy Eats World. The project consists of new and old material with features courtesy of Mookie Jones, Big Sant and Vader The Villin amongst others. Production credits include MMac, Junia T, KREATEV and Adrian Hogan. Jimmy is currently working on his debut EP.
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Previously: NEW VIDEO: Jimmy B “Toronto State of Mind” (Directed by RK Studio)

NEWS: Manifesto Festival – Call for Visual Arts Submissions

Ty Harper | Artwork,Community,Events | Friday, May 24th, 2013

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Call For Visual Arts Submissions

With changing times on the horizon so much has happened within all of us on either a individual level or as a collective whole. Whether we’ve faced personal transformations through our daily lives, or we’ve used our art as a form of expression or messaging, we’ve witness some sort of shift. Some of us may have identified with others to create collaborative change or put our efforts in areas we saw fit so we could redefine our truths and beliefs. Whatever that shift has been, we are now becoming more aware of this energy.

This year for the 7th Annual Manifesto Art Show we will explore the notions of connectedness and evolution as we present thought-provoking works from local artists as well as game-changers from across the globe.

“Everything in our world is sacred and interconnected – and we’re in the midst of an epochal shift to recognizing that truth in every realm of human endeavor.” – Stephen Dinan.

Apply here
Visual Arts Submissions Extended DEADLINE: May 29th, 2013

NEW MUSIC: Sinot “Born A Superstar”

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Friday, May 24th, 2013

Sinot comes proper on this one.

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Sinot “Devil In A New Dress”

NEW MUSIC: Luu Breeze – The Rewind (Prod. Burd & Keyz)

rez | Video | Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

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“Tryna find my heart in every nut I shoot on groupies”.

First release from CITYINGOLD. One of those “let me talk my sh*t” type joints. Feel you Breezy. Big week for Burdy-Lo too.

Previous: NEW MUSIC: LUU BREEZE FEAT. JAI JONES “NIL NIL” (PROD. ANDO BEATS)

INTERVIEW: Shi Wisdom w/ NOW Magazine

rez | Interviews | Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

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Shi chops it up with NOW in preparation for her performance tomorrow night. Bom bom.

The Billboard charts are full of superstars who started out writing hits for other people: Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Lady Gaga. We perceive their transition into the spotlight as a promotion, and the end goal. But Toronto neo-soul singer Shi Wisdom sees it differently. 

“For me, becoming an established writer is more of a priority than becoming a performer,” says Wisdom, born Renee Wisdom. “I will always perform and sing. But that in itself [doesn’t guarantee] longevity. It’s not easy to stay relevant in the scene for many years as a performer, whereas writing is a gift that stays with you.”

So far, she’s doing okay. As well as penning her own songs, Wisdom co-wrote Roc Nation star Rita Ora’s debut single, R.I.P., with fellow Torontonian Drake.

But it’s her rich, versatile singing – part laid-back Erykah Badu, part rolling Beyoncé trill (two artists she’s covered), part edgy je ne sais quoi in her lower register – that’s made her a sought-after headliner.

Wisdom was first an opener at The Known Unknown, a music series started five years ago in the small Bloor and Ossington club Lambadina by Tika Simone. Recognizing the need to spotlight local urban artists, Simone originally called it Intimate & Interactive and intended to perform herself before realizing her calling was showcasing others.

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

Previous: EVENT: THE KNOWN [UN]KNOWN X THE MAIN INGREDIENT PRESENT SHI WISDOM LIVE IN CONCERT (FRIDAY, MAY 24TH)

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