Grand Analog is a raw collective of seasoned record collectors, musicians and self-described beat junkies. Creator and lead vocalist, Odario Williams, describes the Grand Analog sound as “a beautiful mess of Rap’n’Roll, Dub & Soul”. Band members include bassist Warren Bray, keyboardist Alister Johnson, drummer TJ Garcia and DJ Ofield Williams. Grand Analog’s latest offering, Modern Thunder, was produced collectively with each band member bringing unique flavour and raw talent to the soundscape. Modern Thunder keeps GA’s amalgamated genre traditions alive by fine-tuning what is now the Grand Analog sound. Modern Thunder is Hip-Hop’s new folklore; skillfully and subtly blending anything from Afro-Beat to Rock (and even a little sunshine itself) into the mix.
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An inside look into the development of Canada Basketball’s Junior Academy athletes.
The pilot program consists of 40 top youth players born between 1999 and 2000.
Produced by Drew Ebanks & Jay Irving
Filmed, Edited, and Directed by Jay Irving
Hosted by Drew Ebanks
Graphic Designer Mark Sylvain
Music by BLAAOW!
Additional music track by Shallay Bhatia
Additional archival footage by Drew Ebanks
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Poppa D chops it up with Huffy.
When MuchMusic compiled its Top 200 videos of 2012 list, sitting rather unobtrusively at number 77 was gloom-rapper D-Sisive’s “Don’t Turn The Lights Out” feat. Neverending White Lights.
Seventy-seventh isn’t exactly viral sensation territory, but it was a clear victory for the man born Derek Christoff. See, a white-rapping thirtysomething “middle class fat kid in glasses” — his words — doesn’t usually get these kind of mainstream breaks. Even one whose resume includes Juno and Polaris Prize nominations, endorsements from the likes of Tom Waits and stages shared with some of the biggest names in rap throughout the years.
For his part, D-Sisive is only now beginning to understand how come the RT-directed video, which features a comely young couple on the run in a dangerous, vaguely “No Country For Old Men”-style adventure, could score some modified success.
“I don’t know,” D-Sisive tells HuffPost Canada Music when asked why that particular song, a throw-in bonus track for the deluxe edition of his 2011 album “Run With The Creeps” became a hit. “To be honest, it’s a mystery to me and it’s something I’m trying figure out and the more I investigate the more confused I become. Maybe it’s because it’s the one time I’m just not walking in a cemetery. Because television likes to embrace things that aren’t in cemeteries.
Introduction to new artist Jimmy Johnson with a little help from ΒΛΚΞΓ$CLUB general Raz Fresco.
Jimmy Johnson releases his second single to touch the music world entitled “Loud As Fuck” produced by Raz Fresco. This single takes the listener on a ride that feels like being in a car going 400 miles per hour, with the radio turned all the way up and the windows rolled all the way down. Delivering lightning fast lyrics along with a catchy hook, Jimmy looks to captivate his audience once more with a brand new sound of his own. This is the latest offering off of “In God We Trust”, Jimmy Johnson’s debut project set to release later this summer.
Flyer says it all. Some real hip-hop sh*t’s going down tonight! Lol. Shouts to the Big Ticket fam and congrats on the 1-year anniversary!
Shad hops on the Kanye joint. Uh uh honey.
Shad’s take on Yeezus’ “Bound 2″. Bastid on the wikki-wikkis.
If you haven’t heard it yet, check out Shad & Skratch Bastid “The Spring Up” EP for more good raps: soundcloud.com/skratchbastid/sets/the-spring-up-ep-2013
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Directed by Evan Ciniello & Abdul Malik.
written by: Flex, Sha Prince, D-Sisive
produced by: Junia T of Smash Brovaz
directed by: Evan Ciniello & Abdul Malik
Richie with a dope ode to Marvin…
“I use to listen to these podcasts from DJ Grouchy Greg where he would play all these classic soul tunes and give a back story to how the tracks came to be. One episode was about Marvin, Berry Gordy and Motown. The story of Marvin’s life was both beautiful and tragic and brought life to the music that I already heard but never analyzed. I learned this man was world famous but dead broke, depressed, addicted to coke and still created this masterpiece. It was conceptual, political, religious, conscious and soulful all at the same time. It became my favorite album. I put it in the ranks of the Ready To Die’s, Illmatic, Reasonable Doubt’s and Hell Hath No Fury’s of my collection but overall, it’s the greatest album ever created to me.
I crafted this tape in the summer of 2007, when I was living with my cousin in Jane and Finch. Feeling broke, somewhat depressed and being a pothead, I felt like I was in the same creative nirvana as Marvin at the time. I chopped every song on that album and wanted to do a album project with me or someone else rapping on it. Time passed by and now its 2013. Honestly, I subconsciously didn’t want to hear no rappers on it. I left it alone. Glad I did. Enjoy.”
– Rich Kidd