ShaqIsDope’s breakout tape Black Frames established him as one of the most promising MC’s coming out of Toronto. After announcing to his fans that he would soon be dropping ShaqIsDope EP, Shaq returns from his hiatus to deliver “Wake Up,” an ode to all his naysayers over a banging production by Tory Lanez’s producer The Jenius . Listen to “Wake Up” below.
BBRC expanding the sound a little bit with the Beatface-assisted, TC Remix of “Somewhere”. Not mad at all. Shouts to the team. The push continues…
Project: TMR II (Loosies)
Song: “Somewhere (TC Remix)” with Beatface
Produced by “Book & Bronze”
Additional vocals by Rob GF
Mixed by Gavin Whelehan and Bronze. Mastered by Erich Preston.
Artwork by Ruffmercy x Bronze (RUFFNOTES)
(Photography by Krystina Pucci | Model: Kali’i Dixon)
Episode 7 – “Somewhere” The BBRC Boys have plans to hit up a westside pool hall for an evening of billiards and “competitive pickup art”. A series of surprises, hijinks, and unfortunate mishaps lead them all to different locales where they’ll spend the night waiting, for one another. Bronze, the brute of the crew, stands outs like a sore thumb at the country club; Roshin tries his luck juggling twin sisters at the wedding he accidentally crashes, and Arowbe wonders, “Whose basement is this?” In the end—lucky dogs—they all get the girl.
Eternia returns with her signature style of lyrical transparency in “For This Life”. Featured on Hand’Solo Records 20th Anniversary compilation “Bassments of Badmen Vol. 3”, the new single is a marked departure from Eternia’s dark and dusty sonic trademark. Reuniting with “Foul Child” producer A. Beck (aka Mr. Cincinnati), Eternia shares her spiritual journey over rich, rolling, ‘bump-it-in-your-whip’ production and enlists Phoenix Pagliacci to bless yet another Eternia offering with a victorious chorus, reminiscent of Lauryn Hill in the 90s.
The unofficial video pays homage to Toronto’s Annual Manifesto Festival of Community Arts & Culture which has provided a major platform for Eternia, Phoenix Pagliacci and many other Canadian Hip Hop acts. The footage was captured during MNFSTO 2010 and 2013’s Ladies Cipher at Yonge & Dundas Square in the heart of downtown Toronto.
See Eternia LIVE w/ DJ Law on Thurs. Sept 29, 2016 @ Lee’s Palace for the Hand’Solo 20th Anniversary Jam (TORONTO)
Patrick Younger of RA Photo & Film [Single Cover Photography] | Jason Matos [Photography in Video] | Miguel Barbosa of YEAH! Films [Cinematography] | MNFSTO Festival Videographers 2013 | Urbanology Magazine [Behind-The-Scenes Footage] | A. Beck [Producer] | Joseph “DJ Jab” Abajian & Michael “DJ Mercilless” Pompey [Sound Engineers] | Graig “Sav One” Stanton [Artist Management] |
“For This Life” is featured on Hand’Solo Records release: “Bassments of Badmen Vol. 3”, available here: https://handsolorecords.bandcamp.com/…
For More Info:
Phoenix Pagliacci: http://www.itsmePagliacci.com
Hand’Solo Records: http://www.handsolorecords.com
Manifesto Festival: http://www.mnfsto.com
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