NEW VIDEO: Tre Mission “King” (GRM Daily)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Thursday, June 16th, 2016

New Tre.




NEW VIDEO: Pyrex – Make It (Directed by Brian Gregory)

rez | Video | Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Super dope introduction to Pyrex. Directed by Brian Gregory aka the Toronto drone king. Bom!

Artist: Pyrex (@pyrex_onsight)
Composer: Batista (@batistatheproducer), 6.18 (@thereal618)
Directed by: Brian Gregory (@briangregorytc)
Video produced by: DAIS (@daiscreates)
Copyright: Pyrex 2016

NEW MUSIC: BBNG x Kaytranada “Lavender”

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Thursday, June 16th, 2016


Proper groove.

NEW MUSIC: Raahiem – Dive (Prod. Raahiem & Chef Byer)

rez | Music | Thursday, June 16th, 2016


2nd one from newcomer Raahiem. Solid! Dude’s 19 years old and 2 for 2 right now.

Produced by Raahiem & Chef Byer


INTERVIEW: Jayd Ink w/ The Come Up Show

rez | Interviews | Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Jayd Ink

Get to know one of my favorite artists in the city right now.

Our guest this week is Jayd Ink. Born in Kingston Jamaica, she first came into prominence in late 2013 and hasn’t looked back. Her work has garnered acclaim from industry heavy hitters like Mannie Fresh along with incredibly talented artists and producers from BOB’s No Genre Label.

On this episode, we talked about her start in music. Jayd Ink answered why it’s important to travel as an artist, how she feels about singing rappers, and so much more.

Be sure to check this event on June 23rd featuring Jayd Ink. Read below for more details.

The Academy & Ellhah Media Group presents… THE HUSTLE: Edition 18
Who: Jayd Ink | EverythingOshaun | Keysha Freshh | Immerze
Where: The Drake Hotel | 1150 Queen St. West
When: Thursday, June 23rd | Doors 9pm

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NEW VIDEO: Ashton Martin x Dey “For You” (Directed by Brian Gregory)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music,Video | Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Directed by Brian Gregory.

Mr. DontLinkMe drops off visuals for his latest.

Produced by ASiAM.

EP: Mashariki Cohen

Social links for cast and artists



NEW MUSIC: Lotu$ James feat. Richie Spice “Redemption” (Prod. Swiff La Roc)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

First introduction to Lotu$ James with a beat by Da Grassroots’ Swiff La Roc and a new flip on the Enya sample.

VIDEO: Zaki Ibrahim – Chante-la Ta Chanson (CSHF / CBC Covered Classics)

rez | Video | Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

This month, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) welcomes Chante-la ta chanson written by Jean Lapointe and Marcel Lefebvre into the Hall of Fame. To celebrate the induction, Canadian-born R&B, soul and jazz singer-songwriter and Juno nominee, Zaki Ibrahim, puts a unique spin on this timeless classic as part of the CSHF and CBC/Radio-Canada’s Covered Classics series.

Songwriter Marcel Lefebvre was driving back from his family cottage on a Sunday night when the words and melody for Chante-la ta chanson came to him almost spontaneously. “I thought to myself, my god I have a hit!” Marcel told an interviewer. “I didn’t have my tape recorder on me and so my kids and I sung it the whole drive home so that I wouldn’t forget it.”

Shortly thereafter, Lefebvre contacted Jean Lapointe with whom he had been writing songs for a few years. They each took turns adding phrases and melodic lines, and together completed the chorus and verses. Chante-la ta chanson was released on Lapointe’s 1979 solo album recorded at Montréal’s famed Studio Tempo. The song first appeared on the Radio Mutuel chart on May 4, 1979, and stayed there for 7 weeks, quickly becoming a classic in Lapointe’s repertoire.

Its simple and memorable melody made Chante-la ta chanson an undeniable favourite of choirs and instrumentalists alike. The most famous cover, however, is the 1978 version by Les Compagnons de la Chanson, which made the song a huge hit in Francophone Europe as well. It was also one of the very first songs ever recorded by a young Celine Dion. Chante-la ta chanson became a SOCAN Classic (for accumulating 25,000 radio plays) in 1995.

Born in 1935, Jean Lapointe co-founded popular music duo Les Jérolas at age 20 with composer, guitarist and comedian Jérôme Lemay, which enjoyed a successful 15-year career. Lapointe then turned to acting in movies, and has been featured in more than thirty films. Lapointe returned to music in 1975 and had 25 years of success, collaborating mainly with his friend Marcel Lefebvre. In 1982, he founded Maison Jean-Lapointe, an organization that operates addiction treatment rehab centres. He was also a senator from 2001 to 2010.

Born in in 1941, Marcel Lefebvre was first interested in studying philosophy, but switched to music in the early ’60s. While still in school, he wrote songs for Marc Gélinas, Renée Claude and Dominique Michel, and penned many French adaptations of Anglophone hits. He also wrote screenplays and scored several movies in the early ‘70s. He began collaborating with Jean Lapointe in 1975; over the next 40 years, the pair wrote more than 100 songs together. Lefebvre has devoted most of his attention in recent years to his other passion: painting.

In the video below, watch Zaki Ibrahim pay tribute to Jean Lapointe and Marcel Lefebvre with her captivating and uniquely arranged rendition of the song Chante-la ta chanson.


NEW VIDEO: Raz Fresco – Swervin’ in BAPE feat. Tré Mission (Directed by ABSTRAKTE)

rez | Video | Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Raz, Tré and Mad Ruk connect for “Swervin in BAPE”. Crispy flows.

The Black Light Conglomerate Presents… the new music video for “Swervin In BAPE”, featuring Tre Mission, off the ‘Pablo Frescobar’ album out now.


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After teaming up with hip hop icon Nas’ signee Bishop Nehru on “Equinox” and rap don Raekwon on “Influenza”, rising Toronto-based rap sensation Raz Fresco breaks new ground with another imaginative video from his debut album Pablo Frescobar (Black Light Music).

Described as one of the most stimulating single’s from the critically-acclaimed Pablo Frescobar – named among the best Canadian Albums of 2015 via Complex (the only other urban music picks came from Drake, The Weekend and John River) – Raz teams up with grime phenom Tre Mission, one of the first North American artists to be linked with the predominantly United Kingdom-based rap genre, for the world-wide premiere of “Swervin in Bape” which debuted on The FADER today.

Directed by Abstrakte for music video production company Mad Ruk (Future’s “Low Life” featuring The Weeknd, Alessia Cara’s “Here”), the video shows Raz riding around Toronto city streets with trick bikes, accompanied by golden apes, A Bathing Ape Japanese clothing brand gear, while a plethora of sharp multi angle camera shots flaunt an assortment of stimulating hip hop artifacts that pay homage to one of rap’s golden era’s. This video arrives as Raz preps his sophomore Time Waits For No Man album slated for a fall 2016 release.


NEW MUSIC: J-Shiltz – The Green Out (Prod. Junia-T)

rez | Music | Tuesday, June 14th, 2016


— The Green Out —
— Produced by Junia-T —
— Cuts by Relic —
— Recorded by Notlam @ Notlam Productions —
— Mixed & Mastered by Relic for Reservoir Studios —
— Graphic Design by Grinch —

Longtime collaborators and Sauga City natives J Shiltz and Junia-T link up for a smokers anthem aptly titled “The Green Out”.  This marks the second collaboration between the two this year after the thoughtful and introspective “Want Yours”.  Lyrics-wise Shiltz kicks the punchline better than the best rapper bravado you want to hear, and as far as production goes you already know that Junia-T laces everything he touches.  Anyways… enough talk… just sit back, relax, and roll one up to “The Green Out”.
DJ Pack available via JSHILTZ.BANDCAMP.COM
Previous releases in the 2016 monthly series from J Shiltz include:
All Out featuring Grimace Love (Produced by Relic)
Want Yours (Produced by Junia-T)
Just A Slice featuring Korry Deez (Produced by Rich Kidd)
Just A Slice featuring Korry Deez (Lancecape Remix)


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