NEW MUSIC: KemiKAL – Money in the Bank (Prod. McCallaman)

rez | Music | Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

New joint from that dude Kemi.

KemiKAL releases the McCallaman produced single “Money In The Bank” as another part of the promo campaign leading up to the release of his debut project “Elevator Music: Going Up”. Though this record will not be featured on the project you can expect the first official single from the tape to drop within the next two weeks.



Previous: NEW MUSIC: Debbie Lowe – Look No More (Prod. KemiKAL)

Pevious: NEW VIDEO: KemiKAL – Built For This (Directed by Akhil Kamble)

NEW VIDEO: Large LIVE n’ Direct “Shutters” (Directed by Adrian Gagnon)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Monday, November 5th, 2012

Directed by Adrian Gagnon.

A compelling first introduction to Large LIVE n’ DIRECT: comprised of vocalists Matt Murphy (MYselph Tha Large Animal), Andrew Lahey (AndrewLIVE), Jamie Piercey (Joseph Stylin’) and producer Adrian Gagnon (Sixteentrack); originally hailing from St. John’s (NFLD) but now based out of The Mega.



VIDEO: Tika Simone – Behind The Known [UN]Known (Commercial)

rez | Video | Monday, November 5th, 2012

Happy Birthday Tikaaaaaaaa!

Known [UN]Known pops off again this Sunday!


Toronto, ON (Nov. 2nd, 2012) — After a brief hiatus, The Known Unknown urban event series that happens in Toronto is back again. Along with it is a brand new reality web series rightfully titled, “Behind The Known Unknown.” The show will premiere on Monday, November 19th at 7:00pm (EST.) You can follow the episodes on the Youtube channel.

The show will focus on three different layers to the process. The planning. The auditions. And the show. The Commercial shows some extremely promising music coming out of Toronto as well as some very memorable & hilarious acts. Watch as Tika Simone & her team sift through artist after artist to find that special someone to open up the show on November 11th. Details on the November 11th Show (which happens to be the premier as well as Tika Simone’s birthday) are below.

For details on the November 11th Show ft. JellyTooFly + Derek Wise:

For any media or press inquiries, please contact Sharine Taylor:

Connect with The Known Unknown:


Previous: NEWS: Tika Simone Re-Launches The Known [UN] Known Showcase Series

NEW MUSIC: The Weeknd “Twenty Eight” + “Valerie” + “Till Dawn” (Snippets)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Monday, November 5th, 2012

Via XZ!

A taste of what to expect come Nov 13th.

The Weeknd – Valerie (Snippet)

The Weeknd – Til Dawn

The beauty of The Weeknd’s “Trilogy” release is that for quasi-audiophiles like myself trying to keep a high quality library of our local urban history you’re getting all of his releases + new cuts available in WAV format (*applause*).

Pre-order @

Previously: NEW VIDEO: The Weeknd – Trilogy (Trailer 03)

VIDEO: Perfeck Strangers “Work To Do” (Trailer) + EVENT: “Work To Do” premiere @ Big Ticket (Nov. 9th)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Monday, November 5th, 2012

Lol, Promise nailed that one!

Directed by Andre Rehal (“Ghetto”), shot by Xenzo and edited by XCON of Will X Movement (“Stay Me”, “True To You”) , the “Work To Do” music video is the fourth from the musical tag-team of Perfeck Strangers and their debut album on URBNET Records, “Series Premiere”.

A parody of the Mike Judge movie “Office Space”, the “Work To Do” short film will make its world premiere at #BigTicket. It all goes down at Velvet Underground, 510 Queen St. West in Toronto on Friday, November 9, 2012. Be there to be among the first in the world to see it!

Check the links:

This is the official trailer. It stars MeloTel President, John Meloche as a Bill Lumbergh-esque version of himself, as well as cameos from the group’s DJ Chef Brown and one of Toronto’s most skillful, rising hip-hop stars, Scott Ramirez.

Produced by AmiR, the “Work To Do” DJ Pack (including the version with Drake) can be downloaded here:

“Work To Do” is also available on URBNET Records’ “URBNET Certified Vol. 3″ compilation. On iTunes now!



For bookings and info:

PHONE: 416-554-7275

NEW MUSIC: J Staffz “You Look So Fine” (Prod. J Staffz)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Monday, November 5th, 2012

New one off J Staffz’s upcoming debut solo album “Making Pretty Girls Cry” which drops on Valentines Day 2012 for free on

Previously: NEW MUSIC: J Staffz – Virgo (Prod. J Staffz)

NEW MUSIC: Xolisa “Until Then (Remix)” + “Montana (Li’s Lament)”

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Monday, November 5th, 2012

Couple new cuts from come-up artist Xolisa.

Remix by Soul UP.

Shoutout to Quentin on the heads up!

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Xolisa “Be Felt” (Directed by Mr. Asante)

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Xolisa Jerome “Until Then” (Prod. Xolisa Jerome)

NEW VIDEO: Jawunda “More To Life” (Directed by Nikola Crnobrnja for BLKNXPRSS)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Monday, November 5th, 2012

Directed by Nikola Crnobrnja for BLKNXPRSS.

First introduction to Jawunda via his single “More To Life”.

They could’ve come up with a way better hook for this but the kid’s got potential flow-wise. Guess we’ll see tho.

VIDEO: Melanie Fiona “Liberation Tour – Boston” (BTS)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Some behind-the-scenes footage of Ms. Fiona doing what she’s been doing for a minute – rockin’ shows!

“The MF Life” is out now. Get it @ iTunes.

Previously: VIDEO: Melanie Fiona’s acceptance speech @ Canada’s Walk Of Fame Awards + “Wrong Side Of A Love Song”

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Melanie Fiona “Watch Me Work”

Previously: VIDEO: Melanie Fiona (Interview w/ The New York Post)

Previously: VIDEO: Melanie Fiona Live @ The 2012 BET Awards


NEW ALBUM: Yuri Koller “Open Doors”

Ty Harper | Album,Audio,Music | Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Yuri gives the people a 13 16 cut – 6 10-song project for their listening pleasure. With appearances from Dubb, Phoenix Pagliacci, & Haley Small and production from Cxleb, SE7N, Korruption, Oliver Grey, & Chris of The Masterminds & Nexus Movement.

And don’t forget to use the scroll function on the right, or you’ll make the same mistake I did :-)

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Yuri Koller – Wide Awake (Katy Perry Cover)

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