The only word that begins to describe Frankie Payne and his contributions to canadian Hip Hop. It’s time!
Frankie Payne’s “CLARITY” Album is now available on ITunes and other major online distributors. Go and down your copy NOW!
Features: Theology 3, Trish, Erin Reece, Cause The Problem
Production: Tone Mason, Snaz, Rich Kidd, Big Sproxx
“CLARITY is a collection of short stories that describe the answers that were revealed to Frankie Payne during his moment of clarity. With the help of some of the best producers and artists in Toronto a masterpiece of the urban elements (spokenword, hippo,R&B,reggae etc.) has come to life. The Album could easily be the most realistic, and well rounded representation of Toronto culture ever created. Every Track seems to speak directly to soul of the listener and creates a connection that allows you to visualize the things Frankie Payne is saying. In a time when music of substance is a rarity this album promises to be a gold mind of knowledge, Experience, and Great Artistry. You decide.
One of the newest releases coming from the Regiment for 2013. Featuring the Regime’s finest MC’s: Symmetry, Cee Self 7 & Salute Truth with production by Fresh Panda. Mixed & mastered by the Future Buddha DJ Akiin.
Get caught up with that dude Chin Injeti and what he’s been working on out in Vancity. Sophia sounds ill.
Grammy-award winning producer Chin Injeti and new R&B recording artist Sophia Danai talk to the hosts of The Rush talk show in Vancouver. Sophia’s performance – a stripped down version of Sophia’s single ‘Wish You Well’ off her new album Wishing Well – is magic. The album is available on iTunes.
ON POINT episode 10 features Jamal Murray and Justin Jackson showcasing their talents at the 2013 Jordan Brand Classic International Game in Brooklyn, NY. Jamal Murray followed a long tradition of Canadian MVP winners including Andrew Wiggins, Appearances by Andrew Wiggins, Rowan Barrett, George Raveling, and Mark Bayne discussing the next crop of Canadian talent with Jamal Murray and Justin Jackson leading the way.
Produced by Drew Ebanks & Jay Irving
Filmed, Edited & Directed by Jay Irving
Music by Blaaow
Graphic Designer Mark Sylvain
Written by Veronica Domingues
Recorded by Kyle Harrison at The Remix Project, Toronto, ON
Mixed by Jeff Crake & Mastered by Chris Crerar at Metal Works Studio, Mississauga, ON
Executive Producers Veronica Domingues & Jason Alvarez
Management Jason Alvarez for Jay LA Management
So I totally didn’t make the connection between the post yesterday (about the event tonight) and this trailer that I saw about a month ago. What is the connection you might ask? Well, the event tonight is a fundraiser for the project. Got it!
Get to know TLanez in this feature by MTVHive.com:
It’s likely that, at this very moment, you do not know rapper/singer Tory Lanez. Minus a following he’s culled in his hometown of Toronto, and minus being briefly nudged into the spotlight in 2010 when Justin Biebercribbed a few of his lines in a song, he’s mostly an unknown. But anonymity appears to be losing its grip on him.
Last month, the 20-year-old released his first proper single, the undeniable “Hate Me on the Low,” an effortlessly melodic track that managed to sound both watery and metallic all at once. Blogs swooned. Early this week, he released a second track, “Fourteens and 40′s,” which slows the best parts of Method and Mary’s classic “You’re All I Need” into a near-wobbling-but-completely-controlled crawl. The praise multiplied itself.
The story behind it — at least the immediate story behind it — is simple enough:
At 14, young Tory was pushed away from the care of his grandmother and father (“I just saw life a little differently than they did,” he cryptically responds when asked why he was put out). He moved into an apartment in Toronto with his older brother and three of his older brother’s friends that had also found their ways out of the reach of their parents. And they did what kids without guidance tend to do (hoodrat shit, basically). Thus, the song.
But it feels heavier than it should be. Lanez’s otherwise buoyant voice drags its feet through the gravel, his brags more aggressive and confrontational than he flexed on “Hate Me on the Low.” It hints at the devastating the back story that set his rap career in motion.