Toronto’s R.O.Z releases “Stressed Out”, which is the first offering off of his upcoming project “Piff Music 2”. Track is produced by Chemist. R.O.Z is currently in the process of finishing up the final the follow up to “Piff Music”, “Piff Music 2” which will feature some of the hottest producers in game and the project is slated to be released in the coming months.
R.O.Z’s first project “Piff Music” is out now and can be downloaded for free at www.piffmusic.net
The Lost Lyrics initiative celebrates its 5th year with a dope viral campaign leading into their 2-day, alternative education conference (congrats!).
2012 marks the 5th year of existence for Lost Lyrics and to celebrate this anniversary we are organizing a 2-Day Conference entitled: The Roots of the Rose. Inspired by Tupac Shakur’s poem The Rose that Grew from Concrete, this conference will explore what it means to build an alternative education movement from the ground up.
Saturday June 2nd – Symposium at Ryerson University
Sunday, June 3rd – The Live Report Card at the Art Gallery of Ontario
For more info, please visit www.lostlyrics.ca/blog/
Video shot by Chris Strikes
Women Are Instrumental (Produced by Rich Kidd)
Spell Check – Ashley, Shola and Chanelle
Maaan where do I even start with this song. How about the fact that I’d heard it randomly on the radio and been trying to find it for a minute (even wrote down and googled some of the lyrics); or the fact that I thought it could’ve been Omarion, Lloyd, or some new artist stateside, but had NO idea this was August Rigo (and I’m pretty sure 99% of the people that’ve heard it on the radio are just like me). Even more irritating is the fact that this video has been on youtube since January! (smh) Just another example of how dysfunctional the local artist/blog/dj/tastemaker/audience network still is in Toronto (can’t believe this single/video wasn’t serviced). Either way I loved this song when I didn’t know who did it, and love it even more now that I know it’s local.
We’ve been following Mr. Rigo for a bit and although his talent and mainstream potential is undeniable, this is the first record I’ve heard from him that is a bonafide hit-in-waiting. So if Def Jam doesn’t give this song the proper push it deserves it will be (imho) a f*ckin travesty.
THE STORY: I had a few shirts made up for myself in the fall, one of them simply said “One Day Soon” the title of my most recent album. I did a show for Canadian Music Week that was curated my Shad and decided to wear it that evening. After the show two people, a guy and a girl, came up to me and asked if I had shirts to sell. I told them that I had just got it made up for myself and we spoke about the idea of ‘One Day Soon’ being about hope and asked them if I made some would they purchase them; they said yes. I decided to put the question out to a few more people, “if I made these shirts.. would you want one?” and within 48hrs had about 50 orders. I called my friend Javid; an artist and architecture student who started a social screen-printing and mural business called Under The Radar out of the youth space (The Loft) at Christie-Ossington Neighbourhood Centre in downtown Toronto, and asked if he could screen print the shirts for me. This is the video of his process (which I’ve never seen before).
Order ‘One Day Soon’ shirts by sending and email to email@example.com with your size, style (male crew-neck or female v-neck) and colour (black on black or red on white) $25 plus $5 shipping. CLICK HERE to order the album (digital or physical copies).