Jelly kills me, lol. Some official viz off KING which is available now.
Off the KING mixtape available for free download:
Audio & Visual by @Hungree_mon
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Official release from jDiggz. Long story short…he’s got some big announcements locked up in the vaults right now but being the auteur that he is he just couldn’t go any longer without releasing some new material. This decision was made approximately two weeks ago…thus the name of the EP.
Another one from newcomer Kaydee. On that 90’s ish. Literally. 90’s Baby on tha way…
Last leak before the BEEN THERE/PARANOID video
90s Baby Campaign.
90s Baby very soon.
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Rappers, sangers…it’s about that time!
2013 JUNO AWARDS CALLING FOR SUBMISSIONS IN THE CATEGORY OF RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR, ANNOUNCE TWO NEW ADDITIONS TO RAP ADVISORY BOARD
Toronto, ON (October 22, 2012) – The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced that the 2013 JUNO Awards is currently accepting submissions in the category of Rap Recording of the Year. For the first time, Canada’s Queen City, Regina, SK will host The 2013 JUNO Awards and JUNO Week celebrations from April 15-21, 2013. The 42nd annual JUNO Awards will be broadcast on CTV from the Brandt Centre on Sunday, April 21, 2013.
The Rap Advisory Committee includes seasoned label representative Jay Devonish (eOne Entertainment), David “Click” Cox (Stylus DJ Awards), Greg Baptiste (MuchMusic/CTV), Jody Laraya (Universal Music Canada), Jesse Plunkett (HipHopCanada.com), Melissa “DJ MelBoogie” Langley (DJ/Publicist), Jay Swing (Donnelly Group/NationOfMillions.ca), Kyle Kraft (Battle Axe/ Krafty Entertainment), Dice B (CINQ 102.3FM), Don Smooth (K103FM), Rez (CityOnMyBack.com), Darryl Rodway (Urbnet), and Marlon Wilson, (Music for Mavericks/Politic Live). New to the Advisory Board this year are Alan Greyeyes and RS Smooth.
Alan Greyeyes is a member of the Peguis First Nation, founder of the Aboriginal Music Week Festival, Vice-Chairperson for the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, and the Aboriginal Music Program Coordinator for Manitoba Music. Representing Halifax, RS Smooth is a DJ/Host/Producer/Artist with a vast history in radio, including CKDU 88.1 FM, C100, 101.3 The Bounce, and Energy 103.5 FM.
Collectively, the committee continues to make strides in developing outreach to rap artists across the country, both English and Francophone, to increase the number of submissions. As a result of these concentrated efforts, the number of submissions received by CARAS in the category of Rap Recording of the Year has been steadily rising since the category was established in 1990. By partnering with radio shows, online magazines and DJs across the country, the committee hopes to continue to raise awareness throughout the community about the submissions and judging process, specifically for rap artists.
The JUNO Awards have been proven to be an excellent networking vehicle, not only for artists who win, but also for nominees and/or participants in various JUNO Awards events.
Sol Guy, former manager of past JUNO winner, K’Naan, had this to say about the JUNO nomination process: “The benefits of K’Naan’s first JUNO nomination were enormous; to develop a global career the first thing you must do is build your base at home. For us to be able to travel to the world and state that he had been recognized as a JUNO nominee was an instant entry point because it said to anyone in the industry that we were considered among the best in our genre.” Other previous nominees include Drake, Swollen Members, Shad, Sans Pression, DL Incognito, Belly, Checkmate, Choclair, Kardinal Offishall, Classified, Dubmatique, Concise, D-Sisive, Eternia, k-os, Famous and Sweatshop Union.
Submission forms are available at http://junosubmissions.ca
All submissions must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on November 13, 2012.
Submission Fees and Deadlines:
CARAS offers an early bird submission fee to those who submit between October 1, 2012 and October 22, 2012. CARAS members receive a reduced submission fee applicable for both the early bird deadline as well as the final deadline. If you are eligible to submit, you are eligible for membership. Please visit www.carasonline.ca/members for more membership information.
The submission fee can be paid online with a credit card or by cheque.
October 1 – 22, 2012 (Early Bird Deadline)
$35 for CARAS Members
$60 for non-members
October 23 – November 13, 2012 (Final Deadline)
$70 for CARAS Members
$90 for non-members
January 11, 2013 (Deadline for Album and International Album of the Year)
$70 for CARAS Members
$90 for non-members
How it works:
360 Judges – Each year, judges are recruited for each of the 36 adjudicated categories to judge the material that is submitted. These individuals are responsible for listening to each of the submissions and voting for the best product in the genre. The judges change each year and are spread out in different facets of the music industry and different regions throughout Canada.
50 Nominating & Voting Committee Members – The Nominating & Voting Committee is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the JUNO Awards. It is their responsibility to monitor any changes within the industry as it relates to the awards. The committee brings any necessary changes to the attention of the Board of Directors.
190+ Music Advisory Committee Members – Each category has an associated advisory committee that is responsible for ensuring that each of the submissions in their specific genre meets the required qualifications for the JUNO Awards.
Since 2006, SonReal has been lacing tracks with his smooth melodic rap flow and his harmonious vocals. This summer, he celebrated the release of his fifth mixtape, entitled Good News – available free on his website (sonreal.ca).
The Good News mixtape embodies the essence of SonReal’s past work, but showcases his progression as a multifaceted artist.
While most artists would be satisfied putting out a solid mixtape like Good News, SonReal remained in the studio to record his first collaboration album,The Closers, with fellow rapper, Rich Kidd.
From recording, to touring, to hosting RapCity, it’s easy to see why SonReal is one of the hardest working artists in the game.
I had the pleasure of sitting down with, SonReal – a polite and humble 26 year old who surely has a bright future ahead of him.
1. So, you’re in Vancouver today to promote your new album, The Closers, which is a collaboration with you and Rich Kidd. How many of these listening sessions have you done or are you planning to do?
We just did one other one – a place in Toronto called Proper Reserve. I mean, we’re going to do this one [at a hip-hop boutique in downtown Vancouver], the one we just did in Toronto and then we’ll be touring across Canada. Listening parties are something you just do once or twice, do a really good job of it and then that’s that. But then we’re going to get quite relentless with touring.
2. Where will you going on tour?
We’re starting in Vancouver, then Victoria, Calgary, Montreal, Toronto… we’re basically going to go all across Canada.
3. Will you be touring in America?
We haven’t actually started yet, but that’s our goal. That is the goal right now – breaking into the states in any way we can, whether that’s through touring or whatever. We’re already on 2DopeBoyz, Nah Right, and lots of the major blogs over there, but we haven’t made our mark with touring there yet, so that’s our next goal. That’s our next plan of attack.
Directed by Kit Knows.
The come-up emcee/director does it up Donnie Darko style for his latest visual/musical exploration.
Vision: KIT KNOWS. Score: SHINOGO. From the Upcoming Album: WAVES “Envisioning them paths…DONNIE DARKO”
Watch Highest Quality @: https://vimeo.com/51571590
Vision: KIT KNOWS. Score: SHINOGO. From the Upcoming Album: WAVES
“Envisioning them paths…Donnie Darko”
See more work at – www.kitknows.com – https://twitter.com/kitknows
~ 13:10:12…1+3+1+0+1+2 = 8 = ∞ ~
Mirrors and Portals.
Shadows and Destinies.
An homage to the cult classic “Donnie Darko”, The Changing is not just a music video. It’s a Music Motion Picture – an experience of married sound and visual, scored by Shinogo, performed and directed by Kit Knows.
Like the twisting, interlaced plot of Donnie Darko, The Changing homage is layered with subtle connections, intricacies, and references to the original….Look Again.
An entirely different feel from the hazy vibes of their “Summer in the City” music video, Kit Knows and Shinogo now bring us along a lucid trip down the rabbit hole – just in time for Halloween.
From the Upcoming KIT KNOWS Album WAVES
THE CHANGING – A MUSIC MOTION PICTURE
An Homage to the Richard Kelly Cult Classic “DONNIE DARKO”
An AFTERCUT Production
Directed by Kit Knows
Scored by Shinogo
DOP: Stephen Mekhail
Asst. DOP: Nicholai Augystyn
Asst. Camera: Bronson Allen
Editing: Kit Weyman
Animation: Switch Media (www.switchmediaonline.com)
Title Animation: Will Wallace
Featuring Giselle Mapp as – The Girl.
SCRATCH (FROM THE ROOTS)
JON “DROPS” REID
DIANA “FLYLADYDI” REYES
Director of Video Documentation
ROB AITKEN – switchmediaonline.com
VIDEO: Melanie Fiona’s acceptance speech @ Canada’s Walk Of Fame Awards + “Wrong Side Of A Love Song”
Congrats to the “T.O. gyal living the MF Life!”.
Hit the jump for her performance.
“The MF Life” is out now. Get it @ iTunes.
Previously: NEW VIDEO: Melanie Fiona “Watch Me Work”
Previously: VIDEO: Melanie Fiona Live @ The 2012 BET Awards
Noice! Yuri push is starting to have some legs as he preps for his Open Doors release in a few weeks.
While preparing for the release of my free LP “Open Doors” which is dropping November 1st, I heard this song and felt like I should sing it in my own style. Just something simple with me beatboxing, playing the keyboard, and singing harmonies. Plus, I have a really bad sleeping pattern so I felt like it was only right to do this song lol.
Directed & Edited by: @YuriKoller
Shot by: @MrAndrewFitzy
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