NEW VIDEO: Allan Rayman – H.O.H.W. (Hell or High Water)

rez | Video | Monday, July 8th, 2013

Official viz for new artist Allan Rayman‘s debut track “H.O.H.W.”

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NEW VIDEO: N-Rimes – Young Determination Freestyle

rez | Video | Monday, July 8th, 2013

N-Rimes with an acapella joint. “Perseverance” still my joint though!

Video by N-Rimes performing Young Determination. Video shot by Division 416.
©: RIMES Management.

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VIDEO: Shad – Flying Colours Freestyle

rez | Video | Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Shad blacks out on “Grammy Family” for like 7 minutes for no apparent reason. Take it in and follow along here if you’re so inclined: http://shadk.squarespace.com/blog/2013/7/3/flying-colours.html. Dope!

p.s. Advance notice that Shad’ll be performing in T.O. August 2nd at Echo Beach. Mark it down.

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EDITORIAL: Jully Black – What I Would Change About R&B and Soul Music in Canada (HuffPost)

rez | Editorial | Sunday, July 7th, 2013

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Jully contributes to The Huffington Post’s “What I’d Change About Canada” editorial series. If Kardi’s “Mr. International” then Jully is definitely “Ms. Media Mogul”. She can rock the stage, the studio, the radio (as artist or personality), TV (as artist or personality, lol) and now print media. Jeez.

What I Would Change About R&B and Soul Music in Canada.

When I was asked to contribute to the Huffington Post, I got fired up! I was ready to speak on every unfair thing that I experienced as a Black, Female, Canadian-born R&B Soul Singer and Songwriter. As I started typing I could feel my blood pressure rising so I stopped, took some deep breaths, and asked God what I should write about and to please give me the right words that will reach and impact even one person In a positive way. Believe me, I was prepared to call it like it is about the Canadian music industry. But then I realized that in spite of it all, I have been so blessed to make music for a living for the past 18 years. Now, are there things I would change or reform about the Canadian music industry? Oh, you best believe it! But in order to affect change permanently, you have to be the change you want to see. So with that in mind, here is what I would change about the Canadian music industry.

If I was handed a magic wand, I would erase all of the unsaid fear that a lot of the executives at radio stations, record companies, corporate brands, television and print media outlets have in promoting and celebrating our domestic R&B soul singers. I would urge them to passionately and freely support the artists of this genre in ways that are equal to the artists of other genres. This support will not only allow them to attain enough success to stay in Canada, live great lives, and support themselves full time, but it will provide a way to pay it forward.

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

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NEW MUSIC: Elcee – ’89 (Prod. TREATS)

rez | Music | Sunday, July 7th, 2013

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New joint from Elcee. Cool-out Sunday vibe.

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Something fresh from Elcee. With production from TREATS formally known as “skywalkrog”. Remember to download Elcee’s “LEOISM” if you haven’t already via www.elceetheartist.bandcamp.com

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Elcee is working on his new project titled “Nature’s Coarse“. The concept behind the title is playing on the phrase “Nature’s Course” but using the word Coarse, which identifies with the realities of life being rough, but nonetheless inevitable, hence Nature.
 
For those unknowing of who Elcee is, he is a Recording Artist based out of Toronto, working with the Virginia Beach based collective JetPacks. At 23 years young with close to a decade of musical experience, Elcee is focused on being the next big thing out of Toronto, and as a household name Nationwide.

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VIDEO: Maestro Fresh-Wes – 25 Year Anniversary Party Recap

rez | Video | Sunday, July 7th, 2013

A nice little look at what you may of missed at Maestro‘s 25 Year Anniversary party last week. Wow man. 25 Years. Crazy! Congrats to the Godfather.

Maestro Fresh Wes 25 years in the music industry party.

A special thanks to Carolyn Roberts for putting this video together so we all can see what a great night it was for Maestro and Canadian Hip Hop. 

Also a big thanks to P.I.N.K. publicity for putting on this great event!
www.pinkpublicity.com

Video produced by:
NIA Center for the Arts
www.niacenter.org

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NEW MUSIC: Chris Stylez – This Pimpin’

rez | Music | Saturday, July 6th, 2013

 

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Another taste from Chris StylezSuperstar EP.

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NEW MUSIC: Covert Ops (Marvel & Arcee) – No Comma (Prod. Butch)

rez | Music | Saturday, July 6th, 2013

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Marvel and Arcee connect to form Covert Ops. Niiiiiiiiiiiiiice surprise. I remember Arcee talking about wanting to put this together. Dope to see it fully come to fruition. Consider this the taste. Peep the Bandcamp for the full album!

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VIDEO: WondaGurl Feature w/ The CBC

rez | Video | Friday, July 5th, 2013

And another one!

Meet WondaGurl, a Canadian teen featured on Jay-Z’s new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail.

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INTERVIEW: WondaGurl w/ The Globe & Mail

rez | Interviews | Friday, July 5th, 2013

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And another well-deserved feature on WondaGurl and her placement on the Jay-Z album. Now if only we could get our national media to start caring about our talent BEFORE they get the big co-sign. Imagine what a world that would be…

Brampton high schooler contributes to new Jay-Z album.

As a 9-year-old, Ebony Oshunrinde used to watch YouTube videos in her Mississauga bedroom of her favourite hip hop artists – Timbaland and Jay-Z – working in their studios.

This week, one of those heroes – Jay-Z – became a collaborator, after a beat produced by the now-16-year-old Ebony was included in the rapper’s new record.

“I listened to it last night in the studio, and I honestly felt like crying,” Ebony said in an interview. “It was a big moment in my life.”

And though the track, titled “Crown,” is earning Ebony attention from music industry heavy-hitters, Jay-Z and his high-flying rapper lifestyle is still worlds away from the teenager’s life in Brampton, where she now lives and has just finished grade 11.

Raised by her travel-agent mother, Ebony taught herself as a 9-year-old how to produce music by watching instructional videos off of YouTube.

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

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