The homie O’Sound links with new artist Nicole Kate (on the violin) for “Ready to Fly” which is ready for CHUM or MIX or any other Top 40 station that thinks they’re cutting edge for playing rappers. And yes, O’Sound can rap too. You didn’t check his album? Here he’s on his B.O.B. commercial tip which sounds quite proper in fact. If this song doesn’t make it into a movie or Teen TV show or a car commercial or something it’ll be a crime.
Get to know Jelly now before it’s too late and you have to play catch up.
Jelly Too Fly, a talented Female MC from Toronto, Canada.
We’ve had pleasure of interviewing Jelly Too Fly while on her quest to change the ongoing love & hate relationship between female MC and Hip Hop into all love.
She talks about her new mix tape “King”, her views on the music industry, and a whole lot more.
Thank You For Watching.
Download Jelly Too Fly – King
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One To Watch: Tanika Charles
After scoring a local radio hit in 2010 with her debut EP, the artist also known as Mz.Chawls is ready to drop two albums—an old-school full-band effort, and a hip-hop-flavoured joint with Slakah the Beatchild.
BY: DENISE BENSON
Who: Toronto-born Tanika Charles is a vocal powerhouse who beautifully bridges soul, blues, Motown, hip-hop, and pop. Raised in Edmonton by a music-loving family, Charles sang from childhood and was well on that path until she chose, as a young adult, to follow a boyfriend into farm life.
Upon realizing that country living wasn’t for her, Charles moved to Vancouver where she met South African-Canadian singer Zaki Ibrahim, with whom she would later perform and tour as a back-up vocalist. A return to Toronto, Parkdale specifically, led to more singing gigs, for the likes of Bedouin Soundclash, among others.
Charles may have first caught eyes and ears in this supporting role but, since 2010, she has stepped to centre stage, wowing audiences with her rich voice and a sound that’s both steeped in history and absolutely contemporary. Backed by a skilled band dubbed The Wonderfuls, she performs alternately as Tanika Charles and soul diva Mz.Chawls.
“Mz.Chawls is my alter ego,” Charles explains by email. “She rears her head when she’s mad or hurt. She’s my inner self, coming out to vocalize the pain, the learning, the yearning that comes from within, with love lost or difficult relationships.”
Charles has parlayed her inner pain and her enormous talent into standout performances at high-profile venues and events including Harbourfront Centre, Manifesto Festival, NXNE, The CNE, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. She’s also opened for the likes of Macy Gray, Mayer Hawthorne, Nneka, Johnny Reid, and Estelle.
Still my favorite Weeknd chune. This song exemplifies male weakness and vulnerability in such a sick way.
Anyways…why is this “new music” you might ask? Well….The Weeknd has FINALLY inked a deal with Universal Republic and is set for a debut release. Here’s the deets from the girl of the hustle:
With the news that The Weeknd has finally inked a deal with Universal Republic, he is preparing to release the highly anticipated Trilogyseries, which includes songs from House of Balloons, Thursday & Echoes Of Silence. The first single will be this version of Wicked Games which is a lot more clear and production switched up a bit. Catch The Weeknd and the XO crew on the Fall Tour.
Are you living? Or are you existing?
The incomparable Jully Black blesses the stage with some knowledge at an event called “Top 10” where 10 prominent Canadians had 10 minutes to speak about one thing people should know before they die. You know she had to bless the crowd with an acapella too. Shouts to Jully every time man. Still one of the realest out here. The walk is still MEAN too!
“Breakthrough YOUR Glass Ceiling”
“R&B singer Jully Black easily had the best line of advice at Thursday night’s Top 10 event in Toronto.”
(National Post, May 11, 2012 — stemming from: ‘The Top 10 Event’ gives 10 renowned Canadians 10 minutes each to share one thing people should know before they die.)
Don’t do drugs. Happy Sunday.
Check out HOT NEW MUSIC VIDIEO “MONEY TIL DA END” by S Dawt Ft. Gangis Khan aka Camoflauge. This song is off rapper S Dawt’s album “The Streets Canvas”. Music by 8ken. Mixed by: El Guerrillero and Steve Kirstein.
Directed by Dat Boy Freeze
Videography contracted by Bang Dots Films.
Not mad at all.
Download – http://www.sendspace.com/file/ne6409
Previously: NEW VIDEO: Sese “Flexin” (Directed by G-Dot)
B.I.A.S. makes a case for why he should be a new artist for you to pay attention to. Off his Oncoming Traffic project which is available below.
Official video for “B.I.A.S” off of “Oncoming Traffic” OUT NOW!!!!
Directed/Shot by @jasonmatos
NEW MUSIC: Kardinal Offishall – Reppin’ For My City (The Anthem Pt. 2) feat. Wiz Kid (Prod. Burd & Keyz)
New music and lead single from the big homie Kardinal Offishall produced by yours truly. The song features Nigerian star Wiz Kid who was recently signed by Akon to Konvict Music and was debuted on Flow 93.5 and Z103.5 today.