NEW MUSIC: OmarLunan aka Oh! – I Wonder Why

rez | Music | Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

OmarLunan---I-Wonder-Why

Oh! drops another viral joint, this time over the Little Brother beat for “Lovin’ It”.

Dub on 9th Wonder/Little brother’s joint “Lovin’ it”.  I appreciate the love thus far & all the support.

Peace!

ARTIST: OmarLunan aka Oh! (2 time JUNO nominee, international performer & songwriter)
TRACK:  I Wonder Why
PROJECT: “Jaded, Faded & Waiting…” (November 2011 release date)
CREDITS: Vocal mix by DJ Merciless (Toronto, Ont.)
HOMETOWN: Toronto, Ont
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DOWNLOAD: OmarLunan aka Oh! – I Wonder Why

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NEW VIDEO: Reema Major – I’m The One (Directed by Mike Portoghese)

rez | Video | Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Rozay helps fill 80 per cent of the screen in Reema‘s latest. Off  I Am Legend.

Previous: VIDEO: Reema Major – I’m The One feat. Rick Ross (Teaser)

Previous: NEW VIDEO: Reema Major – I Am Legend

INTERVIEW: Ian Kamau w/ TorontoStandard.com

rez | Interviews | Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Kamau-Interview

Really dope interview with a really dope artist. One Day Soon is available now!

A lot of people really like Ian Kamau—so much that they’ll change their Facebook profile photo for him. It was early last week that I noticed the tiny pink-and-black swatches on my feed: digital declarations of support for the musician, visual artist and community organizer, and his new debut LP One Day Soon.

Kamau is a fixture in Toronto’s hip-hop scene: since 2003, he’s sporadically released music as a solo artist and Pangaea Project member, and in the mid-’00s toured Canada and Europe with k-os. But it’s an affinity for unique, personal connections that have mobilized an outpouring for the truly independent artist.

For seven years, since 16, Kamau headed up the Graffiti Transformation Project at Scadding Court Community Centre, teaching art and painting murals with young people in Alexander Park. Since then, he’s been involved in various arts-based community projects throughout the city—most recently at Davenport Perth Neighbourhood Centre—with a brief sojourn to complete a fine arts degree at York University and Sheridan College and launch a design company.

A firm faith in his own artistry and travels to places like São Paolo, Johannesburg, and Nairobi are what largely inspired One Day Soon, a disc resonant with personal narratives delivered in Kamau’s brimming tenor. But it’s also dedicated to the spirit of the young people he’s spent time with: “Young people are what you were,” explains Kamau. “And there’s no reason why you shouldn’t continue to be that.” I needed a reminder of Toronto The Good, so I talked with Kamau about how community can foment change. You can buy One Day Soon here.

The videos you’ve just released for your cover of City and Colour’s “The Girl” are quite moving. Why did you create different videos for the same song?
That song was on a mixtape I put out last year called
Vol. 3: Love and Other Struggles, which explored the idea that love in whatever it’s forms is difficult. Usually when people say ‘love’ I feel like they’re talking about romantic love between a man and a woman. But within romantic love there are different forms, or there is the love between parents, or parents and their children. And then there’s also this idea of people seeing others fight for things, and not recognizing that that anger comes from love. So if you’re frustrated with society because it doesn’t treat people in a certain way, fundamentally, it’s about your care and concern for those people. I did community work because I love my community; I love black people. People fight pretty revolutionary struggles out of love.

READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE

Previous: NEW ALBUM: Ian Kamau “One Day Soon”

VIDEO: Andreena Mill – Day One feat. Luu Breeze Live @ Manifesto

rez | Video | Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

I know we posted the likkle wrap video (below) but here’s some full-song type footage of Andreena‘s performance. “Day One” feat. Luu Breeze above, 2 more goodies down bottom. Shouts to wrecknoble on the uperation.

Previous: VIDEO: Andreena Mill (Live @ The 2011 Manifesto Festival)

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NEW MUSIC: KJ “Becoming The” (Dub)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

KJ - Becoming The

KJ flows proper over a feel-good MF Doom instrumental as he continues to build anticipation for his upcoming “Water” project.

Previously: VIDEO: KJ “Bossed Up” (Live @ The 2011 Manifesto Festival)

VIDEO: Famous “Road To Center Stage” (EPK) (Directed by Zac Facts)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Directed by Zac Facts.

Famous returns with a pretty sick EPK that serves as a visual preview of his upcoming “Road To Center Stage” EP.

Part 1 of the project’s hosted by DJ Kay Slay and drops November 11th.

roadtocenterstage.com

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Famous “All Hail The Kid” (Directed by Zac Facts)

NEW MUSIC: Arabesque “Lose Your Sh*t” (Prod. Monkay)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

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Right-Click & Save As HERE!

New Arabesque, produced by Monkay.

Website: http://www.besque.com
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/arabesquemusic
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/besque
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/ArabesqueTV
MySpace:
http://www.myspace.com/besque

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Arabesque feat. AKIR “Blue” (Prod. Chunksahoy)


VIDEO: KJ “Bossed Up” (Live @ The 2011 Manifesto Festival)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

KJ throws down a cut off his upcoming “Water” project at this past summer’s Manifesto Festival.

Shot by Brenda Ha.

Previously: NEW MUSIC: KJ “Beef Stock” (Dub)

NEW VIDEO: Big Page “Europe” (Directed by Sean Getti)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Directed by Sean Getti.

New visuals from Big Page.

The visuals for “Europe” follow Toronto rapper Big Page across Europe as he chases his dream. From international flights to late nights in foreign cities, from smoking up hotel rooms to doing shows on stages under bright lights. “Don’t know what time it is ‘cause right now I’m out in Europe.” The track is produced by Daniel Worthy and directed by Sean Getti. Watch out for Big Page’s Things Young Ppl Do (TYPD) mixtape coming soon.

Official Website: www.typd.tv


Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/bigpagetv


Facebook Page: Bigg Page


Twitter: @BIGPAGE

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Big Page P.P.L. (Pills, Powder & Lean) (Directed by Sean Getti)

NEW VIDEO: RZA, Justin Nozuka, Kobra Khan & James Black – Gone (Directed by David F. Mewa)

rez | Video | Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Yes Mewa! Some sick progression for Mewa who keeps elevating his music video game. Shouts to the whole N.E.!

RZA and some friends pay tribute to ODB with “Gone”. RIP.

The NE Inc presents Justin Nozuka, Rza, Kobra Khan & James Black. Directed by David F. Mewa. “GONE”. Tribute to the ODB.

**Label approved link. HD quaiity.

DIR: David F. Mewa
DP: Samy Inayeh
ART: Jefferson Gonsalves
EDIT: Dan Racicot
VFX: Mike Portoghese
PROD: Rory Halsall / Bruce Carson (The NE Inc)

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