DOWNLOAD: FLYBOYYZ – Take It Off
DOWNLOAD: FLYBOYYZ – Take It Off
Justin Barz drops a OG-kickin’-knowledge-throwback-type-joint with some solid accompanying visuals.
First cut off Rob GF’s “GetLost” project out in two weeks.
Produced by Soundsmith.
Kid’s def got a nice flow – check his “Higher Than Usual” mixtape which dropped last year.
Previously: NEW MIXTAPE: Rob GF “Higher Than Usual”
Melanie Fiona Talks New Album, Whitney Houston And Starting Her Clothing Line
The Canadian invasion of American airwaves has not stopped with highbrow indie rockers — now the Canucks are coming for our soul. Fresh off her double Grammy win for the hit single “Fool For You” with Cee-Lo Green, Melanie Fiona is ready to take the world by storm with her second album, The MF Life, which drops on March 20.
And if the first single, “4 AM,” is an indication of what’s in store, we’re in for a treat. But the Roc Nation artist is more then just her soulful, award-winning voice, she’s also a certified style maven.
While we’re often distracted by style shenanigans on the red carpet, Fiona has a sartorial sparkle that warrants some serious recognition. Her love for bold prints, cutting-edge silhouettes, one-of-a-kind jewelry and killer shoes have shaped Fiona’s unique style.
The gorgeous Guyanese songstress took some time to chat with HuffPost Black Voices about her new album, touring with Kanye West, her deep connection to Whitney Houston and what inspires her personal style.
Congratulations on your double Grammy win! How does it feel?
Thank you so much! It’s a really great feeling. And as my mom says: “I’m on cloud nine and I’m not coming down!”
Your new album, The MF Life, hits stores on March 20 — what can we expect?
It is awesome! I wanted to make this album a real place for people to say: “Oh yeah, that Melanie Fiona — she’s on her way for sure.” The first album was definitely about paying homage and respect to what inspires me, and this album is more carved out to who I am and what I’ve been through as an artist — and as a woman.
What does The MF Life mean?
It’s totally open to interpretation. It’s whatever it means to you. For me, it’s really the dynamics of love. I think that the mentality of The MF Life is a concept about life: living it, enjoying it, making every day count, riding the wave of the ups and downs, and finding the balance and beauty in between. I’ve really grown as a songwriter and as a singer, so I hope people really feel that.
Directed by Ronak Patel for Eminence Films.
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For the latest episode of Highsnobiety TV, we’ve partnered with rising Toronto musical duo the Airplane Boys for a ‘day in the life’ piece that profiles their city and their music. Childhood friends Beck Motley and Bon Voyage fuse hip hop, pop and electro music in way that speaks to audiences across the globe. The Airplane Boys will be performing this year at the renowned SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX and the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA. You can also check out their latest mixtape project Alignment at www.theairplaneboys.com.
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TALK TORONTO: HARVEY STRIPES TALKS FASHION, HIS IDEAL WOMAN, DRAKE V. COMMON BEEF & THE HIP HOP SCENE IN CANADA
The music industry can be unforgiving, where first impressions can make or break you and where your grind determines your shine being an independent artist is no easy task. You can easily become washed away in the sea of senseless aspiring rappers or be a rare case like Harvey Stripes who has managed to turn ripples into sound waves in the Canadian ‘indy’ hip hop scene. OHverlycritcal.com caught up with the man himself to gain insight on his music and career OH!
Harvey Stripes is
Harvey Stripes is an entrepreneur, hard-working, honest *laughs* I feel like I’m writing a resume. I’m just me, you know? I just try to keep it 100% real as possible to my fans and my team
Most people are unaware that you were once part of a group called Deuce-Deuce, how have you evolved musically since parting ways with them and how was the transition from being part of a group to being a solo artist?
Deuce Deuce is a group I started back in the days. About three years ago I decided to become a solo artist, I came out to Toronto, and I definitely feel like it helped me grow as an individual, not just in music, just as a person, taking up responsibilities on myself, starting up my own label, my own team, D&D music group; Musically, just taking on a project like ‘A Dolla & A Dream’ mixtape, or taking on new songs or bringing ideas to the table, it’s just myself.
I have nobody to fall back on to add to the chemistry of the song, I also can’t blame anybody for anything that fans would be disappointed in. It’s more pressure on me, but I think I work best under pressure which I love. So it’s been a great journey as a solo artitst and it’s something I’ll never regret.
Mixed version of Tona‘s latest is officially up online and ready for your clicking pleasure. Cuts/blends/bombs/lasers courtesy of DJ Wristpect. Shouts to DJBooth.net for the linkeration. This is a must-click btw (in case you were confused). Hopefully we’ll get the no-DJ version soon too. Tracklist under the hood.
Up-and-coming rhymesayer Tona has joined forces with DJ Wristpect and The DJBooth to bring listeners his latest digital release, the Reform School mixtape.
Joining Tona on the guest tip throughout Reform School are Freeway, Kardinal Offishall, Ayah, Dosage, Shad K., Kim Davis, Adam Bomb, JD Era and Theo3. Beats come courtesy of Grammy-winning producer Boi-1da, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Rich Kidd and more!