NEW MUSIC: a l l i e “Moonlust” (EP)

Ty Harper | Album,Audio,Music | Monday, November 30th, 2015

Latest extended play project from a l l i e.

Buy: allie.lnk.to/moonlust

Previously: NEW MUSIC: ILLA J – SUNFLOWER FEAT. A L L I E

NEW MUSIC: Classified – Noah’s Arc

rez | Music | Monday, November 30th, 2015

Really nice one from Classified. Even if you’re not really into his style/sound, this is a great example of something he’s becoming really good at – balancing some real talk about life, love, family, politics, religion etc with some real feeling. The other good example that comes to mind is probably the video RT! did a few years back, “The Day Doesn’t Die” (still one of RT!’s best videos btw). Although in that case it was the video that moved me more than the actual song, but I digress.

Sounds like Saukrates on the hook too but…then it kiiiiiinda doesn’t and then it kinda does again so I’m gonna go ahead and say featuring Saukrates until we hear different, lol. Dope either way!

Pre-order Classified’s new album “Greatful” (January 15, 2016) and download “Noah’s Arc”, “No Pressure” ft Snoop Dogg instantly, along with “Filthy” ft DJ Premier!

iTunes pre-order: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/gre…
Pre-order packages available at: http://www.classifiedofficial.com

Stream on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/0UinFK…
Stream on Apple Music: https://itun.es/ca/c4CZ-?i=1053676063

Previous: NEW VIDEO: CLASSIFIED – FILTHY FEAT. DJ PREMIERE (DIRECTED BY HARV)

 

NEW MUSIC: Maurice Moore – Ready

rez | Music | Monday, November 30th, 2015

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New joint from Maurice Moore! Definitely Drake-influenced but he does add some of his own flavour to it as well. Kid definitely has potential so get familiar now!

Some people never get a second chance with the one they love, but if you are one of the lucky few that do… make sure that you’re Ready

Produced by: @West-Metro , @huntsss , and @AuracleXIII
Artwork: Cameron Moore (www.cameronmoore.ca)

peep episode 2 of my #stxries VLOG here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7HNHaTWPWs

Previous: VIDEO: MAURICE MOORE – STXRIES EP. 2 (TRIP TO L.A.)

NEW MUSIC: Tim North – Sit Low feat. Tripsixx (Prod. Da-P)

rez | Music | Monday, November 30th, 2015

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Some new music to ride to courtesy of Tim North.

“Sit Low”
Tim North ft. @Trip-sixx

Produced by @dapdabeatx

mixed by Tim North/ AlexOnWeed

Previous: NEW MUSIC: TIM NORTH – VAPORS

NEW MUSIC: Liya – Focused Lady FreEP

rez | Music | Sunday, November 29th, 2015

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If you’ve been following Toronto’s R&B scene then you’ll definitely remember “Focused” by producer/DJ Agile and singer Liya from back in 2010’ish. Since then she’s put out a few remixes as well as some other joints but I don’t recall there being an album or anything like that. Thus the purpose for this collection of previously released / unreleased tracks packaged together as an EP for your Sunday listening pleasure.

Here is a #TBT EP release from the vaults of Toronto’s Liya. This little hidden gem features Slakah the Beat Child, Keita Juma (KJ), Novakane, Lady Justice, Phoenixx Pagliacci, Eternia & B. Reith plus production from DJSFS & Agile.

Previous: NEW MUSIC: LIYA “AWAKEN ME” (PROD. JUNEL)

NEW MUSIC: P. Reign – Colours & Commas feat. Troy Ave (Prod. Bass Line)

rez | Music | Sunday, November 29th, 2015

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P. Reign connects with Troy Ave for “Colours & Commas”.

Previous: NEW MUSIC: P. REIGN “RICH” (PROD. MEGAMAN)

NEW MUSIC: Haley Smalls “Signed, Your Angel” (Prod. Megaman)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Saturday, November 28th, 2015

New one off Haley’s upcoming “Imagination” mixtape, out next month.

Credits:
Produced by: Megaman
With keys by: Jonathan Gateretse, Catherine Di Clemente
Written by: Haley Smalls

NEW VIDEO: Krash – Homeless

rez | Video | Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Been keeping an eye out for the young MC Krash since seeing the video for “Orange” a couple years back. Looks like she’s got a new push in the works and here’s the first taste. Don’t think I’ve ever heard a rapper say that they’re going to give their money to the homeless before so shouts to her!

Bankrupt For Quality EP
Listen on SoundCloud www.soundcloud.com/krashiie
Download on Bandcamp

Written by Krash
Produced by Billy Ivan
Engineered by WonLife Music Group
Directed by Captured Photography and Film

Previous: NEW MUSIC: KRASH “DOPE FLY” (PROD. SLY THE BEATMAKER)

NEW VIDEO: Ashton Martin “No One” (Directed by Brian Gregory)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Friday, November 27th, 2015

Directed by Brian Gregory.

New one from Ashton Martin.

Produced by Professor X.

Previously: NEW VIDEO: ASHTON MARTIN “BEEN A WHILE” (DIRECTED BY BRIAN GREGORY)

ARTICLE: Kardinal Offishall w/ CBC.ca

rez | Interviews | Friday, November 27th, 2015

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Short little CBC blurb on Kardi + some T.O. history. With a title like that though, I thought the article would be much longer. Ah well…

Also, it’s a bit misleading when it says, “The first notable rapper to be signed to a major deal in Toronto…”, as they’re forgetting to mention the likes of Michie Mee, Maestro, Dream Warriors, etc…Maybe it’s worded that way because Michie and Maestro technically had U.S. deals? Or I guess they’re just focusing on that time period of mid-90’s. Also, if you’re bringing up The Weeknd then you’re opening up the door to talk about R&B (although they seem to clearly have thrown him into the “hip-hop” box) so have to mention Deborah Cox who signed to Arista in like 1995. Tamia also had a deal back in 1995 I believe. Glenn Lewis 2002. They all had big Billboard hits (specifically Deborah Cox with “Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here” which peaked at #2 on the Hot 100).

Bah! It’s a short article and I’m digressing…Shouts to Kardi man!

Seeing names like Drake or the Weeknd appear on the Billboard Hot 100 is commonplace today. But 10 years ago, there was zero Canadian hip hop on those charts.

That was until Kardinal Offishall became the first Canadian rapper to break into the Hot 100 in 2008 with his song Dangerous. His fifth album, Kardi Gras, Vol. 1: The Clash, has just come out.

More than a trend-setter, Offishall, whose real name is Jason Harrow, is now considered a trailblazer. He began putting out music in the 1990s, first on mixtapes and rap compilations and then as a major label artist, with his debut album, Eye & I, dropping in 1997. 

He summarized the landscape of the city’s hip hop successes in those early days with one word: “Bleak.”

“When we were first starting out, we were just kids from the city who believed in ourselves. We were just crazy enough to think we could do this on a worldwide level,” he said on Metro Morning Tuesday. 

The first notable rapper to be signed to a major deal in Toronto was Offishall’s colleague, Saukrates, who signed to Warner Bros. in 1996. Then came Choclair, a rapper out of Scarborough who had his own record label and then signed to Priority Records in 1998.

“I think as the crew started to do it, we started to see that these things were possible as long as our drive was that intense, the dream started to become a reality,” said Offishall.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

Previous: VIDEO: KARDINAL OFFISHALL INTERVIEW W/ FLOW 93.5 FM

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