Toronto native, Keysha Freshh releases a viral video as she rhymes over the classic Hi-tek produced, Blackstar’s “Definition”. The first part to a 4 part series, was shot and edited by Ashley Iris to generate promotion for Keysha’s latest project “Vanity”.
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Off the album The Jones Act Part III by Miles Jones
Written by Miles Jones and David Yan
Produced by Dj Serious
Directed by Graham Beasley
D.O.P Graham Beasley
Edited by Graham Beasley
Been a minute since we got some new music from newcomer Zeyon.
A recap of the G987 show that went down last week, with performances from Megacity legends like Chocs & Bishop, Jellestone, Michee, Soxx, and Maestro.
p.s. Thx for the shout!
Noisey: You shortened your music name to Andreena as opposed to Andreena Mill. Why did you decide to do that?
Andreena: My last name is Miller, it’s not Mill. And Mill was kind of, a decision that was just made by old management, cause everyone always used to call me Mill. And when I stopped working with that management, I just wanted to do a whole revamp of everything, and just wanted to do things my way. So, I dropped the Mill, cuz it’s not actually my last name, and I wanted to go by Andreena. You know, everyone always gives me nicknames. So, I just wanted people to call me by my actual name.
Describe the R&B scene in Toronto.
There are a lot of R&B singers in Toronto. The R&B scene is actually pretty dope. There’s a lot of people that are doing R&B in Toronto, there’s a lot of producers that do R&B in Toronto. I just feel like its identity as a whole, when it comes to the Canadian industry, is not as accepted as I feel it should be. Especially by now. But there’s a huge R&B scene in Toronto, it’s just taking some time for us to really get it off the ground.
You describe your sound as “Electric Rock’n Soul”. Could you expand on that?
At the end of it all, the root of my sound is soul music. If you listen to my album there are definitely influences and different types of music and sounds that are not necessarily a staple in the R&B world. For me it’s just taking something that is usually standard, piano, drums, guitar, bass, and just expanding on it with different sounds. That’s really what this music is.
Whatever happened to you being the “first lady of the ATF” with Drake?
When we did “Closer To My Dreams,” I was nine months pregnant. When we did “Last Hope,” my daughter was three weeks old. From there, he continued to do what he does and took the bull by the horns. But me, my priority became my daughter. So I stayed in Toronto. And that’s really what I had to focus on. She comes first, she comes first before me being the first lady of anything, you know? She’s my first lady.
Following the well-received lead single, ‘Bounce’, Toronto-based hip-hop artist SeT premiered his second single, ‘WatchaMeCallIt,’ via DJ Booth today. The hard-hitting record features fellow CReW emcee Terrell Morris, with production handled by SmashMouth producer MMac. AuRA, SeT’s debut solo album, will be released in June 2014 via SmashMouth Entertainment.
AuRA | 06.XX.14
Dynamic on that stand-on-the-train-tracks-and-bust-out-a-verse-from-2008-acapella-type-ish.
Check out another acapella performance from Dynamic a.k.a Ya Favourite Lightskin. This verse was written in 2008, for a track entitled “From City To City”. The actual record was released in 2008 on his “Free Promo” mixtape hosted by DJ Ducats which is available for download here.
The visuals were directed by Robert Mentov.
FREE EVENT: G98.7 FM Concert Series feat. Maestro, Michie Mee, Choclair, Saukrates & Jelleestone (Thursday, May 1st)
G‘s got you covered tonight. Free vibes.
Hip Hop Pioneers Set to Rock the Mic for One Night OnlyTORONTO, April 22 2014 – Hip Hop royalty will gather for the first time this year to celebrate the launch of the new G98.7FM talent development series that will promote Canadian urban talent trough FREE showcases. The first performance will be from 7-10PM on Thursday May 1st. As part of the ongoing Canadian Content Development Series, the station has dedicated time and resources specifically to promote the artists they play on the radio daily.Kicking off the series with Canadian icons of urban music was no accident. These pioneers have helped to build the audience, create the stations and nurtured the relationships with the community for over 20 years. The inaugural event brings together trailblazers such as Jelleestone, Choclair, Saukrates, Michee Mee and the Godfather of Canadian Hip Hop himself, Maestro Wes Williams. This is a lyrical journey through our collective history from 1988 to today; one that can’t be missed.Hard Rock Cafe279 Yonge StreetTime: 7:00-10:00PMCost: FREEInfo: www.g987fm.comStation President and CEO, Mr. Fitzroy Gordon, “I am happy to provide this forum to promote wonderful Canadian talent. To celebrate and promote some of our best musical artists that this country has ever produced. G987FM is not only committed to profiling established artists but also developing emerging talent as well.”The city of overdue for a FREE series of shows like this as music festivals begin to take over Toronto each spring. With Canadian Music Week around the corner and NXNE coming up shortly, the community is primed to celebrate and elevate the platform of local talent. The collective of artists performing on May 1st represent over 100 years of urban consciousness and performing expertise. Never before have we had such a diverse array of legendary creative entrepreneurs rock the mic on one stage, for one night only.
More newness from Vernon’s finest. This guy’s ouput is stoopid. But you knew that already. Shouts to the team.
Another dope one from the precious Precious Lo‘s!
The Precious Lo’s – EP
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Music Video Production Company: Lyte, Inc. // http://red.lyte.is
Special Thanks to Len at Mr. Used, Inc. in Hamilton, ON
Music video by The Precious Lo’s performing Right Time For Us. (c) 2013 The Precious Lo’s