NEW VIDEO: Jessica Rose – All Of Me (Billie Holiday Cover)

rez | Video | Friday, April 27th, 2012

Jessica Rose pays homage to Billie Holiday with a cover of “All Of Me”.

Directed and Edited by Carolyn Roberts.


NEW VIDEO: L – Follow Me (Directed by Jason Matos)

rez | Video | Friday, April 27th, 2012

New joint from L called “Follow Me”.

Here comes L! Also known as The 12th Letter, this Toronto native releases the video for “Follow Me” off his mixtape Just Rap. “Follow Me” focuses on the tough decision many young men have to make between selling drugs and surviving. Tapping his own personal experiences, L deftly illustrates the trials and tribulations of this reality. Paranoia, anxiety and adrenaline are all heard in a flowing narrative that puts the audience inside the mind of a young man who’s turned to drug dealing. This is a story about lifestyle, hope and the shattering reality of what can happen when the street life takes a wrong turn.

The video is arguably L’s most ambitious effort to date and was shot by Jason Matos inside an old Toronto metal shop. Matos is best known for his work alongside artists like The Roots, Nelly, Trey Songz and Vado, with his videos charting on BET and MuchMusic.

“I attack the mind state of being on the street,” says L, who is currently working on his debut LP. “You have to be in a certain headspace to step out on the street and try to make money. With this song, I wrestle with this thought process and show you every step of my journey.”

Previous: NEW MUSIC: L “Ghetto Dreams” (Freestyle)

VIDEO: US (Jesse & J. Probs) – Gs Rock Us (Behind The Scenes)

rez | Video | Friday, April 27th, 2012 chops it up with the US fam behind the scenes of their latest joint.

Previous: NEW VIDEO: Us! (Jesse & J. Probs) – Colours feat. Scrwg Scrilla (Prod. MegaMan)

NEW VIDEO: A-Game – Cool Boyz (Directed by Cazhmere)

rez | Video | Thursday, April 26th, 2012

The twins drop their highly anticipated video for “Cool Boyz”. Since 1988 b*tches. Cameos from Starting From Scratch, Harvard, hustleGRL, some cute girls and some bike riding muggafuggas. Produced by T-Minus and directed by Cazhmere!

P.s. No convenience store clerks were harmed during the filming of this video.

Previous: NEW MUSIC: A-Game feat. Luu Breeze “Money Made Me Do It” (Prod. G. Byer)

Previous: NEW VIDEO: Burd & Keyz x Luu Breeze x A-Game x Jahron B – Faithful (Directed by Yours Truly)

VIDEO: – One Of A Kind Music Access w/ The Airplane Boys

rez | Video | Thursday, April 26th, 2012 chops it up with the homies Bon Voyage and Beck Motley from The Airplane Boys during their trip to the sunshine state for their performance at Coachella. Shouts to these guys man. Considering that they have no co-sign, no radio play and no major label situation (that I know of) they’re definitely getting a lot of exposure south of the border.

The One of a Kind Access bus, presented by Dr Pepper, made a stop in Santa Monica, California, one of the L.A. area’s best known beach communities. Santa Monica also happens to be known as a place where numerous musicians got their start, thereby earning its place on the One of a Kind Music Access road trip, which includes layovers in 23 different musical hubs across the country.

Complex will be posting video from the bus throughout this unique adventure. We got to sit down with rap duo The Airplane Boys, straight out of Toronto, who are spreading their bold sound throughout the world. Click the above video to hear them talk about the challenges of just starting out, and what keeps them going today. You can also keep up with the #alwaysoneofakind hashtag on Twitter for the latest and questions from the Complex Twitter account. Answer correctly and you could win a trip to the last stop on the One of a Kind Music Access trip.

Previous: VIDEO: The Airplane Boys (Interview w/ Noisey)

NEW MUSIC: Muneshine – Lower Level (Prod. Buckwild) + DJ Pack

rez | Music | Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Nice new joint from Muneshine featuring DJ Grouch on the cuts. Full DJ Pack is there on the Bandcamp also.

Muneshine is Droppin Science with his first single, ‘LOWER LEVEL’ (produced by Buckwild).

Download the DJ Pack here: (Includes main mix, instrumental and acapella).

The prolific Saskatoon-born, Toronto-based rapper/producer, is joining forces with Droppin Science to release his third studio album, There Is Only Today (May 29th, 2012).

There Is Only Today not only showcases Muneshine’s growth (and strength) as an MC (and producer), but also delivers with incredible production from Buckwild, DJ Spinna, !llmind, M-Phazes, Suff Daddy, Freddie Joachim, Bix, BoomBaptist, Jeff Spec and Shinogo.

While the sounds are familiar, we see Muneshine venturing in some exciting new, and more personal directions. He has also brought along some of today’s strongest contemporary artists, such as: Emilio Rojas, D-Sisive, Ghettosocks and more.

There Is Only Today is sure to be both a showpiece for Mune’s illustrious career and a serious payoff for his ever-patient loyal fans.

01. On These Streets (feat. Shuanise) | (Prod. Suff Daddy)
02. Home Sweet Home | (Prod. Jeff Spec – Co-prod. Muneshine)
03. There Is Only Today | (Prod. !llmind)
04. Do Me (feat. Dminor) | (Prod. M-Phazes)
05. Back to the Future (feat. ELMNT & Kydd) | (Prod. Muneshine)
06. Cry Baby | (Prod. BoomBaptist)
07. The City | (Prod. DJ Spinna)
08. Starter Jacket (feat. D-Sisive) | (Prod. Freddie Joachim)
09. No Days Off (feat. Ghettosocks) | (Prod. Muneshine)
10. Lower Level | (Prod. Buckwild)
11. Meursault (The Stranger) | (Prod. Buckwild)
12. Sixteen Twenty Nine | (Prod. Shinogo)
13. For The Sky (feat. Emilio Rojas) | (Prod. M-Phazes)
14. So Long (feat. D-Sisive) | (Prod. Muneshine)
15. Cry Baby (Remix) (feat. Teenburger) (Prod. Bix)

Follow Muneshine on Twitter @Muneshine

Previous: NEW VIDEO: TWIN PEAKS (Ghettosocks x Muneshine) – Heavy D feat. D-Sisive, Rich Kidd, Timbuktu & DJ Grouch

Previous: NEW MUSIC: Muneshine “Winter ’12 Beat Tape”

NEW VIDEO: Raheem – It’s All Good feat. Jim Jones

rez | Video | Thursday, April 26th, 2012

If you missed Raheem‘s old tape (Peer Pressure) you can get caught up with some new visuals off it, while his latest tape (Never Enough) is also out and doing its thing. Shot by Zac Facts.

Brand new video from Raheem featuring Jim Jones. This video was shot in New York. Also, don’t forget to download Raheem’s new mixtape “Never Enough” here:

Previous: VIDEO: Raheem + Vital Freestyle (In Studio)

Previous: NEW MUSIC: Raheem feat. Nipsey Hussle “No Fool”

NEW MIXTAPE: SonReal – Words I Said

rez | Mixtape | Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Gawd damn. Son’s outta control, lmao.

Vancouver’s SonReal drops ANOTHER mixtape…and get this…in preparation for his upcoming debut album Good News. Stoopid productivity. Shouts to him and Byron for the relentless push. Full tracklist under the hood.

As an appetizer to Good News, SonReal releases the 18 track mixtape entitled, Words I Said.  SonReal enlisted fellow Canadian spitters, Rich Kidd, Luu Breeze and JayKin to bless the tape.  Good News coming soon!   SonReal’s thoughts below and artwork attached

 “Words I Said is a collection of records I wrote and engineered in the process of working on my debut project Good News. It wasn’t just some marketing plunge directed at the new project, but a way of showing appreciation for my fans for being so patient with Good News. I wasn’t going to put out some of these records due to me evolving as an artist, but at the end of the day when it’s all said and done: these are Words I Said. Enjoy”  -SonReal

DOWNLOAD: SonReal – Words I Said

Previous: NEW VIDEO: SonReal & Sese “Take 1″ (Directed by G-Dot)

Previous: NEW MUSIC: SonReal “Alone” (Dub)

Previous: VIDEO: Famous feat. SonReal & Rich Kidd “Who Really Cares” (Teaser) + MP3


NEW VIDEO: Sense aka Newkid & JDon – Liquid Memoirs

rez | Video | Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Nice joint from Sense & JDon.

#MDB and #RDE present the visuals for #LiquidMemoirs. Shot, edited, and directed by Sense & JDon.

Tweet “#LiquidMemoirs @JDon83 @SenseakaNewkid


NEW VIDEO: Rich Kidd & dj NaNa – Confusion 2 (Directed by Marie Richer & Philip Rae)

rez | Video | Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Official viz for the Ritchie + NaNa joint “Confusion 2”. This make my head hurt, lol. Could be I’m just really hungry tho…

Rich Kidd vs. dj NaNa 2 is below if you missed it. Here’s the full video blurb too:

The music video “Confusion” was directed by Marie Richer and Philip Rae (uomotoo) for Rich Kidd and dj NaNa for their their 2nd instalment of the “VS” series.

*DOWNLOAD DJ Pack (clean/explicit versions):

The idea of the video was to create as much visual confusion as possible. The concept was based off of the Dadaists Exquisite Corpse. We contacted several Designers and Visual Artists from Toronto, Canada and abroad (Spain, France, Italy) and gave them a lyric to interpret, with no clue what was before or after. For many of the international artists, english was their second language, which offered an extra layer of complexity and confusion in itself.
There was no guide lines except the length of the lyric (in seconds and frames) and the dimensions of the footage or still.

The video features the talented work of: Gillian Candidi, Alan Lukatela, Michael Tung, Matt Johnson, Joel Derksen, Alan Thatcher, Nick Fox, Kevin Voirin, Ebony Haynes, Marta Verde Baqueiro, Ken Murphy, Carlie Waksdale, Vishana Lodhia, Kfir Gluzberg, Liam Johnstone, Tanguy Barker, Dave Murphy, Jordan Clarke, Kate LaRue, and Ricardo Leite.

D.O.P: Somsanith “Dee” Bouabane, with additional photography by Michael Tung.



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