NEW MUSIC: DeLorean “Lit It Up” (Prod. Junia-T)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Wednesday, June 26th, 2013


Smash Brova#1 – Junia-T – continues to get his production/placement game on with a cut on DeLorean’s “Grace” album, available @

Previously: NEW MUSIC: TassNata “I Dunno” (Prod. Junia-T)

NEW MIXTAPE: The Foreigners “Apex”

Ty Harper | Audio,Mixtape,Music | Wednesday, June 26th, 2013


First introduction to The Foreigners via their “Apex” mixtape, produced by Freddie Joachim, Ohbliv and Lord Dawn.

NEW VIDEO: The Weeknd “Kissland”

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Visuals for the title track of The Weeknd’s upcoming major label album debut.

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Juicy J feat. The Weeknd “One Of Those Nights” (Directed by Sam Pilling)

NEW MIXTAPE: ELMNT “Silver Magic Ships (Shipstape to Stara-nova)”

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Tuesday, June 25th, 2013


ELMNT drops off a little something to hold fans over till the July 10th release of his “Stara-Nova” project.

Stara-Nova arrives July 10th but while you wait ELMNT offers up “Silver Magic Ships”, a ships-tape for his fans who have been patiently awaiting the release of Stara-Nova. Containing six cuts, consider “Silver Magic Ships” an audible appetizer for those wanting to hear something new from the Toronto emcee. Inspired by Sixto Rodriguez, the title was taken from lyrics found in Rodriguez’s best known song titled “Sugar Man”.

“Jays are killing shit, Kawasaki’s a G, the weather is hot as shit, Stara-Nova’s done, just quit my job, still penniless, got a record in Serbia killing shit in the turbo folk scene (need a Vice doc), Got to record with Rass Kass, Wu family & Tragedy Khadafi.. Never thought I’d get to say that shit, finally shed this anger, found God in the Devil’s playground, watched cage matches on replay, drank Bombay, pissed Georgette off & learned all about love, all over again. Live life, glorious, don’t know really how poor he is. LIFE. BLESSED. Silver Magic Ships. Stara-Nova, July 10th. Rez, Jaff, Jay, Stan, thanks.”

Previously: NEW MUSIC: ELMNT “RI$K$” (Prod. ELMNT)

Previously: NEW MUSIC: ELMNT “Malibu” (Prod. LAVI$H)

Previously: NEW MUSIC: ELMNT “Sophisticated Ignorance” (White Dress Dub)

NEW MUSIC: Die-Rek “Love VS Hate” (Prod. Die-Rek)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Tuesday, June 25th, 2013


New Die-Rek music and flows off his forthcoming “DieNamics” album.

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Die-Rek “Remember” (Directed by Ryan Long)

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Relic & Die-Rek “The Struggle” (Prod. That Brotha Lokey)

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Die-Rek “Butta Breath” (EP)

NEW MUSIC: Tre Mission “Wide Awake” (BLKNXPRSS Video Edit)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

BLKNXPRSS puts together some simple, yet effective, visuals for Tre Mission’s dope, self-produced soundscape off his “Malmaison” full length.

I’d actually check for a full instrumental album just on the strength of this one.

Previously: NEW ALBUM: Tre Mission “Malmaison”

Previously: NEW VIDEO: TFHOUSE feat. Tre Mission “Hundred Thousand Birds” (Directed by Glenn Michael)

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Tre Mission “Runnup” (Prod. Tre Mission)

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Tre Mission “Hank Hill” (Prod. Bless Beats)

NEW ALBUM: Maestro Fresh Wes “Orchestrated Noise”

Ty Harper | Album,Audio,Music | Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

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The Godfather of this Toronto and Canadian hip-hop thing releases album #7 and celebrates 25 years since the release of “Symphony In Effect”, with a project that features a cross-generation of emcees, singers and producers; including: Chuck D, K-os, Lights, Sadat X, Kardinal Offishall, Kool G Rap, Divine Brown, Saukrates, Glenn Lewis, King Reign, the Rezza Brothers and Lord Quest (c’mon, that alone is a pretty expansive lineup!).

Shouts to Wes man – he was the first taste of Toronto hip-hop I remember hearing when I came back to live in the Mega, and it’s good to see him still maintaining in 2013.


Stream it @

Buy it @

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Maestro Fresh Wes feat. Kardinal Offishall “Dearly Departed” (DJ Pack) (Prod. Lord Quest)

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Maestro Fresh Wes feat. Kardinal Offishall “Dearly Departed” (Directed by Andre Rehal)

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Maestro Fresh Wes – Gladiator feat. Rich Kidd (Prod. Lord Quest)

NEW ALBUM: Derek Christoff x The Arkeologists “the d.ark tape”

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Tuesday, June 25th, 2013


Two of T.O.’s finest in the emcee and production game connect again for “the d.ark tape” which is a f*ckin’ dope title!

In 2007, I walked into a basement that would change my art forever. I realize that sentence is super dramatic, and equally as rape-y, but it’s the only way I can describe it. It was dark. Small. Low ceilings. Filled with cigarette smoke. I sat down on the couch, while Norman Krates [The Arkeologists] prepped his MPC2000 for our first session.

I ate a submarine sandwich. He rolled a joint. I swallowed a Percocet. He chopped up a sample. And I began writing what would become Kneecaps. A song, along with Laundry Room, that would make critics and music listeners look past the court jester of an artist I once was. A song that would literally change my life.

In 2013, I returned to the same basement to conduct an interview with Norman for a special 5 year anniversary release of my debut record, The B.O.O.K. While listening to him reminisce, I began having flashbacks of those sessions. I felt like 2007 again. A few days later I went back to hang out. Hanging out would result in Norm playing me beats. Which would result in me writing The Reunion Tour. We sat and listened to that song for an hour straight. It was 2007 again. We decided to keep going till we hit ten songs. All raw. All songs recorded on a $200 8-track in one day. All first takes. Embrace the imperfections. No promotion. Keep it basement.

Ladies and gentlemen…
The D.Ark Tape.

The Desolate Collective & Urbnet Live presents…
D-Sisive | The Baby Shower | Live In Concert
with Motem & special guests.

The Drake Underground [1150 Queen St. West]
Music supplied by: Techtwelve
Doors 9pm | Show 10:30pm | $10 Admission | 19+

Previously: NEW MUSIC: D-Sisive “Nothing” (Prod. The Arkeologists)

Previously: NEW MUSIC: D-Sisive “Mr. Romance” (Prod. Arkeologists)

NEW VIDEO: Melanie Fiona “Cold Piece” (Studio Session)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Monday, June 24th, 2013

Visuals of Ms. Fiona back at it in the studio working on a new song called “Cold Piece”, and sounding kinda nice still.

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Melanie Fiona “One More Chance (Remix)” (Cover)

NEW MUSIC: TassNata “I Dunno” (Prod. Junia-T)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Monday, June 24th, 2013

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Vancity’s TassNata releases “I Dunno” – produced by  Junia-T – which serves as a taste of what to expect from his upcoming album “I Forgot”.

Due out in August, the project also features SonReal, Rich Kidd and Danny Brown.

Previously: NEW VIDEO: TassNata – #GARYBETTMAN (Directed by Lee Watkins)

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Smash Brovaz – Line ‘Em Up feat. Tassnata (Prod. Junia-T)


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