NEW VIDEO: Illangelo feat. Phlo Finister “Clockwork” (Directed by Lance Drake)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Friday, June 27th, 2014

Directed by Lance Drake.

Visuals for producer Illangelo’s collaboration with singer Phlo Finister, available now @

Music video for ‘Clockwork’ performed by Illangelo featuring Phlo Finister

Available now via Bromance Records:


Directer: Lance Drake
Executive Producer: Danielle Hinde
Producer: John Edwards Curtis
Production Designer: Tyler Jensen
Creative Director/Commissioner: Daouda Leonard
Cinematographer/DP: Todd Banhazl (
Asst. Director: Sir Chad Nicholson
Asst. Director: Tiffany Soto
Stunt Choreographer: Mindy Kelly
Gaffer: Nghia Khuu
Key Grip: Eddie Apodaca
Assistant Camera: Alicia Fischmeister / Elizabeth Hodgman
Art Director: Mr. Nelson DeCastro
Hair and Makeup: Meghan Nguy
Artist Stylist: Nikki Scales/Elijah Finister
Actor Stylist: Candice Brittan
Electric: Doug Porter
Grip: Benjamin Askinas
Grip: Josh Levy
Production Assistant: Travis Cultreri
Production Assistant: William Elizondo
Production Assistant: Spencer Boatman
Reactor Design and VFX: Dimitre Berberov
VFX: Chris Friend
Editor and Additional VFX: Lance Drake
Colorist: Kevin Cannon at Prehistoric Digital
Production Co: Doomsday Entertainment
Executive Producer: Kimberly Stuckwish
Director’s Rep: Dan Kent

Lead Girl: Sara Cummings
Lead Girl who kicks ass: Caitlin Dechelle (
Cloaked Double: Marc Canonizado
Dying Man: Clarence Leonard

Day 1 Additional Crew:
1st Assistant Camera: Alicia Fischmeister
2nd Assistant Camera: Yoni Klein
Key Grip: Eddie Apodaca
Grip: Doug Porter
Grip: Benjamin Askinas
Production Assistant: Travis Cultreri
Production Assistant: William Elizondo
Production Assistant: Spencer Boatman

Day 2 Additional Crew:
1st Assistant Camera: Elizabeth Hodgman
2nd Assistant Camera: Yoni Klein

BIG THANK YOU to the entire cast, crew, friends and family for making this video happen!

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Illangelo x Rochelle Jordan – What the Fuss (Prod. Illangelo)

NEW MUSIC: TUT “Tut” (Prod. Junia-T)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Friday, June 27th, 2014

It’s a Chattanooga/Toronto connect as TUT enlists Junia-T for production on one of his latest releases.

Previously: VIDEO: LordQuest Breaks Down “Blind Threats” w/ Junia-T

NEW MUSIC: Moka Only “Diamonds In The Mine” (Freestyle)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Friday, June 27th, 2014


Exclusive freestyle weirdness… made the beat in ten mins.. quick isht. You like this? Then Im sure youll dig my latest money moka. By the half asleep right now. Why do I do this?


NEW VIDEO: Jai Nitai Lotus “Honest” (Shot by Pacesix and Jai Nitai Lotus)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Shot by Pacesix and Jai Nitai Lotus.

Montreal-based MC/Producer Jai Nitai Lotus (pronounced Jhai like Thai, Nee-tie) is back after releasing his highly acclaimed LP Something You Feel, to bring forth his new mixtape project titled Acknowledgement. The title is inspired by the opening song on the legendary John Coltrane album, A Love Supreme. For Jai Nitai, it’s about acknowledging the original source of creation: the Creator, as well as artists he draws inspiration from. Jai reworks an impressive variety of productions from artists such as Haitus Kaiyote, Kanye West, Thunder Cat, Madlib, as well as includes his own originals. 

Jai Nitai will be releasing the Acknowledgement mixtape in collaboration with Dudley Perkins Georgia Anne Muldrow’s label, Somothaship Connect.

On this first video single and opening track “Honest“, Jai embraces Pusha T‘s “Numbers on the Boards” by keeping Pusha T’s possessed-like aggression, but flips the intention of the lyrics: “I see flaws, blood on your diamonds, see these wars that’s relyin’ on your minin’.”

Shot by Pacesix and Jai Nitai Lotus
Artistic Direction and Editing by Jai Nitai Lotus
Dance performance by Pacesix
color treatment by Sixteen Pads Films
Audio Credits:
Written & Performed by Jai Nitai Lotus
Original Production by Don Cannon & Kanye West for Pusha T’s “Numbers on the Boards”
Outro Beat by Jai Nitai Lotus

NEW MUSIC: Jill Scott “It’s Love” (Kaytranada Edition)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Catching up with the infectious genius of MTL’s Kaytranada!

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Mobb Deep “My Block” (Prod. Kaytranada)

NEW VIDEO: August Rigo “Am I Wrong” (Cover)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Thursday, June 26th, 2014

August  drops some cool visuals to compliment his cover of Nico & Vinz’s original composition.

Previously: NEW VIDEO: August Rigo “Call Out My Name”

NEW VIDEO: Kim Davis “I Will Always Love You” (Live)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Kimmy throwing down a live rendition of a Whitney classic.



ARTICLE: The Grid: “1994: The Year the T-dot broke” (by Del F. Cowie)

Ty Harper | Editorial,Music | Wednesday, June 25th, 2014



The Grid publishes a nice reflection on a critical year for hip-hop in Toronto from one of the city’s premier hip-hop writers, Del F. Cowie.

Twenty years ago, two independent singles—by Ghetto Concept and Saukrates, respectively—changed the future course of Toronto hip-hop.

The year 1994 saw the release of several landmark American hip-hop albums, and 2014 has been doing a good job of remembering them. In addition to Notorious B.I.G.’s debut, Ready to Die, 1994 yielded such classics as Nas’ Illmatic and Outkast’s Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik,whose 20th anniversaries are currently being celebrated with a remastered re-release and an extensive comeback tour, respectively.

With hip-hop firmly established as a global phenomenon by the early ’90s, Toronto aficionados were no less voracious in their consumption of these records than our counterparts south of the border. But the city’s rappers and producers were, in hindsight, also on the cusp of a key, transformative moment for the city’s embryonic yet prodigious hip-hop scene.

While mixtapes, Soundcloud pages, and YouTube videos define the independent hip-hop grind these days, 1994 saw a surge in the number of local MCs committing their work to vinyl, building on the groundbreaking success of Maestro Fresh Wes, Michie Mee, and Dream Warriors in the late ’80s and early ’90s, and ushering the phrase “T-dot” (coined by pioneering Toronto MC K-4ce) into the local lexicon. But of the countless people contributing to the scene at the time, two entities stand out from the crowd: Ghetto Concept and Saukrates.

Read the full article @

NEW MUSIC: Reverb “Thank You” (Prod. The Blueprint Style)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Latest from Reverb!


NEW MUSIC: Tre Mission “Eaton Centre”

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Tre bringing them UK sonics to the corner of Yonge & Dundas.

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Tre Mission – Stigmata feat. Thes (Directed by Andy Hines)

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