NEW VIDEO: Spooky Black “Reason” (Prod. Doc McKinney & The Standard)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music,Video | Friday, August 29th, 2014

Visuals for Doc McKinney’s (Esthero, The Weeknd, Drake) musical collabo with the kid Spooky Black.

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Spooky Black “Reason” (Prod. Doc McKinney & The Standard)

NEW VIDEO: The Weeknd “King Of The Fall” (Directed by Glenn Michael)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Directed by Glenn Michael.

Visuals for The Weeknd’s latest song/single/tour.

After taking a proper look at this video, man, so much that’s super-problematic with the way it constructs women. They mostly look like completely broken, empty vessels, devoid of any agency…… and within the context of the song, its lyrics, and the way most of the men are positioned throughout the visual, it just makes for a dark, extremely misogynistic, sexist depiction of women. Initially I was just gna take it down, but then I was like, what good would that do (??), so hopefully these quick thoughts posted below the video will give viewers seeing this via this blog a reason to think a bit more critically about songs/visuals like this when consuming.

Previously: NEW MUSIC: The Weeknd “Often” (Chopped Not Slopped)

NEW VIDEO: Jonathan III “Head Of State”

Ty Harper | Audio,Music,Video | Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

The artist FKA JDiggz drops the debut single/visuals off his upcoming “Th13teen” album.


NEW MUSIC: Sean Leon “MAUIVELLI” (Prod. J’vell Boyce, Sean Leon & Jordan Evans)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Artist: Sean Leon
Album: black sheep NIRVANA (NOT ON THE ALBUM)
Artwork @fckTG
Produced by J’vell Boyce Sean Leon Jordan Evans
Engineered by Sunny Diamonds of Diamond Factory Studios

Matte WOLF

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Sean Leon “East District” (Prod. J’vell Boyce)

NEW VIDEO: Saukrates “Kingdom Come” (Directed by JTRUE)

Ty Harper | Music | Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Directed by JTRUE.

It’s Saukrates Season one mo’ gin!

“Amani” EP out September 23rd.

Previously: NEW MUSIC: Different Kitchen presents: King Reign feat. Saukrates “The Books” (Prod. E3)

NEW MUSIC: Tona feat. Kayo “Ol Time Sake” (Prod. Slot-A)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

We went offline for a bit to get some backend things sorted out (still dealing with a couple things), but we’re back in time for Tona’s latest with St. Lucia born/Halifax, and now Toronto-living man, Kayo!

New album “CARPE DIEM” on the way.


NEW VIDEO: Raz Fresco “Cursed Blessings” (Shot by GODDOP)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music,Video | Monday, August 25th, 2014

Shot by GODDOP.

Newness from Raz off the Screw Face Tape, available now @

Previously: INTERVIEW: Raz Fresco w/ XXL

NEW VIDEO: Sway Clarke II – If I Ruled The World (Cover)

rez | Video | Friday, August 22nd, 2014

As part of Sway‘s collabo with SBTV in Germany, he covers “If I Ruled the World” by Nas / Lauryn.

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We hooked up with Sway Clarke II in Berlin recently for an exclusive A64, this is the first time he’s been filmed performing!

Sway Clarke II | “I Don’t Need Much” [Live Performance]: SBTV


INTERVIEW: Raz Fresco w/ XXL

Ty Harper | Interviews,Music | Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Raz Fresco

XXL does a nice get-to-know feature on Raz!

Meet the producer/rapper from Toronto who is putting a new flavor to golden age hip-hop.

At 19, Toronto’s Raz Fresco could be the youngest veteran in hip-hop. Having already released six projects and produced for some of the industry’s biggest names including Wale, B.o.B, Tyga and Mac Miller, Raz gathered a cult following in both Canada and the States over the last few years.

Building a relationship with DJ Holiday when he was only 15 years old brought young Raz from Toronto to Atlanta, swimming through some of the city’s biggest nightclubs and observing how the industry works at a very young age. And it shows in how he releases his music. Perhaps what makes Raz Fresco most intriguing is his zeal for golden era hip-hop. After all, he was born a year after Illmatic came out.

Raz’s affinity for the hustle has recently created opportunities for himself as he signed to Duckdown Records though a distribution deal in May of this year. Raekwon has also show him love and is scheduled to make an appearance on his upcoming debut album, Pablo Frescobar.

Raz Fresco’s music doesn’t sound forced. Think of Joey Bada$$ before there was even such a thing. The raw, up-tempo drums and funky synths laid out behind Raz’ young, semi high-pitched voice in 2012’s Cakey Pocket$ is a prime example of what he offers. On the song “Motive$,” Raz describes the temptations of premature opportunities ruining his chances for long-run success–something he’s always analyzed. And it has always helped him see the bigger picture.

Raz Fresco was featured in XXL’s The Break last year, but the anticipation for his forthcoming LP is too big to ignore. We caught up with Raz to speak about being affiliated with Duck Down, life in Toronto,  old school New York rap and more. Get to know Raz Fresco in The Come Up.—Paul Meara

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NEW MUSIC: Bias Truth feat. Ms. Cypha “Gained Truth”

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Latest from Bias Truth with an assist from Ms. Cypha.


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