As a surprise to his fans today, DillanPonders dropped a remix over “Threatz” and boy does he ever go in! The beat is hype to begin with, though when DillanPonders gets on it, you know he’s about to kick it up a notch. If you’re about to head out tonight, bump this on your way to the spot. The energy DillanPonders has during a live show is insane, and it shows in his music. Watch out for the homie this year! He just dropped a brand new video for “Selling Dreams” off NUMB the other day too! Consistency. Take in “Threatz” and see why DillanPonders is going to be a problem this year!
From last years The Green Box to this years A Thousand Cuts, Locksmith has been on his grind. Countless videos, radio freestyles, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon! Locksmith just dropped his highly anticipated album A Thousand Cuts yesterday and after taking it in, all I have to say is “WOW”. Instantly captured from the introductory song “Who I Am”, I found myself vibing out the entire album without a pause. With most of the production done from Locksmith and Mike Blakenship, Locksmith recruits a few more producers like Nova K, Braden Blair and Rsonist of The Heatmakerz. He also recruits the likes of R.A. The Rugged Man on “House of Games”, Rebecca Nobel, Jarell Perry, Fallon, Leah Tysse, Anesha and Olamide Faison. If you’ve ever heard a Locksmith track, than you know what to expect, but if it’s your first time taking in his music, you can stream the album before you buy. Hit play on the lead single for the album below and be sure to go support true talent by getting your copy of A Thousand Cuts today!
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Interview by: Colton Beausoleil
King of the Dot has been on the rise since it began back in the alleyways of Toronto six years ago. Founder Organik wanted to create a league that was a platform for battle rappers to build from as well as everyone involved in the culture. Since growing to be one of the worlds biggest battle leagues, King of the Dot has created a movement that is taking over the scene by storm. Putting on some of the biggest match-ups to ever go down, having a team that works to it’s limits to provide for Canadian hip-hop culture. Moving as a unit, there’s nothing they can’t set out and accomplish. With entry level league Prove Yoself, Gully TK’s Ground Zero league leading into where the top tier battlers go head to head, at King of the Dot. The movement has only just begun and the future is looking bright for King the Dot. We sat down with Organkik, Bishop Brigante and Gully TK to talk about the Squad Tour, how they set up battles and more!
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Quake Matthews is back with his Myth Monday campaign. This time, teaming up with JRDN; an incredibly talented singer from Halifax. Whenever Quake and JRDN team up, they always create something crazy! With Cory LeRue on the production as well, “Suitcase” is an instant hit. This is one that needs some spins all over the radio. Quake Matthews has been going hard dropping tracks every Monday and as each one is released, I get more and more excited for the next week. Quake has always been one of my favorite Canadian emcee’s so I find myself waking up anxious to hear what he’s about to drop. If you haven’t been following Myth Mondays, I’d check his page to get caught up! “Suitcase” is one for anyone who’s ever been contemplating leaving a relationship they’re in. The guitar by Josh Kelly is a nice addition as well. Check out “Suitcase” from Quake Matthews featuring JRDN and let me know your favorite track from Myth Monday’s so far.
I’ve been off the blogging for a minute, so it’s only right I start off with the homie DillanPonders latest visuals off his most recent EP, NUMB. Featuring SeT of CreW, “Selling Dreams” is one turn up track you have to bump on blast. Tay Lewis is DillanPonders go to producer and the composition they create makes you want to hit the club instantly. Keep an eye out for DillanPonders because this year has only just begun and I know he has a ton of more great music coming your way! If you haven’t heard of DillanPonders yet, he just did an interview for the premiere of this video where you can get to know about him a little more. Let me know what you think below!
Beefwelli teams up with Frank Dukez, coming together to make something real. “For My City”, an anthem created over a Vokab production representing the city. Both repping London, Beefwelli and Frank Dukez hit the studio and drop their latest single “For My City”. This is one you can definitely feel! Check out the LO City Films visuals if you love the city you’re from!
For his birthday, Jimmy B let loose a “Public Service Announcement” with one thing in mind, “I’m tired of all the bullshit ass rappers rapping about bullshit”. Shouting out the whole SmashMouth Entertainment team, Jimmy B spazzes out for four minutes straight. If you haven’t taken in L.O.R.D.S. from Jimmy B, I highly suggest you do as well. Take in “Public Service Announcement” and see why Jimmy B is the truth!
After I busy week, I can finally get to posting all the tracks I’ve been meaning to. First up, Treetop dropped their video for their latest jam, “Sound of the Drums”. You know everytime they all get together on something, it’s going to be dope! Taking on the role of Axel Rose, Everest Jennings and Chet Williams, Treetop have some fun with this one and trust me; the hook will be stuck in your head all day. Treetop did their thing at the King of the Dot event on Friday, and if your feeling this song, there’s plenty more. Check out the iLLvibe directed visuals below. Casper just dropped his newest addition to the Marcus Morris Mixtape series,
Drizzy surprised us with a brand new track last night and as always, Drake goes in! “Draft Day” set over a smooth sampled instrumental, Drake gives some bars like “if I left the shit to chance, I would’ve picked a name like Chance the Rapper”. After taking home the Rap Recording of the Year at the Juno’s for Nothing Was The Same, “Draft Day” is almost a celebratory track. Let me know what you think, do you think Drizzy went in on “Draft Day”?
If you were tuned into The Come Up Show radio on Saturday during the SmashMouth Takeover, you may have caught an early listen to SmashMouth Entertainment artist, SeT’s debut single “Bounce”. With his debut project AuRa on it’s way, the homie SeT release’s some brand new visuals directed by Switch Media for this turned up track. Filmed at Switch Nightclub in Toronto, SeT’s new video will literally have you wishing you were there to experience this epic party. Production is done by Tay Lewis. Check out the video for “Bounce” and stay tuned for AuRa, it’s definitely one you want to look out for!
We In The Pocket, a website devoted to Toronto artist’s and music culture recently sat down with SmashMouth Entertainment CEO, Brenden Hewko, to discuss a number of things. Ranging from his humble beginnings as an entertainment and promotions company, to finding hidden talent, his roster of amazing artist’s like The Antiheroes (Sha Prince and Flex), Jimmy B, DillanPonders, SeT, Vader the Villan, The Bass6, Tay Lewis and more. Brenden Hewko also talks on his plans for the growth and future of SmashMouth Entertainment, overall having a very insightful conversation with Fouad, from We In The Pocket. If you’re a frequent visitor to the site, you’ve seen these names come up daily. These guys do nothing but work! Now is your chance to get to know the man behind the scenes, Brenden Hewko and the vision behind one of the biggest rising music companies in Toronto, SmashMouth Entertainment. Filmed by Switch Media. Take in this great interview after a brief write up from We In The Pocket.
We in The Pocket, was graciously granted to opportunity to sit down with young, go-getter and self-made CEO, Brenden Hewko. Born in ’91, this hip-hop head has done more than most seniors in the game. He began his career planning shows and hosting events for underground rappers from the US. With a resume that includes working with rap-idols such as; Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Mac Miller, and Big K.R.I.T, it’s no surprise this Western grad is so confident and emits the qualities of a natural-born leader. We in the Pocket’s interviewer/blogger Fouad sits down with Brenden to discuss his group SmashMouth Entertainment, his accomplishments and goals for the future.