Dropping not one but two brand new singles today, T.Y. presents “Brooklyn Way” off his forthcoming album. This one is dedicated to the legacy of Notorious B.I.G. and the positive affect he had on all his fans, T.Y. takes to pay tribute to Biggie, one of his favorite artist’s and continue to spread love and the messages learned from him. This being the 17th year since Biggie’s unfortunate passing, T.Y.’s new single “Brooklyn Way” is a great song for today. We’re proud to premiere this song thanks to T.Y. and the whole KINGS crew. If you missed the earlier release, “Let Me Ask You” you should definitely go watch that video! I have to say these brand new singles from T.Y. have me anxious as ever to take in the new project fully.
Hamilton, Ontario’s own T.Y. is gearing up to release his new project in the near future and today we’re proud to premiere T.Y.’s newest single off the project “Let Me Ask You” produced by Chef Byer. On this one you find T.Y. pondering a few things going through his mind with a smooth melodic flow. The hook too! I’ve been singing it like crazy all day. Be on the lookout for T.Y.’s new album coming soon and let me know what you think of T.Y.’s new single “Let Me Ask You”. “Brooklyn Way” is up next!
It’s Era Friday! Going on week seven JD Era remixes a classic, Cameo’s “Candy”. Besides JD Era’s JMSN “Love and Pain” remix, we’ve mostly got some raw tracks like “Rice in Chinatown” (one of my favorite so far). Bringing it back for the ladies, JD Era’s “Candy” remix doesn’t lack bars whatsoever. With the first of the Barz Mixtape series coming this month, most of these jams will be on repeat for a while. I’d say keep an eye for JD Era this year, it’s only the beginning.
Coming off a successful mixtape release, TheLegendsLeague Presents: Naturally Born Strangers (consisting of Rich Kidd, Adam Bomb and Tona) had a pop-up shop and concert event on January 31st. Some of us from the team made it up to catch the event and me being one of the one’s who didn’t make it, all I could do was catch photograph’s randomly throughout the night and that was enough to make you wish you were there. Setting up a pop-up shop for TheLegendsLeague exclusive Naturally Born Strangers merchandise, selling out the MOD Club, it was a very successful night for all of them.
Taking a quote from a recent interview I did with Chef Byer, “That’s a testament to the amount of talent this country has and the area of Toronto has. I f*ck with Adam Bomb,I f*ck with Tona, I f*ck with Rich Kidd. Those guys are really dope artists from the city. It’s good to see those three receive that kind of recognition. It’s a sign that people are really paying attention to these artist’s with integrity in their craft.”. I couldn’t of said it better myself.
If you were one of the people who attended the show, check out the video from that night and let me know what memory you have of that night. If you were like me and didn’t make it, see why you should definitely go next time. As Adam Bomb, Tona and Rich Kidd perform “Jameson Ave” to close out the night. We also have some dope photo’s from that night you can check out also.
Fundament just released the first single off a new project he’s gearing up to release called 15BLOCKS. “Brim Low” produced by the UK’s Kxngs is a mellow piano based instrumental with some kick, Fundament brings a smooth, chill flow which I guarantee will have you singing the hook by first time around. His last project with Fameless, The Fundament x Fameless EP I really enjoyed listening to and still do. Take in “Brim Low” off 15BLOCKS and see for yourself!
The wait is over! From “Big Dreams”, “Medicated” to “The Wicked” you were slowly introduced to Flex The Antihero’s latest project SALEM leading up to today. If you read the review yesterday, you got a glimpse at how phenomenal SALEM is front to back. Now that it’s finally out you can easily see why. With M Mac and Emerson Brooks handling most of the production besides two tracks from Metcalfe and BatmanOnTheBeatz, there’s no question Flex and everyone involved put their all into SALEM. Flex recruits DillanPonders, ANTHM, Allan Rayman, D-Sisive and Emerson Brooks, keeping the features to a minimum.
Records that stand out on SALEM are one’s like “The Wicked”, “Build and Destroy”, “Big Dreams”, “War”, “All I Knew”, “Rolling Dice” and “The Great Escape” though those are just my personal favorites, the whole project is dope. The album being an ode to where Flex grew up and how he’s moved on from there, SALEM is one everyone can relate to in a way if you’re out chasing your dreams. Stream and download Flex The Antihero’s latest gem SALEM after a little write up from Flex about the album.
“SALEM is just an exit in Ajax where I previously lived before (I’ve been in Toronto for a minute now). A lot of the topics I found on the album had to deal with what I was surrounded by and what inspired my way of thinking. It was just a stretch that takes you from one end to the other. The trees on the cover symbolize the fields that are on the one side as you drive and also symbolic of a lot of the darkness I was in when working on this project.”
Purchase: Flex The Antihero – “SALEM”
Award winning Ngajuana (London, Ontario, Canada) is prepping his project with 365RealLifeMusic, to be released later this year. But today he delivers the first single “The Hurtin Side”! A song that was created to bring attention to the often ignored condition of PTSD, that a large number of soldiers returning from WAR suffer from. Ngajuana takes on a narrative role in this record telling a story of a veteran struggling with the effects of PTSD and how his day to day life is a challenge. Adam Bomb retells this story but in the role of the veteran’s perspective. The two connect on a great production provided by R1 and the end result is so dope!
It’s not often you come across great music like this. Both amazing emcee’s and writers, Ngajuana and Adam Bomb linked up for a song that spreads awareness and reach a broad audience of people. Stream and purchase “The Hurtin Side” below.
When taking in The Antiheroes it’s clear on any track that they never lack on expressing their opinion, whether the subject is the quality and integrity of music or something community based. Separately, as first experienced on Latex & Perfume ; you experience a more personal side of the two Toronto artist’s Sha Prince and Flex The Antihero. Announcing SALEM was on it’s way just before Sha Prince’s solo project, there was a built anticipation leading up to the first time we heard it. Hands down, once taking it in fully and hitting repeat dozens of times you could tell this is a body of work that you could not get bored listening to. Both SALEM and Latex & Perfume; they stand as a moment in time. First experiencing SALEM it’s seen as what it is, a great in-depth project that is an ode to where Flex grew up which reflects on his past, how he’s moved on pursuing his passion to create music and more. If you look at it for what it could be, it’s a moment in time you can look back to when artist’s like Flex further their success and really look at how far they’ve come.
Read the track by track review after the jump!
London doesn’t cease to amaze me with the amount of talented emcee’s on the rise. Made Made is known for his battle raps with Ground Zero, but he also rips apart beats. “Digression” will show you what I mean. His latest video, shows you a bit of what the city can be like in an interesting way. “I got a Londoner’s disposition” is the perfect way to start it all off. Check out Made Wade’s new video “Disgression” and be sure to check him battle at the KOTD London event coming up on April 4th. This song is off his upcoming Digression EP due out spring this year.
Banger alert! At the end of last year Toronto’s Jimmy B dropped L.O.R.D.S (Life Only Respects Da Successful) and one of the stand out singles on it “Fuck It Yo” just got a big remix! Recruiting fellow label mate Flex The Antihero along with Harlem rapper Smoke DZA, Jimmy B turns “Fuck It Yo” into a tune that could shake the block. It being Friday, this is one you want to bump wherever you may be at tonight. If you’re a smoker, you know what to do.
Jimmy B along with the whole SmashMouth crew like The Antiheroes will be in London on March 20th performing at The APK. You can get the full event details here.. Haviah Mighty, Richie Blackz will be performing as well. You definitely want to make it out for this show!
Interview by: Colton Beausoleil
It’s undeniable that Isaiah Rashad has been the talk of the game since the release of “I Shot You Down”. There were subtle hints before hand leading up to the official announcement that he had signed with T.D.E., though until the release of the song that set everything in motion; Isaiah Rashad was behind the scenes working on his project Cilvia Demo. As the first of six release’s from T.D.E. this year, Cilvia Demo quickly made it’s way to being one of the top projects released and proved it’s one made for longevity. With such a powerful start, it doesn’t look like Isaiah Rashad is going anywhere anytime soon and I’m excited to see what the future holds for the Chattanooga, Tennessee artist. Cilvia Demo being his first project, being a part of a powerhouse label shaping a new generation, tied in with being an incredibly talented artist, Isaiah Rashad is just getting started. With the goals he has set for himself, it can only get better than it already is. First impression’s are key and Isaiah set a new standard I think. We caught up with Isaiah Rashad to talk about his new project Cilvia Demo, what he’s learned since being with T.D.E, touring and his upcoming show in Toronto.
Read the full interview at the link below.