Winter is officially here and Moka Only’s new album, Martian XMAS 2014 is now available on URBNET! This edition of Moka’s infamous and annual winter-themed release features Illa J, Jules Chaz and A-Ro and is full of jams fit for this frozen season.
“… been keeping this series going since 2004 and it has definitely evolved from the initial concept to being more thematic and simply emblematic of the winter period in the Torcharoon Universe … I do this for the greater happiness of the world. Happy winter and New Year, yall.” – Moka aka Kareem Serene
The SmashMouth roster has been keeping the airwaves buzzing the past several months with steady releases in preparation for the SmashMouth Mentality Vol. 2 release. Well folks, its finally here. SMM Vol 2. is a compilation of exclusive new music from SmashMouth’s roster of artists and select industry friends. Focusing mostly on Toronto talent, SMMV2 showcases 15 different artists over 20 songs. Be sure to check this project out, and give it up for one of the hardest working crews in music.
“This project is a collage of vibes reflecting all that I’ve been through in the past year and a half. A big thank you to the Universe for holding a brova down… Eye See You,” said Junia-T.
Following a slew of teasers over the summer, Junia-T finally unveils his highly anticipated LP, Eye See You. Throughout Eye See You, Junia-T’s raw prose is smoovely blended with traces of psychedelia, neo soul, and futuristic vibes; all while reviving the best of backpacker nostalgia. Tracks such as “How Can I,” “Sky Is Falling” and “Everyday” bring back that classic, soulful vibe, reminiscent of the Pete Rock and Dilla era of hip hop. I’ve always respected artists who produce their own projects from the ground up; and the sound that Juina- T has captured with Eye See You makes this project an instant classic. Premiering on OkayPlayer, the self-produced project features Little Simz, LordQuest, Franc Grams, and more. Be sure to check out Juina- T’s latest project, and be sure to share your thoughts with us.
In collaboration with the Thieves, CATO Academy presents, DAT N!@#a NuG, “48458”. This nostalgic piece from the Flint, Michigan native will be a hit with any Curren$y fans and features production from Keyz, Amorell, Kadet & DaG. With additional appearances from Spark Master Tape, KAi Sky Walker, Keyz & DaG, 48458 is a must listen for anyone in a good mood looking to vibe out.
Check out Slowly Loving My Nightmare, the debut Instrumental EP by producer/emcee,SLMN. If you’re about that new wave hip hop, dark grimy beats, with hard hitting drums, then be sure to have a listen to what SLMN has been cooking up. Even though SLMN has just wrapped up this EP, he shows no signs of slowing down; he, Chef Byer and King Hitman are forming a super producer Group called “#GTAWRK.” Be sure to check out, Slowly Loving My Nightmare, and keep your eye on SLMN… dude is going places.
The wait is over. Vancouver’s KAi Sky Walker has released the latest installment to his mixtape series with New Mind | Old Soul : [chapter V]. KAi breaks the mold of conventional hip hop on this project, experimenting with new sounds and flows; proving that KAi is one of the more versatile emcees in the game right now. Don’t sleep on this one; Be sure to check out KAi’s latest project, and share your thoughts with us.
Give it up for London’s own Del Reze, and the release of his highly anticipated mixtape, The Muzik Asylum. For months now Reze has been grinding in preparation for this release. You’ve seen several self directed videos from Del. You probably heard him on the radio a gang of times as well; whether it was a live studio performance or an in depth interview about the project, dude was letting his presence be known through out the air waves. Reze was able to see the results of his grind pay off this past Wednesday, October 22nd, when he shut down the APK for the Muzik Asylum release party. If you missed the release party, you’re in luck. Reze has just put the project up in its entirety for download.
Del Reze brings listeners an epic battle between himself and the music through each song. The concept behind The Muzik Asylum is, a battle between Reze’s sanity and his devotion to his craft. With features from Jux Cain, Jr Fillion, Jay Downz and Casper The Ghost, Del cut no corners in making this project one to remember; the music speaks for itself.
Be sure to check this mixtape out, and support one of the hardest working emcees in the game.