The Chicago Based collective “We Winnin” have been making a lot of noise in the scene as of late. Earlier this week, crew member Professor Mic dropped an EP of 7 unreleased tracks titled, UNPLANNED. This release is part of the collectives,”We Winnin Winsday,” which has been a steady release of new music for all the heads out there who love that Chi City sound. Enjoy Mic’s wordplay and lyricism laid on some pretty tough sample based beats; this is a project you gotta check out! leave your thoughts and comments below.
KEITA JUMA is an emcee, producer slash engineer based out of Mississauga. After watching JUMA latest video, “Come Over,” which has been spreading like wild fire over the net, I had to check out his full project, Chaos Theory. KEITA’s sound is way different than anything I’ve heard in a minute. This ten track project is packed with futuristic bangers; you can turn up to these hits or just chill out to em, the choice is yours. Chaos Theory breaks the mold of conventional hip hop, the title speaks for itself. If you’re looking for that next ‘ish, this is it. Be sure to check this project out, and leave your thoughts below.
The homie Donnie Benz gives us a banging 4 track mixtape titled,Last Semester. This latest offering from D.B serves as a sampler of what heat Donnie can cook up; I guarantee after listening to this tape you will be feenin for more. I remember a few months back Donnie hit me up with a sample of “House On Me,” and I couldn’t wait to hear the rest of the project. Needless to say I’m a fan. Be sure to check this project out, and leave your thoughts below.
20 year old Toronto artist Tray is looking to shake the scene up with the release of his latest project ScaTTered. Taking notes from CReW affiliates DillanPonders, SeT and Terrell Morris, Tray looks to make a strong name for himself, presenting one of the more abstract mixtapes I’ve come across ina while. The first time I heard Tray spit was on his feature with SeT in, “Baussin”- I was pretty impressed with what I heard. After listening to ScaTTered front to back…I’m officially a fan and would recommend this tape to anyone looking for that raw hip hop sound. Featuring stand out records Trillium, Oxtta Sxte, Rehabbit, Register, Smooth Operator and Relephants, there’s a track for everybody on this mixtape. Be sure to check it out, and leave your comments below.
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.