Category: Single

[Audio] Sean Leon – 81 (prod. Eestbound)

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Toronto natives, Sean Leon and Eestbound have been making lots of noise lately. Between Sean Leon’s headlining NXNE hub show last week, and Eestbound’s production on Tre Capital‘s Gundam Pt. II EP as well as Travis Scott’s “Antidote”, they prove to be promising artists on the rise. Today they join forces to bring us the autotuned 2 minute banger “81”, a track paying homage to Kobe Bryant’s legendary game.

[Audio] Kehmak ft. Wayne Barker – “Break The Internet” (Prod. Culture)

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When you’re talking talent and quality music – I mean, we all have our preferences but talent and quality can’t be copied. It’s something people are born with or practice to achieve. Kehmak is one of those names that come to mind when you’re talking about talented musicians. He doesn’t just rap, he makes music. Music that stands for something. Although he can be his comedic self from time to time.

After dropping “Revenge of the Nerds” not too long ago, Kehmak is gearing up to give us some brand new music this year and the first glimpse we get is “Break The Internet”. Standing as an anti-internet song, about how we all spend so much time worrying about what we post and how our pictures look that we forget to focus on the little things around us and the people who are in our lives daily.

With Culture on the boards, you can never go wrong either. Kehmak, along with Casper, Culture and TT Lo (collectively known as Treetop) make music that stands out among the masses. “Break The Internet” will show you just that.

Old Soul is due out this summer, and I couldn’t be more excited. Not being with the boys all the time back home makes it hard to hear some of the new music on the way. Ironically, it’s a great song for me to jump back on the posts too, having been on hiatus from digging for new music all the time spending endless hours on the internet. A good breathe of fresh air. It’s always needed for everyone, although never take a pause on your goals.

Take a listen to Kehmaks “Break The Internet” because I’ll bet you feel the same way sometimes.

[Audio] Bishop Nehru – “Harmony In A Glass” [Prod: Bishy Nehru]

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At just 18 years of age, Markel Scott better known for his stage name Bishop Nehru has created a mass following through his rapidly increasing skills for production and songwriting. Releasing his debut album via Nas’s label Mass Appeal, Bishop Nehru in the meantime drops an EP of tracks that are in his words “Just too raw sonically for the album”. Nehruvia: The Nehruvian EP, is set to be released on May 11th. The New York MC displays his talent for flows and lyrics as well as production on the first single from the EP “Harmony In A Glass” .

Like his legendary mentors and collaborators MF Doom and Madlib, Bishop’s instrumentals model their techniques and provides a simple but yet rich melodic chord progression that is supported by a classic drum loop. His choice of production and subject matter, bring an element of realness that not many artists depict in this current state of the industry. The rare quality also allows an infinitely relatable result for almost any music listener.

Maturing personally and musically, Bishop Nehru continues to retain his innocence, charm, and modesty even with the immediate changes. Also, the unprecedented, legendary, and almost mythical supporting cast around him, authorizes his potential to exceed the already high expectations for a superb career ahead.

[Premiere] Kaydee- “Mission Statement” (Prod. Sammir)

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Mission Statement” is the new single coming from red hot rapper Kaydee from Toronto, Ontario, produced by Sammir. Kaydee unleashed his last release in November of 2014 in the form of “The Transition“, and is now back after a short hiatus with some new fire.

Since birth, Kaydee’s mother would often call him “The Golden Child”, and since then he has made it his mission to live up that moniker. The name Kaydee was given to Kwesi Williams at a young age due to the fact that he had a strong infatuation with the movie “Menace II Society“. Kaydee’s older brother would often play a wide variety of hip-hop which would work to put in motion the influences that would only start to emerge in Kaydee’s music years later.

“Mission Statement” exhibits Kaydee taking a step away from his traditional sound over boom bap beats, and ventures toward flowing naturally over an eerie production. Courtesy of Sammir, the track begins with some impressive production, with a prominent beat overlaying the digital sounds that work cohesively to create a hip-hop production that practically begs to be slayed by some lyrics. Enter Kaydee and his confident bars that complete the track by bringing the flow and content that grabs the listener, compliments the production, and wraps up the whole package.

If  Kaydee represents the type of hip-hop you’re itching to hear, make sure to check out one of his Toronto performances this May as part of Canadian Music Week at any of the dates below, and let us know what you think about Kwesi Williams in the comments section.

May 1 @ Rivoli with Tre Mission, Redway, LordQuest, Stay Out Late, OSIYM
May 7 @ Tattoo with Mick Jenkins, Devontee, The Lytics and  EMAY
May 9 @ Danforth Music Hall with Joey Bada$$, Jazz Cartier and Hare Squead
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[Audio] Roy Wood$ – “All Of You”

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Since the release, a lot of buzz has been garnering off Roy Wood$ new track “All Of You”. The similarities to Michael Jackson has given the artist quality exposure. Growing up in Brampton, Ontario, Wood$ was heavily inspired by the pop legend. However, when breaking down the song it’s best to look past the comparison and really admire Wood$ talent of writing original flow and lyrical content. Speaking on his new experiences living in Downtown Toronto, its clear his beat selection has helped soundtracked his times. The combination of the ambient keyboard chord progressions and his expression of long nights of excessive partying, helps bring the listener into his world .

The experimental vocals similar to Michael Jacksons, was a high risk, high reward situation. But luckily for the young artist, his natural gift for melody and songwriting used the impersonation to his advantage and has now gained positive recognition.

Successfully pulling off this cleverly strategized move, Roy Wood$ continues to progress and is expected to release his debut project EXIS later this year. Have any interesting thoughts about track? Feel free to comment in the section below.

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