What do you get when a Toronto based emcee teams up with an underground legend from New York? Pure Fire. Toronto born rapper Fortunato, and Sean Price collab on this gritty street single, and tackle the different levels of wackness they can’t help but see in today’s Hip-Hop industry. Shot in Brooklyn, NY by Spanish Fly Media, this all-star collaboration offers production from Sean One, and the comedic styling’s of Sergio Chicon (Comedy Central, MTV) to help illustrate their point.
Fortunato has been on his grind for quite some time, and is no stranger to Toronto’s Hip-Hop scene. In 2001, he began freestyle battling with battle rap leagues such as King of the Dot & Beastmode, and has even been known to take home tournament victory’s. Fortunato has been making waves in the industry as well, with his 2008 debut “Anger Management” being named one of Exclaim’s top 10 Hip-Hop albums of the year, and performing alongside some of rap’s greats such as Freeway, and Smif N Wessun.
Sean Price, & Fortunato clearly aren’t too impressed with the questionable motives in today’s Hip-Hop, but what do you think? Would some MC’s really sell their soul to get their song on a playlist? Would you? Let us know in the comments, and peep the video below.
Stream/Download: Fortunato ft. Sean Price: “Don’t Drink the Kool Aid”
One of the most consistent artists out of Toronto, Blake Carrington has been receiving praise from almost every major publication in the industry. He continues to build anticipation for his upcoming project #FAILURE with another feel good and infectious single “AHH YEAH”. With production from Junia T, Blake’s new track has the perfect sound for the upcoming summer. From the bounce of the drum samples to the catchy high end lead synths, accents of sunny 90’s West Coast hip hop are everywhere on this track. With a fun and care free instrumental, Blake writes the lyrics to match. With themes based on partying and laid back vibes,the listener finds themselves reminiscing of times when the summer meant complete happiness and freedom. Blake Carrington continues his come up and deserves recognition, show some love in the comment section below.
Bay Area hip hop staple J. Stalin and storied producer The Worlds Freshest (DJ Fresh) drop new visuals off the up coming double album release The Real World 4. “Dope Boys” sees the Stalin & Fresh set up shop in West Oakland, documenting the daily happenings of the neighborhood and the plight of the hustlers trying to get by. “Dope Boys” lives on The Real World 4, the duo’s double album release which features include E-40, Freddie Gibbs, Droop E, Young Gully, Yukmouth and more.
The homie Amniat keeps grinding as he drops visuals for,”Bitter,” pulled from his freshly released mixtape, Corruption Vol. 2. The Nick Rio produced banger is definitely one of the stand outs off Amniat’s latest, but don’t get it confused, the entire project is dope. If you haven’t had a chance to peep the mixtape take some time out of your day and give it a listen. In the mean time, check out, “Bitter,” and share your thoughts below.
Our boy Jukebox Verbal is back with his latest video, “Running From Lyfe.” Juke spills out his soul on this record right here, and the hook from Black Room repp King Fad puts this island jam over the top. Seeing as that The Come Up Show puts emphasis on that feel good music, I’m definitely excited to share this one with y’all. What makes this video one of a kind is it’s various locations. The Canadian scenes for “Running From Lyfe” were shot in London, Ontario by the homie Del Reze; who has been putting in mad work as of late with rezeproductions. Jukebox took the viewers on a journey this time around with some self directed visuals shot in Ghana. Be sure to check this video out, and show some love in the comment section below.
HMC rep Daimon Miles drops some new visuals for his latest single,”Riding Round The 5.” Generating a thousand plus views in just a matter of days, Daimon Miles proves to the people that he and the HMC crew have that sound the hip hop heads want to hear. The HMC team is one of the most versatile in the scene right now. With each member bringing something fresh to the table, there’s no telling how far these emcees can take it. Be on the look out for the next HMC cypher, dropping soon. In the mean time take in,”Riding Round The 5,” and show some love to the homie D.Miles.
Spek Won reenters the world of hip hop soul/jazz with his new video for “E(ART)H”, directed by Mark Valino. Accompanied by producer and Hiatus Kaiyote band member Silent Jay, Spek Won takes viewers through the alluring streets of Melbourne Australia while poetically executing his testimony over the ATCQesque instrumentation of Filipino Australian Silent Jay (who recently toured with Flying Lotus) Production. After a year of recording and touring in Asia and Europe, arguably one of Toronto’s finest, finally concludes the creation of his debate album. “I even skipped out on SXSW this year” says the dedicated song writer about having to focus on the completion of his socially conscious, soulful music scrapbook SOFA KING AMAZING available April 12th.