[EP] August Rigo – “Summer of ’95″


Toronto artist/songwriter August Rigo, has officially rang in the summer with an EP full of RnB throwback anthems from the 90′s to share. The five-track project which he titled Summer of ’95 showcases his creativity on each track as he gracefully takes popular ballads and gives them a new age feel. You may not be too familiar with the name August but some of his work has surely caught your ear before as he has written songs for artists such as; Justin Bieber, One Direction, Musiq Soulchild and JLS to name a few.

“This was the time that really nurtured me musically. It shaped how I think, write, produce, and was basically my first experience with actually falling in love with songs. No politics, no charts, just CDs and playlists and singing at the top of my lungs. I put together this project for a couple reasons: one, to merge some classic R & B with contemporary production; but also, to re-introduce myself.”

Take a listen to his project below and let us know what you think.

[Event] Bas Last Winter Tour w/ The 6th Letter Thursday July 31, 2014 (Toronto)

Bas Last Winter Tour Toronto

Bas is making his way to Toronto on Thursday July 31, 2014 as part of his Last Winter Tour. This would be his first headlining show in Toronto and we’re excited to see him live in concert. We interviewed Bas earlier this year on video and there’s an article version when J.Cole did a show at the London Music Hall. Special guest The 6th Letter will be opening the show, stay tuned for our contest and giveaways on this show make sure to subscribe to our email newsletter on the top right hand side.

What: Bas live in concert with special Guest The 6th Letter.
Where: Tattoo 567 Queen St. W Toronto, Ontario.
When: Thursday July 31, 2014. Doors at 9pm.
Admission: Get your tickets online for only 15 bucks. Physical tickets available at Soundscapes 572 College St.

Just Updated: Bas will be doing a meet and greet at Get Fresh 498 Queen St West from 7-9pm tonight. Come on by and grab an IG pic!

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[Review] Ink Entertainment Presents Future w/ Special Guests July 11th @ Sound Academy (Toronto)

Future Honest Tour @ Sound Academy Toronto July 11,2014

It was a balmy summer night on Friday, July 11, 2014 as Atlanta rapper; Future invaded the city of Toronto as part of his 45-date Honest tour. This night was special marking Future’s highly anticipated return to T. Dot since opening for Drake back in October during WYLAT. Joined by special guest, Rico Love, expectations were high, as anxious fans flooded the Sound Academy to catch the Hip-Hop tycoon live in his element. With doors opening at 9:00pm, individuals of all ages made their way inside of the venue while others remained in the parking lot, playing their favorite Future songs before going in themselves. Upon entering, it was evident that concertgoers were more than thrilled to be in attendance, as groups of people flocked together, dancing and drinking the night away.

Click the post to read the full review!

[News] Manifesto Festival is looking for your Submission


Manifesto is currently accepting submissions for the 2014 festival in the areas of: Music, Visual Arts, Dance, Freshest Goods and Volunteers. The Application deadline has been extended to Sunday July 20th 11:59PM. Apply right now!

About Manifesto

Manifesto Community Projects is a non-profit organization working to unite, inspire and empower diverse communities of young people through arts & culture. We aim to provide a platform and the resources needed to advance the growth of the arts as a tool for positive change on the individual, community and city level.

Through art exhibitions, dance competitions, workshops, free outdoor concerts, film screenings, networking opportunities,

seminars, festivals, a pop-up arts market, and much more, Manifesto creates powerful and engaging experiences, and provides opportunities for young artists to grow.

Manifesto’s point of origin lies in hip hop culture – in its spirit of ingenuity, raw creativity, and people power, but we strive to stay out of boxes and create a platform with the potential to act as a catalyst for cross-pollination, collaboration, and the growth of new forms in this city of wildly talented people.

[Radio] The Come Up Show Radio Broadcast July 12, 2014 (6-8pm ET)


Another exciting edition of The Come Up Show Radio. We got Michael, JR, and Colton holding it down, Dizzle K is our special guest and we’re giving away tickets to our DillanPonders show.

Radio. You can tune in on 94.9FM CHRW and Rogers Ch 943 if you live in London, Ontario, Canada.
Desktop computers and smart phones. For the rest of the world listen to the audio stream on the music player.
Request songs.You can request songs by tweeting us @thecomeupshow or call us by phone is 1+ 519 661 3600.
What: The Come Up Show Radio is an award winning Hip-Hop and R&B radio show playing the best of up and coming music from all around the world!
When: Regular show is Every Saturday 6pm-8pm Eastern Time Zone.

[Video] Talib Kweli feat. Res – “Whats real” (Dir: Kyle O’Brien)


Talib Kweli brings the people that feel good music with his latest video, “Whats Real.” “Whats Real” does a great job of showing how music brings people of all different backgrounds together; hip hop heads, band geeks and hipsters are all seen vibing out to Talib’s rhymes. Canadian producers represented hard on Kweli’s latest project, “GRAVITAS.” “What’s Real” features production from Toronto’s own Rich Kidd, and T.O’s LordQuest also has production credits on the album. Support that real hip hop, and check out Talib’s latest video.

[Podcast] Blacastan talks “Watson & Holmes”

Blacastan Podcast on The Come Up Show

We’ve got a special edition of The Come Up Show Podcast for y’all this week. One of our representatives, Bill Beamin, was in contact with Army of the Pharaohs’ own, Blacastan. The “rhyme master” himself is due to release a collaborative album with heavyweight Stu Bangas. As a duo, the team has taken to the aliases “Watson & Holmes,” which is also the name of their upcoming album, as well as the track to their first feature music video.

Listen in while Blacastan describes what got him into the culture, how he chose the name Blacastan, and much more. As one of the premier underground emcees in today’s Hip-Hop landscape, Blacastan is able to shed light on working with legends like Vinnie Paz and Celph Titled (who both feature on the lead single “Nubian Metal). However, more importantly, as a man who grew up where Hip-Hop began, Blac subtly sheds light on some of the unwritten rules in the game…

Pre-order Watson & Holmes here: http://www.brutalmusic.org/

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