[Interview + Podcast] P.R talks Nujabes’ influence, hip-hop in Australia, and where Iggy Azalea fits in

Interview by: Martin Bauman

If jazzy hip-hop is your thing, look no further than P.R. The Sydney, Australia-based producer has the sound damn near perfected, drawing clear inspiration from the likes of Nujabes and meshing the jazzy, mellow vibes with the boom bap flavour of influences like DJ Premier, 9th Wonder, and J Dilla.

We first took notice of P.R when he sent his Moment In Time EP through last year, and it blew us away. Smooth production and stellar features from the likes of Substantial, Skyzoo, Blu, and Cise Starr combined to create one of the year’s most memorable EPs. It was only right that we eventually connected down the road to hear him tell his story.

We caught up with P.R to talk about Nujabes’ influence on him, the hip-hop scene in Australia, where Iggy Azalea fits in, and much more. Listen to the podcast above and read the interview after the jump.

[Event] Common Nobody’s Smiling Tour ft Jay Electronica Dec 11 @ Koolhaus (Toronto)

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I don’t remember the last time Common has been in Toronto for a concert! I’m excited to see him this December 11 at Koolhaus with special guest Jay Electronica! I clearly remember when Jay Electronica was in town because he headlined Manifesto Festival and I got the chance to interview him. Let me know what song you are most excited to see live by both artist’ in the comment section and look out for the contest we’ll be holding for the show!

Forty Four Entertainment & Maxamus Entertainment presents COMMON’s ‘Nobody’s Smiling Tour’ with special guest Jay Electronica at the Kool Haus on Thursday December 11th, 2014. THIS IS THE ONLY CANADIAN TOUR DATE. “ I’m excited to be touring because I haven’t in several years and to be doing it with an album like ‘Nobody’s Smiling’ is giving me a chance to perform the hip-hop that I love,” said Common. “To have Jay Electronica on this tour is crazy. He is one of the freshest voices in hip-hop today. He truly is sparking the culture.”

What: Common Nobody’s Smiling tour featuring Jay Electronica Live in Concert.
Where: Kool Haus 132 Queen’s Quay East. Toronto.
When: Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 8:00 PM EST.
Admission: 49.99 get them online at Ticketweb. Physical tickets available at Play De Record, Soundscape, Rotate This.

The contest is set up below, you can enter daily until the contest is over Monday December 8. The higher the entries, the more that tells us how bad you really want to win the tickets! You can also get your friends to enter the contest to increase your chances of winning. Good Luck!

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[Audio] Eminem, Royce Da 5’9, Big Sean, Danny Brown & Trick Trick – “Detroit Vs. Everybody”

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Shady Records takes us to the Motor City on “Detroit Vs. Everybody,” the latest Shady XV leak featuring Eminem, Royce Da 5’9, Big Sean, Danny Brown, DeJ Loaf and Trick Trick. Eminem sent the hip-hop world into a frenzy with the news of a new album dropping on Black Friday, “Detroit Vs. Everybody” is a great jumping off point for Slims return. Who’s got the nicest verse?

[Event] Schoolboy Q Nov 21 @ Sound Academy (Toronto)

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Schoolboy Q makes his way to Toronto Friday November 21 at the Sound Academy. If you missed him when he made his debut at the King of The Fall tour with The Weeknd and Jhene Aiko this is your chance to catch in an intimate setting compared to the Molson Amphitheatre. We’re excited to give you a chance to win a pair of tickets, this is an all ages event. What’s your favourite Schoolboy Q song you want to see live? Comment in the section below.

What: Achieve Dreams Ent & hustleGRl present Schoolboy Q with special guest Redway.
Where: SOUND ACADEMY 11 Polson St, Toronto, ON
When: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2014. Doors 8:00PM – All Ages
Admission: Advance GA tickets $48.50-$68.50 / VIP Balcony $85.00 available online at Ticketmaster. Cop physical tickets at Rotate This, Soundscapes, Achieve Dreams Studio & Play De Record.

The contest is set up below, you can enter daily until the contest is over this Wednesday November 19 at 11:59pm ET. The higher the entries, the more that tells us how bad you really want to win the tickets! You can also get your friends to enter the contest to increase your chances of winning. Good Luck!
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[LP] Junia-T- “Eye See You”

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“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.

[Video] Common “This War We Fight” (Veteran’s Day Tribute)

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Common performed “This War We Fight” at The White House for the 2014 Veterans Day celebration. I’ve always respected Common’s approach to hip hop. The social commentary that the Chicago emcee packs in his lyrics always reflect the state of our society, and proves that hip hop is still a valid voice for positivity and change. Be sure to check out this powerful spoken word clip dedicated to the Veterans out there who made great sacrifices for our generation to be free. Well done, Com.

[Event] MGK No Class Canadian Tour @ Sound Academy Nov 29 (Toronto)

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MGK is in Canadian this month part of his No Class Canadian Tour, he’ll be in Toronto at the Sound Academy November 29th. We’re giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets to see him live in concert! Full details below.

What: Union Events, Nightshift, & Pearl Proudly Present Machine Gun Kelly with special guests.
Where: Sound Academy 11 Polson St, in Toronto.
When: Saturday November 29, 2014. Doors 8:00 PM – All Ages.
Admission: Advance GA tickets $40.00-$45.00 / Advance VIP $75.00 + S/C available online Ticketfly Physical tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes & Play De Record. RSVP on facebook.

The contest is set up below, you can enter daily until the contest is over Monday November 24 at 11:59pm ET. The higher the entries, the more that tells us how bad you really want to win the tickets! You can also get your friends to enter the contest to increase your chances of winning. Good Luck!
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