[Audio] Staalin – “Grand Entrance”

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Lets see how much of an impact Toronto hip-hop has been on you because lets face it, there are dudes who have put in the ground work, fighting to make Toronto the scene it is today. Me growing up, I was adapt to dudes like Staalin, Tona, Mayhem, JD Era, Rich Kidd, Sese, Drake etc etc. The list could go on. If you know me, I usually only bump Canadian artists wherever. With Iron Kurtain 3: Man of Steel on the way, Staalin drops “Grand Entrance”, the introduction to the project.

This controversial – lyrical assault, seemingly targets several rappers in Staalin’s native town of Toronto, leaving many people asking; who will be next on his hit list?

[Audio] Chris Brown – “X” (Prod. Diplo)

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Chris Brown has delivered the title track to his long-awaited album, X, dropping on September 16th. Breezy looks back on his past relationships and vows to move on over the slow-moving R&B single which quickly transitions into a fast-paced EDM beat. Listen to ‘X,” produced by Diplo.

[Video] Daimon Miles – Young Noah (Directed By JTRUE)

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Hive Mind Collective emcee Daimon Miles drops his first music video, “Young Noah.” “Young Noah,” is the perfect introduction to what talent the Hamilton emcee can bring to the game. From the jump, Miles lets the listeners know that he is a student of the game, and is looking to bring back that thought provoking hip hop that the heads are searching for. The opening lines alone sum up the state of hip hop today; and this dude is looking to shake things up. Miles and the HMC are a team to keep your eyes on. Be sure to check this track out, as well as the previous HMC cyphers.

“my words are thearaputic, the music is soul medicne/ rappers got flows, but they lyrics aint got no message in em”.

[Audio] Sisqo feat. Waka Flocka- “A-List”

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This is really happening folks. After a 13 year hiatus, the Dru Hill front man is making a return to the music scene. Sisqo throws us a curve ball by connecting with none other than Waka Flocka for his come back track, “A-List.” Sisqo lets the people know that his celebrity status hasn’t cooled down since his departure from the game, as he boast about the finer things in life that his “A-List” status yields. Waka brings the energy on this track, and though its an unlikely collab, “A-list” turned out to be a pretty tight track. I’m excited to see Sisqo back in action; after listening this one, it’s safe to say that dude may still have some hits left in him. Look for this single to hit iTunes on September 9th, as well as on his upcoming album, The Last Dragon. The full audio for the track is below, as well as the sneak peek to the video.

[Event] IMSTA FESTA September 6th @ Ryerson University Rogers Communications Centre (Toronto)

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On Saturday September 6th, 2014 the International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA), will hold it’s annual celebration of music technology event in Toronto for the first time. In partnership with the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN), the event is hosted by the RTA School of Media at Ryerson’s Rogers Communications Centre. Known for bringing music industry professionals together under one roof, this year’s panel series will feature a keynote speech by the legendary Young Guru, with Brampton’s own, WondaGurl and Rich Kidd demonstrating the art of live beat making. IMSTA FESTA is a FREE event open to anyone interested in the art of music making including musicians, songwriters, music producers, audio engineers, music students, and educators. For full information visit www.imsta.org and check out the full details after the jump.

Event Highlights:
Network with Toronto’s “heavy hitters” in the music community.
Obtain hands-on experience with the latest music production tools in the market.
Learn tips & tricks from knowledgeable product specialists.
Gain unique insight into the music industry by attending highly educational panels.
Win prizes from top audio technology companies.
Receive a gift just for visiting our exhibiting companies.

What: IMSTA FESTA
Where: Ryerson University Rogers Communications Centre – 80 Gould Street Toronto, ON M5B 2M7
When: Saturday Sept 6, 2014. 11AM – 6PM
Admission: Admission is FREE with registration

[Video] The Weeknd- “Often”

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The Weeknd books a hotel room for himself and a few close friends for this latest video, “Often.” Here we see The Weeknd croon about sex, smoke good and entertain guest before he is taken away for some private time with a P.Y.T; a typical weekend for the Toronto singer. Be sure to check this video out, and leave your thoughts below.

[Audio] S.L.M.N & SLUR feat. Hala Sulaiman – “Count On Me” (Prod. by S.L.M.N)

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S.L.M.N. is a producer/artist based out of Hamilton. S.L.M.N and his boy SLUR recently connected for the single, “Count On Me,” a soulful and inspiring track dedicated to all of the go getters out there who you can count on to get the job done. Singer Hala Sulaiman delivers a heart felt hook that melts into the S.L.M.N produced instrumental, giving this track that soulful hip-hop sound that we all love. Be on the look out for S.L.M.N’s instrumental EP, which will be dropping in the next few weeks.

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