[Audio] Roy Wood$ – “All Of You”


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.

[Video] Fortunato ft. Sean Price- “Don’t Drink the Kool Aid” (Dir: Spanish Fly Media)


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

[Video] Blake Carrington – “AHH YEAH” (Prod: Junia T)


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.

[Audio] $kinny – “Makaveli” (Prod: $kinny)

$kinny - Makaveli

$kinny is exactly what your music library has been missing. If you haven’t gotten familiar with the L.A. based Saudi Arabian born rapper/vocalist/producer, now would be the perfect time. Coming just after the one year anniversary of his debut mixtape “Ghetto Disneyland“, $kinny is back with his new self-produced single “Makaveli“.

As the first release from his upcoming EP “Flights to the Moon“, $kinny aims for a smooth release and hits it right on the head with his tranquil production and mellow vocals, giving a strong basis to his “smooth criminal” claim. Why stress when you can sit back and vibe with $kinny?

Be sure to check out his new single below, let us know your thoughts in the comments section, and be on the lookout for the official video for “Makaveli”, slated to drop in the coming weeks.

[Video] J. Stalin & The Worlds Freshest – “Dope Boys” (Prod. The Worlds Freshest)

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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.

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