[Video] NWA- “Straight Outta Compton- Red Band Trailer”


Hip Hop heads rejoice; the first glimpse of director F. Gary Gray’s NWA bio pic has just been released…and it looks pretty damn epic. The Red Band trailer starts off with present day Ice Cube and Dr. Dre cursing the Compton Streets, reminiscing on NWA’s legacy and the impact the group of young emcees had over an entire nation.

The intro also features Compton hero Kendirck Lamar, where he states that, “When I think of NWA, it wasn’t really music to me/ It was more like a real lifestyle…Brothers from my neighborhood that made it out.” This statement sums up what NWA embodied, real bothers rapping about their environments, shedding light on issues that were never before mentioned in pop culture. NWA was bigger than hip hop, and judging from what I just watched, the Straight Outta Compton bio pic looks like a great insight to the rise and fall of the worlds most dangerous group in music.

Slotted to hit the theaters August 14th.

[Audio] CyHi The Prynce – “Forever”


G.O.O.D. Music emcee CyHi The Prynce will release a follow up to last year’s critically acclaimed Black Hystori Project. CyHi Dropped the mixtape’s first offering, “Forever,” a few nights back, and the internet is going HAM for it. Listen to the Jodeci and Keith Sweat-sampled track below and share your thoughts with us.

[Audio] Nite Jewel- “Infinity” (Prod. BatmanOnThrBeatz)


Nite Jewel is a singer, songwriter, and producer from Los Angeles, CA. She obtained a cult follower after self-releasing lo-fi electronic LP ‘Good Evening’ in 2008. She has since released several EP’s, including the critically-acclaimed ‘One Second Of Love’ and single ‘Nowhere To Go’, which was featured on the Grand Theft Auto V sound track. Infinity, produced by SmashMouth’s BatmanOnTheBeatz, is Nite’s first release of 2015.

[Video] Saukrates feat. SonReal – “#FYEO” (Dir. Jesse Truman)

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Your boy Saukrates drops off a fresh new video for his SonReal assisted single, “#FYEO,” off the recently released Amani EP. Big Soxx latest record was recently nominated for Rap Recording of the Year at the Juno Awards, and it only seems right that he drops a new set of visuals for (in my opinion) the dopest track on the project.

If you want to see Saukrates in person, you can catch him February 24th at Toronto off the Page: Everybody knows it’s the T.Dot, an event celebrating the extensive vinyl collection at the Toronto Reference Library. Saurkates will also be making another stop to our neck of the woods Thursday March 12th as he rolls through Western University to speak at Walrus Talks, an event that puts the spotlight on creativity.

Saukrates 2015 jump off seems to be off to a great start. Be sure to check out the video for,”#FYEO,” and let us know if you plan on checking out any of the upcoming events Big Soxx will be appearing at in the comment section below.

[Feature] KOTD & OVO Present: Blackout 5 (Toronto)


The world of Hip-Hop has reached a point where it can be hard to find movements focused around old-school foundations. The pride of Canada’s Underground in this regard, undoubtedly, is King of the Dot Entertainment (KOTD). Grown up directly from the streets, KOTD was built by artists passionately involved in the art of Battle-Rap. The organization’s founder and CEO Organik, along with a healthy supporting cast, help KOTD bring audiences the very best events and names in the sport. This weekend, Feb 7th-8th, the team is bringing what could be the most anticipated event in battle rap history to Toronto’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Their flagship event, Blackout, is on it’s fifth anniversary and fans couldn’t be more excited. .

Peep the full article after the jump!

[Video] LOUIS IV – “She Knows” (Prod. VinnyxProd)


Louis Skinner IV is an independent rapper and singer from Atlanta, Georgia. So far he has released three mixtapes, two of which have been hosted on DatPiff as well as HNHH. With a new vision under the name “LOUIS IV,” he is set to release his highly anticipated self-titled EP in the first quarter of 2015.”She Knows,” is the lead single to the LOUIS IV EP. Production from in-house producer, VinnyxProd,(a Markham Ontario native) really compliments LOUIS IV’s sound, creating that six side vibe with an ATL twist.From what I’ve just heard, I’m excited to see what the future holds for LOUIS IV and his crew. Be sure to check this track out and share your thoughts below.

[Event] Embrace Presents Travis Scott w/ Young Thug March 10th @ Danforth Music Hall (Toronto)


On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, GOOD beats producer, Kanye’s protege, and Grand Hustle artist Travis Scott will be making his way alongside Young Thug for a performance inside The Danforth Music Hall in Toronto. The concert is apart of the artists’ 2015 Rodeo Tour that will be travelling to 13 different cities including the six. With the dynamic energy that Travis and Young Thug are bound to bring this is one concert you don’t want to miss!

For concert information and ticket details be sure to take a look after the jump.

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