One of my favourites JD Era has chosen April 16, 2012 as the release date for his mixtape No Handouts. If you remember in our interview with JD Era and Raekwon this mixtape I believe will be what puts JD Era on the international stage. With Raekwon behind him and the buzz Era has building his whole career, it’s his time now. Pay attention world another superstar in the making.
D.O. just released the first single from his upcoming album Heavy In The Game. It’s On is produced by Classified and features Chad Hatcher on the hook. This song really describes D.O.’s journey as an MC for the past 10 years. Be on the lookout for the video coming soon.
More amazing shows announced. 2/3 of D-Block, Styles P and Sheek Louch will be on tour the month of May. I’ve already seen Sheek Louch live part of the Ghostface Killah Canadian tour. I’m excited to see Styles P. The GHOST! Check out the dates below.
May 10 – Toronto, ON Club XS
May 11 – Oshawa, ON Status Lounge
May 12 – Peterborough, ON Club 172
May 13 – Montreal, QC Club Soda
May 14 – Ottawa, ON Babylon
May 15 – London, ON Club Noir
May 17 – Hamilton, ON Casbah Lounge
May 18 – KItchener, ON Cameo Nightclub
May 21 – Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret
May 22 – Regina, SK The Distrikt
May 23 – Saskatoon, SK Odeon
May 24 – Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
May 26 – Whistler, BC Garfinkels
May 27 – Vancouver, BC Fortune
Happening this weekend if you love art, Hip-Hop culture all elements of it make sure to come out this weekend to Artfusion. Make sure to read the full post for more details about this show.
Artfusion, N.E.C., Outerbass, APK live and Champion Beats in association with Jammins, The Come up show, and Urban life proudly present Artfusion: Aftermath. The underground forces have combined to bring you an event of epic proportions for Artfusion: Aftermath! With both floors of the APK getting decked out in fresh, original artwork as you could expect from a proper Artfusion, this time we’re doing it up large! Bringing you the best urban vibes, the night will kick off with a breakdance battle final round hosted by the Albino Zebrahs, only to continue with some of the worlds top underground talent
What: Arftusion: Aftermath featuring Aceyalone, Capital J, Ovi M, Flim, Justin Chung, Milla & Deekay w/ Premium MC, Tony Diamond. Moore and Exit Only, DJ Gripski, Gripplflex (Gripski/A-Flex) w/Bolts, Volatile MC. Hosted by Helder Aka H.R.
Where: APK LIVE on 340 Wellington st. London, Ontario. 519.601.5483
When: Saturday March 31. 9PM-2AM.
Admission: $15 advanced. More at door. 19+. You can get tickets from Chedo by emailing info(at)thecomeupshow(dot)com
“Habits & Contradictions” could be my favourite album of the year, so far. So anything new from ScHoolboy Q gets me excited. The TDE member stopped by the L.A. Leakers studio to deliver this freestyle over the Cardo produced “Brainstorm” off Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Allderdice. This is fire. Listen and download below.
P.OV.IC is a super talented Hip-Hop/Neo-Soul group consisting of artist’s Rasta B and Adoria B. Their new song “MindBodySoul” takes on the “Fall in Love” instrumental produced by the late J Dilla. It’s always refreshing to hear new artists with such a soulful, old-school vibe, especially if they can pull it off. The blend of Rasta B and Adoria B definitely create something special and unique. Stream and download link below.
Macadelic is Mac Miller’s first project since his debut album Blue Slide Park dropped last year. For those of you that have never really cared for Mac’s music, Macadelic might just change your mind. Mac has definitely tightened up his rhymes and the corny “high-school” rap we’re used to from him was thankfully left behind. I find this to be his best work so far and for the first time I can call myself a fan of Mac Miller. The mixtape includes some great production as well as some big features by the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Cam’ron, Lil’ Wayne and more. Listen and download below.