ShaqIsDope has released his highly anticipated, brand new EP, Early Beginnings: The Shaquille Baptiste Story. The 11-track project features only MTV’s Rob Markman, while production on the EP comes from The Cratez, L&X Music, Matt C., Mj Nichols, Muvafux, One Tone Beatz, Pitt tha Kid, Vince Jordan and S.I.K. Stream/download “Early Beginnings: The Shaquille Baptiste Story” below.
A Tribe Called Red continues on their Turtle Island Tour, stopping in Toronto on March 7th, with half of the DJ duo, Thugli – Tom Wrecks. These DJs are bound to put on a great show with the traditional pow wow vocals and drumming of ATCR and Tom Wrecks’ hip-hop heavy sounds. Fans will definitely enjoy this show! Check out the event details below and how you may be able to cop a ticket.
What: A Tribe Called Red with Tom Wrecks Where: The Hoxton, 69 Bathurst St, Toronto When: Friday, March 7, 2014 Admission: Doors Open 10pm | 19+ | Tickets are sold out online but limited tickets may be available just prior to the event at the door (cash sales only)
Some fans are taking to the Facebook event page to try and land a ticket: https://www.facebook.com/events/652656658125363/
We’re excited to feature Flex The Antihero for our second ever live video interview on Google Hangouts! Check out our interview with the homey Flex from The Antiheroes. We chopped it up for an hour with him about his upcoming debut album ‘SALEM’ including the production, recording process & a lot more. We also talked about the current state of hip hop, how free music is a good thing, how Toronto rappers aren’t being represented enough & upcoming shows. Make sure you check it out and remember SALEM drops this Wednesday March 5th!
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How does a Kanye West movie sound? After wrapping up the second leg of his “Yeezus” tour dates this month, www.kanyewest.com has confirmed that Kanye will be releasing a “Yeezus” film. While there aren’t many details regarding the motion picture, one thing we do know is that it will be directed by Hype Williams. Watch the “Yeezus Film” trailer, coming to a theatre near you.
This hot new track by Khimera is a Valentine’s Day ode to the special women in their lives. Over the soulful instrumental are Monty C. Benjamin, Erik Barnum and ProFound, each giving us a unique and touching verse to a special lady. While Valentine’s Day has passed, this track is a beautiful dedication to women, regardless of the day. Furthermore, its relatable and even better, it shows these artists’ softer sides which is always a bonus! The track includes rhymes on helping their women reach their dreams, wanting to be the perfect guy, crushing on a girl, getting to know her better, and showering her with compliments. How sweet! “About Her” is definitely on replay for me, it’s a refreshing break from the constant objectification of women in music and as it turns out, music can still be great without it! Take a listen below and tell me what you think.
Good things come to those who wait and King Los has been waiting a long ass time. Having originally signed to Bad Boy Records back in 2005, becoming independent in 2008 and then signing with Bad Boy again in 2012, Los knows a thing or 3 about label woes. But that never stopped him. He has released almost a dozen mixtapes since 2008 and worked with damn near everyone in the game: Ross, Twista, Wiz, Ab-Soul, Dizzy Wright, Juicy J, Pusha…the list goes on. He was even nominated for the 2012 XXL Freshman list but he didn’t make it (between you and me, it probably wouldn’t have made a difference if he had).
So the question remains: why hasn’t he “made it”? Or has he already made it but just isn’t getting the coverage he rightfully deserves? I could sit here and speculate about the mechanics & machinations of the Hype Machine all day long but fuck that, let’s talk facts: the dude absolutely slays the “Pound Cake” instrumental (a beautiful production by Boi-1da and Jordan Evans). King Los’s impeccable flow mixed with clever wordplay and dense lyricism will have you skipping back to the craziest parts just to have it go over your head a second time. Here’s hoping Los finally gets his well deserved shine when “Zero Gravity 2” drops.
It’s undeniable that Isaiah Rashad has been the talk of the game since the release of “I Shot You Down”. There were subtle hints before hand leading up to the official announcement that he had signed with T.D.E., though until the release of the song that set everything in motion; Isaiah Rashad was behind the scenes working on his project Cilvia Demo. As the first of six release’s from T.D.E. this year, Cilvia Demo quickly made it’s way to being one of the top projects released and proved it’s one made for longevity. With such a powerful start, it doesn’t look like Isaiah Rashad is going anywhere anytime soon and I’m excited to see what the future holds for the Chattanooga, Tennessee artist. Cilvia Demo being his first project, being a part of a powerhouse label shaping a new generation, tied in with being an incredibly talented artist, Isaiah Rashad is just getting started. With the goals he has set for himself, it can only get better than it already is. First impression’s are key and Isaiah set a new standard I think. We caught up with Isaiah Rashad to talk about his new project Cilvia Demo, what he’s learned since being with T.D.E, touring and his upcoming show in Toronto.
Coming off of his collaborative project with Rockie Fresh, Fresh Veggies Casey Veggies revisits his critically acclaimed mixtape, Life Changes as the California native releases a new video titled, “Whip It.” Directed by Zack Warren, CV and his acquaintances take a ride through the neighbourhood in the new visuals below. Produced by D.R.U.G.S.
Young Savage has released his video for “Camos N J’s”, the title track off his new mixtape. The track, produced by Lee On The Beats, is highly energetic and catchy. Essentially, it’s about Camos and Jordans and showing them all off. The video reflects the feel of the track: it’s vivid, flashy, colourful, and yet down to earth, featuring Savage rhyming behind a wall of Jordans. I like this video because it’s still relatable; after all, it’s easier to own J’s than wads of cash. The video’s quality and editing is wonderful, and adds to the vibe of the track. I commend Savage on his new video, it complements the track perfectly.
You heard the lyrical outbreak when the audio for “House of Games 2″ dropped, now the game has completely changed since the visuals came out. I seen hints of the video being shot not to long ago and hearing about the collaboration I was more than hype about it. Now that it’s out, the bar I had already set for it was surpassed completely which makes me want A Thousand Cuts, Locksmith’s forthcoming project, that much more! I know I’m not the only one excited for it. While we wait on A Thousand Cuts, check out the video for “House of Games 2″ featuring R.A. The Rugged Man and be sure to grab your copy of the song if you’re feeling it!
The homie Robbie G just released some new visuals for one of my personal favorite songs off his latest album Ripple Effect called “Let The Record Play” featuring singer Kristy Landry. This track about letting go of things from your past that may be holding you back and motivating yourself to push forward. Check out the Illvibe directed and filmed visuals for “Let The Record Play” and go grab Ripple Effect, you won’t be disappointed!