Canadian, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap, Under 2000

[Listen] Devaney – Gem Piece EP

No Comments 01 April 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

Devaney - Gem Piece ARTWORK

 

R&B has never sounded so smooth. Toronto-based Devaney has crafted a stellar 9 track EP Gem Piece. The songs on the debut are “refreshing and charismatic” with addictive riffs and soothing vocal stylings. Give it a listen and you will wonder how can a 19 year old sound so refined! She is a gem alright!

Album Reviews, Canadian, French, Rap

[Album Review] Radio Radio- Ej Feel Zoo

No Comments 28 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
ejfeelzoo

Rating:

Release Date: March 18th, 2014
Label: Bonsound

If you take yourself too seriously, you probably wouldn’t like Radio Radio. The group raps in Chiac, a language that mixes Acadian French with structured English. Why would this even work? It just does and the group has been doing so since 2007, and 2010′s Belmundo Regal was even short-listed for the Polaris Prize. Now they are back again with Ej Feel Zoo, an album that feels like the listener hopped on some weird party bus. Continue Reading

Concert Reviews, French, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap

Radio Radio @ The Garrison 3/22/2014

No Comments 23 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
Radio Radio @ The Garrison 3/22/2014
Last night, Acadian French party rap group Radio Radio celebrated the release of their new album Ej feel zoo. Continue Reading

Canadian, French, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap, Watch

[Watch] Radio Radio- Ej feel zoo

No Comments 22 March 2014

Radio Radio dropped this wacky video for “Ej feel zoo”. Come out to the Garrison tonight for their album release!

Canadian, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap

[Listen] Tiny Danza- Weapon

No Comments 18 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
tinydanza
It’s been a few years since we last posted about Tiny Danza but last month they dropped a new tune on Soundcloud called “Weapon”. They’re back with their melodramatic and funny lyrics.

Canadian, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap, Under 2000

[Listen] Weight of Thought- Dead Weight

No Comments 06 February 2014

by Tiana Feng
deadweight
We’ve posted about Dead Horse Beats previously, and now the producer has teamed up with emcee Weight of Thought to create the “Dead Weight” EP, a five-part concept album with 3 remixes. These beats ain’t bad.

Canadian, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap

[Listen/Download] SonReal – One Long Day

No Comments 21 January 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee 

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Pride of Vernon, BC Aaron Hoffman aka SonReal released One Long Day, a free mixtape to hold you over till his next album comes out later this year. Riding high off the success of singles “Everywhere We Go” and “Believe”, this new joint has stellar contributions from Kardinall Offishall and SHAD!

FREE Download @ DatPiff

Canadian, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap, Watch

[Watch] Maestro Fresh Wes- Desire (feat. Lights)

No Comments 16 December 2013

by Tiana Feng

Hip-hop artist Maestro Fresh Wes released a video for “Desire” which also features pop-singer Lights. There’s a surreal element to the video as Lights’ hair seems to come alive and work like wires.

Canadian, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap, Watch

[Watch] Shad- Remember To Remember (feat. Lights)

No Comments 10 December 2013

by Tiana Feng

Shad reminds us to remember where we came from in his Flying Colours single “Remember to Remember”.

Canadian, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap, Watch

[Watch] Times Neue Roman- Late Night Toronto (feat. Rich Kidd)

No Comments 07 November 2013

by Tiana Feng

Times Neue Roman coincidentally released this video for “Late Night Toronto” feat. Rich Kidd a year ago. This NSFW sort of predicted the future didn’t it?

Album Reviews, Canadian, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap

[Album Review] Shad- Flying Colours

No Comments 10 October 2013

by Nash Bussieres
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Rating:

Release Date: October 15th, 2013
Label: Black Box

Flying Colours is a masterpiece, spoilers be damned. Continue Reading

Canadian, Music, Psychedelic, Rap

[Watch] Phedre- Aquarius

No Comments 08 October 2013

Phedre released Ancient Nouveau last week. Here’s the video for “Aquarius” from the album. The duo hang in graffiti filled allies with some psychedelic effects.

Canadian, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap, Watch

[Watch] Shad- Fam Jam (Fe Sum Immigrins)

No Comments 28 August 2013

by Tiana Feng

This new Shad tune makes me want to jump up and celebrate something. It’s such a happy celebration of family and friends. The song was produced by Skratch Bastid and the video was filmed at a local community centre.

Canadian, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap, Watch

[Watch] Shad- Stylin (feat. Saukrates)

No Comments 30 July 2013

by Tiana Feng

Here’s “Stylin”, a new tune from Shad feat. Saukrates. His upcoming album Flying Colours is set to release on October 15th, 2013.

Canadian, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap

[Listen] Cadence Weapon- When It’s Real (feat. Jarell Perry)

No Comments 29 May 2013

by Tiana Feng
cadenceweapon
Cadence Weapon dropped this single featuring Los Angeles singer Jarell Perry. Cadence is currently working on his new album, so we hope to hear more soon.

Canadian, Electronic, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap

[Listen/Download] Death Ledger- Lost and Looking

No Comments 17 May 2013

by Tiana Feng
deathledger
Glitch-tronic artist Death Ledger just released a new EP titled Lost and Looking. The three tracks are a totally free download on Bandcamp. The title track is full of deep rhythms in an ethereal atmosphere while the second has heavier beats and some rap vocals.

Canadian, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap

[Listen] Dead Horse Beats- Chains ‘Round My Legs

No Comments 04 April 2013

by Tiana Feng
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Toronto experimental hip-hop artist Dead Horse Beats is back with an EP called Chains ‘Round My Legs. It is a concept album with samples derived from 1930s era prison songs. Patrick Wade, the man behind it also plays guitar, ukulele, banjo and organ for all the tracks.

Concert Reviews, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap

[CMW] Sweatshop Union @ The Painted Lady 3/21/2013

No Comments 26 March 2013

by Nash Bussieres
sweatshopunion
I’m pretty stoked I can now say that I’ve seen Sweatshop Union. They were one of the first groups that introduced me to hip hop when I was a pre-teen and served as a good counterbalance to all the Eminem that my friends would start listening to in the next few years. Having only ever been to The Painted Lady once before, all I really remembered about it was that it was small. Like, really small. I had no idea how a hip hop collective would be able to perform in such a tight space, but they made it work really well. The entire crowd (“crowd” is being used loosely, the venue could only hold like, 30 people max) was bouncing up and down to the set and, unlike most bands I saw this week, SU actually managed to get a commendable amount of audience participation. The Union still knows how to command a stage, even more than a decade after its formation.
Sweatshop Union- Makeshift Kingdom

Canadian, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap, Watch

[Watch] Cadence Weapon- Hype Man

No Comments 03 February 2013

by Tiana Feng

Cadence Weapon has a video out for his single “Hype Man” from Hope In Dirty City. Look out for him at the upcoming Wavelength Music Festival.

Canadian, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap

[Listen] Dead Horse Beats- Stop, Thief!

No Comments 30 November 2012

by Tiana Feng

Dead Horse Beats is an experimental hip-hop/trip-hop producer from Toronto. He recently released Stop, Thief! an album with a inspired by the burglary of his gear. It’s quite a collection with 15 tracks, so if you have some money to spare, buy it and help a dude out!

Canadian, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap

[Listen/Download] Animal Mother- Tokyo Hands

No Comments 28 November 2012

by Tiana Feng

It’s been a while since I last introduced you to Kitchener rapper Animal Mother. He some how found me and showed me some more music in the former of an EP called Tokyo Hands which you can check out below. His laid back rap is mixed in with a bit of weirdo electronic.

Canadian, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap

[Listen/Download] Cadence Weapon- Loft Party

No Comments 15 October 2012

by Tiana Feng

Cadence Weapon is currently on tour with his album Hope In Dirt City. He partnered with Scion Sessions to bring a special edition 7″ with him. The A-side includes the track Conditioning. The release also includes this previously unreleased track Loft Party. Pretty minimalistic rap track, welcoming you to his loft party.
Cadence Weapon- Loft Party

Canadian, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap

[ALBUM REVIEW] Cadence Weapon- Hope In Dirt City

No Comments 16 July 2012

Haven’t done one of these in a while, but here is my review of Cadence Weapon‘s Hope In Dirt City. How did you like this album? Continue Reading

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