Get to know Tanika a lil’ better in this feature with Canadianmusicfest.com.
Closing your eyes might help you imagine Ms. West, boldly sashaying across the screen, a wake of affected men left undeniably helpless in her thrall. If you’ve ever been left in that position, then you can understand Mz. Chawls’ potion of soul magic. At once a study in stunning contrasts, like platinum butterfly wings, the Toronto born Edmonton raised Mz.Chawls operates in a sonic time capsule possessing the assurance of Inez Foxx, the vulnerability of Tammi Terrel, and the smoldering intensity of Betty Wright. Mz.Chawls is the Truth. Soul music seems to have come full circle with the re-introduction of greats like Al Green and Lee Fields to a younger audience, and now Tanika Charles marks its completion.
The Toronto press concurs, as Now Magazine voted Mz. Chawls as, Best R&B Singer Of 2008.
Brand new video from Ghettochild featuring Chad Hatcher. This is “On The Move” directed by the Hansen-Macdonald Brothers for Trinocular Films and the song was produced by Classified. The song appears on the album In The Making.
If I had a girlfriend, this is where I would bring her this Friday. But I don’t, so maybe I’ll go there to find one….??? My point? There will be girls there! lol.
New venue by the way! Here’s the info:
We’ve found our new official venue and it’s at SUBA LOUNGE which is located directly at 292 College St. I’d really appreciate you blogging about this particular event because all three singers are amazing and they each are releasing new music soon.
Here are the brief details and full details are further below!
RAY ROBINSON x OMAR LUNAN x O’SOUND
@ Intimate & Interactive OPEN MIC
FEATURING OPENING ACT: DWIGHT ANDERSON
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH
@ SUBA LOUNGE
292 COLLEGE ST
Tika Simone Presents:
Intimate & Interactive Open Mic
…With RAY ROBINSON + OMAR LUNAN + O’SOUND
ALONGSIDE OPENING ACT: DWIGHT ANDERSON
+ MANY MORE SURPRISE SPECIAL GUESTS + PERFORMANCES
+ OPEN MIC
Toronto’s only AUDITION-ONLY OPEN MIC with a HEADLINER each and every FRIDAY!
A night specifically designed for music lovers and music appreciators.
Shouts to @ideal34 who sent us this tweet on some “I knoooooow you’re gonna love this” lol. I think now that Chris Stylez has some momentum he should re-release this song like proper though. Lost? “High On Love” came out a few years ago on some un-mixed, straight out the studio, leak-type ish (shouts to 2Rude!) and although we showed it love on OTA Live where we could (this was pre Megacity Countdown days) it definitely never got the push it deserved. Anyways….yes Josie, thanks for the link. lol.
Get caught up with Chris Stylez below. Lord knows you been sleeping long enough…and vote for dude on 106 & the MCC!
This is “Hard to Forget” featuring Kayo. Both artists lay down tight verses and the Hansen-Macdonald Brothers directed visuals compliment the music nicely. The track appears on The Jason LP which is available now on iTunes. Check out the video after the jump.
Jazmine Sullivan – Holding You Down (rmx) feat. Mary J. Blige & Swizz Beatz
OTA Vintage: Mobb Deep – Back At You
Luu Breeze – J.O.S.H.
UBX: Big Punisher – I’m Not A Player
UBX: Big Punisher – Still Not A Player feat. Joe
UBX: Big Punisher – It’s So Hard feat. Donell Jones
Megacity Classic: Big Black Lincoln – In The Hood
Megacity Sleeper: Big Black Lincoln – Clementine
THE MEGACITY COUNTDOWN (November 9th, 2010)
10. King Reign – Money feat. Kardinal Offishall & Saukrates (-4)
9. Kim Davis – I Don’t Need A Hero (0)
8. A-Game – Whutchu Saying? (+2)
7. Jack Flawless – Found A Girl feat. Hakeem (0)
6. Spek Won – 2nd Chances (+2)
5. Drake – Fancy feat. T.I. & Swizz Beatz (-1)
4. Shaun Boothe – Let Me Go (+1)
3. Andreena Mill – La, La, La (-2)
2. Rochester – Turn Me On (0)
1. Aion Clarke – I’m Coming (+2)
Blake Carrington feat. Rich Kidd – Fresh(er) Than The Rest
Jay-Z feat. Nas – Success
Mickey Factz – Paradise
Common – The Corner
Kanye West feat. Common, Pusha-T, Kid Cudi, Big Sean & Charlie Wilson – Good Friday
Kanye West feat. Mos Def, Swizz Beatz & Charlie Wilson – Lord Lord Lord
Kardinal Offishall feat. Saukrates & Richie Hennessey – World On My Shoulders
Biggie – Warning
Freeway – Elevator
Peedi Crack feat. Freeway & Beanie Sigel – One’s For Peedi
Thrust – Grand
J Cole – Lights Please
Alicia Keys feat. Drake – Un-thinkable (I’m Ready)
KJ – Otherside