Maestro — aka Wes Williams, aka Maestro Fresh Wes, aka the godfather of Canadian hip hop — talks about his inspirations, aspirations and the evolution of the art form. Part of the CBC Hip Hop Summit.
Pioneering female emcee Michie Mee talks about her inspirations, aspirations and the evolution of Canadian hip hop.
Shouts to everyone that was at the concert on Tuesday. They’ll also be broadcasting that taping tomorrow as part of the Summit. Should be a dope vibe all day at the CBC!
Nice likkle feature on this year’s Juno Rap Recording of the Year winner, Shad. I know I’ve posted a bunch of artists from other cities today but even though Shad is technically from London we have officially annointed him as a Toronto artist and there’s nothing he or anyone else can do about it. Sorry. Lol. Shouts to the Ontario Newsroom for putting this piece together. Shouts to the OMDC too. All you artists should know about them. Any grants for bloggers??? Hollaaaa!
We were lucky to catch Shad for this exclusive interview during 2011′s Juno Week celebrations, just before his epic win in the ‘Best Rap Album’ category. This world-renown, Kanye West-loved, Black Box Recording artist speaks about the importance of creating, sharing & enjoying local culture, his fascinating career & more. Ontario Media Development Corporation’s Chair, Kevin Shea, also speaks to the importance of Ontario artists sharing their gifts internationally & domestically.
I vote for no hands. Here’s everything you need to know about Times Neue Roman!
Times Neue Roman release a new visual from their critically acclaimed EP. “Hands No Hands” is directed by Charles Wahl and features the wild visuals of Toronto artist, Jeff Garcia and a guest appearance by Hooded Fang’s April Aliermo.
New iPhone App: Talking Sporty
Toronto band, Times Neue Roman re-release their “Talking Sporty” EP (YYZ Records) via iPhone app. The free app will allow fans to stream the band’s music, and communicate directly with band-members Arowbe and Alexander The, via social networks. A collaboration with Calgary-based tech firm, Cardinal Media, “Talking Sporty” features original artwork by Christine Mangosing and Ilona Fiddy for CMANGO DESIGN. The app is available on iTunes
Download the app here:
About Times Neue Roman:
Times Neue Roman rock with a general tone and attitude of teenage immortality. Comprised of an award winning poet, Arowbe (Robert Bolton) and composer, Alexander The, TNR’s ‘one of one’ sound has been called “nintendo-punk-rap,” and “post-rap” (although the band prefers “Rap Deco”) by media and supporters.
Since debuting at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2008, Times Neue Roman have been rousing crowds at basement jams, rooftops, auto-garages, house parties, shitty pubs, glitzy clubs, numerous festivals and out the back of a U-HAUL truck. They flaunt a live show complete with wild theatrics, reckless moshing, tribal percussion, live visuals and all of the bangers their fans are used to getting loose to.
March 2011 – Times Neue Roman re-release their acclaimed album Talking Sporty as an iPhone app Talking Sporty features the singles “Best Est. 2019″ (featured on MTV, video on Much Music, placed on an episode of CSI, and tracking on CBC Radio 3), “Roq Roq” (featured in EA Sports’ Fight Night Round 4 video game and 50,000+ views on Youtube) and “Hands, No Hands (new music video release).
New album for Fall 2011.
Hailing from Montreal’s Little Burgundy, Fame grew up on the sounds of Bone Thugz-n-Harmony and Kriss Kross, later getting into the harder sounds of Jay-Z. His expressive and emotive style comes from his desire to rap about the world around him, and the people that are close to him. “I rap about life,” he says. “The things that happen to me, the things that happen to other people. I like to talk about stuff I can relate to.” Although already an accomplished artist who has toured across Canada, he is constantly seeking ways to push his music to another level. “I like to experiment. None of my records sound the same.” Having hooked up with Hustle Cartel off the buzz of his self-produced mix tape, Fame is on the verge of breaking out as Canada’s next huge name in rap. “On my next project, I’ve really found myself. When people ask who Fame is, that record will show them who I am.”
It’s like a special ‘national rappers’ day lol. This dude is from Gananoque, Ontario wherever the f*ck that is Toronto. I don’t even want to Google Map that. Sounds scary. He’s in Halifax now though. I know where that is.
UPDATE: My bad. The director of this video is from the scary place mentioned above. A-Jaxx is from here.
Likkle taste of what’s poppin’ out in Edmonton. Crew’s called Politic Live and they just dropped an EP called Market Share. Above is a visual promo for the remix of one of the joints and below is a next joint called “Wordplay”.
Oh man I missed this part of the televised broadcast. F*cking funny mang.
Oh, and shouts to STRIZZZZY on the VO baby!
Adam Bomb explains – with a straight face – why you need to come out to 214 Ossington this Friday.
Hit the jump for the flyer and full details.
REZ EDIT: Hahahahaha